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This section shares developments in tourism across the country as highlighted in the media. On clicking a Title, you can read the article online or where possible redirected to the respective website.

Mega Tourist Circuit In Himachal Pradesh 
May 03, 2012 - Press Information Bureau - pib.nic.in
Development, promotion, implementation and monitoring of tourism projects is primarily undertaken by the State Governments/UTs. However, Ministry of Tourism provides Central Financial Assistance (CFA) for tourism projects, which are prioritized in consultation with the State Governments/UTs.

CM To Seek Relaxation In Coastal Regulation Norms 
May 03, 2012 - Mumbai Mirror - www.mumbaimirror.com
Cutting across party barriers, MLAs and members of legislative council on Thursday put forth their demands, before Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan, for an early solution to the problems faced by old buildings in the suburbs.

Govt, Corbett Start Drive To Check Sound Pollution 
May 02, 2012 - Daily Pioneer - www.dailypioneer.com
It is worth mentioning here that following a directive of the Uttarakhand High Court on a Public Interest Litigation filed by a local NGO, the State Government had ordered a ban on sound amplification in resorts within a specific area around Corbett in April this year.

Kempambudhi Lake To Get Makeover As Tourist Spot 
May 02, 2012 - Deccan Herald - www.deccanherald.com
Desiltation, cleaning of the lake and boating facilities, etc, will provide a new lease of life to the City’s oldest water body.

Garbage To Be Off Goas beaches By September 
May 02, 2012 - Thaindian News - www.thaindian.com
Plastic, waste and other forms of garbage will be off Goa’s beaches by September, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said Wednesday.

Thrust On Tourism, Connectivity At Business Development Summit 
May 02, 2012 - The Hindu - www.thehindu.com
The Mysore Region Business Development Summit to be held in the city on Friday to attract investors has brought tourism and connectivity back into focus, underlining their importance to the local economy.

Turkey And Eastern Europe Draw Indian Touristst 
May 02, 2012 - The Hindu - www.thehindu.com
Well-heeled Indian travellers are looking at alternatives to popular destinations abroad.
Though the South East Asian circuit — Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore — continues to remain popular, along with London and Paris, Indians are now looking for newer destinations, Nikhil Ganju, country manager of TripAdvisor India, told mediapersons here on Tuesday.

24-Hour Power Supply For Tourist, Pilgrim Spots In Maharashtra From May 2, 2012 
May 01, 2012 - Travel Biz Monitor - www.travelbizmonitor.com
The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Ltd has decided to make hill stations Mahabaleshwar, Panchgani, Lonavala and Matheran; pilgrim spots Shirdi, Trimbakeshwar, Pandharpur, Jejuri, Parli-Vaijnath, Tuljapur, Shegaon and Alibaug beach, free of load-shedding from May 2, 2012, as per a report by DNA.

Summit Expected To Bring In Investment Of Rs. 6,000 Crore 
May 01, 2012 - The Hindu - www.thehindu.com
The Mysore Region Business Development Summit expects to attract investment of Rs. 6,000 crore. Also, it is expected to generate nearly one lakh jobs in the region.

WCD Minister Meets Officials From Ministries Of Home Affairs, Labour, Health And Family Welfare, HRD And NGOs Stresses Upon Stringent Systems And Effective Measures To Prevent Child Abuse 
May 01, 2012 - Press Information Bureau - pib.nic.in
Smt. Krishna Tirath, Minister of State (Independent Charge), Ministry of Women & Child Development held a meeting with senior officers from the Ministries of Home Affairs, Health & Family Welfare, Labour & Employment and Human Resource Development as well as Chairperson, National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR), Member, National Commission for Women (NCW) and representatives from voluntary organisations working for children in difficult circumstances to discuss the measures being taken to prevent abuse of children in various situations.

MTDC To Develop Buddhist Tourist Circuits In The State 
April 30, 2012 - Travel Biz Monitor - www.travelbizmonitor.com
The Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) is set to develop seven Buddhist tourist circuits in the state to attract religious tourists from across India, Korea, Japan and Malaysia. As many as 25 sites and caves connected with Buddhism will be developed at a cost of Rs 70 crore. "The idea is to form a tourist attraction of prominent sites in the state associated with Buddha," an official said, according to a report by The Times of India.

Subodh Kant Calls For Strentgthening Tourism Cooperation With Japan 
April 30, 2012 - Press Information Bureau - pib.nic.in
Union Tourism Minister Shri Subodh Kant Sahai has called for strengthening cooperation in tourism sector between India and Japan. He said this when the Vice Minister for Tourism of Japan Mr. Ken Kuda called on him in New Delhi today.

Forest department revives Tiger Reserve tag plea for Kudremukh 
April 30, 2012 - Deccan Herald - www.deccanherald.com
Chief Minister D V Sadananda Gowda, during the campaign for the Udupi-Chikmagalur Lok Sabha byelection, had said the government would cancel the Tiger Reserve status enjoyed by Bhadra Tiger Reserve (BTR), besides dropping the proposal to get KNP declared a Tiger Reserve.

Community Based Eco-Tourism, A Success Story 
April 30, 2012 - The Hindu - www.thehindu.com
Parambikulam Tiger Reserve has been able to make rapid strides in initiatives relating to eco-tourism as well improve forest management through community based eco-tourism, said K. Vijayanandan, Deputy Director and Wildlife Warden of Parambikulam Tiger Reserve (PTR).

New Courses In Tourism At Pondicherry University 
April 30, 2012 - The Hindu - www.thehindu.com
The Department of Tourism Studies at the Pondicherry University has added some new courses for the next academic year. From the academic year 2012-13 onwards, the department will offer integrated Ph.D programme, dual MBA programme and also diploma programme in hospitality management.

Hurting Our Heritage 
April 29, 2012 - Hindustan Times - www.hindustantimes.com
Usually, one hears of the office of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) when it audits ministry programmes where the money value is huge, going into thousands of crores of rupees.

Unregulated Tourism Is Ravaging The Ghats 
April 27, 2012 - Daily News & Analysis - www.epaper.dnaindia.com
Unbridled tourism in the Western Ghats will be a thing of the past if the Union government accepts the recommendations of an expert panel that was formed to look into the environmental aspects of the ecologically-fragile region.

F1 Track In Kerala Will Boost Tourism Karthikeyan 
April 27, 2012 - IBN Live - ibnlive.in.com
The only Asian driver in Formula One, Narain Karthikeyan said an F1 race track in Kerala is certainly going to be a boost for tourism in the state.

Community Based Tourism In NE Stressed 
April 27, 2012 - The Assam Tribune - www.assamtribune.com
Fearing damage to the fragile ecosystem, the Government today suggested community-based tourism instead of mass or ‘five-star’ tourism to protect the natural habitat in the Northeast, reports PTI.

Sahai Releases Two Books On Tourism Calls For Substainable Tourism 
April 27, 2012 - Press Information Bureau - pib.nic.in
Union Tourism Minister. Shri Subodh Kant Sahai said that in the North-Eastern region, because of the fragility of habitat and society, it is niche kind of community based tourism which will succeed and will be “sustainable and not the five star tourism or mass tourism because that can permanently damage the habitat and the society of these innocent people living in this beautiful part of the country.

Sustainable Tourism Way To Go In Northeast 
April 27, 2012 - Thaindian News - www.thaindian.com
Sustainable, niche and community-based tourism - and not that of the five-star or mass variety - is the way to go for realising the full potential of the northeast, union Tourism Minister Subodh Kant Sahai said Friday.

Sentosa Eyes Mangalore Coastline For Island Resort Investment 
April 26, 2012 - The Hindu Business Line - www.thehindubusinessline.com
Sentosa Development Corporation, the promoters of Sentosa Island in Singapore, have expressed interest in investing in Karnataka.

Tap Potential Of Tourism Goa CM 
April 26, 2012 - The Hindu - www.thehindu.com
Chief Minister of Goa Manohar Parikar on Wednesday inaugurated ‘GoGoa' an aquarium at Peddamberpet on the outskirts along the national highway (NH 9) to Vijayawada.

Tamil Nadu Government Plans To Showcase Chettinad Through Rural Tourism 
April 26, 2012 - Travel Biz Monitor - www.travelbizmonitor.com
A rural tourism cluster showcasing the culture and heritage of Chettinad, projects to improve infrastructural facilities in temple towns and introduction of open-deck buses in major tourist cities are some of the decisions taken by the Tamil Nadu government to promote tourism.

Western Ghats Task Force To Promote Ecotourism In Agumbe 
April 25, 2012 - The Hindu - www.thehindu.com
Chairman of the Western Ghats Task Force Ananth Hegde Ashisar said on Tuesday that the task force would be promoting ecotourism at Agumbe in Shimoga district.

Indian Villagers' Homes Threatened By Heritage Ruling 
April 25, 2012 - NY Daily News - www.india.nydailynews.com
With its snuffling boars, motorbikes, samosa stand and Deepak General Stores, the village resembles thousands of similar communities across India. But look up from the rubbish-strewn, potholed main street and what makes Tughluqabad different from the others is very clear: a 700-year-old, 25-meter-high, 10-meter-thick, four-mile-long wall.

The Report Govt Wanted To Bury In Western Ghats 
April 25, 2012 - Daily News & Analysis - www.dnaindia.com
The order of the Central Information Commissioner (CIC) asking the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) to “disclose” the ecological report of the Western Ghats Ecology Expert Panel (WGEEP) by May 5 is bound to have far-reaching consequences on “developmental” activity in the area.

What Are Beaches Without Tourists? 
April 24, 2012 - The Hindu - www.thehindu.com
Karnataka's 320-km picturesque coastline has long beckoned tourists to its beaches.
During the summer months, it's the domestic tourist who heads to the Ullal, Suratkal, Malpe, Someshwar, Maravanthe, Murudeshwar and Karwar shorelines.

Tourism Can Stimulate Trade And Development, Agrees UN Conference 
April 24, 2012 - World Tourism Organization UNWTO - www.media.unwto.org
The theme of UNCTAD XIII, Development-Centered Globalization: Towards Inclusive and Sustainable Growth and Development, focuses on how the global economy can spread its benefits more inclusively and sustainably, creating jobs and raising living standards for poor people and nations.

We Must Act Together To Fight Exploitation And Human Trafficking In Tourism, Say UN And International Partners 
April 24, 2012 - World Tourism Organization UNWTO - www.media.unwto.org
"Today, our two organizations are conveying a strong message to the world that we will not be party to activities that exploit women and children," said Mr. Fedotov at an event taking place this week during the 21st United Nations Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ).

Trips Cancelled In Peak Season - Stuck Or Forced To Stay 
April 23, 2012 - The Telegraph - www.telegraphindia.com
Taxis today refused to ply in the Dooars and those travelling to and from the hills either demanded double the fare or stopped before they arrived at their destinations, forcing tourists to trudge with their luggage for at least a kilometre on a day bandh supporters and their rivals clashed in the region.

Eco Tourism In Hassan To Get A Push Soon 
April 23, 2012 - The Times Of India - articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com
With the number of tourists to the district increasing year by year, the Hassan tourism department has chalked out a number of plans to promote eco tourism in the district.

Ranganathittu Should Be About Birds, Not Tourism' 
April 22, 2012 - The Hindu - www.thehindu.com
The “development works” taken up by the Forest Department at the Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary has drawn flak from environmentalists and conservationists who are enraged that the natural beauty of the bird habitat has been blighted.

Hoteliers Seeks More Sops To Revive Industry, Promote Tourism 
April 22, 2012 - The Hindu Business Line - www.thehindubusinessline.com
The executive committee of the South India Hotels and Restaurants' Association, which met here on Saturday, urged the southern States to give more incentives to the hotel industry and also to provide land for setting up hotels at cheaper rates, as land costs have become prohibitive.

Wake-Up Call In Ladakh 
April 22, 2012 - The Hindu - www.thehindu.com
Summer is here, and what better than the snow covered hills and gorgeous vistas of Ladakh? Families, friends, honeymooners go there in great numbers now, enjoy the scenic beauty, shop and come back: but there is more to this ‘been there, done that' experience.

Of Toilets And Mamataspeak (West Bengal newsletter) 
April 22, 2012 - Thaindian News - www.thaindian.com
Soon after taking over the reins of West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had referred to the plight of travellers - particularly women - on the highways, which have a negligible number of public toilets.

Working Group On Tourism Proposes Wide Ranging Strategies Emphasis On Skill Development And Capacity Building 
April 20, 2012 - Press Information Bureau - pib.nic.in
The Working Group on Tourism constituted by the Planning Commission for the 12th Five Year Plan has proposed wide-ranging strategies.

Big Australian Dollars To Lure Indian Tourists 
April 19, 2012 - Deccan Herald - www.deccanherald.com
Besides India, the Tourism and Transport Forum (TTF) has also urged the federal government to focus on Australia's top visitor resource country China and other Asian countries.

Mini-Train Planned Between Sakleshpur And Subramanya 
April 19, 2012 - The Hindu - www.thehindu.com
The Department of Tourism has come out with a plan to tap the tourism potential in and around Sakleshpur by developing the region as ‘Karnataka's Switzerland'.

India Losing Its Incredibility 
April 19, 2012 - Tehelka - www.tehelka.com
MOAISTS ABDUCTED two Italian tourists in Odisha. The Israeli embassy in New Delhi was attacked in February. The 26/11 Mumbai terror attack brought global attention on India as a terror hub.

Kodagus Tourism Potential To Get A Boost 
April 19, 2012 - Deccan Herald - www.deccanherald.com
He was addressing the review meeting of the tourism related developmental work at the Deputy Commissioner’s office on Thursday.

Srirangapatna Now A Must-See Tourist Spot 
April 18, 2012 - The Hindu - www.thehindu.com
The tourist flow to Dariya Daulat Bagh in Srirangapatna, which was the summer palace of Tipu Sultan, has registered an increase during the year and is nearing the one-million mark.

Tourists Flock To Sufi Tomb, But Locals Don't 
April 18, 2012 - Daily News & Analysis - www.dnaindia.com
Most heritage sites are either in a dilapidated state or mismanaged, but this particular monument we are talking about is alive and kicking. It’s managed well, but our own people do not visit this place.

Hill Tourists Taken For A Ride - Travel Agents Rake In Money With Trips To Ruined Rock Garden 
April 17, 2012 - The Telegraph - www.telegraphindia.com
Tourists in Darjeeling are visiting parks and spots that are in a shambles as tour operators are doing little to warn them what to expect.

Town Awaits Heritage Tag 
April 17, 2012 - Daily News & Analysis - www.dnaindia.com
This town could be Karnataka’s answer to old Goa’s World Heritage Village at Velha with its Cathedral of Bom Jesus and the ruins of the St Augustine’s Towers.

Hotels Look To Govt For Domestic Tourism Boost 
April 15, 2012 - Financial Chronicals - www.mydigitalfc.com
With domestic travel catching on in India, thanks to a volatile rupee, leading hotel chains are looking to the government to promote domestic tourism to attract the creamy segment of high-spending Indian travelers who are hitting international destinations at present.

Delhi Tourism Initiates Joint Promotions With Other State Tourism Boards 
April 13, 2012 - Travel Biz Monitor - www.travelbizmonitor.com
The Delhi Tourism & Transport Development Corporation (DTTDC) is planning to sign Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) with other State Tourism Boards in the country in the coming months to jointly-promote travel packages and products of the respective states in a mutually-beneficial manner.

High Court Sets Guidelines On Lake Privatization 
April 12, 2012 - The Times Of India - articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com
The Karnataka High Court on Wednesday disposed of PILs related to privatisation of city lakes with a series of directions to authorities about upkeep of these water bodies.

Goa Govt To Take Tourism Sector In Confidence For Infra Plans 
April 10, 2012 - IBN Live - ibnlive.in.com
The Manohar Parrikar-led state government has decided to take into confidence the tourism industry before finalising the infrastructural plans for the tourist areas through cluster development approach.

No Residential Occupation At Hampi World Heritage Site:HC 
April 10, 2012 - Deccan Herald - www.deccanherald.com
PILs had been filed opposing the relocation at Kaddirampura as per the state government plan. Petitioners had alleged that the land given to them was on a Muslim burial ground.

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