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ONGC to contribute Rs 20.75 cr for upkeep of Taj Mahal

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Hydrocarbon behemoth Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd (ONGC) will contribute Rs 20.75 crore f... »

Vodafone ties up with IRCTC partner

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Vodafone India has entered into an agreement with Bharat BPO, a partner of India... »
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No more a flight risk

Ashwini Phadnis

Worried as to how your aged and wheelchair-bound parents will manage check-in and securi... »

Wayanad makes a splash at tourism fair

KPM Basheer

Wayanad, the fastest growing tourism destination in Kerala, made a splash at last week’s... »

Tourism Ministry eyes 1% share in world tourist arrivals

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The Ministry of Tourism aims to get 1 per cent share of world tourist arrivals, as against the c... »

PIO card will be valid for lifetime: Home Ministry

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Following Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcement at Madison Square Garden in New York that life-time visas will soon be given to Persons of Indian Origin card holders, the Ministry of Home Af... »

Goa tourism may tie up with Bollywood to target NRIs

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The Goa tourism department here said that it is open to tie up with Bollywood films that are shot in Goa, in order to target NRI tourists.State tourism director Amey Abhyankar said that ini... »

China allows Kailash Mansarovar yatra via Nathula pass in Sikkim

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Indians travelling on the annual Kailash Manasarovar yatra will soon have another route, thanks to China agreeing to allow the yatra through the Nathula pass in Sikkim. The new ro... »

‘India becomes the fastest growing travel market for US’

Navadha Pandey

India is now the fastest growing travel market for the US, with the number of outbound travellers increasing by 18.6 per cent in 2013 annually. The forecast for 2014 is 9.62 lakh, and it is expect... »

MakeMyTrip sets up $15-mn innovation fund for early-stage companies

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Online travel firm MakeMyTrip is instituting a $15-million (over Rs 90 crore) innovation fund to support early-stage companies in the travel space. “The fund will focus on start-ups in tr... »

Goa expects maximum tourists from Russia despite Ukraine crisis

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The economic slowdown in Russia has pushed the Goa tourism department to run their activities more aggressively towards the European country, besides aiming for travellers from Commonwealth of Ind... »

Chhattisgarh to develop Sirpur to woo foreign tourists

An Image of the Buddha unearthed at Sirpur.

PTI

Eyeing 36 per cent overall growth in tourist arrivals this calendar year, Chhattisgarh government is planning to develop Sirpur, known for its archaeological monuments, as a Buddist destination to... »

TripAdvisor appoints Angie Vaux

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Travel portal TripAdvisor has announced the appointment of Angie Vaux as Commercial Director, Asia Pacific, TripAdvisor for Business. Vaux will be responsible for growing the portal’s pres... »

Angie Vaux is Commercial Director, APAC, TripAdvisor

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Travel portal TripAdvisor on Monday announced the appointment of Angie Vaux as Commercial Director, Asia Pacific, TripAdvisor for Business. Vaux will be responsible for growing... »

Luxury river cruise sails up to Varanasi from Patna

ABN Rajmahal passing under Howrah bridge, Kolkata

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One of the first luxury river cruises from Patna to Varanasi on the Ganga River, traversing a distance of over 420 km has been launched. The cruise, ‘MV Rajmahal’ has been launched by the... »

Vis-à-vis …

When the Matterhorn peak played hide and seek

More than half Indians feel paid vacation too less: survey

Jaitley advocates for low tax regime in tourism sector

’Himalayan Kumbh’ begins

Father-son holidays a great way to strengthen relationship

White water rafting gives a boost to Goa’s adventure tourism

FKCCI meet on tourism

Minister asks Chennai airport to ease congestion at domestic terminal

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Chennai airport will reposition some of the food and beverages stalls to provide more space in the security hold area in the domestic terminal, the Airport Director, HS Suresh said on Sunday.»

Tourism Ministry eyes 1% of world tourist arrivals

Navadha Pandey

The Ministry of Tourism aims to get 1 per cent of the world tourist arrivals, as against the current 0.64 per cent. “In 2013, we got 69.7 lakh tourist arrivals and expect to cross 73 lakh tourist... »

Indians’ overseas travel grew 21% in H1 2014: Report

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The number of Indians travelling abroad went up by 21 per cent in the first half of this year compared to the same period last year, with Dubai emerging as the most preferred destination, a survey... »

Award for Taj Falaknuma Palace

V. Rishi Kumar

Taj Falaknuma Palace located here has been recognized by the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Awards 2014 UK, as the 5th Best hotel in the Asia and India Hotels category. While Rambagh Palace... »

Thailand eyes India, Southeast Asia to boost tourism market

The Buddha images of Sukhothai were designed to evoke serenity.

PTI

Thailand is set to step up efforts in India and Southeast Asia to aggressively market itself as a tourist destination to boost its tourism sector after arrivals plunged 20-40 per cent during the r... »

Chinese woman publishes first-ever travelogue on India

PTI

A brush with Bollwood stars, encounters with Maoists besides exposure to election campaigning enlivens the narrative of a rare backpack Chinese woman’s transformative journey to the nooks and corn... »

AirAsia launches daily flight to Jaipur, Chandigarh

PTI

Low cost carrier AirAsia today started its services in northern India with the launch of daily direct flights to Jaipur and Chandigarh from Bangalore. AirAsia India CEO, Mittu Chandilya,... »

Thomas Cook India partners with Allpoint Network

PTI

Travel firm Thomas Cook India has partnered with US—headquartered Allpoint Network to provide Indian travellers access to the largest surcharge—free ATM network in the US.Thomas Cook (In... »

SpiceJet offers Rs 499 fare on domestic network

R Yegya Narayanan

Low-fare carrier SpiceJet has fired another salvo at its rivals, launching a new fare war called the ‘early bird sale’ in which fares start as low as Rs 499 per ticket for flights on its domestic... »
Swiss Diary

Excitement in the Swiss Alps

A sculpture in the Glacial Palace adjoining the Matterhorn peak in the Swiss Alps. The Glacial Palace is carved inside a glacier, 15 metres below the surface.

Rasheeda Bhagat

With all the spiritual energy at our command, our group of 32 international journalists in Zermatt, Switzerland, who have opted to go on the Matterhorn Glacial Paradise tour to the spectacular vie... »

Tourists from 49 nations get extended visa in Thailand

Govt asks tourism industry to be “eco-sensitive”

E-Visa roll out by October: Tourism Minister

Free GPS maps turn Android smartphones into open-air guides

Australia eyes 10% rise to 2 lakh Indian visitors this fiscal

Summertime is when forests can become tinder boxes

CISF tweaks airport security drill; fliers to be profiled


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