Articles tagged “indian travelers”

Online Travel

MakeMyTrip Turns to India’s Hinterlands in the First Quarter to Win New Customers

MakeMyTrip is moving its focus from retail customers to go deep into the hinterland by tapping into small travel agents across India. In a country where online penetration is still low, will this bet pay off?

MakeMyTrip Turns to India’s Hinterlands in the First Quarter to Win New Customers

Airlines

Akasa Air CEO on How India’s Newest Startup Carrier Will Stand Out

No matter how big the Indian aviation pie may be, a new carrier, especially one whose crew wears sneakers, entering the market, will definitely shake things up as airlines compete more aggressively to tap first-time fliers.

Akasa Air CEO on How India’s Newest Startup Carrier Will Stand Out

Tourism

Bhutan’s Reopening at Long Last May Be Spoiled by Higher Tourist Fee

You know travel is back when even the most-cautious country announces a no-quarantine reopening, even if it is three months down the line in September. But not before making it amply clear it wants to concentrate on quality tourists, rather than attracting droves to the destination.

Bhutan’s Reopening at Long Last May Be Spoiled by Higher Tourist Fee

Tourism

Taj Mahal: A Wonder of the World in Peril

The Taj Mahal is many things to many people. However, some sectors in India are now keen to rewrite the monument's history. Already beset by problems of overcrowding, pollution, apathy and infrastructure, the Taj can do with some rewriting of its present, not its past, to secure its future. Much of India's tourism trade is riding on it.

Taj Mahal: A Wonder of the World in Peril

Business Travel

Activist Shareholder in Tussle With India’s Largest Corp Travel Manager Yatra

The activist investor Maguire has raised fair points that Yatra has taken too long to hire a chief financial officer and to hold board elections. But otherwise, CEO Dhruv Shringi and the management team have led the company well.

Activist Shareholder in Tussle With India’s Largest Corp Travel Manager Yatra

Coronavirus

India Set to Reopen Hotels and Temples From June 8

India will restart its hotels, resorts, temples, and tourist attractions on June 8 by encouraging everyone to follow enhanced hygiene measures and protocols. After two months of economic agony, hope may be on the way.

India Set to Reopen Hotels and Temples From June 8

Coronavirus

India Aims to Repatriate Hundreds of Thousands of Stranded Citizens

India is working with Air India and some Arab Gulf states to repatriate hundreds of thousands of migrant laborers and other citizens stranded by the coronavirus pandemic. It could end up being one of the largest emergency evacuations in decades.

India Aims to Repatriate Hundreds of Thousands of Stranded Citizens

Tourism

Thailand Sees Rise of Indian Tourists as China Market Wanes

The sun always shines for Thailand. If one source of arrivals weakens, it always has another market to count on. Currently, it's India, which is rescuing Thai tourism from a softened China.

Thailand Sees Rise of Indian Tourists as China Market Wanes