Aurangabad to host first SAARC Tourism Summit in October

Central Maharashtra town of Aurangabad, where the world famous Ajanta-Ellora caves are located, will host the country’s first SAARC Tourism Summit that will explore opportunities in tourism promotion. The two-day meet will be organised in the second week of October. The summit is also aimed at tapping FDI under ‘Make in India’ and ‘Make in

NSG to training, visas to tourism: Outcomes from PM Modi’s Japan visit

After talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Japanese PM Shinzo Abe, it wasn’t just the nuclear deal and strong statement on terrorism that were the highlights of the visit. The outcomes of the visit ranged from support for India’s membership in Nuclear Suppliers’ Group, easing of Indian student visas, a clear timetable for Mumbai-Ahmedabad


Lindblad Expeditions, DER Committed to the World Initiative by DER Touristik and Tompkins Conservation were presented with the 2016 World Tourism Awards today, 7 November 2016, the opening day of World Travel Market London at Excel Centre. Peter Greenberg, CBS News Travel Editor, multi Emmy Award-winning investigative reporter as well as world renowned travel expert,

France plans security measures to reassure Asian tourists: paper

France plans to bring in more police units and surveillance cameras to reassure Asian tourists put off by robberies and militant attacks and avoid a sharp drop in visitor numbers, daily newspaper Le Figaro said on Sunday. France is the most popular country in the world for tourists with almost 85 million visitors last year

China to Take Tourists to Space Aboard World’s Biggest Spaceplane

 China is developing what could be the world’s biggest spaceplane, and it will fly up to 20 passengers to space. The China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology in Beijing has designed a simple, one-piece spaceplane that could be scaled up to carry more people. According to a report from New Scientist, Lui Haiquang, an academy

Nepal, India, Bhutan, Indonesia oppose Swaziland’s bid to sell rhino horn at UN meeting

It was a big, and ultimately doomed, proposal from a small country at a UN wildlife conference in South Africa: legalise the international sale of rhino horn because a 1977 ban on its trade has failed to stop the scourge of poaching. The African kingdom of Swaziland, which has 73 rhinos, said Monday that it

77 Injured In Gas Explosion At Spanish Tourist Town

A gas explosion ripped through a café in the popular Spanish coastal tourist town of Malaga on Saturday, injuring 77 people, including five seriously. The explosion was believed to have been caused by a gas leak at the La Bohemia restaurant, though other reports say a gas cylinder was involved. The British Broadcasting Corp. (BBC)

World’s highest bridge nears completion in China

Chinese engineers have completed the structure of what is expected to become the world’s highest bridge, local authorities said. The Beipanjiang Bridge, in mountainous southwestern China, soars 565 metres (1,854 feet) above a river, the Guizhou provincial transport department said in a statement. As such it overtakes the Si Du River Bridge in the central

Row after Chinese tourists charged £3,280 at Israeli restaurant

A group of eight Chinese tourists in Israel has been handed a 16,500-shekel (£3,280) bill after visiting a restaurant in the hills outside Jerusalem where one might typically expect to spend tens of pounds on a meal. The cost of the meal at the Abu Ghosh restaurant in the Israeli Arab village of the same

As ISIS bombs kill dozens, Syria tries to lure tourists

A new promotional video released by Syria’s tourism office, touting packed beaches on the war-ravaged country’s the Mediterranean coastline, has been widely mocked for ignoring the ongoing bloodshed. At least 40 people were killed Monday as six explosions hit the government controlled cities of Tartus and Homs, the Kurdish-held city of Hasaka and the countryside