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Showing posts from June 13, 2010

Hospitality sector in Darjeeling hit hard due to unrest

According to a report in Business Standard, hospitality industry in Darjeeling, including tour package operators, the hotel business and other auxiliaries have been hit hard due to the ensuing agitation for a separate Gorkhaland by Gorkhaland Janmukti Morcha. The continuing strikes and violence have had cascading effects on small and budget hotels, as well as large upscale hotels.

Travel products positioned as third most searched vertical on Google in India in 2009

Increasing number of Indians have been searching travel products on Google, as per the latest report released by Google – Brand Zeitgeist 2010. According to the findings of the report, 'travel' has been the third most searched vertical followed by telecom, finance industry, automobiles and education sector in 2009. The Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited (IRCTC) website ( has been in the 'Top 10' most searched brand in the travel category in 2009.