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Vistara announces its Diwali Special ‘Festival of Flights’ Sale  

Vistara announces its Diwali Special ‘Festival of Flights’ Sale

Vistara, a full-service carrier, announced the ‘Festival of Flights’ Sale in celebration of Diwali. The 48-hours only festive Sale offers all-inclusive fares starting at just INR ......
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Airlines slash fares in Diwali fortnight  

Airlines slash fares in Diwali fortnight

According to a report by Tarun Shukla in The Hindustan Times, airlines are offering a Diwali bonanza to travellers in the form of sharp fare cuts, a sign that demand for plane seats in the festiv......
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Jet Airways to introduce three new international services  

Jet Airways to introduce three new international services

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

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

PANSA (the Polish Air Navigation Service Provider) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) have agreed to work together with other aviation stakeholders to develop a National Airspac......
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Patrick Huey Joins MSpa International as Group Director of Spa – Asia  

Patrick Huey Joins MSpa International as Group Director of Spa – Asia

From L.A. spa receptionist to global industry thought leader, Patrick Huey’s rise to the top has been anything but conventional. Currently on the Board of Directors of the prestigious Interna......
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Tourism Authority of Thailand restructures Deputy Governor positions  

Tourism Authority of Thailand restructures Deputy Governor positions

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has restructured the seven Deputy Governor positions effective from 1 October, this year.   Read More >>
Vistara launches host of benefits under ‘Vistara Direct’  

Vistara launches host of benefits under ‘Vistara Direct’

Vistara, launched ‘Vistara Direct’, a unique and exciting program under which the airline offers an array of benefits to travellers who book tickets directly on Vistara’s we......
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British Airways to use remote controllers to push back aircraft  

British Airways to use remote controllers to push back aircraft

British Airways has introduced high-tech remote controlled devices to push back aircraft across its short-haul operation. The airline is modernising its operation to maintain and further impr......
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Thailand embarks on a journey to clean the Kingdoms oceans	 

Thailand embarks on a journey to clean the Kingdoms oceans

Marking another important milestone in the development of sustainable tourism in the Kingdom of Thailand, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) today officially kicked off the “Upcycling th......
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MakeMyTrip to use Travelport’s Travel Commerce Platform in India  

MakeMyTrip to use Travelport’s Travel Commerce Platform in India

MakeMyTrip, India’s leading Online Travel Agency (OTA), as part of its strategy to enhance and strengthen both domestic and international air and hotel content, has announced its tie up with ......
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Tourism leaders back PATA Global Insights Conference in Auckland  

Tourism leaders back PATA Global Insights Conference in Auckland

The highly-acclaimed PATA Global Insights Conference (PGIC) returns to Auckland, New Zealand on September 29, 2017. With the support of Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED) and......
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World Tourism Day 2017 celebrated on the theme Sustainable Tourism – a Tool for Development    

World Tourism Day 2017 celebrated on the theme Sustainable Tourism – a Tool for Development

This year’s World Tourism Day, held on 27 September, will be focused on Sustainable Tourism – a Tool for Development. Celebrated in line with the 2017 International Year of Sustainable ......
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Korea Tourism Organization appoints new Director for India Office  

Korea Tourism Organization appoints new Director for India Office

Mr. Michael Kwon has been appointed as the new Director of Korea Tourism Organization, India Office. He will be heading the India office for next three years.   Previously work......
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Air Canada Rouge celebrates its Fourth Birthday Anniversary  

Air Canada Rouge celebrates its Fourth Birthday Anniversary

Air Canada Rouge has celebrated its birthday, marking four years of providing customers memorable beginnings and endings to their journeys. From its first flight on Canada Day 2013, Air Canada'......
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Loyyal Closes Series A Capital Raise  

Loyyal Closes Series A Capital Raise

Loyyal, the blockchain innovator building a global loyalty network, announced it has closed a Series A capital raise led by Integrated Networks (iNet) with participants including UAE Exchange, Haya......
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Prime Minister of Samoa appointed Ambassador of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development by UNWTO  

Prime Minister of Samoa appointed Ambassador of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development by UNWTO

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has appointed the Prime Minister of Samoa, Hon. Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, as Special Ambassador of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism 2017. The......
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SpiceJet Clocks 2nd Successive Profitable Year and 9th Consecutive Profitable Quarter  

SpiceJet Clocks 2nd Successive Profitable Year and 9th Consecutive Profitable Quarter

SpiceJet reported a quarterly profit of INR 41.6 crore for the three months ended March 31st, 2017, making it the ninth successive profitable quarter for the airline. Net profit for FY 2017 stood a......
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Jet Airways launches it's cadet pilot training programme in partnership with world leader CEA  

Jet Airways launches it's cadet pilot training programme in partnership with world leader CEA

Jet Airways, India’s full-service, premiere international airline, in collaboration with CAE, a world leader in providing training solutions to commercial airlines, today announced the launch......
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Jet Airways board approves the appointment of Vinay Dube as Chief Executive Officer  

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

Jet Airways, India’s full-service, premier international airline, announced the appointment of Vinay Dube as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO).   Mr. Dube's appointme......
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Jet Airways Group records second profitable Year  

Jet Airways Group records second profitable Year

  Jet Airways Group FY17 highlights:   Total revenue up 1.7% at INR 22,693 crores compared to INR 22,321 crores in FY16 Available Seat Kilometers inc......
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UNWTO and WTTC present Open Letter to Malta Prime Minister  

UNWTO and WTTC present Open Letter to Malta Prime Minister

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) presented the Open Letter on Travel and Tourism to the Prime Minister of Malta, Joseph Muscat. The Open Letter......
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Finnair becomes PATA’s newest aviation member  

Finnair becomes PATA’s newest aviation member

Finnair, the flag carrier for Finland and a member of the oneworld alliance, has joined the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA). The carrier, headquartered in Helsinki, is majority owned by the ......
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Vistara receives its first Airbus A320neo with product enhancements, says its #NotJustAnotherNeo  

Vistara receives its first Airbus A320neo with product enhancements, says its #NotJustAnotherNeo

Vistara, India’s finest full-service carrier, today took delivery of its first Airbus A320neo (new engine option) at Airbus Headquarters in Toulouse, making it the 14th aircraft in the airlin......
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Abu Dhabi Looks to Europe for Mice Diversification  

Abu Dhabi Looks to Europe for Mice Diversification

Abu Dhabi Convention Bureau, a division of Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi), is spearheading a delegation representing an array of new products to Germany to particip......
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Flydubai receives award at the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference  

Flydubai receives award at the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference

flydubai’s Chief Executive Officer Ghaith Al Ghaith has received the Leadership Award at the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference (AHIC) that took place today at Madinat Jumeirah. The award is......
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Royal Orchid Hotels launches 3rd hotel in Mysore  

Royal Orchid Hotels launches 3rd hotel in Mysore

Royal Orchid Hotels Limited, the fastest growing hospitality chain in India announced the launch of its third hotel in Mysore with Regenta Central Herald. With this launch, the......
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UNWTO welcomes Hilton as Official Partner of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development  

UNWTO welcomes Hilton as Official Partner of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is proud to announce that Hilton has signed on as an official partner of the 2017 International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. The announcement ......
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Russell Loughland Appointed Director of Sales and Marketing at Palazzo Versace Dubai  

Russell Loughland Appointed Director of Sales and Marketing at Palazzo Versace Dubai

Palazzo Versace Dubai is pleased to welcome Russell Loughland as Director of Sales and Marketing. Russell officially joined Palazzo Versace Dubai on April 16th, where he will be dir......
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Abu Dhabi Summer Season to bring an Extraordinary Extravaganza of Entertainment  

Abu Dhabi Summer Season to bring an Extraordinary Extravaganza of Entertainment

Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) has announced the full programme of this year's edition of Abu Dhabi Summer Season, which will be held from 20th July to 20th August.
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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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80% of Expo 2020 site will be re-developed in legacy mission  

80% of Expo 2020 site will be re-developed in legacy mission

Expo 2020 Dubai, the first mega-event to be hosted in the region, will lay the foundations for a diversified and sustainable tourism industry through a series of initiatives designe......
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Good mix of Thai exhibitors represented at Arabian Travel Market 2017  

Good mix of Thai exhibitors represented at Arabian Travel Market 2017

 A contingent of 53 Thai hotels, tour operators, medical service institutes, and tourism related agencies attended the 24th Arabian Travel Market (ATM) dur......
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Etihad Aviation Group Appoints Robin Kamark as CEO, Airlines Equity Partners  

Etihad Aviation Group Appoints Robin Kamark as CEO, Airlines Equity Partners

Etihad Aviation Group today announced the appointment of Robin Kamark as Chief Executive Officer, Airline Equity Partners. Mr. Kamark will be responsible for leading and developing the Group’......
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Pieter Groeneveld appointed Senior Vice-President Digital of Air France-KLM  

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

As from 1st of June, Pieter Groeneveld is appointed Senior Vice-President Digital of Air France-KLM. He succe......
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Etihad Airways to donate one dirham from every ticket sold in the UAE to Emirates Red Crescent  

Etihad Airways to donate one dirham from every ticket sold in the UAE to Emirates Red Crescent

Etihad Airways to donate one dirham from every ticket sold in the UAE to Emirates Red Crescent as part of year-long programme   • A380 engine decals to promote the UAE Yea......
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Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas Appoints Gordon Drake as Chief Financial Officer  

Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas Appoints Gordon Drake as Chief Financial Officer

Gordon Drake has joined Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas as the chief financial officer for the group.   He brings more than 13 y......
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Senior Management Changes at Cathay Pacific from 1st May 2017  

Senior Management Changes at Cathay Pacific from 1st May 2017

Ivan Chu, Chief Executive of Cathay Pacific, will be appointed Chairman of John Swire & Sons (China) Limited with effect from 1st May 2017.  He will play a leading role in the Swire group&......
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Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority Outlines 2017 Strategy  

Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority Outlines 2017 Strategy

Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA), which develops the emirate’s tourism infrastructure and initiates its domestic and overseas promotions, has outlined its ......
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Turkish Airlines further enhances its presence in Russia.  

Turkish Airlines further enhances its presence in Russia.

Samara, 250th international destination of global carrier has been added to the extensive flight network within today.   Permanently reinforcing its position a......
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Indigo launches daily non-stop flights to Doha from Delhi and Mumbai  

Indigo launches daily non-stop flights to Doha from Delhi and Mumbai

Indigo Continuing to strengthen its network in the Middle-East region, It has announced Doha as its 7th international and 46th overall destination. With Doha as a new destination, IndiGo is all set......
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International Tourists to the European Union reach almost half a billion in 2016  

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

International tourist arrivals to the European Union increased by 4% in 2016, reaching almost 500 million or 40% of......
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Garuda Indonesia Group books Net Income of US$9.35 Million for 2016, Maintaining Positive Performance  

Garuda Indonesia Group books Net Income of US$9.35 Million for 2016, Maintaining Positive Performance

National airline PT Garuda Indonesia (Persero) Tbk (GIAA.JK) and its subsidiaries maintained positive performance throughout 2016 with a net profit of US$9.36 Mil, or the equivalent of IDR 12......
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Kuwait to showcase multi-billion dollar tourism plan at ATM  

Kuwait to showcase multi-billion dollar tourism plan at ATM

With ambitions to welcome 440,000 visitors a year by 2024, the government of Kuwait is pressing ahead with multiple plans that will see billions of dollars invested in projects and ......
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Minister Muller appeals to tourism professionals’ conscience  

Minister Muller appeals to tourism professionals’ conscience

Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation Dr. Gerd Müller appealed to the tourism industry to actively address the lack of sustainable tourism. “This luxury sector must be capable of get......
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Travel Representation Leader, Think Strawberries, announces its Rebrand with the aim of becoming the best-in-class  

Travel Representation Leader, Think Strawberries, announces its Rebrand with the aim of becoming the best-in-class

As an early adopter of new, cutting edge technology, ideas and placing our clients’ brands in market leading positions in both trade and consumer markets, Think Strawberries is a pionee......
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Jet Airways declares another profitable quarter  

Jet Airways declares another profitable quarter

Jet Airways Group today announced its seventh successive profitable quarter with a profit of INR 156.3 cr for the period ending December 31, 2016 supported by rising traffic and imp......
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Etihad Airways is going to launch third daily flight to Bengaluru  

Etihad Airways is going to launch third daily flight to Bengaluru

Etihad Airways is launching a third daily flight on the Abu Dhabi – Bengaluru route, e......
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Through Delhi, Vistara eases international connections  

Through Delhi, Vistara eases international connections

While Vistara does not currently operate any international flights, it has formed partnerships with Air France, KLM and Japan Airlines to offer check-in services for international travellers.......
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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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Indian Visitor Arrivals to Ras Al Khaimah up 23% in First Six Months of 2016  

Indian Visitor Arrivals to Ras Al Khaimah up 23% in First Six Months of 2016

Ras Al Khaimah recorded a 23 per cent increase in visitors from India during the first six months of 2016 compared to the corresponding January-June period last year, according to the Ras Al Khaima......
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 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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20 per cent increase in IAG stake by Qatar Airways  

20 per cent increase in IAG stake by Qatar Airways

The recent market valuation of one of the world’s leading airline groups has provided an attractive opportunity to increase shareholding in IAG.   Qatar Airways announces......
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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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Anantara appoints Indian Weddings Specialist, Rochana Lilaram  

Anantara appoints Indian Weddings Specialist, Rochana Lilaram

Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel excels at luxurious weddings, and is now excited to extend such crafted and lavish experiences through the appointment of Indian Weddings Specialist, Rochana Lilaram.
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M/o Tourism Formulates Action Plan For Incredible India Bed and Breakfast /Home Stay Scheme  

M/o Tourism Formulates Action Plan For Incredible India Bed and Breakfast /Home Stay Scheme

Ministry of Tourism has formulated an Action Plan for “Incredible India Bed & Breakfast /Home Stay Scheme”. The salient features of the Action Plan are as follows:-  
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Tourism Authority of Thailand designated August 2016 as a ‘month for woman travellers'  

Tourism Authority of Thailand designated August 2016 as a ‘month for woman travellers'

Lady's Journey Thailand 2016   Tourism Authority of Thailand designated August 2016 as a ‘month for woman travellers’, in a way of......
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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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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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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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Emirates orders two additional A380 aircraft  

Emirates orders two additional A380 aircraft

  DUBAI, U.A.E – Emirates anno......
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Cuba comes up short on brew as tourism surrounds the Island  

Cuba comes up short on brew as tourism surrounds the Island

A surge in tourism to Cuba after relations enhanced with the US seems to turn out to the country running short on beer eventually running out. The universal ice chests that apportion be......
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Jamaican ministry of tourism has set forth it's strategy for future tourism growth  

Jamaican ministry of tourism has set forth it's strategy for future tourism growth

Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett has given detailsfor tourism growth to the new board of directors of key agencies in the ministry, five pillars on which the ministry and its agencies will seek ......
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New plan to boost cultural tourism in Japan  

New plan to boost cultural tourism in Japan

Japan seems to be determined to increase the number of foreign tourists to the country by 2020 when it hosts the Olympic Games, the government plans to promote & maximize the use of cultural as......
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Qatar savours the flavour of the Football World Cup and tourism development  

Qatar savours the flavour of the Football World Cup and tourism development

Qatar is at the forefront of  tourism investment & drive with more than 65 hotel schemes under way or planned in the state, as it seeks to build room capacity in advance of the 2022 FIFA W......
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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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T20 World Cup to boost tourist footfall in India  

T20 World Cup to boost tourist footfall in India

While India is gearing up to host the T20 World Cup, the country is also likely to play host to fans from around the world. Who are eager to witness their favourite team at the event.
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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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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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Garuda Indonesia Group to Join Singapore Airshow 2016  

Garuda Indonesia Group to Join Singapore Airshow 2016

(ACN Newswire) - As part of its company synergy, the Garuda Indonesia Group will for the first time join Singapore Airshow, Asia's largest aerospace and defence event. This is Garuda Indo......
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ExecuJet allset to expand in Indian market  

ExecuJet allset to expand in Indian market

The Zurich Headquartered Global General Aviation leader ExecuJet Aviation Group is set to expand into the Indian market for the first time. Together with its Indian partner, T......
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TAT redesigns Amazing Thailand campaign’s logo  

TAT redesigns Amazing Thailand campaign’s logo

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is spearheading both its global marketing initiatives, including the redesigned Amazing Thailand campaign’s logo, to boost the positive image of Thaila......
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Carl’s Jr. partners with Woo to create magic this Valentine’s Day  

Carl’s Jr. partners with Woo to create magic this Valentine’s Day

Leading matchmaking app Woo offer singles an opportunity to meet at Carl’s Jr, a pioneer of the quick service restaurants industry
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Garuda Indonesia Presents Business Class with Super Diamond Seat  

Garuda Indonesia Presents Business Class with Super Diamond Seat

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

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

Minor Hotel Group (MHG), owner and operator of hotels and resorts in 22 countries across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europe, South America, Africa and the Indian Ocean, announces completion of t......
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 Thomas Cook quietly shuts down bed bank Hotels4U  

Thomas Cook quietly shuts down bed bank Hotels4U

The decision to close the B2C website comes only two years after it underwent a rebrand and launched its first ever television advertising campaign. The adverts, which featured a couple and the tag......
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Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group signs a major deal with northern India  

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group signs a major deal with northern India

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group has signed a major deal that will substantially boost its portfolio in northern India.The agreement with the Mushtaq Group of Hotels will lead to the opening of seven ho......
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JCB to Launch Free Bus Ticket Campaign in Kyushu, Japan with Nishi Nippon Railroad  

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

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

Indonesia to target 20 million arrivals by 2019

Indonesia is planning its biggest push for Indian arrivals. The Ministry of Tourism of the Republic of Indonesia through its India office (VITO) is gearing up to lur......
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Red Roof Inn and Paragon Hotels Partner to Open Multiple Hotels Across in Thailand  

Red Roof Inn and Paragon Hotels Partner to Open Multiple Hotels Across in Thailand

With tourism contributing 9% to the country's GDP and welcoming its 18 millionth international visitor as of August 2015, Thailand is undeniably one of the mo......
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