By Rahul Vaishnavi, Mumbai, April 19 : Vegetarian food, attractive holiday packages and, above all, advertising the country through Bollywood and regional cinema are all part of an elaborate game plan chalked out by Egypt's tourism ministry, recovering from declining footfalls due to political unrest of the last few years, to woo the globe-trotting Indian traveller to the Land of Pyramids.
Darjeeling, Apr. 19 : A ride on Darjeeling Himalayan Railways toy train is a major tourist attraction for those visiting the hill station.
Mumbai, Apr 16 : Jet Airways, India's premier international airline, is set to redefine inflight comfort and luxury with amenity kits from the famed luxury Swiss brand Chopard.
Gurgaon, April 16 : Imagine relaxing your body in a pool with artificial sea waves, sipping chilled beer in a shack, enjoying beach games like tug of war and volleyball and sliding down a 90 feet water slide. Beat the scorching summer heat with water adventure at getaway destination Oysters Beach here.
Dimapur (Nagaland), April 15 : India's northeastern state of Nagaland, bordering Myanmar, was on Wednesday connected with New Delhi through a daily IndiGo flight via Kolkata.
By Sheikh Qayoom and Waseem Shah, Srinagar, April 15 : After losing its peak autumn tourist season last year due to unprecedented floods, Kashmir is bedecked with flowers to receive tourists this year. The good news is that tourists are already arriving here in encouraging numbers.
By Rahul Vaishnavi, Cairo, April 15 : In the middle of the vast and eerily desolate landscape on the outskirts of Cairo stand the iconic pyramids of Giza and the great Sphinx, a riveting sight that took my breath away. For a moment, it felt like time stood still as I gazed at the surreal beauty and grandeur of the man-made marvels that have defined Egypt from time immemorial.
New Delhi, April 14 : The government on Tuesday decided to change the name of 'Tourist Visa on Arrival-Electronic Travel Authorization' scheme to 'e-Tourist Visa' (eTV) from Wednesday, saying the name was confusing for tourists.
New Delhi, Apr 14 : After 26 years in the air, SilkAir on Wednesday launched a new collection of uniforms for its over 500 cabin crew, embracing achic new style thatembodies its professional image and demonstrates the airline'songoing commitment toensuring the brand remains relevant for the times. Rolling out on all flights on 15 April 2015, the new one-piece uniform comes in two variations - aqua-blue for junior crewand a plum-red version for senior crew.
Hamburg, April 14 : Indian passenger carrier Vistara Tuesday said that it has selected avionics major BAE Systems' in-flight entertainment (IFE) system to provide preloaded content to its passengers across all three cabin classes in its fleet of Airbus A-320 aircraft.
New Delhi, April 12 : The Delhi Metro commenced trials of its trains' runs on Sunday on the Badarpur-Faridabad corridor, a statement said.
Bengaluru, April 12 : India's latest low-cost airline Air Pegasus on Sunday launched its maiden service to Hubballi in north Karnataka for providing air connectivity in the region.
Panaji, April 11 : Just days after it was revealed that China was planning a railway link to Nepal with a tunnel under the world's highest peak Mt Everest, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Saturday Indian Railways will soon set up a station in Arunachal Pradesh near the India-China border.
By Vishal Gulati, Shimla, April 11 : The onset of a long weekend from Saturday is set to bring in hordes of tourists into Himachal Pradesh. In Shimla alone, the hospitality industry is gearing up to play host to no less than 50,000 tourists in the extended weekend that lasts till April 14.
New Delhi, April 9 : DoNER Minister Jitendra Singh on Thursday announced a direct daily flight from Delhi to Dimapur in Nagaland from April 15 onwards.
New Delhi, Apr 9 : Union Minister of State for Culture, Tourism (Independent Charge) and Civil Aviation, Dr Mahesh Sharma, today launched 'Visit Kerala' 2015-16, a high voltage all-year tourism campaign that promises to present travellers to 'God's Own Country' a lifetime experience of the state's natural beauty, cultural splendour, culinary traditions and famed hospitality.
Agra, April 8 : Union Tourism Minister Mahesh Sharma on Wednesday announced development of recreational facilities and attractions for tourists at the Mehtab Bagh, opposite the iconic Taj Mahal.
New Delhi, Apr 7 : Emirates' passengers in Europe, the Middle East and North America can now enjoy more convenient connections to West Asia as the airline increased frequencies to Dhaka and Kolkata last week.
Jammu, April 7 : One-way traffic will be allowed on Jammu-Srinagar National Highway on Tuesday, said officials.
New Delhi, April 6 : Britain-based airline Virgin Atlantic on Monday said it has launched its maiden flight services between London and Delhi on the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft effective March 31.
New Delhi, Apr 2 : A record 13.45 lakh rail tickets were booked online on Wednesday, the first day of booking tickets 120 days in advance after the railways introduced its new rule.
New Delhi, April 2 : Tata's full service passenger carrier Vistara Thursday launched its inaugural flight from New Delhi to Guwahati.
Dubai, April 1 : Dubai-based airline Flydubai on Wednesday expanded its network with the launch of services to Chennai, keeping in view the growing travel market between India and the UAE.
New Delhi, Apr 1 : Thomas Cook (India) Ltd., India's leading integrated travel and travel related financial services company, was honored as the 'Favourite Outbound Tour Operator' at the recently concluded Outlook Traveller Awards 2015, in New Delhi.
Bengaluru, April 1 : City-based Decor Aviation Ltd., which secured permit from the regulator to fly in the southern region, is launching its maiden service to Hubbali in north Karnataka on April 12 under its brand name Air Pegasus.
Kolkata, Mar 31 : RailYatri.in today announced the launch of 'RailYatri Insights', a first of its kind Big Data and Discovery tool that will allow train passengers in India to derive answers to such questions.
Kolkata, Mar 31 : Metro Railway, Kolkata has decided to increase Metro services on Saturdays and Sundays.
Agartala, March 31 : The government-owned Food Corporation of India (FCI) on Tuesday started ferrying rice for Tripura from Kolkata via Bangladesh as train services have been stopped in the north-east region of India due to gauge conversion works, an official said.
Mumbai, Mar 30 : Airline Jet Airways has increased the number of codeshare flights it offers with strategic partner, Etihad Airways, to include new destinations in North America, Europe and Australia.
Mumbai, Mar 29 : Jet Airways, India's premier international airline, is set to launch daily international flights from Ahmedabad, Pune, and Mangalore, to Abu Dhabi.
Agra, March 29 : The much-awaited 160km-an-hour Gatiman Express would soon begin its run on the Delhi-Agra stretch, Railway Board Chairman A.K. Mittal said on Sunday.
Bali, March 29 : Inspired by Sahabat India, the ongoing festival of India in Indonesia, captains of the Indian tourism industry, comprising over 500 members of the Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI), held their annual India Travel Congress 2015 and exposition from March 26-28 in the island of Bali, the tourism gateway of Indonesia.
Kolkata, Mar 27 : South Eastern Railway on Friday said it has decided to run 65 pairs of Summer Specials towards different directions on nominated days during the period from Apr 1 to June 29 to clear extra rush of passengers during the summer.
Kolkata, March 27 : In order to clear the extra rush of passengers during the summer, the South Eastern Railway has decided to run 65 pairs of specials in different directions between April 1 and June 29.
New Delhi, Mar 25 : Indian passengers will now have an additional exciting destination to explore while planning their holidays this Diwali.
New Delhi, March 25 : Indian Rilways Wednesday said that it has decided to increase the advance reservation period (ARP) from 60 days to 120 days from April 1, 2015.
New Delhi/ Kolkata, Mar 24 : The 27 member fearless team from Tata Steel Adventure Foundation and Border Security Force defied all obstacle and have come triumphant on the 'Indian Women's Great Desert Safari 2015', travelling across the salt desert.
Kolkata, Mar 24 : RailYatri on Tuesday launched the 1st pan-India app for local train commuters, covering local trains at the top 11 locations, including Kolkata, all across India.
New Delhi, March 24 : Even as President Barack Obama announced Tuesday that he would reform the L-1B visa regime that allows global companies to temporarily shift their workers to the US, a study released last week finds that Indians faced the maximum rejections under this category.
Panaji, March 23 : You could soon choose between a horse, motorised paragliders, hovercrafts, air balloons or even segways to get around in Goa.
New Delhi, Mar 22 : Private airlines company GoAir has launched new fare cut for a limited period which will offer one way ticket prices as low as Rs 999.
New Delhi, March 22 : Germany's Lufthansa says it might go ahead and launch its Airbus A-380 services between Mumbai and Frankfurt in its 2015 winter schedule because of the "huge potential" in the Indian market.
New Delhi, March 21 : Budget passenger carrier GoAir Saturday launched its special mid-year offer with one-way fares starting from Rs.999 across the airline's network of 22 cities.
New York, March 19 : New York city aims to attract 67 million visitors annually by the end of 2021, Mayor Bill de Blasio, along with tourism officials, has announced.
Beijing, March 18 : A new air route between Jinan city in east China's Shandong province and New Delhi in India will be launched this year, China's Shandong Airline announced on Wednesday.
Havana, March 18 : Weekly direct charter flights between Havana and New York have resumed following a third round of talks on the restoration of diplomatic ties between the US and Cuba.
New Delhi, March 16 : Aiming to ensure the safety of women tourists - domestic and international - the union tourism ministry has launched "Incredible India Helpline" on a pilot basis, parliament was informed on Monday.
Kolkata, Mar 16 : Air Arabia, a low-cost carrier (LCC) in the Middle East and North Africa-connecting Sharjah to 13 destinations in India-recently introduced a new destination to its growing network, Tbilisi, at the heart of the South Caucasus country of Georgia from the carrier's primary hub in Sharjah, UAE.
Silchar (Assam), March 16 : The railways hope to connect all the eight states in India's northeast by 2020.
Bangalore, Mar 15: This week we take a trip down south, to the silicon valley of India, the fastest growing cites in southeast Asia- Bangalore.
New Delhi, March 15: The India Gate is one of the largest war memorials in India and is situated in the heart of New Delhi.
Lucknow, March 14 : The Lucknow junction in Uttar Pradesh would be wi-fi enabled from Saturday, railway officials said.
Jammu, March 13 : Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed on Friday ordered preparation of an all inclusive smart package to promote ideal tourist destinations in Jammu region of the state.
New Delhi, March 13 : Tata's full service passenger carrier Vistara Friday said it will commence services between New Delhi and Pune from April 9, 2015.
New Delhi, Mar 12 : Whistler Blackcomb, a major ski resort located 125 km north of Vancouver, in Canada's British Columbia, took pride in announcing the inclusion of its PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola in the 2015 Edition of the Guinness World Records Book.
New Delhi, March 11 : Rajya Sabha members on Wednesday expressed concern over high air fares and urged the government to take action.
Thiruvananthapuram, March 10 : Jet Airways has announced six new weekly flights from two more Kerala airports to Doha, Qatar, said an official on Tuesday.
New Delhi, March 9 : National carrier Air India said on Monday it has reduced the frequency of its Delhi-Moscow flight from four times a week to twice a week from Feb 25, 2015.
Dehradun, March 9 : The highway to the hill shrine of Badrinath in Uttarakhand has been shut due to heavy snowfall, officials said on Monday.
Dehradun, March 9 : The Badrinath highway was closed due to to heavy snowfall in Uttarakhand, officials said on Monday.