Jaipur and Srinagar Airports rated among best small airports in the World: ACI-ASQ Survey

File Picture: Inauguration of upgraded passenger Terminal Building of Jammu Airport

The Jaipur and Srinagar Airport got First and Second rank respectively in the category of 2-5 million passengers in ACI-ASQ Survey. Guruprasad Mohapatra, Chairman, Airports Authority of India along with his team received the ACI-ASQ Award at a function held in Mauritius on 17th October 2017. The Chairman congratulated both APDs for their stupendous achievement and challenged more AAI airports to ...

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Railways to revive Fairy Queen with World’s Oldest Functional Steam Engine; gifts new Special Rajdhani between Delhi – Mumbai  

Steam Express hauled by Fairy Queen (EIR-22, Year built 1855), World’s oldest Functional Steam Engine and Guinness Book of Record holder,  between Delhi Cantonment & Rewari  to start today. It will be a twice a month service run till April 2018 and is likely attract lots of discerning Indian and Overseas visitors.

  It’s a cracker of a Deepawali for discerning travellers, who would want to relive the past era of Steam Engine locomotives and passengers wanting to travel faster through rail between Delhi and Mumbai. Indian Railways will be commencing running of team hauled tourist train between Delhi Cantonment and Rewari on second and fourth Saturday of month beginning from October, 2017. ...

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Deep Dharohar festival underway to reclaim lost classical and folk traditions of Deepawali

Mahesh Sharma at the inauguration of the “Deep Dharohar”, Ministry of Culture’s function to celebrate Deepawali, in New Delhi on October 13, 2017.

The Deepawali of 2017 is seen a lot of debate over the Supreme Court led ban on sale of crackers in Delhi. There are many, who are trying to give a religious perspective to the entire issue, although the main aim of the said decision is to save the people of Delhi and Neighbouring state from evils of pollution. Debate ...

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A heritage journey in progress from good towards great @ Jehan Numa Palace

GST on Hotels

Incredible India is the finest and most diverse travel attraction on the planet Earth! It’s slowly and gradually rising in global travel rankings, on the back of rising popularity of its unexplored travel attractions spread across states, while the best of manpower add an unforgettable hospitality experience. The heart of India — Madhya Pradesh — is one such travel destination that has worked its way to ...

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Jet Airways adds three new non-stop flights- Chennai-Paris, Bengaluru-Amsterdam, New Delhi-Riyadh; augments flights on key Indo-Gulf cities


Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline which operates flights to 64 destinations, including India and overseas, is set to introduce three new international services to its already extensive global network this 2017 winter, besides reinforcing six existing routes with additional frequencies to meet growing travel demand. Jet Airways, together with airberlin, Air Serbia, Air Seychelles, Alitalia, Etihad Airways, and NIKI, ...

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OMAN gives MICE led boost to economy; to bring global airport industry in Gulf @ ACI Airport Exchange 2017

With one year of successful   operations and many international convention lined up- OCEC is now bidding for big ticket international conventions till 2024

Meetings Incentive Conventions and Events (MICE) sector has literally speaking miraculous powers to transform any economy. All it needs is a vision and willingness to create world class infrastructure to support the MICE segment in the country. The Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre (OCEC) has demonstrated it well at close of its first year of business on 10 October 2017. To date, OCEC ...

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Lemon Tree Hotels launches a Premier in Patna and midscale property in Alwar

With the opening of its two new properties at Patna and Alwar- Lemon Tree Hotels that made a start with first hotel with 49 rooms in May 2004- now owns and operates 42 hotels in 26 cities with 4434 rooms (as on September 30, 2017).

The capital intensive hospitality industry is now gearing up for a new era! Lemon Tree hotels (LTH) is a prime mover in this direction having submitted a DRHP with SEBI to get clearance for an maiden IPO in September 2017. With its hotels located in both metro and non-metro cities across India- including metropolitan cities like NCR, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Chennai, as well as tier ...

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Abu Dhabi to spur growth partners e-marketplace- start-up TripShelf!

Abu Dhabi and India as source market

To spur growth in outbound visitors arrivals from India the various National Tourism Offices (NTO’s) have opened own offices, participate in various travel trade exhibitions, shows, conducts own road shows to promote training and make inroads into travel industry on pan India basis. In this quest, a new genre of tech based e-startup seems to be a new link that these NTO’s ...

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Small, smart and elegant: Radisson Noida

The senate @Radisson Nioda

The eclectic choices of services make small, smart and elegant: Radisson Noida a small smart upscale business hotel that stands out among its larger peers in the vicinity. Suchitra Chanda and Sanjeev take a tour a tour of the hotel to understand its business proposition and services on offer for the corporate segment, while it is trying smart moves to attract leisure ...

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Gujarat Tourism to get shot in the arm with greenfield airport for Rajkot and bridge between Okha and Beyt Dwarka

With aim to add tangible touches to his 'Mann Ki Baat', urging countrymen to travel widely across India to internalise and learn meaningful life changing experiences from its diversity-  Prime Minister,  Narendra Modi being received by the Chief Minister of Gujarat, Shri Vijay Rupani, on his arrival, at Jamnagar, Gujarat on October 07, 2017.

The laying of foundation stone of new greenfield airport for Rajkot and bridge between Okha and Beyt Dwarka in Gujarat should ideally had been claimed as part of the otherwise not so enthusing ‘Paryatan Parv’ initiative being run the Department of Tourism, since not long back it had announced PM Modi as its brand ambassador. But, then government departments can take long even to make good ...

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Start ups, Women entrepreneurs, Health care sector to hog limelight @ Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2017

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Advisor to the President, Ivanka Trump, will inaugurate the GES 2017 co-hosted by India and USA, which is likely witness 1600 delegates comprising of entrepreneurs and investors and other dignitaries at HICC in November 2017. File Picture- in which the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi is seen meeting with Ivanka and other Leaders’ of G-20 Nations, at the second day Plenary Session the 12th G-20 Summit, at Hamburg, Germany on July 08, 2017.

A series of tweets from Prime Minister, Narendra Modi in August 2017 announced that India and US will co-host the Global Entrepreneurship Summit at Hyderabad from 28-30 November 2017. Giving shape to this unique opportunity for bringing together entrepreneurs and start ups with global leaders;  a high-level delegation from the Government of India and the United States met in first week of ...

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OYO-Yatra join hands to rev up online Hotel bookings

Yatra and OYO jointly are likely to experience rev up revenues coming form economy and mid-market hotels. Pic Courtesy: Yatra.com

The online travel portals (OTAs) have revolutionised the manner in which air content is bought! The quest for broad-basing revenues from non-air content, of which Hotels will be a leading component, is now the top priority for the OTAs. One of the leading Indian OTA recently launched a star studded ongoing television blitzkrieg to bring consumers online to book hotels ...

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