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

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

Airline submits proposal to U.S. Department of Transportation to launch new route to Shanghai from MSP that would benefit the traveling public and enhance connectivity across U.S. Proposed service,......
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Cinnamon Life makes Colombo a hub of world entertainment  

Cinnamon Life makes Colombo a hub of world entertainment

Cinnamon Life, Colombo’s most anticipated integrated development is adding new dimensions to the city’s arts and entertainment offering with a line-up of events and international perfor......
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International Tourism Maintains Strong Momentum : UNWTO  

International Tourism Maintains Strong Momentum : UNWTO

According to the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)’s latest barometer, international tourist arrivals grew 6% in the first six months of 2018 after a record year of growth in 2017. &......
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Washington, Dc Appoints Indiva Marketing as International Representation Firm in India  

Washington, Dc Appoints Indiva Marketing as International Representation Firm in India

Destination DC, the official destination marketing organization for Washington, DC, announces the appointment of Indiva Marketing responsible for all trade and media relations in India. &nb......
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SATA 2018 concluded at The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai and announce the Winners  

SATA 2018 concluded at The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai and announce the Winners

The 3rd edition of prestigious South Asian Travel Awards (SATA) has been successfully concluded in the iconic property, The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai on 15th September 2018.   L......
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Indian Railways and GAIL (India) Limited sign an MoU for Use of Natural Gas in Railway Workshops and Production Units  

Indian Railways and GAIL (India) Limited sign an MoU for Use of Natural Gas in Railway Workshops and Production Units

In order to replace Industrial gases like Dissolved Acetylene, LPG, BMCG and Furnace Oil / High Speed Diesel (HSD) oil with environment friendly Natural Gas, Indian Railways has signed a Memorandum......
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Austrian Airlines Signs New Collective Bargaining Agreement for Flight Personnel Valid Until 2022  

Austrian Airlines Signs New Collective Bargaining Agreement for Flight Personnel Valid Until 2022

Employer and employee representatives signed a new collective agreement today applying to the Austrian Airlines flight personnel lasting until 2022. This agreement was preceded by long negotiations......
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Solid Traffic Growth, Record Load Factor : IATA  

Solid Traffic Growth, Record Load Factor : IATA

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced healthy global passenger demand for July with all regions reporting growth. Total revenue passenger kilometers (RPKs) rose 6.2%, compare......
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UK witnesses 32% increase in student visas . . .  

UK witnesses 32% increase in student visas . . .

The number of UK visas granted to Indian nationals has continued to experience strong growth, according to the latest update from the UK Office for National Statistics. The latest figures show that......
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Preferred Hotels and Resorts Welcomes 22 New Member Hotels, With Four In Asia Pacific  

Preferred Hotels and Resorts Welcomes 22 New Member Hotels, With Four In Asia Pacific

Preferred Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest independent hotel brand, is pleased to welcome 22 new member hotels, resorts, and residences  to its cura......
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1.60 million Visitors for the revamped Incredible India website in less than two months  

1.60 million Visitors for the revamped Incredible India website in less than two months

The Ministry of Tourism has launched a revamped version of Incredible India website. Since the launch of the revamped website on 14th June 2018, 1.60 million visitors have visited the Incredible In......
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Freight Growth Slowdown Continues in June  

Freight Growth Slowdown Continues in June

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), rose 2.7% in June 2018, compared to......
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Dubai, London and Paris emerge as the most booked destinations by Indian travellers in Q2 2018: Booking.com  

Dubai, London and Paris emerge as the most booked destinations by Indian travellers in Q2 2018: Booking.com

As the second quarter of 2018 draws to a close, Booking.com, the global leader in connecting travelers with the widest choice of incredible places to stay, has identified the most booked destinatio......
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Austrian Airlines Reaches Break-Even Point After Good Second Quarter  

Austrian Airlines Reaches Break-Even Point After Good Second Quarter

Austrian Airlines, Austria’s flag carrier, managed to achieve business results at the break-even point in the first half of 2018 following a strong second quarter performance. Adjusted earnin......
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New ticket confirmation process in Railways  

New ticket confirmation process in Railways

A tool has been developed to predict the probability of waitlisted ticket getting confirmed at the time of booking as well as during Passenger Name Record (PNR) enquiry of waitlisted ticket. The to......
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HRAWI’s 18th Regional Convention Concludes In Sri Lanka  

HRAWI’s 18th Regional Convention Concludes In Sri Lanka

The 18th edition of the Hotel and Restaurant Association of Western India’s (HRAWI) Regional Convention that began on 27th June concluded on 30th&nb......
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The winners of the Inaugural International Institute for Peace Through Tourism Awards announced  

The winners of the Inaugural International Institute for Peace Through Tourism Awards announced

Amman, Jordan (27 June 2018) The Resilience Through Tourism Summit (RTTS) has announced the winners of the world’s first International Peace Through Tourism Awards which have been launched to......
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Traffic Results for the First Half of 2018: Expanded Fleet as the Basis for Passenger Growth  

Traffic Results for the First Half of 2018: Expanded Fleet as the Basis for Passenger Growth

Austrian Airlines carried close to 6.4 million passengers in the period January to June 2018. This comprises a year-on-year increase of 9.8 percent or about 600,000 passengers. This rise in passeng......
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KDDI Brings Japanese Telecoms Technology and Know-how to Myanmar  

KDDI Brings Japanese Telecoms Technology and Know-how to Myanmar

KDDI CORPORATION is implementing telecoms business operations in Myanmar, together with Sumitomo Corporation and Myanmar Posts and Telecommunications (MPT). As smartphones come into widespread use ......
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Austrian Airlines Restructures Its Communications Team . . .  

Austrian Airlines Restructures Its Communications Team . . .

Austrian Airlines has reorganized its communications activities. Effective immediately, the Austrian flag carrier no longer operates along the lines of “internal” and “external&rd......
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Use Technology for More Sustainable Tourism Management : UNWTO  

Use Technology for More Sustainable Tourism Management : UNWTO

As the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) held its 2nd World Conference on Smart Destinations in the Spanish city of Oviedo (25-27 June 2018), Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili emphasized how ......
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Brussels Airlines welcomes over 100,000 guests during the first weekend of the summer holidays  

Brussels Airlines welcomes over 100,000 guests during the first weekend of the summer holidays

This weekend, from Friday June 29th until Sunday July 1st, Brussels Airlines will fly 11% more travelers to their holiday destination, compared to last year. The highest peak will be on Friday, whe......
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Revival Lords Inn – Vadodara Pledges To Save The Earth On World Environment Day  

Revival Lords Inn – Vadodara Pledges To Save The Earth On World Environment Day

On the occasion of World Environment Day 2018 Revival Lords Inn, Vadodara’s premium mid-market business hotel did its bit to promote conserving Earth and its precious resources. On 5th June, ......
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Tourism Teachers Hold Ecotourism Hospitality Training Workshop in Southern Thailand  

Tourism Teachers Hold Ecotourism Hospitality Training Workshop in Southern Thailand

A leading Bangkok university delivered a series of hospitality skill building workshops to local tourism service providers in the ecotourism front line at Khao Sok national park, southern Thailand,......
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SATA 2018 Evaluations Begin In Sri Lanka . . .  

SATA 2018 Evaluations Begin In Sri Lanka . . .

Evaluation of nominees from Sri Lanka for South Asian Travel Awards (SATA) 2018 began on Monday. The evaluation sessions are being held at Ramada Colombo hotel. Sri Lankan brands nominated to SATA ......
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Planet Nine Private Air LLC (“P9”) launches its first Falcon 7X ultra long-range charter aircraft  

Planet Nine Private Air LLC (“P9”) launches its first Falcon 7X ultra long-range charter aircraft

Planet Nine (P9), a brand new boutique US-based ultra long-haul charter specialist, secured its FAA Part 135 operating certificate on Friday, June 22, and is making its first Dassault Falcon 7X ava......
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SATA 2018 concludes Evaluations in Maldives and Heads to Sri Lanka  

SATA 2018 concludes Evaluations in Maldives and Heads to Sri Lanka

South Asian Travel Awards (SATA) Jury has conducted evaluations of nominees from MALDIVES at Mookai Hotel, Male’ from 18th - 23rd June and the expert panel will be heading to Colombo.
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Tourism Ministry celebrates International Day of Yoga on 21st June, 2018  

Tourism Ministry celebrates International Day of Yoga on 21st June, 2018

The Ministry of Tourism celebrated the International Day of Yoga today, with a plethora of events across the country. In New Delhi, a Yoga session has been conducted from 6:30 AM to 8:30 AM at the ......
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Climate-friendly initiatives and actions essential for tourism, says UNWTO  

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

The Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Zurab Pololikashvili, called for the tourism sector to take more action to combat climate change and biodiversity loss during the 30......
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SATA 2018 Evaluations begins with an all women Expert Panel  

SATA 2018 Evaluations begins with an all women Expert Panel

A panel of multi national experts chosen by SATA for 2018 Edition will be evaluating the MALDIVES based nominees from 19th till 24th June at Mookai Hotel.     The Jur......
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Brussels Airlines flies Red Devils and their fans to Russia  

Brussels Airlines flies Red Devils and their fans to Russia

As the official airline of the Belgian Red Devils, Brussels Airlines flies the national team as well as their fans to Russia. Trident, the official Belgian Red Devils aircraft is bringing the Belgi......
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Tourism Minister to attend Incredible India road shows in the United States  

Tourism Minister to attend Incredible India road shows in the United States

The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Tourism, Shri K. J. Alphons will attend a series of ‘Incredible India road shows’ in the United States of America, from 18th to 22nd June ......
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Innovation and digitalization top of European tourism agenda  

Innovation and digitalization top of European tourism agenda

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) stressed the importance of tourism and technology providing opportunities for innovation and creating the jobs of the future, in its 63rd European Commission ......
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Indian Chefs create a Guinness World Record at Mount Everest with #ProjectTriyagyoni  

Indian Chefs create a Guinness World Record at Mount Everest with #ProjectTriyagyoni

Mr. Soundararajan P. and Mr. Sanjay Thakur, two of India’s leading Chefs, have created a Guinness World Record with #ProjectTriyagyoni. The remarkable culinary feat was achieved at Island Pea......
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Thailand highlights 5-D reasons for celebrating weddings and honeymoons in the Kingdom  

Thailand highlights 5-D reasons for celebrating weddings and honeymoons in the Kingdom

Pattaya, Chon Buri, 13 June, 2018 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has unveiled a roster of “5-D reasons” why Thailand is the perfect destination fo......
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Qatar Airways Commences Final Preparations Before Take-Off To The 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia  

Qatar Airways Commences Final Preparations Before Take-Off To The 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia

With the 2018 FIFA World Cup RussiaTM just one week away, Qatar Airways, the Official Partner and Official Airline of FIFA, is preparing to unite football fans from around the world as it begins th......
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Uday Samudra Initiates Ocean Conference . . .  

Uday Samudra Initiates Ocean Conference . . .

June 8th is celebrated as World Oceans Day around the world and at Kovalam Uday Samudra hosts a seminar campaign standing against ocean pollution and pollutants by joining hands with coastal side h......
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Indo-Sri Lanka Rendezvous At HRAWI’s 18th Regional Convention To Open New Avenues In Hospitality  

Indo-Sri Lanka Rendezvous At HRAWI’s 18th Regional Convention To Open New Avenues In Hospitality

The Hotel and Restaurant Association of Western India (HRAWI) spelled out the details of its upcoming Regional Convention at a press conference held at Hotel Marine Plaza yesterday. The 18th Region......
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Action on sustainability in tourism needs extra push, says new UNWTO report  

Action on sustainability in tourism needs extra push, says new UNWTO report

In line with its vision of advancing sustainability through tourism, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) released its flagship publication ‘Tourism for Development’ in Brussels on 6 ......
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GoAir appoints Cornelis Vrieswijk as the new Chief Executive Officer  

GoAir appoints Cornelis Vrieswijk as the new Chief Executive Officer

GoAir announced the appointment of Cornelis Vrieswijk (Cor) as the new Chief Executive Officer effective June 4, 2018. He will be reporting to the Chairman, Managing Director and the Board of Direc......
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Ethiopia Launches e-visa Service to All International Visitors  

Ethiopia Launches e-visa Service to All International Visitors

The Ethiopian Immigration and Nationality Affairs Main Department in collaboration with Ethiopian Airlines has launched an e-visa service for all international visitors to Ethiopia effective June 0......
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UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism – Seizing the Power of Technology  

UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism – Seizing the Power of Technology

Around 600 participants from 52 countries gathered at the 4th UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism (Bangkok, Thailand, 30 May to 1 June 2018). Organized by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)......
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Norwegian Bliss makes history as the largest ship Christened in Seattle  

Norwegian Bliss makes history as the largest ship Christened in Seattle

Following a month and a half long show-stopping tour that began in Bremerhaven, Germany and continued around the United States and included previews in New York, Miami and Los Angeles, Norwegian Cr......
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Record Turnout for UNWTO Gastronomy Tourism Conference in Thailand  

Record Turnout for UNWTO Gastronomy Tourism Conference in Thailand

A record 475 delegates from 52 countries have turned up for the 4th UNWTO Forum on Gastronomy Tourism which opened today in Bangkok, the first time it is being held in Asia.   ......
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Themed SURF THE WAVE OF GLOBAL TOURISM, HRAWI To Host Its 18th Regional Convention In Sri Lanka  

Themed SURF THE WAVE OF GLOBAL TOURISM, HRAWI To Host Its 18th Regional Convention In Sri Lanka

The Hotel and Restaurant Association of Western India (HRAWI) will be hosting the 18th edition of its Regional Convention from 27th to 30th June 2018. For the first time the Association will hold i......
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The Biggest Celebration of Indian Cinema IIFA Weekend And Awards 2018 heads to Bangkok, Thailand  

The Biggest Celebration of Indian Cinema IIFA Weekend And Awards 2018 heads to Bangkok, Thailand

IIFA fever returns to Bangkok, Thailand exactly after a decade with the 19th edition of the IIFA Awards. Bangkok would play host to Bollywood’s finest talent, world media, Indian cinema fans ......
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Thailands DNP announces four-month rejuvenation for Ko Phi Phis famed Maya Bay  

Thailands DNP announces four-month rejuvenation for Ko Phi Phis famed Maya Bay

Thailand’s Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP) has announced that Maya Bay in Hat Noppharat Thara-Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park will not allow visitors during a ......
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IndiGo to connect Hubli to Goa and Kochi from June  

IndiGo to connect Hubli to Goa and Kochi from June

IndiGo said it will commence flight services from next month to Hubli from Goa and Kochi, using an ATR plane. The launch of these services to Hubli from June 28, which will be the airline's 52n......
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Vietnam extends visa exemption for Europeans  

Vietnam extends visa exemption for Europeans

Vietnam’s 15-day visa-free policy for European nationalities has been renewed for a three-year period (until 30 June 2021). Thus, effective from 01 July 2015 until 30 June 2021, citizens of I......
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Thailand Travel Mart 2018 goes Summer Beach at Ocean Marina Yacht Club in Pattaya	 

Thailand Travel Mart 2018 goes Summer Beach at Ocean Marina Yacht Club in Pattaya

This year’s Thailand Travel Mart Plus Amazing Gateway to the Greater Mekong Subregion (TTM+) will be held for the first time at the Ocean Marina Yacht Club in Pattaya from 13 to 15 June, high......
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Jordan to host Resilience through Tourism Summit, 26 and 27 June 2018  

Jordan to host Resilience through Tourism Summit, 26 and 27 June 2018

Leading international experts in the field of resilience planning will gather in Jordan in June to discuss best practice for the travel and tourism industry and the impact of tourism resilience on ......
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Sindhudurg Airport will be a boost for Aviation Sector in Maharashtra  

Sindhudurg Airport will be a boost for Aviation Sector in Maharashtra

Maharashtra will get a new airport at ParuleChipi in Sindhudurg district in 2018. Work on the project is expected to be completed in June this year, before the onset of monsoon and the Ganesh Festi......
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Gangneung-Wonju National University to host PATA Youth Symposium during PATA Annual Summit 2018  

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

The next PATA Youth Symposium, to be held during the PATA Annual Summit 2018, is to be hosted by Gangneung-Wonju National University. Organised by the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Human C......
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Norwegian’s newest ship debuts in Europe before commencing her inaugural tour around the U.S. and her official christening ceremony in Seattle, Washington  

Norwegian’s newest ship debuts in Europe before commencing her inaugural tour around the U.S. and her official christening ceremony in Seattle, Washington

Norwegian Cruise Line took delivery of the 167,800-gross-ton Norwegian Bliss, from Meyer Werft during a ceremony in Bremerhaven, Germany, marking the conclusion of an 18-month building period. In a......
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Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) unveils #SWISSJazzContest Campaign  

Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) unveils #SWISSJazzContest Campaign

Through the campaign SWISS provides Jazz enthusiasts and students from different music schools/colleges a chance to showcase their talent by registering on www.flyswiss.co.in and uploading a 2-minu......
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A Smile Has Been Flying Around the World for 60 Years : Austrian Airlines  

A Smile Has Been Flying Around the World for 60 Years : Austrian Airlines

The sky over Austria was red-white-red on March 31, 1958. For the first time, an Austrian Airlines aircraft took off on a commercial flight. The four-engine Vickers Viscount with the registration n......
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New UNWTO Agenda for Africa moves ahead in Berlin  

New UNWTO Agenda for Africa moves ahead in Berlin

An African ministerial working meeting conveyed by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) during this year’s Berlin International Tourism Fair ITB (8 March) agreed to move ahead with a ne......
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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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Supporting tourism development in Africa through better measurement  

Supporting tourism development in Africa through better measurement

In an effort to better measure tourism growth and development in Africa, UNWTO signed a Cooperation Agreement with the Nigeria Tourism Development Corporation for the Strengthening of the National ......
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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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JAL, Alaska Airlines expand code share agreement for US routes  

JAL, Alaska Airlines expand code share agreement for US routes

Japan Airlines (JAL) and Alaska Airlines have agreed to expand their existing code-share partnership, which will provide customers with an enhanced network to travel between Japan and cities ......
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Exponential Growth in Regional Air Connectivity with an Impetus to Stimulate Helicopters and Small Fixed Wing Aircraft Operations  

Exponential Growth in Regional Air Connectivity with an Impetus to Stimulate Helicopters and Small Fixed Wing Aircraft Operations

Sh Ashok Gajapati Raju, Minister of Civil Aviation has informed that key revisions in Scheme under 2nd Round of RCS-UDAN covering Priority areas, operational flexibili......
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Ten Talented Thai Chefs Showcase Thai Gastronomy at AFT 2018 Gala Opening  

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

The ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) 2018, hosted by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), is pulling out all the stops with a gala ceremony highlighting Thai gastronomy and the rich culina......
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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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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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Thailands visitor arrivals surge to 34 million, exceeds annual target  

Thailands visitor arrivals surge to 34 million, exceeds annual target

The Thai tourism industry is poised to hit yet another new record after the arrival of Thailand’s 34 millionth visitor and 1.81 trillion baht (US$ 50 billion) for the full calenda......
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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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GoAir post 36% increase in net profit in 2016 2017  

GoAir post 36% increase in net profit in 2016 2017

As per the Business Standard report, GoAir posted a 36% increase in net profit in 2016-17 at INR 205.25 crore against INR 150.24 crore in the previous year. GoAir’s growth has been mode......
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IndiGo plans to induct 50 wide bodied Aircraft  

IndiGo plans to induct 50 wide bodied Aircraft

According to a report by Anirban Chowdhury in The Economic Times, IndiGo, which has shown interest in buying Air India’s international operations, is actively considering alternate plans to......
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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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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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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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TUTC to launch luxury lodge Jaagir Lodge Dudhwa  

TUTC to launch luxury lodge Jaagir Lodge Dudhwa

The Ultimate Travelling Camp (TUTC), the luxury camping company is expanding its footprint with the launch of a rebranded luxury lodge, Jaagir Lodge Dudhwa, in Terai, Uttar Pradesh, India. TU......
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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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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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GVK group awarded the tender for Navi Mumbai Airport project  

GVK group awarded the tender for Navi Mumbai Airport project

As per the Business Standard report, the Maharashtra government has initiated the process of selecting the developer for the INR 16,000 crore Navi Mumbai Airport project, eight months after a......
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Australia records 15% growth in Indian arrivals for the YE June 2017  

Australia records 15% growth in Indian arrivals for the YE June 2017

Tourism Australia for the year ended (YE) June 2017 recorded over 277,100 Indian tourists thereby reflecting a significant growth of 15% as compared to the same period last year, making India......
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Argentina hosts the 2nd UNWTO Global Conference on Wine Tourism  

Argentina hosts the 2nd UNWTO Global Conference on Wine Tourism

To highlight the relevance of wine and gastronomy as key components of tourism development, the 22ndUNWTO Global Conference on Wine Tourism was held in Mendoza, Argentina on 29-30 Se......
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Air India ties up with PNB and IndusInd for INR 3,250 cr loan  

Air India ties up with PNB and IndusInd for INR 3,250 cr loan

Air India tied up with public sector lender Punjab National Bank and private lender Induslnd to secure loans to the tune of over INR 3,000 crore for meeting working capital requirements. The ......
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Phu Kradueng Wake up Run promotes sustainable sports tourism  

Phu Kradueng Wake up Run promotes sustainable sports tourism

The Tourism Authority of Thailand’s (TAT) Loei Office in cooperation with Phu Kradueng National Park is organising the ‘Phu Kradueng Wake up Run‘ that will take p......
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Hong Kong Airlines and WestJet  entered  codeshare agreement  

Hong Kong Airlines and WestJet entered codeshare agreement

Hong Kong Airlines and WestJet have entered into a codeshare agreement, which sees Hong Kong Airline placing its HX marketing code on WestJet-operated flights. The two carriers are building......
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Bidding process for the second round under Regional Connectivity Scheme – UDAN launched  

Bidding process for the second round under Regional Connectivity Scheme – UDAN launched

The Minister of Civil Aviation Shri P Ashok Gajapathi Raju has announced that the process for bidding for the second round of the Regional Connectivity Scheme – UDAN will start today. Briefin......
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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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 Air Cargo Posts Strongest First Half-Year Growth Since 2010  

Air Cargo Posts Strongest First Half-Year Growth Since 2010

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), grew by 10.4% in the first-half of ......
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Strong demand growth continues in June : IATA  

Strong demand growth continues in June : IATA

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic data for June showing that demand (measured in total revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose by 7.8% compare......
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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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UNWTO Manila Conference sets roadmap to Measure Sustainable Tourism  

UNWTO Manila Conference sets roadmap to Measure Sustainable Tourism

Over 1000 experts from 88 countries convened for four days in Manila, The Philippines, at the 6th International Conference on Tourism Statistics: Measuring Sustainable Tourism (21-24 June 2017).
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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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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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Tamil Nadu mulls VAT sop on ATF for UDAN flights  

Tamil Nadu mulls VAT sop on ATF for UDAN flights

Aviation turbine fuel (ATF) for aircraft that will operate under the proposed Regional Connectivity Scheme UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik) will be eligible for a concessional value added tax (VAT) o......
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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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Qatar Airways’ Successful ‘No Borders, Only Horizons’ Campaign Becomes Top Viral Video Worldwide  

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

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

Air Canada Sets Record for Passengers Carried

Air Canada transported close to one million customers throughout the six-day holiday period, during which it achieved a single-day record for passengers carried. On Thursday, June 29, Air Canada we......
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GoAir launches third daily direct flight between Bengaluru and New Delhi

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TAAI conducts session on GST for its members across India

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Ministry of Railways celebrates World Environment Day  

Ministry of Railways celebrates World Environment Day

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

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IndiGo introduces daily non-stop flight between Singapore and Bengaluru

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

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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

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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The Philippines will host the 6th UNWTO Conference on Tourism Statistics

Policy leaders, statisticians, academicians and private sector will convene in Manila, The Philippines, next June 2017 (21-24), to discuss new methodologies to measure the full impacts of tourism. ......
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South Africa welcomes over 95,000 travellers in 2016

Indian visitor numbers to South Africa have surged 21.7% during 2016 to close at an arrivals figure of 95, 377 and 8th position among SA’s international source markets.  
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The Cotentin Peninsula – also known as the Cherbourg Peninsula - in the Normandy region of France, will soon see its many tourism boards undergo a major restructuring in the next few months.<......
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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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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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The Cotentin Peninsula – also known as the Cherbourg Peninsula - in the Normandy region of France, will soon see its many tourism boards undergo a major restructuring in the next few mo......
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Qatar Airways has become the first airline in the world to achieve compliance with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Resolution 753 at its hub in Hamad International Airport (HIA).......
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Singapore Airlines And Ethiopian Airlines Expand Codeshare Agreement

Star Alliance members Singapore Airlines and Ethiopian Airlines will expand their codeshare agreement as of 1 June 2......
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The 48th Session of United Nations Statistical Commission has supported the UNWTO-led initiative of developing an......
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Ben Gurion airport was recently listed in the top ten best airports in the world according to online travel agency eDreams, and as #1 in the world for shopping.  
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A cache of nine bronze coins from the end of the Byzantine period (seventh century CE) was discovered in salvage excavations that the Israel Antiquities Authority conducted as part ......
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The cruise sector in Abu Dhabi is celebrating a year of achievement with record numbers of ship calls and passengers arriving in the emirate during the previo......
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GoAir has penned a firm contract for 72 A320neo aircraft following its MoU signed during the Farnborough International Airshow. The agreement doubles GoAir’s firm order book for the air......
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The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that it expects the global airline industry to make a net profit in 2017 of $29.8 billion. On forecast total revenues o......
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  In response to the increasing number of Chinese tourists visiting Israel, the Tel Aviv Museum of Art has recently added Chinese language booklets and flyers to its collection of mate......
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The TTM+ 2016 opening ceremony was presided over by Thailand’s Deputy Prime Minister General Tanasak Patimapragor......
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UNWTO addresses the impact of new technologies on the tourism sector in Japan  

UNWTO addresses the impact of new technologies on the tourism sector in Japan

Over 400 participants from 26 countries gathered in the city of Nara, Japan, to discuss the impact that new technologies are having on the tourism sector and how these can help the sector to fu......
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The Jordan Tourism Board in association with Zerzura is holding a month-long Jordan Food Festival and Photo Exhibition in Zerzu......
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Images from social media showing damage on the Malaysia Airlines flights which was hit by severe turbulence. Photograph: i......
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Railways minister Suresh Prabhu addressing a World Environment Day (5 June) function at the India Islamic Center in New Delhi said a single day as World Environment Day was not enough and populatio......
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Leading regional airline continues growth with tenth codeshare agreement offering UK customers seamless connections to Delhi with Air India   Flybe......
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Emirates gives assurance on support for Seychelles tourism

Emirates, the world's largest worldwide airline, today reestablished its backing to mutually advance tourism in the Seychelles by developing its worldwide promoting assention (MOU) with the Tou......
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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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Bermuda’s identity as an adventure destination is highlighted in the Bermuda Tourism Authority 2015 Annual Report, which was released online on April 22.The BTA said, “Among......
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Turkish Airlines have announced new routes from the Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen (SAW), Ankara Esenboga and Trabzon airports to key Saudi Arabian cities including Riyadh, Jeddah and Medina. T......
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Wizz Air announces new route from Luton to Szczytno  

Wizz Air announces new route from Luton to Szczytno

Wizz Air today reported its eighth destination in Poland with the initiation of operations from Olsztyn-Mazury Airport from 18 June. The aircraft will offer another administration to Lo......
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IATA Global Airline Emissions Tax to take effect  

IATA Global Airline Emissions Tax to take effect

Winning worldwide concurrence on how the carrier business is charged for carbon emanations reprimanded for environmental change will be the top of the agenda on Alexandre de Juniac's plan when ......
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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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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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Tata Sons to buy out stake in AirAsia India worth total of 49%  

Tata Sons to buy out stake in AirAsia India worth total of 49%

Once the arrangement for Tata buying stake in the airline is finished, the holding of Tata Sons in AirAsia India will go up from 41.06% to 49%.   Arun Bhatia is set to exit Air......
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El Al Israel Airlines rebounds in $106 million 2015 net profit  

El Al Israel Airlines rebounds in $106 million 2015 net profit

El Al Israel Airlines posted a $106.5 million net profit for 2015, reversing the loss of 2014 of $28 million as passenger numbers increased 7.6% over the year.In 2014, El Al saw its pro......
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Massive tourist inflow for the state of Telangana  

Massive tourist inflow for the state of Telangana

Tourism is one of the biggest supplier of immediate employment for the Indian economy, progressive Governments have utilized the industry to it's fullest. Since Telangana turned into a differen......
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Qatar Airways expanding it's route network worldwide  

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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Maharashtra government organises Raigad festival  

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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 AirAsia to Raise $1 Billion for New Planes  

AirAsia to Raise $1 Billion for New Planes

AirAsia Bhd., Southeast Asia’s biggest budget carrier is planning to raise $1 billion, under a multi-currency medium-term note program to refinance debt and buy airplanes after last year&rsqu......
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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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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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