India to fund yoga tourism

India will develop its yoga and meditation facilities as a means of boosting tourism. The country's Minister of Tourism, Culture & Civil Aviation, Dr Mahesh Sharma, said this week…

德里机场出现技术小故障

根据经济时报报道,近日,在印度德里英迪拉·甘地国际机场发生了移民局技术鼓掌,导致许多乘客的行程受到延误。 根据机场官员的说法,该技术鼓掌导致移民局的电脑系统关闭。 这一技术鼓掌影响了上千的乘客。许多乘客既无法合理出关,也无法进入印度。有关官员正在调查此事故。

St Regis to debut in India

Starwood Hotels & Resorts will launch its luxury St Regis brand in India later this year. The existing Palladium Hotel in Mumbai is currently undergoing a rebranding and will be…

3月印度航空运输量增加18%

印度国内航空运输量在今年3月继续上涨。 国际航空运输协会最新发布的数据显示,今年3月印度的航空旅客运输量(根据客运周转量衡量)比去年同期上涨17.9%。 与此结果相比,印度的航空公司只多增加了5.2%的可使用座位,所以现在的平均载客率是非常健康的80.3%。 国际航空运输协会表示,持续的运输量增长是因为当地航空对市场的不断刺激,以及不断增长的经济实力。…

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…

India surge for Abu Dhabi

As per recent statistics, Abu Dhabi welcomed 231,702 Indian hotel guests in 2014 at a growth rate of 32% over 2013. These guests delivered 850,443 guest nights, which is up 23%…

Malindo to enter Nepal

Malaysia's Malindo Air will fly to Nepal for the first time next year, as it continues its growth in South Asia. The new Kathmandu service will commence on 6 February 2015, operating…

SATTE broadens appeal for 2015

Indian travel trade show SATTE is expected to have a broader appeal next year, due to the new Indian government’s apparent focus on the tourism industry. Organiser UBM India reports…

Jet boosts Dubai route

Jet Airways will increase the number of flights it operates to Dubai next month. Effective 14 October 2014, the Indian carrier will launch a fifth daily service between Mumbai and…

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…

RJ adopts structuring plan

Royal Jordanian recently announced plans to stop its services to Delhi, Mumbai and Lagos, in light of the airline's restructuring plan, including its route network. The airline will stop…

Air India plans new routes

Air India is planning to operate new routes with its fleet of Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft. The airline is planning flights to European cities of Moscow, Rome and Milan. “Our team…

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…

India lifts A380 ban

India has lifted a ban on international airlines operating the Airbus A380 to the country. The country imposed the ban on the world's largest passenger jet amid concerns that it would…

Indian visitors to UK up 9%

Indian travellers holidaying in United Kingdom has increased in 2013, despite the depreciating Rupee.  According to the data released by VisitBritan, visits from India to the UK were…

India and Japan sign MoU

India and Japan have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen cooperation in the field of tourism. The MoU was signed between the Ministry of Tourism (MoT)…

MoT launches Calendar 2014

India’s Ministry of Tourism has launched its Calendar 2014 in New Delhi.  Launched by Parvez Dewan, Secretary Tourism for India, the calendar adds a new dimension with 24 pictures of…

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…

JAL posts US$830m profit

Japan Airlines (JAL) has posted a strong set of results for the first half of its 2013-14 financial year. The company generated net profits of JPY81.9 billion (US$833 million) in the…

MoT launches Walking Tours

The Ministry of Tourism (MoT) in India will introduce ‘Walking Tours’ for visiting tourists.  The ministry has partnered with Genesys International to create a ‘Walking Tours’…

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…

PIA cuts India flights

Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has reduced the number of flights to and from India. The airline has cut 66% of its flights due to low passenger traffic and shortage of…

One Asia Pass launches

The Council for Promotion of Tourism in Asia (CPTA) has launched its ‘One Asia Pass’ initiative, giving tourists visiting eight cities discounts, gifts and other benefits.  The pass…

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…

RJ adds Lagos and Accra

Royal Jordanian announced that it will add two new destinations to its route network – Lagos and and Accra. The new services will commence on 3 July 2013.  The company will operate…

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

Garuda profits surge Garuda Indonesia achieved a strong set of financial results in 2012, with a sharp rise in net profits compared with the previous year. The national carrier…

FACE-TO-FACE: Mbuvi Ngunze, Kenya Airways

Today, Travel Daily chats with Mbuvi Ngunze, Chief Operating Officer of Kenya Airways about China, Dreamliners and Africa’s ‘peace dividend’…  Q)     Kenya is currently expanding in…

Asian hotel rates take a dive

Hotels in the Asia Pacific region have seen a dramatic decline in room rates in 2013. According to the latest data from STR Global, provided exclusively to Travel Daily, average daily…

Starwood to double W Hotels in Asia

Starwood Hotels & Resorts has announced plans to double its portfolio of W Hotels in Asia Pacific, expanding to 20 properties by the end of 2018. The brand was recently launched…

Kingfisher loses international slots

Kingfisher Airlines has lost all its international traffic rights, with immediate effect. India's Minister of Civil Aviation, Ajit Singh, confirmed the decision this week, saying that…

Indian carriers receive new A320s

Two Indian low-cost carriers, GoAir and IndiGo, have taken delivery of new Airbus A320 aircraft. Mumbai-based GoAir received the 14th of an order for 20 A320s this week, but the latest…

Asian hotels make small gains in 2012

The Asia Pacific hotel sector experienced limited growth in terms of rates and occupancy in 2012, according to full-year data provided by STR Global. Last year, the region's occupancy…

Finnair to add Vietnam flights

Finnair has announced that it will commence flights to Vietnam next year. From 14 June 2103, the European airline will offer three direct weekly flights between Helsinki and Hanoi,…

AirAsia denies India plans

AirAsia has denied reports that it is planning to invest in Indian low-cost carrier, SpiceJet. Citing unnamed Indian government officials, Reuters yesterday reported that Malaysian budget…

BB Airways signs up with Abacus

Abacus International has signed a new partnership with BB Airways, the new international airline based in Nepal. The agreement is BB Airways' first distribution agreement and will provide…

Asian aviation briefs

VietJet adds Vinh flights VietJet Air has commenced flight to Vinh, in north-central Vietnam. The new direct route from Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) will be operated daily using VietJet's…

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…

Hotel update 29Oct12

News updates from hotel groups including Mercure, Hard Rock, Menzies and more.  Barony Castle joins Mercure brand Edinburgh’s Barony Castle has opened under Accor’s…

Asian hotel sector stagnates

The hotel sector in Asia Pacific remained flat in August, with a small rise in average rates offsetting a marginal drop in occupancy levels. According to the latest data from STR Global,…

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…

Air India receives first Dreamliner

Air India has finally taken delivery of its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner. The occasion follows a four-year delay and significant wrangling over compensation claims. Air India was at one…

Asian Aviation Briefs

China Airlines to recruit 126 cabin crew China Airlines (CAL) is now accepting applications for 126 Taiwanese flight attendants, to serve on its flights to Asia and Oceania. This is the…

TAT taps luxury tourism

The Tourism Authority of Thailand's (TAT) in India is tapping the upcoming luxury segment. To give a feel of Thailand’s luxury offering TAT’s New Delhi office along with Odysseus India…