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16th Mumbai Film Festival: Worth traveling to

16th Mumbai Film Festival: Worth traveling to

By Vikram Singh Chadha, eTN India Correspondent

The 16th Mumbai Film Festival is scheduled for October 14-21, 2014.

Playing with numbers in Asia-Pacific

World Routes Playing with numbers in Asia-Pacific

Tourist Board marketing strategy in the Asia-Pacific region is changing, according to Martin Craigs, CEO of the Pacific Asia Travel Association.

India event concludes in style

Local and tourists enjoy literary event India event concludes in style

By Vikram Singh Chadha, eTN India Correspondent

Some very eminent celebrity speakers were present at the recent literary event held in India.

New mayor of India’s Pune City to speed up tourism projects

New mayor of India’s Pune City to speed up tourism projects

By Vikram Singh Chadha, eTN India Correspondent

The new mayor and his deputy said they will speed up the metro rail project in the city of Pune and find a solution to the garbage problem and traffic issues among their list of to priorites.

Goa: Russians taking over local tourism trade

Goa: Russians taking over local tourism trade

MORJIM, India - Russians are present in almost all businesses related to tourism in the northern beaches of Goa such as Morjim, Mandrem, Ashvem and Arambol.

Anti-government sit-ins put a damper on tourism

Anti-government sit-ins put a damper on tourism

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - The ongoing anti-government sit-ins organised by Tehreek-i-Insaf and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) and extraordinary security measures have not only affected the local traders ...

Le Meridien continues growth in India

Le Meridien Ahmedabad on the Starwood Hotel Horizon Le Meridien continues growth in India

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. today announced the signing of Le Méridien Ahmedabad, a 200-room, newly-built hotel slated to open in 2018.

And the India Travel Award goes to…

And the India Travel Award goes to…

By Vikram Singh Chadha, eTN India Correspondent

India Travel Awards celebrated a glorious evening honoring the achievements of those behind the success of the travel and tourism industry at the maiden edition of the India Travel Awards – West ...

Kashmir floods a boon for Himachal Pradesh tourism

Kashmir floods a boon for Himachal Pradesh tourism

Floods in Kashmir may be a boon for Himachal Pradesh.

Biggest spenders on accommodation in India revealed

Biggest spenders on accommodation in India revealed

NEW DELHI, India - If hoteliers are rolling out the red carpet for the Swiss and the Italians, don't be surprised. It turns out that they are the biggest spenders on accommodation in India.

Pakistan province aims to boost Sikh religious tourism

Pakistan province aims to boost Sikh religious tourism

PUNJAB, Pakistan - The Punjab government in Pakistan has decided to promote religious tourism for strengthening provincial economy.

Tourism and alcohol - is it really a winning combination?

Kerala Tourism in India - and the war on alcohol Tourism and alcohol - is it really a winning combination?

Tourism and alcohol - is it really a winning combination? The Kerala government in India did not think so and limited access to liquor for tourists in its state.

India tourism calls new website an ecosystem of technologies

India hospitality, hotels, and tourism India tourism calls new website an ecosystem of technologies

India has launched a new website that is envisioned to be a one-stop source of information and business for the Indian hospitality industry.

Kazakhstan and France tourism cooperation

Kazakhstan and France tourism cooperation

Akim said that Almaty is developing tourism. The city is interested in France's experience in the area of education.

Tourists offered rental cars with multi-lingual drivers

Tourists offered rental cars with multi-lingual drivers

CHENNAI, India - Traveling to a new city and don't speak their language? Wondering how to explain your hotel or business destination to the cabbie? Fret not!

India to lift ban on satellite phones for tourists

India to lift ban on satellite phones for tourists

NEW DELHI, India - In a move that could finally put India on the map as a destination for adventure enthusiasts, the government is likely to lift the ban on use of satellite phones for tourism ...

Kerala wants special court to fight crimes against tourists

Kerala wants special court to fight crimes against tourists

ALAPPUZHA, India - A cross section of people has demanded stringent steps to deal with the attacks on foreigners following the assault on two British tourists by a few youths on the beach on ...

British tourists attacked, injured in Kerala

British tourists attacked, injured in Kerala

ALAPPUZHA, India - Alappuzha south police on Monday arrested two youths for attacking tourists on Saturday night.

Tourists trapped by flood in Jammu and Kashmir

Tourists trapped by flood in Jammu and Kashmir

BENGALURU, India - As many as 11 tourists from Karnataka, including nine members of a family, are reportedly stuck in flood ravaged Jammu and Kashmir, much to the anxiety of their near and dear ...

Record-breaking India tour operators convention

Record-breaking India tour operators convention

By Anil Mathur, eTN India Correspondent

The 30th annual convention of the Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO) held at the Kempinski Ambience Delhi attracted a record number of over 1,200 delegates, who celebrated upon the theme ...

Goa tourism: Russians will keep on coming

Goa tourism: Russians will keep on coming

PANAJI, India - The economic slowdown in Russia has pushed the Goa tourism department to run their activities more aggressively towards the European country, besides aiming for travelers from ...

West Bengal tourism reaches out to the Indian domestic tourism market

West Bengal tourism reaches out to the Indian domestic tourism market

GURGAON, India - Under a new regime, the West Bengal government has taken several initiatives to participate in all major travel and tourism festivals spanning across India consequent upon the ...

IUCN commences biodiversity study at Heladhanavi power station

Protecting Sri Lanka's resources IUCN commences biodiversity study at Heladhanavi power station

By Srilal Miththapala, eTN Sri Lanka Correspondent

SRI LANKA (eTN) - As a part of pursuing their core values of sustaining and enriching the environment, LTL Holdings (LTLH) has engaged the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), ...

Monsoon rains kill over 40 in Pakistan

Monsoon rains kill over 40 in Pakistan

Heavy monsoon rains have been lashing Pakistan, causing major flooding and taking the lives of over 40 people. According to authorities, more rains and flooding are expected over the next 3 ...

Jetwing donates over 190,000 liters of water to Yala National Park

Tourism establishment aids in Sri Lanka's drought Challenge Jetwing donates over 190,000 liters of water to Yala National Park

YALA, Sri Lanka – The Yala National Park, Sri Lanka’s renowned wildlife sanctuary is to close for the month of September due to a prevailing drought – one that affects the animals far more ...

Assam: Extraordinary little-known travel destination in India

Hidden tourism gem Assam: Extraordinary little-known travel destination in India

By Mario Masciullo, eTN Correspondent

(eTN) - Assam is a little-known Indian destination full of charm and attractions.

Amnesty International Alert: Ethnic cleansing on a historic scale in northern Iraq

The truth about Islamic State (IS) Amnesty International Alert: Ethnic cleansing on a historic scale in northern Iraq

This is happening today and every day in 2014 under our watch. Terror, torture, rape, murder on a scale unheard of in the history of human kind.

People of Iran: We want free and unlimited Internet access

People of Iran: We want free and unlimited Internet access

Authorities in the Islamic Republic of Iran have banned many social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube after the opposition used them during post-election protests in 2009.

Delhi welcomes its first holiday and travel show

Delhi welcomes its first holiday and travel show

DELHI, India – Delhi will host the inaugural Holiday and Travel Show (HATS) and will witness a participation of major Indian and global players.

Pakistan Army troops told not to take action against protesters

Pakistan Army troops told not to take action against protesters

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - The Pakistan Army has instructions not to take any harsh action against protesters.

Smugglers use tourist bus to ferry cattle

Smugglers use tourist bus to ferry cattle

BAREILLY, India - In a bid to outsmart the police, smugglers used a tourist bus to ferry 32 cattle heads for slaughter to Rampur district.

Indian city launches "Tourist Passport"

Indian city launches "Tourist Passport"

MYSORE, India - To facilitate tourists a hassle-free entry to tourist spots like the palace, zoological gardens and other interesting spots in Mysore, the Mysore Tourist Passport was launched ...

Is that Mick Jagger at India’s Jodhpur RIFF festival?

Annual India event delights tourists and locals Is that Mick Jagger at India’s Jodhpur RIFF festival?

By Anil Mathur, eTN India Correspondent

Every year, locals and tourists alike – including Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones - wait for India’s Jodhpur RIFF festival, and Chief Patron Gaj Singh of Jodhpur said this year’s festival ...

Air Astana profit up in second quarter 2014

Air Astana profit up in second quarter 2014

Air Astana, Kazakhstan’s principal airline, recorded an operating profit of $26.3 million and International Financial Standards Reporting (IFRS) net profit of $16.5 million for the 2nd quarter ...

Maharashtra tourism expected to get a boost

Maharashtra tourism expected to get a boost

By Anil Mathur, eTN India Correspondent

INDIA (eTN) - In a major decision, the upmarket Deccan Odyssey luxury train of Maharashtra Tourism, India, is being outsourced to travel major Cox & Kings from October 2014.

Sri Lanka welcomes 1,000,000th tourist of 2014

Sri Lanka welcomes 1,000,000th tourist of 2014

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Achieving another remarkable milestone in the country's booming tourism industry, Sri Lanka Tourism welcomed the arrival of 1,000,000th tourist in year 2014 at the ...

Ascott to launch Somerset Residence in India

Ascott to launch Somerset Residence in India

CapitaLand’s wholly-owned serviced residence business unit, The Ascott Limited (Ascott), has secured a contract to manage its first Somerset-branded serviced residence in Gurgaon.

Murder case registered against Pakistan Prime Minister

Political group also called for travel ban Murder case registered against Pakistan Prime Minister

LAHORE, Pakistan - The Lahore High Court upheld the decision of Session Court Lahore and ordered the registration of a murder case against Pakistan Prime Minister Mian Nawaz Sharif and his brother ...

Air Astana relaunches air services from Almaty to Dubai

Air Astana relaunches air services from Almaty to Dubai

Air Astana, the Skytrax 4-star, award-winning national carrier of Kazakhstan, is scheduled to re-launch direct daily flights from Almaty to Dubai, the the largest city of the United Arab Emirates ...

World Tea & Coffee Expo  to be held at Mumbai, India

Launch Of new Exotic Hot Beverage Products at the Expo World Tea & Coffee Expo to be held at Mumbai, India

Being held at Bombay Exhibition Centre, Goregaon, Mumbai, India, from September 11-13, 2014, the 2nd "World Tea & Coffee Expo"™ 2014, India's only trade show focused on the tea and coffee ...

Exploring parts of India that tourists do not see

A Strange Kind of Paradise: India Through Foreign Eyes Exploring parts of India that tourists do not see

By Rita Payne, President, Commonwealth Journalists Association

Embarking on a new book about India must be daunting as so much has been written about this vast mosaic of a country; its teeming population; rich, vibrant history; and diversity of religions and ...

The most sacred pilgrimage takes tourists

The most sacred pilgrimage takes tourists

By Anil Mathur, eTN India Correspondent

INDIA (eTN) - A record number of 910 pilgrims are undertaking the sacred Kailash Mansarovar trip this year in Tibet.

India plans live webcams in tourist locations

India plans live webcams in tourist locations

NEW DELHI, India - Persistent reports that India is unsafe for tourists, especially women, have prompted the government to put eyes on the ground.

Israel - India tourism relations concentrate on Goa and Jerusalem

Israel - India tourism relations concentrate on Goa and Jerusalem

The profile of tourists visiting India is changing. Both the governments (India and Israel) are trying to make efforts.

Nepal  Langtang National Park records more than a quarter of a million visitors

Nepal Langtang National Park records more than a quarter of a million visitors

260,000+ tourists visited the mountainous Rasuwa district of Nepal since the establishment of Langtang National Park in 1975.

India’s ministers push for increased role of tourism in the country

India’s ministers push for increased role of tourism in the country

By Anil Mathur, eTN India Correspondent

INDIA (eTN) – India’s Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley, has emphasized the role of tourism in creating jobs for the country.

IT&CM India Inaugural Association day openes to a full house

IT&CM India Inaugural Association day openes to a full house

IT&CM’s Inaugural Association day opened to a full house of delegates, whom were in attendance at the event’s first educational session.

Rape and tourism: Finance minister apologized

Rape and tourism: Finance minister apologized

India's Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said he regretted the fact that his statement linking the decrease in tourism to the increase in rape cases had been misconstrued.

India's first Windows Phone travel search and planning app launched

India's first Windows Phone travel search and planning app launched

NEW DELHI, India - India's leading travel planning and search engine, ixigo.com, has launched its award-winning app on the Windows Phone Store.

The mysterious case of the rich jailed Indian man

The mysterious case of the rich jailed Indian man

By Anil Mathur, eTN India Correspondent

The case of the company, Sahara India Pariwar, and its founder and chairman, Subrata Roy Sahara, is getting more interesting.

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