TOUR OPERATORS

  • West Asia tour operators cautious of giving visas after Kalyan youth join Islamic State December 12, 2014

    Mumbai: Ever since the arrest of Areeb Majeed, who along with three of his friends from Kalyan near Mumbai in Maharashtra allegedly joined the Islamic State in Iraq while on a pilgrimage, tour operators in Mumbai have become very cautious. Visas for Ziyarat in Baghdad has never been difficult to...
  • Kashmir floods wash away tourist bookings September 11, 2014

    Kolkata: The devastating floods in Kashmir are expected to hit the state's tourism hard, a top tourism industry official said. With domestic tourists' numbers to Kashmir Valley expected to cross two crore this year, a top tourism industry official on Thursday said the floods in peak travel season will impact the...
  • Tour operators fight before Tourism Minister Shripad Yesso Naik in Varanasi August 2, 2014

    A brawl broke out at a hotel in Varanasi on Saturday between tour operators from New Delhi and a local group in the presence of Union Tourism Minister Shripad Yesso Naik. The incident took place at Hotel Rivatas in the temple town over some concessions and other issues being demanded by...
  • Two booked for allegedly duping tour operator of Rs 1.8 lakh May 20, 2014

    A case was registered against two officebearers of a Delhibased travel agency for allegedly duping another tour operator to the tune of Rs 1.8 lakh, police said on Monday. The case was registered at Pardeshipura police station in Indore against the owner of Delhibased Amazing Super Travels Time Ltd, Abhishek Rathi...
  • Pink tourism: India now a hot spot for LGBT travellers November 22, 2012

    Kolkata: Thanks to Indian gaytour operators, the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community across the world is vying for India as the ultimate 'pink' tourist destination. "LGBT tourists want the same things as any traveller: to feel safe and welcome. India is becoming more popular with gay travellers since...
  • Indians advised not to travel to Pak as tensions rise December 26, 2008

    New Delhi/Islamabad: India warned its citizens on Friday it was unsafe to travel to Pakistan after the prime minister met military chiefs, and Pakistan cancelled army leave and moved some troops from its western border. The warning marked a dramatic rise in tension between the nucleararmed neighbours after last month's attack...
  • Airlines swamped with cancellations post attacks November 29, 2008

    Mumbai: On Friday, tour operators in the city resigned themselves to a bleak season. Their inboxes are now full and phones ring incessantly with cancellation requests from travellers from across the worldparticularly for trips that have Mumbai on their itinerary. "Cancellation by groups that had booked to be in Mumbai...
  • CNNIBN Impact: New system for foreigners' safety in India December 17, 2007

    New Delhi: The Ministry of Tourism is putting in place a system which will ensure that foreign travellers are not duped by fraud tour operators this after CNNIBN reported the case of a British tourist, Simon Wynn, who was duped by a Governmentapproved tour operator in Delhi. ...
  • Impact: Govt issues warning to travel agent for duping tourist December 17, 2007

    New Delhi: The Government has issued a warning to a travel agency for duping a British tourist and the Tourism Ministry has put in place a system to help foreign visitors. This after CNNIBN reported on the plight of Simon Wynn who was duped by Exotic Adventure Travel agency. Wynn...
  • Tourist duped by Ministryapproved agency December 17, 2007

    New Delhi: It maybe an incredible year for tourism in India, perhaps the best in the last decade. But for foreign tourists, it really isn't such an incredible as Simon Wynns case proves. Wynn was duped by no less than governmentapproved tour operators. We just didn't anticipate somebody trying to rip...
  • Avoid unpleasant surprises if the holiday bug bit you December 7, 2007

    New Delhi: Italy is a great place to go on a holiday, however a confused holidaymaker usually finds it difficult to decide between a planned package tour or an independent travel. The holiday bug bit the Gujrals, a family planning a holiday on Christmas, but they are faced with...
  • Kolkata: Tour operators make a quick buck at Durga Puja October 13, 2007

    Kolkata: Apart from all the festivities during Pujas, it is also the traveling season for the people in the city of joy, Kolkata. And it's also the time for brisk business for tour operators. ...
  • 7/11 accused had 'pilgrimage visas' December 27, 2006

    New Delhi: Another twist in the 7/11 case the Mumbai Police has discovered that several of the accused in the serial train blasts had obtained "pilgrimage visas" for Iran, ostensibly for visiting Shia religious sites in that country. According to a report in PTI, the information was given to...