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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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Dubai tourism aims to strike gold in India with more air connectivity  

Dubai tourism aims to strike gold in India with more air connectivity

Dubai wants more air connectivity with India, to double the number of tourists from its biggest source market in the coming years. A record 2.1 million Indians visited Dubai in 2017, and the number......
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Czech Tourism witnessed 128% rise in Indian Arrivals  

Czech Tourism witnessed 128% rise in Indian Arrivals

Czech Tourism along with the Embassy of the Czech Republic in New Delhi, conducted three city roadshow in New Delhi, Ahmedabad and Mumbai recently to promote the unique attractions that Czech Repub......
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Qatar’s 2018/19 Cruise Season Sets Sail with the Arrival of Boudicca  

Qatar’s 2018/19 Cruise Season Sets Sail with the Arrival of Boudicca

The 2018/19 cruise season kicked off in Qatar with the Boudicca docking at Doha Port last week. The season, which continues until April 2019, is expected to see nearly double the number of cruise s......
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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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Cinnamon TBC Asia to bring the world’s best bloggers to Sri Lanka  

Cinnamon TBC Asia to bring the world’s best bloggers to Sri Lanka

Cinnamon Hotels and Resorts’ signature conference for online influencers and travel professionals, TBC Asia will be awarding 30 of the best bloggers in the world, under 10 unique categories a......
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Indian Travelers to benefit as Hong Kong Tourism Board and Cathay Pacific Airways Ink Deal with Klook  

Indian Travelers to benefit as Hong Kong Tourism Board and Cathay Pacific Airways Ink Deal with Klook

Klook, one of the world’s leading travel activities and services booking platforms, has today announced that it has tied up with Hong Kong Tourism Board and Cathay Pacific Airways in order to......
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Thailand ranks top in UK's Best Destinations in The World survey  

Thailand ranks top in UK's Best Destinations in The World survey

Travel Weekly UK has unveiled the results of its ‘Best Destinations in The World’ survey and Thailand has made it into the top 10 of four important categories.   Tr......
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UK witnesses 32% increase in student visas . . .  

UK witnesses 32% increase in student visas . . .

The number of UK visas granted to Indian nationals has continued to experience strong growth, according to the latest update from the UK Office for National Statistics. The latest figures show that......
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UNWTO Highlights Confirm Another Record Year in 2017  

UNWTO Highlights Confirm Another Record Year in 2017

International tourist arrivals grew 7% in 2017, the highest increase since 2010, according to the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)’s latest collection of Tourism Highlights. Growth in arriv......
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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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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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Phuket named second best beach in the world  

Phuket named second best beach in the world

Phuket is celebrating its most recent award after being named the ‘Second Best Beach in the World’ by prestigious business publication US News & World Report.  
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HRAWI Organizes Seminar on Ban of Use of Plastic Products  

HRAWI Organizes Seminar on Ban of Use of Plastic Products

The Hotel and Restaurant Association of Western India’s (HRAWI) seminar on ‘Ban on use of Plastic Products’ was held at The Leela, Mumbai on 31st July, 2018. Dr. Sangita Hasnale &......
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AVANI signs agreement to manage a second hotel in Malaysia  

AVANI signs agreement to manage a second hotel in Malaysia

AVANI Hotels and Resorts continues to expand the brand presence in Asia with an agreement with KTI Property Sdn. Bhd. to manage an AVANI hotel in Kota Kinabalu, the capital of Sabah, Malaysia. ......
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HRAWI To Organize Seminar On Ban Of Use Of Plastic Products  

HRAWI To Organize Seminar On Ban Of Use Of Plastic Products

The recent ban on plastic in the State of Maharashtra, while a very progressive and necessary measure, has had a disruptive effect on the restaurant business in the State. The ban disrupts not only......
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Singapore welcomes 6.1 lakh Indian visitors between Jan-May 2018  

Singapore welcomes 6.1 lakh Indian visitors between Jan-May 2018

Singapore has received over 6 lakh visitors from India between January to May 2018, reporting a 17% year-on-year increase from 2017.   The year 2017 was a record year for Singa......
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Qatar Airways to Showcase Its Ultra-Modern A350-1000 at the Farnborough International Airshow 2018  

Qatar Airways to Showcase Its Ultra-Modern A350-1000 at the Farnborough International Airshow 2018

Qatar Airways is pleased to announce that six state-of-the-art aircraft will be on display at this year’s Farnborough International Airshow, taking place from 16 to 22 July in Hampshire, Unit......
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Opinion on 1 year of GST- Hotel and Restaurant Association of Western India (HRAWI)  

Opinion on 1 year of GST- Hotel and Restaurant Association of Western India (HRAWI)

1 year of GST- Hotel and Restaurant Association of Western India   “Initially GST came as a shock for the industry due to the variable tax bracket based ......
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International Tourism exceeds expectations in the first months of 2018  

International Tourism exceeds expectations in the first months of 2018

International tourist arrivals grew 6% in the first four months of 2018, compared to the same period last year, not only continuing the strong 2017 trend, but exceeding UNWTO’s forecast for 2......
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Passenger Demand Continues Strong Growth in May  

Passenger Demand Continues Strong Growth in May

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for May showing that demand (measured in revenue passenger kilometers, or RPKs) rose 6.1% compared to t......
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India moves 12 places up in global travel and tourism ranking in 2017  

India moves 12 places up in global travel and tourism ranking in 2017

India has improved 12 places to reach the 40th position globally, according to the Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Report 2017 by World Economic Forum. The country has seen continued growth in......
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IndiGo launches maiden flights connecting Lucknow to Pune and Goa  

IndiGo launches maiden flights connecting Lucknow to Pune and Goa

Marking a milestone of being the first airline to launch Lucknow-Goa and LucknowPune sectors to its network, IndiGo has announced the introduction of its maiden flights effective July 2018. The cou......
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BookMyShow Forays Into International Event Ticketing  

BookMyShow Forays Into International Event Ticketing

Online ticketing major BookMyShow has announced its entry into ticketing for events being held outside of India with multi Tony-award winning production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s THE KIN......
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City Roadshows will be organized in India : Sri Lanka Tourism  

City Roadshows will be organized in India : Sri Lanka Tourism

Sri Lanka Tourism has announced 4-city roadshow in India in July and August 2018. These roadshows will commence in Chandigarh (July 10) and will be followed by Jaipur (July 11) , Vishakhapatnam (Au......
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IndiGo tops the on-time performance in the Indian Skies yet again  

IndiGo tops the on-time performance in the Indian Skies yet again

Following the recent increase in IndiGo flight frequencies for business and leisure travelers across the 6E network, - IndiGo continues to record the highest On Time performance of 80.9% in May 201......
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Climate-friendly initiatives and actions essential for tourism, says UNWTO  

Climate-friendly initiatives and actions essential for tourism, says UNWTO

The Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Zurab Pololikashvili, called for the tourism sector to take more action to combat climate change and biodiversity loss during the 30......
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Los Angeles’s Culinary Scene Continues to Sizzle As “The Most Exciting Food City in America” With The Return Of 2018 Summer dineL.A.  

Los Angeles’s Culinary Scene Continues to Sizzle As “The Most Exciting Food City in America” With The Return Of 2018 Summer dineL.A.

Discover Los Angeles is pleased to announce the new dates of 2018 Summer dineL.A., taking place July 13 – July 27, 2018. The 15-day dining event, wrapping up a celebratory year commemorating ......
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Royal Orchid Hotels expands its presence in Gujarat with the launch of Regenta Central Hestia in Dahej  

Royal Orchid Hotels expands its presence in Gujarat with the launch of Regenta Central Hestia in Dahej

Royal Orchid Hotels, one of India’s fastest growing hotel chains, today announced the launch of their new property Regenta Central Hestia in Dahej, Gujarat. Royal Orchid Hotels continues to g......
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Thailand Travel Mart 2018 set to shine in Pattaya	 

Thailand Travel Mart 2018 set to shine in Pattaya

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has selected Pattaya as the host city for this year’s ‘Thailand Travel Mart Plus Amazing Gateway to the Greater Mekong Subregion’ (TTM+), p......
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Khiri Travel Introduces Three Options for Sulawesi Trips in Indonesia  

Khiri Travel Introduces Three Options for Sulawesi Trips in Indonesia

Khiri Travel Indonesia has launched three innovative options for exploring the Sulawesi archipelago in Indonesia based on available time. There’s one-week south Sulawesi ......
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Brussels Airlines extends The Loft at Brussels Airport  

Brussels Airlines extends The Loft at Brussels Airport

Following the great success of The Loft and the company's rising passenger numbers, Brussels Airlines increases the capacity of its Brussels Airport lounge and further improves the comfort for ......
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Air New Zealand continues reign as Australia's #1 company  

Air New Zealand continues reign as Australia's #1 company

In ranking first, Air New Zealand has trumped homegrown carriers Qantas and Virgin Australia which indexed third and fourth respectively, as well as other major corporates such as Toyota, Apple and......
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Regent Seven Seas Cruises set new Record for most Bookings in a Single day  

Regent Seven Seas Cruises set new Record for most Bookings in a Single day

Upon opening reservations for its newest luxury ship, Seven Seas Splendor, Regent Seven Seas Cruises had the best single booking day in the brand’s 26 year history, accounting for a 32% incre......
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The Ultimate Travel Goals List to Celebrate World Heritage Day  

The Ultimate Travel Goals List to Celebrate World Heritage Day

Tourism is one of the biggest industry in the world which continues to grow at an accelerated pace with more than a billion tourists now travelling to an international destination each year. One of......
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Los Angeles Tourism and Convention Board launches L.A. insider Specialist training program for the Indian Travel Trade  

Los Angeles Tourism and Convention Board launches L.A. insider Specialist training program for the Indian Travel Trade

Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board (L.A. Tourism) today launched ‘L.A. Insider,’ a new online training tool for travel trade professionals. The mobile and tablet-friendly progra......
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Brussels Airlines reveals Aerosmurf . . .  

Brussels Airlines reveals Aerosmurf . . .

7 months, 1415 submitted ideas and 14 painting days after the start of the Belgian Icon contest, Brussels Airlines’ fifth iconic plane is ready to carry out its Belgian colors around Europe a......
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Le Palais gets three stars in the MICHELIN Guide Taipei 2018  

Le Palais gets three stars in the MICHELIN Guide Taipei 2018

Today Michelin is pleased to unveil the selection for the very first MICHELIN Guide Taipei, which selects a total of 110 total establishments, spanning 33 cuisine types, including 20 restaurants aw......
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ITB Berlin 2018 : Business is booming in the global travel industry  

ITB Berlin 2018 : Business is booming in the global travel industry

With a five per cent increase in business volume at ITB Berlin 2018 compared to last year, and excellent business being forecast for the coming months, the international travel industry is well on ......
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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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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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Preferred Hotels and Resorts Strengthens Female Leadership with Executive Appointments  

Preferred Hotels and Resorts Strengthens Female Leadership with Executive Appointments

Lindsey Ueberroth, Chief Executive Officer of Preferred Hotels & Resorts —the world’s largest global provider of sales, marketing and distribution ......
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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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SATTE organizes Single Malt Journey as part of Ongoing ‘I am 25’ campaign  

SATTE organizes Single Malt Journey as part of Ongoing ‘I am 25’ campaign

SATTE, South Asia’s largest travel and tourism exhibition, continues to celebrate its silver jubilee year in 2018. As part of the campaign, ‘I am 25’, SATTE organised a Singl......
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SpiceJet too small to bid for Air India: Ajay Singh  

SpiceJet too small to bid for Air India: Ajay Singh

Speaking at a knowledge session during the CAPA India Aviation Summit 2018, Ajay Singh, CMD, SpiceJet stated that SpiceJet is too small as a carrier to bid for buying stakes of Air India. Singh s......
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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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Thailand Media Briefing speech by TAT Deputy Governor for Marketing Communications Speech at ATF 2018  

Thailand Media Briefing speech by TAT Deputy Governor for Marketing Communications Speech at ATF 2018

Mr. Tanes Petsuwan, TAT Deputy Governor for Marketing Communications, delivered the following speech at the Thailand Media Briefing, held on 24 January, 2018, as part of th......
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Ten Talented Thai Chefs Showcase Thai Gastronomy at AFT 2018 Gala Opening  

Ten Talented Thai Chefs Showcase Thai Gastronomy at AFT 2018 Gala Opening

The ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) 2018, hosted by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), is pulling out all the stops with a gala ceremony highlighting Thai gastronomy and the rich culina......
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Thailand ready for ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) 2018 in Chiang Mai  

Thailand ready for ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) 2018 in Chiang Mai

Thailand is ready to host the 37th ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF 2018) between 22-26 January, 2018, a......
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Thailand showcases Thai local experiences at ATF 2018  

Thailand showcases Thai local experiences at ATF 2018

The countdown to the ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) 2018 in Chiang Mai from 22 to 26 January is underway with Thail......
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2017 International Tourism Results: the highest in seven years  

2017 International Tourism Results: the highest in seven years

International tourist arrivals grew by a remarkable 7% in 2017 to reach a total of 1,322 million, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. This strong momentum is expected to cont......
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The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali Continues Its Commitment To Being The Best  

The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali Continues Its Commitment To Being The Best

2017 has been another year of impressive accomplishments and milestones for The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali. Similar with previous years, 2017 has been successful for the resort with long list of ......
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THE AGAM MUSEUM OPENS IN RISHON LEZION  

THE AGAM MUSEUM OPENS IN RISHON LEZION

The Yaacov Agam Museum of Art has recently opened in Rishon LeZion, childhood home of father of Kinetic Art and internationally acclaimed Israeli artist Yaacov Agam. Located in Israel's......
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Southern and Mediterranean Europe, North Africa and the Middle East drive tourism growth through October 2017  

Southern and Mediterranean Europe, North Africa and the Middle East drive tourism growth through October 2017

Destinations around the world welcomed 1.1 billion international tourists between January and October 2017, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. This represents a 7% increase ......
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New Boeing 787 9 Dreamliner received to boost Oman Air fleet  

New Boeing 787 9 Dreamliner received to boost Oman Air fleet

Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, continues its ambitious expansion plans in 2017 with a new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner joined the fleet on December 6, 2017.<......
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Westin Hotels and Resorts debuts in Kolkata  

Westin Hotels and Resorts debuts in Kolkata

Westin Hotels and Resorts, part of Marriott International Inc., continues to expand its portfolio with the opening of its......
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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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THE 8TH HULLEGEB ISRAELI ETHIOPIAN ARTS FESTIVAL  

THE 8TH HULLEGEB ISRAELI ETHIOPIAN ARTS FESTIVAL

The Hullegeb Israeli-Ethiopian Arts Festival marks its eighth year in 2017 starting on December 6 - December 28. This unique festival presents multifaceted traditional Ethiopian culture in the fiel......
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WTM London concludes in a festival mood  

WTM London concludes in a festival mood

The third and final day of WTM London 2017 featured packed halls, numerous business meetings and insightful seminars and presentations.   Respon......
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Rotana continues relationship with Arabian Travel Market  

Rotana continues relationship with Arabian Travel Market

Rotana Hotels & Resorts is marking its 25th anniversary by continuing its sponsorship of the registrations for next year’s Arabian Travel Market (ATM), also celebrating its 25th anniversa......
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Day 1 Responsible Tourism  

Day 1 Responsible Tourism

The first panel session of the day explored tourism’s efforts to address its......
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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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Plaza Premium Group opens new Lounge in Riyadh  

Plaza Premium Group opens new Lounge in Riyadh

Plaza Premium Group, premium airport services provider, recently added Riyadh of Saudi Arabia to its global network by opening a new Plaza Premium Lounge. Conveniently located on Mezzanine Level, T......
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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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Air India takes delivery of its last Boeing 787 8 Dreamliner  

Air India takes delivery of its last Boeing 787 8 Dreamliner

As per the PTI report, Air India has taken the delivery of its last Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner, which will be inducted in its fleet tomorrow. The new plane was delivered to Air India in the pres......
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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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IndiGo launches inaugural flight from Amritsar to Bengaluru; adds 18 flight frequencies  

IndiGo launches inaugural flight from Amritsar to Bengaluru; adds 18 flight frequencies

Further enhancing its customer experience, IndiGo announced the launch of 18 additional flights on its network. Starting October 29, the carrier will operate its first daily flight between Am......
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73% travellers planning shorter getaways this festive season: Yatra Survey  

73% travellers planning shorter getaways this festive season: Yatra Survey

Yatra.com, conducted its annual festive survey highlighting the travel trends for this festive season. The survey conducted amongst 2700 respondents reveal......
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TAT promotes ASEAN connectivity with media fam trip  

TAT promotes ASEAN connectivity with media fam trip

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is hosting international media to a five-day fam trip to promote ASEAN Connectivity and travel between Myanmar, Thailand and Lao P......
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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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The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali Acknowledged with Five Prestigious Awards  

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

The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali is proud to announce that it has added five new accolades to its growing collection.   Heavenly Spa by Westin recently claimed Global Winner st......
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 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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Air New Zealand to nearly double capacity to Bali  

Air New Zealand to nearly double capacity to Bali

The airline currently operates two services per week from Auckland to Denpasar International Airport between the end of May and mid-October, increasing to three services per week during peak times.......
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Holland records 19% growth in Indian arrivals in Q1 2017  

Holland records 19% growth in Indian arrivals in Q1 2017

Netherlands Board of Tourism & Conventions (NBTC) announced an increase in Indian arrivals to the Netherlands in the first quarter of 2017. In comparison with the last year’s Q1 Indian ar......
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Qatar Airways’ Successful ‘No Borders, Only Horizons’ Campaign Becomes Top Viral Video Worldwide  

Qatar Airways’ Successful ‘No Borders, Only Horizons’ Campaign Becomes Top Viral Video Worldwide

Qatar Airways has received tremendous support globally for its recently-launched television and social media commercial titled ‘No Borders, Only Horizons’, which has been viewed by more......
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Air Canada Sets Record for Passengers Carried  

Air Canada Sets Record for Passengers Carried

Air Canada transported close to one million customers throughout the six-day holiday period, during which it achieved a single-day record for passengers carried. On Thursday, June 29, Air Canada we......
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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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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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Cathay Pacific releases combined traffic figures for May 2017  

Cathay Pacific releases combined traffic figures for May 2017

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

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

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

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

Turkish Cargo, the leading brand providing services to 120 countries in the world thanks to its extensive network, launches its scheduled cargo flights on June 25, 2017 to Sao Paulo which is one of......
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Prime Minister of Samoa appointed Ambassador of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development by UNWTO  

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

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has appointed the Prime Minister of Samoa, Hon. Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, as Special Ambassador of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism 2017. The......
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TUI - Etihad joint venture negotiations terminated  

TUI - Etihad joint venture negotiations terminated

TUI Group and Etihad Aviation Group will not continue their negotiations about the planned joint venture between the German aviation subsidiary TUI fly and Niki. The goal of the talks between the t......
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Durban celebrates 5-year contract for pax-7000+ annual tourism conference  

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

Durban is fast emerging as a venue of choice for all MICE-led events, promising a winning combination of large convention centers and diverse experiences across wildlife, adventure as well as attra......
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SpiceJet Clocks 2nd Successive Profitable Year and 9th Consecutive Profitable Quarter  

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

SpiceJet reported a quarterly profit of INR 41.6 crore for the three months ended March 31st, 2017, making it the ninth successive profitable quarter for the airline. Net profit for FY 2017 stood a......
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Qatar Airways Continues Its Ramadan Tradition Of Offering Passengers Iftar Meal Boxes On Board Selected Flights  

Qatar Airways Continues Its Ramadan Tradition Of Offering Passengers Iftar Meal Boxes On Board Selected Flights

Passengers flying on board Qatar Airways who are fasting during the Holy Month of Ramadan will be offered a delicious Iftar meal box infused with a traditional Middle Eastern twist to break their f......
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Thailand witnesses growth of 17% Indian arrivals till April this year  

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

Thailand attracted 12,021,617 international visits for the first four months compared to 11,682,144 visits during the same period last year. The kingdom witnessed a growth of 17% from India c......
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Jordan uses its legacy to drive tourism ; India continues to be an important source market  

Jordan uses its legacy to drive tourism ; India continues to be an important source market

Dr. Abed Al Razzaq Arabiyat, Managing Director, Jordan Tourism Board, talks about the importance of tourism in Jordan   Jordan is working on utilizing its exis......
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Vistara receives its first Airbus A320neo with product enhancements, says its #NotJustAnotherNeo  

Vistara receives its first Airbus A320neo with product enhancements, says its #NotJustAnotherNeo

Vistara, India’s finest full-service carrier, today took delivery of its first Airbus A320neo (new engine option) at Airbus Headquarters in Toulouse, making it the 14th aircraft in the airlin......
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On the International Day for Biological Diversity UNWTO announces a training on tourism and biodiversity in West and Central Africa  

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

The Convention on Biological Diversity of the United Nations has chosen ‘Biodiversity and Sustainable Tourism’ as the theme for the International Day for Biological Diversity, celebrate......
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Cathay Pacific releases combined traffic figures for April 2017  

Cathay Pacific releases combined traffic figures for April 2017

Cathay Pacific Airways today released combined Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon traffic figures for April 2017 that show an increase in both the number of passengers carried and the volume of cargo......
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Vistara introduces self-service check-in at kiosks across airports in India  

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

In its commitment to offering a seamless travel experience to its customers, Vistara, India’s finest full-service carrier, today launched self-service kiosk check-in at Delhi’s Terminal......
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UNWTO welcomes Hilton as Official Partner of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development  

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

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is proud to announce that Hilton has signed on as an official partner of the 2017 International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. The announcement ......
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Vistara introduces #VistaraPriority for Economy Class customers  

Vistara introduces #VistaraPriority for Economy Class customers

Vistara, India’s finest full service carrier, today announced the launch of #VistaraPriority, a priority handling service that is designed to enhance the travel experience of its Economy Clas......
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Bali International Convention Centre Hosted 3rd IDB Member Countries Sovereign Investments Forum  

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

Bali International Convention Centre (BICC) is delighted to share the recent uplifting conference that was held in its magnificent Mangupura Hall. BICC was the honor host of the 3rd IDB Member Coun......
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Austrian Airlines Begins 2017 with Traditionally Negative Winter Quarter  

Austrian Airlines Begins 2017 with Traditionally Negative Winter Quarter

Austrian Airlines, Austria’s flag carrier, reported earnings before interest and taxe......
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GCC turns to China and India to boost growth in tourism receipts  

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

Major tourism destinations in the GCC will increase efforts to target Indian and Chinese inbound tourists, as regional and international guests from Europe continue to feel the acute fina......
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Etihad Aviation Group Appoints Robin Kamark as CEO, Airlines Equity Partners

Etihad Aviation Group today announced the appointment of Robin Kamark as Chief Executive Officer, Airline Equity Partners. Mr. Kamark will be responsible for leading and developing the Group’......
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Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority Outlines 2017 Strategy  

Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority Outlines 2017 Strategy

Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA), which develops the emirate’s tourism infrastructure and initiates its domestic and overseas promotions, has outlined its ......
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Vistara now brews Starbucks coffee at 30,000 feet  

Vistara now brews Starbucks coffee at 30,000 feet

In its commitment to redefining air travel in India, Vistara, the country’s finest full service carrier, has elevated its in-flight service to new heights by offering Starbucks® India Est......
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Jordan announces India arrival figures, unprecedented growth of 18.40%  

Jordan announces India arrival figures, unprecedented growth of 18.40%

  The Jordan Tourism Board has announced the 2016 Indian arrival figures to Jordan. In a unprecedented trend, the same day visitor arrivals from India has declined by 4.50%, which indi......
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India Moves 12 Places up from 52nd to 40th Position in Travel and Tourism Competitive Index of World Economic Forum  

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

Dr. Mahesh Sharma, Minister of State (I/C) for Tourism & Culture shared the news about the improvement in ranking of India in the Travel and Tourism Competitive Index (TTCI) of World Economic F......
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Anantara Vilamoura Algarve Resort Launches in Portugal Bringing Authentic Luxury to Europe  

Anantara Vilamoura Algarve Resort Launches in Portugal Bringing Authentic Luxury to Europe

Making its debut into Europe, Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas is pleased to announce the launch of Anantara Vilamoura Algarve Resort, bringing the brand’s authentic luxury to souther......
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Ferrari World Abu Dhabi Officially Opens its Latest Rollercoaster  

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi Officially Opens its Latest Rollercoaster "Turbo Track"

The highly-anticipated rollercoaster “Turbo Track” was officially launched at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi today.   The latest heart-pounding ride burst into life at a h......
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Tickets on sale for 2017 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix as F1(R) enters new Era

The 2017 Formula 1® season is back, and the introduction of new rules governing the design of......
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The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali Celebrates World Sleep Day  

The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali Celebrates World Sleep Day

In celebration of World Sleep Day, Westin is encouraging an emerging pro-sleep movement and pledging to support the World Sleep Society for those who use the #SleepStrong hashtag to showcase their ......
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JLL is Top Real Estate Investment Advisory Firm in Asia Pacific for Sixth Year in a Row  

JLL is Top Real Estate Investment Advisory Firm in Asia Pacific for Sixth Year in a Row

JLL is the number one real estate investment advisory firm in Asia Pacific for the sixth consecutive year, based on data published by Real Capital Analytics (RCA), an independent body that an......
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The British Deputy High Commissioner Geoff Wain formally inaugurated the new UK visa application centre  

The British Deputy High Commissioner Geoff Wain formally inaugurated the new UK visa application centre

The new visa application centre (VAC) offers a number of benefits to customers in Ahmedabad including more application counters to make it quicker and easier for customers to submit their visa appl......
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Ryanair launches Liverpool winter 2017 schedule  

Ryanair launches Liverpool winter 2017 schedule

Ryanair launched its 2017 Liverpool winter schedule, with 2 new routes to Copenhagen and Milan, a new winter service to Prague and 24 routes in total, which will help deliver 2m cu......
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Harper’s Bazaar Ranks Israel on their list of the 17 best places to travel in 2017  

Harper’s Bazaar Ranks Israel on their list of the 17 best places to travel in 2017

Israel continues to be ranked in listings for top 2017 travel destinations. The glossy magazine Harper’s Bazaar also included Israel when they created their list of the top 17......
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Jet Airways plans to order 75 new Boeing aircrafts worth $ 7.5 billion  

Jet Airways plans to order 75 new Boeing aircrafts worth $ 7.5 billion

Jet Airways is expected to order 75 Boeing 737 Max planes worth over $7.5 billion, according to the US-based aircraft maker. Dinesh Keskar, Senior Vice- President (Sales), Asia Pacific and India,......
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56.6% Growth in Foreign Tourists Arrival on E-Toutist Visa in December 2016 over the same period in 2015

A total of  1,62,250 foreign tourists arrived in December  2016 on e-Tourist Visa as compared to 1,03,617 during the month of December 2015 registering a growth of 56.6%. ......
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Revival of tourist travel to Andamans after cyclone Vardah  

Revival of tourist travel to Andamans after cyclone Vardah

Leading integrated travel and travel-related financial services company Thomas Cook (India) today said there has been a swift revival of tourist travel to Andamans after
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TIRUN announces first ever Royal Caribbean International sailings to Cuba  

TIRUN announces first ever Royal Caribbean International sailings to Cuba

 TIRUN, the exclusive India Representative for Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., invites adventur......
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World GDP is projected to expand by 2.5% in 2017  

World GDP is projected to expand by 2.5% in 2017

  Geneva - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that it expects the global airline industry to make a net profit in 2017 of $29......
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World’s first discovery about early use of stone age tools made in Jordan !  

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

The research team from UVic and partner universities in the US and Jordan has found the oldest evidence of protei......
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Old Jameson Distillery in Smithfield, Dublin, to undergo €11 million redevelopment project and reopen in March 2017  

Old Jameson Distillery in Smithfield, Dublin, to undergo €11 million redevelopment project and reopen in March 2017

Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard, Ireland’s leading supplier of spirits and wines and producer of the world’s most well-known and successful Irish whiskeys, has today announced plans for ......
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International tourism continues to grow above average in the first four months of 2016  

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

  2016 started on a strong note for international tourism. International tourist arrivals grew by 5% between January and April 2016 according to the l......
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 Turkey’s Elected Dictator  

Turkey’s Elected Dictator

Image Copyright : refrl.org Article by : Alon Ben-Meir   Even before the failed military coup,......
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Kenya Hosts The 14th Edition of The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD14)  

Kenya Hosts The 14th Edition of The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD14)

  Kenya is hosting the 14th edition of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD14). This is the second time Kenya honored to host ......
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A Movement To End The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict  

A Movement To End The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Article by : Alon Ben-Meir   The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been steadily deterio......
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Jordan to Host Enrique Iglesias Concert !  

Jordan to Host Enrique Iglesias Concert !

AMMAN – Play 99.6, Jordan’s number one hit music station and iJordan, the agency famous for booking International A list chart toppers to perform in Jordan have jointly revealed their p......
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179.9% Growth In Tourists Arrival In India On E-Tourist Visa  

179.9% Growth In Tourists Arrival In India On E-Tourist Visa

179.9% GROWTH IN TOURISTS ARRIVAL ON E-TOURIST VISA IN MAY 2016 OVER THE SAME PERIOD IN 2015  USA CONTINUES TO OCCUPY......
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Bernie Sanders And The French Initiative  

Bernie Sanders And The French Initiative

Article by : Alon Ben-Meir    Following the 2016 US presidential elections, the next administration must adopt a new and realistically balanc......
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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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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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Spectacular Ancient Shipwreck Discovered by Divers in Caesarea National Park Harbor  

Spectacular Ancient Shipwreck Discovered by Divers in Caesarea National Park Harbor

A fortuitous discovery by two divers in the ancient port of Caesarea in the Caesarea National Park before the Passover holiday led to the exposure of a large, spectacular and beautiful ancient mari......
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Flybe announces codeshare growth with Air India  

Flybe announces codeshare growth with Air India

Leading regional airline continues growth with tenth codeshare agreement offering UK customers seamless connections to Delhi with Air India   Flybe......
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The Global Crisis Of Leadership  

The Global Crisis Of Leadership

Article by - Dr. Alon Ben-Meir   A question often raised is: are leaders a reflection of their time, or are they individuals who rise to an......
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Health tourism continues to flourish in Malaysia  

Health tourism continues to flourish in Malaysia

  Malaysia's Health tourism industry keeps on developing, as the nation invited more than 850,000 medical tourists a year ago and produced an income of more than RM900 million, sai......
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Dassault’s Falcon 8X entering it's final stages of Flight Test and Certification Campaign

March 24, 2016 (Saint-Cloud, France): Dassault Aviation's new leading, the Falcon 8X, is entering the last phases of its flight test and accreditation program as work continues to set up the ul......
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Growth in Tourism Employment Boosting World Economy  

Growth in Tourism Employment Boosting World Economy

The tourism industry is fueling a global economic boost thanks to the addition of 7.2 million jobs worldwide last year. According to the annual economic impact report from the World Travel & To......
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Dassault showcases the Falcon 7X at Abu Dhabi Air Expo 2016  

Dassault showcases the Falcon 7X at Abu Dhabi Air Expo 2016

On March 8, 2016, The aviation industry got the first glimpse of the new Falcon 7X at the Abu Dhabi Air Expo 2016. The show was held at the Al Bateen Executive Airport.  &nbs......
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That Blizzard which shunts tourists numbers in the north of the UK  

That Blizzard which shunts tourists numbers in the north of the UK

Heavy snowfall caused travel disruptions in northern parts of the UK on Friday, as flights were suspended and schools were closed. Central and northern England received up to 10cm of snowfall.......
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Thriller LIVE musical show in Israel  

Thriller LIVE musical show in Israel

The Thriller LIVE musical, which features two and a half hours of classic Michael Jackson songs, will open in Israel on May 19 at the Heichal HaTarbut theater in Tel Aviv. There will be a total of ......
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 Three Million Euro for the Digitalization of Hotel Rooms with SuitePad  

Three Million Euro for the Digitalization of Hotel Rooms with SuitePad

Berlin-based SuitePad GmbH www.suitepad.deannounced a three Million Euro financing round .Suite Pad provides hotels with a digital connect......
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Abu Dhabi Tourism launches new mobile app for improve Abu Dhabi visit

Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) has launched a new, improved version of its Visit Abu Dhabi mobile application.   The latest Visit......
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Indonesian Tourism targets 350,000 Indian visitors in 2016  

Indonesian Tourism targets 350,000 Indian visitors in 2016

The Ministry of Tourism of Indonesia (MOT) continues to aggressively promote "Wonderful Indonesia" in the Indian market which is considered as one of potential markets for Indonesian tourism.  ......
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UNWTO recommends destinations to focus in a stronger segmentation of travellers  

UNWTO recommends destinations to focus in a stronger segmentation of travellers

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has been long advocating for the need to advance travel faciliation as a means to promote tourism development and multiply its socio-economic benefits.Accordi......
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Taj has opened a new luxury property in Bengaluru  

Taj has opened a new luxury property in Bengaluru

Taj is opening a new property in bengaluru named " TAJ BANGALURU", which would be Located close to the city's International Airport. Taj Bangalore offers 154 rooms and suites, plus a Jiva Spa t......
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2713 percent growth in E tourist Visa

Indian government announced that E- tourist Visa scheme register 2713 per cent growth in November.UK Continues to Occupy Top Spot Followed by USA, France and Germany amongst the Countries availing ......
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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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Niraamaya Retreats Announces the Launch  of a Luxury Boutique Retreat in Kumarakom  

Niraamaya Retreats Announces the Launch of a Luxury Boutique Retreat in Kumarakom

Niraamaya Retreats, a Jupiter Capital Venture recently announced the launch of a luxury boutique property in the Kerala Backwaters. ......
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