British Airways’ new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, complete with a new First class cabin, will start flying to Delhi from October 25th. The 787-9, the first of which is due to arrive with British Airways in September, is 20ft longer that its 787-8 predecessor, so as well as offering World Traveller, World Traveller Plus and Club World, there’s also room for a new First class cabin – a first for the airline’s 787 fleet.
Hilton Worldwide has announced the opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Agra in one of the leading tourist destinations in India, renowned for its many Mughal-era buildings, most notably the Taj Mahal. With this launch, Hilton Worldwide has a presence across the Golden Triangle, the most popular tourist circuit in the country, with hotels in Delhi, Jaipur and Agra.
Swiss-Belhotel International has appointed Global Destinations as its sales representative for the booming India outbound market. As the leading hospitality management chain in the region the brand is seeking to attract visitors from the sub-continent to its range of hotels and resorts.
Madhu Dubey, regional director, Australasia, India Tourism, at ITB Asia 2012
The Ministry of Tourism with the objective to tap the high end tourists from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) organised Tourism Road Shows in the cities of Dammam, Riyadh and Jeddah. The shows were held from 7th to 11th of this month.
As the Indian Government has shown its intentions in the recent past to consolidate the rural tourism, the current approach, by the Rajasthan Government, to reach remote villages, tribal belts, and deep rural areas, in order to understand them at deeper level, seems to result in providing a solid boost to the tourism opportunities out there.
India offers amazing tourism and travel packages and wonderful experiences that reflect its rich cultural and historical heritage, wildlife, architecture and a prosperous knowledge of traditions and festivals.
India’s Minister of Tourism, Shri Subodh Kant Sahai, tells BTN about India’s ambitious growth plans to double tourist numbers visiting India by 2013.
Historians have warned that the 358 year old Taj Mahal could collapse in the next five years because the monument’s foundations are rotting.
As many as ten people have been killed in New Delhi following a bomb attack on the Indian High Court. A further 61 people are believed to have been injured in what Indian prime minister Manmhan Singh branded a “cowardly act”.
World-famous secret agent James Bond could be about to offer tourism in India a welcome boost, with carefully placed rumours suggesting the next blockbuster could be part filmed in the country.
Cities across India are on high alert following a series of explosions in Mumbai. As many as 18 people are feared dead following three co-ordinated explosions in the commercial hub of the city late yesterday, with dozens feared injured.