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Themed SURF THE WAVE OF GLOBAL TOURISM, HRAWI To Host Its 18th Regional Convention In Sri Lanka  

Themed SURF THE WAVE OF GLOBAL TOURISM, HRAWI To Host Its 18th Regional Convention In Sri Lanka

The Hotel and Restaurant Association of Western India (HRAWI) will be hosting the 18th edition of its Regional Convention from 27th to 30th June 2018. For the first time the Association will hold i......
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Ahead Of Monsoons, FandB Outlets In The City Appeal To MCGM For Permitting Temporary Sheds  

Ahead Of Monsoons, FandB Outlets In The City Appeal To MCGM For Permitting Temporary Sheds

With the rains expected to arrive earlier than usual this year, to be prepared for the infamous Mumbai monsoons, F&B outlets in the city have applied to the Municipality Corporation of Greater ......
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The Biggest Celebration of Indian Cinema IIFA Weekend And Awards 2018 heads to Bangkok, Thailand  

The Biggest Celebration of Indian Cinema IIFA Weekend And Awards 2018 heads to Bangkok, Thailand

IIFA fever returns to Bangkok, Thailand exactly after a decade with the 19th edition of the IIFA Awards. Bangkok would play host to Bollywood’s finest talent, world media, Indian cinema fans ......
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Another record year for foreign arrivals into Asia Pacific  

Another record year for foreign arrivals into Asia Pacific

With a cumulative count of 636 million foreign arrivals into the region in 2017, Asia Pacific sets a new record - according to a report released by the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA). ......
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Matato Hosts Maldivian Night in Mumbai, India  

Matato Hosts Maldivian Night in Mumbai, India

11th May 2018, Mumbai, India: A destination showcase for Maldives is hosted in Mumbai, India, on Friday, 11th May 2018, branded as Maldivian Night, organized by Maldives Association of Travel Agent......
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Passenger Demand Accelerates in March, Load Factor Sets Another Record  

Passenger Demand Accelerates in March, Load Factor Sets Another Record

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for March 2018 showing that demand (measured in revenue passenger kilometers, or RPKs) rose 9.5%, compa......
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Lords Hotels and Resorts’ 5th Hotel In Nepal To Be Launched In Nepalgunj  

Lords Hotels and Resorts’ 5th Hotel In Nepal To Be Launched In Nepalgunj

India’s fastest growing mid-market hotel chain – Lords Hotels & Resorts has announced plans of launching its fifth hotel in Nepal. To be introduced as Kalptaru Lords Inn in the sub ......
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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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Gangneung-Wonju National University to host PATA Youth Symposium during PATA Annual Summit 2018  

Gangneung-Wonju National University to host PATA Youth Symposium during PATA Annual Summit 2018

The next PATA Youth Symposium, to be held during the PATA Annual Summit 2018, is to be hosted by Gangneung-Wonju National University. Organised by the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Human C......
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HRAWI’s Latest FoSTaC Conclave Concludes In Diu  

HRAWI’s Latest FoSTaC Conclave Concludes In Diu

The Hotel and Restaurant Association of Western India (HRAWI) recently concluded its 19th Food Safety Training & Certification (FoSTaC) programme in association with Food Safety and Standards A......
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Transparency in Payments Live in Finland, Norway and Sweden  

Transparency in Payments Live in Finland, Norway and Sweden

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that Transparency in Payments (TIP) has been implemented in the Finland, Norway and Sweden markets.   TIP, which is......
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IGLTA Foundation partners with Pacific Asia Travel Association for conference scholarship  

IGLTA Foundation partners with Pacific Asia Travel Association for conference scholarship

The IGLTA Foundation has partnered with the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) to provide a unique opportunity for a Hong Kong Polytechnic University tourism student to attend the International......
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Global Standards, More Data Use, Key to Safely Managing Future Demand : IATA  

Global Standards, More Data Use, Key to Safely Managing Future Demand : IATA

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urged aviation stakeholders to follow global standards and make greater use of operational data in order to safely accommodate an additional 3.8 b......
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RCI celebrates 25 years of happy vacations in India  

RCI celebrates 25 years of happy vacations in India

RCI, the global leader in vacation exchange and part of the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands (NYSE: WYN), has reached a milestone celebrating 25 years happy vacations in India.  ......
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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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Tourism can and should lead sustainable development : UNWTO Secretary-General opens ITB 2018  

Tourism can and should lead sustainable development : UNWTO Secretary-General opens ITB 2018

The tourism sector’s role and responsibility in contributing to sustainable development on a global scale was the central message delivered at the opening of the 2018 edition of the ITB Berli......
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PATA renews partnership with comScore  

PATA renews partnership with comScore

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has renewed its preferred partnership with comScore, a leading cross-platform measurement company that measures audiences, brands and consumer behaviour e......
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Over 4 Lakhs Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) in India for Medical Purpose during 2016: Tourism Minister  

Over 4 Lakhs Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) in India for Medical Purpose during 2016: Tourism Minister

The number of Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) in India for medical purpose during 2016 were 4,27,014.   The total Foreign Exchange Earnings (FEEs) through tourism during 2015, ......
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PATA explores the SDGs in the context of youth and tourism in the Asia Pacific  

PATA explores the SDGs in the context of youth and tourism in the Asia Pacific

University students along with representatives from the travel and tourism industry came together at the Asia-Pacific Youth and Sustainable Tourism Workshop to examine how the industry can help in ......
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PATA launches youth component of food waste campaign, 'BUFFET for Youth'  

PATA launches youth component of food waste campaign, 'BUFFET for Youth'

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce the launch of the “BUFFET for Youth”. The announcement was made yesterday by PATA Young Tourism Professional (YTP) Amba......
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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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FSSAI FOSTAC gains traction with HRAWI initiative  

FSSAI FOSTAC gains traction with HRAWI initiative

The Hotel and Restaurant Association of Western India (HRAWI) which has collaborated with the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) to educate and equip hotels and restaurants with f......
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INDIA WAS AWARDED “BEST EXHIBITOR” AWARD FOR AUSTRALIA AND  OCEANIA CATEGORY  

INDIA WAS AWARDED “BEST EXHIBITOR” AWARD FOR AUSTRALIA AND OCEANIA CATEGORY

India, was awarded “Best Exhibitor” Award for Australia and Oceania category at the World`s Tourism exhibition at "InternationaleTourismusBorse" (ITB) 2018 in Messe, Berlin, Germany......
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January Passenger Demand Growth Slows on Temporary Factors  

January Passenger Demand Growth Slows on Temporary Factors

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for January 2018 showing traffic (revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose 4.6% compared to January 2......
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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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ITB Berlin 2018: Strong economic boost from the World’s Leading Travel Trade Show®  

ITB Berlin 2018: Strong economic boost from the World’s Leading Travel Trade Show®

ITB Berlin reflects worldwide dynamic developments and growth in the travel industry. From 7 to 11 March 2018, the World’s Leading Travel Trade Show® will again be the industry’s me......
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Tourism can and should lead sustainable development: UNWTO Secretary General opens ITB 2018  

Tourism can and should lead sustainable development: UNWTO Secretary General opens ITB 2018

The tourism sector’s role and responsibility in contributing to sustainable development on a global scale was the central message delivered at the opening of the 2018 edition of the ITB B......
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Jordan comes to India...  

Jordan comes to India...

His Majesty King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein of Jordan attended a part of the Jordanian-Indian Business Forum that was held in New Delhi, where he p......
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The Pride And Glory Of Bali-yatra presented on 7th March 2018  

The Pride And Glory Of Bali-yatra presented on 7th March 2018

Rediscovering India International Of Yore', an initiative of Resource Indica : Roots & Revelations, In collaboration with the Em......
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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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Disney Announces Transformative Multi Year Expansion for Disneyland Paris  

Disney Announces Transformative Multi Year Expansion for Disneyland Paris

Today, Chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company Robert A. Iger announced plans for a 2 billion euro, multi-year expansion for Disneyland® Paris alo......
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Shri Piyush Goyal Launches Digital Receipt Note, Receipted Challan and Digital Bill Submission to Improve Transparency  

Shri Piyush Goyal Launches Digital Receipt Note, Receipted Challan and Digital Bill Submission to Improve Transparency

Indian Railways has been implementing various initiatives to improve its efficiency and promote Ease of Doing Business.  In order to disseminate the information on such initiatives and to have......
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Aamchi Mumbai to welcome 101 artistic elephant sculptures as the city launches the first ever Elephant Parade in India  

Aamchi Mumbai to welcome 101 artistic elephant sculptures as the city launches the first ever Elephant Parade in India

101 gorgeous elephant sculptures by leading artists and designers including Amitabh Bachchan, LN Tallur, Princess Pea, Christian Louboutin, Sabyasachi Mukherjee and Masaba Gupta are scheduled to co......
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HRAWI conducts seminar on tax matters and updates in the Union Budget 2018/19 for Hotliers and Restaurateurs  

HRAWI conducts seminar on tax matters and updates in the Union Budget 2018/19 for Hotliers and Restaurateurs

The Hotel and Restaurant Association of Western India (HRAWI) organized a seminar on Tax Matters and updates in the Union Budget 2018-19 for hospitality sec......
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Kashmir Set to Host Mega Tourism Event   

Kashmir Set to Host Mega Tourism Event

Kashmir is preparing to host its biggest tourism gathering in three decades, as major players and policymakers in the travel industry across India will meet in the Valley for a convention in March,......
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Bird Executive appointed by Shell Aviation as an autohrised Aeroshell distributor in India  

Bird Executive appointed by Shell Aviation as an autohrised Aeroshell distributor in India

Bird ExecuJet Airport Services Private Limited, a joint venture between Bird Group and ExecuJet Aviation Group, announces its strategic cooperation and appointment as the authorized distributor for......
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2017 Marked by Strong Passenger Demand, Record Load Factor  

2017 Marked by Strong Passenger Demand, Record Load Factor

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for 2017 showing that demand (revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) for the year ended 31 December rose......
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PATA sets the stage for peace at youth workshop  

PATA sets the stage for peace at youth workshop

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Delegates of Taiwan Tourism Bureau visit India  

Delegates of Taiwan Tourism Bureau visit India

Taiwan Tourism Bureau (TTB) under the Ministry of Transportation and Communication (MOTC) recently lead a delegation comprisin......
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HRAWI seminar reflects on last 7 months of GST regime for hotels and restaurants  

HRAWI seminar reflects on last 7 months of GST regime for hotels and restaurants

The Hotel and Restaurant Association of Western India (HRAWI) organized a seminar on GST – Key issues for Hospitality sector on 31st January 2018 in the city. The seminar refl......
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Dignitaries speaks at SATTE 2018  

Dignitaries speaks at SATTE 2018

  “Globally, we crossed the mark of 1.3 billion travellers th......
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The hospitality industry feels dejected  

The hospitality industry feels dejected

"The hospitality industry feels dejected and is extremely disappointed with today’s Union Budget. Tourism contributes 7.5 per cent to India’s overall GDP and hospitality is the backbone......
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Budget Disappoints Hospitality Sector :HRAWI  

Budget Disappoints Hospitality Sector :HRAWI

  “The hospitality sector has been once again almost entirely ignored in the Union Budget. What the Government needs to realize is that Incredible India will be a success only wh......
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Jammu and Kashmir tourism participates in three day SATTE held in New Delhi  

Jammu and Kashmir tourism participates in three day SATTE held in New Delhi

Department of Tourism J&K participated in 3-day South Asian Travel and Tourism Exhibition (SATTE) travel show which began here on Wednesday. SATTE is one of the biggest travel shows in ......
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Letters of Intent Under ‘Adopt a Heritage’ Project Handed over to 17 Agencies for 62 Monuments at Closing Ceremony of ‘‘Bharat Parv’’  

Letters of Intent Under ‘Adopt a Heritage’ Project Handed over to 17 Agencies for 62 Monuments at Closing Ceremony of ‘‘Bharat Parv’’

‘Bharat Parv’ concluded at the Red Fort (Lal Quila), Delhi today in the presence of Shri K.J. Alphons, Minister of State (I/C) for Tourism and Dr. Mahesh Sharma, Minister of State (I/C)......
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SATTE Conference Agenda 2018  

SATTE Conference Agenda 2018

SATTE India Conference 2018 Hall No – 8, 1St Floor
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SATTE Begins Celebrations Of It Silver Jubilee  

SATTE Begins Celebrations Of It Silver Jubilee

SATTE - The South Asia’s largest travel and tourism exhibition, which is at its 25thyear, has announced its Silver Jubilee Celebration with it’s recently launched a ca......
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OTM Mumbai concludes with a huge success, with 98% of them likely to return in 2019  

OTM Mumbai concludes with a huge success, with 98% of them likely to return in 2019

OTM Mumbai, deemed as one of the largest travel trade show, witnessed a heavy footfall this ......
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Preferred Hotels and Resorts celebrates 50 years of inspiring travel  

Preferred Hotels and Resorts celebrates 50 years of inspiring travel

Fifty years after 12 North American hoteliers established Preferred Hotels Association as a referral organization, this week, the Preferred brand celebrates its 50-year anniversary of curating exce......
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BHARAT PARV Focusses on DEKHO APNA DESH  

BHARAT PARV Focusses on DEKHO APNA DESH

‘Bharat Parv’ being organized by the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India at the Red Fort, Delhi from 26th to 31st January, 2018 is focusing on “Dekho Apna Desh”. People......
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Union Budget 2018 expectations : HRAWI  

Union Budget 2018 expectations : HRAWI

One of our long standing demands has been for the hospitality sector to be accorded an Infrastructure status and we wish to reiterate it for the upcoming Budget as well. The Association requests th......
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BHARAT PARV being organized from 26th to 31st January, 2018 at Red Fort, Delhi  

BHARAT PARV being organized from 26th to 31st January, 2018 at Red Fort, Delhi

The ‘Bharat Parv’  event  is  being  organized  by the Government  of  India  at  the   Red Fort, Delhi  from  26th......
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New dog themed events and interactive activities to strengthen community bonding and harmony at the Chinatown Chinese New Year Celebrations 2018  

New dog themed events and interactive activities to strengthen community bonding and harmony at the Chinatown Chinese New Year Celebrations 2018

To usher in the Year of the Dog, this year's Chinatown Chinese New Year Celebrations 2018 will feature a rich line-up of festivities for local and overseas visitors, as well as dog lovers......
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Private sector commits to the UNWTO Global Code of Ethics for Tourism at FITUR  

Private sector commits to the UNWTO Global Code of Ethics for Tourism at FITUR

Seven companies and one association formalized their commitment to the UNWTO Global Code of Ethics for Tourism during an event held in the context of FITUR, the International Tourism Fair of Ma......
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ITB MICE Forum: where convention and event industry experts exchange knowledge  

ITB MICE Forum: where convention and event industry experts exchange knowledge

Creating a festive atmosphere at events, evaluating events and how to manage diverse audiences – these are just some of the topics which the ITB MICE Forum will be examining at this year&rsqu......
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HRAWI food safety training initiative in association with FSSAI momentum  

HRAWI food safety training initiative in association with FSSAI momentum

The Hotel and Restaurant Association of Western India’s (HRAWI) initiative to get as many hospitality professionals certified in Food Safety Training & Certification (FoSTaC) programme ha......
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FAITH had made 9 recommendations to the GST Council  

FAITH had made 9 recommendations to the GST Council

FAITH had made 9 recommendations to the GST Council and also in the pre-budget meeting with the Finance Minister. On 17th Jan, during the 25th GST council meeting, two of these recommendations......
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Nominations Open for SATA 2018  

Nominations Open for SATA 2018

Nomination has been opened up for SATA 2017, South Asian Travel Awards scheduled to take place during October in India.
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Kerala Tourism aims for 100% increase in foreign tourist arrivals in next 5 years  

Kerala Tourism aims for 100% increase in foreign tourist arrivals in next 5 years

Kerala Tourism on Tuesday had organised a partnership meet for buyers and sellers at Sahara Star hotel in Mumbai. These partnership meets are a part of their marketing campaign for promoting tour......
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HRAWI Holds Seminar On Architecture Trends In Hotels and Restaurants  

HRAWI Holds Seminar On Architecture Trends In Hotels and Restaurants

The Hotel and Restaurant Association of Western India (HRAWI) held a seminar on trends in architecture specifically for hotels and restaurants at the Ambassador Hotel in the city recently. The semi......
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Indian Railways launches transparent and efficient New Online Vendor Registration System in its research arm RDSO  

Indian Railways launches transparent and efficient New Online Vendor Registration System in its research arm RDSO

In-line with the philosophy of the Government to make systems and procedures digital and transparent, Research Designs & Standards Organisation (RDSO), (headqua......
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Atlantis, The Palm appoints Timothy Kelly as General Manager and senior Vice President of operations  

Atlantis, The Palm appoints Timothy Kelly as General Manager and senior Vice President of operations

Atlantis, The Palm, the five-star destination resort located on The Palm Island has appointed Timothy Kelly as General Manager an......
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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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IRCTC to launch its co branded debit card in association with SBI  

IRCTC to launch its co branded debit card in association with SBI

As per The Financial Express report, to incentivise passengers to use the online ticket booking system and adopt cashless methods, Indian Railways is set to launch its own co-branded debit ca......
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Maha Govt. Allows Shops and Establishments To Operate 24x7  

Maha Govt. Allows Shops and Establishments To Operate 24x7

The Maharashtra government has issued a notification which allows shops and establishments to remain open 24×7 across the state. While the act will apply to hotels and restaurants, bars will ......
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PATA elects its Executive Committee and Office Bearers for the term 2017 19  

PATA elects its Executive Committee and Office Bearers for the term 2017 19

Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) India Chapter held its 47th Annual General Meeting on December 19, 2017 at The Claridges, New Delhi where it announced its Executive Committee and ......
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A roadmap towards 2030: the legacy of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017  

A roadmap towards 2030: the legacy of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017

Participants from around the world joined the Official Closing ceremony of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017 at the Palace of Nations, in Geneva, Switzerland. T......
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Biennial Bon Odori Festival in Bangkok marks 130 years of Thai Japanese relations  

Biennial Bon Odori Festival in Bangkok marks 130 years of Thai Japanese relations

The Biennial Bon Odori Festival this year marked 130 years of Thai-Japanese diplomatic relations, and joined in the celebrations under the action-packed Amazing Thailand Tourism Year 2018 with two ......
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Inauguration of World Orange Festival by the Chief Minister of Maharashtra in Nagpur  

Inauguration of World Orange Festival by the Chief Minister of Maharashtra in Nagpur

The first of its kind ‘World Orange Festival 2017’ kick-started today in Nagpur. The 3 day festival was inaugurated by the Shri Devendra Fadnavis, Hon'bl......
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SMEs In Mumbai Congregate For A Comprehensive Forum On GST  

SMEs In Mumbai Congregate For A Comprehensive Forum On GST

Indo-American Business Chamber of SME in association with Lords Hotels & Resorts recently organized a comprehensive forum on Goods & Service Tax (GST) for the Small and Medium Enterprises (......
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Ryanair responds bullishly to industrial action threat from pilots  

Ryanair responds bullishly to industrial action threat from pilots

Passengers planning to fly with low-cost carrier Ryanair face potential disruption in the build-up to Christmas after staff announce plans for industrial action in a bid to win union recognition an......
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HRAWI CONCLUDES ITS 10TH FSSAI’S FOSTAC IN GUJARAT  

HRAWI CONCLUDES ITS 10TH FSSAI’S FOSTAC IN GUJARAT

The Hotel and Restaurant Association of Western India (HRAWI) which has collaborated with the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) for conducting its Master Trainers Certification P......
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Christmas Festivities in Israel  

Christmas Festivities in Israel

Christmas in Israel offers pilgrims and visitors a very special and unique festive and spiritual experience, with the opportunity to spend Christmas in the ancient city of Jerusalem, to participate......
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Update on Pre Budget Meeting with the FM  

Update on Pre Budget Meeting with the FM

Federation of Associations in Indian Tourism & Hospitality was invited to attend the pre- budget meeting on 6th December, with the Finance Minister, where the whole of the finance ministry......
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Sunil Kumar wins a third term as President of TAAI  

Sunil Kumar wins a third term as President of TAAI

Sunil Kumar the incumbent President of Travel Agents Association of India(TAAI) won a third term at the biennial elections. TAAI members elected their office-bearers and Managing ......
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Mahendra Vakharia elected as the President of OTOAI  

Mahendra Vakharia elected as the President of OTOAI

Mahendra Vakharia, MD of Pathfinders Holidays Pvt Ltd has been elected as the President of Outbound Tour Operators Association of India (OTOAI) for the term of 2017-19 at the recently conclud......
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Bye Bye Fokker: The End of an Aircraft Era at Austrian Airlines  

Bye Bye Fokker: The End of an Aircraft Era at Austrian Airlines

On the morning of November 29, 2017, employees, invited guests and members of the Friends of Vienna Airport Association had the opportunity to officially bid farewell to the beloved Fokker fleet of......
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Conference on tourism, jobs and inclusive growth opens in Jamaica  

Conference on tourism, jobs and inclusive growth opens in Jamaica

The Conference organized by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the Government of Jamaica, the World Bank Group and the Inter-American Development Bank aims to set a new collabora......
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ETC and UNWTO discuss transnational themes and routes in Galicia  

ETC and UNWTO discuss transnational themes and routes in Galicia

The European Travel Commission (ETC) and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) held an international seminar in Santiago de Compostela to exchange best practices on how to develop and effectively ......
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Kerala Tourism organises Carnatic Music Festival to woo tourists  

Kerala Tourism organises Carnatic Music Festival to woo tourists

In order to attract tourist footfall, DTPC Palakkad recently organised the week-long Kalpathy National Music Festival in association with the cultural department. The six-day festival was des......
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IATA Urges Swift GASeP Implementation  

IATA Urges Swift GASeP Implementation

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urged the swift implementation by states of the first Global Aviation Security Plan (GASeP) which was established this week by the Council of the ......
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TAAI reveals nominee list for national elections  

TAAI reveals nominee list for national elections

The Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI) has revealed its final nominee list for its upcoming national elections. Running for presidency are thre......
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Jamaica Conference to address the role of tourism in employment creation and inclusive growth  

Jamaica Conference to address the role of tourism in employment creation and inclusive growth

UNWTO, the Government of Jamaica, the World Bank Group and the Inter-American Development Bank will co-host a Conference on Jobs and Inclusive Growth on 
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HRAWI DELEGATION SUBMITS REPRESENTATION ON CRITICAL GST RECONSIDERATIONS FOR HOSPITALITY SECTOR TO MAHA FINANCE MINISTER  

HRAWI DELEGATION SUBMITS REPRESENTATION ON CRITICAL GST RECONSIDERATIONS FOR HOSPITALITY SECTOR TO MAHA FINANCE MINISTER

A joint delegation of committee members of the Hotel and Restaurant Association of Western India (HRAWI) yesterday met the Hon’ble State Finance Minister, Govt. of Maharashtra, Shri Sudhir Mu......
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FHRAI to broad base its membership to strengthen lobbying power  

FHRAI to broad base its membership to strengthen lobbying power

Federation of Hotel & Restaurant Associations of India (FHRAI) as part of strengthening its lobbying power with the governments at different levels in the country, will embark on an exerc......
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South African Tourism appoints Hanneli Slabber as Regional General Manager Asia, Australasia and Middle East  

South African Tourism appoints Hanneli Slabber as Regional General Manager Asia, Australasia and Middle East

South African Tourism is pleased to announce Hanneli Slabber’s appointment to the new position which is intended to bring better synergies to South African Tourism’s operations in the r......
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Safety, Connectivity, Blocked Funds, ATM and Human Capital Top Agenda for Africa  

Safety, Connectivity, Blocked Funds, ATM and Human Capital Top Agenda for Africa

Kigali - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) highlighted five priorities which must be addressed for aviation to deliver maximum economic and social benefits in Africa. These are:
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HRAWI Welcomes GST Reduction To 5%  

HRAWI Welcomes GST Reduction To 5%

At the 23rd meeting of GST Council on 10th November 2017 at Guwahati, Assam the Hon’ble Finance Minister announced the reduction in GST levied on food bills at restaurants to ......
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Hotel and Restaurant Association of Western India on GST revision  

Hotel and Restaurant Association of Western India on GST revision

Reduction of GST rate to 5 per cent for all restaurants has come as a pleasant surprise. This is a big boost for the industry which has been reeling under a slowdown for quite sometime. Now irrespe......
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23rd GST Council meet in Guwahati on November 9  

23rd GST Council meet in Guwahati on November 9

The 23rd GST Council meeting is commencing at Guwahati between the 9th- 10th, November. FAITH, collectively, along with its member associations & cause partners - FHRAI, IHHA, IATO, HAI, ATOAI,......
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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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Hotels and Restaurants Welcome Proposal For Reduction In GST  

Hotels and Restaurants Welcome Proposal For Reduction In GST

The Hotel and Restaurant Association of Western India (HRAWI) has welcomed the Government’s proposal to reduce the GST rate from 18 per cent to 12 per cent, making it uniform for both the air......
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SOUTH ASIAN TRAVEL AWARDS 2017  

SOUTH ASIAN TRAVEL AWARDS 2017

SOUTH ASIAN TRAVEL AWARDS 2017 The South Asian Travel Awards is the first ever regional Travel Awards endorsed by Multi National Associations providing the Tourism sector of the South Asi......
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Kerala Tourism in association with HolidayIQ launches GoKerala campaign  

Kerala Tourism in association with HolidayIQ launches GoKerala campaign

The Tourism Department of Kerala has launched a unique marketing campaign “#GoKerala” in association with HolidayIQ in order to promote state tourism. #GoKerala campaign is a cont......
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September Passenger Demand shows slowing growth of 5.7%: IATA  

September Passenger Demand shows slowing growth of 5.7%: IATA

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for September, 2017, showing that demand (measured in revenue passenger kilometers, or RPKs) rose......
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MCGM Grants Hotels and Restaurants Permission To Operate Roof Top Restaurants  

MCGM Grants Hotels and Restaurants Permission To Operate Roof Top Restaurants

The Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) has issued a circular permitting hotels and restaurants in the city to operate open to air terrace as a service area for serving food. The circula......
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UNWTO, WTM Ministers Summit, 60 Tourism Ministers and companies gather to discuss overtourism  

UNWTO, WTM Ministers Summit, 60 Tourism Ministers and companies gather to discuss overtourism

Ministers of Tourism from 60 countries and leaders from private sector companies and associations will summon next week at the Ministers Summit organized by the World Tourism Organization (UNWT......
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MoT to rate motels and legacy vintage properties  

MoT to rate motels and legacy vintage properties

As per the Economic Times report, the Ministry of Tourism (MoT) will soon be rating motels and legacy vintage properties along the lines of four and five-star hotels, a move that will offer b......
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11th TAFI convention opens with a focus on sustainable success  

11th TAFI convention opens with a focus on sustainable success

The 11th TAFI (Travel Agents Federation of India) international convention opened in Turkey with a focus on sustainable success as the way forward towards creating a vision for exponential busine......
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Reclassification Of Hotels Based On Global Norms Gets Underway  

Reclassification Of Hotels Based On Global Norms Gets Underway

In a first of its kind initiative, the Hotel and Restaurant Association of Western India (HRAWI) has certified thirteen hotels in Maharashtra under new norms that are more contemporary and global i......
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Paryatan Parv with Full of Activities Across The Country  

Paryatan Parv with Full of Activities Across The Country

Each day of the “Paryatan Parv” organised by the Ministry of Tourism in collaboration with other Central ministries, State governments and Stakeholders from 5th&nbs......
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Philippines sees jump in tourist arrival from India  

Philippines sees jump in tourist arrival from India

According to a report by The Hindu Business Line, the number of leisure travel visitors from India to Philippines is steadily going up and likely to cross the 1-lakh mark this year. Efforts are b......
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Vistara and Avis India join hands to provide premium car rental services  

Vistara and Avis India join hands to provide premium car rental services

Vistara and Avis India, a car rental, leasing and fleet management provider, entered a partnership to provide a seamless and premium car rental experience to Vistara customers. The partnershi......
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ITDC inks MoU with CGDA to provide online Air Travel Solutions  

ITDC inks MoU with CGDA to provide online Air Travel Solutions

The India Tourism Development Corporation Ltd. (ITDC) the public sector undertaking under the aegis of Ministry of Tourism, Govt of India signed a MoU with Controller General of Defence Accou......
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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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FAITH has elected its new team of Office Bearers  

FAITH has elected its new team of Office Bearers

The new team is Mr. Nakul Anand – Chairman, nominated by Hotel Association of India (HAI), Mr. Akshay Kumar - Vice Chairman, nominated by Adventure Tour Operators Association of India (ATOAI)......
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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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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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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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PANSA and IATA to Work Together to Develop a National Airspace Strategy for Poland  

PANSA and IATA to Work Together to Develop a National Airspace Strategy for Poland

PANSA (the Polish Air Navigation Service Provider) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) have agreed to work together with other aviation stakeholders to develop a National Airspac......
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Patrick Huey Joins MSpa International as Group Director of Spa – Asia  

Patrick Huey Joins MSpa International as Group Director of Spa – Asia

From L.A. spa receptionist to global industry thought leader, Patrick Huey’s rise to the top has been anything but conventional. Currently on the Board of Directors of the prestigious Interna......
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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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Yatra partners with OYO; offers over 70,000 accommodation options in India  

Yatra partners with OYO; offers over 70,000 accommodation options in India

Yatra Online, Inc., today announced their partnership with OYO. This partnership brings OYO’s inventory for the first time onto an online travel agent platform. With this association, Y......
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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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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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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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HRAWI Organizes FSSAI’s Food Safety Supervisor Training For Hotels and Restaurants  

HRAWI Organizes FSSAI’s Food Safety Supervisor Training For Hotels and Restaurants

In its on-going efforts to align its systems with that of the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), the Hotel and Restaurant Association of Western India (HRAWI) recently organized ......
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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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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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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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Record 2,000 Exhibitors from 29 Countries for Four HKTDC Lifestyle Fairs  

Record 2,000 Exhibitors from 29 Countries for Four HKTDC Lifestyle Fairs

Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the 28th Food Expo, the ninth Hong Kong International Tea Fair, the fourth Home Delights Expo and the second Beauty & Wellness Expo......
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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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Minister of Railways Inaugurates/ Dedicates Various Initiatives pertaining to State of Tamil Nadu/ Kerala  

Minister of Railways Inaugurates/ Dedicates Various Initiatives pertaining to State of Tamil Nadu/ Kerala

Indian Railways is heralding in a new era vying for a turnaround in the system. To cater to the diverse rail needs of the burgeoning populace, an array of modern facilities and services are being i......
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Maharashtra Takes Lead In Passing The ‘MODELS SHOPS AND ESTABLISHMENTS ACT’  

Maharashtra Takes Lead In Passing The ‘MODELS SHOPS AND ESTABLISHMENTS ACT’

The Hotel and Restaurant Association of Western India (HRAWI) has welcomed Maharashtra Government’s decision to allow retail establishments including eateries to operate 24/7. The bill that w......
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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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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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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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HRAWI's reaction on establishments to stay open 24/7  

HRAWI's reaction on establishments to stay open 24/7

“For the past many years, HRAWI has been leading advocacy with various departments of the Government to extend the closing hours of restaurants and revive the night life in Mumbai. We congrat......
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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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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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Building and enhancing digital capacity at the third DATA event in Japan  

Building and enhancing digital capacity at the third DATA event in Japan

Over 50 tourism marketing representatives from across the Asia Pacific region came together for three days in Mie, Japan to enhance their digital marketing skills through an adventure filled journe......
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Hotel Industry Hit With MICE Crisis  

Hotel Industry Hit With MICE Crisis

Post the Goods & Services Tax (GST) roll out earlier this month, the Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions (MICE) related activities have been hit hard. One of the anomalies that em......
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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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UFTAA to launch Global Tourism Office in Istanbul, Turkey  

UFTAA to launch Global Tourism Office in Istanbul, Turkey

UFTAA (United Federation of Travel Agent Association) will launch it's global tourism office in Istanbul, Turkey which will be sponsored by TURSAB (Association of Turkish Travel Association).
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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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MATATO appoints Think Strawberries as its International PR and Representation Firm  

MATATO appoints Think Strawberries as its International PR and Representation Firm

MATATO (Maldives Association of Travel Agents and Tour Operators) has appointed Think Strawberries Luxury Travel Marketing as its International Representation Firm for all its PR & Media and Ma......
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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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‘Ease Of Doing Business’ For Hotels and Restaurants In Mumbai Takes A Big Stride Forward  

‘Ease Of Doing Business’ For Hotels and Restaurants In Mumbai Takes A Big Stride Forward

The Hotel and Restaurant Association of Western India (HRAWI) has welcomed the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai’s (MCGM) decision to streamline the licencing process for hospitality in......
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PATA shares the secrets of storytelling with Maldives travel industry professionals  

PATA shares the secrets of storytelling with Maldives travel industry professionals

Travel industry professionals in the Maldives are now better placed to promote effectively this idyllic destination, thanks to the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA).   The......
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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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TAAI conducts GST Educational Workshop for Northern Region Members  

TAAI conducts GST Educational Workshop for Northern Region Members

The Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI) conducted educational workshop on GST for its northern region members along with Sumit Jhunjhunwala, Senior Partner GMJ and Co.   ......
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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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PATA maintains leadership in sustainability practices  

PATA maintains leadership in sustainability practices

PATA’s Bangkok headquarters has retained its EarthCheck Silver-level Sustainability Certification for a second consecutive year.   The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PA......
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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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Hotel and Restaurant Industry's reaction on GST  

Hotel and Restaurant Industry's reaction on GST

Mr. Dilip Datwani, President, HRAWI :   The hotel and restaurant industry has been witness to a slowdown in the last three weeks. The maximum down......
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Sports and Leisure Expo to Debut Alongside Hong Kong Book Fair  

Sports and Leisure Expo to Debut Alongside Hong Kong Book Fair

The inaugural Hong Kong Sports and Leisure Expo, organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), will be held 21-25 July at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. More than 9......
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Q’s Bar and Lounge announces the next  act to take the stage  

Q’s Bar and Lounge announces the next act to take the stage

Q’s, Quincy Jones’ first-ever bar and lounge featuring world-class live music, is set to welcome its latest act on 27th June. The multi-talented Katie Thiroux and her accompanying band ......
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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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Turkish Airlines join forces and rebrand their Brussels-based association as AIRE.  

Turkish Airlines join forces and rebrand their Brussels-based association as AIRE.

LOT Polish Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Ukraine International Airlines and the 16 members of the International Air Carrier Association (IACA) have officially transformed the association into the Air......
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Dubai has emerged as one of the top 10 destinations for international meetings  

Dubai has emerged as one of the top 10 destinations for international meetings

Dubai has emerged as one of the top 10 destinations for international meetings, according to the latest edition of the International Meetings Statistics Report published last week by Union of Inter......
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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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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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Kerala targets 50% increase in foreign arrivals by 2021  

Kerala targets 50% increase in foreign arrivals by 2021

The Kerala government is looking for doubling the number of domestic tourists and is targeting an increase of 50% in foreign arrivals by 2021, told Kadakampally Surendran, Minister of Tourism, Gove......
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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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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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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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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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UFTAA Condemns the Attack in Manila  

UFTAA Condemns the Attack in Manila

UFTAA is deeply shocked about the recent attack that has brought damage to the peace and lives of many in Manila. UFTAA condemns this heinous attack on the innocent and for causing threat to the pe......
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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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PATA reaffirms support to Paris Accord on Climate Change  

PATA reaffirms support to Paris Accord on Climate Change

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is reasserting its commitment to sustainable development across the entire spectrum of travel and tourism with a renewed pledge to support the Paris Accor......
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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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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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UNWTO and WTTC present Open Letter to Malta Prime Minister  

UNWTO and WTTC present Open Letter to Malta Prime Minister

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) presented the Open Letter on Travel and Tourism to the Prime Minister of Malta, Joseph Muscat. The Open Letter......
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Hotel Industry Comes Together To Empower Weaker Section Women; Provide Low Cost Food  

Hotel Industry Comes Together To Empower Weaker Section Women; Provide Low Cost Food

The Hotel industry which is one of India’s largest employment generators will now extend its contribution to uplifting the socio-economic conditions of women from the weaker section of the co......
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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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Finnair becomes PATA’s newest aviation member  

Finnair becomes PATA’s newest aviation member

Finnair, the flag carrier for Finland and a member of the oneworld alliance, has joined the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA). The carrier, headquartered in Helsinki, is majority owned by the ......
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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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IATA Launches RampVR (TM) the First Virtual Reality Training Tool for Ground Operations  

IATA Launches RampVR (TM) the First Virtual Reality Training Tool for Ground Operations

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the launch of RampVR, the industry’s first virtual reality (VR) training platform for ground operations, at the IATA Ground Handli......
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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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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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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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New Partnership to Enhance Quality and Safety in Aviation Fueling  

New Partnership to Enhance Quality and Safety in Aviation Fueling

The International Air Transport Association (IATA), the Joint Inspection Group (JIG), and Airlines for America (A4A) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen and promote Safety and ......
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New publication to help tourism industry meet UN Sustainable Development Goals  

New publication to help tourism industry meet UN Sustainable Development Goals

A pioneering publication designed to help the travel and tourism industry meet the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has been launched at the PATA Annual Summit in Sri Lanka. ......
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Kyrgyz Republic and IATA sign Memorandum of Understanding  

Kyrgyz Republic and IATA sign Memorandum of Understanding

The International Air Transport Association (IATA), announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Civil Aviation Agency of the Ministry of Transport and Roads of the Kyrgyz ......
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An exclusive Experience with Champion Tennis Player Gael Monfils is Now Available to Book on Airbnb  

An exclusive Experience with Champion Tennis Player Gael Monfils is Now Available to Book on Airbnb

At the biggest tennis event of the year, at the end of May, three guests will be able to book an Experience on Airbnb with Gaël Monfils. The Experience will take place in ......
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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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Hong Kong International Medical Devices and Supplies Fair Opens  

Hong Kong International Medical Devices and Supplies Fair Opens

The eighth HKTDC Hong Kong International Medical Devices and Supplies Fair opened today at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Counc......
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The UNWTO High Level Task Force Meeting on Tourism and Security convenes in Madrid  

The UNWTO High Level Task Force Meeting on Tourism and Security convenes in Madrid

The integration of national security with tourism security, crisis communication and travel advisories were some of the key issues discussed at the 1st Meeting of the High Level Task Force on Touri......
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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 UNWTO High Level Task Force Meeting on Tourism and Security convenes in Madrid  

The UNWTO High Level Task Force Meeting on Tourism and Security convenes in Madrid

The integration of national security with tourism security, crisis communication and travel advisories were some of the key issues discussed at the 1st Meeting of the High Level Task Force on Touri......
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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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UNWTO Secretary-General thanks outgoing WTTC President for strong partnership  

UNWTO Secretary-General thanks outgoing WTTC President for strong partnership

Over the last six years, UNWTO and WTTC have created a strong partnership, bringing public and private sector together to advance the tourism sector and addressing its most pressing priorities.......
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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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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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Unlock the secrets to effective public speaking - PATA latest programme  

Unlock the secrets to effective public speaking - PATA latest programme

The 8th PATAcademy-HCD, under the theme ‘Unlocking the secrets to effective public speaking', takes place at the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA......
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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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Etihad Airways and Strategic Partner Jet Airways sign landmark tourism Agreement with the State Goverment of Maharashtra  

Etihad Airways and Strategic Partner Jet Airways sign landmark tourism Agreement with the State Goverment of Maharashtra

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, and strategic partner Jet Airways, India’s full-service premium international carrier, have signed a ground breaking agreemen......
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ITB China connects bloggers with the travel industry  

ITB China connects bloggers with the travel industry

Blogging is on the rise: For the first time ITB China (10 to 12 May) provides a platform to connect the destination management organizations, such as tourism bureaus, associations and hotels with C......
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Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas Appoints Gordon Drake as Chief Financial Officer  

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Vistara now brews Starbucks coffee at 30,000 feet

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

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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

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Nepal Association of Travel Agents Association celebrates its golden Jubilee

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German Travel Association contemplates to host next AGM in Sri Lanka

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Korea Tourism Organization successfully hosted Korea MICE Night 2017

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Over 35,000 Restaurants and Bars Could Face Closure In Western India Alone

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IGLTA Foundation partners with Pacific Asia Travel Association for conference scholarship

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HRAWI To Assist Hoteliers Become FBO Compliant In Collaboration With FSSAI  

HRAWI To Assist Hoteliers Become FBO Compliant In Collaboration With FSSAI

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UNWTO appoints Shaikha Mai Bint Mohammed Al-Khalifa as Ambassador of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development  

UNWTO appoints Shaikha Mai Bint Mohammed Al-Khalifa as Ambassador of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development

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Diverse and Dynamic range of speakers confirmed for PATA Annual Summit 2017

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IATA Cargo Handling Manual will Help Promote Standardization of Cargo Handling Globally  

IATA Cargo Handling Manual will Help Promote Standardization of Cargo Handling Globally

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Mumbai’s Iternational Airport adjudged as the Second Best Airport globally by ACI  

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PATA Asia Pacific Visitor Forecasts 2017 - 2021  

PATA Asia Pacific Visitor Forecasts 2017 - 2021

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Delhi Tourism Minister, Kapil Mishra inaugurates TTF at IG Stadium  

Delhi Tourism Minister, Kapil Mishra inaugurates TTF at IG Stadium

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Lords Hotels and Resorts Awarded The ‘Best Mid-Market Hotel Chain’ For The 2nd Consecutive Year

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Hotel Industry in India Pitches for Equality in Regulations and Taxes

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Hrawi Organizes Seminar On Direct Taxes For Its Members

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

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Battle of Bands at Garden of Five Senses  

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Europe is the official Partner Destination for ITB China 2017

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Indian Tourist Arrivals to South Korea Increase by 27.3% in 2016  

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..PATA Opposes USA Travel Ban..            

..PATA Opposes USA Travel Ban..

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Hotel Aggregators Not Only Cause Revenue Losses To The Exchequer But Will Harm Tourism and Hospitality Industry In the Long Term  

Hotel Aggregators Not Only Cause Revenue Losses To The Exchequer But Will Harm Tourism and Hospitality Industry In the Long Term

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Dr. Mahesh Sharma inaugurates ‘Bharat Parv’ at Red Fort, Delhi

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UNWTO Awards recognise the commitment of the tourism sector to sustainable approaches  

UNWTO Awards recognise the commitment of the tourism sector to sustainable approaches

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TAAI celebrated their successful Convention of Abu Dhabi at Shangri-La Eros.  

TAAI celebrated their successful Convention of Abu Dhabi at Shangri-La Eros.

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RAKTDA has announced a partnership with TUI India.

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IATA urges govt. to defer hike in airport charges  

IATA urges govt. to defer hike in airport charges

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HRAWI Appeals To Consumer Affairs Department To Withdraw Its New Service Charge Notification  

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2017 will be an another Strong Year for Airline Profits

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that it expects the global airline industry to make a net profit in 2017 of $29.8 billion. On forecast total revenues o......
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Goverment are going to provide new sim cards to foreign tourists at 12 airports

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SWISS earns IATA Fast Travel Platinum Award for its self-service facilities

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Monaco Tourism Collaboration With Fashion Designer Sanjay Garg At Lakme Week 2016  

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Federation of Associations in Indian Tourism and Hospitality alerts GST committee on draft GST law.  

Federation of Associations in Indian Tourism and Hospitality alerts GST committee on draft GST law.

Federation of Associations in Indian Tourism & Hospitality (FAITH) has sounded the GST commissionerate & the revenue secretary to provide an amendment under Section 2 (44)c to the tourism &......
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Food, Home Delights, Beauty and Wellness Expos Draw Over 490,000 Visitors

Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the 27th Food Expo, the eighth Hong Kong International Tea Fair, the third Home Delights Expo and the inaugural Beauty & Wellness E......
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. . West India Travel Awards Winner List . .  

. . West India Travel Awards Winner List . .

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UNWTO and partners launch an e-toolkit to help hotels reach zero-energy consumption

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UNWTO/ETC Roundtable discusses wellness and medical tourism  

UNWTO/ETC Roundtable discusses wellness and medical tourism

  The Roundtable ‘Exploring Health Tourism’ gathered a group of international experts in Budapest, Hungary, to better understand and explore the growing segment of well......
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List of the newly Elected TAFI officials for the term 2016-2018  

List of the newly Elected TAFI officials for the term 2016-2018

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UNWTO addresses the impact of new technologies on the tourism sector in Japan  

UNWTO addresses the impact of new technologies on the tourism sector in Japan

Over 400 participants from 26 countries gathered in the city of Nara, Japan, to discuss the impact that new technologies are having on the tourism sector and how these can help the sector to fu......
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Jordan Tourism Board kicks off month-long Jordan Food Festival and Photo Exhibition

The Jordan Tourism Board in association with Zerzura is holding a month-long Jordan Food Festival and Photo Exhibition in Zerzu......
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Let’s Talk Madhya Pradesh   Madhya Pradesh, winner of 6 National Tourism Awards, has been one of the for......
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UNWTO Europe Meeting discusses digitalization and new business models    

UNWTO Europe Meeting discusses digitalization and new business models

Vilnius, the capital city of Lithuania, this week hosted representatives of 34 countries for the 60th Meeting of the UNWTO Commission for Europe. Discussions focused on major tourism trend......
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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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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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TIRUN enhances cruise offerings targeted at Indian travelers  

TIRUN enhances cruise offerings targeted at Indian travelers

TIRUN, the exclusive India Representative of Royal Caribbean Cruises is constantly on the lookout to offer Indian travelers ......
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Indian tourism ministry introduces National Medical and Wellness Tourism Board  

Indian tourism ministry introduces National Medical and Wellness Tourism Board

The government of India as of late has created the National Medical and Wellness Tourism Board to give devoted institutional structure to advance therapeutic tourism and the Indian arrangement of p......
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SIA to bolster Indonesia's tourism battle under new association

The SIA's three-year agreement intends to help Indonesia accomplish its objective of 20 million foreign visitor landings every year by 2019. Singapore Airlines and Indonesia's Minis......
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Increase in inbound tourism in Italy in the first quarter

For inbound tourism in Italy, the primary quarter of 2016 spoke to the best period for no less than three years. The information were reported by the Italian association Federalberghi. ......
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EXPO 2016 Antalya to attract large number of travel companies and organisations worldwide

Tourism is one of the quickest developing areas globally with roughly 1.2 billion universal vacationers and $1.25 trillion in worldwide tourism receipts around the world. This gives it an immediate......
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Maharashtra Tour Operators Association Experiences Israel  

Maharashtra Tour Operators Association Experiences Israel

Invited by the Israel Ministry of Tourism, outbound tour operators of the Maharashtra Tour Operators Association visited Israel this month for their very first time. In the past, th......
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Decline in Panama Tourist Office employees

Panama tourism industry utilizes individuals for low range salaries. The decline of 3.6% was uncovered in a late report by the Office of the Comptroller General of the Republic of Panama.
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IATA Global Airline Emissions Tax to take effect  

IATA Global Airline Emissions Tax to take effect

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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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Guyana in works for a tourism policy

The draft National Tourism Policy (NTP), which is being examined by the applicable partners, will turn into an open record soon. Executive General of the Ministry of Tourism, Donald Sin......
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AirNZ starting new route from Auckland to Manila

Air New Zealand's new flights from the Philippines will convey on the tourism business' objective of developing aggregate yearly income to $41 billion by 2025, says the Tourism Industry Ass......
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Delhi Tourism to look beyond Indian borders for promotion  

Delhi Tourism to look beyond Indian borders for promotion

A specific end goal to advance the national capital's legacy and society on foreign soil and pull in more international tourists, the Delhi government has proposed to take events which will be ......
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Thailand government eyeing luxury tourists

The Thai government needs to do more to keep the country's tourists safe if they wants to achieve the objective of attracting more high-end travelers, tour operators speculation, or it risks lo......
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Major investment to develop New Zealand tourism infrastructure  

Major investment to develop New Zealand tourism infrastructure

Tourism supervisors here are wholeheartedly backing requires the Government to build up a $50 million subsidizing pool to convey better tourism foundation for provincial New Zealand. Pr......
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JK, Gujarat joint effort to boost domestic tourism  

JK, Gujarat joint effort to boost domestic tourism

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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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Jal Mahotsav took the Hanuwantiya Island by storm  

Jal Mahotsav took the Hanuwantiya Island by storm

To mark the beginning, the first three days the event was witnessed by the National Convention of Adventure Tour Operator Association of India.  ATOAI organised its 12th Annual Conv......
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New action plan to assist Greece in terms of tourism

Minister of Economic Development and Tourism, Elena Kountoura reported a national project to advance Greek tourism abroad, reinforce piece of the pie, secure income development and backing those Ae......
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Egypt approves steady repatriation of International Airlines in terms of revenues to avoid suspension

The Egyptian government has approved measures to solve the ongoing international airlines issues with repatriating their revenues from ticket sales to Egypt due to the country’s foreign curre......
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The Food Festival that opens up India

Foodies in India have a new focus on which to cheer! Drawing inspiration from the culinary trend in India, a 10-day multi-city food extravaganza called 'Beyond F......
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Indian food festival takes up the Saudi palate  

Indian food festival takes up the Saudi palate

Existing Saudi-Indian ties which are no short of exemplary, took a corse of defiance in increasing bilateral relations on Wednesday with the launch of the three-day Indian Food Festival a......
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Kolkata entertains India International Travel Mart 2016

The 2016 Kolkata edition of ‘India International Travel Mart’ commenced today 4 March and goes on until 6 March at the Milan Mela Trade Centre, opposite Science City. The exhibition was......
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Preferred Hotels & Resorts and Katara Hospitality, two of the world’s leading hospitality companies have entered into a master partnership agreement for ......
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Delhi Govt to streamline taxes in the Tourism sector says Kapil Mishra  

Delhi Govt to streamline taxes in the Tourism sector says Kapil Mishra

The Delhi Government is going to rationalise taxes in the Tourism sector and major announcement regarding the rationalisation can be expected in the upcoming Delhi Budg......
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India’s top chefs bring the best of Australia’s culinary landscape on Twitter  

India’s top chefs bring the best of Australia’s culinary landscape on Twitter

Australia, on this March, as the country’s leading food personalities such as Chef Sanjeev Kapoor (@SanjeevKapoor), Chef Vicky Ratnani (@VickyRatnani), Chef Ranveer Brar (@RanveerBrar), food ......
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Africa Meeting 2016 buzzed business this year  

Africa Meeting 2016 buzzed business this year

Meetings Africa is a 3 days event being held from 22nd February to the 24th February 2016 at the sandton Convention Center  in Johannesburg, South Africa for the 11th year. Meetings Africa see......
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Kerala to enliven India’s Tourism Calendar in 2016  

Kerala to enliven India’s Tourism Calendar in 2016

The Kerala Travel Mart, Now, nearly two decades after they came together to launch the country's only travel trade show by a state, tour operators in 'God's Own Country' will team u......
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IATO Outbound Tourism Council announces 1st Convention in Sri Lanka  

IATO Outbound Tourism Council announces 1st Convention in Sri Lanka

The Indian Association of Tour Operators’ (IATO) newly formed Outbound Tourism Council announced its maiden Annual Convention in Sri Lanka this year. The dates and venue woul......
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Kashmir tourism held a seminar cum road show at Tuli Imperial   

Kashmir tourism held a seminar cum road show at Tuli Imperial

In a bid to promote Kashmir tourism, J&K Pilgrim and Leisure Tour Operators’ Forum (PILTOF) and Tourism department held a seminar-cum-road show at Tuli Imperial, Nagpur on February 9. &nb......
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Thailand tourism appoints Vani Kapoor as golf Ambassador in India  

Thailand tourism appoints Vani Kapoor as golf Ambassador in India

Thailand is going with golf celebrity marketing, The Tourism Authority of Thailand has announced the appointment of Thailand’s golf ambassador in India, Vani Kapoor. This association is consi......
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Thailand Yacht Show 2016 for  growth of  economy and the tourism sector  

Thailand Yacht Show 2016 for growth of economy and the tourism sector

The inaugural ‘Thailand Yacht Show 2016’ is taking place from 8-14 February, 2016, at the Ao Po Grand Marina, Phuket, a......
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PATA India Chapter recently elected its  Executive Committee  

PATA India Chapter recently elected its Executive Committee

PATA India Chapter, The Pacific Asia Travel Association, held its 45th AGM in Delhi  at Hotel Le Meridian. The Executive Committee for the term 2015-17 was unanimously elected ......
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SATTE 2016 reflects a positive impact  in the Travel and Tourism Industry  

SATTE 2016 reflects a positive impact in the Travel and Tourism Industry

UBM India launched the 23rd edition of South Asia’s leading travel trade show SATTE (January 29th – 31st) at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. Dr Mahesh Sharma, Union Minister of State for Tou......
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 Kerala Travel Mart  2016 to be held in Kochi  

Kerala Travel Mart 2016 to be held in Kochi

The 2016 edition of Kerala Travel Mart (KTM), which is the largest gathering of tourism stakeholders in the State, will be held in Kochi in September with its focus on Responsible Tourism. ......
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Goa Tourism conducts road show in Kolkata to promote Goa Carnaval 2016

Goa Tourism announces plans dawn up by state to celebrate Goa Carnival 2016. The festivities will begin on February 6 and wind up on February 9. This year’s event will be one of the most colo......
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  Tattva Spa partner with DoubleTree by Hilton in Agra.  

Tattva Spa partner with DoubleTree by Hilton in Agra.

Tattva Spa, one of the fastest growing beauty and wellness services in India,announces its partnership with DoubleTree by Hilton in Agra.   the brand that resonates with ......
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Chinese New Year Celebrations 2016 to bring community closer  

Chinese New Year Celebrations 2016 to bring community closer

This year's Chinatown Chinese New Year Celebrations 2016 promises to be an even more rousing affair with a richer line-up of community outreach programmes to enrich the annual celebration of th......
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Madhya Pradesh to hold 12th annual convention at Hanumantiya  

Madhya Pradesh to hold 12th annual convention at Hanumantiya

Convention Chairman Tejbir Anand, a former President of ATOAI, says that the meeting will have brainstorming The 12th annual convention of the Adventure Tour Operators Association of India (ATOAI) ......
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Crown it partners with OYO Rooms  

Crown it partners with OYO Rooms

Merchant discovery and privileges platform Crown-it recently announced its partnership with OYO Rooms. The strategic allianc......
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Taiwan launches Telly Calendar 2016  

Taiwan launches Telly Calendar 2016

Taiwan Tourism Board  in association with Marinating Films, Balaji Telefilms and Sbuys shot a ‘Telly Calendar for Taiwan, 2016’. The shoot lasted for a week and was spread ov......
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 Jharkhand to advertise in airports  

Jharkhand to advertise in airports

The state government of Jharkhand, in an effort to promote state tourism, plans to advertise some of its prominent locations across different airports of the country to attract national and interna......
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 Abta travel agency warns of fraud travel companies  

Abta travel agency warns of fraud travel companies

Abta travel agency has sent out a warning over the dangers of booking with fraudulent travel companies, as the peak booking season gets underway.   Association said it, wanted ......
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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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 Jhhaarknd to attract international touristst through airport advertisment  

Jhhaarknd to attract international touristst through airport advertisment

The state government plans to boost tourism by advertising some of Jharkhand's prominent locations across different airports of the country, in a bid to attract national and international touri......
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 Shah Rukh Khan promotes West Bengal tourism for free  

Shah Rukh Khan promotes West Bengal tourism for free

Shah Rukh Khan has been roped as the brand ambassador for West Bengal and will shoot its ad campaign next month; the tagline of the campaign will be ‘Experience Bengal… the sweetest pa......
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Singapore Airshow Returns in 2016  

Singapore Airshow Returns in 2016

SINGAPORE, Nov 27, 2015 - (ACN Newswire) - Singapore Airshow, Asia's largest and one of the most important aerospace and defence exhibitions in the world, will return for its fifth edition from......
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Jason Caughron has been appointed General Manager at Hampton Inn and Suites by Hilton Dunwoody/Perimeter in Atlanta  

Jason Caughron has been appointed General Manager at Hampton Inn and Suites by Hilton Dunwoody/Perimeter in Atlanta

Atlanta-based Hotel Equities announced the hiring of Jason Caughron as the General Manager of the new Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Dunwoody/Perimeter Center......
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President of American Airlines’ flight attendants union resigns  

President of American Airlines’ flight attendants union resigns

Laura Glading, president of the flight attendants union at American Airlines, plans to resign her post on Dec. 2.She has led the 25,000-strong Association of Professional F......
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SriLankan Airlines Becomes PATA’s Newest Aviation Member  

SriLankan Airlines Becomes PATA’s Newest Aviation Member

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce that SriLankan Airlines has joined PATA as its newest Aviation member.SriLankan Airlines, the National Air......
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