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Uttarakhand government working towards putting Harsil valley on global tourism map

Harsil valley, which has around eight villages, is located in Uttarkashi district near the Indo-China border. The district administration is charting a detailed plan which would be submitted shortly to the state tourism department. In order to reduce migration from …

  • Hotels in Gulmarg are sold out completely due to recent snowfall

    Published on : Tuesday, December 22, 2020

    In spite of meager promotional efforts by the local travel and tourism fraternity in Gulmarg in the ongoing pandemic, the recent snowfall has successfully attracted a huge number of travelers to this ski resort town in J&K. Majority of the …

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  • Indian government signs $4.21 million PRF with ADB for Tripura development

    Published on : Tuesday, December 22, 2020

    Recently, the Indian government and the Asian Development Bank have signed a $4.21 million project readiness finance or PRF for the growth and expansion of Tripura’s urban amenities and tourism. For Tripura, this is ADB’s first PRF facility. Chaitanya Murti, …

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  • Bihar on its way to have glass bridge at Rajgir

    Published on : Tuesday, December 22, 2020

    Tourists from all around India and abroad have already heard of the marvelous ‘glass walkways’ in the United States of America (USA) or China. But now, one can get to see such spectacles much closer to home. Bihar is on …

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  • Northeast India could a potential tourist destination post-COVID

    Published on : Tuesday, December 22, 2020

    Due to its nearness with five countries, unique culture and traditions besides pictorial beauty of its mountains and lush green landscapes, northeast India might turn out to be a perfect tourist destination post-Covid, said experts and administrators on the final …

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  • UP tourism bringing special home stay packages in forests

    Published on : Tuesday, December 22, 2020

    The UP tourism department has designed special packages for tourists by offering a unique tryst with nature by bringing in ‘home stays’ in forests. The UP forest corporation and tourism department are even collaborating with travel and tour bigwigs like …

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  • Kumarakom sees tourist activity after months of closure

    Published on : Tuesday, December 22, 2020

    The scenic canals and the tree-lined pathways of Kumarakom, which are lying empty for the last few months after the nationwide lockdown, have started to be lively with visitors once again. The long-weekend coinciding with the Christmas-New Year season has …

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  • The Maharashtra government approves Beach Shack Policy

    Published on : Tuesday, December 22, 2020

    On Friday, the Maharashtra government has approved the Beach Shack Policy. In Konkan, this policy is targeting to boost up tourism and relevant industry development. Officials will draft development plans for Mumbai and Goa tourist destinations under this policy. These …

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  • The Philippines is hopeful about gradual reopening in tourism

    Published on : Tuesday, December 22, 2020

    The natural beauty of the Philippines and the intrinsic diversity of its points of interest in terms of aesthetic, ecological and historical value, the tourism sector has always been one of the strongest contributors to both social and economic progress …

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  • Sohra tourism is now a shadow of its bustling past

    Published on : Tuesday, December 22, 2020

    Sohra, the most desired tourist destination in Meghalaya before COVID-19 struck, is grappling today with doom and gloom. With tourist footfall reduced to a negligible trickle these days, the local stakeholders are a worried lot. Will tourists return in hordes …

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  • Chamber of Commerce president urges new tourism strategy to avert losses and decline

    Published on : Tuesday, December 22, 2020

    The hotel industry could face bad times next year compared to 2020 if Jersey does not market itself properly post-Covid, said the Chamber of Commerce president Jennifer Carnegie. Carnegie urged the government to release its new tourism strategy to make …

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  • Google launches Travel Insight for travel industry

    Published on : Monday, December 21, 2020

    As the Indian travel industry comes together to chart a path towards recovery, Google today launched Travel Insights with Google. A website that provides demand trends to sector participants, be they a chain of hotels, a small travel startup, or …

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  • The domestic tourism sector of Australia experiences a massive blow as borders gets closed once again

    Published on : Monday, December 21, 2020

    Once again just before the celebration of Christmas 2020 is set to start, the growing cluster has separated the families. In response to the outbreak of COVID, the borders around Australia have gone back up, with most states and territories …

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  • UAE residents all prepared to make vacation plans once again

    Published on : Saturday, December 19, 2020

    To say adieu to 2020, over 200,000 visitors are anticipated to fly into Dubai as the desert city is all set to get the results of a planned opening up of its travel and tourism sector. However, it won’t just …

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  • Night curfew threatening tourism recovery

    Published on : Saturday, December 19, 2020

    The New Year and Christmas is a peak time for tourism as well as the hospitality sectors. This year, expectations from the festive season were very high too. After seeing discouraging times for the last nine months, the sectors were …

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  • Mexico grapples with post-lockdown tourism challenges

    Published on : Saturday, December 19, 2020

    Mexico continues to grapple with an intensifying coronavirus outbreak —and an economic beating. The country reopened its economy in June without controlling its first COVID-19 wave, and the consequences have become a cautionary tale about pitting the economy against public …

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  • Kufri’s pony owners finds business returning as tourists get back to Himachal

    Published on : Friday, December 18, 2020

    Kufri’s pony owners, hit by the lockdown, hope to earn enough to repay loans, feed their animals and end Covid year on a better note. Nine months after the Covid-19 outbreak, the tourist destination of Kufri, 15km from Shimla, is …

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  • IIM-Indore on mission to make UP top tourist destination

    Published on : Friday, December 18, 2020

    In order to exploit tourismpotential of Uttar Pradesh and make it the most sought after destination in the country, the state government has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Indore. The three-year arrangement …

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  • Karnataka opens blue flag certified Padubidri beach to tourists

    Published on : Friday, December 18, 2020

    The Udupi district administration has decided to allow domestic and foreign tourists to the blue flag-certified Padubidri beach from today. All works connected with the blue flag certification have been completed with the cooperation of the Union Ministry of Environment …

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  • Tourism seems to be looking up as disastrous year comes to end

    Published on : Friday, December 18, 2020

    Apparently, the roads less travelled in 2020 are filling up again. Hotel rooms are being taken and New Year packages are selling out. The long-missing holiday mood is back as people prepare to bury this forgettable year. Don’t leave your …

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  • Post Covid lockdown Jaisalmer limps back to tourism map after eight months

    Published on : Thursday, December 17, 2020

    Jaisalmer is back under the tourism limelight once again after nine months of lockdown. Rajasthan’s prime destination, Jaisalmer is now seeing a surge in tourism, as tourists fromGujaratand other northern states are returning. The city went through a slump in …

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