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  • New York: East Coast storm hampers Thanksgiving travel November 28, 2014

    New York: A blast of rain and snow along the East Coast snarled traffic and disrupted flights for millions of Americans at the start of the long Thanksgiving weekend, traditionally the busiest time of the year for US travel. The nor'easter that formed over the Gulf of Mexico brought rain to...
  • British Airways to pay Rs 1.5 lakh to two women for discomfort during journey in 2007 November 27, 2014

    New Delhi: British Airways has been directed by a consumer forum here to pay Rs 1.5 lakh to two women for discomfort and inconvenience caused to them in their journey to the US in 2007. The South West Delhi District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum, presided by SK Sarvaria, asked the...
  • British Airways, Lufthansa to offer special fare, products to Indian travelers November 20, 2014

    New Delhi: British Airways and Lufthansa are among several international carriers coming up with special fares and products to target the high-end Indian air traveler. British Airways (BA) came out with a limited period 20 per cent discount for its business class flights to North America, while Lufthansa announced introduction of...
  • Watch: India showcases tourist attractions at World Travel Market in UK November 7, 2014

    India showcases new tourist attractions at World Travel Market at the Excel Centre, as tourism season begins in India. ...
  • From the luxurious Palace on Wheels to the spiritual Mahaparinirvan Express: 8 extraordinary train journeys you must experience with the Indian Railways November 6, 2014

    If you thought train journeys in India are all about adjusting your luggage below the lower berth and exchanging the upper berth on request, you need to travel by these Indian trains soon. How about spending a week exploring palaces, forts, cave paintings, while you're treated like royalty on a...
  • From Sonmarg in the north to Coorg down south: 10 breathtaking places where you can enjoy the Indian winter the best November 3, 2014

    The winter season is upon us and if you love the cold mornings and hill tops covered in a blanket of snow, there is no dearth of places you can visit in India. From snow covered mountains in Sonmarg in Jammu and Kashmir to the misty mornings of Coorg in...
  • Modi government's austerity drive: Cut down on 5-star seminars, foreign tours, no first-class travel October 30, 2014

    New Delhi: In an effort to bring down non-planned expenditure, the Narendra Modi government has announced certain austerity measures. The Finance Ministry said that it wants to cut down non-planned expenditure by 10 per cent. As part of the measures, the government has announced cuts on 5-star seminars and foreign...
  • Haitian man faces US charges over reclining airline seat squabble October 12, 2014

    Boston: A Haitian man who authorities say got into a heated dispute on a flight bound from Miami to Paris over a reclining seat has been charged with assaulting a flight attendant, U.S. prosecutors in Boston said on Friday. Edmond Alexandre, 60, was charged in federal court with interfering with flight...
  • Nine airports to have e-visa facility this month October 9, 2014

    New Delhi: In a move to boost tourism, nine airports equipped with e-visa facilities will be operational for 13 countries including USA and South Korea and Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to launch it this month. In order to give a major boost to tourism...
  • Ever dreamed of a secret hideout in a tree house? 14 luxurious tree houses in India where you can unwind over a weekend September 25, 2014

    From all the stories we grew up reading, tree houses have always been secret hideouts where we imagined we could create top-secret clubs. But have you ever been inside a tree house in real life? Interestingly, India has its own tree house resorts you can escape to if you're looking...
  • Andhra Pradesh government mulls setting up travel and tourism university September 23, 2014

    Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Tuesday directed the tourism department to examine the possibility of setting up a travel and tourism university in the state. At a review meeting with officials at the CM Camp office, the Chief Minister asked them to model it on the lines...
  • 'Passenger shaming' is a social media trend that is now exposing the world's worst plane travellers! September 21, 2014

    Anyone who flies frequently has met different kinds of annoying people on an airplane. Planes can be uncomfortable, there isn't enough space to rest your legs and the aisle seat is the least preferred. However, to some people all this just doesn't make a difference. They can go to any...
  • Himachal Pradesh tourism to bloom due to floods in Kashmir September 14, 2014

    Shimla: Floods in Kashmir may be a boon for Himachal Pradesh. A surge in tourist inflow to Himachal Pradesh is likely in the upcoming festive season because the devastating floods in Kashmir are scaring away tourists. Tourism industry representatives are expecting a 30 to 35 per cent increase in the arrival...
  • Brand USA eyes over 1 million Indian visitors to US in 2015 September 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Aiming to attract over a million visitors from India, the US is undertaking various promotional initiatives to position itself as a premier travel destination. Brand USA, established by the Travel Promotion Act 2010 as a publicprivate partnership responsible for promoting US, plans to develop online, social and digital...
  • US lawmaker seeks suspension of visafree travel for Europeans September 13, 2014

    Washington: Citing the presence of a large number of Islamist extremists in European countries, a Democratic lawmaker sought an immediate suspension of visafree travel to the US from countries like Britain, Germany and France. "I urge the Administration to immediately suspend the Visa Waiver Programme for countries such as Great...
  • 227 from Kerala stranded in Srinagar September 9, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: As many as 227 people from Kerala, who had gone for a vacation in Jammu and Kashmir, are now stranded in floodravaged Srinagar, officials said on Monday. Chief Minister Oommen Chandy's office said in a press release on Monday night that 18 people have returned safely. It said all details have...
  • No facilitation fee to agents for air travel by government officials September 8, 2014

    New Delhi: The Finance Ministry has barred PSU travel agents, including IRCTC and Balmer Lawrie, from charging facilitation fees from government officials on their domestic and international air travels. The government had on October 10, 2013, allowed three authorised travel agents IRCTC, Balmer Lawrie and Ashok Travels and Tours ...
  • Now get mobile recharge, travel tickets at Fair Price Shops September 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhiites can now recharge their mobile phones, DTH cards, book tickets and buy many other things at Fair Price Shops (FPS) in the city with the Delhi government liberalising the policy for sale of goods and services through these outlets for subsidised rations. In a bid to improve the...
  • No reclining seats? Sleep in the aisle! 9 things that would happen on Indian flights if airplane seats stopped reclining September 3, 2014

    Hop on to an early morning flight, grab the window seat, recline, and doze off! Things aren't same up in the air anymore. A new nuisance that goes by the name 'Knee Defender' will not allow your seats to recline any longer. A flight in the US had to be...
  • Gravitydefying rocks and a 'Bullet Baba' temple: 15 peculiar and mysterious places in India every adventurous traveller should visit August 28, 2014

    If you're bored of vacationing at the same old conventional tourist spots in India, this is for you. Are you an adventurous traveller planning to travel along the length and breadth of the country? Take a break and set off on an exciting journey to explore the land of peculiar...
  • Have you heard of the Bullet Baba temple where a Royal Enfield is worshipped? 10 peculiar Indian places every adventurous traveller must visit August 16, 2014

    Are you an adventurous traveller? If you're planning to travel along the length and breadth of the country, take a break from all the conventional tourist places and go explore the land of peculiar stories and mysteries. Did you know about the Great Wall of India? It's the second largest...
  • Vistara airline promises seamless, personalised experience of domestic travel August 12, 2014

    The Tata SonsSingapore Airlines joint venture unveiled the brand name of its new airline 'Vistara', and said it is expected to launch operations by October with the first aircraft coming in by September. The new airline promises a "seamless and personalised" experience of domestic travel. ...
  • Photos: The Sunset Points of India: 11 locations you must visit to watch the most breathtaking and spectacular sunsets August 11, 2014

    If you've travelled across the length and breadth of the country, you may have seen quite a few Sunset Points in your lifetime. Even if you're a movie buff, you might have noticed how every movie shot on a hill station always has a sunset point that is supposed to...
  • Travel facility for Bihar legislators enhanced, now they can take 4 aides on tour August 5, 2014

    TheBihargovernment on Tuesday enhanced the travel facility for legislators as part of which now they could travel in trains or by air with four aides in place of three earlier. The decision to allow a legislator to take four aides with him during travel by train or air within the country...
  • 'You don't need to carry your own toilet paper to Delhi. Poverty selfie isn't cool at all': 10 valuable pieces of advice no one gives to foreign tourists travelling to India but should August 1, 2014

    A Reddit thread by foreigners asking for advice before they travelled to India threw up some pretty interesting things.There is no point in outraging over and dramaticizing the ignorance foreigners often show about Indian customs. Many of their concerns are real. If you travelled to Africa, you would be apprehensive...
  • Travel Escapes: Exploring Chikmagalur, Mussoorie and Manali July 26, 2014

    CNNIBN in partnership with Cleartrip brings to you the special series 'Travel escapes' that will explore 18 destinations and 18 resorts. In this the episode, watch our journey through Chikmagalur, Mussoorie and Manali. ...
  • Breathe deeply, it is safe to go on a plane, travellers told July 26, 2014

    After three major air disasters in one week, with planes coming down in Ukraine, Taiwan and then Mali without a single survivor, passengers can be forgiven for feeling a little pang of panic boarding their flights. Waiting to check in at Paris's Charles De Gaulle airport on Friday, Thai athlete Thapanat...
  • Travel Escape: Exploring Shoghi and Kanha July 20, 2014

    CNNIBN in partnership Cleartrip brings to you the special series 'Travel escape' that will explore 18 destinations and 18 resorts. In this the episode, watch our journey through Shoghi and Kanha. ...
  • Planning a trip? All essential travel gadgets that you need to carry along July 17, 2014

    Denver: Your swimsuit and your sunscreen are in the luggage, and your boarding passes are all printed out. But did you remember your gadgets and chargers? Did you download enough entertainment? Do you know where you're going? In my travels, I've come across a number of products and services worth bringing along: Keeping...