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Leslie Thng joins Vistara as Chief Executive Officer  

Leslie Thng joins Vistara as Chief Executive Officer

Vistara recently announced the appointment of Leslie Thng as Chief Executive Officer effective October 16, 2017. Thng is succeeding Phee Teik Yeoh, who returns to Singapore Airlines to take u......
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FOREIGN EXCHANGE EARNINGS (IN RUPEE AND US $ TERMS) THROUGH TOURISM IN INDIA IN SEPTEMBER 2017  

FOREIGN EXCHANGE EARNINGS (IN RUPEE AND US $ TERMS) THROUGH TOURISM IN INDIA IN SEPTEMBER 2017

Ministry of Tourism estimates monthly Foreign Exchange Earnings (FEEs) through tourism in India, bo......
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CELEBRITY CRUISES COMES TO INDIA  

CELEBRITY CRUISES COMES TO INDIA

TIRUN Travel Marketing, the pioneer of cruise tourism in the country and the exclusive India representative of Celebrity Cruisesis excited to announce cruise sailings from and to Mumbai this winter......
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The UNWTO/PATA Forum on Tourism Trends and Outlook focus on sustainable tourism  

The UNWTO/PATA Forum on Tourism Trends and Outlook focus on sustainable tourism

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and the People’s Government of Guilin of China held the 11th UNWTO/PATA Forum on Tourism Trends and Outlook ......
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Open House Jerusalem 2017  

Open House Jerusalem 2017

Some of Jerusalem’s most fascinating architectural treasures will open their doors to the public for the Annual Open House Jerusalem festival, which takes place for the third year r......
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GoAir to relocate its entire operations to Terminal 2  

GoAir to relocate its entire operations to Terminal 2

Delhi International Airport Ltd (DIAL), announced that the revamped Terminal 2 of Indira Gandhi International Airport will be operational on 29th October 2017. ......
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Medical, wellness tourism policy for Karnataka soon  

Medical, wellness tourism policy for Karnataka soon

According to a report by The Hindu, the Karnataka government may soon come out with a medical and wellness tourism policy for Karnataka, said Gaurav Gupta, Principal Secretary, Department of ......
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IndiGo introduces special fares starting Rs. 1141  

IndiGo introduces special fares starting Rs. 1141

Low-cost carrier, IndiGo has announced Diwali special fares. The three day sale – starting from October 11 to 13, 2017 – is valid for travel 15 days post the date of b......
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Vistara announces its Diwali Special ‘Festival of Flights’ Sale  

Vistara announces its Diwali Special ‘Festival of Flights’ Sale

Vistara, a full-service carrier, announced the ‘Festival of Flights’ Sale in celebration of Diwali. The 48-hours only festive Sale offers all-inclusive fares starting at just INR ......
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Time for Retreat Taiwan  

Time for Retreat Taiwan

Health and wellness have become bywords in India, as people are embracing the benefits exercise offers combined with a healthy......
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PATA extends CEO Dr. Mario Hardy’s contract till January 1, 2021  

PATA extends CEO Dr. Mario Hardy’s contract till January 1, 2021

The Executive Board of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has extended the contract of Chief Executive Officer Dr. Mario Hardy for a period of three years commencing Janua......
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Jet Airways ties up with Tumhari Sulu; offers discounts for women travellers  

Jet Airways ties up with Tumhari Sulu; offers discounts for women travellers

Jet Airways announced a partnership with T-Series and Ellipsis Entertainment - producers of the forthcoming Hindi film, ‘Tumhari Sulu’, becoming the film’s ‘Official A......
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Upward Trend for Passenger Volume of 13.9 Percent Compared to the Previous Year  

Upward Trend for Passenger Volume of 13.9 Percent Compared to the Previous Year

Austrian Airlines carried a total of more than 9.8 million passengers in the first three quarters of 2017, comprising a rise of 13.9 percent. The flight offering in available seat kilometers (ASK) ......
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Engaging Youth Through Paryatan Parv  

Engaging Youth Through Paryatan Parv

India is abundant with rich cultural heritage and pristine natural beauty which not only attracts foreign tourists but also domestic tourists. India is promoted as tourist destination by central go......
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Seychelles Tourism Board organises three city India roadshow  

Seychelles Tourism Board organises three city India roadshow

Seychelles Tourist Office, India organised a three city roadshow from September 10 to 22, 2017 in Delhi, Ahmedabad and Mumbai. Each city saw travel trade partners interacting with 60 top agen......
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Australia records 15% growth in Indian arrivals for the YE June 2017  

Australia records 15% growth in Indian arrivals for the YE June 2017

Tourism Australia for the year ended (YE) June 2017 recorded over 277,100 Indian tourists thereby reflecting a significant growth of 15% as compared to the same period last year, making India......
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Jet Airways to introduce three new international services  

Jet Airways to introduce three new international services

Jet Airways will introduce three new international services to its already extensive global network this winter, besides reinforcing six existing routes with additional frequencies to meet gr......
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Tivoli Hotels and Resorts announces its expansion into the Middle East  

Tivoli Hotels and Resorts announces its expansion into the Middle East

With the goal of developing outstanding hotels in Qatar, Tivoli Hotels and Resorts – part of Minor Hotels – announces it is now operating the Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels in Doha, a colle......
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New in the Winter Flight Schedule 2017/18 Flights to the Seychelles Starting in October  

New in the Winter Flight Schedule 2017/18 Flights to the Seychelles Starting in October

Austrian Airlines will initiate flight service to the Seychelles starting with its winter 2017/18 flight schedule. As of October 25, 2017, Austrian will fly non-stop every Wednesday&......
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Jeju Shinhwa World announces official opening of Shinhwa Theme Park  

Jeju Shinhwa World announces official opening of Shinhwa Theme Park

Landing International's Jeju Shinhwa World announces official opening of Shinhwa Theme Park. The official opening has been set in December 2017, when the remaining facilities in Jeju Shin......
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GOA comes to Paris with a ‘Festival Extravaganza’  

GOA comes to Paris with a ‘Festival Extravaganza’

Goa Tourism sets the mood in Paris promoting Goa’s ever popular Carnival and season-long colorful and vibrant festivities and events that takes place in this part of Asia. While Carnival occu......
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Thailand hosted ASEAN Plus Three Tourism Youth Summit 2017  

Thailand hosted ASEAN Plus Three Tourism Youth Summit 2017

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) in cooperation with the Ministry of Tourism and Sports recently hosted the ASEAN Plus Three Tourism Youth Summit 2017, from 18 to 24 Se......
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78th SKAL World Congress begins in Hyderabad  

78th SKAL World Congress begins in Hyderabad

Skål, the biggest global travel and tourism organisation chose Hyderabad India to host their World Congress in 2017.   The proceedings started with a Wel......
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TAT wins TTG Travel Awards 2017 for Best Travel Marketing Effort  

TAT wins TTG Travel Awards 2017 for Best Travel Marketing Effort

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has won the “Outstanding Achievement Award for Best Travel Marketing Effort” at the 28th Annual T......
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ROSEATE HOTELS and RESORTS DEBUTS KHEER  

ROSEATE HOTELS and RESORTS DEBUTS KHEER

  Synonymous to finesse and urban elegance, Roseate Hotels & Resorts announces the launch......
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Tourism Secretary Flaggs off ‘Cycle Rally’ at India Gate as part of Paryatan Parv of M/O Tourism  

Tourism Secretary Flaggs off ‘Cycle Rally’ at India Gate as part of Paryatan Parv of M/O Tourism

Smt. Rashmi Verma, Secretary, Ministry of Tourism flagged off a Cycle Rally at India Gate, New Delhi this morning as a part of the ‘Paryatan Parv’ of the Ministry of Tourism. The Cycle ......
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Tourism Authority of Thailand restructures Deputy Governor positions  

Tourism Authority of Thailand restructures Deputy Governor positions

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has restructured the seven Deputy Governor positions effective from 1 October, this year.   Read More >>
PARYATAN PARV OF M/O TOURISM BEGINS TODAY ACROSS THE COUNTRY  

PARYATAN PARV OF M/O TOURISM BEGINS TODAY ACROSS THE COUNTRY

‘Paryatan Parv’ of the Ministry of Tourism begins today across the country. The Parv is being inaugurated at the Humayun’s Tomb, Ne......
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Mastercard Global Travel City honour for 2017 goes to Bangkok  

Mastercard Global Travel City honour for 2017 goes to Bangkok

Bangkok has confirmed its position as one of the world’s favourite holiday destinations, taking the top spot in the just-released Mastercard Global Destination Cities Index 2017<......
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Trafalgar announces all Autumn, Winter and Spring departures  

Trafalgar announces all Autumn, Winter and Spring departures

Trafalgar assures that agents can now confidently book holidays from October 2017 through to April 2018, resulting in departures for Autumn, Winter & Spring 2017/2018 now confirmed as 100......
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MoT plans nation-wide Tourism awareness programmes from October 5 to 25  

MoT plans nation-wide Tourism awareness programmes from October 5 to 25

Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, with the support of other Ministries and departments of the government and other private industry stakeholders, will conduct various Tourism awareness prog......
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Authentic Indian flavours in Monaco  

Authentic Indian flavours in Monaco

Are you a food lover? Are you eating Indian cuisine when you travel? Then, "Maya Jah" is the right place to dine-......
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Argentina hosts the 2nd UNWTO Global Conference on Wine Tourism  

Argentina hosts the 2nd UNWTO Global Conference on Wine Tourism

To highlight the relevance of wine and gastronomy as key components of tourism development, the 22ndUNWTO Global Conference on Wine Tourism was held in Mendoza, Argentina on 29-30 Se......
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Vistara launches host of benefits under ‘Vistara Direct’  

Vistara launches host of benefits under ‘Vistara Direct’

Vistara, launched ‘Vistara Direct’, a unique and exciting program under which the airline offers an array of benefits to travellers who book tickets directly on Vistara’s we......
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AirAsia India celebrates the launch of its new food menu  

AirAsia India celebrates the launch of its new food menu

AirAsia India conducted an exciting promotion for kid travellers across its network by serving the “Lil’ Star Combo”, specially curated t......
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SriLankan Airlines receives Four Star rating by Airline Passenger Experience Association  

SriLankan Airlines receives Four Star rating by Airline Passenger Experience Association

SriLankan Airlines added another feather to its cap by being honoured with a prestigious Four Star Rating by the Airline Passenger Experience Association (......
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Tourism Authority of Thailand wins four PATA Gold Awards 2017  

Tourism Authority of Thailand wins four PATA Gold Awards 2017

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and two Thai tourism operators were honoured with the PATA Gold Awards 2017 recently. TAT’s “Village to the World” corporate social respons......
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UNWTO General Assembly confirms World Committee on Tourism Ethics renewed until 2021  

UNWTO General Assembly confirms World Committee on Tourism Ethics renewed until 2021

With a leading role in the recent approval of the Framework Convention on Tourism Ethics by the UNWTO General Assembly held in Chen......
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Delhi Tourism celebrated World Tourism Day - 2017 with full fervor and enthusiasm  

Delhi Tourism celebrated World Tourism Day - 2017 with full fervor and enthusiasm

The World Tourism Day is marked and celebrated on 27th September with full enthusiasm and fervour among people of all communities around the globe.......
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Phu Kradueng Wake up Run promotes sustainable sports tourism  

Phu Kradueng Wake up Run promotes sustainable sports tourism

The Tourism Authority of Thailand’s (TAT) Loei Office in cooperation with Phu Kradueng National Park is organising the ‘Phu Kradueng Wake up Run‘ that will take p......
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Austrian Airlines Announces Passenger Record in its Anniversary Year  

Austrian Airlines Announces Passenger Record in its Anniversary Year

On September 30, 1957, the company “Austrian Airlines Österreichische Luftverkehrs Aktiengesellschaft” was founded in the large meeting room of Creditanstalt bank in Vienna’s......
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Madhya Pradesh takes home maximum accolades at National Tourism Awards  

Madhya Pradesh takes home maximum accolades at National Tourism Awards

Besides bagging the Hall of Fame Award for the Best State/UT for Comprehensive Development of Tourism category, Madhya Pradesh Tourism bagged a number of awards and accolades at the National Touris......
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President presents ‘NATIONAL TOURISM AWARDS, 2015-16’ to various segments of the travel, tourism and hospitality industry on ‘World Tourism Day’  

President presents ‘NATIONAL TOURISM AWARDS, 2015-16’ to various segments of the travel, tourism and hospitality industry on ‘World Tourism Day’

The President of India Shri Ram NathKovind presented the “National Tourism Awards, 2015-16” to various segments of the travel, tourism and hospitality industry at a function organised b......
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The WESTIN RESORT Nusa Dua, Bali presents a Curated Food Journey  

The WESTIN RESORT Nusa Dua, Bali presents a Curated Food Journey

Food lovers are in for a real treat as four Master Chefs will be joining forces at The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali on Saturday, 7th October 2017 for an evening of flavor and flair.......
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SriLankan Catering wins yet another Presidential Export Award  

SriLankan Catering wins yet another Presidential Export Award

SriLankan Catering Limited (SLC), a fully owned subsidiary of national carrier SriLankan Airlines, was named the winner of yet another Presidential Export Award, the third such award in recen......
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World Tourism Day being celebrated today  

World Tourism Day being celebrated today

With the theme of 'Sustainable Tourism - A tool for development', World Tourism Day is being celebrated today throughout the world. The official celebrations of World Tourism Day 2017......
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AVANI Hotels and Resorts Appoints Alejandro Bernabé as  Vice President of Operations  

AVANI Hotels and Resorts Appoints Alejandro Bernabé as Vice President of Operations

AVANI Hotels & Resorts, Minor Hotels’ vibrant upscale lifestyle brand, is delig......
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Maharashtra Premier State In Country In Infrastructure Projects  

Maharashtra Premier State In Country In Infrastructure Projects

State Gets Projects Worth Rs 5 Lakh 97K Crore    Maharashtra has ranked first in pumping up Infrastructure Facilitation proj......
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CFO Heinz Lachinger Leaves Austrian Airlines in 2018  

CFO Heinz Lachinger Leaves Austrian Airlines in 2018

Heinz Lachinger, 50, the longstanding CFO and Member of the Extended Management Board of Austrian Airlines, will leave the company on his own request at the end of March 2018. The search for a succ......
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Jharkhand Tourism Participates in PATA Travel Mart, Macao  

Jharkhand Tourism Participates in PATA Travel Mart, Macao

PromotingBuddha’s Relics at Itkhori dated from 200 B.C. to 1200 A.D.   State to attract more International Tou......
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Alitalia to resume flights  to India after 9 years with Delhi-Rome flight  

Alitalia to resume flights to India after 9 years with Delhi-Rome flight

Alitalia is ready to make a comeback to India after a big gap of 9years. It stopped operating in the country in 2008, the Italian airline will start a new direct flight between Delhi and Rome ......
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Tourism is growing despite terror fears  

Tourism is growing despite terror fears

Fear of terrorism is a major factor in holiday planning – Large variation in safety perceptions of different destinations – ITB Berlin and IPK International analyse global shift......
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Excise Department Notification Paves Way For Re-Opening of Bars and Permit Rooms Within City Limits  

Excise Department Notification Paves Way For Re-Opening of Bars and Permit Rooms Within City Limits

The Maharashtra State Excise Department has issued a notification to all concerned authorities to begin reissuing or renewing licences of bars and permit rooms affected by the Highway liquor ban wh......
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Creative Lamphun Festival held to showcase provinces creative tourism appeal	 

Creative Lamphun Festival held to showcase provinces creative tourism appeal

The weekend of 2 -3 September, 2017, saw the Creative Lamphun Festival take place in Lamphun, a key date among regional events & festivals, which was aimed at showcasing the Northern province&r......
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Austrian Airlines Signs Wet Lease Agreement with Adria Airways  

Austrian Airlines Signs Wet Lease Agreement with Adria Airways

Austrian Airlines will start a wet lease agreement with its Star partner Adria Airways. The aim of the agreement is to have reserve aircraft available to enable greater flexibility in flight planni......
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Ministry of Railways runs various Onam special Trains  

Ministry of Railways runs various Onam special Trains

In view of the continued emphasis by Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu on improving passenger services & amenities, Ministry of Railways has decided to run Onam Special Trains f......
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Inclement weather in Mumbai causes Indigo flights delayed  

Inclement weather in Mumbai causes Indigo flights delayed

The recent inclement weather in Mumbai during the last 24 hours has impacted flight operations out of and into Mumbai resulting in the delays of around an hour and a half in outbound flights. This ......
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AirAsia Group CEO set to speak at next PATA Youth Symposium in Macao SAR  

AirAsia Group CEO set to speak at next PATA Youth Symposium in Macao SAR

AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes is set to speak at the forthcoming PATA Youth Symposium in Macao SAR, hosted by the Institute for Tourism Studies (IFT).   Organised by the Ass......
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Saudi Arabia Says 1.497 Million Pilgrims Arrive For Hajj  

Saudi Arabia Says 1.497 Million Pilgrims Arrive For Hajj

Saudi Arabia has to date welcomed 1.497 million pilgrims who have flocked to the country in preparation for the annual Islamic Hajj pilgrimage, which is due to begin on August 30, 2017.
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PSU under Ministry of Railways, records 18 % rise in turnover and declares 66.5 % Dividend For FY 16-17  

PSU under Ministry of Railways, records 18 % rise in turnover and declares 66.5 % Dividend For FY 16-17

RITES Ltd., a schedule ‘A’, Mini Ratna Enterprise under the Ministry of Railways, has for the first time crossed benchmark turnover of Rs.1500 crore and registered gross turnover of Rs.......
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SATA Begins Evaluation of North India Nominees at Udmans Hotels by Ferns and Petals, New Delhi  

SATA Begins Evaluation of North India Nominees at Udmans Hotels by Ferns and Petals, New Delhi

Evaluation of nominees from North India for South Asian Travel Awards (SATA) 2017 has begun in Udman Hotels and Resorts by Ferns N Petals, the Hospitality Partner for North India.  
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Delhi Tourism and Austria Embassy showcase Women Achievers of past 200 years  

Delhi Tourism and Austria Embassy showcase Women Achievers of past 200 years

Austrian Cultural Forum of the Austrian Embassy, New Delhi together with Delhi Tourism has embarked upon to present an unusual touring Exhibition which attempts to project the life stories of impor......
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Israel hosts the Special Topic Conference (STC)  

Israel hosts the Special Topic Conference (STC)

The Special Topic Conference (STC) ‘The practice of patient centered care: Empowering and engaging patients in the digital era’ in memory of Assa Reichert, will take place in Tel Aviv, ......
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Ashwani Lohani appointed as New Chairman, Ministry of Railways  

Ashwani Lohani appointed as New Chairman, Ministry of Railways

Ashwani Lohani, IRSME has been appointed as Chairman, Railway Board (Ministry of Railways) and ex-officio Principal Secretary to Government of India vice Shri A.K.Mital. He assumed charge of his ne......
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Hong Kong Tourism Travel Mission 2017 Kick-starts in India  

Hong Kong Tourism Travel Mission 2017 Kick-starts in India

The Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) has kick-started it annual travel mission in India from 21st – 25th August with 31 Hong Kong trade partners joining the program. Covering 4 key markets the ......
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Headline news from ITB Berlin: Sustainability in tourism on the international agenda  

Headline news from ITB Berlin: Sustainability in tourism on the international agenda

The United Nations has proclaimed 2017 the 'International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development'. Under the aegis of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) the declared......
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Monaco from the Heart of Kashi  

Monaco from the Heart of Kashi" by Amit Aggarwal created a cultural connect at Lakme Fashion Week

Monaco Tourism brought the incredible collection by fantasy designer Amit Aggarwal at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2017. The ensembles were a masterly showcase of craftsmanship, style, ......
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UNWTO Launches ‘Travel.Enjoy.Respect’ Campaign  

UNWTO Launches ‘Travel.Enjoy.Respect’ Campaign

In the framework of the International Year on Sustainable Tourism for Development, 2017, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is launching a consumer-oriented campaign aimed at raising awareness ......
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Poli House Hotel listed aming Conde Nast Travelers' Hot List for 2017  

Poli House Hotel listed aming Conde Nast Travelers' Hot List for 2017

The Poli House, Tel Aviv, is listed in Condé Nast Traveler’s Hot List for 2017 of best new hotels in the world. Editors and reporters crisscrossed more than 50 countries to review hund......
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Foreign Exchange Earnings (in Rupee and US $ Terms) through Tourism in India in July 2017  

Foreign Exchange Earnings (in Rupee and US $ Terms) through Tourism in India in July 2017

Ministry of Tourism estimates monthly Foreign Exchange Earnings (FEEs) through tourism in India, both in rupee and dollar terms based on the credit data of Travel Head from Balance of Payments of R......
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Performance of Domestic Airlines for the year 2017  

Performance of Domestic Airlines for the year 2017

Traffic data submitted by various domestic airlines has been analysed for the month of July, 2017. Following are the salient features: Passengers carried by domestic airlines d......
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Tourism leaders back PATA Global Insights Conference in Auckland  

Tourism leaders back PATA Global Insights Conference in Auckland

The highly-acclaimed PATA Global Insights Conference (PGIC) returns to Auckland, New Zealand on September 29, 2017. With the support of Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED) and......
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Sands Resorts in Macao launches exclusive Diwali Package  

Sands Resorts in Macao launches exclusive Diwali Package

Sands Resorts Macao recently announced specially designed Diwali packages for stay at The Venetian Macao, Conrad Macao, Cotai Central; Holiday Inn Macao Cotai Central and the newly opened resort - ......
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Ooredoo as Platinum Partner and Equator Village Addu City as the Host of SATA 2017  

Ooredoo as Platinum Partner and Equator Village Addu City as the Host of SATA 2017

South Asian Travel Awards (SATA) has announced exclusive partners of this year’s edition at ceremony held at Champa Central Hotel in Maldives capital Male'.   Ooredoo......
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Upgraded Passenger Terminal Building of Jammu Airport Inaugurated  

Upgraded Passenger Terminal Building of Jammu Airport Inaugurated

The upgraded passenger terminal building of Jammu Airport was inaugurated by Shri P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju, Union Minister for Civil Aviation and Ms. Mehbooba Mufti, Chief Minister of Jammu & Ka......
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13th ATOAI Convention to be held in Kumarakom, Kerala from Sept 18-21  

13th ATOAI Convention to be held in Kumarakom, Kerala from Sept 18-21

The Adventure Tour Operators Association of India (ATOAI) will hold its 13th Annual Convention at Backwaters Ripples Resort, Kumarakom, Kerala from September 18 - 21, 2017. The theme for this year&......
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Melbourne named World's Most Liveable City seventh time in a row  

Melbourne named World's Most Liveable City seventh time in a row

Melbourne has been named The World's Most Liveable City for the seventh consecutive year by the annual Economist Intelligence Unit’s (EIU) Global Liveability Index.  
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Resplendent Ceylon announces its newest luxury retreat in Sri Lanka- Wild Coast Tented Lodge  

Resplendent Ceylon announces its newest luxury retreat in Sri Lanka- Wild Coast Tented Lodge

Resplendent Ceylon, the benchmark for boutique, small luxury resorts in Sri Lanka has announced its newest resort offering- the Wild Coast Tented Lodge. Ideally located at the edge of Yala National......
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7.4% Growth in Foreign Tourist Arrivals in July, 2017 over July, 2016  

7.4% Growth in Foreign Tourist Arrivals in July, 2017 over July, 2016

Ministry of Tourism compiles monthly estimates of Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) & FTAs on e- Tourist Visa on the basis of Nationality-wise, Port-wise data received from Bureau of Immigration ......
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Crowe Horwath Maldives  

Crowe Horwath Maldives" has been appointed as the official auditors of South Asian Travel Awards (SATA)

Leading Business Auditor "Crowe Horwath Maldives" has been appointed as the official auditors of South Asian Travel Awards (SATA)   SATA having over 414 nominations from five d......
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Measures to Improve Catering Services in Indian Railways  

Measures to Improve Catering Services in Indian Railways

Indian Railways is taking several measures to improve catering services on over its network. It is emphasised that improvement of catering being an on-going process. A new Catering Policy has been ......
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Monaco Tourism presents Amit Aggarwal at Lakme Fashion Week Winter / Festive 2017  

Monaco Tourism presents Amit Aggarwal at Lakme Fashion Week Winter / Festive 2017

India's renowned couture designer, Amit Aggarwal draws inspiration from the luxurious wedding destination, Monaco for his AW'17 bridal couture collection which will be showcased on Friday, ......
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World Tourism Day 2017 celebrated on the theme Sustainable Tourism – a Tool for Development    

World Tourism Day 2017 celebrated on the theme Sustainable Tourism – a Tool for Development

This year’s World Tourism Day, held on 27 September, will be focused on Sustainable Tourism – a Tool for Development. Celebrated in line with the 2017 International Year of Sustainable ......
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The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali Acknowledged with Five Prestigious Awards  

The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali Acknowledged with Five Prestigious Awards

The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali is proud to announce that it has added five new accolades to its growing collection.   Heavenly Spa by Westin recently claimed Global Winner st......
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Jordan Tourism Board holds Educational Seminars in Mumbai, Bangalore and New Delhi  

Jordan Tourism Board holds Educational Seminars in Mumbai, Bangalore and New Delhi

Think Strawberries, Jordan Tourism Board's Representative Office in India held multi-city Educational Seminars in the major outbound cities of India, New Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore recently. T......
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Spain Reaches The Mark of 100,000 Record Number of Arrivals  

Spain Reaches The Mark of 100,000 Record Number of Arrivals

Spain registered 105,646 Indian arrivals in 2016, an increment of 17.08% over the previous year. In this way, for the first time it has surpassed the number of 100,000 tourists coming from India.
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Upward Trend for Passenger Volume in July: +14.8% Compared to the Previous Year  

Upward Trend for Passenger Volume in July: +14.8% Compared to the Previous Year

Austrian Airlines further increased its passenger volume in the month of July 2017: Austria’s red-white-red carrier transported close to 1.4 million passengers, corresponding to a rise of 14.......
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 Air Cargo Posts Strongest First Half-Year Growth Since 2010  

Air Cargo Posts Strongest First Half-Year Growth Since 2010

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), grew by 10.4% in the first-half of ......
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"Embraer fleet complete – #17 OE-LWN took off on maiden flight"

On the weekend, the seventeenth Embraer Jet bearing the registration number OE-LWN took off on its initial flight OS 683 from Vienna to Zagreb. Thus, the Embraer fleet is complete, which is gradual......
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Star Studded 18th World Gourmet Festival Returns to Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel in A Gastronomic Landmark Year  

Star Studded 18th World Gourmet Festival Returns to Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel in A Gastronomic Landmark Year

During a year when the Thai capital is taking its rightful place on the international culinary stage - from being ranked as the best city in the world for street food and the top spot in Asia's......
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Double Tracking of North East Frontier Railway  

Double Tracking of North East Frontier Railway

Doubling is taken up when the routes are saturated.  They are taken up in phases depending upon traffic density. As on date, 5 doubling projects have been taken up in North Eastern Regio......
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Strong demand growth continues in June : IATA  

Strong demand growth continues in June : IATA

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic data for June showing that demand (measured in total revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose by 7.8% compare......
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Odisha Tourism Minister highlights development initiatives  

Odisha Tourism Minister highlights development initiatives

Indian Association of Tour Operators’ (IATO) interactive luncheon meeting at Eros Hotel, New Delhi, Ashok Chandra Panda, Minister of Tourism and Culture (IC), Government of Odisha said that t......
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Government records 12.7% growth in domestic tourists  

Government records 12.7% growth in domestic tourists

The number of domestic tourist visits to all States/Union Territories (UTs), including the visits for religious and medical purpose, has increased to 161.4 Crore in 2016 from 143.2 Crore in 2015, r......
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AIRail Expansion between Salzburg Central Railway Station and Vienna Airport    

AIRail Expansion between Salzburg Central Railway Station and Vienna Airport

As of September 1, 2017, Austrian Airlines and the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) are expanding their cooperation program entitled “AIRail” on the route between Salzburg Central R......
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OECD includes UNWTO in the list of Development Assistance Organizations  

OECD includes UNWTO in the list of Development Assistance Organizations

The OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC), representing thirty of the main donor countries, has included the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in the List of ODA- eligible International Orga......
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Austrian Airlines Increases Earnings and Raises Forecast for 2017  

Austrian Airlines Increases Earnings and Raises Forecast for 2017

Austrian Airlines generated considerably higher earnings than expected in the first half of 2017. Earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) totaled EUR 8 million, comprising a year-on-year rise of ......
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UNWTO Manila Conference sets roadmap to Measure Sustainable Tourism  

UNWTO Manila Conference sets roadmap to Measure Sustainable Tourism

Over 1000 experts from 88 countries convened for four days in Manila, The Philippines, at the 6th International Conference on Tourism Statistics: Measuring Sustainable Tourism (21-24 June 2017).
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Travel trade votes for South Africa as the Best Adventure Destination at 2017 East India Travel Awards.  

Travel trade votes for South Africa as the Best Adventure Destination at 2017 East India Travel Awards.

Most famous for its wildlife-driven holidays, South Africa’s adventure holiday capabilities have received a vote of confidence from the Indian travel trade “This award is especially hea......
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Ministry of Tourism, Kerala Tourism and Cox and Kings to be honoured with PATA Gold Award 2017  

Ministry of Tourism, Kerala Tourism and Cox and Kings to be honoured with PATA Gold Award 2017

Winners of the 2017 PATA Grand and Gold Awards were announced by the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA). Among them the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India is recognised in the category of......
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ATEED teams up with PATA to host Tourism Leaders Forum  

ATEED teams up with PATA to host Tourism Leaders Forum

Tourism industry leaders in New Zealand are set to address the challenges and opportunities facing public and private organisations as the nation seeks to maximise the sector’s economic benef......
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Palazzo Versace Dubai announced as the 'Best Venue for Intimate Weddings and Celebrations'  

Palazzo Versace Dubai announced as the 'Best Venue for Intimate Weddings and Celebrations'

Palazzo Versace Dubai took home the award for Best Venue for Intimate Weddings and Celebrations at the Experiential Venue Awards 2017.   The awards ceremony, which recently too......
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Bangkok Airways wins “Best Full-Service Boutique Airline – APAC” By Air Transport Awards 2017  

Bangkok Airways wins “Best Full-Service Boutique Airline – APAC” By Air Transport Awards 2017

Bangkok Airways Public Company Limited is announced as the winner of “Best Full-Service Boutique Airline – APAC” by Transport News Intl, the transportation industry’s leadin......
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Fortune India presents award to Granules India Limited  

Fortune India presents award to Granules India Limited

Fortune India has published 2017 list of The Next 500 Companies and ranked various mid-size companies. Granules India Limited features in the list as 60th rank holder. The Company was ranked at 111......
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Discovering unique identities at PATAcademy - HCD  

Discovering unique identities at PATAcademy - HCD

Travel and tourism industry professionals have been learning the secrets of effective public speaking at a three-day Human Capacity Development workshop organised by the Pacific Asia Travel Associa......
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Qatar Airways Increases Frequency To Moscow With Additional Daily Flight  

Qatar Airways Increases Frequency To Moscow With Additional Daily Flight

Qatar Airways is pleased to announce that it has added additional flights to its Moscow route, bringing the total frequency to 21 flights per week between Doha and the Russian capital. Commencing 2......
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IATA appoints Edenred and MSTS to implement IATA EasyPay  

IATA appoints Edenred and MSTS to implement IATA EasyPay

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced key milestones toward implementing the New Generation of IATA Settlement Systems (NewGen ISS). Edenred and Multiservice Technology Solut......
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Foreign Exchange Earnings (In Rupee And US $ Terms) through Tourism in India in June 2017  

Foreign Exchange Earnings (In Rupee And US $ Terms) through Tourism in India in June 2017

Ministry of Tourism estimates monthly Foreign Exchange Earnings (FEEs) through tourism in India, both in rupee and dollar terms. Based on the credit data of Travel Head from Balance of Payments of ......
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Malaysian Delegation expressed interest in Station Redevelopment Program  

Malaysian Delegation expressed interest in Station Redevelopment Program

In connection with Station Redevelopment Program, Malaysian Delegation visited Rail Bhavan i.e. 18th July, 2017 and had a meeting with the senior officials of Railway Board. In the meeting, Malaysi......
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22.5% growth in foreign tourist arrivals in June, 2017 over June 2016  

22.5% growth in foreign tourist arrivals in June, 2017 over June 2016

Ministry of Tourism compiles monthly estimates of Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) & FTAs on e- Tourist Visa on the basis of Nationality-wise, Port-wise data received from Bureau of Immigration ......
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Austrian Airlines Celebrates Two Million Embraer Passengers  

Austrian Airlines Celebrates Two Million Embraer Passengers

Austrian Airlines integrated the first Embraer jet in its fleet in January 2016. In the meantime, 16 aircraft of this type are being deployed on European short- and medium-haul routes to more than ......
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Raipur Airport Ranked First in Customer Satisfaction Index Survey  

Raipur Airport Ranked First in Customer Satisfaction Index Survey

Raipur’s Swami Vivekananda Airport was once again ranked first in Customer Satisfaction among 49 airports in the country. Raipur Airport achieved 4.84 score on a five point scale index in the......
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Strong tourism results in the first part of 2017  

Strong tourism results in the first part of 2017

International tourist arrivals worldwide grew by 6% in January-April of 2017 compared to the same period last year, with business confidence reaching its highest levels in a decade. Sustained growt......
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Holland records 19% growth in Indian arrivals in Q1 2017  

Holland records 19% growth in Indian arrivals in Q1 2017

Netherlands Board of Tourism & Conventions (NBTC) announced an increase in Indian arrivals to the Netherlands in the first quarter of 2017. In comparison with the last year’s Q1 Indian ar......
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Tourism key to foster trade in Least Developed Countries  

Tourism key to foster trade in Least Developed Countries

Tourism can make a strong contribution to the economies of Least Developed Countries where the sector is a major exporter concludes the report ‘Tourism for Sustainable Development in Least De......
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South African Tourism targets Delhi’s Ultra HNHs through travel agent training programme  

South African Tourism targets Delhi’s Ultra HNHs through travel agent training programme

South African Tourism concluded the 7th edition of its annual travel trade training sessions in Delhi.  Aimed at equipping travel agents with the best tips to sell the destination, ‘Lear......
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16th Austrian Embraer OE-LWP took off on maiden flight to Bologna  

16th Austrian Embraer OE-LWP took off on maiden flight to Bologna

Embraer aircraft took off on its initial flight OS 549 from Vienna to Bologna. The Embraer featuring the registration number OE-LWP is the 16th of a total of 17 aircraft of this type, which will jo......
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Tamil Nadu mulls VAT sop on ATF for UDAN flights  

Tamil Nadu mulls VAT sop on ATF for UDAN flights

Aviation turbine fuel (ATF) for aircraft that will operate under the proposed Regional Connectivity Scheme UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik) will be eligible for a concessional value added tax (VAT) o......
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Traffic Results for the first half of 2017: Additional 690,000 Passengers flew with Austrian Airlines  

Traffic Results for the first half of 2017: Additional 690,000 Passengers flew with Austrian Airlines

Austrian Airlines carried almost 5.8 million passengers in the period January to June 2017, comprising an increase of around 690,000 passengers or 13.5 percent in a year-on-year comparison. This gr......
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HRAWI To Organize Seminar On GST For Hoteliers and Restaurateurs  

HRAWI To Organize Seminar On GST For Hoteliers and Restaurateurs

After close to two weeks of relative uncertainty, many misconceptions, and quite a few incorrect assumptions, hotel and restaurants in Mumbai will have an opportunity to clear the cloud over GST an......
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Minister of Railways Inaugurates Madgaon leg of the Science Express today  

Minister of Railways Inaugurates Madgaon leg of the Science Express today

The IX Phase of the prestigious Science Express exhibition train which is on a Nationwide tour since 17 February 2017 reached Madgaon in Goa today i.e. 11 July 2017. This phase of train is being re......
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India becomes the top source market for Sri Lanka  

India becomes the top source market for Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau organised a travel-trade interaction in Kolkata on the 6th July, this year. The objective of this event was to highlight and boom Sri Lanka as a leading leisure a......
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Air France increases services to Costa Rica during the 2017-18 winter season  

Air France increases services to Costa Rica during the 2017-18 winter season

To meet high market demand, Air France will offer as from this winter one additional flight to San José (Costa Rica) on departure from Paris-Charles de Gaulle. A service connecting San Jos&e......
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Canaries take Flight: British Airways announces new winter schedule  

Canaries take Flight: British Airways announces new winter schedule

British Airways is making enjoying the winter sun even easier for customers this year with extra flights from Heathrow and Gatwick being added to the airline's schedules.  
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Air Canada Sets Record for Passengers Carried  

Air Canada Sets Record for Passengers Carried

Air Canada transported close to one million customers throughout the six-day holiday period, during which it achieved a single-day record for passengers carried. On Thursday, June 29, Air Canada we......
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Jet Airways announces winner of 'The Billion Miles Festival’  

Jet Airways announces winner of 'The Billion Miles Festival’

Jet Airways, India’s full-service, premiere international airline, today announced Mr. Shantanu Kumar as the Grand Prize winner of the ‘The Billion Miles Festival’ held by the air......
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Austrian Airlines to Launch Flight Service to Cape Town and Tokyo  

Austrian Airlines to Launch Flight Service to Cape Town and Tokyo

Austrian Airlines will include two new long-haul destinations in its portfolio starting in 2018. As of May 15, 2018, it will offer up to five weekly flights to Tokyo, and also fly to Cape Town twic......
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UNWTO appoints the President of Malta as Special Ambassador of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development  

UNWTO appoints the President of Malta as Special Ambassador of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development

Marie Louise Coleiro Preca, President of the Republic of Malta, has been nominated as Special Ambassador of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. The appointment took place......
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Qatar Airways Congratulates Germany On Winning The FIFA Confederations Cup 2017  

Qatar Airways Congratulates Germany On Winning The FIFA Confederations Cup 2017

Qatar Airways, the Official Partner and Official Airline of FIFA, congratulates Germany on winning the final match of the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 which took place Sunday night in St. Petersbur......
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Cathay Dragon grows Mainland China network through expansion of codeshare arrangement with Shenzhen Airlines  

Cathay Dragon grows Mainland China network through expansion of codeshare arrangement with Shenzhen Airlines

Cathay Dragon today announced an expansion of its codeshare agreement with Shenzhen Airlines that will see the airline add three new destinations to its network in Mainland China.  
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Zhao Guang You - Imperial Cuisine in Business Class of Air France  

Zhao Guang You - Imperial Cuisine in Business Class of Air France

On departure from Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport, and for a period of one year, Zhao Guang You, chef of the JE Mansion restaurant in Beijing, will be signing new dishes for the Company on flights ......
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ADTOI organises GST workshop for members  

ADTOI organises GST workshop for members

In a bid to prepare its members for the new Goods and Service Tax (GST) regime, Association of Domestic Tour Operators of India(ADTOI) organised a workshop for its members on July 1, 2017. The work......
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Maharashtra is ready for 4 crore Sapling Plantation  

Maharashtra is ready for 4 crore Sapling Plantation

Buoyed by the overwhelming response by the people from all walks of life in Maharashtra to State Forests and Finance & Planning Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar’s appeal or planting 2 crore pl......
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Singapore Airlines introduces A350 services to India  

Singapore Airlines introduces A350 services to India

Singapore Airlines is pleased to announce the introduction of its A350 services to India. Mumbai will be the 16th destination within its network to receive the Airbus A350-900 aircraft. The daily s......
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Cathay Pacific announces new codeshare agreement with MIAT Mongolian Airlines  

Cathay Pacific announces new codeshare agreement with MIAT Mongolian Airlines

Cathay Pacific and MIAT Mongolian Airlines today announced a new codeshare agreement which is set to benefit the customers of both airlines.   Starting 12 July 2017, Cathay Pac......
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Airbnb signed MoU with World Bank to enhance rural tourism  

Airbnb signed MoU with World Bank to enhance rural tourism

The World Bank group and Airbnb on Wednesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), validating their combined efforts to boost the tourism industries of developing economies, at the Tourism Kn......
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‘Bombas Gens’ opens to the public on 8th July in Valencia  

‘Bombas Gens’ opens to the public on 8th July in Valencia

Bombas Gens, an old factory located in Valencia, opens its doors on 8th July as the new headquarter of the ‘Fundació Per Amor a l’Art’. After almost two years of refurbishm......
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Tourism and future energy: committed to curb emissions  

Tourism and future energy: committed to curb emissions

Under the title ‘Tourism and Future Energy: Unlocking low-carbon growth opportunities’, industry leaders and policy makers have convened in the Kazakh capital city of Astana to discuss ......
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GoAir launches third daily direct flight between Bengaluru and New Delhi  

GoAir launches third daily direct flight between Bengaluru and New Delhi

GoAir, one of India’s fastest growing airlines, is set to increase its operations between Bengaluru and New Delhi with the launch of a third daily direct flight between the two cities, with e......
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Garuda Indonesia awarded 'World's Best Cabin Crew' for Fourth Consecutive Year  

Garuda Indonesia awarded 'World's Best Cabin Crew' for Fourth Consecutive Year

Garuda Indonesia, the national flag carrier of Indonesia, has been awarded 'World's Best Cabin Crew 2017' by the Skytrax World Airline Awards, held at the Paris Air Show, Le Bourget, Fr......
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Maldives nominated for Indian Ocean best spa Destination-2017 at 3rd Annual World Spa Awards  

Maldives nominated for Indian Ocean best spa Destination-2017 at 3rd Annual World Spa Awards

The 3rd Annual World Spa Awards has today announced the final nominees for its prestigious 2017 awards. The Maldives has been nominated for Indian Ocean Best Spa Destination at 3rd Annual World Spa......
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Ministry of Railways Observes The International Day of Yoga 2017  

Ministry of Railways Observes The International Day of Yoga 2017

Ministry of Railways organised the International Day of Yoga today on 21st June, 2017 in Rail Bhawan as per the directions of the Ministry of AYUSH.   The Union Minister for Ra......
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Lords Hotels and Resorts Celebrates World Environment Day  

Lords Hotels and Resorts Celebrates World Environment Day

On the occasion of World Environment Day on 5th June, 2017 Lords Hotels & Resorts celebrated the day with ‘Connecting People to Nature’, United Nations Environment Programmme (UNEP)......
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World Airline Awards 2017: Austrian Airlines Champion Once Again  

World Airline Awards 2017: Austrian Airlines Champion Once Again

Austrian Airlines was named the European champion in 2017 for its service for the fourth year in a row. The national airline once again achieved a top ranking in the renowned SKYTRAX World Airline ......
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Ministry of Tourism celebrates ‘3rd International Day of Yoga’  

Ministry of Tourism celebrates ‘3rd International Day of Yoga’

1. The International Day of Yoga was highlighted at the India stand at SATTE, Delhi in Feb 2017 and Yogshala Expo held in Delhi in June 2017. 2. A group of 53 international gue......
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Thailand Shopping and Dining Paradise 2017 receives supports from Air Asia  

Thailand Shopping and Dining Paradise 2017 receives supports from Air Asia

The Thailand Shopping and Dining Paradise 2017, formerly known as the Amazing Thailand Grand Sale, has received support from AirAsia which today organised a ‘Top Shopper’s shopping chal......
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Foreign Exchange Earnings (in Rupee and US $ terms) through tourism in India in May 2017  

Foreign Exchange Earnings (in Rupee and US $ terms) through tourism in India in May 2017

Ministry of Tourism estimates monthly Foreign Exchange Earnings (FEEs) through tourism in India, both in rupee and dollar terms. Based on the credit data of Travel Head from Balance of Payments of ......
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Thailand Travel Mart 2017 ends successful two-year run in Chiang Mai, moves to Pattaya in 2018	 

Thailand Travel Mart 2017 ends successful two-year run in Chiang Mai, moves to Pattaya in 2018

Thailand’s main travel trade show, the Thailand Travel Mart Plus Amazing Gateway to the Greater Mekong Subregion (TTM+) has ended a successful two-year run in the Northern capital of Chiang M......
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Visit the Taiwan Hot Air Balloon Festival   

Visit the Taiwan Hot Air Balloon Festival

Big, beautiful, colorful hot air balloons dreamily float through the air as tourists hasten to catch a glimpse of their splendor or ride them through the skies, taking in the beauty of the valley b......
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Jammu and Kashmir Tourism and Tourism Stakeholders of JandK  focuses on Shri Amarnathji Yatra 2017  

Jammu and Kashmir Tourism and Tourism Stakeholders of JandK focuses on Shri Amarnathji Yatra 2017

Chairman, Tourism Federation of Jammu, Shri Rajesh Gupta along with prominent members of Tourism Trade of Jammu & Kashmir including S.Amrik Singh, Nazir A Mir, Karan Watal, B.B.Kotwal had inter......
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Hotel Industry To Get Partial Relief In GST  

Hotel Industry To Get Partial Relief In GST

The Hotel and Restaurant Association of Western India (HRAWI) has welcomed the revised GST slab on hotel room tariffs that effectively widens the tax slab of 18 per cent to tariffs ranging between ......
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Qatar Airways set to reveal first Aircraft fitted with award-winning Qsuite at Paris Air Show 2017  

Qatar Airways set to reveal first Aircraft fitted with award-winning Qsuite at Paris Air Show 2017

Qatar Airways is set to steal the limelight at this year’s Paris Air Show, taking place from 19 to 25 June at Le Bourget in Paris, with the launch of the first aircraft in its fleet fitted wi......
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Cathay Pacific releases combined traffic figures for May 2017  

Cathay Pacific releases combined traffic figures for May 2017

Cathay Pacific Airways today released combined Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon traffic figures for May 2017 that show a slight decrease in the number of passengers carried and an increase in cargo......
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Qatar Airways’ Global operations running smoothly, with Majority of Flights operating as Scheduled  

Qatar Airways’ Global operations running smoothly, with Majority of Flights operating as Scheduled

Qatar Airways’ operations to and from its Doha hub are running smoothly, with the vast majority of flights operating as scheduled.   In the past week, the award-winning g......
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Linking up Sao Paulo to its freighter network, Turkish Cargo continues to strengthen its coverage  

Linking up Sao Paulo to its freighter network, Turkish Cargo continues to strengthen its coverage

Turkish Cargo, the leading brand providing services to 120 countries in the world thanks to its extensive network, launches its scheduled cargo flights on June 25, 2017 to Sao Paulo which is one of......
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Vistara announces The Great Monsoon Sale : all-in fares starting INR 849  

Vistara announces The Great Monsoon Sale : all-in fares starting INR 849

Vistara, India’s finest full-service carrier, today launched ‘The Great Monsoon Sale’ that offers all-inclusive fares starting INR 849 in Economy Class and INR 2099 in Premium Eco......
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Hotels.com reveals the 2017 India Edition of the Monsoon Travel Hotlist  

Hotels.com reveals the 2017 India Edition of the Monsoon Travel Hotlist

While the peak summer travel season may have reached its flag end, Indian travelers have already geared up for their Monsoon getaways. Traditionally not considered a preferred travel period, Monsoo......
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South Africa hosts Indaba 2017 post tour to George, Oudtrshoorn and Knysna  

South Africa hosts Indaba 2017 post tour to George, Oudtrshoorn and Knysna

South African Tourism celebrated a fruitful Indaba 2017 with over 20,000 meetings held over the three show days – an increase of over 20% compared to last year’s figure. Indaba is South......
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55.3% Growth in Foreign Tourist Arrivals on E-Tourist Visa in May, 2017 over May, 2016  

55.3% Growth in Foreign Tourist Arrivals on E-Tourist Visa in May, 2017 over May, 2016

Ministry of Tourism compiles monthly estimates of Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) & FTAs on e- Tourist Visa on the basis of Nationality-wise, Port-wise data received from Bureau of Immigration ......
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 Korea Tourism Organization to tap the consumers in 2017, K-Pop a key aspect to create awareness  

Korea Tourism Organization to tap the consumers in 2017, K-Pop a key aspect to create awareness

To celebrate the 30 years of Korea - Bhutan diplomatic relations, Tourism Council of Bhutan has organized K-Pop concert in Bhutan on 17th June 2017 at the Main Football Stadium, Thimpu. Over 30,000......
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Singapore Airlines introduces special website and mobile app offer  

Singapore Airlines introduces special website and mobile app offer

Singapore Airlines is pleased to announce a special offer exclusively for its new and existing KrisFlyer loyalty card members. Rewarding those who love to travel, customers booking a Singapore Airl......
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HRAWI’s Project Pickle Initiative Receives Accolades At India CSR Leadership Summit and Awards 2017  

HRAWI’s Project Pickle Initiative Receives Accolades At India CSR Leadership Summit and Awards 2017

At a recently held forum in India’s Corporate Social Responsibility sector, the Hotel and Restaurant Association of Western India (HRAWI) won an award for the initiative ‘Project Pickle......
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Prime Minister of Samoa appointed Ambassador of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development by UNWTO  

Prime Minister of Samoa appointed Ambassador of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development by UNWTO

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has appointed the Prime Minister of Samoa, Hon. Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, as Special Ambassador of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism 2017. The......
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HRANI Submits for 12%  Hospitality Tax to GST Council  

HRANI Submits for 12% Hospitality Tax to GST Council

The Hotel and Restaurant Association of Northern India (HRANI), has submitted for a One Nation One Hospitality Tax of 12% to the sectoral Working group of Travel & Tourism formed by The GST Cou......
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Austrian Airlines increased its passenger volume in May 2017 compared to previous year  

Austrian Airlines increased its passenger volume in May 2017 compared to previous year

Austrian Airlines further increased its passenger volume in the month of May 2017: Austria’s red-white-red carrier transported close to 1.2 million passengers, corresponding to a rise of 15.1......
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Moldova hosts the 61st Meeting of the UNWTO Commission for Europe  

Moldova hosts the 61st Meeting of the UNWTO Commission for Europe

Over 30 countries and Affiliate Members of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) gathered last week in Chisinau, the capital city of the Republic of Moldova, for the 61st Meeting of the UNWTO Comm......
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Air Canada inaugurates daily year-round flights from Vancouver to Taipei  

Air Canada inaugurates daily year-round flights from Vancouver to Taipei

Air Canada inaugurated daily, year-round flights from Vancouver to Taipei, Taiwan, the carrier's tenth destination in Asia with the departure of AC011 following a gate celebration at YVR. ......
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Star Cruises voted as ‘Asia’s Leading Cruise Line 2017’ in Shanghai  

Star Cruises voted as ‘Asia’s Leading Cruise Line 2017’ in Shanghai

Star Cruises was voted “Asia’s Leading Cruise Line 2017” at this year’s 24th Annual World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony held in Shanghai, China. Star Cr......
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GoAir launches three daily direct flights between Ahmedabad and New Delhi  

GoAir launches three daily direct flights between Ahmedabad and New Delhi

GoAir, one of India’s fastest growing airlines, today announced the launch of three daily direct flights between Ahmedabad and New Delhi. GoAir will give business travellers an effective same......
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Abu Dhabi records 1.6 Million hotel guest arrivals in first four months of 2017  

Abu Dhabi records 1.6 Million hotel guest arrivals in first four months of 2017

New figures from Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) show that Abu Dhabi welcomed 1.6 million guest arrivals year to end of April, a 7% growth compared to the same period in 2......
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 Australia Tourism observes 15.4% surge in Indian travellers  

Australia Tourism observes 15.4% surge in Indian travellers

 Australia Tourism recently announced that arrivals from India for the year ended March 2017 stood at 267,500 visitors, an increase of 15.4%.   Indian visitors spent ......
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The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali Goes All Out This Father’s Day  

The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali Goes All Out This Father’s Day

Father’s Day on Sunday, 18th June 2017 at The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali promises to be an uplifting celebration for every man of the house. There will be an array of special activities to ......
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Significant Drop In ARRs and Declining FTAs Are Resulting In Poor Growth For Hotels  

Significant Drop In ARRs and Declining FTAs Are Resulting In Poor Growth For Hotels

The Hotel and Restaurant Association of Western India (HRAWI) has strongly contradicted recent surveys suggesting that the Indian hotel industry may have come out of a decade long slumber. The asso......
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Durban celebrates 5-year contract for pax-7000+ annual tourism conference  

Durban celebrates 5-year contract for pax-7000+ annual tourism conference

Durban is fast emerging as a venue of choice for all MICE-led events, promising a winning combination of large convention centers and diverse experiences across wildlife, adventure as well as attra......
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South African Tourism celebrates successful Indaba 2017  

South African Tourism celebrates successful Indaba 2017

Africa’s Travel INDABA 2017 saw more than 20,000 confirmed meetings being held over the three show days – an increase of over 20% compared to last year’s figure.
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TAAI conducts session on GST for its members across India  

TAAI conducts session on GST for its members across India

Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI)  - Western Region, organized  an special educative  session on GST for its members, in Mumbai on 1st June 2017 as the deadline of ......
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Preferred Hotels and Resorts Signs A Strategic Partnership With GHM For The Chedi Mumbai  

Preferred Hotels and Resorts Signs A Strategic Partnership With GHM For The Chedi Mumbai

Preferred Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest independent hotel brand, has entered into a strategic partnership with Singapore-based luxury hotel management company General Hotel Manage......
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SpiceJet Clocks 2nd Successive Profitable Year and 9th Consecutive Profitable Quarter  

SpiceJet Clocks 2nd Successive Profitable Year and 9th Consecutive Profitable Quarter

SpiceJet reported a quarterly profit of INR 41.6 crore for the three months ended March 31st, 2017, making it the ninth successive profitable quarter for the airline. Net profit for FY 2017 stood a......
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SIA Signs Buckingham Palace Declaration Against Wildlife Trafficking  

SIA Signs Buckingham Palace Declaration Against Wildlife Trafficking

Singapore Airlines has signed the United for Wildlife Transport Taskforce1 Buckingham Palace Declaration in support of efforts to prevent trafficking and transportation of illegal wildlife and thei......
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Jet Airways launches it's cadet pilot training programme in partnership with world leader CEA  

Jet Airways launches it's cadet pilot training programme in partnership with world leader CEA

Jet Airways, India’s full-service, premiere international airline, in collaboration with CAE, a world leader in providing training solutions to commercial airlines, today announced the launch......
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HRANI awarded as Safe and Nutritious Food Ambassador  

HRANI awarded as Safe and Nutritious Food Ambassador

Hotel and Restaurant Association of Northern India has been awarded as Safe & Nutritious Food Ambassador (Early adopters) by FSSAI. The award ceremony was held during the FSSAI National Summit ......
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Ministry of Railways celebrates World Environment Day  

Ministry of Railways celebrates World Environment Day

On the occasion of World Environment Day, Ministry of Railways hosted an event in National Rail Museum, New Delhi today i.e. 05th June, 2017. Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu was t......
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TAAI Signs Agreement with South Africa Tourism to Educate Agents across India.  

TAAI Signs Agreement with South Africa Tourism to Educate Agents across India.

South Africa Tourism(SAT) and Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI) once again have entered into an agreement to offer training to travel agents across India. Learn SA in its 7th edition will h......
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Weekly freighter service will provide increased capacity to and from the United Kingdom  

Weekly freighter service will provide increased capacity to and from the United Kingdom

A Qatar Airways Cargo Airbus A330 freighter touched down at London’s Heathrow Airport yesterday, marking the start of freighter services to the carrier’s second airport in London. ......
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NSDC signs MoU with BIRD ACADEMY for skilling of unemployed youth in the aviation and aerospace sector  

NSDC signs MoU with BIRD ACADEMY for skilling of unemployed youth in the aviation and aerospace sector

An MoU was signed between National Skill Development Corporation and Bird Academy on the 1st of June 2017 in New Delhi, with regards to skilling of unemployed youth in the aviation and aerospace Se......
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TAAI to held national elections by September end  

TAAI to held national elections by September end

The Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI) will organise its annual general meeting (AGM) and national elections for its office-bearers and managing committee members towards the end of Sep......
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PATA’s Asia Pacific Visitor Forecast 2017  

PATA’s Asia Pacific Visitor Forecast 2017

The 2017 edition of PATA’s Asia Pacific Visitor Forecasts covers the period 2017 to 2021 and is available in two volumes, both of which continue with the recognition of intern......
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Bangkok Airways Launches “Mid Year Charge Up” Promotion  

Bangkok Airways Launches “Mid Year Charge Up” Promotion

Bangkok Airways Pubic Company Limited launches the “Mid Year Charge Up” promotion, offering great fares to various destinations in Thailand and overseas for travelers who seek a value-f......
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Air New Zealand boosts Samoa route. . .  

Air New Zealand boosts Samoa route. . .

Air New Zealand is growing its Samoa operation with a move to widebody aircraft services at least twice weekly year-round, adding at least 14,500 extra seats between Auckland and Apia annually.......
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Lufthansa shareholders get 1.5 million new shares as dividend  

Lufthansa shareholders get 1.5 million new shares as dividend

Deutsche Lufthansa AG offered its shareholders the option of receiving their dividend of EUR 0.50 per share in the form of new shares in the Company. The opportunity was selected for around 68 mill......
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Explore Dubai for less with 'My Emirates Pass'  

Explore Dubai for less with 'My Emirates Pass'

Emirates’ customers can explore more of Dubai this summer by enjoying exclusive offers and discounts across the city with My Emirates Pass, which turns the Emirates boarding pass into an excl......
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Simon Cheong Joins Singapore Airlines Board As Independent Director  

Simon Cheong Joins Singapore Airlines Board As Independent Director

Singapore Airlines is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Simon Cheong to its Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director, with effect from 1 June 2017. Mr Cheong, 60,......
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Kiyan Celebrates Authentic home cooked Thai Cuisine with ‘A Taste of Thai ‘  

Kiyan Celebrates Authentic home cooked Thai Cuisine with ‘A Taste of Thai ‘

Kiyan, the signature all-day-dining restaurant at The Roseate New Delhi invites Delhi gourmands to experience the true taste of Thailand at its most awaited food festival – A Taste of Thai. S......
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Jet Airways Group records second profitable Year  

Jet Airways Group records second profitable Year

  Jet Airways Group FY17 highlights:   Total revenue up 1.7% at INR 22,693 crores compared to INR 22,321 crores in FY16 Available Seat Kilometers inc......
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South African Tourism's 7th edition of Learn SA to launch in July  

South African Tourism's 7th edition of Learn SA to launch in July

The annual Learn South Africa training programme equips travel agents with the best tools and tips to sell South Africa in the Indian market. In its 7th edition this year, South African Tourism pro......
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India sees three years of path-breaking and inclusive growth in the aviation sector Emerges as the world’s third largest aviation market  

India sees three years of path-breaking and inclusive growth in the aviation sector Emerges as the world’s third largest aviation market

The civil aviation industry in India has emerged as one of the fastest growing industries in the country during the last three years. With a 19 percent growth in domestic passenger traffic from abo......
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Thailand witnesses growth of 17% Indian arrivals till April this year  

Thailand witnesses growth of 17% Indian arrivals till April this year

Thailand attracted 12,021,617 international visits for the first four months compared to 11,682,144 visits during the same period last year. The kingdom witnessed a growth of 17% from India c......
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Emirates announces key management changes across the Middle East  

Emirates announces key management changes across the Middle East

Emirates has made three key management movements within its commercial and cargo operations team in the Middle East. The changes place UAE National talent in key positions that wi......
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Jet Airways honoured at HolidayIQ 'Better Holiday Award - 2017'  

Jet Airways honoured at HolidayIQ 'Better Holiday Award - 2017'

Jet Airways, India’s full-service, premiere, international airline, has been honoured as ‘India’s Best Full Service Airline’, at Holida......
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Expedia TAAP Appoints Dex Group as India GSA  

Expedia TAAP Appoints Dex Group as India GSA

Expedia Travel Agent Affiliate Program (TAAP), the largest global travel agency affiliation program, has appointed Dex Group as its GSA in India with effect from 21st May, 2017. This association wi......
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IATA's Handbook for Travel Agents  

IATA's Handbook for Travel Agents

The 2017 edition of the Resolution 818g Travel Agent's Handbook, which contains the current text of Passenger Agency Conference Resolutions that apply to IATA Accredited Agents. This Handbook w......
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Emirates Named “Best Airline in the World” at the ULTRAS 2017 Awards  

Emirates Named “Best Airline in the World” at the ULTRAS 2017 Awards

Emirates took home “Best Airline in the World” and “Best Middle Eastern Airline” at the prestigious ULTRAS 2017 Awards, as voted by the well-travelled read......
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Jet Airways introduces a third non-stop daily flight between Mumbai and London Heathrow  

Jet Airways introduces a third non-stop daily flight between Mumbai and London Heathrow

Continuing its commitment of providing guests with greater choice, convenience and further strengthening its global footprint, Jet Airways - India’s full-service, premier international airlin......
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TripAdvisor announces world's top landmarks with Travelers' Choice Awards  

TripAdvisor announces world's top landmarks with Travelers' Choice Awards

Angkor Wat is the #1 Landmark in the World     TripAdvisor, the travel planning a......
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Civil Aviation Ministry Seeks Flexibility in RCS to Promote Intra- Regional Air Connectivity  

Civil Aviation Ministry Seeks Flexibility in RCS to Promote Intra- Regional Air Connectivity

While addressing the media at a press conference in the capital today, the Minister for Civil Aviation Shri P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju announced that his Ministry would soon be launching the second ro......
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Karnataka partners with Vyoma Technologies to promote ‘Year of the Wild’ campaign through railway displays  

Karnataka partners with Vyoma Technologies to promote ‘Year of the Wild’ campaign through railway displays

Karnataka Tourism is looking to intensify its 2017 campaign with its collaboration with digital outdoor media company, Vyoma Technologies. The strategic association is in-line with the elevated imp......
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The Pacific Asia Travel Association elects new executive board  

The Pacific Asia Travel Association elects new executive board

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce the election of Ms. Sarah Mathews, Head of Destination Marketing Asia Pacific – TripAdvisor based in Hong Kong SAR as Chairpe......
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Langkawi to host PATA Travel Mart 2018  

Langkawi to host PATA Travel Mart 2018

Langkawi is the venue for PATA Travel Mart 2018 (PTM 2018) with this signature Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) event being hosted by Tourism Malaysia and Langkawi Development Authority. The ......
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Sweden lists entire country on Airbnb  

Sweden lists entire country on Airbnb

Visit Sweden, Sweden’s official tourism board, has partnered with Airbnb to turn the entire country into an Airbnb listing. And the best part is - you don’t have to officially book acco......
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PATA Annual Summit 2017 welcomes delegates to Sri Lanka  

PATA Annual Summit 2017 welcomes delegates to Sri Lanka

L/R: Dr. Taleb Rifai, Secretary General - UNWTO; Hon. John Amaratunga, Minister of Tourism, Lands and Christian Religious Affairs, Sr......
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Media Statement for AC624 Halifax Incident, (March 29, 2015)  

Media Statement for AC624 Halifax Incident, (March 29, 2015)

MONTREAL, May 18, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada is in receipt of the TSB report on the incident involving AC624 in March 2015. We are appreciative of the TSB's efforts to thoroughly investigat......
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PATA Youth Symposium explores millennials and the future of tourism  

PATA Youth Symposium explores millennials and the future of tourism

The PATA Youth Symposium held on Thursday, May 18, 2017 in Colombo, Sri Lanka, welcomed 130 students, alumni and lecturers from various institutions from Sri Lanka, Australia and Macao SAR to discu......
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On the International Day for Biological Diversity UNWTO announces a training on tourism and biodiversity in West and Central Africa  

On the International Day for Biological Diversity UNWTO announces a training on tourism and biodiversity in West and Central Africa

The Convention on Biological Diversity of the United Nations has chosen ‘Biodiversity and Sustainable Tourism’ as the theme for the International Day for Biological Diversity, celebrate......
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Cathay Pacific Reorganises Head Office as First Step in Transformation Plan  

Cathay Pacific Reorganises Head Office as First Step in Transformation Plan

Cathay Pacific today announced that it will be making around 600 people redundant in its head office. This is part of a transformation programme to make Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon more effect......
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Hotel and Restaurant Association of Northern India on proposed GST slab  

Hotel and Restaurant Association of Northern India on proposed GST slab

GST @ 28%     Hotel and Restaurant Association of Northern India has expressed extreme disappointm......
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Qatar Airways and IATA Showcase Cabin Safety Best Practice  

Qatar Airways and IATA Showcase Cabin Safety Best Practice

IATA Cabin Operations Safety Conference 2017     The IATA Cabin Operations Safety Conference (COSC......
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Istanbul, scene of the Turkish team, Fenerbahçe’s victory in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final  

Istanbul, scene of the Turkish team, Fenerbahçe’s victory in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final

The four best European teams have competed this weekend in the Final Four, the final stage of the Turkish Airlines Euroleague 2017, held in Istanbul. Curiously, all of them already disputed the 201......
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AirAsia to start 4 times weekly flights from Kuala Lumpur to Sihanoukville  

AirAsia to start 4 times weekly flights from Kuala Lumpur to Sihanoukville

AirAsia adds Sihanoukville under its belt in Cambodia with 4 times weekly direct flights from Kuala Lumpur, that is set to commence operations on 9 August 2017.   Marking as Ai......
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Qatar Airways Proudly Announces Winner of the 2017 Qatar Airways Paris ePrix, Sebastien Buemi  

Qatar Airways Proudly Announces Winner of the 2017 Qatar Airways Paris ePrix, Sebastien Buemi

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive H.E. Mr. Akbar Al Baker presented the trophy to the winning team RENAULT  


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IndiGo introduces daily non-stop flight between Singapore and Bengaluru  

IndiGo introduces daily non-stop flight between Singapore and Bengaluru

Continuing to strengthen its network in the Asia-pacific region, IndiGo, India’s largest and fastest growing low-cost carrier is pleased to announce its first non-stop flight and 5th overall ......
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UNWTO Executive Council recommends Zurab Pololikashvili for Secretary-General for the period 2018-2021  

UNWTO Executive Council recommends Zurab Pololikashvili for Secretary-General for the period 2018-2021

The 105th session of the UNWTO Executive Council, meeting in Madrid, Spain, on 12 May 2017, recommended Zurab Pololikashvili, Ambassador of Georgia in Spain, as a nominee for the post of Secretary-......
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Abu Dhabi Looks to Europe for Mice Diversification  

Abu Dhabi Looks to Europe for Mice Diversification

Abu Dhabi Convention Bureau, a division of Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi), is spearheading a delegation representing an array of new products to Germany to particip......
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Peoples Choice Awards Thailand Voted by Chinese tourists 2017 to announce in June	 

Peoples Choice Awards Thailand Voted by Chinese tourists 2017 to announce in June

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) will open voting on the People’s Choice Awards Thailand Voted by Chinese Tourists 2017 from 26 May to 8 June via www.peopleschoiceawardsthailand.com Th......
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Rank of India Improves in International Tourist Arrivals  

Rank of India Improves in International Tourist Arrivals

As per the UNWTO definition, International Tourist Arrivals (ITAs) comprises two components namely Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) and Arrivals of Non-Resident Nationals. The UNWTO in its barometer......
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UNWTO Commission for Asia and the Pacific meets in Bangladesh  

UNWTO Commission for Asia and the Pacific meets in Bangladesh

In 2016, Asia and the Pacific received 309 million international tourist arrivals, 9% more than in 2015; by 2030 this number is expected to reach 535 million. Over 20 countries gathered in Banglade......
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Bali International Convention Centre Once Again Hosts Coaltrans Asia 2017 Conference  

Bali International Convention Centre Once Again Hosts Coaltrans Asia 2017 Conference

The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali was honoured to host the consecutive 23rd Coaltrans Asia 2017 conference from 14-16 May 2017 for 900 delegates. This prestigious 3 day event was officially opened b......
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SriLankan Airlines increases frequencies to New Delhi  

SriLankan Airlines increases frequencies to New Delhi

A total of 11 flights a week will operate to and out of DEL from 15th July   SriLankan Airlines, the national carrier of Sri Lanka and a member of the oneworld alliance will be......
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23.5% Growth in Foreign Tourist Arrivals in April, 2017 over April, 2016  

23.5% Growth in Foreign Tourist Arrivals in April, 2017 over April, 2016

Ministry of Tourism compiles monthly estimates of Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) & FTAs on e- Tourist Visa on the basis of Nationality-wise, Port-wise data received from Bureau of Immigration ......
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Raneh waterfall in Madhya Pradesh awarded Best Holiday Award  

Raneh waterfall in Madhya Pradesh awarded Best Holiday Award

The picturesque Raneh waterfall near Khajuraho in Madhya Pradesh has been awarded the Best Holiday Award for 2017.   The award was given to Madhya Pradesh State Tourism Develop......
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Summer fun begins in Delhi with the  1st Greeshm Utsav-2017  

Summer fun begins in Delhi with the 1st Greeshm Utsav-2017

Summers are the time to rejoice, enjoy and rejuvenate. So, prepare yourselves to revive your senses with a cool breeze of musical, cultural and artistic getaway with Delhi’s very 1st Greeshm ......
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Delta Air Lines to Present at Bank of America Merryll Lynch 2017 Transportation Conference  

Delta Air Lines to Present at Bank of America Merryll Lynch 2017 Transportation Conference

Delta Air Lines will present at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2017 Transportation Conference at 8:00 a.m. ET on Thursday, May 18, 2017.   Delta Air Lines and the Delta Conn......
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Bangkok Airways (BA) announces operating results for the first quarter of 2017 net profit 565 million baht  

Bangkok Airways (BA) announces operating results for the first quarter of 2017 net profit 565 million baht

Bangkok Airways Public Company Limited (BA) announces its operating results for the first quarter of 2017 which has achieved total revenue amounting to 7,469 million baht. The net profit was report......
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Governors Island, NYC is Officially Open for the Summer  

Governors Island, NYC is Officially Open for the Summer

New York City’s summer getaway, Governors Island, is officially opened to the public for its 2017 season. Just a short seven-minute ferry ride from Lower Manhattan, this is the first time the......
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Cathay Pacific releases combined traffic figures for April 2017  

Cathay Pacific releases combined traffic figures for April 2017

Cathay Pacific Airways today released combined Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon traffic figures for April 2017 that show an increase in both the number of passengers carried and the volume of cargo......
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SIA Organises 70th Anniversary Charity Run To Raise Funds For Community Chest  

SIA Organises 70th Anniversary Charity Run To Raise Funds For Community Chest

Singapore Airlines (SIA) will be organising a Charity Run to raise funds for Community Chest as part of the Airline’s 70th Anniversary Year celebrations. The SIA Charity Run 2017 will be held......
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Qatar Airways marked the successful conclusion of this year’s emergency exercise  

Qatar Airways marked the successful conclusion of this year’s emergency exercise

Qatar Airways marked the successful conclusion of this year’s emergency exercise, which has been dubbed ‘Delta Oryx 2017’. The emergency simulation consisted of a crash site in th......
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Star Alliance launches 20th Anniversary Mileage Competition  

Star Alliance launches 20th Anniversary Mileage Competition

To celebrate 20 years of connecting people and cultures, Star Alliance and its 28 member carriers today announced the launch of a worldwide competition whereby customers can share their favourite c......
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AVANI Hotels and Resorts Set to Launch in New Zealand  

AVANI Hotels and Resorts Set to Launch in New Zealand

AVANI Hotels & Resorts, currently with a portfolio of 18 hotels and resorts in 12 countries across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Africa and Europe, has announced the acquisition of the Metro S......
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Emirates to launch third daily Brisbane service  

Emirates to launch third daily Brisbane service

Emirates today announced it will introduce a third daily service to Brisbane, Australia from 1 December 2017, complementing Emirates’ existing two daily services.   The d......
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Vistara introduces self-service check-in at kiosks across airports in India  

Vistara introduces self-service check-in at kiosks across airports in India

In its commitment to offering a seamless travel experience to its customers, Vistara, India’s finest full-service carrier, today launched self-service kiosk check-in at Delhi’s Terminal......
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Tourism Malaysia and AirAsia join forces to promote tourism  

Tourism Malaysia and AirAsia join forces to promote tourism

Tourism Malaysia (TM) and AirAsia, the world’s best low-cost airline signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) today which will see both parties collaborate to promote tourism in Malaysia. ......
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United Airlines Increases Service Between San Francisco and 18 Destinations  

United Airlines Increases Service Between San Francisco and 18 Destinations

United Airlines (UAL), the leading carrier in the San Francisco Bay Area, today announced it is increasing the number of flights between SFO and eight destinations. Additionally, the airline announ......
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British Airways announced Free flights for children under 12  

British Airways announced Free flights for children under 12

Families look set to keep it closer to home and take more breaks this summer thanks to a partnership between British Airways and some of the UK’s biggest airports. The airline is offering fre......
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Asia Pacific Destinations Welcomed a Record 597 million Foreign Visitors in 2017  

Asia Pacific Destinations Welcomed a Record 597 million Foreign Visitors in 2017

PATA's Annual Travel Monitor for 2017 – Early Edition, shows an annual increase of three percent in foreign arrivals into 47 Asia Pacific destinations for 2016 to record an aggregate inbo......
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Fourteenth Austrian Embraer OE-LWO Took Off on Maiden Flight to Stuttgart  

Fourteenth Austrian Embraer OE-LWO Took Off on Maiden Flight to Stuttgart

Embraer aircraft took off on its initial flight OS 183 from Vienna to Stuttgart. The Embraer featuring the registration number OE-LWO is the fourteenth aircraft of this type in the ......
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105th UNWTO Executive Council meeting concludes in Madrid  

105th UNWTO Executive Council meeting concludes in Madrid

Madrid, Spain, hosted the 105th meeting of the Executive Council of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) between 11 and 12 May. The Meeting focused on current trends and challenges facing the tou......
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UNWTO welcomes Hilton as Official Partner of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development  

UNWTO welcomes Hilton as Official Partner of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is proud to announce that Hilton has signed on as an official partner of the 2017 International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. The announcement ......
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Taiwan is celebrating it's 10th Fulong International Sand Sculpture Festival  

Taiwan is celebrating it's 10th Fulong International Sand Sculpture Festival

Taiwan is blessed with plenty of natural resources that can be used to draw visitors, such as the three kilometer-long golden beach between Yanliao and Fulong in the Northeast Coast. For its soft, ......
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The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali Hosted the 3rd Regional Workshop of Asian Development Bank  

The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali Hosted the 3rd Regional Workshop of Asian Development Bank

The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali was honored to be the host to the 3rd Regional Workshop on Country Safeguard System of Asian Development Bank that was held on 9th to 12th April 2017. This internat......
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Austrian Airlines significantly increased its passenger volume for the month of April 2017  

Austrian Airlines significantly increased its passenger volume for the month of April 2017

Austrian Airlines significantly increased its passenger volume for the month of April 2017: Austria’s red-white-red carrier transported more than 1.1 million passengers, corresponding to a ri......
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Hamad International Airport handles record number of aircraft take-offs and landings in March 2017  

Hamad International Airport handles record number of aircraft take-offs and landings in March 2017

Hamad International Airport (HIA), Qatar’s gateway to the world, handled a record 21,842 aircraft take-offs and landings and 177,325 tonnes of cargo in the month of March, making it the busie......
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The Philippines will host the 6th UNWTO Conference on Tourism Statistics  

The Philippines will host the 6th UNWTO Conference on Tourism Statistics

Policy leaders, statisticians, academicians and private sector will convene in Manila, The Philippines, next June 2017 (21-24), to discuss new methodologies to measure the full impacts of tourism. ......
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Abu Dhabi maintains position as Favourite Destination in United Arab Emirates  

Abu Dhabi maintains position as Favourite Destination in United Arab Emirates

Abu Dhabi has maintained its position as the number one destination in the UAE for guest satisfaction in a report by travel and hotel data specialist organisation, Olery.   The......
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Egypt records 30% increase in Indian arrivals in 2017 Q1  

Egypt records 30% increase in Indian arrivals in 2017 Q1

Egypt recorded an increase of over 30% in arrivals and 185% increase in tourists nights in FY2017 Q1 form the Indian market over the same period last year. This was informed by Hisham El Demery, Ch......
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Jet Airways announced new direct services connecting South-India with Europe  

Jet Airways announced new direct services connecting South-India with Europe

Jet Airways, India's full service, premier international airline, announced the introduction of new, direct services connecting Chennai with Paris and Bengaluru with Amsterdam. The new flights ......
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Jet Airways announced new direct services connecting South-India with Europe  

Jet Airways announced new direct services connecting South-India with Europe

Jet Airways, India's full service, premier international airline, announced the introduction of new, direct services connecting Chennai with Paris and Bengaluru with Amsterdam. The new flights ......
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Maldives 3rd Consecutive Win as 'Best International Island Destination' at Outlook Traveller Award 2017  

Maldives 3rd Consecutive Win as 'Best International Island Destination' at Outlook Traveller Award 2017

Maldives consecutively wins the Outlook Traveller award yet again for the third time as ‘Best International Island Destination’ at the Outlook Traveller Awards night held in New Delhi, ......
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Sri Lanka Institute of Tourism and Hotel Management (SLITHM) to host PATA Youth Symposium in Colombo  

Sri Lanka Institute of Tourism and Hotel Management (SLITHM) to host PATA Youth Symposium in Colombo

The next PATA Youth Symposium is to be hosted by the Sri Lanka Institute of Tourism & Hotel Management (SLITHM). Organised by the Association’s Human Capital Development Committee, the Sy......
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AirBaltic launches flights between Riga, Aberdeen and Stavanger  

AirBaltic launches flights between Riga, Aberdeen and Stavanger

The Latvian airline airBaltic launched a direct route linking Riga and Aberdeen. The route offers convenient travel options for travellers from United Kingdom and Baltic States.   ......
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Preferred Hotels and Resorts Welcomes 32 New Member Hotels  

Preferred Hotels and Resorts Welcomes 32 New Member Hotels

Preferred Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest independent hotel brand, welcomed 32 new member hotels across 15 countries to its brand portfolio from January through April 2017......
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First Phase of Navi Mumbai airport to take off by 2020  

First Phase of Navi Mumbai airport to take off by 2020

The Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) expects the first phase of the much delayed Navi Mumbai airport to take off by 2020, reducing some of the pressure on the Mumbai airport, reports Mint. J......
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UNWTO Discussion Paper on “Sustainable Tourism for Development”  

UNWTO Discussion Paper on “Sustainable Tourism for Development”

In the context of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development (IY2017), the UNWTO is working on a report on “Sustainable Tourism for Development”. This report serves a......
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Air Cargo To Grow at 9 per cent in Next Few Years  

Air Cargo To Grow at 9 per cent in Next Few Years

While delivering the key note address at the India Integrated Transport & Logistics Summit 2017, the Minister for Civil Aviation, Shri Ashok Gajapathi Raju said that the country has seen ......
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450 global wedding planners to convene in Phuket at 4th Annual DWP Congress  

450 global wedding planners to convene in Phuket at 4th Annual DWP Congress

Thailand is pleased to welcome more than 450 global wedding planners from 65 countries who are participating in the 4th Annual Destination Wedding Planners Congress 2017 (DWP Congress 2017), taking......
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South Africa welcomes over 95,000 travellers in 2016  

South Africa welcomes over 95,000 travellers in 2016

Indian visitor numbers to South Africa have surged 21.7% during 2016 to close at an arrivals figure of 95, 377 and 8th position among SA’s international source markets.  
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Minister of Railways Inaugurates Two Day Global Technology Conference  

Minister of Railways Inaugurates Two Day Global Technology Conference

Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu inaugurated the two day Global Technology Conference for Leveraging World Class Technology (International Conference on Development & Adaptation of Advance Technolo......
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FlightStats ranked Austrian Airlines as the most punctual airline worldwide  

FlightStats ranked Austrian Airlines as the most punctual airline worldwide

Austrian Airlines was the world's most punctual airline in March 2017. This can be seen in the latest statistics from flightstats.com for global airlines. With an arrival on-time rate of 92.72%......
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Austrian Airlines launches Internet on board in real time operation  

Austrian Airlines launches Internet on board in real time operation

Austrian Airlines launches Internet on board in real time operation. Two aircraft are “online” effective immediately, and starting tomorrow another 10 jets will be added. All 31 Airbus ......
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Magical Kenya associates with Rising Pune Supergiant to further boost the destination popularity in India  

Magical Kenya associates with Rising Pune Supergiant to further boost the destination popularity in India

Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) has tied-up as teh 'Associate Sponsor' of the IPL cricket team Rising Pune Supergiants (RPS) to reach out to Indian travellers.   "KTB has emb......
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Annual growth in international visitor arrivals to Asia Pacific expected to reach six percent in 2017  

Annual growth in international visitor arrivals to Asia Pacific expected to reach six percent in 2017

The aggregate annual growth rate in 2017 is likely to be just under six percent. This will generate an inbound volume of more than 630 million for the year – around 35 million more arrivals t......
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International Flight Services Launched in Terminal 3, Soekarno Hatta  

International Flight Services Launched in Terminal 3, Soekarno Hatta

President & CEO Garuda Indonesia Pahala N Mansury and President & CEO of Angkasa Pura II Muhammad Awaluddin inaugurated Garuda Indonesia international flight operations service at Terminal ......
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Hanneli Slabber inaugurates South African Food Festival at Sofitel Mumbai BKC  

Hanneli Slabber inaugurates South African Food Festival at Sofitel Mumbai BKC

Hanneli Slabber, Country Manager, South African Tourism India inaugurated the South African Safari, a food festival & B2C destination showcase at Sofitel Mumbai BKC on 27......
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