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India Launches its first semi high speed train

Gatimaan Express, India Launches its first semi high speed train, was flagged off on April 5th, 2016. The train can touch the maximum speed of 160 kmph and has a GPS-based passenger information system with sliding doors in the coaches. A live TV service is part of infotainment system. There is a focus on good […]

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In the top, for the ‘Best Tourism Destination’ of Asia

India Tourism has been conferred with the 3rd position of the ‘Best Tourism Destination of Asia’ at ITB, Berlin. The award was collected by Vinod Zutshi, Secretary, Ministry of Tourism along with the members of Indian team. This is an added gem in the repository of awards and accolades given to the country in the […]

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Amsterdam gets a taste of Jet Airways

Effective March 27, India’s premier international airline, Jet Airways will operate three daily non-stop flights from Amsterdam to Mumbai, Delhi and Toronto. Together with codeshare partners KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Delta Air Lines, Jet Airways will offer one stop codeshare access between India and 30 destinations across Europe and 11  destinations in the United […]

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India sets out to achieve 10% growth in tourism

Given that the country was able to witness a growth of 6.8 per cent in Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) during  January 2016, Vinod Zutshi, Secretary – Tourism, Govt. of India, is not over ambitious to expect inbound tourism to flourish in 2016. “We are aiming at a 10 per cent growth in FTAs this year. […]

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Chandigarh opens its doors to Hyatt Regency

Chandigarh has a new address of luxury. Hyatt Regency has opened its door to the public from April 2, 2016, and is the first Hyattbranded hotel to launch in the city. There are 211-rooms in the hotel and are available at an opening offer starting from Rs 5,999 avg/night. The standard rates start from Rs. […]

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Hike in entry fee for key monuments

Though this may not be great news, but as tour operators, one must factor these developments in the costing. Effective from April 1st, 2016, the entry fee for 32 World Heritage Monuments in India has been increased from Rs 250 to Rs 500 per head. For Indians and visitors from SAARC and BIMSTEC countries, as […]

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