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Kashmir's houseboats may face closure
Jan 04, 2010 It’s difficult to imagine the famous Dal Lake in Indian-administered Kashmir without houseboats, but all that is now faced with the threat of closure. However, the government has promised to build a repair yard, assist with loans on easy terms and provide treatment for sewage from the houseboats.
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East Indian state to fight poverty through eco-tourism
Sep 03, 2013 The new tourism policy of Bengal lays stress on the development of Eco-tourism- a new way to fight poverty, said Vikaram Sen, a senior bureaucrat.
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SC extends ban on tourism in core areas of tiger reserves in India
Aug 30, 2012 The Supreme Court of India has asked the Government to prepare revised guidelines for tourism in core areas of tiger reserves, boosting the hope that tourist activities might be revived in the core zones.
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Indian oil major steps in to keep Taj Mahal clean and environment-friendly
Sep 03, 2012 Going ahead with its ambitious 'Clean India' campaign, the Tourism Ministry has roped in oil PSU ONGC to keep six major tourist sites, including Taj Mahal and Konark Temple clean and environment-friendly.
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India: No tourism in core habitats of tiger reserves, says SC
Jul 24, 2012 In order to conserve the big cat, the Supreme Court of India directed that there shall be no tourism activity in any of the core zones of tiger reserves across the country.
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Maldives to get a makeover
Aug 13, 2012 The Maldives government is in a joint venture with the architectural firm Dutch Docklands International for the world’s largest artificial floating-island project. Dutch designers from Waterstudio as part of the collaboration will construct a network of floating islands for luxury residences, hotels, convention center, yacht club and a floating golf course.
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Taj gets disabled-friendly
Dec 05, 2008 India's Taj Mahal, one of the world's most loved monument, has now nine ramps in the complex. A top tourist destination for both domestic and foreign visitors, this welcome step will help many in wheelchairs take a closer look at the grand sights.
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Insecurity hits Sri Lankan tourism
Dec 23, 2008 The global financial crisis and terror threats have crippled Sri Lanka’s lucrative tourism industry. The sector accounting for a large part of the country’s foreign earnings has witnessed a sharp fall in tourist arrivals due to the tense security situation.
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Catastrophe awaits the Maldives
Jan 15, 2009 Hundred years may seem too far when it is projected that most of the 1,192 islands forming the Maldives will be submerged under water due to rising sea levels – a consequence of global warming. Locals, however, say flooding, tidal surges and erosion have already become part of their lives.
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No future for tourism without sustainability: Expert
Mar 25, 2009 An international symposium on tourism revealed that the challenges faced by the tourism industry due to climate change could only be addressed by the adoption of sustainable practices. Marketing tourism rightly would help in achieving global economic and social development, says an expert.
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India and Spain enhance trade ties
Apr 24, 2009 India and Spain have signed three pacts to enhance trade ties in the fields of tourism, agriculture and renewable energy. The agreements were signed during Indian President Pratibha Patil’s visit to Spain.
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Eclipse fever grips an Indian village
Jul 21, 2009 An obscure village called Taregna in eastern Indian state of Bihar has suddenly shot into limelight as the best place in the country to view a total solar eclipse on July 22. There is perceptible excitement among locals as 'astro-tourists’ head towards the village to watch the spectacle.
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Indian apex court bars tourists in Jarawa tribe habitat
Jan 22, 2013 The Jarawas are the aboriginal people of the Andaman Islands in India.
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An Andamanese tribe threatened by contact
Jun 17, 2010 A human safari promoted by travel operators in Andamans Baratang Island is risking the 350-odd Jarawas, decimation by disease. Although the government has issued warnings that such tourism is illegal, it insists on keeping the controversial highway that runs through the reserve forests.
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Responsible tourism: A synthesis of sustainable ecosystem and flourishing market
Mar 19, 2011 The lacuna of reckless tourism has resulted in massive loss of eco system and community factionalism whenever the locals don’t enjoy the fair share of revue earned and jobs created. The onset of responsible tourism promises to empower local communities to manage and benefit from environmentally sound tourism ventures with the triple goals of conservation, development, and profit.
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Ecotourism protects forests, empowers locals
Sep 29, 2011 The increasing demand for ecotourism can play a vital role in saving endangered forests according to the United Nations-backed Collaborative Partnership on Forests. But they also warned of the potential damaging effects if its expansion is not effectively managed.
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Poverty stricken Kashmiri youth turn drug mules for money
Jan 17, 2011 With the tourism industry nearly shattered in the insurgency-hit north Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, an increasing number of poor Kashmiri youths are taking to drug trade or joining ranks of terrorist groups. The youngsters mostly 18-35 years of age are lured with easy money and other perks by suppliers.
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Revived tourism empower Nepal women
Jul 26, 2011 Trekking trails in Nepal have helped women to become breadwinners by running tea houses and trekkers’ lodges. Global NGOs operating in six districts near Kathmandu valley promote sustainable rural tourism to strengthen women while promoting environmental awareness.
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World Bank to help conserve, develop Sundarbans
Aug 30, 2011 The World Bank will lead an ambitious project to conserve the sensitive biodiversity of the Sundarban delta through a range of ecosystem services for sustainable development.
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Nepal: Rubbish on the roof of the world
Sep 13, 2011 As Nepal pushes to expand its tourism industry, the growing numbers of tourists leave behind bigger rubbish dumps in the picturesque villages of this poor and under-developed Himalayan nation.
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Eco-tourism in Manas to provide alternative income to communities and protect wildlife
May 07, 2012 Realising the potential of Bhutan's Royal Manas National Park as an eco-tourism destination, the national park initiated its first set of community based eco-tourism projects with financial support from WWF Bhutan. Besides upliftment of the communities through alternative income generation opportunity, the project also aims to promote local stewardship and community participation in the park’s conservation efforts, thereby reducing illegal activities in the park.
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Balancing wetland conservation and tourism in China
Feb 24, 2010 The opening of two wetland parks has once again brought the focus on wetland conservation in China. With the rapid development of wetland parks and huge influx of tourists, the forest administration has issued a notice maintaining the strict separation between wetlands protection, restoration and eco-tourism.
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Agri Tourism India wins Wild Asia’s Responsible Tourism Award 2012
Oct 29, 2012 Agri Tourism India, a unique initiative which combines agriculture and tourism, was awarded the 2012 Asia Responsible Tourism Award.
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Tourism a major ecological concern in Ladakh
Aug 24, 2009 Tourism is flourishing and providing livelihood opportunities to the people of Ladakh but is also playing havoc with its fragile eco-system, writes Shobha S.V. To protect the spectacular landscape of this region in Jammu and Kashmir, tourism needs to go green.
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