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Air India formally becomes 27th member of Star Alliance

AIR INDIA on Friday (July 12) formally became the 27th member of Star Alliance, opening up its domestic network in the fifth largest aviation...

Obama moves to ease visa rules to boost US tourism

PRESIDENT Barack Obama headed to Florida on Thursday (January 19) to highlight America’s status as a premier travel destination, rolling out a special welcome...

Mobile gadgets threaten in-flight entertainment

AIRLINES around the world now spend millions of dollars annually upgrading their inflight entertainment systems, but iPods and other mobile entertainment gadgets could render...

Goa orders ‘no vulgarity’ at Indian Playboy club

INDIAN tourist officials in Goa warned on Friday (November 2) that they would shut down a Playboy club set to open next month if...

EU airlines must pay compensation for delays

EUROPEAN Union airlines must pay compensation for delayed flights unless the delay was caused by circumstances beyond their control, the bloc’s highest court said.   Travellers...

Kingfisher to join oneworld alliance: BA

INDIA’S leading airline, Kingfisher, will join the Oneworld airline alliance and launch a partnership with British Airways, alliance executives said in Berlin on Monday...

Incredible’ India loses lustre as tourists stay away

IT’S BILLED as one of the world’s most luxurious and romantic train journeys. An old-world tour of India’s palaces and lakes, all the way...

BA faces backlash over points changes

BRITISH Airways is facing a backlash from customers after making changes to the way passengers can earn and spend miles under its Avios frequent...

City of ‘New Delhi’ was named on December 31, 1926

DECEMBER 31, 1926. That is the day when 'New Delhi' as we know the capital city was named as such. When British monarch King George...

Mumbai’s Taj hotel picks up pieces one year after attack

THE GENERAL manager of Mumbai’s Taj Mahal Palace and Tower hotel, Karambir Singh Kang, still works at the place where his wife and two...