The Asian Games get underway today with a great deal of fanfare. China Premier Wen Jiabao and a laundry list of dignitaries are scheduled to witness what could be China’s biggest light show ever. A river spectacle is set for the opening of the 16th contingent of the games.
India’s Chhath Puja Festival this year promises to be the biggest celebration ever. As river banks across India are decorate for the celebration’s finale this weekend, local authorities plan for handling the massive crowds. For tourists visiting India during this time, a real treat lays in store – and some possible wait time too.
At approximately 6 am Monday morning (U.S. Pacific Standard Time), a fire was detected in the aft engine room aboard the cruise ship Carnival Splendor. The fire has been extinguished. There were no injuries to guests or crew.
Orbitz released the Insider Index for Thanksgiving air-travel. This year’s index features both time-saving tips at the nation’s busiest airports, as well as a list of the least busy alternatives for Thanksgiving travelers that have not yet booked their flights
The trade event is expected to generate more travel industry business than ever before.
An Out Now Consulting study recently published in London, values Australia’s gay and lesbian travel market at a whopping $4 billion a year.
Travelport and Orbitz sue American Airlines over intended breakup of ticket sale deal. American wants exclusivity and no competition, while online travel companies demand choice for their customers. In what appears to be a move in protest of Travelport’s Southwest deal, AA aims to leverage their position. Meanwhile, Orbitz stocks tumble when they can afford it least.
The Victoria Memorial is one of Kolkata’s most famous attractions, one no visitor to the city should miss out on. My trip there last year with friends is the subject of today’s spotlight on India.
A recent tourism conference provides our India correspondent with a rare shot at renewed humility. The author’s experience as a travel consultation in India does not prevent her humanity from showing through. See how relating India’s tourists attractions can lead to self awareness.
Our trip to the world famous Darjeeling region of Bengal was rejuvenating for us, and invigorating for family who had never been. India’s Darjeleing tea is one of the most famous in the world. The British Empire could literally not do without it. But the mountains themselves, now there is the real treasure. Come to Darjeeling, learn why it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Welcome to Russia joins the elite list of travel companies belonging to the ASTA. According to this latest news, Russia’s leading conduit for travel support joins the world’s largest travel agent association. Russia is set to engage travel and tourism on an unprecedented level.
A trip to the secluded Tajpur Beach remedies what ails Kolkata dwellers. Someone once said; “salt water will cure almost anything,” and Anglophilia’s India correspondent Sharmistha Ray explains how. West Bengal holds thrills and relaxation for visitors to India.