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Nearly 13 per cent dip in number of Indians visiting US: Expert
Mon, Dec 18, 2017
According to latest figures released by US National Travel and Tourism Office, in the first six months (January to June), there was a drop of 12.9 per cent in the number of people travelling from India to the US.
14.4% growth in foreign tourist arrivals in Nov, says Tourism Ministry
Tue, Dec 12, 2017
The number of foreign tourist arrivals (FTAs) in India in November 2017 was 10.05 lakh as compared to FTAs of 8.78 lakh in November 2016 and 8.16 lakh in November 2015, according to a statement by the Tourism Ministry.
Maharashtra government to formulate beach shack policy
Tue, Jun 20, 2017
The Maharashtra government has decided to come up with a beach shack policy to promote beach tourism along the coastline, develop the coastal areas, generate revenue and employment.
First UDAN flight takes off in Shimla
Thu, Apr 27, 2017
Prided at being a ‘global first initiative’ UDAN – Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday flagged off the maiden flight under the Regional Connectivity Scheme. The first flight of the initiative that began last year was from Shimla to New Delhi.
Policy to promote tourism through rail connectivity
Mon, Apr 17, 2017
The Railways is formulating a policy to promote tourism by connecting tourist spots across the country through trains. The policy, a first-of-its-kind exercise by the Railways, aims at hassle-free and seamless movement of people across different tourist places.
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.
Pawan Hans to start helicopter services for Delhi tourism from 1 April
Fri, Mar 24, 2017
Pawan Hans to start helicopter services for Delhi tourism from 1 April. Watch the full segment for more details
China's economy gets off to strong start in 2017 as investment rebounds
Tue, Mar 14, 2017
China issued a raft of upbeat data on Tuesday showing the economy got off to a strong start to 2017, supported by strong bank lending, a government infrastructure spree and a much-needed resurgence in private investment.
Govt to revive 50 underutilised airports in 4 years for affordable flying scheme
Fri, Oct 21, 2016
At the regional connectivity scheme launch of ‘Udan,’ Ministry of Civil Aviation on Friday said that they would revive unused, underserve and unserved airports to make flying affordable to the masses of India.
Full Text: India-Russia joint statement after PM Modi meets Russia's President Putin
Sat, Oct 15, 2016
India's prime minister Narendra Modi held bilateral talks with Russian president Vladimir Putin on Saturday ahead of the eight BRICS Summit which will begin from Sunday in Goa. Here's the full text of the joint statement: October 15,2016
Foreign tourist arrivals grew by 12% in August; brought in over Rs 12,900 crore
Wed, Sep 21, 2016
The growth rate in foreign exchange earnings (FEE) in rupee terms during August 2016 over August 2015 was 13.1% as compared to the growth of 9.9% in August 2015.
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."
Service Tax dispute: Delhi High Court declares MakeMyTrip not guilty
Thu, Sep 01, 2016
Delhi court said, the arrest of the official without notice and the matter of service tax collected was not justified, as they did not contain any reasonable explanations for institution of proceedings or regard to the predecessors history.
Cox & Kings consolidated net profit declines by 24% to Rs 108 crore
Tue, Aug 30, 2016
Peter Kerkar, Director of Cox & Kings said," We have posted robust results despite a series of adverse events in Europe, a weaker rupee against the euro and the dollar and are poised to grow substantially across business lines."
Foreign exchange earnings from tourism rose 20% in July
Fri, Aug 19, 2016
So far in this year, FEEs from tourism has grew by 15% to Rs 87,384 crore versus Rs 76,017 crore with a growth of 9.5% of previous year.
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.
Economic growth of over 8% for 30 years will bring the best of the world to India: PM Modi
Sat, Aug 06, 2016
PM Modi said, “India is among the fastest growing economies in the world. The world is in recession. Despite the purchasing capacity of world going down, we have a growth rate of 7.6%.”
What Zika? Rio Olympics to boost tourist arrivals by 7%
Thu, Aug 04, 2016
This is despite the political, economic and the Zika virus scare surrounding Brazil.
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.