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Etihad Airways goes double daily to Dusseldorf
Abu Dhabi, Jan 19 : Airline major Etihad Airways on Thursday announced its Abu Dhabi - Dusseldorf route will be operated 14 times a week with the addition of a new daily service, effective from Mar 26. Read Full Story

Flight travellers breathe easy as all new ixigo flights app is here
New Delhi , Jan 17 : India's leading travel meta player, ixigo has launched an all new version of its already popular Flights app. Available on both android and iOS, the app is packed with a host of new features, developed keeping in mind the convenience of flight travelers. The idea is to give more power to air travelers, by simplifying the booking and post booking processes. With ixigo, one can compare and book flights from across 100+ travel websites including MakeMyTrip, Yatra, Cleartrip, Musafir, Jet Airways, Spicejet, etc. Read Full Story

Dr Jitendra Singh discusses tourism promotion plans for Shillong
New Delhi, Jan 16 : Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh discussed here on Monday the tourism promotion plans for Shillong and other surrounding areas of Northeast with a group of professionals led by Member of Parliament from Tura, Meghalaya, Conrad K. Sangma. Read Full Story

Emirates to launch daily flights to Croatia
Kolkata Jan 16 : Airlines major Emirates on Monday announced that it will further expand its European network with the introduction of a daily flight from Dubai to Zagreb (ZAG), the capital of Croatia from June 1, 2017. Read Full Story

Jet Airways introduces direct daily flight between Mangaluru and Delhi
Mangaluru, Jan 12 : Jet Airways will introduce a new daily service between Mangaluru and New Delhi, offering business travellers from the South Indian port city and commercial hub connectivity with the national capital. Read Full Story

Take a travel break to boost your productivity
New Delhi, Jan. 12: Remember Ranbir Kapoor in 'Ye Jawani Hai Deewani'? A flamboyant travel journalist! His role underlined an important truth: travel brings happiness, which is often infectious. Read Full Story

How to save money on your dream vacation?
New Delhi, Jan. 12: You are in the middle of an adventure, taking a trip that you've been planning for long, and you suddenly realise that you are short of money! Read Full Story

Indian Railways organises Round Table to discuss environmental and housekeeping issues
New Delhi, Jan 11 : The Indian Railways (IR), on Wednesday, organised a Round Table discussion in New Delhi with non-railway stakeholders, on various environmental and housekeeping issues related to the department. Read Full Story

Vistara completes 2 years
New Delhi, Jan 10 : Airline major Vistara, which carries the legacy of two iconic brands - Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines -has marked two years of successful operations on Monday. Read Full Story

Tour operators and hotelier gear up for winter tourism in Kashmir
Srinagar, (Jammu and Kashmir), , Jan. 10 : Tour operators and hoteliers are gearing up for winter tourism in Kashmir, because this year, the unrest in Kashmir has affected the economy badly with the situation gradually improving and the region receiving a good amount of snowfall over the last months, hope has surfaced for a brisk business season. Read Full Story

Take these winter treks before the snow melts
New Delhi , Jan 09 : Winter is here and if slithering through the days in a hibernation mode is all you have planned for this winter, you might want to reconsider it. Read Full Story

Five trains cancelled, several flights affected
New Delhi , Jan. 8 : As the dense fog engulfs the city due to the fall in temperature, several train and flight services have been affected on Friday morning. Read Full Story

Road Ministry to launch two mobile apps for safety, citizen services
New Delhi , Jan. 7 : The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways is planning to soon launch two mobile apps, 'm-Parivahan' and 'e-challan', which would not only give a push to road safety but would also facilitate citizen interactions. Read Full Story

Siliguri becomes new haven of migratory birds
Siliguri (West Bengal) , Jan. 7 : Bird watchers on Friday flocked here where a large number of migratory birds have arrived to escape the extreme cold of their Arctic home grounds. Read Full Story

Srinagar-Jammu highway closed after heavy snowfall
Srinagar, Jan 6 : The 300-km-long strategic Srinagar-Jammu highway was closed after heavy snowfall on both sides of Jawahar Tunnel on Friday. Read Full Story

SpiceJet aircraft with 176 people on board lands at IGI airport under emergency condition
New Delhi, Jan 6 : A Delhi-bound SpiceJet aircraft from Bengaluru with 176 persons on board landed under an emergency condition at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi on Friday morning following partial failure of hydraulic system, reports said. Read Full Story

View picturesque Himalayas like never before at Kufri's first International 5 star hotel
New Delhi , Jan 04 : Golden Tulip Hospitality group, South Asia proudly announced the opening of its first 5 star luxury hotel Royal Tulip Kufri- Shimla. Read Full Story

Khandu cabinet clears deck for commencement of Itanagar-Banderdewa four lane highway
Guwahati, Jan 4 : In a major decision, the Arunachal Pradesh state cabinet headed by Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Wednesday cleared deck for commencement of work for much awaited Itanagar-Banderdewa four lane highway. Read Full Story

MMPRC launches new 'VisitMaldives' website
Male, Jan 4 : Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation launched the brand new 'VisitMaldives' website with new interactive features at a recent event. Read Full Story

Now, apply for Haj using an app
Mumbai , Jan. 3: Minister of State for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi yesterday launched a mobile application which will provide information and facilitate e-payments for the pilgrimage, which gives a digital push to the Haj application process for the first time. Read Full Story

Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi launches Haj Committee of India mobile app preparations begin for Haj Pilgrimage 2017
New Delhi, Jan 2 : Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs (Independent Charge) and Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi launched Haj Committee of India Mobile App at Haj House in Mumbai on Monday. Read Full Story

Shimla: No snowfall on New Year Eve leaves tourists disappointed
Shimla (Himachal Pradesh) , Jan.2 : After celebrating New Year Eve at the historic Ridge Maidan, the tourist here desperately waited for snow to fall, but were left disappointed. Read Full Story

Mumbai Airport's Domestic Terminal 1B is now Terminal 1
Mumbai, Jan 2 : GVK MIAL, the company that administers Mumbai's Domestic and International Airport, has renamed the airport's domestic Terminal - 1B to Terminal 1 with effect from Jan 1 2017. Read Full Story

Tourists throng zoo to witness rare animals in Himachal
Kufri (Himachal Pradesh) , Jan 1 : A zoo in Himachal Pradesh's Kufri hill station, home to several endangered species of birds and animals, is attracting visitors in large numbers. Read Full Story

Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi launches Haj Committee of India mobile app preparations begin for Haj Pilgrimage 2017
New Delhi, Jan 2 : Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs (Independent Charge) and Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi launched Haj Committee of India Mobile App at Haj House in Mumbai on Monday. Read Full Story

Shimla: No snowfall on New Year Eve leaves tourists disappointed
Shimla (Himachal Pradesh) , Jan.2 : After celebrating New Year Eve at the historic Ridge Maidan, the tourist here desperately waited for snow to fall, but were left disappointed. Read Full Story

Mumbai Airport's Domestic Terminal 1B is now Terminal 1
Mumbai, Jan 2 : GVK MIAL, the company that administers Mumbai's Domestic and International Airport, has renamed the airport's domestic Terminal - 1B to Terminal 1 with effect from Jan 1 2017. Read Full Story

Tourists throng zoo to witness rare animals in Himachal
Kufri (Himachal Pradesh) , Jan 1 : A zoo in Himachal Pradesh's Kufri hill station, home to several endangered species of birds and animals, is attracting visitors in large numbers. Read Full Story

Get ready to 'move your feet' at the Shimla Ice-Skating rink!
Shimla (Himachal Pradesh) , Dec. 30 : It is ice everywhere in Shimla and one can't stop but end up playing with it. The cherry on the cake is the sessions of ice-skating being started in the historic rink here. Read Full Story

Shimla welcomes tourists with fashion show during winter carnival
Shimla (Himachal Pradesh) , Dec. 29 : The north Indian hill town Shimla recently organised a fashion show to boost tourism in the region as a part of Shimla winter carnival the fashion show was main attraction in hill resort. Read Full Story

J-K govt. organises familiarisation tour to give tourism sector a boost
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir), Dec.29 : Tour operators from across the country visited Kashmir recently as part of a three-day FAM (Familiarization) tour. Read Full Story

Himachal State Museum an eye candy for tourists
Shimla (Himachal Pradesh) , Dec. 29 : Himachal Pradesh has always been the favourite destination for tourists from all across the country. No wonder, as it has many tourist attractions and monuments of cultural heritage. Read Full Story

Safety of passengers, crew cannot be compromised: IndiGo, SpiceJet
New Delhi , Dec. 27 : IndiGo and SpiceJet airlines on Tuesday issued a statement, saying safety of the passengers, crew and the aircraft are of top priority and at no time it can be compromised. Read Full Story

Jet Airways passengers complain about authorities lax attitude
Panaji (Goa) , Dec. 27 : After a Jet Airways aircraft skidded off the runway at Dabolim airport in Goa while aligning for takeoff to Mumbai this morning, the stranded passengers said the situation was very critical even twenty minutes after the untoward incident, adding there was no one for help. Read Full Story

Delhi fog: 52 trains delayed, five rescheduled
New Delhi [India], Dec. 24 (ANI): Poor visibility due to dense fog encompassed the national capital on Saturday as around 52 trains have been delayed, five rescheduled and one train has been cancelled. Read Full Story

Ten Delhi Metro stations to go 'cashless' from Jan 1, 2017|
New Delhi [India], Dec. 24 (ANI): Ten metro stations in the national capital will go completely cashless in their transactions from January 1, 2017 which include Rohini East, Rohini West, Mayur Vihar Phase-1, Tilak Nagar,Noida Sector-15 and Nehru Place. Read Full Story

Aadhar, E-aadhar with DoB will now be accepted as proof for Passport
New Delhi [India], Dec. 23 : The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Friday announced that Aadhar or E-aadhar with Date of Birth will now be accepted as a proof as per the new rules for getting a passport. Read Full Story

These destinations will allow you to welcome 2017 more than once
New Delhi [India], Dec. 23: Through travel websites like Wego.com you can celebrate New Year twice in one night. Read Full Story

This Christmas, check out these travel destinations with your loved ones
New Delhi [India], Dec. 21 : Festive buntings and lights, puddings, gifts, family dinner and midnight mass- Christmas is an incredibly popular festival in India that symbolises kindness and joy. Celebrated by people from all religions and states, the day is a great occasion for coming together with friends and family and reveling in festive cheer. As it heralds the New Year, Christmas is also a great time to travel to an exciting destination. Read Full Story

17 neighborhoods to watch in 2017!
New Delhi [India], Dec. 21 : The theater district in Seoul, a foodie hamlet within Kuala Lumpur's bustling city center and a residential artists' enclave in Minneapolis: The fast-growing neighborhoods for travel in 2017 are an eclectic mix of emerging local hotspots. Read Full Story

IRCTC ties up with GSAs of Bangladesh
New Delhi [India] Dec.20 : Buoyed with the success of internet ticketing and tourism verticals, IRCTC has recently tied up with the General Sales Agents (GSAs) of Bangladesh. Read Full Story

Tourism season faces impact of cash crunch; domestic tourism hit by 65 pct in India: ASSOCHAM
New Delhi [India], Dec 20 : With shortage of cash dampening consumer confidence, the ongoing tourism season is witnessing a significant dent with not much enthusiasm for Christmas and New Year holidays at some of the popular destinations which are reporting at least 65 percent drop in bookings, barring Goa that is catching up of late, an ASSOCHAM survey has noted. Read Full Story

78 trains cancelled till Jan. 15 due to dense fog
New Delhi, Dec. 19 : The Indian Railways on Monday decided to cancel 78 trains till January 15 next year in view of dense fog in many parts of north India reducing visibility. Read Full Story

Delhi fog: Several trains, flights affected due to low visibility
New Delhi [India], Dec. 18 : As the dense fog continues to engulf northern India given the fall in temperature, several trains and flight services have been affected on Sunday morning. Read Full Story

Delhi: Metro to run on single line between Badarpur and Sarita Vihar today
New Delhi, Dec. 18 : Metro train services will run on single line for about four hours i.e, from 12 noon to 4 p.m. between Badarpur and Sarita Vihar section of Line - 6 on December 18. Read Full Story

Trains, flights continue to get affected as dense fog engulfs national capital
New Delhi [India], Dec. 13: With dense fog enveloping the national capital and the region around, the connectivity of the place is getting hampered almost every day with transport services either getting cancelled or delayed. Read Full Story

Efforts afoot to boost tourism in Kashmir's virgin areas
Gool (Jammu and Kashmir), Dec. 13 : Minister of State for Education, Tourism and Horticulture, Priya Sethi has said that the state government is making concerted efforts to give boost to tourism sector, which is the mainstay of the economy. Read Full Story

Tourists flock to snow-covered Gulmarg
Gulmarg (Jammu and Kashmir), Dec. 13 : Gulmarg in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramula district has received its first spell of snow. Read Full Story

Train services on Baramulla-Srinagar-Banihal section resumed after two days
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Dec. 10: Train services between Srinagar and Banihal in the Jammu region resumed after remaining suspended for security reasons for two days following clashes between demonstrators and security forces in south Kashmir district of Anantnag, where an encounter ensued on December 7 evening. Read Full Story

TIRUN announces 'Celebrity Constellation' maiden voyage to Mumbai
New Delhi [India], Dec 6 : TIRUN, the exclusive India representative of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. announces the arrival of Celebrity Cruises' millennium class ship, Celebrity Constellation, in Mumbai, for the first time. Read Full Story

EAT STREET RAVE REPEAT! Your `passport` for global street food available at Tourist Janpath
By Ashish Kumar Singh, New Delhi [India], Nov 29 : Every single person on this planet desire to travel around the globe and experience the culture, fashion, people and more specially- the FOOD. Read Full Story

NRI woman completes record breaking solo road-trip from UK to India
Vadodara (Gujarat) [India], Nov. 29 : A 43-year-old NRI woman from Navsari district of Gujarat has successfully completed her solo car journey of 32,000 kilometres from the United Kingdom to India. Read Full Story

Switzerland Tourism launches new campaigns for Winter, Summer 2017
New Delhi [India], Nov 25 : Switzerland Tourism has announced the launch of its Winter Campaign for 2016 and 'Nature wants you back' campaign for summer 2017. Read Full Story

Now experience Kerala through virtual reality at Delhi airport
New Delhi [Kerala], Nov.24 : Now, travellers waiting for flights at New Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) can experience an exhilarating backwater houseboat cruise in scenic palm-fringed Kerala through a 3D virtual reality device. Read Full Story

Foreign tourists facing problems due to demonetization
Shimla (Himachal Pradesh) [India], Nov. 14(ANI): Cash-crunch triggered by demonetisation of Rs. 500 and Rs. 1,000 notes is not only causing inconvenience to people in the country, but foreign tourists visiting here are equally troubled as they are unable to use smaller denominations. Read Full Story

Meghalaya: Motor sport event held in Tura to promote adventure tourism
Tura (Meghalaya)[India], Nov. 12 (ANI): In a bid to give a boost to adventure tourism in Meghalaya, a motor sport event was recently organised in the state's Tura town, whcih attracted sports adventure lovers. Read Full Story

Rejoice travellers! Here comes a cruise that will take you to Maldives
New Delhi [India], Nov 4 : Starting this December, travellers will for the first time ever, be able to embark on a cruise from right here in India. One of Europe's leading cruising company is launching a cruise in India, which will be home porting in Mumbai from December 2016. It will perform a series of weekly sailings from December 16, 2016 to March 18, 2017. Read Full Story

Google makes planning vacations easy and fun this holiday season
New Delhi , Oct.27 : Google today announced the launch of its travel guide application 'Google Trips' making it easier for travellers to plan their vacation and get curated travel options as per their interest. Read Full Story

A weekend getaway that rides farm-to-fork wave
By Pallavi Aman Singh, New Delhi, Oct 25 : Living a healthier lifestyle doesn't have to mean just cutting back on portion sizes, glugging green juices or banning booze. Why not book a hale and hearty holiday break? It might be a weekend outing to a farm. Read Full Story

Experience some adventure this Diwali break
New Delhi , Oct.24 : Does the prospect of travelling to a challenging destination bring on an adrenaline rush? Then pack your bags and get set go during this Diwali break. Read Full Story

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