Uttar Pradesh to link key pilgrim centres with four-lane highways: CM Yogi Adityanath

In his maiden speech on the Independence Day, as the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath outlined key initiatives, already undertaken and in the offing, ...

Posted in Tourism Currents | By TF Bureau

India must become a year-round destination to attract investment: Rashmi Verma

Perhaps in her first media address after joining the Ministry of Tourism as Secretary, Rashmi Verma laid out the vision of the ministry, outlining some of the challenges faced by stakeholders. She noted that to drive ...

Posted in Shashank Shekhar | By Destination India

Starting on the 2nd July, Air Canada will deploy its most modern aircraft, Boeing 787 – Dreamliner on the new route – Mumbai- Toronto-Mumbai. Air Canada has been steadily expanding its footprints in the Indian market and its attempt to further cement its position as a major player carrying Indian traffic into the North American shores is expected to get a shot in the arm with this new service. Planned as a four times a week service, the airline has announced special promotional fares to mark the launch. These fares are valid for travel between July to the end of the year. The Canadian carrier has put into use its vast distribution networks, roping in travel agents, OTA’s and Global Distribution Systems (GDS).

Air Canada11This new addition is expected to further increase movement between the financial hub of India, Mumbai and busy Canadian city. It will also attract travelers from the larger western Indian outbound, especially Gujarat. The airline shares that there has already been a number of queries for MICE movement from the western region, indicating good reception to the mooted route.

Air Canada in a press release noted that it “expected is a fair amount of VFR traffic especially from Gujarat as also a growing demand for leisure, with Canada emerging as a popular destination for the evolved traveler.”

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Fresh political alignment an opportunity to revisit the Buddha Circuit

Bihar has been the subject of media discourse and remained in the spotlight for political churnings and changing alignments. BJP is back in the saddle in the state. It was Uttar Pradesh and now Bihar, both, have BJP governments at the helm. One in total domination and another with an alliance partner – JD(U) – with Nitish Kumar’s homecoming to the NDA fold.
Uttar Pradesh and Bihar are two adjoining states; both are extremely richly endowed in tourism assets. Both have been languishing. ...

Posted in The First principle | By Navin Berry