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.
India’s booming travel and tourism industry is expected to become the second largest employer in the world by 2019, according to a new study.
India will fall under the sporting spotlight in October when Delhi hosts the 19th Commonwealth Games. With three months before the opening ceremony, Breaking Travel News takes a look at preparations for the event.
India’s rapid ascent to tourism stardom has been acknowleged by the record number of local brands nominated in this year’s World Travel Awards. Companies in with a chance of picking up the highest accolade in travel and tourism include the Indian Maharaja for “Asia’s Leading Luxury Train”, and the Taj Lake Palace for “Asia’s Leading Resort”.
Sitting precariously on the roofs of trains may be an iconic image of travelling across India, but now the country is poised to make its mark in the luxury rail market with a new “Palace on Wheels”. Equipped with LCD TVs, panoramic windows and WiFi, the new Maharajas’ Express promises to make the journey from Kolkata to Delhi an experience fit for royalty.
India will fall under the sporting spotlight in October when Delhi hosts the 19th Commonwealth Games. With seven months before the opening ceremony, Breaking Travel News takes a look at preparations for the event. Mike Starling reports