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Cancun ranks as the most expensive locale for New Year’s Eve

Cancun, Mexican Caribbean’s popular resort destination, was ranked the most expensive locale in the world for the New Year’s Eve celebration, according to a new survey by CheapHotels.org. The survey had specifically looked at 30 major destinations around the world and then established the rate for the cheapest available double room for each one. The […]

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Heathrow announces fresh action plans for 2016

Heathrow recently celebrated its 70th anniversary of becoming a commercial airport. With the New Year, Heathrow is planning on an extension of the new Terminal 2. If the Government supports a third runway at Heathrow in summer, then Terminal 2 will be extended and a new terminal will be built adjacent to Terminal 5, providing […]

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San Francisco, Rio de Janeiro, Texas and Tulum- Hot tourist destinations for 2016

As highlighted by the Orbitz Insider Index, San Francisco, Rio de Janeiro and Texas will witness an influx of tourists this year due to popular events including Super Bowl 50, the Olympic Games and SXSW fest, while fans of Cancun will not want to miss an up-and-coming hot spot in Mexico – Tulum. Orbitz.com’s team […]

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Tourism in Las Vegas sets a new record

Las Vegas has set a new record by surpassing 42 million visitors for the first time in 2015. “Las Vegas couldn’t have reached this achievement without the support of our resort partners and the dedicated workers who make the Las Vegas experience what it is,” said Rossi Ralenkotter, CEO of the Las Vegas Convention and […]

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Odisha to promote cruise tourism under government’s advice

Keeping in view a 480 km long coastline, the Union Government has asked the Odisha Government to promote the cruise tourism industry in the State. Union Tourism Ministry Vinod Zutshi, in a letter to Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi, informed about the steps taken by the Centre to promote the industry. “The Union Government has […]

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Telangana to launch heli-tourism

Telangana Minister for Tourism, Ajmeera Chandulal expressed happiness at the significant achievements in showcasing the new state’s glorious culture, language and tradition, apart from opening up on the tourism sector in 2015. The current year holds more promise with events aimed at firmly placing Hyderabad as a happening destination and catapulting Telangana onto the top […]

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Malpe beach to provide free WiFi facility from January 15

District tourism department would be providing free WiFi facility at Malpe beach commencing from January 15 this year. Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) is making arrangements to facilitate this initiative, under which one number would be eligible to get an hour of WiFi, free of cost. “For the benefit of tourists, development works have been […]

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West Bengal to revamp tourism promotion

A proposal will be sent to the West Bengal state government to start tourist trails surrounding Mother Teresa who has been declared a Saint by the Vatican. “We would request the state government to promote tourism surrounding her. They should build up promotion of Mother Teresa’s memorial,” said IATO President Subhash Goyal. West Bengal tourism […]

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Maharashtra to set up an eco tourism board and to rope in private hotel chains

The Maharashtra government has approved the establishment of an eco-tourism board which will work to boost tourism in the state’s protected areas like tiger reserves, wildlife sanctuaries and conservation reserves. The board will not only frame a comprehensive plan for the development of tourism, but will also ensure conservation and involve local communities in the […]

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MoT launches new skill initiatives for youths on ‘National Youth Day’

Ministry of Tourism has launched the following new skill initiatives on the occasion of ‘National Youth Day’ to mark the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekanand in order to improve the sectoral service standards, which is one of the pre-requisites for attracting tourists in larger numbers: • A programme of training to bring up ‘Paryatak Mitra’ […]

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