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.
Three simultaneous explosions have rocked Mumbai nearly three years after militants killed over 164 people in an assault on the Indian city. The financial heart of the city was attacked during rush-hour, with eight people feared dead and over one hundred injured.
Taj Hotels Resorts & Palaces has announced its first venture into Jammu and Kashmir with the opening of Vivanta by Taj-Srinagar this month.
Building work is set to begin on a second international airport in Mumbai following an agreement between the City Industrial & Development Corporation and the Environment Ministry. This being India, however, there are strings attached, with backers of the airport forced to acquiesce to a number of strict environmental conditions in order to get plans for Navi Mumbai airport off the ground.
World Travel Awards has confirmed it is going ahead with its planned Asia & Australasia Ceremony in Delhi on 14 October, despite sensational stories emanating from the build-up to the Commonwealth Games, which takes place concurrently in the Indian capital.
Major tourism institutions from around the world have begun to offer their support to India ahead of the Commonwealth Games. With just days to go before the opening ceremony WTA has confirmed it will go ahead with its planned Asian & Australasia Gala Ceremony in Delhi on October 14th – offering a significant boost to regional industry.
India is set to play host to the forthcoming World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia Ceremony in what is expected to be the most keenly fought competition ever.
French hospitality giant, Accor, plans to almost double the number of hotels in its global portfolio to 7,000 in the next seven years. The €1.4bn expansion will target high-growth emerging markets, particularly in Brazil and India, and will include opening a new hotel every week in Asia over the next two years.
Medical tourists travelling from the UK to destinations in Pakistan and India may have contracted a superbug resistant to virtually all known antibiotics, experts warn. A study in The Lancet finds bacteria that make an enzyme called NDM-1 have travelled back with NHS patients who went abroad for treatments such as cosmetic surgery.
As prime minister David Cameron arrives in India with one of the largest trade delegations ever assembled, VisitBritian has announced its intention to bid for closer ties with the emerging superpower.