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Air China temporarily suspends flights to Pyongyang
New York [U.S.A.], Apr. 15 : Air China has decided to suspend its flights between Beijing and North Korean capital Pyongyang. Read Full Story

Air China to suspend flights to North Korea from Monday
Beijing [China], Apr 14 : Air China will suspend flights between Beijing and Pyongyang, North Korea, beginning April 17, according to reports. Read Full Story

Here are some budget friendly destinations for you
New Delhi , Apr. 14 : Who doesn't love holidays? And as soon as holidays start, plans for travelling take the front seat. Read Full Story

Easy hacks to save money on holiday!
London [UK], Apr. 10 : Who doesn't love to travel? Moreover, who doesn't want to gorge in some of the best experiences without having to shed out a lot of money? Read Full Story

Efforts being made to increase road construction target to 40 km a day: Nitin Gadkari
New Delhi , Apr. 6 : Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari has said that the government is making efforts to further improve the road construction target to 40 km a day from the current 23 km per day. Read Full Story

Asia's largest tulip garden opens for tourists in Kashmir
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) , Apr. 2 : Asia's largest tulip garden opened for the tourists in Kashmir. Read Full Story

Essential summer travel tips from beauty diva Shahnaz Husain for Cool Journey
New Delhi , Apr.2 : Time flies when you're having fun with kids , friends and family members on hills and beaches during summer holiday, right? Read Full Story

How to make most of your Bleisure trip?
New Delhi , April 2 : Befitting into the corporate world often obliges professionals to often travel for work trips away from friends and family and miss important occasions like anniversaries, birthdays etc. At times, travelling for work can turn into fatiguing and unavoidable experiences. It is only recently that newer concepts of travel experience such as 'Bleisure trips' has come as a way out, where corporate travel allows people to take their families along and utilize the business travel time as a small family vacation, among other similar categories, which are still germinating from the changing travel patterns of professionals. Read Full Story

SOTC wins Best Travel and Hospitality Risk Management Award 2017
Mumbai, Mar 31 (NITN): SOTC Travel has won the award for the Best Risk Management Practice in the Travel and Hospitality category in the 3rd edition of 'ICICI Lombard-CNBC TV18 India Risk Management Awards 2017, an official release stated. Read Full Story

Trip 360 powered by Cox and Kings redefines Outdoor Adventure Tourism in India
New Delhi, Mar 29 : India's adventure sports enthusiasts have a reason to rejoice! Fuelling the spirit of adrenaline junkies, Trip 360, a one-stop-shop for all things adventure will revolutionize adventure travel in India. Read Full Story

Passengers protest against Rajdhani Express for poor quality food
Kolkata, Mar 28 : Passengers complained against New Delhi-Seadah Rajdhani Express for serving poor quality food and followed it up by protests at two stations,on Tuesday, according to media reports. Read Full Story

Jet Airways commences non-stop services to Bagdogra, Madurai from Mumbai
Mumbai, Mar 28 : Jet Airways, the country's full-service, premiere international airline, has started direct daily flights between Mumbai and Madurai (Tamil Nadu) and Mumbai and Bagdogra (West Bengal). Read Full Story

Cathay Pacific commences Tel Aviv service with the Airbus A350
Tel Aviv, Mar 28 :Cathay Pacific on Tuesday operated its inaugural service from Hong Kong to Tel Aviv - the latest destination in the airline's expanding global network. Flight CX675, a non-stop service flown by the advanced Airbus A350 aircraft, departed Hong Kong at 01:00, touching down at Ben Gurion Airport on schedule at 07:53 local time. Read Full Story

Cathay Dragon website to merge into Cathay Pacific website
New Delhi, Mar 28 : The Cathay Dragon website (formerly will soon be merged into the Cathay Pacific website ( in a move that will provide customers of both airlines with a more seamless online experience. Read Full Story

Cathay Pacific, Lufthansa Group sign co-operation agreement
Frankfurt, Mar 28 : Cathay Pacific Chief Executive Ivan Chu and Carsten Spohr, Chairman of the Executive Board and CEO of the Lufthansa Group, have signed a new co-operation agreement in Frankfurt, Germany. Read Full Story

Air India cancels Ravindra Gaikwad's ticket again
New Delhi, Mar 28 : Protesting against Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad, national carrier Air India has once again cancelled his ticket for the Mumbai-Delhi flight. Read Full Story

Experience Beverly Hills as a Luxury travel destination
New Delhi , Mar. 27 : From neighborhood boutique hotels to luxury hotels that are five-star, five diamond retreats; it's easy to fall in love with Beverly Hills. Read Full Story

Get a glimpse of Turkey and savor in authentic Mediterranean cuisine at 'Baris'
New Delhi , Mar 25 : Are you amongst those who have infatuation with Turkey and the Mediterranean region? Are you someone who is in awe of blue, white and yellow hues that give a glimpse of unique culture and goodness of Turkish architecture? Read Full Story

Emirates introduces laptop and tablet handling service for US flights
Kolkata, Mar 24 : International flight Emirates on Friday announced it will introduce a new service to enable customers to use their laptops and tablet devices until just before they board their flights to the US. Read Full Story

Travel on mind? Here are some top picks for budget hotels in India
New Delhi , Mar. 24 : Looking for extravagance but don't want to spend a bomb? Does your hunt for hotels always look for a perfect blend of comfort, luxury and budget? With the influx of 'budget brands' in the hotel segment, there has been an ignition of growth in the Hospitality sector, striking an increase in the number of in-bound vacations by 12 per cent. Read Full Story

BRO clears snow-filled traffic in Manali-Sissu highway
Manali (Himachal Pradesh) , Mar.23 : Hundred Indian Army men of Border Road Organization (BRO) were deployed on Thursday to clear summer snow on road stretching over 222 kilometres for traffic from Manali to Sissu. Read Full Story

Emirates announces A380 service to the French Riviera, adds Monaco transfers by helicopter
Kolkata, Mar 23 : Emirates on Thursday announced the launch of a daily A380 service to Nice, gateway to the French Riviera and Provence. Read Full Story

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 44pc 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

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