Category: India

Kakinada Hope Island in Andhra Pradesh being developed as a coastal and eco-tourism circuit

The Ministry of Tourism, under the Swadesh Darshan Scheme provides Central Financial Assistance to State Governments/Union Territory (UT) Administrations for development of thematic tourist circuits in the country, with the objective of improving connectivity and infrastructure of tourism destinations to enrich overall tourist experience, enhance livelihood, generate employment opportunities and to attract domestic as well […]

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Odisha’s Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launches revamped tourism website

Odisha Tourism’s revamped website, www.odishatourism.gov.in, was recently launched by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. This website gives the platform for Odisha to showcase to the world what they have to offer and also has the potential to empower people operating in the tourism and hospitality sector.  While launching the revamped digital platform of Odisha Tourism, the […]

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TAAI organises Knowledge Conclaves for members across India

Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI) conducted its Knowledge Conclaves in New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata and Indore recently. The Managing Committee and Chairpersons on TAAI have come up with this most unique event which was based on geographical locations and members of respective TAAI Regions and Chapters were invited to attend the conclaves to […]

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Goa bans single-use plastic items to be plastic-free by 2022

In a bid to achieve the target to make Goa plastic-free by 2022, the state government has decided to ban the use of single-use plastic such as straws, disposable glasses, bags and cutlery from September. Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC) has announced this ban from its hotels and headquarters on an immediate basis. The state […]

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Shoes on Loose pioneers #SaveLadakh campaign with Ladakh Ecological Development Group & Ultimate Frontier Outlands

The #Saveladakh campaign was initiated at the onset of the tourist season in Ladakh season by SHoes on Loose which organised an event to support the cause of saving Ladakh and purging it of all plastic waste. The campaign began with a clean-up drive organised at old Leh Town in collaboration with Ladakh Ecological Development […]

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Vistara goes international with flights to Singapore, adds Dubai from August 21

Vistara now arrives on the global map with flights to Singapore from Delhi and Mumbai which started from August 6 and 7 respectively. Vistara now operates two daily flights to Singapore, one each from Delhi and Mumbai, providing its globally applauded service to travellers on these routes. Customers can also take convenient one-stop connections to […]

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Indigo announces entry in Myanmar and Vietnam

Strengthening its presence in South-east Asia, IndiGo adds Yangon as the 18th international destination and Hanoi as its 19th international and 75th overall destination. Effective September 20, 2019, IndiGo will operate daily non-stop flight on the Kolkata-Yangon route. Yangon will be IndiGo’s 74th overall destination. William Boulter, Chief Commercial Officer, IndiGo said, “In line with […]

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IHCL announces a new Taj hotel in Uttarakhand

The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL) recently announced the signing of a Taj hotel in Dehradun. This will be the fifth IHCL branded hotel in the state of Uttarakhand. Commenting on the signing of this agreement, Puneet Chhatwal, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, IHCL said, “This signing is in line with Aspiration 2022 and […]

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Pride Group of Hotels targets 30 hotels nationally by 2022, plans to launch a new brand for millennials

The Pride Group of Hotels is presently scaling up its operations to focus more on ‘Pride Hotels’ and ‘Pride Resorts’ brands that are moderately priced, upscale, full service, business and leisure hotels. The group is also coming up with the new brand exclusively focused on millennial customers. The hotel chain is presently planning to open […]

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Bali is the favourite summer destination for Indians, says report by Shoes on Loose

Shoes on Loose has recently unveiled its report on the most desired destinations by Indians for the summer holidays. The report reveals that the tropical island of Bali tops the list, followed by Maldives, Europe, Dubai and Ladakh. The favourable summer weather, Bali’s diverse tourism opportunities, wide appeal to every kind of traveller as well […]

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