Friday, July 30, 2010

Japan Airlines makes terminal move in New Delhi

Those heading off on cheap flights to India could soon be arriving in the country at a different airport terminal than usual.

Japan Airlines has announced plans to move its flight operations from Terminal 2 at Indira Gandi International Airport in New Delhi to the airport's brand new Terminal 3.

The brand new terminal is certainly set to be impressive to those taking cheap flights to India. The new building boasts a surface area of some 120 acres and is designed to be a symbol of the rapid expansion of the Indian economy.

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Saturday, July 17, 2010

Watch out for "no-frills travel", Brits urged

Brits may be realising the potential pitfalls of quick no-frills breaks and could now be on the lookout for longer and more meaningful getaways, a travel expert has pondered.

Sue Ockwell, a spokesperson from the Association of Independent Tour Operators, said that nowadays people "want to make their visits count a little bit more".

For special breaks, travellers could look into taking cheap flights to India, a culturally rich country which boasts everything from temples and religious sites to bustling cities and modern high-rise living.

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Friday, July 16, 2010

India culturally wealthy

A trip to India could include everything from temple visits to days spent lying on a beach, exploring historic buildings and visiting stunning lakes and glaciers, travellers have been told.

Writing for a holiday blog on My News, Mariya Paul said that the country is "a land of diversity" and can appeal to all sorts of tourists, which might interest those seeking out cheap flights to India.

The nation is "very rich in culture and tradition" and is also an ideal place for those seeking spiritual breaks or pilgrimages, it is pointed out.

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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

'Right pills at right time' should stave off malaria

Those heading off on cheap flights to India should find that by taking the right kind of drug for the recommended time keeps them safe from developing malaria.

Commenting after pop star and X Factor judge Cheryl Cole fell seriously ill after contracting the disease on a recent trip to Tanzania, professor David Hill, director of the National Travel Health Network and Centre, said: "Most often if you avoid those mosquito bites and take all the pills you are not going to get it."

He went on to say that out of the 1,500 people diagnosed with malaria each year in the UK, most cases are of individuals who have either taken the wrong type of drug or not taken any medication at all.

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Monday, July 12, 2010

Check out bike tours on cheap flights to India

India could be a great country to explore by bike and a travel firm has now launched a number of two-wheeled holidays ideal for those jetting off on cheap flights to India.

Viva Holidays Tours and Travels, which is based in New Delhi, has now added tours of the country on bikes to its range of breaks in a bid to entice more young travellers to head to the fascinating nation.

Managing director of the company Mukesh Jagga said that there is "huge scope" for holidays of this kind but as yet, "none of the travel agents have explored the potential of the segment fully".

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India holidaymakers urged to check vaccines

Those planning on taking advantage of discount flights to exotic and far-flung destinations need to make sure they have considered all the vaccines they may need for their trip.

An article in the Daily Mail noted that the news that pop star Cheryl Cole is suffering from malaria shows the importance of "being prepared" for trips to exotic locations.

Such advice may be applicable to those taking cheap flights to India and speaking to the source, Frances Tuke from ABTA - The Travel Association said that travellers should visit a healthcare professional six to eight weeks before jetting off.

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Friday, July 9, 2010

Driving holiday offer could be ideal for those on cheap flights to India

Holidaymakers heading to India on cheap flights to Delhi could take advantage of a new deal being offered by car rental firm Avis.

Avis India has announced a range of new driving holiday packages for both self drive and chauffeur drives, giving travellers taking a cheap flight to Delhi the chance to see this fascinating country in luxurious style. The driving packages have been put together to mark the country's hosting of the Commonwealth Games, which are due to begin on October 3rd this year.

Avis India is also offering as much as a fifth off the cost of car rental bookings made by those travelling to the nation for the event, as well as special packages including trips to famous temples and forts.

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Thursday, July 8, 2010

Cheap flights to India could be dream come true for Brits

British holidaymakers are developing a love of exotic and far-flung holidays, new figures show - and with many highlighting India as a dream destination, cheap flights to the country could be great news.

According to findings from, there has been a sharp rise in the number of people taking out holiday policies for adventurous destinations.

Now, nearly one in four travel insurance policies sold by the firm are to cover long-haul jaunts, compared to just one in five a few years back.

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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

New terminal opens at Delhi airport

Those taking advantage of cheap flights to Delhi may find themselves arriving in style at a brand new £2 billion terminal at the city's international airport.

Hailing the start of a "new India", prime minister Manmohan Singh said the new airport terminal shows that India is "committed to joining the ranks of modern industrialised nations".

Terminal 3 will begin to accept international passengers on July 14th and the first flight to arrive there is due to be an Air India journey from New York. Commenting on the opening of the terminal, the Guardian said that prior to its opening, the structure hosted seven days of religious ceremonies in which 300 priests were involved.

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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Delhi IGI Airport’s T3 is bigger and better than most terminals in the world

India has achieved a major milestone in the aviation history with the creation of the most modern and highly impressive Terminal 3 or T3 at New Delhi’s IGI airport. With T3, which is touted to be the largest terminal building after Dubai’s and Beijing’s and bigger than Heathrow’s T5, IGI airport becomes one of the world’s largest airports in terms of size and capacity and as per experts it is going to rank alongside Changi, Hongkong and Dubai., India has reasons to feel proud of its latest and most prestigious feat.

The state-of-the-art T3 has mind boggling features and passengers are waiting eagerly to step into this swanky Terminal. The nine storey glass and steel terminal has a sprawling area of over 5.4 million sq ft. The 78 aerobridges, 63 elevators, 35 escalators and 92 automatic walkways will make mobility within the vast terminal unimaginably smooth.

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Air India picks up award

Holidaymakers planning flights to India may find that one airline goes the extra mile when it comes to customer service. Air India has been honoured with the Reader's Digest Trusted Brand Gold Award for the fifth year in a row, on the basis of consumer votes.

The country's national carrier - Air India has been in operation since 1932 - currently travels to a total of 51 international destinations, as well as 63 domestic locations.

It was presented with the gong at an awards ceremony held on June 29th in Mumbai, beating competition from China, Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia and the Phillipines, among others.

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Monday, July 5, 2010

Kolkata gets new hotel

People who have booked cheap flights to India may find that they want to visit Kolkata once they arrive in the country.

And if they plan to take flights to Kolkata during their holiday then they could stay in the newest hotel to open in the city - a Swissotel. It is the first establishment to be constructed in India by the international hotel chain.

Guests booking into the hotel before September 15th will receive a special introductory room rate to mark the opening of the company's new Indian resort.

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Thursday, July 1, 2010

Discover India 'with the locals'

Anyone who is considering booking flights to India may find the experiences of one couple useful when planning their itinerary.

Saurav Jha and Devapriya Roy have both left their jobs and are travelling around their home country, following recommendations by people on social networking site Facebook, Asian Lite reported. The couple told news provider IANS that they wanted to "see India as it is".

"We decided to move the way the locals do in an area - talk with them, hear their stories and become part of them," Jha explained.

Named the Heat and Dust project, the pair will write a book about their experiences once their trip ends, which is scheduled for publication in June next year. So far, they have visited destinations such as Mumbai, Bhopal, Kerala and Pune. Their journey is set to finish at the end of July.

People who have booked flights to India may be interested in one region's latest tourism campaign. The mountain area of Himachal Pradesh has come up with a scheme to promote "traditional cultures of hill villages" in an attempt to develop them as important tourism destinations.

Tourists 'can be green on holidays'

People can still do plenty of things to help the environment while on holidays abroad, without too much effort. This is the opinion of Sue Hurdle, chief executive of The Travel Foundation, who stated that small actions can make a big difference.

She explained that her organisation is encouraging travellers who have booked flights to Thailand and other holiday destinations to take some simple steps to be green during their break.

Among her recommendations are taking short showers instead of baths to conserve water and buying local souvenirs and produce to "make sure our holidays benefit the people who live there".

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