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Election tourism booming in Indian holy city

Election tourism booming in Indian holy city

VARANASI, India - Foreigners keen on experiencing a slice of Indian elections are being treated to guided tours of this holy city and many of them have taken this opportunity to create awareness ...

Sri Lanka to British tourist: Deported for your looks

Sri Lanka to British tourist: Deported for your looks

Sri Lanka wants tourists, but not with a Buddha tattoo. A tourist from the United Kingdom is currently in a Sri Lanka detention jail for her looks.

Attack on Pakistan journalist ensures deterioration of state

Opinions flying in about attack on journalist Attack on Pakistan journalist ensures deterioration of state

By Agha Iqrar Haroon, eTN US Correspondent in Pakistan & Chief Editor, Dispatch News Desk

“Destabilizing armed forces and media ensures deterioration of a state as both institutes ensure the protection of any sovereign country,” said a political writer of the 80s.

German tourists' Toy Train dream derailed

German tourists' Toy Train dream derailed

DARJEELING, India - The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR), plagued by complaints of mismanagement and poor service, is now accused of derailing the Toy Train dream of a group of German ...

Pakistan journalist shot three times in Karachi

Pakistan journalist shot three times in Karachi

KARACHI, Pakistan - Hamid Mir, a Pakistani journalist and television anchor, was shot and injured in Karachi, Pakistan. Police said he got three bullets including one to his stomach.

Kingfisher ordered to pay outstanding salaries to pilots

Kingfisher ordered to pay outstanding salaries to pilots

NEW DELHI, India - The Delhi High Court has directed the grounded Kingfisher Airlines to pay the outstanding salaries of three of its ex-pilots who had moved the court over non-payment of ...

Mining: Indian wildlife activists demand an immediate halt

Mining: Indian wildlife activists demand an immediate halt

Kudremukh is an mountain range and name of a peak located in Chikkamagaluru district, in Karnataka, India.

Latest tourism draw in India: Crocodiles

Latest tourism draw in India: Crocodiles

Crocodile and serpent effigies in Lawas district have the potential to become tourist attractions once the Sarawak Museum puts up proper signage around them.

US plane operated by Ghana in Teheran, Iran

US plane operated by Ghana in Teheran, Iran

The New York Times reported on Friday that a corporate jet, owned by the Bank of Utah, with a small US flag on its tail, was parked in Mehrabad Airport in Tehran.

Man arrested for molesting Irish tourist in Bangalore

Man arrested for molesting Irish tourist in Bangalore

An Irish tourist was allegedly molested by a man in the waiting room at Bangalore Railway Station, following which he was arrested, police said today.

AirAsia India preparing to start operations, hiring employees

AirAsia India preparing to start operations, hiring employees

NEW DELHI, India - AirAsia India will begin hiring employees for its guest services division and security team as it prepares to start commercial operations.

WTTC wants India to roll out Electronic Travel Authorisation without delay

WTTC wants India to roll out Electronic Travel Authorisation without delay

World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), while welcoming the Indian government’s decision to ease visa restrictions by implementing Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA), wants the government ...

Flyme welcomes the ‘Flying Whale Shark’ in the Maldives

Flyme welcomes the ‘Flying Whale Shark’ in the Maldives

Flyme, a domestic airline based in the Maldives and operated by Villa Air, is launching its first seaplane operation in May.

5 climbers buried by Mount Everest avalanche

5 climbers buried by Mount Everest avalanche

An avalanche hit the Mount Everest area in Nepal just below Camp 2 around 6:30 a.m. local time Friday, said Madhu Sudan Burlakoti, a Nepal Tourism Ministry official.

Bus killed 14

Bus killed 14

In Pakistan a bus ran over 24 people standing by Indus Highway at Notak Adda on Thursday. Of them 14 died at the crash scene while 10 sustained injuries, Kot Chhutta police said.

Kyrgyzstan holds tourism fair in Batken

Kyrgyzstan holds tourism fair in Batken

The second international forum on tourism development, Batken 2014, is taking place in the town of Batken on April 17.

Bentota Beach Hotel welcomes Sinhala and Tamil New Year

Bentota Beach Hotel welcomes Sinhala and Tamil New Year

LOS ANGELES, California - April 14 marked the first day of the traditional Tamil calendar, and millions of people in India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Singapore, Reunion, and Mauritius were celebrating ...

DGCA: Foreigners will not control management of Indian carriers

DGCA: Foreigners will not control management of Indian carriers

NEW DELHI, India - In a move which could affect the Jet-Etihad deal or start-up carriers like Tata-SIA or AirAsia India, DGCA has made it clear that foreign airlines or investors would not have ...

Dhaka Travel Mart 2014 opens today

Dhaka Travel Mart 2014 opens today

DHAKA, Bangladesh - A four-day international tourism fair -- Eastern Bank-Monitor Dhaka Travel Mart 2014 -- is set to begin today at Sonargaon Hotel in the capital, to showcase various travel ...

Cashew Trail 2014 at Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa

Cashew Trail 2014 at Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa

Every year during harvest season, Park Hyatt Goa traces the life journey of Goa's beloved fruit, the cashew.

Tourism Associations Union formed:  Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Turkey, Azerbaijan

Silk Road tourism agreement signed Tourism Associations Union formed: Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Turkey, Azerbaijan

Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Turkey and Azerbaijan signed the resolution for creation of a single tourism product within the Great Silk Road during the first meeting of the Summit of Tourism Ministers ...

Jet Airways Mumbai: Unconscious passenger left alone for three hours

Jet Airways Mumbai: Unconscious passenger left alone for three hours

This is a nightmare scenario and criminal conduct by Jet Airways that should not be left without consequences .

Air India to purchase 3 Dremliners with $200 million loan

Air India to purchase 3 Dremliners with $200 million loan

NEW DELHI, India - For the first time, Indian banks have started evincing interest in financing aircraft purchase, with state-run Bank of India (BoI) extending a loan of $200 million to Air India ...

Tourism chief: Kashmir only place that does not need marketing

Tourism chief: Kashmir only place that does not need marketing

SRINAGAR, Jammu and Kashmir, India - Secretary of Tourism Zaffar Ahmad Bhat on Sunday said tourism sector has contributed seven percent to State’s GDP.

Iranians love to travel:  US$8-10 billion spent abroad is showing it

Iranians love to travel: US$8-10 billion spent abroad is showing it

Tourism is big business in the Islamic Republic of Iran. Despite sanctions the travel and tourism world in Iran has been booming. Iranian's love to travel - and it shows.

Hotels and tourism companies in Baku being monitored

Hotels and tourism companies in Baku being monitored

Azerbaijani Culture and Tourism Ministry is monitoring the activities of hotels and tourism companies in Baku and Absheron Peninsula, according to the ministry's official website.

The 2nd World Tea & Coffee Expo  2014

The 2nd World Tea & Coffee Expo 2014

Supported by many eminent trade bodies including Tea Board of India (Govt of India). Over 6,000 Trade visitors expected.

Goa Tourism sweeps top hospitality awards

Goa Tourism sweeps top hospitality awards

PANJIM, India - Goa Tourism once again bagged top honours at an awards function recently hosted by leading travel magazine Travel & Leisure India and South Asia edition, where Goa was declared ...

Tourists are booking election tour packages to the largest democracy in the world

Tourists are booking election tour packages to the largest democracy in the world

The largest democracy in the world is India. Elections in this country with more than a billion voters means different things to different people.

Attacks on media individuals in Pakistan

Attacks on media individuals in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Imtiaz Alam, a Pakistan journalist, is under life threat from militants.

Musical tribute for Earth Hour 2014

Musical tribute for Earth Hour 2014

LOS ANGELES, California - Green Globe Elite Member, Sri Lanka’s largest five star city hotel Cinnamon Grand Colombo, celebrated Earth Hour 2014 with a unique initiative by paying a musical ...

Pakistan: Tourists are now protected  by law

Pakistan: Tourists are now protected by law

By Agha Iqrar Haroon, eTN Pakistan and Dispatch News Desk

Islamabad: Tourists are protected in “PROTECTION OF PAKISTAN Bill 2014″.

Balochistan Pakistan: Train explosion today, terror ongoing

Balochistan Pakistan: Train explosion today, terror ongoing

Reports are coming in 5 travelers killed, and 20 injured following blast on a train in Pakistan's Balochistan.

Azerbaijani Airlines (AZAL) expands flights to Perm, Krasnoyarsk, Nizhny Novgorod, and Minsk

Azerbaijani Airlines (AZAL) expands flights to Perm, Krasnoyarsk, Nizhny Novgorod, and Minsk

Azerbaijani Airlines (AZAL) intends to open new regular flights to the Russian cities of Perm, Krasnoyarsk, Nizhny Novgorod, and to Belarusian Minsk during the spring-summer season.

Le Club de Madrid meeting in Baku, Azerbaijan

Le Club de Madrid meeting in Baku, Azerbaijan

It is announced from the office of former President James R.

Goa tourism mulls special swimming zones for women and halal chicken

Goa tourism mulls special swimming zones for women and halal chicken

PANAJI, Goa, India - Goa Tourism department has received a demand for special swimming zones for women from the newer markets which are sensitive towards their safety during their stay in the ...

Stakeholders: Greedy airlines killing Kashmir tourism

Stakeholders: Greedy airlines killing Kashmir tourism

SRINAGAR, India - Steep hike in airfares has raised serious concern in Kashmir’s tourism industry, with stakeholders accusing the airliners of “deliberately” trying to make Kashmir “the ...

Sri Lanka attracts high-end French tourist group

Sri Lanka attracts high-end French tourist group

The growing demand from incentive travelers in the MICE tourism segment had increased quite sharply over the past years who are traveling mainly for the purpose business and investment.

Three Lakshadweep islands to open exclusively for tourists

Three Lakshadweep islands to open exclusively for tourists

KOLKATA, India - Lakshadweep has now decided to open three uninhabited islands exclusively for tourists after building beach resorts and water sports facilities.

Himachal Pradesh tourism hit by rain, flood

Himachal Pradesh tourism hit by rain, flood

SHIMLA, India - Rains and floods in tribal Kinnaur district and massive devastation in neighbouring Uttarakhand in the June deluge hit the state’s tourism industry in 2013 and tourist inflow ...

Jeep rally to boost desert tourism in Pakistan

Jeep rally to boost desert tourism in Pakistan

In a cloud of dust and diesel fumes, a souped-up 4x4 roars through the silence of Pakistan's Cholistan desert, cheered on by tens of thousands of spectators.

Sharp decrease for Bodh Gaya tourism after terror attack

Sharp decrease for Bodh Gaya tourism after terror attack

The sharp fall in the foreign tourists' inflow in Bodh Gaya, India by 97,000 last year in comparison to figures a year earlier clearly spoke volume about impact of the serial blasts in the temple ...

Azerbaijan tourism target: 5 million visitors annually

Azerbaijan tourism target: 5 million visitors annually

Azerbaijan, officially the Republic of Azerbaijan is the largest country in the Caucasus region located at the crossroads of Western Asia and Eastern Europe.[5] It is bounded by the Caspian Sea ...

Lost Nigerian tourist attacked by Indian mob

Lost Nigerian tourist attacked by Indian mob

A Nigerian tourist who lost his way in India was chased and thrashed by a mob that suspected him being a terrorist or a member of an Indian guerrilla group, known as the Naxalites.

Lahore International Tourism Expo Pakistan  (LITE-2014)

Lahore International Tourism Expo Pakistan (LITE-2014)

The Tourism Development Corporation of Punjab (TDCP), Pakistan is going to organize an International Tourism Expo for 2 days under the title ‘Lahore International Tourism Expo (LITE-2014)’ ...

Iranians love to party at home - and often tourists are welcome to join in

Iranians love to party at home - and often tourists are welcome to join in

The key is getting to know Iranians when traveling to the Islamic Republic. Tourists can look forward to party until the morning hours and with plenty of alcohol, women and dancing.

Tourist attraction in Iran may soon include a US aircraft carrier

Tourist attraction in Iran may soon include a US aircraft carrier

It may very well become a tourist attraction in Iran. Perhaps tourists from around the world visiting the Islamic Republic of Iran may be treated on a tour to a US aircraft carrier.

300-year-old Dutch building to become tourist attraction

300-year-old Dutch building to become tourist attraction

Kothapeta, Srikakulam, India - Dutch building near Srikakulam Collectorate is being converted into a tourist attraction, thanks to the initiative of heritage lovers who had asked the district ...

Gujarat Travel Mart is back on

India travel trade fair rescheduled Gujarat Travel Mart is back on

The Gujarat Travel Mart has been rescheduled, originally slated for March 27-29.

Indian tourism industry to post above-average growth in 2014

Indian tourism industry to post above-average growth in 2014

CHENNAI, India - Travel and tourism industry in India is likely to post above-average growth this year, according to the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC).

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