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19 killed, 17 injured in Pakistan university terror attack

19 killed, 17 injured in Pakistan university terror attack

CHARSADDA, Pakistan - Security forces have ended a gun and bomb attack on a university in north-west Pakistan in which 19 people were killed and 17 injured.

Suicide bomb attack near Russian embassy in Kabul kills four

Suicide bomb attack near Russian embassy in Kabul kills four

KABUL, Afghanistan - A suicide bomber has attacked an area near the Russian embassy in the Afghan capital Kabul, officials say, killing at least four people.

Madhya Pradesh Water Tourism Festival

Madhya Pradesh Water Tourism Festival

Anil Mathur, eTN India Correspondent

Madhya Pradesh, the heart of India, will host the Jal Mahaustav Water Tourism Festival from February 12 to 21.

Maldives Anantara presents luxurious wellness holiday

Maldives Anantara presents luxurious wellness holiday

Maldives Ministry of Tourism

Inviting guests to put themselves on a path of wellness while being a world away from home, Anantara Resorts in the Maldives promote health and holistic wellbeing with a collection of resort ...

India’s largest tourism fair opens tomorrow

India’s largest tourism fair opens tomorrow

BENGALURU, India - Travel & Tourism Fair (TTF) Bengaluru opens on January 15 and will showcase over 150 participants from all over India, including official delegations from many Indian ...

Suicide terror bombings reported in Jakarta

Tourist city on alert Suicide terror bombings reported in Jakarta

On one of the busiest streets in a tourist area in Jakarta, Indonesia, where there are many luxury hotels, office buildings, and a Starbucks, at least 6 massive explosions and gunfire have been ...

Jetwing Hotels supports Galle Literary Festival for 10th year

Jetwing Hotels supports Galle Literary Festival for 10th year

Jetwing Hotels

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka – The internationally-reputed Galle Literary Festival will have a stronger focus on literature, visual arts, culinary experiences, architecture and theatre, with mini ...

Interview: Nepal Tourism Board has a new CEO - finally

Interview: Nepal Tourism Board has a new CEO - finally

eTN Staff Writer

In a special interview, Mr. Pankaj Pradhananga of Four Season Travel & Tours in Kathmandu, Nepal, sat down with the newly-appointed CEO of Nepal Tourism Board, Mr. Deepak Raj Joshi.

Maldives celebrates first tourist arrival of Visit Maldives Year 2016

Maldives celebrates first tourist arrival of Visit Maldives Year 2016

Maldives Ministry of Tourism

The Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation together with Ministry of Tourism commenced the Visit Maldives Year 2016 campaign today, the 1st January 2016 by welcoming the very first ...

India establishing world-class motoring tourism

India establishing world-class motoring tourism

Anil Mathur, eTN India Correspondent

INDIA (eTN) - India is trying to establish itself as a world-class motoring tourism destination by spreading awareness both inside and outside the country.

India hones in on adventure tourists

India hones in on adventure tourists

Anil Mathur, eTN India Correspondent

INDIA (eTN) – India has in recent years given much emphasis on adventure tourism, which has been growing and offers attractive options to travelers from within the country as well as from ...

Identical twin chefs create masterful delights at Jetwing Lighthouse

Identical twin chefs create masterful delights at Jetwing Lighthouse

Jetwing Hotels

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka – “We don’t talk much, because our food says more than we ever could,” says Jacques & Laurent Pourcel, identical twins and master chefs at the Jetwing Lighthouse in ...

New Hyatt-branded hotel officially opens in Goa, India

New Hyatt-branded hotel officially opens in Goa, India

CHICAGO, IL - Hyatt Place Goa/Candolim is the newest Hyatt-branded hotel to officially open in Goa, India.

Jetwing welcomes visitors to new tented camp on a sanctuary

Jetwing welcomes visitors to new tented camp on a sanctuary

press release

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka – Jetwing Yala, on the borders of a sanctuary, has been a beacon of hospitality in the region for two years and seeks to further enthrall visitors with the introduction of the ...

Major earthquake in the Manipur India region

Major earthquake in the Manipur India region

A 6.8 earthquake was reported minutes ago in the Manipur India region.

The quake was recorded 2305 UTC time or 435 at the location.

The distance to major cities:

Sri Lanka Tourism reveals 2016 Strategic Marketing Plan

Sri Lanka Tourism reveals 2016 Strategic Marketing Plan

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - The tourism industry of Sri Lanka is poised for growth to achieve sustainable development phase within the next few years, based on the strategic direction determined by the ...

Bad day for Air India: Rats, dogs and a catering van

Bad day for Air India: Rats, dogs and a catering van

Star Alliance member Air India had a bad day today. Rats, dogs and a catering van were part of it. An Air India plane flying from Mumbai to London has been forced to return.

Bhadarwah tourism prospects are good, but…

Bhadarwah tourism prospects are good, but…

Anil Mathur, eTN India Correspondent

INDIA (eTN) - The border tourist-rich state of Jammu and Kashmir in Northern India is trying to promote the Bhadarwah region, some 200 kilometers from Jammu, facing a somewhat egg and chicken type ...

Taliban suicide attack on Kabul International Airport in Afghanistan

Taliban suicide attack on Kabul International Airport in Afghanistan

A suicide bomber today killed one civilian and 13 military in an attack on Kabul Interntional Airport in Afghanistan.

Telangana, India: A potential new tourism destination?

Telangana, India: A potential new tourism destination?

The formation of Telangana has certainly improved the prospects of Adilabad emerging as a prime tourist destination in the near future.

Indian business travelers more "digital" than Chinese and Japanese

Indian business travelers more "digital" than Chinese and Japanese

NEW DELHI, India - A large section of Indian business travelers booked their flights online, showing the highest propensity to use such services, even ahead of the Chinese and Japanese.

6.2 earthquake rocks Afghanistan and felt in Pakistan and India

6.2 earthquake rocks Afghanistan and felt in Pakistan and India

A 6.2 earthquake rocked the Hindu Kush region in Afghanistan at 1914 UTC time tonight.

The quake was felt as far as Pakistan and India.

Tourists with beards not allowed in Georgia

Tourists with beards not allowed in Georgia

Georgia is not a welcoming holiday vacation destination if you have a long beard and reside in the United Arab Emirates.

Make 2016 the year to visit Nepal

Make 2016 the year to visit Nepal

David Beirman, special to eTN

The international community demonstrated an admirable response to Nepal’s earthquake in April 2015.

Popular tourist spot in Pakistan jolted by earthquake

Popular tourist spot in Pakistan jolted by earthquake

Dispatch News Desk

LAHORE, Pakistan – Lahore, Pakistan, was jolted by an earthquake at 2320 hours local time. Lahore is the second largest city and is the capital of the Punjab province.

Magical sustainable hideaway in Maldives

Magical sustainable hideaway in Maldives

PRESS RELEASE

LOS ANGELES, California - One of six Constance Hotels and Resorts properties recently re-certified by Green Globe, Constance Halaveli Maldives achieved a notable compliance score of 84% against ...

Constance Moofushi Maldives where sustainability is second nature

Constance Moofushi Maldives where sustainability is second nature

PRESS RELEASE

LOS ANGELES, California - Constance Moofushi Maldives is comprised of over a hundred chic villas set on dazzling white sand or stilts that float above turquoise water in The Maldives.

It's the holidays: Time to indulge and be a tourist in the luxurious Maldives

It's the holidays: Time to indulge and be a tourist in the luxurious Maldives

Resorts and hotels in the Maldives are renowned for their exclusivity and sheer luxury.

Changing lives through hospitality: Jetwing hotels

Changing lives through hospitality: Jetwing hotels

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka – Initially begun in 2006 ten months prior to the opening of Jetwing Vil Uyana, located in Sigiriya, the Jetwing Youth Development Project (JYDP) was an initiative designed to ...

Maldives: Picture perfect spot to film travel memories

Maldives: Picture perfect spot to film travel memories

The picture perfect islands of the Maldives are ideal for filmmaking. Nature has designed the perfect set for filming here.

Sri Lanka tourism development: No lip service, please

Sri Lanka tourism development: No lip service, please

eTN Sri Lanka correspondent, Srilal Miththapala felt it would be interesting to dwell upon the real importance of tourism for Sri Lanka’s development, and what this industry really means to its ...

New era of cooperation: India and Japan strengthen ties

New era of cooperation: India and Japan strengthen ties

Anil Mathur, eTN India Correspondent

NEW DELHI, India - In a major boost to India-Japan ties, the Land of the Rising Sun is to build a Convention Centre in Varanasi, one of the oldest living cities in the world.

Afghanistan airport attack leaves dozens dead

Afghanistan airport attack leaves dozens dead

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan - Taliban attack at Kandahar airport in southern Afghanistan has left at least 37 civilians and members of security forces dead and 35 wounded, the defense ministry said. ...

Major earthquake hit Tajikistan

Major earthquake hit Tajikistan

A 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck the Central Asian nation of Tajikistan on Monday at 07:50:07 UTC time. This is according to the US Geological Survey.

Wild boars on runway send landing plane into ditch

Wild boars on runway send landing plane into ditch

JABALPUR, India - The passengers on a Indian low-cost airline flight got a huge scare today, when their plane landed at Jabalpur airport.

Minister: Delhi pollution will not affect tourism

Minister: Delhi pollution will not affect tourism

VARANASI, India - Claiming a growth of 10.8% in arrival of tourists the union minister of state for tourism, culture and civil aviation Mahesh Sharma denied that reports on high pollution level ...

Delhi has highest number of crimes against foreign tourists

Crime in India Report Delhi has highest number of crimes against foreign tourists

NEW DELHI, India - India's National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), Ministry of Home Affairs, has published the Crime in India 2014 report, an annual report on the national crime statistics, which ...

Largest Visa Application Center in Asia opens in New Delhi

Largest Visa Application Center in Asia opens in New Delhi

Anil Mathur, eTN India Correspondent

NEW DELHI, India (eTN) - In what will be a big boost to traveler convenience and comfort, the VFS Global on Dec 2 opened its largest Visa Application Center in Asia, in New Delhi, in the heart of ...

Airports Authority of India: Chennai airport to remain shut till December 6

Airports Authority of India: Chennai airport to remain shut till December 6

NEW DELHI, India - Chennai airport will remain shut till December 6 in the wake of battering rains that have left the facility unusable, Airports Authority of India (AAI) announced on ...

India's government: Taj Mahal "not a Hindu temple"

India's government: Taj Mahal "not a Hindu temple"

NEW DELHI, India - India's government has rejected claims by a group of lawyers that the Taj Mahal monument was a Hindu temple.

5.2 earthquake in Kyrgyzstan

5.2 earthquake in Kyrgyzstan

A magnitude M.2 earthquake rocked the region 40 km south of Uch-Terek in Kyrgyzstan at 6:13 UTC time Tuesday morning.

Brigitte Dasquet appointed as the Director of Sales and Marketing at Kandima Maldives

Brigitte Dasquet appointed as the Director of Sales and Marketing at Kandima Maldives

Pulse Hotels & Resorts is pleased to announce the appointment of Brigitte Dasquet as the Director of Sales and Marketing for Kandima Maldives, expected to launch in October 2016.

Maldives tourists see islands from on high

Maldives tourists see islands from on high

Seaplanes are used commonly in the Maldives for transferring visitors from the airport to their chosen holiday destination.

American 'sex tourist' arrested in Kolkata

American 'sex tourist' arrested in Kolkata

KOLKATA, India - An American tourist in his 50s has been arrested for allegedly sexually abusing a teenaged boy at a posh Kolkata hotel, police said on Saturday.

Trouble in paradise but tourism goes on normally in the Maldives

Trouble in paradise but tourism goes on normally in the Maldives

Maldives is an island country and plays a mayor role as an upscale tourism destination.

Most tourists take a boat from the airport island to their resorts.

Attention travelers: Time to shop – in Maldives!

Attention travelers: Time to shop – in Maldives!

It’s that time of year during the festive holidays when top of mind is shopping – even when (and maybe especially when) we are traveling.

A gateway to a hundred worlds – Jetwing Kaduruketha opens in December 2015

A gateway to a hundred worlds – Jetwing Kaduruketha opens in December 2015

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Known as the heart of Sri Lankan hospitality, Jetwing Hotels is set to launch Jetwing Kaduruketha - the first luxury agro-tourism project in the country - in December ...

ISIS claims deadly attack on Shiite mosque in northern Bangladesh

ISIS claims deadly attack on Shiite mosque in northern Bangladesh

DHAKA, Bangladesh - ISIS militants has claimed responsibility for an attack on worshippers at a Shiite mosque in northern Bangladesh that killed one and wounded three others, the US-based ...

Educaton program boosts tourism in India

Educaton program boosts tourism in India

Anil Mathur, eTN India Correspondent

INDIA (eTN) - The Banarsidas Chandiwala Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology New Delhi has joined the Ministry of Tourism Hunar Se Rozgar scheme, under which youth in the 18 to 28 ...

Glenn Daniels appointed as General Manager at LUX  South Ari Atoll

Glenn Daniels appointed as General Manager at LUX South Ari Atoll

LUX Resorts & Hotels is delighted to announce the appointment o Glenn Daniels as General Manager of its Maldivian resort, LUX South Ari Atoll.

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