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TripAdvisor announces top destinations around the globe in 2017 Travelers' Choice Awards
Needham, Mar 22 : TripAdvisor, the travel planning and booking site, on Wednesday announced the winners of its Travelers' Choice awards for destinations, recognizing travelers' favorite places around the world. Read Full Story

Royal Caribbean to increase its sailings in May and June
New Delhi , Mar 22 : TIRUN, the exclusive India Representative of Royal Caribbean International is constantly on the lookout to offer Indian travelers more relevant cruise opportunities. Read Full Story

Railway Ministry tweets rate list of food after complaints
New Delhi, Mar 21 : Indian Railway Ministry tweeted the rate list of food by IR (Indian Railways) Catering after receiving repeated complains from passengers for overcharging of food by some vendors, on Tuesday. Read Full Story

Indian Railways hold Round Table on improving catering facilities
New Delhi, Mar 21 : Indian Railways organised a Round Table Conference on Tuesday to improve quality of catering services in Railways, led by Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu. Read Full Story

SpiceJet spreads joy to 50 underprivileged children through GivingWingsToDreams
Gurgaon, Mar 20 : SpiceJet, a low-cost carrier, yet again embarked on its journey of #GivingWingsToDreams by offering the special treat to around 50 underprivileged children in association with the Rotary Club of Chandigarh. Read Full Story

Jet Airways signs codeshare agreement with Jetstar Asia for flights through Singapore
Mumbai/Singapore, Mar 20 : Jet Airways, India's premier international airline, and Jetstar Asia, Singapore-based low-fares carrier, on Monday announced a codeshare agreement for flights from Singapore. Read Full Story

'Dine with wine' at month-long Ocean Park festival in Hong Kong
New Delhi , Mar. 18 : Party rockers now head to Hong Kong for five weekends of themed parties, unique dining and entertainment experiences in Ocean Park. Read Full Story

Travel tips for your first trip abroad
New Delhi , Mar. 17 : No matter how well-travelled you are in your own country, your first trip abroad brings a lot of excitement. Read Full Story

Google Maps 'transit feature' now enabled in seven more Indian cities
New Delhi , Mar 16 : Google India on Thursday announced expansion of the transit feature on the Google Maps to seven more Indian cities including Chandigarh, Lucknow, Vadodara, Indore, Mysore, Surat and Coimbatore. Read Full Story

Etihad Airways to launch A80 flights to Paris
Abu Dhabi, Mar 15 : Etihad Airways is introducing A380 on the Abu Dhabi - Paris route this summer as part of seasonal adjustments to the airline's fleet deployment plan. Read Full Story

Jet Airways announces strategic tie-up with Uber
Kolkata, Mar 15 : With a focus to enhance guest experience, Jet Airways, India's full-service, premier international airline, announced a strategic association with ride-hailing major Uber. Read Full Story

Gemalto and IER to enhance self-service airport experience for travelers
New Delhi , Mar. 14 : Digital security provided Gemalto and IER , a designer of solutions that improve the flow of goods and people, have teamed up to create Gemalto and IER Fly to Gate, an end-to-end self-service airport experience for travellers. Read Full Story

The 'Swachh' in Ladakh
By Tsewang Dolma, Ladakh (Jammu and Kashmir) , Mar. 14 : Ladakh, a pristine, serene land nestling in the Himalayas; a zero-waste region, is witnessing its most famous town, Leh groaning under garbage. Tourists drawn to its windswept breathtaking landscape do not just stop at that. They also leave behind mounds of garbage, in the form of packaged foods. Read Full Story

Himachal Pradesh: 112-year old heritage steam engine is becoming tourists' favourite
Shimla (Himachal Pradesh) , Mar. 13 : The heritage steam engine of about 112-year old is becoming the preference of foreign tourists in Himachal Pradesh's Shimla. Read Full Story

Switzerland Tourism launches their 'InLoveWithSwitzerland' campaign with brand ambassador Ranveer Singh
New Delhi , Mar 11 : Switzerland Tourism today announced their 2017 summer campaign 'InLoveWithSwitzerland' with Brand ambassador and heartthrob of millions of Indians Ranveer Singh. Read Full Story

Air India flight loses contact, Hungarian fighter jet ensures safety
New Delhi Mar. 10 : Air India flight AI 171 from Ahmedabad lost contact with (Air Traffic Control flying) ATC flying over Hungarian air space today. Read Full Story

Jet Airways to facilitate summer travel with new direct flights
Mumbai, Mar 10 (Not In Town): In a build-up to the forthcoming summer season, Jet Airways announced its plans to further strengthen its domestic network and provide travellers with greater choice to connect between Metro cities and Tier-II towns, an official release stated. Read Full Story

Sizing down travel expenses: Here're some money-saving travel tricks
New Delhi , Mar. 10 :While planning a vacation, the biggest dampener that affects and restricts every itinerary is the expenditure to be incurred while making your way to the dream destination. Read Full Story

Air India scripts history with 'all women operated' flights
New Delhi , Mar.8 : Celebrating International Women's Day in a historic way, Air India is flying more than ten all women crew flights on its international and domestic routes from February 26 to March 8. Read Full Story

Etihad Airways continues sustainability drive across global airline fleet
Abu Dhabi, Mar 7 : Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has made improvements in the fuel efficiency of its fleet, resulting in substantial reductions in carbon dioxide emissions and reinforcing the sustainability credentials of the airline. Read Full Story

Emirates turn spotlight on women
Kolkata, Mar 6 : Emirates is giving centre stage to its women employees on the upcoming occasion of International Women's Day. Women make up close to 44% of the airline's workforce and have been an integral part of the success story of Emirates over the last 31 years. Read Full Story

Jet Airways,Fiji Airways announce codeshare agreement
Mumbai, Mar 6 : Jet Airways, India's full-service premier international airline and Fiji Airways, Fiji's National Airline, on Monday announced a codeshare partnership which offers guests travelling on both carriers convenient and seamless connectivity between India and Fiji via Singapore and Hong Kong. Read Full Story

Emirates celebrates successful first year on A380 non-stop route
Kolkata, Mar 2 : Upgrading the aircraft type to the double-decker A380 on its daily non-stop service connecting Dubai and Auckland was one of the key reasons for a successful first year on the route, the world's longest A380 flight, says Emirates. Read Full Story

EGYPTAIR,Etihad Airways sign codeshare partnership
New Delhi, Mar 1 : Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and EGYPTAIR, the flag carrier of Egypt, have announced a new codeshare partnership to be introduced in phases from Mar 1. Read Full Story

Amarnath Yatra 2017 to begin on June 29, registrations open from Wednesday
New Delhi, Mar 1 : The Ministry of Home Affairs has issued a list of Do's and Don'ts for pilgrims and travellers undertaking the annual Amarnath Yatra in Jammu and Kashmir. Read Full Story

Jet Airways features among top 200 most influential brands in world
Mumbai, Mar 1 : Jet Airways, India's full-service, premier international airline, has been featured as one of the Top 200 Most Influential Brands in the World by Richtopia, a leading digital platform covering a mix of valuable content on success, future investments, new technologies, work and life balance, inspirational people, finance and economics. Read Full Story

Emirates to unveil enhanced A380 onboard lounge at ITB Berlin
Kolkata, Feb 28 : Emirates, Skytrax's World's Best Airline 2016, on Tuesday said it will launch a series of new cabin products and enhancements in 2017 for both its A380 and Boeing 777 fleet. Read Full Story

SpaceX to send space tourists around Moon in 2018
New York, Feb 28 : In a major development, Space Exploration Technologies has announced its plan of sending two paying customers on a tourist trip around the moon in 2018. Read Full Story

Prabhu flags off nation's first Antyodaya Express between Ernakulam and Howrah
New Delhi , Feb.27 : Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu flagged off the fourth Humsafar class of trains and the first Antyodaya class of trains through video conferencing from Rail Bhawan on Monday. Read Full Story

Rail Minister Prabhu flags off first Antyodaya Express train
New Delhi, Feb 27 : Union Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu flagged off the Husafar and Antyodaya express trains on Monday through video conferencing from Rail Bhavan, New Delhi. Read Full Story

IndiGo, SpiceJet flights avert collision at Ahmedabad Airport
Ahmedabad (Gujarat) , Feb.25 : A major accident between two planes, an IndiGo and a SpiceJet aircraft was averted at Ahmedabad airport due to the presence of rabbits on the airstrip, reported the aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). Read Full Story

Special pilgrims train launched for Northeast region
Guwahati (Assam) , Feb.25 :In a bid to improve connectivity and to make northeast region a destination paradise, Indian Railway Catering And Tourism Corporation (IRTC) and the North East Frontier Railway (NFR) recently launched the Aastha Circuit Train a special pilgrim train for the Northeastern region here. Read Full Story

Discover the 10 Must Have Accessories to Take While Traveling
Before you go on your next trip, there are a few essential items that you should think about packing. Here are 10 must-have accessories to take while traveling. Read Full Story

Stamping of hand baggage dispensed at seven airports
New Delhi , Feb. 23 : The Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) on Thursday issued an order of doing away with stamping hand bag tags with immediate effect at seven major airports- Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad and Cochin. Read Full Story

Jet Airways, HongKong Airlines ink codeshare agreement
Mumbai, Feb 23 : Jet Airways, India's premier international airline, and Hong Kong Airlines, an internationally-acclaimed full-service airline, on Thursday announced it has entered into a codeshare partnership in a move that will help them significantly enhance connectivity between India and the Asia-Pacific region. Read Full Story

Israel Ministry of Tourism conducts road show across 3 cities
Hyderabad, Feb 22 : The Israel Ministry of Tourism hosted their first Road Show of 2017 in Chandigarh followed by Ahmedabad and Hyderabad. The roadshow was conducted in a networking workshop format and saw an attendance from '3 Tour Operators' from Israel. Read Full Story

Suresh Prabhu unveils new train Antodaya Express aimed at unreserved travel
New Delhi, Feb 22 : Union Minister for Railways Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu inspected the newly turned rake of Antyodaya Express at Safderjung Railway Station, in New Delhi, on Wednesday. Read Full Story

Jet Airways announces frequent flyer reward promotion
Mumbai, Feb 20 : Jet Airways, India's full-service premier international airline, announced frequent flyer reward promotion, with the launch of a global campaign, 'The Billion Miles Festival'. Read Full Story

Nordic envoys to India begin week-long tour to Tamil Nadu, Puducherry
New Delhi , Feb.20 : Nordic Ambassadors to India, representing Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden begin their one-week tour to Tamil Nadu and Puducherry this week. Read Full Story

Jet Airways introduces Jet Global Pass for domestic and international travel
Mumbai, Feb 18 : Jet Airways has announced the availability of a new pre-paid 'Jet Global Pass' that will allow travellers to travel on the airline's entire network of 66 domestic and international destinations. Read Full Story

Tourism authorities in Narkanda organise skiing lessons for tourists
Narkanda (Himachal Pradesh) , Feb. 18 : Tourism authorities in Narkanda, Himachal Pradesh have started special skiing training courses for for tourists and youth, nearly 65 kilometers from Shimla to promote winter sports and tourism in the region. Read Full Story

World smallest river island 'Umananda' in Assam attracts overseas visitors
Guwahati (Assam) , Feb. 18 : Northeast India is known for its alluring beauty, endowed with rich natural resources. The region is dotted with wildlife sanctuaries and incredible tourist destinations, as well as places of historical interest, folklore, legends and adventure sports. Read Full Story

Assam: Astha circuit train for pilgrims flagged off from Kamakhya station
Guwahati, Feb 17 : In a bid to connect important pilgrimage destinations of eastern India with north-east at cheapest available rates, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and Union Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain jointly flagged off Astha Circuit Train from Kamakhya Railway Station on Friday. Read Full Story

Air India becomes latest A320 neo operator
New Delhi, Feb 17 : India's national carrier Air India has become the latest A320 neo operator after taking delivery of the first of 14 aircraft leased from Kuwait headquartered ALAFCO Aviation Lease And Finance Company, becoming the first CFM powered NEO operator in India. Read Full Story

Mahesh Sharma launches pre-loaded Sim Card for Tourists arriving in India on E-visa
New Delhi, Feb 15 : Mahesh Sharma,Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Tourism and Culture, launched the initiative of the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India for providing pre-loaded Sim Card to foreign tourists arriving in India on e-Visa here on Wednesday. Read Full Story

Jet Airways announces offers for Valentine's Day
Mumbai, Feb 13 : Jet Airways, India's full-service, premier international airline, announced a host of specially created offers as part of its celebrations for Valentine's Day, together with its discerning guests. Read Full Story

Third edition of Rongali fest brought out best of Assam as hot tourist destination
Guwahati (Assam) , Feb. 13 : Adventure sports in the riverfront of the mighty river Brahmaputra, accompanied by traditional mask making, dance, music and lip-smacking food from the north eastern states marked the gala opening of the much-awaited third edition of the 'Rongali festival', being held in Guwahati. Read Full Story

World's oldest working steam engine 'Fairy Queen' ready to Haul Heritage train once again
New Delhi, Feb 10 : The 'Fairy Queen', the oldest surviving functional steam engine in the world is once again ready in this season to haul a heritage train from National Capital Delhi to Rewari, Haryana after a gap of 5 years. Read Full Story

Etihad Airways announces launch of 'Runway to Runway'
Abu Dhabi/New York Feb 10 : Etihad Airways on Thursday announced the launch of "Runway to Runway," a unique rewards program specially designed to support the fashion community's international travel requirements, an official release stated. Read Full Story

Eight International getaways with your partner this Valentine's Day
New Delhi , Feb 9. : As Valentine's Day is approaching, here we are with the best hotels you can visit with your valentine for a romantic getaway. Read Full Story

Now go cashless for all your travel bookings using FreeCharge on Yatra
New Delhi , Feb 9 : India's leading digital payments platform FreeCharge today announced its partnership with With the partnership, FreeCharge consumers will be able to pay for bookings on Yatra, India's leading online travel company and largest domestic hotels platform. Read Full Story

Prabhu launches first phase of Station Redevelopment Program comprising 23 major Railway Stations
New Delhi, Feb 8 : In order to transform the face of the Indian Railways, Minister of Railways, Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu launchedthe first Phase of the World's largest Station Redevelopment Program comprising 23 major Railway Read Full Story

Ice Hockey attracts tourists to Gulmarg's Snow Carnival
Gulmarg (Jammu and Kashmir) , Feb. 4 : Popular for its scenic beauty and chilly weather, Kashmir has traditionally attracted large number of tourists and is known for its mighty hills, tall trees, and exotic valleys. Read Full Story

Let it snow! Tourists beat winter woes with bevy snow adventure sports in Shimla
Shimla (Himachal Pradesh) , Feb. 4: While the cold wave has subsumed half of North India in its inhospitable sheath of snow, the Himachal tourism industry is making sure to cash in on every inch of the wintry turf. Tourists from all across the country have been pouring down in Shimla's Kufri town to enjoy winter sports such as snow-boarding, sledge rides, skating, gondola jaunts, cable car rides and skiing. These activities are in turn acting as a major source of employment to hundred of locals whose snow-related tourism business has registered a significant spike. Read Full Story

Afghan investors to get Indian visa for up to five years, tourist visa duration also extended
Kabul [Afghanistan], Feb. 3 : India has announced to provide visas for one to five years with continuous stay of up to 180 days during each business visit to Afghan businessmen investing in the country and the duration of tourist visa has been enhanced to one year. Read Full Story

Emirates introduces sustainable blankets made from 100pc recycled plastic bottles
Kolkata, Feb 2 : Emirates has introduced new sustainable blankets made from 100pc recycled plastic bottles. Read Full Story

Let it snow: Kashmir's tourism sector breathes sigh of relief
Srinagar (J and amp;K) [India] Feb 2. : After the scenic Kashmir valley burnt in violence and terror for at least five months last summer, the state's tourism sector is hoping to recover lost ground with the beginning of the 15-day 'Snow Fest' at North Kashmir ski resort Gulmarg from Thurday. Read Full Story

Indulge in your guilty pleasures and scream for ice cream at 'Ice Pan Creamery'
New Delhi [India], Jan 29 : Adding a line-up of delightful flavors that are surely to pamper your sweet lobby, Ice Pan Creamery, an all vegetarian Indian Ice cream brand has introduced its new menu of lip smacking Ice Cream rolls, Layered Ice Cream rolls and beverages all across its outlets in New Delhi. Read Full Story

Japan attracts spiritual and adventure tourists
Wakayama/Tokyo [Japan], Jan.27 : Wakayama prefecture is located in the Kansai region on Honshu Island's Kii Peninsula. Read Full Story

Jet Airways celebrates R-Day by offering special fares across domestic, global network
Mumbai, Jan 25 : Jet Airways, India's full-service, premiere international airline, on Wednesday announced special fares in connection with the celebrations surrounding India's 68th Republic Day. Read Full Story

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