Travel magazine ranks Hyderabad second best place to see in 2015


Hyderabad is the second best place in the world that one should see in 2015, according to an int... »  

Crowne Plaza Kochi offers ‘India Free Nights’

V Sajeev Kumar

Crowne Plaza Kochi, a part of InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), is offering one free night st... »

River cruise on Gujarat’s Sabarmati soon

Tourists enjoying boating ride at Sardar bridge Ghat near Paldi, Sabarmati River front in Ahmedabad.


Adding to the exotic charm of Sabarmati waterfront — Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pet project... »

IRCTC to operate special tourist trains from Madurai


After the successful launch of two tourist trains from Bangalore and Puducherry, The Indian Rail... »

Mizoram plans to privatise tourist facilities


Mizoram government has been planning to privatise 15 tourist facilities, including tourist lodge... »

In boost for travel sector, Govt launches e-visa facility for tourists from 43 countries

Red carpet Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Minister of State for
Tourism Mahesh Sharma (left) and Home Affairs Secretary Anil
Goswami at the launch of the e-Visa scheme in Delhi RAMESH SHARMA

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Acceding to a long-pending demand of the travel industry, and aiming to make travel to India hassle-free, the Government on Thursday launched electronic visa facilities for tourists from 43 cou... »

Luxury liner AIDAsol calls at Kochi port

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Luxury liner AIDAsol from the fleet of German-based AIDA Cruises anchored at Kochi Port on Sunday, with about 2,000 passengers on board. It arrived here after visiting Mumbai and Goa... »

Tripura wants to build NE India, Bangladesh, Myanmar tourist circuit


North-East India, Bangladesh and Myanmar should think of creating a tourist circuit that will help in popularising historical places, Tripura Tourism Minister Ratan Bhaumick said. “There is... »

Kerala Tourism eyes Nordic market


Keeping up its strategy of tapping emerging markets to attract travellers to the state, Kerala Tourism has held three roadshows in the Nordic region in Europe, eliciting an encouraging response fr... »

Tourist visa on arrival up 41.5%

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Visa on arrival for tourists has seen an uptick of 41.5 per cent at 2,705 VoAs in October 2014 compared with 1,911 VoAs during the same month last year, according to a statement from the Ministry... »

Murshidabad society to organise seminar on heritage management

A documentary film shows highlighting the heritage of Murshidabad, organised by CREDAI Bengal in association with the Murshidabad Heritage Development Society (MHDS) and others, in Kolkata on Tuesday. Pradip Chopra, President of MHDS, and other dignitaries, were among those present at the event. -- Ashoke Chakrabarty

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The Murshidabad Heritage Development Society in association with CREDAI Bengal and the Institute of Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Development, is organising a seminar on heritage managemen... »

Foreign tourist arrivals up 9.6% at 6.56 lakh in October

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Foreign tourist arrivals grew 9.6 per cent to 6.56 lakh in October 2014 compared to 5.98 lakh in the same month last year, a statement from the Ministry of Tourism said on Friday. &n... »

Rinky on the wall

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Why graffiti continues to seek immortality on the walls of our monuments and streets »

Fleming beckons cricket fans to New Zealand

Stephen Fleming, former New Zealand cricket captain at a promotional event in New Delhi on Wednesday. Meeta Ahlawat

Navadha Pandey

With 100 days left for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 to begin, Tourism New Zealand is banking on the star power of Stephen Fleming, former New Zealand captain, to woo Indian tourists to the co... »

TripAdvisor profit sags as costs jump; shares slide


Travel review website TripAdvisor Inc reported a quarterly profit that missed analysts estimates by a wide margin as marketing costs jumped by nearly two-thirds and referral revenue lagged the com... »

Goa govt suspends water sports after death of Russian tourists

Varun group begins work on 5-star hotel project

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Light & sound show at three Odisha heritage sites

A holiday tailor-made for you

V Resorts raises $2 m from Seedfund

Training for tourist drivers

TUI India to focus more on tier-II, III cities

E-visa facility for foreign tourists launched

Home Minister Rajnath Singh (right) with Minister of State for Tourism & Culture, Mahesh Sharma, at the launch of the tourist visa on arrival enabled by Electronic Travel Authorisation in the Capital on Thursday. -- Ramesh Sharma

Navadha Pandey 

Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday launched the electronic visa facility for foreign tourists, which would make travel seamless and hassle-free in India. The tourist visa o... »

Taj to open 3 properties under Gateway brand next year

Navadha Pandey

The Indian Hotels Company Ltd, better known as the Taj group, will open three properties under its upscale brand Gateway Hotels and Resorts next year. Prabhat S Verma, Chief Operating Off... »

Mumbai is most vacation-deprived city: Study

According to a study a majority of Mumbaikars take lesser vacation days than they are awarded. (Above) A picture of Mumbai's Marine Drive. - Paul Noronha


The financial capital of the country has emerged as the most vacation-deprived city among the five surveyed towns, as most Mumbaikars enjoy working more than relaxing at vacations, says a recent s... »

Cox & Kings Q2 net loss at Rs 94.22 cr


Tours and travel firm Cox & Kings on Friday reported a consolidated net loss of Rs 94.22 crore for the quarter ended September 30.The company had posted a net profit after taxes, minori... »

First task will be to set up tourist facilitation centres: Minister

Navadha Pandey

Boosting domestic tourism and cleaning all heritage places within three months will be the priority, the newly inducted Minister of State for Tourism (Independent Charge), Mahesh Sharma, said on W... »

ICC Cricket World Cup fever will send air fares soaring

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If you plan to be at the Adelaide Oval to watch India take on arch rival Pakistan in the cricket World Cup next year, you better book your tickets now. With less than 100 days for the to... »

Baa, baa, black-nosed sheep

Lunch at Restaurant Stafelalp. - Photo: Rasheeda Bhagat

Rasheeda Bhagat

From the high of a glacier palace down to delectable lamb air-dried in the pristine Alps… all in a day’s visit at Zermatt »

Ajay Jadeja in tourism campaign to promote South Australia in India

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The South Australian Tourism Commission has roped in former Indian cricketer Ajay Jadeja for a new campaign aimed at encouraging visitors to Adelaide during the Cricket World Cup.  &... »

Mahindra Holidays’ travel business taken over by Mercury


Mahindra Holidays & Resorts India Ltd (MHRIL) has said it will stop providing travel-related services as its travel business has been taken over by Mercury Travels. “Travel Services w... »

Malsamot to be developed as major tourist spot


Union Minister of State for Tribal Affairs Mansukh Vasava said that the Gujarat Government is keen on developing hill station Malsamot in Narmada district as a popular tourist destination.T... »

Travel insurance rates may remain stable this year as rupee volatility eases

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South African Airways to educate travellers on country being Ebola safe

Adventure sports facilities to come up at Dhamapur lake

U.P. to develop ‘heritage arc’

British Airways to fly Dreamliner on Chennai-London leg

TUI India plans to tap travellers from smaller cities


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