Tag archive for ‘India’
By Millie Atkinson On Wednesday, January 13th, 2016
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Ras al-Khaimah targets tourists from India

More is going to be heard in India of the Ras al-Khaimah in the days to come. This was the message that Haitham Mattar, CEO of the Ras al-Khamah Tourism Development Authority, sent in Delhi on January 12, when he More...

By Millie Atkinson On Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015

Etihad Airways to commence Airbus A380 services to Mumbai in May 2016

– India’s commercial capital joins Etihad Airways’ network of A380 destinations – Offers a seamless A380 service to New York via Abu Dhabi – Brings The Residence and class-leading, award-winning More...

By Millie Atkinson On Saturday, October 31st, 2015

India strives to become world capital for spiritual tourism

India must acquire the status of world capital for spiritual tourism. This was the gist of the conference on spiritual tourism for sustainable development, with the slug, India – The Land of Gods, organized More...

By Millie Atkinson On Monday, July 27th, 2015

Silicon Valley of India presents best at upcoming travel mart

Delegates at the upcoming Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Travel Mart in Bengaluru, India, from September 6 to 9 can expect to be treated to the best of culture and cuisine of the region, which has also come More...

By Millie Atkinson On Thursday, June 4th, 2015

India government urges exploiting business and boosting tourism from inland waterways

The government of India today urged industry to cash in on the business opportunities thrown up by its resolve to develop inland waterways which has emerged as the most economically viable mode of transport for More...

By Millie Atkinson On Monday, April 13th, 2015

Goa cabbie speaks on travel, tourism and the Russian visitors

Taxi drivers are the first line of the travel and tourism destination. In Goa India a cab driver speaks out on his frustration on the absense of Russian visitors to this Indian State. In the hot sun of a late-March More...

By Millie Atkinson On Monday, April 13th, 2015

Indian weddings in Hawaii means big business for some in the Aloha State

India may not be on the priority list yet for the Hawaii Tourism Authority, but Indian weddings conducted in the Aloha State are big business for some – a niche market some hotels did not even want to talk More...

By Millie Atkinson On Thursday, March 12th, 2015

Indian Ocean: A bridge that unites Seychelles with India

Seychelles President James Michel received the Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi, at State House this morning. The two leaders discussed state affairs in a tête-à-tête meeting before joining a bilateral More...

By Millie Atkinson On Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India, arrives in Seychelles

The Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, arrived at the Seychelles International Airport on Tuesday evening. He was greeted warmly at the airport by Seychelles President James Michel; Vice President Danny Faure; More...

By Millie Atkinson On Friday, January 2nd, 2015

Tourists losing interest in Taj Mahal

Is popularity of the country’s top tourist destination, the Taj Mahal, on the wane among overseas visitors? According to data compiled by the Archaeological Survey of India through ticket sales at the 17th More...

By Millie Atkinson On Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

India draws 10 percent more tourists in 2014

India appears to have overcome the issue of women’s safety and dollarless growth to draw 10% more tourists than last year. Significantly the increase in tourists came during non-peak season between May and More...

By Millie Atkinson On Thursday, December 4th, 2014

India to lift ban on satellite phones for adventure tourism

Tourism Ministry has finalised a scheme for procurement, registration and use of satellite phones by tour operators which has been concurred to by the Ministry of Home Affairs, Lok Sabha was told today. The Adventure More...

By Millie Atkinson On Monday, December 1st, 2014

Vietnam eyes Indian tourist market

Vietnam has become the latest country to tap the growing Indian outbound market and wants the numbers to grow from the present 30,000 a year. The SE country held a gala evening in Delhi on November 26 to tell the More...

By Millie Atkinson On Monday, November 10th, 2014

India prepares for 5th International Hotel Travel and Tourism Research Conference

The 5th India International Hotel Travel and Tourism Research Conference (IIHTTRC) will be held in New Delhi from February 11 to 14, 2015. The event is being organized by the Banarsidas Chandiwala Institute of Hotel More...

By Millie Atkinson On Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

Delhi welcomes its first holiday and travel show

Delhi will host the inaugural Holiday and Travel Show (HATS) and will witness a participation of major Indian and global players. Various national and international tourism boards, tour operators, and hospitality More...

By Millie Atkinson On Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

India renews focus on tourism to boost economy

Indian finance minister Arun Jaitley has emphasised the role of tourism in creating jobs for the country, calling it a low-hanging fruit. Emphasising the role central state planning could play in the development More...

By Millie Atkinson On Saturday, August 23rd, 2014

India’s ministers push for increased role of tourism in the country

India’s Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley, has emphasized the role of tourism in creating jobs for the country. Calling it a low-hanging fruit, he said with a little planning, India can take greater advantage from More...

By Millie Atkinson On Monday, July 14th, 2014

INDIA TOURISM TO SPEED INTO THE FUTURE? Bullet trains: long-time dream for India

It has long been a dream for India to have bullet trains. Railways traveling 160 to 200 kilometers per hour, linking India metros for residents and tourists alike. Railway Minister DV Sadananda Gowda has declared More...

By Millie Atkinson On Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

SpiceJet reports highest ever annual loss

Low-cost carrier SpiceJet has posted its highest ever annual loss of Rs 1,003.2 crore in the financial year 2013-14 up five times from Rs 191 crore in the previous fiscal. The LCC’s auditor has said this loss More...

By Millie Atkinson On Monday, May 12th, 2014

Flydubai to expand operations to more cities in India

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Dubai-based low-cost airline flydubai is keen to expand operations to more cities in India. The airline feels that being able to connect to over 40 destinations which were not More...

By Millie Atkinson On Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

Indian SpiceJet allows passengers to use personal electronic devices

GURGAON, India – Budget passenger carrier SpiceJet became the first airline in India to allow passengers to use personal electronic devices (PEDs) in non-transmitting mode during flights. The ban on the use More...

By Millie Atkinson On Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

India’s leading business technology event to launch in Delhi

MUMBAI, India – INTEROP, a global player in the conference and exhibition space, will launch its two-day expo and conference at The Leela Ambience Hotel & Residences, Gurgaon, scheduled for 24-25 July, More...

By Millie Atkinson On Thursday, April 24th, 2014

India extends Visa on Arrival facility to South Korean tourists

NEW DELHI, India – The government of India has extended Visa of tourists on Arrival (VoA) facility to citizens of South Korea, to increase people-to-people contact with that country, as per a PTI report. VoA More...

By Millie Atkinson On Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Singapore Tourism Board launches fourth phase marketing campaign in India

Singapore Tourism Board (STB)  has put the spotlight on the Sentosa Island as a one-stop option for families to get their share of fun, thrills and golden memories, in this fourth phase of the campaign. Chang Chee More...

By Millie Atkinson On Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

Five ways to stay happy this summer

NEW DELHI, India – With the sun burning bright and a persistent hot dry wind, there is hardly a place in the city where you can take refuge. Whether it is traveling to exotic locations or quality time with More...

By Mitchell C. Clark On Friday, February 14th, 2014


BASIC  Population (2011): 1,210,193,422  Capital: New delhi Main cities: mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad  Currency: rupee (rs) = 100 paise. Credit cards widely accepted in all major tourist places. More...

By Paul Lewis On Monday, January 20th, 2014

52 Places to Go in 2014

1.Cape Town Cape Town is the second-most populous city in South Africa, after Johannesburg, and the provincial capital and primate city of the Western Cape. As the seat of the National Parliament, it is also the More...