Shanghai restaurants install see-through kitchens

​Shanghai, March 14 (IANS) More than 2,000 restaurants in Shanghai have installed see-through kitchens in a bid to improve food safety, a media report said. In these restaurants, a piece of glass separates the kitchen from the dining area so that both diners and regulators have a clear idea of what is going on behind t...

Mount Everest base camp received 113,000 tourists in 2016

​Lhasa, March 4 (IANS) The Mount Everest base camp received more than 113,000 tourists last year, with a year-on-year increase of 91 per cent, the local tourist administration said on Saturday. Among them were more than 5,100 foreign visitors, Xinhua news agency reported. The Tingri county government has been m...

A surreal melting pot of culture at Dubai's Global Village

Dubai, March 3 (IANS) If Delhi Haat in India's capital fascinates you with its offerings from all parts of the country, this iconic family destination and entertainment adda for adults brings together snapshots of cultural extravaganzas from across the world in one massive open sky emporium here. Global Village is the la...

SpaceX to fly 2 private tourists around moon in 2018

​Washington, Feb 28 (IANS) US aerospace major SpaceX has announced plans to fly two private citizens on a week-long trip around the moon next year. The two individuals approached SpaceX for the trip and they have "already paid a significant deposit" to do a moon mission, the company said in a statement on Monday. ...

Cambodia earns over $3 bn from tourism

​Phnom Penh, Feb 27 (IANS) Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Monday announced that the country's tourism sector earned $3.4 billion in 2016. The Southeast Asian nation attracted 5 million international visitors last year, a 5 per cent rise year-on-year, according to a tourism data, Xinhua news agency reported. ...

China to construct 74 airports by 2020

Beijing, Feb 20 (IANS) China is planning to construct 74 more civil transport airports by 2020, an official report said. The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) report provides the blueprint and sets the goals for the development of China's civil aviation industry during the country's 13th Five-Year Plan (2016-...

India to link Kathmandu with Delhi, Kolkata by rail

Kathmandu, Feb 20 (IANS) India's Minister of Railways Suresh Prabhu announced here that it would soon link Kathmandu to New Delhi and Kolkata using direct railway lines, in a bid to strengthen cross-border connectivity and facilitate movement of people between the two countries. Prabhu, who is here to address the Nepal I...

Malaysia plans measures to attract more Indian tourists

New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Concerned over Malaysia losing Indian tourists to other South-East Asian countries in recent years, the Malaysian government has come up with certain measures to check the fall in numbers and plans to make further investment to attract more tourists. Malaysia's Tourism Minister Mohamed Nazri bin ...

London's Thames Estuary earmarked as creative hub

​London, Feb 14 (IANS) A bold vision to transform London's Thames Estuary into a hub for the creative and cultural industries was unveiled by Mayor Sadiq Khan. The mayor on Monday said the project would bring thousands of jobs and growth to benefit the capital and the wider south east corner of England, Xinhua news age...

US visitors may have to hand over social media passwords

​New York, Feb 9 (IANS) If you are planning a visit to the US, you could be asked to hand over Facebook and other social media passwords as part of an enhanced security process, media reports said. According to a report in NBC News on Wednesday that quoted Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, this step was one of se...

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