Friday, June 28, 2013

11th Chennai Film Festival to Be Held In December

All-inclusive packages for holidays to South India’s popular city of Chennai are particularly popular amongst those who wish to get a slice of quaint cultures, stimulating attractions, meandering gardens and tranquil temples and churches. However, cineastes who are planning to book travel packages for holidays to the city during India’s peak tourism month of December will be able to partake in one of country’s most eagerly awaited fests, Chennai International Film Festival (CIFF) 2013.

The 11th edition of CIFF is set to take place at the destination from Dec 12 to 19, 2013. All set to catch the world’s fancy, the fest will unfold itself as a vital platform celebrating excellent cinema from India and abroad.

The 11th edition of the event will showcase around some of the most thought-provoking flicks under sections like Tamil cinema, World cinema, Indian Panorama, Country Focus and Retrospective. The event will also host cash prizes for Best Feature presentation, Second Best Feature presentation, Best Director and Special jury award in competition during the event.

It will also feature workshops, seminars, discussion forums, and much more to entertain and engage cineastes who book travel packages for gratifying holidays to the city around the event.

Though city’s popular beaches, churches and attractions have long been the major draw for South India bound tourists, this fiesta is also sure to tempt hundreds of film enthusiasts to look for cheap packages for holidays to the destination in December 2013.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Turkey to Enhance Connectivity with India

Since Turkey is mulling to improve its air connectivity with key cities of India, business tourists and leisure travellers seeking tickets for flights operating between the destinations will find more options.

The transcontinental country is contemplating to boost the number of services from Delhi and Mumbai in a bid to improve trade and investment relations and provide more choices to leisure travellers who remain on a quest for tickets aboard flights running between the destinations.

Turkey wants to double the frequency from Delhi and Mumbai. It is also hoping to begin services to more destinations of India for boosting tourism sector in both the countries, revealed the Ambassador of Turkey at an event held in India.

Currently, tickets for seven flights running from Mumbai and Delhi are available for passengers seeking connections with Turkey. With the launch of more services, there will be more choices and flexibility for these fliers.

With great prospects of business and tourism, tickets for flights running to the transcontinental country remain revered commodity for both business as well as leisure travellers. Industry experts believe that nation’s initiative of improving connectivity and new operations from India is going to favour all kinds of passengers who look for tickets on flights operating between the destinations.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Singapore Airlines to Boost Bali Services from July

International holiday makers who are often to be seen in a look out for tickets on direct flights to travel between the popular Far East destinations of Singapore and Bali in Indonesia are certainly a happy lot. Popular full service airline, Singapore Airlines (SIA) is all set up to offer tickets on its fourth direct flights to its daily schedule between Singapore and Bali.

Singapore’s flag carrier, SIA is all geared up to offer tickets for additional daily flights between Singapore and Bali’s popular resort island of Denpasar with effect from 26 July, 2013. With its new services, the budget carrier is all set to offer tickets aboard four daily services instead of the earlier three daily flights on the route. 

Industry insiders believe that the airline has announced to offer tickets on additional flights in order to tap the ever increasing travel demand on the popular route.

At present, SIA offers tickets for 21 weekly flights on the route. Additionally, the airline plans to ply its swanky B777-200 airliner on the route and will offer tickets for 323 seats its flights.

From 26 July 2013, flight SQ940 will depart Singapore at 0700 hours arriving in Denpasar (Bali) at 0935 hours. Return flight SQ949 will depart Bali at 2145 hours arriving in Singapore at 0015 hours, the next day.

The development is sure to catch the fancy of increasingly higher number of travellers who prefer full service carriers over cheap airlines to savour superb in-flight services while travelling between Singapore and Bali.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

India’s Imphal Airport to Have International Standards

Global holiday makers who are looking to travel to India will soon be able reserve tickets on flights to the Imphal airport in Manipur, which at present handles only domestic flights of Indian airlines. A senior government official said that the airport would be notified as an international one pretty soon. In addition, Agartala airport in Tripura would also have international standards by 2015. 

The move to make north-eastern gateways global is a part of India's “Look East” policy. The initiative is likely to boost the region's connectivity and trade with other countries in Southeast Asia. These gateways can be developed as hubs for fliers who look for tickets for connecting flights out of India to other countries in the region. 

Presently, Guwahati Airport is the only one in the north-eastern region that handles international flights. 

North East India is a gorgeous expanse that has massive potential as tourism hub. Along with acting as stopover for those seeking tickets on flights for onward journey out of India, the region’s tourism sector can also reap benefits from better connections of flights and improved services. The place has already beginning to interest foreign tourists who look for newer opportunities after making investment on tickets aboard India flights

As per media reports, private Indian carriers like IndiGo and Spice Jet are interested in running flights and offering tickets from Agartala to Bangladesh.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Lonely Planet Award for Delhi

Delhi, the star attraction of India, has been presented as the ‘Best Destination for Food & Drink’ award by Lonely Planet Magazine India Travel Awards, 2013. The capital, already renowned for its horded wealth of cultural as well as historical trappings, is now going to turn heads for eclectic food scene. It will attract tourists to book tickets aboard flights for immersing into its rich culinary culture of India.

Manish Chatrath, chairman of Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corporation (DTTDC) received the laurels at gala ceremony held at Mumbai last week. 

According to the Delhi Tourism, the ‘Best Destination for Food & Drink’ award is a prestigious honour and it will further strengthen the tourism potential of the city, thereby increasing the demand for tickets and deals for flights and holiday deals.

The well-known magazine invited the nation’s best travellers to decide about the much-loved destinations and most preferred travel experiences. The honours were shortlisted by a board of industry experts and professionals.

Delhi is inundated with a gamut of gastronomic restaurants and boasts stimulating culinary scene at places like Chandni Chowk. Most of the epicureans who spend on tickets aboard flights and holiday packages make it a point to bask in the marvellous eating scene of the city. 

Travel experts are hoping that this honour will further boost the capital’s position as one of the most excellent gourmet destinations in not only India but all over the world. It is expected that more epicureans would now be fascinated to grab cheap deals for tickets on flights arriving here.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Dubai’s Emirates Airline Bagged World’s Best Airline Award

Dubai based Emirates Airline bagged the highly coveted accolade for being the world’s best airline at the 2013 annual Skytrax World Airline Awards, sending waves of immense joy across the faces of all those who frequently reserve tickets with the carrier. The carrier also took home accolades for being the best in the Middle East, and for having the top in-flight entertainment in the world. The bestowal ceremony was conducted on Tuesday, June 18, during Paris Air Show.

Qatar Airways, which ranked at number one last year, was pushed to the second place, while the Singapore Airlines retained its third position in a row for second consecutive year. The award for the best cabin crew went to Cathay Pacific, and Air Asia got named as the top LCC. The news of the awards was welcomed by the passengers in Asia and Middle East, who book flights tickets with these carriers.

The awards were adjudged based on the voting from some 18 million business and leisure passengers from 160 countries across the globe on the factors ranging from the cleanliness of the cabin to the quality of the in-flight food and entertainment.

An elated Emirate’s President, Tim Clark remarked observed the significance of the award which is widely regarded as the industry's benchmark for excellence. He took the awards as ‘a vote of confidence from global travellers’.

The Skytrax Awards are considered to be the most prestigious accolades in the air service industry, and among passengers around the globe booking flight tickets to travel across the world.

Emirates is one of the fastest growing airline and a top choice of many for flights not just to Dubai but for countless destinations worldwide. The Dubai based airline connects over 120 destinations across 6 continents.

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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Mauritius Receives ‘Kudos’ at Indian Ocean Travel Ceremony

Travellers booking flights tickets to Mauritius have few more reasons to be happy about. Now they will be booking tickets to a nation which has been designated as the Indian Ocean’s top honeymoon destination and the best diving site. The island nation, which is already acclaimed to be a paradise for newlyweds and divers, has now officially won the prestigious awards in these two segments at the World Travel Award Indian Ocean Ceremony 2013.

In the ceremony, held at the Paradise Island Resort & Spa, Maldives, the country was designated as the most sought after destination among the newlyweds as well as the scuba divers. The reason behind the success is undoubtedly the promotion of the niche segments. It is expected that the further development and promotion of honeymoon and diving facilities will make the demand for Mauritius holiday packages and flights tickets to the country to surge up.

Mauritius has always been a resplendent lure among backpackers for its legendary beaches and astonishing coral reefs. It serves as an ideal getaway for those seeking a serene or romantic escape in nature. Sandy beaches, tranquil lagoons, exquisite cliffs and a pleasurable potpourri of myriad cultures – booking air tickets to this heavenly place ensures the couples memories of a lifetime.

The island nation, set in turquoise sea, is also an oasis for adventure enthusiasts, offering an opportunity to engulf with a plethora of water sports including diving, snorkelling and surfing. The blossoming of Mauritius as an International tourist hub is not only a happy news for extravagant flyers from the UK, but it also brings smiles to the budget travellers seeking cheap tickets for flights landing in the country.  

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Wyndham Hotel Group Launches Two Properties in Singapore

Holiday makers bagging tickets on flights arriving in Singapore will now have two more properties to consider while looking for accommodation alternatives in the country. Wyndham Hotel Group has launched Ramada Singapore and Days Hotel Singapore in the region, and hopes to tempt leisure and business travellers getting hands around air tickets on flights arriving in Singapore.

Those who opt for the Ramada Singapore will find it an apt pad replete with all kinds of amenities and services. There are 384 rooms and a fitness centre, swimming pool, business centre and pillar less ballroom. Tourists who spend money on tickets aboard Singapore bound flights and decide to stay here will also be able to enjoy the services of a full service restaurant.

Days Hotel Singapore feature more number of rooms. It has a range of amenities, including a full-service restaurant and a fitness centre for those who are conscious of their health during vacations. This one is again a fine property and a suitable deal for anyone who wishes quality accommodation after investing on tickets on flights to the island destination.

Both properties are located at Zhongshan Park, the newest development area in Singapore. The area is apt base for corporate holidaymakers who plan Singapore holidays and book tickets on flights to further their business agenda.

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Abu Dhabi to Host Remarkable SummerFest

Spanning mid-summer, Ramadan and Eid Al Fitr, SummerFest Abu Dhabi is all set to dapple the glorious city for 52-days. With the announcement of such an extravaganza, travellers are all ready to get hold of tickets on flights for the UAE vacations.

Scheduled to take place from June 27 to August 17 at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) and du Forum on Yas Island, the event is highly-acclaimed for its colourful repertoire of concerts comedy, theatre, live shows, celebrity performances and premieres.

With umpteen to see and myriads to experience, this time it’s bigger and better! ADNEC’s three-storey Obstacle Course will feature the rock climbing walls, zip lines, huge towers and the Extreme Tower Bag Jump and there will Cartoon Network Village boasting fascinating games and intriguing characters from famous cartoon TV network.

The open stage will also glitter with periodic performances of the notable Bubble Man, Balloon Caricaturists and much more, leaving families and other vacationers to gloat over their decision of spending on tickets for flights and Abu Dhabi vacations.

The Lazy Town live show from June 27 to July 3 and popular Bananas in Pyjamas duo, B1 and B2, the side-splitting Banana-rific production will dapple the stage from July 4 – 9 are going to be one of the best bets for kids.

Additionally, du Forum is another venue that will come alive with wonderful performances by English-speaking Arabic comedians, theatre productions and tournaments.

Abu Dhabi is also a star attraction of UAE that set vacationers on a mad scramble for tickets aboard flights and deals. Needless to say, the captivating event of fascinating activities and events will definitely increase the demand for all those tickets for flights by leaps and bounds.

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Saturday, June 15, 2013

Air India Aims Big As its Dreamliner Expands Wings Once Again

With its Dreamliners back in skies, India’s national airline, Air India is now looking to expand its global flights operation. The airline is banking upon the Boeing 787 aircraft to increase its service of flights world over. The Indian Civil Aviation Minister even termed B787s as “game changer for Air India.”

Boeing 787 went back to the skies again last month after the aircraft were grounded for few months following reports of several battery fire incidents.

India’s state-run carrier re-launched commercial Dreamliner flights between Delhi and London on May 22 and is now planning to commence full-blown global operations and to offer tickets on flights from Delhi to Dubai, Paris and Frankfurt. The Indian operator is also connecting Delhi with Birmingham and Sydney-Melbourne from August. Additionally, tickets on flights to Rome and Milan and tickets on services to Moscow will also be offered with 787s. All these services are being planned by the Indian carrier for the near future.

Domestically, the airline has already started flights using the airliner from Delhi to Kolkata, Bangalore and Chennai, allowing passengers who book tickets on the routes to experience the charm the Dreamliner. It is also reported that there has been a huge response by the passengers and many are indeed seeking tickets for the 787 services.

Out of six 787s Air India has, two have been already modified following the battery fire incidents and others are expected to run flights pretty soon. Another eight planes will be delivered by Boeing to the Indian carrier by end of this year.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Bangkok-Based Budget Brand Launched in India

Budget vacationers planning for holidays in India and looking for cheap accommodation packages have a quality option to consider now. Bangkok-based hospitality services provider Absolute Hotel Services (AHS) has established a new property in India and has thus entered the country’s budget market with its hotel brand ‘Eastin Easy’. The property is sure to tempt vacationers who look for cheap, pocket-friendly packages when scouting for places to stay during their holidays India.

The first Eastin Easy has been launched in Ahmedabad, a hugely popular business destination that tempts traders and corporate executives from all over the globe to seek tour packages for holidays in India for their commercial interests. Including this latest venture, AHS now has four properties operating in India under different brand names. The hospitality firm has contracts for another 13 properties in India, which are being constructed. AHS’ another brand Eastin Hotel, a 4-star business property, is also scheduled to come up in the city of Ahmedabad in coming few months.

Eastin Easy Citizen Ahmedabad is aptly located close to the city’s business centre as well the airport. The location of the property makes it an ideal choice for those seeking business holidays and tour packages for the city. It has 52 rooms and An All Day Dining Restaurant. The guestrooms are spacious and feature decent set of international-level facilities for international travellers booking packages for holidays in India.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Top 3 Natural Destinations in India Drawing Tourists in Hordes

Let’s face it! If flights tickets to India are so highly in-demand, half of the credit goes to the irresistible natural grandeur here. The country, over the years, has been alluring naturists in hordes, thanks to the innumerable natural facets available in all its corners. From scintillating beaches to enthralling wildlife and vanquish mountains to calm and peaceful waterways – it seems that the Mother Nature has settled down here with all its precious nuggets. We take you to India’s 3 most naturally rich destinations, where a holiday must be an unforgettable treat for the eyes and senses.

Kashmir: Book tickets for flights heading to Kashmir, and you shall be basking in glory of super-splendid Himalaya. Full of rolling hills, green plantations, flowery vales, orchards and glaciers, Kashmir is a place of poetic charm. What else? You will be left hypnotized by the serenity and pacificism that this so-called ‘heaven on earth’ has to offer! Truly, you’ll feel as if the time has paused for eternity.

Kerala: Think of Kerala and fascinating envisions of tranquil lagoons, swaying palms, dense forests and swarms of elephants pop-up in mind. Literally, if you want to fall in love with nature, book flights tickets to Kerala with no delay! With loads of natural sites which are amazingly beautiful, Kerala has become an authentic epitome of serenity and solace. Munnar, Kumarkoram, Alleppey and Cochin are some must-visit locales for those taking tickets for Kerala bound flights.

Himachal Pradesh: One of the hottest destinations in India among nature geeks and adventure freaks is the hill state of Himachal Pradesh. Of course, the USP of the state is its cluster of magnetic hill stations such as the quant Shimla and quiet Manali. Though, one will also be greeted by serene rivers, lovely greenery and an exquisite range of flora & fauna here. The icing on the cake is the fact that Himachal is well connected with key international gateways to India via domestic flights which have copious availability of cheap tickets!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

British Airways Expands Network in Thailand

Britons and travellers from other European countries will soon be able to book tickets with British Airways in case they need to travel to popular Thailand holiday destinations. BA has entered into a code-share agreement with Bangkok Airways, which allows the carrier to offer tickets on flights heading to top Thai destinations like Phuket, Koh Samui and Chiang Mai from 11 June 2013. The services will be routed via Bangkok. 

Passengers will also be able to secure tickets with the British carrier on flights from Singapore to Koh Samui. Currently, the carrier offers air tickets on daily flights to Bangkok and twice daily services to Singapore.

Moreover, the operator has decided to move its Bangkok flights from Heathrow Terminal 3 to Terminal 5 from October 2013. 

BA is hoping that with its expansion of network in Thailand, more people will be willing to book tickets on flights arriving at different Thai hotspots. The airline hopes that leisure tourists, particularly, would be encouraged to get hold of tickets. Also, the move to bring its Bangkok service to Heathrow's Terminal 5 will streamline connections between Europe and the Far East. 

Bangkok Airways shared the sentiment and hoped that the new partnership with BA will result in effective and better connectivity for passengers who are booking travel tickets on flights with British Airways to Bangkok and Singapore for their onward journey to Thailand's top destinations.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Kenya Airways to Start Direct Services to Abu Dhabi

The flag carrier of Kenya, Kenya Airways has announced a launch of direct services from Nairobi to Abu Dhabi, the capital city of UAE, offering wide connectivity and added options to flyers seeking tickets on flights operating on the route. It will offer tickets for UAE bound flights operating thrice a week from July 1, 2013.  

The new services will run on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Abu Dhabi is carrier’s second destination in UAE after Dubai, where it provides tickets for flights operating ten times a week.

The announcement comes months after the Kenyan flag carrier has signed a code share agreement with Etihad, the national airline of UAE. According to airline’s Chief Executive Officer and Group Managaing Director, the new route will provide a good link between Africa and Middle East. It will also contribute to improved connections and more choices of travel into different parts of Middle East. 

Abu Dhabi International Airport remains a significant international gateway to UAE. It is a popular cosmopolitan centre of business and a tourist destination that enjoys immense popularity among business and leisure travellers who seek air travel tickets. Certainly, the launch would spell vast connections and added tickets for all sorts of flyers. 

As per the schedule, flights will depart from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport hub in Nairobi at 1925 Hours and arrive in Abu Dhabi at 0105 the following day. While the return flights will leave Emirati city at 0205 Hours and arrive in Nairobi at 0555 on the same day.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Jetstar to Boost Bangkok-Singapore Services from July

International holiday makers who are often to be seen in a look out for tickets on cheap flights to travel between the popular Far East destinations of Singapore and Bangkok are certainly a happy lot. The popular low cost carrier; Jetstar is all set up to offer tickets on eight additional flights to its weekly schedule between Singapore and Bangkok.

The wholly-owned subsidiary of the Qantas Group, Jetstar will offer tickets aboard five daily flights between Thai capital and Singapore with effect from July 8, 2013. With its new services, the budget carrier is all set to add over 2,800 of new capacity each week on the route in its endeavour to tap the increasing travel demand on the route.

Industry insiders believe that the airline has announced to offer tickets on additional flights in order to tap the ever increasing travel demand on the popular route. The development is sure to catch the attention of increasingly higher number of budget travellers who are often to be seen searching tickets options on affordable flights to travel between Bangkok and Singapore. 

With the new services, the carrier will offer tickets for 106 weekly flights arriving in Thailand that includes services from Singapore and Sydney to Phuket and services from Singapore and Melbourne to Bangkok.

The low cost carrier currently offers tickets for more than 500 weekly return flights to 23 destinations across 13 countries and territories in the Asia Pacific region.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Kerala – God’s Own Country Spoils for Choice

Kerala is a state in South India located by the Arabian Sea coast of the country and is among the top tourist destinations of India. The state has many claims to its fame including the cities of Kochi, Kozikhode, Thrissur, Kollam and the capital city Thiruvananthpuram

This state is deeply steeped in rich culture and heritage from the Aryan and Dravidian eras and features inimitable natural grandeur, rolling sea shores, verdant landscape, undulating mountains and much more. 

The beauty of Kerala, which is responsible for the flourishing tourism in the area, is reflected in the various assets that it has received from the bounties of nature. This place, though small in size has a varied geography that perhaps is its most endearing trait. Kerala has beaches, mountains, forests, wildlife, valleys, a colourful culture, cuisine, art, architecture and a wealth of 40 plus rivers that create a labyrinth of turquoise lagoons, canals and streams all through the state. The state’s wildlife preserves and the meandering backwaters are among its top draws. Infact navigating the backwaters atop the quaintly designed houseboats is what most tourists booking flights tickets to the state have as a part of their itinerary. 

The eco resorts and spas here offer world beating Ayurveda massages and are the renowned centres for alternative healing and host of other medical treatments unavailable elsewhere. No wonder, Kerala is at the forefront of medical tourism in India as well as South Asia attracting countless tourists on flights to the state. 

Kerala’s climatic condition is also a point in its favour, for it’s neither too hot nor too cold. All seasons here are winsome. However, for some reasons tourists tend to favour winters for their visit here. As a result the prices of tickets on flights and the cost of accommodation here at this time of the year are quite high. A situation that can be avoided if one plans a visit in a different season or books tickets on flights much in advance. Tickets bought earlier also save one from last minute hassles and insecurities.    

Ranked among the top destinations in the world, holidaymakers who visit the place once, take home myriad memories and reasons that compel them to book tickets to revisit this ‘God’s own country.’

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

‘Romantic’ Restaurants in South Africa - A Glance

Tickets aboard South Africa flights enjoy immense popularity among global honeymooners. It not only offers fascinating sights and things to do, but also an overwhelming range of eating houses. With romantic air, breathtaking views and delectable cuisines, they justly tick the right boxes of couples visiting the nation. Here is a look at some of the popular ones. 
La Colombe, Cape Town
La Colombe in Cape Town is a jewel in the crown of South Africa. The award-wining, French eatery is situated within the region’s popular vineyards and faces a magnificent courtyard. The fascinating ambience, commingling the classic French cuisine and Asian flavours, is perhaps the most foolproof way to bask into a paradisiacal world of gratification. In a nutshell, it has everything what it takes to be fitting place where honeymooners can have a perfect dinner and make the most of their money spent on tickets on flights to the region. 

Bellgables near Johannesburg
Bellgables near Johannesburg is a must-visit for all who seek an authentic dose of quintessential African flavours. It takes about 30 minutes drive from the city to reach this enthralling old mansion and a moment to fall for its everlasting grandeur and splendour. The lustrous statues; beguiling vases on the terrace; fresh flowers on the tables and of course the empyreal ambiance, it all comes together to work like magic on guests! Couples have the golden opportunity of relishing the wonderful bill of fare blending international and regional dishes and wonderful selection of wines. Certainly, spending some time at this bewitching place is well worth the money invested on tickets on flights and holiday packages for South Africa.