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MakeMyTrip acquires travel start-up Mygola

Navadha Pandey

Online travel company MakeMyTrip on Wednesday announced that it has acquired certain assets of M... »

Cleartrip becomes first Indian online travel agency to feature on Apple Watch

Our Bureau 

Since its launch for iOS in August 2012, Cleartrip has been committed to offer iOS users the bes... »

Travel companies cut down on offline presence as online sales surge

Purvita Chatterjee

When the largest travel portal in the country, Make My Trip, wanted to sell holiday packages in... »

Now, a mobile app for unreserved tickets

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu flanked by AK Mital, Chairman, Railway Board (left), and Ajay Shukla, Member-Traffic, in New Delhi on Wednesday. SUSHIL KUMAR VERMA

PTI

The Indian Railways in Wednesday launched a mobile application for paperless unreserved tickets. »

Cleartrip in talks with investors to raise $30 m in Series E funding

Samyukth Sridharan

Sangeetha Chengappa

Online travel services provider Cleartrip.com is in talks with investors to raise its fifth roun... »

Tourism will account for 7% of India’s GDP in 2015: study

The report identifies 12 chosen unexplored tourism destinations in the country, focusing on their main attractions, connectivity and availability of accommodation facilities. File Photo

Our Bureau

The Indian tourism and hospitality industry will account for 7 per cent of the country’s GDP in 2015, a study said. “In 2014, the tourism sector contributed Rs 7.64 trillion to the GDP an... »

Online booking of hotel rooms set to more than double by 2016: Google survey

Our Bureau

Women are more open to researching and booking hotels online compared to men, according to findings of a survey conducted by Google India and TNS Research. The survey, which covered 3,70... »

Gujarat launches industrial tourism package to showcase development

An employee works in Tata's Nano car plant at Sanand in Gujarat.

PTI

In a first of its kind initiative in the country, the Gujarat government is promoting a tour package covering major industrial installations which have earned global acclaim for the state. »

India needs to drive tourism for job growth, says Amitabh Kant

Our Bureau 

India needs to drive the travel and tourism sector as it has a huge multiplier effect with respect to job creation, said Amitabh Kant, Secretary, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Min... »

Indian tourists rush to European destinations as currency slips

Navadha Pandey

Airfares to cities like Paris and Zurich have also plummeted »

A secret well Kep

Slow and steady: The old-world charm of Kep, surrounded by a national
park and several islands, grows on you.

charty dugdale

Once a favourite of French colonials and the elites of Phnom Penh, the seaside town of Kep preserves a Cambodia different from its touristy temples and killing fields »

Thomas Cook working on small outlets in high footfall areas

PTI

To tap into the growing middle class, travel services provider Thomas Cook is working on a model to reach out to its customers by setting up small outlets in high footfall areas such as malls and... »

Dhanushkodi to be fully connected by roadways in less than a year

Pilgrims use vans or jeeps on their rough journey through the sand dunes
to Dhanushkodi from Muhuntharayar Chathiram - TE RAJA SIMHAN

TE Raja Simhan

The bumpy and uncomfortable ride over sand dunes to reach Dhanushkodi, the south-eastern tip of Tamil Nadu’s Pamban Island, will soon be history. Work on a 5-km last mile road connectiv... »

More Indians have travel plans this year: Survey

PTI

A large number of Indians have travel plans for this year, with a majority of them indicating that they may increase their spending, says a survey. “More than half (53 per cent) the Indi... »

Ireland looks to attract Indian students, travellers

Navadha Pandey

With the decline in euro, Ireland is looking to attract Indian students as well as travellers, James Reilly, Minister for Child and Youth Affairs, said. “We have around 1,800 post-gr... »

Thailand visa application centre in Kolkata

Asian Tiger lights up the sky with a thousand lanterns

Tourism panel moots brand Bengaluru

WWF, Tata Capital to help save 3 endangered species

VisitBritain ropes in Saif Ali Khan for new campaign

Carlson Rezidor Hotels to venture into religious tourism

Japan forms ‘ninja council’ to kick up tourism

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MakeMyTrip packages to the Valley

Our Bureau

In an effort to promote Kashmir to holidaymakers this summer season, MakeMyTrip has launched a slew of packages. The Valley was hit by floods last year and has seen unseasonal rains this summer se... »

Visa-on-arrival scheme is now e-tourist visa

Our Bureau

The Centre has renamed the online visa scheme for travellers as ‘e-Tourist Visa’ (eTV). The scheme was earlier called ‘Tourist Visa on Arrival-Electronic Travel Authorisation’ (TVoA-ETA). »

Egypt to take Indian celebrities help to boost tourism

The Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut, also known as Deir el Bahri, is dedicated to Amon-Ra, the sun god.

PTI

In an attempt to pump up dwindling flow of foreign tourists to Egypt, authorities here are attempting to rope in more Indian celebrities to woo travellers from India. Tourism, which is on... »

Backpacker hostels in expansion mode scout for funding opportunities

Purvita Chatterjee

When Rishabh Gupta and his friend Aadil Muscatwala decided to go backpacking in Australia, sharing rooms with strangers in several hostels across the continent sparked the idea of a similar concep... »
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Cutting down on travel costs

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Adhil Shetty

Practical tips for a cheaper vacation »

Swiss travellers top spenders at Indian hotels: Report

PTI

Globetrotters from Switzerland shelled out maximum money for their stay in India among the foreign tourists in 2014, an 11 per cent rise from their spending on hotels against last year, according... »

True to their roots

Virendra Pandit

Vanaj, a small village of just 58 tribal houses, is all set to write a new chapter in Gujarat’s book of eco-tourism »

RoomsTonite app launches 24x7 travel assistance service

Anil Urs

RoomsTonite, a hotel booking mobile app in India, has launch its 24X7 assistance service — RoomsTonite Assist — to help travellers with enquiries and specific needs at all stages of travel: pre-st... »

UP to launch inter-state air services to boost tourism

PTI

Inter-state air services will be launched in Uttar Pradesh from next month as the project has got the approval of the Director General of Civil Aviation and Airport Authority of India, officials s... »

New Tourism Policy to be launched in May

Our Bureau

The country’s new tourism policy will be launched on May 15 this year, Minister of State for Tourism (Independent Charge), Culture (Independent Charge), Mahesh Sharma said on Wednesday.... »

Taiwan – blend of old and new

Indian travellers to US up 11.9%

India among most popular destinations for Muslim travellers

Saif Ali Khan to promote ‘Bollywood Britain’ tourism campaign

YatraGenie enters Bengaluru market

Now, a timetable app for local trains across India

`Visa on arrival to boost tourism in Goa’

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