Air Canada resumes Mumbai flights
Air Canada has resumed its daily seasonal service between Mumbai and Toronto, operating via London Heathrow until 16 March 2024. This route marks Air Canada’s third service from India and complements the airline’s existing year-round services from Delhi to Toronto and Montreal. The resumed service between Mumbai and Toronto will be operated with state-of-the-art Boeing 787-9 aircraft, accommodating 298 passengers, with a choice of three classes of service.
The Fern Hotels & Resorts signs new resort
The Fern Hotels & Resorts has announced the signing of its new property, Planetree The Fern Resort & Spa, in Chikmagalur, Karnataka. The company at present operates 5 hotels in Karnataka. The new resort is designed with 70 tastefully decorated rooms, each one equipped with modern comforts and amenities to ensure a pleasant stay for the guests. The resort is set to become a preferred destination for leisure travellers, conferences, and weddings in the region.
Kerala Tourism plans to promote pilgrimage tourism
Kerala Tourism is all set to come out with a set of microsites to promote the state’s rich and diverse heritage, highlighting features of important places of worship. As part of this, a microsite that provides a wide range of information in different languages on Sabarimala will be unveiled. The revamped microsite on the hill-shrine in Pathanamthitta district will have comprehensive information in five languages- English, Hindi, Tamil, Kannada and Telugu.
Goa’s new interactive museum opens in an ex-prison
Goa has become home to an interactive museum that was inaugurated recently in a decommissioned Aguada Central Jail. The new museum, known as Aguad Interactive Museum: Goa – The Land, The Struggle, The People, is spread across three prison cells and each displays various aspects of Goa. The Aguada Central Jail belongs to the year 1612! During the inauguration, Tourism Minister of Goa Rohan Khaunte talked about how the museum will add to the travellers’ experiences.
“We work for the conservation of tigers and their habitat. We also train the forest staff for anti-poaching activities and prosecution which is one of our main aims. Development versus conservation is the new ethos which is a big challenge for the Government as well as the Department. We need a sustained policy on tourism. We cannot keep adding tourism to these areas. There have to be some restrictions and regulations. We are opening resorts and hotels just around the periphery of the forests thereby increasing human interference. These are a few reasons which we need to correct or else 146 might double up in the next year.”
CEO, Tiger Trust