UNWTO ranks India's improved International Tourist Arrivals – Media India Group

India Tourism improves International Tourist Arrival rankings India climbs 16 spots up to 24 in the International Tourist Arrivals (ITAs) ranking according to the latest United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Barometer for March 2017.Despite tourism deterrents such as demonetisation … [Read more...]

'India must learn from Bhutan's sustainable tourism model' – Times of India

PANAJI: India has much to learn about sustainable tourism from Bhutan, said Amita Prasad, additional secretary, ministry of environment, forest and climate. "The small country focuses on high value, low impact tourism and is not concerned with the number of tourists it receives. It has studied the … [Read more...]

India jumps 16 places in world tourism ranking – Livemint

New Delhi: With the inclusion of non- resident Indians among international tourists, India has jumped 16 places in the revised World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) rankings to settle at 24th for 2014 and 2015. Earlier, it was ranked 41st and 40th in 2014 and 2015, respectively, as per the global … [Read more...]

Egypt eyes 50% rise in Indian tourist inflow at 1.2 lac in 2017 – Hindustan Times

Egypt, famous for its pyramids and the Great Sphinx, is expecting more than a 50% growth in tourist arrivals from India this year at over 1.2 lakh visitors.During 2016, Egypt had received 80,000 travellers from India, according to data from the Egyptian Tourism Authority. “We see a huge potential of … [Read more...]

India climbs 12 notches on Travel and Tourism Competitive Index … – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Crediting Prime Minister Narendra Modi's flagship Swacchh Bharat Mission with being one of the key reasons for India to have improved its rankings on the Travel and Tourism Competitive Index 2017, Union minister for culture and tourism, Mahesh Sharma, said on Wednesday tourist experience … [Read more...]

India Today Tourism Awards: Talking about the riveting travel … – India Today

The many hues of India's heritage and wildlife, and their unlimited possibilities, came alive at the first India Today Tourism Awards held on April 20 in New Delhi. State tourism ministers played brand ambassadors, speaking about the hidden treasures of Jharkhand, Uttarakhand, Odisha, Arunachal … [Read more...]

Anti-India protests hit Kashmir tourism industry – Aljazeera.com

Kashmir has been immortalised in medieval Persian poetry as "paradise on Earth". But tourists are staying away from the region because of long-running protests against Indian rule. The violence since last summer, largely in the form of Indian troops firing on civilian crowds with shotguns after … [Read more...]

Medical tourism: Just what the doctor prescribed for India – Khaleej Times

The number of foreign tourist arrivals (FTAs) in India from the Gulf and the Middle East jumped 17 per cent in 2016 with the country emerging as a sought-after global destination for medical and wellness travel, India Tourism office in Dubai said. … [Read more...]

Thailand expects to host 12 lakh tourists from India in 2017 – Economic Times

MUMBAI: Thailand, the South Asian country mainly known for its tropical beaches and cuisine, is eyeing 12 lakh travellers from India this year."We hosted 11.8 lakh tourists from India in 2016. This year looks promising and we are expecting to host 12 lakh travellers from India," Tourism Authority of … [Read more...]

Medical tourist arrivals in India up 25% – Business Standard

Medical tourism industry likely to reach $ 6 billion by 2018 from the current $ 3 billion a year The Indian healthcare sector is witnessing 22-25 per cent growth in medical tourists from across the globe due to its ability to offer world-class patient care at about a third of the cost … [Read more...]