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India's railway to receive extensive upgrades Rohit Kaul, New Delhi, March 1, 2016
INDIA's railway minister, Suresh Prabhu, announced in the 2016-2017 railway budget a slew of measures to modernise and improve India's railway infrastructure and facilities.

Ibibo raises US$250 million from Naspers New Delhi, February 25, 2016
INDIA's leading online travel company Ibibo Group is set to receive US$250 million in funding from South African media conglomerate Naspers, who is already a stakeholder in the group alongside China's Tencent.

Ctrip empowers MakeMyTrip in mobile, accommodations Raini Hamdi, reporting from GTA meeting, Bangkok, February 24, 2016
FLUSHED with funds from Ctrip International's US$180 million investment in it, MakeMyTrip (MMT) is surging ahead with the goal of being the dominant player in the mobile and accommodation space.

Moonstone Expeditions launches new adventure tours Sri Lanka, February 19, 2016
BRITISH adventure tour operator Moonstone Expeditions has unveiled a new range of trekking and cycling tours in Kerala, Rajasthan and Darjeeling, India.

UK to launch preferred agency scheme in India Rohit Kaul, New Delhi, February 18, 2016
UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) is looking to introduce a new preferred agency programme in India next month, aimed at easing the visa application process for travel agents and their clients.

Thomas Cook India offers Airbnb inventory Mumbai, February 18, 2016
CLIENTS of Thomas Cook India heading overseas can now choose from Airbnb's stock of apartments, rooms, castles, boats, manors, tree houses and private island accommodations.

Indian outbound to fall as rupee weakens Rohit Kaul, New Delhi, February 11, 2016
AGENTS in India are cautious about outbound travel demand as the national currency depreciated to 68 rupees against the US dollar from 61 rupees a year ago.

Free online marketplace for Indian agents goes live Rohit Kaul, New Delhi, February 5, 2016
LAST week, QuadLabs Technologies India launched, a free web platform which allows travel agents to manage bookings, resolve customer enquiries and connects agents directly with suppliers through a point-of-sale system. Products include hotels, flights, car rental, travel insurance and tours.

JNTO offices to debut in seven destinations Julian Ryall, Tokyo, February 3, 2016
THE Japan National Tourism Organisation (JNTO) plans to open new promotional offices in seven new destinations before the end of fiscal 2016, namely in India, Vietnam, the Philippines, Malaysia, Russia, Spain and Italy.

Indonesia campaigns for more India travellers Rohit Kaul, New Delhi, February 2, 2016
INDONESIA's tourism ministry has stepped up efforts to market Indonesia to travellers from India and improve flight connectivity between the two countries.