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World Tea Coffee Expo comes back to Mumbai on November 16

Growing in size and stature every year, the 5th edition of World Tea Coffee Expo comes back to Mumbai from 16th Nov – 18th Nov 2017 with a host of enhanced features and activities covering the ...

UAE promotes landmarks and tourist services at OTM

An official delegation from the UAE is participating in OTM – India's largest travel trade show – running from Tuesday, February 21, 2017 until February 23, 2017, in Mumbai, India – under ...

Uzbekistan members of International Coalition of Tourism Partners show commitment

Uzbekistan members of the International Coalition of Tourism Partners (ICTP) have shown their commitment to GREEN GROWTH + QUALITY = BUSINESS, simply by joining the Coalition.

7th year for India tourism and hospitality conference

Anil Mathur, eTN India

The Banarsidas Chandiwala Institute of Hotel Management & Catering Technology (BCIHMCT) has been conducting a conference over the past few seven years involving India’s tourism and ...

India Tourism gets its motor running

Anil Mathur, eTN India

The 7th edition of the 21 Gun Salute car rally attracted nearly a hundred cars from India and abroad. They are on display at the India Gate complex in Delhi.

India will tax over-the-top weddings to prevent food wastage

Indian lawmaker Ranjeet Ranjan plans to introduce a bill to tax excessive weddings which the country is famous for.

India to provide tourists with free SIM cards

Anil Mathur, eTN India

Yes, FREE! India’s Ministry of Tourism is offering free SIM cards for tourists’ mobile phones upon arrival in India for travelers on an e-visa.

Lufthansa A350-900 lands in Delhi with a donation in its luggage

A few days ago, Lufthansa flew the brand-new Airbus A350-900 from Munich to the Indian capital Delhi.

Indonesia and India: Old ties, new products

Anil Mathur, eTN India

Travel agents, tourist attractions, plus Garuda Indonesia airline took part in February 10-13 events, where officials and operators interacted with Indian operators, who showed keen interest in ...

Pakistan's High Court bans Valentine’s Day celebration

The Islamabad High Court on Monday imposed a ban on Valentine’s Day celebrations across Pakistan.

India tour operators and travel agents speak with one voice

Anil Mathur, eTN India

For the first time, the Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO) meeting was also attended by members of TAFI - Travel Agents Federation of India- whose President, Praveen Chugh, said that the ...

India Tourist Helpline a great success

Anill Mathur, eTN India

Up through January 31, 2017, as many as 20,2003 people had called India's toll-free Tourist Helpline, 1363, to seek information on various subjects.

Southwestern Pakistan hit by M6.3 earthquake

An earthquake with magnitude 6.3 occurred 20km WSW of Pasni, Pakistan at 22:03:56.40 UTC today, February 7, 2017.

Preliminary Earthquake Report:

Magnitude 6.3

Oh those crafty Indians!

Anil Mathur, eTN India

The theme state of Jharkhand will focus on the many festivals and fairs, said R.

Air Astana delivers World Winter Universiade 2017 flames to Almaty

Air Astana, the official carrier for the World Winter Universiade 2017, collected flames from across 13 regions of Kazakhstan and delivered them all to Almaty in time for the official opening ...

Future Disaster: Nepal airports are prepared

Within 48 hours after a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal in April 2015, the country's main airport was flooded with humanitarian aid supplies and rescue and relief teams coming in from all ...

Travel and Tourism in for a great start on Chinese New Year in Hong Kong Chinese New Year 2017 Hong Kong: Private Firework Show for eTN Publisher at the Grand Hyatt Hotel

Diamond membership has its privilege at Hyatt Hotels and Resorts, including a private million Dollar Chinese New Year Firework Show.

Expo 2017: Kazakhstan: A new and exciting Asian Tourism Destination

Kazakhstan sees Expo 2017 as an excellent chance to more establish the country as a new and exciting global travel and tourism destination in Asia.

Biggest eco-tourism hub in India signs partnership with Thrillophilia

Under a collaboration between the Chhattisgarh Tourism Board and Thrillophilia, focus areas would be to impart education and training to all the registered tours and activity providers with the ...

A walk on the wild side of Sri Lanka's tourism

Wildlife tourism expert and Past President of the Hotels Association of Sri Lanka Srilal Miththapala has a plan – or at least an idea on top of which a plan can be built with the participation ...

World’s best travel bloggers, influencers and media come together at India event

India will host global travel and social media influencer summit from September 26 to September 28, 2017.

Journey of a lifetime: Follow the Golden Road

Witness how Central Asia locals have been looking both to their roots and towards the future in the years that have passed since the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991.

India Tourism stakeholder: Industry needs monetary help

Anil Mathur, eTN India

An India Tourism stakeholders wants the recent tax on holiday packages to be rolled back. Another suggestion is to improve the liquidity situation, which was impacted by demonetization.

Tourists join festivities of India’s Republic Cay celebrations

Anil Mathur, eTN India

Domestic and international tourists who are in Delhi, India, for an impressive parade are expected to head for the festival after the parade.

G6 Hospitality introduces Motel 6, Studio 6 and Hotel 6 brands to India

G6 Hospitality, known for its iconic economy lodging brands, Motel 6, and Studio 6 in the US, Canada and Hotel 6, Estudio 6 in Latin America, announced today it is continuing its global portfolio ...

A single journey: A myriad of experiences

Imagine taking in a charming musical performance at the Balajan’s Children’s Music and Craft Center; visiting a Russian Orthodox church and Fine Arts Museum; enjoying dinner, a fashion show, ...

New plans to keep Uzbekistan Airways flying to Pakistan

Uzbekistan Airways in 2013 suspended flight operations from Pakistan due to less load issue, but now a plan has been chalked out to keep smooth operation intact in future.

Abu Dhabi - Maldives increased flight frequency

Etihad Airways today announced four additional weekly flights on the popular Abu Dhabi – Malé route, increasing frequency to the idyllic Maldives to 11 services a week between 1 July and 17 ...

India hotel CEO tells government: Put your money where your mouth is

Anil Mathur, eTN India

In recent months, Ritesh Agarwal, founder and CEO of OYO hotels in India, has been much sought after for his views, as his is a success story in the hospitality sector, and everyone wants to know ...

Turkish Airlines crash was operated by another airline MyCargoAirlines Statement issued: Crashed Turkish Airlines had no Turkish Airlines Crew

Media from around the world today reported on a Turkish Airlines B747 crash in Kyrgyzstan. They are only half way correct.

Turkish Airlines cargo jet crash: 16 dead and counting Turkish Airlines B747 crashed in Manas Kyrgyzstan

A Turkish Airlines Boeing 747 from HongKong to Istanbul crashed into a residential neighborhood close to Manas Airport in Kyrgyzstan on Monday morning.

On your mark, get set: Rickshaw!

Anil Mathur, eTN India

Inside of India, this mode of transportation offers a great way to break up a trip and a novel method of traversing one of the most culturally and geographically diverse countries on the ...

Jet Airways announces wide-body A330 service on additional domestic and international routes

Jet Airways, will introduce its wide-body Airbus A330 aircraft on certain additional domestic and international routes, thereby boosting capacity on other key sectors and extending guests, a ...

Air India: 35 new planes in 2017

Air India plans to add 35 new planes this year as the airline prepares for “consolidation and expansion” by flying to more number of international as well as domestic routes, the air ...

Get your motors running and head to India

Anil Mathur, eTN India

India tourism is counting on getting great attention from the upcoming vintage car rally next month scheduled to be held in Greater Noida.

Earthquake strikes northeastern India

An earthquake has rocked northeastern India close to its border with Bangladesh.

It had a magnitude of 5.7 on Richter Scale, India’s National Center for Seismology announced.

Kazakhstan adopts new visa policy to boost tourism

Kazakhstan has lifted visa requirements for citizens of the European Union, OECD countries and a number of other states as part of efforts to boost investment and tourism.

Israel: Possibility of imminent terrorist attacks against western tourists in India

Israel today issued an "immediate and severe" travel warning for Israeli tourists in India, citing an immediate threat of attack on tourist targets during New Year celebrations, particularly in ...

PATA set to bring Travel Mart to India

Anil Mathur, eTN India

The inaugural Himalayan Travel Mart for 2017 was jointly announced by The Secretary of the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Mr. Shankar Prasad Adhikari, and Mr.

India: 500 and 1000-rupee bank notes become worthless on January 1

Indians have lined up outside banks across the country today to cash their savings, after large bills were pulled out of circulation by the government in a bid to boost the economy and fight ...

Boosting India Tourism from all angles

Anil Mathur, eTN India

A task force has been set up to promote adventure tourism in India, along with sports and culture. Cruise tourism is another area in which more will be heard about in the days to come.

Impressive presentation from Air India

Anil Mathur, eTN India

Air India made an impressive presentation to a gathering where it was emphasized that tourism and aviation are closely linked.

Major incident averted at Delhi airport

At least 12 people were injured while evacuating a Jet Airways plane which skidded off the runway at Goa's Dabolim Airport.

Kashmir Valley's tourism future: Idle boats and empty hotel rooms?

Anil Mathur, eTN India

Some diplomats in Delhi, India, have feared that tourism will take a hit because of issues of the money change after the new rules.

Tigers and wildlife and India... oh my!

Anil Mathur, eTN India

Ravi Singh, WWF India secretary general, said that much progress has been made in the tiger preserves, in spite of constraints and limitations.

Nepal Inclusive Tourism sets a global example again

The Nepal Tourism operating sector did it again.

India travel industry players lay down demands

Anil Mathur, eTN India

At a meeting of the Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO) held on December 7 in New Delhi, members said that the amount of foreign exchange allowed to be exchanged by the tourists should be ...

"Burned beyond recognition": No survivors in Pakistan Ianternational Airlines crash

A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) airplane with 48 people on board has crashed on its approach to Islamabad from a popular tourist region of Chitral.

Deadly hotel fire kills 11 in Pakistan

An early morning fire at hotel in Karachi, Pakistan killed at least 11 people and injured over 70 others on Monday, local police, hospital said.

India institutions sign tourism MOU

It has long been a demand that the academic world and the industry in India have closer links, and the latest MOU, signed on December 2, is expected to contribute towards this goal.

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