Free GPS maps turn Android smartphones into open-air guides


Dedicated GPS devices are facing extinction for good reason, as smartphones and tablets now offe... »

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

Mandovi river in Ponda, Goa. The river connects the islands of Chorao, Divar, Jua and Cumbarjua, each of which has its own attractions. - Photo: Paul Noronha


The white waters of Mandovi river in Goa’s North Eastern terrain have emerged as an alte... »

Father-son holidays a great way to strengthen relationship

Every father and son deserve quality time together.


Every father and son deserve quality time together, be it climbing trees, building soapbox racer... »

Summertime is when forests can become tinder boxes


Forests in the summer are a natural attraction for vacationers seeking to relax in the out-of-do... »

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


Ahead of the cricket World Cup next year, Australia is wooing Indian tourists, eyeing up to 10 p... »

’Himalayan Kumbh’ begins


Devotees sporting colourful attires thronged Nauti village in Chamoli district today as ’Nandadevi Raj Jat Yatra’ also known as the ‘Himalayan Kumbh’ got off to a ceremonious start with procession... »

FKCCI meet on tourism

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Federation of the Karnataka Chamber of Commerce and Industries (FKCCI) will hold an interactive meeting with Arvind Jadhav, Additional Chief Secretary, Department of Tourism, at 5... »

Temples to desert on working couples’ itinerary this I’Day: Survey

Exhilarating view: The Shivanasamudra waterfalls in Mysore district in its full glory ...

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About 45 per cent of working couples in Ahmedabad plan short trips on holidays »

Nepal to build first road to Everest region


Nepal is planning to build the first road leading to the Everest region, local media reported Tuesday. The road will link Jiri with Surkhe village, a couple of hours of walk from Tenzing-... »

Govt taking steps to prevent baggage theft at airports


Seeking to prevent theft of passenger baggage at airports, the Civil Aviation Ministry has adopted a variety of measures, including sharing of list of suspects with all agencies. ... »

Skyscanner bets big on partnerships

Andy Sleigh

Meenakshi Verma Ambwani

Travel search firm open to tie-ups with travel websites »

New tourism logo for Daman & Diu, Dadra & Nagar Haveli

Navadha Pandey

Campaign modelled around the tagline ‘Small is big’ »

IRCTC could be Govt’s Flipkart

IRCTC, the Government-owned enterprise that manages the online ticket booking portal of Indian Railways, more than matches Flipkart in numbers.

Mamuni Das

Market experts say PSU could be worth ₹6,000-12,000 crore »

Kerala Tourism inks pact with UNESCO to preserve Spice Route heritage


Kerala Tourism has signed an agreement with UNESCO to begin a historic cooperation between the State and the world’s foremost cultural organisation in promoting and protecting the ancient Spice Ro... »

APSRTC in JV with MakeMyTrip for online booking of bus tickets

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Online travel company on Wednesday announced real-time online booking for Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation bus services. The company has partnered with the... »

AirAsia eyes 10% revenue from cargo

Goa appoints consortium of KPMG, T&L to draft 25-yr tourism master plan

Tourism Ministry outlines strategy to develop Buddhist circuit

Budget offers a mixed ‘bag’ to globetrotters

E-visas lend wings to the travel sector

Most Indian airlines suffered losses

Tatkal: Railways flout their own norms

India's tipping intent falls by 10% in one year: TripAdvisor

CISF tweaks airport security drill; fliers to be profiled


The CISF has rejiged security of all airports across the country as it has replaced the ritual drill of frisking of passengers with “tactical checking” in order to reduce hassles and ensure a heig... »

Single gene that controls jet lag identified


Scientists, led by an Indian—origin researcher, have identified a master gene responsible for sleep and wake cycles, offering hope for a drug that could help reset sleep. The discovery of... »

Travel diary apps bundle holiday experiences together

Tourist take a picture of almond flower at an orchard in Srinagar. - Photo: Nissar Ahmad


Thanks to photos, videos, notes and geodata about places, smartphones are great travel companions. The best way to bring all these holiday memories together is to use a travel diary app. ... »

Google: Lonavala most searched monsoon getaway in Maharashtra 

Google’s search trend analysis has found Lonavala to be the most searched tourist destination in Maharashtra this monsoon season. (Above) Lonavala makes a lush green picture during the rains.

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Google’s search trend analysis during the past three months has found Lonavala to be the most searched tourist destination in Maharashtra this monsoon season.   Th... »

Sikkim gets highest number of foreign tourists among Northeastern states


Sikkim has become the most favoured destination of foreign tourists in the north-eastern states of the country. While the state received 23,602 tourists in 2011, the figures were 26,489 i... »

SpiceJet shelves fuel import plan

Adith Charlie

Budget carrier SpiceJet has shelved its plan to directly import Aviation Turbine Fuel (ATF) citing operational challenges. “We did a proof of concept last year and then decided to put the... »

Jet Airways extends special economy fare offer till Aug 7


Jet Airways today extended its special economy class fare offer by two more days.The city-headquartered airline had on July 31 launched a pan-India sales scheme, offering fares as low as Rs... »

Perils of urbanisation: parking, a major issue

By the roadside There should be more parking space in Metro stations and bus depots in the NCR so that people can park and use public transport. S SUBRAMANIUM

S Ronendra Singh

A new urban plan will be out soon, but new ideas to solve this problem are a must »

Pune hosts India Travel Awards (West)

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The maiden edition of the India Travel Awards (West) was hosted in Pune and three hotels in the city - Novotel, DoubleTree by Hilton and Oakwood Premier - bagged awards. In a statement,... »

Pre-paid forex cards: Money changers told to follow strict due diligence

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Authorised dealers/ full-fledged money changers selling pre-paid foreign currency cards for travel purposes have to comply with the same rigorous standards of due diligence and Know-Your-Customer... »

It’s all about self-expression

GoAir set to launch second service on Kolkata-Nagpur route

Parveen Travels in talks for ₹ 250-cr PE funding

IndiGo to add 12 new domestic flights

With IndiGo e-pass, go directly to airport security gates

Tourism sector hopes for a leg-up from Budget

Mahindra Holidays acquires 19% stake in Finnish resort


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