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China to have tourism law


August 27th, 2012 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 27 (IANS) Chinese lawmakers Monday started deliberations on a draft law on tourism, aiming to promote the development of the country's booming travel industry.The draft includes operating standards ... Read more...

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49 NextGen Radisson hotels to open in India by 2024


April 3rd, 2012 - 1:29 am ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, April 2 (IANS) Aimed at India's burgeoning middle class with its huge disposable incomes, 49 NextGen Park Inns by Radisson hotels are to open across northern and central India ... Read more...

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Now, book and pay for Air India tickets from your mobile


March 20th, 2012 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 20 (IANS) Air India Tuesday launched mobile phone booking facility for buying and paying for domestic tickets using mobile technology, an airline official said.Now a customer can book ... Read more...

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Start-up to tap online hotel booking market


March 13th, 2012 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) StayZilla.com, a new start-up in the hospitality sector that helps travellers and tourists book rooms online in 4,000 hotels in 600 districts is all set ... Read more...

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Jet Airways offers Women’s Day discounts


March 2nd, 2012 - 12:39 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 1 (IANS) As part of its annual initiative on celebrating International Women's Day March 8, Jet Airways will offer women guests special benefits, fares and offers to those ... Read more...

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Air India offers NRIs, foreigners domestic travel scheme


December 31st, 2011 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 31 (IANS) In a bid to woo more passengers, Air India Saturday launched a scheme for non-resident Indians (NRIs) and overseas tourists offering fares starting $200 on ... Read more...

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Air India pays part of dues, gets accounts defreezed


December 8th, 2011 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) National carrier Air India Thursday said several of its bank accounts were defreezed after the airline made a partial payment on the Rs.100 crore dues ... Read more...

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Hotel group to open 100 hotels in Russia, CIS


September 12th, 2011 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has announced plans to open 100 hotels in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) by 2020.The company said ... Read more...

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Indians spend more on hotel stay than Europeans


April 13th, 2011 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) Indian travellers were the sixth largest spenders in hotels overseas in 2010, ahead of countries such as the United Kingdom, France, Germany and Singapore, according ... Read more...

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Air travel to become costlier


February 28th, 2011 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Air travel is to become costlier with Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee increasing service tax on air travel in the federal budget for 2011-12 Monday.Mukherjee said service ... Read more...

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Passenger traffic up 19.3 percent from January to August


September 16th, 2010 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) Domestic air passenger traffic grew over 19 percent between January and August as against the same period last year, the civil aviation ministry said Thursday. ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s 2010-11 budget to levy fresh taxes of $1.6 bn: Report


May 28th, 2010 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 28 (IANS) Pakistan's budget for fiscal 2010 beginning July 1 will levy fresh taxes of Rs.138 billion to mop up Rs.1,650 billion through various levies, a media report Friday said. The ... Read more...

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Get set, go: domestic travel jumps back from slump


December 19th, 2009 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
By Azera Rahman New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) Planning a winter holiday, but haven't done your tickets yet? You may be in for trouble. Experts in the travel industry say there has been ... Read more...

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Austerity drive helps UPA government save Rs.9 mn


December 15th, 2009 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) The United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government's austerity drive has had some effect. The saving to the exchequer since the government directed all ministers to travel economy ... Read more...

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Pranab shows austerity, flies economy class


September 12th, 2009 - 8:49 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, Sep 12(ANI): Setting a personal example of austerity, Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday travelled from Delhi to Kolkata in economy class of a budget airline."It's nothing new ... Read more...

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Ministers, bureaucrats should travel in economy class: Mukherjee


September 11th, 2009 - 7:45 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep 11 (ANI): In a clear and firm message Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said on Friday that ministers and bureaucrats who are entitled to travel on state expenses ... Read more...

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Jet Airways ties up with Kerala Tourism


May 12th, 2009 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 12 (IANS) Kerala Tourism has tied up with private carrier Jet Airways to offer 'Jet2Kerala', a special scheme that offers low-cost air tickets to domestic tourists flying to the state. ... Read more...

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Several steps taken to boost tourism : Minister


February 19th, 2009 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Indian government is taking several steps to promote tourism in the country which has taken a knock following the global meltdown and the Mumbai terror attack. Informing ... Read more...

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Tibet to seek ideas for tourism revival


August 25th, 2008 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
Lhasa, Aug 25 (Xinhua) The authorities in Tibet said Monday they would hold a forum to seek ideas for reviving the region's tourism sector, which has been severely hit following the March ... Read more...

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Dasmunsi asks officers to cut down on foreign tours


June 7th, 2008 - 1:15 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) Heeding Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's call for austerity measures following the hike in petroleum prices, Information and Broadcasting Minister Priyaranjan Dasmunsi Friday said he planned to travel ... Read more...

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Britain’s Thomas Cook to buy controlling stake in Indian arm


March 7th, 2008 - 6:23 pm ICT by admin
Mumbai, March 7 (IANS) In a significant development in the travel industry, the Thomas Cook Group Plc of Britain is set to acquire controlling stake in Thomas Cook India Ltd (TCIL) and ... Read more...

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From 2008, passengers will need to carry ID while travelling within UK


November 18th, 2007 - 2:55 pm ICT by admin
London, Nov 18 (ANI): In a bid to check terror threats in the country, the British government is all set to make it mandatory for passengers on domestic flights and ferries between ... Read more...

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