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Chennai issues more visas to foreigners on arrival

Chennai: Chennai continues to retain the third rank in issuing the maximum number of visas to foreign nationals during January-August this year.
Though the national capital New Delhi and Mumbai had i

Political weather not conducive for seaplane


Thiruvananthapuram: While the monsoon has almost come to an end clearing the climate for the launch of the commercial services of the much-hyped seaplane service, the political weather is still not

Thanks to Tirupati temple, Andhra Pradesh top tourist spot

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New Delhi: With Tirupati Balaji temple attracting visitors in hordes, Andhra Pradesh has become the top tourist destination in the country recording 206.8 million domestic tourists last year.
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Guidelines to be issued for panchayats


Kottayam: The Kerala State Planning Board would bring out guidelines by next year for grama panchayats so that they could take part in Responsible Tourism 
initiatives, state planning board member C.

Uttarakhand tourism industry will suffer Rs 12,000 crore loss:Survey


New Delhi: The devastation caused by torrential rains that lashed Uttarakhand earlier this month is expected to cause a loss of Rs 12,000 crore to the state's tourism industry in the current fiscal,

Heritage sites ignored


Kochi: Illegal encroachments, shoddily-maintained footpaths, potholed roads and an untidy beach in Fort Kochi and Mattancherry — all these once much-admired tourist destinations and major heritage si

Ibibo Group to acquire online bus ticketing firm


New Delhi: E-commerce firm Ibibo Group today said it will acquire Bangalore based online bus ticketing firm for an undisclosed amount. Ibibo Group and Pilani Soft Labs Pvt Ltd, owner of red

Seasonal rain shores up Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Cor­poration’s revenue


Chennai: The seasonal rain has cheered the tou­rists encouraging them to flock to the cascading waterfalls in the state and also filled the kitty of the Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Cor­poration (T

Kerala tourism to welcome only responsible investors


Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala tourism has ended the ‘blanket welcome’ policy for tourism investors. It will roll out the red carpet only for those investors who are willing to be ‘responsible tourism’-c

Rs 221cr for Andhra Pradesh tourism


Hyderabad: Experts from around the world will soon converge here to help India evolve a holistic tourism policy that will let it emerge as a global destination, giving it the much-needed push for an

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