Monthly Archives: October 2010

Karnataka among top Tourist Destinations in India

Foreign tourist arrivals (FTAs) in India? during the period January-September 2010 showed a growth of 10.0 percent at 3.83 million as compared to the FTAs of 3.48 million and a negative growth rate of 7.4 percent during January-September 2009 over the corresponding period of 2008.

Indian government has launched a scheme of visa on arrival (VoA) to attract more foreign tourists from January 2010 for citizens of Finland, Japan, Luxembourg, New Zealand and Singapore.

The first 6 months of 2010 has already shown an over 20 per cent increase in tourist arrivals both domestic and international in Karnataka, according to Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation (KSTDC).? During the period, there were about 19.8 million domestic arrivals as against 14.3 mil in the same period the previous year.? While 1.60 lakh foreign tourists visited the state in the first six months this year, against 0.96 lakh during the same period the previous year. Continue reading

Compare Serviced Apartments with a Hotel Room for stay in Bangalore

If you are planning to visit Bangalore for business or a holiday with your family, your choice of? accommodation will be a critical factor in the total cost. Bangalore offers two options for your stay :? first is star hotels and second is serviced apartments. The prices of hotels in Bangalore are very costly, and if you on a limited budget and choose a start hotel, you would have to sacrifice on other important elements of cost, namely food and entertainment. Naturally, the quality of your stay will decline and you will not carry back memorable experiences of your stay. If you carefully compare service apartments with hotels, and choose serviced apartments for your accommodation, but you would not only saving money but have a wonderful stay.

The smart alternative to hotels in Bangalore Continue reading