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Air India installs self-check-in kiosks at 26 airports in country

New Delhi, May 12 (IBNS): National carrier Air India has launched self-check-in kiosks for its domestic fliers that aims to make the customer service hassle free and the check-in process expeditious.

Maldives to organise 4-city roadshow and B2B session in Lucknow, Chandigarh, Pune and Hyderabad

New Delhi, May 11 (IBNS) The Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation is organising a 4-city Roadshow in Lucknow on 16 May; in Chandigarh on 17 May; in Pune on 19 May and in Hyderabad on 20 May in recognition of the outbound traffic from these cities and them being very strong contenders as major contributors to India's travel community.

Bit of Africa in Australia

I have been to a few wildlife sanctuaries in Africa and India and savoured the beauty of the beasts in their own natural domain. The thrills and excitement of wildlife sightings came back to me when I recently visited the Taronga Western Plain Zoo in Dubbo, located in the central region of NSW, about 6 hours north-west of Sydney .This 300 hectare oasis of woodland and irrigated grassland is home to hundreds of animals of different species, some of which are endangered. Theyfreely wander in their self-contained hideouts without metal bars, cages and concrete slabs; clever use of lakes, moats and unobtrusive fencing separating them from visitors. This invariably creates a pseudo jungle scenario and an impression of being almost face to face with the animal world as in any wildlife reserve.

Hotel industry sceptical about govt's homestay plans to promote tourism

Mumbai, May 5 (IBNS): The Hotel and Restaurant Association of Western India (HRAWI) has raised concerns over the government's plan to open up homestays as a way to bridge the acute deficiency of hotel rooms in the country for promoting tourism.

JetPrivilege wins coveted “210 Award” at the 2016 Freddie Awards

Mumbai, May 5 (IBNS) JetPrivilege, the loyalty and rewards management programme and the frequent flyer programme of Jet Airways, was named winner of the ‘210 Award’ for the Middle East and Asia region at the 2016 Freddie Awards.

Tourism minister provides details of annual revenue from ASI's historical tourist place

New Delhi, Apr 27 (IBNS) Dr. Mahesh Sharma, Minister of State for Culture and Tourism (Independent Charge) and Minister of State for Civil Aviation in a written reply in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday said that the annual revenue through entry fee at centrally protected ticketed monuments/sites and museums of Archaeological Survey of India during the year 2014-15 was Rs.9358.93 lakhs against an expenditure of Rs.23551.95 lakhs during the same period.

JetEscapes Holiday offers attractive summer gateways

Mumbai, Apr 26 (IBNS): Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline, has introduced all-inclusive holiday options under JetEscapes Holiday. Guests seeking a vacation in India or to select international destinations on the airline’s network, can access many attractive, all-inclusive, offers that start at INR 15,620, which include travel on Jet Airways.

Yas Island to open Warner Bros. themed destination in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi, UAE, Apr 25 (IBNS): Miral and Warner Bros. officially announced that a Warner Bros. themed destination is set to open in Abu Dhabi.

Indian government introduces e-Tourist visa

New Delhi, Apr 25 (IBNS) Government of India introduced e-Tourist Visa on Nov 27, 2014 to facilitate the nationals of the 43 countries visiting India.

Air Arabia announces special summer fares for travel to Jordan

Amman, Apr 25 (IBNS): Air Arabia has introduced special airfare for the summer holiday season from 13 Indian cities to Jordan.

Etihad Airways launches mobile app for travelers

New Delhi, Apr 23 (IBNS) Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, has launched a mobile application for the iPhone that enables guests to organise and manage their journey with even greater ease as the airline continues to adopt innovative technology to reimagine the flying experience.

More foreign tourists visited India in the beginning of 2016 than in 2015

New Delhi, Apr 20 (IBNS) The Union Ministry of Tourism, in its report on Wednesday, announced that more foreign tourists arrived in India between January and March in 2016 than that recorded in the first three months of 2015.

Ola Shuttle to provide free rides to commuters in Delhi NCR during Odd-Even II

New Delhi, Apr 20 (IBNS) Transportation app Ola on Tuesday announced that Ola Shuttle will offer ‘Free Rides’ to commuters in Delhi-NCR on two Fridays, April 22 and 29, during the second phase of Odd Even initiative.

TCA Abu Dhabi unveils action-packed agenda for summer season

Abu Dhabi, Apr 19 (IBNS): Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) on Tuesday unveiled the line-up for this year's events and shows for Abu Dhabi Summer Season, running emirate-wide from July 7 to Sept 11.

Karnataka focuses on golf tourism

Bengaluru, Apr 18 (IBNS) Karnataka Tourism, following an amendment to its Tourism Policy 2015 to 2020, has included 18 sectors, such as golf, whose assets will boost tourism in the state, according to media reports.