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 rout... »

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


The number of Indians travelling abroad went up by 21 per cent in the first half of this year co... »

Award for Taj Falaknuma Palace

V. Rishi Kumar

Taj Falaknuma Palace located here has been recognized by the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Awards... »

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


Online travel firm MakeMyTrip is instituting a $15-million (over Rs 90 crore) innovation fund to... »

Chhattisgarh to develop Sirpur to woo foreign tourists

An Image of the Buddha unearthed at Sirpur.


Eyeing 36 per cent overall growth in tourist arrivals this calendar year, Chhattisgarh governmen... »

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... »

Thailand eyes India, Southeast Asia to boost tourism market

The Buddha images of Sukhothai were designed to evoke serenity.


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


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... »

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


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 …

Ashwini Phadnis

Swati Kapoor was on top of the world when she was able to get an air ticket to Germany through London at a price which was almost ₹7,500 less than what her other travel companions were paying. »


When the Matterhorn peak played hide and seek

The most challenging of the Alps is Matterhorn, at a height of 4,478 metres and on the border between Italy and Switzerland. Photo: Rasheeda Bhagat

Rasheeda Bhagat

At the annual media event of Switzerland Tourism, I am one of the 137 international journalists from 33 countries in the charming town of Zermatt, which boasts the majestic Matterhorn peak, the la... »

More than half Indians feel paid vacation too less: survey

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Over half of employed Indians surveyed on the issue of the duration of their paid vacations felt that the number of days they get is not fair in comparison the world average. The survey c... »

Jaitley advocates for low tax regime in tourism sector

Arun Jaitley


Advocating for low taxation regime, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said if higher taxes are levied on the tourism industry, then there will be less tourists and lesser revenue collection. »

’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

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

Nepal to build first road to Everest region

Govt taking steps to prevent baggage theft at airports

Skyscanner bets big on partnerships

‘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... »

Goa expects maximum tourists from Russia despite Ukraine crisis


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... »

AirAsia launches daily flight to Jaipur, Chandigarh


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


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


Thailand has approved a new regulation that allows tourists from 49 countries to extend their stay by a further 30 days to boost the tourism sector. Indians who get visa on arrival are gi... »

Govt asks tourism industry to be “eco-sensitive”


The government today asked all stakeholders in the tourism industry not to over-exploit natural resources for short—term gains and sought development of the sector with minimal carbon footprints. »

E-Visa roll out by October: Tourism Minister

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E-visa facility will be rolled out by October at nine airports in the country, Union Tourism Minister Shripad Yesso Naik said on Thursday. The minister was speaking to report... »

Free GPS maps turn Android smartphones into open-air guides


Dedicated GPS devices are facing extinction for good reason, as smartphones and tablets now offer capable GPS with turn—by—turn navigation for drivers, hikers and mountain—bikers alike, even offli... »

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

Single gene that controls jet lag identified

Travel diary apps bundle holiday experiences together

Google: Lonavala most searched monsoon getaway in Maharashtra 

Sikkim gets highest number of foreign tourists among Northeastern states


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