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Mexico and Burkina Faso official hosts of World Tourism Day 2014 and 2015

Mexico was selected to be the official host country for World Tourism Day (WTD) 2014 and Burkina Faso for WTD 2015. The respective themes will be “Tourism and Community Development” for 2014, and “One billion tourists, one billion opportunities” for 2015. The announcement was made at the 20th UNWTO General Assembly (Victoria Falls, August 29). […]

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Reunion voted world’s most beautiful island

Reunion Island was voted “the world’s most beautiful island” by the community travel website wayn.com. Reunion Island came ahead of the Seychelles, Bali, Hawaii, Ibiza, the Bahamas, and Zanzibar with 13,975 votes. Sometimes described as a “mini Hawaii,” Reunion Island is located in the Indian Ocean. Although it is not as well-known as some of […]

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World’s first Simpsons themed environment

All-New Themed Area Allows Guests to Enter the World of The Simpsons Like Never Before WOO-HOO!  Simpsons fans, rejoice! The world’s first Simpsons themed environment is now open at Universal Orlando Resort.  Springfield – the expansive, new area in Universal Studios Florida – invites guests to step inside the hometown of America’s favourite animated family, […]

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Extreme Snowdonia in Wales

Explore above and below ground with this unique adrenalin-fuelled break in Snowdonia National Park in Wales including 3 nights’ luxury accommodation with Snowdonia Shepherds’ Huts, as well as a Tree Top Adventure one day and underground exploration the next.  Go back to the warmth and comfort of your shepherds’ huts after a thrilling day and […]

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Mummy at Gue in Spiti

Gue is a high altitude village in Spiti Valley on the way to Kaza. The small sleepy, indiscreet village at an altitude of almost 3000 metres houses India’s only known mummy preserved naturally. Village is located deep in the valley. Just three kilometres ahead of Sumdoh towards Tabo is a diversion towards Gue. Village is […]

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ये वादियां मेरा दामन

कश्मीर में श्रीनगर, गुलमर्ग, सोनमर्ग व पहलगाम से आगे भी बहुत कुछ है। दरअसल कश्मीर में आप जिस ओर निकल जाएं, खूबसूरत वादियां पसरी पड़ी हैं, सब एक से बढ़कर एक। इनमें से बहुत कम से ही हम वाकिफ हैं। इस बार कश्मीर जाएं तो ऐसी ही किसी नई वादी में जाएं, जो अब तक […]

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Many tourists dead in road accident near Genting

At least 33 people were believed killed and 16 injured when a bus carrying tourists plunged into a deep ravine near the popular Genting Highlands resort in Malaysia on Wednesday, 21st August 2013. The nationalities of the victims could not immediately be ascertained though media reports said most of the passengers were Malaysians and some […]

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Confluence of South Asian crafts

Craftspeople and crafts organisations from Pakistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal and Afghanistan will come together with their Indian counterparts to showcase their techniques and products at Dastkar South Asian Bazaar. The bazaar, to be held in association with Delhi Tourism, will offer an insight into the cultural heritage of the region, and showcase common, shared traditions […]

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RailWisdom for RailYatri

Railways information site RailYatri has launched its crowd sourcing technology aimed at making rail travel safe and efficient. RailWisdom is a unique platform that collects the experiences of train travelers and collates it according to trains and stations to help people get accurate information about their routes and destinations. Perhaps, there is no other medium […]

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Goa aims for health and wellness tourism

Goa needs more high-end hotel rooms to hope for big-ticket tourists, says a draft investment policy prepared by a government-appointed task force that says the state can position itself as a health and wellness tourism destnation. It has also outlined the importance of medical tourism in taking forward Goa’s story. The government targets granting permissions […]

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