Travelio raises USD 18 million in a Series B funding round !!


Travelio, an Indonesia-based start-up that aims to disrupt the real estate sector, has raised USD 18 million in a Series B funding round co-led by Temasek subsidiary Pavilion Capital and China’s Gobi Partners. Travelio connects property owners and developers and tenants looking for accommodations in a slightly longer term. What differentiates it from the likes... Continue Reading →

Seaside Collection acquires Finolhu in Maldives !!


Luxury hotel chain, Seaside Hotels, which now operates as Seaside Collection, has acquired Finolhu, a luxury island resort in the Baa Atoll of the Maldives. Modern and fun, Finolhu is the hotel chain’s eleventh boutique property and it’s first in the Maldives. Gregor Gerlach, CEO and managing partner of Seaside Collection said: “Whilst the long stretches... Continue Reading →

Ride Tesla or Mercedes cars with Didi Chuxing’s Japan premium service !!


China’s Didi Chuxing will trial a premium ride-hailing service in Japan offering luxurious vehicles like Tesla, Lexus and Mercedes Benz vehicles. A representative confirmed that the ride-hailing firm will roll out a “DiDi Premium” trial later this month in some areas in Tokyo in a move to diversify its operations in Japan. It will use... Continue Reading →

Live like a ‘Maharaja’: City Palace of Jaipur now on Airbnb !!


Jaipur’s Royal Family becomes Airbnb’s first ‘Royal Hosts’ as their family home, the City Palace of Jaipur, becomes available on the home-sharing platform. From 23 November 2019, the Gudliya Suite at the City Palace will become accessible to outside guests and will be available to book for the first time ever on Airbnb. His Highness Maharaja... Continue Reading →

ATM 2020: Indian visitors to GCC to increase 81% by 2024 !!


The number of Indian tourists travelling to the GCC is expected to increase by 81% from 5.4 million in 2018 to 9.8 million in 2024, growing at CAGR of 10%, according to data published ahead of Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2020. As destinations throughout the Middle East prepare to showcase their latest offering at ATM 2020,... Continue Reading →

New initiative to promote Karnataka on e-bikes !!


B: Live, an eco-tourism start-up which has pioneered the concept of electric vehicle (EV) tourism in India has launched its services in Karnataka. It offers immersive experiential tours on smart e-bikes, providing a clean mode of transport to the tourists and locals. The start-up works closely with the tourism ministry of India to promote eco-tourism in... Continue Reading →

5G in China: Know about its speed and other benefits !!


China’s 5G services have started in about 50 cities, including Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen among others. China has officially launched the 5G telecom network service on November 1, 2019. China's three major state-run telecom companies have started 5G service. China’s 5G services have started in about 50 cities, including Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen among others. China aims... Continue Reading →

Kartarpur Corridor: PM Modi dedicates corridor to the public, flags off first batch of devotees !!


Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated much-awaited Kartarpur Corridor at Dera Baba Nanak on November 9, 2019. Kartarpur Corridor Inauguration:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated Kartarpur Corridor and flagged off first batch of devotees to the Kartarpur Sahib on November 9, 2019. A batch of about 570 devotees from India visited Kartarpur Sahib for the... Continue Reading →

Bolivia Crisis: Former president Evo Morales granted asylum by Mexico


Former Bolivia President Evo Morales had to resign from the post of the president because of fierce protests against him. Bolivia Crisis: Mexico has granted asylum to Bolivia's former President Evo Morales in the country. Morales resigned on November 10 amid mounting pressure from the military and the public following allegations of manipulation of election results.... Continue Reading →

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