Travel & Tourism

Virgin Atlantic launches accessible entertainment for customers with sight loss

Working with UK tech company Bluebox, the innovative iPad-based platform was tested by representatives from Guide Dogs for the Blind and includes audio descriptions, large type, and consistent layout

Valley Weekends festival starts in J&K

The festival would provide tourists the local experience and a host of activities on each Saturday and Sunday

Etihad Airways unveils F1 Grid Girls uniform

IMG Model Chanel Iman was chosen to unveil the black jumpsuit through a video model diary and photo shoot, shot on location at Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi and in front of an Etihad Airways F1-bran

Kerala highlights new experiences in Tourism Policy 2017

The policy emphasises on the participation of the differently-abled and transgenders, while implementing the Responsible Tourism Mission across the state to promote the tourism sector

Babymoon vacation on rise in India: Survey

The survey has revealed that 82 per cent of the pregnant women wish to go on a Babymoon and the most preferred time is the second trimester

Exhibition on lost folk community culture to be held in New Delhi

The exhibition-cum-haat will bring together 14 Indian and international artists and indigenous communities of Ichol and Maihar cities of Madhya Pradesh

Maharashtra Tourism presents ‘Talent Street’ at Kala Ghoda

The officials of MCGM are requesting artists to send applications and thus inspiring many promising artists to take part in this event in the coming weeks

Andhra plans to attract Rs 30,000 cr, create 10 lakh jobs in tourism development projects by 2029

Naidu informed that Amravati, the new capital city which is being developed as a green field project will soon be among the top five cities in the world.

Footfall at Meghalaya’s cherry blossom festival marks three-fold growth

The festival was held during November 8-11 at the Wards Lake, dotted with pink and white cherry blossoms, and at the Polo Grounds where tourists watched shows depicting local culture, and tasted food

Experience Oman’s unique desert race

The Oman Desert Marathon is a race covering 165 km requiring each runner to be completely self-sufficient. Runners are required to carry all of their own equipment except for water

Dev Patel becomes Mandarin Oriental’s latest celebrity fan

Mandarin Oriental's existing fans include Chen Kun, Isabelle Huppert, Lucy Liu, Morgan Freeman, Cecilia Bartoli, Caterina Murino, Sir Peter Blake, Lin Chiling, Karen Mok, Christian Louboutin and more

Israel marks record tourism from India

More than 49,000 Indians have already visited Israel until October, 2017 marking a growth of 34 per cent from January to October vis-a-vis the same period last year

Maharashtra Tourism, BMC join hands to promote Kala Ghoda open art gallery

Through this initiative, MTDC along with BMC intend to make use of these open spaces as a platform for public participation which will also include music and dance performances depicting folk, traditi

Cherry Blossom Festival opens in Shillong

India International Cherry Blossom Festival is an initiative of the Imphal-based Institute of Bioresources & Sustainable Development (IBSD)

Monaco to host 12th Monte-Carlo Jazz Festival

The festival brings together performances by internationally celebrated jazz artists including, Marcus Miller who will perform at the opening night, followed by Stacey Kent, Texas and Christophe and m

Sassoon Dock Art Project comes to Mumbai

The aim is to create a temporary cultural hub and a provide a stimulating experience, open to everyone while working alongside the community of locals and economies that are thriving in the area

South Island scenic train marks 30 years on the tracks

Lauded as one of the most scenic train rides in the world, the TranzAlpine is one of New Zealand’s three great rail journeys operated by KiwiRail

Expo Indonesia hopes to grow bilateral ties between India and Indonesia

Around 47 exhibitors will display their products and conduct B2B table top meetings at the Expo Indonesia Trade, Tourism and Investment fair that opened in Mumbai today.

Gurugram to host the first ‘Seoul-India Friendship Festival’

Indian audience will have an opportunity to witness Korean cultural performances such as Nanta and Taekwondo, while Korean guests will experience Bollywood as an endeavour to encourage cultural exchan

Macao becomes ‘UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy’

To celebrate the designation of Macao as a UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy, the Macao SAR Government will launch a series of activities locally and internationally

Bird-watching hotspots in Goa

Many bird trails are being organised during the birding season starting from October to February to boost avi-tourism in Goa and to promote ornithological interest in the state

‘The Rhythm and Blues Festival’ comes to Delhi on Nov 4

The two-day music festival, to be held at The Zorba, will see musical performances by The Sami Sisters, Usha Uthup, Swarathma, Prem Joshua and band among others

Durban in South Africa opens doors to Gandhi Museum

The coastal city of Durban in South Africa has a deep bond with India and also boasts of one of the largest Indian diaspora outside of India

MP pushes to drive private investment in tourism sector

MP has also set up wayside amenities called Midway Treat which will be operated on the franchise model, the first state in the country to do so

Women travellers growing from tier II, III cities: Report

More and more women have begun travelling either in groups or solo and the trend is growing not just in metros but also tier-II and III cities, according to a report by Paytm.

Explore the beauty of a real Volcano at Kirishima

Even among Japan’s largest national parks, none encompasses the more than 20 volcanoes, shimmering crater lakes, valleys, waterfalls, and diverse seasonal vegetation for a volcanic landscape that th

North East Festival to kick off in Delhi on Nov 3

Promising to be much bigger than last year with a football match and a rock music contest between colleges and bands of Delhi, the annual festival will be held at Indira Gandhi National Centre for the

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