tourism

  • Singapore's last village proves nostalgic tourism hit in pandemic
    SINGAPORE, October 5 (Reuters): Hidden between the skyscrapers of Singapore's urban jungle sits Kampong Lorong Buangkok - the only surviving traditional village in this modern city-state of 5.7 million people. Made up of 26 single-story wooden houses, which were once ubiquitous across Singapore, the "kampong", the Malay word for village, has seen a boom in local visitors after borders shut due to the coronavirus pandemic. Most kampongs disappeared during Singap
  • Arunachal may reopen for tourists after October: CM
    Itanagar, September 28 (PTI): Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Monday hinted that the state will reopen for tourists after October. Attending a virtual programme organised by the central government, Khandu said that the tourism sector has suffered a lot in the last six months due to the COVID-19 pandemic which affected the livelihood of thousands of people and dented the state''s revenue. "Tourism is one major source of revenue and employment. Keeping
  • Northeast can become major centre of tourism: HM Amit Shah
    New Delhi, September 27 (PTI): Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday said the country’s Northeastern region with its rich natural beauty, culture and art can emerge as a major centre of world tourism. Inaugurating the 'Destination North East-2020', a four-day event showcasing the region's rich heritage, diversity and tourism potentials, Shah said under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Northeastern region will emerge as one of the favourite tour
  • Taj Mahal gets first visitors as coronavirus infections climb
    AGRA, September 21 (Reuters): India reopened the Taj Mahal after six months on Monday, with the first visitors trickling into the famous monument as authorities reported 86,961 new coronavirus infections across the country, with no signs of a peak yet. The white marble tomb in the city of Agra, built by a 17th-century Mughal emperor for his wife, was opened to the public at sunrise, and a Chinese national and a visitor from Delhi were among the first to enter. Daily visitor
  • ‘A long journey of recovery’
    Impact of COVID-19 on Nagaland Tourism Sector - II Vishü Rita Krocha Kohima | August 12 The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on the Nagaland’s tourism industry resulting in tour operators and most of the tourism and hospitality sector to down shutters for almost the whole year. While the pandemic has devastated the travel industry, Rohan Abraham of India Trail feels that the tourism authority in Nagaland has been quite proactive in trying to figure out some smart
  • COVID-19: ‘One of the worst crises to hit travel industry’
    Impact of COVID-19 on Nagaland Tourism Sector - I Vishü Rita Krocha Kohima | August 11  The COVID-19 pandemic is one of the worst crises to hit the tourism industry even as travellers have cancelled all their travel plans in the wake of the COVID-19 lockdown being enforced everywhere around the globe. Khonoma village in Nagaland, which receives more than 10,000 tourists including local, domestic and foreign tourists in a year, has hardly received any visitors this y
  • With suitcase and bikini emojis, Spain urges tourists back from July
    MADRID/BARCELONA, May 25 (Reuters): Spain urged foreign holidaymakers on Monday to return from July as one of Europe's strictest lockdowns eased, though tourism businesses were sceptical about salvaging the summer season.   The world's second-most visited nation closed its doors and beaches in March to handle the COVID-19 pandemic, imposing a two-week quarantine on overseas visitors. But that requirement will be lifted from July 1, a government statement said.
  • Zunheboto Forest Division launches website
    A screenshot of the Zunheboto Forest Division's website which was officially launched on September 29. (Morung/screenshot Photo)   Aims to promote conservation effort and eco-tourism in the district    Morung Express News  Dimapur | September 29  In a novel initiative, the Zunheboto Forest Division with the objective of promoting conservation efforts as well as documentation of various related activities has launched a website.