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Indonesia making strides to increase tourism awareness in India

Indonesia making strides to increase tourism awareness in India

By Anil Mathur, eTN India Correspondent

INDIA (eTN) - Indonesia is making strides to increase awareness in India on the many tourist attractions of the country, apart from Bali, which is already well known and popular.

India Tourism Development Corporation welcomes new director

India Tourism Development Corporation welcomes new director

By Anil Mathur, eTN India Corresponden

A new Director, Commercial and Marketing, for the India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC), has taken over. ITDC runs the Ashok Group of Hotels.

Indian state plans 'Monastery Boulevard' to boost tourism

Indian state plans 'Monastery Boulevard' to boost tourism

HYDERABAD, India - With plans to make its capital city Amaravati, coming up in Vijayawada region, an international tourist destination, Andhra Pradesh government is mulling to set up a 'Monastery ...

Almaty mayor: Olympics bid great promotion for Almaty and Kazakhstan

Almaty mayor: Olympics bid great promotion for Almaty and Kazakhstan

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - The Mayor of the city of Almaty Mr Akhmetzhan Yessimov pledged full government support for Almaty's bid for the 2022 Olympic Winter Games today at a press conference in ...

Kazakh athletes vow best experience in Almaty in 2022

Kazakh athletes vow best experience in Almaty in 2022

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - At a press conference today Kazakhstan's premier winter sports athletes reaffirmed Almaty 2022's commitment to provide the best athlete's experience for both the 2022 ...

India launches e-tourist visa for Chinese visitors

India launches e-tourist visa for Chinese visitors

NEW DELHI, India - As promised by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, e-tourist visa facility will be rolled out to Chinese nationals beginning July 30.

Visit Maldives 2016 brings “Maldivian Idol” singing competition to life

Visit Maldives 2016 brings “Maldivian Idol” singing competition to life

American Idol became one of the biggest events in the United States over the years, with millions making it the talk of the town every year.

Sri Lanka: Half year tourism earnings at $1.3 billion

Sri Lanka: Half year tourism earnings at $1.3 billion

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Whilst the 1st Half Year tourism earnings crossed the $1.3 billion mark with the industry poised to achieve a $3 billion in 2015, Sri Lanka tourism is seeing a new trend where ...

Governments come and go but corruption continues to haunt Indian public life

Governments come and go but corruption continues to haunt Indian public life

NEW DELHI, India - Governments come and go, but corruption remains a perennial tragedy that continues to haunt Indian public life.

Nine killed in bus hijacking, police station attack

Nine killed in bus hijacking, police station attack

DINANAGAR, India - Indian police overcame a group of heavily armed men dressed in military fatigues on Monday after a 12-hour gun battle that ended in a small-town police station near the border ...

Humanitarian missions on motorcycles in India

Award-winning adventure travel company launches new relief rides Humanitarian missions on motorcycles in India

Relief Riders International, award-winning humanitarian-based adventure travel company, is excited to announce its latest initiative, motorcycle relief rides.

Silicon Valley of India presents best at upcoming travel mart

Silicon Valley of India presents best at upcoming travel mart

By Anil Mathur, eTN India Correspondent

Delegates at the upcoming Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Travel Mart in Bengaluru, India, from September 6 to 9 can expect to be treated to the best of culture and cuisine of the region, ...

Passenger attempted to set a Shenzhen Airlines  plane on fire

Passenger attempted to set a Shenzhen Airlines plane on fire

Chinese state media reported an airline passenger attempted to set a fire on board a Shenzhen Airlines flight using gasoline and a cigarette lighter, but was restrained by passengers and crew ...

Kashmir tourism pins its hopes on West Bengal

Kashmir tourism pins its hopes on West Bengal

SRINAGAR, India - All hopes to bring some life to Kashmir tourism depends on West Bengal now.

Almaty promises most responsible, convenient and sustainable Winter Olympics concept

Almaty promises most responsible, convenient and sustainable Winter Olympics concept

ALMATY, Kazakhstan and LAUSANNE, Switzerland - Almaty 2022 wants to change the way Olympic Winter Games are planned for and hosted by ensuring a true and lasting Olympic Legacy for the city and ...

Travel and Tourism Fair season in India starts with a good show

Tourism upbeat after new thrust to the sector by Government Travel and Tourism Fair season in India starts with a good show

HYDERABAD, India - The Travel & Tourism Fair (TTF) season kicks off in India beginning in Hyderabad from July 24-26, 2015 and in Kolkata from July 31-August 2, 2015.

Maldives welcomes everyone with free tourist visas

Maldives welcomes everyone with free tourist visas

The beautiful country of the Maldives welcomes everyone with open arms. Accordingly the Maldives is one of the easiest countries in terms of visa and immigration arrangements.

Etihad fastest growing foreign airline to India

Etihad fastest growing foreign airline to India

MUMBAI, India - Etihad has emerged the fastest growing international airline to India with 55 percent capacity addition over last August, according to a newsitem in the Business Standard.

Thai street food festival at JW Marriott Hotel Mumbai Sahar

Thai street food festival at JW Marriott Hotel Mumbai Sahar

MUMBAI, India - JW Marriott Hotel Mumbai Sahar brings home the best of the exotic flavors from the streets of Thailand from 22nd July to 1st August 2015 .

India states vie for tourism investment dollars

India states vie for tourism investment dollars

By Anil Mathur, eTN India Correspondent

INDIA (eTN) - The two day Tourism Investors Meet 2015, organized by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry in association with the Tourism Finance Corporation of India in Delhi ...

India’s first ever national tourism meeting

India’s first ever national tourism meeting

NEW DELHI, India – India’s National Tourism Policy which is in the offing would become a catalyst to drive the tourism industry and give a fillip to infrastructure projects in the sector.

New hospitality course launches in India for travel and tourism students

New hospitality course launches in India for travel and tourism students

By Anil Mathur, eTN India Correspondent

The Ashok Institute of Hospitality of the India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) has collaborated with the National Council for Hotel and Catering Technology to launch a three year BSc ...

India aims for new heights in Hospitality & Hotel Administration

India aims for new heights in Hospitality & Hotel Administration

NEW DELHI, India – A new partnership will help shape the comprehensive knowledge base for hospitality management by providing leadership in education, research, and industry advancement in ...

Flash floods wreak havoc in Pakistan mountains – tourists trapped

Flash floods wreak havoc in Pakistan mountains – tourists trapped

By Agha Iqrar Haroon

RAWALPINDI, Pakistan - Flash floods wreaked havoc with the northern valleys of Pakistan, particularly the Chitral valley where around 20,000 people have been displaced.

Kazakhstan to convert Baikonur Cosmodrome into tourist attraction

Kazakhstan to convert Baikonur Cosmodrome into tourist attraction

ASTANA, Kazakhstan - Kazakhstan has big plans for Russia’s Baikonur Cosmodrome, the first and biggest working facility for space launches – they want to convert it into a tourist attraction, ...

Sri Lanka Tea Board to showcase the best of Sri Lankan tea

Sri Lanka Tea Board to showcase the best of Sri Lankan tea

With Indian consumption of Sri Lankan tea rising rapidly, the Sri Lanka Tea Board has reserved a special pavilion at the 3rd edition of World Tea & Coffee Expo (WTCE) 2015 being held in ...

India: Tourist arrivals register double-digit growth

India: Tourist arrivals register double-digit growth

NEW DELHI, India - Tourist arrivals in India registered a double-digit growth in 2014 over the previous year, show Union Tourism Ministry data.

Who placed the crocodile on a beach? Handiwork of rival tourism destination

Who placed the crocodile on a beach? Handiwork of rival tourism destination

A Goa tourism organization on Sunday blamed a section of the media of "blowing out of proportion" the presence of a crocodile on a popular beach in the state, and claimed the episode could be the ...

New online link in Urdu launched in Pakistan

New online link in Urdu launched in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - An Urdu digital link has been launched from Islamabad today to provide views, opinions, and news in the Urdu language.

Elevating Sri Lanka – Jetwing Hotels wins PATA Grand and PATA Gold Awards

Elevating Sri Lanka – Jetwing Hotels wins PATA Grand and PATA Gold Awards

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka – Known as Sri Lanka’s premier hospitality brand, Jetwing was once again honored with the prestigious PATA (Pacific Asia Travel Association) Grand Award in the Environment ...

India: Foreign visitor numbers up by 2.62 million

India: Foreign visitor numbers up by 2.62 million

NEW DELHI, India - Market Research Division of Ministry of Tourism compiles data on foreign and domestic tourist visits to States/Union Territories (UTs) received from Departments of Tourism of ...

Incentive travel conference says it's time to awaken your senses

Incentive travel conference says it's time to awaken your senses

By Anil Mathur, eTN India Correspondent

INDIA (eTN) - The global conference of the Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE) will be held in New Delhi, India, from October 23 to 25 at the Taj Palace under the theme, “Awaken your ...

Promoting tourism to Rajasthan a priority for India

Promoting tourism to Rajasthan a priority for India

By Anil Mathur, eTN India Correspondent

INDIA (eTN) - The Federation of Hospitality and Tourism Rajasthan (FHTR) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Department of Tourism, government of Rajasthan in India, to promote ...

Ramadan in the Maldives: A perfect time for tourists to visit

Ramadan in the Maldives: A perfect time for tourists to visit

The Maldives is a Muslim country, and beginning June 18, Ramadan will begin and will be observed until July 17, 2015.

Starwood Hotels & Resorts strengthens lead in India

Starwood Hotels & Resorts strengthens lead in India

HYDERABAD, India - Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, Inc, today announced the opening of Sheraton Hyderabad Hotel, a newly renovated property set to welcome the tremendous number of business ...

27 dead in Indian holy river stampede

27 dead in Indian holy river stampede

GODAVARI, India - The death toll from a stampede Tuesday on the banks of a holy river in southern India has risen to 27, the state government said.

A vintage apart – Jetwing Lighthouse receives first ever wine spectator award of excellence

A vintage apart – Jetwing Lighthouse receives first ever wine spectator award of excellence

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka – The Cardamom Café at Jetwing Lighthouse, known as the gateway to the South of Sri Lanka, receives the country’s first ever Wine Spectator Award of Excellence, only given ...

IATA CEO appeal to help airlines do business in India

IATA CEO appeal to help airlines do business in India

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has called for the development of a comprehensive policy for aviation aligned with India government’s stated intention to make it easier to do ...

India achieves major aviation development

India achieves major aviation development

By Anil Mathur, eTN India Correspondent

INDIA (eTN) - India achieved a major revolutionary step today, July 13, 2015, in the navigational field when Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju formally launched the GAGAN - GPS Aided ...

Must watch: Nepal tourism documentary shows the reality on the ground today

Must watch: Nepal tourism documentary shows the reality on the ground today

The Nepal-based Passion To Travel Community with the support of the Hawaii, Brussels, Seychelles, and Bali-based International Coalition of Tourism Partners (ICTP) released this inside report ...

SATTE Mumbai West gears up for 2015 edition

SATTE Mumbai West gears up for 2015 edition

SATTE Mumbai West, the Western chapter of South Asia’s leading travel show SATTE New Delhi, is slated to be held on August 18 and 19, 2015 at the World Trade Centre.

Goa tourism gearing up for Delphic Games

Goa tourism gearing up for Delphic Games

PANAJI, India - Goa tourism is gearing up for the V Youth Delphic Games in January 2016.

Pakistani province seems not so fond of tourism

Pakistani province seems not so fond of tourism

PESHAWAR, Pakistan - Despite the tall claims of the Khyber Pakhtunhkwa government to promote tourism in the province, no allocation has been made for the tourism sector while the existing funds ...

Minister: Gujarat to become medical tourism hub

Minister: Gujarat to become medical tourism hub

AHMEDABAD, India - With a view to develop Gujarat as a medical tourism destination, the state government will soon announce a new medical policy, a minister said today.

Start-up airline hopes to succeed where others have failed in Armenian market

Start-up airline hopes to succeed where others have failed in Armenian market

A start-up carrier hopes to succeed where others have failed and establish a sustainable aviation business in the the Central Asian country of Armenia.

Oakwood Asia Pacific names GM to new Colombo property

Oakwood Asia Pacific names GM to new Colombo property

SINGAPORE - Oakwood Asia Pacific Ltd., which serviced apartments for business and leisure travelers, today announced its expansion into Sri Lanka with the new Oakwood Apartments Colombo.

Kerala Tourism appoints German tennis legend brand ambassador

Kerala Tourism appoints German tennis legend brand ambassador

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, India - Kerala has roped in German tennis legend Steffi Graf to promote the state’s Ayurveda campaign in a bid to energise its “God’s Own Country” brand.

Maldives resort makes THE LIST for travel and tourism excellence

Maldives resort makes THE LIST for travel and tourism excellence

THE LIST, eTurboNews’ (eTN) award for travel and tourism excellence is growing. Today eTN announced Baros Maldives resort was added to THE LIST.

Carlson Rezidor grows its presence in South India

Carlson Rezidor grows its presence in South India

NEW DELHI, India - Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the world's largest and most dynamic hotel groups, today announced the signing of Radisson Resort Hosur, in Tamil Nadu, expected to open in ...

Nepal: Fear is crippling tourism

Nepal: Fear is crippling tourism

By Anil Mathur, eTN India Correspondent

INDIA (eTN) - Nepal, the Himalayan nation bordering India, which was hit by a devastating earthquake on April 25, is once again ready to receive tourists from India and other countries.

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