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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

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 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

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

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

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.

Tourism ministry plans promotions around GST rate cut for hotels

Tourism ministry plans promotions around GST rate cut for hotels

The GST rate for room tariffs of Rs 7,500 and above was reduced to 18% from 28%, while those between Rs 1,000 and Rs 7,500 would have to pay 12%.

New itineraries: Four key tourism trends that shatter some myths

New itineraries: Four key tourism trends that shatter some myths

The tourism landscape is seeing interesting changes, here are four trends that are at the shattering myths.

UK travel giant Thomas Cook collapses, Goa set to feel pinch

UK travel giant Thomas Cook collapses, Goa set to feel pinch

Chartered flights from the UK start arriving in Goa from November, and almost always the first one was operated by Thomas Cook.

Not impacted by British firm's collapse, says Thomas Cook India

Not impacted by British firm's collapse, says Thomas Cook India

The British company went bust, putting plans of hundreds of thousands of travellers in jeopardy.

Financial turmoil at Thomas Cook PLC not to impact Thomas Cook India

Financial turmoil at Thomas Cook PLC not to impact Thomas Cook India

Thomas Cook UK had ceased to be the promoter of Thomas Cook (India) after it transferred its entire stake in 2012 to Fairfax, a Canada based firm which has varied interests across the globe.

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