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India Travel & Tourism News for visitors. India, officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by area, the second-most populous country, and the most populous democracy in the world.

India to introduce COVID-19 vaccination certificates for tourists

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 26, 2021 22:11

The vaccination certificate will help build confidence among people, making it easier for travelers to move around and revitalizing the tourism sector Read More

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 asks airlines not to fly Chinese passengers into the country

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 31, 2020 19:45

Indian authorities have informally requested all domestic and international air carriers not to fly any Chinese passengers into India. India's strong retaliatory move comes after China’s not-so-subtle push to stop ... 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

Maharashtra Tourism: Mission Begin Again

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- December 26, 2020 19:01

“We wanted to build the hospitality industry as a core industry for the state. Likewise, with the event industry. Maharashtra has no dearth of talent and no dearth of audiences ... Read More

Star Air flies nonstop to Surat from Belagavi and Ajmer

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 26, 2020 15:42

Star Air, after running successful operations in Ahmedabad, has now expanded its wings further, by launching its services to one more city of Gujarat. This airline vertical of prominent Indian ... 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

Indian Diaspora Studies in India

Dr. Kumar Mahabir Dr. Kumar Mahabir- November 27, 2020 05:33

Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) who live in the Caribbean, and in the Caribbean diaspora, are descendants of indentured, immigrant labourers. They were brought by the British, Dutch, Danish and ... Read More

Accor expands with new hotels in India and Turkey

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- November 23, 2020 22:53

Accor, an augmented hospitality group, has added India and Turkey to its Middle East & Africa region. The newly expended region will now comprise of a portfolio of more than ... 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 Travelers Already Have Plans

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- November 7, 2020 02:44

Conducted in October 2020 with most respondents belonging to major metropolitan cities in India, a survey conducted by FICCI and Thrillophilia across India was aimed towards understanding the post-COVID preferences ... Read More

Skal International Goa named Skal Club Of The Year 2020

Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand- November 5, 2020 15:46

The 81st  Skal  World Congress was held on 17th October  2020 where Skal International Goa ( 691 ) was announced as the best of the best  winning Skal Club Of ... 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

Indian hotelier chiefs: Paradigm shift in global hospitality trends but its only temporary

Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand- October 31, 2020 19:06

Key players in the Indian hotel market came together at a recent Industry awards event - they shared their experiences and spoke of the way forward. The key take-aways one ... 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

‘Worst rains in 100 years’ kill 15, displace hundreds in India’s Hyderabad

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- October 14, 2020 08:43

India's Hyderabad, the capital of southern Telangana state, and home to some of the country’s major IT companies and over 6.8 million people, has seen nearly 10 inches of rainfall over ... 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