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Marriott India to have 100 hotels operational by 2018

American hospitality group Marriott International Inc. will have 100 operational hotels in India by 2018. "Marriott International has 86 hotels in the country and we are the biggest hotel company in the world. We have so far opened four hotels in the country this year and will open six more during the year," said, Neeraj Govil, Area Vice President – South Asia, Marriott International, Inc during the opening of Le Méridien Goa at Calangute in the coastal state.

"We will hit our hundred in 2018. We also have another 100 hotels in the pipeline, so we are looking at opening somewhere between 15 and 20 hotels a year in the country every year over the next five years," Govil added.

The hotel chain currently has 86 hotels and 15 brands spanning 35 cities.


Delhi – Bikaner flight takes off

A flight service between Bikaner and Delhi took off on Tuesday, 26th September. Adding to the intra-state air connectivity, this Rajasthan Government initiative would augment touristic inflow in Bikaner. The first flight from Delhi touched down the Nal Civil Airport at 2.30PM and passengers were given a musical welcome. Officials and a large number of locals were present at the airport to receive the flight, run by Alliance Air (a subsidiary of Air India).

Delhi / Bikaner / Delhi flight (ATR 72)

9I 833    DEL/BKB    1315/1445    Daily
9I 834    BKB/DEL    1510/1640    Daily


Darjeeling Strike called off

We are pleased to inform that the strike in the Darjeeling hills has been called off by the Gorkha Jan Mukti Morcha. This announcement has come after union home minister Mr.Rajnath Singh has announced a meeting within a fortnight to discuss all related issues. In his statement has had appealed to the GJMM to withdraw the strike and let normal life resume in the hills, accordingly Mr.Bimal Gurung has agreed to withdraw the ongoing 104 days ongoing strike.

Normal life is back in Darjeeling.


The Vidyanagar (Hampi) Airport is now open

The Vidyanagar (Hampi) Airport is now open and Trujet Airlines has started operating services from Hyderabad to Vidyanagar from 18th September.

Daily Flight - ATR 72 seater.

Depart HYD 06:20hrs – Arrive VDY 07:25hrs
Depart VDY 07:55hrs – Arrive HYD 09:00hrs

Hampi is a UNESCO World Heritage Site located near Hospet town in the Karnataka state. Among the attractions of Hampi are beautiful temples, ruins of palaces, remains of aquatic structures, ancient market streets, royal pavilions, bastions, royal platforms, treasury buildings etc. The list is practically endless!!