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GOA TO OPEN SECOND INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT AT MOPA

Goa government is completing the land acquisition for the second international airport at Mopa in North Goa. According to Swapnil Naik, Director of Tourism, Government of Goa, the state government has already acquired nearly 30,000 sq. meters of land and an additional 50,000 sq. meters will be acquired by June 2010 for the Greenfield airport […]

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MALAYSIA OFFERSTRANSIT WITHOUT VISA FROM JULY

Malaysia will once again offer transit travellers from Sri Lanka, Pakistan, India and Bangladesh a chance to visit the country without the need for a visa. Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said the Government, had decided to reinstate from July 1 the “transit without visa” offer to travellers from the four countries after […]

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GLOBAL BRANDS LINE UP TO OPEN MORE HOTELS IN INDIA

Global hotel groups are persisting with their push into India, encouraged by the resilience of its economy and the shortage of hotel rooms in a country.Canada-based Fairmont Raffles Hotels International, Thailand’s Amari Group, Luxe Worldwide Hotels, Zurich-headquartered Mövenpick Hotels and Resorts, and luxury hotel brand Waldorf Astoria Hotels and Resorts all have plans to enter […]

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AIR INDIA STRIKE HITS FLIGHTS

Air India has cancelled 76 domestic and international flights scheduled for today on its network in the wake of strike by 20,000 employees of the national carrier who are protesting against airline management’s gag order. “We have cancelled a total of 76 flights scheduled to be operated on domestic as well as international sectors from […]

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GUJARAT TO GET MORE CONNECTIVITY THROUGH REGIONAL AIRLINES

Gujarat’s skies will become one of the busiest in the country in the next couple of months with at least two airlines starting operations to connect various cities of the state. Eight flights daily will connect Bhuj, Rajkot and Jamnagar to Ahmedabad and Surat, making it the only state in the country with such connectivity. […]

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GOA LOOKS TO POLES AND RUSSIANS FOR TOURISM REVIVAL

After losing tourists from Western Europe, Goa is now banking on travellers from Russia and Poland to revive the sagging tourism industry in the state. Travel Tourism Association of Goa (TTAG) has said the scene was disappointing on the Western Europe tourist front, but the loss is, to some extent, compensated by Russians’ attraction towards […]

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CLEARTRIP.COM LAUNCHES NEW SECTION – SMALL WORLD ON ITS WEBSITE

Cleartrip.com has launched a new section called Small World on its website which offers travel guides and tips on 3.2 million destinations across the word. According to a report in Hindustan Times, for each, the site provides details on the cheapest flight from India, average hotel rates, temperature, local time, sights to visit, restaurants to […]

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AIR INDIA STRIKE ENDS AFTER BEING RULED ILLEGAL; WORKERS SACKED

The two-day Air India strike came to an end on Wednesday after the Delhi high court said it was illegal and the national carrier dismissed 17 officials, including union leaders, and suspended 15 engineers, in the strongest action it has taken against labour unrest. The airline said as many as 73 flights were affected, with […]

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IMMIGRATION STAFF TO GET TRAINING FOR A MORE TOURIST FRIENDLY APPROACH

After training tourist guides and cab drivers, the tourism ministry has set its sights on training immigration officers for a more tourist-friendly approach. Immigration officers are the first people foreign travellers meet when they land in the country and their experience is not always pleasant. In the run-up to Commonwealth Games, all that is set […]

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PASSPORTS TO BE PROCESSED IN 3 DAYS SOON

The government is all set to issue regular passports in three days and tatkal ones the same day. As part of the Passport Seva Project, foreign minister S M Krishna will inaugurate four Passport Seva Kendras which will make this possible in Karnataka on Friday. Government sources said 77 such centres will come up across […]

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