Madhu Dubey, regional director, Australasia, India Tourism, at ITB Asia 2012
The Ministry of Tourism with the objective to tap the high end tourists from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) organised Tourism Road Shows in the cities of Dammam, Riyadh and Jeddah. The shows were held from 7th to 11th of this month.
As the Indian Government has shown its intentions in the recent past to consolidate the rural tourism, the current approach, by the Rajasthan Government, to reach remote villages, tribal belts, and deep rural areas, in order to understand them at deeper level, seems to result in providing a solid boost to the tourism opportunities out there.
India offers amazing tourism and travel packages and wonderful experiences that reflect its rich cultural and historical heritage, wildlife, architecture and a prosperous knowledge of traditions and festivals.
India’s Minister of Tourism, Shri Subodh Kant Sahai, tells BTN about India’s ambitious growth plans to double tourist numbers visiting India by 2013.
Historians have warned that the 358 year old Taj Mahal could collapse in the next five years because the monument’s foundations are rotting.
As many as ten people have been killed in New Delhi following a bomb attack on the Indian High Court. A further 61 people are believed to have been injured in what Indian prime minister Manmhan Singh branded a “cowardly act”.
World-famous secret agent James Bond could be about to offer tourism in India a welcome boost, with carefully placed rumours suggesting the next blockbuster could be part filmed in the country.
Cities across India are on high alert following a series of explosions in Mumbai. As many as 18 people are feared dead following three co-ordinated explosions in the commercial hub of the city late yesterday, with dozens feared injured.
Three simultaneous explosions have rocked Mumbai nearly three years after militants killed over 164 people in an assault on the Indian city. The financial heart of the city was attacked during rush-hour, with eight people feared dead and over one hundred injured.
Taj Hotels Resorts & Palaces has announced its first venture into Jammu and Kashmir with the opening of Vivanta by Taj-Srinagar this month.
Building work is set to begin on a second international airport in Mumbai following an agreement between the City Industrial & Development Corporation and the Environment Ministry. This being India, however, there are strings attached, with backers of the airport forced to acquiesce to a number of strict environmental conditions in order to get plans for Navi Mumbai airport off the ground.