Gurus' Travel & Tourism updates - December 2019
HIMACHAL GETS 1ST HYATT HOTEL WITH HYATT REGENCY DHARAMSHALA
Hyatt Hotels has announced the opening of its first mountain resort property in India at Dharmshala, Hyatt Regency Dharamshala Resort features 80 guest accommodations including of 4 private villas, 3 Suites, 17 Club rooms. All the resort guest rooms are spacious, offering fresh Himalayan air and signature views of either lush garden amid Deodar forest or the magnificent snow-capped Dhauladhar range.
The Indian Hotels Company’s iconic brand, Taj has announced the opening of its new hotel in Tirupati. The city is home to the renowned shrine of Tirumala Venkateswara Temple, one of the most visited religious sites on earth. Inspired by the Dravidian style of architecture. The 106 rooms and suites carry the inspiration further in silk wallpaper and local motifs in the floor carpets.
WELCOM HOTEL, AMRITSAR
ITC group of hotel has announce the opening of Welcom Hotel Amritsar. Welcom Hotel Amritsar exhibits a unique blend of vintage architecture & endless serenity with sophisticated facilities and amid tranquil surroundings. Inspired by heritage Kothi with 101 luxurious guest rooms, including 4 executive suites, 2 junior suites and 1 Presidential suite, the hotel offers curated indigenous cuisines with the finest ingredients at the 4 dining outlets. The stunning decor and signature cuisines add to the magic.
LUFTHANSA AND VISTARA
Lufthansa and Vistara, one of India’s leading airlines start offering its customers codeshare flights – a new partnership that adds 126 weekly flights to 10 key Indian cities. This will be in addition to Lufthansa’s current schedule of 56 weekly international flights to and from the major Indian hubs of Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Chennai.
EMIRATES AND SPICE JET SEAL CODESHARE DEAL
Emirates have signed a codeshare and interline agreement with SpiceJet to give travellers to and from India seamless access to a wider and a stronger route network. This is the first-ever codeshare agreement signed by SpiceJet.
From early 2020, customers travelling to India can take advantage of many more flight options on routes common to both airlines – Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Cochin and Delhi. Emirates’ customers can conveniently book and connect seamlessly in Dubai on direct services to Amritsar, Calicut, Mangalore, Madurai, Jaipur and Pune – routes served by SpiceJet.
VISTARA FORAYS INTO SRI LANKA
Vistara airline now flies daily (except Wednesdays) between Mumbai and Colombo, making it the first to offer the choice of Premium Economy Class for travel between India and Sri Lanka, in addition to Economy and Business Class. Ask The Travel Gurus about their fantastic Sri Lanka product & services.
INTERNATIONAL KITE FESTIVAL: 14 JAN 2020
The International Kite Festival is the unique phenomenon, during which the skies over most cities of Uttarayan are covered with kites from before dawn until the dark hours. It attracts thousands of kite-crazies from all over the world. The adventure takes place on the 14th of January of each year during the Makar Sankranti (harvest season) and continues until the 15th of January.
JAIPUR LITERATURE FESTIVAL: 23 JAN – 27 JAN 2020
It is the world’s largest free literary festival held every year in Jaipur. The festival has participation from across the globe. List of participants includes authors, novelists, essayists, actors, politicians, musicians, lyricists, film directors, historians, scientists, broadcasters, businesspersons, poets, translators, marketers, journalists, publishers, playwrights, critics, academics, civil servants, dancers, therapists and activists. Apart from lectures, book discussions, debates, book readings and book launches.
REPUBLIC DAY: 26 JAN 2020
India will be celebrating its 71st Republic Day on 26th January. First Republic Day of India was celebrated in 1950. On this day, national holiday is declared by the Indian Government. The new Indian Constitution was sketched and approved by the Indian Constituent Assembly and decided to celebrate it on 26th of January every year as India became a republic country.