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Japan now has the 'most powerful' passport in the world  

Japan now has the 'most powerful' passport in the world

A new report published October 9, 2018, reveals just how many borders some travel documents can cross. According to the Henley Passport Index, compiled by global citizenship and resid......
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Emirates touches down in Edinburgh . . .  

Emirates touches down in Edinburgh . . .

Emirates, the world’s largest international airline, on 1st October 2018 celebrated the inaugural flight of its new service between Dubai and Edinburgh. Emirates flight EK023, with a group of......
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Indians No Longer Require Airport Transit Visa In France  

Indians No Longer Require Airport Transit Visa In France

France has announced that Indian passport holders will no longer require an airport transit visa while transiting through the country.   "I'm pleased to announce that, with......
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Ethiopia Launches e-visa Service to All International Visitors  

Ethiopia Launches e-visa Service to All International Visitors

The Ethiopian Immigration and Nationality Affairs Main Department in collaboration with Ethiopian Airlines has launched an e-visa service for all international visitors to Ethiopia effective June 0......
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South Africa to relax visa rule for Kenyans  

South Africa to relax visa rule for Kenyans

Kenya is among the African countries that are set to benefit from a new visa regime by South Africa that is aimed at increasing intra-Africa travel.   In what signals thawing r......
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Vietnam extends visa exemption for Europeans  

Vietnam extends visa exemption for Europeans

Vietnam’s 15-day visa-free policy for European nationalities has been renewed for a three-year period (until 30 June 2021). Thus, effective from 01 July 2015 until 30 June 2021, citizens of I......
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Air Astana’s Indian Passengers enjoy 72 hours Visa free stopover in Kazakhstan  

Air Astana’s Indian Passengers enjoy 72 hours Visa free stopover in Kazakhstan

Air Astana passengers holding Indian passports can enjoy 72 hours visa free stopovers in Kazakhstan with effect from 23th April 2018 until the end of the year. Passengers with Air Astana flights tr......
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Emirates denies Nairobi flight cancellations . . .  

Emirates denies Nairobi flight cancellations . . .

Emirates Airlines on Thursday denied claims of flight cancellations attributed to a lawyer representing deported lawyer and politician Miguna Miguna.   The airline maintained i......
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Celebrating the 2018 Taiwan Lantern Festival  

Celebrating the 2018 Taiwan Lantern Festival

The 29th Taiwan Lantern Festival was officially opened, with the lighting of the lanterns in the Main Lantern area. The exhibi......
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FREE, FREE, FREE: Half Day City Tours in Taipei, Taiwan!  

FREE, FREE, FREE: Half Day City Tours in Taipei, Taiwan!

Who can participate: Transit or transfer passengers with 7- to 24-hour layovers before their next connecting flight, who have valid R.O.C. visas or come from countries eligible for ......
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Kids Go Glamping at The Ritz Carlton, Bali  

Kids Go Glamping at The Ritz Carlton, Bali

Happy kids means happy parents so why not indulge the kids with a holiday they will never forget and add the all-new Ritz Kids Night Safari experience to your list of fun activities at The Ri......
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ATF 2018 tours combine neighbouring destinations with Thai local experiences  

ATF 2018 tours combine neighbouring destinations with Thai local experiences

The ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) 2018 offers buyers and media a unique opportunity to discover Chiang Mai city with a fresh new perspective by taking advantage of the Tourism Authority of Thailand&rsq......
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Cabinet approves Agreement between India and Myanmar on Land Border Crossing  

Cabinet approves Agreement between India and Myanmar on Land Border Crossing

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the Agreement between India and Myanmar on Land Border Crossing. The Ag......
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Easing Of Trains Travel For Foreign Nationals And NRIs  

Easing Of Trains Travel For Foreign Nationals And NRIs

With a view to facilitate foreign tourists to book reserved tickets online, a facility to book tickets online upto 365 days in advance has been extended to Foreign Tourists and NRIs. Broad fea......
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16 New Passport Seva Kendras To Be Started In Maharahtra Shortly  

16 New Passport Seva Kendras To Be Started In Maharahtra Shortly

In a bid to expedite the process of ensuring passport facility to one and all in the Country, 251 New passport Seva Kendras would be started throughout India with 16 new centres opening up in Mahar......
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Austrian Airlines Trains Young Pilots Again  

Austrian Airlines Trains Young Pilots Again

Today, November 16, 2017, 24 future pilots are commencing their training to become fully-qualified pilots for Austrian Airlines. Their first training flight in Goodyear, Arizona (USA) will tak......
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Austrian Airlines Looking to Hire 100 New Pilots  

Austrian Airlines Looking to Hire 100 New Pilots

Austrian Airlines is looking for about 100 new pilots. The Austrian national carrier is now making a special offer to airberlin pilots to move to Austria and work at the airline’s flight hub ......
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Israel Tourism expects 20% surge in business travel from India post Modi’s visit  

Israel Tourism expects 20% surge in business travel from India post Modi’s visit

The India Office of Israel Ministry of Tourism is hopeful of a surge in business travellers, after the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Israel earlier last month that led to a number of joi......
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Air New Zealand introduces smart passport service  

Air New Zealand introduces smart passport service

The airline's mobile app is now able to scan and save passport information and send a timely reminder when it's time to renew.   Every month around 550 customers turn u......
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US rolls out expedited entry for 'low-risk' Indian travellers  

US rolls out expedited entry for 'low-risk' Indian travellers

US has started rolling out for India its Global Entry programme which allows for expedited clearance of pre-approved, low-risk travellers. Navtej Sarna, Indian Ambassador to the US yesterday became......
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Ministry of Railways permits Downloaded e-Aadhar Card as prescribed proof of identity for Rail Travel Purpose  

Ministry of Railways permits Downloaded e-Aadhar Card as prescribed proof of identity for Rail Travel Purpose

Ministry of Railways has decided to incorporate downloaded Aadhaar (e-Aadhaar) also as prescribed proof of identity at par with printed Aadhaar Card during travel.   With this ......
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Two initiatives to improve passenger experience at Emirates Terminal 3 will soon be introduced  

Two initiatives to improve passenger experience at Emirates Terminal 3 will soon be introduced

Travellers departing from Dubai International Airport Terminal 3 can look forward to a smoother airport experience with the implementation of two new initiatives that will streamline the check-in a......
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Air New Zealand is giving travellers a sneak peek into what the future of inflight service could look like  

Air New Zealand is giving travellers a sneak peek into what the future of inflight service could look like

The airline has been working with information technology service provider Dimension Data on unique software for Microsoft's augmented reality (AR) viewer HoloLens that could support cabin crew ......
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GCC turns to China and India to boost growth in tourism receipts  

GCC turns to China and India to boost growth in tourism receipts

Major tourism destinations in the GCC will increase efforts to target Indian and Chinese inbound tourists, as regional and international guests from Europe continue to feel the acute fina......
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.  .  .Oman’s Tourism Goes Hyperlocal.  .  .  

. . .Oman’s Tourism Goes Hyperlocal. . .

The cheap package holiday, bucket and spade culture and jetting off for two weeks of sun, sand and souvenirs is on the decline suggests Taleb Al Makhmari, Director General, Marketing & Media at......
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Tourism and economic growth under the spotlight at UNWTO and Arabian Travel Market  

Tourism and economic growth under the spotlight at UNWTO and Arabian Travel Market

Visitors to the MENA region will total 195 million by 2030, growing at a rate higher than the world average, according to figures by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).   T......
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Registration open for Kailash Manasarovar Yatra 2017  

Registration open for Kailash Manasarovar Yatra 2017

Registration for Kailash Manasarovar Yatra organized by Ministry of External Affairs has commenced on 1 February 2017. This year the Yatra is scheduled during the period 12 June to 8 September thro......
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Incredible India 2.0 Campaign to be launched  

Incredible India 2.0 Campaign to be launched

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley while presenting Budget 2017-18 announced that the government will establish five special tourism zones in the next financial year. “Tourism is a big emplo......
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Indians with diplomatic, special and official passports to travel visa free to UAE  

Indians with diplomatic, special and official passports to travel visa free to UAE

The Government of India and the Government of UAE have signed an MoU on mutual exemption of entry visa requirements to the holders of Diplomatic, special and Official Passports.   ......
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lATA and ICTS Settle Dispute  

lATA and ICTS Settle Dispute

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and ICTS Europe Systems Limited (ICTS) have settled their dispute concerning use by ICTS of IATA's......
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Hong Kong scraps visa-on-arrival for Indians  

Hong Kong scraps visa-on-arrival for Indians

(News courtesy by The Indian Express)   Before the start of the holiday season, Hong Kong’s decision of scrapping visa-free 14 day stay for Indians has come&......
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Terminal 1( Israel ) Returns to Full Activity Summer 2017  

Terminal 1( Israel ) Returns to Full Activity Summer 2017

The Israel Airports Authority management has decided to open Terminal 1 to supply all international activities for departing passengers, including expansion of aviation and commercial activities an......
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 Turkey’s Elected Dictator  

Turkey’s Elected Dictator

Image Copyright : refrl.org Article by : Alon Ben-Meir   Even before the failed military coup,......
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Japan eases visa restrictions for Indians  

Japan eases visa restrictions for Indians

As India gave visa-on-arrival to the Japanese, Tokyo responded by further relaxing conditions for multiple entry visas for short-term stays for Indian passport holders. Last month, the ......
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Parris terrorism attack impacts  travel industry  

Parris terrorism attack impacts travel industry

Paris lit up for the holidays is a dream destination, a bucket-list experience for many But this year, terrorism fears have altered travel around the world. Airline tickets to Paris and oth......
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