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India, Japan, China amid friendliest in Asia

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India, Japan, China, improve tourism-friendly rankings According to the 2017 World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index, India, Japan, and China, have turned out to be the friendliest countries in Asia where tourism is considered. These three Asian countries have emerged among the top 50 countries in …

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The impact of terrorism on tourism

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The effects of terror attacks on tourism By Kunal Bhatia What comes to mind immediately when one mentions Paris, Brussels or Ankara? Perhaps one may think of stunning monuments such as the Eiffel Tower in Paris, Brussels’ Grand Place square or the imposing Anitkabir Mausoleum in Ankara. One may also …

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What’s holding Indian tourism back?

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E-visa a success, but poor infrastructure a hurdle Going by the information released by the tourism ministry, the e-visa scheme seems to be a hit with international tourists. According to official records, over 4.45 lakh tourists arrived in India last year through the online visa scheme alone, registering a growth …

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Indian passport to be issued in one week

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Get your Indian passport in 7 days with just 4 documents It’s true. It will no longer take ages to get your Indian passport. Now with only four documents you could get it in just a week! According to the changes announced by the Ministry of External Affairs, the Indian …

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Dubai Food Festival 2016 to open in February

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Enjoy the Dubai Food Festival 2016 Come February, it will be time to taste exotic flavours in Dubai. The UAE’s annual gastronomic event will be held from February 25, 2016 to March 12, 2016. From the opening day onwards, thousands of tourists including visitors from India who will be travelling …

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Jakarta is sinking faster than Venice!

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Will a giant bird-shaped sea wall save Jakarta? It’s sad but true. Many parts of Jakarta, the capital city of Indonesia are sinking at an average rate of 7.5 cms each year, say geodynamic experts. That’s exponentially more than ten times faster than Venice, already famous the world over as …

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Brazil’s Balbina Dam destroying Amazon wildlife

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Brazil’s world famous wildlife under threat Brazil, the largest country in South America is like a tropical paradise for tourists. People travel there not just for its beautiful beaches, vibrant cities like Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paolo, and the Carnival, but also to enjoy the spectacular beauty of the …

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IRCTC launches Mussoorie Rail Tour Packages

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Mussoorie rail tour packages for tourists A weekend Mussoorie Rail Tour Package launched by the Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) that includes confirmed rail reservations, meals, sightseeing, and accommodation in a reputed hotel offers travellers a hassle-free option of booking and enjoying a weekend in the famed hill …

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Festival of the Winds 2014, Sydney

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Popular annual event at Sydney’s Bondi Beach Australia’s largest annual kite flying festival, Festival of the Winds will be held on Sunday, 14 September from 11 am to 4 pm. On that day, colourful giant character kites, fighter, box and delta kites, and kites in a myriad shapes and sizes …

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Amazing Thailand Grand Sale 2014

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A bigger than ever event this year! A record-breaking 15,000 establishments from across seven of Thailand’s major tourism cities will be taking part in the “Amazing Thailand Grand Sale 2014” to be held between 15 June – 15 August, 2014. It’s going to be bigger than ever before this year. …

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