Business travelers who are making their way across the subcontinent of India have numerous options when it comes time to travel from town to town.

Business travelers who are making their way across the subcontinent of India have numerous options when it comes time to travel from town to town. Those professionals who would rather stay on the ground won’t have to skimp on the quality of their journey, as Indian Railways and the Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation have announced the launch of a new luxury train line with service to three of the country’s most popular states.

The new line is called Royal Rajasthan on Wheels, and is being called “India’s most luxurious train.” With service beginning in Delhi, ending in Safdarjung, and moving through Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh, the journey is ideal for business travelers who will be spending a lot of time in the subcontinent.

Train travel is an excellent way for professionals to make their way across the country, as it’s more leisurely pace allows them plenty of time to complete their work on the road. Investing in an international calling card is another wise decision, as these items provide travelers with a versatile tool that can keep them in touch with the home office for a reasonable price.

At launch, the Royal Rajasthan on Wheels held a full house, with 61 of the 82 travelers enjoying the trip hailing from overseas. One of those passengers was Australian tourist Kent Vodan, who told the Indo-Asian News Service that he was impressed by the train immediately

“So far, the service has been really good and the crew is really hospitable,” said Vodan, as quoted by the India Daily News.

The train features 25 coaches and a bevy of luxurious amenities, including an onboard spa, gym, deluxe saloons and two restro-lounges.

Air Canada talks new low-cost carrier to be launched in June

Air Canada recently announced it will be integrating a new low-cost carrier as a part of the new leisure group taking flight in June, according to The Vancouver Sun. This move will ramp up the amount of Air Canada planes to 50 additional aircrafts.

“Our new leisure group will benefit from combining the low-cost carrier with the strong brand reputation of Air Canada Vacations and leveraging the established marketing and distribution channels of both Air Canada Vacations and Air Canada,” Air Canada CEO Calin Rovinescu told the news source. “As a result, Air Canada will be able to compete more effectively in this highly dynamic and expanding market.”

The details about the carrier’s name and schedule will be announced later this year, when Air Canada releases its schedule for 2013, the media outlet reports.

The low-cost carriers will attract the bargain-seekers, but it could also deter some of the higher-paying customers, as they will not want to be on a plane with more seats and less room. These low-cost carriers are most likely good news for consumer spending, but that all depends on how fast the new planes are put out.

“If they’re added in aggressively, then the capacity will be raised and that’s always good for the consumer,” David Typerman of Canaccord Genuity told the news outlet.”If they’re added in a relatively slow manner it may not make much difference because the market does grow over time so they may just be picking up the growth in the market.”

Those who want to talk about the new planes can make calls to Canada using calling cards.