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22 October, 2018 9:56 PM Richard Branson Steps Down From Role As Chairman Of Virgin Hyperloop

According to reports last week, Saudi Arabia had terminated a planned deal with Virgin Hyperloop One after Branson halted investment talks with Riyadh over the Jamal Khashoggi affair. Richard Branson is quitting as chairman of Virgin Hyperloop One, saying the company, that plans to build a supersonic transport system in the United Arab Emirates and other 109

11 October, 2018 5:11 PM India to explore Space Tourism soon: ISRO chairman K Sivan

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chairman on Thursday said that India need to explore space tourism.  Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chairman on Thursday said that India need to explore space tourism. ISRO chairman Dr K Sivan said that India need to build the capacity to go to space and come back, ANI reported. Speaking about Prime 94

1 October, 2018 9:20 AM India, Uzbekistan Ink 17 Agreements For Cooperation In Various Sectors

India and Uzbekistan inked 17 agreements on Monday, including for visa free travel for diplomatic passport holders and cooperation in the fields of tourism, national security, training of diplomats and trafficking. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Uzbekistan's President Shavkat Mirziyoyev held delegation level talks and agreed to collaborate with each other 131

14 September, 2018 5:53 AM Space tourism: Elon Musk`s SpaceX to send first private passenger for a trip around the moon

After 46 long years, Elon Musk`s space transportation company is all set to sent the world`s first private passenger to fly around the moon aboard its BFR launch vehicle.  Only 24 human beings have visited Moon till date, last being the Apollo mission in 1972. Now, after 46 long years, history is about to be written again. Elon Musk`s space transportation 149

27 July, 2018 2:20 PM Virgin Galactic Unity sets new record in test flight

Virgin resumed its passenger spaceflight programme in April, three and a half years after the fatal crash of SpaceshipTwo. On Thursday, Richard Branson’s space tourism company Virgin Galactic completed the third rocket-powered test flight of its Unity space plane over California’s Mojave Desert at a top speed of Mach 2.47, or almost two and half times 70

25 June, 2018 5:13 PM Space tourism takes its toll on body: NASA astronaut

Many are unprepared for the rigorous trip, says Anna Fisher. People who sign up with space tourism companies for a trip beyond the Earth may be unprepared for the rigours of spaceflight, according to a NASA astronaut. To date, only the Russian Space Agency, Roscosmos, has taken tourists into space, between 2001 and 2009. However, aerospace companies 68

24 April, 2018 7:37 PM Selfie point, a new attraction at Punnami Ghat

People obsessed with taking selfies have a brand new attraction to check out. The Krishna District Tourism Promotion Council has identified a ‘selfie point’ at the picturesque Punnami Ghat on the banks of River Krishna; a special spot designated for selfies that offers a spectacular blue and green background. District Collector B. Lakshmikantham on Tuesday 53

21 March, 2018 1:24 PM Travel, hospitality sector fast adopting digital technology: Report

Growing disposable incomes and the rise of millennials are making the travel and hospitality sector rapidly adopt various tools, technologies and digital platforms to improve customer experience, says a report. "We are in a digital era and travel and hospitality is not an exception. The rampant penetration of smartphone has transformed the travel consumption 75

27 February, 2018 6:48 PM Youth key to promoting cultural heritage: official

The beauty of Indian culture lies in the fact that it retains its core values even after assimilating good qualities of other civilizations, said Chief Executive Officer of A.P. Creativity and Culture Commission D. Vizai Bhaskar. He was addressing a conference on ‘Sustaining Cultural Heritage of India’ organised by the Department of History and Tourism 47

12 February, 2018 7:22 PM PM Modi talks about India's economic prowess at India-Oman business meet

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday joined the India-Oman business meet and talked about India's economic prowess and the investment opportunities in the country. India and Oman have signed eight agreements, including on cooperation in the field of defence, health and tourism, as Modi held wide-ranging talks with the Sultan of the country 95