Goa CM fears influx of infected tourists if lockdown lifted early

Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant today said that if the nationwide lock-down is lifted next week, his state would face an unwelcome situation of having to deal wtih Coronavirus-positive travelers from other parts of the country. His comments come in the wake of the Goan government urging Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday to extend the […]

CORONAVIRUS: Kerala to allow online sales of liquor

With a 21-day lockdown on people movement coming into place overnight, the Kerala government has taken an in-principle decision to allow the sale of liquor via the Internet. A decision in this respect was taken at today’s meeting of the council of ministers headed by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, according to local media reports. Liquor […]

SpiceJet offers Kerala-Male return tickets at Rs 12.5k

Low-cost carrier SpiceJet announced four new daily flights connecting Kerala capital Thiruvananthapuram with Male and Chennai, and announced promotional fares on the routes. Under the promotional scheme, the 12:30 PM Thiruvananthapuram-Male flight is priced at Rs 5,539 and the return flight, starting at 2:45 PM, is priced at Rs 7,091. Similarly, the flight to Chennai, […]

Thomas Cook India distances itself from troubled former parent

Thomas Cook India today clarified that the financial troubles of its former, UK-based parent, Thomas Cook Group Plc, will have zero impact on the Indian company as the former parent has sold off its entire stake in the Indian unit seven years ago. Thomas Cook Group, founded in 1841 in Britain, sold its 77% stake […]

Cox & Kings inks service agreement with global major RCI

Travel services firm Cox & Kings said it has agreed to provide ‘ancillary travel services’ to RCI, considered the largest timeshare holiday network in the world. Cox & Kings will provide various facilities to Indian members of the RCI network, including visa processing, air tickets and transfers. The Indian timeshare holiday market is currently dominated […]

Thomas Cook to offer special Sentosa packs to Singapore, signs deal

Travel services company Thomas Cook said it  will offer special deals to customers to Sentosa, an island resort in Singapore, following the signing of a three-year strategic agreement with Sentosa Development Corporation Sentosa Development Corporation (SDC) is a statutory board in Singapore, under the purview of the Ministry of Trade and Industry. Established in 1972, […]

Jubilant wants to do a Dominos on Chinese food in India

Jubilant FoodWorks Limited (JFL), which operates the Dominos and Dunkin brands of fast food in India, has entered the Chinese food segment with an aim to make it affordable to the average customer. The company opened its first Hong’s Kitchen outlet today in Eros mall, Gurugram. At present, the market for Chinese food in India […]

Hotel Leelaventure misses interest payment to LIC, says exploring asset sale

Hotel Leelaventure, one of India’s biggest hotel groups, said it missed yet another interest payment on debt issued to Life Insurance Corporation of India. “The company has defaulted in payment of quarterly interest of Rs 212.67 lakhs, which was due on 19 September, 2018,” it said in a statement. Leela had raised debt of Rs […]