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India, Pakistan to liberalise business visa norms


September 4th, 2012 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) In a bid to strengthen bilateral economic relations, India and Pakistan will soon sign agreements for liberalising visa norms for business travellers, Commerce and Industry ... Read more...

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Air India to reactivate east Asia routes, plans operational rebound


June 21st, 2012 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
By-Rohit VaidNew Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Strike-hit national carrier Air India will reactive flights between the national capital and east Asian destinations like Shanghai, Tokyo and Hong Kong in phases ... Read more...

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Sarovar Hotels to expand in Africa, India


June 21st, 2012 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 21 (IANS) Sarovar Hotels Pvt Ltd, a fast-growing hotel chain, is in the process of expanding its African and Indian presence in managing and owning properties, a ... Read more...

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New Zealand’s focus is on Indian business travellers


April 29th, 2012 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) A new approach focusing on increasing the number of Indian business travellers to New Zealand has been adopted by the country's tourism board, which is ... Read more...

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International hotel chains make a beeline to India


February 12th, 2012 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) As the number of middle-income families going on domestic vacations and business travellers on a tight budget keeps rising, international hoteliers are rushing in to ... Read more...

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Hilton No.1 international hotel brand in India: Survey


November 8th, 2011 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) Hilton Hotels & Resorts, the flagship brand of Hilton Worldwide, has been ranked the No.1 international hotel brand in India in a survey of business ... Read more...

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Do business travellers work on train journeys?


September 29th, 2011 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 29 (IANS) Bosses may think their executives do office work while undertaking official train journeys, but in reality they are either 'people watching', reading, or surfing internet, says ... Read more...

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Etihad to increase flights to Riyadh


September 20th, 2011 - 12:27 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Sep 19 (IANS/WAM) The UAE's Etihad Airways will increase flights to Riyadh from a daily service to 13 a week from Oct 30.The extra services, to be operated ... Read more...

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Indians top business travellers in Asia: Survey


August 25th, 2011 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) Indian business travellers made the highest number of foreign trips in the first half of the year as compared to other Asian nationalities, a survey ... Read more...

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Lufthansa, Finnair, Cathay most innovative airlines


July 30th, 2011 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Amsterdam, July 30 (IANS) Eight global carriers that fly to India, including Lufthansa, Finnair and Cathay Pacific, have been ranked among the 11 most innovative carriers in the world by ... Read more...

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Jet to start Thiruvananthapuram-Sharjah flight


July 27th, 2011 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 27 (IANS) Jet Airways Wednesday said that it will commence daily flights from Thiruvananthapuram to Sharjah from Oct 30."We believe this new route has the potential to serve ... Read more...

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Women in India love to travel for work: Survey


July 7th, 2011 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) More women than men prefer to travel for work in India while tools like Skype and video-conferencing are taking a toll on outbound business travel ... Read more...

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Airlines focus on package holiday trips to drive growth


June 27th, 2011 - 12:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Trying to cash in on the peak summer travel season, an increasing number of Indian and international airlines are transforming themselves into wholesome travel ... Read more...

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Russia, US to sign visa simplification agreement soon


June 17th, 2011 - 3:06 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia and the United States will soon sign an agreement on easing of visa regime, a source in the Russian Foreign Ministry said Thursday."We ... Read more...

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Finnair begins direct flights to Singapore


May 31st, 2011 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Helsinki, May 31 (IANS) Finland's largest airline Finnair Tuesday said that it has started direct flights to Singapore with a timetable devised especially for the needs of business travellers."Finnair's Asian ... Read more...

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Russia, US to have three-year multiple entry visa soon


May 28th, 2011 - 8:33 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia and the US will soon agree on three-year multiple entry visas, US Ambassador to Russia John Beyrle said Friday.At their meeting Thursday, Russian ... Read more...

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Malaysia Airlines offers 80 percent discount on fares


May 14th, 2011 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) In a bid to entice Indian travellers, Malaysia Airlines Saturday launched a promotion scheme offering 80 percent less airfare on bookings between May 16 and ... Read more...

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Britain expects more tourists from India in 2011


March 25th, 2011 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) The British Tourist Authority (VisitBritain) Friday said it expects an increase of 15 to 18 percent in the number of Indian tourists visiting Britain ... Read more...

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Bhutan looking to attract more Indian tourists


March 11th, 2011 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 11 (IANS) Bhutan -- a land of exquisite natural beauty where development is guided by Gross National Happiness -- is seeking to increase tourist inflow from India ... Read more...

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Kenya hardselling leisure, biz travel in India


February 18th, 2011 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) You can visit Kenya 20 times and still do something different each time, may be even snack on your favourite samosa! The east African nation ... Read more...

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Marriott to bar access to adult movies in new hotels


January 24th, 2011 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 24 (ANI): Marriott International has revealed that it will bar access to adult movies in new hotel rooms that it is planning to open in some years.Marriott said its decision ... Read more...

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Saudi Arabia’s Nasair starts Delhi flights


January 18th, 2011 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Saudi Arabia-based low-cost carrier Nasair Tuesday launched a direct flight between New Delhi and Riyadh as part of its strategic expansion plans."This is another stage of our ... Read more...

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European economy gets hit by massive snowfall (Second Lead)


December 20th, 2010 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 20 (IANS) Holiday plans of thousands of people have been thrown into disarray after many places across Europe were severely affected by heavy snowfall, even as the freezing winter has ... Read more...

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Radiation risk from flying trumps body scanners


November 26th, 2010 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 26 (ANI): Amidst protests over US airport security procedures, what's often overlooked is that flying itself dwarfs the radiation doses delivered by the new body scanners.The radiation you get from ... Read more...

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Sydney hotel is first to offer personalised rooms


November 2nd, 2010 - 6:40 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov 2 (ANI): A hotel in Sydney, Australia is believed to be the first of its kind to offer guests personalised rooms.The Grace Hotel in York St has introduced its first ... Read more...

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Now, a maths formula to help you get cheapest flights


August 23rd, 2010 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 23 (IANS) Japanese economists have come up with a formula that will help you bag the cheapest holiday flights. It is simple - buy tickets exactly eight weeks in advance ... Read more...

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How to ‘do the needful’ in India with ‘tashan’


August 13th, 2010 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar New York, Aug 13 (IANS) For Western business travellers flummoxed by words like "chalaan" (fine or tax), "tashan" (style), and "ishq" (romance) on a trip to India, help is on ... Read more...

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Two Nigerians held in Bangalore for selling cocaine


July 5th, 2010 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 5 (IANS) Two Nigerian youth were arrested here Monday for possessing and selling cocaine to college students and customers in bars and restaurants in the city, police said. "The duo were ... Read more...

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UAE starts flights to Baghdad


April 18th, 2010 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, April 18 (IANS/WAM) Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE will start flights to Baghdad from April 26, making it the first airline in the Gulf to fly to ... Read more...

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Good response to liquor permit scheme in Gujarat


February 22nd, 2010 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, Feb 22 (IANS) Just days after visitors were allowed to buy liquor at the domestic airport and selected hotels here, Gujarat Tourism Secretary Vipul Mitra said the response has been "enthusiastic" ... Read more...

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Now, drinking permits at Ahmedabad airport


February 17th, 2010 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, Feb 17 (IANS) Visitors to Gujarat, India's only state where sale and consumption of alcohol is banned, can now obtain permits to buy liquor at the domestic airport. In a state where ... Read more...

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Indian travellers seeking cheaper flights, hotels


January 30th, 2010 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) Indian travellers are looking for low cost air travel options and cheap hotel rooms as the domestic tourism industry starts to pick up in the wake of ... Read more...

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Malaysian Govt looking at holistic solution for ‘missing’ Indians


January 15th, 2010 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 15 (ANI): The Malaysian Government is looking at a holistic solution to the problem of illegal immigrants and people who have overstayed their visa, including 39,000 missing Indian nationals.The ... Read more...

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Air Canada voted best airline in North America


December 3rd, 2009 - 9:45 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, Dec 3 (IANS) Air Canada has been voted the best airline in North America in an international survey of business travellers by Global Traveler Magazine.The award would not have come at ... Read more...

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Kerala to host hoteliers annual convention


November 19th, 2009 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 19 (IANS) The annual convention of All India Hotels and Restaurants will be held in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, Dec 7-8, its organisers said Thursday. The convention, organised by South India Hotels ... Read more...

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