Weekly travel updates (5th May – 11th May)

One thing a traveller should never miss, is the latest buzz on what’s happening in the space.
Here’s the roundup of what has been happening on the world wide travel scenario for the week of 5th to 11th May:

DGCA grants permit to Air Asia India after year long wait


Photo of Airbus A330-300 Air Asia by Mehdi Nazarinia


India gears up to fly cheaper post the next 1 to 3 months with Air Asia slated to start operations soon.

Badrinath reopens after last years massive floods


Photo of Badrinath Temple by Drakrana

Temple management says its surprised at the turnout of devotees despite last years floods.

World’s First North Korea Travel App launched

British app startup launches a travel guide app for the secretive country which only permits travel through government endorsed tour guides.

ixigo iOS app featured on App Store

Within a short time, the cool new ixigo iOS app was featured by Apple in their New Apps Category.

Lok Sabha polls turn Varanasi into aviation hotspot

Photo of Aarti in Varanasi by Arian Zwegers

“Varanasi clearly emerged as the election hotspot. We saw 40-45% upsurge in train searches for Varanasi between April 11 and April 25 to book for the first week of May. The highest surge was on April 23-24,” said Saurabh Srivastava, vice-president marketing and product strategy at ixigo.com, in his inputs to Economic Times.

Travel China to US in Bullet train


Photo of Taiwanese Bullet Trains by Yali Shi

China planning to build a 13,000 km rail line to run bullet trains to Washington through Russia. The train is slated to pass through a tunnel underneath the Pacific Ocean, then reaching US via Alaska and Canada.Sikkim Summer Carnival kicks off in Gangtok

Photo of Sikkim Carnival Flower Show by Official Facebook Page

Sikkim Summer Carnival is a five days extravagant festival that celebrates the bounty of nature in during May. This year, it will go on till 15th May.

That was the weekly news roundup! Do make sure you come by next week to find out what was happening!