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97% indians travellers eye ‘sustainable’ tourism in 2018: survey


by: pti | mumbai | published: april 22, 2018 3:51:26 pm a sustainable tourism implies that neither the natural environment nor the socio-cultural fabric of tourist destinations.related newsabout 97 per cent indian tourists are looking forward to travel ‘sustainably’ during their holidays to have an enriching experience and for this they will not mind doling out extra money, says a report.a sustainable tourism implies that neither the natural environment nor the socio-cultural fabric of tourist destinations is impacted by the arrival of tourists.according to a survey by netherland-based travel e-commerce company booking.com, around 97 per cent of indian travellers want to travel sustainably in 2018 with 88 per cent of them willing to pay an extra premium to ensure the same.it revea...






tourists look for more than spirituality during pilgrimage: survey


by: pti | mumbai | published:october 21, 2017 2:44 pm the survey was conducted across 11 cities – delhi-ncr, hyderabad, jaipur, patna, bengaluru, chennai, lucknow, mumbai, pune, ahmedabad and kolkata. (file photo)related newsa growing number of indians visiting pilgrimage places are not necessarily going there to seek only religious or spiritual fulfilment, but also look for other experiences and adventures, a survey has revealed.“most travellers are seeking a holistic experience when they travel to destinations traditionally known for their religious symbolism. they now look for more experiences to club with their pilgrimage to optimise their travel,” according to ‘connected pilgrims survey’ conducted by oyo.the survey was conducted across 11 cities – delhi-ncr, hyderabad...






crocodile dundee tourism ad airs at super bowl in us


a new, star-studded crocodile dundee-inspired tv commercial has aired for a potential 110 million super bowl viewers in the us as part of a record $us27 million ($38 million) tourism australia campaign targeting us travellers.it is the federal government's most ambitious and expensive tourism campaign for a single overseas market.super bowl 2018: eagles take first half leadvideo duration02:31previous slidenext slidevideo duration01:00tourism australia dundee super bowl ad ...tourism australia dundee super bowl ad 2018the greatest name in the outback is back in the outback! only this time, dundee isn’t a hollywood movie. it’s a giant tourism ad for australia. super bowl 2018: eagles take first half leadvideo duration02:31video duration02:31super bowl 2018: eagles take first half ...






drinking water standards have improved in india: wwc


by: pti | washington | published:may 6, 2017 2:11 pm photo for representational purpose. (source: thinkstock images)the standard of drinking water in india has improved in the last five years but a lot of work still remains to be done, the head of the world water council has said. world water council (wwc) recently carried out a major survey on water awareness in major parts of the world, including india.the survey was done ahead of the 8th world water forum that is scheduled to take place in the brazilian capital brasilia in march 2018. as per the survey, more than one-third of indians think that not enough is being done to achieve the un’s sustainable development goals to make water and sanitation for all a reality by 2030, world water council president benedito braga said.“ther...






united nations world tourism organi ion hails kerala’s ‘responsible tourism’ ini


by: pti | thiruvananthapuram | published:february 3, 2017 4:05 pm congratulating kerala for the initiative’s success, xu jing, one of the directors of unwto said, “the unwto is proud of the work done by kerala tourism and impressed by the kerala model of responsible and sustainable tourism.”kerala’s award-winning ‘responsible tourism’ (rt) initiatives has been hailed by the united nations world tourism organi ion (unwto), which described them as a model for other destinations to replicate. the world’s foremost international tourism organi ion also called for the development of closer ties between kerala tourism and unwto, emphasising the importance of further ociation to help take the message of sustainable tourism forward.watch what else is making newsin a recent meeting held at unwto he






the best cities to travel to on a business trip


if you’re a frequent business traveller, chances are you’re someone who loves embracing new experiences and cultures. and you probably find it frustrating that you don’t get enough downtime in the great cities you visit for business to appreciate them fully.in fact, according to a recent survey by crowne plaza® hotels & resorts around a third of business travellers say downtime is the best part of their trips, the worst part being not having enough free time to explore the destination. 88% of business travellers surveyed do make an effort to see at least some of the city they’re doing business in. some business travellers even say their favourite destination is somewhere they’ve never been to before.appreciating that downtime is important for overall wellbeing, over two-thirds o...






australia saw over 17% growth in indian arrivals in october


by: pti | mumbai | published: december 22, 2017 8:49 pm with sustained growth in arrivals, australia is inching closer towards achieving its ‘tourism 2020’ goal of 300,000 visitors annually. (representational image)related newsaustralia witnessed over 17 per cent growth in indian travellers with 24,100 visiting the country in october compared to the same period last year.in october 2016, 20,598 indians visited australia, according to data from tourism australia.with sustained growth in arrivals, australia is inching closer towards achieving its ‘tourism 2020’ goal of 300,000 visitors annually, three years ahead of target.with an impressive double-digit growth in arrivals and spends for the fourth consecutive year, india has emerged as australia’s fastest growing inbound mark...






skills stock survey: how skilled are you? centre plans a four-month survey to as


how do indians skill themselves? how much do they spend on acquiring skills for a job? do they think better skills get them better jobs? to answer questions such as these, the centre, for the first time, will conduct a survey to ascertain how skilled indians are. the four-month-long 'skills stock survey', which is set to begin this month, will take stock of how skilled indians are, the modes of training that people adopt, the level of awareness about skill development programmes, how accessible long- and short-term trainings are, the sectors in which youth take skilling programmes, the impact these programmes make for candidates and the willingness of our youth to take skill development courses. the survey, to be carried out by the centre for monitoring indian economy (c...






80% indians believe media reporting accurate: pew


by: pti | washington | published: january 12, 2018 12:00 pm according to the latest pew survey, across other regions, india stands out for its percentage that follows local news very closely (file)related newsin the age of fast-paced social media wherein terms like ‘fake media’ or ‘fake news’ is increasingly gathering popular connotation, a significant majority of indians believe that news reporting by their mainstream media is fair and objective, a survey has said. in all the parameters indian media scores better than the american media.against a global median of 62 per cent people agreeing that news organisations are doing a good job at reporting the news accurately, the pew survey said that 80 per cent of its indian respondents said that reporting by their news organisation...






cisf to provide airport-like security to cruise travellers


by: pti | new delhi | published:june 28, 2017 6:24 pm the cisf, at present, secures 59 civil airports in the country against threats of terror attacks and hijack attempts. (representational image)related newsparamilitary force cisf has been earmarked for providing security to ports and also ensure an airport-like facility for travellers of luxury ships, as part of the government’s grand plans to promote cruise tourism.the union home ministry has tasked the central industrial security force to “take care” of the security aspect of this project which is expected to have an interface with lakhs of international and domestic tourists every month.union shipping, road transport and highways minister nitin gadkari and minister of state for tourism and culture mahesh sharma unveiled a p...






hundreds of thousands to fly through dubai for nye


about 250,000 are expected to arrive into dubai from 28 december to 1 january 2018.dubai: as new year’s eve preparations kick into high gear, airlines are again preparing for another huge wave of travellers passing through dubai over the next few days.one of the largest middle east carriers, emirates announced on wednesday that it is expecting nearly one million flyers passing through the city's passenger terminals starting this weekend until just after 1 january 2018.busy days for travellers leaving and arriving into dubai international airport will be just a few days before new year’s and after the festivities have wound down.and with construction personnel still working on a number of projects around dubai’s main airport, travellers from the uae are strongly advised to head to th...






india’s richest 1% corner 73% of wealth generation: survey


by: pti | davos | published: january 22, 2018 7:52 am 67 crore indians comprising the population’s poorest half saw their wealth rise by just 1 per cent, as per the survey released by the international rights group oxfam. (representational image)top newsthe richest 1 per cent in india cornered 73 per cent of the wealth generated in the country last year, a new survey showed today, presenting a worrying picture of rising income inequality.besides, 67 crore indians comprising the population’s poorest half saw their wealth rise by just 1 per cent, as per the survey released by the international rights group oxfam hours before the start of the annual congregation of the rich and powerful from across the world in this resort town.the situation appears even more grim globally, where 82 ...






85% of indians trust govt, 27% want a 'strong leader': pew survey | india news


more than four-fifths of indian citizens trust the government, but, interestingly, the majority also support military rule and autocracy, a new survey by the pew research center, pew survey said on monday. "in india, where the economy has grown on average by 6.9% since 2012, 85% (of people) trust their national government," pew research said in a report based on its survey on governance and trust among key countries. according to the survey, 55% of indians support autocracy in one way or the other. in fact, more than one-fourth (27%) want a "strong leader". nearly half of the russians (48%) back governance by a strong leader, but the prospect is generally unpopular, the report said. a global median of 26% say a system in which a strong leader can make...






diwali: indians likely to spend less this diwali, says survey


about 49 per cent indians are likely to spend less this diwali compared to last year due to demonetisation and impact of gst, with expenditure on clothes and sweets to be the highest, says a survey.the survey conducted by news app inshorts and research firm ipsos said though 21 per cent will be spending more over last year, 18 per cent will spend same as the last year.besides, 21 per cent respondents said they were undecided."consumers are still reeling under the impact of demonetisation and gst. the sentiment is not that upbeat this diwali," ipsos india ceo amit adarkar said.the survey titled 'pulse of the nation diwali poll' was conducted online on october 14. over 39,000 indians participated in the poll through inshorts mobile application.inshorts mobile application.while clothes an...






driverless vehicles will start in this area of dubai


dubai: sustainable city in dubai is on the path to becoming truly sustainable, and the technology is there to prove it.authorities on monday announced that self-driving vehicles will soon be spotted in sustainable city, as test runs have been scheduled to start in february.the dh1.2 billion sustainable city development in dubailand features 500 villas and town houses, and has already implemented sustainable elements such as solar panels, led lighting and green appliances to reduce the level of energy consumption. the roads and transport authority (rta) and the sustainable city project have signed an agreement for self-driverless vehicles to operate on al qudra road from february 2018.the step stems from the keenness of both parties to support dubai government strategy of converting 25 per.






over 60% indians feel exercise is more important than sleep


how many times have you cut down on your precious sleep hours just because you had to work? how many times did you make do with just five-hour sleep to attend an early morning gym class?do you have those perfect abs at the cost of dark circles ?indians are ‘vacation-deprived work-obsessed‘ people who wouldn’t mind prioritising other things including exercise and work over sleep. and now, a global survey has shed new light in this regard.according to the global sleep survey  commissioned by philips– 66 percent indians feel exercise is more important for the overall health of a person than sleep!the survey was conducted with over 15,000 aged 18 years and above across 13 countries– india, china, australia, brazil, us, colombia, mexico, argentina, uk, poland, japan, france, germany,...






5 out of 10 indians paid bribes in last year, reveals corruption watchdog survey


nearly five out of 10 indians paid bribes to get their tasks done in past one year, an online survey carried out by a corruption watchdog has revealed.according to the survey carried out by transparency international india in 11 states of the country, 45 per cent respondents admitted to paying bribes at least once in last year for completion of their tasks, a report in times of india says.last year, the findings of a similar survey were 43 per cent.representational image | express photounder the study, a sample size of 34,696 respondents were asked about their views on corruption and whether it’s increased or decreased.most of the bribes, according to the survey, were paid at the local level public institutions.“a related national poll showed that 84% of the bribery transactions relate...






ice on road slows travellers at goulburn


it's well and truly bathing weather but travellers on the hume highway encountered ice on sunday near goulburn.nsw police were out in force urging drivers to take care in the unexpected conditions.drivers reported a hail storm passing through the district between 6pm and 6.30pm. during this time 10mm of rain fell.travellers took to facebook to express their amazement.






fitness tourism pumps millions of dollars into queensland economy


fitness travellers pumped millions of dollars into queensland's economy last year, with many adding a holiday onto their trip.tourism and events queensland supports 17 endurance events, stretching from the gold coast to tropical north queensland, including triathlon, running, cycling and ocean swims. endurance events held in queensland are also helping to boost the state's tourism industry. acting tourism industry development minister shannon fentiman said endurance events on the it's live! in queensland calendar brought 60,000 visitors to queensland and generated 430,000 "visitor nights" last year."these events were worth more than $100 million to queensland's economy in 2017," she said."there is growing demand for unique endurance events that athletes can put on their bucke...






india military rule: 85% of indians trust govt, 27% want a 'strong leader': pew


more than four-fifths of indian citizens trust the government, but, interestingly, the majority also support military rule and autocracy, a new survey by the pew research center, pew survey said on monday. "in india, where the economy has grown on average by 6.9% since 2012, 85% (of people) trust their national government," pew research said in a report based on its survey on governance and trust among key countries. according to the survey, 55% of indians support autocracy in one way or the other. in fact, more than one-fourth (27%) want a "strong leader". nearly half of the russians (48%) back governance by a strong leader, but the prospect is generally unpopular, the report said. a global median of 26% say a system in which a strong leader can make decisions...






indians are an unhappy lot, but pakistanis get more joyful: un report | india ne


new delhi: indians, it appears, are getting unhappier by the year, while their not-so-well-off neighbours in pakistan are becoming more joyful, shows the latest united nations ranking of the world's happiest countries. india, which dropped four places in the 2017 world happiness report, fell a further 11 places in the 2018 report. it now ranks a low 133 on the list of 156 countries monitored by the united nations' sustainable development solutions network for its annual 'joy' report. by comparison, terror-ravaged pakistan, which was already 'happier' than india in the 2017 rankings, is shown as being even happier in the 2018 rankings. it's on number 75, up five spots from last year. not just pakistan, all of india's immediate neighbours are more joyful than indians, de...






gauseva ayog starts cow tourism in gujarat


by: pti | ahmedabad | published: january 21, 2018 6:11 pm people interested in understanding about cow rearing and various other aspects, such as making products using cow urine and dung, are taken to a two day trip of some of the best-kept cow shelters as well as designated ‘gauchars’ (grazing land), said gauseva ayog chairman vallabh kathiria (representational image)top newswhile asiatic lions remain one of the biggest tourist attractions in gujarat, the humble cow is set to become the newest draw for travellers in the state. authorities have initiated a ‘cow tourism’ project to promote and popularise bovine rearing in the state. it has been introduced by the gujarat state gauseva ayog.people interested in understanding about cow rearing and various other aspects, such as ma...






india’s son obsession finds mention in ‘pink’ economic survey


new delhi: the government on monday recognised india's obsession to birth sons, while presenting the economic survey document with a pink cover, in a bid to express solidarity towards women's issues and empowerment. the document tabled by finance minister arun jaitley in parliament recommends that indians confront the "societal meta-preference" for a son, observing that the adverse sex ratio of females to males has led to 63 million "missing" women. to put it simply, the survey observes that many indians continue to have children till they have a son. and what that effectively does is -- it reduces the resources available to the girl child(ren) in most cases. also read: full text of economic survey 2017-18"families where a son is born are more lik...






twitter is celebrating world heritage day by sharing photos of gorgeous monument


international day for monuments and sites also known as the world heritage day is observed on april 18 every year to encourage communities across the globe to value their cultural heritage and spread awareness about the diversity to protect and conserve it.on the historic front, observance of the day was first proposed by the international council on monuments and sites (icomos) on april 18, 1982, following which it was approved by the unesco general conference in 1983. the theme for 2017 is ‘cultural heritage and sustainable tourism’, which is in accord with the united nations international year of sustainable tourism for development.while unesco is marking the day by conducting tours of sites and museums, twitterati has found an interesting way to look back at the sites and monuments...






5 out of 10 indians paid bribes in last year, reveals corruption watchdog survey


nearly five out of 10 indians paid bribes to get their tasks done in past one year, an online survey carried out by a corruption watchdog has revealed.according to the survey carried out by transparency international india in 11 states of the country, 45 per cent respondents admitted to paying bribes at least once in last year for completion of their tasks, a report in times of india says.last year, the findings of a similar survey were 43 per cent.representational image | express photounder the study, a sample size of 34,696 respondents were asked about their views on corruption and whether it’s increased or decreased.also read: fodder scam to coffin scam: 11 corruption scandals that put india to shamemost of the bribes, according to the survey, were paid at the local level public inst...






indians prefer obama to trump when handling world affairs, a new survey shows


president trump and indian prime minister narendra modi shake hands while making statements on june 26 in the rose garden of the white house. (jabin botsford/the washington post)the image of the united states in india is starting to tarnish under president trump's leadership, a new survey shows.only 40 percent of indians expressed confidence in trump when handling world affairs, down 34 percentage points compared to the obama administration, according to a survey released by the pew research center.still, indians are more upbeat about the united states' image than people in many other countries. roughly half of the 2,464 indians surveyed in february and march 2017 had a positive view of trump's america, down seven percentage points compared to president barack obama's final year in...






india’s son obsession finds mention in ‘pink’ economic survey


new delhi: the government on monday recognised india's obsession to birth sons, while presenting the economic survey document with a pink cover, in a bid to express solidarity towards women's issues and empowerment.the document tabled by finance minister arun jaitley in parliament recommends that indians confront the "societal meta-preference" for a son, observing that the adverse sex ratio of females to males has led to 63 million "missing" women. to put it simply, the survey observes that many indians continue to have children till they have a son. and what that effectively does is -- it reduces the resources available to the girl child(ren) in most cases.also read: full text of economic survey 2017-18"families where a son is born are more likely to stop having children than famil...






youth to explore un development goals


youth to gather for ‘sdgs in action 2018’ event at world government summit next month in dubaidubai: strong youth support is expected in the uae to bolster united nations’ sustainable development goals at an event on the sidelines of the world government summit early next month, says the national committee on sustainable development goals.more than 300 people from public, private and academic circles will take part in the “sdgs in action 2018” event on february 10 to discuss sustainable development, and address key challenges facing sdgs around the world, said the committee on tuesday.the dubai-based event follows the adoption on january 1, 2016, of 17 sustainable development goals (sdgs) of the 2030 agenda for sustainable development which were agreed upon by world leaders in a ...






japan will respond to expectations of indians: minister


by: express news service | ahmedabad | published: may 6, 2018 6:26:29 am japanese tourism minister masatoshi akimoto (extreme left) at ahmedabad railway station on saturday. javed rajatop newsjapanese minister for land, infrastructure, tourism and transport masatoshi akimoto on saturday said that japan has the responsibility of responding to the expectations of indians with regard to railways. akimoto is in ahmedabad as part of a 15-member delegation to inspect the progress of the 500-km long bullet train project and the metro rail project.during his visit to the ahmedabad railway station, akimoto expressed satisfaction with the pace of the ongoing work and the workers’ adherence to safety norms.the delegation walked down a one km distance from platform number 12 to the metro rail c...






transparency international: two-thirds indians have to pay bribe, highest in asi


berlin/new delhi: india has got the dubious distinction of having the highest bribery rate in the asia pacific, with a survey showing today that more than two-thirds of indians had to pay 'tea money' or fork out other forms of bribe to get public services. the survey, conducted by international anti-graft rights group transparency international, found 69 per cent in india as saying they had to pay a bribe, followed by 65 per cent in vietnam. china was much lower at 26 per cent while the same for pakistan was 40 per cent. japan had the lowest incidence of bribery -- at 0.2 per cent. south korea also fared well at a mere 3 per cent. however, it is china which seems to have seen the highest increase, with 73 per cent in the survey saying the bribery has gone up in their...






nissan study finds three out of ever five indians use mobiles while driving


by: pti | new delhi | updated: april 6, 2018 3:35:13 pm the survey has “revealed that indians are posing a serious threat on the road with 3 in every 5 admitting using mobile phones while driving,” the company said in a statement. (representational image)three out of every five drivers in india used mobile phones while driving but only one in four admitted to have been caught for breaking the law, according to a study conducted by japanese auto major nissan. as per the nissan connected families of india survey, the number of people who used mobile phones while driving was the highest in north india with 62 per cent as compared to 52 per cent in south.when it came to over-speeding, kerala had the highest number of offenders with 60 per cent of respondents admitting it, followed by ...






amitabh bachchan, deepika padukone race ahead of priyanka chopra, sunny leone in


amitabh bachchan and deepika padukone, who played father-daughter in shoojit sircar’s 2015 hit film piku, are named as the most desirable travel buddies. yes, you heard that right! according to a survey, conducted by online accommodation booking website hotels.com, most indians see their travel buddy in megastar big b and actresses deepika padukone.on the other hand, actresses like bipasha basu and vidya balan found a spot in the list of least popular celebrity travel companions. indian travellers voted for their most desired celebrity travel buddies. as many as 8,400 adults from 28 countries took part in the poll, commissioned in october 2016.over 300 indian users shared their views on their dream celebrity companions. the results of the survey were released on thursday, read a stateme...






pew survey says 88 per cent indians happy with pm modi. here's why you need to q


the pew research centre, a washington dc-based think-tank has released a survey report three years in, modi remains very popular and the report is highly appreciative of pm narendra modi and his governance. but here’s why we need to question it. out of 134 crore people in india, the centre surveyed 2,464 people. yes, that is their sample size.further, on one hand where the survey report mentions ‘modi’s overwhelming popularity extending across india’, the states of jammu & kashmir, himachal pradesh, uttarakhand, sikkim and all the seven north-eastern states were not even surveyed. also, the survey which was conducted for 20 days, from february 21, 2017, to march 10, 2017, declares that 88 per cent indians hold a favourable view of pm narendra modi and 83 per cent are happy with th...






indians shunning overseas job lure; job hunt at home on rise, technology news, e


despite the declining figures, the us still tops the list of countries that indians would like to migrate to, with 49 per cent of indians willing to explore job opportunities there.the charm of fetching a job overseas is waning in india as political uncertainty abroad has spurred highly skilled indian talent to stay at home to look for employment, says a survey.as per a recent data released today by global job site indeed, there has been a 38 per cent decrease in indians looking to move to the us and 42 per cent decrease in indians eyeing for the uk in the last year.the report noted that the prospect of brexit is likely to have deterred indian job seekers looking for an opportunity in the uk as countries such as germany and ireland have seen an increase in indians actively looking for jobs






chinese tourists pump millions into act economy


chinese tourists spent a whopping $253 million in the act over the past year, according to figures from the latest international visitor survey.the survey found that more than 51,000 chinese tourists visited the act in the past 12 months, accounting for 46 per cent of all tourism spending. more than 150,000 tourists visited the australian war memorial last year. photo: australian capital tourism.according to the survey, the total number of chinese visitors has grown by 30 per cent in the last year.in total the act welcomed 228,000 international visitors last year, an annual increase of 10 per cent.more than 170,000 tourists visited parliament house, 151,000 went to the australian war memorial and 63,000 went to the national museum.minister for trade steven ciobo said a combined $41.2 ...






chinese tourists pump millions into act economy


chinese tourists spent a whopping $253 million in the act over the past year, according to figures from the latest international visitor survey.the survey found that more than 51,000 chinese tourists visited the act in the past 12 months, accounting for 46 per cent of all tourism spending. more than 150,000 tourists visited the australian war memorial last year. photo: australian capital tourism.according to the survey, the total number of chinese visitors has grown by 30 per cent in the last year.in total the act welcomed 228,000 international visitors last year, an annual increase of 10 per cent.more than 170,000 tourists visited parliament house, 151,000 went to the australian war memorial and 63,000 went to the national museum.minister for trade steven ciobo said a combined $41.2 ...






kerala tourism wooing visitors from europe


by: pti | thiruvananthapuram | published: january 23, 2018 2:13 pm in picture, kerala’s quaint town (source: kerala lifestyle/facebook)top newsin an effort to attract more visitors to the state from europe, diversified products will be showcased by kerala tourism, which has set apart rs 7.5 crore for promotional activities. kerala tourism minister, kadakkampally surendran, said the state’s tourism department has activated a rigorous promotional campaign involving diverse products to promote the state in europe as it holds the top slot in the list of high potential markets for overall tourism growth.highlighting the growth of state tourism, rani george, secretary, tourism and culture, stated that through this promotional and marketing campaign, the state aims to double the foreign ...






ipl 2018: adam milne replaces pat cummins for mumbai indians


by: pti | published: april 15, 2018 9:50:07 pm adam milne has been signed by the mumbai indians as a replacement for the injured pat cummins for the ipl 2018, a media release from the ipl said. (source: file photo)related newsnew zealand pacer adam milne has replaced injured australian fast bowler pat cummins in the mumbai indians squad for the ongoing season of the indian premier league.milne has been signed by the mumbai indians as a replacement for the injured pat cummins for the ipl 2018, a media release from the ipl said.milne has represented new zealand in 40 one-day internationals (odis) and 19 t20 internationals.he was a part of the royal challengers bangalore earlier. he will wear jersey no. 20 for the mumbai indians, it said.defending champions mumbai indians, who have lost...






pm narendra modi’s israel visit boosts tourist arrivals from india


by: pti | kolkata | published:august 25, 2017 2:34 pm prime minister, narendra modi being received by the prime minister of israel, benjamin netanyahu, on his arrival,, in tel aviv, israel. (source: ap)top newsa senior official of israel tourism has said prime minister narendra modi’s visit to israel this year has given a boost to its tourism sector with the arrival of indian tourists to israel recording a rise of 26 per cent. “the historic visit of indian prime minister narendra modi to our country has sparked a renewed interest among indians to visit israel,” hassan madah, director-israel ministry of tourism, india, told pti.“in the last seven months, over 34,000 indians have visited israel, which is a growth of 36 percent,” he said.pm modi’s visit, madah said, had sent ...






vienna expects 20-30 pc rise in tourists from india in 2017


by: pti | mumbai | published:february 13, 2017 7:44 am vienna city hall (source: wikipedia)the austrian capital vienna, known for its imperial history and magnificent palaces, is eyeing a 20 to 30 per cent growth in number of tourists from india, especially among the young travellers. “vienna provides the experiences of a metropolis without the stress factors of a big city. we expect to welcoming 20 to 30 per cent more indian travellers, especially among the younger group looking to experience the contemporary and vibrant facets of life, in 2017,” vienna tourist board public relations manager isabella rauter told pti in mumbai.watch what else is making newsshe said vienna had received a record number of travellers from india in 2016, contributing to 1,15,531 overnight stays, which is a 28