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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

Nordic envoys to India begin week-long tour to Tamil Nadu, Puducherry
New Delhi , Feb.20 : Nordic Ambassadors to India, representing Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden begin their one-week tour to Tamil Nadu and Puducherry this week. Read Full Story

Jet Airways introduces Jet Global Pass for domestic and international travel
Mumbai, Feb 18 : Jet Airways has announced the availability of a new pre-paid 'Jet Global Pass' that will allow travellers to travel on the airline's entire network of 66 domestic and international destinations. Read Full Story

Tourism authorities in Narkanda organise skiing lessons for tourists
Narkanda (Himachal Pradesh) , Feb. 18 : Tourism authorities in Narkanda, Himachal Pradesh have started special skiing training courses for for tourists and youth, nearly 65 kilometers from Shimla to promote winter sports and tourism in the region. Read Full Story

World smallest river island 'Umananda' in Assam attracts overseas visitors
Guwahati (Assam) , Feb. 18 : Northeast India is known for its alluring beauty, endowed with rich natural resources. The region is dotted with wildlife sanctuaries and incredible tourist destinations, as well as places of historical interest, folklore, legends and adventure sports. Read Full Story

Assam: Astha circuit train for pilgrims flagged off from Kamakhya station
Guwahati, Feb 17 : In a bid to connect important pilgrimage destinations of eastern India with north-east at cheapest available rates, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and Union Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain jointly flagged off Astha Circuit Train from Kamakhya Railway Station on Friday. Read Full Story

Air India becomes latest A320 neo operator
New Delhi, Feb 17 : India's national carrier Air India has become the latest A320 neo operator after taking delivery of the first of 14 aircraft leased from Kuwait headquartered ALAFCO Aviation Lease And Finance Company, becoming the first CFM powered NEO operator in India. Read Full Story

Mahesh Sharma launches pre-loaded Sim Card for Tourists arriving in India on E-visa
New Delhi, Feb 15 : Mahesh Sharma,Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Tourism and Culture, launched the initiative of the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India for providing pre-loaded Sim Card to foreign tourists arriving in India on e-Visa here on Wednesday. Read Full Story

Jet Airways announces offers for Valentine's Day
Mumbai, Feb 13 : Jet Airways, India's full-service, premier international airline, announced a host of specially created offers as part of its celebrations for Valentine's Day, together with its discerning guests. Read Full Story

Third edition of Rongali fest brought out best of Assam as hot tourist destination
Guwahati (Assam) , Feb. 13 : Adventure sports in the riverfront of the mighty river Brahmaputra, accompanied by traditional mask making, dance, music and lip-smacking food from the north eastern states marked the gala opening of the much-awaited third edition of the 'Rongali festival', being held in Guwahati. Read Full Story

World's oldest working steam engine 'Fairy Queen' ready to Haul Heritage train once again
New Delhi, Feb 10 : The 'Fairy Queen', the oldest surviving functional steam engine in the world is once again ready in this season to haul a heritage train from National Capital Delhi to Rewari, Haryana after a gap of 5 years. Read Full Story

Etihad Airways announces launch of 'Runway to Runway'
Abu Dhabi/New York Feb 10 : Etihad Airways on Thursday announced the launch of "Runway to Runway," a unique rewards program specially designed to support the fashion community's international travel requirements, an official release stated. Read Full Story

Eight International getaways with your partner this Valentine's Day
New Delhi , Feb 9. : As Valentine's Day is approaching, here we are with the best hotels you can visit with your valentine for a romantic getaway. Read Full Story

Now go cashless for all your travel bookings using FreeCharge on Yatra
New Delhi , Feb 9 : India's leading digital payments platform FreeCharge today announced its partnership with Yatra.com. With the partnership, FreeCharge consumers will be able to pay for bookings on Yatra, India's leading online travel company and largest domestic hotels platform. Read Full Story

Prabhu launches first phase of Station Redevelopment Program comprising 23 major Railway Stations
New Delhi, Feb 8 : In order to transform the face of the Indian Railways, Minister of Railways, Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu launchedthe first Phase of the World's largest Station Redevelopment Program comprising 23 major Railway Read Full Story

Ice Hockey attracts tourists to Gulmarg's Snow Carnival
Gulmarg (Jammu and Kashmir) , Feb. 4 : Popular for its scenic beauty and chilly weather, Kashmir has traditionally attracted large number of tourists and is known for its mighty hills, tall trees, and exotic valleys. Read Full Story

Let it snow! Tourists beat winter woes with bevy snow adventure sports in Shimla
Shimla (Himachal Pradesh) , Feb. 4: While the cold wave has subsumed half of North India in its inhospitable sheath of snow, the Himachal tourism industry is making sure to cash in on every inch of the wintry turf. Tourists from all across the country have been pouring down in Shimla's Kufri town to enjoy winter sports such as snow-boarding, sledge rides, skating, gondola jaunts, cable car rides and skiing. These activities are in turn acting as a major source of employment to hundred of locals whose snow-related tourism business has registered a significant spike. Read Full Story

Afghan investors to get Indian visa for up to five years, tourist visa duration also extended
Kabul [Afghanistan], Feb. 3 : India has announced to provide visas for one to five years with continuous stay of up to 180 days during each business visit to Afghan businessmen investing in the country and the duration of tourist visa has been enhanced to one year. Read Full Story

Emirates introduces sustainable blankets made from 100pc recycled plastic bottles
Kolkata, Feb 2 : Emirates has introduced new sustainable blankets made from 100pc recycled plastic bottles. Read Full Story

Let it snow: Kashmir's tourism sector breathes sigh of relief
Srinagar (J and amp;K) [India] Feb 2. : After the scenic Kashmir valley burnt in violence and terror for at least five months last summer, the state's tourism sector is hoping to recover lost ground with the beginning of the 15-day 'Snow Fest' at North Kashmir ski resort Gulmarg from Thurday. Read Full Story

Indulge in your guilty pleasures and scream for ice cream at 'Ice Pan Creamery'
New Delhi [India], Jan 29 : Adding a line-up of delightful flavors that are surely to pamper your sweet lobby, Ice Pan Creamery, an all vegetarian Indian Ice cream brand has introduced its new menu of lip smacking Ice Cream rolls, Layered Ice Cream rolls and beverages all across its outlets in New Delhi. Read Full Story

Japan attracts spiritual and adventure tourists
Wakayama/Tokyo [Japan], Jan.27 : Wakayama prefecture is located in the Kansai region on Honshu Island's Kii Peninsula. Read Full Story

Jet Airways celebrates R-Day by offering special fares across domestic, global network
Mumbai, Jan 25 : Jet Airways, India's full-service, premiere international airline, on Wednesday announced special fares in connection with the celebrations surrounding India's 68th Republic Day. Read Full Story

Emirates to launch daily service to Newark via Athens
Dubai, Jan 23 : Airlines major Emirates on Monday announced it will launch a new daily service from Dubai to Newark Liberty International Airport, via the Greek capital city of Athens, starting on Mar 12. Read Full Story

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


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