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This Swiss city is the most Instagrammed place in the world in the winter
London [UK], November 19 : Bern, a city in Switzerland, has been the most popular location to Instagram when the winter season gets in. Read Full Story

This Christmas, get the best of Swiss
New Delhi , Nov 17 : Christmas is that time of the year where the air is filled with love and magic. While Christmas is becoming increasingly commercial in many countries, Switzerland has managed to stay loyal to its tradition. Read Full Story

Delhi gets its first e-bike taxi 'Pillion' amidst hazardous levels of smog
New Delhi , Nov.16 : Delhi's first two wheeler e-bike taxi 'Pillion' is all set to provide commuters with an eco-friendly mode of transport. Read Full Story

Things to do in Las Vegas which do not involve casinos
Las Vegas [United States], November 12 : Famous for its casinos, Las Vegas' exuberant nightlife is no surprise. Over the years, the city has established itself as the entertainment capital of the world. Read Full Story

Travelling to Peru? Here are things that make it unique
New Delhi , Nov 11 : Planning a trip to Peru? Read Full Story

United Airlines suspends flight to Delhi over air pollution concern
New Delhi , Nov 11 : United Airlines on Saturday temporarily suspended Newark-Delhi flights due to poor air quality concerns in Delhi. Read Full Story

Delhi Govt. announces free travel in DTC, cluster buses from 13-17 Nov
New Delhi , November 10 : To encourage use of public transport at a time odd even rule will imply, the Delhi Government on Friday announced free travel in Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) and cluster buses. Read Full Story

Patna, Raipur, Guwahati airports to soon have round-the-clock flights
New Delhi , Nov. 10 : The Airports Authority of India(AAI) on Thursday announced that the airports at Raipur, Patna, Ranchi and Guwahati will have flights operating 24 hours a day from next year Read Full Story

Expedia Flip Flop Survey on Priority for Indian Travelers while Choosing a Beach Vacation
New Delhi : Expedia, a leading full service online travel company, today released the results of the 2017 Flip Flop Survey, an analysis of behaviour and preferences amidst beachgoers in Asia Pacific, Europe, North and South America. The survey highlights interesting findings regarding Indians' preference and behaviour towards beach holidays. Read Full Story

Now, cruise like a celebrity
New Delhi , Nov 7 : With a total of four sailings scheduled in December 2017 and January 2018, Indian cruise enthusiasts can now visit the best of Indian ports as well as travel to other beautiful destinations such as Dubai, Muscat and Abu Dhabi. Read Full Story

Here is some surprise for all adventure seekers
Gurugram (Haryana) , Nov 3 : Looking for some adventure? Read Full Story

Sway away from your worries in the picturesque Himalayas
Kufri (Himachal Pradesh) , Nov 3 : Bored of your regular routine at work and craving for some vacation? Read Full Story

Tripura gets its first Rajdhani Express Train
Agartala [Tripura] , November 2 : In an attempt to redefine the transportation system of the north-eastern states of the country, Union Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain has flagged off the first Rajdhani express train for Tripura from Agartala Railway station. Read Full Story

Two-day Sagar Kavach exercise starts on November 8 in Goa
Panaji (Goa) Nov. 2 : The two-day Coastal Security Exercise 'Sagar Kavach' is scheduled on November 8 and 9, 2017 to provide seamless seaward cover along the Goa Coast jointly by all security agencies from coastal belt area line to the limit of territorial water i.e 12 nautical miles. Read Full Story

Delhi airport woes: Separate counters for business/first class may reduce T-3 immigration lines
New Delhi , November 2 : In the wake of the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport witnessing serpentine queues of passengers of late, the government has been planning to make the check-in process at the Terminal III of the airport smoother. Read Full Story

Experience power, natural beauty of real volcano at Kirishima
Tokyo, Nov 1 : Kirishima-Kinkowan National Park spreads across Kagoshima Prefecture and Miyazaki Prefecture, uniquely encompassing three volcanic belts. Read Full Story

Central Asia and Europe linked by Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway
Ankara [Turkey], Oct.31 : Central Asia and Europe have finally been linked by railway via the Caucasus region. Read Full Story

Here're few tips while exploring Costa Rica
New Delhi , October 30 : Waiting to explore the lush and wild world of Costa Rica? Here are a few things to keep in mind. Read Full Story

New Delhi-bound Rajdhani Express chugs off from Agartala
Agartala (Tripura) October 30 : Union Minister of State (MoS) for Railways, Rajen Gohain, has formally flagged off the much-awaited Rajdhani Express from Agartala Railway Station. Read Full Story

Instagram worthy spots in Beverly Hills
New Delhi , October 29 : Who doesn't want to find the perfect spot for Instagram worthy photographs? From planning travel itineraries to finding inspiration for your next dream vacation, Instagram has become the go-to app for travel buffs. Read Full Story

Top 10 free things to do in picturesque San Francisco
New Delhi , October 29 : San Francisco is, of course, famous for its exotic locations, but do you know that there are ample of free things to do as well in this picturesque city. The city is also known for having more green spaces than any other municipality in the U.S. Read Full Story

10 tours that will make a photographer out of you
New Delhi , October 29 : Some destinations serve as a visually exquisite treat for your eyes and help you preserve the memories of the trip. Read Full Story

Explore India's scenic beauty via cable car rides
New Delhi , October 29 : As the winters slowly settle in the Northern part of India, it could be the time to take a vacation and explore India's picturesque valleys and towns. Read Full Story

Destinations to study abroad without burning a hole in your pocket
New Delhi , Oct 27 : Access to education is one of the basic rights of people across the world, and many are extremely lucky to have had the chance to complete at least high school. Read Full Story

What not to miss when in Jordan
New Delhi , Oct 27 : There's so much to do in Jordan that planning is definitely recommended to travellers who want to experience every bit of this fascinating country. Read Full Story

China's Living History: Amanyangyun opens a new gateway to the past
Beijing, Oct 26 : A short drive just beyond the city limits of Shanghai stands an ancient camphor forest. At its heart is the Emperor Tree; standing at 17 metres, it is the tallest of its kind in all of China. It has stood for more than 1,000 years - but not here, not in this spot. For in this woodland sanctuary, all is not what it seems. Read Full Story

Indian travellers flock to experience the incredible Iceland
New Delhi , Oct 25 : According to the data of a travel and restaurant website company, Indian's travel interest has shown a significant shift towards visiting Iceland. Read Full Story

Make your cruise dreams come true!
New Delhi , Oct 24 : Looking to take a cruise holiday but waiting as always for the best deals? Read Full Story

Agra-Lucknow Expressway may remain close on Oct 23, 24
New Delhi Oct 21 ANI: Uttar Pradesh Expressways Industrial Development Authority (UPEIDA) has written a letter to Unnao District Magistrate asking to stop use of Agra-Lucknow Expressway for public on October 23 and 24 in light of Indian Air Force (IAF) Highway Flying operation. Read Full Story

Indian Railway to speed up 700 long trains from next month
New Delhi , Oct 20 : The Indian Railways will soon reduce the running time of about 700 long distance trains. Read Full Story

Looking for fine dining restaurants? Here's where you can go
New Delhi , Oct 20 : A travel and restaurant website company has announced the winners of its Travellers' Choice awards for the best fine dining restaurants in India and around the world. Read Full Story

Delhi Metro services to be available till 10 pm on Diwali
New Delhi , October 18 : The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) on Thursday said that the train services will remain open till 10 p.m. on the occasion of Diwali. Read Full Story

This weekend embark on Kerala's Niraamaya Retreats to experience tranquility!
New Delhi , Oct 17 : Are you one of those looking for an ideal vacation which includes visiting mesmerising landscape, enjoying a laid-back boat tour, taking a dip in a secluded cove and tranquility, then, Niraamaya Retreats Cardamom Club in Thekkady, the tourist attraction in Kerala is the perfect destination for you. Read Full Story

Mountain biking popularises adventure tourism in Arunachal
New Delhi , Oct 17, : Arunachal Pradesh recently hosted the first edition of mountain biking. Around 70 professional and ranked riders from India and abroad took part in the event. Read Full Story

Railway introduces new Special Rajdhani between Delhi Mumbai
New Delhi : To fulfill the long overdue demand of passengers and to provide faster and convenient connectivity to passengers between two metros Delhi and Mumbai, Ministry of Railways is introducing a new Special Rajdhani Express between Delhi and Mumbai from 16th October, 2017. Read Full Story

Fairy Queen, World's Oldest Functional Steam Engine to commence its journey
New Delhi : Indian Railways will be commencing running of team hauled tourist train between Delhi Cantonment and Rewari on second and fourth Saturday of month beginning from October, 2017. The operation will continue till April, 2018. Read Full Story

Indian Railways to start cheaper, faster Rajdhani between Delhi-Mumbai
New Delhi , October 14 : The Indian Railways has decided to run a 'special Rajdhani' train between Delhi-Mumbai, without flexi fare and will take two hour less than the two existing Rajdhanis, and will start from October 16. Read Full Story

High-five: 5 events in Mumbai to explore this festive season
New Delhi , Oct 13 : Festivals are the perfect time for families to shop, indulge, celebrate, learn and spend quality time together. With festive shopping considered especially auspicious, Indians across all sections of the society purchase everything that has been on their minds for a while; from new clothes and jewellery to home decor. Read Full Story

Celebrate Diwali away from home at these gorgeous spots
New Delhi , Oct 11 : While the festival of lights, Diwali, is all about family get-togethers, firework displays, pujas and tasty treats, many of us wish to stay away from the noise and smog and set off to a peaceful destination to enjoy our holidays. Read Full Story

Commuting by Delhi Metro to be costlier from tomorrow
New Delhi , Oct 9 : Commuters using Delhi Metro will have to spend more from their pockets from tomorrow as the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has confirmed the price hike, as decided earlier. Read Full Story

Chhattisgarh: Raman Singh announces AC nonstop buses on 18 routes
Raipur (Chhattisgarh) , October 8 : Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Sunday announced that Air-conditioned (AC) nonstop buses will run on 18 routes of Chhattisgarh. Read Full Story

Phayeng Chakpa village is Manipur's new favourite tourist spot
Imphal West (Manipur) , October 6 : Having recently hosted the World Tourism Day celebration, one of the oldest villages of Manipur, Phayeng Chakpa village, has now become a vibrant tourist hotspot of the state. Read Full Story

Goa: Season's first charter coming from Russia today
Panaji (Goa) , Oct 1 : Goa is all set to receive its first charter-load of tourists from Russia today, marking an early start to the charter-tourist season. Read Full Story

Over 67pc people planning vacay this season: Survey
New Delhi , Sep 29 : An online travel portal, Yatra.com, in its annual festive survey highlighting the travel trends, found that 67pc respondents are planning to travel during the festival season, leveraging the long weekends. Read Full Story

Expedia Family Travel Survey 2017: Indian Parents Let Go of their Parenting Style When on Vacation
New Delhi : Expedia, a leading full service online travel company, today released the results of the 2017 Family survey, a study analyzing family choices around holidays across multiple countries and continents. Read Full Story

World Tourism Day: Wonders of India
New Delhi , September 27 : India has an array of exotic locations that can leave you spellbound with its beauty- from trails of architectural pasts to the tranquillity that hills offer, blue-green sea-water or wildlife experiences - India has got it all. Read Full Story

Special trains to run between Kakinada and Tirupati in wake of Dussehra
Secunderabad (Telangana) , Sept 26 : Special Trains will run between Kakinada and Tirupati in view of Brahmotsavam at Tirumala and Dussehra festival. Read Full Story

Airbnb launches New York city experiences
New Delhi , Sep 26 : There's so much of New York to discover beyond the neon lights of Times Square. That's why today we're announcing the launch of New York City Experiences with over 150 Experiences across all five boroughs. Airbnb guests will now have the opportunity to explore one of the world's most dynamic cities from a diverse and local viewpoint. Read Full Story

President Kovind to present National Tourism Awards on Wednesday
New Delhi, Sep 25 : The President of India Shri Ram Nath Kovind will present "National Tourism Awards" to various segments of the travel, tourism and hospitality industry at a function organized by Ministry of Tourism in Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi on World Tourism Day (27 September,2017). The function will be presided over by the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Tourism ShriShri Alphons Kannanthanam. These awards are being given since the early 1990s and are presented to State Governments / Union Territories, classified hotels, heritage hotels, approved travel agents, tour operators and tourist transport operators, individuals and other private organizations in recognition of their performance in their respective fields and also to encourage healthy competition with an aim to promote tourism. In an attempt to encourage States and Union Territories to put into place effective mechanisms for maintaining cleanliness at tourist destinations, a new Category of award "Swachhta Award" has been introduced this year. Other new categories of awards being introduced this year include "Best State for Adventure Tourism" and "Best Wildlife Guide". The date for the Awards has been selected to coincide with World Tourism Daywhich is celebrated annually on 27th September, to coincide with the anniversary of adoption of the statutes of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO). Its purpose is to foster awareness among the international community of the importance of tourism and its social, cultural, political and economic value. The theme for World Tourism Day 2017, as announced by UNWTO is "Sustainable Tourism - a Tool for Development". This year, Hall of Fame Awards have been introduced, which will be given to States, Organisations, Agencies which have the National Tourism Award in the same category for the last three consecutive years. Recipients of the Hall of Fame Awards will be eligible to apply for the National Tourism Award in the same category after three years. The Award function will also include : (i) Launch of the Incredible India 2.0 Campaign;(ii) Launch of 'Adopt A Heritage' Project; and(iii) Design Launch of Incredible India Website. Invitees at the function will include Tourism Ministers of States, Central and State Government Officials, Representatives from Diplomatic Missions, Members from the Travel and Hospitality Industries, including leading Hoteliers, Travel Agents and Tour Operators, Travel Media and the Mainstream Media. Read Full Story

Here're some pocket-friendly abroad destinations for Indians
New Delhi , September 26 : If traveling was free, you would never see me again- This is the line repeated often by people like your friends and colleagues, who have a serious wanderlust. Read Full Story

Railway line connecting India, Nepal to become functional from next year
Janakpur [Nepal], Sept 25 : After remaining non-functional for the last three years the Janakpur-Jayanagar Railway line connecting Nepal and India is expected to become functional by 2018. Read Full Story

Up for some real life horror? Here're 9 spookiest places around the world
New Delhi , Sep 25 : The unknown has always fascinated the human mind. We all have grown up hearing stories of witches and ghosts, myths and legends and haunted forts and houses. Read Full Story

Top 5 ways to experience the Canadian province, Ontario
New Delhi , Sep 23 : Canada's most populous province, Ontario is home to nearly 40 percent of all Canadians. It is diverse and vibrant from the multicultural metropolis of Toronto, Canada's biggest city, to the First Nations villages on the Hudson Bay shores to the north. Read Full Story

Piyush Goyal flags off Mahamana Express via video conferencing; interacts with passengers
Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh) , September 22 : Railway Minister Piyush Goyal along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday flagged off the Mahamana Express in Varanasi, through video conferencing. Read Full Story

Don't be `just` a traveller, be a `responsible` one!
By Sonika Mendiratta, New Delhi [India], Sep 23 : There would be hardly any person in this world who doesn't love travelling. Read Full Story

Himachal introduces eco-friendly electric buses to keep Manali-Rohtang pass clean
Shimla (Himachal Pradesh) , September 22 : In a bid to keep the Manali-Rohtang pass (13,050 feet) route clean, Himachal Pradesh becomes the first state in commencing the use of Electric Buses. Read Full Story

This long weekend embark on a Musical Expedition in Macao!
New Delhi, , Sep 21 : What better place to getaway on the long weekend than the mesmerizing landscape, unique historical and archaeological mix of Chinese and Portuguese cultures, extravagant and diversified experiences Macao has to offer. Read Full Story

'Food defines the way Indians travel', says Airbnb APAC travel survey
New Delhi , Sep 20 : World's leading community driven hospitality company Airbnb has announced the results of its Asia Pacific (APAC) Travel survey, which revealed travellers are getting more adventurous with 71 percent of people surveyed emphasizing the importance of trying local cuisines on vacation, and 6 out of 10 travellers keen to try new experiences or activities. Read Full Story

Apps that make your travel hassle free!
New Delhi , Sep 19 : Planning your next trip? Read Full Story

Ministry of Tourism reports 11 pct growth in Foreign Tourist Arrivals in august
New Delhi , Sep 18 : Ministry of Tourism on Monday reported the monthly estimates of Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) and FTAs on e-Tourist Visa on the basis of Nationality-wise, Port-wise data received from Bureau of Immigration (BOI). Read Full Story


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