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Booking.com partners with Air India

Booking.com has partnered with Air India, flag carrier airline of India, to offer the airline’s customers access to over 28.9 million accommodation listings, including homes, apartments, villas, hotels and resorts.

The regional director of strategic partnerships, APAC, Booking.com said: “Air India being the country’s national carrier and one of the most extensive flight service providers in India, makes it the perfect partner for us to showcase our global online accommodation offering to their domestic and international customers.

India aiming to attract 14 lakh Chinese by 2020

China is attracting eyeballs from all across the globe, the Indian Tourism Ministry’s interest in the Chinese market and the initiatives being taken to draw 14 lakh Chinese visitors into the country by 2020 (10% of the global pie). Inflow of Chinese travellers to India, highlighting India’s diversity and assuring visitors the paramount security.

Chinese International Travel Monitor report by Hotels.com has revealed that more than half of the Chinese travellers are traveling to India for leisure. This is attributed to India’s local cuisine (30%), rich history and heritage (25%) and the traditional handlooms, craft and shopping markets (25%), which make India an appealing destination to experience its local culture.

Update for Kerala - Munnar & Periyar Activities Reinstated

The entire state of kerala was under water. 12 out of the 14 districts was facing flood with very heavy rainfall and almost 33 dams in the state was open up to release the excess amount of water. All tourist activities were stopped and Cochin airport which is the hub for all tourist arrival – departures for tourists visiting Kerala was also shut down due to flooded runways and surrounding areas.

The crisis situation has overcome and people are getting back to their homes from all the relief camps. Cochin Airport has started its operation since last week and all major tourist spots in Munnar and Periyar (Thekkady) are operational now. Tourism is the back bone of the state of Kerala – “God’s Own Country” and the Govt. missionary had been very helpful to all the tour operators in the meeting the guest requirements. There is restrictions for large vehicles (Coaches & Trucks) to some parts of Munnar. Otherwise the roads are now drivable and destinations are accessible.