Direct flight between Mysuru and Mangaluru inaugurated

Friday, December 11th, 2020

Mangaluru : The long-awaited Mysuru-Mangaluru flight service was inaugurated here on Friday enhancing the region’s connectivity with coastal areas of the State. It is a non-UDAN flight by , a subsidiary of Air India, and is expected to boost tourism of both the regions apart from giving an impetus to investment. Alliance Air flight AI […]

Govt land around ports to be developed to promote tourism: Priyanka Mary

Wednesday, October 31st, 2018

Udupi: The government land in and around the ports will be developed by ensuring basic infrastructure facilities to promote tourism in the district, said Udupi DC Priyanka Mary Francis on Tuesday, October 30th. The DC directed the officials to identify such areas. The identified land will be given on lease for the promotion of tourism, […]

Medical, tourism should be given much importance in the city : Vedavyas Kamath

Saturday, August 4th, 2018

Mangaluru : The Smart City project is still in its initial stages. Compared to other cities selected for the Smart City Programme, Mangaluru has a long way to go, the legislators and the Minister from the district will work together for the overall development of Dakshina Kannada and Mangaluru city.Mangaluru City South MLA D Vedavyas Kamath […]

18% GST on homestays hurts district’s tourism prospects

Saturday, November 11th, 2017

Mangaluru: Upset at the 18% GST slab on homestays, those involved in the business have written to the GST Council Secretariat not to tax homestays or reduce the rate chargeable to the bare minimum of about 3% to 5%. City-based Suresh Mathias, a pioneer in this business, said, “The GST rule suggests that all homestays […]

NMPT introduces car carrier service

Saturday, January 14th, 2017

Mangaluru: In line with Government of India’s policy of implementing vision for coastal shipping, tourism and regional development, the New Mangalore Port Trust (NMPT) has introduced car carrier service between Gujarat and Mangaluru. The pure car and truck carrier-M V Dresden called at the port on Friday and sailed out to Cochin after discharging Tata […]

Ideas galore at meeting to promote DK as a tourism hub

Thursday, December 15th, 2016

Mangaluru: Ideas and suggestions poured in at an interactive meeting organised by the district administration and the Kanara Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) here on Wednesday on promotion of sustainable tourism in Dakshina Kannada. The participants nonprofits and citizens demanded improvement in basic facilities, cleanliness and integrated development of beaches and tourist spots, besides […]

Government sanctions water sports centre at Ullal beach

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

Mangaluru : Minister for Health and Family Welfare U T Khader has said that a green signal has been given for the construction of a water sports centre at Ullal beach. Speaking to mediapersons in the city on Sunday, he said that the water sports centre will help promote tourism in the region. “Minister for […]

Tourism and Hospitality Management a two-day national conference held

Friday, March 6th, 2015
K Byrappa

Mangaluru : A two-day national conference ‘Advanced and Innovations in Tourism and Hospitality Management’ organised by Mangalore University MBA department in Mangalagangothri on Thursday, Presiding over the inaugural function Mangalore University Vice Chancellor Prof K Byrappa said, even smaller countries have developed infrastructure and attract thousands of tourists per day and million dollars of income. […]

10-day Karavali Utrava begins from Dec 23

Friday, December 19th, 2014
Karavali Utsav

Mangaluru : The 10-day Dakshina Kannada Karavali Utsava showcasing the rich cultural heritage of the coastal district, also aimed at boosting tourism, kick starts here on December 23. Deputy Commissioner and Festival Organising Committee Chairman A.B. Ibrahim told presspersons here on Friday that various committees have been formed for the smooth conduct of the festival. […]

Floating harbour mooted for Mangalore

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014
Mangalore harbour

Manglore : The concept of off-shore floating harbours appears to be evolving as experts in the field have mooted such a facility off the shores of Mangalore, which, besides housing a host of activities including tourism, could help fishermen get a larger catch. To be deliberated in depth at an international conference on water resources, […]