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Air India to cut salary of any employee who causes delay in flights

Air India to cut salary of any employee who causes delay in flights

NEW DELHI, India - Exasperated by Air India's unending flight delays and very poor on time performance (OTP), the government has passed an unprecedented order to deduct payment of any employee who ...

Hyatt announces opening of Hyatt Place Pune/Hinjewadi

Hyatt announces opening of Hyatt Place Pune/Hinjewadi

CHICAGO, IL - Hyatt Hotels Corporation and GHV Hotel (India) Pvt Ltd today announced the opening of Hyatt Place Pune/Hinjewadi, which is strategically located at the entrance to the fast-growing ...

Visa Application Centre Vietnam opens in Kolkatta, India

Visa Application Centre Vietnam opens in Kolkatta, India

By Anil Mathur, eTN India

Cox & Kings Global Services (CKGS), has announced the opening of Vietnam Visa Application Centre (VAC), in Kolkatta today.

Brand USA makes strong showing at SATTE in India

South Asia Travel and Tourism Exchange Brand USA makes strong showing at SATTE in India

By Anil Mathur, eTN India Correspondent

INDIA (eTN) - The United States expects to see a healthy growth in tourist arrivals from India. Brand USA has a strong presence at the ongoing SATTE travel show in New Delhi, India.

Indian performing arts festival popular with European tourists

Bharat Rang Mahotsav 2015 starts February 1 with theme “Breaking Borders” Indian performing arts festival popular with European tourists

NEW DELHI, India - The annual theatre festival of Indian National School of Drama will begin on February 1 and will conclude on February 18 with the theme “Breaking Borders.” This festival ...

Uzbekistan hotel portal launched to help small accommodation providers

Uzbekistan hotel portal launched to help small accommodation providers

TASHKENT, Uzbekistan – A “Hotels in Uzbekistan” portal has been launched to provide facilities to small and medium accommodation providers to showcase their hotel rooms.

Delving into the nuances of Indian cuisine

Culinary event delights locals and tourists alike Delving into the nuances of Indian cuisine

NEW DELHI, India – The first of the six culinary conclaves, “Rivaayat - The Indian Culinary Conclave” was held at The Oberoi, Gurgaon.

Goa Tourism records 30 percent rise in tourist arrivals for 2014

Goa Tourism records 30 percent rise in tourist arrivals for 2014

There is a huge shot in the arm for Goa Tourism as tourist arrival figures for the year 2014 (January-December) shows an overall 30 percent increase in comparison with the corresponding year ...

India hears all about the Seychelles

Seychelles Tourism minister in India India hears all about the Seychelles

Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, was in India as the Chief Guest for the 34th International Congress of the NRIs and delivered a keynote address at the ...

Attack on a hotel to protest Obama's visit and the growth on tourism to India

Attack on a hotel to protest Obama's visit and the growth on tourism to India

Protesting the arrival of US President Barack Obama in India and the development of increased tourism to the country, a hotel owned by a government undertaking in North Kerala’s Wayanad ...

New tourism executive at Le Passage to India

New tourism executive at Le Passage to India

By Anil Mathur, eTN India Correspondent

In an interesting development expected by the India tourism industry for some time, Mario Habig has been appointed CEO of Inbound Business of Le Passage to India, one of the most reputed, ...

From 'Go Goa' to 'No Goa' - what happened?

From 'Go Goa' to 'No Goa' - what happened?

PANAJI, India - Even as the 'season' draws to a close, Goan tourism can't seem to fathom what hit it.

Emirates launches 13th weekly flight to Kolkata and introduces First Class to the route

Emirates launches 13th weekly flight to Kolkata and introduces First Class to the route

Emirates airline, a global connector of people and places, today announced two enhancements to its service to the Kolkata market.

Air Astana operating profit increases by 35% in 2014

Air Astana operating profit increases by 35% in 2014

Kazakhstan’s flag carrier, Air Astana, has reported an operating profit of US$97.7 million in 2014, an increase of 35% over 2013 and the highest in the company’s 13 year history.

Dense fog this morning  in Delhi, India: Many airlines cancel flights

Dense fog this morning in Delhi, India: Many airlines cancel flights

Delhi Airport in India was a scene of delays and frustrated passengers. 47 flights were delayed and 21 cancelled at the Delhi airport as the city witnessed yet another foggy morning on Sunday.

New political protests in Nepal may ruin peak season tourism recovery

New political protests in Nepal may ruin peak season tourism recovery

International tourists, who bring in dollars to Nepal, tend to delete Nepal from the list of destinations that they would like to visit, reducing the country's foreign income, which is not a good ...

City taxi and cab services launched by YatraGenie.com for tier 2 cities

City taxi and cab services launched by YatraGenie.com for tier 2 cities

YatraGenie, an online travel portal from Paxterra Software Solutions Pvt Ltd., has launched a cab service for the city of Nellore in Hyderabad, and is in the process of extending the initiative to ...

Controversial 5/20 airline rule replacement irks old Indian carriers

Controversial 5/20 airline rule replacement irks old Indian carriers

NEW DELHI, India - The blueprint of the proposed new rules for Indian carriers to start flying abroad has left 'old' airlines seething.

India dance and music festival ready to wow tourists and locals

India dance and music festival ready to wow tourists and locals

By Anil Mathur, eTN India Correspondent

INDIA (eTN) - Tourists and locals alike are looking forward to the Sirpur National Dance and Music Festival that will be held in the historic archelogically-rich city of Chhattisgarh in India from ...

New program to lure Chinese tourists to India

New program to lure Chinese tourists to India

NEW DELHI, India - The Indian government is expected to announce a program to attract Chinese tourists to India in ‘Visit India Year 2015′ in China, said a senior official.

SIA and Tata joined venture Vistara entered the skies above India

SIA and Tata joined venture Vistara entered the skies above India

By Anil Mathur, eTN India Correspondent

INDIA (eTN) - Indian aviation took a major step forward on Friday, January 9, when the much awaited, long-delayed new airline, Vistara, took to the skies, flying from Delhi to Mumbai.

Shaanxi province celebrates start of the Silk Road

Shaanxi province celebrates start of the Silk Road

In Xi'an, China, on Thursday, the Silk Road tourism year started. Xi'an is the capital of northwest China's Shaanxi province.

Terror scare: Mumbai police blocked social media posts

Terror scare: Mumbai police blocked social media posts

A cartoon tribute drawn by MacLeod was released in solidarity with those killed in an attack at the Paris offices of the weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo after masked gunmen stormed their offices on ...

Medical tourism on the rise in Kazakhstan

Medical tourism on the rise in Kazakhstan

ASTANA, Kazakhstan - As Kazakhstan develops its medical competence, with advances in bariatric, cardiac and neurosurgery in the last few years, as well as laser eye surgery and general transplant ...

India's newest airline takes to the skies

India's newest airline takes to the skies

NEW DELHI, India - India's newest airline Vistara took to the skies on Friday, marking the return of the Tata Group into the aviation business after six decades.

Suicide blast outside Imambargah in Pakistan

Bombing occurs in Rawalpindi, a popular city for a tourist stop Suicide blast outside Imambargah in Pakistan

RAWALPINDI, Pakistan - A suicide bomber riding a motorcycle blew himself up outside an Imambargah - a congregation hall for Shia commemoration ceremonies - in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, on Friday night ...

President of Indian Association of Tour Operators tells members to "pull up their socks"

President of Indian Association of Tour Operators tells members to "pull up their socks"

By Anil Mathur, eTN India Correspondent

INDIA (eTN) - Indian agents and operators have been asked to “pull up their socks” and try to double the number of tourists they are handling now in the next two years.

India bus accident: Eight people are feared dead and 25 injured

India bus accident: Eight people are feared dead and 25 injured

In India, eight people are feared dead and 25 injured after a Road Transport Corporation bus fell into a ravine in Andhra Pradesh's Anantpur district today, Thursday.

Hilton Worldwide enters India’s leading tourist destination

Hilton Worldwide enters India’s leading tourist destination

NEW DELHI & AGRA, India & MCLEAN, VA - Hilton Worldwide today announced the opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Agra in one of the leading tourist destinations in India, renowned for its many ...

Himachal Pradesh hoteliers blame government for tourism demise

Himachal Pradesh hoteliers blame government for tourism demise

MANALI, India - Himachal Pradesh state government’s advisory to tourists against visiting Kullu and Manali after heavy snowfall on December 13 and 14 led to a sharp dip in the number of visitors ...

India tourism industry on the upswing

India tourism industry on the upswing

The Indian tourism industry grew by 10 percent year-on-year in the year ending 2014, according to Indian tourism minister Mahesh Sharma.

"Air India aircraft will be hijacked"

"Air India aircraft will be hijacked"

India airports across the country were put on high alert after a hijack threat was made by an anonymous caller to the Air India office in Kolkata on Saturday.

Five arrested for kidnapping, robbing and raping Japanese tourist in Kolkata

Five arrested for kidnapping, robbing and raping Japanese tourist in Kolkata

KOLKATA, India - Five people have been arrested by Kolkata Police for allegedly kidnapping, robbing and raping a Japanese tourist in Bihar's Bodhgaya in November last year.

Danger of stoning on Mumbai's trains?

Danger of stoning on Mumbai's trains?

Mumbai rail travel update: Railway traffic disrupted after clash at Central line, passengers block tracks at Diva station in India's largest city.

Tourists losing interest in Taj Mahal

Tourists losing interest in Taj Mahal

AGRA, India - Is popularity of the country's top tourist destination, the Taj Mahal, on the wane among overseas visitors?

Vistara first domestic airline to operate out of Mumbai airport's new terminal

Vistara first domestic airline to operate out of Mumbai airport's new terminal

MUMBAI, India - Vistara, the joint venture airline between Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines, will be the first full-fledged domestic carrier to operate out of Mumbai International Airport's new T2 ...

India stepping up to become big player in civil aviation

India stepping up to become big player in civil aviation

By Anil Mathur, eTN India Correspondent

INDIA (eTN) - India can become the second biggest player in the civil aviation sector by 2020 and the biggest by 2030, provided the right strategies and policies are pursued.

Sri Lanka Tourism creates history by successfully achieving year 2014 arrivals target

Sri Lanka Tourism creates history by successfully achieving year 2014 arrivals target

The booming Sri Lanka tourism industry created history by achieving the year 2014 arrivals target of 1.5 million tourists yesterday, December 28, by welcoming German couple, Mr.

2014 a big disappointment for Goa tourism industry

2014 a big disappointment for Goa tourism industry

PANAJI, Goa - It had to happen sometime. After more than a decade of terrific surging growth and steadily increasing numbers of arrivals, it has been a bad year for tourism in Goa.

1.5 millionth tourist arrives in Sri Lanka

1.5 millionth tourist arrives in Sri Lanka

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Sri Lanka Tourism today welcomed the arrival of German tourist Torrance Jimmy as the 1.5 millionth tourist arrived in Sri Lanka for the year 2014.

India's new program blending spiritualism with tourism

India's new program blending spiritualism with tourism

NEW DELHI, India - Taking a leaf out of Italy and Saudi Arabia which are flocked by huge number of pilgrims every year, a new program blending spiritualism with tourism is in the offing.

Air India bringing free meals back to economy class

Air India bringing free meals back to economy class

NEW DELHI, India - The New Year will bring some cheer for passengers flying Air India.

Civil Aviation Minister: SpiceJet needs to clean up its accounts

Civil Aviation Minister: SpiceJet needs to clean up its accounts

NEW DELHI, India - Beleaguered budget carrier SpiceJet would submit a revival plan to the government tomorrow on the basis of a proposed investment of USD 200 million from founding promoter Ajay ...

India ripe for Croatia's tourism picking

India ripe for Croatia's tourism picking

By Anil Mathur, eTN India Correspondent

INDIA (eTN) - Croatia, a beautiful European country, is the latest to try to get a slice of the ever-growing Indian outbound travel market.

Illegal tourist turns Mumbai police station into hotel

Illegal tourist turns Mumbai police station into hotel

MUMBAI, India - For the past 10 months, the Malwani police station has become 'home' to a Nigerian tourist who overstayed his visit, and whose government has not responded to innumerable requests ...

Sri Lanka: Floods travel update

Sri Lanka: Floods travel update

Certain areas of Sri Lanka have been experiencing heavy rainfall over the past week, namely the Cultural Triangle and the area around Wilpattu National Park.

Boeing delivers Azerbaijan Airlines' first 787 Dreamliner

First airline in Commonwealth of Independent States to operate Dreamliner Boeing delivers Azerbaijan Airlines' first 787 Dreamliner

Boeing and Azerbaijan Airlines today announced the delivery of the airline's first 787 Dreamliner.

Kashmir tourism gears up for 2015

Kashmir tourism gears up for 2015

SRINAGAR, India - After witnessing worst slump in the wake of floods, the Kashmir tourism industry is fast refurbishing for the upcoming season.

Indian carriers warned not to fleece stranded SpiceJet passengers

Indian carriers warned not to fleece stranded SpiceJet passengers

NEW DELHI, India - The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has directed all Indian carriers to accept passengers of SpiceJet's cancelled flights without charging exorbitant spot ...

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