India’s big diplomatic push

A fresh push for stronger bilateral connect with nations around the world will have positive implications for tourism into India.

Posted in Tourism Currents​ | By Navin Berry

Drought hit Bidar turns to tourism for jobs with ‘Swadesh Darshan’

Bidar district of Karnataka lies far away from the IT hub of Bengaluru, some 700 kilometers away, bordering Maharashtra and Telangana, and has been subject of government’s apathy for decades. Rich in architecture, history and religious significance, the city has over thirty tombs and several forts, besides being one of the holiest places for Sikh pilgrims.

Posted in Tourism Currents​ | By TF Bureau

After a momentary stir, ‘Brexit’ set to fuel Indian outbound as Pound heads south

The Great Britain’s shock exit from the European Union has left much in the realm of speculation, as markets registered steep Read more…

Posted in Tourism Currents | By Shashank


Mixed development central to AccorHotels expansion; best bet for ROI, says Gaurav Bhushan

Instead of creating a single massive luxury property, AccorHotels Read more…

Posted in HotelScapes | By TF Bureau


OYO taps business travellers; launches “OYO for Business” app with self-serve features

Self-serve platforms have been in vogue in some parts of Europe and the US. It works well for travellers on the go, Read more…

Posted in HotelScapes | By Shashank Shekhar

story-image diversifies with cab marketplace; aims to become the one-stop travel solution

Indian online travel portal, has ventured into a new territory – cab marketplace. With an aim to evolve as the one-stop Read more…

Posted in Tourism Currents | By Shashank


Growing demand for experiential holidaying working well for home-stay segment, trend likely to intensify

Growing interest in experiential holidaying is going beyond merely engaging Read more…

Posted in Tourism Currents | By Shashank

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