Monday, 23 May, 2022
TopicIndian tourists

Topic: Indian tourists

Maldives is the new Goa as Indians flock islands to holiday & escape pandemic

Indian tourists jumped 50% to just over 44,000 in the first two months of the year, making them 23.3% of the total number of visitors, the most from any single country.

Indian tourists are finally out. But there’s a bigger headache than coronavirus — red tape

Checking into a hotel is easier. Getting past the innumerable checkpoints where you are asked the same set of questions again, and again, is not.

Why Bhutan hasn’t finalised the tourism fee it wants to charge Indians

The Lower House of Bhutanese Parliament has passed the draft tourism bill, but the Upper House is still debating its fine print.

Indians, not Chinese, are now driving Thailand’s tourism industry

What’s happening to Thai tourism could prove a canary in the coal mine for the leisure sector in other Asian economies as China matures and a new India emerges.

Trying new cuisines, that’s what’s driving more and more Indians to travel abroad: Report

A report by ASSOCHAM says, 2.19 crore Indians travelled abroad in 2016, a rise of nearly 400 per cent since 2000.

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Golden Temple

What Akal Takht must know about harmonium and music before banishing it from Golden Temple

In an era where India’s past and ‘purity’ are constantly being dug up and debated, the humble harmonium has become the latest victim.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.

Defence

Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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