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Bihar’s historical sites attract foreign tourists

WITH ONE out of six foreign tourists heading to the eastern Indian state, Bihar is being touted as the historical hotspot for visitors from...

India enjoys travel bookings boost after British royal’s visit

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s historic visit to India earlier this year has sparked an increase in holidaymakers booking trips to the country,...

Maldives lifts ban on luxury resort spas

A BAN on luxury spas at hotels and massage parlours in the Maldives was lifted yesterday under pressure from the country’s key tourism industry...

Arunachal Pradesh among top unconventional destinations

    THE NORTHEASTERN Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh features on Lonely Planet travel magazine’s ‘Top 21 under-the-radar destinations of the world’ list. The list published in May features...

Weather terror’ scares tourists away from Kashmir

A SERIES of cloudbursts, landslides and flood alerts in Kashmir - a combination of extreme events dubbed "weather terror" by local business people -...

UK revokes travel advisory against Jammu-Kashmir cities

THE UK ON Tuesday (November 6) lifted its two-decade old advisory for its nationals against travel to Srinagar, Jammu and Ladakh, citing “improvements in...

Accor eyes 200 new hotels in Asia by 2014

FRANCE’S Accor, one of the world’s biggest hotel groups, said on Friday (October 14) it plans to open more than 200 new properties in...

Lebanon hopes for best tourist season in years

Ibrahim Zeeb is visiting Lebanon for the first time in years and says it's the food he has missed most. "The best breakfast we'll find...

UK lawmakers to count environmental cost of mass tourism

British lawmakers said on Thursday they would count the environmental cost of mass tourism amid warnings that leisure trips pose an ever greater threat...

HBO’s ‘Chernobyl’ sparks tours, stokes fears in Lithuania

Walking along the top of Lithuania's decommissioned nuclear reactor, the set of HBO's critically acclaimed "Chernobyl" TV series, tourist Vytas Miknaitis says he's not...