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US Airways likely to stop flying this fall

FORT WORTH, Texas: After more than 75 years of flying, the end is near for US Airways. American Airlines plans to shut down the venerable carrier over a 90-day stretch… Read more »



Marvelous monasteries, waterfalls and scenery Pelling is a small town in the state of Sikkim in the West Sikkim region. The town is a laid back place and it attracts… Read more »


Ranjit Sagar Dam to be gateway to JK tourism

JAMMU: Asserting that Ranjit Sagar Dam has tremendous potential to come up as a major tourist attraction, Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed has said the area will be developed as… Read more »


Chinese company sends 12,000+ on Thai holiday

BANGKOK: A Chinese company is sending more than 12,000 people on a holiday to Thailand, tourism officials said, with one resort hosting a series of back-to-back banquets catering to thousands… Read more »

Himachal to start water sports in Pong Dam

Himachal to start water sports in Pong Dam

SHIMLA: Tourists visiting Kangra and Dharamsala areas of Himachal Pradesh can hope for added attractions like water sports, Shikaras and houseboats in Pong Dam reservoir in near future. “The government… Read more »


Char Dham, tourist spots in Uttarakhand safe

DEHRADUN: Dismissing apprehensions of visitors planning to cancel their bookings for Uttarakhand in the wake of the latest earthquake in Nepal, the state government has said Char Dham yatra routes… Read more »

India moves up on global travel, tourism list to 52nd place

India moves up on global travel, tourism list to 52nd place

GENEVA: India has moved up 13 notches to 52nd position on a global list of countries in terms of their travel and tourism competitiveness, but ranks worse than its emerging… Read more »



Ideally located for high altitude trekking in Himalayas Munsiyari is a town in Pithorgarh district of the state of Uttarakhand. Located at the base of the Himalayas, on the banks of a… Read more »


MakeMyTrip encourages visitors to Kashmir

NEW DELHI: Online travel firm MakeMyTrip is wooing domestic tourists to Kashmir offering attractive packages as it supports the state government to bring back travelers to the valley hit hard… Read more »


India’s lighthouse museum set to woo visitors

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Aiming to promote lighthouse tourism, India’s fourth lighthouse museum, depicting the story of its evolution and history, is all set to be opened in the northern district of Kannur… Read more »


Online hotel booking to hit $1.8 bn by 2016

NEW DELHI: Online hotel bookings in the country will touch USD 1.8 billion by 2016, as more and more Indians turn to the Internet for finalizing travel plans, according to… Read more »



Land of Lamas amid picturesque Himalayas Embodiment of natural beauty, Leh, picturesquely nestled by Karakoram and Himalayan ranges, is the headquarters of Leh District in Jammu and Kashmir. Perfectly located… Read more »

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India to rename its e-visa scheme as ‘Visa Online’

NEW DELHI: With some international visitors misconstruing government’s much-touted tourism initiative ‘Visa on Arrival’ (VoA) to be a scheme which guarantees visa on landing, the Tourism Ministry has decided to… Read more »


Asia’s largest Tulip garden opens in Srinagar

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed inaugurated Asia’s largest Tulip garden situated on the banks of Dal Lake here for public viewing. This year around ten lakh… Read more »


New policy being formulated to increase tourism

NEW DELHI: The government is formulating a new policy to “substantially increase” India’s share in global tourism from its current figure of 0.64 per cent. The new tourism policy should… Read more »

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Envoy urges more India-Israel direct flights

CHENNAI: Making a pitch for developing the tourism industry, Israeli Ambassador to India Dabuek Carmon has said it was important to increase the number of direct flights between the two… Read more »



Breathtaking views & aromatic tea gardens Coonoor is located in the state of Tamil Nadu in Southern India. It is one of the most famous hill stations of the Nilgiri… Read more »


Palace On Wheels registers highest occupancy

JAIPUR: Palace On Wheels, Rajasthan’s famous luxury heritage train, has registered the highest occupancy of 111 tourists for the first time this season, an official of Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation… Read more »


Highest growth in India’s domestic air travel

NEW DELHI: Domestic air travel demand surged in India by 14.8 per cent in February, the highest worldwide, partly on the back of airlines keeping ticket prices lower to stimulate… Read more »

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Single window clearance for tourism projects

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed has announced a “single window” for project clearance in a time-bound manner to fast-track approvals for laying high-end tourism infrastructure in… Read more »