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Australian tourism continues to grow

Australia’s overseas arrivals have continued to grow strongly through the end of the year, recording seven percent growth in December 2012 to reach 6.1 million visitors in 2012, data released showed. The latest Overseas Arrivals and Departures figures, released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), showed significant growth of inbound arrivals from almost all

Turkey woos Indians with kebaps, shorba

New Delhi: Turkey, which attracted around 65,000 Indian tourists last year, is hoping to woo more travellers from India with its food and culture. And it has laid out some delectable Turkish delights like meze, shorba and baklava at a weeklong festival here. The food festival was inaugurated by Turkish Ambassador Burak Akcapar and Culture

Australia to lure Indian tourists

Sydney: Buoyed by the number of Indian tourists flocking to Australia, an influential tourism promotional body has asked the Australian government to invest $1 billion to attract more visitors from India and other Asian countries in the next decade. Besides India, the Tourism and Transport Forum (TTF) has also urged the federal government to focus

London Olympics motto – ‘Inspire a generation’

London: With 100 days to go for the opening ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics, chairman of the Games organising committee Lord Sebastian Coe unveiled the motto “Inspire a generation” at an impressive ceremony at Kew Gardens here Wednesday. “Every one of those individual performances will create a symphony of inspiration that will create lasting

Indian tourism upbeat despite tight budget

Although India’s latest budget has increased the allocation for tourism by less than 10 per cent, the tourism ministry remains hopeful that it can bring in at least seven million foreign tourists to the country during this fiscal year, an increase of one million when compared to the six million figure of the last year.

Foreign tourists flock to Himachal

New Delhi: The number of foreign tourists visiting Himachal Pradesh has doubled in the past five years, the state govenment said Sunday. ‘The number of the international travelers has rapidly increased from 2.07 lakh in 2005 to 4.85 lakhs in 2011,’ the statement said. The number of international tourist is likely to exceed 500,000 in

Egypt woos the Indian traveller

New Delhi: With its tourism industry badly hit due to the political turmoil in the country, Egypt is now planning to launch aggressive campaigns in India with special corporate packages and is starting direct flights from Delhi. Cairo is even wooing Bollywood and has an interesting package for youngsters. Kicking off a new promotional campaign