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IRCTC offers free travel insurance for air passengers

IRCTC has partnered with Bharti AXA General insurance company to provide free-of-cost travel insurance to customers who book air tickets through the IRCTC’s air ticketing website. IRCTC Air is set to offer free air travel insurance worth up to Rs 50 lakh for the customers. It is a first-of-its-kind initiative and the travel insurance will […]

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The Fern Hotels & Resorts to open 20 new hotels in 2019

The Fern Hotels & Resorts is all set to open 20 Fern and Beacon Hotels across India and Nepal in the year 2019, said Suhail Kannampilly, COO, The Fern Hotels & Resorts. Out of these 20 hotels, two will be opened in Nepal – one in Kathmandu and second in Bharatpur, he informed. This will […]

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IBIS debuts in Kolkata with 189 rooms and a redefined brand strategy

Accor Hotels has announced the opening of the 189-room ibis Kolkata Rajarhat, marking the debut of the brand in the City of Joy, Kolkata. This is the group’s 50th property in India, taking the brand’s total inventory in the country to over 3,000 rooms. At the recent launch, the multinational hospitality company also announced the […]

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Port Blair becomes an international airport

Foreign tourists can now directly fly to the Andaman and Nicobar Islands as the government has designated Port Blair airport as an authorised immigration check post for entry into and exit from India with valid travel documents. The decision came more than a month after the killing of an American national by members of a […]

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Hampi Ranks Second in New York Times list of must-visit places for 2019

At the height of the Viajyanagara Empire in the 16th century, Hampi thrived as one of the largest and richest cities in the world. Its #architectural legacy lives on in the south-western state of Karnataka with over 1,000 well-preserved stone monuments, including Hindu temples, forts and palaces.

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