Rakshit Desai, Managing Director, FCM Travel Solutions India, Flight Centre Travel Group Australia’s Indian subsidiary, answers your questions on Travel — howtos, trends, recommendations and more. Send in your questions to: [email protected] We are planning a trip to the US & Canada in May with 8 to 9 days in the US starting in New York. We then want to travel by road or rail to Washington, Buffalo and reach Niagara Falls in Canada. From there we plan to spend 12 days in Canada covering Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver. We need your expertise to make the most from this trip. I would suggest driving around in the USA as a means to cover the East Coast from New York to Washington and to Niagara Falls on the American side. From there cross the border over to the Canadian side to get a different perspective of the Falls. Proceed from Niagara via road to Toronto and spend a few nights here. Afterwards, head north along the Canadian East Coast covering the capital … [Read more...] about Ask the travel expert: How to make the most of your trip to US and Canada?
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NEW DELHI: Cox & Kings has released its Travel Style 2018 study which highlights the destinations and trends that will influence travel behavior in 2018. Peter Kerkar, group CEO, Cox & Kings said in the coming year, travellers will seek experiences that are defined by their personality, interests and style, most of which have been evolving over the years but they will find a definite pattern as we move towards 2018. Here’s a look at the top eight experiences that will gain momentum in the coming year as per Cox & Kings: Culinary Tours While culinary trips as part of larger holidays are already in place, what will emerge in the coming year is Food tours that will not only focus on dining or food tasting but rather delve more into the cooking style, history of cuisines, local flavours and tradition. Gourmet travellers looking to connect with the history and culture are joining local Chefs in Spain for hands-on cooking lessons, taking wine tours around Tuscany, … [Read more...] about Travel trends of 2018: Culinary tours, glamping, genealogy
AR City uses a combination of augmented reality and computer vision technology to let tourists access information as they travel around cities. You can stand in a street and holding your iPhone in front of you, see virtual information such as street names, building names and local points of interest on a live image of the real world in front of you. You can also use it for basic navigation. The app is still in beta, so the amount of information available is limited, but the accuracy is promising.Image: www.blippar.com … [Read more...] about ‘Bleisure’ on your mind? Most millennial travellers happy to mix work trips with holidays
On December 1, 1926, the Bombay Gymkhana grounds teemed with people. George V was then “emperor of India”. BEST buses had been introduced in Mumbai (then Bombay) barely a few months back. And the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) team was visiting to play a game that was still largely the domain of India’s colonial overlords. On that day, MCC was playing a team called “The Hindus”, the strongest local team of the era, but one expected to roll over without a fight against a team that boasted the likes of Andy Sandham, Test cricket’s first triple-centurion. … [Read more...] about India’s oldest-living first-class cricketer, Vasant Raiji hits a century
"We would like to assure our customers and partners that our currently published schedule incorporates a conservative view of aircraft and engine deliveries as provided by Airbus and Pratt & Whitney to minimise, or eliminate, the need for flight cancellations in the future," the airline said. … [Read more...] about Why GoAir was forced to suspend certain flights