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Taj Mahal closed amid COVID-19 scare
Tue, Mar 17, 2020
The Taj Mahal will be closed for tourists from Tuesday onwards amid the novel coronavirus pandemic. Officials said that the decision was communicated to them on Monday night by the Ministry of Tourism in New Delhi See Zee Business live streaming below:
Budget 2020: Nirmala Sitharaman may announce new tourism programme under Incredible India campaign
Thu, Jan 30, 2020
Budget 2020: To become a part of this Ministry of Tourism programme, one needs to go to the Ministry of Tourism page and take a domestic tourist pledge.
Budget 2019: Tourism firms demand corporate tax reduction across board, better infrastructure
Thu, Jan 24, 2019
While the Union Budget 2015-16 proposed a reduction in the Corporate Tax from 30 per cent to 25 per cent, the fluctuating slabs decelerated the pace and scale of benefits.
Foreign tourist arrivals witness 8.4% growth in January 2018
Tue, Feb 13, 2018
Foreign tourist arrivals (FTAs) witnessed a growth of 8.4% in January 2018 over January 2017, while the number of travellers on e-Tourist Visa saw 58.5% growth in the same period, according to Ministry of Tourism data.
Why foreign tourists kept pouring in despite cash crunch?
Wed, Mar 29, 2017
Even though sudden demonetisation drive announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on November 8, 2016 was expected to hit tourism sector hard, it hasn't been the case. In November foreign tourist arrivals (FTAs) amounted to 8.9 lakh compared to 8.1 lakh the previous year.
India registers nearly 17% growth in foreign tourist arrival in January
Fri, Feb 17, 2017
Highlights: 1.The number of foreign tourist arrivals (FTAs) during January 2017 were 9.83 lakh as compared to foreign tourist arrivals (FTAs) of 8.44 lakh in January 2016
India registers nearly 57% rise in foreign tourists under e-Tourist Visa scheme in December
Wed, Jan 11, 2017
India has registered nearly 57% growth in foreign tourists arrival under its e-Tourist Visa scheme in December last year.
E-Tourist Visas pushes foreign tourist arrivals growth by 117% in September
Thu, Oct 13, 2016
During the month of September, 2016 a total of 68,809 foreign tourists arrived on e-Tourist Visa as compared to 31,729 during the month of September, 2015 registering a growth of 116.9%.
Tourism Ministry approves Rs 500 crore fund for projects in Jammu & Kashmir
Sat, Sep 17, 2016
The projects envisage tourist infrastructural development in Jammu and Kashmir.
Tourism Ministry to attract investment of Rs 50,000 crore in tourism
Mon, Sep 05, 2016
Mahesh Sharma, Minister of state for tourism and culture said,"Through this summit we will be able to attract investment above Rs 50000 crore in the country's tourism sector."
Govt declares certain tourist spots as 'Selfie Danger Zones'
Mon, Aug 08, 2016
Selfies had taken the world by storm and India has not been an exception. With a selfie loving Prime Minister, selfies in India had become a craze beyond compare.
Foreign Tourist Arrivals, medical visas in India witness upward trend
Mon, Aug 08, 2016
Foreign Tourist Arrivals are reported to be on the rise in India and so are the tourists arriving solely for medical purposes. Ministry of tourism on Monday revealed the number of foreign tourist arrivals (FTA) inclusive of those arriving for medical purposes in India.
Modi's tourism push: E-visas result in 274% growth till June
Wed, Aug 03, 2016
The total tourist arrivals grew to 4,71,909 on e-Tourist visas as compared to 1,26,214 during the same period last year.
Foreign tourists earned India Rs 10,000 crore in June
Mon, Jul 18, 2016
Foreign tourist arrivals (FTAs) in India has grown over 7% in June this year.
Arrival on e-Tourist visas double in June 2016; sector achieves over 130% growth
Tue, Jul 12, 2016
Tourists’ arrivals on e-Tourist visas saw 137.7% growth in June 2016 as compared to the same period last year, Ministry of Tourism said on Tuesday. “A total of 36,982 tourists arrived in June 2016 on e-Tourist Visa as compared to 15,557 last year,” it said in a statement.
Tamil Nadu was first choice for Indian and foreign tourists last year
Thu, Jun 30, 2016
The top 10 states contributed about 83.62% to the total number of domestic tourist visits in 2015, the report said.