Tag: Tamil Nadu

Foreign tourist visits to India increase by 2.62 million in 2014 over 2013

Market Research Division of Ministry of Tourism compiles data on foreign and domestic tourist visits to States/Union Territories (UTs) received from Departments of Tourism of various State Governments and UT Administrations. Foreign Tourist Visits (FTVs) to States/ UTs during 2014, the number of foreign tourist visits (FTVs) to the States/ UTs was 22.57 million as […]

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Tamil Nadu ready to become tourist hotspot

S P Shanmuganathan, Tamil Nadu Tourism Minister said that the state is ready to become a major tourist destination in about a decade. The minister while inaugurating the month-long annual Indian Dance Festival at Mamallapuram,  said that the tourism policy, formed by the AIADMK government in 1991-92 and the steps taken during the AIADMK regimes […]

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Tamil Nadu to open 25 ecotourism sites

Tamil Nadu’s forest department is developing 25 ecotourism spots in the state which will showcase biodiversity rich areas within reserve forests and protected areas where travellers can also experience local culture. The project’s main focus will be to provide a sustainable livelihood option for local communities by getting them involved in the project. The state […]

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Initiatives by Gujarat Tourism to attract more visitors

Keeping in mind the increase in tourist arrivals during last year, Gujarat Tourism is all set to revamp its website, making it easier to navigate for the users. This website will be multilingual available in French, German and Japanese among others. Along with this initiative, it is also connecting with states such as West Bengal […]

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Election tourism becomes popular in Tamil Nadu

There is no doubt that the coming election fever has gripped Tamil Nadu as well, so much so that the state is entering in the election tourism for the visitors- a chance to view an election, up close, and personal. “We began in 2012 with the Gujarat Assembly elections when we realised that many foreign […]

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Chennai records highest number of tourists in state in 2013

According to recent reports, Chennai has received the maximum number of visitors among all other popular places in Tamil Nadu in 2013. As on October-end last year, the city received 15,843,181 domestic tourists and 588,138 foreigners, thus totalling to 16,431,319 visitors. Chennai’s sprawling beaches, airport, seaport, good air connectivity, heritage and ancient temples are among […]

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Tamil Nadu takes the marine route with Oceanarium

The Tamil Nadu government is planning to set up a world-class Oceanarium project in Mamallapuram on a 15-acre land belonging to Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation. The project will promote tourism and also provide facilities for propagating awareness of marine environment and bio-diversity. The oceanarium is likely to have a sheltered walkway and water promenade, […]

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Monsoon rains boost Tamil Nadu’s waterfall attractions

The seasonal rain has brought tourists flooding to the cascading waterfalls in Tamil Nadu, bringing boosted cashflow to the Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Cor­poration (TTDC). TTDC has registered record revenue collections from its boat­ho­uses. “Our 11 boathouses have registered revenue of Rs 4.80 crore this year, 50 lakh more than the previous year,” a senior […]

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Argentina opens cultural tourism office in Chennai

Boosting its ties with India, Argentina recently inaugurated its first commercial, cultural and tourism office in Chennai. The office would coordinate with its Consulate office in Mumbai for issuance of visas and dealing with other services. A 60-member delegation led by Governor of San Luis Province of Argentina, Claudio Poggi, came to to Chennai on a two day visit as part of […]

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Tamil Nadu to become adventure sports hub

The potential for aero and aqua adventure sports in Tamil Nadu that had remained latent for long are all set to emerge in a big way with the state government seeking the expertise of the National Adventure Foundation for initiating a series of programmes targeting varying age groups. This new move will see the branding […]

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