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Hoteliers livid at tourism minister?s proposal for law to cap room tariffs

Hoteliers livid at tourism minister?s proposal for law to cap room tariffs

PANAJI: Grappling with dropping footfalls particularly in foreign arrivals this season, and tour operators are angry with the statement by minister Manohar Azgaonkar that he intends to bring in a legislation to cap tariffs as well as prices of food served in hotels. Upset with this statement, trade stakeholders say […]

Overpriced hotels hurt tourism, may regulate room tariffs: Minister

Overpriced hotels hurt tourism, may regulate room tariffs: Minister

PANAJI: Hit by low footfalls this tourist season, the state government is gearing up to correct the wrongs that have given an impression of Goa being sold as an overpriced destination. minister Manohar Azgaonkar told TOI that the government is mulling an amendment to the Tourist Trade Act to regulate […]

Cops book 311 cases of drunken driving in New Year?s Eve crackdown

Cops book 311 cases of drunken driving in New Year?s Eve crackdown

PANAJI: While most people wouldn?t dare to drive home after a night of drinking on New Year?s Eve, over 300 revellers thought otherwise, only to have their vehicles and paperwork confiscated by Goa Police. A total of 311 people were booked for drunken driving during a special drive on the […]

?Trash, human waste and disregard for the rules?: welcome to US national parks during shutdown

?Trash, human waste and disregard for the rules?: welcome to US national parks during shutdown

Human faeces, overflowing rubbish, illegal off-roading and other damaging behaviour in fragile areas are overwhelming some of America?s iconic national parks, as a partial government shutdown left areas open to visitors with few staff. ?It?s a free-for-all,? Dakota Snider, 24, who lives and works in Yosemite Valley, said on Monday, […]

Cheaper options see 35% dip in 2018 charters vs last year

Cheaper options see 35% dip in 2018 charters vs last year

PANAJI: Even as peak tourist season begins in Goa, the charter inflow hasn?t picked up yet for the Christmas week. As the state prepares for the high-volume , stakeholders worry that Goa is losing out to destinations that are more exciting in terms of pricing. The charter season, which begins […]

Forget chill over HUAWEI row, Canada a hot draw for Chinese

Forget chill over HUAWEI row, Canada a hot draw for Chinese

NEW DELHI: At the fag end of 2018, China and find themselves caught in a diplomatic kerfuffle over the arrest at US? behest of Chinese telecom giant Huawei?s CFO Meng Wanzhou in Vancouver. But away from official power games, the ordinary Chinese traveller has found Canada an inviting destination in […]

Breakthrough as Virgin Galactic launches humans into space, a US first since the end of shuttle programme

Breakthrough as Virgin Galactic launches humans into space, a US first since the end of shuttle programme

A Virgin Galactic rocket plane blasted off on Thursday and returned safely to the California desert, capping off years of difficult testing to become the first US flight to take humans into space since Nasa?s shuttle programme ended in 2011, and the first US commercial operation to do so ever. […]

Tourism in Mysuru region hamstrung by paucity of guides

Tourism in Mysuru region hamstrung by paucity of guides

Mysuru: A leisurely stroll on Sayyaji Rao Road can never quite be just that ? the roving eye is met with a procession of heritage structures lining both sides of this thoroughfare, and the gaze rests on each building for more than a few moments, taking in the marvels of […]