Inputs for Goa's tourism master plan will be drawn from a market survey of current and potential tourists, interactions with international and domestic tour operators, airlines and travel agents. 
Inputs for Goa's tourism master plan will be drawn from a market survey of current and potential tourists, interactions with international and domestic tour operators, airlines and travel agents. 

Goa appoints consortium of KPMG, T&L to draft 25-yr tourism master plan

The Department of Tourism in the Goa Government has appointed a consortium of KPMG Adv... »

Parveen Travels in talks for ₹ 250-cr PE funding

Parveen Travels, a Chennai-based travel solutions provider, is in final stages of discussions to... »

Budget offers a mixed ‘bag’ to globetrotters

Raises free-baggage allowance by ₹10,000 but places more curbs on tobacco items
For flyers going abroad, the Union Budget offers a mixed bag. While it restricts the number... »

IndiGo to add 12 new domestic flights

No-frills airline IndiGo today said it will add 12 new flights in its domestic network, that... »

E-visas lend wings to the travel sector

Phased launch at nine airports proposed
Depending on where she’s landing, your friend or relative may find it easier to deal with the pa... »

GoAir set to launch second service on Kolkata-Nagpur route

GoAir will start a second daily non-stop flight connecting Kolkata to Nagpur from July 23. The new flight will depart from Kolkata at 6.25 am and after a halt at Nagpur, proceed to M... »

With IndiGo e-pass, go directly to airport security gates

Boarding an IndiGo flight is set to become less time consuming. IndiGo has become the first carrier in the country that will allow passengers to directly go to the airport security gates... »

Tourism sector hopes for a leg-up from Budget

Say cheese! Tourists in Srinagar. The lure of travelling overseas could be converted to domestic tourism. With Indians reaching for their passport and heading to new international holiday destinations ever so often travel companies are urging the government to review taxes applicable to air travel in... »

Mahindra Holidays acquires 19% stake in Finnish resort

Arun Nanda, Chairman Mahindra Holidays & Resorts has acquired a 19 per cent stake in Holiday Club Resorts Oy of Finland. The acquisition will be completed in a month. Mahindra Holidays did not disclose how mu... »

Goa records 13% growth in charter flights

Goa Tourism has received 1,128 charter flights which landed in the state during the peak season from October 2013 to May 2014, carrying a record number of 2.61 lakh passengers. The corresponding f... »

Pawan Hans service from Saturday for Amarnath Yatra pilgrims

Pawan Hans Helicopters Limited would launch daily services from this Saturday to fly pilgrims for the Amarnath Yatra. The state-run company would deploy two Dauphin 407 and a Eurocopter A... »

TN Tourism conducts package tour to Courtallam

Travel enthusiasts now have a new weekend getaway with the Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation introducing a package tour from Chennai to Courtallam known for its waterfalls.According... »

Foreign tourist arrivals grow 9.7% in May

 In what can be seen as a major boost to tourism, foreign tourist arrivals (FTAs) in the country in May 2014 have grown 9.7% over the same month last year. The Ministry of Tourism in... »

Carry up to ₹25,000 while travelling abroad: RBI

The Reserve Bank of India decided to allow all residents and non-residents (except citizens of Pakistan and Bangladesh and also other travellers coming from and going to Pakistan and Bangladesh) t... »

As unrest spreads, Indians cautioned against travel to Iraq

Amid escalation of violence in Iraq, India today asked its citizens not to travel to the troubled-torn country and set up a 24-hour helpline to offer assistance to those living there. The... »

‘Indians show interest to explore global destinations’

‘Bring down taxes on hospitality sector, jet fuel to improve tourist infrastructure’

AirAsia tickets sold out

TripAdvisor ties up with ITC, Oberoi

Hotel rates up 11% this summer

Having ‘chaat’, a la carte

Tourism Ministry outlines strategy to develop Buddhist circuit

The Buddhist circuit is a globally important route for over 500 million Buddhists. This file picture is of the temple in Bodh Gaya, Bihar. The Government on Thursday launched a strategy for integrated tourism development of Buddhist circuit in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. Shripad Naik, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for... »

Most Indian airlines suffered losses

Almost all Indian airlines, barring Jet Airways, IndiGo and GoAir, suffered losses in 2012-13 with Air India suffering the highest loss of ₹5,490 crore, the Lok Sabha was informed on Monday. ... »

Tatkal: Railways flout their own norms

Since the implementation of the Indian Railways’ new fare structure on June 25, passengers travelling up to 500 km have to pay a flat ‘Tatkal’ fare.This is applicable to all classes (sleeper class... »

India's tipping intent falls by 10% in one year: TripAdvisor

Travel site, TripAdvisor, in its tipping survey has revealed that India’s tipping intent has fallen by by 10 per cent in the past one year. TripAdvisor announced the results of its tippi... »

Rath Yatra: for Rlys, it’s not revenue alone

It’s that time of the year again for Puri in Odisha. And as always, thousands of people from across the country are descending on the temple town to witness its famous chariot festival, the Ra... »

UNESCO recognises Rani-ki-Vav

Rani-ki-Vav, an 11th century step-well in Gujarat, has been approved as a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO, which described it as an “exceptional example of technological development” in utilisin... »

Tourist arrivals up in Nepal

Nepal’s overall tourist arrivals by air have increased by six per cent to 51,105 in May 2014 as compared to the same period last year but the number of Indian visitors decreased by seven per cent... »

When in Coonoor, get a geography lesson on climate and crops

Aishwarya explaining to visitors how Stevenson’s apparatus help farmers. P S SUNDAR.

Tourists visiting Palaniappa and Sultana Tea Estates, 20 km from Coonoor, which afford a majestic view of the Western Ghats (think Pilloor Dam and Kerala’s Silent Valley), gain value additi... »

Mahindra Holidays acquires new resort in Manali

Mahindra Holidays and Resorts, a vacation ownership company, has acquired a resort comprising 60 rooms situated at Manali. This is the company’s second resort in Manali and with this acquisition,... »

Mumbai most expensive city for evening out: Survey

Mumbai has emerged as the most expensive city for an evening out, according to TripIndex.  TripAdvisor on Thursday launched the fourth edition of TripIndex which compa... »

SpiceJet offers discounted fares days before AirAsia launch

Air India sees 20% rise in passenger revenue

On the biblical trail under the Jordanian sun

Emirates to fly A-380 super jumbos on Mumbai-Dubai route

Sport travel packages galore to Brazil as football World Cup nears kickoff


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