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Vande Bharat Express Soon To Operate In South India
After receiving the green flag for its 4th route in Himachal Pradesh from Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the pride of the “Make in India” initiative is ready to run across more tracks in India. The 5th route of the Vande Bharat Express will be Chennai – Bengaluru – Mysore in South India, and it will be inaugurated on November 10. So far the Vande Bharat Express operates on New Delhi – Varanasi, New Delhi – Katra, Mumbai – Gandhinagar and New Delhi – Amb Andaura (which will begin regular operations from October 19) routes.
Vistara and Air India Soon To Be Integrated
As per sources, Singapore Airlines is in talks with the Tata Group in regard to the integration of Air India and Vistara. Vistara (Tata SIA Airlines) is a joint venture between Singapore Airlines, which owns 49% stake, and Tata Sons which owns 51% stake in the airline, and Air India recently came under the ownership of the Tata Group after it was owned by the Indian Government for 7 decades. The Tata Group also owns Air India Express (a subsidiary of Air India) and AirAsia India (in partnership with Malaysia-based AirAsia).
Spain Fully Subsidises Train Travel for All Till End Of 2023
Earlier this year, Spain announced to provide free train tickets to all till the end of 2022. It got us super excited to apply for a Spain visa and plan our low cost Spain holidays as soon as possible. But if you cannot book a Spanish tour package by the end of 2022, then feel sad no more, as the Spanish Government plans to extend this program until the end of the year 2023. Under this program, all who wish to travel by the train line Renfe – be it tourists or locals, can do so free of cost. Other European countries such as Austria and Germany also have announced discounted travel rates for those travelling by train.
Thailand Launches “Always Warm” Campaign To Attract Tourists This Winter Season
In a recent press release, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) launched the “Always Warm” campaign. This campaign aims to attract tourists to Thailand during the winter and enjoy Thailand’s warm climate and hospitality. If you wish to escape the chilly winters and want to soak up the tropical sun, now is the best time to book your Thailand tour package and apply for your Thailand visa! The “Always Warm” campaign is believed to help boost the economic recovery of Thailand by encouraging tourism which faced a major hit during the pandemic.
Bhutan To Host Royal Highland Festival & Reopen Trans Bhutan Trail After 60 Years
Bhutan keeps giving us one reason after another to book a Bhutan tour package and visit this naturally beautiful country. Earlier it announced the Snowman Race, now it has reopened the Trans Bhutan Trail and is gearing up to host the Royal Highland Festival too! The Trans Bhutan Trail is a 16th century route that was used for communications and pilgrimages and connected Haa in the west and Trashigang in the east end of Bhutan. It was last used in the 1960s after which it was shut down for the public. Now after 60 years this 403km long trail will re-open for the general populace. On the other hand, Bhutan will be hosting the Royal Highland Festival on October 23 and 24. The festival which will be hosted in Laya, Gasa aims to preserve animal life, highlight the beauty and natural wonders of the Gasa district and help celebrate the culture of the nomadic highland people of Bhutan.
Helicopter Services Now Available Jn Jammu And Kashmir
Soon Jammu and Kashmir will be topping the list of the most beautiful helicopter rides in India. In order to aid in winter tourism and to make the state more accessible to tourists, the Jammu and Kashmir Government plans to lower air fare and increase air connectivity. With this initiative, tourists will be able to enjoy their Jammu and Kashmir tours and will also get a chance to explore other regions as well which are generally closed for winter.
World Green Cities Award 2022 Winner – Hyderabad
On October 14, the International Association of Horticulture Producers AIPH 2022 World Green Cities Award was held in Jeju, South Korea. Our City of Nawabs – Hyderabad, won first place in the Living Green for Economic Recovery and Inclusive Growth category. Hyderabad was the only Indian city to be nominated and it won against the cities like Paris, Montreal, Bogota, Mexico City, etc. Apart from bagging first place in the category, Hyderabad also won the overall World Green Cities 2022 award.
Ghostbusters Firehouse Opens For Halloween In Portland, USA
Horror fanatics and Ghostbusters fans rejoice! Now along with your US tour package you can also enjoy an exclusive stay at the Ghostbuster Firehouse in Portland. Based on the cult classic movie Ghostbusters, the firehouse is equipped with all the ghost-catching essentials such as Proton Packs, Aura Video-Analyser, PKE Meter, Ecto-1, Ghost Traps and even has the iconic ghostbusters van parked right inside the firehouse. If you are brave enough to don the well-known grey jumpsuits and face the ghosts that come your way, you must apply for your US visa right now!
Full Moon Tourism In Rajasthan Soon
If you love admiring the stars or gazing at the moon and pointing out planets in the inky black night, then you must have a look at our Rajasthan tour packages and pick one for yourself, because you might be needing one soon! To promote tourism and provide visitors with a chance to marvel at the moon, the stars, and other celestial bodies, the Department of Tourism and the Department of Science & Technology in Rajasthan plan to launch Full Moon Tourism initiative. Under this initiative, 38 telescopes will be placed in various districts of Rajasthan to provide tourists with ample of opportunities to witness the world up above.
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