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India needs ‘150,000 hotel rooms in three years’

INDIA needs 150,000 hotel rooms over the next three years, two-thirds of which would be rooms meant for budget hotels, as the tourism industry...

Sweden eyes 22 per cent increase in Indian tourists in 2016′

SWEDEN is eyeing 22 per cent growth in Indian travellers visiting the Scandinavian country in 2016, and is mainly focusing on experienced travellers, who...

New York in talks for giant Ferris wheel project

NEW YORK City officials are in discussions with a developer to build a giant Ferris wheel, similar to the London Eye, in a deal...

Gujarat to start cruise liner to Maharashtra

IN A BID to promote coastal tourism, Gujarat government is contemplating to introduce a cruise liner service between Mumbai to Porbandar in Gujarat by...

Air India launches special promo fares on international routes

AIR INDIA has launched special all-inclusive promotional return fares on its international routes.   The airline is offering return fares as low as Rs15,999 (£183/$295) on...

Indian jail offers tourists chance to spend a night in jail

A tourist to India now has the chance to experience life in prison. A 200 year old former jail in southern India offers tourists...

New Delhi gets ultra-modern airport terminal

INDIA inaugurated a multi-billion-dollar airport terminal in New Delhi on Saturday (July 3) - a shiny glass-and-steel symbol of the country’s aspirations as an...

Sri Lanka hotels dress up for post-war rush

SRI LANKA’S hotel owners are racing to refurbish and add thousands more rooms as foreign holidaymakers pour into the country after the end of...

Gir National Park to remain closed during monsoon

Home to over 500 Asiatic lions, the Gir National Park will remain closed for tourists, both domestic and foreigners, from June 16 to October...

Sri Lanka to open airport in wildlife paradise

SRI LANKA is set to open later this month a Chinese-built international airport surrounded by wildlife sanctuaries with the aim of boosting tourism, an...