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Bangkok’s fine dining scene lures tourists to Thailand

Culinary tourism has gone beyond cheap eat stops and could give Thailand’s economy a post-pandemic boost especially with Bangkok’s fine dining scene

Bangkok’s fine dining scene lures tourists to Thailand (Photo by Twitter/BangkokPostNews)
Published on Sep 29, 2023 11:06 AM IST
Bloomberg | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz

Switzerland of the Northeast, Dima Hasao in Assam, aims to woo tourists

Dima Hasao council published a draft tourism policy, which plans to develop five different circuits for travellers, on the occasion of World Toursim Day.

Switzerland of the Northeast, Dima Hasao in Assam, aims for 'cleanest district of India' tag to woo tourists (Photo by Twitter/gorlosadebolal)
Published on Sep 27, 2023 04:34 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Haflong (assam)

Maui to welcome back tourists next month under a new wildfire emergency rule

Authorities to reopen beach resorts and hotel rooms in West Maui to travellers from October, with the exception of the wildfire-damaged neighbourhoods.

 Maui to welcome back tourists next month under a new wildfire emergency rule (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Published on Sep 10, 2023 10:21 AM IST
AP | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Honolulu

Discover Hong Kong's thrilling adventures and world-class sporting events

Discover Hong Kong's diverse terrain for outdoor adventures like Cyclothon and customizable activities, offering a fresh perspective.

Discover Hong Kong's thrilling adventures and world-class sporting events(Unsplash/Alex Azabache)
Published on Sep 04, 2023 05:28 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Akanksha Agnihotri, New Delhi

Tourists surrounding grizzly bear family at a US national park irks netizens

An individual reacted to this video and wrote, “They should all be prohibited from ever visiting national parks again.”

Tourists surrounding a grizzly bear and her cubs at Yellowstone National Park in the United States. (Instagram/@touronsofyellowstone)
Published on Aug 29, 2023 08:15 PM IST

Tourism: Bye bye backpackers — hello culture buffs?

A growing number of tourist destinations are hoping to attract wealthier, more considerate tourists with a genuine interest in the local culture.

A growing number of tourist destinations are hoping to attract wealthier, more considerate tourists. (DW/Caro/Muhs/picture alliance)
Updated on Aug 29, 2023 04:28 PM IST
By | Posted by Krishna Priya Pallavi

Bhutan slashes daily tourist fee by half in bid to attract more visitors

Bhutan to halve tourist fee to $100 per night in an effort to boost struggling tourism sector.

The tourist fee has limited arrivals to bigger spenders who make up a fraction of the numbers that visit nearby Nepal.(Unsplash/Raimond Klavins)
Published on Aug 26, 2023 02:12 PM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Akanksha Agnihotri, Kathmandu

Gujarat man arrested for allegedly raping fellow tourist at Goa resort

According to the compaint filed by the rape survivour, the accused, identified as one Laxmanbhai Shiyar, 47, invited her to visit him at the resort in North Goa

 (Representative Photo)
Updated on Aug 25, 2023 07:52 PM IST

Italian tourists flock to Albania on discounted flights in key boost for economy

Albania's pristine sand beaches, scenic rugged landscapes, cheaper prices and wealthier Mediterranean holiday destinations lure Italians and other Europeans

A general view of a beach in the village of Ksamil, near the town of Saranda in southern Albania. Italian tourists flock to Albania on discounted flights or by ferry in key boost for economy (REUTERS/Florion Goga)
Published on Aug 24, 2023 10:59 AM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Saranda, Albania

Exotic caravan tourism service set to launch in Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Tourists in Andaman and Nicobar Islands can soon hire luxury caravans at exotic locations, offering a comfortable and adventurous stay.

Caravans are a unique tourism product, which promotes family-oriented tours even in circuits/destinations which do not have adequate hotel accommodation. (Unsplash/Alpert WANG)
Published on Aug 18, 2023 12:51 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Akanksha Agnihotri, Port Blair

China opens for travel but fails to attract tourists from North America, Europe

Visa hassles, lack of flights, idiosyncratic payment systems and language barrier limit China’s appeal to tourists from places such as North America and Europe

China opens for travel but fails to attract tourists from North America, Europe (Pixabay)
Published on Aug 17, 2023 04:33 PM IST
Bloomberg | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz

Japan sees spike in tourist arrivals, recovers to 78% of pre-pandemic levels

With China ending its ban on tour groups to Japan this month, inbound spending is expected to remain a support factor for the economy in coming months.

Japan sees spike in tourist arrivals, recovers to 78% of pre-pandemic levels (Photo by Sorasak on Unsplash)
Published on Aug 16, 2023 03:13 PM IST
Bloomberg | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz

Far-flung tourists flock to LoC area, boosting employment prospects for locals

Jammu and Kashmir opens areas near Line of Control for tourists; locals and visitors express gratitude and hope for better infrastructure.

Jammu and Kashmir's decision to open areas near the Line of Control for tourism is attracting visitors from far-flung places.(Unsplash/Jannes Jacobs)
Published on Aug 10, 2023 12:44 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Akanksha Agnihotri, Keran

Kerala: Kattakkada's marigold farming draws tourists ahead of Onam celebrations

Tourists flock to Pallichal gram Panchayat in Kattakkada to see blooming marigold flowers.

Under the project of
Published on Aug 06, 2023 11:19 AM IST
ANI | | Posted by Akanksha Agnihotri, Thiruvananthapuram

Greece plans hourly caps on tourists visit to ancient Acropolis of Athens

In order to ensure that excessive tourism won't harm Acropolis of Athens, Greece plans hourly caps on visitors and will let in up to 20,000 tourists daily

Tourists visit the Acropolis hill with the 2,500-year-old Parthenon temple on the left, and the ancient Erechtheion temple on the right, in Athens, Greece. Culture Minister Lina Mendoni said that visits to the Acropolis of Athens, Greece's most popular archaeological site, will be capped from next month at a maximum 20,000 daily with varying hourly entry limits. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris, File)
Published on Aug 03, 2023 04:33 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Athens

US restricts Hungarian passport holders' visa-free travel for security concerns

The validity period of travel for Hungarian passport holders was reduced to 1 year and each traveller will be limited to a single entry into the United States.

American and Hungarian national flags fly in downtown Budapest, Hungary, with the historical parliament building at the background. The United States is imposing travel restrictions on citizens of Hungary over concerns that the identities of nearly 1 million foreigners granted Hungarian passports over nine years were not sufficiently verified. That's according to the US Embassy and a government official. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)
Published on Aug 02, 2023 04:51 PM IST
AP | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Budapest, Hungary

Impacts of climate change on mediterranean tourism: Is the industry at risk?

Destructive fires and extreme heat in the Mediterranean are raising concerns about the future of tourism in the region due to climate change.

The high temperatures could discourage visitors, impacting the economies of countries heavily reliant on tourism. (File photo)
Published on Jul 26, 2023 01:31 PM IST
AFP | | Posted by Akanksha Agnihotri

From domestic travel to weekend getaways: Emerging trends in Indian tourism

From culinary tourism to domestic travel, let's explore the transformative emerging trends that are redefining the essence of Indian tourism.

India's tourism sector has seen significant transformation, with domestic travel and weekend vacations gaining appeal.(Unsplash)
Published on Jul 26, 2023 10:00 AM IST

Kerala government introduces social media bidding game to attract tourists

The Kerala government has launched a bidding game called 'Holiday Heist' on WhatsApp, offering tour packages at low prices to boost tourism.

Kerala, located in the southern part of India, is a captivating destination for photographers. Known as
Published on Jul 23, 2023 03:02 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Akanksha Agnihotri, Thiruvananthapuram

Darien Gap: Tragedy for migrants, triumph for adventure tourists

Venezuelan migrants crossing the treacherous Darien Gap in Panama, hoping to reach the US, have encountered adventure tourists sightseeing in the jungle.

The notorious stretch of jungle in Panama has become a treacherous part of the journey for tens of thousands of people trekking across the Americas.(REUTERS)
Published on Jul 22, 2023 03:58 PM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Akanksha Agnihotri, Mexico City

Amsterdam to ban cruise ships in efforts to control tourism and combat pollution

Amsterdam's council voted to ban cruise ships in an effort to reduce tourism and pollution. The city aims to close its central cruise-ship terminal.

Amsterdam has one of the largest cruise ports in Europe, hosting hundreds of mega ships and about 700,000 cruise passengers each year. (Twitter/JBNAVictoria)
Published on Jul 22, 2023 12:51 PM IST
Bloomberg | | Posted by Akanksha Agnihotri, Amsterdam

Chinese tourists brave sweltering heat to see the majestic 'Flaming Mountains'

Tourists flock to China's Flaming Mountains to experience searing temperatures amid global heatwaves. Climate change talks between China and the US continue.

Each summer, curious tourists gather at the Flaming Mountains on the northern rim of the Turpan Depression in Xinjiang to admire their corrugated slopes of brown-red sandstone. (File photo)
Published on Jul 19, 2023 02:35 PM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Akanksha Agnihotri, Beijing

5 arrested for attacking tourist in Agra

The video also showed the tourist running inside a shop on Fatehabad road in Agra to save himself from goons who were seen holding batons in their hand.

5 arrested for attacking tourist in Agra (file)
Updated on Jul 18, 2023 07:04 PM IST

Thailand's progressive weed laws attracting tourists from across Asia

Thailand's de facto legalisation of marijuana has attracted a wave of tourists, particularly from Asia, who are curious to try the drug.

Most Asian nations have strict drug laws with harsh penalties, and Thailand's de facto legalisation of marijuana last year has brought a wave of tourists. (REUTERS/Chalinee Thirasupa)
Published on Jul 13, 2023 12:23 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Akanksha Agnihotri, Bangkok

Rajasthan plans to introduce a unified smart card for tourist site entry

The Rajasthan government plans to introduce a smart card system for tourists to access multiple monuments and transport facilities in the state.

Tourists in Rajasthan will have access to multiple monuments through one smart card which will have to be recharged.(Unsplash)
Published on Jul 09, 2023 01:46 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Akanksha Agnihotri, Jaipur

Sumo retirees bring laughter to the faces of tourists flooding back to Japan

Ohtori, after a two-decade sumo career, now entertains curious tourists instead of fighting for wins in Japan's traditional sport.

After battling for wins and climbing the ranks in Japan's traditional sport of sumo for two decades, Ohtori now entertains curious tourists.(Reuters)
Published on Jul 08, 2023 02:31 PM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Akanksha Agnihotri, Tokyo

Eco Parks in Kupwara: Jammu and Kashmir's emerging tourist destinations

Eco-tourism parks in the Kamraj forest division of Jammu and Kashmir have become a success, attracting tourists and providing livelihood opportunities.

As the summer tourism season takes flight in Kupwara district, these prominent eco-parks are seeing a remarkable surge in activity. (ANI photo)
Published on Jul 07, 2023 12:54 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Akanksha Agnihotri, Kupwara

Sun tourism: All about the newest trend evolving for tourists on mountains

Trending sun tourism among mountain tourists has several benefits for visitors as well as the local populace. Here's all you need to know

Sun tourism or solar tourism: All about the newest trend evolving for tourists on mountains (Photo by Nandhu Kumar on Unsplash)
Published on Jul 03, 2023 05:58 PM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, New Delhi

Nature's spectacle: J-K's Bhaderwah rare wild flower bloom delights tourists

Bhaderwah's high-altitude slopes and grasslands are adorned in white and purple as Foxglove flowers bloom, drawing tourists' attention.

Foxglove is a delicate and fragrant bell-shaped flower that looks like wind chimes in pink and white. It presents a rare view to the visitors. (Pixabay)
Updated on Jul 03, 2023 10:46 AM IST
PTI | | Posted by Akanksha Agnihotri, Bhaderwah

Duggardhani village haat in Jammu and Kashmir's Reasi becomes tourist attraction

Duggardhani is ready to become a major tourism attraction with huge tourist influx to Shri Shiv Khori, eye-catching look, traditional way of cooking and eating

Duggardhani, a village haat in Jammu and Kashmir's Reasi, becomes tourist attraction(File Photo by Mathan Kumar on Unsplash)
Published on Jul 02, 2023 04:19 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Jammu
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