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Pune City to host Indo-Japanese dance soiree

Multi-cultural event to draw tourists to India Pune City to host Indo-Japanese dance soiree

By Vikram Sing Chadha, eTN India Correspondent

INDIA (eTN) - The city of Pune in India will host an Indo-Japanese cultural festival between November 8 and 9, 2014.

SriLankan Airlines receives first of six new A330-300 on order

SriLankan Airlines receives first of six new A330-300 on order

SriLankan Airlines, the national carrier of Sri Lanka, has taken delivery of its first A330-300 becoming a new operator for the type.

Hard Rock International opens first location in Kazakhstan

Hard Rock International opens first location in Kazakhstan

ALMATY, Kazakhstan - Hard Rock is sweeping the world, spreading the message of rock from city to city, and now, the world-famous brand is taking Almaty by storm!

Air Astana launches winter schedule

Air Astana launches winter schedule

Kazakhstan-based Air Astana has launched its winter schedule, which will be effective until March 28, 2015.

Performing arts in Uzbekistan: Tourists must see the theater of historical costumes

Performing arts in Uzbekistan: Tourists must see the theater of historical costumes

By Agha Iqrar Haroon, eTN Pakistan Correspondent

Autumn is always breathtaking in Uzbekistan, offering an awesome and spectacular range of natural colors.

“The Gathering” – the unknown story

Well-known phenomenon a tourism draw “The Gathering” – the unknown story

By Srilal Miththapala, eTN Sri Lanka correspondent

“The Gathering” (of elephants) at Minneriya National Park takes place from around June to October each year, and has today become a well-known phenomenon in the world today.

Arriving on a train, leaving on a plane - the new tourism experience for travel to Iran

Arriving on a train, leaving on a plane - the new tourism experience for travel to Iran

With a large number of attractive natural and historical sites, Iran is one of the most touristic countries in the world.

Eight-hour flight delay turns ugly

Eight-hour flight delay turns ugly

MUMBAI, India - Air India Mumbai-Riyadh flight passengers sparred with airline officials on Saturday after they were delayed by eight hours.

Parvati valley claims life of another tourist

Parvati valley claims life of another tourist

MANALI, India - The beautiful but mysterious Parvati valley of Kullu claimed another tourist's life on Saturday.

Sagar Islands to become biggest tourism hub in eastern India

Sagar Islands to become biggest tourism hub in eastern India

KOLKATA, India - West Bengal government, for the first time, is focusing attention on developing tourism in and around the Sagar Islands and trying to promote the destination as the biggest ...

Etihad Airways puts its partner Jet Airways in a difficult position

Etihad Airways puts its partner Jet Airways in a difficult position

Etihad Airways, a major investor in Indian-based Jet Airways owning 24 percent of this carrier, has cancelled its plan to lease three Boeing 777 aircraft, putting Jet Airways in a difficult ...

Deadly bus accident in Guwahati, Assam

Deadly bus accident in Guwahati, Assam

Guwahati in India is a fast-growing metropolitan city that is by far the most important city in the state of Assam.

Inbound tourism to Bihar, India on the agenda for Vietnam

Inbound tourism to Bihar, India on the agenda for Vietnam

Tourism is important for this region. Since the late 1970s, Bihar, India, has been behind other Indian states in terms of its social and economic development.

Madhya Pradesh Travel Mart 2014 concluded

Madhya Pradesh Travel Mart 2014 concluded

The Madhya Pradesh Travel Mart (MPTM) was held between October 18-20, 2014 at Hotel Palash Residency, Bhopal, which recently concluded on a highly-successful note.

State in India plans double boost to tourism

State in India plans double boost to tourism

By Anil Mathur, eTN India Correspondent

INDIA (eTN) - In a double boost to tourism, Uttar Pradesh, the most populous state in India, plans to open a lion safari and an elephant safari in different parts of the sprawling state.

Rosewood Beijing opens today

Rosewood Beijing opens today

Rosewood Beijing opens today, signaling the presence of the Rosewood Hotels & Resorts® ultra-luxury brand in Asia.

After 35 years, Boeing sells to Iran

After 35 years, Boeing sells to Iran

Boeing announced it sold products to Iran Air in the third quarter, ending a 35-year freeze that began with the 1979 US hostage crisis.

Indian government’s gift to tourists: Electronic visa

Likely to be launched by end of October Indian government’s gift to tourists: Electronic visa

By Vikram Sing Chadha, eTN India Correspondent

There are about 30 countries including the US, Japan, and South Korea, where the electronic visa facility will be extended first while Germany, Israel, and Russia are under consideration.

India to launch e-visa by the end of October

India to launch e-visa by the end of October

NEW DELHI, India - Government's gift to tourists — electronic visa — is likely to be launched by October-end.

A clean sweep – Jetwing Lagoon victorious at THASL Green Hotel Awards 2014

The Hotels Association of Sri Lanka Awards A clean sweep – Jetwing Lagoon victorious at THASL Green Hotel Awards 2014

COLOMBO – In an unprecedented display of achievement and commitment, Jetwing dominated the THASL (The Hotels Association of Sri Lanka) Green Hotels Awards 2014, with Bawa masterpiece Jetwing ...

A  tourism city, but women should be aware of deadly acid attacks

A tourism city, but women should be aware of deadly acid attacks

As it is said Esfahan, Half of the World, one should walk throughout this city in order to have a better understanding of it. A city known as; blossomed rose, earthly paradise, turquoise bridge ...

Russian tourist assaulted, robbed in Goa

Russian tourist assaulted, robbed in Goa

PANAJI, India - A 23-year-old Russian woman was molested, beaten up and robbed at Baga beach, one of Goa's most popular beaches, police said Sunday.

Nepal tourist rescue ongoing

Nepal tourist rescue ongoing

The death toll in Nepal due to severe weather reaches 41, at least 10 people remain missing in the Annapurna region.

Indian airline puts in order for huge amount of fuel-efficient aircraft

Indian airline puts in order for huge amount of fuel-efficient aircraft

By Anil Mathur, eTN India Correspondent

In a major move in the aviation industry, IndiGo, a successful Indian airline, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the purchase of a large number of fuel-efficient aircraft.

India gets new Tourism of Ministry Secretary

India gets new Tourism of Ministry Secretary

By Anil Mathur, eTN India Correspondent

INDIA (eTN) - Arvind Mayaram has been appointed the new Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism in India. He succeeds Parvez Dewan, who retires on October 31, 2014.

2nd World Tea & Coffee Expo attracts 4100 business visitors

2nd World Tea & Coffee Expo attracts 4100 business visitors

MUMBAI, India - The 2nd edition of World Tea & Coffee Expo, India's only International trade show dedicated to the Tea and Coffee Sectors ended successfully on 13th September 2014 with ...

Asia's Best goes to Deer Jet

Asia's Best goes to Deer Jet

NEW DELHI, India - The World Travel Awards named Deer Jet as "Asia's Leading Private Jet charter" and "China's Leading Private Jet charter 2014" at the WTA ceremony in Delhi on Oct. 10, 2014.

World Tea & Coffee Expo Ends With a Positive Note

World Tea & Coffee Expo Ends With a Positive Note

The 2nd edition of World Tea & Coffee Expo, India's only International trade show dedicated to the Tea and Coffee Sectors ended successfully on 13th September 2014 with positive reviews from ...

Indian Association of Tour Operators executive to welcome SITE participants

Society for Incentive Travel Excellence Indian Association of Tour Operators executive to welcome SITE participants

By Anil Mathur, eTN India Correspondent

The Society for Incentive Travel Excellence, SITE, will hold its global conference in India for the first time next year.

Pilots: Air India insuring grounded planes

Pilots: Air India insuring grounded planes

NEW DELHI, India - Air India pilots on Sunday alleged that the cash-strapped airline was insuring grounded aircraft at an annual cost of $6 million, a charge denied by the company.

Indian state developing 'footprints of Buddha' tourist circuit

Indian state developing 'footprints of Buddha' tourist circuit

PATNA, Bihar, India - Patna: Bihar government has decided to develop the 'footprints of Buddha circuit' sites located in four districts of the state.

Tourists returning to Kashmir Valley

Tourists returning to Kashmir Valley

SRINAGAR, India - The Kashmir Valley was reeling under huge rush of tourists before devastating floods last month shattered everything.

Travel Agent Association offers Degree Course in Tourism & Hospitality Management

Travel Agent Association offers Degree Course in Tourism & Hospitality Management

By Anil Mathur, eTN India

The Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI) has signed a MOU with HR College of Commerce & Economics in Mumbai introducing a degree course, Bachelor of Vocation (B.

Asia's Leading Online Travel Agency revealed

Asia's Leading Online Travel Agency revealed

It has been recognized as "Asia's Leading Online Travel Agency" for 2014 by the World Travel Awards program (WTA).

Asia's Leading Airline Business Class reward received

Asia's Leading Airline Business Class reward received

The World Travel Awards (WTA) Reception Ceremony for 2014 was held at the Oberoi Hotel in New Delhi India on the evening of October 10th, with Hainan Airlines Co., Ltd receiving high recognition ...

World Travel Awards winners celebrate in New Delhi

World Travel Awards winners celebrate in New Delhi

NEW DELHI, India - China was among the biggest winners at the World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony 2014 this evening, with a host of awards headed for the emerging tourism ...

Plummeting rouble killing Russian tourism to Kerala

Plummeting rouble killing Russian tourism to Kerala

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, India - The effect of liquor ban will take time to be felt but Russian premier Vladimir Putin’s territorial ambitions in Ukraine have already weakened Kerala tourism.

Pakistan in talks with several airlines about taking over ailing PIA

Pakistan in talks with several airlines about taking over ailing PIA

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Pakistan plans to split ailing national flag carrier Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) into two companies and sell control of the core business to a global airline over ...

Japanese visitor with Ebola symptoms quarantined in India

Japanese visitor with Ebola symptoms quarantined in India

IMPHAL, India - A Japanese national who recently entered the State from Myanmar and having Ebola-like symptoms is being kept in an isolation ward at Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences ...

Kerala tourism: No more booze, but there is golf

Kerala tourism: No more booze, but there is golf

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, India - At a juncture when the state’s phased alcohol prohibition policy is giving a massive headache to the R27,000-crore Kerala tourism industry, golf has offered it a ...

Stray dogs attack tourists in Goa

Stray dogs attack tourists in Goa

CALANGUTE, India - Tourists have been complaining of a stray dog menace at Candolim beach for quite some time now.

Two tourists were allegedly bitten by stray dogs on Sunday evening.

Visa on arrival for US visitors to boost India's tourism

Visa on arrival for US visitors to boost India's tourism

NEW DELHI, India - The Modi government's decision to extend 'visa on arrival' to US citizens is not just an emotional pitch but makes good economics too.

Indian state takes tourists to apple orchards

Indian state takes tourists to apple orchards

In a unique initiative to make tourism business more fruitful in Himachal Pradesh, the state Tourism Department is all set to take tourists to apple orchards.

Stampede in India kills 33 so far

Stampede in India kills 33 so far

The toll in a stampede after the burning of the Ravana effigy at the Gandhi Maidan in Patna rose to 33 on Saturday morning after the death of a child, officials said.

Emirates’ one-off A380 service to Tehran marks start of 4th daily service to Iranian capital

Emirates’ one-off A380 service to Tehran marks start of 4th daily service to Iranian capital

DUBAI, UAE,1st October 2014: Emirates, a global connector of people and places celebrates the launch of its fourth daily nonstop passenger service to Imam Khomeini International Airport, Tehran ...

Kazakhstan 5th World Religious Congress

Kazakhstan 5th World Religious Congress

Hindus have applauded Kazakhstan for planning its “5th World Religious Congress,” reportedly convening in the capital Astana on June 10-11, 2015.

Uzbekistan ready to host back-to-back mega tourism events

Uzbekistan ready to host back-to-back mega tourism events

By Agha Iqrar Haroon, eTN Pakistan Correspondent

SAMARKAND – All of Uzbekistan is presenting festivity as this Central Asian country is hosting two back-to-back mega events of the tourism industry.

First transit hotel in Bengaluru of India

First transit hotel in Bengaluru of India

Unlike other hotels, the Day Hotel by Plaza Premium Lounge is a short stay hotel located within an airport terminal with a flexible hourly rate payment offering.

Kerala tourism: Will alcohol ban hurt?

Kerala tourism: Will alcohol ban hurt?

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, India - The freedom to enjoy a wide variety of their favorite foods and drinks has been the USP of Kerala for foreign tourists.

Mauritius promoting tourism from India

Mauritius promoting tourism from India

By Anil Mathur, eTN India Correspondent

INDIA (eTN) - The exotic Indian Ocean island nation of Mauritius, which has a large population of Indian origin, is trying the promote tourism from India.

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