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AVIATION

 

 

SpiceJet to start 8 new flights from Nov 15

 

 

SpiceJet has announced new additional flights for this winter with effect from November 15, 2016. The airline has inducted three Boeing 737-800s to operate the eight new flights and eight new connections.

 

Domestic airlines show 23% growth during Jan-Sept

 

 

According to the latest data released by DGCA, passengers carried by domestic airlines during Jan-Sept 2016 were 726.98 lakhs as against 590.21 lakhs during the corresponding period of previous year, registering a growth of 23.17 per cent. SpiceJet showed the highest Passenger Load Factor (PLF) at 93.2 per cent. The overall cancellation rate of scheduled domestic airlines for the month of Sept 2016 has been 0.42 %. Vistara came out the winner when it came to On Time Performance, with a success rate of 89.6 per cent.

 

 

Air China resumes non-stop Beijing-Mumbai flight

 

 

To mark its 10 years in India, Air China announced the resumption of its non-stop service between Beijing and Mumbai from Oct 30, 2016. The flight Mumbai, India to Beijing, P.R.China will operate four times in a week i.e., Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. Passengers will also have return flight services from Beijing, P.R. China to Mumbai, India four times a week i.e., Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday

 

 

Amritsar-Toronto on Air India in 2017

 

 

 

 

Air India is going to begin its Amritsar-Toronto operations in 2017 via Birmingham, said Pankaj Srivastava, Director-Commercial, Air India. Air India will also connect Delhi with Washington D.C. next year.

 

 

Delhi to Vancouver on Air Canada from Oct 22

 

 

 

Air Canada’s inaugural flight AC 72 from Vancouver to Delhi arrived in the national capital on October 22 morning. The seasonal, three-times weekly flight features 787-9 Dreamliner service and offers the shortest elapsed flying time from Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Seattle, Portland and Los Angeles to the Indian subcontinent.

 

 

 

Thai AirAsia connects Bangkok to Kolkata from Dec 16

 

 

 

 

Thai AirAsia is expanding its Indian network with the launch of direct flights from Bangkok to Kolkata which commences December 16 with daily flights connecting the two Asian cities.

 

 

THAI Smile to launch new flights to four Indian cities

 

 

 

THAI Smile Airways has launched new flights to Gaya, Varanasi, Jaipur and Lucknow. The flights will gradually start operation from Bangkok to Gaya and Varanasi from October 1, Bangkok to Jaipur from November 15, and Bangkok to Lucknow from December 1, 2016.

 

India to be world’s 3rd largest aviation market in a decade

 

 

 

India will displace the UK as the third largest aviation market in 2026, as per the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) 20-Year Air Passenger Forecast. The report expects 7.2 billion passengers to travel in 2035, nearly double of the 3.8 billion air travellers in 2016. “People want to fly. Demand for air travel over the next two decades is set to double. Enabling people and nations to trade, explore, and share the benefits of innovation and economic prosperity makes our world a better place,” said Alexandre de Juniac, IATA’s Director General and CEO. The forecast for passenger growth confirms that the biggest driver of demand will be the Asia-Pacific region.

 

 

 

RAILWAYS

 

1IRCTC to introduce first glass top ceiling luxury coaches in Dec

 

 

Starting December, Indian Railways plans to test-run three luxury coaches with glass ceilings, one on a route in the Kashmir valley and the other two in the Araku Valley in South India. In a bid to attract wealthy tourists, the coaches will have chairs that can rotate, have extra leg space and high-tech infotainment systems, informed A.K. Manocha, Chairman and Managing Director, Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC).

 

NTO

 

New service allows check-in from any London front door

 

 

 

AirPortr, a London based travel technology start-up, in partnership with British Airways, has launched AirPortr + Bag Check-In, a ‘game-changing’ new service for airline customers, which allows them to check in their luggage from anywhere in London. AirPortr + Bag Check-In allows those travelling with British Airways to travel straight through the airport completely luggage free until they reach baggage reclaim at their destination airport. AirPortr will deliver any size or weight item of luggage to London Heathrow, London Gatwick and London City Airport with bags checked in from a London address. Prices start from £30 for the first bag from Central London and £10 for each additional bag.

 

 

HOTEL

 

90-room Ginger hotel opens in Vapi

 

 

Ginger Hotels has announced the opening of 90-room Ginger Vapi. Strategically located 7 kms from the railway station on the Mumbai-Surat highway, Ginger Vapi is in close proximity to the GIDC industrial area and provides convenient access to the city’s thriving industrial sector.

 

 

Marriott opens 1st hotel in Kolkata

 

 

 

JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts continues to expand its luxury portfolio with the opening of its eighth hotel in India, JW Marriott Hotel Kolkata. This is Marriott International’s first hotel in Kolkata and East India and is located in the heart of the city, minutes from the old central business district. Comprising of 281 rooms, JW Marriott Hotel Kolkata, boasts the largest ballroom in the city and features a unique bridal room, offering brides an exclusive, private space available for pre-wedding preparations. In addition to 38,370 square feet of indoor and outdoor event spaces measuring, the hotel offers five intimate studios for meetings, each one equipped with cutting-edge facilities.

 

 

Lemon Tree opens new hotels in Goa and MP

 

 

 

Lemon Tree Hotels has announced the opening of two new hotels – the Lemon Tree Hotel, Candolim in Goa and the Lemon Tree Wildlife Resort, Bandhavgarh in Madhya Pradesh. The Lemon Tree Hotel Candolim is the group’s second property in Goa

 

 

Destination – Bandhavgarh – Madhya Pradesh  

 

Bandhavgarh National Park is in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh and known as the land of tigers. This is the place to visit if you want to spot the big cat. India’s top dwelling for tigers, Bandhavgarh National Park has the highest density of Royal Bengal tigers in the world. Other animals include white tigers, leopards and deer. The mix of tropical forest, Sal trees and grassland is home to scores of bird species, including eagles.

 

Bandhavgarh is a place of mythological and legendary significance . The ancient Bandhavgarh Fort is of great importance as it is believed to have been gifted by Lord Rama to his younger brother Lakshmana. 'Bandhav' in English means brother and ‘Garh’ means fort. Hence the name, Bandhavgarh. Bandhavgarh dates back to 2000 years ago and you will find several man made caves with inscriptions and rock paintings.

 

 

               

 

 

Places To Visit:

Shesh Shaiya

Bandhavgarh Fort

Badi Gufa

Three Caves point

Bandhavgarh National park

Jwalamukhi Temple

 

How to reach?

By air : The nearest airports are the Khajuraho Civil Aerodrome (250 km) and the Jabalpur Airport (190 km). Both are well connected to major cities like Delhi, Indore, Hyderabad and Mumbai.

By train: The closest railway stations are Umaria (37 km), Katni (100 km), Jabalpur (190 km) and Khajuraho (250 km). These stations are well connected to major cities.

By road: You can get to Bandhavgarh by state/private transport buses or by car/taxi from Umaria (37 km), Jabalpur (190 km), Katni (100 km) or Khajuraho (250 km).

 

Best Time to Visit:

Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve remains open from October to June month for visitors.

 

 

For attractive packages and more details please contact our Tour Division at the following nos.

 

J.V.TRAVELS PVT LTD -  Tel: 022 – 42105959 / 022 – 42105922 / 27

 


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