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Vintage rallies now have a place for India

Vintage rallies now have a place for India

Anil Mathur, eTN India Correspondent

With the successful conclusion of the 6th 21 Gun Salute International Vintage Car Rally & Concours Show on February 7, India has ensured its place in the world of vintage rallies, with the ...

Qatar Airways to buy PIA under German leadership?

Qatar Airways to buy PIA under German leadership?

Agha Iqrar Haroon, Dispatch News Desk, Pakistan (eTN Partner)

KARACHI, Pakistan - The privatization process of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has entered into the final stage. The goal is for completion by March of this year.

Jet Airways grounds crew members over Bollywood singer's mid-flight 'concert'

Jet Airways grounds crew members over Bollywood singer's mid-flight 'concert'

NEW DELHI, India - India's Jet Airways grounded five of its crew members for allowing a Bollywood singer, Sonu Nigam, to use the in-flight announcement system to sing songs.

Pakistan International Airlines remains grounded for the fourth day

Pakistan International Airlines remains grounded for the fourth day

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Flight operations of Pakistan's ailing flag carrier PIA remained suspended for the fourth day today due to a countrywide strike by its employees against the planned ...

Jet Airways declares highest quarterly profit in the history of this Indian airliner

Jet Airways declares highest quarterly profit in the history of this Indian airliner

The partnership with Etihad Airways seems to generate money for Indian Jet Airways.

Maldives shines at East Mediterranean Tourism and Travel (EMITT) Exhibition

Wins “Best Promotion” Maldives shines at East Mediterranean Tourism and Travel (EMITT) Exhibition

Maldives Tourism

The Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation participated in the East Mediterranean Tourism and Travel (EMITT) Exhibition together with 5 partners from the tourism industry.

India may restrict tourist entry to preserved ancient monuments

India may restrict tourist entry to preserved ancient monuments

NEW DELHI, India - Worried over complaints of tourists sitting on ancient monuments and inscribing graffiti on them, officials of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) are mulling over a ...

Air Astana cooperation with KLM Air France

Air Astana cooperation with KLM Air France

Air Astana and two of Europe’s leading airlines, Air France and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, have today deepened their cooperation by signing a codeshare agreement for flights between Astana and ...

SATTE:  Positive shift in the Travel and Tourism Industry

SATTE: Positive shift in the Travel and Tourism Industry

The 23rd edition of South Asia’s leading travel trade show SATTE (29th – 31st January) was launched at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi today. eTN is a media partner with SATTE.

New cooperation between Hong Kong Airlines and Air Astana

New cooperation between Hong Kong Airlines and Air Astana

Hong Kong Airlines has signed a codeshare agreement with Air Astana.

Maldives sets sail for Munich’s FESPO travel and tourism trade show

Maldives sets sail for Munich’s FESPO travel and tourism trade show

Maldives Ministry of Tourism

The theme of the FESPO is “Ship Ahoy” dedicated to boat trips.

Maldives showcasing destination at East Mediterranean Tourism and Travel (EMITT) Exhibition

Maldives showcasing destination at East Mediterranean Tourism and Travel (EMITT) Exhibition

Maldives Ministry of Tourism

Organized and run by ITE Turkey, EMITT has the gained profound experience and expertise in the tourism and travel sector in the past 20 years.

“Anti-state” act: Man arrested, faces up to 10 years in prison for flying India flag in Pakistan

“Anti-state” act: Man arrested, faces up to 10 years in prison for flying India flag in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - A Pakistani man has been arrested for hoisting the flag of arch rival India on his roof, an act police described as “anti-state” but which the accused says was a tribute ...

Indonesia eyes India to pump up its tourism numbers

Indonesia eyes India to pump up its tourism numbers

Anil Mathur, eTN India Correspondent

INDIA (eTN) - Indonesia expects a big boost in arrivals from India, because of a variety of factors, like visa-free entry, close historical links, and active government policies.

Maldives Tourism a success at International Boat Show

Maldives Tourism a success at International Boat Show

Maldives Ministry of Tourism

Together with Maldives Marketing & PR Corporation, 18 representatives from 8 companies of the tourism industry will be representing Maldives at the International Boat Show in Duesseldorf.

Pak-Uzbek Forum established

Pak-Uzbek Forum established

Agha Iqrar Haroon, Dispatch News Desk, Pakistan (eTN Partner)

(Dispatch News Desk) - Having deep cultural and historical relations, Pakistan and Uzbekistan at a people-to-people level have come up with the “Pak-Uzbek Forum,” reports the Dispatch News ...

Sri Lanka makes tourism history

Sri Lanka makes tourism history

Jetwing Hotels

FRANCE – Adopted in 1999 by the General Assembly of the World Tourism Organization as a fundamental frame of reference for responsible and sustainable tourism, the Global Code of Ethics for ...

Maldives leading tourist destination at Fitur 2016

Maldives leading tourist destination at Fitur 2016

Maldives Ministry of Tourism

Fitur is one of the grand global events for the tourist industry.

Goa ready to welcome tourists to west India

Goa ready to welcome tourists to west India

Anil Mathur, eTN India Correspondent

INDIA (eTN) - Goa, the popular former Portugal colony in west India, expects to get wide exposure as the result of a European Union program, under which six Goans will travel to Liverpool and ...

19 killed, 17 injured in Pakistan university terror attack

19 killed, 17 injured in Pakistan university terror attack

CHARSADDA, Pakistan - Security forces have ended a gun and bomb attack on a university in north-west Pakistan in which 19 people were killed and 17 injured.

Suicide bomb attack near Russian embassy in Kabul kills four

Suicide bomb attack near Russian embassy in Kabul kills four

KABUL, Afghanistan - A suicide bomber has attacked an area near the Russian embassy in the Afghan capital Kabul, officials say, killing at least four people.

Madhya Pradesh Water Tourism Festival

Madhya Pradesh Water Tourism Festival

Anil Mathur, eTN India Correspondent

Madhya Pradesh, the heart of India, will host the Jal Mahaustav Water Tourism Festival from February 12 to 21.

Maldives Anantara presents luxurious wellness holiday

Maldives Anantara presents luxurious wellness holiday

Maldives Ministry of Tourism

Inviting guests to put themselves on a path of wellness while being a world away from home, Anantara Resorts in the Maldives promote health and holistic wellbeing with a collection of resort ...

India’s largest tourism fair opens tomorrow

India’s largest tourism fair opens tomorrow

BENGALURU, India - Travel & Tourism Fair (TTF) Bengaluru opens on January 15 and will showcase over 150 participants from all over India, including official delegations from many Indian ...

Suicide terror bombings reported in Jakarta

Tourist city on alert Suicide terror bombings reported in Jakarta

On one of the busiest streets in a tourist area in Jakarta, Indonesia, where there are many luxury hotels, office buildings, and a Starbucks, at least 6 massive explosions and gunfire have been ...

Jetwing Hotels supports Galle Literary Festival for 10th year

Jetwing Hotels supports Galle Literary Festival for 10th year

Jetwing Hotels

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka – The internationally-reputed Galle Literary Festival will have a stronger focus on literature, visual arts, culinary experiences, architecture and theatre, with mini ...

Interview: Nepal Tourism Board has a new CEO - finally

Interview: Nepal Tourism Board has a new CEO - finally

eTN Staff Writer

In a special interview, Mr. Pankaj Pradhananga of Four Season Travel & Tours in Kathmandu, Nepal, sat down with the newly-appointed CEO of Nepal Tourism Board, Mr. Deepak Raj Joshi.

Maldives celebrates first tourist arrival of Visit Maldives Year 2016

Maldives celebrates first tourist arrival of Visit Maldives Year 2016

Maldives Ministry of Tourism

The Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation together with Ministry of Tourism commenced the Visit Maldives Year 2016 campaign today, the 1st January 2016 by welcoming the very first ...

India establishing world-class motoring tourism

India establishing world-class motoring tourism

Anil Mathur, eTN India Correspondent

INDIA (eTN) - India is trying to establish itself as a world-class motoring tourism destination by spreading awareness both inside and outside the country.

India hones in on adventure tourists

India hones in on adventure tourists

Anil Mathur, eTN India Correspondent

INDIA (eTN) – India has in recent years given much emphasis on adventure tourism, which has been growing and offers attractive options to travelers from within the country as well as from ...

Identical twin chefs create masterful delights at Jetwing Lighthouse

Identical twin chefs create masterful delights at Jetwing Lighthouse

Jetwing Hotels

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka – “We don’t talk much, because our food says more than we ever could,” says Jacques & Laurent Pourcel, identical twins and master chefs at the Jetwing Lighthouse in ...

New Hyatt-branded hotel officially opens in Goa, India

New Hyatt-branded hotel officially opens in Goa, India

CHICAGO, IL - Hyatt Place Goa/Candolim is the newest Hyatt-branded hotel to officially open in Goa, India.

Jetwing welcomes visitors to new tented camp on a sanctuary

Jetwing welcomes visitors to new tented camp on a sanctuary

press release

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka – Jetwing Yala, on the borders of a sanctuary, has been a beacon of hospitality in the region for two years and seeks to further enthrall visitors with the introduction of the ...

Major earthquake in the Manipur India region

Major earthquake in the Manipur India region

A 6.8 earthquake was reported minutes ago in the Manipur India region.

The quake was recorded 2305 UTC time or 435 at the location.

The distance to major cities:

Sri Lanka Tourism reveals 2016 Strategic Marketing Plan

Sri Lanka Tourism reveals 2016 Strategic Marketing Plan

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - The tourism industry of Sri Lanka is poised for growth to achieve sustainable development phase within the next few years, based on the strategic direction determined by the ...

Bad day for Air India: Rats, dogs and a catering van

Bad day for Air India: Rats, dogs and a catering van

Star Alliance member Air India had a bad day today. Rats, dogs and a catering van were part of it. An Air India plane flying from Mumbai to London has been forced to return.

Bhadarwah tourism prospects are good, but…

Bhadarwah tourism prospects are good, but…

Anil Mathur, eTN India Correspondent

INDIA (eTN) - The border tourist-rich state of Jammu and Kashmir in Northern India is trying to promote the Bhadarwah region, some 200 kilometers from Jammu, facing a somewhat egg and chicken type ...

Taliban suicide attack on Kabul International Airport in Afghanistan

Taliban suicide attack on Kabul International Airport in Afghanistan

A suicide bomber today killed one civilian and 13 military in an attack on Kabul Interntional Airport in Afghanistan.

Telangana, India: A potential new tourism destination?

Telangana, India: A potential new tourism destination?

The formation of Telangana has certainly improved the prospects of Adilabad emerging as a prime tourist destination in the near future.

Indian business travelers more "digital" than Chinese and Japanese

Indian business travelers more "digital" than Chinese and Japanese

NEW DELHI, India - A large section of Indian business travelers booked their flights online, showing the highest propensity to use such services, even ahead of the Chinese and Japanese.

6.2 earthquake rocks Afghanistan and felt in Pakistan and India

6.2 earthquake rocks Afghanistan and felt in Pakistan and India

A 6.2 earthquake rocked the Hindu Kush region in Afghanistan at 1914 UTC time tonight.

The quake was felt as far as Pakistan and India.

Tourists with beards not allowed in Georgia

Tourists with beards not allowed in Georgia

Georgia is not a welcoming holiday vacation destination if you have a long beard and reside in the United Arab Emirates.

Make 2016 the year to visit Nepal

Make 2016 the year to visit Nepal

David Beirman, special to eTN

The international community demonstrated an admirable response to Nepal’s earthquake in April 2015.

Popular tourist spot in Pakistan jolted by earthquake

Popular tourist spot in Pakistan jolted by earthquake

Dispatch News Desk

LAHORE, Pakistan – Lahore, Pakistan, was jolted by an earthquake at 2320 hours local time. Lahore is the second largest city and is the capital of the Punjab province.

Magical sustainable hideaway in Maldives

Magical sustainable hideaway in Maldives

PRESS RELEASE

LOS ANGELES, California - One of six Constance Hotels and Resorts properties recently re-certified by Green Globe, Constance Halaveli Maldives achieved a notable compliance score of 84% against ...

Constance Moofushi Maldives where sustainability is second nature

Constance Moofushi Maldives where sustainability is second nature

PRESS RELEASE

LOS ANGELES, California - Constance Moofushi Maldives is comprised of over a hundred chic villas set on dazzling white sand or stilts that float above turquoise water in The Maldives.

It's the holidays: Time to indulge and be a tourist in the luxurious Maldives

It's the holidays: Time to indulge and be a tourist in the luxurious Maldives

Resorts and hotels in the Maldives are renowned for their exclusivity and sheer luxury.

Changing lives through hospitality: Jetwing hotels

Changing lives through hospitality: Jetwing hotels

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka – Initially begun in 2006 ten months prior to the opening of Jetwing Vil Uyana, located in Sigiriya, the Jetwing Youth Development Project (JYDP) was an initiative designed to ...

Maldives: Picture perfect spot to film travel memories

Maldives: Picture perfect spot to film travel memories

The picture perfect islands of the Maldives are ideal for filmmaking. Nature has designed the perfect set for filming here.

Sri Lanka tourism development: No lip service, please

Sri Lanka tourism development: No lip service, please

eTN Sri Lanka correspondent, Srilal Miththapala felt it would be interesting to dwell upon the real importance of tourism for Sri Lanka’s development, and what this industry really means to its ...

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