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Jaitley launches new HITS service;Hinduja pegs Rs 5k cr outlay

Jaitley launches new HITS service; Hinduja pegs Rs 5k cr outlay

NEW DELHI: Information and Broadcasting Minister Arun Jaitley today launched an innovative HITS digital broadcasting platform that will provide over 500 TV channels to cable operators, with the promoter Hinduja… Read more »



Beautiful lake resort amidst seven hills The beautiful lake resort nestles amidst seven hills in a lush valley at an altitude of 1938 meters. In 1841, the British first discovered… Read more »

Amitabh Kant

‘India tourism potential remains untapped’

KOCHI: Architect of the government’s successful Incredible India campaign, Amitabh Kant said here the potential of the country’s tourism still remains untapped and asked the states to take lessons from… Read more »


Switzerland campaign to woo Indian tourists

AHMEDABAD: In a bid to attract more Indian tourists, Switzerland Tourism has launched promotional campaigns here. The promotional campaigns – ‘Grand Tour of Switzerland’ and ‘Grand Train Tour of Switzerland’… Read more »


British Airways revamps its loyalty program

NEW DELHI: UK’s flag carrier British Airways has revamped its loyalty program for business class travelers with a three-tier ranking system to boost earning power, handpicked offers and bonuses for… Read more »


HP to organize apple festivals for tourism

SHIMLA: With an aim to promote tourism in Himachal Pradesh, an ‘apple festival’ was organized in Manali on September 6 which is to be followed by another one here on… Read more »

Visitors line the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park in northern Arizona. The Grand Canyon and other big national parks are seeing more visitors than usual this year, partly driven by good weather, cheap gas and marketing campaigns.

National parks seeing huge spikes in visitation

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz.: Visitors heading to the Grand Canyon lately know they are going to get two things when they arrive: breathtaking views and long waits, whether it… Read more »

'Jurassic Monument

‘Jurassic Monument’ proposal gets local support

SALT LAKE CITY: A proposal from two congressmen to convert a central Utah dinosaur fossil quarry rich in Jurassic-period bones into a national monument gained a key endorsement from county… Read more »



City of dreams & the financial capital of India Renowned as the “Gateway of India” – Mumbai, the stalwart – stands majestically as the “Financial Capital of India”. Soft breeze… Read more »

A kaleidoscope of Monarch butterflies hang from a tree branch, in the Piedra Herrada sanctuary, near Valle de Bravo, Mexico.

Deforestation triples in Mexico butterfly reserve

MEXICO CITY: Illegal logging more than tripled in the monarch butterfly’s wintering grounds in central Mexico, reversing several years of steady improvements, investigators have announced. Almost all of the loss… Read more »

Lifeguards David Frey, left, Lauren Cook and Chris Fenrich, on backboard, simulate a shallow water rescue on a water slide at the Rolling Hills Water Park in Ypsilanti, Mich.

Shallow depths belie hazards in waterparks

YPSILANTI TOWNSHIP, Mich.: With their appealing slides and wave pools, waterparks are increasingly popular places to spend a summer day. But the shallow waters belie hazards that experts say visitors… Read more »

Lyft passenger Christina Shatzen gets into a car driven by Nancy Tcheou, in San Francisco. Uber, Lyft and other ride-hailing companies may soon be able to pick up passengers at Los Angeles International Airport after debate over whether their drivers are properly screened to weed out criminals.

Ride-hailing firms can make pickups at LA airport

LOS ANGELES: Uber, Lyft and other ride-hailing companies have won approval to pick up passengers at Los Angeles International Airport after weeks of debate over whether their drivers are properly… Read more »

Shows attendees of the Outdoor Retailer Show viewing the camping tent display area of the event in front of the Salt Palace Convention Center, in Salt Lake City.

Big outdoor retail show stays in Salt Lake City

SALT LAKE CITY: The world’s largest outdoor retail show considered moving to other cities with more lodging and convention space but chose to stay in Utah after attendees revealed an… Read more »



Wonderful palaces, canals & a fairy tale love story Fairy tale love story of a Muslim prince with a local poor shepherd girl brings the mythological face to Mandu. Mandu, a small town… Read more »


Clubhouse in Gulmarg proposed for corporates

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed has asked the Tourism Department to set up a state-of-the-art clubhouse in the famous ski-resort of Gulmarg to position it as… Read more »


No pre-clearance for US-bound passengers

NEW DELHI: The government has said that no pre-clearance facility would be extended to US-bound passengers of the national carrier Air India due to “far-reaching” implications arising out of it…. Read more »

Kochi Mayor Tony Chammany handed over the membership acceptance document to Chinese Ambassador to India Le Yucheng

Kochi first city in India to become WTCF member

KOCHI: Kochi has become the first city in India to be a member of Beijing-headquartered World Tourism Cities Federation (WTCF) Council, with the Kerala Tourism Department accepting the Council’s invitation… Read more »



Mythical Arjuna city now trade & commerce hub Vijayawada, the third largest city of the state Andhra Pradesh in India and also known as Bezawada, is placed on the banks… Read more »

Civil Aviation Mahesh Sharma

Civil Aviation Ministry hints at capping airfares

NEW DELHI: In a clear signal on capping airfares, the Civil Aviation Ministry has said mechanisms would be put in place to curb predatory pricing ways of airlines. The latest… Read more »


IRCTC plans ‘Tourist Facilitation Centre’ in CP

NEW DELHI: Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) will soon launch a unique ‘Tourist Facilitation Centre’ in the heart of the national capital, seeking to make it a ‘one-stop… Read more »