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Hotel classification guidelines streamlined
Hotel classification guidelines streamlined
Ministry of Tourism has streamlined the Hotel classification guidelines to make them simple, transparent and time bound. The application for classification and payments of fees have been made through digital platform only and the prevalent options of application by post and payment of fees by Demand Draft has been done away with. This has ensured the eradication of possibility of delay/manipulation caused by human interference.

Its sale time again in flight tickets Its sale time again in flight tickets

Sustainable or not, but fare-war is here again in flight tickets! Jet Airways Group has announced up to 50 per cent discounts, with SpiceJet following suit. The Jet offer for pan-India sales begin as low as Rs 1,499 on all its economy class domestic networks. Both airlines are offering sales from 1st August for four days only. This is second round of fare war this year in Indian domestic sector.
Happiness Street Festival Happiness Street Festival

With a parade of Thai beauty queens and a mass release of 10,000 smiley balloons, the Thai tourism industry has told the world that it is back in business, safe and ready to receive visitors. Over two days, from July 25-26, 2014, the primary business and shopping district of downtown Bangkok was the scene of a giant Happiness Street Festival marked by colorful parades, shopping, fashion shows, concerts and culinary delights.
Coming soon: Burger King to India Coming soon: Burger King to India

American fast-food giant Burger King will open its first few outlets in the country by year-end as it aims to make India, along with China, its biggest market in Asia-Pacific. The outlets will come up in Mumbai and Delhi. Coming at a time when rivals like McDonald's, Domino's Pizza and Yum! Brands have established a long lead here, Burger King will look to penetrate the untapped smaller towns to gain a toehold in the market, said a senior executive from the Miami-based chain.
Night long ordeal for whale-watchers Night long ordeal for whale-watchers

Wished to go to sea for a three hour, got to stay for 18 hour instead and got a full refund, a 500$ cash and 100$ as gift card… seems like a deal! Is it so? Not, if your cruise ship propeller gets stuck in a cable and you are at sea whole night. That’s what exactly happened with tourists on a whale-watching tour off the Massachusetts coast.
Andhra to get Seplanes Andhra to get Seplanes

After Andaman and Kerala, it is now Andhra’s turn to get seaplanes to attract tourists. Routes along Andhra Pradesh coast are being identified purpose. The project is expected to generate lot of enthusiasm among tourists as the small plane would take off and land on water bodies. Seaplanes have been a late entrant to Indian tourist sector. But its now picking fast. Tourists returning from places like Maldives, Mauritus or North America had been demanding to have this in India as well. It’s time to fulfill the wishes…