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India Tourism: Change at the top

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- January 26, 2021 02:15

The Ministry of Tourism for the Government of India announced a new Secretary has been named. Arvind Singh will step into the position beginning February 1, 2021. Read More

Ayurveda Tourism: The right time for healing is now

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- January 22, 2021 02:28

The Government of India is pushing for Ayurveda Tourism which focuses on healing and wellness as the absolute right time to be promoted considering the global health issues due to ... Read More

India skies in need of expansion

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- January 19, 2021 02:45

India must welcome increased air capacity in order for tourism to receive a much-need boost. To this end, a few carriers have indicated the beginning of new service. Specifically, the ... Read More

India travel agents appeal for urgent vaccinated travelers protocol

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- January 16, 2021 19:58

The officers of the Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI) are making an urgent appeal to the Minister of Civil Aviation and Minister of Tourism to establish protocols for travelers ... Read More

India aviation manufacturing: Time to move from generics to specifics

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- January 8, 2021 02:40

India is looking at beefing up the aviation industry through aerospace components manufacturing. As aircraft need to be maintained and repaired, this industry can grow exponentially as the country is ... Read More

India Bids Farewell to Madame Tussauds

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- December 31, 2020 01:35

Madame Tussauds, the world famous wax museum, is closing up shop in Delhi, India, where it entered just 3 years ago in 2017. The popular museum is located in the ... Read More

AirAsia India Stakes Sold for $38 Million

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- December 30, 2020 22:51

Air India has been in the news recently regarding being sold by the government. Air India, headquartered in New Delhi, India, is the flag carrier airline of the country. It ... Read More

India, COVID and Travel: Leaders on 2021

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- December 29, 2020 02:55

Call it kite flying, a gut feeling, studied analysis, or just a shot in the dark. Any description of how India, COVID and travel will behave in the coming year ... Read More

Minister Comments on Maharashtra Tourism Post-COVID

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- December 17, 2020 02:00

Minister for Tourism, Environment, Protocol, Government of Maharashtra, Aditya Thacker Mr. Aditya Thackeray, today said that the region will see a major boost in tourism in the post-COVID era. Addressing ... Read More

New India-Nepal Travel Bubble

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- December 12, 2020 20:30

Continuing its efforts to boost air connectivity during the COVID-19 pandemic, a new India-Nepal travel bubble has been added to India's network under air travel bubble agreements. The Himalayan nation ... Read More

Tourism Benefits from Agra Metro Project

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- December 8, 2020 01:34

Agra, the city of the iconic Taj Mahal, will be nearer the metro route as Prime Minister N. Modi launched the Agra Metro project, today, December 7, 2020. The project ... Read More

India Travelers More Likely to Fly this Holiday Season

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- November 21, 2020 20:06

A recently-conducted study to identify the travel intent among India travelers reveals that while the demand for travel post COVID-19 has been recovering slowly, there is optimism for travel over ... Read More

IATO Asks Government for Restoration of Tourist Visas

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- November 21, 2020 01:16

India travel industry players continue to make great efforts to see that tourism gets back on track once the COVID-19 pandemic is over. In the latest news, the Indian Association of ... Read More

India Travel Industry: No relief, no incentives

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- November 19, 2020 02:14

The India travel industry continues to be disappointed at the way it is being treated by its own government, even though travel and tourism is one of the largest employers ... Read More

How to Survive and Revive Travel and Hospitality

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- November 18, 2020 01:59

The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) has come up with a list of recommendations on how to survive and revive travel and hospitality in the current ... Read More

Branded Hotels Revival Looking Up

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- November 10, 2020 03:44

Branded hotels are becoming the front-runners to capture the first tranche of demand revival. The outbreak of COVID-19 resulted in one of the biggest setbacks for the global economy. Although ... Read More

India Economy Set to Bounce Back After COVID-19

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- November 3, 2020 03:18

President of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI), Dr. Sangita Reddy, said yesterday that the India economy and the strategy of dealing with the COVID-19 crisis ... Read More

Alliance Air Appoints First Woman CEO

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- November 2, 2020 21:21

Harpreet Singh has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Alliance Air, a subsidiary of Air India (AI). She becomes the first woman to head an Indian airline. Harpreet Singh was ... Read More

India Air Travel Enters New Era

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- October 31, 2020 21:02

India air travel entered a new era today, October 31, 2020, with the launch of a seaplane service. This is the first ever water aerodrome at Kevadia, a town in ... Read More

The India-Germany Tourism Connection

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- October 28, 2020 02:55

The Director for India of the German National Tourist Office (GNTO), Romit Theophilus, said they are planning a series of events in the latter part of the year to tell ... Read More

India Bids Farewell to Tourism Leader

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- October 24, 2020 02:45

The passing away of B. Venkataraman in Delhi, India, on October 20 removes from the scene an IAS (Indian Administrative Service) officer, who headed the Tourism and Civil Aviation Ministry ... Read More

Reviving India Tourism: Taking it to the Streets

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- October 23, 2020 03:45

The India Minister of Tourism, Government of Odisha, Mr. Jyoti Prakash Panigrahi and the Minister of Tourism, Odia Language, Literature & Culture, Government of Odisha, yesterday said that effective coordination ... Read More

Ailing Air India: No Happy Ending?

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- October 21, 2020 02:24

The woes of ailing Air India airline do not seem to have an end in sight anytime soon. The loss-making Maharaja airline, once the pride of India and a showpiece ... Read More

FICCI Launches Taskforce on Ayurveda Tourism

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- October 9, 2020 15:38

India Tourism stakeholders believe that in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a need for promoting the use of natural remedies to boost immunity and stay healthy. This ... Read More

Delhi Restaurants Get Reprieve from COVID-19

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- October 8, 2020 16:14

It seems that years of sustained efforts on the part of Delhi restaurants and the hospitality industry are finally showing positive results, which will help with job creation and boost ... Read More

Technology Will be Game Changer for Travel Start-ups

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- October 2, 2020 14:35

The Additional Director General of the India Ministry of Tourism, Ms. Rupinder Brar, said that technology will be a game-changer for the travel start-up industry and government is ready to ... Read More

India Supreme Court Lays Down Judgement on Airline Refunds

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- October 1, 2020 15:19

The Honorable Supreme Court of India issued a judgement today with regards to a Writ Petition filed for airline refunds which occurred because of the COVID-19 global pandemic lockdown. The ... Read More

Farewell to World-famous Journalist Sir Harold Evans

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- September 26, 2020 10:57

The death of Sir Harold Evans in New York at the age of 92 removes from the scene a world-famous trailblazing journalist who made a mark as an investigative media ... Read More

Iconic India Taj Mahal Set to Reopen

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- September 9, 2020 03:00

There is  much cheer and hope in the travel industry in India as finally the iconic India Taj Mahal and other monuments like the Agra Fort are set to open ... Read More

India will Lease Airports for Public-Private Partnership

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- September 5, 2020 01:26

In a major aviation move, the government of India will lease 3 airports through with 50-year public-private partnership. The 3 airports involved in this new agreement where India will lease ... Read More

Survival and Revival of India Tourism

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- September 2, 2020 23:28

COVID-19 has severely affected all sections of the economy. Travel and Tourism has been severely impacted due to the lockdown with the restriction on movement, operations of hotels and an ... Read More

TAAI Appeals to Ministry of Civil Aviation to Reach Beyond Air Bubbles

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- August 27, 2020 22:05

The Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI) has forwarded an appeal today to Shri Hardeep Sing Puri, Minister of Civil Aviation (MoCA), requesting to permit airlines to commence scheduled flights ... Read More

India Hotels in Delhi Allowed to Reopen

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- August 21, 2020 02:59

In a major relief to the hospitality industry, India hotels in Delhi have been allowed to open after suffering long-suffering industry lockdown due to the impact of the COVID-19 coronavirus. ... Read More

India Tourism Revival: Government Extends All Support

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- August 18, 2020 21:41

Jawaharbhai Pethaljibhai Chavda, Minister Tourism, Government of Gujarat in India, said today, August 18, 2020, that COVID-19 is the biggest challenge that the global tourism sector has faced to date ... Read More

Virgin Atlantic Travel Bubble Scheme for India

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- August 15, 2020 00:47

A Virgin Atlantic travel bubble scheme will connect Delhi and Mumbai with London under an air bubble arrangement that India has created with the UK. The airline plans to provide ... Read More

How Can Helicopters Boost Uttarakhand Tourism?

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- August 8, 2020 02:44

Mr. Trivendra Singh Rawat, Chief Minister, Uttarakhand, today said that the state has immense potential in the civil aviation sector, including answering the question, how can helicopters boost Uttarkhand tourism? ... Read More