Chopper scam thrives in Nepal

KATHMANDU, 30 November 2018: Nepal's pledge to crack down on fraudulent helicopter evacuations has failed to curb the scam, with tourists still being unnecessarily airlifted from the Himalayas so middlemen can profit on the insurance payouts, industry sources say. An...
MALE, Maldives, 26 November 2018: Travel professionals in the Maldives have pledged to make the Maldives plastic bag free by 2020. Usually associated with idyllic seaside villas and bleached white sand, the Maldives' Association of Tourism Professionals (ATP) admits the...
COLOMBO, 6 November 2018: A political crisis in Sri Lanka, where two prime ministers are fighting for power, is scaring away tourists and raising questions over foreign aid, ringing alarm bells for the economy as the currency slumps to...

Bhutan battles to stay green

PUNAKHA, Bhutan, 11 October 2018: The gentle whirring of the wind turbine speaks volumes of Bhutan's record as the world's only carbon negative country, but major challenges stand in the way of the Himalayan kingdom's decision to follow a...

Nepal’s tigers make comeback

KATHMANDU, 25 September 2018: Nepal's wild tiger population has nearly doubled over the last nine years, officials said Monday, in a victory for the impoverished country's drive to save the endangered big cats. Wildlife groups have welcomed the news as...
JODHPUR, India, 1 February 2018: Radisson Jodhpur opened its doors Wednesday, the first Radisson branded property to open in the city. The hotel is situated 2 km from the airport and 4 km from the city's railway station and around...
NEW DELHI 22 January 2018: India tapping the latest App technology to introduce a digital calendar for travel consumers for the first time. The Press Information Bureau of India said the App featuring a comprehensive calendar of events for 2018...

India cuts hajj subsidy

NEW DELHI, 18 January 2018: India's Hindu nationalist government is ending a decades-long policy of offering discounted airfares to Muslims embarking on the hajj pilgrimage, it announced earlier this week. The right-wing Bharatiya Janata Party has accused its opponents in...
NEW DELHI, 16 January 2018: India’s e-Tourist Visas were more popular than ever in 2017 with 1,697,000 users a 52.% increase over 2016. India reported a 15.2% growth in foreign tourist arrivals in December and for the full year arrivals...
AHMEDABAD, India, 16 January 2018: First it was monkeys and rabbits. Now a cow has forced flights to be diverted from Ahmedabad airport and Indian authorities said Friday human negligence could have had a role. The brave bovine crept past...