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India proposes Visa-on-Arrival for Chinese tourists

NEW DELHI, India - Keen to ease travel facilities for Chinese nationals, Tourism Ministry has proposed Visa-on- Arrival provision for them as it senses huge potential for exchanges in this sector.

Indian tourism wants visa-on-arrival facility at more airports

JAIPUR, India - India's Tourism Ministry is in talks with the Ministries of Home Affairs and External Affairs to extend the visa-on-arrival facility at more airports like Bangalore and Hyderabad to vi

Malaysian Tourism Minister tells taxi drivers to shape up

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - The Tourism Ministry is urging taxi drivers to shape up and provide better services.

Indonesia’s official tourism website takes off with .travel domain

Former high-profile Trade Minister, Dr. Mari Elka Pangestu, was chosen last year by President Soesilo Yudhoyono to lead the restructured Ministry for Tourism and Creative Economy.

Omani tourism launches “Muscat Geoheritage Auto Guide”

MUSCAT, Oman - The Tourism Ministry on Tuesday launched the ‘Muscat Geoheritage Auto Guide’ project to mark Muscat the Capital of Arab Tourism 2012.

Tourism minister wants to weed out dubious services from Malaysian spas

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - The Tourism Ministry is taking the initiative to streamline the growing spa industry here to weed out those offering dubious services involving foreign women.

Israeli Tourism Ministry scolded in government report

The annual report published earlier this week by State Comptroller Micha Lindenstrauss slamed Israel's Tourism Ministry's activity in the past year.

Guinea welcomes over 100000 visitors in 2011

CONAKRY - Guinea's Tourism Ministry reports that the West African country has welcomed over 100,000 visitors in 2011.

Uganda tourism ministry finally gets Kanyeihamba report

UGANDA (eTN) - After four months of waiting, the Ministry of Tourism has finally received the Kanyeihamba report, giving the findings of the commission of enquiry, which has over the past year signifi

Tanzanian President nullifies application to grant Eastern Mountains as World Heritage...

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (eTN) - Tanzania's President has rejected an application to place some mountains in the Eastern Arc under the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (

S. African tourism ministry investigates inflated World Cup prices

JOHANNESBURG - South Africa's tourism ministry has ordered an investigation into allegations World Cup hotel prices are unreasonably high, the second official probe into possible price gouging linked

Singapore Airlines joins forces with Indonesian tourism ministry to promote Indonesia

Singapore Airlines announced on 25 August that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Indonesian Ministry of Culture and Tourism (IMCT) to contribute to activities to promote Indonesia a

Tourism Ministry slams poor standards at Eilat hotels

A classified memorandum authored by the Tourism Ministry reveals that many hotels in the Red Sea resort city of Eilat are subject to extremely poor maintenance and sanitation, Army Radio reported on Thursday.

Ministry to target ‘high quality’ tourists

PETALING JAYA: The Tourism Ministry will be targeting more "high quality" tourists this year in an effort to boost the country's tourism industry, said its deputy minister Donald Lim.The Ministry hopes to target these tourists who spend RM4,000 to RM5,000 and who do not create problems to the country, he said.

Tourism Ministry goes guide hunting to top colleges

New Delhi: The Government’s Incredible India campaign has been a big success and now riding high on its good times the Tourism Ministry has decided to get fresh and more refined faces as tour guides. The Earn While You Learn scheme by the Ministry has students from Delhi’s St Stephen's College and Jawaharlal Lal Nehru University (JNU) under training.