Airlines have now been asked to issue all-inclusive and reasonable fares in a consumer-friendly manner, something that only Air India (domestic) has done.
China and India are the key hospitality markets that by 2015 will have rapid tourism growth on year-on-year basis than the United Kingdom, France or Japan, reveals a new.
The hosting of International Film Festival of India (IFFI) for the last seven years have helped the state to brand itself internationally, industry players said today.
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Speaking at a conference organized by World Travel & Tourism Council, she said that considering the fact that the majority in India lives in villages, her ministry is focusing on rural tourism.
NEW DELHI: The steep hike in airfares witnessed in India recently has been replicated in the Asia- Pacific region too as airlines threw "caution to the wind" in raising tariff even as passenger traffic grew substantially, according to a latest study.
India Tourism will be the guest of honour at the Geneva Festival 2011. The annual festival to be held from August 4-14, 2011, with the pre festival celebrations on July 21, 2011, appoints a country as its guest of honour each year offering the nation an opportunity to showcase its tourism potential. In the forthcoming edition of the festival, India Tourism will avail this opportunity. Geneva Tourism recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Ministry of Tourism, Government of India for the same. The festival will provide India Tourism great chance of showcasing the destination to large number of international visitors attending the event. Michel Perret, General Manager, InterContinental Geneva, who is also a member of Geneva Tourism informed TravelBiz Monitor about this development.
According to a PTI report, the Centre has approved Rs eight crore for the development of Rafiabad-Brenwar-Bangus Circuit in Northern Jammu and Kashmir to attract visitors. This information was given by Javaid Ahmad Dar, Minister of State for Roads and Buildings, Jammu and Kashmir. The Rafiabad-Brenwar-Bangus Circuit lies in Baramulla and Kupwara districts.
Against the backdrop of recent astronomical hike in air fares, by airlines across the board, a new association of air passengers has been formed. Air Passengers Federation of India (APFI) has been formed in Kerala by a group of high profile dignitaries and politicians to safe guard the interests of air travellers and take up problems faced by them. The Association will be functional by month end and will subsequently open membership through registration and across the country.
Experts say a stronger regulatory body, on the lines of TRAI, will help solve airfare and other problems plaguing Aviation sector
VARANASI: The December 7 blast at Dasaswamedh Ghat in midst of peak tourism season has failed to dishearten either the foreign tourists or local tourism department officials expecting a record foreign tourist arrival. Most foreigners continue their sojourn, wandering in the narrow bylanes and along the ghats of Varanasi.
In a bid to boost bilateral trade between the two countries, India and Russia are working on simplifying procedures for issuing visa to each other’s nationals.
NEW DELHI: The hotel rooms were ready but not many guests showed up. To overcome the dismal flow of tourists during the October Commonwealth Games, a number of small hotels in and around Delhi and Gurgaon are now promoting homestay tourism.
The cashless travel facility on Pune Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal Ltd (PMPML) buses will not be launched before December as issues with technology remain. “The launch was scheduled on November 14 but did not happen. It does not mean that we have scrapped the project. Technicalities are yet to be worked out. We are holding meetings to decide about the course of action. The team of Unit Trust of India (UTI) and the officials from the union government and PMPML will meet in New Delhi in the first week of December. It is only after that meeting things would take shape,” chairman and managing director of PMPML Dilip Band said.
MUMBAI – Air travel demand in India continued to grow in October, with local airlines carrying 4.6 million domestic passengers, up 15% from a year earlier, government data showed.
LUCKNOW: Air fares seem to be caught in an air pocket -- sometime high, sometime low. Fathom this fact: While an Air India flight from Lucknow to Delhi on November 25 will cost you over Rs 9,800, a day's wait can bring it down to Rs 3,433.
With the focus on showcasing North East states of India at Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2011, to be organised by Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs (MOIA) from January 7-9 in New Delhi, Third Eye Events, an event management company, will organise an exhibition – North East Travel Bazaar 2011 at Millennium Gardens for eight days starting from January 5-12, 2011.