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... »

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 di... »
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 Zerma... »

Angie Vaux is Commercial Director, APAC, TripAdvisor

Our Bureau

Travel portal TripAdvisor on Monday announced the appointment of Angie Vaux as Commerc... »

Govt asks tourism industry to be “eco-sensitive”


The government today asked all stakeholders in the tourism industry not to over-exploit natural... »

TripAdvisor appoints Angie Vaux

Our Bureau

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... »

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... »

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


Ahead of the cricket World Cup next year, Australia is wooing Indian tourists, eyeing up to 10 per cent rise in their arrivals to 2 lakh in the current financial year to that country. Tou... »

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-doors. But, with the hot weather, they can quickly become tinder boxes, and humans unwittingly can be... »

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 

Sikkim gets highest number of foreign tourists among Northeastern states

SpiceJet shelves fuel import plan

Jet Airways extends special economy fare offer till Aug 7

Perils of urbanisation: parking, a major issue

Pune hosts India Travel Awards (West)

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

It’s all about self-expression

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... »

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... »

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


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... »

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 racers or some other activity that both parent and child find interesting. Bonding with a son yo... »

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 alternate ground for tourism, attracting those looking for adventure. The three-season-old whit... »

FKCCI meet on tourism

Our Bureau

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

Skyscanner bets big on partnerships

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

IRCTC could be Govt’s Flipkart

Kerala Tourism inks pact with UNESCO to preserve Spice Route heritage

APSRTC in JV with MakeMyTrip for online booking of bus tickets

AirAsia eyes 10% revenue from cargo


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