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Ballots attract tourists as India goes to vote (Election Tourism 2019)

Being promoted as the ‘Kumbh Mela’ of elections, international and national tourism firms are hoping to cash-in on the world’s largest polling exercise — the Indian General Elections 2019 — to give a boost to their businesses. Accordingly, everyone from tour operators, online sales agents and niche guide-touring firms are promoting the electoral process as

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Lost & Neglected Glory of Ludhiana: Christ Church

Nidhi Bhanot Ludhiana The heritage site in the state of neglect is the oldest Christ Church at fountain check is the heritage for Ludhianvis. But it has not been well maintained as the way it should have been by concerned authorities.The beautiful Architectural structure of the Christ Church is in poor state of affairs. It gets open

Vangchhia Archaeological site in Mizoram attracting tourists

Vangchhia Archaeological site in Mizoram attracting tourists

Vangchhia Archaeological site in Mizoram attracting tourists. The Vangchhia archaeological site in Mizoram is grabbing the attention of not only archaeologists but also of the tourists from across the region. Situated on the Indo-Myanmar border, Kawtchhuah Ropuithe or the Great Gateway in Vangchhia village in Champhai district has been revered by locals for many generations. The Kawtchhuah Ropuithe heritage

Locked ATM forces Russian tourist to beg at temple

A Russian tourist on his tour to India caught everyone’s attention when he was seen seeking alms at the entrance of a temple. The incident took place at Sri Kumarakottam temple in Kancheepuram, Tamil Nadu on Tuesday. The Russian tourist named, A. Evangelin (24), had come to India on September 24. He had visited temples

Four U.S. tourists attacked with acid, one woman arrested

The Marseille prosecutor’s office on Sunday said that four young female U.S. tourists have been attacked with acid in Marseille’s main train station by a woman who has been arrested. Two of the tourists have been injured in the face while the other two were hospitalised with shock, according to local news agencies.The attack took

Israel expects 55,000 tourists from India by 2017 end

Israel expects 55,000 tourists from India by 2017 end

Israel is expecting 55,000 tourists from India to visit their country in the current calender year, a senior official said today. In 2016 about 44,672 Indian tourists travelled to this Jewish land. “Till July 2017, over 34,000 Indians have already visited here marking a growth of 36 per cent. And the numbers are growing…the historic

11 tourists held for assaulting cops on Goa beach-

11 tourists held for assaulting cops on Goa beach

Two constables of the Goa Police were allegedly assaulted by a group of tourists on the famous Calangute beach in the state after they were told not to consume alcohol and create nuisance, an official said. The incident occurred at around 3.45 pm yesterday on the beach in North Goa when the two constables on

5 tourists died after Gondola tower collapsed in Gulmarg

5 tourists died after Gondola tower collapsed in Gulmarg

5 tourists died after Gondola tower collapsed in Gulmarg. At least five persons have died after the gondola cable in the tourist resort of Gulmarg in Jammu and Kashmir snapped with the falling of a tree.Five people, including four tourists and a local man, were killed on Sunday when a gondola car cabin crashed hundreds of meters down to

Now tourists may have to pay ‘bed tax’ in Auckland hotels

Now tourists may have to pay ‘bed tax’ in Auckland hotels

Now tourists may have to pay ‘bed tax’ in Auckland hotels. Tourists visiting New Zealand and staying in any of the hotels in Auckland may have to pay slightly extra tax from July this year because a controversial “bed tax” for Auckland hotels and motels has been passed by Auckland councillors. This decision has been taken

Shimla MC launches ‘car bin’ scheme for tourists

Shimla: Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh launched the Android-based Mobile Application (App) of Municipal Corporation Shimla for the redressal of grievances of public and also launched ‘car-bin’ scheme under ‘Swatch Bharat Mission’ here on Monday. Under the scheme, jute bags would be provided to the tourists entering Shimla and the locals to maintain cleanness in the town.

Muslim tourists branded ‘terrorists’, treated like ‘aliens’

London: A Muslim family of 12, including seven hijab-clad women, have claimed that they were called “terrorists” and stared at as if they were “aliens” during their holiday at an English seaside town. The group of 12 visited Skegness, Lincolnshire, last week but one said they were treated like “aliens” after they were allegedly stared

Didn’t seek ban on skirts by foreign tourists :Mahesh Sharma

New Delhi: Union Culture and Tourism Minister Mahesh Sharma on Monday denied urging foreign women tourists to avoid wearing skirts in the country. Sharma told the media that he made the comment in the context of foreigners who visit temples where certain rules have to be followed. Admitting that he was not authorised to issue

Spike in tourists in Himachal sets cash register ringing

Shimla:Himachal Pradesh’s popular tourist resorts Shimla, Manali, Narkanda, Kasauli, Kalpa and Dharamsala are chock-a-block with the tourists this long weekend, bringing cheer to tour operators and hoteliers as their cash registers are set ringing. Members of the hospitality industry said the tourist footfall was likely to cross the 75,000-mark across the state in the three-day-long

Rio organisers apologise to athletes, tourists for robbery

Rio de Janeiro: The Rio 2016 organising committee has apologised to tourists and athletes who were robbed in the city and advised them to be alert in order to be safe. China has warned its citizens visiting Brazil for Olympics of possible robbery and theft after a Chinese athlete complained that his luggage had been

Kerala becoming favourite destination of Punjab residents

Ludhiana: Punjabi tourists are increasing in Kerala from the past two-three years. Even Punjab natives living in other states are also exploring Kerala. One more thing has come out that Punjab residents are the only ones who try different type of foods in Kerala. This was revealed by Nanda Kumar, Deputy Director, Kerala Tourism, while talking to ‘Daily Post’

Breaking: 26 Chinese tourists killed in Taiwan bus fire

Taipei: At least 26 Chinese passengers were killed on Tuesday when their bus crashed into a roadside barrier and burst into flames in Taiwan’s Taoyuan municipality. The accident occurred at 1.03 p.m. on the No. 2 national highway, near Taiwan’s main international airport, located in Taoyuan, around 40 km from capital Taipei, EFE news reported.

Tourists flee Kashmir but many vow to return

Srinagar: housands of tourists who were caught up in the turmoil in the Kashmir Valley have left, dealing huge blows to the tourism industry. But some of the tourists said they will be back. On Saturday, the ninth day of unrest in the valley following the killing of militant commander Burhan Wani, the otherwise busy

Malaysia to bar foreign travel of citizens if they insult govt

Kuala Lumpur: Malaysians who insult theirgovernment will be barred from overseas travel for three years, which authorities say is aimed at “safeguarding the country’s image.” Authorities have begun enforcing a law that allows them to bar citizens who discredit or ridicule the government from travelling abroad. Immigration Department Director General Sakib Kusmi, in an email

Goa Central Jail Aguada set to be revamped as tourist spot

Panaji: Goa’s Central Jail at Aguada, which no longer houses prisoners, will now be converted into a tourist attraction, the state tourism department has said. “The jail is all set for a major transformation. Since May 30, 2015, this prison no longer houses inmates who have now been shifted to the new jail at Colvale,”