Amit Taneja, Chief Revenue Officer. ASHOKE CHAKRABARTY
Amit Taneja, Chief Revenue Officer. ASHOKE CHAKRABARTY

Soon, customised schemes for travel from online portal Cleartrip

Our Bureau

Online travel portal Cleartrip is looking to offer customised travel plans in the coming day... »

Duo comes out with network solution for pay for inter-city travel

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Taxi on Mobile builds inventory of 4,000 cabs from 600 agencies »

Religious tourism needs sustainable infrastructure

Pilgrims climb the hilly terrain on horse en route to the Amarnath Holy cave shrine


This will ensure incomes at the grassroots without impacting cultural, eco heritage »
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Here are a few tricks to get more for less from air travel

Pradipti Jayaram

Where, when and how you book your ticket can make a difference to costs »

Pleasant weather draws visitors to Ooty flower show

Different types of flowers displayed at the 119th flower show in Udhagamandalam on Saturday. -- M. Sathyamoorthy

L N Revathy

Intermittent rains and pleasant weather since morning have drawn people from in and around Ooty... »

Travel Food Service eyes Rlys to fast-track expansion

Bindu D Menon

After establishing business and food lounges across various airports in the country, Travel Food Service, a food and beverage retailer, said it is looking to scale its presence by tying with railw... »

OYO Rooms launches mobile app

Navadha Pandey 

OYO Rooms, a network of technology-enabled budget hotels, on Thursday launched its mobile app to help with  last minute hotel bookings. Ritesh Agarwal, Founder and CEO, OYO... »

Goa Govt launches hot air balloon, amphibious vehicle service


The Goa Government today launched hot air balloon and amphibious vehicle services in the picturesque state of beaches. Tourists can now travel in the hot air balloon that will fly over p... »

InterContinental to run Chennai’s Adyar Gate Hotels

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InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has teamed up with Adyar Gate Hotels to run the latter’s 286-room property in Chennai under its Crowne Plaza brand. Adyar Gate Hotels, which was previ... »

Air travel in India sees 18% rise in March: IATA


Air travel demand in India rose by nearly 18 per cent in March, more than—two fold of the global average, on account of improved economy and market stimulation by way of heavy discounts offered by... »

'India among top 3 growth markets for San Francisco travel'

Navadha Pandey

India is among the top three growing markets for San Francisco’s tourism industry, said Joe D’Alessandro, President and CEO, San Francisco Travel Association, here on Thursday. “Indi... »

Taj Group, Taj Falaknuma Palace bag awards

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Hospitality chain Taj Group and one of its heritage properties Taj Falaknuma Palace have won top honours at the Travel + Leisure India and South Asia’s India’s Best Awards 2014 under best hotel gr... »

Cleartrip to focus more on mobile-based services

G Naga Sridhar

Travel solutions provider Cleartrip will be focusing more on mobile application-based services and transactions, according to its Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice-President Subrahmanya Shar... »

Tourism fetched ₹3.22 lakh cr foreign exchange since 2012: Minister


India earned over ₹3.22 lakh crore worth of foreign exchange through tourism in the last three years, Lok Sabha was informed on Monday. “The Foreign Exchange Earnings (FEEs) through touri... »

Now, a mobile app for unreserved tickets

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu flanked by AK Mital, Chairman, Railway Board (left), and Ajay Shukla, Member-Traffic, in New Delhi on Wednesday. SUSHIL KUMAR VERMA


The Indian Railways in Wednesday launched a mobile application for paperless unreserved tickets. Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu introduced here the mobile app for paperless unreserved tic... »

Cleartrip becomes first Indian online travel agency to feature on Apple Watch

Cleartrip in talks with investors to raise $30 m in Series E funding

Travel companies cut down on offline presence as online sales surge

Visa-on-arrival scheme is now e-tourist visa

Egypt to take Indian celebrities help to boost tourism

Backpacker hostels in expansion mode scout for funding opportunities

Cutting down on travel costs

Swiss travellers top spenders at Indian hotels: Report

Mahindra Holidays logs Q4 net of Rs 10.4 cr, to pay Rs 4

Arun Nanda, Chairman, Mahindra Holidays (file photo)


Mahindra Holidays & Resorts India Ltd (MHRIL) today reported a standalone net profit of Rs 10.42 crore for the fourth quarter ended March 31, 2015. The Mahindra & Mahindra group f... »

Putting the fun back in fitness vacations


Fitness vacations have ventured far from the fat farm. Today’s fit-focused travellers want to pair exercise with escapades and fitness with fun, whether it’s yoga among the sea turtles, boot camp... »

Germany expects 6-7% growth in Indian visitors

Navadha Pandey

Germany expects 6-7 per cent growth in Indian visitors in terms of overnight statistics, said Romit Theophilus, Director, Sales and Marketing, German National Tourist Office (GNTO) India. ... »

Nuance opens duty free store at Bengaluru international airport


Travel retailer Nuance today said it has unveiled its new duty free store at the departure lounge of the Kempegowda International Airport here. The 900 square metre shopping experience, a... »

India among top 3 growth markets for San Francisco

Steady growth 2014 was a record year for San Francisco as it
received 1.8 crore visitors, a 6.5-per-cent increase from 2013

Our Bureau

“India is among the top three growing markets for San Francisco’s tourism industry,” said Joe D’Alessandro, President and CEO, San Francisco Travel Association here recently.High spendin... »

Tourism not getting enough funds: House panel

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The government’s expenditure and allocation on tourism promotion has not been up to the mark, the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Transport, Tourism and Culture has said. The committe... »

No plans to extend e-tourist visa to Chinese nationals: Govt

Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju


Government has no plans to extend the e-Tourist Visa to Chinese nationals as of now, Rajya Sabha was informed today.“At present government of India has not planned to extend the e-Touris... »

Travel travails: Nepal seen losing $240 m as tourists cancel bookings

Old city of Patan in the Kathmandu valley.

Navadha Pandey

With the recent earthquake causing loss of life and property in Nepal, the tourism industry will also witness a setback in the affordable summer destination. According to an estimate, the touri... »

Hyderabad Intl Convention Centre bags award

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Hyderabad International Convention Centre (HICC), managed by hospitality chain Accor, has received ‘Best Green Meetings and Conference Venue’ Award from South India Travel Awards. Gorav A... »

MakeMyTrip acquires travel start-up Mygola

Navadha Pandey

Online travel company MakeMyTrip on Wednesday announced that it has acquired certain assets of and the entire Mygola team has joined MakeMyTrip. "The acquisition was done... »

Tourism will account for 7% of India’s GDP in 2015: study

MakeMyTrip packages to the Valley

Online booking of hotel rooms set to more than double by 2016: Google survey

Gujarat launches industrial tourism package to showcase development

India needs to drive tourism for job growth, says Amitabh Kant

Indian tourists rush to European destinations as currency slips

A secret well Kep

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