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How to Visit Ayodhya? Flight, Train and Bus Route
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How to Visit Ayodhya? Flight, Train and Bus Route

Ayodhya, 18th January 2023: Ayodhya, a holy hindu city that resonates with the echoes of ancient spirituality and timeless culture, invites pilgrims and travelers from all over the world to breathe in its sanctity. Home to the magnificent Ram Mandir, a symbol of architectural splendor and devotional grandeur, your Ayodhya visit promises to be an unforgettable spiritual retreat. Plan your journey with our comprehensive guide, as we chart out the best routes for a seamless passage to the heart of Uttar Pradesh's treasured heritage. Navigating to Ayodhya: Your Travel Options Unveiled Arriving in Ayodhya by Air Recently, On 30th December 2023 Government of India and AAI launched new Airport in Ayodhya known as "Maharishi Valmiki International Airport". Bask in the convenience of direct f...
Thomas Cook Bankrupt, Left 600,000 Tourists Stranded Abroad
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Thomas Cook Bankrupt, Left 600,000 Tourists Stranded Abroad

23rd Sept, 2019- UK based travel firm Thomas Cook file for bankruptcy, leaving some 600,000 holidaymakers stranded and sparking the UK's biggest repatriation since World War II. The 178-year old debt ridden firm, which had struggled against fierce online competition has failed to secure 200 million pounds (USD 250 million, 227 million euros) from private investors and collapsed in the early hours. Bankruptcy, which followed a lengthy period of chronic financial turmoil after a disastrous 2007 merger deal, left some 600,000 tourists stranded worldwide according to Thomas Cook, while its 22,000 staff are now out of a job. The British government launched emergency plans to bring some 150,000 UK holidaymakers back home from destinations including Bulgaria, Cuba, Turkey and the U...
Xoxo Tours — The Solo Travel App That Everyone Went Crazy Over It
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Xoxo Tours — The Solo Travel App That Everyone Went Crazy Over It

There are not many things which you can’t do with an internet connection in this 21st century. Yes, the internet has definitely taken the world by storm. Who imagined that one day you will be connecting with strangers — the travelers from the far end of the world in an instant and building a friendship by chatting or video calling with them. Connecting with different people across the globe is one of the coolest things that the internet has made achievable. And people with brilliant minds are taking advantage of it to create possibilities. Xoxo Tours, a social travel app is a great example of it and people have been going crazy over this solo travel app since its launch. Xoxo Tours Solo Travel App: The Innovative App that Bridges Distance Xoxo Tours offers an opportunity for like...
Ebix acquires Travel Website Yatra.com for $337.8 million
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Ebix acquires Travel Website Yatra.com for $337.8 million

NEW YORK–July 17, 2019 –Ebix has acquired one of the leading Indian travel platform Yatra.com at an enterprise value of $337.8 million. Ebix is a leading international supplier of On-Demand software and E-commerce services to the insurance, financial, healthcare and e-learning industries. Yatra Online is the parent company of Yatra Online Pvt. Ltd., India's leading Corporate Travel services provider and one of India's leading online travel companies. Following the completion of the transaction, Yatra will become part of Ebix’s EbixCash travel portfolio alongside Via and Mercury and will continue to serve customers under the Yatra brand. The transaction will create India’s largest and most profitable travel services company, and a leading online travel platform poised to captur...
Klook Raises $425 million Funding from Softbank Vision Fund
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Klook Raises $425 million Funding from Softbank Vision Fund

Klook, a world leading travel activities and services booking platform has raised $225 million in Series D round. The funding round was led by SoftBank Vision Fund with participation from existing investors, including Sequoia China, Matrix Partners, TCV, and OurCrowd. This is the biggest round of funding in the global travel activities and services industry. In just four years, Klook has become the most searched travel activities and services company on Google. In the last year, the Hong Kong-based company expanded its global footprint into Australia, Europe, and the United States to deliver new, unique and exciting consumer experiences. Klook also entered into major global partnerships with Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, Asia Pacific's leading luxury hotel group; and ...
HeyHolidays Raises $1 Million From Hampton Capital
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HeyHolidays Raises $1 Million From Hampton Capital

HeyHolidays, a global player in online vacation rentals, has raised $1 million funding from Hampton Capital. HeyHolidays has over 200,000 listings across India, Southeast Asia, Europe including Greece, France, Germany, Austria, United Kingdom, Spain, Italy, Denmark and Sweden, Cuba and the United States. Its Virtual Front Desk TM handles individual and group requests to help select and negotiate accommodations with its hosts as well as plan that special trip, holiday or honeymoon. "India was our first choice for the market's sheer potential. The country's travel market is set to grow over the next decade, especially the outbound travel, which is estimated to reach 50 million tourists by 2020," Mr. Blatt, Co-Founder of HeyHolidays, said in a statement. "For the past year, we listened t...
Online Travel Destination Platform Guiddoo Raises 2 Crore Funding
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Online Travel Destination Platform Guiddoo Raises 2 Crore Funding

Guiddoo an in-destination platform that offers information on tours and activities, dining and shopping options to Indian travelers going abroad has raised USD 300,000 (about Rs 2 crore) from a clutch of investors. The company would utilise the funds to support product and technology development through its newly-opened technology and data unit based in Pune, according to a statement. Part of the funds would also be utilised towards building pan-India distribution for its tours, activities and holidays products. "Guiddoo has raised funding of USD 300,000 in Pre- Series A funding by existing investors Pawan Borle and Nirmal Singh as well as new investors including Manish Prasad, Vineet Varma, Nick Haulkoury, and Abhai S. Rao," the statement added.
How To Get The Cheapest Flight Tickets
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How To Get The Cheapest Flight Tickets

Mumbai: Even as Indians have started to go for holidays frequently, still 72 per cent do not know the best time to book travel, according to a survey. A survey by Skyscanner revealed that 72 per cent of Indian travellers do not know the best time to book travel for their holidays. It said 31 per cent of respondents correctly assume booking more than 12 weeks in advance is the best time to book flights. Additionally, 11 per cent feel that booking last minute is the key for getting a good deal, it added. It revealed that bookings for Bali and Kuala Lumpur are best secured 25 weeks prior to departure, however, both destinations receive most bookings two weeks prior to departure where flight prices witness a surge of 16 per cent and 11 per cent, respectively. Travellers with sights set ...