Goa Tourism Pointed Rivals Conspiracy For Crocodile in the beaches – TravelDuniya.com Team

Gurgaon, Haryana: Travel and Tourism Association of Goa has pointed out that a well-planned conspiracy by rivals and some section of media, to disrupt tourism in the state.

The Goa tourism lashed at the media for unnecessary creating ruckus and blowing things out of proportion for spotting crocodile at the beach. It is said that a rival tourist destination for unnecessary developing the news and creating fear and panic among the tourists. The media is also playing its negative role in dissemination the news, they should have a clear view of the story before taking it into the public domain said “said Francisco Braganza, president of Travel and Tourism Association of Goa (TTAG). The TTAG is one of the oldest organizations of tourism in Goa.  The Goa forest department has spotted an adult crocodile at the Morjim beach, just 30 km away from the Panaji. The beach is quite popular among the foreigners especially Russians.

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As the news of crocodile sightseeing spread on social media and TV channels, it created panic among the people and businessmen associated with the tourism industry. Beaches are the backbone of the Goa tourism industry as it attracts almost a three million tourists annually. Sightseeing of a crocodile on the beaches are not a new instance as these aquatic giant reptiles are commonly founded on the Goa’s marshy hinterland. Mr. Braganza said the crocodile accidently have lost its way and found itself in the beach. “Crocodiles mostly live in the interiors of the marshy land. During monsoon season, the sea close to rivers loses its salinity and it is possible that the big repair has lost its way to the beach. This news could have a negative impact on the Goa holiday packages.

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Odisha on the Path of Promoting Heritage Tourism – TravelDuniya.com Team

Gurgaon, Haryana: Royal palaces and old hunting lodges are becoming a great stage for promoting cuisine, arts and culture in Odisha.

Promoting heritage tourism and following the footsteps of states like Rajasthan, Odisha is also opening their royal palaces and hunting lodges mostly for the foreigners to get the glimpse and flavour of Indian royalty. These places are becoming a great way to promote the cuisine, art and unique culture the state boost. The Dhenkanal royals were trailblazer in opening their palaces to the tourists over a decade ago. Following their footsteps were Aul, Parikud and Kalahandi royal families revamping their heritage properties. Currently, the Dhenkanal Palace has 12 fully furnished rooms and the Aul and Kalahandi has two rooms each fully furnished and ready for the tourist use. The packages include accommodation with complimentary lunch and breakfast. J.P Singh Deo, owner of the Gajalaxmi Palace in Dhenkanal has said that the heritage tourism industry is on the boom. This is evident from the fact that we are getting a good number of foreign tourists and has entertained at least 16 couples in the last two year.


The best thing about is that the positive reviews that the people are writing about their experiences of staying at these heritage houses. Due to the positive reviews and good business more are yet to follow their footpath. The Puri Royals Palace is revamping two of their rooms for the upcoming Nabakalebar festival in July. The Rajkanika palace in Kendrapara is yet another heritage property who has also converted their one floor in the museum. But the lack of government support is hindering them to operate smoothly. We need full government support in boosting and alluring and getting more tourists. The Rajasthan government spends heavily in developing tourism around the heritage property. Experiencing the traditional hospitality with Odisha holiday packages.

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700,000 people are expected to Travel To and Fro from Dubai – TravelDuniya.com Team

Gurgaon Haryana: During the Eid-Al-Fitr vacation 700, 000 peoples are expected to arrive and departure from Dubai.

Dubai expecting a footfall of 700,000 people to arrive and departure during the Eid Al Fitr holidays through land, sea and port, stated by the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA). Due to the high influx and departure of the tourists, the entry points to the city is seeing a lot of infrastructure development to fasten the entry related process, Major General Mohammad Ahmad Saeed Al Merri, Director of the GDRFA-Dubai revealed. He further said that we are regularly developing infrastructure, technologies and simplifying all our services for people to the make the Dubai experiencing a lot more relaxing and simplifier. We are training our entire staff to handle the huge numbers of travellers arriving in Dubai during holidays. It is estimated that during Eid-Al Fitr holidays a total of 680,381 people will travel to and fro from Dubai. It is estimated that more than 320,000 people visited the Dubai through the air, sea and a land portal between July 15 and 20, simultaneously 353,000 people will least the emirate during the same time period.

A total of 728 ships were used in the Dubai port with 356 arriving and 372 departing from the emirate. “The Directorate is dedicated to offering the excellent service to all its customers Al Merri revealed,” on the directive of His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.”  The GDRFA director also applauded the directorate’s employees for their commitment and carrying out their job commendably during the Eid break, as they have contributed hugely in simplifying in the entry and exit of the visitor in Dubai. Explore the majestic destination with Dubai holiday packages.

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Tamil Nadu Tops the List for Highest Tourist Influx For the Year 2014 – TravelDuniya.com Team

Gurgaon, Haryana: Tamil Nadu tops the list for highest number of tourist footfalls for the year 2014, data released by The Union Tourism Ministry.

Tamil Nadu the southern state of India has left behind prominent tourist destinations like Goa, seizing the top spot in terms of domestic and foreign tourist visiting the different states. Second position was bagged by the Uttar Pradesh, third position was held by Karnataka, Maharashtra was fourth, and Karnataka was fifth. Amazingly Karnataka was in third position in 2013 and many think the fall is because of the bifurcation of the state. Haryana currently at 10th place replacing Goa in terms of foreign tourist visiting the state.

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The data on domestic tourism released by the Union Tourism Ministry clearly shows that upsurge of 11.93 percent in 2014 as compared to 9.59 percent in 2013 over 2014.  The top 10 performing states for the year 2014 were Tamil Nadu (327.6 million), Uttar Pradesh (182.8 m), Karnataka (118.3m), Maharashtra (94.1m), Andhra Pradesh (93.3m), Telangana (72.4m), Madhya Pradesh (63.6m), West Bengal (49 m) Jharkhand (33.4 m) and Rajasthan (33.1 m). The top ten state has contributed heavily accounting to the 83.28 per cent of the domestic tourist visiting these state in 2014. Madhya Pradesh a state which promotes tourism in the state heavily has slipped to 7th place in 2014 from 6th in 2013, and West Bengal has jumped from 9th position 2013 to 8th in 2014. Jharkhand jumped from the 14th position in 2013 to 9th position in 2014.


Again in terms of foreigners visiting the different states, Tamil Nadu retained the top position. There is also a hike of 13.12 percent in 2014 over the year 2013. The date shows in 2014 the number was 22.57 million in comparison to 19.95 million in 2013 and 18.26 million in 2012. These data can accelerate the booking of various tour online tour packages to the different state like Tamil Nadu holiday packages.

Tourism Australia getting face-to-face with Airbnb – TravelDuniya.com Team

Gurgaon, Haryana: Tourism Accommodation Australia is all set to regulate the $25bn accommodation website Airbnb.

In an attempt to regulate the online housing site Airbnb, owners who rent out their property for a commercial purpose for a short-term basis should be registered. Martin Furguson said the national registration was vital in a view that property used for the commercial purpose during short stay must meet the essential range of health, safety, tax and regulatory requirements. During the conference Mr. Furguson further stated that we are not opposed to the “sharing” economy but are opposed to “taking” economy, in which unregulated short-term accommodation providers takes money without adhering to the rules and regulation that would benefit the economy on a whole.


Representing the big hotels, service apartments and motel providers Tourism Accommodation Australia, the sister concern of the Australian Hotels Association, has started a new campaign against the online short-term accommodation firm with a submission which will go federal, state and local governments. The Airbnb currently advertise in Australia about 40,000 rooms with Melbourne and Sydney being the strongest markets. People attract to the online site because of the flexibility it provides to the people with home and kitchen and friendly local community. The Airbnb $US25 billion ($33.8 billion), is firmly growing in Australia and around the word, to both travellers and owners both in terms of flexibility and pricing.

The growth of the Airbnb is a serious concern for the accommodation industry but also for the local planning, existing residents and taxation official around the world. The Tourism Accommodation Australia has proposed the introduction of model legislation, consent by all the government, which makes it mandatory the registration of that accommodation let on a commercial purpose on a short-term basis. Tourist those have booked Australia holiday packages can now smoothly look out for a short-term accommodation without any hurdle.



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Heavy Rain Warning Issued by Uttarakhand Government – TravelDuniya.com

Gurgaon, Haryana: Uttarakhand Government has issued a heavy rain warning in various parts, including the busy routes of Char Dham Yatra.

With the onset of monsoon, the weather department has predicted higher chances of heavy rain hitting the state. Following that the Uttarakhand government has issued a warning of incessant rain. During the 2013 torrential rains and flash flood, resulted in severe disaster taking thousand lives. Uttarakhand a hilly state in the Northern part of India is known for its soaring mountains and exquisite landscape. Also known as Dev Bhumi (Abode of Lords), is also home to many vital Hindu Pilgrimages.

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The revered Charm Dham Yatra which takes place during the month of June and August is also the season when the state received heavy rain. During these months pilgrimage throng the state for the revered Charm Dham Yatra, which constitute of four destinations Gangotri, Yamunotri, Badrinath and Kedarnath. All of these pilgrimage places are located at a higher altitude receiving heavy rainfall and many time resulting in dangerous flash floods. Due to the hostile weather condition the authority does not want the repetition of the 2013 flash floods. The authorities are taking every necessary step to avoid the havoc caused by the rains. The rain will certainly have negative effects on the Uttarakhand holiday packages.

Surender Kumar, Media in charge of Chief Minister Office said, places like Pauri Garhwal, Almora, Nainital and Udham Singh have been predicted 160mm rainfall. People has been warned to take necessary safety precautions. Furthermore, the official of Chamauli, Rudraprayag Tehri, Pauri and Uttarkashi districts have been directed to take all the vital steps to ensure the safety of pilgrimages and tourists, said Mr. Kumar. The state hailed for its several tourist attractions is visited by hordes of tourists and adventure annually.

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Monsoon Tourism Takes a Big Leap in India – TravelDuniya.com Team

Gurgaon, Haryana 11/7/2105: With monsoon on its epic, tourism is taking an unprecedented growth during the rainy season.

The Indian tourism industry is quickly evolving and so the modern day travellers. Currently, India is seeing an unparalleled growth of holiday packages during the monsoon season. Earlier monsoon season for tourism in India was characterised by avoiding outing and planning any new vacation. The new breed of Indian travellers are changing the scenario and people are now happier to escape and enjoy the monsoon retreat. People are mainly opting for the monsoon getaways either they are adventure-seeking couples and or they prefer less crowd. DS Rawat, Secretary General of The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM), has interacted with TravelDuniya.com, that monsoon tourism in India is a fairly new concept, emerging as a lucrative season for the hospitality industry.

Ranjeet Oak, Chief Business Officer – Holidays, Make My trip said, that monsoon is the ideal time for people looking to experience nature related holidays. He further said that the season was once considered an off season, but now the sentiment of the modern-day travellers are changing fast. He further stressed that the driving force behind the boom in the holiday bookings is because of the huge discount offered by online travel companies and hotels.

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Furthermore, airlines also slash their prices adding to the monsoon bonanza. The average spending on holidays ranges from Rs.11, 000 to Rs.45,000 ($175 to $715) depending on the type of destination and hotel category. According to the travel experts leading tourist destination during the monsoon are Coorg in Karnataka; Udaipur and Mount Abu in Rajasthan; Lonavala, Mahabaleshwar and Matheran in Maharashtra; Darjeeling in West Bengal, Shillong and Cherrapunjee in Meghalaya; Mussorie, Nanital, Rishikesh and Kasauli in Uttarakhand; Leh in Ladakh and Port Blair in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. People looking to explore the unbeaten tracks could explore Dhanaulti and Munsiayari (Uttarakhand), Bharatpur (Rajasthan), Kakkabe (Karnataka), Netarhat (Jharkhand’s) and Panhala (Maharashtra). Furthermore, people could look out for various holiday packages like Tamil Nadu holiday packages and Uttarakhand holiday packages for a memorable and adventures monsoon departure.


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