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Last updated: Wednesday, December 02, 2009 5:19:12 PM

Tourism shoots up in picturesque Tamil temple town
Kazhugumalai (Tamil Nadu), Jan 1 (IANS) Dotted with Hindu and Jain temples and boasting of two millennia of history, this little-known town has got a big boost from the government's endeavour to attract international visitors.

Thursday, January 01, 2009 11:54:57 AM

Thousands throng Himachal Pradesh for New Year
Shimla, Dec 31 (IANS) Thousands of tourists, mainly from northern states, thronged popular tourist spots across Himachal Pradesh to celebrate the New Year, and several hotels in the state have reported full occupancy, tourism industry members said Wednesday.

Wednesday, December 31, 2008 8:09:32 PM

In times of economic meltdown, tourists pack into Mount Abu
Ahmedabad, Dec 31 (IANS) In times of global meltdown, when the tourism industry in the country has been badly hit, here is some good news - the hill station of Mount Abu in Rajasthan is choc-a-bloc, with more than 45,000 tourists camping there to usher in the New Year, officials said Wednesday.

Wednesday, December 31, 2008 5:30:55 PM

Goa beaches on New Year like India-Pakistan border: minister
Panaji, Dec 31 (IANS) Armed bunkers on its famed beaches makes Goa look like the 'India-Pakistan border' this New Year's Eve, says state Tourism Minister Francisco Pacheco.

Wednesday, December 31, 2008 1:09:24 PM

Haryana chips in with 7,000 rooms for Commonwealth Games
Chandigarh, Dec 31 (IANS) Haryana is chipping in with nearly 7,000 rooms for India's showpiece event, the Commonwealth Games 2010 in New Delhi, which is expected to see over 150,000 visitors but preparations for which are running woefully behind schedule.

Wednesday, December 31, 2008 9:46:18 AM

Top travel writers invited to see a safe India
New Delhi, Dec 28 (IANS) Terrorism has hit India's tourism industry hard, but now some of the best travel writers from the US and Europe have been roped in by the government to help undo the damage.

Sunday, December 28, 2008 8:01:28 AM

Goa is safe for tourists, says minister
Panaji, Dec 24 (IANS) Goa is safe for tourists and there was no specific intelligence input about any possible terrorist strike, Union Minister of State for Home Sriprakash Jaiswal said here Wednesday.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008 8:40:59 PM

Rs.10 bn investment expected from Kerala diaspora meet
Kochi, Dec 24 (IANS) The two-day diaspora meet 'Ente Naadu', billed as a platform for the Kerala diaspora to invest in tourism projects in the state, concluded here Wednesday with an investment of over Rs.10 billion expected to take place in the coming years, a minister said.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008 5:42:06 PM

India pledges $100 million to Maldives, ink two pacts
New Delhi, Dec 24 (IANS) India Wednesday pledged $100 million credit to the Maldives by signing a pact that will enable the island nation to invigorate and diversify its tourism-centric economy.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008 5:28:23 PM

Chandigarh hotels asked to install CCTV, caller-ID phones
Chandigarh, Dec 24 (IANS) Hotels, both private and government-owned, in Chandigarh have been asked to install closed-circuit television cameras (CCTV) and caller identity (ID) phones as part of enhanced security measures, an official said Wednesday.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008 4:50:26 PM

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