Wednesday, 30 November, 2022

Topic: Tourism

From Paris to Bali, unhappy locals begin battle against ‘overtourism’

While tourists want to 'live like a local', residents feel their home towns are vanishing beneath souvenir shops and rowdy bars. 

Indian tourists are discovering India like never before, but there is a problem

There are fears that weak infrastructure and stretched bureaucracy could allow Indian tourist magnets to lose what makes them special. The travel habits of Chinese...

India’s top 5 revenue generating monuments were all built by Muslim rulers

The Taj Mahal and 4 other monuments earned Rs 146.05 crore, more than half the total revenue generated by centrally-protected monuments, in 2017-18.

Parched Shimla asks tourists to stay away as water protests enter fifth day

Besides severe water rationing by the administration, high court bans special supply to VIP homes, tells state to tap Army for help.

Violence-hit Kashmir in need of tourism’s ‘healing touch’ for its own good

With the number of visitors to Jammu and Kashmir falling severely, the recent killing of tourist Thirumani may have derailed the state’s most crucial industry.

What it takes to be a ‘Monument Mitra’ and what the Dalmia Group can do with the Red Fort

The tie-up is part of the ‘Adopt a Heritage’ programme, which was introduced last year to seek the help of public or private entities in the maintenance of India’s historical/cultural heritage sites.

Modi govt wants to promote India as ‘safest’ destination for the solo woman traveller

As India gets international bad press for the Kathua and Unnao cases, tourism ministry is tasked with changing its image as a country where women are unsafe.

After BJP seals victories in northeast, an Airbnb boost for tourism in the region

A tripartite pact was signed between Airbnb, North East Council and North East Tourism Development Council, a move aimed at building micro entrepreneurship in the region.

Winter Wonderland: How St. Moritz is using cricket to stay relevant to India

St. Moritz’s legacy as a luxury destination for quirky, expensive hobbies of the world’s rich dates as far back as 150 years ago.

Ways must be found to allow tourists to still get a perfect shot of the Taj

The Taj Mahal is an important historical monument whose only purpose is not to provide visual delight to the world all the time.

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In Gujarat, voters want BJP’s alternative but not of Modi

After ruling Gujarat for 27 years, BJP knows how to shield election outcomes from ground realities such as people’s hardships, leaderless govt and corrupt bureaucracy.
File photo of Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Indian counterpart Subrahmanyam Jaishankar | Maxim Shipenkov/Pool via Reuters

Modi govt asked by sanction-hit Russia for parts for key sectors, says report

Moscow has sent India a list of over 500 products including parts for cars, aircraft and trains for delivery as sanctions squeeze Russia's ability to keep vital industries running.


Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.