Alappuzha homestay owner arrested for sexually assaulting foreign tourist

Alappuzha: A homestay owner was arrested here on Saturday (January 6) for allegedly sexually assaulting a foreign female tourist after trespassing into her room, offering to massage her. In a swift action, Shayas (27) who runs a homestay east of the Collectorate Junction, was taken into custody by the Alappuzha South police.  The incident came as […]

Revenge tourism on the rise?

02 January 2024, 03:16 PM IST Representative Image Humans are naturally inclined to travel and explore the unknown. Breaking the tedium of daily routine and taking a vacation has become a prevalent practice in recent times. The increasingly stressful working conditions where people work for more than 40 hours per week with no time to […]

Kerala CM urges investors to partner in state’s flourishing tourism sector

16 November 2023, 04:22 PM IST Pinarayi Vijayan | Photo: Mathrubhumi Thiruvananthapuram: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday called upon investors to become partners in Kerala’s transformation into a world-class economy by investing in the state’s flourishing tourism sector. “Kerala is all set to transform itself from being the best tourism destination to the perfect […]

Caravan policy notified by tourism dept – Times of India

Panaji: The tourism department notified the Caravan Tourism Policy on Thursday which paves the way for the state and entrepreneurs to venture into new tourism services. Tourism minister Rohan Khaunte released the caravan and homestay policy on November 1.The policy intends to cater to changing preferences of travellers, particularly those who prefer driving down to […]

State promotes hinterland, sports tourism in London – Times of India

Panaji: The tourism department participated in the three-day World Travel Mart (WTM), London, to showcase Goa as a year-round attraction as well as to highlight new initiatives in eco-tourism, hinterland tourism, sports tourism, and heritage tourism that could draw European travellers. To attract more visitors from Europe, the department promoted the e-tourist visa facility available […]

Soon, green ratings for tourism sector – Times of India

Panaji: The state government has decided to put in place a green rating system in the tourism sector to assess the environmental sustainability across various sub-sectors of tourism, namely accommodation, adventure tourism, transportation and destinations.The government has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the German-based Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). The GIZ in […]

State to get 31 international cruise vessels this season – Times of India

Panaji: High net-worth international tourists are all set to arrive at the Mormugao port from November 11 as 31 international cruise ships are expected to call at the port between November and May. The department of tourism will welcome the tourists with handicrafts and souvenirs as part of the traditional welcome accorded to cruise passengers. […]

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