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MakeMyTrip appoints Sunil Suresh as CMO  

MakeMyTrip appoints Sunil Suresh as CMO

Sunil Suresh is going to be the new Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) for MakeMyTrip and Goibibo. Sunil will drive the compan......
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Vistara to expand its network with Mumbai-Dubai daily from August 21  

Vistara to expand its network with Mumbai-Dubai daily from August 21

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) will be Vistara’s second international destination with the airline going to start d......
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Modest hospitality price rises predicted for 2020  

Modest hospitality price rises predicted for 2020

The Hotel Monitor 2020, published by American Express Global Business Travel, predicts that hotel prices in most key citi......
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Banglore to see 5% room rate growth next year : Amex Hotel Monitor report 2020  

Banglore to see 5% room rate growth next year : Amex Hotel Monitor report 2020

American Express Global Business Travel’s  Hotel Monitor report 2020 with the support of Global Business Consu......
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Goh appointed president of Dream Cruises  

Goh appointed president of Dream Cruises

Genting Hong Kong has announced the appointment of Michael Goh to the role of president with Dream Cruises. He will also ......
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VFS Global appoints Belson Coutinho as CMO  

VFS Global appoints Belson Coutinho as CMO

Belson Coutinho has joined VFS Global as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) effective July 2019, and will be responsible for d......
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FCM Travel Solutions launched Marketplace for corporate buyers  

FCM Travel Solutions launched Marketplace for corporate buyers

FCM Travel Solutions has created Marketplace, a virtual gateway to its extensive proprietary and specially-negotiated air......
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Hong Kong Express Airways now belongs to Cathay Pacific  

Hong Kong Express Airways now belongs to Cathay Pacific

Cathay Pacific has completed the acquisition of Hong Kong Express Airways. HK Express is now a wholly owned subsidiary of......
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MakemyTrip eyes larger share of corporate travel segment  

MakemyTrip eyes larger share of corporate travel segment

The Indian business travel spend is the largest in the World with 11.4% growth as per Global Business travel association.......
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Radisson Hotel Group enters the future of digital hospitality with the launch of its new multi-brand platform  

Radisson Hotel Group enters the future of digital hospitality with the launch of its new multi-brand platform

The Radisson is all set to launch its new multi brand platform. This enhanced ?RadissonHotels.com allows guests and loyal......
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Fosun poised to take control of Thomas Cook  

Fosun poised to take control of Thomas Cook

Thomas Cook has revealed it is in “advanced discussions” with its largest shareholder, Fosun Tourism Group, about a potential recapitalisation of the company. Under the proposal, the gr......
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Nijhawan Group forays into Middle East and GCC markets  

Nijhawan Group forays into Middle East and GCC markets

Having gained a strong foothold in India for its representation vertical, Nijhawan Group has forayed into the growing travel markets of Middle East and GCC with Ele......
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GoAir to fly on 7 new international routes  

GoAir to fly on 7 new international routes

GoAir will be starting seven new international routes with daily flights to Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Muscat, Bangkok from stations such as Mumbai New Delhi and Kannur, the......
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Passenger demand growth has slowed compared to the past two years : IATA  

Passenger demand growth has slowed compared to the past two years : IATA

“Passenger demand growth has slowed compared to the past two years. This is in line with slumping global trade, rising trade tensions and weakening business c......
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Revamped, innovative format of TTM+ 2019 proves to be a resounding success  

Revamped, innovative format of TTM+ 2019 proves to be a resounding success

The revamped innovative and creative content and business format of the 2019 Thailand Travel Mart Plus (TTM+) has proven to be a resounding success, as indicated by......
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Govt. To Consider Audit Of Zomato, Swiggy, Foodpanda and Uber Eats  

Govt. To Consider Audit Of Zomato, Swiggy, Foodpanda and Uber Eats

  The FHRAI submitted a representation highlighting the unfair and arbitrary business practices of the Food Ser......
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My Value Travel.com introduces travel industry’s first Online B2B Loyalty Program  

My Value Travel.com introduces travel industry’s first Online B2B Loyalty Program

My Value Travel.com, a B2B Travel company with a proprietary customizable Package Booking Portal with more than 7000 agents base spread across 170 Indian cities, ha......
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Finnair to launch new connections to Daxing International, Beijing  

Finnair to launch new connections to Daxing International, Beijing

Finnair passengers will have even better connections to Beijing this winter with the launch of flights to the city’s new Daxing International Airport.<......
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HRAWI Delegation Meets Maharashtra  CM to Discuss Trade Issues  

HRAWI Delegation Meets Maharashtra CM to Discuss Trade Issues

A delegation of Hotel and Restaurant Association of Western India (HRAWI) led by its Gurbaxish Singh Kohli, Sherry Bhatia,  Vice President, with Vivek Nair &am......
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China Southern launches Zhengzhou connection from London Heathrow  

China Southern launches Zhengzhou connection from London Heathrow

British passengers will be able to fly directly to one of China’s eight ancient capital cities from today, as China Southern launches Europe’s first dir......
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Government of Canada designates Muskoka Airport  

Government of Canada designates Muskoka Airport

Air travel is essential to Canada’s economic growth and prosperity. Expanding Canada’s air transportation networks allows airlines to provide Canadians,......
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Ryanair to rebrand Polish operations later this year  

Ryanair to rebrand Polish operations later this year

Ryanair has said it will rebrand its Polish operations as Buzz later this year. Ryanair Sun, a standalone business unit of the Ryanair Group, obtained its Polish ce......
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PATA India now brings a MasterClass on Entrepreneurial Leadership  

PATA India now brings a MasterClass on Entrepreneurial Leadership

PATA India now brings a MasterClass on Entrepreneurial Leadership titled ‘The Buck Stops Here’. This program will be delivered by Mr Ashutosh Garg, a re......
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ethiopian airlines group is voted ‘best airline in africa’ for 3rdconsecutive year at skytrax 2019 world airlines awards  

ethiopian airlines group is voted ‘best airline in africa’ for 3rdconsecutive year at skytrax 2019 world airlines awards

Ethiopian Airlines Group, has been honored as the ‘Best Airline in Africa’ for the third consecutive year at the Skytrax 2019 World Airlines Awards held......
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Raining discounts: Vistara celebrates network expansion with monsoon sale  

Raining discounts: Vistara celebrates network expansion with monsoon sale

Vistara has announced a significant network expansion with the addition of 62 new flights to and from Mumbai and Delhi. These new flights represent an over 50% incr......
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Battling Yourself: OYO Rooms CEO Ritesh Agarwal on how to succeed in China  

Battling Yourself: OYO Rooms CEO Ritesh Agarwal on how to succeed in China

Inspired by Airbnb, a young Ritesh Agarwal once dreamed to build his start-up Oravel Stays that will connect travellers and accommodations. However, after staying i......
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. Brand Goa needs reinvention, and#39;party capitaland#39; tag not enough  

. Brand Goa needs reinvention, and#39;party capitaland#39; tag not enough

Panaji: Brand Goa needs reinvention and the tag 'party capital' is simply not a good enough calling card, says a white paper prepared by local tourism and t......
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Air France to introduce travel cabins on Airbus A330 on bengluru – Paris and Delhi – paris routes  

Air France to introduce travel cabins on Airbus A330 on bengluru – Paris and Delhi – paris routes

Air France has unveiled travel cabins on Airbus A330* on the Bengaluru – Paris and Delhi - Paris route effective June 18 and June 28, 2019 respectively. This ......
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Amman, Jordan to Join Ethiopian’s Fast Expanding Network  

Amman, Jordan to Join Ethiopian’s Fast Expanding Network

Ethiopian Airlines is pleased to announce that it will commence services to Amman, Jordan as of July 16, 2019 thrice weekly .  Located between the desert and t......
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Himalaya Travel Mart (HTM) is Nepal’s premier international travel and tourism trade show  

Himalaya Travel Mart (HTM) is Nepal’s premier international travel and tourism trade show

Himalaya Travel Mart (HTM) is Nepal’s premier international travel and tourism trade show facilitating unparalleled networking and business opportunities and ......
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Jumeirah Group reveals the latest additions to its MICE offerings across its Abu Dhabi portfolio  

Jumeirah Group reveals the latest additions to its MICE offerings across its Abu Dhabi portfolio

Jumeirah Group, the global luxury hotel group has unveiled its diverse meetings, incentives conferences and events (MICE) offer across its new hotel portfolio in Ab......
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Club Med Announces New APAC Leadership and Regional Organisation  

Club Med Announces New APAC Leadership and Regional Organisation

Club Med Announces New APAC Leadership,  Appointing Xavier Desaulles as the CEO of APAC Markets and Jean-Charles Fortoul, as the CEO of APAC Resorts.  ““Club Med is in a growt......
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IndiGo to start daily flight between Kolkata-Hong Kong from 20th August  

IndiGo to start daily flight between Kolkata-Hong Kong from 20th August

IndiGo is all set to enhance its point-to-point connectivity with the announce of a daily non-stop flight on the
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Saadiyat Island Resort and Jumeirah Al Wathba Desert Resort and Spa’s latest additions to its MICE offerings  

Saadiyat Island Resort and Jumeirah Al Wathba Desert Resort and Spa’s latest additions to its MICE offerings

The newly opened Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort and Jumeirah Al Wathba Desert Resort & Spa provide beautiful beach and serene desert options that perfectly ......
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Zubin Karkaria receives prestigious Global Game Changers Award  

Zubin Karkaria receives prestigious Global Game Changers Award

Zubin Karkaria, founder and CEO of VFS Global was awarded the Global Game Changers Award at The Indian Awards 2019, held on May 29 at the House of Parliament in London, UK.  This award was pre......
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SpiceJet introduces spiceBiz  on key domestic routes  

SpiceJet introduces spiceBiz on key domestic routes

SpiceJet will soon be offering SpiceBiz on select international routes. As the airline ramps capacity and inducts more B737s, SpiceJet will very soon be the second biggest business class operator i......
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TBO Group announced ‘B2A’ strategy for travel agents  

TBO Group announced ‘B2A’ strategy for travel agents

TBO Group has unveiled a ‘B2A’ (Back 2 Agents) strategy to focus solely on agents. The idea is to have an independent ecosystem for travel agents who serve as an important link between ......
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Taiwan Expo to focus on tourism and culture scheduled from May 16 to 18 in Delhi  

Taiwan Expo to focus on tourism and culture scheduled from May 16 to 18 in Delhi

Speaking at the curtain raiser press conference of Taiwan Expo, Chung Kwang Tien, Ambassador, Taipei Economic and Cultural Center in India, said that one-third of the exhibition will be dedicated t......
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British Airways welcomes new Club lounge at JFK  

British Airways welcomes new Club lounge at JFK

Good news for business or first class travelers, As British Airways’ flagship US lounge, the carefully curated space will play host to the hundreds of business and leisure customers that trav......
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Sri Lanka Tourism reassured the world that the country is open for business  

Sri Lanka Tourism reassured the world that the country is open for business

In a press statement Sri Lanka tourism said, “We assure tourists who are already in the country and unaffected by the terror attacks that the police, tourism police and security forces are jo......
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delWine Summit and Excellence Awards  

delWine Summit and Excellence Awards

The Indian Wine Academy delWine Summit and Excellence Awards 2019, held on April 21 at the Pullman New Delhi Aerocity. This forum the brainchild of Subhash Arora and a platform for i......
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Hotel Owners Association of Mysuru Block Inventory To Go MMT and Oyo  

Hotel Owners Association of Mysuru Block Inventory To Go MMT and Oyo

Since December of 2018, several hotels across the country have voiced concerns and in some cases stopped conducting business with the erring Online Travel Aggregators (OTAs) and Oyo. In the......
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Central government removes major bottlenecks of E Visa  

Central government removes major bottlenecks of E Visa

Taking into consideration the recommendations of the Ministry of Tourism and private Stakeholders of the Travel and Tourism industry, Ministry of Home, Government of India has decided to further li......
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 Azerbaijan International Travel and Tourism Fair (AITF) from 4 to 6th April.  

Azerbaijan International Travel and Tourism Fair (AITF) from 4 to 6th April.

AITF is the major specialised event of the tourism industry in Azerbaijan and The Entire Caucasus region IT’s supporter and participants includes the State Tourism Agency of the Repub......
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Denmark opens new visa application centre in Kuwait  

Denmark opens new visa application centre in Kuwait

Following the launch of the new centre, which has started accepting visa applications for Denmark from Kuwait, applicants will no longer need to visit the Embassy of Denmark. Instead, they ca......
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Westchester County Tourism and Film hires Mower as travel and tourism agency  

Westchester County Tourism and Film hires Mower as travel and tourism agency

In announcing its hire, the county noted that Mower is among the largest independent marketing, advertising and PR agencies in the U.S., with offices in New York City, Buffalo, Rochester,......
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Hampi to Gangtok: UDAN spreads wings, travel and tourism traffic soars  

Hampi to Gangtok: UDAN spreads wings, travel and tourism traffic soars

Hampi is now 40 km away from Vidyanagar airport near Ballari. Hampi in Karnataka, Gangtok in Sikkim, Pithoragarh in Uttarakhand and Shimla in Himachal Pradesh are among tourist destinations that ha......
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Tourism Malaysia shares its plans to enhance tourism industry  

Tourism Malaysia shares its plans to enhance tourism industry

Led by Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, YB Datuk Mohamaddin bin Ketapi, Malaysia shows strong presence at the 38th ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF)......
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SATTE 2019 Witnesses Trend In Increased Participation  

SATTE 2019 Witnesses Trend In Increased Participation

SATTE is India’s leading travel event, providing professionals with the perfect platform to showcase their products and services to the global travel trade community, with an opportunity to c......
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All Women Travel Expeditions take off In Middle East  

All Women Travel Expeditions take off In Middle East

To explore the world independently, meet locals in new and unfamiliar places, or simply to stretch the limits of one’s comfort zone—there are myriad reasons for a growing trend in touri......
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Direct flights - A wish come true  

Direct flights - A wish come true

Without direct links from aviation gateways such as Hong Kong, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, Chiang Rai relies almost entirely on Bangkok’s domestic airline market or bus tours from Chiang Mai.......
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SATTE 2019 to have 50 participating Foreign Tourism Boards  

SATTE 2019 to have 50 participating Foreign Tourism Boards

This year SATTE has bagged an excellent response with market leaders increasing their stand size. In terms of National Tourism Offices (NTOs), Qatar, Tunisia, Cyprus, Iceland, Canada and Myanmar am......
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AxisRooms Channel Manager Achieves Oracle Validated Integration with Oracle Hospitality OPERA  

AxisRooms Channel Manager Achieves Oracle Validated Integration with Oracle Hospitality OPERA

AxisRooms, a leading provider of channel management solution and Gold level member of Oracle Partner Network (OPN), today announced it has achieved Oracle Validated Integration of AxisRooms Channel......
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Sweden recorded 23% increase in tourists from India  

Sweden recorded 23% increase in tourists from India

There is a 23 per cent increase in the number of tourists from India to Sweden. An improved people to people exchange, increased trade between the two nations, a concerted Government interest from ......
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Increased flight frequency and seat capacity connecting India to Israel  

Increased flight frequency and seat capacity connecting India to Israel

In light of the growing demand for Israel as a tourist destination, the country is set to greet the latest initiatives to further boost outbound travel from India.   With an av......
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Preferred Hotels and Resorts Welcomes 17 New Member Hotels  

Preferred Hotels and Resorts Welcomes 17 New Member Hotels

Preferred Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest independent hotel brand, announces the addition of 17 new members between July 1 and September 30 to its global portfolio of more than 700 ......
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EVA, Copa Airlines Initiate Code-Share Extend passenger convenience, connections in Asia and Central America  

EVA, Copa Airlines Initiate Code-Share Extend passenger convenience, connections in Asia and Central America

Star Alliance members EVA Air and Copa Airlines began a code-sharing agreement on 04 November, 2018, making travel to/from Asia and Panama more convenient and extending services for both airlines&r......
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Samui goes green to protect island ecosystem  

Samui goes green to protect island ecosystem

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is working together with local stakeholders and tourists on Ko Samui to eliminate the use of single-use plastics and encourage all to reduce waste, reuse and......
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The 12th UNWTO/PATA Forum Looks Into the Future of Tourism  

The 12th UNWTO/PATA Forum Looks Into the Future of Tourism

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and the People’s Government of Guilin, China held the 12th UNWTO/PATA Forum on Tourism Trends and Outlook on......
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Indian Government in discussions with Western Australia over direct flights  

Indian Government in discussions with Western Australia over direct flights

Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha met with the Western Australian Tourism Minister Paul Papalia here today to receive further commitments from the Western Australian State Governmen......
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Cinnamon Hotels and Resorts shortlisted for International Travel and Tourism Awards presented by WTM London  

Cinnamon Hotels and Resorts shortlisted for International Travel and Tourism Awards presented by WTM London

Cinnamon Hotels and Resorts together with their globally acclaimed ecotourism arm Cinnamon Nature Trails, was recently recognized for their ground-breaking elephant conservation project by the Worl......
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Cinnamon TBC Asia 2018 to host Olivier Billion to talk about using Influencer Marketing for branding  

Cinnamon TBC Asia 2018 to host Olivier Billion to talk about using Influencer Marketing for branding

An international expert in influencer marketing, Olivier Billion, Founder & CEO of Ykone, will be speaking at Cinnamon TBC Asia 2018, the third edition of its biennial conference, to be held on......
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Delta proposes Minneapolis-St. Paul – Shanghai route to begin in 2020  

Delta proposes Minneapolis-St. Paul – Shanghai route to begin in 2020

Airline submits proposal to U.S. Department of Transportation to launch new route to Shanghai from MSP that would benefit the traveling public and enhance connectivity across U.S. Proposed service,......
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First Global Gastronomy Tourism Startup Competition Launched  

First Global Gastronomy Tourism Startup Competition Launched

The World Tourism Organization and Basque Culinary Center (BCC), have launched a pioneering initiative for the gastronomic tourism sector, with a global call for startups or companies, mature or em......
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Travelport and Jet Airways sign long-term supplier agreement  

Travelport and Jet Airways sign long-term supplier agreement

Travelport, the leading travel commerce platform, announced today a renewed and longterm partnership with India’s Jet Airways. The airline has signed a long-term supplier agreement with Trave......
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Cinnamon Life makes Colombo a hub of world entertainment  

Cinnamon Life makes Colombo a hub of world entertainment

Cinnamon Life, Colombo’s most anticipated integrated development is adding new dimensions to the city’s arts and entertainment offering with a line-up of events and international perfor......
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Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre appoints new CEO  

Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre appoints new CEO

Oman Tourism Development Company (OMRAN) the developer of the iconic Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre (OCEC) project, which is the new landmark venue and business hub in Oman, has appointed ......
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Lufthansa’s India-Frankfurt flight now connects to Austin  

Lufthansa’s India-Frankfurt flight now connects to Austin

Lufthansa is set to launch five weekly flights from Frankfurt Airport to Austin – Bergstrom International Airport in Texas, USA commencing on May 3, 2019. With this new flight, Austin will be......
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Czech Republic witnesses phenomenal growth in Indian arrivals in the last 3 years  

Czech Republic witnesses phenomenal growth in Indian arrivals in the last 3 years

Czech Tourism along with the Embassy of the Czech Republic in New Delhi conducted three-city roadshow in Delhi, Ahmedabad and Mumbai to promote the unique attractions of the Czech Republic.......
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IHG debuts in Udaipur with signing of Holiday Inn Udaipur Urban Square  

IHG debuts in Udaipur with signing of Holiday Inn Udaipur Urban Square

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of world’s leading hotel companies has signed a management agreement with Bhumika Enterprises Private Limited for Holiday Inn Udaipur Urban Square. Th......
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GoAir commences International Operations . . .  

GoAir commences International Operations . . .

GoAir, one of India’s fastest growing airlines, who had recently announced commencement of its international operations, launched its first ever direct international flight to Phuket out of N......
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Double win for Etihad Airways Engineering at the Aviation Business Awards  

Double win for Etihad Airways Engineering at the Aviation Business Awards

The Technical Sales and Customer Service team at Etihad Airways Engineering was awarded the ‘Unsung Hero of the Year’ award which recognised the multi-cultural team for playing a key ro......
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Kerala Tourism Ticks All Boxes To Woo Tourists, Post-Floods  

Kerala Tourism Ticks All Boxes To Woo Tourists, Post-Floods

The pall of gloom that had descended on Kerala’s globally famed tourism and hospitality industry in the wake of the August floods appears to have lifted if the message filtering from the just......
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Islamic Travel Mart at World Trade Centre Mumbai  

Islamic Travel Mart at World Trade Centre Mumbai

Islamic Travel Mart (ITM), India’s premier B2B marketplace and meeting point for all stakeholders in Islamic tourism, is scheduled for October 13-14, 2018 at the World Trade Centre, Mumbai.
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Sarovar To Open A Hotel In Somaliland . . .  

Sarovar To Open A Hotel In Somaliland . . .

Sarovar Hotels and Resorts, one of India’s leading hospitality companies, has unveiled its plan to open a hotel in Hargeisa, the capital city of Somaliland.   Somaliland ......
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Germany Positions Itself As A Solo Destination India  

Germany Positions Itself As A Solo Destination India

The strategic and directed marketing by German National Tourist Office (GNTO) India office has successfully established Germany as a standalone destination in India market. “We have noticed t......
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Technology and Innovation Seen as a Big Boost to Cultural Tourism  

Technology and Innovation Seen as a Big Boost to Cultural Tourism

Seeking to advance use of innovation and cutting-edge technologies into cultural tourism practices, destinations and products, the International Seminar on Harnessing Cultural Tourism through Innov......
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Ras Al Khaimah to host PATA Annual Summit 2020  

Ras Al Khaimah to host PATA Annual Summit 2020

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is set to organise the PATA Annual Summit 2020 from May 15-18 in Ras Al Khaimah, one of the fastest growing tourism destinations in the United Arab Emirat......
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Fifth Edition of Madhya Pradesh Travel Mart (MPTM) organized By Madhya Pradesh Tourism Board  

Fifth Edition of Madhya Pradesh Travel Mart (MPTM) organized By Madhya Pradesh Tourism Board

Madhya Pradesh Tourism Board (MPTB) enlightens the Indian travel fraternity with the fifth edition of Madhya Pradesh Travel Mart (MPTM) from 5th – 7th October 2018 at hotel Lake view in Bhopa......
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Bangkok comes up top in Mastercards 2018 Global Destination Cities Index  

Bangkok comes up top in Mastercards 2018 Global Destination Cities Index

Bangkok is basking in the limelight of being named this year’s number one city in the world by the Mastercard’s 2018 Global Destination Cities Index, making it the third consecutive yea......
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Emirates touches down in Edinburgh . . .  

Emirates touches down in Edinburgh . . .

Emirates, the world’s largest international airline, on 1st October 2018 celebrated the inaugural flight of its new service between Dubai and Edinburgh. Emirates flight EK023, with a group of......
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Fiji Airways appoints Bird Travels as GSA in India  

Fiji Airways appoints Bird Travels as GSA in India

Fiji Airways has appointed Bird Travels Private Ltd, the Airline Management Services arm of Bird Group as its local representative in India. The association marks the airline’s latest step in......
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AVANI Hotels and Resorts To Expand Presence in South Korea with Second Busan Property  

AVANI Hotels and Resorts To Expand Presence in South Korea with Second Busan Property

AVANI Hotels & Resorts announce the signing of a second property in South Korea. In the final stages of development and scheduled to open in the first quarter of 2019, AVANI Central Busan Hotel......
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Lemon Tree Hotel, Aurangabad bags National Tourism Award 2016 - 17  

Lemon Tree Hotel, Aurangabad bags National Tourism Award 2016 - 17

Lemon Tree Hotel, Aurangabad won the National Tourism Award 2016-17 for the best hotel in the three star category.  Lemon Tree Hotels Limited is India’s largest hotel chain in the mid-pr......
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Oman Tourism conducts multi-city roadshow; strengthens its outreach in Mumbai  

Oman Tourism conducts multi-city roadshow; strengthens its outreach in Mumbai

The Ministry of Tourism, Oman successfully conducted the second leg of the multi-city roadshow in Mumbai today. The event witnessed around 140 notable companies of Mumbai’s travel trade in a ......
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TAT seminar updates Thai tourism business leaders, researchers on global trends  

TAT seminar updates Thai tourism business leaders, researchers on global trends

More than 150 participants from the private and public sectors as well as educational institutes attended a half-day seminar on 21 September for a comprehensive briefing on the latest trends and pr......
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Refreshed WTM Ministerial Summit to Tackle Innovation and Technology Investment  

Refreshed WTM Ministerial Summit to Tackle Innovation and Technology Investment

Investment in innovation and smart management for tourism will form the major theme of the Ministerial Summit of this year’s World Travel Market, to be held in London, UK (6 November 2018). T......
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The Launch of Souq Al Wakra Hotel Qatar by Tivoli  

The Launch of Souq Al Wakra Hotel Qatar by Tivoli

Nestled amongst the newly established Souq on the shores of the Arabian Gulf, Souq Al Wakra Hotel Qatar by Tivoli has just launched in Al Wakra, the up-and-coming seaside district just a 20-minute ......
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UNWTO Conference in Valladolid to Discuss Innovative Tourism Experiences in Urban Destinations  

UNWTO Conference in Valladolid to Discuss Innovative Tourism Experiences in Urban Destinations

Innovation, traveller demand for diverse and authentic experiences in cities, and urban tourism governance models will be the central themes of the “UNWTO Conference on City Breaks: Creating ......
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Madhya Pradesh Tourism Board Showcases Fast Growing Tourism Sector at the first ever India Tourism Mart- New Delhi  

Madhya Pradesh Tourism Board Showcases Fast Growing Tourism Sector at the first ever India Tourism Mart- New Delhi

Madhya Pradesh is a state that reflects the true cultural heritage and history of Incredible India. The great emperor of India, from Ashoka to the Gupta’s has marched on this soil. They highl......
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Preparation are in full swing for 34th IATO convention at Visakhapatnam  

Preparation are in full swing for 34th IATO convention at Visakhapatnam

Things are gearing up at Novatel for last minutes preparation for 34th Annual Convention of IATO at Visakhapatnam in the new state of Andhra Pradesh. Mr Mehra, the convention chairman to......
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PATA and Mastercard Collaborate to Strengthen Tourism by Driving Digital Transformation  

PATA and Mastercard Collaborate to Strengthen Tourism by Driving Digital Transformation

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce a new Strategic Partnership agreement with Mastercard, a technology company in the global payments industry.  
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Turismo de Portugal conducts hugely successful B2B Trade Roadshows in New Delhi and Mumbai  

Turismo de Portugal conducts hugely successful B2B Trade Roadshows in New Delhi and Mumbai

Turismo de Portugal (TdP) conducted successful Roadshows combined with B2B sessions, recently in New Delhi and Mumbai.   The aim of the roadshow was to educate and motivate the......
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New segment at ITB Berlin 2019: Technology, Tours and Activities  

New segment at ITB Berlin 2019: Technology, Tours and Activities

Technology, Tours & Activities (TTA) is one of the tourism industry’s fastest-growing segments. According to Phocuswright, the international travel research institute, tours and activitie......
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South African Tourism Appoints New Head of Marketing and Communications  

South African Tourism Appoints New Head of Marketing and Communications

South African Tourism is pleased to announce the appointment of Mitalee Karmarkar as the head of Marketing and Communications: India. Mitalee joins South African Tourism from the Consulate General ......
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Chinas Belt and Road Initiative will boost tourism, transport and trade with Thailand  

Chinas Belt and Road Initiative will boost tourism, transport and trade with Thailand

The Thai tourism industry will be a major beneficiary of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) as the Royal Thai Government moves rapidly to take advantage of the increased investment and tr......
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The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali Proudly Hosted Network 21 Go Diamond  

The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali Proudly Hosted Network 21 Go Diamond

The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali was honored to host an annual conference for the Asia Pacific region membership, including their elite Emerald and Diamond Members. The resort was chosen as the mai......
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PATA shares the secrets of storytelling with Nepal travel industry professionals  

PATA shares the secrets of storytelling with Nepal travel industry professionals

Travel industry professionals in Nepal are now better placed to effectively promote this idyllic destination, thanks to the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and the generous support of the Ne......
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The Ritz-Carlton, Bangalore welcomes its new General Manager  

The Ritz-Carlton, Bangalore welcomes its new General Manager

The Ritz-Carlton, Bangalore today announced the appointment of Amitabh Rai as its new General Manager. Rai will be leading an engaged team of refined ladies and gentlemen in further strengthening t......
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RCI announces ‘The Great Online Travel Fest’  

RCI announces ‘The Great Online Travel Fest’

This Independence Day travel with freedom as RCI, the global leader in vacation exchange and part of the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands (NYSE: WYN), rolls out the ‘The Great Online Travel......
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Freight Growth Slowdown Continues in June  

Freight Growth Slowdown Continues in June

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), rose 2.7% in June 2018, compared to......
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The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali Welcomes Christine Sandner as Director of Sales and Marketing  

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