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Cooler clime beckons hill tourists

The nippy weather, accompanied by pleasant, intermittent showers in the hill stations, signifying the commencement of the second season, has made the Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation (TTDC)

Hotels shift focus to corporates


Crimping foreign tourists owing to global slowdown has forced hospitality sector to re-orient itself to focus on corporate segment for better gains.

With corporates too cutting down on their travel

Tourism projects to undergo bidding

Showcasing 17 tourism projects at Emerging Kerala on Friday, Kerala tourism secretary Suman Billa said investors would be selected through a bidding process.

“We have put the estimates and anybody, i

Emerging tourism: Sea plane to adventure

In tune with the government’s policy guideline to target 15 per cent growth in international tourist arrivals annually, a host of projects ranging from adventure sport enclaves to sea planes and herit

Audio, video guide services soon at Mamallapuram


Tourists visiting Mamallapuram can hope to get a deeper insight into the architecture, culture and history of the timeless monuments and tourist spots at this world heritage site through audio and vid

Maritime museum soon at Mamallapuram


A submarine is all set to be stationed on a special platform just off the Mamallapuram beach and its famous shore temple as a tourist attraction. In a first-of-its-kind initiative in the country, the

Battle begins for heritage tag

It might not come as a surprise if the 11th century Pallava-era Sri Kailasanathar temple in Kancheepuram grabs international attention for being one of the most treasured cultural sites. Or if the Kak

Sightseeing boat service launched

The Kerala Tourism Development Corporation and the Kerala Shipping and Inland Navigation Corporation have jointly launched a ‘sightseeing’ boat service connecting various tourist destinations and heri

Lifejackets for 7 boathouses soon

There will virtually be no rides at the Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation (TTDC’s) boating yards without lifejackets.

The authorities, who have mandated the wearing of lifejackets for all t

SC ban on tiger reserve tourism hurts tribals


While the recent Supreme Court order banning tourism in Tiger Reserves has been welcomed by ecologists and wildlife activists, the move has adversely affected the livelihood of hundreds of tribals who

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