Nearly three months after its reopening following the drowning of two youths, the river-side tourist destination of Paniyeali Poru, located on the outskirts of Ernakulam district, still remains a dangerous place for tourists.
The Minister for Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Shri Nitin Gadkari chaired a meeting attended by the Union Ministers for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Ms Uma Bharti, Information & Broadcasting and Environment & Forest and Climate Change Minister Shri Prakash Javadekar and Tourism Minister Shri Shripada Yasso Naik to plan for development of river Ganga as a tourism destination, means of transport fisheries development and power generation.
The euphoria generated by the ambitious plan to develop a mega tourism circuit in the entire stretch of Papikondalu, the hill range widely acclaimed as Papi Hills, seems to have petered down following the "merger" of the V R Puram mandal along with six other mandals of the district with residuary Andhra Pradesh.
The Kerala Tourism Department has asked the Kerala Coastal Zone Management Authority (KCZMA) for modifications in the Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) norms which will make the way for fast development of potential ‘Beach Tourism’ in the state.
The Anjuna sarpanch, panchayat members and tourism department officials on Tuesday inspected the property leased by the Goa tourism development corporation (GTDC) at Vagator and observed coastal regulation zone (CRZ) violations.
The Goa tourism development corporation (GTDC) has leased out a stretch of 53,000 sq m on the shores of Vagator to two Delhi-based hospitality companies to run a 'model tourism-entertainment zone' for a period of 22 years.
In an effort to meet the demands of tourism industry and overcome the shortage of guides in the city, the Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) has decided to give its own licenses to guides in the state.
In its report, submitted to Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and Tourism Minister R V Deshpande, it has suggested upgrading existing tourist infrastructure, creating new tourist assets through public private partnership and tapping the potential in adventure, medical and spiritual tourism in the State.
The Ministry of Tourism has attempted to develop Buddhist tourism in the country including in the State of Odisha by identifying integrated tourism circuits based on India’s unique civilization, heritage, and culture in partnership with the States, the private sector and other agencies.
The Ministry of Tourism has recognized films as a powerful tool for promotion of tourism destinations and locations and taken following steps to promote Film Tourism as an important Niche Tourism product:
‘Public Order’ and ‘Police’ are State subjects as per the Seventh Schedule of the Constitution of India. As such, prevention of crime, including crime against tourists/foreign tourists is the primary responsibility of the State Governments/Union Territories.
The Government of India and Asian Development Bank (ADB) today signed an agreement for US $ 200 million for Uttarakhand Emergency Assistance Project. The signatories to the loan agreement were Shri Nilaya Mitash, Joint Secretary (Multilateral Institutions), Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, on behalf of the Government of India; and Ms. M. Teresa Kho, Country Director, INRM, on behalf of ADB.
Union Minister of State for Tourism K. Chiranjeevi on Sunday laid the foundation stone for the Sound and Light show at the ancient and historic Elgandal fort located on the picturesque shores of Lower Maniar Dam reservoir on the outskirts of Karimnagr.
Goa has witnessed a record increase of 12 per cent in the number of tourists visiting the state in 2013 as compared to the year ago, according to the statistical data maintained by the Goa Tourism Department. Domestic tourist arrivals have climbed by 12.47 per cent in 2013 and international tourist arrivals have gone up by 9.27 per cent.
The three-day strike by commercial vehicles, including taxi operators, who are demanding roll back in hike in taxes, have grinded tourism in Himachal to a halt with occupancy in hotels sliding fast across the state. Cancellations and postponing of tour plans to Himachal is continuing and is expected to continue for few more days.
The NCR Planning Board's approval on January 20 of provisions permitting tourism in natural conservation zones (NCZs) appears to have spurred Noida and Greater Noida authorities to expedite development of a green corridor in the twin cities.
Blessed with abundant natural and cultural attractions, Thane district's untapped potential as one big tourism destination will soon be unveiled in a comprehensive tourism master plan, according to officials.
The Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) has planned more than a stone observatory to promote Lonar crater as a tourist destination, with fresh plans to build a museum which will house specimens of rocks and plant species found in the crater area.
Taking into account the increasing footfall at the boating yards in the state, the Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation (TTDC) plans to refurbish the Muttukadu and Mudaliarkuppam boathouses. In addition to offering boat rides, these boating yards are soon set to transform into bird-watching spots.
In what is being described by activists as an environmental disaster, the NCR Planning Board on Monday cleared crucial provisions to allow tourism in natural conservation zone (NCZ) such as Aravalis, Yamuna riverbed and areas around major water bodies, albeit setting a cap on the area that can be used for tourism.
Tourism industry which is one of the key sectors of earnings for India generated R6.4 trillion and contributing 6.6% of the nation’s GDP in 2012 and is being promoted actively by the government to attract more tourists.
The Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation Limited (MTDCL) has asked for a tourism plan from the Nashik district collectorate, following a report submitted by the Tourism Finance Corporation of India (TFCI) that Nashik was a 'filthy', unfriendly and ill-equipped city for tourists'.
Giving the keynote address at the Confederation of Indian Industry’s (CII) recently conducted annual tourism summit, ‘The Wonder that is India’, Parvez Dewan, Secretary Tourism, Government of India, said that even within limited resources, India has managed to maintain its tourism infrastructure and services.
Early morning walkers on Caranzalem beach have good news to report. The suspension of mining means much less silt in the water, and far less tar and pollutants from the transhipment vessels that used to crowd the horizon. This has resulted in a wonderful rejuvenation of the waterfront environment: cleaner sands, many more migrant birds, an abundance of shellfish like has not been seen for many years.
The year 2013 saw Tourism Ministry of India making a lot of promises like bringing about a liberal visa regime, easing restrictions for film shooting and removing hurdles for the growth of the tourism sector but some incidents of sexual assault on foreign tourists brought shame.
Ever since the Karnataka forest department started growing mangroves (kandla) along the coastal delta areas as Kerala, Goa and Maharashtra have done, a new breed of tourists have begun visiting the coastal areas in the state.
At the initiative of the elected members of the autonomous council of Dima Hasao district and Landmark Hotels, 34 members of the Tour Operators’ Association of Assam (TOAA) came to Haflong on September 26-27 to prepare a roadmap of various tourist destinations in Dima Hasao, a press release said.