HP govt to make tourism key revenue earning sector by 2015

According to a PTI report, Himachal Pradesh which received a record number of 1.33 crore tourists during 2010 is planning to make tourism a key revenue earning sector by 2015. “The growth of tourism sector has been phenomenal during past three years and if the same tempo is kept up, this sector is set to […]

Monday, January 10th, 2011

Foreign tourists arrivals in India up 9.3 pc in 2010

Arrivals (FTAs) in the country during 2010 grew by 9.3 per cent at 55 lakh visitors as compared to 51 lakh during 2009, an official statement said today. The 9.3 per cent growth rate in FTAs for 2010 over 2009 for the country is much better than UNWTO’s projected growth rate of 5-6 per cent […]

Monday, January 10th, 2011

Opening of core areas in wildlife parks to tourists

Speaking at the ‘Billy Arjan Singh Memorial Convention’, organised by NGO Tiger and Terrain on the noted wildlife enthusiast’s first death anniversary here, Salman Khurshid, Union Minister for Corporate and Minority Affairs said that opening of core areas to tourists would go a long way in curbing poaching. He, however, noted that “entry to core […]

Monday, January 10th, 2011

Light & Sound Show near Qutub Minar

According to Zee News, Visitors to the Qutub Minar and other monuments in south Delhi’s Mehrauli area will soon be treated to a light-and-sound show. The Delhi Development Authority and the Indian Tourism Development Corporation will sign a Memorandum of Understanding under which shows will be held as part of efforts to showcase Delhi’s rich […]

Thursday, August 13th, 2009