Agartala, May 29 : The trial run of a bus service between Agartala and Kolkata via Bangladesh that would reduce the journey by over 1,000 km will be held on June 1-3, a minister said here on Friday.
Mumbai, May 27 : Jet Airways, an international airline, has announced the launch of 'the million sale' where a million seats would be on offer for a flat discount of 25%.
Dehradun, May 26 : Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Tuesday requested Civil Aviation Minister P Ashok Gajapati Raju to start air services from Chandigarh and Amritsar to Dehradun on an urgent basis considering the Hemkund Sahib Yatra, slated to start from June 1.
Rome, May 25 : A unique interplay of verse and drawings will bring the spirit of Delhi's landmark sites, old and new, to Italians in a unique exhibition set to begin here early next month.
Pretoria, May 23 : Experience the magic of the Pilanesberg properties of Legacy on its exclusive game drives with skilled game rangers, exquisite food and luxurious accommodation at any of the Legacy Bush Lodges. With changed game drive rules making it more kid friendly; young children will be permitted on game drives, Bakubung and Kwa Maritane Lodges will accommodate children of all ages making it a perfect choice for families.
Panaji, May 23 : Tourists desirous of getting a bird's eyeview of Goa's breathtaking natural beauty can look forward to a thrilling experience as the state is set to launch a seaplane facility in August this year.
New Delhi, May 22 : On the occasion of completing 10 years in operation, budget passenger carrier SpiceJet on Friday announced a 'Happy Birthday to Us' flash sale offering a 10 percent discount on select flights.
New Delhi, May 22 : To facilitate boarding and alighting of ladies from the same coach and avoid inconvenience to women passengers travelling on Line 1 (Dilshad Garden to Rithala), the Delhi Metro from Saturday has decided to change the locations of the ladies coach, an official statement said on Friday.
New Delhi, May 21 : The government would soon provide Wi-Fi facilities at all major tourist places across India, Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said here on Thursday.
Singapore, May 21 : Singapore Airlines on Thursday unveiled its new Premium Economy Class seats and the in-flight offerings that customers will enjoy when the new cabin class enters service in August.
New Delhi, May 21 : Budget passenger carrier AirAsia India on Thursday commenced commercial operations from New Delhi to Goa, Bengaluru and Guwahati.
New Delhi, May 21 : Pick a few favourite and versatile jewellery pieces that you can mix and match while you travel, says an expert.
taipei, May 20 : Taiwan is an Indian shopaholics delight; fabulous night markets with bargains that are a steal, great food and a buzzing atmosphere from its night markets to the high-end shopping mall.
New Delhi, May 20 : AirAsia India on Wednesday organized a special patch flight for prominent personalities in Delhi, to give them a special AirAsia India on board flight experience.
New Delhi, May 20 : Select Delhi Metro stations, including Rajiv Chowk and Central Secretariat, would soon be WiFi zones, an official said on Wednesday.
Mumbai, May 20 : Jet Airways, India's premier international airline, has extended its popular seat selection product to the airlines' travel agent partners.
New Delhi, May 20 : Low-cost carrier AirAsia India on Wednesday said its new flights from New Delhi to Bengaluru, Goa and Guwahati will be operational from Thursday.
New Delhi, May 17 : After the Uber rape case a few months ago in New Delhi, do women feel safe travelling in on-demand cabs alone late evening or night? Many are wary. However, post- incident, the private cab companies went back to the drawing board to beef up their security aspects. Madhumita Mookerjee explores.
Manali, May 15 : Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Friday said the state government would urge the National Green Tribunal (NGT) to reconsider the ban imposed on plying tourist vehicles on Rohtang Pass.
Srinagar, May 14 : Jammu and Kashmir Governor N.N. Vohra Thursday reviewed the security arrangements for this year's Amarnath Yatra.
New Delhi, May 14 : If you are someone who loves travelling alone then its important to keep an account of a few necessary pointers before packing your bags for the next destination. From keeping your confidence intact during your journey to travelling light can make your trip smart and fun filled.
New Delhi, May 13 : A group of 20 members of parliament on Wednesday submitted a representations to Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapati Raju to look the exploitation of passengers by the airlines.
New Delhi, May 13 : Budget passenger carrier SpiceJet on Wednesday said that it will operate an additional flight between Delhi and Hyderabad for the peak summer period. The airline will operate the additional flight on alternate days.
Kullu, May 13 : Himachal Pradesh would promote angling and water sports in Kullu district in a bigger way by roping private investments, Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh said here on Wednesday.
Panaji, May 12 : With the inflow of Russian tourists on the decline, at least for now, India's best known beach tourism destination Goa is now eyeing high-spending Chinese tourists.
Dehradun, May 12 : After neighbouring Uttar Pradesh rolled out an all-cost-paid pilgrimage trip for senior citizens of the state, the hill state of Uttarakhand has also launched a similar exercise.
Srinagar, May 7 : The Srinagar-Leh national highway was on Thursday reopened for traffic after remaining closed for five months due to heavy snowfall.
New Delhi, May 7 : The Delhi Metro on Thursday said its services between Tis Hazari and Inderlok stations will run on single line for a brief period over the weekend due to maintenance and repair work.
Thiruvananthapuram, May 7 : Cruise ship service between Kerala and Sri Lanka is likely to begin soon, said a Sri Lankan minister.
Panaji, May 6 : The five glitzy offshore casinos anchored in the Mandovi river, which are now contemporary landmarks in the state's capital, will be shifted upriver to other locations, even as an anti-corruption outfit claimed that five more casinos could soon be given operating licences.
Shimla, May 5 : To cater to the tourist rush, low cost carrier SpiceJet on Tuesday announced it would start two additional flights between Delhi and Dharamsala, the abode of Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, and Delhi and Amritsar from May 15.
Panaji, May 5 : Finally, Goa appears to have given its indigenous coconuts and cashew nuts their due.
Dubai, May 4 : UAE-based flydubai on Monday said direct air links between countries is the key determinant of its passengers' choice for an airline following the value-for-money proposition of the carrier.
Agartala/Kohima/Itanagar, May 4 : Tourism could flourish in the northeastern states due to the Buddhist sites in the region, Nagaland, Assam and Tripura Governor Padmanabha Balakrishna Acharya said on Monday.
Panaji, May 3 : With a poor tourist season for Goa and no foreseeable sign of its resurrection, the road ahead is a tough one for the tourism-oriented state, according to top officials of the Russian Information Centre (RIC) in Goa, which aims to foster an atmosphere of confidence for Russian tourists in the beach state.
New Delhi, May 2 : Flights to Nepal from India are fully booked and operating under normal conditions, officials said on Saturday.
New Delhi, May 1 : Indian flights to Nepal have achieved normal operational status and all flights are on schedule, officials here said on Friday.
Kolkata, Apr 30 : Skyscanner, a leading global travel search engine, launches Skyscanner Now card for Google, which will allow android users around the world to get instant flight price alerts on their mobile device.
New Delhi, April 29 : India's e-tourist visa scheme, earlier known as tourist visa on arrival, will be extended to 31 more countries from May 1, it was announced on Wednesday.
Kolkata, April 29 : Even as airport congestion due to quake relief operations is causing flight delays to and from Nepal's capital Kathmandu, flight operations between India and its Himalayan neighbour is heading towards normalcy again, operators said on Wednesday.
New Delhi, April 27 : India's national airline is downsizing its booking operations to bring down operating expenses and has closed down 23 such offices across India, parliament was told on Monday.
By Mayabhushan Nagvenkar, Panaji, April 27 : If you thought Goa was only for tourists looking for fun, think again. If the medical fraternity and the state government here have their way, Goa, conventionally known for its beaches and music bashes, may well pip big cities like Delhi, Bengaluru and Chennai as an attractive medical tourism destination as well.
New Delhi, April 25 : Budget carrier Spice Jet on Saturday said it will not only offer full refund to passengers booked on their flights to Kathmandu, but also allow them an option for re-scheduling as and when operations resume to the Nepalese capital.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 24 : Kerala Tourism and Sri Lanka have decided to join hands for developing tourism in the region with the latter also considering operation of a cruise ship between Colombo and Kochi, a state minister said on Friday.
Chennai, Apr. 23 : Commuters hailed the launch of the Indian Railways mobile application (app) for paperless unreserved tickets for Egmore and Tambram suburban sections of Chennai on Wednesday.
New Delhi, April 22 : Railway Minister Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu on Wednesday launched a mobile application for paperless unreserved ticketing.
Kochi, April 22 : SpiceJet, the country's second largest low fare airline, plans to ramp up its international operations from Cochin airport to the Middle East with more flights, as well as increased connectivity to Maldives through Kochi.
Nainital, Apr.22 : Tourists from all over the country are all set to arrive in the Nainital during the peak holiday season to take in a bit of the green environs and cool off during the heat of summer.
Kolkata, Apr 21 : Eastern Railway will run two pairs of Malda-Haridwar Summer special train to clear the extra rush of passengers during the ensuing summer season, leaving Malda on every Monday on May 18 & 25, (2 trips) and leaving Haridwar on every Tuesday on May 19 & 26, (2 trips). The Up train (03427) will leave Malda at 9.05 hrs on Mondays and reach Haridwar at 14.15 hrs on the next day.
Jaipur, April 20 : The e-tourist visa facility presently available for some of the countries will boost tourist arrivals in the country, Jyotsna Suri, president of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), said on Monday.
Jaipur, April 19 : Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Sunday said the state expects a "quantum" jump in tourist arrivals by 2018.
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.