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Reducing tourism-related emissions key to check climate change impacts on tourism

As representatives of governments work to develop an international policy to tackle climate change at the ongoing UN climate talks in Madrid, there’s an effort to identify sectors and actions that help meet the goal. Tourism figures prominently in this list. For experts, tourism’s contribution to climate change presents a conundrum.

Indian companies slow to adopting tech to manage business travel: SAP Concur

SAP Concur India managing director Mankiran Chowhan said: “I believe there is great potential in the Indian market for the adoption of latest automated travel technologies. Since India is an evolving and fast-growing business travel market, it’s imperative for us to ensure a safe and secure environment for all business travellers.”

Warm People, Cool Places: Your Guide to Gothenburg, Sweden

When one wishes to take home a mesmerising experience of picturesque landscapes mingled with exquisite architecture, incredible culture, and amazing food, mu...

Tourism ministry planning to revamp Swadesh Darshan scheme, have moved cabinet for the same: Prahlad Patel

"A social audit has been conducted in the Swadesh Darshan scheme and there is a lot of room for changes. We have moved the cabinet for the same. We have discussed whether we should work on select circuits or one circuit at a time or should include circuits on all states at the same time," the minister said.

Bhutan’s tourist policy revamp may hit travel operators in eastern India

However, ‘regional tourists’ from India, Bangladesh and Maldives were not subjected to the SDF and visa fee. Bhutan is now going to introduce SDF and a permit processing fee for the regional tourists as well and a draft policy on the matter may be receive approval by the end of December.

More Indians flying overseas to shop for cheaper luxury goods

UK, France and NY top attractions as big brands offer huge discounts, logistical support. La Vallée Village in France, which is home to brands such as Armani, Jimmy Choo, Givenchy and Versace, has been organising trade events in India and saw visits by Indians increase 40% last year.

Maldives style water villas in India soon

Looking to develop high-value tourist destinations, Niti Aayog has prepared a Rs 1,500 crore water and land villa project in the lagoons of Lakshadweep and the Andaman & Nicobar Islands. Along with the villas, infrastructure would be developed, including the building of new airports, the introduction of sea planes to these destinations

Sustainable tourism is catching up in India, courtesy millennials

But things may be changing for the better: more millennials are opting for ‘greener’ holidays, and many resorts, homestays and hotels across the country from Gir and Bandhavgarh to Andamans and Kerala are working to build a conscious client base.

Toxic air chokes Delhi's tourism business; residents moving out of city till air quality improves

Delhiites appear to be moving out of the city on short holidays to nearby hill stations and other cities such as Bengaluru and Mumbai not affected by severe deterioration in air quality. Bookings for other north Indian cities seemed to have declined, travel operators said. Airline bookings to Delhi have fallen 17% for travel between Oct 27 and Nov 5.

Thomas Cook India not part of brand's global sale to China's Fosun: CMD

Travel company, Thomas Cook, was sold to Chinese brand Fosun earlier this week, following a bankruptcy filing.

Bhutan becomes ‘best country to visit’, eastern Himalayan region foresees gain

Bhutan becomes ‘best country to visit’, eastern Himalayan region foresees gain

Lonely Planet kept Bhutan at the top most position in its annual publication ‘Best in Travel 2020’ that highlights the top 10 countries, cities, regions and best value destinations among near 200 countries.

Thomas Cook India has option to buy 'Thomas Cook' brand: Offical

Thomas Cook India has option to buy 'Thomas Cook' brand: Offical

Thomas Cook India is a completely independent entity acquired by the Canada-based Fairfax Financial Holdings in August 2012 from Thomas Cook UK, which collapsed last month.

NCLT admits insolvency plea against Cox & Kings

NCLT admits insolvency plea against Cox & Kings

The company said last month that the International Air Transport Association (IATA) had terminated its licence to sell air tickets and asked it to surrender the IATA ID card.

Cox & Kings being probed in Rs 40 crore fraud case

Cox & Kings being probed in Rs 40 crore fraud case

According to reports, the company has allegedly shut down its 6, Russel Street office and given notice of its inability to conduct overseas tours.

Tourism sector unaffected by economic slowdown

Tourism sector unaffected by economic slowdown

The major factors contributing to the growth of the tourism sector include various government initiatives, such as e-visa, which has helped in attracting more international tourists.

Tourism ministry to highlight lower room tariffs to woo foreigners

Tourism ministry to highlight lower room tariffs to woo foreigners

The India Convention Promotion Bureau (ICPB), which works closely with the tourism ministry on promoting India as an MICE (meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions) destination.

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