Ancient Roman villa uncovered near Florence

​Florence, Oct 21 (IANS/AKI) Archaeologists have unearthed a luxurious ancient Roman villa complete with thermal baths and stunning mosaics near the central Italian city of Florence in what they described as an "exceptional" find. "This is a completely exceptional building," said Federico Cantini, from the University o...
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NH7 music festival to kick off in Meghalaya on Friday

​Shillong, Oct 20 (IANS) Come Friday, and all roads in Meghalaya will lead to Madan Kurkalang in Bhoirymbong, Ri-Bhoi district for the seventh edition of Bacardi NH7 Weekender, one of the biggest music festivals in India. The two-day festival, which will entertain the region's music enthusiasts on October 21 and 22, wi...
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Now, undertake a culinary journey to Benaras

​New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) The grandeur of Benaras' exquisite food and the beautiful ambience of its ghats have been brought alive at an ongoing festival here that recreates a spread of the city's specialties and street snacks for the capital's food lovers. The third segment of the "The Grand Trunk Culinary Journey", wh...
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Tiny Kerala island in NatGeo's list of world destinations

​Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 18 (IANS) Kakkathuruthucrows, a tiny island in Kerala's Alappuzha district has been listed in National Geographic's 'Around the World in 24 Hours', a photographic tour of travel-worthy spots across the world. "It is a matter of pride for us to be listed by NatGeo, which is among the leading mag...
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Heritage air-service to link 5 UP cities by 2017

​Lucknow, Oct 17 (IANS) In a bid to promote tourism along its major historic cities, Uttar Pradesh would be kick-starting a "Heritage Air-Services" from next year, an official said on Monday. This air network would be started in Lucknow, Agra, Varanasi, Allahabad and Kanpur, the official added. The air service ...
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World's tallest wood building has 18 storeys

Toronto, Oct 3 (IANS) The world's tallest wood building at 18 storeys -- about 174 feet -- is set to be completed four months ahead of schedule, showcasing the advantages of building with wood, officials in Canada said. "This remarkable building, the first of its kind in the world, is another shining example of Canadian ...
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World's highest glass bridge to reopen in October

Beijing, Sep 28 (IANS) The world's longest and highest glass bridge, in Hunan province, will reopen for China's Golden Week holiday in October, after a month-long safety overhaul. The bridge over the spectacular Grand Canyon Scenic Area in Zhangjiajie, a Unesco world heritage site, was temporarily closed at the beginning...
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Brand USA targets 2.8 million Indian tourists by 2021

​New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) Brand USA, the destination marketing organisation for the US, is attempting to drive enough Indian visits to meet its stated goal of 2.8 million tourists by 2021. "Visitation to US, when it comes to Indians, has been great. We have had an increase of 17 per cent in 2015. The aim is to reach a ...
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Riyadh to establish company to upgrade capacity of holy sites

Riyadh, Sep 18 (IANS) Saudi Arabia has agreed to form a company to develop and increase the capacity of the holy sites in Makkah and Medina, local Al Eqtisadiya news website reported on Saturday. The proposed company, which will be owned by the government, was approved days after the kingdom announced the success of the ...
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Tourism Education in UAE

With an arrival of more than 10 million tourists every year, tourism has emerged as a promising business sector in the UAE. The country is flourishing with three nat...
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