ibis debuts in Chennai

Accor has launched its ibis brand in Chennai, as part of a major new dual-branded development in the city. Located in the city’s 'Silicon Valley' area, right opposite the entrance of…

BA boosts Chennai flights

British Airways (BA) has announced an addition to its Chennai flights. The airline will add one extra flight between London-Chennai route, starting 27 October. With the addition, BA…

Park Hyatt Chennai opens

Hyatt Hotels Corporation has announced the opening of Park Hyatt Chennai. The hotel features 201 room including 20 suites, an all day dining restaurant, Antahpura Spa, fitness centre Sphere…

New Hilton opens in Chennai

Hilton Hotels & Resorts has announced the opening of Hilton Chennai, its first hotel in Chennai. Featuring 204 guest rooms and more than 7,000 square feet of event space, the upscale,…

Hilton debuts in Chennai

Hilton Hotels & Resorts has announced the opening of the Hilton Chennai. The 204-room property, which marks the first Hilton-branded property in the Tamil Nadu state capital, is…

Chennai airport expands

Chennai airport will get a second domestic terminal and extend its second runway, the Times of India reported.Airport Director Dinesh Kumar was quoted saying that the new terminal would…

Holiday Inn for Chennai

Holiday Inn Estancia Chennai, a 200-room, 75-suite hotel, will open in 2011. The hotel will be part of the 82-acre Estancia Integrated Township, a mixed use development. The hotel is…

A cleaner Chennai

Authorities in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu capital have banned urinating and spitting in public places such as roads, pavements, parks, water sources, bridges…

SIA expands in Ahmedabad

Singapore Airlines will expand its Indian operations next month with the launch of an additional flight to Ahmedabad. Effective 26 March 2017, the national carrier will launch a…

酷航开通印度航线

5月24日起,酷航的波音787客机将开启新加坡起飞至金奈 (Chennai)与阿姆利则 (Amritsar)两大航线,接着将于下半年的10月2号开航至印度最具特色的“粉红城市”斋浦尔 (Jaipur)。 此次的新航线计划的最大特色,便是可阿姆利则的特色金庙与粉红城市斋浦尔,感受印度城市特有的神秘与迷人。 酷航的金奈航线从虎航手中接手,将使用宽敞的波音787梦想客机执飞。…

UK, US top Indian e-visa figures

The UK and US accounted for almost 40% of the total number of e-tourist visas issued at Indian airports in October 2015. According to the latest data from India's Ministry of Tourism,…

Flights resume at Mysore

Alliance Air, the regional subsidiary of Air India, has launched a new route to Mysore (also known as Mysuru), in Karnataka state. The city was left without any flights after SpiceJet…

Etihad arrives in Kolkata

Etihad Airways has launched a new service to the Indian city of Kolkata. Flights commenced on 15 February 2015, operating direct to the West Bengal capital from Abu Dhabi. Services…

New routes from flydubai

In a bid to expand its global network, flydubai announced the launch of three new routes. The airline announced the addition of Chennai, Hargeisa and Nejran. The new services will…

Tyre burst for Air India

An aviation disaster was averted when the rear tyre of an Air India flight burst upon landing. The Male-Chennai flight, travelling via Thiruvananthapuram, was safe and all 152 passengers…

Etihad lands in Jaipur

Etihad Airways commenced its daily service between Jaipur and Abu Dhabi yesterday (o2 April). The airline will operate this service with an Airbus A320 aircraft in a two-class…

Hilton enters Jaipur

Hilton Worldwide has announced its entry to Jaipur under its flagship Hilton Hotels & Resorts brand. The group has signed a management agreement with Fruitful Buildcon Private…

Did you get April Fooled?

Bolsover Cruise Club went all out on fooling everyone with plans to turn its Cruise Club office into a ship. Plans including sinking the car park and filling it with water to become the…

IndiGo boosts network

IndiGo has announced the launch of 10 new services on its domestic network from 15 December 2013. The low-cost carrier will fly daily non-stop flights between Chennai-Hyderabad,…

Monaco taps India market

Monaco is looking at tapping the luxury and MICE segment from India.  The tourism board has recently launched their new MICE campaign stating “Your event needs Monaco” keeping in view…

卡尔森瑞德酒店集团表彰亚太区优秀人才杰出成绩

卡尔森瑞德酒店集团表彰了业绩优异的员工和酒店,肯定了他们的卓越贡献,受到宾客与顾客的瞩目。颁奖仪式在集团亚太区2013 总经理年会期间举行。来自亚太区、美国及欧洲的150 多名总经理和高管齐聚菲律宾宿务的丽笙酒店(Radisson Blu Cebu),参与了这一仪式。 卡尔森瑞德酒店集团亚太区总裁Simon C. Barlow…

SIA boosts India network

Singapore Airlines (SIA) and its subsidiary SilkAir have announced that it will boost its India network from 27 October 2013. The airline will boost India-Singapore services from…

SIA boosts Delhi flights

Singapore Airlines (SIA) will boost its flights to New Delhi this winter.  Starting 27 October 2013, the airline will commence a third daily flight to the capital, running till 29 March…

SIA adds Delhi flights

Singapore Airlines (SIA) will boost its service to New Delhi this winter. From the onset of the winter schedules on 27 October 2013, the airline will commence a third daily flight to…

Asian aviation tidbits

China Eastern to launch Manila flights China Eastern Airlines has announced that it will launch a new service to Manila. From 18 October, the Shanghai-based airline will commence a…

Tune Hotels enters India

Tune Hotels has opened a new hotel in Ahmedabad, marking the budget accommodation brand's Indian debut. The Tune Hotel Ahmedabad launched this month at the new 4D Square Mall in the…

Asian aviation briefs

THAI Smile launches Mandalay flights Thai Airways' regional carrier, THAI Smile, has launched a new route to Myanmar. The carrier took off from Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi airport on…

AirAsia plans India joint venture

AirAsia is planning to join forces with Indian conglomerate Tata, to form a new domestic low-cost carrier based in Chennai. Through its investment arm, AirAsia Investment, the Malaysian…

Azamara Journey starts Asian season

The Azamara Journey cruise ship started its maiden Asian season on 23 December 2012, arriving in Singapore for the first time following an 11-night voyage from Chennai. The liner, operated…

BA boosts India network

British Airways (BA) has announced to boost its India network.  The airline will expand its route network from Hyderabad and Chennai from summer 2013 to six flights per-week from the…

VoA up 18% in October

India registered 18.1% increase in Visa on Arrival (VoA) scheme for October 2012 as compared to the previous year. The country issued a total of 1,457 VoAs last month as compared to…

ITC Grand Chola opens

ITC Grand Chola is now open in Chennai.  The 600 room hotel is accredited as the LEED Platinum green hotel in the new construction category. The hotel offers 10 food and beverage outlets,…

Howard Johnson to launch in Indonesia

Wyndham Hotel Group has announced plans to launch its upscale Howard Johnson brand in Indonesia. The US hotel company will roll-out three Howard Johnson properties in the country, across…

India’s VoA up 90%

For the month of August 2012, India issued 1,750 visa under its Visa on Arrival (VoA) scheme. The country registered 90.2% growth as compared to 920 visas issued in August 2011. During the…

Cathay to launch Hyderabad flights

Cathay Pacific Airways will expand its presence in India later this year with the launch of a new service to Hyderabad. Commencing on 1 December 2012, flights will operate four times a week…

Re:gen:ta One opens in Hyderabad

Royal Orchid Hotels has opened its upscale brand Re:gen:ta One hotel in Hyderabad. The five-star hotel, located in the IT cluster at Gacchibowli, has 158 rooms, and a banquet hall which is…

GreenPark opens first luxury hotel

GreenPark Hotels & Resorts has opened its first luxury property. Located in Hyderabad, the Marigold hotel has 181 rooms across five categories, four restaurants, plus meeting and…

MAS adds frequency as demand rises

Malaysia Airlines (MAS) is increasing flight frequencies from Kuala Lumpur to three Indian cities, in response to growing passenger demand. Form 1 September, the carrier will introduce…

Carlson Rezidor debuts two properties

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group Friday announced the opening of the Radisson Kandla in Gujarat, and the Radisson Blu Ghaziabad near New Delhi. Simon Barlow, president for Asia Pacific at…

Tune Hotels eyes major Asian expansion

Tune Hotels is plotting a major expansion in the Asia Pacific region, with new deals signed in Australia and India, and plans for new budget hotels in several other markets. Speaking to…

MAS adds India daytime flights

Malaysia Airlines (MAS) has unveiled plans to launch new daytime flights to India. From 1 September 2012, the carrier will complement its current daily evening flights between Kuala Lumpur…

Tiger to launch Hyderabad flights

Tiger Airways will launch a new service to Hyderabad later this year. From 27 September 2012, the low-cost carrier will offer five weekly flights between Singapore and Hyderabad, using its…

Aviation Briefs

China Southern cuts Philippine services  China Southern Airlines has announced that it is cutting flights to the Philippines amid tensions in the South China Sea. Xinhua reported that the…

Hilton to expand

Hilton plans to add five more properties in India this year. Martin Rinck, president, Asia Pacific, Hilton Worldwide, said that 'India is critically important growth market for us".The chain…

Marriott debuts in Jaipur

Marriott has opened a 365-room property in Jaipur, making it the largest hotel in the Rajasthani capital. Opening the facility in Jaipur, Marriott International Inc area vice-president for…