Tiny Kerala island in NatGeo's list of world destinations

​Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 18 (IANS) Kakkathuruthucrows, a tiny island in Kerala's Alappuzha district has been listed in National Geographic's 'Around the World in 24 Hours', a photographic tour of travel-worthy spots across the world. "It is a matter of pride for us to be listed by NatGeo, which is among the leading mag...

Heritage air-service to link 5 UP cities by 2017

​Lucknow, Oct 17 (IANS) In a bid to promote tourism along its major historic cities, Uttar Pradesh would be kick-starting a "Heritage Air-Services" from next year, an official said on Monday. This air network would be started in Lucknow, Agra, Varanasi, Allahabad and Kanpur, the official added. The air service ...

World's tallest wood building has 18 storeys

Toronto, Oct 3 (IANS) The world's tallest wood building at 18 storeys -- about 174 feet -- is set to be completed four months ahead of schedule, showcasing the advantages of building with wood, officials in Canada said. "This remarkable building, the first of its kind in the world, is another shining example of Canadian ...

World's highest glass bridge to reopen in October

Beijing, Sep 28 (IANS) The world's longest and highest glass bridge, in Hunan province, will reopen for China's Golden Week holiday in October, after a month-long safety overhaul. The bridge over the spectacular Grand Canyon Scenic Area in Zhangjiajie, a Unesco world heritage site, was temporarily closed at the beginning...

Brand USA targets 2.8 million Indian tourists by 2021

​New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) Brand USA, the destination marketing organisation for the US, is attempting to drive enough Indian visits to meet its stated goal of 2.8 million tourists by 2021. "Visitation to US, when it comes to Indians, has been great. We have had an increase of 17 per cent in 2015. The aim is to reach a ...

Riyadh to establish company to upgrade capacity of holy sites

Riyadh, Sep 18 (IANS) Saudi Arabia has agreed to form a company to develop and increase the capacity of the holy sites in Makkah and Medina, local Al Eqtisadiya news website reported on Saturday. The proposed company, which will be owned by the government, was approved days after the kingdom announced the success of the ...

Tourism Education in UAE

With an arrival of more than 10 million tourists every year, tourism has emerged as a promising business sector in the ...

Goa to drive heritage tourism with vintage vehicles festival

​Panaji, Sep 13 (IANS) Goa hopes to ride the heritage tourism wave with the help of vintage vehicles, state Tourism Minister Dilip Parulekar said on Tuesday, while announcing the state's first vintage bike and car festival organised by the Tourism Ministry. Over 50 such vintage bikes and cars will be driven through the...

East-West confluence, blue sea and belly dances turn Istanbul into travellers' delight

​Istanbul, Sep 13 (IANS) The scintillating blue water of the Bosphorus strait and the high boundary walls of the erstwhile Byzantine civilisation strewn with royal structures in every nook and corner of Istanbul offer travellers everything they would ask for on a holiday. Thanks to Bollywood, Indians have of late becom...

Chinese rock art added to World Heritage List

​Istanbul, July 15 (IANS) China's Zuojiang Huashan rock-art cultural landscape was on Friday added to the World Heritage List at the 40th session of World Heritage Committee held in Istanbul. The World Heritage Committee cited the site's uniqueness in combining the landscape and rock art with the vivid and deep social ...

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