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India to Surpass the U.S. in Becoming an Ecommerce Superpower by 2034

India to Surpass the U.S. in Becoming an Ecommerce Superpower by 2034

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Consumers’ payment habits are constantly evolving, and travel providers must change their payment offering or risk falling behind. Download Worldpay’s free report to help better understand where online payments are headed.

2 weeks ago

India’s Massive Rail Network Still Needs a Revitalization Plan

India’s Massive Rail Network Still Needs a Revitalization Plan

Nirmala George, Associated Press

India's more than 160-year-old rail network needs a massive reinvestment and improvement plan to keep India's lifeline from crumbling under strain as India's economy continues to necessitate increased travel. India's government launched such a plan in 2015, but no one knows how much investment has actually reached the railroads most in need of repair.

3 weeks ago

U.K. Woos Indian Investors With Expedited Visas in Post-Brexit Strategy

U.K. Woos Indian Investors With Expedited Visas in Post-Brexit Strategy

Tim Ross, Bloomberg

The UK is already looking to hedge its post-Brexit losses by enhancing ties to Indian investors through preferential visa policies. There doesn't seem to be much of a trickle-down policy in terms of reassuring students from India, though, who have been foreclosed from attending university in the UK.

1 month ago

Brand USA and U.S. Tourism Groups Target India as the Next Major Asian Tourism Market

Brand USA and U.S. Tourism Groups Target India as the Next Major Asian Tourism Market

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

U.S. officials are hoping that Asian tourism will continue to be a boon to the domestic travel industry, and driving tourism from India is the next step. A thriving Indian middle-class will only help accelerate outbound tourism growth.

2 months ago

Indian Himalayas Grapples With Overtourism Issues

Indian Himalayas Grapples With Overtourism Issues

Cathal McNaughton, Reuters

As we've seen before in destinations from Iceland to Barcelona and Venice, overtourism is a double-edged sword: Good in some ways, but potentially harmful in others.

2 months ago

The Once-Hidden Buddhist Enclave Being Transformed by Tourism

The Once-Hidden Buddhist Enclave Being Transformed by Tourism

Thomas Cytrynowicz, Associated Press

We're interested to see if a Buddhist approach to tourism development can grow out of this region's shift.

3 months ago

Experts Analyzed Travel Patterns to Predict Zika’s Next Landing Spots

Experts Analyzed Travel Patterns to Predict Zika’s Next Landing Spots

Maria Cheng, Associated Press

As Zika outbreaks hit parts of Florida and Singapore, experts are predicting that the next stops could be China, India and Nigeria. These are just predictions, though, because Zika has been around for decades and populations may have already developed immunity to the disease.

3 months ago

Indian Booking Site Yatra To Go Public On Nasdaq, Valued At $218 Million

Indian Booking Site Yatra To Go Public On Nasdaq, Valued At $218 Million

Nikhil Pahwa, Medianama

There is a round of consolidation left in the Indian online booking market, which has happened in every other major market but not here.

5 months ago

India Eases Restrictions on Airlines, Opening a Growing Market

India Eases Restrictions on Airlines, Opening a Growing Market

Deena Kamel Yousef, Kyunghee Park and Anurag Kotoky, Bloomberg

Look for India's airlines to grow after the government moved to loosen regulatory restrictions. But the big winners could be larger, foreign airlines that own stakes in emerging Indian carriers.

6 months ago

Robots May Solve the Global Air Traffic Controller Shortage

Robots May Solve the Global Air Traffic Controller Shortage

Angus Whitley and Anurag Kotoky, Bloomberg

So-called remote towers could be an elegant solution to staffing the air traffic control towers of countries like India, which is experiencing massive growth in air travel.

8 months ago

Bangalore Cracks Down on Surge Pricing, Seizes Uber and Ola Cars

Bangalore Cracks Down on Surge Pricing, Seizes Uber and Ola Cars

Saritha Rai, Bloomberg

Competition in India has led to massive price swings, from free rides to surge pricing that makes New Year's Eve in New York look like bargain fares. Apparently authorities aren't having it anymore.

8 months ago

Uber Accuses India’s Ola Cabs of Uber-Like Dirty Tricks

Uber Accuses India’s Ola Cabs of Uber-Like Dirty Tricks

Saritha Rai, Bloomberg

The best competition in the on-demand car world is happening in Asia. And if Uber is being out-Ubered by a rival there's cause for worry.

9 months ago