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Best value getaway destinations for winters, Goa ranks 3rd; Canary Islands tops list

Best value getaway destinations for winters, Goa ranks 3rd; Canary Islands tops list

Goa is revealed as the cheapest place for a bite to eat and drink at just Rs 2024 for a dinner out for four.

British Airlines, Lufthansa to offer special fare, products to Indian travellers

British Airways and Lufthansa are among several international carriers coming up...

MakeMyTrip to launch mobile apps in 4 vernacular languages

Singapore moves to regulate taxi booking apps like Uber

Taxi-booking and ride-sharing apps like Uber, Hailo and Lyft have spread rapidly in recent years, drawing protests from cabbies in cities from London to San Francisco.

Maharashtra’s new hill station set to come up in Pune’s Mulshi

After the controversy-hit Lavasa and Aamby Valley, construction of Maharashtra’s next new lakeside hill township...

Three Indian cities in 'Best Value City Index 2015' top 100 hotels list

Three cities - Amritsar, Jaisalmer and Thiruvananthapuram - feature in the top 100 list of hotels...
  • Turkey: an unexplored ski destination

    As the year is coming to an end, it’s time to make an escape from the routines of normal living. Turkey is considered as one of the unexplored winter wonderlands. Winter sports enthusiasts will be spoiled for choice with picturesque winter playgrounds and world-class skiing facilities. Turkey’s close proximity and accessibility from India, a proactive […]

  • Indian travellers’ bucket list for 2015

    With the New Year fast approaching, travel enthusiasts around the world have already begun drawing up their travel plans to explore the unexplored. To make life simpler for the Indian traveller, Skyscanner has revealed a list of top nine destinations that it expects will strike a chord in the coming year. These hot spots range […]

  • MakeMyTrip to launch mobile apps in 4 vernacular languages

    Online travel firm MakeMyTrip is expanding its presence on mobile platform by bringing in apps in vernacular languages. The company, which launched its Hindi app recently, plans to add four more languages- Gujarati, Tamil, Telegu and Malayalam in the first half of next year. The move will benefit over 78 crore people in the country, […]

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    British Airlines, Lufthansa to offer special fare, products to Indian travellers

    British Airways and Lufthansa are among several international carriers coming up…

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    Singapore moves to regulate taxi booking apps like Uber

    Taxi-booking and ride-sharing apps like Uber, Hailo and Lyft have spread rapidly in recent years, drawing protests from cabbies in cities from London to San Francisco.

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    Best value getaway destinations for winters, Goa ranks 3rd; Canary Islands tops list

    Goa is revealed as the cheapest place for a bite to eat and drink at just Rs 2024 for a dinner out for four.

  • Canary Island front runner in the list of winter getaways for Indian travellers

    The onset of winter season sees Indians getting into the holiday planning mode to get away from the cold. Fuerteventura in Canary Islands offers the best value winter sun break for Indian families this year, according to an annual TripAdvisor cost comparison study conducted by independent research firm, Ipsos. Fuerteventura, one of the Canary Islands […]

  • Mahindra Racing and Tourism Malaysia partners for Putrajaya Formula E race

    Mahindra Racing have announced a partnership between the team and Tourism Malaysia which will see the two working closely together over the duration of the weekend in Putrajaya. The Mahindra Racing Formula E cars will be adorned with Tourism Malaysia logos next week at Putrajaya, as the team’s drivers, Karun Chandhok and Bruno Senna take […]

  • Nearly half of all air travel to touch APAC Region by 2034: IATA

    IATA has identified continuous safety enhancement, the availability of cost-efficient infrastructure and environmental responsibility as critical factors to ensure that Asia Pacific continues to realise the enormous economic and social benefits of air connectivity. In a keynote address to the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines Assembly of Presidents in Tokyo, Japan, Tony Tyler, director general […]

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    Maharashtra’s new hill station set to come up in Pune’s Mulshi

    After the controversy-hit Lavasa and Aamby Valley, construction of Maharashtra’s next new lakeside hill township…

  • Wi-Fi services in Indian airports better than many European countries:Survey

    With holiday season around the corner, leading travel search engine Skyscanner, announced the launch of its new Wi-Fi study, listing the most internet friendly airports around the world. Free airport Wi-Fi is nearly a given across Asia, but for Indians travelling to Europe, the picture is different. The study reveals that less than half of […]

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    Three Indian cities in ‘Best Value City Index 2015′ top 100 hotels list

    Three cities – Amritsar, Jaisalmer and Thiruvananthapuram – feature in the top 100 list of hotels…

  • IndiGo to launch six flights across four destinations

    IndiGo, India’s low-cost and low-carbon airline, has announced six new daily non-stop flights connecting Delhi…

  • Gulf Air to increase flights to Thiruvananthapuram

    Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, is all set to increase direct services to Trivandrum International Airport. The airline will operate a daily service starting from December 5, 2014 between Bahrain and Thiruvananthapuram. The two additional weekly frequencies between Bahrain and Thiruvananthapuram will operate on Mondays and Wednesdays departing Bahrain at […]

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    Elephant kills mahout; flees to forest with tourists on back

    A rampaging elephant killed his mahout and fled into the nearby forest carrying a Russian female…

  • Tourism Puerto Rico launches agricultural tourism programme

    Puerto Rico Tourism Company has announced the start of the agency’s Agricultural Tourism Programme with the official certification of Hacienda Tres Ángeles in the municipality of Adjuntas, located at the Island’s central mountainous region. Agricultural Tourism is a form of sustainable tourism, in which the visitor has the opportunity to learn about agricultural areas, tasks, […]

  • American Express partners with MakeMyTrip to launch travel credit card

    American Express, the world’s largest card issuer by purchase volume, and MakeMyTrip(MMYT), has launched the new ‘American Express MakeMyTrip Credit Card’ offering savings and benefits for travellers and shoppers alike. With a first year fee of INR750, the American Express MakeMyTrip Credit Card offers MMYT vouchers worth INR9000 on joining, which can be redeemed across […]

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    Indian airports ahead of European countries in Wi-Fi service: Skyscanner

    IGI Airport in New Delhi, India’s busiest airport of the country, offers free Wi-Fi for 45 minutes and charges Rs 99 for the following hour.

  • River cruise on Gujarat’s Sabarmati soon

    Adding to the exotic charm of Sabarmati waterfront– Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pet…

  • Check-in is passe

    It’s time to ‘log in’, as hotels around the world are using technology to customise their guests’ experiences

  • Out of the way

    Tired of visiting the usual touristy places like Shimla, Mussoorie and Goa? Here’s where you can go, and why, this winter season

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    The lure of the north-east

    The Seven Sisters tackles prejudices associated with cuisines from the remote region of the country by embracing all the ingredients

  • TripAdvisor launches new feature

    TripAdvisor has launched a new feature that allows users to compare and book tours and tickets for attractions around the world by integrating tour inventory and pricing information from Viator, which was acquired by TripAdvisor earlier this year. When travellers visit attractions on TripAdvisor – such as the Eiffel Tower or the Taj Mahal – […]

  • Top 10 kid-friendly destinations in India

    Open spaces, plenty of activities and safety are factors to consider when you plan a vacation with your kids. India has myriad destinations that are child-friendly – clean and uncrowded beaches where you can relax and watch your kids build sand castles or heritage destinations where kids can discover a thing or two about India’s […]

  • Venice Beach, where geeks meet boho chic

    Venice Beach, one of the few spots in car-choked Los Angeles with a vibrant street life, has been a cultural melting pot for more than half a century, welcoming everyone from hippies and homeless wanderers to the latest generation of tech executives. The neighborhood known for its palm trees and cool Pacific breezes has been […]