Activity Tourism in India to Get Some Boost

An exciting platform has been launched by Thrillophilia offering different experiences and activities at more than two hundred destinations across India. The primary aim of the company is to narrow the gap between local service providers and travellers in this growing but unorganised sector. There has been nearly five hundred percent growth in adventure tourism […]

Hotels run out of Accommodation with increased footfall in Jammu & Kashmir

Permission has not been granted by the state government for construction or repair works in Kashmir, in touring destinations of Pahalgam and Srinagar since 2009. The Kashmir valley is witnessing a huge crisis in the tourism infrastructure in the last couple of tourist seasons. The influx of tourists is getting larger and Kashmir is faced with crisis as it is unable to offer hotels and accommodations to the huge number of tourists. Read more about Hotels run out of Accommodation with increased footfall in Jammu & Kashmir

Adventure Sports Gets Better in Kerala

Strolling down the beaches or going for a boat ride is outdated. The Kochiites would have all the adventure this season as the city with the suburbs is offering options in adventure sports. Options for exotic, refreshing, and thrilling sport activities lie before them as they go for yachting or scuba diving or river rafting or even ice skating. The most common sport activities that the city people indulge in during the weekends are listed below. Read more about Adventure Sports Gets Better in Kerala

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Huge tour cancellations reported for holiday destinations in Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand

Bad weather and rain rage in Char Dham area has affected the tourism in all the hill stations and holiday destinations in the neighborhood. Tourist traffic has considerably dropped and booked tours are being cancelled in huge numbers. Instead of Himalayan skirts, tourists opt for Goa, Kashmir, Kerala, Rajasthan and other safer destinations.

About 80% of the bookings for various destinations in Uttarakhand have been cancelled following nature’s rampage. The region otherwise used to be packed with both adventure tourists and Char Dham pilgrims. Observing the condition of the weather, travelers have become reluctant to visit Jim Corbett National Park, Mussourie, Nanital and other nearby hill stations. Statistically, 50% of bookings for neighboring destinations have been cancelled. Read more about Huge tour cancellations reported for holiday destinations in Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand

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Banihal-Qazigund rail route inaugurated by the Prime Minister

The Prime Minister of India, Dr. Manmohan Singh and the UPA chairperson, Sonia Gandhi, inaugurated on Wednesday the all-weather rail route to Kashmir Valley. While inaugurating the rail route they said that the Center is committed to take care of development of Jammu and Kashmir. The tunnel, 10.96 kilometers, having cost Rs.1300 crore has been opened by the Prime Minister to connect Qazigund and Banihal in this region. Read more about Banihal-Qazigund rail route inaugurated by the Prime Minister

Hospitality Industry Struck by Slowing Economy

The slowing economy has found another victim in the form of hospitality industry with nearly seventy five of the big hotels already putting up ‘for sale’ boards to avoid further losses. Apart from that, several others are raising red flag amidst wilting room rates and falling check-ins. Majority of hotels in India are witnessing half occupancy with GDP growth falling back to five percent levels in this fiscal year. A preliminary report by FHRAI showed that in 2012-13 average hotel occupancy dropped to lowest levels within a decade to 58.3% whereas average room rates dropped to INR 6,214, lowest in 6 years. Read more about Hospitality Industry Struck by Slowing Economy

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Rampant Construction and Tourism reason behind Himalayan Tragedies

After the death of thousands of people and massive destruction caused by floods in Uttarakhand, experts are of the belief that worse tragedies can strike the region unless there is an end to the violation of the sensitive ecology of the Himalayan state.  Environmentalists are putting the blame on indiscriminate construction, dams, ignorance about area’s fragile ecology and uncontrolled tourism. Experts have stated that there should be an immediate stop to unchecked tourism as well as haphazard construction. Read more about Rampant Construction and Tourism reason behind Himalayan Tragedies