West Bengal  /  Published 29.04.21

Mirik homestays brave the second wave of Covid

Homestay owners in Mirik, a tiny town in Darjeeling hills, are trying to run their accommodations despite the second wave in Covid-19 cases. Mirik subdivision — the smallest in the hills &mdash...
By Bireswar Banerjee in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 28.04.21

Land Rovers, homestays to skip booking

A total of 80 Land Rovers are registered with the association. Tourists visiting Darjeeling from the rest of Bengal do not have to produce Covid19 negative test results unlike travellers to Sikkim. ...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 28.01.21

Tourism carnival boon for returnees

According to sources, the carnival had started on January 14 and continued till January 24 across different locations such as Rajabhatkhawa in the Dooars, Bungkulung, 12th Mile, Lolegaon, Takdah, Rimb...
By Binita Paul in Siliguri

States  /  Published 24.11.20

Sikkim charts tourism projects

Sikkim chief minister P. S. Tamang (Golay) on Monday announced a slew of projects to boost tourism in the state, including a mega project for homestays that is currently being drawn up. Speaking at t...
By Rajeev Ravidas in Siliguri

India  /  Published 18.11.20

Push for homestay on Odisha nature trails

The Odisha government has decided to promote homestay facilities at nature trails and eco-tourist spots in the state. Homestay facilities will be developed in remote areas untouched by the hotel netw...
By Subhashish Mohanty in Bhubaneswar


West Bengal  /  Published 05.08.20

Rules for homestay owners ease in Bengal

The Bengal tourism department has simplified its policy on homestay tourism to help homestay owners and others planning to come up with such ventures in Bengal. According to sources in the department...
By Bireswar Banerjee in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 17.04.19

Trinamul hopes ride on tourism

Trinamul has bet on tourism, hoping the sector’s growth in the past seven-and-a-half years will power the party ahead of rivals in the Darjeeling and Jalpaiguri Lok Sabha seats.Since being elected t...
By Avijit Sinha in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 20.02.20

Travel fair from February 22

The fifth edition of the Bengal Travel Mart, the largest event conducted in the state to showcase tourism destinations, will commence here on February 22.Organised by the Eastern Himalaya Travel and T...
By Our Correspondent in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 29.11.18

Mirik cash for homestay

The Trinamul-run Mirik municipality is giving money to 300-odd families at the small hill town in Darjeeling to set up homestay facilities for tourists at their houses.L.B. Rai, the civic chairman, sa...
By Bireswar Banerjee in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 13.02.20

Registered Bengal homestays to get incentive

 In a bid to standardise the homestay sector, the West Bengal government will give an incentive of Rs 1.5 lakh each to the ones that get registered, state tourism minister Goutam Deb said in the ...
By PTI in Kolkata


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