Travel & Tourism

100,000 lanterns released for Taiwan Lantern Festival 2018

A beagle-inspired hand held lantern for the 2018 Lantern Festival was unveiled on Thursday, with long ears that flap when the lantern moves and a special belly that casts a paw-shaped shadow.

Kenya eyes 12-15% growth in footfalls from India in 2018

Kenya is eyeing 12-15 per cent growth in tourist arrivals from India this year.

Maharashtra Tourism minister highlights ‘Maharashtra 360-degree’ at FHW Mumbai

As part of its campaign for 2018, 'Maharashtra 360-degree', the tourism arm of Government of Maharashtra, Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) will be putting special focus on cuisine, i

The story of Indo-Israel connect, from the Mumbai consulate office since 1961

Roshni Sinor, executive secretary to the consul general in Mumbai, (1961-2007), the lady who served the office for 45 years and with 18 consul generals during her interesting tenure, shares her though

Bene Israeli Jews to hold their first International Festival in Mumbai today

The Festival is scheduled to be a cultural celebration of everything that has been, and is Bene-Israeli

Port Blair, Srinagar rated most wallet-friendly holiday destinations by travel portal

Srinagar and Port Blair have seen the steepest drop in airfares, while Bangkok has replaced Dubai as the top trending holiday destination amongst Indian travellers, according to online travel marketpl

Hyderabad to host ‘World Sweet Festival’ from Jan 13

The three-day festival would be organised in association with various cultural, language and region-based associations of people, including those from foreign countries living in Hyderabad

International Kite Festival commences in Gujarat

The state government-sponsored festival will culminate on January 14, which is celebrated as Uttarayan (Makar Sankranti)

Luxury, honeymoon, and safari travel most searched this winter: Google India

According to Google, holiday related search queries have increased by 27 per cent this year, with the vogue being luxury, honeymoon, and safari destinations

Elaborate culinary tours to emerge in 2018: Cox & Kings

Gourmet travellers looking to connect with the history and culture are joining local chefs in Spain for hands-on cooking lessons, taking wine tours around Tuscany, exploring farm tours in Israel to le

European destinations favourite among millennials: Study

The 'Millennial Travel Study' involved over 1,000 millennials from across the country, quizzing them on their preferred destinations, mode of travel, interests and more

Visa form filling assistance now available over the phone

The VFS Global helpline assists visa applicants with the necessary support and information required for documentation of their visa applications

‘In order for NZ companies to be considered global, we need to be in India’

India is a key market for us. I believe that in order for our companies to be considered global, we need to be in India. NZ does not have an FTA with India but we want our relationship with India to d

Top five Swiss Christmas markets

Christmas markets are scattered throughout Switzerland in almost every town and village and offer a wide variety of arts and craft

Discover the Ghent Light Festival in January

The fourth edition of Ghent Light Festival, to be held from January 31 to February 4, 2018, will get an extra day and a newly adapted route

‘Tourist police’ to assist visitors in Mathura

The tourist police would sport 'T' logo on their shirts, while logos for others would be decided by the director general of police

Israel relaxes visa norms for Indians

The relaxed visa rule involves less documentation for Indians who have availed visas of Schengen countries, US, Canada, Australia or Israel and have completed their travel to these countries

Discover Peru’s adventurous side

Some of the adventurous activities that one can indulge in are mountaineering, rock climbing, canopying, sand boarding, caving, diving, surfing, rafting and more

Five unique experiences in Shandong

Centuries-old history and lots of cultural relics endows Shandong with abundant tourist resources

Darjeeling to host 5-day tourism festival

Lesser-known destinations in the hills will be promoted during the festival, to be held from December 27 to December 31, at four venues – Darjeeling town, Kurseong, Kalimpong and Mirik

Indian government rigorously working to promote cruise tourism; here’s what it is doing

Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands, usually sees its population take a ferry or a cruise on weekends to travel within the country.

Macao Light Festival features extensive routes of light and artistry

The production team of Macao Light Festival 2017 consists of over a hundred local transmedia creators specialised in diverse areas such as animation, music, films and multimedia

Adventure Rock Hill at Jatayu Earth Centre in Kerala opens for public

Spread across 65 acres, it offers abundant activities/services for the vacationers, including camping, rock climbing, trekking, 6D theatre, a virtual reality museum, a Siddha and an Ayurvedic cave res

MGallery reveals its global brand ambassador

Recently rolled out globally, MGallery’s Inspired by Her programme seeks to meet the specific requirements of the female leisure and business travellers through a suite of services

‘Silk River’ journey to celebrate Indo-UK relationship

The 'Silk River 2017' project is aimed at creating awareness of the Indo-British cultural relationship by engaging communities who live alongside both rivers - Hooghly and Thames

Thailand’s Flora Park Festival features floral spectacles

Open for visitors from November until February, Flora Park Festival, showcases over 100,000 flowers of numerous plant and tree species with five themed zones

Handicrafts Heritage Tour commences in Thiruvananthapuram

The tour is being organised in the run up to the seventh annual Sargaalaya International Arts and Crafts Festival, scheduled to be held between December 21 and January 8, 2018 at the Sargaalaya Villag

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