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The Great Indian Travel Bazaar to be held from April 28

Department of Tourism, Government of Rajasthan, Ministry of Tourism, Government of India and Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), decided to organize the Great Indian Travel Bazaar, India’s leading business networking platform for Inbound Tourism, in Rajasthan from April 28-30, 2019. The event is expected to receive participation of more than 280 […]....

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AirAsia to Launch Mumbai-Kolkata Daily Flight From April 15

AirAsia India, the low cost carrier on Friday announced the launch of its flight services to Kolkata from Mumbai next month. Currently the airline have daily service to Mumbai-Bengaluru route . This would be airline's second destination from Mumbai. AirAsia India will add eighth additional flights to its network of 19 destinations. Sunil Bhaskaran, managing […]....

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Jalesh Cruises First ship will reach Mumbai on April 17

Jalesh cruises first premiere cruise line catering to the Indian domestic and international cruise business, received its first ship Karnika, the erstwhile Pacific Jewel from P&O Australia, in Singapore recently. The vessel will reach Mumbai on April 17. The 2,000 passenger ship ,which weighs 70,285 tons will go through its naming ceremony at a gala […]....

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SpiceJet announced new flights to different domestic destinations

SpiceJet has announced new flights to diffrent domestic destinations at a starting price of GBP 25.07.The carrier has announced ten new flights at a starting all-inclusive price of GBP 25.07.Eight of SpiceJet’s newly announced flights will connect Gwalior to different cities and two will fly on the Bhopal-Udaipur route. The airline also announced the introduction […]....

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Jungle safari starts in Bharatpur forest

To provide a scope for Bhubaneswar’s adventure enthusiasts, the authorities have started a Jungle safari in the Bharatpur forest on the city outskirts. Bharatpur Nature Tourism. Destination in Lumbini Vihar has been developed to create public awareness by educating people to conserve nature and arrangements made for conducting jungle safari to safeguard the ecosystem. Bijayashree […]....

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Azadi Ke Diwane museum opens at Red Fort to pay homage to unsung fallen heroes

Azadi Ke Diwane museum was recently inaugurated at Delhi’s Red Fort to pay homage to the unsung heroes, who laid down their lives during the freedom struggle for the sake of their country and countrymen. This is, in fact, the fifth in a series of recently inaugurated museums that are dedicated to our fallen heroes; […]....

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Mumbai likely to be home to world’s second largest monorail corridor

The Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) is planning to build a monorail corridor inside General Jagannathrao Bhosle (JB) Parking in Sindhudurg district. As per the latest news reports, the monorail will cover a distance of around 400 m. And when this project starts operating, it will become the world’s second shortest monorail corridor. As of […]....

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Plantation and tourism development project coming up in Purulia, West Bengal

Mud houses at Purulia The Panchayat and Rural Development department of West Bengal have envisaged extensive plans to implement a plantation and tourism development project at Kumari Kanan in Purulia, under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) scheme and will be backed by West Bengal Comprehensive Area Development Corporation (CADC). At Kumari […]....

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PM Flags Off The World’s First Diesel To Electric Locomotive In Varanasi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi flags off the world's first diesel to electric locomotive. The project was completed by the Diesel Locomotives Works in record time. PM Modi took keen interest and went around the factory and inspected the engine from inside.The conversion of the diesel locomotive into an electronic one was a landmark achievement of […]....

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Mumbai’s vintage Keneseth Eliyahoo Synagogue reopens

The old-timers of Mumbai would know of Keneseth Eliyahoo Synagogue as one of the most alluring landmarks of Kala Ghoda. While the stunning structure has lost its blue colour in the restoration efforts involved, the 20 months of work has restored it to much of its former glory. It is now restored to its once […]....

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Chettikulanagara Bharani – A Magical Spectacle

As the Chettikulanagara Bhagavathy Temple near Mavelikkara in Alappuzha district of Kerala wakes up to its annual festival, myriad rituals come to life, spinning a divine aura around it and sending every nook and corner of the area into ecstasy.During the Malayalam month of Kumbham (February-March) every year, this sacred shrine stands witness to celebrations […]....

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Kodagu set to gain from proximity to Kannur airport

The newly opened Kannur international Airport has added smiles to Karnataka’s bordering district of Kodagu.the closest airport from Madikeri, Gonikoppal, and Kushalnagar is Kannur, and tourism stakeholders are hoping that the brand new airport might also prove a massive advantage for vacationer footfall within the espresso land.Kushalnagar, a industrial town surrounded with the aid of […]....

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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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