Tag: pilgrims

20 people killed, 31 injured in fiery Mexico bus crash

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 29, 2019 23:30

A crash involving a bus and a tractor-trailer in Mexico's eastern state of Veracruz on Wednesday left 20 people dead, the local government said. The bus was traveling from Mexico ... Read More

Saudi tourism sector worth over $70 billion in 2019

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 10, 2019 13:30

Saudi Arabia’s travel and tourism sector is expected to contribute $70.9 billion (SAR 263.1 billion) in total to the country’s GDP in 2019, according to data from the World Travel ... Read More

Major tourism attraction to be developed around birthplace of Jimmy Cliff

editor editor- March 29, 2019 21:43

Jamaica Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, has indicated plans to fully develop the community of Somerton in St. James, where cultural icon Jimmy Cliff was born, as a major tourism ... Read More

Indian Hotels Company announces new hotel in Rishikesh

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- March 26, 2019 00:35

The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL), a South Asian hospitality company, introduced the Taj brand in Rishikesh with the opening of Taj Rishikesh Resort & Spa, Uttarakhand. This will be ... Read More

Krakow hosts 3rd International Congress of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimages

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 27, 2019 16:05

The 3rd International Congress of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimages "100th birthday of Karol Wojtyla - Saint John Paul II" will take place in Krakow, from 6th to 10th November 2019. ... Read More

Unique attractions and features at Kumbh Mela at Allahabad in India

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- February 23, 2019 00:30

The ongoing Kumbh Mela at Allahabad - now called Prayagraj - has many attractions and unique features, the sheer size being one of them. Along with that is the devotion ... Read More

They’re everywhere – enormous swarm of locusts descends on Mecca

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 12, 2019 17:20

Saudi Arabia's Mecca attracts millions of Muslim pilgrims from across the globe every year, but this time it became a site of completely different pilgrimage. The locust have been plaguing ... Read More

India train grounded for 2 months: Travelers infuriated

editor editor- December 26, 2018 22:47

According to the railway authorities, the DMU service between Jammu and Udhampur, train number 7406/74907, shall remain suspended until March 5, 2019. Read More

Great News for Palestine Tourism: Bethlehem hotels booked for Christmas

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 25, 2018 04:12

Palestinian Tourism Minister Rula Maaya said all Bethlehem hotels were fully booked, and the city hosts an "astounding" 10,000 tourists overnight on Monday night. Read More

New airport complex opens in India

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- December 18, 2018 01:12

The Prime Minister of India opened the new airport complex in Uttar Pradesh yesterday. Read More

Agoda supports Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 6, 2018 10:10

Agoda and Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Hajj and Umrah have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) supporting the Kingdom’s vision of 2030 to increase its capacity for over 30 million ... Read More

30 Million Pilgrims: Ministry of Hajj and Umrah sign MoU With Singapore Travel Company

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 4, 2018 22:13

The Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Hajj and Umrah have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) supporting the Kingdom's vision of 2030 goal to increase its capacity to over 30 million pilgrims ... Read More

Avoiding dangerous vacations 2018

Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson- September 19, 2018 21:27

This is the sixth year that we have posted dangerous vacations destination information collected from news articles and reported law cases. Read More

Jammu and Kashmir to restore Buddhist sites to attract more pilgrims

editor editor- December 3, 2012 02:51

BARAMULLA, Jammu and Kashmir - In a bid to attract more Buddhist pilgrims, the tourism department in Jammu and Kashmir has decided to restore Buddhist sites in the state. Read More

The story of Thanksgiving

editor editor- November 25, 2011 07:05

Too often we sit down with our loved ones for our Thanksgiving feast without considering or appreciating its history and true meaning. Read More

Fraudsters target Hajj pilgrims

editor editor- November 2, 2011 07:02

Up to percent of UK Muslims planning to take part in the annual Hajj pilgrimage this week will have fallen foul of unscrupulous operators selling package tours to Mecca, it ... Read More

147 die in Indian festival stampede

editor editor- January 15, 2011 00:57

IDUKKI, India – A stampede of pilgrims returning from one of India's most popular Hindu festivals killed 147 people and injured 55 others in southern India Friday night, police said. Read More

More pilgrims stranded at Lagos airport

editor editor- November 24, 2009 05:27

Lagos — Hundreds of pilgrims for this year's Hajj in Saudi Arabia were at the weekend stranded at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, as their agents could not be ... Read More

Muslim Hajj season threatened by swine flu

editor editor- July 16, 2009 07:35

Two Hajj pilgrims from Iran have contracted the H1N1 virus, according to reports from the country's official news agency. Read More

Israel preps for pilgrims, pope’s visit

editor editor- April 3, 2009 09:20

In preparation for Pope Benedict XVI's visit to Israel this May, the picturesque 40-mile 'Pilgrim's Route' has been revamped, complete with brand-new trails and signs to help guide travelers along ... Read More

Rise in gay tourism stirs unease in Israel

editor editor- August 13, 2008 04:44

Tel Aviv - There is something incongruous about the stretch of beach just under the Hilton Hotel's high perch. For there, below the bluff, are two so-called "specialty beaches." Read More

All pilgrims’ luggages have been transported back home – Medview Airline

editor editor- March 6, 2008 02:13

Medview Airlines has called on pilgrims who travelled to Saudi Arabia for the 2007 hajj with the ailine and are yet to claim their luggages to do so, as the ... Read More