September, 2012

By Aashima On 28 Sep, 2012 At 01:21 AM | Categorized As India, Mixed Bag | With 0 Comments
The NTCA has proposed new guidelines for tiger tourism

On July 24, the Supreme Court of India, worried about the dire straits that tigers in wildlife parks are in, struck a blanket ban on tiger tourism, putting all tiger reserves in the country off-limits to visitors. The decision was taken based on long-standing concerns regarding the virtual non-implementation of wildlife laws and blatant flouting [...]

By Aashima On 27 Sep, 2012 At 07:40 PM | Categorized As India, Need to Know | With 0 Comments
All tobacco products, including cigarettes, cigars, bidis, gutka and hukkah, have been banned

In a move that is bound to invite as much praise as flak from the people, the government in Goa has decided to ban the sale of all kinds of tobacco products in the state, including cigarettes, cigars, bidis, gutka and hukkah. In the instructions issued, all existing kiosks, shops and eating outlets have been [...]

By neeraj On 19 Sep, 2012 At 03:01 PM | Categorized As India, The Business of Travel | With 0 Comments

Kolkata might soon see a number of tourists flocking in from new international destinations. Four airlines - Turkish Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, FlyDubai and Xiamen Airlines – are reported to have been in negotiations with the Aviation ministry to operate from the new terminal at Kolkata, next year onwards. The new terminal has a capacity of [...]

By neeraj On 19 Sep, 2012 At 01:04 PM | Categorized As India, Mixed Bag | With 0 Comments
Delhi, Mumbai ‘Cheapest Food Cities’ in the World!

According to a new report released by Swiss Bank UBS, New Delhi and Mumbai are the ‘World’s cheapest cities for food’. The survey covered 72 cities from 58 countries, and put the two Indian cities at the bottom in terms of expense when it comes to food. According to the survey, Tokyo’s the most expensive [...]

By neeraj On 12 Sep, 2012 At 01:17 PM | Categorized As Getting Around, India | With 0 Comments
India’s longest bus to run between Bangalore and Mysore!

The country’s longest bus is now at your doorstep, folks. Or maybe just for the folks in Bangalore and Mysore, if you insist we be accurate. On Tuesday, the Deputy Chief Minister and Transport Minister of Karnataka, R Ashoka, launched the trial run of the longest passenger bus in the country, which shall initially run [...]

By neeraj On 7 Sep, 2012 At 01:30 PM | Categorized As Celeb Spotting, India | With 0 Comments
Brett to Lee-d Australian Tourism promotions in India!

  Australian fast bowler Brett Lee has been roped in to promote the country’s tourism in India. The tourism board has been doing some great work in its bid to woo Indian tourists to the land down under, and roping in handsome ‘Binga’ – a name his cricket team mates gave him - is a [...]

By neeraj On 6 Sep, 2012 At 12:00 PM | Categorized As Getting Around, India | With 0 Comments
International Cruise Terminal to be set-up in Mumbai

  Mumbai might just see a larger influx of international tourists to its shores, as Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan revealed plans of setting up an international cruise terminal in the city’s port. Speaking at the convention of Indian Association of Tour Operators in Mumba, the CM said that his government would be sending a proposal [...]

By neeraj On 3 Sep, 2012 At 04:12 PM | Categorized As India, Need to Know | With 0 Comments
Helmets to be compulsory for all two-wheeler riders in Goa!

  Come September 19, Ganesh Chaturthi, and Goa will see a lot many heads covered, as the state government is all set to enforce the compulsory helmet rule for all two wheeler riders. “We will strictly enforce the rule after Ganesh Chaturthi. Let our people worship Lord Ganesh and enjoy the festival,” Transport Minister Sudin [...]