India reveals airfare, routes and details of evacuation flights

Indian Civil Aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri today revealed more details, including the number of flights, their routes as well as ticket prices, related to the air evacuation of Indians stranded abroad in the aftermath of the worldwide Coronavirus lock-down. National carrier Air India will conduct 64 flights between May 7 and May 13 to […]

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 […]

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 […]

Tata company wins DoT license to provide in-flight connectivity

Air travelers in India will soon be able to enjoy Internet like they do on the ground, after Tatanet Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of NELCO Limited, won an in-flight, maritime connectivity licence from Department of Telecommunications. “The IFMC license will make it possible to have uninterrupted access to voice, data and video services while […]

SpiceJet starts daily flights from Bhopal, Gorakhpur, Jaipur & Dharamshala

SpiceJet, the most aggressive low-cost airline in India, announced 12 new flights from March 31. The new daily flights connect towns such as Surat, Bhopal, Gorakhpur, Jaipur and Dharamshala to Mumbai and Delhi (see table below). It is also offering promotional fares starting at Rs 2,499 all in between Bhopal and Mumbai, Rs 3,299 on […]

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 […]

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 […]

Cox & Kings renews Galileo deal with InterGlobe

Travel services firm Cox & Kings Ltd said it has renewed its deal with InterGlobe Enterprises to continue to use the latter’s Galileo platform. “The agreement, taking immediate effect, enables Cox and Kings to continue to use Galileo Platform to distribute, manage and book travel management services for its customers,” it said. Galileo platform comprises […]

Jet Airways inks codeshare agreement with Air Seychelles

Air Seychelles has expanded its network reach into India by adding Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad and Kolkata to its codeshare agreement with Jet Airways. With these additional codeshare routes, Air Seychelles now offers connections to nine Indian cities on Jet Airways’ domestic network, including Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram. Codeshare refers to an agreement by […]

SpiceJet, Tripfactory launch combined holiday portal

Spicejet and holiday website TripFactory.com launched a combined website for booking holidays using SpiceJet’s flights and Tripfactory’s holiday packages. Called mySpiceTrip.com, the site will offer 100,000 holiday packages at up to 80% discount, SpiceJet said. The website will involve proposals and programs from real travel agents. “This is a unique product because the information, expertise, […]