Tag: Tourism News
August 7 (TravelAndy): Tomohon, in central Indonesia, is all set to host the annual international flower festival from August 8 to August 12, 2017.
The festival will feature several engaging activities like street parade at the main streets of Tomohon on Aug. 8, a beauty pageant contest, the Tournament of Flowers and a flower exhibition.
“The parade will showcase flower-themed outfits created by local and national designers,” tourism ministry’s Archipelago marketing development deputy Esthy Reko Astuti told the Jakarta Post. Continue reading Indonesia: Stage set for Tomohon flower fest
April 25 (Notintown.net): The Cotentin Peninsula – also known as the Cherbourg Peninsula – in the Normandy region of France, will soon see its many tourism boards undergo a major restructuring in the next few months.
By June this year, 11 local tourism boards will have merged into one big entity and renamed Cotentin Tourist office making it, arguably, one of the most powerful tourism boards in the country with an annual budget of EUR4 million.
Out of this budget, up to EUR1 million will be kept aside to promote Cotentin worldwide; of which India, Middle East and China will be important focus markets. Continue reading Normandy in France to promote tourism
December 9 (TravelAndy): Severe depression caused above the Bay of Bengal has stranded approximately 1900 tourists in India’s popular tourist spot Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
Havelock and Neil islands, in India’s union territory Andamans, are among the worst hit places.
With mobile networks not working properly, tourists are facing difficulty in communicating with their families. Continue reading Cyclone strands thousands in Andaman
September 24 (TravelAndy): The site of the 18-day battle in the Indian epic Mahabharat, which James Cameron had once planned to make into a movie, is going to be developed as a tourism site, said The Times of India.
The Indian government is planning to renovate the Sannit Sarovar lake, landscape and develop open spaces around the Brahma Sarovar lake and construct a theme park on the battle of Kurukshetra at Jyotisar, where Lord Krishna imparted to Arjun the knowledge that is now in the Bhagavat Gita, said chief parliamentary secretary Seema Trikha.
These sites are in the north Indian Haryana state. Continue reading Epic tourism at Mahabharat sites
February 22 (TravelAndy): The Union government has launched an app that will let tourists to send pictures of dirty areas at tourist spots to the authorities, said reports.
Named Swachh Paryatan App, the facility will start working at 25 heritage monuments, including Taj Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri, Humayun’s Tomb, Qutab Minar and Red Fort.
“People can send the picture of dirty places and immediate action will be taken. Besides, people can also send their suggestions in bringing improvement at the tourist sites,” India’s tourism minister Mahesh Sharma said. Continue reading App to identify squalor at tourist spots
January 10 (TravelAndy): Belgavi in Maharashtra and Goa are all set to host the sixth international kite festival from January 16.
The first phase of the festival will start in Belgavi from January 16 and continue till January 18; the following phase will be hosted on Colva beach, south Goa from January 19 to 21. The concluding phase will be held at Miramar beach near Panjim,north Goa on January 22 and 24.
Approximately 25 international kite flyers from the US, Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, UK, Russia, Estonia, the Netherlands, France and Italy are expected to participate. Another 25 Indian participants from Maharashtra, Gujarat, Kochi, Nagpur, Kolkata and Karnataka will also take part in the festival. Continue reading South India kite festival from Jan 16
December 4 (TravelAndy): Tourism in Manali has been affected after National Green Tribune (NGT) re-imposed its ban on taxies and private cars ferrying tourists across the Manali-Rohtang highway, The Times of India said.
NGT restored its ban after three months of relaxation, which ended on November 30.
Although Manali is getting ready to host the National Winter Carnival from January 2, it is consistently losing tourist foot fall, following the ban. Continue reading Vehicle ban hits Manali tourism
November 28 (TravelAndy): In an attempt to attract tourists from across the globe, India’s Punjab state is hosting a workshop on rural tourism in Amritsar from December 1.
The project aims at getting tourists to experience a rich pastoral environment where they can stay in eco-friendly cottages and experience the farming tradition of Punjab, said reports.
Visitors will also get an opportunity to enjoy firewood-cooked traditional Punjabi cuisine. Continue reading Punjab looks to boost rural tourism
November 4 (TravelAndy): A plan is on to start a nature trail for tourists on the Jambudweep island, which is located in the peninsular region of India’s West Bengal state, reported The Times of India.
This initiative is scheduled to start from the first week of December.
Tourists can buy tickets for the nature’s trail from Bakkhali Tourist Lodge. Help desks will be accessible for . Continue reading Nature trail plan on Jambudweep
October 24 (TravelAndy): Tourism Ireland has launched a campaign in India to promote northern Ireland where the popular television series Game of Thrones has been filmed.
The four-week digital campaign targeting the Indian fan base of this hit series will be conducted through Facebook and Twitter.
The campaign will showcase the imaginary world of Westeros blending into the real world. Continue reading Northern Ireland promotes GoT tourism
September 11 (TravelAndy): On the occasion of World Tourism Day on September 27, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has decided to organise a walk along the metro route for tourists and residents alike.
This program is aimed at helping tourists explore the street charm of old Delhi.
The first walk will originate from Huda City Centre metro station and continue upto Chandni Chowk metro station. Continue reading Delhi metro walk to boost tourism
July 28 (TravelAndy): The tourism minister of the south Indian state of Kerala has denied allegations of the authorities planning to cull stray dogs across the state.
Over the past few weeks, Kerala has faced strong criticism on social media against its alleged decision to cull all street dogs across the state.
Animal-lover groups had been urging tourists to shun Kerala, known for its backwaters, to register their protest against the move. Rallies have been organised in Mumbai, Kolkata and other cities in protest against the alleged decision. Continue reading Kerala denies dog cull decision