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

Travel advisories reviewed on India's behest: tourism minister
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) Many countries have reviewed or removed their travel advisories against visiting India in the wake of terrorist attacks after the government took up the matter with them through Indian missions overseas, the Lok Sabha was informed Thursday.

Thursday, December 18, 2008 6:00:34 PM

Goa tourism industry blames media for fall in tourists
Panaji, Dec 17 (IANS) After global recession and the Mumbai terror attacks, the Goan tourism industry has now trained its sights on the media, holding it responsible for the fall in tourist numbers this season.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008 10:09:59 PM

Taj Hotel to throw open 268 rooms, renowned restaurants Sunday
Mumbai, Dec 17 (IANS) The Taj Mahal Palace & Tower Hotel that reopens Sunday will offer 268 guest rooms, including nine suites and 26 Taj Club Rooms, all in the tower wing, a hotel spokesperson said Wednesday evening.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008 9:53:16 PM

Despite meltdown, Shimla hoteliers expect tourist inflow to rise
Shimla, Dec 17 (IANS) The financial meltdown and the Mumbai terror attacks have had little impact on Shimla's holiday tourism, and hotel room bookings have begun picking up for the yearend, hoteliers say.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008 11:10:34 AM

Goa police launch hunt for 'missing' Pakistani student
Panaji, Dec 16 (IANS) On their toes following specific inputs from intelligence agencies about a possible terror strike in Goa, the state police have launched a manhunt for a passenger believed to be a Pakistani student who went 'missing' after he arrived on a British charter flight here three days ago.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008 4:47:07 PM

Countries have toned down post-Mumbai attack advisories: Soni
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Several countries had issued advisories for their citizens in the wake of the Mumbai terrorist attacks but many of them have toned these down, Tourism Minister Ambika Soni said Monday.

Monday, December 15, 2008 10:17:12 PM

Goa faces neglect behind scenic facade: book
Panaji, Dec 14 (IANS) Domestic violence is 'fairly common' in Goa. One-third of its women suffer from anaemia, and one-fourth are undernourished, says a new book that for a change takes the focus away from the state being a sun-and-sand tourist haven.

Sunday, December 14, 2008 9:48:18 AM

Marine surveillance heightened off Goa coast
Panaji, Dec 13 (IANS) The last few days have seen unprecedented marine surveillance along Goa's 105 km long shoreline with the Coast Guard (CG), the navy and the state police's marine force crisscrossing the waters in a bid to thwart any potential attempts by terrorists to slip into Goa by sea during the Christmas weekend.

Saturday, December 13, 2008 4:20:49 PM

Himachal to exempt home-stay units from luxury tax
Dharamsala, Dec 12 (IANS) To promote rural tourism in Himachal Pradesh, the state government Friday introduced a bill to exempt home-stay units from luxury tax for five years.

Friday, December 12, 2008 8:38:24 PM

Chandigarh gears up to secure heritage status
Chandigarh, Dec 12 (IANS) Gearing up efforts to gain heritage status for India's City Beautiful known internationally for its architecture and urban planning, the Chandigarh administration has sought funds from the central government to maintain important buildings.

Friday, December 12, 2008 1:38:08 PM

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