WORLD TOURISM DAY

  • Kolkata: Durga Puja tourists welcomed with 'Respect Women' messages September 27, 2014

    Kolkata: In a bid to make women travellers feel at ease, tourists landing at the Kolkata airport during the Durga Puja festival are being welcomed with the message of 'Respect Women'. Airline officials, hotels and others in the tourism industry have started distributing thousands of badges bearing the message on the...
  • Centre nod for use of satellite phones in Himalayas on September 27 September 17, 2014

    New Delhi: To boost adventure tourism, the government is going to give the muchawaited permission for use of satellite phones by adventurers in the Himalayas on September 27, World Tourism Day. "We have got inprinciple approval from the Home Ministry for allowing satellite phones in the Himalayas, where there is no...
  • Amadubi Kalagram, an art village inaugurated on World Tourism Day September 27, 2013

    Amadubi Kalagram , an art village, was inaugurated on Friday at Amadubi in Dalbhumgarh, about 65 km from Jamshedpur, to mark the World Tourism day. The art village was developed by the Jharkhand Tourism department in association with Village Tourism Development Committee (VTDC) and a NGO KalamandiThe Celluloid Chapter Art Foundation...
  • Incredible Himalayas campaign launched today in Delhi September 27, 2013

    To promote the virgin peaks of Himalayas and attract both domestic and international tourists during lean summer season, Ministry of Tourism on Friday launched a new campaign in New Delhi. Tourism Minister K Chiranjeevi launched the campaign '777 days of Incredible Indian Himalayas' on World Tourism Day. The campaign aims to...
  • On World Tourism Day, Taj city Agra a story of neglect September 27, 2012

    Agra: On World Tourism Day on Thursday, Taj city Agra has little to celebrate in spite of being a favourite tourist destination. This is because of the total lack of forward planning, industry stakeholders say. "There is neither the will nor any major policy push being contemplated by the state...
  • World Tourism Day: why it is celebrated September 27, 2012

    New Delhi: Every year since 1980, the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has celebrated World Tourism Day (WTD) on September 27. The statutes of the UNWTO were adopted on September 27, 1970 and therefore this date was chosen. The purpose of celebrating WTD is to raise public awareness on...