India gains global interest as tourist destination

first_imgIndia is gaining popularity as a tourism destination among inbound travellers with top markets, including China showing interest in visiting here, according to a study.TripAdvisor in its ‘2017 Inbound Travel Study’ revealed that international travel interest into India is on the rise.According to the findings, travellers from China were the largest group evincing interest year-over-year where Indian destinations were concerned.“It’s encouraging that we are seeing growth not just from Asian countries but from long haul inbound markets, underscoring India’s attractiveness as a destination globally. The data shows that travellers are also keen to explore places that are not usual for the international market, and they are looking for a wide variety of experiences on their visit which bodes well for our tourism industry,” TripAdvisor India Country Manager Nikhil Ganju said.Read it at Outlook Related Itemslast_img read more

Cypriot minister to visit Australia

first_imgThis month marks the 39th anniversary of the invasion of Cyprus by Turkey. PASEKA (Pan Australian Coordinative Committee for the Cyprus Struggle), a nationwide federation of Cypriot Organizations and its local arms are once again organising a number of events this year in various state capitals of Australia, in order to draw attention to the as yet unresolved Cyprus Issue. The commemorative events start in Melbourne this coming Thursday at 1.00 pm with a peaceful protest outside the Turkish Consulate, where the protestors will be demanding the withdrawal of all Turkish troops from Cyprus and an end to the occupation. On Friday at 5.00 pm there will be a candlelight vigil and a human chain on the steps of the State Parliament in Victoria, followed by a ‘deipno litotitas’ that is a frugal supper, at the premises of the Cyprus Community of Melbourne and Victoria, in Lygon St, Brunswick East. Present at this event, representing the Cypriot Government, will be Dr Petros Petridis, Minister of Health. Dr Petridis will also be taking part in commemorative events in Adelaide, Brisbane and Sydney. Dr Petridis was born in Nicosia in 1948. He is a graduate of the Athens University Medical School with specialisation in vascular surgery. He assumed the office of Minister of Health on 1 March 2013. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more