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Kerala Blog Express Season 3

Bloggers from Brazil to Belgium and Spain to South Africa are a part of the Kerala Blog Express Season 3 that has commenced. Mr. A. P. Anilkumar, Minister for Tourism, Kerala, flagged off this year's edition which witnessed the participation of 30 leading bloggers from 25 countries. Launched in 2014, Kerala Blog

Thailand exceeds 29 million arrivals

The Thai tourism industry ended 2015 on a high by welcoming its 29 millionth visitor of the year. The arrival of Russian national Elena Slobodian at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport on 23 December marked the first time Thailand had exceeded 29m visitors in a single year, and means that the country has

Costa to build two Chinese cruise ships

Italian cruise giant Costa is planning build its first two vessels specifically for the Chinese market. The cruise line’s parent company, Carnival Corporation, has penned an agreement with Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri to build four new ships by 2020, including the two bespoke Chinese vessels. These new Asian ships are expected to

Radisson makes double entry into Bali

Carlson Rezidor opened its first two Radisson hotels in Bali on 1 January 2016. The former Ramada Resort Benoa Bali has now been rebranded as the Radisson Bali Tanjung Benoa, while the Ramada Resort Camakila has become the Radisson Bali Legian Camakila. The conversions form part of the multi-property deal that

Vistara flies one million passengers in first year

Vistara has celebrated flying its one millionth passenger. The Delhi-based airline, which commenced services on 9 January 2015, reached the milestone after less than 12 months of operations. Since launching, Vistara has built up a network of 12 destinations, which it serves with 311 weekly flights using a fleet of nine

Taj opens first Vivanta hotel in northeast India

Taj Hotels Resorts & Palaces has launched its first luxury Vivanta by Taj property in India’s northeast. The new Vivanta by Taj Guwahati is located in the largest city in Assam state, and features a design based on the Guwahati’s Kamakhya Temple. The property was officially opened by Tarun Gogoi, Chief Minister