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Airport Strikes are causing Travel Mayhem in Europe  

Airport Strikes are causing Travel Mayhem in Europe

Europe is facing significant air travel disruption on Tuesday because of public-sector workers’ strikes in Germany and France that affect some of the countries’ main airports. &......
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Austrian Airlines Carried More Passengers in the first quarter of 2018  

Austrian Airlines Carried More Passengers in the first quarter of 2018

Austrian Airlines carried almost 2.5 million passengers in the first quarter of 2018, comprising a rise of 13.3 percent in a year-on-year comparison. This increase is mainly due to the airline&rsqu......
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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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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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2017, an important year for Brussels Airlines with significant strategic investments and transformation initiatives  

2017, an important year for Brussels Airlines with significant strategic investments and transformation initiatives

In 2017, despite a challenging market environment, Brussels Airlines continued on its growth path of the last years, booking a positive result for the 3rd consecutive year. Brussels Airlines’......
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Annual results 2017: Austrian Airlines Improves Results Once Again  

Annual results 2017: Austrian Airlines Improves Results Once Again

Business results in detail   Total operating revenues rose eight percent to EUR 2,466 million (see chart on the last page). The main reason for this developmen......
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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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Traffic results for February 2018: More Passengers flew with Austrian Airlines  

Traffic results for February 2018: More Passengers flew with Austrian Airlines

Following the positive start to the New Year (plus 10.5 percent in January 2018), Austrian Airlines increased its passenger volume for the month of February 2018 as well: Austria’s flag carri......
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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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Radisson Hotel Group launches at IHIF  

Radisson Hotel Group launches at IHIF

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group announces its rebranding to Radisson Hotel Group, effective immediately, at the International Hotel Investment Forum (IHIF) in Berlin. <......
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UNWTO Deepens Tourism Cooperation with the European Union  

UNWTO Deepens Tourism Cooperation with the European Union

Advancing sustainable tourism across Europe is at the centre of an agreement signed today between the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the European Parliament. During his first official visit......
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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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 Red White Red Reinforcements from Wiener Neustadt for the Flight Training School  

Red White Red Reinforcements from Wiener Neustadt for the Flight Training School

The European Flight Academy (EFA), the flight training school of Lufthansa Group, will benefit from reinforcements sent to the German airport of Rostock-Laage. This involves a DA42 training aircraf......
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Thailand successfully hosts Amour Asia Pacific 2018  

Thailand successfully hosts Amour Asia Pacific 2018

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) hosted the recent Amour Asia Pacific 2018, a luxury travel trade event catering to the booming weddings and honeymoons market, confirming its status as a glo......
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Disneyland Paris Unveils Plans for New Marvel Themed Attraction  

Disneyland Paris Unveils Plans for New Marvel Themed Attraction

Disneyland Paris revealed plans to bring the Marvel Super Heroes to life in an epic way at Walt Disney Studios Park with a completely n......
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2017 Marked by Strong Passenger Demand, Record Load Factor  

2017 Marked by Strong Passenger Demand, Record Load Factor

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for 2017 showing that demand (revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) for the year ended 31 December rose......
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Traffic results for January 2018: Austrian Airlines Starts the New Year with Strong Passenger Volume  

Traffic results for January 2018: Austrian Airlines Starts the New Year with Strong Passenger Volume

Austrian Airlines carried more than 730,000 passengers in January 2018, comprising a rise of 10.5 percent from the prior-year month. This increase is mainly due to the airline’s expanded flig......
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32nd Surajkund Mela 2018: The Largest Crafts Fair In The World  

32nd Surajkund Mela 2018: The Largest Crafts Fair In The World

A splash of colours, rhythm of drum beats and joy de-vivre merge at Surajkund in Faridabad, Haryana during the first fortnight of each February. The curtains go up on the acclaimed annual Surajkund......
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Wedding Bells: Thailand to Host Amour Asia Pacific 2018  

Wedding Bells: Thailand to Host Amour Asia Pacific 2018

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) today announced that Thailand will host the first ever Amour Asia Pacific 2018, a luxury travel trade event that will cement the Kingdom’s reputation a......
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Abu Dhabi posts record numbers of hotel guests in 2017  

Abu Dhabi posts record numbers of hotel guests in 2017

A record 4.875 million people stayed in Abu Dhabi’s 162 hotels and hotel apartments during 2017, meaning the emirate recorded an impressive 9.8% year-on-year rise. Figures released by......
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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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Kerala sets aside budget of INR 7.5 crore for promotions in Europe  

Kerala sets aside budget of INR 7.5 crore for promotions in Europe

Following the phase-II of the Promotional Campaign, the Department of Tourism, Government of Kerala has planned to target Europe with a budget of INR 7.5 crore. In order to entice the Europea......
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Brussels Airlines takes festival goers on a party flight from Mumbai to Belgium  

Brussels Airlines takes festival goers on a party flight from Mumbai to Belgium

Like every year, Brussels Airlines brings the world to Belgium for a magical weekend at Tomorrowland. The fourteenth edition of the festival, themed Planaxis, spans two weekends from&nb......
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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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ATF 2018 tours combine neighbouring destinations with Thai local experiences  

ATF 2018 tours combine neighbouring destinations with Thai local experiences

The ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) 2018 offers buyers and media a unique opportunity to discover Chiang Mai city with a fresh new perspective by taking advantage of the Tourism Authority of Thailand&rsq......
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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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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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Traffic Results for the Entire Year 2017: Record Year with 12.8 Percent Growth in Passenger Volume  

Traffic Results for the Entire Year 2017: Record Year with 12.8 Percent Growth in Passenger Volume

Austrian Airlines carried approx. 12.9 million passengers in the period January to December 2017. This comprises a year-on-year increase of 12.8 percent or 1.5 million passengers. This rise can be ......
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Ultra Modern Signalling System in Indian Railways  

Ultra Modern Signalling System in Indian Railways

Computer/Microprocessor based Signalling Systems are being used extensively on Indian Railways. Predominantly Computer/Microprocessor based systems being used are:- <......
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Supervisory Board Appoints Wolfgang Jani as the New CFO  

Supervisory Board Appoints Wolfgang Jani as the New CFO

Austrian Airlines will have a new CFO in 2018. After the current CFO Heinz Lachinger announced in September that he intended to leave the company, Austria’s red-white-red flag carrier searche......
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Indians rank fifth most vacation deprived globally: Expedia 2017 Vacation Deprivation study  

Indians rank fifth most vacation deprived globally: Expedia 2017 Vacation Deprivation study

Expedia released the results of the 2017 Vacation Deprivation® study, an annual survey of vacation habits across multiple countries and continents. The survey ranks India as the 5th most ......
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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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Minor Hotels Announces Entrance to the UK With Corbin and King  

Minor Hotels Announces Entrance to the UK With Corbin and King

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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UNWTO and European Commission address the significance of the Tourism Satellite Accounts to measure the economic impact of the sector in Europe  

UNWTO and European Commission address the significance of the Tourism Satellite Accounts to measure the economic impact of the sector in Europe

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW) of the European Commission gathered national tourism policy......
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TAT introduces Open to the New Shades concept to the French market  

TAT introduces Open to the New Shades concept to the French market

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has introduced its new tourism marketing concept, Open to the New Shades”, to the French market alongside the presentation of Thai tastes a......
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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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The Student Hotel to open in Dresden for summer 2018  

The Student Hotel to open in Dresden for summer 2018

The Student Hotel will open its first German co-living and co-working destination on the Pragerstraße 13. The hotel is located in the most vibrant retail district of Dresden, between ......
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Ryanair responds bullishly to industrial action threat from pilots  

Ryanair responds bullishly to industrial action threat from pilots

Passengers planning to fly with low-cost carrier Ryanair face potential disruption in the build-up to Christmas after staff announce plans for industrial action in a bid to win union recognition an......
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Upward Trend for Passenger Volume plus 9.3 Percent Compared to the Previous Year  

Upward Trend for Passenger Volume plus 9.3 Percent Compared to the Previous Year

Austrian Airlines transported around 953,000 passengers in November 2017, corresponding to a rise of 9.3 percent compared to November of 2016. This increase is mainly due to the expansion of Europe......
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St. Petersburg Tourism delegation to visit Mumbai to celebrate Golden Jubilee of ‘sister cities’ status  

St. Petersburg Tourism delegation to visit Mumbai to celebrate Golden Jubilee of ‘sister cities’ status

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of ‘sister-city’ status with Mumbai, and further strengthen and cement friendly relationships, a high-level delegation of the city of St. Petersb......
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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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flydubai announces new destinations in Europe  

flydubai announces new destinations in Europe

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

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

Preferred Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest independent hotel brand, announces 13 new properties scheduled to launch in the New Year. Spanning the globe, these new luxury lodgings off......
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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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Every Year Again: Austrian Airlines Brings ORF Light of Peace to Austria  

Every Year Again: Austrian Airlines Brings ORF Light of Peace to Austria

Austrian Airlines brought the ORF (Austrian Broadcasting Corporation) Light of Peace from Tel Aviv to Austria for the 31st time. Flight OS 858 with the valuable cargo on board landed safely at Vien......
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ETC and UNWTO discuss transnational themes and routes in Galicia  

ETC and UNWTO discuss transnational themes and routes in Galicia

The European Travel Commission (ETC) and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) held an international seminar in Santiago de Compostela to exchange best practices on how to develop and effectively ......
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Wizz Air to base four new A320s at London Luton airport  

Wizz Air to base four new A320s at London Luton airport

Wizz Air has announced an expansion at its Luton base, with the addition of four Airbus A320 aircraft to its fleet by June 2018. The allocation of four more Airbus A320 aircraft, each equip......
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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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Companies Compete for Austria’s Young Talents: Austrian Airlines Launches Education Program for Future Air Traffic Managers  

Companies Compete for Austria’s Young Talents: Austrian Airlines Launches Education Program for Future Air Traffic Managers

Dual aviation management studies in cooperation with the University of Applied Sciences Worms starting in March 2018 Austrian Airlines looking for up to e......
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DANCE IN THE EXHIBITIONS AT THE ISRAEL MUSEUM, JERUSALEM  

DANCE IN THE EXHIBITIONS AT THE ISRAEL MUSEUM, JERUSALEM

Visitors to the Israel Museum, Jerusalem during December can enjoy a very special experience that combines dance and art on selected days. Every Tuesday during December, choreographers connect a da......
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Minor Hotels to Open Three New Build Hotels in Qatar In Spring 2018 Under Tivoli and Oaks Brands  

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

Minor Hotels, a hotel owner, operator and investor, currently with a portfolio of 157 hotels and resorts in 24 countries across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europe, South America, Africa and the ......
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Upward Trend for Passenger Volume in October 2017, Compared to the Previous Year  

Upward Trend for Passenger Volume in October 2017, Compared to the Previous Year

  Increase of passenger load factor by 1.2 percentage points in October January-October 2017: 13.3 percent increase in passenger......
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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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Brexit talks top the agenda on the opening day of WTM London  

Brexit talks top the agenda on the opening day of WTM London

Fears about the impact of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit on the travel trade dominated debates at World Travel Market London – the leading global event for the travel industry.
New Marketing Concept Open to the New Shades of Thailand launched at WTM London  

New Marketing Concept Open to the New Shades of Thailand launched at WTM London

The Tourism Authority of Thailand will use the World Travel Market 2017 (WTM), one of the world’s leading travel trade shows, as a platform to launch its new marketing concept, “Open to......
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UNWTO World Tourism Barometer: International tourism on track for a record year  

UNWTO World Tourism Barometer: International tourism on track for a record year

Demand for international tourism remained strong during the Northern Hemisphere summer peak season. International tourist arrivals in July and August <......
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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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Munich Airport and Moscow Domodedovo sign sister airport agreement  

Munich Airport and Moscow Domodedovo sign sister airport agreement

Munich Airport and Moscow Domodedovo Airport are forging closer ties. At a special ceremony, the top managers of the two hubs, Dr. Dmitriy Kamenshchik, Chairman of the Board, Moscow Domodedov......
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Air India Express to operate thrice weekly flight to Singapore from Coimbatore  

Air India Express to operate thrice weekly flight to Singapore from Coimbatore

As per the Hindu Business Line report, Air India Express, the wholly owned subsidiary of Air India, will operate three flights a week on Delhi-Coimbatore-Singapore sector starting November 18......
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UNWTO, WTM Ministers Summit, 60 Tourism Ministers and companies gather to discuss overtourism  

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

Ministers of Tourism from 60 countries and leaders from private sector companies and associations will summon next week at the Ministers Summit organized by the World Tourism Organization (UNWT......
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OPEN RESTAURANTS INVITES THE PUBLIC BEHIND THE SCENES OF JERUSALEM’S UNIQUE AND DIVERSE RESTAURANTS  

OPEN RESTAURANTS INVITES THE PUBLIC BEHIND THE SCENES OF JERUSALEM’S UNIQUE AND DIVERSE RESTAURANTS

With over 80 unique culinary experiences combining food with art, culture, and innovation, the urban culinary festival “OpenRestaurants™” will return to Jerusalem for the......
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Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel Unveils New Contemporary Thai Inspired Guestrooms  

Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel Unveils New Contemporary Thai Inspired Guestrooms

Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel has unveiled its new contemporary Thai inspired guestrooms, offering discerning leisure and business travellers even more luxurious style at the brand’s Thai flags......
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Indian carriers eye flying slots of Qatar Airways at Dubai  

Indian carriers eye flying slots of Qatar Airways at Dubai

According to a report by Nirbhay Kumar,in The Financial Chronicle,Indian carriers, hungry for expanding their operations to Dubai, are eyeing flying slots of Qatar Airways that remain unutilised ......
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Upward Trend for Passenger Volume of 13.9 Percent Compared to the Previous Year  

Upward Trend for Passenger Volume of 13.9 Percent Compared to the Previous Year

Austrian Airlines carried a total of more than 9.8 million passengers in the first three quarters of 2017, comprising a rise of 13.9 percent. The flight offering in available seat kilometers (ASK) ......
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Jet Airways to introduce three new international services  

Jet Airways to introduce three new international services

Jet Airways will introduce three new international services to its already extensive global network this winter, besides reinforcing six existing routes with additional frequencies to meet gr......
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PANSA and IATA to Work Together to Develop a National Airspace Strategy for Poland  

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

PANSA (the Polish Air Navigation Service Provider) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) have agreed to work together with other aviation stakeholders to develop a National Airspac......
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Tivoli Hotels and Resorts announces its expansion into the Middle East  

Tivoli Hotels and Resorts announces its expansion into the Middle East

With the goal of developing outstanding hotels in Qatar, Tivoli Hotels and Resorts – part of Minor Hotels – announces it is now operating the Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels in Doha, a colle......
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AVANI HOTELS AND RESORTS TO DEBUT IN NORTH AFRICA WITH NEW OPENINGS IN TUNISIAN CAPITAL  

AVANI HOTELS AND RESORTS TO DEBUT IN NORTH AFRICA WITH NEW OPENINGS IN TUNISIAN CAPITAL

AVANI Hotels & Resorts, the vibrant upscale brand by Minor Hotels, is pleased to announce it will debut in North Africa with two new properties in Tunisia, in partnership with Groupe Chaabane.<......
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New in the Winter Flight Schedule 2017/18 Flights to the Seychelles Starting in October  

New in the Winter Flight Schedule 2017/18 Flights to the Seychelles Starting in October

Austrian Airlines will initiate flight service to the Seychelles starting with its winter 2017/18 flight schedule. As of October 25, 2017, Austrian will fly non-stop every Wednesday&......
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GOA comes to Paris with a ‘Festival Extravaganza’  

GOA comes to Paris with a ‘Festival Extravaganza’

Goa Tourism sets the mood in Paris promoting Goa’s ever popular Carnival and season-long colorful and vibrant festivities and events that takes place in this part of Asia. While Carnival occu......
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Tourism Authority of Thailand restructures Deputy Governor positions  

Tourism Authority of Thailand restructures Deputy Governor positions

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has restructured the seven Deputy Governor positions effective from 1 October, this year.   Read More >>
Trafalgar announces all Autumn, Winter and Spring departures  

Trafalgar announces all Autumn, Winter and Spring departures

Trafalgar assures that agents can now confidently book holidays from October 2017 through to April 2018, resulting in departures for Autumn, Winter & Spring 2017/2018 now confirmed as 100......
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flydubai launches flights to Montenegro’s capital city Podgorica  

flydubai launches flights to Montenegro’s capital city Podgorica

Dubai-based airline flydubai has announced the start of flights to Montenegro’s capital Podgorica, which will begin on November 1. With two flights a week, the flights include a stopove......
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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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Alitalia to resume flights  to India after 9 years with Delhi-Rome flight  

Alitalia to resume flights to India after 9 years with Delhi-Rome flight

Alitalia is ready to make a comeback to India after a big gap of 9years. It stopped operating in the country in 2008, the Italian airline will start a new direct flight between Delhi and Rome ......
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Tourism is growing despite terror fears  

Tourism is growing despite terror fears

Fear of terrorism is a major factor in holiday planning – Large variation in safety perceptions of different destinations – ITB Berlin and IPK International analyse global shift......
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Austrian Airlines Signs Wet Lease Agreement with Adria Airways  

Austrian Airlines Signs Wet Lease Agreement with Adria Airways

Austrian Airlines will start a wet lease agreement with its Star partner Adria Airways. The aim of the agreement is to have reserve aircraft available to enable greater flexibility in flight planni......
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Hong Kong Tourism Board organises four city India travel mission  

Hong Kong Tourism Board organises four city India travel mission

The Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) organised its annual travel mission in India from August 21 to 25 covering four key markets of Chennai, Mumbai, Kolkata and New Delhi. 31 Hong Kong trade partners......
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Israel hosts the Special Topic Conference (STC)  

Israel hosts the Special Topic Conference (STC)

The Special Topic Conference (STC) ‘The practice of patient centered care: Empowering and engaging patients in the digital era’ in memory of Assa Reichert, will take place in Tel Aviv, ......
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Hong Kong Tourism Travel Mission 2017 Kick-starts in India  

Hong Kong Tourism Travel Mission 2017 Kick-starts in India

The Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) has kick-started it annual travel mission in India from 21st – 25th August with 31 Hong Kong trade partners joining the program. Covering 4 key markets the ......
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Brussels Airlines increases flight frequency to Mumbai  

Brussels Airlines increases flight frequency to Mumbai

Only 6 months after the launch of Brussels Airlines’ first connection to India, the airline already increases its flight offer to Mumbai. As from the winter season the Indian metropolis will ......
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Upward Trend for Passenger Volume in July: +14.8% Compared to the Previous Year  

Upward Trend for Passenger Volume in July: +14.8% Compared to the Previous Year

Austrian Airlines further increased its passenger volume in the month of July 2017: Austria’s red-white-red carrier transported close to 1.4 million passengers, corresponding to a rise of 14.......
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"Embraer fleet complete – #17 OE-LWN took off on maiden flight"

On the weekend, the seventeenth Embraer Jet bearing the registration number OE-LWN took off on its initial flight OS 683 from Vienna to Zagreb. Thus, the Embraer fleet is complete, which is gradual......
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Austrian Airlines Increases Earnings and Raises Forecast for 2017  

Austrian Airlines Increases Earnings and Raises Forecast for 2017

Austrian Airlines generated considerably higher earnings than expected in the first half of 2017. Earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) totaled EUR 8 million, comprising a year-on-year rise of ......
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MATATO appoints Think Strawberries as its International PR and Representation Firm  

MATATO appoints Think Strawberries as its International PR and Representation Firm

MATATO (Maldives Association of Travel Agents and Tour Operators) has appointed Think Strawberries Luxury Travel Marketing as its International Representation Firm for all its PR & Media and Ma......
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Qatar Airways Increases Frequency To Moscow With Additional Daily Flight  

Qatar Airways Increases Frequency To Moscow With Additional Daily Flight

Qatar Airways is pleased to announce that it has added additional flights to its Moscow route, bringing the total frequency to 21 flights per week between Doha and the Russian capital. Commencing 2......
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IATA appoints Edenred and MSTS to implement IATA EasyPay  

IATA appoints Edenred and MSTS to implement IATA EasyPay

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced key milestones toward implementing the New Generation of IATA Settlement Systems (NewGen ISS). Edenred and Multiservice Technology Solut......
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UNWTO.Themis Foundation trains 15 countries on crisis communications  

UNWTO.Themis Foundation trains 15 countries on crisis communications

Representatives from 15 Member States of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) took part in a three-day training course on crisis communications at the headquarters of the UNWTO.Themis Foundation ......
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Austrian Airlines Celebrates Two Million Embraer Passengers  

Austrian Airlines Celebrates Two Million Embraer Passengers

Austrian Airlines integrated the first Embraer jet in its fleet in January 2016. In the meantime, 16 aircraft of this type are being deployed on European short- and medium-haul routes to more than ......
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Strong tourism results in the first part of 2017  

Strong tourism results in the first part of 2017

International tourist arrivals worldwide grew by 6% in January-April of 2017 compared to the same period last year, with business confidence reaching its highest levels in a decade. Sustained growt......
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Traffic Results for the first half of 2017: Additional 690,000 Passengers flew with Austrian Airlines  

Traffic Results for the first half of 2017: Additional 690,000 Passengers flew with Austrian Airlines

Austrian Airlines carried almost 5.8 million passengers in the period January to June 2017, comprising an increase of around 690,000 passengers or 13.5 percent in a year-on-year comparison. This gr......
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Etihad Holidays expands in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman and Bahrain  

Etihad Holidays expands in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman and Bahrain

Etihad Holidays offers dynamically packaged holidays at exceptional rates at many of the world’s leading hotel brands. Guests can now book their flights with Etihad Airways and its partner ai......
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Canaries take Flight: British Airways announces new winter schedule  

Canaries take Flight: British Airways announces new winter schedule

British Airways is making enjoying the winter sun even easier for customers this year with extra flights from Heathrow and Gatwick being added to the airline's schedules.  
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World Airline Awards 2017: Austrian Airlines Champion Once Again  

World Airline Awards 2017: Austrian Airlines Champion Once Again

Austrian Airlines was named the European champion in 2017 for its service for the fourth year in a row. The national airline once again achieved a top ranking in the renowned SKYTRAX World Airline ......
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Thailand Travel Mart 2017 ends successful two-year run in Chiang Mai, moves to Pattaya in 2018	 

Thailand Travel Mart 2017 ends successful two-year run in Chiang Mai, moves to Pattaya in 2018

Thailand’s main travel trade show, the Thailand Travel Mart Plus Amazing Gateway to the Greater Mekong Subregion (TTM+) has ended a successful two-year run in the Northern capital of Chiang M......
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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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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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Turkish Airlines join forces and rebrand their Brussels-based association as AIRE.  

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

LOT Polish Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Ukraine International Airlines and the 16 members of the International Air Carrier Association (IACA) have officially transformed the association into the Air......
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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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Austrian Airlines increased its passenger volume in May 2017 compared to previous year  

Austrian Airlines increased its passenger volume in May 2017 compared to previous year

Austrian Airlines further increased its passenger volume in the month of May 2017: Austria’s red-white-red carrier transported close to 1.2 million passengers, corresponding to a rise of 15.1......
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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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Jet Airways and Aeromexico sign landmark codeshare MoU to pormote travel between India and Mexico  

Jet Airways and Aeromexico sign landmark codeshare MoU to pormote travel between India and Mexico

Jet Airways, India's full service, premier international airline, and Aeromexico, the flag carrier airline of Mexico have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that outlines cooperation in......
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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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Air Canada inaugurates daily year-round flights from Vancouver to Taipei  

Air Canada inaugurates daily year-round flights from Vancouver to Taipei

Air Canada inaugurated daily, year-round flights from Vancouver to Taipei, Taiwan, the carrier's tenth destination in Asia with the departure of AC011 following a gate celebration at YVR. ......
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Abu Dhabi records 1.6 Million hotel guest arrivals in first four months of 2017  

Abu Dhabi records 1.6 Million hotel guest arrivals in first four months of 2017

New figures from Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) show that Abu Dhabi welcomed 1.6 million guest arrivals year to end of April, a 7% growth compared to the same period in 2......
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Emirates touches down in Croatia  

Emirates touches down in Croatia

Emirates’ inaugural Boeing 777-300ER flight from Dubai touched down in Zagreb to a water cannon salute and traditional Croatian folk dancers, with more than 350 passengers on board. &......
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Jet Airways board approves the appointment of Vinay Dube as Chief Executive Officer  

Jet Airways board approves the appointment of Vinay Dube as Chief Executive Officer

Jet Airways, India’s full-service, premier international airline, announced the appointment of Vinay Dube as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO).   Mr. Dube's appointme......
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Austrian Airlines Offers Flight Service to Gothenburg Starting Now  

Austrian Airlines Offers Flight Service to Gothenburg Starting Now

The Austrian Airlines jet featuring flight number OS 323 took off for its initial flight to Gothenburg in Sweden. In the future, the airline will deploy an Embraer aircraft for three weekly flights......
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Turkish Airlines received its 30th 777-300ER from Boeing  

Turkish Airlines received its 30th 777-300ER from Boeing

Boeing and Turkish Airlines have celebrated the Turkish flag-carrier’s new direct delivery with a special event within this afternoon at its base at Istanbul Ataturk Airport. The airline took......
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Portugal making a direct presence in India soon by opening a tourism office in Mumbai  

Portugal making a direct presence in India soon by opening a tourism office in Mumbai

Luis Araujo, President, Turismo De Porugal     Portugese to......
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UNWTO and WTTC present Open Letter to Malta Prime Minister  

UNWTO and WTTC present Open Letter to Malta Prime Minister

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) presented the Open Letter on Travel and Tourism to the Prime Minister of Malta, Joseph Muscat. The Open Letter......
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Immersive Spa and Wellness Breaks with Preferred Hotels and Resorts  

Immersive Spa and Wellness Breaks with Preferred Hotels and Resorts

Preferred Hotels & Resorts offers travelers immersive spa and wellness retreats at some of the world’s distinctive independent hotels to experience #thePreferredLife   <......
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Bragpacker.com is changing the way Indians do their pre-travel shopping  

Bragpacker.com is changing the way Indians do their pre-travel shopping

From luggage to lens and everything in between, Bragpacker offers a curated list of premium travel gear from the most trusted travel brands globally and is changing the way Indian’s do their ......
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Finnair becomes PATA’s newest aviation member  

Finnair becomes PATA’s newest aviation member

Finnair, the flag carrier for Finland and a member of the oneworld alliance, has joined the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA). The carrier, headquartered in Helsinki, is majority owned by the ......
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The Pacific Asia Travel Association elects new executive board  

The Pacific Asia Travel Association elects new executive board

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce the election of Ms. Sarah Mathews, Head of Destination Marketing Asia Pacific – TripAdvisor based in Hong Kong SAR as Chairpe......
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Sweden lists entire country on Airbnb  

Sweden lists entire country on Airbnb

Visit Sweden, Sweden’s official tourism board, has partnered with Airbnb to turn the entire country into an Airbnb listing. And the best part is - you don’t have to officially book acco......
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Etihad Airways announces the year-round deployment of its award-winning Airbus A380 aircraft on the Abu Dhabi to Paris route  

Etihad Airways announces the year-round deployment of its award-winning Airbus A380 aircraft on the Abu Dhabi to Paris route

The superjumbo, which features ‘The Residence’ - the world’s first three-room suite on a commercial airliner - will operate from 1 July on one of its twice-daily services from the......
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Istanbul, scene of the Turkish team, Fenerbahçe’s victory in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final  

Istanbul, scene of the Turkish team, Fenerbahçe’s victory in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final

The four best European teams have competed this weekend in the Final Four, the final stage of the Turkish Airlines Euroleague 2017, held in Istanbul. Curiously, all of them already disputed the 201......
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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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Abu Dhabi Looks to Europe for Mice Diversification  

Abu Dhabi Looks to Europe for Mice Diversification

Abu Dhabi Convention Bureau, a division of Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi), is spearheading a delegation representing an array of new products to Germany to particip......
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Egypt Pitches For More Travellers From India As Tourism Picks Up  

Egypt Pitches For More Travellers From India As Tourism Picks Up

A string of violent incidents in the past six years have dealt a serious blow to Egypt’s tourism sector, but there has been an upswing in the number of visitors owing to the improved security......
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Discover the Spanish Palace on Wheels with the Al-Andalús Luxury Tourist Train  

Discover the Spanish Palace on Wheels with the Al-Andalús Luxury Tourist Train

The Al-Andalus train considered the most luxurious and spacious in the world takes passengers back to the Golden Age of the ‘Belle Époque’. It offers beautifully decorated lounge......
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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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AVANI Hotels and Resorts Set to Launch in New Zealand  

AVANI Hotels and Resorts Set to Launch in New Zealand

AVANI Hotels & Resorts, currently with a portfolio of 18 hotels and resorts in 12 countries across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Africa and Europe, has announced the acquisition of the Metro S......
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United Airlines Increases Service Between San Francisco and 18 Destinations  

United Airlines Increases Service Between San Francisco and 18 Destinations

United Airlines (UAL), the leading carrier in the San Francisco Bay Area, today announced it is increasing the number of flights between SFO and eight destinations. Additionally, the airline announ......
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British Airways announced Free flights for children under 12  

British Airways announced Free flights for children under 12

Families look set to keep it closer to home and take more breaks this summer thanks to a partnership between British Airways and some of the UK’s biggest airports. The airline is offering fre......
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Turkey to woo Bollywood to shoot in its exotic locations  

Turkey to woo Bollywood to shoot in its exotic locations

Days after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi pledged to increase people-to-people contacts, Ankara is readying policy incentives to woo Bollywood to Tur......
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Jet Airways announced new direct services connecting South-India with Europe  

Jet Airways announced new direct services connecting South-India with Europe

Jet Airways, India's full service, premier international airline, announced the introduction of new, direct services connecting Chennai with Paris and Bengaluru with Amsterdam. The new flights ......
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Jet Airways announced new direct services connecting South-India with Europe  

Jet Airways announced new direct services connecting South-India with Europe

Jet Airways, India's full service, premier international airline, announced the introduction of new, direct services connecting Chennai with Paris and Bengaluru with Amsterdam. The new flights ......
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8th Travel Road Exhibition organised by UAE's Ministry of Health and Prevention  

8th Travel Road Exhibition organised by UAE's Ministry of Health and Prevention

H.E. Awad Bin Saghir Al Ketbi, Undersecretary of the Supportive Services Sector at the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP), recently inaugurated the 8th Travel Road Exhibition at MOHAP’......
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450 global wedding planners to convene in Phuket at 4th Annual DWP Congress  

450 global wedding planners to convene in Phuket at 4th Annual DWP Congress

Thailand is pleased to welcome more than 450 global wedding planners from 65 countries who are participating in the 4th Annual Destination Wedding Planners Congress 2017 (DWP Congress 2017), taking......
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Annual growth in international visitor arrivals to Asia Pacific expected to reach six percent in 2017  

Annual growth in international visitor arrivals to Asia Pacific expected to reach six percent in 2017

The aggregate annual growth rate in 2017 is likely to be just under six percent. This will generate an inbound volume of more than 630 million for the year – around 35 million more arrivals t......
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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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Hong Kong Gifts and Premium Fair and Printing and Packaging Fair Attract 62,000 Buyers  

Hong Kong Gifts and Premium Fair and Printing and Packaging Fair Attract 62,000 Buyers

The 32nd Hong Kong Gifts & Premium Fair, organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), concluded yesterday at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The concurrent 12th......
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Etihad Airways A380 goes double daily to Sydney  

Etihad Airways A380 goes double daily to Sydney

Etihad Airways today announced all 14 weekly flights on the popular Abu Dhabi – Sydney route will be operated with its flagship A380 aircraft, effective October 29.......
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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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AVANI debuts in Europe with the launch of AVANI Avenida Liberdade Lisbon Hotel in Portugal  

AVANI debuts in Europe with the launch of AVANI Avenida Liberdade Lisbon Hotel in Portugal

Avenida da Liberdade is the best address in Lisbon and it is now possible to stay at the upscale AVANI Avenida Liberdade Lisbon Hotel. The newly launched Hotel has a perfect location just off fashi......
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Belgian economic mission delegations visit GIFT city in Ahmedabad at the occasion of Brussels Airlines  

Belgian economic mission delegations visit GIFT city in Ahmedabad at the occasion of Brussels Airlines

Gujarat is a state with important economic relations with Belgium, especially in the diamond sector, the pharmaceutical and chemistry industry. Since end of March, the Belgian leading airline Bruss......
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Qatar Airways and TAT sign agreement to boost tourism to Thailand  

Qatar Airways and TAT sign agreement to boost tourism to Thailand

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and Qatar Airways, one of the world’s leading airlines, today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2017 ......
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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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Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts reveals extensive Asian expansion plans at Arabian Travel Market  

Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts reveals extensive Asian expansion plans at Arabian Travel Market

Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, the Hong Kong-based luxury hotel operator, revealed details today about its exciting pipeline of new luxury properties across the Indian Ocean and Asi......
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Date set for 2017 PATA Global Insights Conference in Auckland  

Date set for 2017 PATA Global Insights Conference in Auckland

The PATA Global Insights Conference (PGIC) returns to Auckland on Friday, 29 September 2017<......
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Thailand to launch MICHELIN Guide Bangkok to promote Tourism  

Thailand to launch MICHELIN Guide Bangkok to promote Tourism

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has entered into a partnership with Michelin Travel Partner to publish a Bangkok edition of the prestigious Michelin Guide. The aim is to allow food lo......
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Pieter Groeneveld appointed Senior Vice-President Digital of Air France-KLM  

Pieter Groeneveld appointed Senior Vice-President Digital of Air France-KLM

As from 1st of June, Pieter Groeneveld is appointed Senior Vice-President Digital of Air France-KLM. He succe......
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Jet Airways to introduce new services between Chennai and Paris / Bengaluru and Amsterdam  

Jet Airways to introduce new services between Chennai and Paris / Bengaluru and Amsterdam

Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline, is proud to announce the launch of two new flights directly connecting Chennai with Paris and Bengaluru with Amsterdam. The......
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Qatar Airways Announces Third daily direct Flight to Bali Denpasar  

Qatar Airways Announces Third daily direct Flight to Bali Denpasar

  Qatar Airways has announced that commencing 7 May 2017, the airline will operate a third daily non-stop route from Doha’s Hamad International Air......
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British Airways Gatwick Growth hits Double Figures in Five Years  

British Airways Gatwick Growth hits Double Figures in Five Years

New routes and a better customer experience are driving strong growth in demand for British Airways at Gatwick. Over the last five years, British Airways' operation at the Sussex-based hub has ......
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Tourism Malaysia and KLM sign Promotional Agreement  

Tourism Malaysia and KLM sign Promotional Agreement

Tourism Malaysia Deputy Director General (Promotion) Dato’ Sri Abdul Khani Daud and KLM Commercial Director Daan Pijzel sign the promotional agreement, in the presence of the Minister of Tour......
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Thirteenth Austrian Embraer OE-LWE Took Off on Maiden Flight  

Thirteenth Austrian Embraer OE-LWE Took Off on Maiden Flight

Another Embraer aircraft took off on its initial flight OS 375 from Vienna to Amsterdam. The Embraer featuring the registration number OE-LWE is the thirteenth aircraft of this type in the Austrian......
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Singapore Airlines And SilkAir Sign Codeshare Agreement With Air France-KLM  

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

Singapore Airlines and regional subsidiary SilkAir have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Air France-KLM to codeshare on each other’s flights with effect from 27 April 2017. &......
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 $34m three-year tripartite partnership to strengthen Singapore’s destination appeal and drive visitor traffic  

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

Changi Airport Group (CAG), Singapore Airlines (SIA) and Singapore Tourism Board (STB) will take an ongoing joint partnership, aimed at promoting inbound travel, to new heights.  <......
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Palacio de las Dueñas – Home of a Seville Icon  

Palacio de las Dueñas – Home of a Seville Icon

Over five centuries of Andalusian history remains into this private house’s walls and patios, currently opened for visitors to discover this magnificent symbol of Sevillian nobiliary architec......
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Lufthansa presents Mumbai with Airbus A350-900   

Lufthansa presents Mumbai with Airbus A350-900

India’s leading European Airline Lufthansa, will operate its daily flight between Mumbai and Munich with the most modern long-haul aircraft of the world, the ......
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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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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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Conde Nast Traveler India picks Tel Aviv as one of top ten foodie destinations  

Conde Nast Traveler India picks Tel Aviv as one of top ten foodie destinations

The March 2017 Indian edition of Condé Nast Traveller picked Tel Aviv as one of the top 10 most delicious destinations in the world for travel in 20......
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Brussel Airlines launched Mumbai - Brussels direct flight  

Brussel Airlines launched Mumbai - Brussels direct flight

Brussel Airllines launched Mumbai-Brussels direct flight. Mumbai, India’s economic metropolis, is connected five times a week to Brussels Airport. The Since a year, Europe’s capital was......
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Emirates Skywards celebrates yet another Miles Millionaire  

Emirates Skywards celebrates yet another Miles Millionaire

 In celebration of UAE’s Year of Giving, Emirates Skywards’ annual Thanks a Million campaign has created yet another Miles millionaire while supporting a good cau......
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International Tourists to the European Union reach almost half a billion in 2016  

International Tourists to the European Union reach almost half a billion in 2016

International tourist arrivals to the European Union increased by 4% in 2016, reaching almost 500 million or 40% of......
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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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His Excellency Mr. Manjeev Singh Puri has assumed charge as Ambassador of India to Nepal  

His Excellency Mr. Manjeev Singh Puri has assumed charge as Ambassador of India to Nepal

His Excellency Mr. Manjeev Singh Puri has assumed charge as Ambassador of India to Nepal on 25th March, 2017. He will present his letter of credence to the Rt. Hon'ble President of Nepal Smt. B......
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Thai Airways makes passenger payments easier with Paypal  

Thai Airways makes passenger payments easier with Paypal

Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI) held a joint press conference at its Head Office with Paypal, making elec......
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FILMART Draws Over 8,000 Global Visitors  

FILMART Draws Over 8,000 Global Visitors

The 21st Hong Kong International Film & TV Market (FILMART), organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), ended today. The four-day event is a premier trading platform fo......
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Spain Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao  

Spain Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao

Receiving a million visits per year, the Guggenheim Bilbao Museum is a symbol of Bilbao’s transformation and its evolution into one of the avant-garde cities of the 21st
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Macao expects growth in Indian tourists arrivals in 2017  

Macao expects growth in Indian tourists arrivals in 2017

Having hosted nearly two lakhs Indian visitors last year, Macao is expected to see a continued growth in tourism from the subcontinent over the next year.   An autonomous regio......
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Cathay Pacific increases frequency to key destinations across three continents  

Cathay Pacific increases frequency to key destinations across three continents

Cathay Pacific announced that it will be increasing the frequency of services to some of its most popular destinations across three continents in order to meet growing customer demand. The en......
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PATA Asia Pacific Visitor Forecasts 2017 - 2021  

PATA Asia Pacific Visitor Forecasts 2017 - 2021

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

Anantara Prepares to Debut in Europe

Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas, a leading operator and developer of luxury hotels, resorts and spas in Asia, the Indian Ocean, Africa and the Middle East, prepares to launch the first Ana......
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Ryan Air to Operate 15 new Low Cost Flights into Israel  

Ryan Air to Operate 15 new Low Cost Flights into Israel

European low cost airline Ryanair, together with the Israel Tourism Ministry, launched its Israel winter 2017 schedule, with 19 routes (15 new). Ryanair will operate 7 new Tel Aviv ......
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Eilat chosen by TripAdvisor as one of world's top 10 Destinations  

Eilat chosen by TripAdvisor as one of world's top 10 Destinations

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

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

Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas is pleased to announce the appointment of Tamir Kobrin as General Manager of Anantara Vilamoura Algarve Resort – due to launch on 1 April 2017 as Anantara&......
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Minor Hotels announces appointment of VP Development EMEA  

Minor Hotels announces appointment of VP Development EMEA

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

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

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

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

AVANI Hotels & Resorts will debut in Europe with the opening of AVANI Avenida Liberdade Lisbon Hotel in the Portuguese capital. The 119-key hotel will launch on ......
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Alejandro Bernabe has been appointed Group Director, AVANI Hotels and Resorts  

Alejandro Bernabe has been appointed Group Director, AVANI Hotels and Resorts

Minor Hotels is pleased to announce the appointment of Alejandro Bernabé as Group Director, AVANI Hotels & Resorts. With over 20 years of global hospitality experience, B......
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Jet Airways declares another profitable quarter  

Jet Airways declares another profitable quarter

Jet Airways Group today announced its seventh successive profitable quarter with a profit of INR 156.3 cr for the period ending December 31, 2016 supported by rising traffic and imp......
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Europe is the official Partner Destination for ITB China 2017  

Europe is the official Partner Destination for ITB China 2017

Europe as one destination:  Europe is the Official Partner Destination of ITB China 2017. A corresponding agreement was signed on 31 January 2017 by Mr. David Axiotis, Gener......
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Etihad Airways is going to launch third daily flight to Bengaluru  

Etihad Airways is going to launch third daily flight to Bengaluru

Etihad Airways is launching a third daily flight on the Abu Dhabi – Bengaluru route, e......
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Minor Hotels and Nakheel Announce Management Agreement for New-build AVANI Hotel in Dubai  

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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Kerala’s Boat Race a main attraction in FITUR 2017 in Spain  

Kerala’s Boat Race a main attraction in FITUR 2017 in Spain

The fascinating boat race, a signature event of Kerala, turned out to be a stellar attraction as Kerala Tourism showcased the mesmerizing grandeur of God’s Own Country a......
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Air India will launch its fourth non-stop flights to America connecting Washington.  

Air India will launch its fourth non-stop flights to America connecting Washington.

Air India will launch its fourth non-stop flights to America connecting Washington from July. The airline already has three non-stop flights to the US connecting Chicago, New York and San Francisco......
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Jordi Savall to recreate Music from Ibn Battuta's 14th Century Journey through India and China for Abu Dhabi Classic Concerts  

Jordi Savall to recreate Music from Ibn Battuta's 14th Century Journey through India and China for Abu Dhabi Classic Concerts

Award-winning Catalan composer Jordi Savall is returning to Abu Dhabi this month for two highly anticipated concerts as part of the Abu Dhab......
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Surfing above the clouds: Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines going online on short haul and mid-range flights too  

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

Send emails from a height of 10,000 meters, do your online shopping while soaring over the Alps, stream videos above the clouds - and all o......
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SWISS posts record passenger volume for 2016  

SWISS posts record passenger volume for 2016

Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS)1 transported 16,517,559 passengers in 2016, a 1.3% increase on 2015, which had itself been a record year in passenger vol......
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Growth of low cost carriers boosted Global air traffic upto 6%  

Growth of low cost carriers boosted Global air traffic upto 6%

Worldwide passenger air traffic grew again last year, albeit at a slightly slower pace, led by the dynamic growth of low-cost air carriers, the International Civil Aviation Organization repor......
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Codeshare signed between Etihad Airways and Montenegro Airlines  

Codeshare signed between Etihad Airways and Montenegro Airlines

Etihad Airways and Montenegro Airlines, have signed a codeshare agreement that provides travellers with enhanced connectivity when flying between Middle East and south-east Europe.  
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lATA and ICTS Settle Dispute  

lATA and ICTS Settle Dispute

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and ICTS Europe Systems Limited (ICTS) have settled their dispute concerning use by ICTS of IATA's......
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Uber is now available at all major indian airports, to make travel better  

Uber is now available at all major indian airports, to make travel better

Online cab-hailing firm Uber on Friday announced that it will focus on improving the airport travel experience for both riders and driver partners in India.   “Uber i......
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SWISS earns IATA Fast Travel Platinum Award for its self-service facilities  

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

SWISS has been honored with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Fast Travel Platinum Award for its wide range of innovative self-service facilities.......
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JetPrivilege joins hands with SkyMiles of Delta Air Lines to offer enhanced value to members  

JetPrivilege joins hands with SkyMiles of Delta Air Lines to offer enhanced value to members

JetPrivilege, the award-winning frequent flyer programme of Jet Airways has expanded its frequent flyer programme partnership with Delta Air Lines. Delta Air Lines ......
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Singapore, Bali, Malaysia likely to top Indians travel list in 2017  

Singapore, Bali, Malaysia likely to top Indians travel list in 2017

With the year coming to an end, Indians are now planning for their travel next year and Singapore, Bali and Malaysia continue to remain on top o......
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Vienna Dances in winter 2016/17  

Vienna Dances in winter 2016/17

Vienna offers more than 2,000 hours of enjoyment at 450 balls in January and February. The cafes invite people to a coffee house concert, the patisseries and restaur......
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Thailand introduced Unique Local Experiences to the world at WTM 2016  

Thailand introduced Unique Local Experiences to the world at WTM 2016

Her Royal Highness Princess Ubolratana (Right) H.E. Mrs. Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, Minister of Tourism and Sports Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn,......
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New Pablo Picasso Exhibition at Israel Museum, Jerusalem  

New Pablo Picasso Exhibition at Israel Museum, Jerusalem

Featuring several hundred works from the Israel Museum’s collection, complemented by notable loans from major museums worldwide, the recently-opened exhibition Pablo Picasso: Drawing Insp......
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Israel hosts the International Forum of Travel and Tourism Advocates (IFTTA)  

Israel hosts the International Forum of Travel and Tourism Advocates (IFTTA)

The 27th Conference of the International Forum of Travel and Tourism Advocates (IFTTA) will take place in Tel Aviv, Israel, from November 2-5, 2016.   Among the......
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Terminal 1( Israel ) Returns to Full Activity Summer 2017  

Terminal 1( Israel ) Returns to Full Activity Summer 2017

The Israel Airports Authority management has decided to open Terminal 1 to supply all international activities for departing passengers, including expansion of aviation and commercial activities an......
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. . . Jaipur - Exploring The Pink City . . . .  

. . . 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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Summer flights to Veradero, Cuba by Air Europa  

Summer flights to Veradero, Cuba by Air Europa

New route from Madrid to Veradero, Cuba has been launched by Air Europa   The flight, on-board an Airbus 330-200, will operate until August 25th, with two weekly fights. <......
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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

Image Copyright : refrl.org Article by : Alon Ben-Meir   Even before the failed military coup,......
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Decision to move TTM+ 2016 to Chiang Mai pays off  

Decision to move TTM+ 2016 to Chiang Mai pays off

The TTM+ 2016 opening ceremony was presided over by Thailand’s Deputy Prime Minister General Tanasak Patimapragor......
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UNWTO and partners launch an e-toolkit to help hotels reach zero-energy consumption  

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

The nearly-Zero Energy Hotels (neZEH) e-toolkit, which is available online at: www.nezeh.eu assesses the energy performance......
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UNWTO/ETC Roundtable discusses wellness and medical tourism  

UNWTO/ETC Roundtable discusses wellness and medical tourism

  The Roundtable ‘Exploring Health Tourism’ gathered a group of international experts in Budapest, Hungary, to better understand and explore the growing segment of well......
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 AVANI Hotels and Resorts to Launch First Hotel in the Middle East  

AVANI Hotels and Resorts to Launch First Hotel in the Middle East

Minor Hotels, a hotel owner, operator and investor, currently with a portfolio of 146 hotels and resorts in 22 countries across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europ......
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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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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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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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MIDBURN " Burning Man Festival in Israel" .

Thousands of families, children, tourists and visitors are expected to participate in this year's Midburn event, the official regional event organized by the Midburn community –the Israel......
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Vietnam tourism ministry calls for more duration on visa exclusion for European visitors  

Vietnam tourism ministry calls for more duration on visa exclusion for European visitors

Vietnam's tourism ministry Thursday urged the administration to double the visa-free stay  for sightseers from five European nations to 30 days to pull in more guests. The visa......
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Lufthansa looks to purchase Brussels Airline to lay into Eurowings Low Cost subsidiary  

Lufthansa looks to purchase Brussels Airline to lay into Eurowings Low Cost subsidiary

Deutsche Lufthansa AG plans to purchase the remaining shares of Brussels Airlines and fold the Belgian transporter into its Eurowings low cost unit, adding ability to better contend with Ryanair Ho......
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Ethiopian Named Best African Cargo Airline for 2016  

Ethiopian Named Best African Cargo Airline for 2016

Ethiopian Airlines has been voted as the Best Cargo Airline of the Year from Africa and regarded as the "2016 Cargo Airline of the Year" at the Air Cargo News honors held at the Lancaster London Ho......
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Singapore gearing up for S$700 million boost  

Singapore gearing up for S$700 million boost

The tourism sector will be getting a S$700 million help throughout the following five years by the government of Singapore as the administration proceeds with its endeavors to drive advancement and......
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Emirates orders two additional A380 aircraft  

Emirates orders two additional A380 aircraft

  DUBAI, U.A.E – Emirates anno......
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Why The Brussels Attack Was All But Inevitable  

Why The Brussels Attack Was All But Inevitable

  Article by - Alon Ben-Meir The horrific attacks in Brussels by terrorists affiliated with ISIS that claimed the lives of 35 people and injured m......
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LATAM airlines group launching service to Joburg from Sao Paulo  

LATAM airlines group launching service to Joburg from Sao Paulo

Air connectivity to South Africa is an all good as LATAM Airlines Group declared it will be starting a non-stop flight between Latin America and Africa, beginning October 2016. LATAM, s......
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Sri Lanka's increase in visitor arrivals in march  

Sri Lanka's increase in visitor arrivals in march

Sri Lanka's visitor arrivals rose 22.8 percent to 192,841 in March from a year prior, mostly because of an expansion in entries from India and China, insights from the Tourism Promotion Bureau ......
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Minor Hotel Group expanding in the U.A.E  

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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Egypt sees decline in tourists arrivals  

Egypt sees decline in tourists arrivals

Visitor entries to Egypt fell by around 45.9% in February in a year-over-year examination, agreeing a report issued by the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) on Monday. ......
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Oman Arab Bank backing two airlines of the middle east  

Oman Arab Bank backing two airlines of the middle east

Oman Arab Bank (OAB) in the process of coverage of the GCC aviation sector and a buy recommendation on Air Arabia and an accumulate recommendation on Jazeera Airways, backing the budget airline'......
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Azerbaijan reshaping it's tourism industry and eying massive economic growth  

Azerbaijan reshaping it's tourism industry and eying massive economic growth

The key center of Azerbaijan's tourism advancement system is enhancement of tourism items and get into the new, undiscovered and corner markets which could convey a huge number of potential vis......
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United Airlines to serve Tel Aviv in Israel from San Francisco  

United Airlines to serve Tel Aviv in Israel from San Francisco

United Airlines started it's most recent intercontinental routing, connecting San Francisco and Tel Aviv with a direct flight. Flight time to Tel Aviv on board United's most exc......
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Arkia adds Minsk to the route map  

Arkia adds Minsk to the route map

Israeli airline Arkia adds Minsk to its route map. The first flight Tel Aviv-Minsk-Tel Aviv is scheduled on 18 April. The airline will operate regular flights three times a week. According to the M......
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Volotea starting Catania-Malta flights  

Volotea starting Catania-Malta flights

Spanish airline Volotea starts trice-weekly scheduled flights between Malta and Catania.   The first flight was a Boeing 717 aircraft. Volotea is the first of three airlines st......
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Monarch airlines owner said to be considering short-haul exit  

Monarch airlines owner said to be considering short-haul exit

  Monarch Airlines is considering selling it's short-haul services after an 18-month turnaround that rescued it from the brink of collapse.   Investment firm G......
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Dassault’s Falcon 8X entering it's final stages of Flight Test and Certification Campaign  

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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Best airports Skytrax awards 2016  

Best airports Skytrax awards 2016

Munich Airport is yet again basking in the glow of a prestigious award after being voted Europe's Best Airport once more in 2016. The Bavarian hub's renewed success as the top European cand......
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Saint Paul's House hotel bar and restaurant  

Saint Paul's House hotel bar and restaurant

Birmingham’s soon to open a brand new boutique hotel, due to open its doors this week. So what can you expect?The 34 room hotel, bar and restaurant Saint Paul’s Hous......
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Chaos in Brussels has triggered travel disarray across Europe  

Chaos in Brussels has triggered travel disarray across Europe

Travellers to and from Brussels should expect serious disruption to air and rail services along with Brussels city transport following terrorist attacks in Brussels and ongoing security concerns in......
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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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Air India announces a nonstop Dreamliner services to Vienna from 6th April  

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

Air India announced that it will connect Delhi to Vienna through a non-stop flight service starting from April 6, 2016. According to the national passenger carrier, the non-stop service......
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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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Preferred Hotels and Resorts Launches First-Ever Global Sweepstakes  

Preferred Hotels and Resorts Launches First-Ever Global Sweepstakes

New Delhi – March 15, 2016 – Preferred Hotels & Resorts, launches its first-ever global sweepstakes, the iPrefer Hotel Rewards Giveaway, which is open for entries now through April ......
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To tap the Chinese market gearing up for ITB China 2017  

To tap the Chinese market gearing up for ITB China 2017

ITB Berlin had been quite the success story. Messe Berlin is to launch another international travel & trade fair in China. Starting in May 2017, ITB China will take place annually on the ground......
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Qatar Airways to land at Auckland by the end of the year  

Qatar Airways to land at Auckland by the end of the year

Qatar Airways has confirmed it will begin a non-stop, more than 18 hour service between Doha and Auckland which is set to become the world's longest flight on December 3.The a......
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Commencement of World’s leading travel trade show – ITB Berlin  

Commencement of World’s leading travel trade show – ITB Berlin

Celebrating 50 years now, ITB Berlin has started with a huge success.  As the Leading Travel Trade Show, ITB Berlin is the foremost business platform for global touristic offers. In addition t......
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The World Travel and Tourism Council announces World Visitor Index  

The World Travel and Tourism Council announces World Visitor Index

European Cities Marketing announced 4.2% growth in city tourism in 2015. London, Paris and Rome take top slot, China grew by 32%, while Italy and Russia are struggling to recover.......
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Wine tourism boost for Karnataka to attract visitors  

Wine tourism boost for Karnataka to attract visitors

The concept of wine tourism is to catching up in the State of Karnataka as it is starting to get the push it needs to boost the activity as an alternative tourism concept.Despite the St......
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New action plan to assist Greece in terms of tourism  

New action plan to assist Greece in terms of tourism

Minister of Economic Development and Tourism, Elena Kountoura reported a national project to advance Greek tourism abroad, reinforce piece of the pie, secure income development and backing those Ae......
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Partnership agreement between Preferred Hotels and Resorts and Katara Hospitality  

Partnership agreement between Preferred Hotels and Resorts and Katara Hospitality

Preferred Hotels & Resorts and Katara Hospitality, two of the world’s leading hospitality companies have entered into a master partnership agreement for ......
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Israel Museum 2016 Exhibition Highlights  

Israel Museum 2016 Exhibition Highlights

Exhibitions in Archaeology, Fine Arts, and Architecture Reflect on Cross-Cultural Exchange Spanning Millennia The Israel Museum, Jerusalem's program of exhibitions for 2016, following the concl......
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Africa Meeting 2016 buzzed business this year  

Africa Meeting 2016 buzzed business this year

Meetings Africa is a 3 days event being held from 22nd February to the 24th February 2016 at the sandton Convention Center  in Johannesburg, South Africa for the 11th year. Meetings Africa see......
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Minor Hotel Group announces expansion Anantara resort in Bali  

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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Jammu and Kashmir Tourism arranged a Roadshow in New Delhi  

Jammu and Kashmir Tourism arranged a Roadshow in New Delhi

Promoting Jammu Kashmir’s huge tourism potential aggressively across the country, JK Tourism Department organised a massive road show in New Delhi's Lalit Hotel in which North India&rsquo......
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Dassault to Highlight Falcon 7X and Falcon 2000LXS at Singapore Airshow  

Dassault to Highlight Falcon 7X and Falcon 2000LXS at Singapore Airshow

Dassault Aviation will present the top of the line Falcon 7X trijet and the Falcon 2000LXS twin at the Singapore Airshow, the largest aerospace and defence exhibition i......
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IATO Outbound Tourism Council announces 1st Convention in Sri Lanka  

IATO Outbound Tourism Council announces 1st Convention in Sri Lanka

The Indian Association of Tour Operators’ (IATO) newly formed Outbound Tourism Council announced its maiden Annual Convention in Sri Lanka this year. The dates and venue woul......
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Garuda Indonesia Presents Business Class with Super Diamond Seat  

Garuda Indonesia Presents Business Class with Super Diamond Seat

As a part of its fleet revitalization program along with its service enhancement program as a 5-Star Airline", Indonesia's national flag carrier airline, Garuda Indonesia,  presented its n......
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Minor Hotel Group Completes Largest Ever Hospitality Deal in Portugal with Acquisition of Tivoli Hotels and Resorts  

Minor Hotel Group Completes Largest Ever Hospitality Deal in Portugal with Acquisition of Tivoli Hotels and Resorts

Minor Hotel Group (MHG), owner and operator of hotels and resorts in 22 countries across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europe, South America, Africa and the Indian Ocean, announces completion of t......
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Kerala Tourism to connect Thiruvananthapuram Kochi and Kozhikode  

Kerala Tourism to connect Thiruvananthapuram Kochi and Kozhikode

While the fate of the Cruise-ship connecting Colombo, Kochi and Maldives is still uncertain, the Kerala government is going ahead with another cruise tourism project connecting Thiruvananthapuram, ......
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Minor Hotel Group Announces Launch of Oaks Brand in India  

Minor Hotel Group Announces Launch of Oaks Brand in India

Minor Hotel Group (MHG), a hotel owner, operator and investor, currently with a portfolio of 136 hotels and resorts in 22 countries across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europe, South America, Afri......
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UNWTO will present Lifetime Achievement Award to the late Arthur Haulot  

UNWTO will present Lifetime Achievement Award to the late Arthur Haulot

Born in Belgium in 1913, Arthur Haulot founded the International Social Tourism Organization (ISTO/OITS) in Belgium in 1963.  The Organization regrouped 170 active......
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Qatar Airways  has launches Travel Festival  

Qatar Airways has launches Travel Festival

Qatar Airways has launched a first-of-its-kind Travel Festival offering travellers an exceptional choice of dream deals suited for a variety of travel needs.     <......
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Liquor ban kills tourism in kerala  

Liquor ban kills tourism in kerala

The tourism industry in Kerala has urged the government to constitute a regulatory body to regulate uncontrolled growth and check unhealthy practices in the sector.   The recom......
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Hotel rate hikes as New Year's eve approches  

Hotel rate hikes as New Year's eve approches

According to a recent survey ,if you need a hotel room in London for New Year's Eve, expect to spend almost 200% more than usual.   The survey compared accom......
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Million migrants reach Europe  

Million migrants reach Europe

Un  International Organization for Migration (IOM) says, More than one million migrants and refugees reached Europe in 2015 with  970,000 who made this difficult journey across the border......
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Parris terrorism attack impacts  travel industry  

Parris terrorism attack impacts travel industry

Paris lit up for the holidays is a dream destination, a bucket-list experience for many But this year, terrorism fears have altered travel around the world. Airline tickets to Paris and oth......
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Congress Proceeds With Travel Restrictions on Foreigners  

Congress Proceeds With Travel Restrictions on Foreigners

Congress is headed toward imposing new travel restrictions on foreigners who have traveled to countries such as Iran, Syria and Iraq in the last five years, tapping in......
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Jet Airways expand its global network with delta airlines and KLM  

Jet Airways expand its global network with delta airlines and KLM

Jet Airways will significantly expand its international network next year, following the signing of a new codeshare agreement with Delta Air Lines and KLM. The new arra......
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Serve your taste buds at Six Senses with Chef Juan  

Serve your taste buds at Six Senses with Chef Juan

New Delhi– December 4, 2015 – Six Senses Yao Noi is thrilled to announce the visit of internationally acclaimed three Michelin starred Chef Juan Amador......
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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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Airlines flying over the Middle East at alert  

Airlines flying over the Middle East at alert

European authorities have warned airlines flying over the Middle East that Russia is firing long-range missiles into Syria that could collide with their passenger......
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United to add summer seasonal fights from Newark and Washington Dulles to three international destinations  

United to add summer seasonal fights from Newark and Washington Dulles to three international destinations

United Airlines (Chicago) is adding daily trans-Atlantic summer-season service next year between:Newark and Athens, Greece, from May 25 through October 5, 2016......
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SriLankan Airlines Becomes PATA’s Newest Aviation Member  

SriLankan Airlines Becomes PATA’s Newest Aviation Member

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