Air travel likely to cost more – ATF price hiked by 6%

Jet fuel price or ATF was hiked by a steep 6 per cent on Sunday,It is the third consecutive monthly hike in Jet fuel price since August.LPG gas price was also hiked by Rs 1.50 per cylinder. The government had earlier decided to hike LPG prices every month so that all subsidises are eliminated by […]....

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Jet Airways announced its third non-stop daily service between Mumbai and London Heathrow

Jet Airways on Wednesday announced the introduction of its third non-stop daily service between Mumbai and London Heathrow, effective from October 29. The airline will deploy Boeing 777-300ER — the biggest aircraft in its fleet — on this route, the statement added. According to the airline, the new flight will boost Jet Airways’ passenger and […]....

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Air India Express adds to AbuDhabi-Kochi service

With competition growing in the Gulf aviation sector, Air India Express is working on ways to spread its routs further. This low-cost Indian carrier has announced three additional weekly flights to Kochi from Abu Dhabi and return. Air India Express travel consultant Abdul Salih said the service will come into effect from June 15 th […]....

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India clears air on medical visas for Pakistanis

Days after Pakistan raised the issue, India clarified that it has not stopped giving medical visas to Pakistani nationals, but has asked that such requests be vetted at the top level on Wednesday. In reply to a question on the issue, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Gopal Baglay said that External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj was […]....

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Changanassery railway station gets a modern makeover

Changanassery: With the ongoing track doubling works in the section and the construction of the multi-functional complex nearing completion, Changanassery is poised to become the largest railway station in Kottayam district. The foundation stone for the modern railway station building at Changanassery was laid by Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu two years ago. The terminal […]....

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Air India flight aims for world record with all-female crew

Air India aims for world record with all-female crew In a search to set a new world record, Air India has operated a flight around the world with an all-women crew henceforth of International Women’s Day. The flight departed on 27 February for San Francisco and returned at the Indira Gandhi International airport on Friday […]....

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Metro rail blow to coffers: RTC consider to keep up business

While the launch date of the Hyderabad Metro rail is fast approaching, the Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) is not prepared and is likely to take a major rush.Authorities have been holding series of meetings to assess the influence on more than 30 routes intersecting the Metro corridors and have been planning attempting to […]....

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Railway minister launches new IRCTC app to promote digital ticketing

To simplifies ticketing through digital transactions, on Tuesday railway minister Suresh Prabhu launched the new passenger mobile application named ‘IRCTC Rail Connect app’. “Currently e-ticketing system cialis pas cher serves to over 10 lakh passengers daily. And to improve the ease to users, a new Android-based mobile application for reserved booking IRCTC Rail Connect has been develop....

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Rajiv Gandhi International Airport,Hyderabad becomes carbon-neutral.

Hyderabad’s Rajiv Gandhi International Airport  is now the second Indian airport to achieve top ACI status, following Delhi The airport has now achieved carbon-neutral status (Level 3+), as certified by the Airport Council International’s ( ACI ) Airport Carbon Accreditation program. The UK’s Manchester International Airport also achieved Level 3+ status. “The so called status awarded b....

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Goa Tourism welcomes season’s first direct flight from London

The first direct flight from London(Manchester) to Goa for the season 2016-17 arrived on Tuesday night with 311 passengers on board who received a royal welcome at the Goa International Airport , Dabolim. Thomas Cook Airlines will be operating 6 flights a week to Goa from London, 3 each from Manchester and Gatwick.On arrival, the […]....

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Introducing tourist trains from Delhi to UNESCO-listed Kaziranga National Park

The Press Trust of India reports that the new “Kaziranga Express” has been proposed by Rajen Gobain, India’s Minister of State for Railways, who falls from Assam.The route, which would cover more than 2,000km, would operate along similar routes as the Tiger Express services that have recently been introduced between Delhi with Bandhavgarh and Kanha […]....

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Railways to set up tourist help desk at 24 stations

With the aim of protecting tourists from being obtain a great deal of money by touts, the railways is setting up RPF (Railway Protection Force) Tourist Help Desk at 24 stations including Agra, Tirupati, Ayodhya, Varanasi and Puri to ensure hassle-free journey for tourists and passengers. “The help desk will be manned by trained RPF […]....

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One crore travellers opt for IRCTC travel insurance scheme

The optional travel insurance scheme, introduced by Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) from September 1 this year, has received an eager response with one crore passengers selecting for the facility till September 29. The launching facility, which was announced in the Railway Budget 2016-17, allows a travelling passenger to get an insurance cover […]....

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Independence Day special semi-luxury train to Rajasthan

IRCTC planed to operate a special semi-luxury train to Rajasthan during the Independence Day long weekend.Independence Day long weekend is just a few days away. Although 3 days call for a trip to the mountains, which usually takes that much of time, constant rains make the hills rather inaccessible around this time of the month. […]....

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Kashmir tourism set for makeover, foreigners can now access Ladakh

On the involvement of Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, Union Ministry of Home Affairs, has decided to unwind the ‘Protected Area Permit’ for foreigners visiting various parts of Ladakh. This will permit foreign tourists to visit various parts of the Nubra Valley also. Expressing happiness over the development, the Chief Minister repeated the resolve of the […]....

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Royal couple enjoy local cuisine, safari at Kaziranga National Park

On their maiden visit to India,British royal couple Prince William and Princess Kate Middleton on Wednesday visited Kaziranga National Park,the one horned rhino-famed national park in Assam, in a jeep safari and later also went to the Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation where they spent a couple of hours with orphaned rhinos and elephants. […]....

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Ambedkar Circuit-World Class Tourist Package

In April 14th -Birthday of B.R Ambedkar,the Dalit icon, prime minister set to make an announcement with regard to Dr.B.R Ambedkar.He proposed a world class tourist package-Ambedkar Circuit.The PMO asked the Tourism ministry to give finishing to the Ambedkar circuit, which include all the key spotsconnected to Ambedkar’s life. The Ambedkar circuit will cover Mhow-Ambedkar […]....

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Conrad Pune opens to guests in India

The smart luxury and intuitive service of the Conrad Hotels & Resorts brand introducing  in India with the opening of Conrad Pune.Located in the heart of the central business district, the iconic Art Deco inspired Conrad Pune is the abstract of curated experience, services and sophisticated style.The hotel is managed by Hilton Worldwide and owned […]....

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Shoranur Mangalore railway line electrification

The commissioner of railway safety has given the clearance that the electrification of the 180 odd kilometer Shornur-Cheruvathure stretch has been completed. It will enable the running of suburban trains like the MEMU and the DEMU. But the two proposed traction substations are not completed. So the power supply remained a problem. The track electrification […]....

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Flyover Collapsed

The kolkata police on Friday served notices asking residence to vacate buildings at the site where a flyover collapsed on Thursday killing 26 people,as some of the buildings pillars might give away. The locality at Ganesh Talkies in the northern part of the city is close to 150 years old and the multi storeyed buildings […]....

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High speed rail in China

China is one step closer to a 3100 mile cross country high speed railway network.It is just finished the construction on the last and longest bridge of its East West railway. The suspension bridge stretches almost half a mile long and sits 1450 feet above the Beipan river in SouthWest China. The frame is constructed […]....

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New theory of the Formation of Earth

The formation of the Earth has always a mystery to scientists. In order to explain how our beautiful planet came to life. There are so many theories have been supported throughout the centuries. Recently a new theory of the formation of Earth has been published in a famous science magazine. If this is confirmed it […]....

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Air India Express with 146 India-UAE Services

Air India Express expands their services to new sectors  by increasing UAE-India services to 146. They attain 119 services by starting 23 more services to Kerala. Increased the number of seats in the most busy Calicut sector  up to 11718. “Air India Express is the one and only airway to connect 12 Indian cities to […]....

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Indian Railway s’ e-catering service has now been expanded to 408 stations nationwide.

Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu-Minister of Railways- recently announced the expansion of station-based e-catering service to 408 stations, which enables rail passengers to pre-order their onboard food from a series of private catering companies. Orders can be made by phone, message, online or via a mobile app, and passengers can pick up their orders at the stations.Indian Railway Catering […]....

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Pakistan’s top court lifts travel ban on former military ruler Musharraf

Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered the government to lift a ban on travel by former military ruler Pervez Musharraf, paving the way for him to leave the country while awaiting trial for treason, among other charges. The departure of Musharraf, who has faced a battery of court cases since returning home from exile in […]....

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Telangana State Tourism Development Corporation introduces Luxury Yacht Rides at Hussain Sagar

Telangana State Tourism Development Corporation (TSTDC) launched two new catamaran yachts for the Hussain Sagar Lake at Lumbini Park in Hyderabad. The yachts were inaugurated by Sania Mirza, brand ambassador for Telangana State. The boats can accommodate 12-15 members per trip. TSTDC has introduced the luxury ride package with these two new boats, which will […]....

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Goa to boost its tourism with sea planes, helicopters and amphibious vehicles

Goa, which is expected to draw around 7.5 million visitors in 2016, would be boosting its tourism with seaplanes, helicopters and amphibious vehicles. Goa Tourism Minister, Dilip Parulekar said, “The sea plane project will start on January 6. We have already signed a contract with Mumbai-based MEHAIR company, which will run the sea planes connecting […]....

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Head of UN tourism agency advocates for safer, easier travel in 2016

9 March 2016 – The promotion of safe and seamless travel should be one of the key priorities for the tourism industry this year, says the head of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). “Safety and security are priorities for all and we need to ensure tourism is fully integrated into national and international […]....

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Maiden Great Indian Travel Festival to take place from Apr 18-26, 2015

In an effort to give a boost to online holiday bookings in India, the travel industry has come together to host the first-ever Great Indian Travel Festival, which will be held from April 18-26, 2015. The Festival will witness participation from Cox & Kings, Cleartrip, MakeMyTrip, Goibibo, Yatra, Via, Google India, Jet Airways, IndiGo, British […]....

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Rural Tourism to India Promoted in UK

India Tourism recently hosted events in London and Manchester to launch a new rural tourism campaign to the UK market. The campaign is based on a concept that was initially created in India 10 years ago, to allow cultural exchanges between the local community and visiting travellers, offering holidaymakers the opportunity to experience “real” in […]....

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Budget 2015: Visa on arrival to be extended to 150 countries

Arun Jaitley VoA scheme 2015

To boost tourism, Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley in his full year Union Budget 2015-16 announced Visa-on-Arrival to 150 countries from the current 43 countries in stages. “Last year VoA was issued to 43 countries. As the tourism in the country has increased, I propose to increase the countries covered under this to 150,” Jaitley said […]....

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Travelling to Goa is going to get More Exciting

Hot Air Balloon In Goa

Come April 2015, Goa tourism will give tourists an unforgettable experience in the sky and the sea with the launch of hot-air balloons and amphibious vessels. Two leading agencies have been selected for providing these high-end tourism services “which will assure a dedicated, safe and thrilling experience”. Camping Retreats Pvt. Ltd., a Delhi-based agency, has […]....

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Ethiopian Airlines to Increase Flights to Mumbai to Double Daily

Flights to Mumbai

Did you know that the Ethiopian Airlines is one of the Safest Airlines in the world? It has a safety record that not many airlines could match up to. Ethiopia seems to be an impoverished country surrounded by rugged terrain. Yet the record of its national carrier, Ethiopian Airlines, over seven decades of operation are […]....

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Auto Driver in Madurai, Tamil Nadu offers Special Discounts to Foreigners

Good Auto Drivers in Madurai

Tourists from abroad and other states often fall easy preys to overcharging autorickshaw drivers in several parts of Tamil Nadu. But here is an exception. An auto driver in Madurai offers 30% discount to foreigners and 20% to tourists from other states. Anyone travelling on the share autorickshaw of A.Meenakshisundaram, 34, from Narimedu can’t stop […]....

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E-Tickets now Available for Taj Mahal & Humayun’s Tomb

E-ticket for Taj Mahal India

Visitors to the Taj Mahal will now be able to take advantage of a new e-ticketing service. The scheme was launched recently as part of the new Indian government’s drive to modernise the country’s tourism industry. As well as the famous Agra mausoleum, e-ticketing services have also been introduced to Humayun’s Tomb in New Delhi. […]....

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Air India to Reduce Losses but Cutting Costs

Air India flights

State-owned carrier Air India is to cuts its costs by Rs 1,400 crore ($227 million), or about 6 per cent of its total outlays, in the next financial year after the government asked the loss-making airline to improve its finances. Air India, which controls close to a fifth of India’s domestic air travel market, has […]....

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Travel & Tours Across Europe get Cheaper as Euro Slumps against Dollar

Euro Value Slumps against Dollar

The euro sank briefly to a nine-year low against the dollar on Monday, as investors’ nerves frayed over the political turmoil in Greece. Experts said British travellers could expect the cheapest holiday prices since before the financial crisis of 2008, the Telegraph reported on Saturday. It comes as the travel industry gears up for the traditional January surge in bookings. Half of UK adu....

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Delhi Records Lowest Temperature in 5 Years Blanketed with Dense Fog

Delhi Flights in Dense Fog

Over 55 flights have been delayed and 3 international flights diverted as the Capital city shivers at 2.6 degree Celsius, the lowest in 5 years. Dense fog enveloped the city reducing visibility to less than 50 meters. Over 80 trains have been delayed or cancelled due to the extremely poor visibility. Even as Delhi continued to reel under severe cold wave, there will be no respite from the weather....

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Tourists Highly Benefit from India’s Visa on Arrival Scheme

Indian Visa for Tourists

On 27 November 2014 the Electronic Travel Authorization facility became operational for citizens of over 40 eligible countries, including those who are eligible for visa on arrival to India. ETA is issued for tourism, visiting friends and family, short duration medical treatment and business visits. This single-entry tourist visa is valid for 30 days, and a traveler may apply twice in a year. ....

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India To Have ‘Tourist Police’ in All States

Police officers for Tourist help and guidance

Tourism in India is developing and the industry has highly evolved over the recent past to make India accessible and appealing for the tourists. One such effort is to increase the safety measures and security for the travellers, women especially, in India. The Ministry of Tourism of India had advised the State Governments/UT Administrations to […]....

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Airlines That Take the Longest to Unload Luggage – Results Recorded at Gatwick Airport

Gatwick Airport took up the work to record the Airlines that delivered the luggage most efficiently within a given time limit. Handling agents employed by the airlines were deemed to be successful if they completed the task with 35 minutes when working with small planes and within 50 minutes when dealing with larger aircraft.....

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British Airways – Complying with additional Security Checks on Electronics

Electronics being checked at airports image

British Airways is complying with new security requirements from the UK and US Governments. All British Airways flights continue to operate as normal but we request that you please arrive in good time for the various stages of your journey including check-in, main security search areas and at the boarding gate. Additional security checks: You […]....

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Indian Travel Industry expected to Exponentially grow

According to industry research authority, PhoCusWright, Asia Pacific has become the world’s largest travel market. India, one of the emerging economic powerhouses, is one of the driving forces in world travel to set another all-time high record. With these trends, we expect the Indian travel market to continue to grow and play a big part in driving the world travel industry.....

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Airports to Invest in Technology for the Connected Travelers

This is the age of the connected traveler with nearly all passengers carrying mobiles, tablets and other devices. It is vital that airports invest in the infrastructure to support the changing expectations of these passengers. This year’s survey shows that the majority of airports globally are investing more in new technologies and mobile services for passengers in an effort to improve passenger....

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Qatar Airways launches global 72-hour sale at midnight

Qatar Airways is offering customers across India and around the world with great savings to more than 100 destinations during its latest three-day global sale.....

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Improving safe travel first priority, new projects later: Railway minister

Image at an Indian Railway station

Minister of State for Railways Adhir Ranjan Chawdhury today said the Centre was giving importance to improving safety aspect of train travel and improvement of infrastructure vis-a-vis taking up seven new projects immediately. In a chat with reporters at the airport here on his arrival from New Delhi en route to Puducherry to flag off a new train service to Mumbai from Pondy, he said acquisitio....

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Modernisation of 42 airports complete: AAI head

Airports Authority of India (AAI) Chairman VP Agrawal today said that modernisation and development of as many as 42 airports is complete, while work on 12 more — including two metro airports of Chennai and Kolkata — would be completed by next month. “With the completion of modernisation, the airports’ capacity being created by AAI […]....

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Road network improves in Assam’s rural areas

There is an oft repeated saying that peace brings development. This could be very true in the case of Assam, especially for its rural areas, which once was under the sway of various insurgent groups. Today, with militancy on the decline, various government-sponsored schemes are being implemented, and the people of the region are accepting the fact that they have benefitted. Take the example of ....

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Air Arabia passenger traffic grows 22%

Air Arabia, the first and largest low-cost carrier (LCC) in the Middle East and North Africa, on Wednesday announced that it has welcomed 458,316 passengers in October 2012, an increase of over 22 per cent compared to the corresponding month in 2011. The airline also reported that the average seat load factor - passengers as a percentage of total seats available – for the month stood at 80 pe....

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