Thomas Cook working on small outlets in high footfall areas


To tap into the growing middle class, travel services provider Thomas Cook is working on a model... »

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 »

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-easter... »

RoomsTonite app launches 24x7 travel assistance service

Anil Urs

RoomsTonite, a hotel booking mobile app in India, has launch its 24X7 assistance service — Rooms... »

More Indians have travel plans this year: Survey


A large number of Indians have travel plans for this year, with a majority of them indicating t... »

UP to launch inter-state air services to boost tourism


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

S. Shivkumar

The benevolent love the mountains, the wise love the waters – old Chinese saying. At Taiwan’s aptly named Sun Moon Lake, bang at the geographical centre of the teardrop–shaped isl... »

Indian travellers to US up 11.9%

Our Bureau

Indian travellers to the US have grown 11.9 per cent at 9,61,790 visitors in 2014, compared to the previous year, a statement from Brand USA said. According to US Department of Commerce figures, i... »

India among most popular destinations for Muslim travellers

Our Bureau

Some 108 million Muslim travellers spent $145 billion globally in 2014. By 2020, the figure is expected to swell to 150 million travellers spending $200 billion, according to a new report that has... »

Saif Ali Khan to promote ‘Bollywood Britain’ tourism campaign


The national tourism agency of Britain has roped in Bollywood actor Saif Ali Khan for promoting an India-centric campaign. Khan will promote ‘Bollywood Britain’ campaign for the agency, V... »

YatraGenie enters Bengaluru market

Our Bureau

YatraGenie, a bus ticketing and cab booking service provider, has launched taxi services in Bengaluru. In a statement, the company said it plans to introduce 100 cabs within the city and... »

Now, a timetable app for local trains across India

Our Bureau

Covering 11 major cities, RailYatri has info on 13,000 local, long distance trains »

`Visa on arrival to boost tourism in Goa’

The caves of arvalem, near the temple of Rudreshwar, are of great archaeological interest


Goa is preparing to cash in on the Centre’s plan to increase visa on arrival facility to 150 countries while it eyes double-digit growth rate in the number of tourist arrivals this year. ... »

VFS sets up 7 new visa application centres for South Africa

Our Bureau  

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. ... »

India submits 46 entries for UNESCO world heritage sites list

Kerala travel industry welcomes budget

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

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

AP to prepare health action plan for Godavari Pushkaram

`Happy Holi’ offer from Air Costa

Darjeeling toy train ride to cost more

How to get more room, for less

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

Our Bureau

The Royal Thai Consulate-General, Kolkata on Tuesday officially announced the launch of visa application service at a VFS Global centre in the city. This, incidentally, will be for the fi... »

Asian Tiger lights up the sky with a thousand lanterns

S Shivkumar

The Chinese are big on lanterns; and lantern festivals are common wherever there are Chinese. Tony, our helpful guide, had arranged for us to be seated in the VIP lounge for the inauguration of... »

Tourism panel moots brand Bengaluru

Anil Urs

Budgetary support sought for initiative to promote the city as tourist destination »

WWF, Tata Capital to help save 3 endangered species

A red panda photographed in its natural surroundings in Darjeeling.

Our Bureau

​WWF India and Tata Capital Housing Finance Ltd have announced a partnership to support conservation programmes for three critically endangered species — the great Indian bustard, greater one-horn... »

VisitBritain ropes in Saif Ali Khan for new campaign

Our Bureau

VisitBritain, the national tourism agency for Britain, has announced the appointment of the Nawab of Pataudi, Saif Ali Khan, as the spokesperson for the ’Bollywood Britain’ tourism campaign in Ind... »

Carlson Rezidor Hotels to venture into religious tourism

Raj Rana, CEO, Carlson Rezidor Hotels


International hotel firm Carlson Rezidor Hotels will soon venture into religious tourism segment in the country, a senior company official has said.“We want to be in leisure and also rel... »

Japan forms ‘ninja council’ to kick up tourism

Ninjas kick back


Japanese officials are enlisting one of the country’s best-known historical figures - the ninja, martial-arts master and stealth agent of feudal times - to encourage tourism. Governors an... »

The turtlenama

Slow march: The hatchlings head to the sea

kiran mehta

In a protected corner of Oman, Green Turtles and wildlifers come to nest every season »

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.


Travel services provider Thomas Cook (India) has decided to focus on the student market through ‘Travel Quest Study Tours’ as the business potential of this segment in India is quite significant. »

Mahindra Holidays to invest ₹500 crore in new properties

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

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

Terracotta offerings with devotion from Tamil Nadu

Now, pizza to be delivered at your train seat

Book your cab, porter before train reaches station

Raj Niwas in Andaman thrown open to tourists

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