Indian railways with 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites set to dazzle @ World heritage day 2018 themed Heritage for Generations

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.

Every year, 18th April is celebrated Worldwide as World Heritage Day to create awareness about Heritage among communities. This year the theme is Heritage for Generations emphasising on inter-generational transfer of knowledge. National Rail Museum, New Delhi has chalked out an elaborate programme to celebrate World Heritage Day. The focus shall be to foster dialogue and interaction between generations. For this, ...

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MakeMyTrip & Flipkart in Strategic Partnership to rev up online travel for New India

MakeMyTrip New Ad-Campaign - 1

MakeMyTrip, India’s largest online travel company and Flipkart, India’s largest e-commerce marketplace have today announced a strategic partnership in the travel services segment. MakeMyTrip’s multiple brands, including MakeMyTrip, Goibibo and redBus, will leverage the large customer base of Flipkart platform to drive online bookings in travel services. The new partnership will start with a roll-out of domestic flight bookings in ...

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UNWTO releases Compendium of Tourism Statistics 2018 for global travel insights

World Tourism Organization ( 2018 ), Compendium of Tourism Statistics, Data 2012 – 2016, 2018 released on 19 March 2018

Reliable data to look at hindsight comes handy for Experts in the travel domain to plan reliable strategies for foreseeable future. Here, the recent publication World Tourism Organization ( 2018 ), Compendium of Tourism Statistics released by UNWTO surely will do a world of good. According to statement of Zurab Pololikashvili Secretary-General-UNWTO, “Decision-making requires reliable information to guide sound policies ...

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India Tourism puts Yogi on the Race Track to help Incredible India boost inbound arrivals

Incredible India team led by K. J. Alphons, Minister of State (I/C) for Tourism  receiving the Best Exhibitor” Award for Australia and Oceania Category @ ITB 2018

India, was awarded “Best Exhibitor” Award for Australia and Oceania category at the World`s Tourism exhibition at “Internationale Tourismus Borse” (ITB) 2018 in Messe, Berlin, Germany. Briefing media persons on success in ITB Berlin, Germany held from 7-10 March 2018-  K. J. Alphons, Minister of State (I/C) for Tourism shared two big achievements of India Tourism at ITB 2018. He said ...

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Indian women emerging as strong growth drivers for travel; especially in tier-I and Tier-II cities in India: TCI Insights

Sea Walk @ Andamans are among the most cherished experiences; which also finds a mention in TCI insights on Indian women travellers likings

Indian women have evolved from the traditional “mother figure” to key influencers of family vacations, and they are today clearly taking the reins on decision-making when it comes to travel. And it’s not just when it comes to family vacations, but women are also making an undeniable mark when it comes to solo, group and even business or b-leisure travel. ...

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Cox & King @260th Anniversary celebrates domestic tourism with first Bharat Deko Partner’s Meet in Mumbai

Cox & Kings' first ever Bharat Deko Partner's Meet  at India Juhu Club Millennium, Mumbai on 19 January 2018

As a part of its 260 years celebration, Cox & Kings’ Bharat Deko held its first-ever Partner’s Meet with its vendors from across India. Hoteliers, transporters and other suppliers, who have long been partnered with Cox & Kings, participated in the meet.  The domestic wing of Cox & Kings, Bharat Deko had exclusively organised the event for its panel of ...

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Bilateral flow of tourists and air connectivity crucial to success of Year of India-ASEAN Tourism 2018-19: Goyal

Modi's vision behind celebrating 2018-19 as India-ASEAN year of tourism

India at its 69th Republic Day celebrations with ten ASEAN heads as the chief guests reflected the desire of its billion plus people to enhance bilateral trade and people to people connect. The call of Prime Minister Modi to celebrate 2018-19 as India-ASEAN year of tourism on sidelines of the event to commemorate the silver jubilee of the India-ASEAN relationship ...

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‘India’s travel sector to grow past US$48 billion market opportunity by 2020’; Industry gears up for grand 25th anniversary edition of SATTE

SATTE start off with its 25th edition on 31st January 2018

  India is truly an incredible destination, which still has a long way to go to attain its rightful place among the top visited travel destination in the world. As the most incredible show on earth- India steadies its act with much awaited Incredible India 2.0 campaign and the new tourism policy, its likely that by 2020 India is likely ...

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India’s Haj Quota Increased for the second consecutive year in 2018; revival of sea-route underway


The Government, led by the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, has succeeded in getting India’s Haj quota increased for the consecutive second year.  For the first time after the Independence, a record number of 1 lakh 75 thousand and 25 pilgrims from India will go for Haj 2018. The decision by the Saudi Arabia Government to increase India’s Haj quota for ...

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Cox & King launches promotional packages to lure travellers and boost tourism in J&K

Dal Lake in winters

With winter snow led revival in tourism, state of Jammu and Kashmir, got another shot in the arm in form of promotional alliance with Cox & Kings, the oldest and leading tour operator with operations in 22 countries across continents. The joint initiative named ‘Free Fly to Kashmir‘ packages in its bid to promote Tourism under its domestic brand ‘Bharat Deko‘. The ...

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Digital India boost for Haj 2018 with Portal for private tour operators

The Union Minister for Minority Affairs, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi launching the portal for Haj Tour Operators, in New Delhi on December 14, 2017.

Launching a portal for private tour operators (PTOs) on 14 December 2017, Union Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi shared that the decision of the Government, led by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, to allow Muslim women for Haj without “Mehram” has been welcomed across the country. Now post the Government’s decision to lift the ban on Muslim women going for Haj without ...

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Experts explore India’s North East and Developing Inter- Regional Tourism between BIMSTEC and ASEAN Countries@ 6th International Tourism Mart

The Minister of Tourism, Assam, Hemanta Biswa Sarma and Secretary, Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Rashmi Verma at a press conference regarding the 6th International Tourism Mart 2017, in Guwahati on December 06, 2017.

Day Two of the International Tourism Mart 2017 at Guwahati started with a presentation on exploring North East by Suman Billa, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Tourism. This presentation highlighted the varied tourism products of North East region and the initiatives taken by Ministry of Tourism for development of tourism infrastructure, promotion and marketing, human resource development in tourism sector for ...

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