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Indian Railway plans aircraft-like pressurised coaches for world’s highest railway track in Leh

The Indian Railways plans to use aircraft-like pressurised coaches in its trains for the Bilaspur-Manali-Leh line along the India-China border, which will be the world’s highest rail track, so that passengers do not have breathing difficulties on board. Aircraft cabins are pressurised because the air is very thin at the altitude planes fly. To prevent […]

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Foreigners seeking Indian visas must reveal all criminal records now

Foreign nationals applying for Indian visas will now have to declare their criminal records as part of the new visa format approved by the Government to check child sexual abuse and a range of other crimes by travellers. The move follows a specific request from Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi made to Sushma […]

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India witnesses 6.17% increase in tourists from the USA

The Ministry of Tourism has stated that the Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) in India from the USA during 2017 have registered a positive growth of 6.17 per cent over 2016. Since 2010, the number of FTAs from the USA in India has never declined. However, it has been observed from the report of National Travel […]

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Tata retains Delhi’s Taj Mansingh Hotel

Tata Group’s Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL) has retained the iconic Taj Mansingh Hotel after an auction conducted by New Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC). “The lease for the property will be granted to the group for 33 years at double the license fees. IHCL will pay a license fee of Rs 7.03 crore per month […]

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IHG debuts in Udaipur with Holiday Inn Udaipur Urban Square

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has signed a management agreement with Bhumika Enterprises for Holiday Inn Udaipur Urban Square. The 195-room hotel will be the first Holiday Inn Hotel in the city and is expected to be operational by 2022. Boasting of an excellent location, Holiday Inn Udaipur Urban Square will be an integral part of […]

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Foreigners can now visit protected areas in Nagaland, Mizoram and Manipur

The Ministry of Home Affairs has relaxed the Protected Area Permit (PAP) for foreigners visiting Manipur, Mizoram and Nagaland, except for those from Pakistan, Afghanistan and China. The PAP will be valid for five years. These areas constitute some of the most pristine locations of the country, which had been out of bounds without a […]

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Vistara receives 21st aircraft, now eligible for international operations

Vistara has received its 21st aircraft, an Airbus A320neo powered by CFM engines. Now the airline is eligible for international operations. The new aircraft will be deployed to further strengthen the airline’s domestic network. Leslie Thng, CEO, Vistara, said, “There’s great excitement amongst all of us at Vistara, as we prepare ourselves for taking the […]

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Qatar Airways to apply for launching an airline in India

Qatar Airways will soon move an application to launch a full-service airline in India for domestic operations, according to its chief Akbar Al Baker. He said the proposed airline would be fully financed by Qatar’s sovereign fund and will have Indians heading the board. Baker, who has been Qatar Airways’ Group Chief Executive for over […]

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IHG expands presence in Kolkata with Holiday Inn Resort Kolkata NH6

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has announced a partnership with SDB Developers to build a second Holiday Inn hotel in Kolkata. As part of the agreement, the 110-room Holiday Inn Resort Kolkata NH6 will have 90 rooms operational by the end of 2018, with 20 additional rooms expected by 2020. Sprawling across 12 acres of land […]

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80-key Sarovar Premiere Jaipur opens doors

Sarovar Hotels & Resorts has announced the opening of Sarovar Premiere Jaipur. The upscale full-service hotel features 80 rooms and suites, with modern interiors, stylish furnishings, and spacious event and banquet space. The hotel also adds ease to those travelling to the city by being conveniently located close to the airport, railway station, Vidhan Sabha […]

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