Goa to drive heritage tourism with vintage vehicles festival

​Panaji, Sep 13 (IANS) Goa hopes to ride the heritage tourism wave with the help of vintage vehicles, state Tourism Minister Dilip Parulekar said on Tuesday, while announcing the state's first vintage bike and car festival organised by the Tourism Ministry. Over 50 such vintage bikes and cars will be driven through the...
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East-West confluence, blue sea and belly dances turn Istanbul into travellers' delight

​Istanbul, Sep 13 (IANS) The scintillating blue water of the Bosphorus strait and the high boundary walls of the erstwhile Byzantine civilisation strewn with royal structures in every nook and corner of Istanbul offer travellers everything they would ask for on a holiday. Thanks to Bollywood, Indians have of late becom...
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Chinese rock art added to World Heritage List

​Istanbul, July 15 (IANS) China's Zuojiang Huashan rock-art cultural landscape was on Friday added to the World Heritage List at the 40th session of World Heritage Committee held in Istanbul. The World Heritage Committee cited the site's uniqueness in combining the landscape and rock art with the vivid and deep social ...
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Tourists from India, China help strengthen Lanka's economy

Colombo, July 1 (IANS) An increase in tourists mainly from China and India will help strengthen Sri Lanka's frail economy as tourism is poised to become the largest foreign exchange earner for the country, an official said on Friday. The number of tourists from China and India increased in the recent years and due to the...
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Haryana declares tourism as industry

Chandigarh, June 28 (IANS) To support growth of tourism sector in the state, the Haryana government on Tuesday declared tourism as an industry for land use purpose. The decision to this effect was taken in-principle in a meeting of the state cabinet, chaired by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar here on Tuesday. ...
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Taj one of 50 most beautiful places in Asia

​Hanoi, June 28 (IANS) The Taj Mahal in India is among the 50 most beautiful places in Asia, according to Conde Nast Traveler (CNT) magazine. The 17th-century Taj, built entirely in marble by Mughal emperor Shahjahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz, is located in Agra, about 200 km south of New Delhi. It is India's most v...
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Anusha Dandekar is Thailand tourism's brand ambassador

Mumbai, June 25 (IANS) Attempting an image makeover, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has appointed Indo-Australian actress-singer and former MTV VJ Anusha Dandekar as brand ambassador to lure more women tourists and focus on 'girly getaways' there, an official said here on Saturday. Dandekar has been selected for...
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China sets up first dark sky reserve

​Beijing, June 23 (IANS) China launched its first "dark sky reserve" for astronomical observation in the Tibetan prefecture of Ngari, bordering Nepal and India, officials said on Thursday. The reserve covers an area of 2,500 sq.km and aims to limit light pollution by stepping up protection of dark-sky resources for edu...
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Shanghai Disney China's top future draw

​Beijing, June 21 (IANS) The Shanghai Disney Resort, which officially opened last Thursday, is expected to surpass the Palace Museum in Beijing as the top spot for visitors in China. According to a report by online travel agency Ctrip, the resort is expected to receive at least 15 million visitors a year, more than 40,...
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Jharkhand to develop defunct mines as tourist spots

​New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) Jharkhand's tourism department said on Thursday it is working to develop the closed and abandoned mines in the state into active tourist destinations. "Mining tourism is to be developed following best practices from other parts of the world," said a statement from the department, citing Direct...
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