7000 Likes – Thank You!

September 24th, 2016 by The Tour Planners - Admin

We are so happy that our facebook page has reached a milestone today. And even happier now that it is growing so quickly since we hit that 7000 like.

We just wanted to say a big thank you to everyone who follows us and takes an interest in what we do. We really appreciate all the support you give and every kind word.

Your enthusiasm continues to inspire us as we work to bring you The Tour Planners, and we’re looking forward to seeing more of your comments.

The Tour Planners Facebook Page

We feel really grateful and a little overwhelmed that so many people care about this page and we want to extend our warmest thank yous to you all.

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05 Days Exotic Mauritius land packages starting from ₹15,499* per person only – Book Now!

August 30th, 2016 by The Tour Planners - Admin

♥ 05 Days Exotic Mauritius land packages starting from ₹15,499* per person only – Book Now! ♥ http://bit.ly/ExoticMauritius

Exotic Mauritius

Exotic Mauritius – Land Package 4nt Mauritius
Package ID: INTLMAU5D4N00021
Validity: 01st Sep. 2016 – 30th Sep. 2016
Duration: 5 Days / 4 Nights

Places like Mauritius are not of this world. But don’t just believe what we are saying. Take this short trip to the island and you’ll know why we said what we said. Soak up some sun and enjoy a drink until time comes to a complete standstill and you find yourself relaxed and joyous like never before. And when you feel like you are there, break loose and enjoy a plethora of activities in store. From scuba diving to sailing to sightseeing, this amazing holiday to Mauritius is a perfect blend of laidback relaxed moments and some foot-tapping fun!

Features/Cost Includes:

  • Meet & Assist at the Airport
  • Return Airport transfers on SIC basis
  • 04 Nights Accommodation on twin sharing basis.
  • Daily Breakfast & Dinner at Hotel / Resort (excluding drinks)
  • Full Day Ile Aux Cerfs Tour with speedboat transfers on SIC basis
  • Full Day North Tour on SIC basis
  • Full Day South Tour on SIC basis
  • Honeymoon Inclusions / Freebies as per Hotel/Resort

Tour Descriptions:

South Tour:
After breakfast drive to Curepipe to the spectacular crater “Trou aux Cerfs” where one enjoys the extensive view of the island. Few minutes away there is Floreal a destination which includes a textile museum/ shopping centers/ cafe/ 12 duty free boutiques/Ship model factory-shops. Then you proceed to discover the unspoilt beauty of the forest where flows a sacred lake, the “Grand Bassin” (Ganga Talao) a place for pilgrimage. Enjoy the magnificent view of Black River Gorge on the way to Chamarel, the place where the seven colour earth is found. Return back to hotel.

Ile Aux Cerfs (East Tour):
After breakfast leave for full day excursion to Ile aux cerfs Island. A speed boat will take you to an ideal place for sea lovers, which offers crystal clear water, fine golden sand and sparkling sunshine all fringed by “Filao” trees. Return back to hotel. Tip: Please carry swimming suits, towel & sun screen lotion.

North Tour:
After breakfast proceed for Port Louis/ view of the Citadel/ Champ de Mars/ Government House/ Harbour /Shopping in the local market. Drive through the city centre to reach “Caudan Waterfront” a commercial landmark of shops, restaurants, Craft market etc.

For Booking, Contact:
The Tour Planners
📞 +91 99 8888 1739, +91 82 8394 1739
🌐 www.thetourplanners.com

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Guess Bollywood Song / Movie?

January 29th, 2016 by The Tour Planners - Admin

One of Bollywood‬‘s most iconic songs, it was shot in Keukenhof Tulip Garden‬ in Netherlands‬ featuring Amitabh Bachchan and Rekha. Can you Guess‬ the song and film it’s in?

Song shot in ‎Keukenhof‬ ‎Tulip Garden‬ in Netherlands‬ featuring Amitabh Bachchan and Rekha

Song shot in ‎Keukenhof‬ ‎Tulip Garden‬ in Netherlands‬ featuring Amitabh Bachchan and Rekha


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Air fares set to rise as aviation fuel prices soar

September 3rd, 2013 by The Tour Planners - Admin

NEW DELHI: Get set for skyhigh air fares from next month when the peak travel period kicks off with the festive season. Oil companies have hiked aviation turbine fuel (ATF) prices by 7%, taking the prices of jet fuel — which is the single largest component of an airline’s operating cost — to an all-time high. Now ATF per kilo-litre costs Rs 75,031 in Delhi; Rs 77,632.4 in Mumbai and is the steepest in Kolkata at Rs 85,645.1.

Oil companies have hiked aviation turbine fuel (ATF) prices by 7% setting the stage for increase in air fares

“The July-September period is the leanest travel season of the year and at the moment, airlines are selling tickets at low fares to fill up planes. So hiking fares now may not be possible. Spot fares in the October-mid January season will be high. Expect a 25%-50% hike in spot fares in that period,” said an airline official.

The only way to escape high fares in that period will be to book as early as possible. “Advance domestic fares are very reasonable as airlines want to fill planes and also generate some much-needed cash. People should book now,” said Anil Kalsi, a leading Delhi-based travel agent.

ATF, whose price is high due to mix of high base price by oil companies and exorbitant sales tax rates by states, accounts for over half of an airline’s operating cost. Oil PSUs revise jet fuel pricesin the beginning of every month, depending on price of international crude and rupee’s exchange rate with the dollar. The latest hike has now brought ATF at record high, surpassing the previous high set last September. A year back, ATF cost was Rs 73,710.0 in Delhi — which was the highest ever then and in exactly a year a new record level has been reached. The aviation ministry has called a meeting of state aviation ministers next week and the issue of reducing sales tax will be discussed there, with more focus on Delhi and Mumbai to lower their taxes on ATF.

Airline sources point out that ATF prices have risen 22% from July to September. The overall cost of operations has gone up by 20% due to jet fuel prices and rupee devaluation. “While costs are up 20%, fares are lower by 30%. In early July, spot fares of Delhi-Mumbai and Delhi-Bangalore were about Rs 9,000 and Rs 9,800 respectively. The current spot fares for these two routes are Rs 6,000 and Rs 6,500. This is recipe for disaster,” said an airline official.

Domestic airlines have long complained of facing an extremely cost-hostile environment in India. The Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation (CAPA) estimates that airlines here have collectively lost Rs 53,650 crore from 2007 to 2013 and their debt on March 31, 2013, was close to Rs 1 lakh crore. “(While costs are significantly up), yields or fares are down by 30%. The industry has completely lost pricing focus…. Industry risk is at peak and I don’t rule out any industry rationalization (hinting at another airline’s closure) out of this crisis,” CAPA India chief Kapil Kaul said.

Source: The Times of India

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SC asks govt to allow fit taxis on Kothi-Rohtang route

August 10th, 2013 by The Tour Planners - Admin

The Supreme Court (SC) today passed an interim order diluting the ban on four-year-old taxis to ply on the Kothi-Rohtang route. A Bench comprising Justices Gyan Sudha Misra and PC Ghose directed the Himachal Pradesh government to test the fitness of the banned vehicles and allow them to ply if they complied with pollution and other norms.

The apex court passed the order on a petition filed by the Him-Aanchal Taxi Operators Union, Manali, challenging the HP High Court’s ban on commercial vehicles of more than four years’ old plying between Kothi and Rohtang.

Appearing for the union, senior counsel KV Viswanathan pleaded that instead having the age of the vehicles as the norm, the state government should prescribe the level of pollutants emitted by the taxis as the criterion for allowing them to ply. In several cases, a four-year-old taxi would not have done even 50,000 km and as such it was not fair to ban it, he contended.

The Bench said it would hear the case again after two weeks and asked the parties to file additional documents. It also asked the government to explore other options keeping in mind the interests of the taxi operators, commuters’ safety and environment.

The SC had issued notice to the state government on July 30 on the union’s petition contending that more than 75 per cent of the taxies numbering about 1,400 would go off the roads under the HC order.

The taxi owners had taken bank loans to buy the vehicles which they were still repaying and as such the HC decision would put them in a deep trouble, it was contended.

The HC had issued the order on the recommendations of the National Engineering Research Institute (NEERI), pointing out the fragile ecology in the high-altitude Rohtang area.

Source: The Tribune

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