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Tigers in the wild at Kanha National Park in Madhya Pradesh.
Tigers in the wild at Kanha National Park in Madhya Pradesh.

Mahindra Holidays to invest ₹500 crore in new properties

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Mahindra Holidays & Resorts is investing ₹500 crore in the next two years to build nine addi... »

India submits 46 entries for UNESCO world heritage sites list

Flamingoes and ducks in Chilika Lake.

PTI

India has submitted a revised tentative list of 46 famous monuments/sites for inclusion in the l... »

Thomas Cook creates `Travel Quest’ to focus on student segment

A file photo of cheerful Haryana girls from a Sonepat college taking a study tour of the Raisina Hill.

PTI

Travel services provider Thomas Cook (India) has decided to focus on the student market through... »

Budget 2015: Visa on arrival to be extended to 150 countries

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The Government on Saturday proposed to extend its Visa on Arrival (VOA), launched last year, to... »

Budget delivers a mixed bag for aviation, Air India gets ₹2,500 cr

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The Budget has delivered a mixed bag for the Indian aviation sector. Air India has been provided... »

VFS sets up 7 new visa application centres for South Africa

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VFS Global has set up seven new Visa Application Centres (VACs) for South Africa in India. These are located in Jaipur, Gurgaon, Kolkata, Goa, Pune, Ahmedabad, and Bengaluru. ... »

Budget 2015: Qutub Shahi tombs in Hyderabad to get face-lift

The Qutub Shahi tombs in Hyderabad

G Naga Sridhar

The historic Qutub Shahi tombs here will now get a face-lift. They will receive aid as part of a Central scheme announced in the Budget on Saturday. The tombs, the resting place of t... »

Terracotta offerings with devotion from Tamil Nadu

Clay horses on display at Ayyanar Kovil in Arittapatti Village near Madurai District in Tamil Nadu.

PTI

Tamil Nadu villagers in an annual ritual make terracotta offerings to their village guardian diety Ayyanar to assure the well being of their families, their cattle and the harvest. The pr... »

Now, pizza to be delivered at your train seat

PTI

Now a train passenger can also order and enjoy hot pizza at his or her seat while travelling. They can order their pizza either online or through a phone call and delivery will be made at... »

Book your cab, porter before train reaches station

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Railway passengers getting down at Secunderabad and Tirupati stations can now book a cab and porter on-line even before the train reaches the destinations. The South Central Railways has... »

Raj Niwas in Andaman thrown open to tourists

The Raj Niwas at Port Blair, Andaman & Nicobar Islands.

PTI

The historic Raj Niwas, official residence of the Lieutenant Governor of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, in Port Blair would be thrown open to tourists for the first time for five days, starting tomo... »

Stayzilla.com raises $20 mn funding

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Stayzilla.com, an online travel ecosystem, has raised $20 million (Rs 120 crore) in Series B from Nexus Capital and existing investor Matrix Partners. Owned and operated by Chennai-ba... »

People’s island

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The idea of ‘public space’ is firmly enshrined in Cuba, the tiny Communist corner in the spectacular Caribbean that awaits a wave of change after 50 years »

China plans international tourism zone with North Korea, Russia

The Tumen River, at the border between North Korea and China.

Reuters

China is planning an international tourism zone in its northeastern border area with Russia and North Korea, state news agency Xinhua said on Friday, in Pyongyang's latest push for new investment. »

Malaysia eyes 8 lakh Indian tourists this year

Endau Rompin National Park

Navadha Pandey 

Tourism Malaysia is expecting 8 lakh Indian arrivals this year, said Dato Azizan Noordin, Deputy Director General (Planning), Tourism Malaysia. “India is the sixth most important source m... »

South African Tourism bets big on Indian outbound travellers

Behind the irony curtain

Dubai Festival electrifies city’s retail sector

West Bengal hires U.S.-based consulting firm for tourism development

Tata Motors unveils tracking solution for school children safety

`Modi-Obama’ kites a hit in Gujarat this Makar Sankranti

For a bon voyage

Over one crore passport applications processed in 2014

Kerala travel industry welcomes budget

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Kerala’s travel and tourism industry has given the thumbs up on extension of Visa on Arrivals to 150 countries, describing the step as a “major decision benefiting Kerala Tourism in a big way. »

Budget 2015: Patan's 11th century step-well chosen for restoration

A shot of Gujarat's famous Rani-ki-Vav stepwell in Patan.

Rutam Vora

Built in the 11th century during the dynastic rule of the Solankis, the Rani-ki-Vav (stepwell) in Patan in North Gujarat is among the 25 Cultural World Heritage Sites chosen for restoration by Fin... »

AP to prepare health action plan for Godavari Pushkaram

Vedic pandits, chanting the Vedas, take a dip in the Godavari (File photo)

PTI

A comprehensive health action plan would be prepared for the pilgrims of Godavari Pushkaram, to be held in July this year. “The government is preparing a comprehensive health action plan... »

`Happy Holi’ offer from Air Costa

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Air Costa today announced the launch of Happy Holi offer for its customers with a starting fare of Rs 999 (all-inclusive), on every economy class ticket booking across its network. The bo... »

Darjeeling toy train ride to cost more

A Darjeeling Himalayan Railway train on Batasia loop

PTI

The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR) have raised ticket prices of the heritage toy train with a focus on improving services in future. A DHR spokesman said today the revised rates, noti... »
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How to get more room, for less

Get bumped up There’s a bigger possibility of hotels upgrading you if you make a request in the afternoon or evening

Pradipti Jayaram

Try these tips to get a better deal from the hotel you are booked into »

Maharastra, Rajasthan tourism hit hard due to swine flu outbreak

With increasing cases of swine flu, the tourist traffic is set to drop drastically in the running month of February leaving a bruising impact on businesses such as hotels, airlines, taxi operators and restaurants.

PTI

The outbreak of swine flu in Rajasthan and Maharashtra is expected to result in a loss of Rs 5,500 crore to tourism and aviation industries, according to an Assocham assessment.The outbr... »

Thomas Cook India arm to acquire Aramark India

PTI

Travel services provider Thomas Cook India today said its arm Quess Group will acquire facility management firm Aramark India for an undisclosed sum. Quess Group, an integrated business s... »

Malaysia sees 20% growth in Indian visitors by 2015

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Malaysia is looking at an over 20 per cent rise in arrival of Indian visitors to 8 lakh for the current year, as it woos them with an intense sales pitch promoting newer destinations.“We ar... »

J&K eyes 10% growth in tourist arrivals this year

Shalimar Bagh in Srinagar

PTI

Jammu and Kashmir is eyeing about 10 per cent growth in tourist arrivals this year compared to 2014, for which the state is planning to organise roadshows, festivals, fairs, water and winter sport... »

Yes bank, UAE Exchange launch travel prepaid card

Duet India Hotels plans major expansion, to raise up to $100 m

Dubai eyeing to become world’s most popular city by 2020

Accor launches Formule1 in Pune 

Aussie chef gives Indian street snack ‘panipuri’ a makeover

Uttar Pradesh village could have possible Harappan link

Goa Tourism to host Grape Escapade 2015 from Jan 23

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