Malindo Air to launch flights to Delhi and Tiruchirappalli


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In order to increase its presence in the Indian market, Malaysia-based hybrid airline, Malindo Air is planning to launch new flights to Delhi and Tiruchirappalli in 2013.

Chandran Rama Murthy, CEO, Malindo Air said “the first international flight will be on the India route followed a service to South China. We strongly feel there is great potential between India and Malaysia market based on the amount of traffic movement between both countries. First, we are looking on the Tiruchirappalli and Delhi.”

He also said that after the India route, Malindo Air will be targeting Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Shenzhen and Kunming markets in Southern China. The airline also is targeting the Singapore market by the end of this year.

 “We have to refer back to the objective of Malindo Air which is making Malaysia a transit hub. Singapore may have a population of three to five million but India and China have a population of over a billion so targeting them will definitely boost the airline’s profit,” he said.

Goa offering several schemes to woo tourists during monsoon


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In order to promote Goa as a year-round holiday destination, Goa Tourism is organising road shows, cultural festivals and is offering discounted travel packages to the visitors.

Nikhil Desai, Director of Goa Tourism said, “Tourists tend to avoid holidaying in Goa during the monsoon, but it is at that time that when the wildlife, waterfalls and hills come to life and are all green and beautiful. We want people to explore Goa during the non-peak months from April to October. To entice tourists, the tour and travel packages are being offered at a discount.

“The monsoon has arrived in Goa and we have partnered with tour and travel agents. Tourists can expect a 25-30 percent drop in the prices of packages,”  he said.

Pax Hotels launches new ‘The Continental Pax’  in Lucknow


Travellers visiting Lucknow sometime soon will now have another choice for place to stay, as Pax Hotels has recently opened its new, The Continental – PAX Hotel in Lucknow.

The new hotel features 42 rooms with modern amenities, banquet halls, boardroom, a multi-cuisine restaurant and a roof-top restaurant.

Anirudh Raithwan, Director of Operations & Planning, Pax Hotels said, “We are extremely proud to introduce our first hotel in the beautiful city of Lucknow. Being in Lucknow, a city known for its rich culture and royal heritage, we commit to provide our guests an unforgettable stay by acquainting them with the lineage of the city and its vicinities.”