POP, the new low-cost, long-haul airline in the making, plans to operate non-stop flights from the UK to Amritsar and Ahmedabad in India. Currently flights between the UK and India are predominantly between London Heathrow and just two main destinations, Mumbai and Delhi, and three supporting ones, Bangalore, Chennai and Hyderabad.
In the early hours of this morning, in celebration of International Day of Yoga 2016, India Tourism and The High Commission of India invited yoga enthusiasts to take part in a series of sunrise yoga sessions on the 69th and 72nd floors of The Shard, Western Europe’s tallest building. With views stretching across Britain’s capital, adults and children participated in a range of yoga classes led by some of the UK’s most influential instructors.
India Tourism has appointed travel PR and destination specialists McCluskey International as its UK representation office with a brief to implement the destination’s public relation’s strategy in the respective market for a period of two years from December 2015. McCluskey International has been briefed to start work on the account with immediate effect, beginning with a general announcement of the win to both trade and consumer press.
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.