Archive for the ‘Travel’ Category

Wild life parks:private hotels to pay cess

All private hotels within five kilometers of national parks and sanctuaries in India will have to pay a cess which would be used for the upkeep of these wildlife hotspots. The Union Environment Ministry has asked state governments to private hotels to pay cess notify the cess by the end of this year,...

June 15th, 2011 | Featured, Travel | Read More

Bengaluru does it again

The Bengaluru International Airport has been recognised as the Best Emerging Airport in Indian Subcontinent by winning Emerging Markets Airports Awards (EMAA) for the second time in a row. According to a report by DNA, the airport was declared the winner post the tabulation of poll results from industry...

June 15th, 2011 | Travel | Read More

Walk-Through Sniffer Could Speed Up Airport Checks

It could be the answer for every weary passenger, a high-tech screening system that filters according to risk and scans and “sniffs” them as they walk through, taking a fraction of the time of a usual security check. Customs and immigration could also be combined at the same screening station,...

June 15th, 2011 | Travel | Read More

120 Countries up in arms against EU Emission scheme

Resistance to the EU’s unilateral decision to extend the mandates of its aviation Emissions Trading Scheme to virtually all airlines flying into the Community is as extensive as the worldwide reach of the scheme itself. According to IATA, at least 120 countries formally recorded their opposition...

May 15th, 2011 | Travel | Read More

Infosys co-founder enters hospitality sector

NS Raghavan, one of the cofounders of Infosys, is expanding his presence in the hospitality sector. Nadathur Holdings, the investment vehicle owned by Raghavan, through one of its affiliates SilverNeedle Hospitality has formed a joint venture with Sri Lanka-based Sunshine Travels. The joint venture is...

May 13th, 2011 | Travel | Read More

Copter to Vaishno devi for just Rs.699

Aiming at better services to the pilgrims visiting the cave shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi, the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board (SMVDSB) launched an online reservation system for the yatris availing the heli-service on the Katra- Sanjichhat-Katra sector. “The one-way passenger fare for helitravel...

May 13th, 2011 | Travel | Read More

Tourist inflow spurt

Foreign tourists inflow to India this April was 17.7% more than the same period last year, a tourism ministry statement claims. According to the statement, 4.17 lakh foreign tourists came to India this April, while the number was 3.54 lakh last year. In 2009, the number was 3.48 lakh. “Further,...

May 13th, 2011 | Travel | Read More

Airlines scratch head; 3 passengers walk away with cars

Ryanair has launched an enquiry after three passengers on the same flight each won a car worth £11,500 after playing its in-flight scratchcard game. The three passengers, who were flying from Milan to Madrid last recently, won the prize after buying one of the airline’s £2 scratchcards, despite...

May 13th, 2011 | Travel | Read More

Airport Metro a big draw

The high-speed Airport Express Line (AEL) has recorded a daily ridership of 9,000 commuters, many of whom are non-fliers according to the Delhi Metro. Recent survey conducted by Reliance Infrastructure, which runs the 23-km Metro stretch revealed around 2,500 people boarded the train daily from stations...

May 13th, 2011 | Travel | Read More

Live show,down the wild slope

Bigness often takes our breath out. Smallness rarely tires us out looking at. Confused a bit? Then look at the way the biggies protect and coddle the little from the suspicious gaze of the jostling picnickers who swarmed into Mattuppetty on a holiday. The cow elephants lured by the lush green patch of...

May 13th, 2011 | Travel | Read More
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