leisure travel

South African Tourism woos India’s high income segment

June 20th, 2012 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 20 (IANS) With more and more Indian tourists going to South Africa, the country's national tourism agency is focussing on tapping three high-income segments, a senior official said."We ... Read more...

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Schengen visa processor VFS expands operations

April 18th, 2012 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 18 (IANS) Leading outsourcing and technology services specialist for diplomatic missions, VFS Global, has expanded its operations in India's tech hub to process applications for Schengen visa to ... Read more...

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Pact with Kingfisher sees Finnair’s Asia traffic look up

September 12th, 2011 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
Helsiniki, Sep 12 (IANS) Led by growing traffic from Asia, especially India where it has signed an accord with Kingfisher Airlines, as also by leisure travel, Nordic carrier Finnair has ... Read more...

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Pricol Travel plans two acquisitions

June 27th, 2011 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 27 (IANS) Pricol Travel, part of the Coimbatore-based Rs.1,500-crore Pricol Group, is looking at acquiring two companies and hopes for a three-fold increase in its turnover.Vikram Mohan, Director, ... Read more...

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Etihad opens premium lounge at Manchester airport

December 10th, 2010 - 12:18 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Dec 9 (IANS/WAM) The UAE's national carrier Etihad Airways has opened a premium lounge for its passengers at the Manchester airport in Britain, it was announced Thursday.The airline had signed ... Read more...

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New Boeings to help expand network: SpiceJet

November 8th, 2010 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) Domestic low-cost carrier SpiceJet Monday said the 30 Boeing-737s it has ordered for $2.3 billion will help it expand its domestic network and fly to international ... Read more...

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Why genealogical tourism is popular?

March 5th, 2010 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 5 (ANI): Genealogical tourism is redefining leisure travel market, says a University of Illinois travel expert.U. of I. recreation, sport and tourism professor Carla Santos explains: "Genealogical tourism provides an ... Read more...

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14 Keralites set for Antarctica vacation

January 15th, 2010 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 15 (IANS) Leisure travel seems to have come of age in Kerala. Fourteen Keralites, including three women, are all set for an exciting 11-day vacation trip to Antarctica in ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu steps up vigilance for swine flu

August 7th, 2009 - 9:27 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, Aug 7 (ANI): Health authorities in Tamil Nadu on Friday set up screening booths at the station in Chennai to examine passengers coming from areas where swine flu cases were on ... Read more...

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Maharashtra advisory only general alert, no ban: Tamil Nadu

August 7th, 2009 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 7 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government has clarified that it had given a general alert Thursday to the public to travel to Maharashtra only on exigency and avoid any leisure ... Read more...

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Absence of negative emotions behind vacation success

August 2nd, 2009 - 11:30 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 2 (ANI): If you think that success of a vacation depends on experiencing positive emotions like feeling relaxed and refreshed, you need to rethink, for a new study has something ... Read more...

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Hospitality sector seeks tax rationalisation, industry status

June 7th, 2009 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
By Fakir Balaji Bangalore, June 7 (IANS) The Indian hospitality sector, hit hard by the economic slowdown and the 26/11 terror attacks in Mumbai, is looking to the government for a "stimulus" in ... Read more...

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Jet to retrench excess staff, blames slowdown

May 15th, 2009 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Jet Airways Friday said it would retrench excess staff to tackle the financial crisis it faces following the global slowdown, but stressed that reports of huge layoffs ... Read more...

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UAE firm to launch Shariah compliant hotels

July 2nd, 2008 - 10:34 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, July 2 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates-based hotel management company Landmark Hotel Management LLC plans to launch ten Shariah compliant hotels and serviced apartments in the UAE and Saudi Arabia by ... Read more...

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Hilton plans 300 hotels in Asia, to begin with India

June 25th, 2008 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Hilton Hotels Corp plans to add 300 hotels in Asia in the next decade in a bid to match its rivals, and take advantage of a business ... Read more...

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New luxury train opens door to leisure travel

March 1st, 2008 - 7:35 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) The growing business tourism in India is entering the domain of leisure travel in the luxury category and the Golden Chariot - a train with conference halls ... Read more...

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Singapore emerging hot destination for Indians

February 27th, 2008 - 10:11 pm ICT by admin
Bangalore, Feb 27 (IANS) More Indians are flocking to Singapore than ever before, riding on a booming economy, increasing disposable incomes and panache for overseas destinations, a top Singapore tourism board (STB) ... Read more...

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