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Hotels to see a major hike in bookings due to AxisRooms integration with GTA-Travel

Hotels to see a major hike in bookings due to AxisRooms integration with GTA-Travel

AxisRooms, leaders in online distribution solutions in India completed its integration with GTA’s system to furnish hotels with a better reach and ease of managing inventory availability and ...

Airlines set to take off in India

Airlines set to take off in India

By Anil Mathur, eTN India Correspondent

INDIA (eTN) - The Indian aviation scene is going through exciting times.

Australian tourists injured in wasp attack

Australian tourists injured in wasp attack

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Four Australian tourists were injured following a wasp attack in Sigiriya today, the police media unit said.

Indian executive named to online B2B distribution channel

Indian executive named to online B2B distribution channel

By Anil Mathur, eTN India Correspondent

INDIA (eTN) - Vishesh Khanna, a travel trade professional with over 22 years of experience in airlines, GDS, online travel business, and hotels, has joined Bird Group as the Vice President of ...

India has huge potential for air traffic growth

India has huge potential for air traffic growth

NEW DELHI, India - The old debate on whether India has an appetite for more domestic airlines has again got a lease of life after GM Siddeshwara, the Minister of State for Civil Aviation, told the ...

Terrorists execute group of tourists in central Afghanistan

Terrorists execute group of tourists in central Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan - A group of gunmen stopped two cars with 15 tourists traveling in one of the central provinces of Afghanistan, and shot all of them at the side of the road, Agence ...

India promoting railway tourism

India promoting railway tourism

By Anil Mathur, eTN India Correspondent

As part of efforts to promote railway tourism and improve infrastructure, the Ministry of Tourism and Ministry of Railway in India have gotten together to identify railway stations which need to ...

JET Airways and Etihad Airways: Committed to grow India's aviation industry

JET Airways and Etihad Airways: Committed to grow India's aviation industry

Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline, and Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, have outlined plans to reinforce their long-term commitment to the ...

25 year tourism master plan for Goa, India

25 year tourism master plan for Goa, India

The plan is expected to lay down the framework for deciding which tourism products to focus on and identify the "right type of tourist" for Goa, India.

GoAir selects Accelya’s Revenue Accounting Solution to be future-ready

GoAir selects Accelya’s Revenue Accounting Solution to be future-ready

Being a budget carrier, GoAir had been following standard revenue accounting practices. The airline was receiving the information from its passenger service systems and processing it in-house.

Israeli visitors flock to Indian “Tel Aviv of the hills”

Israeli visitors flock to Indian “Tel Aviv of the hills”

DHARAMSALA, India - As the world keeps a tense watch on the Israeli ground offensive in Gaza strip, in Dharmakot village, 13 kilometers from Dharamsala town, it is a booming time for the ...

Boat building, tourism and fisheries - a winning combination for Sri Lanka

Boat building, tourism and fisheries - a winning combination for Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan boat building is very well developed and recognized both locally and internationally with a large number of not only fishing vessels but also large luxury boats being exported.

Air India was 25 km from Malaysia Airlines MH17 when it was shot down over the Eastern Ukraine

Air India was 25 km from Malaysia Airlines MH17 when it was shot down over the Eastern Ukraine

The Ukraine airspace is traditionally one of the busiest as flights connecting Europe and Asia transit through this region.

Lesser-known information about Sri Lanka tourism

Lesser-known information about Sri Lanka tourism

By Srilal Miththapala, eTN Sri Lanka Correspondent

Very often, when discussing tourism and its performance, the focus is on occupancy and room rates.

India investing in the Buddhist circuit to promote tourism

India investing in the Buddhist circuit to promote tourism

By Anil Mathur, eTN India Correspondent

The International Finance Corporation, an arm of the World Bank, got together with the Ministry of Tourism, government of India, and the state governments of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, plus members ...

Why India is a good venue for the MICE industry

Why India is a good venue for the MICE industry

By Anil Mathur, eTN India Correspondent

The India Convention Promotion Bureau will hold a road show in Chennai on August 1 to highlight the potential of the city and Tamil Nadu for hosting MICE events and promoting conventions.

SriLanka national airline plans aggressive growth

SriLanka national airline plans aggressive growth

BARCELONA – SriLankan Airlines has doubled its passenger volume in last 4 years and has aggressive plans to grow their passenger count.

India’s Passport Officer plans vibrant changes

India Travel Visa India’s Passport Officer plans vibrant changes

By Vikram Singh Chadha, eTN India Correspondent

Atul Gotsurve, the new Regional Passport Officer of the Pune Division in India plans vibrant changes to improve the passport office.

SriLankan Airlines selects Accelya’s eSmash

SriLankan Airlines selects Accelya’s eSmash

SriLankan Airlines, the national carrier of Sri Lanka wants to monitor their market share in their key markets across the globe.

Eco-friendly Experiential Agro Tourism at IITM Bangalore

International Travel Mart Eco-friendly Experiential Agro Tourism at IITM Bangalore

Champions Yacht Club and Champions Group is gearing itself to participate at the IITM Exhibition in Bangalore this July.

Will Airports Authority of India approve new airports?

Will Airports Authority of India approve new airports?

By Vikram Singh Chadha, eTN India Correspondent

INDIA (eTN) - Mumbai's second international airport at Navi Mumbai is part of airport projects in India, including three new airports and an elevated suburban rail corridor that is under ...

Bullet trains: long-time dream for India

India tourism to speed into the future? Bullet trains: long-time dream for India

By Vikram Singh Chadha, eTN India Correspondent

INDIA (eTN) - It has long been a dream for India to have bullet trains. Railways traveling 160 to 200 kilometers per hour, linking India metros for residents and tourists alike.

India association fights for promotion of domestic travel

India association fights for promotion of domestic travel

By Anil Mathur, eTN India Correspondent

INDIA (eTN) - The Association of Domestic Tour Operators (ADTOI) in India held its elections yesterday, July 12, 2014, even though this body has been dealing with troubling times.

Yoti Kapur elected president of the Association of Domestic Tour Operators of India (ADTOI)

Yoti Kapur elected president of the Association of Domestic Tour Operators of India (ADTOI)

By Anil Mathur, eTN India

The Association of Domestic Tour Operators of India (ADTOI) is the National Body of Domestic Tour Operators, constituted on August 7, 1996 with the express purpose of consolidating the efforts of ...

New Star Alliance Airline member involved in dangerous near-miss collision

Near collision over India: Air India and Indigo put 250 passengers in great danger New Star Alliance Airline member involved in dangerous near-miss collision

Air India just last week joined the Star Alliance as a full member. The airline now recorded a nearby collision over skies in its home country India.

No more fun in Goa?

No more fun in Goa?

Hindutva or cultural nationalism presents the BJP's conception of Indian nationhood. No more fun on Goa's beaches. This seems to be the intention of India's BJP ministers and their allies.

Where do Chinese tourists travel in Central Asia?

Where do Chinese tourists travel in Central Asia?

By Agha Iqrar Haroon, eTN Pakistan Correspondent

Central Asia is not equipped and prepared to receive a share of the potential Chinese outbound tourism market according to a recent tourism study.

Best budget so far ever for the travel industry, says IATO President

Best budget so far ever for the travel industry, says IATO President

By Anil Mathur, eTN India Correspondent

An e visa and long-awaited travel proposals have professionals in the country feeling upbeat about the future of tourism.

 Enchanting weddings await couples at Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa.

Enchanting weddings await couples at Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa.

GOA, India - Your dream Goa wedding awaits you at Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa.

Pakistan starts operation against Taliban

Pakistan starts operation against Taliban

The Pakistan Army has started an operation against the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) in Diamar Valley in Northern Pakistan.

Rail tourism in India takes a step forward

Rail tourism in India takes a step forward

By Anil Mathur, eTN India Correspondent

The travel industry in India has welcomed the Railway Budget presented today, saying that it will help boost domestic and international tourism, especially rail tourism.

Kazakhstan issues updates on visa-free entry procedure

Kazakhstan issues updates on visa-free entry procedure

ASTANA, Kazakhstan - In accordance with the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan amendments and additions to the Decree of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated January 21, 2012 ...

Bangladesh prevails in maritime boundary dispute with India

Bangladesh prevails in maritime boundary dispute with India

HAGUE, The Netherlands - An international arbitral tribunal in Hague today awarded Bangladesh the vast majority of waters in the Bay of Bengal that were also claimed by India.

Increased demand for MICE business reflects strong line-up for IBTM India

Increased demand for MICE business reflects strong line-up for IBTM India

The importance of the Indian outbound and inbound MICE market is reflected in the number and quality of Hosted Buyers heading to the top rated business destination of Chennai for the second ...

Beggars harassing Kashmir tourists

Beggars harassing Kashmir tourists

SRINAGAR, India - Non-local beggars, who have made lives of locals miserable now harassing and targeting tourists especially foreigners across Srinagar.

India registers 9 percent growth in foreign tourist arrivals

India registers 9 percent growth in foreign tourist arrivals

The much promised good days are here - for the tourism sector, at least. The country has registered 9 percent growth in foreign tourist arrivals during June, compared to the same period last ...

Six tourists drown in India

Six tourists drown in India

MURUD, India - Six tourists from Mumbai drowned at Murud beach located in Raigad district on Sunday, when they ventured into the sea for swimming.

Hyderabad makes its bid for Skal World Congress

Event would boost tourism to India Hyderabad makes its bid for Skal World Congress

By Anil Mathur, eTN India Correspondent

SKAL Hyderabad 606 is bidding to host the 2016 SKAL World Congress in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad, known for its history and monuments.

Worldwide Rail Journeys plans to launch 'Unity Express Train' in India

Worldwide Rail Journeys plans to launch 'Unity Express Train' in India

NEW DELHI, India - Worldwide Rail Journeys is working on an ambitious project to launch a one-of-its-kind train named 'Unity Express', inspired by Mr.

Routes Silk Road opens in Tbilisi, Georgia

Leading airlines and airports meet to expand air services between Asia, Europe and the Middle East Routes Silk Road opens in Tbilisi, Georgia

The first Routes Silk Road, the route development forum which connects Asia, the CIS, Central and Eastern Europe and the Middle East will open this weekend in Tbilisi, Georgia.

Monsoon getaways at Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa

Hotel getaways during Monsoon season Monsoon getaways at Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa

GOA, India - This monsoon, escape to a paradise where beautiful tropical landscapes blend with contemporary luxuries.

Armenia's tourism is growing, both inbound and outgoing

Armenia's tourism is growing, both inbound and outgoing

One million international tourists are expected to arrive in Armenia this year. This is up 200,00 from last year according to numbers provided by the Association of Armenian Tour Operators ...

New travel trend catching on in India

Moving beyond the Taj benefits tourism New travel trend catching on in India

By Anil Mathur, eTN India Correspondent

There is reason to stay longer in Agra, the iconic city of the Taj Mahal in India.

New GM at Nirwana Hometel Jaipur

India hotels New GM at Nirwana Hometel Jaipur

NEW DELHI, India - Sarovar Hotels in India today announced the appointment of Abhijit Nath as General Manager of Nirwana Hometel in Jaipur.

Are delays over for long-awaited rail station in Katra, India?

Locals and tourists anticipate using new complex Are delays over for long-awaited rail station in Katra, India?

By Anil Mathur, eTN India Correspondent

There have been a number of promised dates since its commission in 2012 for the opening of the new railway station in Katra, India.

Annual pilgrimage climbs nearly 4000 meters in Kashmir

Pilgrims to travel 44 days Annual pilgrimage climbs nearly 4000 meters in Kashmir

By Anil Mathur, eTN India Correspondent

The annual pilgrimage to the 3,880-meter-high cave shrine of Amarnath in Jammu and Kashmir began on Saturday, with over 10,000 pilgrims going to participate in darshan-paying respects at the ...

Minister: India to ease entry rules to restricted areas for tourists

Minister: India to ease entry rules to restricted areas for tourists

BANGKOK, Thailand - India may relax rules in the restrictive areas of Arunachal Pradesh, Leh and Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir to promote tourism in these picturesque regions without compromising ...

Football fever burns in India

World Cup builds fervor Football fever burns in India

By Anil Mathur, eTN India Correspondent

INDIA (eTN) - Far from the FIFA World Cup in Brazil, football fervor and fever has caught on in New Delhi, India.

Malappuram to launch monsoon tourism project

Malappuram to launch monsoon tourism project

MALAPPURAM, India - Aiming to attract more visitors to local tourist destinations in Malappuram during monsoon, the district tourism promotion council (DTPC) is planning to organize a trip ...

Iran drug abuse crisis

Iran drug abuse crisis

Alcohol is illegal in the Islamic Republic of Iran, so is it for men and women to dance in public. Listening to western music in public is a no no.

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