India

  • Hotels in Odisha seeks tie-ups with luxury brands

    Published on : Tuesday, August 21, 2018

    Odisha tourism department is engaging key state-based hoteliers to tap the franchise business model with flagship brands like Hilton Group, Sheraton Hotels and Resorts, Radisson Hotels, Taj Group and Starwood.     Recently, the state tourism department of Odisha impressed …

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  • Disastrous Kerala flood triggers hotel cancellation

    Published on : Saturday, August 18, 2018

    The hotel cancellations have soared as floods damaged most of the tourism destinations in South Indian state, Kerala.     The hotel cancellations have been rising since the August 10. “On an average, hotel cancellations have risen to over 50 …

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  • IHG signs a portfolio deal for four Holiday Inn hotels in India

    Published on : Saturday, August 18, 2018

    InterContinental Hotels Group® (IHG), one of world’s leading hotel companies has signed a management agreement with Lotus Trans Travel Private Limited to establish a four hotel portfolio under the Holiday Inn banner. Slated to open between 2020 and 2023, Holiday …

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  • Sharp depreciation of Indian rupee will increase inbound tourism

    Published on : Friday, August 17, 2018

    The sharp depreciation of the rupee against all major currencies is helping India’s inbound tourism to grow while outbound travel will be hit.     Subhash Goyal, Chairman, Assocham Tourism Committee said that a weakened rupee has made India a …

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  • Valuation of Oyo set to cross $4 billion

    Published on : Thursday, August 16, 2018

    Indian hotel chain Oyo is in advanced talks to raise up to $1 billion in a deal that could usher the company into India’s crowding Unicorn club with a valuation of over $4 billion, said three people familiar with the …

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  • Indian govt. may raise foreign funds for aviation sector

    Published on : Thursday, August 9, 2018

    Indian government is considering in relaxing norms governing external commercial borrowings (ECBs) to allow Indian airlines raise funds from foreign lenders.     The Indian Civil Aviation Ministry intervened with the government on behalf of airlines, who argued that they …

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  • Neelakurinji bloom delay leaves Kerala Tourism in gloom

    Published on : Friday, August 3, 2018

    The monsoon tourism has been gaining popularity in South Indian state Kerala over the years, with an even distribution of rain across the state usually bringing cheer to the sector.   But this time around, the unexpected bouts of downpour …

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  • India sees 1.6 lakhs cruise tourists in 2017-2018 tourism year

    Published on : Tuesday, July 31, 2018

    There are more than 1.6 lakh people visited India for cruise tourism in 2017-2018.     The Tourism Minister K J Alphons told to the Indian Parliament, that the demand for cruise tourism is rising in a big way.   …

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  • Singapore Airlines expects more Indian passengers to do air travel

    Published on : Thursday, July 26, 2018

     Singapore Airlines expects more passengers from India will use its Changi airport hub to fly to the West, buoyed by double-digit jump in flights from Indian metro cities to the Southeast Asian country over the last three years.     …

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  • Indian domestic airline industry deeply affected due to rise of crude oil price

    Published on : Thursday, July 19, 2018

    The domestic airline industry of  India is expected to post losses to the tune of Rs 3,600 crore in the current fiscal on rise in crude oil prices and falling rupee.     This huge loss would come despite around …

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  • In India, tourism generated 14.62 million job opportunities in the last 4 years

    Published on : Wednesday, July 18, 2018

    According to estimation, tourism alone has generated over 14.62 million job opportunities in the country in the last four years. In India, tourism is rising at a rapid pace. Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Tourism K J Alphons …

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  • Ratha Yatra marks as a spectacular congregation in the world; boosts tourism

    Published on : Saturday, July 14, 2018

    The Rath Yatra in Jagannath Puri is one of the ancient festival now becomes state’s icon of Odisha. It is now boosting tourism in some of the Indian states like Odisha, West Bengal and Gujarat.     This nine-day annual …

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  • Indian tourism ministry allocates Rs 50 cores for Govardhan Parikrama

    Published on : Saturday, July 14, 2018

    Indian tourism ministry allocates Rs 50 crore for Govardhan Parikrama in order to promote tourism.     The Tourism minister KJ Alphons has allocated Rs 50 crore for the development of Govardhan parikrama and said Govardhan needs to be made …

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  • Israel sees 82% increase of Indian tourists from January to June 2018

    Published on : Friday, July 13, 2018

     More than 40,000 Indian travellers have visited the country from January to June, 2018.     After reaching an all time high in 2017, Israel has yet again broken its record of Indian tourist arrivals to the country with an …

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  • India to become the fourth-largest travel & tourism economy

    Published on : Tuesday, July 10, 2018

    The travel habits of Chinese citizens are gradually changing the world. As per the United Nations World Tourism Organization, the Middle Kingdom’s middle class is moving-and spending greater than any other nation: Back in 2016, they accounted for approximately $261 …

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  • Foreign Tourist Arrivals in India crossed 10 million in 2017

    Published on : Tuesday, July 10, 2018

     The international tourist arrivals in India was around 16.5 million and for the first time the foreign  tourist arrival crossed 10 million mark in 2017.The receipts for the FTA was up by 20.8 percent.     Union Tourism Minister K …

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  • Indian Air Force rescued 100 stranded tourists from Maharashtra’s Chinchoti waterfall

    Published on : Monday, July 9, 2018

    Indian Air Force and multiple disaster management teams joined to rescue more than 100 people stranded at a waterfall in Maharashtra amid torrential rainfall.     There are several picnic-goers who were stranded at the Chinchoti waterfall, a popular tourist …

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  • India, Nepal agree to promote historical tourism spots

    Published on : Saturday, July 7, 2018

    India and Nepal agreed to cooperate in promoting historically and culturally important Buddhist and Ramayana circuits and adventure tourism at the second meeting of the joint working group on tourism cooperation between India and Nepal..   This is the first …

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  • India has a promising tourism sector with untapped potential

    Published on : Friday, July 6, 2018

    The travel habits of Chinese citizens are indeed changing the world. The Chinese tourists are taking about 145 million overseas trips a year; they are also spending more than that of any other nation.   In less than 10 years, …

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  • Ginger hotels looking to sell its six properties in India

    Published on : Friday, July 6, 2018

    The budget hotel chain in India, Ginger Hotels is looking to sell its six properties in prime location of India like Goa, Whitefield Bengaluru, Mysuru and Puducherry.     This move is seen aligned with the ‘Aspiration 2022’ strategy unveiled …

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