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  • COVID-19 | Cafes, restaurants reopen in Greece for outdoor service after 6 months lockdown May 03, 2021 06:24 PM IST

    COVID-19 | Cafes, restaurants reopen in Greece for outdoor service after 6 months lockdown

    Cafes, restaurants and bars, which had been shut to all but takeout and delivery services when lockdown-type measures were imposed in early November, reopened for outdoor seated service only.

  • Prioritising the blue economy, says PM Narendra Modi in Kerala Feb 14, 2021 08:12 PM IST

    Prioritising the blue economy, says PM Narendra Modi in Kerala

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched multiple infrastructure and tourism projects in Kerala on February 14, including a Rs 6,000 crore petrochemical complex of oil major Bharat Petroleum and Ro-Ro Vessels of Inland Waterways at Willingdon Island.

  • Snow-clad meadows fill Gulmarg with tourists again Jan 19, 2021 01:49 PM IST

    Snow-clad meadows fill Gulmarg with tourists again

    The heavy influx of tourists is a dramatic change for the tourism industry in Kashmir, which faced double whammy of the Covid-19 and harsh curbs on civil rights India imposed in the region on August 5, 2019.

  • Mexico sees bump in tourism during the holidays amid pandemic surge Jan 13, 2021 04:13 PM IST

    Mexico sees bump in tourism during the holidays amid pandemic surge

    Concern is spreading that the winter holiday success could be fleeting, because it came as COVID-19 infections in both Mexico and the United States, the main source of the foreign tourists, were reaching new heights — and as a new, more easily spread variant was beginning to emerge in the U.S. If a sharp rise in infections forces a new shutdown of the tourism sector, the effects would be devastating.

  • Italy eyes measures to support auto, tourism industries: PM Giuseppe Conte Jul 04, 2020 07:45 PM IST

    Italy eyes measures to support auto, tourism industries: PM Giuseppe Conte

    Speaking at a conference organised by the UIL trade union, Conte said the government needed to "redefine" tax incentives in favour of green, digital investments of the future, adding "we must support the worst affected industries such as automotive and tourism".

  • In pics | 15 countries allowed to visit European Union as EU opens borders for foreign travellers Jul 02, 2020 10:23 AM IST

    In pics | 15 countries allowed to visit European Union as EU opens borders for foreign travellers

    European countries have agreed to start lift restriction from July 1. The list will be updated every 14 days.

  • IATO urges tourism minister to provide financial stimulus for sector May 27, 2020 09:23 PM IST

    IATO urges tourism minister to provide financial stimulus for sector

    IATO has also asked for special collateral free and interest free long-term loans (5-10 years) to be provided to the tour operators for revival of business and aggressive marketing, the statement said.

  • Resumption of domestic flights to spur tourism: Thomas Cook India May 22, 2020 02:32 PM IST

    Resumption of domestic flights to spur tourism: Thomas Cook India

    About a third of domestic flight operations will resume from May 25 under strict norms. All commercial passenger flights were suspended with effect from March 25, when the country came under a lockdown to curb the spread of COVID-19.

  • In pics | Picturesque village in Austria awaits tourists after country closes borders due to COVID-19 Apr 29, 2020 08:14 PM IST

    In pics | Picturesque village in Austria awaits tourists after country closes borders due to COVID-19

    Hallstatt, a small picturesque village in Austria, is left deserted amid the novel coronavirus pandemic. The ongoing crises has impacted the tourism industry, affecting mainly locals at tourist places who are mostly dependent on earnings from travellers

  • Coronavirus outbreak: Venice becomes a mere shadow of itself Mar 06, 2020 08:21 AM IST

    Coronavirus outbreak: Venice becomes a mere shadow of itself

    Here are a few pictures to show how coronavirus has left the city’s famed tourism hotspots deserted as holidaymakers stay home.

  • Deserted iconic tourists spots show deadly impact of coronavirus in Asia; see then and now photos Feb 22, 2020 08:12 AM IST

    Deserted iconic tourists spots show deadly impact of coronavirus in Asia; see then and now photos

    Then and now photos of tourist attractions show how the coronavirus outbreak has wreaked havoc on the tourism industry in Asia.

  • India's tourism industry should target $50 bn revenues by 2022: Amitabh Kant Dec 19, 2019 02:03 PM IST

    India's tourism industry should target $50 bn revenues by 2022: Amitabh Kant

    Speaking at the '15th CII Annual Tourism Summit 2019', Kant said the tourism sector can be one of the biggest drivers of India's economic growth as higher visitor numbers spur employment opportunities.

  • International tourism arrivals hit record high in 2017, India leads growth in South Asia: UN report Sep 02, 2018 01:50 PM IST

    International tourism arrivals hit record high in 2017, India leads growth in South Asia: UN report

    International tourism receipts for India grew from 22.42 billion dollars in 2016 to 27.36 billion dollars last year.

  • India earned $27 billion from foreign tourist arrivals in 2017: Minister Jan 16, 2018 06:35 PM IST

    India earned $27 billion from foreign tourist arrivals in 2017: Minister

    Stating that tourism sector was doing "extremely well", he said in 2017 alone, there was an increase of 15.2 percent in the foreign tourist arrivals to the country.

  • Mixed reaction by aviation, tourism industry experts to Budget Feb 02, 2017 07:54 AM IST

    Mixed reaction by aviation, tourism industry experts to Budget

    Terming the budget as "overall, a well-balanced, pro-poor, pro-growth budget" Amber Dubey, Partner and Head (Aerospace and Defence) of KPMG in India said the announcement of select AAI airports in Tier 2 cities to be taken up for operation and maintenance in PPP mode is a development step.

  • Tourism can surpass IT sector if it's more organised: Expert Jan 13, 2017 12:24 PM IST

    Tourism can surpass IT sector if it's more organised: Expert

    "Right now, IT services (industry) is about USD 150 billion, mostly export-oriented and tourism is USD 120 billion, growing at 7.50 percent," Jagdish N Sheth, Professor of Marketing at Emory University, USA, told PTI.

  • See revenue growth of 13-15% in H2FY16: Cox and Kings Dec 30, 2015 12:14 PM IST

    See revenue growth of 13-15% in H2FY16: Cox and Kings

    Anil Khandelwal, CFO, Cox and Kings says the company is now through with the strategic rebalancing of its businesses and no further action is likely on that front.

  • Budget 2015-16: Exempt service tax on package tours, says Cox & Kings Feb 18, 2015 01:17 PM IST

    Budget 2015-16: Exempt service tax on package tours, says Cox & Kings

    Like exporters, based on foreign exchange earnings, tour operators should also get exemption of service tax on package tours as the payment is received in foreign exchange.

  • India's new visa rules a 'game changer' for tourism Feb 10, 2014 01:50 PM IST

    India's new visa rules a 'game changer' for tourism

    India`s government last week decided to extend its visa-on-arrival scheme to 180 countries worldwide from just 11 countries previously in a bid to boost tourist arrivals in the country.

  • Budget 2013-14: Reduce tax burden to boost tourism industry Feb 26, 2013 07:19 PM IST

    Budget 2013-14: Reduce tax burden to boost tourism industry

    It is vital for the government to reduce the tax burden on the tourism industry if it wants to achieve the 1 percent share of the international tourist arrivals by 2016 from 0.60 percent at present

  • Budget Expectations: Thomas Cook wants infra status for tourism industry Feb 22, 2012 05:38 PM IST

    Budget Expectations: Thomas Cook wants infra status for tourism industry

    The travel and tourism Industry in India is truly handicapped, says Madhavan Menon, Managing Director of Thomas Cook (India).

  • Ecology conservation must to sustain tourism industry: Omar Jun 04, 2011 11:59 AM IST

    Ecology conservation must to sustain tourism industry: Omar

    Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Friday has emphasised on conservation of forests and water bodies to sustain tourism industry in the state.

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