Articles tagged “india”

Travel Startup Founder’s Jailing Prompts Backlash from India’s Tech Leaders

Travel Startup Founder’s Jailing Prompts Backlash from India’s Tech Leaders

Saritha Rai, Bloomberg

Stayzilla, a short-term rental marketplace, closed last month. A company has had the CEO jailed, claiming the man is liable for an unpaid bill. If intimidation is overriding bankruptcy law, then Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who has a “Startup India” drive, should speak out.

1 week ago

New Airlines Rush to Cater to Emerging Indian Air Market — Again

New Airlines Rush to Cater to Emerging Indian Air Market — Again

Anurag Kotoky , Bloomberg

India has an enormous population and a huge pool of potential flyers. It seems like an obvious place to start a successful airline. But in the recent past, many entrepreneurs have failed. And it probably remains a tough market.

3 weeks ago

Qatar Airways to Create Its Own Indian Airline With 100 Planes

Qatar Airways to Create Its Own Indian Airline With 100 Planes

Deena Kamel Yousef and Andrea Rothman, Bloomberg

As an air market, Qatar does not have a lot of big-time growth potential, and India does, so it makes sense Qatar Airways would want to base some planes there.

3 weeks ago

Business Travel Is Expected to Soar in India, Struggle in Brazil as Economies Diverge

Business Travel Is Expected to Soar in India, Struggle in Brazil as Economies Diverge

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Business travel spending has increased tremendously in India and Brazil since 2000 — but most of that money is spent domestically. As those and other markets continue to change — and global politics shift — will the future bring more or fewer international business trips?

2 months ago

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4 months 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.

4 months 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.

5 months 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.

6 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.

6 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.

7 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.

7 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.

9 months ago