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Australia advisory discourages India travel

DELHI: Australia may be considering India a priority country in its international relationship as the two nations move towards closer strategic and …

Japan visa centres open in 13 more Indian cities

DELHI: VFS Global, in partnership with the Embassy of Japan in India, is expanding the network of Japan Visa Application Centres (VAC) across 13 more …

Via launches direct money transfer facility in India

MUMBAI: Via.com has partnered with Prepaid Payment Instruments (PPIs) licence holders to launch its domestic money transfer (DMT) facility in India. …

Ministry of Tourism to host tech hackathon

DELHI: The Ministry of Tourism (MoT) will host the grand finale of the Smart India Hackathon on 1-2 April 2016 in Kochi featuring 53 teams comprising …

'Yatra Service Assurance' launched

DELHI: Travel portal Yatra.com has launched a new customer friendly feature – ‘Yatra Service Assurance’ to ensure great holiday experience for its …

India approves revised ASA with Malaysia

DELHI: The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the revised Air Services Agreement (ASA) with Malaysia. The old ASA was …

Air India Delhi-Washington flight from July 7

DELHI: Air India will operate a non-stop flight from Delhi to Washington from July 7th, 2017, to connect the capitals of India and the USA.<p>This will …

UAE to offer visa on arrival for Indians with Green card, US visa

DUBAI: The UAE has announced that Indian passport holders with a valid American visa or a Green Card will now be eligible to obtain a UAE visa on …

Air India pilots association protests Kathpalia's promotion

DELHI: Air India pilots’ association ICPA on Friday protested against the promotion of Captain A Kathpalia as the airline’s director of operations …

Stamping of hand baggage to end in 7 major airports from April 1

DELHI: Stamping and tagging of the hand baggage of fliers at seven major airports, including Delhi and Mumbai, will be done away with from April 1, …

24 air accidents in three years: Govt

DELHI: The government today said there have been 24 air accidents in the last three years in the country that resulted in 28 fatalities.<p>There have …

Singapore sees 29% rise in Indian cruise passengers in 2016

MUMBAI: Singapore reported 1,00,000 cruise passengers from India in 2016, a rise of 29 per cent as compared to the previous year, an official …

Gopinath back with Air Deccan

DELHI: Almost a decade after Captain G.R. Gopinath sold his start-up airline Air Deccan to Vijay Mallya, the Bengaluru based-businessman is back in …

Centre to aid Buddhist corridor in Srikakulam

SRIKAKULAM: In a major boost to Buddhist corridor proposed by tourism and archaeology departments to protect ancient monuments, besides attracting …

Elephanta gets Rs 344cr tourism development plan

MUMBAI: A high-powered committee, chaired by chief minister Devendra Fadnavis, approved a tourism development plan worth Rs 344 crore for Elephanta …

Shangri-La, Taj merge loyalty programmes

DELHI: Shangri-La International Hotel Management and Taj Hotels, Palaces, Resorts and Safaris have integrated their loyalty programmes, GoldenCircle …

Airfares set to hike in India

DELHI: Airfares in India are set to rise with the Government deciding to raise airport charges across all non-major airports operated by Airports …

Vistara launches Delhi to Leh flights

DELHI: Vistara airlines launched flight services from Delhi to Leh (Ladakh) March 25, 2017.<p>It’s direct flights between Delhi and Leh will run on …

Czech visa Pune centre opens

PUNE: The city has now got a Czech Republic Visa Application Centre (VAC) in Pune as per a release. The Embassy of the Czech Republic and VFS Global …

Laptop ban hits Dubai for 1.1m weekend travellers

DUBAI: Dubai International Airport and its flag carrier Emirates began implementing a ban on laptops and tablets on direct flights to the US, on one …

Hot air balloon lands in Goa village

PANAJI: Panic gripped residents of a village in South Goa when a hot air balloon–which is part of the state government’s tourism initiative–landed in …

IS claims Dhaka airport ‘suicide attack’

DHAKA: The Islamic State has taken responsibility for a blast in front of a police box at the entrance to Dhaka’s Shahjalal International Airport, …

Myanmar Airlways to operate 'off season' Gaya-Yangon flight

GAYA: Though Myanmar Airways International has been operating a flight on Yangon-Gaya route in the tourist season (October-March) for the last …

Air India seeks slots for Mumbai-Nashik flight

NASHIK: The state carrier Air India is keen to start a flight service connecting Nashik with Mumbai.<p>It has written a letter to Airport Authority of …

Musafir.com opens 3rd tech centre in Pune – Musafir Namah

PUNE: Online travel booking site Musafir.com has launched its third technology center in Pune. The firm is looking to double its technology team by …

Sarovar debuts value brand Hometel in Africa

DELHI: Hospitality companies Sarovar Hotels has debuted its value brand Hometel in Africa with the signing of a hotel in Nairobi.<p>The hotel, Tetezi …

Marriott invest in destination search firm PlacePass

BETHESDA, MD, USA: Hospitality major Marriott International announced that it has invested in PlacePass, an online meta-search platform for …

Heliport at Rohini, Delhi now open

DELHI: The heliport at Rohini, Delhi is now open said Minster of State for Civil Aviation, Jayant Sinha in a written reply to a question in the Lok …

India making air travel better for those with disability: Sinha

DELHI: India is trying to make air travel more comfortable for those with disabilities said Minster of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha in a …

Srinagar airport to be expanded

SRINAGAR: From this April, work on the expansion of Srinagar International Airport is likely to take off as authorities claim that they have …