Google Maps allows pit stops in navigation mode

Google Maps allows pit stops in navigation mode

The new update allows users to search for and add an extra stop to their route, without having to exit navigation mode in Google Maps

Google Maps guides travellers offline

Google Maps guides travellers offline

 A version crafted for Apple smartphones or tablets is coming soon, according to Google product manager Amanda Bishop.

Ghost airports highlight risks as PM Modi spends to grow

Not a single passenger has passed through the gates of an airport big enough to handle more than 300,000 travellers a year, with parking bays for three 180-seater narrow-body jets.

Tougher biosecurity checks in New Zealand

 Travellers arriving in New Zealand will come under greater scrutiny from later this year as biosecurity officials step up screening for pests and diseases.

Frequent flyers lose health, family love too

The appealing images of a traveller portrayed in the media do not take into account the damaging side effects such as jet-lag, deep vein thrombosis, radiation exposure, stress, loneliness and distance from community and family networks.

Travel portal launches dedicated pages about 200 airports

Travel portal TripAdvisor on Wednesday launched dedicated airport pages on its website which provides information to travellers about 200 major airports around the world.

Travel portal launches dedicated pages about 200 airports

Amenities, including duty free stores, boutiques and airport lounges, will also be listed on the page, the company said in a release.

WHO asks countries to remain alert on MERS

The WHO on Tuesday asked countries to ensure better surveillance and remain on alert against any possible outbreak of the deadly MERS, amid a spike in cases in South Korea over the weekend.

RoomsTonite mobile app offers 24x7 assistance

Last-minute hotel booking mobile application RoomsTonite has unveiled a 24x7 assistance service to help travellers with enquiries and meet their needs at pre-stay, during stay and post-stay.

Travellers using antibiotics can trigger superbug spread

A study has revealed that taking antibiotics for diarrhea may put travellers visiting developing parts of the world at higher risk for contracting superbugs and spreading these drug-resistant bacteria to their home countries.

Snow leaves thousands of holidaymakers stranded in French Alps

Heavy snowfall in the French Alps left some 15,000 drivers stranded Saturday, prompting officials to open emergency shelters and urge travellers to stay home.

Urban Indian travellers venture forth on rural trails

Urban Indian travellers venture forth on rural trails

From visits to centuries-old villages to experiencing forest trails to participating in village festivals and carrying out traditional day-to-day agricultural activities, the urban tourist is going rural these days.

Britain to conduct Ebola screening among travellers

Britain will conduct enhanced screening for Ebola among people traveling from countries affected by the disease, Downing Street announced Thursday.

New social media trend – Naming and shaming worst plane passengers

People who frequently fly often meet passengers who may be irksome or who have some terrible manners. Their behaviour often leaves fellow passengers and the airline staff uncomfortable and disconcerted.

Tourist police to look after security of visitors to Bengal

To make West Bengal a more tourist-friendly destination, the state tourist department is teaming up with the police to create a dedicated security force to look after the security of travellers.

`Travellers with Net access increasingly use mobiles, tabs`

Travellers having Internet access are increasingly using smartphones and tablets to get information about tourist destinations and make payments online, says a Goolge study.

Katie Price denies anti-social neighbour claims

Katie Price has denied allegations that she has been anti-social towards itinerant travellers camping near her residence.

14 travellers killed after Nigeria bus robbery

Robbers stopped an overnight bus early Tuesday and made passengers disembark.

Israeli travellers to India warned of possible terror attack

India, Thailand, Greece & Turkey are potential targets for a terror attack.

Indian tourism industry targets gay, travellers

Gay and lesbian tourists are big spenders and vacation savvy.