The mention of South Africa immediately brings alive imagery of Big 7 safaris, glamping, bungee jumping, shark cage diving, exquisite wines, diverse food and warm people. However, the Rainbow Nation has another aspect to it that is equally appealing – it’s rich and diverse cultural history! It is this nation that birthed Mahatma Gandhi, the greatest advocate of Indian freedom, as we know him today. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, a young lawyer, arrived in Durban in 1893 and move
India Tourism Development Corporation Ltd (ITDC) under the aegis of Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, recently signed a MoU with Moroccan Agency for Tourism Development (SMIT), an autonomous organisation under the Ministry of Tourism, Government of Kingdom of Morocco, for strengthening cooperation in the field of tourism. India and Morocco share strong historical, economic and political ties. Signing of the MoU will further strengthen and develop this well-establishe
The 21 Gun Salute Heritage & Cultural Trust won the accolade of being the ‘Most Innovative & Unique Tourism Product’ for the 21 Gun Salute Vintage Car Rally at the National Tourism Awards (2016-2017), which was organised by the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, on the occasion of World Tourism Day on September 28, 2018, at The Vigyan Bhawan. KJ Alphons, Minister of State (I/C) for Tourism, Government of India and Rashmi Verma, Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, Governme
Fortune Hotels has flagged off its first hotel in the Steel City – Durgapur. Marking this celebration, the chain’s senior leadership team, including Samir MC, Managing Director; Rohit Malhotra, VP – Operations; Dhananjay Saliankar, Head – Sales and Marketing; and Kovid Sharma – Head Human Resources, was present at the ceremony. With the inauguration of this hotel, Fortune now has 46 hotels across 39 cities in India. An iconic city landmark, Fortune Park Pushpanjali is central
Vistara and British Airways recently signed a codeshare agreement, further deepening their already existing interline partnership. With this, Vistara becomes the only codeshare partner for British Airways in India. Under the agreement, British Airways will add its ‘BA’ designator code to approximately 60 Vistara-operated flights each day covering 13 Indian cities, including 8 new virtual British Airways destinations, namely Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Goa, K
ITC Hotels recently announced the successful acquisition of Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa. The acquisition is a part of an auction held by Industrial Finance Corporation of India (IFCI) for Rs 541 crore in 2015. The luxurious Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa at Cansaulim, spread across 45 acres, is a beachside plush property comprising 252 charming Indo-Portuguese style rooms and suites and is currently under renovation and will soon echo ITC’s standards of excellence. The spra
The Northeastern state of Sikkim now has an airport. Pakyong Airport was inaugurated by the Hon’ble Prime Minister at Pakyong (Gangtok) yesterday. The inauguration took place in the august presence of Ganga Prasad, Hon’ble Governor of Sikkim; Pawan Chamling, Chief Minister of Sikkim; Suresh Prabhu, Union Minister of Commerce and Industry and Civil Aviation, among other dignitaries. The new airport at Pakyong has been developed by the Airports Authority of India at an estimate
Terminal 5 at Heathrow Airport celebrated Freddie Mercury Day, on September 5, 2018, in spectacular fashion, on the occasion of the rock legend’s birthday and the upcoming release of the film, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody.’ Freddie Mercury handled the heights of rock stardom as the lead singer of Queen, but few are aware of his days as a baggage handler at Heathrow Airport.
Following weeks of rehearsals, the baggage handlers at Terminal 5 arrivals astonished passengers with
Airports Authority of India (AAI) signed a MOA with Construction Industry Development Council (CIDC) on August 27, 2018, for imparting job-oriented Skill Development and Training to people belonging to marginalised sections in the Northeast region of India. The project aims to create a skilled workforce in the Northeastern states, which will help the local youth gain employment in the Construction Industry.
After successful completion of the training, the candidates can
In an endeavour for adding value to enhancement of literacy among the underprivileged class, AAI has signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with Delhi Public Library (DPL), under the Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative of AAI, by contributing Rs 3.25 crore for “purchase of five mobile vans for extending the mobile library services in the slum areas, economically weaker sections of society in Delhi/NCR with Home to Home knock, Home to Home Book.”
The MOA was s