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8.4% Growth in foreign tourist arrivals in january, 2018 over january, 2017  

8.4% Growth in foreign tourist arrivals in january, 2018 over january, 2017

Ministry of Tourism compiles monthly estimates of Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) & FTAs on e- Tourist Visa on the basis of Nationality-wise, Port-wise data received from Bureau of Immigration ......
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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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Thailand Tourism Festival 2018 records 8% growth in visitors  

Thailand Tourism Festival 2018 records 8% growth in visitors

This year’s popular Thailand Tourism Festival (TTF) held at Lumphini Park in Bangkok from 17 to 21 January was attended by 687,783 Thai and foreign visitors, up 8.64% over the 201......
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HRAWI seminar reflects on last 7 months of GST regime for hotels and restaurants  

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

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

New Railways in New India Budget

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

Vietnam attends India’s travel fair SATTE 2018

The Ho Chi Minh City Tourism Department and various Vietnamese travel firms are participating in the International Travel and Tourism Trade Show (SATTE 2018) that opened in India’s capita......
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Letters of Intent Under ‘Adopt a Heritage’ Project Handed over to 17 Agencies for 62 Monuments at Closing Ceremony of ‘‘Bharat Parv’’  

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

‘Bharat Parv’ concluded at the Red Fort (Lal Quila), Delhi today in the presence of Shri K.J. Alphons, Minister of State (I/C) for Tourism and Dr. Mahesh Sharma, Minister of State (I/C)......
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OTM Mumbai concludes with a huge success, with 98% of them likely to return in 2019  

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

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

Preferred Hotels and Resorts celebrates 50 years of inspiring travel

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

BHARAT PARV Focusses on DEKHO APNA DESH

‘Bharat Parv’ being organized by the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India at the Red Fort, Delhi from 26th to 31st January, 2018 is focusing on “Dekho Apna Desh”. People......
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UNWTO Secretary General appoints Mr. Shanzhong Zhu as UNWTO Executive Director  

UNWTO Secretary General appoints Mr. Shanzhong Zhu as UNWTO Executive Director

UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili appointed Mr. Shanzhong Zhu as Executive Director of UNWTO. Mr. Zhu, a Chinese national, began his two-year term on 1 January 2018. Mr. ......
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Jazeera Airways announces Kochi as its third route in India  

Jazeera Airways announces Kochi as its third route in India

Following its recent launch into Hyderabad and Ahmedabad, Jazeera Airways, Kuwait’s low cost airline, announced Kochi as its third route in India launching direct flights into Kuwait fr......
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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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Innovation and training on the agenda of UNWTO Secretary General visit to Portugal  
Lords Hotels and Resorts felicitated with the Indian Hotel Brand title at Indiaand#39;s Biggest Food and Hospitality show  

Lords Hotels and Resorts felicitated with the Indian Hotel Brand title at Indiaand#39;s Biggest Food and Hospitality show

India’s fastest growing hospitality chain – Lords Hotels & Resorts was announced as the ‘Indian Hotel Brand’ at the Business Excellence Honours hosted by Food Hospitalit......
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BHARAT PARV being organized from 26th to 31st January, 2018 at Red Fort, Delhi  

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

The ‘Bharat Parv’  event  is  being  organized  by the Government  of  India  at  the   Red Fort, Delhi  from  26th......
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Romantic Enchantments in Thailand  

Romantic Enchantments in Thailand

With the most romantic day of the year fast approaching, Thailand brings a wide array of romantic delights from three of the luxurious properties in spectacular locations -- Krabi, Phuket and Koh S......
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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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TAT launches debut album Open to the New Shades  

TAT launches debut album Open to the New Shades

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has highlighted the essence of Amazing Thailand inspired by its new communication concept, ‘Open to the New Shades’, with the release of its debu......
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Middle East and North Africa tourism consolidates recovery  

Middle East and North Africa tourism consolidates recovery

International tourism in the Middle East and North Africa showed clear signs of recovery in 2017 with growths of 5% and 13%, respectively. Against this backdrop, tourism ministers......
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Hong Kong Fashion Week for Fall/Winter Closes  

Hong Kong Fashion Week for Fall/Winter Closes

Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the 49th edition of Hong Kong Fashion Week for Fall/Winter wrapped up at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) t......
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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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FCM Travel Solutions to complete the rebranding of Flight Shop to Travel Tours by this month  

FCM Travel Solutions to complete the rebranding of Flight Shop to Travel Tours by this month

FCM Travel Solutions, the Indian subsidiary of Flight Centre Travel Group (FCTG), Australia, will complete the rebranding of their travel retail and holiday brand, Flight Shop, to Travel Tours by......
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Thailand showcases Thai local experiences at ATF 2018  

Thailand showcases Thai local experiences at ATF 2018

The countdown to the ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) 2018 in Chiang Mai from 22 to 26 January is underway with Thail......
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Airbus hikes list prices by 2%  

Airbus hikes list prices by 2%

According to a report in The Indian Express, Airbus on Monday said it has increased the average list-prices of its aircraft by 2% with effect from January 1. This move could impact airlines in Indi......
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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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Railway Ministry To Hold Mega Conclave With Leaders Of Construction Industry To Ensure Expeditious Implementation Of Ambitious Railway Infrastructure Development Projects  

Railway Ministry To Hold Mega Conclave With Leaders Of Construction Industry To Ensure Expeditious Implementation Of Ambitious Railway Infrastructure Development Projects

In a major initiative to ensure expeditious implementation of ambitious Railway Infrastructure Development Plans, Ministry of Railways is organizing a “Mega......
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Bengal to unveil revamped tourism policy by month end  

Bengal to unveil revamped tourism policy by month end

According to a Echos of India report, the West Bengal Government is set to unveil a revamped tourism policy by the end of this month, a top official has said. The government also hopes to utilise......
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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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National Rail Transport Seminar on the theme Railways for Sustainable Development held in New Delhi.  

National Rail Transport Seminar on the theme Railways for Sustainable Development held in New Delhi.

The Centre for Transportation Research and Management (CTRAM), is an autonomous body of Transport Professionals in the country organized a National Rail Transport Seminar with the theme &ldqu......
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Tourism Malaysia announces six month long promotion campaign to tap Indian market  

Tourism Malaysia announces six month long promotion campaign to tap Indian market

Comprehending the potential of Indian tourist market, Tourism Malaysia is set to tap it with an aggressive six-month long marketing and promotion campaigns from January to June 2018. ......
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Preferred Hotels and Resorts Launches January Sale  

Preferred Hotels and Resorts Launches January Sale

New Year, New Travels! Preferred Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest independent hotel brand, launches its annual January Sale, offering discounts up to 40% for stays a......
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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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Etihad Aviation Group appoints Mark Powers as Chief Financial Officer  

Etihad Aviation Group appoints Mark Powers as Chief Financial Officer

Etihad Aviation Group (EAG) has confirmed the appointment of Mark Powers as its new Group Chief Financial Officer. In his new role, Powers will be responsible for the finance function across ......
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UNWTO activities at FITUR 2018  

UNWTO activities at FITUR 2018

The UNWTO Awards on Innovation and Excellence in Tourism, African and Middle East tourism development and the Chinese Market among the activities of the World Tourism Organiz......
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Experience broadway with A 2 for 1 ticket offer this winter during NYC broadway week  

Experience broadway with A 2 for 1 ticket offer this winter during NYC broadway week

NYC & Company, New York City’s official destination marketing organization, announced NYC Broadway Week tickets are on sale to the public today beginning at 10:30am ES......
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Ministry of Railways extends SMS facility regarding status of delayed trains to 1373 trains including Garib Rath, Duranto, Jan Shatabdi, Suvidha, Humsafar and Superfast trains.  

Ministry of Railways extends SMS facility regarding status of delayed trains to 1373 trains including Garib Rath, Duranto, Jan Shatabdi, Suvidha, Humsafar and Superfast trains.

Ministry of Railways has extended its facility of information to passengers through Short Messaging Service (SMS) to 1373 trains including Garib Rath, Duranto, Jan Shatabdi, Suvidha,&n......
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Hyderabad gives Indian medical tourism a shot in the arm  

Hyderabad gives Indian medical tourism a shot in the arm

In view of a massive rise in the number of medical tourists visiting Hyderabad every year, the city is all set to launch a facilitation centre in January 2018. The centre will be launched b......
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Mumbai Port Trust takes up citizen centric projects  

Mumbai Port Trust takes up citizen centric projects

According to a PTI report, the Mumbai Port Trust (MbPT) is planning to open up a slew of citizen-focussed facilities being built at a cost of INR 300 crore over the next six months, a top officia......
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Airlines waive cancellation fees  

Airlines waive cancellation fees

Domestic carriers, including the government-owned Air India, have waived charges for ticket cancellations and no show due to the ongoing unrest in parts of Maharashtra. Air India said it will......
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IRCTC to launch its co branded debit card in association with SBI  

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

As per The Financial Express report, to incentivise passengers to use the online ticket booking system and adopt cashless methods, Indian Railways is set to launch its own co-branded debit ca......
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Heathrow launches new measures to boost domestic flights  

Heathrow launches new measures to boost domestic flights

UK fliers are set to save more when flying from Heathrow as the airport announced a 50 per cent increase in the discount for domestic flights. From January, passengers flying to any UK dest......
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Year End Review 2017:Ministry of Tourism  

Year End Review 2017:Ministry of Tourism

Ministry of Tourism is the nodal agency to formulate national policies and programmes for the development and promotion of tourism. In the process, the Ministry consults and collaborates with other......
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Kerala Tourism to kick off Phase II of its promotional campaign next month  

Kerala Tourism to kick off Phase II of its promotional campaign next month

Kerala Tourism is set to come up with a three-month long international campaign in its bid to lure foreign tourists to the state. The campaign would be the second phase of its efforts in this......
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FOREIGN EXCHANGE EARNINGS (IN RUPEE AND US $ TERMS) THROUGH TOURISM IN INDIA IN NOVEMBER 2017  

FOREIGN EXCHANGE EARNINGS (IN RUPEE AND US $ TERMS) THROUGH TOURISM IN INDIA IN NOVEMBER 2017

Ministry of Tourism estimates monthly Foreign Exchange Earnings (FEEs) through tourism in India, both in rupee and dollar terms. Based on the credit data of Travel Head from Balance of Payments of ......
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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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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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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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Sikkim Tourism to finalise its new Tourism Policy soon  

Sikkim Tourism to finalise its new Tourism Policy soon

Sikkim Tourism will be finalising its new tourism policy soon. The draft policy will be finalised once it gets the government approval. This was informed by C Zangpo, Secretary-Tourism, Sikki......
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Performance of Domestic Airlines for the year 2017  

Performance of Domestic Airlines for the year 2017

Traffic data submitted by various domestic airlines has been analysed for the month of October, 2017. Following are the salient features:   Passengers carried by domestic airli......
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FOREIGN EXCHANGE EARNINGS THROUGH TOURISM IN INDIA IN OCTOBER 2017  

FOREIGN EXCHANGE EARNINGS THROUGH TOURISM IN INDIA IN OCTOBER 2017

Ministry of Tourism estimates monthly Foreign Exchange Earnings (FEEs) through tourism in India, both in rupee and dollar terms. Based on the credit data of Travel Head from Balance of Payments of ......
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AirAsia India offers base fare at INR 99 for local travel  

AirAsia India offers base fare at INR 99 for local travel

According to a report in The DNA the Malaysian Budget carrier AirAsia announced a discount sale, offering passengers one-way base fare at INR 99 for a domestic journey across its Indian JV airlin......
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GROWTH IN FOREIGN TOURIST ARRIVALS IN OCTOBER, 2017 OVER OCTOBER, 2016  

GROWTH IN FOREIGN TOURIST ARRIVALS IN OCTOBER, 2017 OVER OCTOBER, 2016

Ministry of Tourism compiles monthly estimates of Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) & FTAs on e-Tourist Visa on the basis of Nationality-wise, Port-wise......
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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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Sunset marathon to promote beach tourism in Kochi  

Sunset marathon to promote beach tourism in Kochi

According to a report in The Times of India, in anticipation of the beach corridor project of the District Tourism Promotion Council (DTPC), `Kochi Duskathon', a sunset beach run has been......
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Minister of Tourism and Sports presented Amazing Thailand Tourism Year 2018 at WTM 2017  

Minister of Tourism and Sports presented Amazing Thailand Tourism Year 2018 at WTM 2017

Thailand’s Minister of Tourism and Sports, H.E. Mrs. Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul unveiled the latest tourism promotional extravaganza, the “Amazing Thailand Tourism Year 2018” at the ......
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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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CENTENARY OF THE BALFOUR DECLARATION EXHIBITION AT THE ISRAEL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES  

CENTENARY OF THE BALFOUR DECLARATION EXHIBITION AT THE ISRAEL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES

The Centenary of the Balfour Declaration Exhibition, at the Israel Academy of Science and Humanities in Jerusalem, assembles historical documents texts and objects of a wide range of types and......
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TAT launches Amazing Thailand Tourism Year 2018 calendar of events  

TAT launches Amazing Thailand Tourism Year 2018 calendar of events

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is launching an ambitious calendar of events in support of the ‘Amazing Thailand Tourism Year 2018‘ featuring an action-packed s......
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Financial result as at September 30, 2017, Q3 Austrian Airlines increases result significantly  

Financial result as at September 30, 2017, Q3 Austrian Airlines increases result significantly

Financial result as at September 30, 2017 Q3: Austrian Airlines increases result significantly ·         ......
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New policy on the cards to boost medical tourism  

New policy on the cards to boost medical tourism

According to a report by Sushmi Dey in The Times of India, the government plans to bring out a policy to promote India as a key destination for medical tourism. The proposed policy aims to promot......
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FOREIGN EXCHANGE EARNINGS (IN RUPEE AND US $ TERMS) THROUGH TOURISM IN INDIA IN SEPTEMBER 2017  

FOREIGN EXCHANGE EARNINGS (IN RUPEE AND US $ TERMS) THROUGH TOURISM IN INDIA IN SEPTEMBER 2017

Ministry of Tourism estimates monthly Foreign Exchange Earnings (FEEs) through tourism in India, bo......
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CELEBRITY CRUISES COMES TO INDIA  

CELEBRITY CRUISES COMES TO INDIA

TIRUN Travel Marketing, the pioneer of cruise tourism in the country and the exclusive India representative of Celebrity Cruisesis excited to announce cruise sailings from and to Mumbai this winter......
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GET READY TO RUN IN 2018 WITH THE START OF MARATHON SEASON IN ISRAEL  

GET READY TO RUN IN 2018 WITH THE START OF MARATHON SEASON IN ISRAEL

With a mild and relatively dry winter season, combined with stunning landscapes and rich history, Israel is a perfect venue for marathons and competitive relay races. Here is a round-up of the main......
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Air India takes delivery of its last Boeing 787 8 Dreamliner  

Air India takes delivery of its last Boeing 787 8 Dreamliner

As per the PTI report, Air India has taken the delivery of its last Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner, which will be inducted in its fleet tomorrow. The new plane was delivered to Air India in the pres......
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PATA extends CEO Dr. Mario Hardy’s contract till January 1, 2021  

PATA extends CEO Dr. Mario Hardy’s contract till January 1, 2021

The Executive Board of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has extended the contract of Chief Executive Officer Dr. Mario Hardy for a period of three years commencing Janua......
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Airlines slash fares in Diwali fortnight  

Airlines slash fares in Diwali fortnight

According to a report by Tarun Shukla in The Hindustan Times, airlines are offering a Diwali bonanza to travellers in the form of sharp fare cuts, a sign that demand for plane seats in the festiv......
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President presents ‘NATIONAL TOURISM AWARDS, 2015-16’ to various segments of the travel, tourism and hospitality industry on ‘World Tourism Day’  

President presents ‘NATIONAL TOURISM AWARDS, 2015-16’ to various segments of the travel, tourism and hospitality industry on ‘World Tourism Day’

The President of India Shri Ram NathKovind presented the “National Tourism Awards, 2015-16” to various segments of the travel, tourism and hospitality industry at a function organised b......
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AVANI Hotels and Resorts Appoints Alejandro Bernabé as  Vice President of Operations  

AVANI Hotels and Resorts Appoints Alejandro Bernabé as Vice President of Operations

AVANI Hotels & Resorts, Minor Hotels’ vibrant upscale lifestyle brand, is delig......
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CFO Heinz Lachinger Leaves Austrian Airlines in 2018  

CFO Heinz Lachinger Leaves Austrian Airlines in 2018

Heinz Lachinger, 50, the longstanding CFO and Member of the Extended Management Board of Austrian Airlines, will leave the company on his own request at the end of March 2018. The search for a succ......
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Tourism Authority of Thailand launches official WeChat Visit Thailand application for Chinese tourists	 

Tourism Authority of Thailand launches official WeChat Visit Thailand application for Chinese tourists

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has launched an official WeChat ‘Visit Thailand’ application for Chinese tourists, adding the popular Mandarin Chinese social media platform to e......
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Historic renovation of Wat Aruns famed pagoda completed	 

Historic renovation of Wat Aruns famed pagoda completed

The world-famous Temple of Dawn pagoda, also internationally known as Wat Arun, will officially be reopened the end of this year after being closed to visitors for three years to undergo repairs an......
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Foreign Exchange Earnings (in Rupee and US $ Terms) through Tourism in India in July 2017  

Foreign Exchange Earnings (in Rupee and US $ Terms) through Tourism in India in July 2017

Ministry of Tourism estimates monthly Foreign Exchange Earnings (FEEs) through tourism in India, both in rupee and dollar terms based on the credit data of Travel Head from Balance of Payments of R......
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Performance of Domestic Airlines for the year 2017  

Performance of Domestic Airlines for the year 2017

Traffic data submitted by various domestic airlines has been analysed for the month of July, 2017. Following are the salient features: Passengers carried by domestic airlines d......
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7.4% Growth in Foreign Tourist Arrivals in July, 2017 over July, 2016  

7.4% Growth in Foreign Tourist Arrivals in July, 2017 over July, 2016

Ministry of Tourism compiles monthly estimates of Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) & FTAs on e- Tourist Visa on the basis of Nationality-wise, Port-wise data received from Bureau of Immigration ......
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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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MoU signed between RLDA and IRCON International Limited for Redevelopment of Delhi Safdarjung Railway Station  

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

Ministry of Railways has entrusted the work of redevelopment of Delhi Safdarjung Railway Station to IRCON along with RLDA by leveraging the commercial potential of the railway land around the stati......
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Government records 12.7% growth in domestic tourists  

Government records 12.7% growth in domestic tourists

The number of domestic tourist visits to all States/Union Territories (UTs), including the visits for religious and medical purpose, has increased to 161.4 Crore in 2016 from 143.2 Crore in 2015, r......
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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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Foreign Exchange Earnings (In Rupee And US $ Terms) through Tourism in India in June 2017  

Foreign Exchange Earnings (In Rupee And US $ Terms) through Tourism in India in June 2017

Ministry of Tourism estimates monthly Foreign Exchange Earnings (FEEs) through tourism in India, both in rupee and dollar terms. Based on the credit data of Travel Head from Balance of Payments of ......
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22.5% growth in foreign tourist arrivals in June, 2017 over June 2016  

22.5% growth in foreign tourist arrivals in June, 2017 over June 2016

Ministry of Tourism compiles monthly estimates of Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) & FTAs on e- Tourist Visa on the basis of Nationality-wise, Port-wise data received from Bureau of Immigration ......
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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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Raipur Airport Ranked First in Customer Satisfaction Index Survey  

Raipur Airport Ranked First in Customer Satisfaction Index Survey

Raipur’s Swami Vivekananda Airport was once again ranked first in Customer Satisfaction among 49 airports in the country. Raipur Airport achieved 4.84 score on a five point scale index in the......
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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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Holland records 19% growth in Indian arrivals in Q1 2017  

Holland records 19% growth in Indian arrivals in Q1 2017

Netherlands Board of Tourism & Conventions (NBTC) announced an increase in Indian arrivals to the Netherlands in the first quarter of 2017. In comparison with the last year’s Q1 Indian ar......
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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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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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Cathay Dragon grows Mainland China network through expansion of codeshare arrangement with Shenzhen Airlines  

Cathay Dragon grows Mainland China network through expansion of codeshare arrangement with Shenzhen Airlines

Cathay Dragon today announced an expansion of its codeshare agreement with Shenzhen Airlines that will see the airline add three new destinations to its network in Mainland China.  
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Zhao Guang You - Imperial Cuisine in Business Class of Air France  

Zhao Guang You - Imperial Cuisine in Business Class of Air France

On departure from Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport, and for a period of one year, Zhao Guang You, chef of the JE Mansion restaurant in Beijing, will be signing new dishes for the Company on flights ......
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Foreign Exchange Earnings (in Rupee and US $ terms) through tourism in India in May 2017  

Foreign Exchange Earnings (in Rupee and US $ terms) through tourism in India in May 2017

Ministry of Tourism estimates monthly Foreign Exchange Earnings (FEEs) through tourism in India, both in rupee and dollar terms. Based on the credit data of Travel Head from Balance of Payments of ......
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55.3% Growth in Foreign Tourist Arrivals on E-Tourist Visa in May, 2017 over May, 2016  

55.3% Growth in Foreign Tourist Arrivals on E-Tourist Visa in May, 2017 over May, 2016

Ministry of Tourism compiles monthly estimates of Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) & FTAs on e- Tourist Visa on the basis of Nationality-wise, Port-wise data received from Bureau of Immigration ......
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Hamad International Airport handles record number of aircraft take-offs and landings in March 2017

Hamad International Airport (HIA), Qatar’s gateway to the world, handled a record 21,842 aircraft take-offs and landings and 177,325 tonnes of cargo in the month of March, making it the busie......
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South Africa welcomes over 95,000 travellers in 2016

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Austrian Airlines Begins 2017 with Traditionally Negative Winter Quarter

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Israel Tourism records 49% increase in Indian tourists in 2 years

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TCA Abu Dhabi Leads Its Largest Ever Delegation To Arabian Travel Market To Boost Inbound Tourism

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Traffic Results for January-March 2017: Austrian Airlines Carried More Passengers in Q1 2017

Austrian Airlines carried almost 2.2 million passengers in the period January to March 2017, comprising a rise of 6.6 percent in a year-on-year comparison. This increase is mainly due to the ......
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Abu Dhabi sees further Growth in Hotel Guests following Record-Breaking Year

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Indian Cabinet approves signing of new Air Services Agreement between India and Serbia

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for updation of the existing Air Services Agreement (ASA) between India and Serbia which was signed on......
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Ministry of Tourism estimates and releases the data of Foreign Exchange Earnings (FEEs) through Tourism in India, both in rupee and dollar terms based on the credit data of Travel h......
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Taiwan Tourism Board records 9% growth in Indian arrivals  

Taiwan Tourism Board records 9% growth in Indian arrivals

Joining the likes of a host of international destinations positioning India as a priority inbound source market, the Taiwan Tourism Board (TTB) is set to increase its marketing budget this ye......
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Tamil Nadu received 8% of international tourists in January

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Maldives Shines at the Largest Swiss Holiday and Travel Fair - FESPO

Maldives Marketing and PR Corporation along with 6 companies from the tourism industry is currently representing Maldives at the largest Swiss holiday and travel fair, FESPO 2017. The Head of......
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In September, Treebo Hotels, India’s 3rd largest hotel chain, had announced the launch of an initiative called Treebo Hangouts. Under this initiative, Tr......
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Dr. Mahesh Sharma inaugurates ‘Bharat Parv’ at Red Fort, Delhi  

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

Bharat Parv, a national festival showcasing the country’s diverse culture, cuisines, handicrafts and catch glimpses of a progressive India was inaugurated by Dr. Mahesh Sharma, Minister of St......
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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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Korea Grand Sale - The ultimate shopping tourism festival for foreign tourists

Korea Tourism Organization is all set to welcome Shopaholics to the Korea Grand Sale from January 20th to February 28th. The grand sale has become a representative shopping tourism festiv......
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Bible Lands Museum, Jerusalem opens most Comprehensive Exhibition of Ancient Greek Ceramics

The new exhibition, "Gods, Heroes, and Mortals in Ancient Greece" opening at the Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem on January 25, 2017, will display the largest and most comprehensive co......
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13.6% Growth in Foreign tourist Arrivals in December 2016 over the Same Period in 2015.

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Soon Qatar Airways will land in LasVegas

Qatar Airways will soon land in Las Vegas. Starting January 8 next year, the carrier will add Las Vegas in its route map.  The new route will be the company's 11th ......
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Air India to reserve six front seats for women on Domestic flights  

Air India to reserve six front seats for women on Domestic flights

National carrier Air India will soon reserve six seats in the front rows of its aeroplane fleet for women passengers for their safety without any extra charges.   ......
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56.6% Growth in Foreign Tourists Arrival on E-Toutist Visa in December 2016 over the same period in 2015

A total of  1,62,250 foreign tourists arrived in December  2016 on e-Tourist Visa as compared to 1,03,617 during the month of December 2015 registering a growth of 56.6%. ......
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Jet Airways, InDigo enters top 10 most punctual airlines in Asia-Pacific

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SWISS to bring air show to the 2017 Lauberhorn Races

Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) will again be serving as Official Airline to this year’s International Lauberhorn Races, as part of its ongoing commitment to sports. The......
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Now Air India to allow 40-50 kg free check-in baggage on Boeing 747 flights

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RAKTDA has announced a partnership with TUI India.

Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA) has announced a strategic partnership with TUI India Pvt. Ltd., one of the leading leisure travel companies in Ind......
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Air India fares to be low as Rajdhani to boost passengers traffic.

Taking on the reduced prices in Rajdhani Express, national carrier Air India will launch a three-month long sale of tickets priced at par or below Rajdhani fares. The national carrier claims the mo......
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Taj Mahal of Bhopal is going to turn into a heritage hotel in 2017.

A private builder from Indore will develop the 120-room Taj Mahal - the royal residence of erstwhile Begum of Bhopal - into a heritage hotel from January.   Sources in the stat......
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Still there is no effect of Demonitisation on Assam Tourism

Darjeeling has witnessed a hike in the number of tourists despite a decline in tourists in other tourists destinations. Contrary to the poor conditions of other industries in West Bengal, the touri......
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9.3% Growth in Foreign Tourist Arrivals in November 2016 over the same period in 2015

9.3% growth in Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) in November 2016 over the same period in 2015. USA account......
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Tourism industry on the rebound in The Nilgiris

After being impacted by demonetisation, former Chief Minister Jayalalithaa’s demise, and by the Cauvery water-sharing crisis, the tourism industry is slowly but surely recov......
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Germany beckons Indian tourists with masala chai and samosa

(News courtesy by times of india)   Indian tourists will be able to sip masala chai and munch on samosas while cruising down the Rhine from next......
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Hong Kong scraps visa-on-arrival for Indians

(News courtesy by The Indian Express)   Before the start of the holiday season, Hong Kong’s decision of scrapping visa-free 14 day stay for Indians has come&......
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3 tourist trains to be introtuced in Assam soon...

Union minister of state for railways Rajen Gogain on Sunday said at least three tourist trains......
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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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India Registers 10.4% growth in Foreign Tourists Arrivals in October 2016 over the Same Period in 2015

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Thailand introduced Unique Local Experiences to the world at WTM 2016

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The exhibition "Dali at the Port"  presents hundreds of original works of Salvador Dalí over 1100 square meters including paintings, sculptures, drawings, jewelry and photogra......
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Indian Visitor Arrivals to Ras Al Khaimah up 23% in First Six Months of 2016

Ras Al Khaimah recorded a 23 per cent increase in visitors from India during the first six months of 2016 compared to the corresponding January-June period last year, according to the Ras Al Khaima......
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Article by : Alon Ben-Meir    Two weeks ago, President Obama announced that the US will draw down its troops in Afghanistan......
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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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179.9% Growth In Tourists Arrival In India On E-Tourist Visa  

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

179.9% GROWTH IN TOURISTS ARRIVAL ON E-TOURIST VISA IN MAY 2016 OVER THE SAME PERIOD IN 2015  USA CONTINUES TO OCCUPY......
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Salzburg saw a whopping increase of 81% Indian arrivals in comparison to 2015

Salzburg has definitely caught the fancy of the Indian travelers this s......
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Indian government attempts to urge homestays to promote tourism

Visitors to India may soon have of the capacity to transform a resident's home into a cash spinner without paying a considerable lot of the tolls at business rates or being subjected to stringe......
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Festivities are at heart as Ireland posts record tourism figures

The joining of the Easter Rising Centenary festivals and the St Patrick's Festival inside the same fortnight drew a record number of international tourists in March. The 1916 centen......
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Increase in inbound tourism in Italy in the first quarter

For inbound tourism in Italy, the primary quarter of 2016 spoke to the best period for no less than three years. The information were reported by the Italian association Federalberghi. ......
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Preferred Hotels & Resorts Promotes ARPIT PANT To Regional Director of South Asia & Middle East  

Preferred Hotels & Resorts Promotes ARPIT PANT To Regional Director of South Asia & Middle East

Preferred Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest independent hotel brand, has announced the promotion of Arpit Pant as Regional Director of South Asia and Middle East. Bringing 15 years of......
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  Ministry of Tourism compiles monthly estimates of Foreign Tourist Arrivals "FTAs" on the basis of Nationality-wise, Port- w......
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Decline in Panama Tourist Office employees  

Decline in Panama Tourist Office employees

Panama tourism industry utilizes individuals for low range salaries. The decline of 3.6% was uncovered in a late report by the Office of the Comptroller General of the Republic of Panama.
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Cuba comes up short on brew as tourism surrounds the Island

A surge in tourism to Cuba after relations enhanced with the US seems to turn out to the country running short on beer eventually running out. The universal ice chests that apportion be......
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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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Iranian airline banned from Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia's flight power said on Monday it had banned Iran's Mahan Air from utilizing its air terminals and air space over security concerns. The General Authority for Civil ......
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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 (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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International tourist arrivals up in Malta  

International tourist arrivals up in Malta

Malta Inbound tourism up 9.7% in February. A sum of 66,137 inbound visitor trips were carried out for holiday purposes, while a further 9,291 were undertaken for business purposes.Compl......
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Thailand government eyeing luxury tourists  

Thailand government eyeing luxury tourists

The Thai government needs to do more to keep the country's tourists safe if they wants to achieve the objective of attracting more high-end travelers, tour operators speculation, or it risks lo......
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Turkish tourism industry hit hard after bombings  

Turkish tourism industry hit hard after bombings

Tourism revenue is expected to fall this year costing the country $8 Billion.   Suicide bombings in Istanbul, a skirmish with the Kremlin have tarnished the country's touri......
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Qatar Airways expanding it's route network worldwide

Qatar Airways is all set to announce new destinations to add to a already impressive network and reveal a new exhibition stand at this year’s ITB Berlin, one of the leading travel and trade e......
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Swachh Paryatan Mobile App launched by Dr. Mahesh Sharma

    Dr. Mahesh Sharma (Honorable minister of tourism and culture) lighted the lamp to inaugurate the Swach Paryatan mobile App. at Ashoka hotel, New Delhi on 22nd February......
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6.8% growth in Foreign Tourist Arrivals in January 2016 according to BOI

Ministry of Tourism compiles monthly estimates of Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTA) on the basis of Nationality-wise, Port-wise data received from Bureau of Immigration (BOI) and Foreign Exchange Earn......
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PATA India Chapter recently elected its Executive Committee

PATA India Chapter, The Pacific Asia Travel Association, held its 45th AGM in Delhi  at Hotel Le Meridian. The Executive Committee for the term 2015-17 was unanimously elected ......
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Indonesia participates at Satte 2016

Indonesia is gearing up to lure more international tourist by participation at south Asia tourism and Travel Expo (SATTE)  at the pragti maidan  Exhibition Complex , new Delhi , India 29-......
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SATTE 2016 reflects a positive impact in the Travel and Tourism Industry

UBM India launched the 23rd edition of South Asia’s leading travel trade show SATTE (January 29th – 31st) at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. Dr Mahesh Sharma, Union Minister of State for Tou......
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Australia Launches New International Tourism Campaign

Tourism Australia has launched its latest campaign, which is focused on highlighting the country's world-class aquatic and coastal experiences, in a bid to lure more international vis......
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Kerala Tourism wins best pavilion award at FITUR  

Kerala Tourism wins best pavilion award at FITUR

Kerala Tourism emerged as a winner in the destination category at the 36th edition of FITUR  the second largest travel and tourism fair in Spain.  The eye-catching pavilion, themed on Ker......
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Indonesian Tourism targets 350,000 Indian visitors in 2016  

Indonesian Tourism targets 350,000 Indian visitors in 2016

The Ministry of Tourism of Indonesia (MOT) continues to aggressively promote "Wonderful Indonesia" in the Indian market which is considered as one of potential markets for Indonesian tourism.  ......
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Kerala Travel Mart 2016 to be held in Kochi

The 2016 edition of Kerala Travel Mart (KTM), which is the largest gathering of tourism stakeholders in the State, will be held in Kochi in September with its focus on Responsible Tourism. ......
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PM Narendra Modi flags off Mahamana Express from Varanasi Cantt to New Delhi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, flagged off the 02417 Varanasi-New Delhi Superfast (Special Train) Mahamana Express with Model Rake at Diesel Locomotive Works, Varanasi. He complimented the Rail......
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Amitabh Bachhan and Priyanka Chopra to be new faces of Incredible India

Bollywood actors Amitabh Bachhan and Priyanka Chopra have been chosen as the new faces of the ‘Incredible India’ campaign.     Mr. Bachhan, also the br......
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 South African Tourism flags off its Annual Roadshow  

South African Tourism flags off its Annual Roadshow

South African Tourism kick-started the 2016 edition of their biggest travel trade engagement initiative -13th annual Roadshow. The roadshow will be held in four cities , starting with Kolkata on 18......
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Maha Mela organised at Delhi Haat receives 15,000 visitors

Maharashtra government is currently organising Maha Mela, a 2-week-long celebration at Delhi Haat  to promote the culture and heritage of the state. The event was inaugurated by Valsa Nai......
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IHG launches InterContinental Chennai Mahabalipuram Resort

IHG Mahabalipuram’s first exclusive beach resort, InterContinental Chennai Mahabalipuram Resort, was officially launched on 15 January 2016 as part of the InterContinental Hotels Group(IHG&re......
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Israel tourism targets 50 per increase in Indian tourist  

Israel tourism targets 50 per increase in Indian tourist

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Chinese New Year Celebrations 2016 to bring community closer

This year's Chinatown Chinese New Year Celebrations 2016 promises to be an even more rousing affair with a richer line-up of community outreach programmes to enrich the annual celebration of th......
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Maharashtra government organises Raigad festival

Maharashtra's state culture department has organised 6-day Raigad festival starting from January 21 at the landmark Raigad Fort, about 170 km from Mumbai, to popularise the grand structure, k......
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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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Anantara Launches Healthy New You 2016 Balance Yourself and Embrace Wellness during your Maldivian Holiday

Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas, the luxury hospitality brand for modern travellers, invites guests to embrace health and wellness as an integral element of their luxury holiday with its 2016 B......
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Amari to launch its first resort in the Maldives

The new Amari Havodda Maldives is scheduled to open on 15 January and is located on the Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll, a 55-minute plane journey from Male International Airport, followed by......
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The Maldives is embarking on major campaign to increase its tourist arrivals in 2016  

The Maldives is embarking on major campaign to increase its tourist arrivals in 2016

Maldives welcomed new year 2016, with a mission to drive 1.5 million international visitors to the archipelago. The Maldivian Ministry of Tourism will be celebrating the arrival of every 500,000th ......
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Air India to launch Delhi to  Gorakhpur services  

Air India to launch Delhi to Gorakhpur services

Air India has announced plans to launch a new service linking Delhi with Gorakhpur, a city in Uttar Pradesh located close to the border with Nepal. Commencing on 15 January, the route......
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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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Jodhpur to host World Sacred Spirit Festival 2016  

Jodhpur to host World Sacred Spirit Festival 2016

The 9th edition of World Sacred Spirit Festival 2016 will be organised at Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur from February 26- 28, 2016. Interested people can buy tickets on BookMyShow.com. The early......
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Sirpur National Dance and Music Festival at Chhattisgarh  

Sirpur National Dance and Music Festival at Chhattisgarh

The Chhattisgarh government is set to organise the fourth edition of ‘Sirpur National Dance and Music Festival’, a cultural event dedicated to creating international cultural amity and ......
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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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 Abta travel agency warns of fraud travel companies  

Abta travel agency warns of fraud travel companies

Abta travel agency has sent out a warning over the dangers of booking with fraudulent travel companies, as the peak booking season gets underway.   Association said it, wanted ......
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Anantara Hotels and Resorts launches annual kite festival at Sir Bani Yas Island  

Anantara Hotels and Resorts launches annual kite festival at Sir Bani Yas Island

Anantara Hotels & Resorts on Sir Bani Yas Island has announced the introduction of the Annual Kite Fest, with the first event planned for February 19, 2016. In this festive season families will......
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Gujarat Tourism and Diu administration in talks to boost tourism  

Gujarat Tourism and Diu administration in talks to boost tourism

Gujarat Tourism to start a tourism circuit to boost tourism in the region with the union territory of diu. Omnibus Industrial Development Corporation  and chief officer, mu......
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Royal Jordanian airlines launches service between Amman and Jakarta  

Royal Jordanian airlines launches service between Amman and Jakarta

Royal Jordanian  airlines will make its debut in Indonesia, with the launch of a new service between Amman and Jakarta.   ......
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Fiji launch direct services to san francisco in California  

Fiji launch direct services to san francisco in California

Fiji Airways has announced plans to launch direct services to San Francisco.the new seasonal service will start on 16 June 2016, operating twice a week until January 2017. Flights will op......
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 Shah Rukh Khan promotes West Bengal tourism for free  

Shah Rukh Khan promotes West Bengal tourism for free

Shah Rukh Khan has been roped as the brand ambassador for West Bengal and will shoot its ad campaign next month; the tagline of the campaign will be ‘Experience Bengal… the sweetest pa......
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2713 percent growth in E tourist Visa  

2713 percent growth in E tourist Visa

Indian government announced that E- tourist Visa scheme register 2713 per cent growth in November.UK Continues to Occupy Top Spot Followed by USA, France and Germany amongst the Countries availing ......
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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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Delhiites be warned  

Delhiites be warned

NEW DELHI-The Delhi government decided on Friday that odd and even number vehicles will utilize kerbstone, on alt......
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Toyota S FR Becomes a Lean, Mean Racing Machine for Tokyo Auto Salon 2016  

Toyota S FR Becomes a Lean, Mean Racing Machine for Tokyo Auto Salon 2016

Toyota City, Japan, Dec 3, 2015 - (ACN Newswire) - With its sporty yet simple design, the Toyota S-FR turned heads when it made its global premiere at the Tokyo Motor ......
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JCB to Launch Free Bus Ticket Campaign in Kyushu, Japan with Nishi Nippon Railroad  

JCB to Launch Free Bus Ticket Campaign in Kyushu, Japan with Nishi Nippon Railroad

TOKYO, Nov 27, 2015 - JCB Co. Ltd. (JCB), the only global payment brand based in Japan, has officially announced that it will launch a campaign in cooperation with Nishi-Nippon Railroad Co., Ltd., ......
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Indonesia to target 20 million arrivals by 2019  

Indonesia to target 20 million arrivals by 2019

Indonesia is planning its biggest push for Indian arrivals. The Ministry of Tourism of the Republic of Indonesia through its India office (VITO) is gearing up to lur......
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