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Overseas tourists roam free on Thai island of Phuket without quarantine

July 03, 2021 7:07 pm

Thailand launched a special programme for vaccinated visitors to the island which allowed them to roam freely

Tourists on weekend getaway turned back from Matheran; local residents protest, seek relaxation of strict 'level 4' curbs

June 13, 2021 11:06 pm

The first weekend since the state's five-level unlockdown plan saw many from Mumbai, Pune and Thane visiting the hill station.

First foreign tourists in more than a year land in Israel

May 28, 2021 10:08 am

They were welcomed by Tourism Minister Orit Farkash-Hakohen, who said: "You are the first of what I am sure will be many tourists returning to the Holy Land."

Seychelles, world’s most-vaccinated nation, sees tourism pick-up

May 22, 2021 12:14 pm

Plummeting tourism revenues have placed the government’s finances under severe strain

Spain, in bid to rally economy, wants tourists within weeks

May 20, 2021 10:15 am

Spain is focusing its new promotional campaigns on its key markets: the United Kingdom, France, Germany and other EU countries, which in 2019 made up 75% of visitors

Hoping to lure back tourists, Greece reopens beaches after lockdown

May 10, 2021 12:56 pm

Greece fared well in keeping the first wave of the pandemic under control last year but a resurgence in cases pushed health services to the limit and prompted authorities to impose a second lockdown in November

Travelling in the 'new normal': How pandemic has changed the rules of the game

November 21, 2020 11:29 am

In India, a large chunk of the onus falls on travel companies with which people make bookings, to tailor a safe and pleasurable experience for travellers

Cancelled flights strand 25 Easter Islanders for 6 months

September 25, 2020 5:37 pm

Among the 16 females and nine males stranded are seven children aged between 2 and 14. Usually considered a tropical paradise, Tahiti has become a kind of prison to them.

Karnataka: Australian national thrashed by villagers for 'misbehaving' with women

November 19, 2019 3:06 pm

The residents in the village alleged that the foreigner misbehaved with the women, and, in response, they tied him up before thrashing him, the police said.

J&K: Tourist guide drowns after saving five lives from Lidder river in Pahalgam

June 01, 2019 2:40 pm

The guide rescued all the tourists from the fast flowing water of the river, but lost his own life, the officials said.


Hong Kong’s famous Peak Tram closes for remodel; see pics

July 03, 2021 10:10 am

Enthusiasts have been rushing to the Peak Tram for one last ride before it closes for renovations.


Now tourists can meet Ninja character, enjoy live fishing in Japan

February 18, 2016 1:49 pm

Kanagawa, Feb 18 (ANI): Ninja is the real hero of the war era in Japan and now tourists can meet Ninja characters. At Odawara castle in Kanagawa, the Ninja attracts and entertain the tourists. He even takes visitors pictures and explains them about historic remains. There is a facility for tourists to dress up like Ninja and take pictures. Foreign tourists are more attracted towards Ninja character. Ninja plays an ambassador to introduce Japanese tradition to foreigners. The visitors also practice ‘Shuriken’, a weapon used by Ninja warrior. Tourists from Australia enjoyed using Shuriken. Tourists can also enjoy live fishing at Misaki fishing port in ‘Kanagawa’, south of Tokyo. During winter, Japanese sea provides many other seasonal fish including barracuda, yellowtail and others. Before sending to market, these fishes are divided separately depending on its breed and size. They are later taken for auction at the whole sale market. Splendid alfonsino is uploaded through the year at Misaki fishing port. Especially from winter to spring is the peak season of that fish. It is oily and tasty. Tourist can visit this fishing port freely to see fish uploading. Misaki restaurant is located near the fishing market. It is convenient to enjoy fresh fish meal there. Fresh sashimi and grilled head of Yellow tail is very popular item. Misaki fishing port provides tasty breakfast of fish and best view of Mt Fuji. On every Sunday morning, market is held in the park. It is prosperous with fresh fish, popular Tuna and local vegetable. Japanese express gratitude to rich sea and good environment.

Christmas cakes and decorative items dot shops across India

December 22, 2015 12:13 pm

Coimbatore/Madurai, Dec 21 (ANI): With Christmas only a few days away, Coimbatore and Madurai are geared up for the festivities associated with the event. Shops in Coimbatore are luring people with a variety of decorations like stars, lights, Santa Claus dolls, bells, Christmas trees and cakes, and items made of clay. Similarly, Madurai’s clay and wax idols and portraits of Jesus Christ and Mother Mary are doing good business. Tourists can be seen in these cities ahead of Christmas celebrations. Christmas, which celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ, is celebrated all over the world on December 25 with carols, cakes, candles and an exchange of gifts.