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This festival is aimed to engage the tourists and showcase indigenous culture with other engaging activities during the celebrations, according to an official release.(ANI)

‘Jammu Gondola Fest’ kicking off on 1st day of New Year, aims to engage tourists, showcase culture

By Asian News International | Posted by Shivani Kale | Jammu
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2021 10:04 AM IST
This festival is aimed to engage the tourists and showcase indigenous culture with other engaging activities during the celebrations, according to an official release.
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Millions of domestic tourists travel in the week before and after January 1 in a typical year.(Pixabay)
Millions of domestic tourists travel in the week before and after January 1 in a typical year.(Pixabay)

Chinese tourists, gripped by coronavirus fears, scale back domestic travel plans

By Reuters | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta | Beijing
PUBLISHED ON DEC 30, 2020 10:48 AM IST
Chinese tourists, millions of whom have shunned overseas travel this year because of the global pandemic, are further narrowing the scope of their journeys, visiting nearby cities and avoiding trips out of their provinces.
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Tourists enjoying a pony ride at Kufri near Shimla on Wednesday.(HT Photo)
Tourists enjoying a pony ride at Kufri near Shimla on Wednesday.(HT Photo)

It’s back on track for Kufri’s pony owners as snow draws tourists to Himachal

By Gaurav Bisht | Hindustan Times, Shimla
PUBLISHED ON DEC 16, 2020 06:30 AM IST
Hit by the lockdown, the pony owners hope to earn enough to repay loans, feed their animals and end Covid year on a better note.
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Tourists should wear a protective face mask while within the premises of any tourists destination(PTI)
Tourists should wear a protective face mask while within the premises of any tourists destination(PTI)

Arunachal Pradesh re-opens for tourists: Here are the SOPs to be followed

By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 15, 2020 05:36 PM IST
All tourists and accompanying driver and guide of the tour from outside the state should adhere to Covid-19 inter-state traveller testing protocol issued by the Department of Health and Family Welfare, Arunachal Pradesh.
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Post Art 370, J&K witnesses surge in domestic tourists

By Ravi Krishnan Khajuria | Hindustan Times/Jammu, Jammu
UPDATED ON OCT 01, 2020 12:49 AM IST
There has been a corresponding steep decline in the number of foreign tourists visiting to the tourism-dependent Union Territory of Ladakh
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Tourists welcome in Cuba after months of COVID-19 lockdown(Twitter/RMuu2ehm6Jbn9Z4/Cuba_Explorer)
Tourists welcome in Cuba after months of COVID-19 lockdown(Twitter/RMuu2ehm6Jbn9Z4/Cuba_Explorer)

Good news for travel enthusiasts as Cuba finally welcomes tourists after months of COVID-19 lockdown

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Zarafshan Shiraz | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2020 03:26 PM IST
Did you have Cuba on your travel bucket list? Well, here’s some good news for you as the country finally rolls out its red carpet for tourists post the COVID-19 lockdown
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‘Shimla of Nepal’ misses tourists(Twitter/RONBupdates)
‘Shimla of Nepal’ misses tourists(Twitter/RONBupdates)

‘Shimla of Nepal’ misses tourists despite re-opening of hotels and travel business amid COVID-19

By Asian News International | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz | Makwanpur [Nepal]
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2020 02:44 PM IST
Usually packed with Indian tourists during summer months, the hotels of Makwanpur or ‘Shimla of Nepal’ are on the brink of collapse
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The 8.8-km tunnel, built at a height of 3,000 metres above sea level, connects Manali and Leh. Once ready, it will give a fillip to tourism in the region.(HT file photo)
The 8.8-km tunnel, built at a height of 3,000 metres above sea level, connects Manali and Leh. Once ready, it will give a fillip to tourism in the region.(HT file photo)

Himachal Pradesh to run vistadome buses inside Rohtang tunnel for tourists

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON AUG 16, 2020 06:30 AM IST
Vistadome buses will have a glass rooftop for a panoramic view through the hilly region and will ply through the 8.8-km tunnel, named after former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee
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Government aid packages have kept many businesses afloat, but mass unemployment in the tourism sector is likely once those funds run dry.(Unsplash)
Government aid packages have kept many businesses afloat, but mass unemployment in the tourism sector is likely once those funds run dry.(Unsplash)

Roam close to home: Europe’s tourists play safe in pandemic

By Associated Press| Posted by Kabir Bhandari | Berlin
UPDATED ON MAY 29, 2020 06:07 PM IST
According to Thierry Breton, the European Union’s internal market commissioner, some 27 million jobs across the EU are directly or indirectly linked to tourism, accounting for 12% of employment.
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The mock Qing dynasty village nestled below the Great Wall would normally be teeming with tourists on Labour Day, but the thin crowds on Friday showed that while China’s coronavirus epidemic has subsided, people’s fears could take longer to fade.(Unsplash)
The mock Qing dynasty village nestled below the Great Wall would normally be teeming with tourists on Labour Day, but the thin crowds on Friday showed that while China’s coronavirus epidemic has subsided, people’s fears could take longer to fade.(Unsplash)

Tourists trickle back to village by China’s Great Wall as virus curbs relaxed

By Reuters | Gubei Water Town, China
UPDATED ON MAY 02, 2020 05:36 PM IST
During holidays, some 100,000 visitors a day would traipse round the quaint stone-paved streets of Gubei Water Town, 110 kilometres (68 miles) northeast of Beijing. Its marketing manager reckoned on getting just a tenth of that number this year.
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Many senior police officer said that police presence and patrolling has been intensified on streets and in areas where migrants are living in order to avoid a rerun of the last month’s situation.(Ajay Aggarwal /HT PHOTO)
Many senior police officer said that police presence and patrolling has been intensified on streets and in areas where migrants are living in order to avoid a rerun of the last month’s situation.(Ajay Aggarwal /HT PHOTO)

Delhi police appeal to stranded migrants, students, tourists to stay where they are

By Karn Pratap Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 01, 2020 03:16 AM IST
Delhi Police commissioner SN Shrivastava said that the home ministry in its order has issued certain instructions to the states and union territories — which included developing standard protocols for receiving and sending stranded people.
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48 European tourists evacuated from McLeodganj

By Naresh K Thakur | Hindustan Times, Dharamshala, Dharamshala
UPDATED ON MAR 31, 2020 07:05 PM IST
Those evacuated include 26 from France and rest from Germany, Belgium and other countries.
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A total of 1255 stranded tourists have been evacuated from 19 destinations across the country, according to the data compiled by the Nepal Tourism Board.(Unsplash)
A total of 1255 stranded tourists have been evacuated from 19 destinations across the country, according to the data compiled by the Nepal Tourism Board.(Unsplash)

Nepal rescues over 1200 tourists as coronavirus lockdown continues

By Asian News International | Bharatpur, Nepal
PUBLISHED ON MAR 30, 2020 11:58 AM IST
Authorities here have rescued over 12,00 tourists, who were stranded in various parts of the Hmalayan country after a nationwide lockdown was imposed last week to contain the COVID-19 spread which has infected five people in Nepal so far.
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There were 37 people on board the cruise ship MV Mahabaahu, of whom four including the infected man and his friend were US tourists.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
There were 37 people on board the cruise ship MV Mahabaahu, of whom four including the infected man and his friend were US tourists.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

Foreign tourists in Assam face hassles amid fear of coronavirus spread

By Utpal Parashar | Hindustan Times, Guwahati
UPDATED ON MAR 13, 2020 06:11 PM IST
A Greek national had a difficult time in Majuli, the world’s largest island on the Brahmaputra, on Thursday when she was refused transport by local auto-rickshaw drivers for fear of contracting Covid-19.
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The tourists who died were residents of Taki Road in the Madhya Kalikapur area of Barasat in North 24 Parganas. (Representative Image)(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The tourists who died were residents of Taki Road in the Madhya Kalikapur area of Barasat in North 24 Parganas. (Representative Image)(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

2 Bengal tourists, local driver die in Sikkim as boulder hits SUV

By Pramod Giri | Hindustan Times, Siliguri
UPDATED ON MAR 10, 2020 10:52 PM IST
Police said a group of tourists from North 24 Parganas district of West Bengal were travelling in two cars. The accident happened when they were close to the Lingtam area.
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The German tourist had registered a complaint against Sandeep Kumar, a hotel employee for allegedly molesting her. (Image used for representation).(FILE PHOTO.)
The German tourist had registered a complaint against Sandeep Kumar, a hotel employee for allegedly molesting her. (Image used for representation).(FILE PHOTO.)

German tourist molested in Rajasthan hotel, employee held

By Suresh Foujdar | Hindustan Times, Bharatpur
UPDATED ON FEB 27, 2020 03:54 PM IST
The incident occurred at a heritage hotel called Laxmi Vilas under the Mathura Gate police station on Wednesday.
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SpaceX announced a new partnership Monday to send four tourists deeper into orbit(AFP)
SpaceX announced a new partnership Monday to send four tourists deeper into orbit(AFP)

SpaceX announces partnership to send four tourists into deep orbit

By Agence France-Presse | Washington
UPDATED ON FEB 19, 2020 02:09 AM IST
The company signed the deal with Space Adventures, which is based in Washington and served as an intermediary to send eight space tourists to the International Space Station (ISS) via Russian Soyuz rockets.
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A wallaby is seen in a burnt bushland on Kangaroo Island, Australia.(REUTERS)
A wallaby is seen in a burnt bushland on Kangaroo Island, Australia.(REUTERS)

Australia’s flame-scarred Kangaroo Valley calls for tourists to return

By Reuters | Kangaroo Valley
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2020 02:29 PM IST
The tourism industry estimates the fires that raged throughout the holiday season have already cost it almost A$1 billion ($688 million).
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187 stranded tourists rescued from Kufri

By Navneet Rathore | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Shimla
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2020 10:36 PM IST
Fresh snowfall in the middle and high hills have intensified the cold wave in the state. The weather was mostly dry on Sunday
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A snow-covered street in the Dhali area of Shimla on Wednesday morning after overnight snowfall.(Deepak Sansta/HT)
A snow-covered street in the Dhali area of Shimla on Wednesday morning after overnight snowfall.(Deepak Sansta/HT)

Tourists head for the hills as Shimla gets this winter’s heaviest snowfall

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Shimla
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2020 01:06 PM IST
Shimla, which saw a low of minus 0.5 degrees Celsius, recorded more than 20 cm of snowfall, while Kufri and Mashobra recorded more than 40 cm of snowfall each
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PICTURE PERFECT: The snow-covered Ridge in Shimla on Saturday morning. The Queen of the Hills received 8cm of snow overnight in the season’s first snowfall, drawing weekend tourists from across the region.(Deepak Sansta/HT)
PICTURE PERFECT: The snow-covered Ridge in Shimla on Saturday morning. The Queen of the Hills received 8cm of snow overnight in the season’s first snowfall, drawing weekend tourists from across the region.(Deepak Sansta/HT)

300 tourists from Maharashtra, Rajasthan stranded in snow-bound Himachal rescued

By Navneet Rathore | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Shimla
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2019 12:31 PM IST
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A Himachal Road Transport Corporation (HRTC) bus that skidded on the snow-covered road at Narkanda, 60 km from Shimla, on Thursday. (Right) Passengers had a narrow escape as the bus rammed into a roadside parapet.(ANI PHOTOS)
A Himachal Road Transport Corporation (HRTC) bus that skidded on the snow-covered road at Narkanda, 60 km from Shimla, on Thursday. (Right) Passengers had a narrow escape as the bus rammed into a roadside parapet.(ANI PHOTOS)

Kufri, Narkanda and Manali get season’s first snowfall, tourists head to the hills

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Shimla
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2019 04:38 PM IST
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A supplied undated combined image obtained December 2, 2019 shows Phu Tran (L) and Claire Hockridge who have been missing in a remote area south of Alice Springs. Australian police said on Tuesday they had found Tran, who had been missing in the country's remote outback for weeks, saying he survived soaring temperatures by drinking water meant for livestock. Image obtained December 2, 2019. AAP Image/Supplied by NT Police/via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVE. AUSTRALIA OUT. NEW ZEALAND OUT.(REUTERS)
A supplied undated combined image obtained December 2, 2019 shows Phu Tran (L) and Claire Hockridge who have been missing in a remote area south of Alice Springs. Australian police said on Tuesday they had found Tran, who had been missing in the country's remote outback for weeks, saying he survived soaring temperatures by drinking water meant for livestock. Image obtained December 2, 2019. AAP Image/Supplied by NT Police/via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVE. AUSTRALIA OUT. NEW ZEALAND OUT.(REUTERS)

Tourists found alive after two weeks lost in Australian outback

By Agence France-Presse | Sydney
UPDATED ON DEC 03, 2019 05:58 PM IST
The three friends set out to explore the country’s vast sun-baked interior near Alice Springs on November 19 when their car became bogged down in a river bed.
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Space hotels race to offer tourists a room in the sky.(Unsplash)
Space hotels race to offer tourists a room in the sky.(Unsplash)

An out of this world experience: Space hotels race to offer tourists a room in the sky

By Reuters | Tbilisi, Thomson Reuters Foundation
UPDATED ON DEC 02, 2019 10:04 AM IST
Some day soon you might be able to board a rocket and get a room with a view - of the whole planet - from a hotel in space.
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About 5 million travelers came to the island between July and September, led by visitors from Greater China, which jumped 22%, according to data from Singapore Tourism Board’s website.(Unsplash)
About 5 million travelers came to the island between July and September, led by visitors from Greater China, which jumped 22%, according to data from Singapore Tourism Board’s website.(Unsplash)

There’s never been so many tourists coming to Singapore

By Bloomberg
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2019 02:43 PM IST
About 5 million travelers came to the island between July and September, led by visitors from Greater China, which jumped 22%, according to data from Singapore Tourism Board’s website.
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On Half Moon Island, chinstrap penguins -- named for the black stripe on their chin -- strut about in the spring breeding season, raising their beaks and screeching from their rocky nests. (REPRESENTATIONAL IMAGE)(Unsplash)
On Half Moon Island, chinstrap penguins -- named for the black stripe on their chin -- strut about in the spring breeding season, raising their beaks and screeching from their rocky nests. (REPRESENTATIONAL IMAGE)(Unsplash)

In Antarctica, tourists swim among penguins in frigid water

By Agence France-Presse | Half Moon Island, Antarctica
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2019 12:59 PM IST
Antarctica’s vulnerability is attracting a large number of visitors, with tourists hoping to catch a glimpse of what one day might be gone.
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Mexican tourist died on Tuesday at a primary health centre in Himachal Pradesh.(File Photo)
Mexican tourist died on Tuesday at a primary health centre in Himachal Pradesh.(File Photo)

Mexican tourist dies after eating breakfast at Himachal’s restaurant: Police

By Press Trust of India | Shimla
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2019 09:29 PM IST
Two other foreigners, who were at the restaurant, brought Roman to a nearby health centre for treatment around 11 am but he was declared dead an hour later, Kullu Superintendent of Police Gaurav Singh said.
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While 31,549 foreigners visited Chandigarh in 2016, the figure increased to 39,681 in 2018.(HT FILE PHOTO)
While 31,549 foreigners visited Chandigarh in 2016, the figure increased to 39,681 in 2018.(HT FILE PHOTO)

25% increase in foreign tourists in Chandigarh since UNESCO heritage tag

By Vivek Gupta | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON NOV 04, 2019 07:04 AM IST
City can see a larger tourist inflow, but lacks aggressive tourism campaign unlike states like Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat
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A drummer plays the dhol during Sharad Jaat Festival at Shahpur Jat village, which celebrates the rural culture of the locality, along with giving attendees a taste of the urbanised hub it has become over the years; (below) a potter teaches a woman how make clay clayware as children look on at the fest.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
A drummer plays the dhol during Sharad Jaat Festival at Shahpur Jat village, which celebrates the rural culture of the locality, along with giving attendees a taste of the urbanised hub it has become over the years; (below) a potter teaches a woman how make clay clayware as children look on at the fest.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Folk fests that make tourists of residents

By Adrija Roychowdhury | New Delhi, Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON OCT 27, 2019 12:03 PM IST
Government officials, who have been organising several events wherein locals are the centre of focus, say the objective is to “democratise cultural events”
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Built in 1902 under French colonial rulers, the railway to Vietnam’s northern provinces carries passengers and cargo mostly between Hanoi and the eastern city of Haiphong.(Unsplash)
Built in 1902 under French colonial rulers, the railway to Vietnam’s northern provinces carries passengers and cargo mostly between Hanoi and the eastern city of Haiphong.(Unsplash)

Off the rails: Hanoi shuts down trackside cafes thronged by selfie-seeking tourists

By Reuters | Reuters
UPDATED ON OCT 10, 2019 06:30 AM IST
Built in 1902 under French colonial rulers, the railway to Vietnam’s northern provinces carries passengers and cargo mostly between Hanoi and the eastern city of Haiphong.
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