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Chefs celebrate Canada’s 150th at 58° North

CHURCHILLMarch 7 ( RAW: Churchill, a unique culinary and adventure experience in Churchill, Manitoba, in Canada, kicked off this weekend and will run through to March 11.

Created to serve the growing market of food tourists who may otherwise never think of visiting northern Manitoba, RAW: Churchill is a partnership of Frontiers North Adventures, the creators of the award-winning RAW: Almond pop-up restaurant in Winnipeg, Manitoba and Parks Canada.

This year, to commemorate Canada’s 150th anniversary, three Canadian chefs— Mandel Hitzer, Emily Butcher and Gus Stieffenhofer-Brandson — have crafted a meal inspired by this Canadian milestone. Continue Reading →

Jet Airways & Fiji Airways ink codeshare deal

Logo R1 square bgMarch 7 (TravelAndy): Jet Airways, India’s full-service premier international airline and Fiji Airways, Fiji’s National Airline, have announced a code-share partnership which offers guests travelling on both carriers convenient and seamless connectivity between India and Fiji via Singapore and Hong Kong. Apart from connectivity, this increases the scope of Jet’s popular frequent flier programme JetPrivilege.

The codeshare agreement, a first-of-its-kind between the airlines of the two countries, will address the growing demand for travel between India and Fiji.

Jet Airways will place its ‘9W’ code on Fiji Airways’ flights from Singapore and Hong Kong to Nadi, and Fiji Airways will place its ‘FJ’ code on Jet Airways’ services between Singapore and Mumbai, Delhi and Chennai as well as between Hong Kong and Mumbai & Delhi. All codeshare flights will allow through check-in to the final destination of any journey. Continue Reading →

Emirates to fly Dubai-Cambodia from July 1

The-Emirates-Boeing-777-300ER-2March 3 (TravelAndy): Emirates will launch its maiden flight on the Dubai-Cambodia route on July 1, 2017.

It will operate daily flights on this route with one stop at Yangon in Myanmar, said the airline.

The flight will depart from Dubai at 09.15 and arrive in Yangon at 17.25. It will leave Yangon at 18.55 and reach Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh at 21.25. The return flight leaves Phnom Penh at 23.10 and arrives in Dubai at 05.40 the next morning, after a stopover at Yangon. Continue Reading →

Tourism boost for beach town Digha



March 3 (TravelAndy): The popular beach town of Digha in India’s West Bengal state is set to be developed as an international tourist destination, said reports.

The state government has planned to introduce cable cars and a toy train track along the coast from Digha to Udaypur on the West Bengal-Odisha border.Additionally, a 20km sea-front driveway between Digha and Mandarmani is also on the cards.

The coastline of West Bengal is dotted with beach destinations such as Digha, Mandarmani, Sankarpur and Tajpur. Continue Reading →

Fly Bhubaneswar-Kuala Lumpur for INR999

rp_Air-Asia-300x217.jpgFebruary 24 (TravelAndy): AirAsia is offering an introductory all-in one-way fare of INR999 for its Bhubaneswar-Kuala Lumpur flight.

The offer is valid on tickets booked till March 5, 2017, for travel from April 26 to October 27, 2017, said the airline.

This will be the first international flight from Bhubaneswar’s Biju Patnaik International Airport. Continue Reading →

Bonus miles raining for JetPrivilege members

rp_jet-300x2001-300x200-300x200-300x200.jpgFebruary 23 (TravelAndy): Jet Airways is giving members of its frequent fliers’ programme — JetPrivilege — the opportunity to win a ridiculous amount of bonus miles.

“We are excited to share The Billion Miles Festival, the biggest opportunity ever to earn guaranteed Bonus JPMiles,” the airline said.

“You can win a million JPMiles which is equal to 10 return trips between Mumbai and London or 100 return trips between Mumbai and Goa, simply using your JPMiles,” it added. (JPMiles for return trip between Mumbai & London and Mumbai & Goa considered based on travel in Economy) Continue Reading →

Heathrow-Barbados direct flight from Dec 12

London EyeFebruary 21 (TravelAndy): Virgin Atlantic announced today the launch of a direct flight between Heathrow London, UK and Barbados in the Carribean, which will take off on December 12, 2017.

Twice-a-week flights will operate between Heathrow and Barbados, on Tuesdays and Saturdays, with an inaugural round trip fare starting from EUR649, said reports.

Tickets for this route will be available from February 25, 2017, across all channels of the airline. Continue Reading →

Flydubai to operate on three Summer routes

Logo squareFebruary 20 (TravelAndy): Dubai-based airline flydubai will operate on three new routes this summer, said reports.

The airline will fly from Dubai to Batumi in Georgia, Qabala in Azerbaijan and Tivat in Montenegro between June and September 2017.

Three flights a week will operate to Batumi on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from June 22 to September 30. Continue Reading →

AirAsia India starts flights to Srinagar

airasiaFebruary 19 (IBNS): The first AirAsia India flight touched down at Srinagar, capital of north India’s Jammu and Kashmir state, today.

The troubled mountainous state, which is a bone of contention between the nuclear-armed neighbours India and Pakistan, attracts thousands of domestic and international tourists with his incredible beauty — because of which it has often been referred to as “heaven on earth”.

Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti waved the flag “as a landing signal” to the first AirAsia India flight today. Continue Reading →