Category: India

Jet Airways announces its mega sale

Jet Airways has announced an attractive seven-day global fare sale. Effective since January 5 2019, guests making their bookings with the airline can enjoy discounts of up to an astounding 50% on both Economy and Premiere fares for travel to select destinations across the airline’s domestic as well as international network including those of its […]

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SOTC Travel celebrates 70 years of travel

SOTC Travel marked the 70th anniversary of its founding year in 1949. SOTC’s first office was opened in Mumbai with five employees. A major breakthrough came in 1976 when SOTC handled its first tour group visiting the US during the bicentennial celebrations. 1981 saw another breakthrough when SOTC Package Tours began active advertising, with the […]

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Yatra acquires PL Worldways to further bolster its corporate business

Yatra Online Inc. recently announced the acquisition of the corporate travel business of PL Worldways Limited (PLW), a Chennai based corporate travel services provider. This acquisition will help strengthen Yatra’s foothold in the southern India region along with adding over 100 corporate clients to its existing client base of over 700. Commenting on the acquisition […]

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Road Trippers club a community of road trip enthusiasts around India

Road Trippers Club is a non-profit passionately growing community of roadtrippers which is fuelled with the idea of enabling people to discover new places, people and experiences. It has chapters in eight cities — Mumbai, New Delhi, Bengaluru, Guwahati, Nashik, Aurangabad, Nagpur, and Hyderabad. Speaking exclusively to Travel News Digest, Ruchik Gandhi, Core Community Member, […]

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Jet Airways announces codeshare with Flynas

Jet Airways and flynas, Saudi Arabia’s first budget airline, have entered into an extensive codeshare partnership to enhance connectivity between India and Saudi Arabia. As part of the agreement, Jet Airways will place its marketing code ‘9W’ on flynas flights between the gateway cities of Dammam, Jeddah and Riyadh, thus providing its guests travelling from […]

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SpiceJet announces eight new direct flights connecting Hyderabad to three cities

SpiceJet announced the launch of eight new direct flights to and from the city of Hyderabad. All the new flights are effective from January 1, 2019. With the additions, the airline now operates 41 direct flights from the city. The daily direct flights introduced by the airline operates on the Hyderabad-Kolkata, Hyderabad-Pune and Hyderabad-Coimbatore routes. […]

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Andhra Pradesh Government partners with IndiGo to introduce international services from Vijayawada

In a collaborative endeavour to provide air connectivity between Vijayawada and Singapore, IndiGo operated the first international flight from Vijayawada jointly with the Andhra Pradesh Government. As part of the strategic partnership between the two, the low-cost airline operates two weekly non-stop services between Vijayawada and Singapore from December 2018. The first flight flew out […]

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Ministry of Civil Aviation launches Digital Sky Platform to start registration of drones

Remotely Piloted Aerial Systems (RPAS), popularly referred to as drones, are a technology platform with wide-ranging applications. In August 2018, India had announced the release of its Civil Aviation Regulations (CAR) to enable safe flying of RPAS in India. The CAR detailed the obligations of operators, remote pilots/users and manufacturers/OEM for safe operations of RPAS […]

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Nagaland Chief Minister meets DoNER Minister to discuss proposed Kohima airport

The Chief Minister of Nagaland, Nephiu Rio called on Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh recently and held a detailed discussion on a wide range of subjects including the proposed airport in the capital city […]

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Yogendra Tripathi appointed as the new Secretary – Tourism

Yogendra Tripathi, IAS, has been appointed as the Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, Government of India. Tripathi is a 1985 Cadre IAS Officer from the Karnataka cadre. He replaced Rashi Verma. Prior to his new appointment as the Secretary – Tourism, he was the Chairman and Managing Director of Food Corporation of India. He has served […]

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