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 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, […]

After Finland, Club Mahindra eyes Swedish expansion

Club Mahindra, the holiday company owned by Mahindra & Mahindra, said it purchased two non-operating companies that have started ‘villa construction’ business in Sweden. The acquisition of the companies were done at a nominal price of 50,000 Swedish Kronas (Rs 4 lakh) each. The two companies were established recently, in October last year, under Swedish […]

India-Myanmar-Thailand highway to be ready in 3 years; work starts

The Indian government has awarded all the contracts under the India-Myanmar-Thailand highway over the last three months and the highway is likely to be ready in three years, the external affairs ministry said. “Government of India is implementing two projects as part of Trilateral Highway between India, Myanmar and Thailand. These are construction of 69 […]

UP BJP spokesperson says Taj Mahal is ‘controversial’; Was a Shiv Temple

Anila Singh, one of the official spokespersons of the Bharatiya Janata Party in Uttar Pradesh, today said that Taj Mahal was a controversial monument and that its roots stretched back to a temple of Shiva. Singh, who is often on TV to defend the Yogi Adityanath government, was responding to questions about why the monument […]

Cox & Kings helps organize afforestation drive in New Bombay

Cox & Kings-powered adventure company Trip 360˚ organized a unique outing in Rabale in Navi Mumbai. Unlike regular hikes and treks, this one was not just focused on enjoying nature, but also preserving it. The plantation was done at Tetavli, Rabale. The site which was initially a barren land is being worked upon by Hariyali […]

Now you can also fly to Pondicherry, thanks to SpiceJet

SpiceJet has become the first airline to conduct flight services to Pondicherry, the former French colony that is a prominent tourist attraction in South India. The flights will be from Hyderabad. With this new flight, Puducherry will be connected with Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai, Tirupati, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Chandigarh, Vijaywada and Varanasi with convenient onward connections […]

Etihad Airways, Abu Dhabi offer free hotel stay to boost tourism

In an effort to boost tourism in its home town of Abu Dhabi, government-controlled Etihad Airways announced a set of freebies and packages for passengers transiting through the Gulf city. The biggest freebies are for first class passengers. They will get two free nights at any of the 60 hotels with which the airline has […]

Thomas Cook tries the ‘mini’ approach to keep costs low in Tier 3 cities

Thomas Cook, one of leading travel consultants, said it has launched an outlet in Rudrapur city in Uttarkhand under its new Mini format. The Rudrapur outlet has been designed optimising space and will be manned by a two member team, equipped with technology via mobile devices for seamless online connectivity to central systems thereby facilitating […]

Maharashtra tops in investments in hotels & tourism industry: ASSOCHAM study

With a share of almost 17%, Maharashtra has emerged as the top state in terms of attracting investments in the hotels and tourism industry across India, noted a just-concluded study by apex industry body ASSOCHAM. Maharashtra has attracted investments worth over Rs 15,500 Cr of the total outstanding investments worth over Rs 93,400 Cr attracted […]

Thomas Cook to provide free toilets at tourist spots across India

Thomas Cook said it is planning to install pre-fabricated toilets at tourist spots, starting with Ooty. This Pre-fabricated toilet units can be used free of cost and the units will be maintained by Thomas Cook India’s subsidiary, Sterling Resorts. These toilets will include an exhaust fans, hand-wash and air freshener. They will be cleaned every […]

India sees spurt in tourist arrivals from Bangladesh

Bangladesh sent the highest number of tourists to India, according to numbers for tourism arrivals for July this year. Bangladesh accounted for 17.3% of tourists arrivals followed by USA and UK contributing 16.5% and 11.67% respectively, said the tourism ministry. Bangladesh is the source of the largest number of illegal immigrants to India. Since the […]