India

  • Brahmaputra festival in Assam to be held from March 31st-April 4

    Published on : Tuesday, February 14, 2017

    Assam is prepared to celebrate one of its mega cultural festivals-‘Namami Brahmaputra’ for the first time in its history. This festival is aimed at cherishing the wonderful beauty of this mighty river. This event of international stature will be organized …

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  • Kerala is witnessing 5.71 percent boost in visitor arrival this year

    Published on : Friday, February 10, 2017

    Thiruvananthapuram witnessed 5.71 percent increase in tourist arrival last year welcoming a total of 14.2 million tourists worldwide. As per the provisional statistics released by the tourism department, 14,210,954 visitors came to Kerala in 2016. Of that total number, 13,172,535 …

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  • Lufthansa Airbus A350-900: Namaste India!

    Published on : Friday, February 10, 2017

    After being the star at many events in Toulouse, Munich, Frankfurt and Hamburg – the moment has finally arrived: Today the Lufthansa A350-900 starts its regular scheduled service from Munich to Delhi. This means that all Lufthansa passengers can now …

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  • VisitBritain launches campaign to grow inbound tourism from India

    Published on : Thursday, February 9, 2017

    The #OMGB (Oh My GREAT Britain) ‘Home of Amazing Moments’ marketing campaign rolls out with a 7-week paid digital and billboard campaign to showcase the amazing moments that can only be had on a trip to Britain.   VisitBritain Director …

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  • Mumbai amongst world’s top trending destinations for 2017

    Published on : Friday, February 3, 2017

    Mumbai, the financial and entertainment capital of India may be set to witness an increase in domestic and international tourist footfalls as new research from Booking.com sees the city rank among the world’s top trending destinations for 2017.   The …

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  • India is world’s fastest growing major business travel market

    Published on : Wednesday, February 1, 2017

    The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) Foundation, the voice of the global business travel industry, today announced the results of its latest GBTA BTI™ Outlook – India report, a semi-annual analysis that relates unfolding economic events at home and abroad …

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  • India is seeing an increasing growth in tourism

    Published on : Thursday, January 26, 2017

    The world tourism industry is a highly lucrative, fiercely competitive and fast-growing industry. Worldwide revenues have nearly doubled between 2004 and 2014, and continue to increase swiftly. Over 1.16 billion people went on international trips in 2014. In 2014, the …

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  • India to build rail links with Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar and Nepal

    Published on : Wednesday, January 25, 2017

    Aiming to develop regional connectivity and boost trade, India wants to build rail links with Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar and Nepal.   New Delhi is also keen to extend the 1,400-kilometre India-Myanmar-Thailand highway project to Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam in the …

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  • Indian travel industry seeks tax breaks to make it more competitive

    Published on : Wednesday, January 25, 2017

    Travel industry today is a highly taxed sector in the Indian economy, a fact that makes it less competitive and relatively less attractive to foreign travellers. To make things worse, the government recently announced an increase in service tax on …

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  • India ready to celebrate its 68th Republic Day

    Published on : Wednesday, January 25, 2017

    India is all geared up to commemorate the historic day when the Constitution of India came into force on 26th January 1950, like every year. This year, the country would celebrate its 68th Republic Day. The Indian Government has declared …

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  • Malaysia to participate in South Asian Tourism and Travel Exchange to be held in India

    Published on : Thursday, January 19, 2017

    The South Asian Tourism and Travel Exchange (SATTE) show to be held in New Delhi will welcome a total of 14 Malaysian exhibitors.   A Tourism Malaysia spokesperson said the Selangor and Penang state tourism promotion boards would also be …

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  • Around 10 crore air travellers flew all around India in 2016

    Published on : Tuesday, January 17, 2017

    The aviation industry in India received almost 10 crore domestic flyers in the year 2016, where the month of December received most of the rush.     Figures showed that in 2016, around 9.9 crore domestic passengers flew across the …

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  • India: Delhi wakes up to coldest day with temperature as low as 2 degree celsius

    Published on : Thursday, January 12, 2017

    With the mercury plummeting to 2 degrees Celsius in parts of the national capital, the residents of Delhi woke up to the coldest day of the season, the Press Trust of India (PTI) reported.   The Safdarjung observatory, reading of …

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  • VisitBritain hosts first tourism mission to India in three years

    Published on : Thursday, January 12, 2017

    More than 20 suppliers from the UK are set to showcase what makes Britain a GREAT destination to Indian buyers at the ‘Destination Britain India’ event, this year being held in Pune from Wednesday 11 January to Friday 13 January. …

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  • 56.6% Growth in Foreign Tourists Arrival on E-Tourist Visa in December 2016

    Published on : Wednesday, January 11, 2017

    A total of  1,62,250 foreign tourists arrived in December  2016 on e-Tourist Visa as compared to 1,03,617 during the month of December 2015 registering a growth of 56.6%. UK (22.4%) continues to occupy top slot followed by USA (16.4%) and …

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  • 20% Travel Agent Commission on Luxury Tours to India

    Published on : Wednesday, January 11, 2017

    Vilasa Luxury Travel, the newest luxury brand specializing in upscale, customizable tours to India, announced that it is offering travel agents 20% commission on all of its fixed itineraries, effective through April 30, 2017. Private programs are land-only and feature …

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  • India’s Delhi bound IndiGo flight ties down passenger for being unruly

    Published on : Friday, January 6, 2017

    An IndiGo flight from Dubai to Delhi in India was forced to bind a passenger after the passenger started to through violent fits onboard on Tuesday, 3rd January.     The IndiGo flight 6E 024 initially took off from Dubai …

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  • Hydraulic failure forces SpiceJet flight to make emergency landing in India’s Delhi

    Published on : Friday, January 6, 2017

    A SpiceJet flight was forced to make an emergency landing at the Indian capital city Delhi, after the flight suffered a hydraulic failure on Friday, 6th January.     The SpiceJet flight SG 136 initially took off from the Indian …

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  • Charaideo Maidam to be developed as cultural and academic center

    Published on : Thursday, January 5, 2017

    The Charaideo Maidam region will be developed as a pivotal cultural and academic center by the Assam government. This was said by Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, while speaking at the 35th Biennial Conference of the Purbanchal Tai Sahitya Sabha …

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  • Smart Airports Market to exceed US$ 19 Billion by 2024

    Published on : Tuesday, January 3, 2017

    Market Research Engine has published a new report titled as “Smart Airports Market By Services (Smart Workplace, Smart Airport Processes, Smart Transport and Parking, Smart Retail, Hospitality, and Entertainment, and Smart Business-to-Business Services); By Infrastructure (Endpoint Devices, Communication Systems, Passenger, …

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