Russia to launch e-Visa for India Passports holders from August 1
Electronic visa will be launched in Russia from Aug. 1, 2023, allowing Indian nationals to apply for their visa quickly and conveniently. The visa would allow entry into the Russian Federation on a guest, business, tourist visit as well as to participate in events. The term for issuing a single-entry visa would be no more than four calendar days and consular fee would be around $40.
The Fern Hotels & Resorts takes over The Metropole Hotel, Ahmedabad
The Fern Hotels & Resorts has announced the takeover of The Metropole Hotel, Ahmedabad under the company’s revenue-share model. This is the company’s 24th operational hotel in Gujarat. The hotel is currently operational and undergoing refurbishment and upgradation. On completion, it will be rebranded as The Fern Residency Subhash Bridge, Ahmedabad, and offer 69 rooms & suites.
BWH SM Hotels to launch Best Western Premier in India
BWH SM Hotels will launch its upscale Best Western Premier brand in India in 2025. The company has signed an agreement with Kiwi Hospitality to welcome the Best Western Premier Airport Road Amritsar as the very first Best Western Premier in the country. Due to open in Q3 2025, the Best Western Premier in Amritsar is located close to airport.
Amaala continues investing in wellness with luxury Equinox Hotel
Red Sea Global (RSG) has announced a partnership with Equinox, a global leader in luxury lifestyle brands, to create Equinox Resort Amaala in one of the world’s most well-preserved natural environments, Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea. Equinox Resort Amaala is the latest hotel brand to be announced for Red Sea Global’sAmaala, an integrated wellness haven featuring some of the world’s most renowned luxury brands.
“We are pleased to add Shivamogga to our extensive domestic network. This will be our sixth destination in Karnataka, 79th in India, and will enhance trade, tourism, and mobility across the state, and beyond. By introducing air connectivity to Shivamogga, we also aim to provide easy access to neighbouring areas while contributing to economic activity and employment opportunities. Direct connectivity to and from Shivamogga will also serve as a gateway to the Malenadu region, renowned for its lush greenery and scenic landscapes, further strengthening the city’s tourist appeal. We will continue to uphold our promise of providing on-time, affordable, courteous, and hassle-free travel experience across a wide network.”
-Vinay Malhotra, Head of Global Sales, IndiGo