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Alexis von Hoensbroech appointed new CEO of Austrian Airlines  

Alexis von Hoensbroech appointed new CEO of Austrian Airlines

The Supervisory Board of Austrian Airlines AG unanimously appointed Alexis von Hoensbroech (47) as the new CEO of Austrian Airlines. Von Hoensbroech was proposed by Lufthansa for this position in A......
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Tourism Minister to attend Incredible India road shows in the United States  

Tourism Minister to attend Incredible India road shows in the United States

The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Tourism, Shri K. J. Alphons will attend a series of ‘Incredible India road shows’ in the United States of America, from 18th to 22nd June ......
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Qatar Airways Commences Final Preparations Before Take-Off To The 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia  

Qatar Airways Commences Final Preparations Before Take-Off To The 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia

With the 2018 FIFA World Cup RussiaTM just one week away, Qatar Airways, the Official Partner and Official Airline of FIFA, is preparing to unite football fans from around the world as it begins th......
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H.E. Ban Ki-moon inspires delegates at PATA Annual Summit 2018  

H.E. Ban Ki-moon inspires delegates at PATA Annual Summit 2018

The PATA Annual Summit 2018 (PAS 2018), under the theme ‘Building Bridges, Connecting People: How Collaboration Creates Opportunities’, opened in Gangnueng, Gangwon Province, Republic o......
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India, China lead growth in January-April visitor arrivals to Thailand  

India, China lead growth in January-April visitor arrivals to Thailand

Led by a 30% increase in visitor arrivals from China and a 17% growth from India, the Thai tourism industry has recorded total international arrivals of 13.7 million in January-April 2018, up 13.9%......
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10.2% growth rate in Foreign Exchange Earnings (FEEs) in Rupee terms in April 2018 over April 2017  

10.2% growth rate in Foreign Exchange Earnings (FEEs) in Rupee terms in April 2018 over April 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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Over 7 lakhs Foreign Tourist Arrivals in April 2018, registering a growth of 4.4% over April 2017  

Over 7 lakhs Foreign Tourist Arrivals in April 2018, registering a growth of 4.4% over April 2017

Ministry of Tourism compiles monthly Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) & FTAs on e- Tourist Visa on the basis of information received from Bureau of Immigration (BOI). The following are the impor......
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New keywords in the tourism industry: “Bay tourism, the most beautiful bays, 10 islands”  

New keywords in the tourism industry: “Bay tourism, the most beautiful bays, 10 islands”

In response to the global trend of sustainable tourism, the Tourism Bureau of the Ministry of Transportation and Communications is promoting the "Tourism 2020 - Taiwanese Sustainable Tourism Develo......
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Significant Upward Trend for Passenger Volume in April of 5.5% Compared to the Previous Year  : Austrian Airlines  

Significant Upward Trend for Passenger Volume in April of 5.5% Compared to the Previous Year : Austrian Airlines

Austrian Airlines significantly increased its passenger volume for the month of April 2018: Austria’s red-white-red carrier transported almost 1.2 million passengers, corresponding to a rise ......
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Ramu B. IAS  is new Director, Karnataka Tourism  

Ramu B. IAS is new Director, Karnataka Tourism

Mr.Ramu.B, IAS on 24th April 2018 took charge as the director of the Karnataka state tourism department. The 2010-batch IAS officer Mr.Ramu.B, IAS had earlier served as the District Collector in Ch......
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Global travel agents to experience Amazing Thailands Open to the New Shades luxury wonders	 

Global travel agents to experience Amazing Thailands Open to the New Shades luxury wonders

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has invited leading travel agents from around the world to experience some of the best Thailand has to offer when it comes to luxury travel, in the Amazing T......
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Aditya Ghosh steps down as President of IndiGo  

Aditya Ghosh steps down as President of IndiGo

InterGlobe Aviation, the owning company of IndiGo, country’s leading low-cost carrier, has announced the resignation of its long-serving President, Aditya Ghosh, from the company. He will ste......
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IATO’s new team for 2018-2020  

IATO’s new team for 2018-2020

The Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO) held its election on April 28, 2018 Kumar, who is also the Vice Chairman of Federation of Associations in Indian Tourism & Hospitality (FAITH) an......
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TAT opens its 28th overseas office in Toronto, Canada	 

TAT opens its 28th overseas office in Toronto, Canada

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has recently opened its 28th TAT overseas office in Toronto to target the high potential Canadian market. The occasion was also used to launch the “Ama......
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Air Astana’s Indian Passengers enjoy 72 hours Visa free stopover in Kazakhstan  

Air Astana’s Indian Passengers enjoy 72 hours Visa free stopover in Kazakhstan

Air Astana passengers holding Indian passports can enjoy 72 hours visa free stopovers in Kazakhstan with effect from 23th April 2018 until the end of the year. Passengers with Air Astana flights tr......
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Maharashtra to promote itself as Medical and Wellness Tourism Destination at Arabian Travel Market 2018  

Maharashtra to promote itself as Medical and Wellness Tourism Destination at Arabian Travel Market 2018

Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) announced its participation in Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2018, which will be held at the Dubai World Trade Centre from 22-25 April 2018. MTDC pl......
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Oman Tourism along with Cox and Kings Ltd. hosted networking events in Mumbai and Delhi for MICE  

Oman Tourism along with Cox and Kings Ltd. hosted networking events in Mumbai and Delhi for MICE

Oman Tourism along with Cox & Kings Ltd. hosted a Cocktail and Dinner evening in Delhi and Mumbai on 11th and 13th April 2018. Around 40-45 attendees representing the top management and decisio......
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Norwegian’s newest ship debuts in Europe before commencing her inaugural tour around the U.S. and her official christening ceremony in Seattle, Washington  

Norwegian’s newest ship debuts in Europe before commencing her inaugural tour around the U.S. and her official christening ceremony in Seattle, Washington

Norwegian Cruise Line took delivery of the 167,800-gross-ton Norwegian Bliss, from Meyer Werft during a ceremony in Bremerhaven, Germany, marking the conclusion of an 18-month building period. In a......
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Oman Air exhibits at the Arabian Travel Market 2018  

Oman Air exhibits at the Arabian Travel Market 2018

Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, will be exhibiting next week at the Arabian Travel Market, a key travel and tourism event held at the Dubai International Convention and Exh......
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UNWTO joins Tourism Ministers in calling upon G20 Leaders to prioritize tourism   

UNWTO joins Tourism Ministers in calling upon G20 Leaders to prioritize tourism

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) joined the Ministers of Tourism of the G20 economies meeting in Buenos Aires in calling upon the G20 leaders to consider including tourism in their Agenda for......
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GoAir bags Gold Award for Email Marketing at Asian Consumer Engagement Forum  

GoAir bags Gold Award for Email Marketing at Asian Consumer Engagement Forum

GoAir, one of India’s fastest growing airlines, has bagged the prestigious “Gold award” in the Email Marketing category for the successful use of technology at the 7th Global Cust......
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Women's empowerment in tourism, central theme of the ministerial meeting of the Americas  

Women's empowerment in tourism, central theme of the ministerial meeting of the Americas

The 63rd meeting of the UNWTO Regional Commission for the Americas, organized by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the National Tourism Secretariat of Paraguay (Asunción, 12-13 Apri......
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Banyan Tree 2018 Laguna Phuket Food and Music Festival  

Banyan Tree 2018 Laguna Phuket Food and Music Festival

Award-winning Australian chef and restaurateur Peter Kuruvita will host a weekend of fine cuisine at Banyan Tree Phuket from April 27-29. With his remarkable 3-decade culinary career featuring worl......
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Relais and Châteaux announces 10th April as the first Charity Day of the Indian Subcontinent  

Relais and Châteaux announces 10th April as the first Charity Day of the Indian Subcontinent

Relais & Châteaux, the foremost association of the world's finest hoteliers, chefs and restaurateurs with more than 572 members across 66 countries, introduced the first Charity Day f......
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Hilton Imperial Dubrovnik to reopen on 15th April  

Hilton Imperial Dubrovnik to reopen on 15th April

The five-star Hilton Imperial Dubrovnik is to re-open its doors on the April 15th after a major renovation, with new interiors and with  increased capacity of accommodation to 149.  ......
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Turkish Airlines celebrates 10th Anniversary of its Star Alliance Membership  

Turkish Airlines celebrates 10th Anniversary of its Star Alliance Membership

Turkish Airlines celebrates the 10th Anniversary of joining to the Star Alliance network which was established in 1997 as the first truly global airline alliance to offer worldwide reach, recogniti......
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Saffron Restaurant at Banyan Tree Phuket Presents Thailand’s own Michelin Star chef  

Saffron Restaurant at Banyan Tree Phuket Presents Thailand’s own Michelin Star chef

Banyan Tree Phuket’s signature Saffron restaurant proudly welcomes national treasure Chef Phatchara “Pom” Pirapak for a special set menu event on April 6-7. The dinners bring Phuk......
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Israel Tourism Ministry launches new Marketing campaign for the Negev  

Israel Tourism Ministry launches new Marketing campaign for the Negev

The Israel Tourism Ministry has announced the launch of #PopUpOasis, a two-week social media competition that offers the winner a custom-made glamping experience in the Ramon Crater as part of a th......
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Jordan Trail’s Annual Thru-Hike 2018 Launched under Patronage of Queen Rania  

Jordan Trail’s Annual Thru-Hike 2018 Launched under Patronage of Queen Rania

Under the patronage of Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah, the Jordan Trail Association (JTA) officially launched the Jordan Trail’s 2018 Thru-Hike, kicking off the second edition of the ann......
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NewGen ISS Goes Live in Norway  

NewGen ISS Goes Live in Norway

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that Norway became the first market to implement the New Generation of IATA Settlement Systems (NewGen ISS).  NewGen ISS wa......
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IATO to hold biennial elections on April 28  

IATO to hold biennial elections on April 28

The Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO) will hold its biennial election on April 28, 2018.  The voting and election processes will be held at The Ashok Hotel New Delhi.
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The Global Tourism Council convention at Cairo, Egypt on 29th April to 2nd May 2018  

The Global Tourism Council convention at Cairo, Egypt on 29th April to 2nd May 2018

The theme of convention is carefully chosen to deliberate on new challenges in tourism industry, Investment sector and film archives (Bollywood).   With new challenges emerging......
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Ministry of Railways Announces one of the World’s Largest Recruitment Drive  

Ministry of Railways Announces one of the World’s Largest Recruitment Drive

Ministry of Railways has announced one of the world’s largest recruitment processes for 89409 posts in Group C Level I (Erstwhile Group D) & Level II Categories. Online applications......
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Start of the semester break: Getting on the slope with Austrian Airlines  

Start of the semester break: Getting on the slope with Austrian Airlines

Austria is starting its semester break. In this regard, Austrian Airlines is offering numerous flight connections to ski areas within and outside of Austria. The offering ranges from Innsbruck, Sal......
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New Railways in New India Budget  

New Railways in New India Budget

New India Budget to transform Railways into a modern, safe, green, affordable and comfortable mode of transport Drastically scaling up investments by almost three times to Rs 1,48,528 cr. in 2018......
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Sri Lanka Tourism to spend USD 7 lakh for digital marketing campaign in India in 2018  

Sri Lanka Tourism to spend USD 7 lakh for digital marketing campaign in India in 2018

With an aim to promote Sri Lanka as a preferred destination for Indians, Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau, the national tourism board of the island country, will embark on a major......
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Preferred Hotels and Resorts Announces 2017 Results  

Preferred Hotels and Resorts Announces 2017 Results

Preferred Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest global provider of sales, marketing, and distribution services to independent luxury hotels, has announced its 2017 year-e......
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Exponential Growth in Regional Air Connectivity with an Impetus to Stimulate Helicopters and Small Fixed Wing Aircraft Operations  

Exponential Growth in Regional Air Connectivity with an Impetus to Stimulate Helicopters and Small Fixed Wing Aircraft Operations

Sh Ashok Gajapati Raju, Minister of Civil Aviation has informed that key revisions in Scheme under 2nd Round of RCS-UDAN covering Priority areas, operational flexibili......
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Romantic Enchantments in Thailand  

Romantic Enchantments in Thailand

With the most romantic day of the year fast approaching, Thailand brings a wide array of romantic delights from three of the luxurious properties in spectacular locations -- Krabi, Phuket and Koh S......
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Airline operators look to increase number of flights to Patna in March  

Airline operators look to increase number of flights to Patna in March

Grappling with space constraint to cater to 26 departures, the Jayprakash Narayan International (JPNI) Airport will almost double the number of flights, which operate Patna. It is likely to host ......
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National Rail Transport Seminar on the theme Railways for Sustainable Development held in New Delhi.  

National Rail Transport Seminar on the theme Railways for Sustainable Development held in New Delhi.

The Centre for Transportation Research and Management (CTRAM), is an autonomous body of Transport Professionals in the country organized a National Rail Transport Seminar with the theme &ldqu......
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ATOAI to celebrate 2018 as The Year of Adventure Tourism across the country  

ATOAI to celebrate 2018 as The Year of Adventure Tourism across the country

After the Ministry of Tourism (MoT) announced 2018 as “The Year of Adventure Tourism”, the Adventure Tour Operators Association of India (ATOAI) will spearhead various activities ......
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Supervisory Board Appoints Wolfgang Jani as the New CFO  

Supervisory Board Appoints Wolfgang Jani as the New CFO

Austrian Airlines will have a new CFO in 2018. After the current CFO Heinz Lachinger announced in September that he intended to leave the company, Austria’s red-white-red flag carrier searche......
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Kerala Tourism to kick off Phase II of its promotional campaign next month  

Kerala Tourism to kick off Phase II of its promotional campaign next month

Kerala Tourism is set to come up with a three-month long international campaign in its bid to lure foreign tourists to the state. The campaign would be the second phase of its efforts in this......
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flydubai announces new destinations in Europe  

flydubai announces new destinations in Europe

Dubai-based carrier flydubai announced the launch of two new European routes for next year: flights to Krakow will start on April 8, 2018 and flights to Catania will start on June 13, 2018. f......
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PREFERRED HOTELS AND RESORTS PRESENTS THE MOST ANTICIPATED INDEPENDENT HOTEL OPENINGS OF 2018  

PREFERRED HOTELS AND RESORTS PRESENTS THE MOST ANTICIPATED INDEPENDENT HOTEL OPENINGS OF 2018

Preferred Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest independent hotel brand, announces 13 new properties scheduled to launch in the New Year. Spanning the globe, these new luxury lodgings off......
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Air China suspends flights to North Korea  

Air China suspends flights to North Korea

According to a report in The Financial Chronicle, Air China has suspended flights to North Korea, further limiting the secretive state's links with the outside world, in what the governme......
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Indian Railways accomplishes major savings in its ‘ElectricTraction Energy Bill’  

Indian Railways accomplishes major savings in its ‘ElectricTraction Energy Bill’

The total cumulative savings from April, 2015 to October, 2017 reaches ?5636crores.  
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Maharashtra Government Gave Wings To Capt. Amol Yadav To Fly Under ‘Make In India’  

Maharashtra Government Gave Wings To Capt. Amol Yadav To Fly Under ‘Make In India’

“Success is no accident.  A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.  There are no secrets to success, no short cuts. It is the......
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Austrian Airlines Trains Young Pilots Again  

Austrian Airlines Trains Young Pilots Again

Today, November 16, 2017, 24 future pilots are commencing their training to become fully-qualified pilots for Austrian Airlines. Their first training flight in Goodyear, Arizona (USA) will tak......
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Minor Hotels to Open Three New Build Hotels in Qatar In Spring 2018 Under Tivoli and Oaks Brands  

Minor Hotels to Open Three New Build Hotels in Qatar In Spring 2018 Under Tivoli and Oaks Brands

Minor Hotels, a hotel owner, operator and investor, currently with a portfolio of 157 hotels and resorts in 24 countries across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europe, South America, Africa and the ......
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Prime Minister of India and Prime Minister of Bangladesh Jointly along with Chief Minister, West Bengal Flag off New Cross Border Train between India and Bangladesh, Kolkata Khulna Bandhan Express from Kolkata through Video Confencing  

Prime Minister of India and Prime Minister of Bangladesh Jointly along with Chief Minister, West Bengal Flag off New Cross Border Train between India and Bangladesh, Kolkata Khulna Bandhan Express from Kolkata through Video Confencing

Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi, the Bangladesh Prime Minister, Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister of Bangladesh & the Chief Minister of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee, in an historical ev......
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Rotana continues relationship with Arabian Travel Market  

Rotana continues relationship with Arabian Travel Market

Rotana Hotels & Resorts is marking its 25th anniversary by continuing its sponsorship of the registrations for next year’s Arabian Travel Market (ATM), also celebrating its 25th anniversa......
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Tourism ministers set the agenda on second day of WTM London  

Tourism ministers set the agenda on second day of WTM London

Tourism ministers from across the world met hoteliers, tourist boards and trade associations at World Travel Market London – the leading global event for the travel industry – to tackle......
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Minister of Tourism and Sports presented Amazing Thailand Tourism Year 2018 at WTM 2017  

Minister of Tourism and Sports presented Amazing Thailand Tourism Year 2018 at WTM 2017

Thailand’s Minister of Tourism and Sports, H.E. Mrs. Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul unveiled the latest tourism promotional extravaganza, the “Amazing Thailand Tourism Year 2018” at the ......
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Thai Licious Journey Two web series to showcase more delightful culinary adventures  

Thai Licious Journey Two web series to showcase more delightful culinary adventures

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has hosted Chef Andy Ricker, one of the United States’ most celebrated chefs of Thai cuisine and Thailand’s first Amazing Thailand Culinary Ambas......
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What not to miss when in Jordan  

What not to miss when in Jordan

There’s so much to do in Jordan that planning is definitely recommended to travelers who want to experience every bit of this fascinating cou......
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VITS Hotels Worldwide unveils new property in Agra  

VITS Hotels Worldwide unveils new property in Agra

Hoping to cash in on the growing leisure travellers in the city of Taj, VITS Hotels Worldwide has launched its 4-star property ‘VITS Agra’. Prominently located on National Highway 2, th......
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GET READY TO RUN IN 2018 WITH THE START OF MARATHON SEASON IN ISRAEL  

GET READY TO RUN IN 2018 WITH THE START OF MARATHON SEASON IN ISRAEL

With a mild and relatively dry winter season, combined with stunning landscapes and rich history, Israel is a perfect venue for marathons and competitive relay races. Here is a round-up of the main......
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WINTER HOLIDAY OFFER AT PALAZZO VERSACE DUBAI  

WINTER HOLIDAY OFFER AT PALAZZO VERSACE DUBAI

Reminiscent of a 16th century Italian Palace, Palazzo Versace Dubai is a Neoclassical masterpiece with subtle traces of Arabian architecture. Featuring a striking entrance, high ceilings, landscape......
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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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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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Tamil Nadu: Tale of Temples  

Tamil Nadu: Tale of Temples

With over 3300 temples, Tamil Nadu truly is the cradle of the Dravidian culture. No wonder it attracts the second highest footfalls of overseas tourists in India. Several of the magnificent temples......
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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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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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OYO sees room for growth, plans to double inventory  

OYO sees room for growth, plans to double inventory

OYO, a budget hotel aggregator backed by SoftBank, plans to double its inventory of 70,000 rooms to 1.5 lakh by the end of next year to cater to growing business and leisure travel in the country, ......
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Air New Zealand to nearly double capacity to Bali  

Air New Zealand to nearly double capacity to Bali

The airline currently operates two services per week from Auckland to Denpasar International Airport between the end of May and mid-October, increasing to three services per week during peak times.......
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Emirates to operate one-off A380 flight to Colombo  

Emirates to operate one-off A380 flight to Colombo

Emirates’ iconic A380 aircraft will make a one-off landing at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA), Katunayake, on Monday 14th August as the global airline joins local authorities in ......
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Russell Loughland Appointed Director of Sales and Marketing at Palazzo Versace Dubai  

Russell Loughland Appointed Director of Sales and Marketing at Palazzo Versace Dubai

Palazzo Versace Dubai is pleased to welcome Russell Loughland as Director of Sales and Marketing. Russell officially joined Palazzo Versace Dubai on April 16th, where he will be dir......
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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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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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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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The 3th UNWTO International Congress on Ethics presents the Recommendations on the Responsible Use of Ratings and Reviews  

The 3th UNWTO International Congress on Ethics presents the Recommendations on the Responsible Use of Ratings and Reviews

Tourism stakeholders have convened in Krakow, Poland, in the 3th World Tourism Organization International Congress on Ethics to underline the need to continue advancing the ethical framework of the......
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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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Malaysian Tourism announced the launch of  Multiple entry eVisa for India  

Malaysian Tourism announced the launch of Multiple entry eVisa for India

To enhance tourism from India to Malaysia   GOI pleased to inform that The Malaysian Prime Minister Dato' Sri Haji Mohammad Najib bin Tun Haji Abdul Razak on his visit on 0......
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Bali International Convention Centre Hosted 3rd IDB Member Countries Sovereign Investments Forum  

Bali International Convention Centre Hosted 3rd IDB Member Countries Sovereign Investments Forum

Bali International Convention Centre (BICC) is delighted to share the recent uplifting conference that was held in its magnificent Mangupura Hall. BICC was the honor host of the 3rd IDB Member Coun......
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Tourism stakeholders gather to support the development of the Western Silk Road  

Tourism stakeholders gather to support the development of the Western Silk Road

The city of Alexandroupoli, in Greece, has hosted the 1st International UNWTO Western Silk Road Workshop held on 26-27 April 2017. The event was jointly organized by UNWTO, the Ministry of Tourism ......
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Maldives... the Sunny Side of Life showcased at the Annual Arabian Travel Market  

Maldives... the Sunny Side of Life showcased at the Annual Arabian Travel Market

Maldives Marketing and Public Relation Corporation together with partners from the Maldivian Tourism Industry are participating at the 24th Annual Arabian Travel Market. The event opened toda......
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World's Largest Gifts and Premium Fair Opens in Hong Kong, Attracting 4,300+ Exhibitors  

World's Largest Gifts and Premium Fair Opens in Hong Kong, Attracting 4,300+ Exhibitors

The 32nd Hong Kong Gifts & Premium Fair opened today at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). The four-day fair (27-30 April), organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Cou......
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Thai Prime Minister delivered opening remarks at 2017 WTTC Global Summit in Bangkok  

Thai Prime Minister delivered opening remarks at 2017 WTTC Global Summit in Bangkok

H.E. General Prayut Chan-o-cha, Prime Minister of Thailand, today presided over the opening of the 2017 World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) Global Summit and delivered opening remarks to more t......
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Colombian Film Week Opens Successfully  

Colombian Film Week Opens Successfully

The Colombian Film Week, led by the Consulate of Colombia in Guayaquil, received a great reception on his first day. Despite the big storm Guayaquil lived on the afternoon of 25, more than 200 peop......
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PM Shri Narendra Modi will Flag-off First UDAN Flight under RCS  

PM Shri Narendra Modi will Flag-off First UDAN Flight under RCS

The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will flag off the first UDAN flight under RCS on Shimla-Delhi sector on 27th April, 2017. Simultaneously, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will also flag off ......
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Plans announced for the Ancient Caesarea Renewal Project to upgrade the tourist experience at Caesarea.  

Plans announced for the Ancient Caesarea Renewal Project to upgrade the tourist experience at Caesarea.

Several significant archaeological discoveries are now on display at the Caesarea National Park, one of Israel’s most impressive parks which includes......
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GCC turns to China and India to boost growth in tourism receipts  

GCC turns to China and India to boost growth in tourism receipts

Major tourism destinations in the GCC will increase efforts to target Indian and Chinese inbound tourists, as regional and international guests from Europe continue to feel the acute fina......
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Colourmoon Festival 2017 opens to showcase different sides of Ko Phangan life  

Colourmoon Festival 2017 opens to showcase different sides of Ko Phangan life

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), in collaboration with partners from the public and private sector, yesterday opened the Ko Phangan Colourmoon Festival 2017 to a fun start by giving v......
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80% of Expo 2020 site will be re-developed in legacy mission  

80% of Expo 2020 site will be re-developed in legacy mission

Expo 2020 Dubai, the first mega-event to be hosted in the region, will lay the foundations for a diversified and sustainable tourism industry through a series of initiatives designe......
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Good mix of Thai exhibitors represented at Arabian Travel Market 2017  

Good mix of Thai exhibitors represented at Arabian Travel Market 2017

 A contingent of 53 Thai hotels, tour operators, medical service institutes, and tourism related agencies attended the 24th Arabian Travel Market (ATM) dur......
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Egypt participated in the 3rd India-Africa Health Forum  

Egypt participated in the 3rd India-Africa Health Forum

Egypt participated in the 3rd Edition of India – Africa Health Forum which was organized by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) on 19th April, 2017 on the side line of the Global Exhib......
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H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum visits TCA Abu Dhabi stand at ATM 2017  

H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum visits TCA Abu Dhabi stand at ATM 2017

H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai and H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crowne Prince of Dubai, visited the Abu Dhab......
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Lufthansa has now taken the decisive step on the way to a paperless cockpit  

Lufthansa has now taken the decisive step on the way to a paperless cockpit

Lufthansa has now taken the decisive step on the way to a paperless cockpit. Beginning of April, the electronic flight folder (eFF) app largely replaced the paper briefing. For the first time, pilo......
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AirAsia Airbus A330 will fly to Maldives and Macao for one month and more flights to meet high travel demand  

AirAsia Airbus A330 will fly to Maldives and Macao for one month and more flights to meet high travel demand

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Tourism Malaysia and KLM sign Promotional Agreement  

Tourism Malaysia and KLM sign Promotional Agreement

Tourism Malaysia Deputy Director General (Promotion) Dato’ Sri Abdul Khani Daud and KLM Commercial Director Daan Pijzel sign the promotional agreement, in the presence of the Minister of Tour......
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.  .  .Oman’s Tourism Goes Hyperlocal.  .  .  

. . .Oman’s Tourism Goes Hyperlocal. . .

The cheap package holiday, bucket and spade culture and jetting off for two weeks of sun, sand and souvenirs is on the decline suggests Taleb Al Makhmari, Director General, Marketing & Media at......
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TCA Abu Dhabi Leads Its Largest Ever Delegation To Arabian Travel Market To Boost Inbound Tourism  

TCA Abu Dhabi Leads Its Largest Ever Delegation To Arabian Travel Market To Boost Inbound Tourism

Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) is leading the largest delegation it has ever taken to the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) later this month in a bid to capitalise and in......
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Dr. Mahesh Sharma, Minister of Tourism to support LCIcon 2022 in promoting tourism in India  

Dr. Mahesh Sharma, Minister of Tourism to support LCIcon 2022 in promoting tourism in India

Lions Clubs International (LCI) - The Global Leader in Humanitarian Service. Announcing Lions Clubs International Convention LCIcon2022, which is being held For the First Time in India, in LIONS 10......
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Singapore Airlines And SilkAir Sign Codeshare Agreement With Air France-KLM  

Singapore Airlines And SilkAir Sign Codeshare Agreement With Air France-KLM

Singapore Airlines and regional subsidiary SilkAir have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Air France-KLM to codeshare on each other’s flights with effect from 27 April 2017. &......
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Minister of Railways inaugurates Workshop on Adaptation and Sustainability of Modern Technologies in Railways Signaling and Telecom  

Minister of Railways inaugurates Workshop on Adaptation and Sustainability of Modern Technologies in Railways Signaling and Telecom

 Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu inaugurated one day workshop on “Adaptation and & Sustainability of Modern Technologies in Railways Signaling & Telecom w......
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Lufthansa Group welcomes almost 10 million passengers on board in March 2017  

Lufthansa Group welcomes almost 10 million passengers on board in March 2017

. Increase of around 14% more passengers than the previous year   . Seat load factor of 77.2% is a 0.8-percentage-point improvement from March 2016   . Pri......
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Qatar Airways to Exhibit at Arabian Travel Market  

Qatar Airways to Exhibit at Arabian Travel Market

Qatar Airways will showcase its unique and revolutionary new premium travel experience, Qsuite, for the first time in the Middle East at next week’s Arabian Travel Market (ATM), the region&rs......
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 $34m three-year tripartite partnership to strengthen Singapore’s destination appeal and drive visitor traffic  

$34m three-year tripartite partnership to strengthen Singapore’s destination appeal and drive visitor traffic

Changi Airport Group (CAG), Singapore Airlines (SIA) and Singapore Tourism Board (STB) will take an ongoing joint partnership, aimed at promoting inbound travel, to new heights.  <......
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ITDC celebrates 8th Public Sector Day (PSU) across verticals  

ITDC celebrates 8th Public Sector Day (PSU) across verticals

The public sector undertaking under the aegis of the Ministry of Tourism is celebrating 8th Public Sector Day from 10th April- 16th April 2017. ......
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The potential of mountain tourism: focus of UNWTO Conference in Georgia  

The potential of mountain tourism: focus of UNWTO Conference in Georgia

The potential of mountain tourism to foster economic development, as well as to raise awareness on environmental protection, was the major topic addressed at the 3rd World Tourism Organization ......
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Railways Cooperation between India and France  

Railways Cooperation between India and France

On April 13th of 2017, , Minister for Railways Mr Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu, held meeting with , Minister of State for Transport, Marine Affairs and Fisheries of the Republic of Franc......
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India secured 9th rank in terms of Cultural Resources in TTCI 2017 ranking by  World Economic Forum  

India secured 9th rank in terms of Cultural Resources in TTCI 2017 ranking by World Economic Forum

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27th Abu Dhabi International Book Fair to stage unique cultural programme  

27th Abu Dhabi International Book Fair to stage unique cultural programme

The 27th Abu Dhabi International Book Fair (ADIBF), which will take place from 26 April to 2 May 2017 at the ......
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Lufthansa Group welcomes almost 10 million passengers on board in March 2017  

Lufthansa Group welcomes almost 10 million passengers on board in March 2017

The airlines of the Lufthansa Group transported some 9.6 million passengers in March, 14% more than the same period last year, although the ......
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Passengers get a taste of Thailand and Sri Lanka on board Qatar Airways flights and in lounges over the Thai and Sri Lankan New Year  

Passengers get a taste of Thailand and Sri Lanka on board Qatar Airways flights and in lounges over the Thai and Sri Lankan New Year

Thai New Year will be celebrated on 13 to 14 April on select inbound flights from Bangkok, Krabi and Phuket in......
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Turkish Airlines further enhances its presence in Russia.  

Turkish Airlines further enhances its presence in Russia.

Samara, 250th international destination of global carrier has been added to the extensive flight network within today.   Permanently reinforcing its position a......
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 Kalinga International Buddhist Conclave organised by the Odisha Tourism Department  

Kalinga International Buddhist Conclave organised by the Odisha Tourism Department

The three-day Kalinga International Buddhist Conclave, jointly organised by the State Tourism Department, Odisha Institute of Maritime and South East Asian Studies and the Archaeological Survey of ......
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Ko Phangan Colourmoon Festival to celebrate local way of life  

Ko Phangan Colourmoon Festival to celebrate local way of life

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is supporting the Ko Phangan Colourmoon Festival to showcase some of the Unique Local Thai Experiences to be discovered on the island and to celebrate ......
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Federation of Hotel & Restaurant Associations of India (FHRAI) To Seek Legal Redressal  

Federation of Hotel & Restaurant Associations of India (FHRAI) To Seek Legal Redressal

The Federation of Hotel & Restaurant Associations of India (FHRAI) is exploring legal remedies with regards to the recent Supreme Court Order, shutting down from 1st A......
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Nationwide Songkran celebrations kick off with colourful Bangkok extravaganza  

Nationwide Songkran celebrations kick off with colourful Bangkok extravaganza

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) kicked off this year’s Songkran celebrations with an Amazing Songkran Joyful Procession on 8 April in central Bangkok. The event, presided over b......
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Thailand to showcase Unique Thai Local Experiences to WTTC Global Summit delegates  

Thailand to showcase Unique Thai Local Experiences to WTTC Global Summit delegates

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) will be hosting cultural and rustic trips for delegates attending The World Travel and Tourism Global Summit 2017 and......
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PATA creates new boundaries of adventure tourism in Luoyang, Henan, China  

PATA creates new boundaries of adventure tourism in Luoyang, Henan, China

The PATA Adventure Travel Conference and Mart 2017 (ATCM 2017) in conjunction with the Luoyang Adventure Tourism and Equipment Expo ended on Monday, April 4, 2017 in Lu......
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Abu Dhabi sees further Growth in Hotel Guests following Record-Breaking Year  

Abu Dhabi sees further Growth in Hotel Guests following Record-Breaking Year

Following a record-breaking year for hotel guests in Abu Dhabi, the emirate has recorded impressive growth in the first two months of 2017, seeing a 5.5% rise in hotel guests.   <......
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India Moves 12 Places up from 52nd to 40th Position in Travel and Tourism Competitive Index of World Economic Forum  

India Moves 12 Places up from 52nd to 40th Position in Travel and Tourism Competitive Index of World Economic Forum

Dr. Mahesh Sharma, Minister of State (I/C) for Tourism & Culture shared the news about the improvement in ranking of India in the Travel and Tourism Competitive Index (TTCI) of World Economic F......
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Preferred Hotels and Resorts launches Mobile App and member rate program  

Preferred Hotels and Resorts launches Mobile App and member rate program

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Minister of Railways Flagged off / Inaugurated Various Train Services  

Minister of Railways Flagged off / Inaugurated Various Train Services

Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu flagged off/inaugurated the following new trains through Video Conferencing from here today i.e. 3rd April, 2017. ......
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Ministry of Tourism to Host “Smart India Hackathon 2017” On 1-2 April, 2017 in Kochi  

Ministry of Tourism to Host “Smart India Hackathon 2017” On 1-2 April, 2017 in Kochi

The Ministry of Tourism will host the Grand Finale of “Smart India Hackathon” on 1-2 April 2017 in Kochi, Kerala featuring 53 teams comprising of 230 students from technology ......
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Vistara Airlines customer care number will temporarily unavailable for a week  

Vistara Airlines customer care number will temporarily unavailable for a week

Vistara's customer service number +91 9289228888 will be temporarily unavailable from 29th March until 4th April due to a system switch.   Read More >>
Thai Airways makes passenger payments easier with Paypal  

Thai Airways makes passenger payments easier with Paypal

Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI) held a joint press conference at its Head Office with Paypal, making elec......
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Air Asia announced two new domestic routes in India  

Air Asia announced two new domestic routes in India

Budget carrier AirAsia India today announced the induction of the ninth Airbus A320 aircraft in its fleet, besides commencement of flight services to two new destinations......
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Lords of Lightning – Frequency Rider to captivate visitors with electrifying Abu Dhabi show  

Lords of Lightning – Frequency Rider to captivate visitors with electrifying Abu Dhabi show

The world-famous performance, Lords of Lightning- Frequency Rider, is set to fascinate audiences with its......
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Kuwait to showcase multi-billion dollar tourism plan at ATM  

Kuwait to showcase multi-billion dollar tourism plan at ATM

With ambitions to welcome 440,000 visitors a year by 2024, the government of Kuwait is pressing ahead with multiple plans that will see billions of dollars invested in projects and ......
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Tourism and economic growth under the spotlight at UNWTO and Arabian Travel Market  

Tourism and economic growth under the spotlight at UNWTO and Arabian Travel Market

Visitors to the MENA region will total 195 million by 2030, growing at a rate higher than the world average, according to figures by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).   T......
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Turkish Airlines mentions two new routes to its Russian flight network  

Turkish Airlines mentions two new routes to its Russian flight network

Voronezh and Samara will be the most recent destinations of Turkish Airlines to be served in Russia. Currently operating to Moscow, St.Petersburg, Sochi, Rostov, Kazan, Ekaterinburg, Ufa, Ast......
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IndiGo strengthens its Gulf expansion with Sharjah as 6th international destination  

IndiGo strengthens its Gulf expansion with Sharjah as 6th international destination

Consolidating its position in the Middle-East market, IndiGo, has announced Sharjah as its 6th new international destination recently. Effective March 20, IndiGo will operate its new daily no......
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Classic Meet Pop as Vanessa-Mae and Salut Salon take Centre Stage in Israel  

Classic Meet Pop as Vanessa-Mae and Salut Salon take Centre Stage in Israel

Culture vultures visiting Israel in April and May can take advantage of two special concert events taking place during t......
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WTM and Global Wellness Institute announce strategic partnership  

WTM and Global Wellness Institute announce strategic partnership

The World Travel Market portfolio of events and the Global Wellness Institute have agreed upon a strategic partnership, which will start at Arabian Travel ......
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PATA Asia Pacific Visitor Forecasts 2017 - 2021  

PATA Asia Pacific Visitor Forecasts 2017 - 2021

For several decades the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has published forecasts of international visitor demand across a range of destinations within the Asia Pa......
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Anantara Prepares to Debut in Europe  

Anantara Prepares to Debut in Europe

Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas, a leading operator and developer of luxury hotels, resorts and spas in Asia, the Indian Ocean, Africa and the Middle East, prepares to launch the first Ana......
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New boutique hotel, Villa Brown Jerusalem, to open in April 2017  

New boutique hotel, Villa Brown Jerusalem, to open in April 2017

The Villa Brown Jerusalem, the newest addition to the Brown Hotels group, is a 24-room boutique hotel property set to open in April 2017. Th......
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Anantara appoints Tamir Kobrin as GM to launch the brand's first property in Europe  

Anantara appoints Tamir Kobrin as GM to launch the brand's first property in Europe

Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas is pleased to announce the appointment of Tamir Kobrin as General Manager of Anantara Vilamoura Algarve Resort – due to launch on 1 April 2017 as Anantara&......
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National Geographic placed Alappuzha backwaters one of the 17 most romantic destinations.  

National Geographic placed Alappuzha backwaters one of the 17 most romantic destinations.

The National Geographic's recognition of Alappuzha backwaters as one of the world's 17 most romantic destinations has turned a big boost for the Venice of the East.   T......
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AVANI to debut in Europe with launch of AVANI Avenida Liberdade Lisbon Hotel in Portugal  

AVANI to debut in Europe with launch of AVANI Avenida Liberdade Lisbon Hotel in Portugal

AVANI Hotels & Resorts will debut in Europe with the opening of AVANI Avenida Liberdade Lisbon Hotel in the Portuguese capital. The 119-key hotel will launch on ......
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 Prefered Hotels and Resorts Welcomes 24 new Member Hotels  

Prefered Hotels and Resorts Welcomes 24 new Member Hotels

Preferred Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest independent hotel brand, announces the addition of 24 member hotels over the past three months, which mark the company’s de......
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Surfing above the clouds: Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines going online on short haul and mid-range flights too  

Surfing above the clouds: Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines going online on short haul and mid-range flights too

Send emails from a height of 10,000 meters, do your online shopping while soaring over the Alps, stream videos above the clouds - and all o......
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Air India fares to be low as Rajdhani to boost passengers traffic.  

Air India fares to be low as Rajdhani to boost passengers traffic.

Taking on the reduced prices in Rajdhani Express, national carrier Air India will launch a three-month long sale of tickets priced at par or below Rajdhani fares. The national carrier claims the mo......
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TIRUN announces first ever Royal Caribbean International sailings to Cuba  

TIRUN announces first ever Royal Caribbean International sailings to Cuba

 TIRUN, the exclusive India Representative for Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., invites adventur......
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World’s first discovery about early use of stone age tools made in Jordan !  

World’s first discovery about early use of stone age tools made in Jordan !

The research team from UVic and partner universities in the US and Jordan has found the oldest evidence of protei......
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International tourism continues to grow above average in the first four months of 2016  

International tourism continues to grow above average in the first four months of 2016

  2016 started on a strong note for international tourism. International tourist arrivals grew by 5% between January and April 2016 according to the l......
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A Rare Cache of Silver Coins Dating to the Hasmonean Period (126 BCE) Discovered in Modi‘in  

A Rare Cache of Silver Coins Dating to the Hasmonean Period (126 BCE) Discovered in Modi‘in

A hoard of silver coins dating to the Hasmonean period (126 BCE) was exposed in April in an archaeological excavation the Israel Antiquities Authority is currently conducting near Modi‘in, wi......
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Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) elects new Executive Board  

Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) elects new Executive Board

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce the election of Andrew Jones, Guardian - Sanctuary Res......
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 Salzburg saw a whopping increase of 81% Indian arrivals in comparison to 2015  

Salzburg saw a whopping increase of 81% Indian arrivals in comparison to 2015

Salzburg has definitely caught the fancy of the Indian travelers this s......
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World Committee on Tourism Ethics: it is critical to advance the transformation of the Global Code of Ethics for Tourism into an international convention  

World Committee on Tourism Ethics: it is critical to advance the transformation of the Global Code of Ethics for Tourism into an international convention

The 17th meeting of the World Committee on Tourism Ethics, held at the UNWTO Headquarters in Madrid, Spain on 26-27 April 2016 discussed the advances in the process of conversion of the Global ......
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Flybe announces codeshare growth with Air India  

Flybe announces codeshare growth with Air India

Leading regional airline continues growth with tenth codeshare agreement offering UK customers seamless connections to Delhi with Air India   Flybe......
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Bermuda releases annual tourism report for 2015  

Bermuda releases annual tourism report for 2015

Bermuda’s identity as an adventure destination is highlighted in the Bermuda Tourism Authority 2015 Annual Report, which was released online on April 22.The BTA said, “Among......
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African tourism ministers convene in Côte d’Ivoire  

African tourism ministers convene in Côte d’Ivoire

  Over three days (19-21 April) high-level tourism representatives from African countries, including 18 tourism ministers1, are convening in Abidjan, Côte......
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Brazilians set to deliver successful Olympic Games despite the crises  

Brazilians set to deliver successful Olympic Games despite the crises

  International Olympic Committee (IOC) Coordination Commission Chair Nawal El Moutawakel has backed Brazil and the Brazilians to deliver successful Olympic Games this August.
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South African Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom visits India  

South African Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom visits India

New Delhi - India, 13 April 2016: South African Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom visited India to engage with the travel and tourism trade in the country. The visit was par......
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Norwegian air announce service from Gatwick to Crete  

Norwegian air announce service from Gatwick to Crete

Norwegian will fly another 186-seat Boeing 737-800 three times each week to the Greece's biggest island from April 28. Thomas Ramdahl, Chief Commercial Officer at Norwegian said: "T......
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LATAM airlines group launching service to Joburg from Sao Paulo  

LATAM airlines group launching service to Joburg from Sao Paulo

Air connectivity to South Africa is an all good as LATAM Airlines Group declared it will be starting a non-stop flight between Latin America and Africa, beginning October 2016. LATAM, s......
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Gulf Medical University starts first ever medical tourism course  

Gulf Medical University starts first ever medical tourism course

The first batch of the Gulf Medical University in medical tourism, started at the university campus on Saturday April 2. Titled ‘Certificate Course in Medical Tourism Facilitator’, this......
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Arkia adds Minsk to the route map  

Arkia adds Minsk to the route map

Israeli airline Arkia adds Minsk to its route map. The first flight Tel Aviv-Minsk-Tel Aviv is scheduled on 18 April. The airline will operate regular flights three times a week. According to the M......
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Egypt Tourism luring investers towards to the country  

Egypt Tourism luring investers towards to the country

The Egyptian Tourism Federation (ETF) has planned to take participate in the tourism investment forum in Dubai toward the end of April, as indicated by ETF director Elhamy El-Zayat. The......
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Tourism Vancouver expecting an increase in arrivals for April  

Tourism Vancouver expecting an increase in arrivals for April

  April is set to be an exceptionally bustling month for tourists to Vancouver, as indicated by a representative from Tourism Vancouver. "We are expecting amazingly high oc......
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Tata Sons to buy out stake in AirAsia India worth total of 49%  

Tata Sons to buy out stake in AirAsia India worth total of 49%

Once the arrangement for Tata buying stake in the airline is finished, the holding of Tata Sons in AirAsia India will go up from 41.06% to 49%.   Arun Bhatia is set to exit Air......
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New plan to boost cultural tourism in Japan  

New plan to boost cultural tourism in Japan

Japan seems to be determined to increase the number of foreign tourists to the country by 2020 when it hosts the Olympic Games, the government plans to promote & maximize the use of cultural as......
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Air India announces a nonstop Dreamliner services to Vienna from 6th April  

Air India announces a nonstop Dreamliner services to Vienna from 6th April

Air India announced that it will connect Delhi to Vienna through a non-stop flight service starting from April 6, 2016. According to the national passenger carrier, the non-stop service......
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Visitor numbers in Kenya on the rise as tourists seem to be flocking in  

Visitor numbers in Kenya on the rise as tourists seem to be flocking in

The absence of significant terror occurrences has reinstalled business certainty crosswise over Kenya, particularly in the tourism segment; this is as per security and monetary specialists.
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Preferred Hotels and Resorts Launches First-Ever Global Sweepstakes  

Preferred Hotels and Resorts Launches First-Ever Global Sweepstakes

New Delhi – March 15, 2016 – Preferred Hotels & Resorts, launches its first-ever global sweepstakes, the iPrefer Hotel Rewards Giveaway, which is open for entries now through April ......
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Public-private partnerships are the road to success of Silk Road Tourism  

Public-private partnerships are the road to success of Silk Road Tourism

The 6th Silk Road Ministers Meeting held at ITB Berlin on 9 March 2016 concentrated on the part of open and private area associations (PPPs) in the advancement of tourism along the Silk Road. Membe......
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The US gears up for record numbers in domestic tourism this spring  

The US gears up for record numbers in domestic tourism this spring

Airlines in America have predicted a record number of passengers will take to the skies this spring, according to a major aviation industry trade group in the US, as factors like increased capacity......
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Mandarin Oriental welcomes two star Michelin Chef Nacho Manzano  

Mandarin Oriental welcomes two star Michelin Chef Nacho Manzano

The Mandarin Oriental Hotel is delighted to host two Michelin-starred Chef Nacho Manzano at Dolce Vita,the hotel’s Italian restaurant by the pool, from 6 to 9 April 2016.   ......
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Mandarin Oriental offers interesting display and aesthetic regards as oficial hotel partner of Art Basel's Show  

Mandarin Oriental offers interesting display and aesthetic regards as oficial hotel partner of Art Basel's Show

Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong is pleased to announce that for the fourth year it will be the Official Hotel Partner for the Art Basel show in Hong Kong. To celebrate this partnershi......
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Now Open: Amari Havodda Maldives  

Now Open: Amari Havodda Maldives

Introducing Amari Havodda Maldives, a 120-villa private island hideaway located in the pristine Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll approximately 400km south of the capital Male. A lush tropical paradise in a seclu......
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Anantara Launches Healthy New You 2016  Balance Yourself and Embrace Wellness during your Maldivian Holiday  

Anantara Launches Healthy New You 2016 Balance Yourself and Embrace Wellness during your Maldivian Holiday

Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas, the luxury hospitality brand for modern travellers, invites guests to embrace health and wellness as an integral element of their luxury holiday with its 2016 B......
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Navi Mumbai International Airport to commence operation by 2019  

Navi Mumbai International Airport to commence operation by 2019

Recently, Four bidders were selected for the planned Navi Mumbai International Airport, where country’s Aviation Ministry met with the City and Industrial Development Corporation (CIDCO) and ......
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Deepak Raj Joshi appointed CEO at NTB  

Deepak Raj Joshi appointed CEO at NTB

The Nepal tourism board appointed Deepak Raj Joshi as new CEO. The NTB has been stumbling along without a head since October 31, 2011, when the then CEO Prachanda Man Shrestha’s tenure expire......
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Tourism ministry announces guideline for Hotels and Guest houses  

Tourism ministry announces guideline for Hotels and Guest houses

Ministry of Tourism predicated the respective guidelines for the Starred hotels, Heritage Hotels, Guest Houses. As per Pollution Control Board, Sewage Treatment plant, Waste Management syst......
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 After earthquake Nepal expects Chinese tourist  

After earthquake Nepal expects Chinese tourist

Nepali officials expressed their hope on Saturday that waiving visa application fees for Chinese tourists will be helpful to boost tourism of the Himalayan country after a devastating earthquake in......
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