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World Travel Awards stands by Delhi

World Travel Awards stands by Delhi

30 September 2010 Travel Events News

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.

World Travel Awards backs India

22 September 2010 Focus

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.

Accor plans huge global expansion

Accor plans huge global expansion

21 August 2010 Hotel News

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 tourism spreads superbug to UK

11 August 2010 Tourism News

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.

Britain seeks Indian tourism boost

29 July 2010 Tourism News

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.

Delhi builds a sporting legacy

Delhi builds a sporting legacy

21 July 2010 Focus

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 prepares for travel triumph

India prepares for travel triumph

13 April 2010 Travel Events News

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”.

India launches luxury tourist train

India launches luxury tourist train

22 March 2010 Rail & Coach News

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.

Delhi builds sporting legacy

Delhi builds sporting legacy

12 March 2010 Focus

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