The Himalayan chain is home to the world’s highest and most impressive mountain peak, The Everest. Its plateau begins in Pakistan and it stretches all the way to beautiful India, Bhutan, and beautiful Nepal until it reaches China on the east. The landscape from the top is majestic; packed with surreal glaciers, deep valleys and hidden lakes, Himalaya is a dreamlike destination for avid trekkers.
India’s largest online hotel company, Travelguru.com, just announced their alliance with the Indian Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) to offer hotels under the brand name Ashok Group of Hotels.
Two sides of the economics of air travel coin exists, in case anyone has failed to notice. For every Ryanair win, there are at least two air-carrier failures out there. Kingfisher Airlines (KING.NS) has just announced a record loss for the second quarter. With an imminent crash in the wind, onlookers have to offer sympathy for such beleaguered businesses.
One of the world’s largest travel companies, JTB Group, has signed a deal with emerging tech company llusions Online to enhance the Japanese company’s World Travel eXchange system.
With markets around the world in a bit of chaos, it’s interesting to note one India travel company reporting astonishing growth. According to news from MarketWatch, MakeMyTrip Limited is going like gangbusters – the company has posted an over 50% YoY profit increase. The India’s leading travel portal may soon lead more than just India.
India web products startup Ciafo launches Travelomy, a travel and tourism guide dedicated to South Asia and Web 2.0. With live edit of attractions though, the developers may end up with “Travelohdear” if they are not careful.
In news from the Czech Republic, Tourist Authority Director Radka Neumannova is one Eastern European bureaucrat who knows how to engage and inform potential industry and tourists. Like many countries in the region, the Czech Republic is largely thought of as a travel destination for one city only. But there is a lot more to this vibrant destination than Prague.
Air India is rolling out a new kind of pricing scheme for a number of its domestic Indian flights as it bids to make jetting off into the sunset during the upcoming holiday season easy, comfortable and affordable.
Already the world’s largest online travel portal in revenue terms, this hasn’t stopped Expedia from eyeing the Indian travel industry as its next big market. Can Expedia garner a significant share of this market? Only time and India travelers will tell.
Figures released by the IPK International Consulting Group showed that the number of outbound trips reached record levels in what was a fantastic year for global tourism. With the world looking for good economic news, JPK’s date is certainly a welcome surprise for many.
This weekend sees the vivid colors of the Holi Festival in India explode into life once more – a spectacular two week Hindi celebration that marks the triumph of good over evil. Beginning with a series of bonfires lit up across the nation on Holika Dahan, the eve of the Holi Festival, the real action kicks off the day after as revelers take to the streets in an orgy of dancing, singing and colored powder being thrown everywhere.
Visitors to India will have a rare treat in store with Mahashivratri being celebrated across the country. Millions of followers, and their visiting guests from other countries, will be on the march to see some of the tallest Shiva statues, giant wonders that not only honor Shiva, but leave onlookers entranced.
A recent survey by Thomas Cook (India) Pvt Ltd. revealed that airline fares in India are expected to go up by 12-14%, while hotel tariffs would go up in the range of 5-6% in 2011. The paper, ‘Corporate Travel – Trends, Outlooks and Opportunities for 2011,’ was released yesterday in Mumbai, and also revealed that the […]
For the adventurous of the world, trekking the Indian Himalayas is certainly a dream come true. Himalayan Frontiers Cultural and Adventure Tours announces their offerings for 2011, for the stout hearted who have what it takes to visit the legendary land of Kashmir and Ladakh. From high desert plateau to river valley village, this trekking series is a cultural adventure as much as a physical one. Experience life as it has been for a dozen or more centuries.
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.