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Royal Caribbean’s Quantum of the Seas making inaugural port call to India

Royal Caribbean’s Quantum of the Seas making inaugural port call to India

NEW DELHI, India - TIRUN Travel Marketing, the exclusive India representative for Royal Caribbean International, announced the maiden visit of its most technologically-advanced ship, Quantum of ...

Jumeirah Vittavelli protects the environment in the Maldives

Jumeirah Vittavelli protects the environment in the Maldives

LOS ANGELES, California - Jumeirah Vittavelli located on Bolifushi Island in the Maldives, is home to ocean front beach villas and lagoon villas built directly over the Indian Ocean’s ...

UN-protected tourism heritage town taken over by ISIS

UN-protected tourism heritage town taken over by ISIS

Bad news for tourism and culture - the Palmyra town in Syria with ancient UNESCO protected places also relevant to global travel and tourism, may be destroyed by ISIS.

14,270 visitors experience Sri Lankan treasures - Expo 2015

14,270 visitors experience Sri Lankan treasures - Expo 2015

World Expo is hosted every five years from a different country in the world.

Etihad Airways: New GM for Kazakhstan

Etihad Airways: New GM for Kazakhstan

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has appointed Robert “Dougie” Douglas as its General Manager for Kazakhstan.

Tourism Maldives and Sri Lanka Tourism discuss joint promotions

Tourism Maldives and Sri Lanka Tourism discuss joint promotions

Given that Maldives is already in the label as a fashion destination positioning Sri Lanka Tourism is in discussion with Maldives Tourism to share itineraries that will help Sri Lanka boost it's ...

First Indian receives Citation of Merit from Explorers Club, USA

Travel and Ecotourism Leader First Indian receives Citation of Merit from Explorers Club, USA

At a glittering evening of famous and distinguished explorers from around the world, the 111th Explorers Club Annual Dinner was the most exciting evening in its history with 3 venues of the ...

Press freedom award goes to an Azerbaijani journalist

Press freedom award goes to an Azerbaijani journalist

The National Press Club announced that it will honor an Azerbaijani reporter, Khadija Ismayilova, with one of its 2015 press freedom awards.

Maldives unleashes nation-wide video campaign with PVR Cinemas

Maldives unleashes nation-wide video campaign with PVR Cinemas

The Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC)has tied up with PVR Cinemas pan-India for a 2-week video campaign that will run in all major cinema halls of the PVR ...

IATO welcomes announcement of e-Tourist visa for Chinese nationals

IATO welcomes announcement of e-Tourist visa for Chinese nationals

By Anil Mathur, eTN India Correspondent

NEW DELHI, India - Mr.

Rajasthan Federation to expand tourism activities

Rajasthan Federation to expand tourism activities

By Anil Mathur, eTN India Correspondent

INDIA (eTN) - The newly-formed Federation of Hospitality and Tourism of Rajasthan (FHTR) has drawn up ambitious plans to promote tourism in the state and involve all the stakeholders in this ...

Kashmir Travel Mart hoping to send positive tourism message

Kashmir Travel Mart hoping to send positive tourism message

By Anil Matur, eTN India Correspondent

INDIA (eTN) - Kashmir Travel Mart, which opened yesterday in Srinagar seeks to put the Indian state back on the tourism front.

UNESCO called on UN Security Council to act now

UNESCO World Heritage site pearl of the desert in Palmyra under threat UNESCO called on UN Security Council to act now

Tourists used to be greeted here: Welcome to Palmyra, welcome to Syria. This tourism town is under threat, and UNESCO is calling on the UN Security Council to act now.

Madhya Pradesh Tourism reaches out to the Delhi travel trade and hospitality fraternity

Madhya Pradesh Tourism reaches out to the Delhi travel trade and hospitality fraternity

By Anil Mathur, eTN India Correspondent

INDIA (eTN) - Madhya Pradesh Tourism organized a get-together for the travel trade and hospitality fraternity of the capital to give them an experience of the essence of the state at a grand ...

Pakistan runs first ever train service equipped with Wi-Fi

Pakistan runs first ever train service equipped with Wi-Fi

By Agha Iqrar Haroon, eTN Pakistan Correspondent

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - The Prime Minister of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif, inaugurated the first ever train service today, Friday, May 15, 21005, equipped with Wi-Fi from the capital city of Islamabad to ...

It's ok now for the private sector: Sri Lanka Tourism Promotions Strategy 2015

It's ok now for the private sector: Sri Lanka Tourism Promotions Strategy 2015

After many consultations and deliberations, the Sri Lanka Promotions Strategy-2015 has been approved by the private sector in a landmark public-private partnership which heralded a new way of ...

Kazakh flag carrier marks thirteenth anniversary

Kazakh flag carrier marks thirteenth anniversary

ASTANA, Kazakhstan - Air Astana, the flag carrier of Kazakhstan, is marking the thirteenth anniversary of its first flight from Almaty to Astana today.

India: 94,998 visitors on e-Tourist Visa so far

India: 94,998 visitors on e-Tourist Visa so far

During the month of April 2015, a total of 19,139 tourist arrived on e-Tourist Visa (eTV) as compared to 2,167 of earlier TVoA Scheme during the month of April 2014, registering a growth of ...

Live: Eyewitness report from Nepal by the President of Nepal Mountaineering Association

Live: Eyewitness report from Nepal by the President of Nepal Mountaineering Association

While preparing this presentation, a 7.2 magnitude earthquake with a epicenter in the direction of the Everest region has shocked Nepal - May 12, 2015 at 12:52 p.m.

Laamu Integrated Resort Development Project driving tourism in Maldives

Laamu Integrated Resort Development Project driving tourism in Maldives

Maldives is comprised of over 1,190 islands, of which 200 are inhabited and 112 are exclusive resort islands.

Carnation Hotels to enter Tiruchirappalli, India

Carnation Hotels to enter Tiruchirappalli, India

Carnation Hotels, the hotel management joint venture partner of Lemon Tree Hotels, has signed an operating agreement for the groups’ first, managed Red Fox Hotel with M/s N. Krishnasamy & ...

Latest earthquake Nepal: What to expect - how to help?

Latest earthquake Nepal: What to expect - how to help?

There have been no flights in or out of Kathmandu since the earthquake. Thai Airways TH320 is reported still sitting on the runway, ready to take off for Bangkok.

Sri Lanka the first nation to protect all its mangrove forests

Sri Lanka the first nation to protect all its mangrove forests

In a press conference today in Colombo, Sri Lanka, US-based NGO Seacology, Sri Lanka-based NGO Sudeesa, and the government of Sri Lanka announced a joint program that will make Sri Lanka the first ...

God please show mercy on people of Nepal, they are your children as well

Again: Major 7.4 earthquake followed by a 6.3 aftershock hits Nepal God please show mercy on people of Nepal, they are your children as well

If you're traveling in Nepal, the police advise people to stay on open ground; advise using SMS instead of voice call. So far four earthquakes within 30 minutes had been recorded in Nepal.

Plan your travel now to visit Maldives in 2016

Plan your travel now to visit Maldives in 2016

It is not too soon to plan your travel for next year, and that travel bucket list should include a visit to the Maldives.

Tourism minister: Taj Mahal never was a Shiva temple

Tourism minister: Taj Mahal never was a Shiva temple

AGRA, India - Dispelling the theory floated by a few historians like PN Oak that the Taj Mahal is actually an ancient Shiva temple, which was known as Tejo Mahalaya, Union minister for tourism ...

Indian low-cost airline goes on hiring spree

Indian low-cost airline goes on hiring spree

NEW DELHI, India - Low cost carrier (LCC) SpiceJet may have come a full circle from its troubled days when it was witnessing an exodus of pilots, cabin crew and other staff.

Nepal needs tourists - what is open for business? A first assessment

Get on a holiday to Nepal! Tourism is the most sustainable way to help Nepal needs tourists - what is open for business? A first assessment

By Pankaj Pradhananaga, eTN Nepal

Nepal needs tourists - what is open and what is closed for travel and tourism?

Norwegian and Philippines Ambassadors killed in helicopter crash

Norwegian and Philippines Ambassadors killed in helicopter crash

By Agha Iqrar Haroon, eTN Pakistan Correspondent

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Norwegian and Philippines Ambassadors, along with wives of the Malaysian and Indonesian ambassadors in Pakistan, were killed in a helicopter crash.

Tourism organizations condoled 7,000 deaths in Nepal

Tourism organizations condoled 7,000 deaths in Nepal

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - The Region Initiative (TRI) and its representing organization in South Asia - Sri Lanka Ecotourism Foundation (SLEF) - wishes to express its deep condolences to the Nepali ...

New tourism director in Rajasthan

New tourism director in Rajasthan

By Anil Mathur, eTN India Correspondent

INDIA (eTN) - Anil Kumar Chaplot has taken over as Director Tourism in Rajasthan and Managing Director for the Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation.

Cinnamon Grand Colombo: Eco-firsts drive corporate growth

Cinnamon Grand Colombo: Eco-firsts drive corporate growth

LOS ANGELES, California - The Cinnamon Grand Colombo in Sri Lanka is celebrating its recent Green Globe re-certification with the philosophy that sustainability drives corporate growth.

Nepal honored at Arabian Travel Market

Nepal honored at Arabian Travel Market

The Arabian Travel Market (ATM) recognized the Himalayan nation of Nepal as its tourism industry suffered a second life-changing economic and humanitarian blow in as many years due to the massive ...

Indian intelligence agencies oppose e-tourist visa for Chinese

Indian intelligence agencies oppose e-tourist visa for Chinese

NEW DELHI, India - A high-level New Delhi meeting on Wednesday to decide on extension of e-tourist visa facility to China saw the intelligence agencies raising strong objections to liberalizing ...

Fashionable hairstyles are now forbidden in Iran

Spiky western hair styles and tattoos represent devil worshipping Fashionable hairstyles are now forbidden in Iran

Jagged haircuts have become fashionable for Iranian youths in recent years but have divided opinion, and authorities have deemed them western and un-Islamic.

India may extend e-tourist visas to Chinese

India may extend e-tourist visas to Chinese

NEW DELHI, India - The Modi government may take a decision on extending e-tourist visas to Chinese at a toplevel meeting to be chaired by home secretary LC Goyal on Wednesday with the foreign ...

Goa tourism: Looking ahead?

Goa tourism: Looking ahead?

By Hector Dsouza, eTN India Correspondent

INDIA (eTN) - Goa is one of the few states in India where there has been a never-ending stream of inbound visitors for over four decades, much before tourism left its mark in other parts of ...

Nation brand building merges to destination marketing in today's digital age

Nation brand building merges to destination marketing in today's digital age

The Pacific Asia Tourist Association (PATA) staged it's 2015 conference on the growing global trends in the 3 billion dollar global tourism industry at the picturesque district of Sichuan Province ...

IIPT India launches Educators Network Forum

IIPT India launches Educators Network Forum

Ajay Prakash and Kiran Yadav, Co-founders of IIPT (International Institute for Peace Through Tourism) India, launched the educational initiative in tourism and hospitality, "Educators Network ...

How PATA helps Nepal: You can be part of it

How PATA helps Nepal: You can be part of it

Within hours of the April 25, 2015 earthquake that killed and injured thousands of people and devastated much of Kathmandu’s tourism infrastructure, the PATA Foundation has made a commitment to ...

Indian state plans to rope in Bollywood celebrity to boost tourism

Indian state plans to rope in Bollywood celebrity to boost tourism

Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan's campaign to promote tourism in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home state, Gujarat, has seemingly inspired the Himachal Pradesh government, which now aims to rope ...

Tourist police to guide visitors in Himachal Pradesh

Tourist police to guide visitors in Himachal Pradesh

SHIMLA, India - Come June, the specially trained tourist police will greet visitors arriving in the hill state.

Doctors: Nepal's health system at breaking point

Doctors: Nepal's health system at breaking point

Doctors in Nepal have been witnessing horrific injuries, as well "crush syndrome," which happens when a limb has been compressed, and after the pressure is released the blood floods the kidneys ...

Mount Everest standing proud, but became smaller after the earthquake

Mount Everest standing proud, but became smaller after the earthquake

Mount Everest is standing proud and tall, but 2.8 centimeters smaller than it used to be.

Nepal's capital Kathmandu was lifted 1 meter after the deadly earthquake last month.

Friday mass protests in the Maldives: Away from luxury resorts and tourists

Friday mass protests in the Maldives: Away from luxury resorts and tourists

Away from luxury resorts with happy tourists diving, dining and enjoying the sunny side of the Maldives, there was a darker side on Friday. It happened in Male, the capital of the country.

India aims at 2 percent share of global tourist arrivals

India aims at 2 percent share of global tourist arrivals

NEW DELHI, India - The government wants to make India an attractive tourist destination so that the country’s share in world tourist arrivals rises to 2% by 2025 from the present 0.68%, ...

Istanbul tourism is closed this weekend

Istanbul tourism is closed this weekend

Istanbul, Turkey's main travel and tourism attractions and gathering places, is locked down by Turkish police on this holiday weekend due to fear of violence and protests.

European Union country tourists in Nepal: 1,000 travelers feared to be dead

European Union country tourists in Nepal: 1,000 travelers feared to be dead

A thousand European Union (EU) citizens in Nepal are still unaccounted for and feared to be among the victoms in Nepal, nearly a week after a massive quake that hit during the peak trekking ...

India convention goes after meetings and tourism market

India convention goes after meetings and tourism market

By Anil Mathur, eTN India Correspondent

The 8th Convention India Conclave will be held at the Expo Centre in Greater Noida, India, on August 8 and 9, 2015.

Just returned from Bhaktapur, Nepal: Lesson learned the hardest way

Bhaktapur, Nepal after the Earthquake Just returned from Bhaktapur, Nepal: Lesson learned the hardest way

By eTN Nepal

Pankaj Pradhananga is the eTN Ambassador in Nepal and the owner of Four Seasons Travel in Kathmandu.

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