Malaysia, Pakistan pledge to cooperate on anti-corruption, tourism

Putrajaya (Malaysia), Nov 21  Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad met his Pakistani counterpart Imran Khan here on Wednesday as the two leaders pledged to boost their cooperation in bilateral affairs. At a press conference following a brief meeting, the two leaders said they had discussed several topics of mutual interest especially on anti-corruption and tourism, […]

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Snow, rains bring down mercury in Himachal

Shimla, Nov 3  Snow and widespread rains on Saturday brought down temperatures across Himachal Pradesh, a Met official said. While the tourist resorts of Shimla and Manali witnessed rains, other hill stations like Kalpa and Chitkul in Kinnaur district and Keylong in Lahaul-Spiti received the season’s heaviest snow, the official said. Manali town, which saw […]

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Arunachal CM launches northeast’s first tourist police

Itanagar, Nov 2  Aimed at promoting the untapped tourism opportunities in Arunachal Pradesh, Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Friday announced the launch of the states tourist police spreading across seven different districts. The concept of tourist police is a first in the northeast and 15th overall in the country. Speaking on the occasion, Khandu expressed […]

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Finding well-located hotels in India challenging for frequent travellers

New Delhi, Nov 1 A majority of frequent travellers in a survey indicated that finding a strategically-located mid-market hotel in India is the biggest challenge. InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) announced results of a survey conducted in conjunction with SAMHI Pvt Ltd to understand the challenges and considerations of road warriors in India today. The survey […]

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Goa beaches to open for swimming on Nov 1

Panaji, Oct 31  Weeks after the seas off Goa’s beaches were rendered “unsafe”, the popular haunts will formally open for swimming from November 1 with 24 ‘no-selfie’ zones, a state agency said here on Wednesday. With Monsoon waning and post-monsoon showers receding, state appointed Drishti Lifesaving lifeguard agency, has started the process of setting up […]

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Domestic travel ‘on the cards’ for Indians in festive season

New Delhi, Oct 26 Travel has emerged as an important element during the festive season, with a spiritual destination such as Amritsar witnessing a year-on-year increase in flight searches by 114 per cent, according to a trend search. Travel search engine Kayak has revealed that for the widely celebrated festival of Diwali this year, Indians are […]

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Special offer for fasting couples in Himachal hotels

Shimla, Oct 25 State-run Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation (HPTDC) on Thursday announced that it was offering a special package for the tourists visiting the state during the Karva Chauth festival on Saturday. The guests staying in any HPTDC hotel for two nights will be provided free stay for the third night, an official spokesperson […]

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