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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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15 projects of Tourism Ministry for Rs.1301.47 Crores covering all North Eastern states  

15 projects of Tourism Ministry for Rs.1301.47 Crores covering all North Eastern states

Dr. Najma A. Heptulla, Hon’ble Governor of Manipur will be inaugurating the project “Development of North East Circuit: Imphal & Khongjom” implemented under the Swadesh Darsha......
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Indo-Nepal Tourism Forum to be set up for mutual consultation and promotion of tourism: Tourism Minister  

Indo-Nepal Tourism Forum to be set up for mutual consultation and promotion of tourism: Tourism Minister

meeting of tourism Joint Working Group (JWG) between India and Nepal was held in Kathmandu on In this meeting it was agreed to set up the Indo Nepal Tourism Forum with representation from governmen......
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Anantara Hotels and Resorts Announces Development of First Luxury Global Hotel Brand in China’s Chengdu Qingyang District  

Anantara Hotels and Resorts Announces Development of First Luxury Global Hotel Brand in China’s Chengdu Qingyang District

Anantara Hotels and Resorts, a hotel owner and operator, currently with 39 hotels and resorts in 13 countries across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europe, Africa and the Indian Ocean, has announce......
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17 sites in the country to be developed as Iconic Tourist Sites: Shri K. J. Alphons  

17 sites in the country to be developed as Iconic Tourist Sites: Shri K. J. Alphons

Ministry of Tourism has identified 17 sites in 12 clusters in the country for development under Iconic Tourist Sites Development Project, pursuant to Budget Announcements of 2018-19. Following are ......
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UNWTO launches an online Platform to Achieve SDGs through Tourism  

UNWTO launches an online Platform to Achieve SDGs through Tourism

Promoting a greater engagement of the tourism sector with sustainable development is the main objective of the Tourism for SDGs Platform. The online tool is designed to advance the achievement of t......
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New ticket confirmation process in Railways  

New ticket confirmation process in Railways

A tool has been developed to predict the probability of waitlisted ticket getting confirmed at the time of booking as well as during Passenger Name Record (PNR) enquiry of waitlisted ticket. The to......
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14.62 million Jobs created by Tourism sector in last 4 years: K. J. Alphons  

14.62 million Jobs created by Tourism sector in last 4 years: K. J. Alphons

The Minister of State (I/C) for Tourism Shri. K J Alphons said that the Tourism Sector alone has created 14.62 million job opportunities in the country in the last four years. Addressing the media ......
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Tourism Teachers Hold Ecotourism Hospitality Training Workshop in Southern Thailand  

Tourism Teachers Hold Ecotourism Hospitality Training Workshop in Southern Thailand

A leading Bangkok university delivered a series of hospitality skill building workshops to local tourism service providers in the ecotourism front line at Khao Sok national park, southern Thailand,......
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Cashless Ticketing through 'Utsonmobile' app developed by CRIS  

Cashless Ticketing through 'Utsonmobile' app developed by CRIS

Continuing towards digitalization and moving towards becoming a cashless economy, the initiative of faster and more techno-advanced transactions in Indian Railways is being taken up, the Centre for......
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Lufthansa LEOS puts second eTug into operation at Frankfurt Airport  

Lufthansa LEOS puts second eTug into operation at Frankfurt Airport

Lufthansa LEOS, the ground handling services expert at Germany's major airports, has been using the world's first eTug at Frankfurt Airport since 2016. The subsidiary of Lufthansa Technik h......
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Tourism Minister launches the first ever guidelines by government on Adventure Tourism  

Tourism Minister launches the first ever guidelines by government on Adventure Tourism

The Minister of State for Tourism (Independent Charge), Shri. K. J. Alphons launched the Guidelines by the Government of India on Adventure Tourism in New Delhi today. These guidelines on Safety an......
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Biggest Airport, after Mumbai, to be developed in Mopa, Goa  

Biggest Airport, after Mumbai, to be developed in Mopa, Goa

A joint team of the Airports Authority of India (AAI) and Commerce Logistics Department will visit Goa on 7th-8thMay 2018 to facilitate the development of cargo hubs at the new airport to be constr......
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Gangneung-Wonju National University to host PATA Youth Symposium during PATA Annual Summit 2018  

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

The next PATA Youth Symposium, to be held during the PATA Annual Summit 2018, is to be hosted by Gangneung-Wonju National University. Organised by the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Human C......
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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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Dusit International Introduces New Hotel Brand for 'Millennial-minded' Travellers  

Dusit International Introduces New Hotel Brand for 'Millennial-minded' Travellers

Dusit International, one of Thailand's foremost hotel and property development companies, has introduced ASAI Hotels, a distinctive new brand designed to link curious, millennial-minded travell......
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AVANI Hotels and Resorts Announces Third Property in Dubai with Alfahim as Developer  

AVANI Hotels and Resorts Announces Third Property in Dubai with Alfahim as Developer

AVANI Hotels & Resorts is thrilled to announce an exciting new addition to its growing pipeline with the signing of AVANI Hotel Suites & Branded Residences currently being developed by ALFA......
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10 prominent tourism sites to be developed into iconic tourism destinations : Shri K. J. Alphons  

10 prominent tourism sites to be developed into iconic tourism destinations : Shri K. J. Alphons

img credit : Zee News   The development of 10 prominent tourist sites into iconic tourist destinations in the country is part of theBudget Announcements of 2018-19. ......
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Odisha Tourism participates at ITB Berlin 2018  

Odisha Tourism participates at ITB Berlin 2018

Odisha Tourism participates at ITB Berlin 2018.   About ITB The name ITB Berlin stands for a unique success story which was “made in Berlin&rdquo......
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Andhra Pradesh Tourism working on six marquee projects  

Andhra Pradesh Tourism working on six marquee projects

On the opening day of the three-day CII Partnershsip Summit by Andhra Pradesh (AP) Tourism, Mukesh Kumar Meena, I.A.S, Secretary to Government, Tourism & Culture, Government of AP sa......
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Indian Railways inducts two State of the Art High Horse Power Locomotives  

Indian Railways inducts two State of the Art High Horse Power Locomotives

Indian Railways in collaboration with M/S General Electric (GE) under the Public Private Partnership initiative has inducted two Digitally Enabled Locomotives ba......
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Thailands Kai Chon ice sculpture won International Snow Sculpture Contest in Japan  

Thailands Kai Chon ice sculpture won International Snow Sculpture Contest in Japan

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is pleased to announce its ongoing support for a team of Thai ice sculptors to join the 45th International Snow Sculpture Conte......
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New Railways in New India Budget  

New Railways in New India Budget

New India Budget to transform Railways into a modern, safe, green, affordable and comfortable mode of transport Drastically scaling up investments by almost three times to Rs 1,48,528 cr. in 2018......
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SATTE Conference Agenda 2018  

SATTE Conference Agenda 2018

SATTE India Conference 2018 Hall No – 8, 1St Floor
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AccorHotels opens second ibis hotel in Pune  

AccorHotels opens second ibis hotel in Pune

InterGlobe Hotels and AccorHotels on January 4, 2018 announced the opening of ibis Pune Hinjewadi (IPH), the second ibis hotel in Pune city. Hinjewadi being recognised as the IT hub of Pune, and ......
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Ministry of Railway launches Smart Freight Operation Optimisation and Real Time Information (SFOORTI) Application  

Ministry of Railway launches Smart Freight Operation Optimisation and Real Time Information (SFOORTI) Application

In a major digital initiative to help plan the traffic flows and optimize freight operations, Ministry of Railways have launched S
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First Four HKTDC Fairs of the Year Attracted 6% More Visitors Than Last Year  

First Four HKTDC Fairs of the Year Attracted 6% More Visitors Than Last Year

Featuring more than 2,940 exhibitors from around the world, the Hong Kong Toys & Games Fair, Hong Kong Baby Products Fair and Hong Kong International Stationery Fair concluded successfull......
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Year End Review 2017:Ministry of Tourism  

Year End Review 2017:Ministry of Tourism

Ministry of Tourism is the nodal agency to formulate national policies and programmes for the development and promotion of tourism. In the process, the Ministry consults and collaborates with other......
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Minor Hotels Announces AVANI Hotels and Resorts  To Debut in Oman with Development of New Hotel in Muscat  

Minor Hotels Announces AVANI Hotels and Resorts To Debut in Oman with Development of New Hotel in Muscat

Minor Hotels, a hotel owner, operator and investor, currently with a portfolio of 157 hotels and resorts in 24 countries across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europe, South America, Africa and the ......
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A roadmap towards 2030: the legacy of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017  

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

Participants from around the world joined the Official Closing ceremony of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017 at the Palace of Nations, in Geneva, Switzerland. T......
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MakeMyTrip to have chatbot enabled booking app ready in a few months’ time  

MakeMyTrip to have chatbot enabled booking app ready in a few months’ time

MakeMyTrip, as part of making booking more easy for its customers, will be developing an app based chatbot which will enable customers to book travel products and packages while talking. The ......
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Supreme Court order in the matter of Royal Orchid Hotels and Kamat Hotels  

Supreme Court order in the matter of Royal Orchid Hotels and Kamat Hotels

This is with reference to a recent Supreme Court order in a dispute between Royal Orchid Hotels Limited and Kamat Hotels India Limited. On account of certain misleading reports appearing in the med......
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Ministry of Railways introduces Online Bill tracking system for Vendors and Contractors  

Ministry of Railways introduces Online Bill tracking system for Vendors and Contractors

This is in line with the emphasis given by Railway Minister on increased use of information technology to promote transparency. All bills will be settled within 30 days of its ......
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Hilton unveils plans for two further Mexico properties  

Hilton unveils plans for two further Mexico properties

Hilton has announced plans to welcome the luxury Waldorf Astoria Cancun and the all-inclusive Hilton Cancun resort to the global hospitality company’s growing portfolio in Mexico. Dev......
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HRAWI CONCLUDES ITS 10TH FSSAI’S FOSTAC IN GUJARAT  

HRAWI CONCLUDES ITS 10TH FSSAI’S FOSTAC IN GUJARAT

The Hotel and Restaurant Association of Western India (HRAWI) which has collaborated with the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) for conducting its Master Trainers Certification P......
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Expedia rolls out ad campaign to tap Indian consumers  

Expedia rolls out ad campaign to tap Indian consumers

Expedia has launched an ad campaign for its Indian consumers themed - What a pleasant surprise! The ad conceptualized by Taproot Dentsu, aims to acquire new shoppers and customers to the site......
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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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ITDC education division, AIH and TM awarded with ISO 9001:2015 certification  

ITDC education division, AIH and TM awarded with ISO 9001:2015 certification

Ashok Institute of Hospitality and Tourism Management (AIH&TM), the Human Resource Development division under India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC), has been certified with ISO 900......
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Ministry of Railways extends the facility of booking of tickets from counters through UPI/BHIM Apps Payment System  

Ministry of Railways extends the facility of booking of tickets from counters through UPI/BHIM Apps Payment System

In a major boost to Government’s key initiative of cashless transactions and passenger friendly measures, Ministry of Railways has introduced the facility for booking of railway tickets from ......
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UNWTO Secretary General officially welcomes the winner of the travellers competition  

UNWTO Secretary General officially welcomes the winner of the travellers competition

The winner of the Travellers´ Competition, developed in the framework of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, 2017 (IY2017), Katie Diederichs, officially started......
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AccorHotels welcomes dual brand property to integrated resort in Singapore  

AccorHotels welcomes dual brand property to integrated resort in Singapore

AccorHotels announces the launch of Singapore’s newest integrated lifestyle hub with the opening of Novotel Singapore on Stevens and Mercure Singapore on Stevens. Developed by Oxley H......
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South African Tourism appoints Hanneli Slabber as Regional General Manager Asia, Australasia and Middle East  

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

South African Tourism is pleased to announce Hanneli Slabber’s appointment to the new position which is intended to bring better synergies to South African Tourism’s operations in the r......
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World Responsible Tourism Day  

World Responsible Tourism Day

WTM London Director Simon Press opened Wednesday’s World Responsible Tourism Day by reminding the audience that the focus this year has been on two key topics – overtourism and achievin......
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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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UNWTO and WTM Ministers Summit: Tourism protests are a ‘wake up call’  

UNWTO and WTM Ministers Summit: Tourism protests are a ‘wake up call’

Over 60 ministers of tourism and private sector leaders gathered on 7 November in London for the UNWTO / WTM Ministers’ Summit on ‘overtourism&rs......
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Tourism ministers set the agenda on second day of WTM London  

Tourism ministers set the agenda on second day of WTM London

Tourism ministers from across the world met hoteliers, tourist boards and trade associations at World Travel Market London – the leading global event for the travel industry – to tackle......
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Stylish Beachfront Resort with Pool Villas is Being Built on the Southeast Coast of Koh Samui  

Stylish Beachfront Resort with Pool Villas is Being Built on the Southeast Coast of Koh Samui

Sheltered by a cove of golden sand and fringed by coconut palms, an upscale resort paradise is being developed on the southeast coast of Koh Samui; AVANI Sunset Coast Samui Resort & Villas will......
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Jeju Shinhwa World announces official opening of Shinhwa Theme Park  

Jeju Shinhwa World announces official opening of Shinhwa Theme Park

Landing International's Jeju Shinhwa World announces official opening of Shinhwa Theme Park. The official opening has been set in December 2017, when the remaining facilities in Jeju Shin......
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Software glitch holds up check-in at airports worldwide  

Software glitch holds up check-in at airports worldwide

As per the New York Times News Service report, flights were delayed and travellers struggled to check-in at airports around the world on Thursday after a software programme used by several ma......
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GROUNDRocks.com Helps Young Travellers Do Good in Asia  

GROUNDRocks.com Helps Young Travellers Do Good in Asia

GROUND Asia is launching GROUNDRocks.com this week to showcase easy to book community experiences for individual young people, couples, and groups of friends who want to do ......
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Guiddoo launches B2B products for Small to Mid Sized Travel Players  

Guiddoo launches B2B products for Small to Mid Sized Travel Players

From Mom and Pop Travel Consultants to established Travel Agencies - which still handle 60%+ Indian Holiday Travellers - Technology has been a major painpoint in the Indian B2B Travel space. Despit......
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HRAWI Organizes FSSAI’s Food Safety Supervisor Training For Hotels and Restaurants  

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

In its on-going efforts to align its systems with that of the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), the Hotel and Restaurant Association of Western India (HRAWI) recently organized ......
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AirAsia Group CEO set to speak at next PATA Youth Symposium in Macao SAR  

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

AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes is set to speak at the forthcoming PATA Youth Symposium in Macao SAR, hosted by the Institute for Tourism Studies (IFT).   Organised by the Ass......
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UNWTO Launches ‘Travel.Enjoy.Respect’ Campaign  

UNWTO Launches ‘Travel.Enjoy.Respect’ Campaign

In the framework of the International Year on Sustainable Tourism for Development, 2017, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is launching a consumer-oriented campaign aimed at raising awareness ......
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Tourism leaders back PATA Global Insights Conference in Auckland  

Tourism leaders back PATA Global Insights Conference in Auckland

The highly-acclaimed PATA Global Insights Conference (PGIC) returns to Auckland, New Zealand on September 29, 2017. With the support of Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED) and......
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Resplendent Ceylon announces its newest luxury retreat in Sri Lanka- Wild Coast Tented Lodge  

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

Resplendent Ceylon, the benchmark for boutique, small luxury resorts in Sri Lanka has announced its newest resort offering- the Wild Coast Tented Lodge. Ideally located at the edge of Yala National......
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High Capacity Parcel Vans in Indian Railways  

High Capacity Parcel Vans in Indian Railways

To meet the demand of full vehicle load perishable traffic, Indian Railways has developed High Capacity Parcel Vans (VPs) with a capacity of 23 Tonnes which are attached to passenger carrying train......
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MoU signed between RLDA and IRCON International Limited for Redevelopment of Delhi Safdarjung Railway Station  

MoU signed between RLDA and IRCON International Limited for Redevelopment of Delhi Safdarjung Railway Station

Ministry of Railways has entrusted the work of redevelopment of Delhi Safdarjung Railway Station to IRCON along with RLDA by leveraging the commercial potential of the railway land around the stati......
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Malaysian Delegation expressed interest in Station Redevelopment Program  

Malaysian Delegation expressed interest in Station Redevelopment Program

In connection with Station Redevelopment Program, Malaysian Delegation visited Rail Bhavan i.e. 18th July, 2017 and had a meeting with the senior officials of Railway Board. In the meeting, Malaysi......
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Tourism key to foster trade in Least Developed Countries  

Tourism key to foster trade in Least Developed Countries

Tourism can make a strong contribution to the economies of Least Developed Countries where the sector is a major exporter concludes the report ‘Tourism for Sustainable Development in Least De......
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Uttar Pradesh working to develop tourism in state: Adityanath  

Uttar Pradesh working to develop tourism in state: Adityanath

Yogi Adityanath, Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh (UP) has said his government was working towards development of tourism in the state as, till now, the potential of this sector had not been optimal......
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Centre Grants Approval for Airport at Jewar in Greater Noida  

Centre Grants Approval for Airport at Jewar in Greater Noida

The Government has granted in-principle approval for a greenfield airport at Jewar in Greater Noida in view of the rapidly growing flying requirements of the NCR region . Announcing this at a press......
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Centre Grants Approval for Airport at Jewar in Greater Noida  

Centre Grants Approval for Airport at Jewar in Greater Noida

The Government has granted in-principle approval for a greenfield airport at Jewar in Greater Noida in view of the rapidly growing flying requirements of the NCR region . Announcing this at a press......
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Hotels.com reveals the 2017 India Edition of the Monsoon Travel Hotlist  

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

While the peak summer travel season may have reached its flag end, Indian travelers have already geared up for their Monsoon getaways. Traditionally not considered a preferred travel period, Monsoo......
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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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Moldova hosts the 61st Meeting of the UNWTO Commission for Europe  

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

Over 30 countries and Affiliate Members of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) gathered last week in Chisinau, the capital city of the Republic of Moldova, for the 61st Meeting of the UNWTO Comm......
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Lufthansa Group brings direct payment option to the check-in counter and gate with card terminals  

Lufthansa Group brings direct payment option to the check-in counter and gate with card terminals

The Lufthansa Group will now enable secure and simple payments at the check-in counter, by introducing “Amadeus Airport Pay”. This new service, developed by Amadeus and Ingenico, will s......
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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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SpiceJet raises the customer experience bar with Self Bag Drop feature  

SpiceJet raises the customer experience bar with Self Bag Drop feature

SpiceJet, the country’s favourite low-cost carrier, has yet again raised the bar for customer experience by offering - ‘Self Bag Drop’ (SBD) at Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji ......
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IATA Launches RampVR (TM) the First Virtual Reality Training Tool for Ground Operations  

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

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the launch of RampVR, the industry’s first virtual reality (VR) training platform for ground operations, at the IATA Ground Handli......
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PATA Youth Symposium explores millennials and the future of tourism  

PATA Youth Symposium explores millennials and the future of tourism

The PATA Youth Symposium held on Thursday, May 18, 2017 in Colombo, Sri Lanka, welcomed 130 students, alumni and lecturers from various institutions from Sri Lanka, Australia and Macao SAR to discu......
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Kyrgyz Republic and IATA sign Memorandum of Understanding  

Kyrgyz Republic and IATA sign Memorandum of Understanding

The International Air Transport Association (IATA), announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Civil Aviation Agency of the Ministry of Transport and Roads of the Kyrgyz ......
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PWD Plans to develop Nallambal tank as tourist attraction  

PWD Plans to develop Nallambal tank as tourist attraction

The Public Works Department has taken up plans to develop the Nallambal Eri, a sprawling tank in the heart of the town, with a view to attracting tourists visiting Karaikal.   ......
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Air New Zealand is giving travellers a sneak peek into what the future of inflight service could look like  

Air New Zealand is giving travellers a sneak peek into what the future of inflight service could look like

The airline has been working with information technology service provider Dimension Data on unique software for Microsoft's augmented reality (AR) viewer HoloLens that could support cabin crew ......
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Sri Lanka Institute of Tourism and Hotel Management (SLITHM) to host PATA Youth Symposium in Colombo  

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

The next PATA Youth Symposium is to be hosted by the Sri Lanka Institute of Tourism & Hotel Management (SLITHM). Organised by the Association’s Human Capital Development Committee, the Sy......
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Mandarin Oriental Announces Second Luxury Hotel Project in Dubai  

Mandarin Oriental Announces Second Luxury Hotel Project in Dubai

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has announced today that it will manage a second luxury hotel and branded residences in Dubai which is targeted to open in late 2020. The hotel, located in downtown Du......
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The 3th UNWTO International Congress on Ethics presents the Recommendations on the Responsible Use of Ratings and Reviews  

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

Tourism stakeholders have convened in Krakow, Poland, in the 3th World Tourism Organization International Congress on Ethics to underline the need to continue advancing the ethical framework of the......
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Tourism stakeholders gather to support the development of the Western Silk Road  

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

The city of Alexandroupoli, in Greece, has hosted the 1st International UNWTO Western Silk Road Workshop held on 26-27 April 2017. The event was jointly organized by UNWTO, the Ministry of Tourism ......
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Unlock the secrets to effective public speaking - PATA latest programme  

Unlock the secrets to effective public speaking - PATA latest programme

The 8th PATAcademy-HCD, under the theme ‘Unlocking the secrets to effective public speaking', takes place at the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA......
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PM Shri Narendra Modi will Flag-off First UDAN Flight under RCS  

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

The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will flag off the first UDAN flight under RCS on Shimla-Delhi sector on 27th April, 2017. Simultaneously, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will also flag off ......
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80% of Expo 2020 site will be re-developed in legacy mission  

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

Expo 2020 Dubai, the first mega-event to be hosted in the region, will lay the foundations for a diversified and sustainable tourism industry through a series of initiatives designe......
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Virgin Australia awarded and 'Best for Onboard Beverages'  

Virgin Australia awarded and 'Best for Onboard Beverages'

Virgin Australia has been named as Best for Onboard Beverages at the Onboard Hospitality Awards 2017, held in Hamburg this week.   The airline received the global award for The......
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Lufthansa Group welcomes almost 10 million passengers on board in March 2017  

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

. Increase of around 14% more passengers than the previous year   . Seat load factor of 77.2% is a 0.8-percentage-point improvement from March 2016   . Pri......
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Qatar Airways Achieves Compliance with IATA Resolution 753 Certification  

Qatar Airways Achieves Compliance with IATA Resolution 753 Certification

Qatar Airways has become the first airline in the world to achieve compliance with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Resolution 753 at its hub in Hamad International Airport (HIA).......
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Himachal Pradesh Manali to See a Increase Number of 40 Lakh Tousists in Year 2017-18  

Himachal Pradesh Manali to See a Increase Number of 40 Lakh Tousists in Year 2017-18

Manali is the most preferred and the hottest tourist destination. Located in India’s northern Himachal Pradesh state, Manali has the of the best views in India.   Th......
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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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Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand planted sapling of Saraca Asoca at Garden of Five Senses  

Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand planted sapling of Saraca Asoca at Garden of Five Senses

Planting of sapling of Saraca Asoca (Sita Ashoka) by Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand at Garden of Five Senses.   The 
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Ministry of Tourism to Host “Smart India Hackathon 2017” On 1-2 April, 2017 in Kochi  

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

The Ministry of Tourism will host the Grand Finale of “Smart India Hackathon” on 1-2 April 2017 in Kochi, Kerala featuring 53 teams comprising of 230 students from technology ......
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Great interest in the 6th day of barrier-free tourism  

Great interest in the 6th day of barrier-free tourism

 More than 200 representatives from politics, the international travel industry, experts as well as journalists followed the invitation to this year'......
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Minor Hotels announces development of new AVANI resort in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE  

Minor Hotels announces development of new AVANI resort in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE

Minor Hotels (MH), a hotel owner, operator and investor, currently with a portfolio of 155 hotels and resorts in 24 countries across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europe, South America, Africa and......
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IATA Cargo Handling Manual will Help Promote Standardization of Cargo Handling Globally  

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

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced, during the World Cargo Symposium in Abu Dhabi, the launch of the IATA Cargo Handling Manual (ICHM) to help airlines and cargo......
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Lords Hotels and Resorts Adds A Property At Gir, Gujarat  

Lords Hotels and Resorts Adds A Property At Gir, Gujarat

Lords Hotels & Resorts, the fastest growing mid-market luxury hotel chain has signed up yet another hotel property, its twenty seventh, at Sasan Gir in Gujarat. Presently run as Vishal The Gree......
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A 2,000 Year Old Road Exposed Near Bet Shemesh  

A 2,000 Year Old Road Exposed Near Bet Shemesh

A wide and impressive 2,000 year old road dating to the Roman period, in an extraordinary state of preservation, was revealed recently in archaeological excavations of the Israel An......
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Loyyal collaborates with Smart Dubai in second phase of Dubai Future Accelerators Program  

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Loyyal, the leading universal loyalty platform, has been invited by Smart Dubai to rejoin the Dubai Future Accelerators Program in its second cycle. The company will be working alongside Smar......
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Minor Hotels and Nakheel Announce Management Agreement for New-build AVANI Hotel in Dubai

Minor Hotels (MH), a hotel owner, operator and investor, currently with a portfolio of 156 hotels and resorts in 24 countries across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europe, South America, Africa and......
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Mr Manheer Singh Sethi, Co-founder, Travkart.com said "The travel marketplace has different segments such as hotel room bookings, comp......
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DGCA launches probe into IndiGo flight making emergency landing at Kolkata

An IndiGo plane, carrying 186 passengers and crew including two infants onboard, from here to Dibrugarh was diverted to Kolkata due to a technical snag, where it made an emergency landing. Th......
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Q. In the recent past, Jordan has become a must-do on every intrepid travelers list from India. Your views? Jordan still is and will remain one of the safest de......
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Madhya Pradesh government will brand Hanuvantiya as Madhyadeep.

To promote tourism, Madhya Pradesh government will brand Hanuvantiya and its surrounding tourist spots as 'Madhyadeep'. Hanuvantiya island is located near the reser......
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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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DY Patil University’s School of Hospitality and Tourism Studies in Navi Mumbai and TAAI signed a MOU for 3 years on December 2nd, 2016, to enhance the Academia and Industry partnership for th......
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Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas Takes a Bite Out Of the Big Apple with Its First North American Property and Its First Urban Hotel   

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Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas is delighted to announce the brand’s long-anticipated debut in the United States with the opening of, Six Senses New York, a luxury hotel being developed by HFZ......
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. . West India Travel Awards Winner List . .

In its third edition, West India Travel Awards gathered the best-known faces and companies in the tourism industry. The deserving were honoured on August 5, 2016, at Novotel Pune Nagar......
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. . . Jaipur - Exploring The Pink City . . . .

At the top of every tourist’s list, India’s Pink City is a delightful fusion of tradition and modernity, blended impeccably. With its rich, ancient heritage, colourful culture and the e......
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An art exhibition by 11 young artists from Kfar Shimand' on A village for people with autism (ASD) and communication disorders

The Jerusalem Cinemateque, 11 Hebron Road, Jerusalem, will host an art exhibition presenting paintings of 11 young artists from KfarShim'on, a village for people with autism (ASD) and communica......
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Cambodia Joins the Six Senses Assemblage of Amazing Destinations  

Cambodia Joins the Six Senses Assemblage of Amazing Destinations

The portfolio of inspiring destinations that create the settings for Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas is to expand to an exciting island location in Cambodia, a country steeped in history and reemerg......
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UNWTO and the Petra National Trust partner to promote sustainable tourism  

UNWTO and the Petra National Trust partner to promote sustainable tourism

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed by UNWTO and the Petra National Trust (PNT) with the aim to promote sustainable tourism policies in cultural tourism, to develop capacity bui......
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Luxury hospitality brand offers complimentary wellness activities

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Madhya Pradesh Tourism Hosts Road Show in Delhi

Let’s Talk Madhya Pradesh   Madhya Pradesh, winner of 6 National Tourism Awards, has been one of the for......
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Tourism Cabinet Secretary of Kenya Najib Balala debilitates to fire top hotel staff members over bedbugs  

Tourism Cabinet Secretary of Kenya Najib Balala debilitates to fire top hotel staff members over bedbugs

A top hotel in Mombasa has gotten a considerable measure reaction from Tourism Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala after visitors griped that their rooms had bedbugs. The visitors who were g......
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Festivities are at heart as Ireland posts record tourism figures

The joining of the Easter Rising Centenary festivals and the St Patrick's Festival inside the same fortnight drew a record number of international tourists in March. The 1916 centen......
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Jamaican ministry of tourism has set forth it's strategy for future tourism growth

Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett has given detailsfor tourism growth to the new board of directors of key agencies in the ministry, five pillars on which the ministry and its agencies will seek ......
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A new Birmingham Airport hotel on the way

Birmingham Airport is set to have another expansion to its arrangement of hotels after plans were uncovered to add to a 178-room working there. The hotel  will be developed on empt......
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Global air traffic grew 6.8 by the end of 2015, with the Middle East being the fastest in terms of growth.Preparatory information for 2015, discharged on Wednesday by the United Nations......
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Minor Hotel Group expanding in the U.A.E

Minor Hotel Group (MHG), a hotel owner, operator and investor, currently with a portfolio of 145 hotels and resorts in 22 countries across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europe, South America, Afri......
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Scotland drives the British tourism industry across fair ways

Scotland's well developed golf tourism sector, reputation as the home of the sport and being on the country's higher golf participation rate are looking as the key factors to its strong per......
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Indian Accent restaurant opens in New York

Indian Accent, the award-winning New Delhi restaurant from Old World Hospitality, opens at its first international location adjacent to Le Parker Meridien Hotel in New York. Founded by restaurateur......
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UNWTO predicts a positive 2016 for Greece in tourism  

UNWTO predicts a positive 2016 for Greece in tourism

UNWTO Secretary-General Taleb Rifai has communicated the certainty of the Organization in the proceeded with development of the tourism segment in Greece. In 2015, global traveler landings to Greec......
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One of the major events organized by UNWTO at ITB Berlin will be the 6th UNWTO Silk Road Ministers’Meeting (9 March). The meeting brings togeth......
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Swachh Paryatan Mobile App launched by Dr. Mahesh Sharma

    Dr. Mahesh Sharma (Honorable minister of tourism and culture) lighted the lamp to inaugurate the Swach Paryatan mobile App. at Ashoka hotel, New Delhi on 22nd February......
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New Airport terminal launch in Kochi

Oommen Chandy, Kerala’s Chief Minister launched  the new airport terminal in Kochi.   The two-level facility will cover a total area of almost 140,000m² and wil......
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Minor Hotel Group announces expansion Anantara resort in Bali

Minor Hotel Group (MHG), a hotel owner, operator and investor, currently with a portfolio of 145 hotels and resorts in 22 countries across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europe, South America, Afri......
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Garuda Indonesia Group and Airbus to strengthen well established Relationship

Garuda Indonesia Group and Airbus signed today a Memorandum of Partnership covering enhanced Maintenance Training support to GMF AeroAsia, the maintenance and repair subsidiary of Garuda Indonesia,......
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Thailand tourism appoints Vani Kapoor as golf Ambassador in India

Thailand is going with golf celebrity marketing, The Tourism Authority of Thailand has announced the appointment of Thailand’s golf ambassador in India, Vani Kapoor. This association is consi......
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TAT redesigns Amazing Thailand campaign’s logo  

TAT redesigns Amazing Thailand campaign’s logo

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is spearheading both its global marketing initiatives, including the redesigned Amazing Thailand campaign’s logo, to boost the positive image of Thaila......
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Uttarakhand Governor inspects Auli

Uttarakhand Governor KK Paul inspected  Auli, an important ski destination in Chamoli district and said Auli is very suitable for winter sports and adventure tourism and had great potential to......
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PM Narendra Modi flags off Mahamana Express from Varanasi Cantt to New Delhi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, flagged off the 02417 Varanasi-New Delhi Superfast (Special Train) Mahamana Express with Model Rake at Diesel Locomotive Works, Varanasi. He complimented the Rail......
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Odisha to mark 2 crore tourists arrival by 2020: ASSOCHAM study

Annual tourist footfalls in Odisha will touch 2-crore mark by 2020, a study by Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India.   The ASSOCHAM has projected that given th......
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Dr. Mahesh Sharma meets delegation from Thailand

Vira Rajpoj Chanarat, Minister of Culture, Kingdom of Thailand met Dr. Mahesh Sharma, Minister of State for Culture and Tourism recently.   They discussed the issues of mutual ......
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E boarding begins at Hyderabad airport.

Union Minister for Civil Aviation, Ashok Gajapathi Raju, inaugurated the E-boarding facility for domestic passengers at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA), Hyderabad,  The E-boa......
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CM Nitish Kumar plans a roadmap to promote tourism in Bihar

Bihar-Chief Minister Nitish Kumar directed senior officials to prepare a roadmap for promotion of tourism in Bihar, as it can help increase employment rate and promote economic dev......
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Three tourism projects inaugurated by Kerala tourism

Three major projects aimed at the development of tourism in Munnar will be inaugurated by Tourism Minister A.P. Anil Kumar on December 21.  ......
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Sikkim becomes more attractive in tourism

Sikkim sates planning for new and attractive tourist with a new reptile park and golf. Sikkim’s chief minister, Shri pawan chamling  met with india’s minister of t......
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