Category: India

Travel demand for monsoon to surge by 20%, family travellers drive the growth: Cox & Kings

Contrary to a general perception that trekkers and adventure seekers mainly drive monsoon travel, this year family travellers are taking a lead being over 70% of the travel inquiries generated from family segment. “Going by the number of inquiries, we expect the overall travel demand for the season to surge by 20% as compared to […]

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Tourism Minister inaugurates the ‘Unknown masterpieces of Himachal Folk Art’ exhibition in New Delhi

The Minister of State (I/C) of Culture & Tourism, Government of India, Prahalad Singh Patel inaugurated the exhibition titled ‘Unknown Masterpieces of Himachal Folk Art’ at the National Museum, New Delhi. The event was graced by Akhilesh Mishra, Director General, ICCR and B N Aryan, Director, Home of Tribal Folk Art, Gurugram among other dignitaries. […]

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HRAO appeals to PM Modi for INR 3000 crore tourism development package

Odisha, with its vast tourism potential ranging from wildlife reserves, beaches, temples, monuments, art and culture, mangrove forests, eco-sensitive forest areas, tribal life, colourful cultural dances, stone crafts, silver filigrees, etc. needs special assistance from the Central Government to develop Eastern India and Odisha in particular, which was recently devastated by Cyclone Fani. An appeal […]

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India updates travel advisory for travelling to Sri Lanka

Ministry of External Affairs, India has announced that its travel advisory on Sri Lanka has been scaled down given that national security is stable and the country is returning to normalcy. An official release stated, “Security situation in Sri Lanka is gradually returning to normal with the lifting of curfew & restrictions on social media […]

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Prahlad Singh Patel takes charge as the Tourism Minister

Prahlad Singh Patel takes charge as the Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Ministry of Tourism, Government of India in New Delhi. The five-time MP, Prahlad Singh Patel represents Damoh Lok Sabha Constituency in Madhya Pradesh. He has previously been a member of several Parliamentary Committees in the 16th Lok Sabha. The 59-year-old Minister takes […]

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AirAsia India introduces its first route between Kolkata and Chennai

AirAsia India recently announced its network expansion plans by adding its first route to Chennai from Kolkata. AirAsia India now connects Kolkata and Chennai with one daily flight. AirAsia India currently operates 18 flights connecting 11 destinations from Kolkata on a daily basis. The launch fare for the new connection between Kolkata and Chennai is […]

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VFS Global CEO Zubin Karkaria honoured at The Indian Awards in London

Zubin Karkaria, Founder and CEO of VFS Global, was awarded the Global Game Changers Award at The Indian Awards 2019, held recently at the Houses of Parliament in London, UK. The award was presented to Karkaria by Rt. Patricia Scotland QC, Secretary General of the Commonwealth, at the ceremony organised and hosted by the India […]

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IHCL leads with the highest number of EarthCheck Platinum Certified hotels globally

The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL) has set a global benchmark for environmental sustainability with eight of its hotels achieving Platinum Certification and 60 hotels achieving Gold Certification by EarthCheck. Commenting on the achievement, Dr PV Murthy, Executive Vice President and Global Head – Human Resources, IHCL said, “IHCL has a longstanding history of environmental […]

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Mumbai Airport launches ‘Order from Anywhere’ food services for its passengers

GVK led Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport launches first-of-its-kind passenger-centric technology in the world that allows travellers to pre-order their food and have it delivered or self-picked as they approach the airport. This pioneering food technology service curated by GrabbnGo lets passengers order ahead from one or multiple outlets in a hassle-free process under […]

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Explore Goa’s newest waterfront MICE destination – Span Suites & Villas

Span Suites & Villas located in North Goa on the banks of Chapora River overlooking the hills, is in the vicinity of the famous beaches such as Morjim, Anjuna, Baga and Calangute. The complex consists of 14 Villas, 33 Suites and 1 Presidential Suite. The unique thing about this place is that it provides genuine […]

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