Travel And Tourism: News

Delhi takes inspiration from NY: Advanced digital interactive panels installed

Have you seen about the new panel-type kiosks at Connaught Place in Delhi? Been curious?

26 Jun 2018


Goa govt to launch app-based taxi service 'Goamiles' next month

The Goa government will launch its own app-based taxi service "Goamiles" to some key tourist destinations starting next month.

24 Jun 2018

San Francisco

Long-haul flights gaining preference amongst Indians: Survey

A number of Indian travelers are exploring far-off places, thanks to improved flight connectivity and better prices over a period of time, a survey said.

23 Jun 2018


Popular beaches in Goa to set up 'No Selfie' zones

In the wake of several incidents of drowning while clicking selfies at the beaches in Goa, the state-appointed lifeguard agency has identified 24 "No Selfie" points along the coast.

23 Jun 2018


#FinancialBytes: Top 5 Travel Loans available in India

We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty and adventure, and the best way to explore it is through travel. This wonderful experience, however, comes with a baggage of expenses.

Wish to visit Titanic? One of the last chances coming-up

Over a century ago, a trip aboard the Titanic was reserved for the wealthiest. Cut to2018, and it still is.

22 Jun 2018


HC suspends water sports in Uttarakhand till the government acts

This might hit your travel plans hard.

17 Jun 2018


Northeast beckons tourists; footfalls to grow 12% in 2019

Improved infrastructure and air connectivity are drawing a large number of tourists to India's Northeast and looking at the current traction, footfalls in the picturesque region are expected to grow by 10-12% in 2019, industry experts said.

16 Jun 2018


Goa Tourism mulls having lifeguards round-the-clock at its beaches

The Goa Tourism Department is contemplating deploying lifeguards round-the-clock to patrol the state's beaches.

13 Jun 2018

Kiran Bedi

Puducherry's 'Singham' on Beach Road is now helping tourists!

On Sunday, Puducherry LG Kiran Bedi inaugurated a tourist kiosk on Beach road. Sounds like any regular news?

11 Jun 2018

Taj Mahal

Saying Taj Mahal's gate obstructs temple's entrance, VHP-activists create ruckus

Alleging a gate at the West entrance of Taj Mahal obstructed the entrance to a '400-year-old' Siddheshwar Mahadev temple, activists of Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) created ruckus at the monument, and scared some foreign tourists too, on Sunday.

08 May 2018


Kashmiri stone-pelters now attacking tourists, children: One Chennai visitor dead

Stone-pelting in J&K claimed the life of a person, a young tourist from Chennai, whose vehicle was attacked at Narbal on the Srinagar-Gulmarg highway yesterday.

01 May 2018


'Ranveer On Tour': Swiss train named after Ranveer Singh

Ranveer Singh, who is the brand ambassador of Swiss Tourism, has brought hordes of Indian tourists to the country in the last one year.

29 Apr 2018


India tops Dubai's foreign tourism sector with over 6L visitors

India has topped the list of Dubai's source markets for inbound tourism, with 617,000 tourists from the country arriving in the emirate from January-March 2018, registering an impressive 7% year-on-year increase.

26 Apr 2018

Uttar Pradesh

Non-NDA states allege political bias in iconic tourism sites shortlist

Multiple non-NDA states have alleged that the Central government's shortlist of 17 tourism destinations to be developed into "iconic tourism sites" reeks of political bias.

09 Apr 2018

India Gate

Delhi: No more inter-state buses from Bikaner House, Himachal Bhawan

From May 1, three popular interstate bus boarding points in Delhi will no longer continue their service.

28 Mar 2018


From April 1, Taj Mahal's ticket will have 3-hours validity

In order to manage the number of visitors to the iconic Taj Mahal, the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), has decided to put a cap on the time tourists can spend there.

23 Mar 2018


India to become 3rd largest tourism economy in 10 years

India, currently the seventh largest tourism economy, will move ahead four places and become the third largest in the next 10 years.

28 Feb 2018


Indonesia expects 7 lakh tourists from India in 2018

Indonesia is hoping for an "exponential" increase in tourist inflow from India and has set its visitor arrival target at seven lakh from India in 2018, a senior official from the island nation said.

24 Feb 2018

Yogi Adityanath

Everyone has right to practise own faith, including me: Adityanath

UP CM Yogi Adityanath said everyone has the right to practise their faith, and being a Hindu, he is also entitled to visit religious places like Ayodhya and Mathura.

20 Feb 2018


Priyanka's 'revealing' picture on Assam tourism calendar irks politicians

Priyanka Chopra found herself mired in a fresh controversy once again after several politicians raised objections over her picture in the Assam tourism calendar.

20 Feb 2018

Delhi Police

Delhi Police takes senior citizens for heritage tour

As a part of the Delhi Police Week celebrations of this year, the force took a group of 60 senior citizens from the South-East district of Delhi for a heritage tour of the city on Sunday.

19 Feb 2018


Mumbai to Pune in 20mins: Hyperloop will make this happen

Soon, the travel time between Mumbai and Pune will be cut down to just 20 minutes from the current three hours. This would be made possible by building a hyperloop transportation system.

16 Feb 2018


Virtual Reality: This Japanese firm takes you on virtual holidays

First Airlines, a Japan-based virtual reality (VR) tour firm, takes its customers on VR holidays and provides them with a first- and business-class airline experience.

15 Feb 2018

Indian Railways

Train passenger gets punished for snoring too loudly

In a strange incident, a man on-board a long-distance train was "punished" by fellow passengers on Thursday for snoring too loudly.

14 Feb 2018


Visit to Taj Mahal to cost more but last shorter

Starting April, tickets for entry to the Taj Mahal's premises will cost Rs. 10 more, while entry to the main mausoleum, which contains Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal's graves, will no longer be free.

12 Feb 2018


Flying drones near Taj Mahal can land you in prison

Flying of drones is prohibited in and around the Taj Mahal due to "security reasons." Despite that, they were glimpsed nearly 20 times in the area last year.

10 Feb 2018


Girls drinking beer worries Goa CM Manohar Parrikar. Wait, what?

Goa CM Manohar Parrikar recently said the drug problem in the state's colleges isn't as huge as it is made out to be.

08 Feb 2018


You can now book flights, hotels on Google's search engine

Google has updated its Search platform to allow users to book flights and hotels directly through it.

07 Feb 2018


50% off on Maharaja Express: Here's how to get it

The luxury Maharaj Express has a special offer for passengers for a limited time: 50% discount on one ticket on booking of two seats for adults.

02 Feb 2018

West Bengal

Goa has promised to ban public drinking, but can it?

The Manohar Parrikar government in Goa seems adamant to remove the "social ill" of public drinking.

31 Jan 2018


No entry for unmarried couples in this Coimbatore park

Tired of couples frolicking in its botanical park, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University in Coimbatore now allows only families and married visitors.

29 Jan 2018


After Fairy Queen, Indian Railways bringing back vintage steam engines

On Republic Day, Fairy Queen, the world's oldest steam engine, left the railway museum and took a short trip from New Delhi railway station to Delhi Junction.

29 Jan 2018


Two Malaysians willingly go behind bars in Telangana. Here's why

With the steep rise in experiential tourism, offers are getting increasingly obscure and off beat. You must have done/heard of bungee jumping, scuba diving, river rafting. How about spending a day inside a jail like a real prisoner?

29 Jan 2018


For Rs. 2000, a foreigner can stay in Mumbai's slum

Mumbai tourists will now be able to gain an all-new experience of staying in slums and understand the city better. The guests will be staying at one Ravi Sansi's house with his family in their newly acquired room.

19 Jan 2018

Pakistan News

Pakistan's Katas Raj temple seeks visitors as pond runs dry

The sacred pond in the Katas Raj temple complex of Pakistan, the Amrit Kund, is on the verge of running dry.

17 Jan 2018


India's foreign tourist arrivals touch new high at 1cr mark

2017 was a stupendous year for the Indian tourism industry. Foreign tourist arrivals touched a new high and crossed the 1cr mark, an increase of 15.2% over the previous year.

03 Jan 2018


40,000 visitor-cap at Taj Mahal proposed, but will it help?

Environmental pollution around the Taj Mahal has taken a toll on the monument. Protective measures haven't borne fruit.

30 Dec 2017


World Bank pledges $40 million for UP tourism project

The World Bank has offered $40 million (Rs. 260 crore) credit to the Uttar Pradesh government for implementing a tourism project in the state.

27 Dec 2017


India-UAE trips will cost 6-7% more from next year

UAE, particularly Dubai, is one of the most popular destinations for Indian travelers. But with a new tax on the anvil, trips are set to get 6-7% costlier.