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  • Independence Day 2022 | Five places to visit during the I-Day long weekend Aug 09, 2022 05:01 PM IST

    Independence Day 2022 | Five places to visit during the I-Day long weekend

    Indian celebrates its Independence Day every year on August 15. Also known as ‘I-Day’, this public holiday marks the date when India became an independent country in 1947. This year the day falls on a Monday, serving as an ultimate long-weekend. While India is celebrated for its breath-taking architecture and diverse landscapes, not many are aware of the fact that the country is home to 40 spectacular World Heritage Sites! Agoda, a leading international digital travel platform, has listed out a few ideas for you to plan your three-day vacay to embark upon a historical journey. (Source: Agoda)

  • Travel sector sees demand surge ahead of extended holidays in August Aug 08, 2022 06:22 PM IST

    Travel sector sees demand surge ahead of extended holidays in August

    Hotel rates and airfares are on the rise with a series of public holidays in the middle of this month, especially for last-minute travellers.

  • Where have all the superyachts gone? Aug 08, 2022 04:01 PM IST

    Where have all the superyachts gone?

    A soft power tries to be less of a soft touch

  • Germany sees 214% rise in Indian tourists in first few months of 2022 Aug 04, 2022 05:31 PM IST

    Germany sees 214% rise in Indian tourists in first few months of 2022

    According to the GNTO, nine percent of Indian travellers visiting Europe went to Germany, of whom 55 percent visited the country for leisure while 38 percent for business.

  • Ideas for profit | This SaaS co may gain from travel demand; Buy the stock amid market volatility Aug 03, 2022 06:14 PM IST

    Ideas for profit | This SaaS co may gain from travel demand; Buy the stock amid market volatility

    The largest software as a service (SaaS) company in the travel and hospitality industry in India is helping travel brands maintain rate integrity across multiple points of sale online, forecast demand and manage their online reputation. MC Pro advises investors to add this company’s stock gradually on decline for the long haul. Here’s why

  • Crashing rupee makes holidays costlier, travellers look beyond US and Europe Jul 25, 2022 06:19 PM IST

    Crashing rupee makes holidays costlier, travellers look beyond US and Europe

    Destinations such as Japan, Thailand, the Maldives and Mauritius have become more attractive to Indian travellers as the rupee has strengthened against their currencies.

  • Henley Passport Index 2022 | Countries where Indian passport holders can travel without a visa Jul 21, 2022 06:14 PM IST

    Henley Passport Index 2022 | Countries where Indian passport holders can travel without a visa

    Countries to which Indians have ‘visa-on-arrival’ access include destinations like Thailand, Indonesia, Maldives, Sri Lanka, 21 countries in Africa and only two European countries.

  • Delhi-Mumbai is the busiest airline route in India. Which is the second busiest? Jul 12, 2022 01:56 PM IST

    Delhi-Mumbai is the busiest airline route in India. Which is the second busiest?

    The winner, which has been among the top 10 airports often through the pandemic, is a surprise, pushing Delhi-Bengaluru to the third position

  • SpiceJet’s mounting incidents of malfunctions shake customer confidence Jul 08, 2022 02:38 PM IST

    SpiceJet’s mounting incidents of malfunctions shake customer confidence

    SpiceJet said the safety of its passengers, crew and aircraft is paramount and all its flights are safe.

  • IndiGo to operate daily flights between Mumbai and Bahrain from August 1 Jul 06, 2022 04:11 PM IST

    IndiGo to operate daily flights between Mumbai and Bahrain from August 1

    Bahrain will be the first international addition to the airline's 6E network following the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Sri Lanka looks to Indians visitors to restore battered tourism sector Jul 06, 2022 02:33 PM IST

    Sri Lanka looks to Indians visitors to restore battered tourism sector

    In an effort to bring more tourists from its populous northern neighbour to the crisis-hit island, Sri Lanka will hold road shows in five important Indian towns, its tourism minister announced on Wednesday.

  • Ladakh Lt Governor stresses on changing UT's tourism model Jun 25, 2022 10:44 PM IST

    Ladakh Lt Governor stresses on changing UT's tourism model

    The LG stressed on the need for monitoring of the Sindhu Ghat area to ensure cleanliness and prohibit the throwing of non-organic matter into the river.

  • Airfares likely to rise by 2-4 percent every month if jet fuel prices keep rising: Airline officials Jun 17, 2022 05:34 PM IST

    Airfares likely to rise by 2-4 percent every month if jet fuel prices keep rising: Airline officials

    Airlines might not increase prices all at once, partial increments of Rs 300-600 every month are likely to pass on the cost of rising fuel prices.

  • Travel and tourism industry likely to return to pre-pandemic levels by the end of 2022: MakeMyTrip Co-Founder & Group CEO Rajesh Magow Jun 10, 2022 08:33 PM IST

    Travel and tourism industry likely to return to pre-pandemic levels by the end of 2022: MakeMyTrip Co-Founder & Group CEO Rajesh Magow

  • MMT used the last two years to prepare for growth after the pandemic: MakeMyTrip Co-Founder & Group CEO Rajesh Magow Jun 10, 2022 07:36 PM IST

    MMT used the last two years to prepare for growth after the pandemic: MakeMyTrip Co-Founder & Group CEO Rajesh Magow

    Magow said that MMT has not only expanded its core business, taking its operations to 400 more cities in the past two years, but it has also added six new verticals to its business. He added that the entry into the six new businesses was done using in-house staff and very little investment.

  • We expect international tourism to revive in the second half of FY23 and add to our profitability: Thomas Cook MD Madhavan Menon Jun 10, 2022 05:17 PM IST

    We expect international tourism to revive in the second half of FY23 and add to our profitability: Thomas Cook MD Madhavan Menon

    The domestic tourism market will return to pre-pandemic levels by the July-September period, says Menon.

  • Watchdog says Afghan Taliban detaining, torturing civilians Jun 10, 2022 05:11 PM IST

    Watchdog says Afghan Taliban detaining, torturing civilians

    Taliban security forces in northern Afghanistan have unlawfully detained and tortured residents accused of association with an opposition armed group, New York-based Human Rights Watch said in a statement on June 10.

  • Denmark embassy suspends visa acceptance for India until July 1 Jun 07, 2022 08:39 PM IST

    Denmark embassy suspends visa acceptance for India until July 1

    "Due to shortage of staff, absence and an unforeseen increase in the number of applications, the Embassy of Denmark in New Delhi temporarily suspends all new appointments at VFS," the embassy said in a statement.

  • Thailand begins to reopen bars, nightclubs to woo back tourists May 20, 2022 11:31 AM IST

    Thailand begins to reopen bars, nightclubs to woo back tourists

    Pubs and bars in provinces classified as green and blue zones will be allowed to serve patrons until midnight, Deputy Health Minister Satit Pitutecha told reporters in Bangkok on Friday after a meeting of the nation’s virus task force chaired by Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-Ocha.

  • COVID-19 | Morocco 'breathing again' as tourists back after COVID shutdown May 18, 2022 04:02 PM IST

    COVID-19 | Morocco 'breathing again' as tourists back after COVID shutdown

    Marrakesh, famous for its graceful red buildings set against palm trees and snow-capped mountains, is once again packed with tourists, breathing life back into tourism industry

  • The Hills Are Calling | Visit these beautiful hill stations in India to escape summer heat May 17, 2022 06:12 PM IST

    The Hills Are Calling | Visit these beautiful hill stations in India to escape summer heat

    A look at some beautiful hill stations you could visit to escape the summer heat.

  • Domestic travellers and wellness seekers pull Kerala tourism out of the woods May 13, 2022 12:52 PM IST

    Domestic travellers and wellness seekers pull Kerala tourism out of the woods

    Hotels in Kerala are heavily booked for May and June, indicating a busy summer season for the tourism industry in the state.

  • India focusing on confidence-building strategies post pandemic to intensify tourism: Official May 11, 2022 02:14 PM IST

    India focusing on confidence-building strategies post pandemic to intensify tourism: Official

    Speaking to the media during the ongoing Arabian Travel Mart, which commenced on May 9, Rupinder Brar, Additional Director General, Ministry of Tourism on Tuesday said that India is focusing to ease the difficulties that were created for the tourists due to the spread of the coronavirus which impacted the world economy severely.

  • Thousand Nights Camp, A Stay In The Middle Of Wahiba Sands In Oman | Miles To Go May 08, 2022 11:35 AM IST

    Thousand Nights Camp, A Stay In The Middle Of Wahiba Sands In Oman | Miles To Go

    Oman is well known for its stunning landscape, outdoor experiences and adventures. With its miles and miles of desert, one of the adventures includes staying in camps or dwellings surrounded by endless golden sand dunes. Thousand Nights Camp offers a luxurious experience in the middle of the deserts of Wahiba / Sharqiyah sands. The property has standard sheikh tents, as well as the luxurious, and air conditioned Ameer tents. Other amenities include a pool, which is a luxury in the middle of a desert. A couple of nights spent here offer a great getaway from the city life. Watch this video to know more.

  • As more customers look at foreign travel, visa processing firms feel the pressure May 06, 2022 06:12 PM IST

    As more customers look at foreign travel, visa processing firms feel the pressure

    Stringent regulations laid down by governments across the world are resulting in longer wait periods for visa processing. Also, visas for those looking to leave Ukraine, working professionals and students are getting priority over tourist visas.

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