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Deadly hotel fire kills 11 in Pakistan

An early morning fire at hotel in Karachi, Pakistan killed at least 11 people and injured over 70 others on Monday, local police, hospital said.

India institutions sign tourism MOU

It has long been a demand that the academic world and the industry in India have closer links, and the latest MOU, signed on December 2, is expected to contribute towards this goal.

India hosts Delphic Games Summit

It was the coming together of minds, views, and conversations and an endorsement of serious believers that the Delphic Movement is a work in progress, and the Delphic Games Summit brought ...

Kolkata linked with another international flight

Anil Mathur, eTN India

Myanmar Airways International (MAI) has started twice a week service between Yangon, capital of former Burma, and Kolkata, capital of West Bengal in India.

Delegates experience beautiful Bangladesh at the PATA New Tourism Frontiers Forum 2016

The PATA New Tourism Frontiers Forum 2016 (NTFF2016) in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh attracted 242 delegates from 17 countries.

Fidel Castro is dead, but not his vision on Cuba tourism

Former Cuban President Fidel Castro died today in Havana. His vision and leadership over 5 decades going against 11 US presidents is very much a guidance for the new Cuban regime.

India Tourism committed to developing northeastern states

Anil Mathur, eTN India

India’s Tourism Secretary, Vinod Zutshi, said at the 5th International Tourism Mart that the Ministry of Tourism was committed to developing and promoting the northeastern states of the ...

Mega Maldives Airlines expands India connections

Anil Mathur, eTN India

George Weinmann, CEO of Mega Maldives Airlines started in 2010, said in Delhi on November 24 that Mega connections from Male to connect with sea planes were very convenient.

Strong earthquake strikes near Karakul, Tajikistan

Strong earthquake struck near Karakul, a 25 km diameter lake within a 52 km impact crater, that is located in the Tajik National Park in the Pamir Mountains in Tajikistan.

India starts fire on passenger bus in Kashmir killing 11

Tourists visiting Kashmir should be aware of the security situation in that region.

The death toll rises to 11 from Indian shelling of passenger bus, village along dividing line in ...

40 dead and counting after Express train derailed

Relief and rescue ops underway after 14 coaches of Patna-Indore express derailed near Pukharayan, Kanpur.

Nature tourists delight in rare sighting

Srilal Miththapala, eTN Sri Lanka

I was on a quick, and somewhat overdue visit to the Uda Walawe National Park (UWNP) last week with my friend, and one time colleague Ashoka Ranjeewa, now carrying out some research into male ...

BLTM sets new milestone for Indian MICE-focused travel shows

Business & Luxury Travel Mart (BLTM) at Hyatt Regency Gurgaon on 24-25 October 2016 has set a new milestone for MICE-focused travel shows in India.

Taste of a Trump President: Republicans stopped Boeing from selling to Iran Air

Iran Air was contemplating to buy the A380 super Jumbo along with hundreds of new commercial aircrafts from Boeing and Airbus.

Terrorists bomb Pakistan shrine: Death count at 47

A blast took place when believers were busy celebrating a festival at the Shrine of Baba Shah Nurani in Pakistan. At least 47 were killed instantly.

Jet Airways posts 13 million USD profit in the second quarter

Jet Airways Group today announced a profitable quarter with a profit of INR 85 cr (USD 13m) for the period ending September 30, 2016 despite a traditionally ‘lean’ quarter and domestic yields ...

Goa capital is the priciest tourist destination in India

Panaji, the capital of the state of Goa, is the most expensive tourist destination in India, according to the latest survey.

Hyatt announces plans for four hotels in Pakistan

Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced today plans to expand its Grand Hyatt and Hyatt Regency brands in Pakistan with the signing of management agreements by a Hyatt affiliate for four Hyatt-branded ...

Business & Luxury Travel Mart changes the face of MICE-focused travel shows in India

Business & Luxury Travel Mart (BLTM) was very well received as India’s first full-fledged travel mart focused on Sellers from Business, MICE and Luxury Travel all over the world, in its ...

Quality Morocco tourist guides: Not just an ideal, it’s the law

Moroccan Law Number 05-12 and its implementing decree regulates the profession of tourist guides, and states that the renewal of working documents of tourist guides is subject to, among other ...

How to accelerate tourism in India

Anil Mathur, eTN India

Among the topics to be discussed at this gathering on non-resident Indians and People of India Origin will be how to accelerate tourism in India and to make India a destination for health care. ...

India’s first MICE club to be unveiled at Business & Luxury Travel Mart

The online meeting diary of Business & Luxury Travel Mart (BLTM) making appointments between the Buyers and Sellers has registered over 2,000 confirmed appointments prior to the show and an ...

Bus accident : 25 dead and counting

In Pakistan at least 25 people were killed and more than 60 injured when two buses collided with each other on Khanpur Road near Sahja in Rahim Yar Khan on Monday morning.

Telangana Tourism - jail time included

Tourists become prisoners here. They get locked up at the Sangareddy District Jail in the Indian state of Telangana. They call it Telangana tourism.

Tourism promotion in Gilgit-Baltistan: Top priority for Chief Minister

Agha Iqrar Haroon, Chief Editor, Dispatch News Desk

The Chief Minister (CM) of Gilgit-Baltistan, a beautiful northern territory in Pakistan, Hafiz Hafeez-ur-Rehman, has said that the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is meant to unite the ...

India celebrates World Tourism Day with special-needs children

India celebrates World Tourism Day with special-needs children

Anil Mathur, eTN India Correspondent

The North Regional Tourism office of India tourism in New Delhi celebrated World Tourism Day today, September 27, in a unique way.

Tourism for all includes US Wounded Heroes: Nepal's version of World Tourism Day

Nepal's Tourism support for Wounded US Veterans in the spirit of World Tourism Day Tourism for all includes US Wounded Heroes: Nepal's version of World Tourism Day

eTurboNews is a proud partner for the Wounded Hero Trek in Nepal. It's showing support for our American troops with a little help from Nepal.

Introducing a new concept of hospitality in the Maldives

Introducing a new concept of hospitality in the Maldives

Located on Ookolhufinolhu Island in Lhaviyani Atoll, Cocoon Maldives is scheduled to open on December 26, 2016.

ICTP and Inclusive Tourism: World Tourism Day Initiative from Nepal

ICTP and Inclusive Tourism: World Tourism Day Initiative from Nepal

Tomorrow is World Tourism Day. This year the UNWTO event is hosted by Thailand in Bangkok. However, the day is celebrated everywhere in the world.

Qatar Airways takes major role in Incredible India Tourism Investors’ Summit 2016

Qatar Airways takes major role in Incredible India Tourism Investors’ Summit 2016

Qatar Airways participated in the Incredible India Tourism Investors’ Summit 2016 (IITIS) on September 23 to reaffirm its commitment towards India’s tourism market.

THAI launches service to Tehran – the Pride of Persia

THAI launches service to Tehran – the Pride of Persia

Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI) held a cocktail reception to launch its new destination Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran, with nonstop, direct service between Bangkok and ...

Plight of Mohajirs in Pakistan discussed in the UN Human Rights Council

Plight of Mohajirs in Pakistan discussed in the UN Human Rights Council

The International Institute for Mohajirs organized a conference on the plight of Mohajirs in Pakistan, on the sidelines of the 33rd session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva on ...

Indian Association of Tour Operators meets with much pomp and show

Indian Association of Tour Operators meets with much pomp and show

Anil Mathur, eTN India Correspondent

The 32nd annual convention of the Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO) was held in Chennai, capital of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, with much pomp and show, reflecting the rich cultural ...

Delhi Jewellery and Gem Fair set to dazzle

Delhi Jewellery and Gem Fair set to dazzle

NEW DELHI, India - The Delhi Jewellery and Gem Fair (DJGF) 2016, hosted by UBM India, is back once again bringing in top-notch jewellers, import & export merchants and industry associations in ...

Colombo - Lahore: Soon on Sri Lankan Airlines

Colombo - Lahore: Soon on Sri Lankan Airlines

SriLankan Airlines will be expanding on service to Pakistan with Colombo - Lahore flights. The airline will Connect Sri Lanka with Lahore twice a week starting September 27.

Uzbekistan Airlines loves Boeing 787-8

Uzbekistan Airlines loves Boeing 787-8

Uzbekistan Airways last week started scheduled operation using a Boeing 787-8. The plane is operating at this time on domestic flights.

Aeromexico partners with Discover the World in India

Aeromexico partners with Discover the World in India

SCOTTSDALE, AZ - Discover the World has recently started handling the sales and marketing for Aeromexico in India.

Violent riots erupt in Bangalore, India

Violent riots erupt in Bangalore, India

BANGALORE, India - Thousands of riot police forces have been deployed to the streets of the Indian city of Bangalore, where protests turned violent over a long-standing river water dispute.

Iran introduces Halal Internet

Iran introduces Halal Internet

Katie Beiter, The Media Line

State-sponsored Internet will filter out “Western” content and to crackdown on what Iranians can and cannot see.

Sundarbans tourism helping Hindu women in Bangladesh

Sundarbans tourism helping Hindu women in Bangladesh

Mowdudur Rahman

The objective of the Sundarbans Handicraft Bangladesh project is to reduce poverty and expand Sundarban culture and heritage by involving the disadvantaged community in the production and selling ...

Ambassador: Pakistan condemns acts of "state-terrorism" in Kashmir

Ambassador: Pakistan condemns acts of "state-terrorism" in Kashmir

TEHRAN, Iran - The Pakistani ambassador to Tehran says his country rejects the dichotomization of terrorism into good and bad forms and is concerned by acts of "state-terrorism" in the disputed ...

IUCN President Zhang Xinsheng outlines his vision for future conservation

Transcript: Opening speech at the 2016 IUCN World Congress in Honolulu IUCN President Zhang Xinsheng outlines his vision for future conservation

IUCN President Zhang Xinsheng outlined his vision for future conservation action and congress outcomes in his speech at the opening ceremony of the IUCN World Conservation Congress.

He ...

Nepal Tourism Board: A lot to be excited about in Indian Ahmedabad

Nepal Tourism Board: A lot to be excited about in Indian Ahmedabad

The Travel & Tourism Fair (TTF) is one of India’s largest travel trade show networks.

Pakistan reopens main border crossing with Afghanistan

Pakistan reopens main border crossing with Afghanistan

CHAMAN, Pakistan - Pakistan has reopened a main border crossing with Afghanistan which it closed nearly two weeks ago following an anti-Islamabad protest there.

The Indian box office industry: US$2 billion

The Indian box office industry: US$2 billion

Justickets tied up with Cinépolis to strengthen its reach across India.

FATA area of Pakistan will open for foreign tourists

FATA area of Pakistan will open for foreign tourists

Dispatch News Desk (DND)

PESHAWAR, Pakistan - “The top priority of federal government of Pakistan is to place Federally Administrative Tribal Area (FATA) on the tourism map of Pakistan because this region has awesome ...

Tashkent-Bukhara connects with high-speed train

Tashkent-Bukhara connects with high-speed train

Dispatch News Desk (DND)

BUKHARA, Uzbekistan - A train with a speed of over 160 kilometers (KM) per hour reached Uzbek’s historic city of Bukhara from its capital, Tashkent, as “Uzbekistan Railways” has started new ...

"Sensing China" exhibition arrives in Kazakhstan's largest city

"Sensing China" exhibition arrives in Kazakhstan's largest city

ALMATY, Kazakhstan - At 10am local time on August 26, the "Sensing China-Travel to Kazakhstan" exhibition formally opened at Kazakhstan National University in the nation's largest city Almaty.

President of Kazakhstan pushes Expo 2017 in Poland and Serbia

President of Kazakhstan pushes Expo 2017 in Poland and Serbia

As part of the visit of the President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, the Chairman of the Board of the National Company Astana EXPO 2017, Akhmetzhan Yessimov, has visited Poland and Serbia in ...

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