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amã Stays & Trails signs 13 new bungalows across India

Indian Hotels Company (IHCL), the parent company managing Taj Hotels worldwide, recently announced the signing of 13 new amã Stays & Trails bungalows. With this, the brand is stepping into four new destinations – Chandigarh, Gurgaon, Kanha and Kochi. It is also adding another bungalow in Lonavala. amã Stays & Trails is a group of […]

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India extends suspension on scheduled international flights till February 28

The suspension of scheduled international passenger flights in India has been extended till February 28, aviation regulator DGCA (Directorate General of Civil Aviation) has said. This restriction shall not apply to flights operating between India and approximately 40 countries under air bubble arrangements, all-cargo operations and flights specifically approved by the DGCA.

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Lufthansa resumes flights between Munich to Delhi

Lufthansa is resuming its scheduled service from Munich to Delhi following a break of more than a year. The service to the Indian capital will be operated three times a week with modern Airbus A350 long-haul aircraft. Departures from Bavaria’s aviation hub are scheduled for Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. In the coming summer schedule, Lufthansa […]

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Indian Hotels Company (IHCL) announces first SeleQtions hotel in Kolkata

Indian Hotels Company (IHCL), the parent company managing Taj Hotels worldwide, recently announced the opening of Raajkutir, an IHCL SeleQtions hotel in Kolkata, West Bengal. The heritage-inspired hotel embodies the spirit of the Bengal renaissance, the company said. This is the company’s first SeleQtions branded hotel in the city. The property is a 33-key old-world […]

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SriLankan Airlines partners with American Airlines to enhance connectivity across North America and Europe

SriLankan Airlines has reestablished its codeshare arrangement with American Airlines, announced the airline recently. The arrangement which came about last month is expected to offer flyers enhanced connectivity and travel options across North America and Europe.  “This strategic partnership would allow the placement of the SriLankan Airlines’ code on American Airlines’ flights to US cities […]

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India imposes 7-day mandatory quarantine for all international arrivals

International travellers will need to quarantine for a week after landing in India and test on the eighth day, in new rules that came into effect from January 11, 2022 to tackle the Omicron-driven surge in Covid cases in the country. All passengers will have to go into hotel / home isolation for seven days […]

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Revised Guidelines for international travellers to India.

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Historic trans Bhutan trail set to open for first time in 60 years

The ultimate bucket-list adventure for those who love hiking is finally set to welcome visitors for the first time in 60 years. The Trans Bhutan Trail is a 250-mile historic pilgrimage trail running the length of the Buddhist country of Bhutan, a nation on the edge of the Himalayas famed for its breathtaking mountain vistas […]

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The Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) proposes National Air Sports Policy to make India an air sporting hub

The Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) has come out with a draft National Air Sports policy (NASP) 2022 with the vision to make India one of the top destinations for air sports hubs in the world. As per an official release issued by the ministry recently, the policy seeks to leverage India’s potential for air sports […]

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India begins vaccinating children between 15-18 years of age

In the fight against Covid 19, India on 03rd January 2022 launched vaccination drive for children between 15-18 years age-groups. So far over 90 per cent adults have received the first dose and over 65 per cent of the eligible population has received both doses in India. Further, over 11 states/UTs in India have achieved […]

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Light and sound shows set up at five tourist places to promote tourism in Rajasthan, India

Light and sound shows were introduced at five tourist places in Rajasthan, including the state capital, to promote tourism in the state. Chief Minister of Rajasthan inaugurated light and sound show at Jai Niwas garden behind Govind Dev temple in Jaipur, Meera Bai memorial in Nagaur’s Merta town, Chittorgarh fort, Machkund in Dholpur and historic […]

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UNESCO recognises Kolkata’s Durga Puja as ‘Intangible Cultural Heritage’.

UNESCO recently added Durga Puja in Kolkata to its 2021 list of Intangible Cultural Heritage, giving international recognition to one of the biggest religious festival of India. “Durga Puja is an annual festival celebrated in September or October, most notably in Kolkata, in West Bengal, but also in other parts of India and amongst the […]

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WelcomHeritage launches Cheetahgarh Resort & Spa in Bera, Rajasthan.

Keeping on the regality of the rustic charm and state-of-the-art hospitality, WelcomHeritage has launched Cheetahgarh Resort and Spa in Jawai region of Rajasthan. The property is spread across 20 acres of private estate housing which is also a homeland for leopards and is located at the quaint village called Bera, district Pali, Rajasthan. It is […]

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Switzerland gets direct flights from India again from January 10, 2022, as part of the air bubble agreement.

As SWISS expands its range of scheduled services and adds new destinations to its network, the airline will be restoring its services to Mumbai and Delhi. The routes were earlier suspended in view of the pandemic developments. Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) will finally be able to welcome passengers from / to India from January […]

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Scheduled international passenger flights from / to India to remain suspended till 31 January 2022

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has extended the suspension of international scheduled passenger flights till January 31, 2022. The decision to resume regular international flights from December 15, 2021 was put in abeyance in light of the evolving situation pertaining to the Omicron variant of Covid-19. While announcing the scrapping of the resumption, […]

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India now has an air bubble agreement with Australia

India has entered into an air bubble agreement with Australia, which will allow all eligible passengers to fly between the two countries. An air travel bubble allows the residents of the two countries that are in agreement to travel between the nations, as long as certain preset guidelines are met. These guidelines can differ for […]

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Sarovar hotels forays into Assam with Pushkara Sarovar Portico, Dibrugarh

Sarovar hotels announce the opening of Pushkara Sarovar Portico, Dibrugarh, marking the group’s foray into Assam. Sarovar has more than 95 operating hotels across 65 destinations in India and Africa. The hotel with 57 rooms has views of the outer Himalayas and the mighty Brahmaputra river. It is located on NH-37, allowing easy access for […]

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Sri Lanka lifts travel ban on foreigners from six African nations

Sri Lanka recently lifted the travel ban imposed on November 27 on travellers from six African countries – South Africa, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Botswana, Lesotho and Eswatini, following the news on the spread of new Omicron variant of Covid-19, says the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). According to CAA chairman, foreign arrivals with travel history to these […]

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Indian government mandates Air Suvidha portal for international passengers’ convenience

To ensure a smooth passage for international travellers arriving in India, the Indian government on 07th December 2021 mandated contactless self-declaration by them on the ‘Air Suvidha’ portal (https://www.newdelhiairport.in/airsuvidha/apho-registration). The portal was launched in August 2020 and is used to ease international passenger arrival in India. The portal aids passengers in providing their details of travel […]

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Over 50% of adult population in India now fully vaccinated

India’s vaccination drive has achieved another milestone as 50% of the eligible population is now fully vaccinated against corona virus disease (Covid-19), the Union health ministry said last Sunday. The vaccination coverage in the country has exceeded 01 billion doses as per the provisional reports released by the ministry of health and family welfare recently. […]

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Fairfield by Marriott expands in India with the opening of Fairfield by Marriott Dehradun

Fairfield by Marriott, part of Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of 30 extraordinary brands, recently announced the opening of Fairfield by Marriott Dehradun, marking the brand’s first opening in the Uttarakhand region. Nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas in Dehradun, the 102-room new hotel is set to welcome guests with the brand’s signature warm service, friendly […]

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