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RE IMAGINE SUCCESS AT THIS YEAR’S TiEcon DELHI NCR  

RE IMAGINE SUCCESS AT THIS YEAR’S TiEcon DELHI NCR

 In a bid to boost the entrepreneurial spirit of Start-up India, The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) is hosting its flagship mega conclave at Taj Palace in Delhi on December 15 and 16, 2017. Th......
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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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Royal Jordanian, Boeing announce strategic training agreement  

Royal Jordanian, Boeing announce strategic training agreement

Royal Jordanian and Boeing announced that RJ has selected Boeing to provide its 787 flight training. Under the five-year strategic agreement, Boeing will provide Royal Jordanian with......
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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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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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September Passenger Demand shows slowing growth of 5.7%: IATA  

September Passenger Demand shows slowing growth of 5.7%: IATA

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for September, 2017, showing that demand (measured in revenue passenger kilometers, or RPKs) rose......
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ixigo launches, ixigo money for hassle free bookings  

ixigo launches, ixigo money for hassle free bookings

ixigo has launched a first of its kind virtual travel currency, 'ixigo money' which according to the company, is 'free of any gimmicky offers and restrictions posed by loyalty program......
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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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Upward Trend for Passenger Volume of 13.9 Percent Compared to the Previous Year  

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

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

Jet Airways to introduce three new international services

Jet Airways will introduce three new international services to its already extensive global network this winter, besides reinforcing six existing routes with additional frequencies to meet gr......
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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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TAT promotes ASEAN connectivity with media fam trip  

TAT promotes ASEAN connectivity with media fam trip

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is hosting international media to a five-day fam trip to promote ASEAN Connectivity and travel between Myanmar, Thailand and Lao P......
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Tourism is growing despite terror fears  

Tourism is growing despite terror fears

Fear of terrorism is a major factor in holiday planning – Large variation in safety perceptions of different destinations – ITB Berlin and IPK International analyse global shift......
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New Cardamom Tented Camp in Cambodia Announces Nature Activities, Packages and Rates  

New Cardamom Tented Camp in Cambodia Announces Nature Activities, Packages and Rates

The new Cardamom Tented Camp in Botum Sakor National Park in southwest Cambodia has announced 3 day/2 night and 4 day/3 night packages for nature tourists. The safari-style camp with nine furnished......
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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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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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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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Hotel Industry Hit With MICE Crisis  

Hotel Industry Hit With MICE Crisis

Post the Goods & Services Tax (GST) roll out earlier this month, the Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions (MICE) related activities have been hit hard. One of the anomalies that em......
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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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16th Austrian Embraer OE-LWP took off on maiden flight to Bologna  

16th Austrian Embraer OE-LWP took off on maiden flight to Bologna

Embraer aircraft took off on its initial flight OS 549 from Vienna to Bologna. The Embraer featuring the registration number OE-LWP is the 16th of a total of 17 aircraft of this type, which will jo......
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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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Air New Zealand introduces smart passport service  

Air New Zealand introduces smart passport service

The airline's mobile app is now able to scan and save passport information and send a timely reminder when it's time to renew.   Every month around 550 customers turn u......
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Lufthansa Group : Digitalization supports the green transformation  

Lufthansa Group : Digitalization supports the green transformation

The Lufthansa Group would like to make the travel experience even more efficient, sustainable and attractive for its passengers. For this, the Group is focusing more strongly on digital solutions a......
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Cathay Pacific releases combined traffic figures for May 2017  

Cathay Pacific releases combined traffic figures for May 2017

Cathay Pacific Airways today released combined Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon traffic figures for May 2017 that show a slight decrease in the number of passengers carried and an increase in cargo......
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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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Austrian Airlines increased its passenger volume in May 2017 compared to previous year  

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

Austrian Airlines further increased its passenger volume in the month of May 2017: Austria’s red-white-red carrier transported close to 1.2 million passengers, corresponding to a rise of 15.1......
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Significant Drop In ARRs and Declining FTAs Are Resulting In Poor Growth For Hotels  

Significant Drop In ARRs and Declining FTAs Are Resulting In Poor Growth For Hotels

The Hotel and Restaurant Association of Western India (HRAWI) has strongly contradicted recent surveys suggesting that the Indian hotel industry may have come out of a decade long slumber. The asso......
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PATA’s Asia Pacific Visitor Forecast 2017  

PATA’s Asia Pacific Visitor Forecast 2017

The 2017 edition of PATA’s Asia Pacific Visitor Forecasts covers the period 2017 to 2021 and is available in two volumes, both of which continue with the recognition of intern......
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Portugal making a direct presence in India soon by opening a tourism office in Mumbai  

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

Luis Araujo, President, Turismo De Porugal     Portugese to......
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India sees three years of path-breaking and inclusive growth in the aviation sector Emerges as the world’s third largest aviation market  

India sees three years of path-breaking and inclusive growth in the aviation sector Emerges as the world’s third largest aviation market

The civil aviation industry in India has emerged as one of the fastest growing industries in the country during the last three years. With a 19 percent growth in domestic passenger traffic from abo......
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Jet Airways introduces a third non-stop daily flight between Mumbai and London Heathrow  

Jet Airways introduces a third non-stop daily flight between Mumbai and London Heathrow

Continuing its commitment of providing guests with greater choice, convenience and further strengthening its global footprint, Jet Airways - India’s full-service, premier international airlin......
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PATA Youth Symposium explores millennials and the future of tourism  

PATA Youth Symposium explores millennials and the future of tourism

The PATA Youth Symposium held on Thursday, May 18, 2017 in Colombo, Sri Lanka, welcomed 130 students, alumni and lecturers from various institutions from Sri Lanka, Australia and Macao SAR to discu......
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Hotel and Restaurant Association of Northern India on proposed GST slab  

Hotel and Restaurant Association of Northern India on proposed GST slab

GST @ 28%     Hotel and Restaurant Association of Northern India has expressed extreme disappointm......
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23.5% Growth in Foreign Tourist Arrivals in April, 2017 over April, 2016  

23.5% Growth in Foreign Tourist Arrivals in April, 2017 over April, 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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Bangkok Airways (BA) announces operating results for the first quarter of 2017 net profit 565 million baht  

Bangkok Airways (BA) announces operating results for the first quarter of 2017 net profit 565 million baht

Bangkok Airways Public Company Limited (BA) announces its operating results for the first quarter of 2017 which has achieved total revenue amounting to 7,469 million baht. The net profit was report......
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Cathay Pacific releases combined traffic figures for April 2017  

Cathay Pacific releases combined traffic figures for April 2017

Cathay Pacific Airways today released combined Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon traffic figures for April 2017 that show an increase in both the number of passengers carried and the volume of cargo......
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Asia Pacific Destinations Welcomed a Record 597 million Foreign Visitors in 2017  

Asia Pacific Destinations Welcomed a Record 597 million Foreign Visitors in 2017

PATA's Annual Travel Monitor for 2017 – Early Edition, shows an annual increase of three percent in foreign arrivals into 47 Asia Pacific destinations for 2016 to record an aggregate inbo......
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Fourteenth Austrian Embraer OE-LWO Took Off on Maiden Flight to Stuttgart  

Fourteenth Austrian Embraer OE-LWO Took Off on Maiden Flight to Stuttgart

Embraer aircraft took off on its initial flight OS 183 from Vienna to Stuttgart. The Embraer featuring the registration number OE-LWO is the fourteenth aircraft of this type in the ......
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Austrian Airlines significantly increased its passenger volume for the month of April 2017  

Austrian Airlines significantly increased its passenger volume for the month of April 2017

Austrian Airlines significantly increased its passenger volume for the month of April 2017: Austria’s red-white-red carrier transported more than 1.1 million passengers, corresponding to a ri......
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Annual growth in international visitor arrivals to Asia Pacific expected to reach six percent in 2017  

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

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

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

The 32nd Hong Kong Gifts & Premium Fair, organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), concluded yesterday at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The concurrent 12th......
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Austrian Airlines Begins 2017 with Traditionally Negative Winter Quarter  

Austrian Airlines Begins 2017 with Traditionally Negative Winter Quarter

Austrian Airlines, Austria’s flag carrier, reported earnings before interest and taxe......
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United Airlines Reports First-Quarter 2017 Performance  

United Airlines Reports First-Quarter 2017 Performance

United Airlines (UAL) announced its first-quarter 2017 financial results.   UAL reported first-quarter net income of  Read More >>
Thirteenth Austrian Embraer OE-LWE Took Off on Maiden Flight  

Thirteenth Austrian Embraer OE-LWE Took Off on Maiden Flight

Another Embraer aircraft took off on its initial flight OS 375 from Vienna to Amsterdam. The Embraer featuring the registration number OE-LWE is the thirteenth aircraft of this type in the Austrian......
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Ministry of Civil Aviation works on increasing capacity of Delhi Airport  

Ministry of Civil Aviation works on increasing capacity of Delhi Airport

The Ministry of Civil Aviation is working with stakeholders on a roadmap to increase Airside Capacity of Delhi Airport from the current 67 movements per hour to 95 movements per hour at peak time i......
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“Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs)” and “Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs)” on E-Tourist Visa during March 2017  

“Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs)” and “Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs)” on E-Tourist Visa during March 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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Lufthansa Group welcomes almost 10 million passengers on board in March 2017  

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

. Increase of around 14% more passengers than the previous year   . Seat load factor of 77.2% is a 0.8-percentage-point improvement from March 2016   . Pri......
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Traffic Results for January-March 2017: Austrian Airlines Carried More Passengers in Q1 2017  

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

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

The airlines of the Lufthansa Group transported some 9.6 million passengers in March, 14% more than the same period last year, although the ......
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Preferred Hotels and Resorts launches Mobile App and member rate program  

Preferred Hotels and Resorts launches Mobile App and member rate program

In response to consumers’ increasing desires to manage travel plans directly from their smartphones – and make sure they are getting the best deal while doing so – Read More >>
. . . TAAI and Air India Meeting Yield Results . .                  .                                                     

. . . TAAI and Air India Meeting Yield Results . . .

Air India agreed to the proposal from TAAI, that they must remunerate ALL IATA agencies irrespective of their size, for the sale of all Domestic & International Passages. <......
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Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) on E-Tourist Visa during February 2017  

Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) on E-Tourist Visa during February 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......
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ITB China announces its first ever partner airline China Eastern  

ITB China announces its first ever partner airline China Eastern

ITB China announces their first partner airline: China Eastern and ITB China signed a corresponding partnership agreement on 10 February 2017. ITB China will take place from ......
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PATA Asia Pacific Visitor Forecasts 2017 - 2021  

PATA Asia Pacific Visitor Forecasts 2017 - 2021

For several decades the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has published forecasts of international visitor demand across a range of destinations within the Asia Pa......
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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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Goverment's Proposal to sell 51% stake of Air India  

Goverment's Proposal to sell 51% stake of Air India

A proposal to revive Air India by selling 51 percent stake within five years might be on the cards. As per sources, the talks are at an initial stage between interested parties and the fi......
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SpiceJet and Air India Airlines woo fliers with cheap fares, free tickets  

SpiceJet and Air India Airlines woo fliers with cheap fares, free tickets

Air India and SpiceJet came out with offers, including free tickets, to attract more fliers as the airlines look to increase seat occupancy amid stiff competition. ......
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Garuda Indonesia to launch direct flight Jakarta - Moscow in August 2017  

Garuda Indonesia to launch direct flight Jakarta - Moscow in August 2017

National flag carrier Garuda Indonesia plans to launch direct flights from Jakarta to Moscow in August 2017. Operated by Airbus A330-200, this route will be served 3 times a week. The plan wa......
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Hotel Aggregators Not Only Cause Revenue Losses To The Exchequer But Will Harm Tourism and Hospitality Industry In the Long Term  

Hotel Aggregators Not Only Cause Revenue Losses To The Exchequer But Will Harm Tourism and Hospitality Industry In the Long Term

Highlighting the unfair advantages enjoyed by unregulated players and aggregators from the unorganized sector like Airbnb, Bed & Breakfast and Homestays, the Hotel and Restaurant Association of......
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13.6% Growth in Foreign tourist Arrivals in December 2016 over the Same Period in 2015.  

13.6% Growth in Foreign tourist Arrivals in December 2016 over the Same Period in 2015.

13.6% growth in Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) in December 2016 over the same period in 2015. USA accounts for highest share of tourist arrivals followed by Bangladesh and UK in De......
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Today a commitment for up to 205 airplanes announced by Boeing and SpiceJet  

Today a commitment for up to 205 airplanes announced by Boeing and SpiceJet

Boeing and SpiceJet announced today a commitment for up to 205 airplanes during an event in New Delhi. Booked at the end of 2016, the announcement includes 100 new 737 MAX 8s, SpiceJet's curren......
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56.6% Growth in Foreign Tourists Arrival on E-Toutist Visa in December 2016 over the same period in 2015  

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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SWISS posts record passenger volume for 2016  

SWISS posts record passenger volume for 2016

Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS)1 transported 16,517,559 passengers in 2016, a 1.3% increase on 2015, which had itself been a record year in passenger vol......
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India registered 11 percent increase in foreign tourist arrivals  

India registered 11 percent increase in foreign tourist arrivals

India registered an 11 per cent increase in foreign tourist arrivals (FTAs) in 2016 (calendar year) over 2015, with as many as nine million tourists visiting the country. This excludes visits by no......
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HRAWI Appeals To Consumer Affairs Department To Withdraw Its New Service Charge Notification  

HRAWI Appeals To Consumer Affairs Department To Withdraw Its New Service Charge Notification

In the wake of a statement issued by the Department of Consumer Affairs on Jan 02, 2017 implying Service Charge billed by restaurants are optional, the Hotel and Restaurant Association of Western I......
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Indonesia is Projecting about 15 Million Tourists In 2017  

Indonesia is Projecting about 15 Million Tourists In 2017

Indonesia beefs up its tourism plan to attract more domestic and foreign visitors for 2017. According to the December conference, the government has specified that the industry must 'incr......
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Growth of low cost carriers boosted Global air traffic upto 6%  

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

Worldwide passenger air traffic grew again last year, albeit at a slightly slower pace, led by the dynamic growth of low-cost air carriers, the International Civil Aviation Organization repor......
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South Africa witnessed 28% growth from India in 2016  

South Africa witnessed 28% growth from India in 2016

South Africa Tourism has witnessed a 28 percent growth of Indian tourists in 2016. According to arrivals statistics of August 2016, India has now emerged as the eighth highest tourism source ......
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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 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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Vienna Dances in winter 2016/17  

Vienna Dances in winter 2016/17

Vienna offers more than 2,000 hours of enjoyment at 450 balls in January and February. The cafes invite people to a coffee house concert, the patisseries and restaur......
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Garuda Indonesia strengthens its global presence with a new service to Mumbai  

Garuda Indonesia strengthens its global presence with a new service to Mumbai

  Garuda Indonesia, the airline of Indonesia, further strengthens its global presence by launching a new service from Jakarta to Mumbai via Bangkok today. Mumbai serves as the airline&......
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India Registers 10.4% growth in Foreign Tourists Arrivals in October 2016 over the Same Period in 2015  

India Registers 10.4% growth in Foreign Tourists Arrivals in October 2016 over the Same Period in 2015

BANGLADESH ACCOUNTS FOR HIGHEST SHARE OF TOURIST ARRIVALS FOLLOWED BY USA AND UK IN OCTOBER 2016 RS. 12, 303 CRORE FOREIGN EXCHANGE EARNED THROU......
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Thailand introduced Unique Local Experiences to the world at WTM 2016  

Thailand introduced Unique Local Experiences to the world at WTM 2016

Her Royal Highness Princess Ubolratana (Right) H.E. Mrs. Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, Minister of Tourism and Sports Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn,......
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Old Jameson Distillery in Smithfield, Dublin, to undergo €11 million redevelopment project and reopen in March 2017  

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

Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard, Ireland’s leading supplier of spirits and wines and producer of the world’s most well-known and successful Irish whiskeys, has today announced plans for ......
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Chinese language booklets now available at the Tel Aviv Art Museum  

Chinese language booklets now available at the Tel Aviv Art Museum

  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 Afghanistan Quagmire: Time For An Exit Strategy  

The Afghanistan Quagmire: Time For An Exit Strategy

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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 Turkey’s Elected Dictator  

Turkey’s Elected Dictator

Image Copyright : refrl.org Article by : Alon Ben-Meir   Even before the failed military coup,......
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First-ever Philistine Cemetery (12th Century BCE ) Revealed  

First-ever Philistine Cemetery (12th Century BCE ) Revealed

Bone samples discovered in Ashkelon could shed light on the Philistines’ origins  Leon Levy Expeditio......
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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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Six Senses Fiji to Open in 2017  

Six Senses Fiji to Open in 2017

Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas is delighted to announce the latest project in the group’s expanding portfolio in the island country of Fiji. This small archipelago in the South Pacific is com......
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Indian tourism ministry introduces National Medical and Wellness Tourism Board  

Indian tourism ministry introduces National Medical and Wellness Tourism Board

The government of India as of late has created the National Medical and Wellness Tourism Board to give devoted institutional structure to advance therapeutic tourism and the Indian arrangement of p......
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Vietnam tourism ministry calls for more duration on visa exclusion for European visitors  

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

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

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

Deutsche Lufthansa AG plans to purchase the remaining shares of Brussels Airlines and fold the Belgian transporter into its Eurowings low cost unit, adding ability to better contend with Ryanair Ho......
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Chicago reports record number of tourists  

Chicago reports record number of tourists

Chicago delighted in more tourists from around the nation in 2015 than in any prior year, as indicated by new numbers discharged by the city. Household appearance to the city totaled 50......
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Saudi Arabia outlines strategy to incur massive tourist inflow  

Saudi Arabia outlines strategy to incur massive tourist inflow

Saudi Arabia has plans to issue select visas to welcome a massive numbers of tourists a year as a major aspect of a clearing national change plan went for showcasing the nation's rich legacy, i......
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Singapore gearing up for S$700 million boost  

Singapore gearing up for S$700 million boost

The tourism sector will be getting a S$700 million help throughout the following five years by the government of Singapore as the administration proceeds with its endeavors to drive advancement and......
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EXPO 2016 Antalya to attract large number of travel companies and organisations worldwide  

EXPO 2016 Antalya to attract large number of travel companies and organisations worldwide

Tourism is one of the quickest developing areas globally with roughly 1.2 billion universal vacationers and $1.25 trillion in worldwide tourism receipts around the world. This gives it an immediate......
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Performance of Tourism Sector ,  

Performance of Tourism Sector , "Government of India" during March, 2016

  Ministry of Tourism compiles monthly estimates of Foreign Tourist Arrivals "FTAs" on the basis of Nationality-wise, Port- w......
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Why The Brussels Attack Was All But Inevitable  

Why The Brussels Attack Was All But Inevitable

  Article by - Alon Ben-Meir The horrific attacks in Brussels by terrorists affiliated with ISIS that claimed the lives of 35 people and injured m......
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Sri Lanka's increase in visitor arrivals in march  

Sri Lanka's increase in visitor arrivals in march

Sri Lanka's visitor arrivals rose 22.8 percent to 192,841 in March from a year prior, mostly because of an expansion in entries from India and China, insights from the Tourism Promotion Bureau ......
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Oman Arab Bank backing two airlines of the middle east  

Oman Arab Bank backing two airlines of the middle east

Oman Arab Bank (OAB) in the process of coverage of the GCC aviation sector and a buy recommendation on Air Arabia and an accumulate recommendation on Jazeera Airways, backing the budget airline'......
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AirAsia founders boosting stake in airline  

AirAsia founders boosting stake in airline

AirAsia Bhd's founders fixed their hold on Asia's greatest spending plan aircraft with an arrangement to invest 1 billion ringgit ($257 million) in it, helping the organization to shore up ......
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Increase of 14 per cent in tourist numbers for Cuba  

Increase of 14 per cent in tourist numbers for Cuba

Cuba's first deputy tourism minister Alexis Trujillo said Havana ended March with an increase of 14 per cent in foreign tourists arrivals to Cuba. This outcome is encouraging for the sector and......
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Russian Domestic tourism in 2015 grew by 1.3 million tourists  

Russian Domestic tourism in 2015 grew by 1.3 million tourists

Domestic tourism in Russia rose by 1.3 million tourists in 2015 when compared to the previous year, according to Russian Deputy Prime Minister Olga Golodets, reported by Federal Agency for Tourism ......
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Israel gives numbers in tourism growth from 2015  

Israel gives numbers in tourism growth from 2015

Israel is looking towards East Asia to China and India & other countries of the region to help drive tourism expenditure and arrivals in the country, as visits to the country have stil haven......
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VisitRussia opens office in Kuwait in a hop to increase visitor numbers  

VisitRussia opens office in Kuwait in a hop to increase visitor numbers

The newest VisitRussia tourist office opens in the Gulf state of Kuwait on March 28 with the opening being attended by Russian Minister of Culture Vladimir Medinsky and Deputy Head of the Russian F......
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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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Munich airport reports record earnings of 135 million Euros  

Munich airport reports record earnings of 135 million Euros

Strong growth in passenger traffic and the continuing boom in airfreight lifted Munich Airport to yet another very successful year in 2015. The airport once again posted a year-on-year increase in ......
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Andhra Pradesh government is planning for tribal tourism in the state  

Andhra Pradesh government is planning for tribal tourism in the state

The Andhra Pradesh Government has decided to promote a tourism circuit for tribal areas and is dispatching different infrastructure projects at Borra Caves, Tyda, Ananthagiri and Araku, Labor Minis......
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Record Tourist numbers for the Philippines  

Record Tourist numbers for the Philippines

2015 ended with a 10.9 percent increase in total tourist arrival in Philippines for the first time the country reached the five million mark. Philippines had 5.36 million foreign visitors in 2015. ......
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Time to get acquainted with the domestic tourist boom of Japan  

Time to get acquainted with the domestic tourist boom of Japan

Japan's tourism boom created a shortage of hotel rooms and made the nation the fastest growing market for Airbnb, with a staggering twenty million visitors to the country last year. &nb......
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The US gears up for record numbers in domestic tourism this spring  

The US gears up for record numbers in domestic tourism this spring

Airlines in America have predicted a record number of passengers will take to the skies this spring, according to a major aviation industry trade group in the US, as factors like increased capacity......
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Egypt approves steady repatriation of International Airlines in terms of revenues to avoid suspension  

Egypt approves steady repatriation of International Airlines in terms of revenues to avoid suspension

The Egyptian government has approved measures to solve the ongoing international airlines issues with repatriating their revenues from ticket sales to Egypt due to the country’s foreign curre......
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VisitBritain announces record numbers for inbound tourism to the UK in 2015  

VisitBritain announces record numbers for inbound tourism to the UK in 2015

Tourism, is one of the UK's most important industries, which attracted a massive number of international visitors to the UK in 2015. VisitBritain announced that 2015 set a new record with 35.8 ......
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6.8% growth in Foreign Tourist Arrivals in January 2016  according to BOI  

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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Atlantis, The Palm in partnership with OTT to offer e-training courses  

Atlantis, The Palm in partnership with OTT to offer e-training courses

Atlantis, The Palm, in Dubai will begin a partnership with OTT to offer those in the travel trade the opportunity to embark upon e-training courses focusing on the resort.   Re......
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Qatar Airways  has launches Travel Festival  

Qatar Airways has launches Travel Festival

Qatar Airways has launched a first-of-its-kind Travel Festival offering travellers an exceptional choice of dream deals suited for a variety of travel needs.     <......
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 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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Deepak Raj Joshi appointed CEO at NTB  

Deepak Raj Joshi appointed CEO at NTB

The Nepal tourism board appointed Deepak Raj Joshi as new CEO. The NTB has been stumbling along without a head since October 31, 2011, when the then CEO Prachanda Man Shrestha’s tenure expire......
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 Google will  launch self driven cars in 2016  

Google will launch self driven cars in 2016

Google is all set to roll out its own fleet of self-driven cars under its new umbrella company, Alphabet. The story of autonomous cars from Google is going to pose a st......
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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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Singapore Airshow Returns in 2016  

Singapore Airshow Returns in 2016

SINGAPORE, Nov 27, 2015 - (ACN Newswire) - Singapore Airshow, Asia's largest and one of the most important aerospace and defence exhibitions in the world, will return for its fifth edition from......
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New blow to Nepal's quake ravaged tourism industry  

New blow to Nepal's quake ravaged tourism industry

Just when Nepal was recovering from the devastating earthquake that killed thousands, flattened hundreds of thousands of houses and chased away foreign tourists, protests by ethnic groups and......
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