Keyword : Tourism

E-visa for Chinese will help tourism, says minister Sharma

Minister of state for Tourism Mahesh Sharma has hailed the extension of e-visas to Chinese nationals. Sharma said on Tuesday that “It was a great vision of our prime minister that he took a l

The land of Mohan and Mahatma

Porbandar is a small city with narrow and congested lanes, bustling with people, shops, cows, and children. Amid this hustle and bustle is a beautiful big white building, Kirti Mandir – where

A glimpse of Delhi’s ‘mini Tibet’

Majnu ka tilla or New Aruna Nagar Colony, situated on the banks of river Yamuna near Kashmere Gate, is a refugee camp housing Tibetan people. The Tibetan colony was established in 1960.

An average of one crime reported each day against foreigners: NCRB 2015 report

As many as 365 cases of crime committed against foreigners were registered in India in 2015, reveals the latest report by national crime records bureau (NCRB). Of these, 271 cases were registered a

IRCTC inks MoU with Mizoram to promote tourism

 Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) and the Mizoram government have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), which seeks to provide a range of hospitality and tourism s

Sun, sand and slow pace of Goa polls

 Goa is all set to witness elections on February 4. I was travelling to the state for the first time with a group of friends a little more than week before the polling date. At first, we were

Budget & Tourism

It’s a well-known fact that Indian citizens are a well-travelled lot. Our citizens contribute significantly to the tourism spends in countries such as Switzerland, UAE and Singapore.

Govt approves disinvestment of three ITDC properties

The cabinet committee on economic affairs has approved the proposal of disinvestment of hotels/properties of the India Tourism Development Corporation Ltd. (ITDC). The decision on di

Aiming disinvestment, ITDC properties to be transferred

The central government has agreed to transfer Hotel Jaipur Ashok at Jaipur and Lalitha Mahal Palace Hotel at Mysore of India Tourism Development Corporation Ltd (ITDC) to Rajasthan and Karnataka go

Why kick up a storm over the Taj

 There is a hue and cry over Yogi Adityanath led Uttar Pradesh government dropping the Taj Mahal from its list of important tourist destinations. Some media reports also stated that the Yogi g

An island of opportunity

Tourism, one of the largest industries in the world, employs approximately 8 percent of the global population. Over the years, it has proved to be a viable socio-economic development strategy for d

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