Single smart card for Rajasthan tourist sites
The Rajasthan government is working on creating a smart card that would not only allow tourists to enter multiple monuments and other tourist sites in the state but also pay for the transport that would take them there. The plan is to develop a tourist portal that will be integrated with roadway services, including super luxury buses, to offer this. This card will save a significant amount of time spent on ticket purchase, particularly in peak season.
New Kolkata-Mumbai flight
Akasa Air now connects Kolkata with Bengaluru, Guwahati and MumbaiTT Archives
Akasa Air launched a daily direct flight between Kolkata and Mumbai last week. The flight takes off for Kolkata from Mumbai at 11.05 am and lands at 1.50 pm. On the return journey, it takes off at 2.35 pm and lands in Mumbai at 5.35 pm. Akasa now connects Kolkata with three destinations, Bengaluru, Guwahati and Mumbai, with 21 weekly flights.
Flight to the Pharaohs
EgyptAir is set to launch four flights a week between New Delhi and CairoShutterstock
EgyptAir, the Egyptian national carrier, will launch four flights a week between New Delhi and Cairo on August 4. A Star Alliance member since July 2008, the airline will operate A320Neo aircraft, with 16 Business Class and 126 Economy Class seats, on the route. EgyptAir currently has a daily flight between Mumbai and Cairo.
E-visas to the Philippines
The system will allow visitors to apply for and receive a visa exclusively onlineShutterstock
The Philippines plans to launch e-visas by the third quarter of this year. The e-visa system will allow tourists and business visitors to apply for and receive a visa exclusively online. The application portal for service is expected to open in end-September. Currently, the Philippines offers electronic travel authorisation to nationals of Taiwan. The e-visa is expected to be available to a wide range of nationalities.
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