March, 2013

By Shivangi On 28 Mar, 2013 At 04:10 PM | Categorized As Far-Out, India | With 0 Comments
yachtSea Ray

Capture the romance of a glorious sunset accompanied by early evening swims and Sundowners. Experience the spectacular medieval sea forts of Murud Janjira and Vijaydurg from out at sea. Sail past the Olive Ridley breeding beaches on the Savitri River. Enjoy breathtaking tours along the white sands and sea-soaked beaches of Terekhol. Moor in a [...]

By Nishi Jain On 26 Mar, 2013 At 12:03 PM | Categorized As International, The Business of Travel | With 0 Comments
Will thou be lonelier now?

It was a dark week for BBC Worldwide when it sold Lonely Planet to US-based NC2 Media, a digital content firm. As if the sale wasn’t enough of a shocker, it came to be known that it was done at a 60 percent loss. BBC Worldwide had paid a staggering £130.2m for Lonely Planet in [...]

By Shivangi On 25 Mar, 2013 At 07:36 PM | Categorized As International, Travel Tech | With 0 Comments

Malaysia Airlines is letting its cabin crew loose with iPads to enhance inflight services to customers traveling on the airline’s A380 flights. Following a deal with airline technology specialist SITA, the airline is undertaking a six-month trial period with the CrewTablet. SITA’s innovative digital cabin crew solution will enable crew members to quickly and easily access passenger [...]

By Nishi Jain On 25 Mar, 2013 At 01:59 AM | Categorized As International, The Business of Travel | With 0 Comments
River cruising

Fans of river cruises have reason to be happy about. There are ten more grand ships to sail about in now. Viking River Cruises, the world’s top river cruise line, recently made history by christening ten Viking Longships TM in a single day. In a ceremony held in Amsterdam, the company revealed its ten new [...]

By Shivangi On 21 Mar, 2013 At 05:31 PM | Categorized As Far-Out, International | With 0 Comments
TreeTent cover

We’ve been through the camping in tents and we’ve been through tree houses, what now? A sort of hybrid union between the two really! Say hello to the latest in eccentric accommodation and camping in the wilderness, the Tree Tent! The Red Kite Tree Tent is essentially a hanging orb that fuses the elements of [...]

By Aashima On 20 Mar, 2013 At 05:48 PM | Categorized As International, Travel Tech | With 0 Comments
Aconcagua is the highest peak in both the western and southern hemispheres

If you’ve spent hours walking the little Street View man around your neighbourhood and think that the zoomed-in view of your apartment block is the coolest bit about Google Maps, then this bit of news is just for you.  After allowing people to explore digitally such sites as the Grand Canyon and the Amazon rainforest, [...]

By Nishi Jain On 19 Mar, 2013 At 12:39 PM | Categorized As Humour, International | With 0 Comments
That's how we roll!

So, you have had your best ideas on the…er… pot? You have always found solutions to all your problems sitting in the bathroom? Stuck on that presentation? Short of jingle options for that ad you have to write? Wait no more, for now Travelodge, London’s biggest hotelier, has recognized the need to be entertained whilst [...]

By Shivangi On 18 Mar, 2013 At 06:28 PM | Categorized As India, Mixed Bag | With 0 Comments
tourism awards

The ‘Best Heritage City’, ‘Best Heritage Walk’,  ‘Best State: Campaign Clean India’ and ‘Best Tourism Film’-new categories instituted in the National Tourism Awards this year! Read on to know the winners. Dr.K.Chiranjeevi, Minister of State with Independent Charge for Tourism, Government of India yesterday announced the National Tourism Awards for 2011-2012 in New Delhi. The [...]

By Shivangi On 14 Mar, 2013 At 04:04 PM | Categorized As Buzz in Town, International | With 0 Comments
best job in the world

A six month salary package worth $100,000, including living costs. And what’s the job description you ask?! Experience the best of Australia and then rant about it online. Seriously! It all started in 2009 when a whooping 35,000 applications were received for first The Best Job in the World campaign, which achieved worldwide publicity and [...]

By Nishi Jain On 12 Mar, 2013 At 05:42 PM | Categorized As Buzz in Town, India | With 0 Comments
Silver ride for the silver night: The silver buggy from 1939

The world’s first silver museum, ‘Splendour of Silver’, was inaugurated on 3rd March 2013 in Udaipur (yes, our very own City of Lakes), courtesy the efforts of Sriji Arvind Singh Mewar, the 76th custodian of the Mewar dynasty. Located in the Amar Mahal, at the entrance of the City Palace’s Zenana Mahal, it is a magnificent [...]