Here’s why this Indian travel startup has become profitable

Travel sector is growing phenomenally with Indians booking tickets on the fly. As the market is set to grow from 18 million to 30-50 million outbound travelers in the next 5-7 years, there is fleet of travel start-ups in the market currently but one of them claims to have turned profitable this financial year. Established in October 2011, TravelTriangle is India’s first full stack holiday marketplace with a team of 400 people, and a team of 650+ expert agents across the globe. The company wanted to connect travelers with safe,…

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11 beautiful places to visit for a green holiday

Ecotourism can simply be defined as an environmentally responsible travel directed towards exotic natural habitat for enjoying and appreciating nature. It promotes conservation and provides a favourable active socio-economic participation of the locals. Ecotourism destinations allow travellers to experience some of the most extreme and gorgeous natural wonders across the globe but on a responsible note. The money spent by travellers on visiting these destinations is put back for maintaining and protecting its natural environment. Following are the top 11 eco-friendly destinations around the globe for your next green vacation!…

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Travellers’ choice: Taj Mahal only Indian monument to figure in top 10 global landmarks

Taj Mahal, the magnificent monument of love, has made it to the top 10 landmarks in the world by securing fifth position in the list. One of the most iconic wonders in the world, the Agra- based imposing white marble structure, a tourist delight, is the only Indian monument to figure in the world’s top 10 Travellers’ Choice awards for Landmarks. Angkor Wat in Siem Reap (Cambodia) topped the list followed by Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center in Abu Dhabi (UAE), Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba in Cordoba (Spain) and St…

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Italy, UK and France among the most popular summer destinations for wealthy jetsetters

When money is no obstacle, and the world is your pearl-studded oyster, wealthy travellers are more apt to jet off to Italy than any other destination. That’s according to the luxury travel agency network Virtuoso, which looked at the most popular destinations sought by their wealthiest clients in the US at member agencies around the world. For the list, experts looked at bookings made for this summer through their network which, so far, total more than $39.7 billion in transactions. South Africa is also a favourite among travellers, notably for…

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Australia to ban convicted paedophiles from travelling abroad ‘World-first’ measure aims to tackle problem of sex offe

14 hours ago 56 Click to follow The Independent Online Foreign Minister Julie Bishop Jason Reed/Reuters Australia plans to ban convicted paedophiles from travelling overseas in what the government said is a world-first move to protect vulnerable children in South East Asia from exploitation. Australian paedophiles are notorious for taking inexpensive vacations to nearby South East Asian and Pacific island countries to abuse children there. Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said she would cancel the passports of around 20,000 paedophiles on the national child sex offender register under legislation that will…

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Is social media the new brand ambassador of travel?

How often have your peers reminded you of how much you are missing out on, by being inactive on social media? This emerging platform of expression, entertainment and argument, has indeed been influencing our lives in ways more than one. As you scroll down your social media page, you realise how strategically and how well it has integrated itself into your daily life and work. This often makes one think if being a participant of the game is more an obligation than a choice. Let’s talk about its umpteen influences on travel, for…

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U.S. Lawmakers Have Reintroduced a Bill to End Restrictions on Travel to Cuba

  A bipartisan group of U.S. senators reintroduce d legislation on Thursday to repeal all restrictions on travel to Cuba , this time attracting far more co-sponsors in a sign of growing support for U.S.- Cuba n detente even as its future looks uncertain. The Freedom to Travel to Cuba Act was introduced in 2015 by eight Republican and Democratic co-sponsors but never made it to the floor. The latest measure attracted 55 co-sponsors. While efforts to ease the decades-old U.S. embargo against Cuba have been gathering strength and 55…

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Charming treehouses in India you should definitely stay in

Photo courtesy: Tree House Hideaway, BandhavgarhImagine resting in a hideaway perched amidst tree branches, waking up to the chirping of birds and walking into the lush forests as you step out of your room. If the whole idea is to escape your routine and have a change of scene, then there’s really nothing quite like spending a weekend in a treehouse. And you don’t even have to venture far into the forested hinterland to find one. 1 Resort HOTELS, JAIPUR The Tree House Resort, Jaipur An hour’s drive out of…

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Pondering ‘The Essential Tao of Travel’ by Paul Theroux

Paul Theroux is travel writing legend. I’ve always wanted to comment on Theroux’s Essential Tao of Travel, but I never had enough travel experience to think that my opinion is worth more than 10 rubles. However, I recently passed two significant travel milestones. First, I’ve been traveling nonstop for more than a decade (since 2006). Second, I’ve been to over 100 countries (111 to be exact). Therefore, I’m feeling cocky enough to pretend to be an authority. Here are Theroux’s 10 travel tips listed in his Essential Tao of Travel book  and…

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AAA says plan ahead: Busy Memorial Day travel weekend expected

HARTFORD — Whether you’re taking to the roads, rails, waters, or skies this Memorial Day weekend, you can expect a lot of company! AAA expects 39.3 million Americans to travel 50 miles or more away from home. That’s one million more travelers than last year, and the highest Memorial Day travel volume since 2005. This will also be the busiest Memorial Day travel weekend across New England since 2005. AAA says almost 1.8 million people will be traveling – and more than 90 percent of them, or 1.6 million, are planning…

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