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Southern and Mediterranean Europe, North Africa and the Middle East drive tourism growth through October 2017  

Southern and Mediterranean Europe, North Africa and the Middle East drive tourism growth through October 2017

Destinations around the world welcomed 1.1 billion international tourists between January and October 2017, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. This represents a 7% increase ......
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Christmas Festivities in Israel  

Christmas Festivities in Israel

Christmas in Israel offers pilgrims and visitors a very special and unique festive and spiritual experience, with the opportunity to spend Christmas in the ancient city of Jerusalem, to participate......
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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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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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African tourism leaders debate the role of the sector as a tool for inclusive growth and community engagement  

African tourism leaders debate the role of the sector as a tool for inclusive growth and community engagement

The potential of Tourism in poverty alleviation and to induce transformative change has been addressed in Lusaka, capital city of Zambia, in the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Conference on......
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Performance of Domestic Airlines for the year 2017  

Performance of Domestic Airlines for the year 2017

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

FOREIGN EXCHANGE EARNINGS THROUGH TOURISM IN INDIA IN OCTOBER 2017

Ministry of Tourism estimates monthly Foreign Exchange Earnings (FEEs) through tourism in India, both in rupee and dollar terms. Based on the credit data of Travel Head from Balance of Payments of ......
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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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UNWTO World Tourism Barometer: International tourism on track for a record year  

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

Demand for international tourism remained strong during the Northern Hemisphere summer peak season. International tourist arrivals in July and August <......
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Thomas Cook India records 30% increase in domestic tours during Diwali festive season  

Thomas Cook India records 30% increase in domestic tours during Diwali festive season

Thomas Cook (India) Group witnessed aggressive growth in holiday uptake during the Diwali festive season, with a surge of 30% for its domestic tours and 26% for its international ......
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ITDC presents dividend cheque of INR 9.93 crore to the Tourism Minister  

ITDC presents dividend cheque of INR 9.93 crore to the Tourism Minister

India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) Chairperson and Managing Director (CMD), Ravneet Kaur presented the dividend cheque amounting to INR 9.93 Cr on behalf of ITDC to K J Alphons, Min......
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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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FOREIGN EXCHANGE EARNINGS (IN RUPEE AND US $ TERMS) THROUGH TOURISM IN INDIA IN SEPTEMBER 2017  

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

Ministry of Tourism estimates monthly Foreign Exchange Earnings (FEEs) through tourism in India, bo......
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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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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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SriLankan Catering wins yet another Presidential Export Award  

SriLankan Catering wins yet another Presidential Export Award

SriLankan Catering Limited (SLC), a fully owned subsidiary of national carrier SriLankan Airlines, was named the winner of yet another Presidential Export Award, the third such award in recen......
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Foreign Exchange Earnings (in Rupee and US $ Terms) through Tourism in India in July 2017  

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

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

Performance of Domestic Airlines for the year 2017

Traffic data submitted by various domestic airlines has been analysed for the month of July, 2017. Following are the salient features: Passengers carried by domestic airlines d......
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The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali Acknowledged with Five Prestigious Awards  

The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali Acknowledged with Five Prestigious Awards

The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali is proud to announce that it has added five new accolades to its growing collection.   Heavenly Spa by Westin recently claimed Global Winner st......
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Spain Reaches The Mark of 100,000 Record Number of Arrivals  

Spain Reaches The Mark of 100,000 Record Number of Arrivals

Spain registered 105,646 Indian arrivals in 2016, an increment of 17.08% over the previous year. In this way, for the first time it has surpassed the number of 100,000 tourists coming from India.
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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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OYO sees room for growth, plans to double inventory  

OYO sees room for growth, plans to double inventory

OYO, a budget hotel aggregator backed by SoftBank, plans to double its inventory of 70,000 rooms to 1.5 lakh by the end of next year to cater to growing business and leisure travel in the country, ......
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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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Strong tourism results in the first part of 2017  

Strong tourism results in the first part of 2017

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

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

Austrian Airlines carried almost 5.8 million passengers in the period January to June 2017, comprising an increase of around 690,000 passengers or 13.5 percent in a year-on-year comparison. This gr......
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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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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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 Australia Tourism observes 15.4% surge in Indian travellers  

Australia Tourism observes 15.4% surge in Indian travellers

 Australia Tourism recently announced that arrivals from India for the year ended March 2017 stood at 267,500 visitors, an increase of 15.4%.   Indian visitors spent ......
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Minister of Railways Releases Third Party Audit Report on Station Cleanliness  

Minister of Railways Releases Third Party Audit Report on Station Cleanliness

Minister of Railways, Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu released Third Party Audit Report on Station Cleanliness and Inaugurated Swachh Rail Portal. Vishakhapatnam in Andhra Pr......
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Abu Dhabi maintains position as Favourite Destination in United Arab Emirates  

Abu Dhabi maintains position as Favourite Destination in United Arab Emirates

Abu Dhabi has maintained its position as the number one destination in the UAE for guest satisfaction in a report by travel and hotel data specialist organisation, Olery.   The......
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South Africa welcomes over 95,000 travellers in 2016  

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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Melia Hotels International – Irrefutably a Propitious Corroboration  

Melia Hotels International – Irrefutably a Propitious Corroboration

Meliá earned €100.7 million in 2016 (+180%) thanks to the positive performance of the hotel business, ending the year with the lowest debt ratio in its history. Mel......
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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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“Tiger Zinda Hai” successfully wrapped in the film city Innsbruck  

“Tiger Zinda Hai” successfully wrapped in the film city Innsbruck

Yash Raj Films has successfully wrapped the shooting for the Indian action film "Tiger Zinda Hai" in Innsbruck. The scenes showing Salman Khan as RAW agent Tiger and Katrina Kaif as his wife ......
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TCA Abu Dhabi Leads Its Largest Ever Delegation To Arabian Travel Market To Boost Inbound Tourism  

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

Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) is leading the largest delegation it has ever taken to the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) later this month in a bid to capitalise and in......
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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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 $34m three-year tripartite partnership to strengthen Singapore’s destination appeal and drive visitor traffic  

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

Changi Airport Group (CAG), Singapore Airlines (SIA) and Singapore Tourism Board (STB) will take an ongoing joint partnership, aimed at promoting inbound travel, to new heights.  <......
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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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Workshop on leveraging Private Investment in Indian Railways Organized by the World Bank and Indian Railways  

Workshop on leveraging Private Investment in Indian Railways Organized by the World Bank and Indian Railways

The Ministry of Railways and the World Bank organised a knowledge sharing workshop on leveraging private investment in Railways on March 29, 2017. The objective was to showcase the projects that pr......
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GMR led Delhi Airport achieves World no. 2 position in the highest category of Airport Service  

GMR led Delhi Airport achieves World no. 2 position in the highest category of Airport Service

Delhi International Airport (P) Ltd, a GMR led consortium, today announced that Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) has become world’s number 2 airport in the highest category - over 4......
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Dubai welcomed 1.8 million visitors from India in 2016  

Dubai welcomed 1.8 million visitors from India in 2016

Dubai attracted 1.8 million overnight visitors from India in 2016, recording a 12 per cent growth over the previous year to become the number one source market in South Asia.  
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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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Tourists arrivals to Thailand rose upto 9% 2016  

Tourists arrivals to Thailand rose upto 9% 2016

Tourist arrivals to Thailand rose 9% to 32.6 million in 2016, generating 1.6 trillion baht in revenue, up 12.6%, according to Tourism and Sports Minister Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul
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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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International tourism continues to grow above average in the first four months of 2016  

International tourism continues to grow above average in the first four months of 2016

  2016 started on a strong note for international tourism. International tourist arrivals grew by 5% between January and April 2016 according to the l......
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 Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC) signs on Think Strawberries as India Representative for 2016-2017  

Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC) signs on Think Strawberries as India Representative for 2016-2017

MMPRC has has re-appointed Think Strawberries as its PR Agency in India. The company's roles would be as a liaison body for MMPRC in implementing the destination’s PR strategy in th......
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UNWTO Europe Meeting discusses digitalization and new business models    

UNWTO Europe Meeting discusses digitalization and new business models

Vilnius, the capital city of Lithuania, this week hosted representatives of 34 countries for the 60th Meeting of the UNWTO Commission for Europe. Discussions focused on major tourism trend......
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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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Egypt Tourism luring investers towards to the country  

Egypt Tourism luring investers towards to the country

The Egyptian Tourism Federation (ETF) has planned to take participate in the tourism investment forum in Dubai toward the end of April, as indicated by ETF director Elhamy El-Zayat. The......
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Monarch airlines owner said to be considering short-haul exit  

Monarch airlines owner said to be considering short-haul exit

  Monarch Airlines is considering selling it's short-haul services after an 18-month turnaround that rescued it from the brink of collapse.   Investment firm G......
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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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India’s top chefs bring the best of Australia’s culinary landscape on Twitter  

India’s top chefs bring the best of Australia’s culinary landscape on Twitter

Australia, on this March, as the country’s leading food personalities such as Chef Sanjeev Kapoor (@SanjeevKapoor), Chef Vicky Ratnani (@VickyRatnani), Chef Ranveer Brar (@RanveerBrar), food ......
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PATA Adventure Travel and Responsible Tourism Conference and Mart 2016 Begins  

PATA Adventure Travel and Responsible Tourism Conference and Mart 2016 Begins

The PATA Adventure Travel and Responsible Tourism Conference and Mart 2016 (AT&RTCM 2016) commenced today in Thailand’s northernmost province of Chiang Rai, welcoming more than 200 top tr......
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Favored Hotels and Resorts reports remarkable 2015 year finished results.  

Favored Hotels and Resorts reports remarkable 2015 year finished results.

Preferred Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest global provider of sales, marketing and distribution services to independent luxury hotels, h......
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Executives of Tui Group enjoys pay packet of more than €9.5 million  

Executives of Tui Group enjoys pay packet of more than €9.5 million

The joint chief executives of Tui Group enjoyed a total pay packet of more than €9.5 million in salary, bonuses and incentives this year.Friedrich Joussen and Peter Long have served together i......
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Indonesia to target 20 million arrivals by 2019  

Indonesia to target 20 million arrivals by 2019

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