Kingfisher owner arrested

April 20, 2017 by  
Filed under Aviation, News

LONDON, 20 April 2017: Indian tycoon Vijay Mallya has been arrested in London following an extradition request from India where he is accused of fraud, British police said on Tuesday.

The flamboyant financier, who co-owns Formula One team Force India, appeared in a London court on Tuesday and was granted bail.

In tourism circles he is best known for founding the airline Kingfisher which he ran into the ground with heavy debts Read more

India extends eVisa role

April 5, 2017 by  
Filed under News, South Asia, Trade Talk

NEW DELHI, 5 April 2017: India has liberalised and extended the scope of its eVisa scheme effective 1 April in a move to boost tourism to the country.

The popular eVisa, is now available in three distinct categories specifically for leisure, business and medical travel, India’s Press Information Bureau announced last week.

The e-Tourist, e-Business visa and e-Medical visas have also been extended to 161 countries for entry through 24 gateway airports, up from 16 airports earlier and three Indian sea ports; Cochin, Goa and Mangalore to tap cruise tourism potential. Read more

Multi-visit visas for Indians

April 3, 2017 by  
Filed under Malaysia, News

KUALA LUMPUR,  3 April 2017: Indian tourists will soon be given multiple entry visas for 15 days to allow them to use Malaysia as gateway to explore neighbouring countries.

By offering Indian travellers a multiple entry visa, they will be able to fly to Malaysia explore South Thailand, Singapore and Indonesia and return to Malaysia to catch flights back home.

The strategy will make Malaysia a gateway to explore ASEAN first for Indian tourists, who still require a visa.  Based on its success, the multiple entry visa will be extended to other nationalities, the MalayMail Online report stated. Read more

India opens skies to cheap travel

April 3, 2017 by  
Filed under Aviation, News, South Asia

NEW DELHI, 3 April 2017: Indian airlines will soon offer dirt-cheap fares to dozens of new, regional destinations — some for the very first time — as the world’s fastest-growing aviation market tries to encourage millions more passengers to the skies.

The government awarded flying rights to five Indian airlines Thursday to connect large metro cities to 70 small towns, nearly half of which have never been reached by plane.

Tickets will be capped at 2,500 rupees (USD38) per hour of flying time to keep fares low for new customers through a slew of subsidies and tax incentives. Read more

Radisson debuts in Bengaluru

March 13, 2017 by  
Filed under Hospitality, News, South Asia

BENGALURU, INDIA, 13 March 2017: Radisson Blu Atria Bengaluru opens, today, Monday, in the capital of India’s southern Karnataka state, Bengaluru.

Known for its high-technology industry, the city is also renowned for its beautiful parks.

Radisson Blu Atria Bengaluru is located a 45-minute drive from the Kempegowda International Airport (BLR) and a 10-minute drive from the city’s main railway station. Read more

India’s OTM breaks records

March 2, 2017 by  
Filed under Events, News, South Asia

MUMBAI, 2 March 2017: Over 10,000 trade visitors attended the three-day OTM trade show held in Mumbai, 21 to 23 February, Fairfest, the show organiser, in its a post-event review.

Exhibitors from a record number of 60 countries showcased their destinations at the show that focuses on outbound travel from India.

Hosted at the Bombay Convention & Exhibition Centre, the organisers concluded the event was now the largest trade show hosted in the country. Read more

Paperless visas

March 1, 2017 by  
Filed under News, South Asia, Technology

NEW DELHI, 1 March 2017: Plans are underway to eliminate the paper work involved in apply for visas in India, according to a report earlier this week in the Indian Express.

The report confirmed that the Indian government and 14 other governments including nations in the EU are studying a proposal that will end the need to fill out the same information every time Indian travellers need a visa.

BLS International, the second largest Indian outsourcing and technology company, specialising in operating visa applications is leading the move to make visas paperless for Indian travellers. Read more

Radisson expands in India

February 28, 2017 by  
Filed under News, South Asia

JAMMU, INDIA, 28 February 2017: Radisson Blu Jammu opened on Monday in  Jammu, India, a popular tourist destination  often described as a city of temples.

Jammu serves as the gateway to one of the most popular pilgrimages in India, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine and several temples including the Raghunath and Ranbireshwar Temples that are situated around it.

Radisson Blu Jammu is located a 14-minute car drive from Jammu Airport (IXJ). Read more

UAE focus country at OTM

February 24, 2017 by  
Filed under Events, News, South Asia

MUMBAI, 24 February 2017: An official delegation from the UAE participated in OTM – India’s largest travel trade show that wrapped up Thursday evening in Mumbai, India.

Led by UAE’s Ministry of Economy, the delegation was made up of representatives of various tourism departments and agencies.

The UAE participated in the annual exhibition for the second year in a row. Read more

OTM forecasts record turnout

February 14, 2017 by  
Filed under Events, News, South Asia

MUMBAI, 14 February 2017: OTM 2017 will be held in Mumbai, the largest source market for leisure and MICE travel in the country, 21 to 23 February, at the Bombay Exhibition Centre.

More than 1000 sellers from 50 countries will exhibit at OTM 2017. They include national and state tourism organisations, hotels, airlines, destination marketing companies and other suppliers serving leisure as well as MICE markets, keen to tap India’s expanding outbound travel market.

The show estimates 5447 qualified buyers and travel trade visitors have already registered. They include 814 fully and partly hosted buyer registrations, which is the largest number of hosted buyers in any travel trade show in India. Read more

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