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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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The Student Hotel to open in Dresden for summer 2018  

The Student Hotel to open in Dresden for summer 2018

The Student Hotel will open its first German co-living and co-working destination on the Pragerstraße 13. The hotel is located in the most vibrant retail district of Dresden, between ......
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Jordan Tourism Board conducts B2B Roadshow in New Delhi  

Jordan Tourism Board conducts B2B Roadshow in New Delhi

Jordan Tourism Board recently conducted a Roadshow in New Delhi with 8 partners -- Air Arabia, United Travel Agency, Travco Tours, Dakkak Tours, Em......
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Hilton unveils plans for two further Mexico properties  

Hilton unveils plans for two further Mexico properties

Hilton has announced plans to welcome the luxury Waldorf Astoria Cancun and the all-inclusive Hilton Cancun resort to the global hospitality company’s growing portfolio in Mexico. Dev......
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Expedia rolls out ad campaign to tap Indian consumers  

Expedia rolls out ad campaign to tap Indian consumers

Expedia has launched an ad campaign for its Indian consumers themed - What a pleasant surprise! The ad conceptualized by Taproot Dentsu, aims to acquire new shoppers and customers to the site......
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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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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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St. Petersburg Tourism delegation to visit Mumbai to celebrate Golden Jubilee of ‘sister cities’ status  

St. Petersburg Tourism delegation to visit Mumbai to celebrate Golden Jubilee of ‘sister cities’ status

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of ‘sister-city’ status with Mumbai, and further strengthen and cement friendly relationships, a high-level delegation of the city of St. Petersb......
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UNWTO promotes the role of media as advocates of wildlife tourism  

UNWTO promotes the role of media as advocates of wildlife tourism

Nearly 30 journalists have convened in Kasane, Botswana to debate the role of the media in advocating sustainable tourism and wildlife conservation as its major asset. The event is part of the ......
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AVANI Broadbeach Gold Coast Residences Opens Today on Surf Parade  

AVANI Broadbeach Gold Coast Residences Opens Today on Surf Parade

Dive into Broadbeach’s stylish coastal scene at the newly opened AVANI Broadbeach Gold Coast Residences. Occupying a prime beachside address on Surf Parade, the Residences connect guests......
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PREFERRED HOTELS AND RESORTS PRESENTS THE MOST ANTICIPATED INDEPENDENT HOTEL OPENINGS OF 2018  

PREFERRED HOTELS AND RESORTS PRESENTS THE MOST ANTICIPATED INDEPENDENT HOTEL OPENINGS OF 2018

Preferred Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest independent hotel brand, announces 13 new properties scheduled to launch in the New Year. Spanning the globe, these new luxury lodgings off......
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Korea Tourism hopes Tourism numbers to the country bouncing back next year  

Korea Tourism hopes Tourism numbers to the country bouncing back next year

Korea Tourism Organisation (KTO), national tourism organisation of South Korea, is hopeful of tourism numbers bouncing back next year with tensions easing in the Korean Peninsula. There has b......
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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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Ministry of Railways launched 1ST Swarna Rajdhani rake today  

Ministry of Railways launched 1ST Swarna Rajdhani rake today

To improve passenger experience, Ministry of Railways decided to upgrade Premium Rajdhani and Shatabdi trains under Project ‘Swarna’. With improved passenger amenities, aesthetics and h......
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Ministry of Railways Announces Cancellation/Partial Cancellation/Diversion/Frequency Reduction of Trains For The Forthcoming Foggy Season  

Ministry of Railways Announces Cancellation/Partial Cancellation/Diversion/Frequency Reduction of Trains For The Forthcoming Foggy Season

In order to manage the train operations in upcoming foggy season 2017-18, Ministry of Railways has devised a detailed plan for cancellation & frequency reduction etc. of trains traversing throu......
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Bali international airport shut for the second day due to Mt Agung ash  

Bali international airport shut for the second day due to Mt Agung ash

As per the BBC report, Indonesian officials have shut the international airport in Bali for the second day, as Mount Agung spews volcanic ash into the atmosphere. Massive plumes of dark ash w......
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ITDC organises all state tourism boards meet  

ITDC organises all state tourism boards meet

India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC), the public sector undertaking under the aegis of the Ministry of Tourism invited State Tourism Corporations/Departments from pan India for a round......
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Vistara adds another feather to its cap, voted ‘Best Airline (Domestic)’ once again  

Vistara adds another feather to its cap, voted ‘Best Airline (Domestic)’ once again

Vistara, India’s finest full service carrier, has been voted the ‘Best Airline (Domestic) 2017’ by the readers of luxury travel magazine, Travel + Leisure India & South ......
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A SHAM, THE THIRD ARAB FOOD FESTIVAL DOWNTOWN HAIFA  

A SHAM, THE THIRD ARAB FOOD FESTIVAL DOWNTOWN HAIFA

A-sham, the Arab Food Festival, will take place for the third consecutive year in downtown Haifa from December 13-15, 2017, celebrating the world of Arab cuisine and showcasing forgotten dishes fro......
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IndiGo plans to induct 50 wide bodied Aircraft  

IndiGo plans to induct 50 wide bodied Aircraft

According to a report by Anirban Chowdhury in The Economic Times, IndiGo, which has shown interest in buying Air India’s international operations, is actively considering alternate plans to......
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Shangri La Hotel Colombo opens its doors with inventory of 500 rooms  

Shangri La Hotel Colombo opens its doors with inventory of 500 rooms

Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts celebrated the grand opening of Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo last week. The launch signalled Colombo’s highly anticipated hotel launch in nearly 30 ......
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Scrumptious Return of the 3rd Edition for the Abu Dhabi Food Festival from December 7 to 23  

Scrumptious Return of the 3rd Edition for the Abu Dhabi Food Festival from December 7 to 23

The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi has today announced the full line-up of activities, presented in partnership with event companies from the private sector including Festember......
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More Than Three Decade Old Demand for an Express Train for People of Kirandul in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh Fulfilled  

More Than Three Decade Old Demand for an Express Train for People of Kirandul in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh Fulfilled

Fulfilling the demand of more than three old decades of local public of Kirandul for running of an “Express Train” in their area, Indian Railways has extended the existing special train......
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Tasty Thailand guidebook released alongside Gault and Millau Belux 2018 edition  

Tasty Thailand guidebook released alongside Gault and Millau Belux 2018 edition

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), in partnership with Gault & Millau, recently released a bilingual ‘Tasty Thailand’ guidebook supplement alongside the new Gault & Millau......
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Companies Compete for Austria’s Young Talents: Austrian Airlines Launches Education Program for Future Air Traffic Managers  

Companies Compete for Austria’s Young Talents: Austrian Airlines Launches Education Program for Future Air Traffic Managers

Dual aviation management studies in cooperation with the University of Applied Sciences Worms starting in March 2018 Austrian Airlines looking for up to e......
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Thailands Iron Chef Pom cooks up modern Isan cuisine promoting Gastronomy Tourism in Udon Thani  

Thailands Iron Chef Pom cooks up modern Isan cuisine promoting Gastronomy Tourism in Udon Thani

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), in collaboration with the UD Town Shopping Complex, is organising a pioneering ‘Udon Thani Chef’s Table: Isan Modern Twist Cu......
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Maharashtra Government Gave Wings To Capt. Amol Yadav To Fly Under ‘Make In India’  

Maharashtra Government Gave Wings To Capt. Amol Yadav To Fly Under ‘Make In India’

“Success is no accident.  A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.  There are no secrets to success, no short cuts. It is the......
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Hong Kong Tourism Board launches great outdoors campaign  

Hong Kong Tourism Board launches great outdoors campaign

Visitors to Hong Kong will get to experience a different and organic side of the city through the Hong Kong Tourism Board’s (HKTB) upcoming Great Outdoors campaign. <......
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Royal Orchid Hotels opens 47 room property in Kanpur  

Royal Orchid Hotels opens 47 room property in Kanpur

Royal Orchid Hotels has announced the opening of a hotel in Kanpur – Regenta Central The Crystal – taking the number of properties under Royal Orchid group  to 45. Located at......
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CORNERSTONE LAID FOR  THE SHELBY WHITE AND LEON LEVY LOD MOSAIC ARCHAEOLOGICAL CENTER  

CORNERSTONE LAID FOR THE SHELBY WHITE AND LEON LEVY LOD MOSAIC ARCHAEOLOGICAL CENTER

The cornerstone was recently laid for the Shelby White and Leon Levy Mosaic Archaeological Center which will hold the famous Lod mosaic, a world-class archaeological find. The center is being made ......
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Dilip Puri announces top end hospitality education venture in India in partnership with Lausanne Hospitality  

Dilip Puri announces top end hospitality education venture in India in partnership with Lausanne Hospitality

With a promise to “reimagine hospitality education” of India in coming years, Dilip Puri, former Managing Director of Starwood Hotels of South Asia region has announced a premium ......
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Visit Jerash, Jordan, For Rome away from Rome!  

Visit Jerash, Jordan, For Rome away from Rome!

Close to the capital city of Jordan, Amman, lies the beautiful city of Jerash, a very popular must-do for tourists. Read More >>
South African Tourism appoints Hanneli Slabber as Regional General Manager Asia, Australasia and Middle East  

South African Tourism appoints Hanneli Slabber as Regional General Manager Asia, Australasia and Middle East

South African Tourism is pleased to announce Hanneli Slabber’s appointment to the new position which is intended to bring better synergies to South African Tourism’s operations in the r......
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Safety, Connectivity, Blocked Funds, ATM and Human Capital Top Agenda for Africa  

Safety, Connectivity, Blocked Funds, ATM and Human Capital Top Agenda for Africa

Kigali - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) highlighted five priorities which must be addressed for aviation to deliver maximum economic and social benefits in Africa. These are:
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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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Minor Hotels to Open Three New Build Hotels in Qatar In Spring 2018 Under Tivoli and Oaks Brands  

Minor Hotels to Open Three New Build Hotels in Qatar In Spring 2018 Under Tivoli and Oaks Brands

Minor Hotels, a hotel owner, operator and investor, currently with a portfolio of 157 hotels and resorts in 24 countries across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europe, South America, Africa and the ......
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World Responsible Tourism Day  

World Responsible Tourism Day

WTM London Director Simon Press opened Wednesday’s World Responsible Tourism Day by reminding the audience that the focus this year has been on two key topics – overtourism and achievin......
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23rd GST Council meet in Guwahati on November 9  

23rd GST Council meet in Guwahati on November 9

The 23rd GST Council meeting is commencing at Guwahati between the 9th- 10th, November. FAITH, collectively, along with its member associations & cause partners - FHRAI, IHHA, IATO, HAI, ATOAI,......
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4,100plus Visitors Joined Mega Promotion Event In Style, Hong Kong  

4,100plus Visitors Joined Mega Promotion Event In Style, Hong Kong

In Style, Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council's (HKTDC) mega promotion event held in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur, concluded today. The campaign was enthusiastically ......
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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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WTMLDN Day 1: What did you miss?  

WTMLDN Day 1: What did you miss?

At 10am WTM London 2017 opened its doors to travel professionals from around the world. As the leading global event for the travel industry, everyone was here for the same reason; to meet industry ......
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Brexit talks top the agenda on the opening day of WTM London  

Brexit talks top the agenda on the opening day of WTM London

Fears about the impact of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit on the travel trade dominated debates at World Travel Market London – the leading global event for the travel industry.
Ministry of Railways provides information through Short Messaging Service (SMS) regarding status of delayed trains.  

Ministry of Railways provides information through Short Messaging Service (SMS) regarding status of delayed trains.

Ministry of Railways has commenced facility of information to passengers  through Short Messaging Service (SMS) regarding status of trains running late by more t......
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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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Monaco to host 12th Monte Carlo Jazz Festival  

Monaco to host 12th Monte Carlo Jazz Festival

Every November, the Monte-Carlo Jazz Festival takes spectators on a musical journey through the past, present and future of jazz, bring......
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Kerala Tourism in association with HolidayIQ launches GoKerala campaign  

Kerala Tourism in association with HolidayIQ launches GoKerala campaign

The Tourism Department of Kerala has launched a unique marketing campaign “#GoKerala” in association with HolidayIQ in order to promote state tourism. #GoKerala campaign is a cont......
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Munich Airport and Moscow Domodedovo sign sister airport agreement  

Munich Airport and Moscow Domodedovo sign sister airport agreement

Munich Airport and Moscow Domodedovo Airport are forging closer ties. At a special ceremony, the top managers of the two hubs, Dr. Dmitriy Kamenshchik, Chairman of the Board, Moscow Domodedov......
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Sarovar Hotels And Resorts signs a new hotel in Ajmer  

Sarovar Hotels And Resorts signs a new hotel in Ajmer

Sarovar Hotels Pvt. Ltd. announced the signing of a new hotel in Ajmer, Rajasthan. Sarovar Hotels, with over 75 operating hotels across 50 destinations in India and Africa, signed an agreemen......
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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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MCGM Grants Hotels and Restaurants Permission To Operate Roof Top Restaurants  

MCGM Grants Hotels and Restaurants Permission To Operate Roof Top Restaurants

The Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) has issued a circular permitting hotels and restaurants in the city to operate open to air terrace as a service area for serving food. The circula......
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OPEN RESTAURANTS INVITES THE PUBLIC BEHIND THE SCENES OF JERUSALEM’S UNIQUE AND DIVERSE RESTAURANTS  

OPEN RESTAURANTS INVITES THE PUBLIC BEHIND THE SCENES OF JERUSALEM’S UNIQUE AND DIVERSE RESTAURANTS

With over 80 unique culinary experiences combining food with art, culture, and innovation, the urban culinary festival “OpenRestaurants™” will return to Jerusalem for the......
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TAT launches Amazing Thailand Tourism Year 2018 calendar of events  

TAT launches Amazing Thailand Tourism Year 2018 calendar of events

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is launching an ambitious calendar of events in support of the ‘Amazing Thailand Tourism Year 2018‘ featuring an action-packed s......
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Jet to commence third daily non stop service between Mumbai and London Heathrow  

Jet to commence third daily non stop service between Mumbai and London Heathrow

Jet Airways India Ltd is set to commence its third daily non-stop service between Mumbai and London Heathrow with effect from the forthcoming weekend. The latest frequency to London Heathrow ......
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TAT highlights Amazing Green: AMaze 2017 sustainable agricultural tourism project  

TAT highlights Amazing Green: AMaze 2017 sustainable agricultural tourism project

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is highlighting ‘Amazing Green: A’Maze 2017’, a family friendly sustainable agricultural tourism project that combines creative tourism wit......
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Chef Marcel Ravin embarks on a new adventure: Monaco Explorations  

Chef Marcel Ravin embarks on a new adventure: Monaco Explorations

HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco announced the resumption of scientific explorations with the Monaco Explorations research campaign. For three year......
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What not to miss when in Jordan  

What not to miss when in Jordan

There’s so much to do in Jordan that planning is definitely recommended to travelers who want to experience every bit of this fascinating cou......
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THE WESTIN RESORT NUSA DUA, BALI VOTED TOP FAMILY RESORT IN INDONESIA  

THE WESTIN RESORT NUSA DUA, BALI VOTED TOP FAMILY RESORT IN INDONESIA

The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali is proud to announce it has been voted the number #1 Family Resort in Indonesia in the prestigious  Read More >>
Plaza Premium Group opens new Lounge in Riyadh  

Plaza Premium Group opens new Lounge in Riyadh

Plaza Premium Group, premium airport services provider, recently added Riyadh of Saudi Arabia to its global network by opening a new Plaza Premium Lounge. Conveniently located on Mezzanine Level, T......
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Peru named as the Greenest Destination in South America  

Peru named as the Greenest Destination in South America

Another feather has been added to Peru’s already overflowing hat after it has been awarded South America’s Leading Green Destination 2017 by World Travel Awards. The timing is ver......
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Ministry of Railways launches tri weekly Rajdhani between Delhi, Mumbai  

Ministry of Railways launches tri weekly Rajdhani between Delhi, Mumbai

To fulfill the long overdue demand of passengers & to provide faster and convenient connectivity to passengers between two metros Delhi and Mumbai, Ministry of Railways has introduced a n......
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CELEBRITY CRUISES COMES TO INDIA  

CELEBRITY CRUISES COMES TO INDIA

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

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

With a mild and relatively dry winter season, combined with stunning landscapes and rich history, Israel is a perfect venue for marathons and competitive relay races. Here is a round-up of the main......
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Indian carriers eye flying slots of Qatar Airways at Dubai  

Indian carriers eye flying slots of Qatar Airways at Dubai

According to a report by Nirbhay Kumar,in The Financial Chronicle,Indian carriers, hungry for expanding their operations to Dubai, are eyeing flying slots of Qatar Airways that remain unutilised ......
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Medical Tourism will accelerate the growth of Kerala: Swami Gururethnam Jnana Thapaswi  

Medical Tourism will accelerate the growth of Kerala: Swami Gururethnam Jnana Thapaswi

At the inauguration of MediBiz Ayur Home, the first Indian medical tourism network promoted by MediBiz TV, Swami Gururethnam Jnana Thapaswi, Organizing Secretary, Santhigiri Ashram, opined, &......
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Counting Down 2018 InBariloche  

Counting Down 2018 InBariloche

New Year’s Eve is right around the corner, and this is the time of the year when all we care about is bidding farewell to the year with a bang. But if a party city is what you’re after,......
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Time for Retreat Taiwan  

Time for Retreat Taiwan

Health and wellness have become bywords in India, as people are embracing the benefits exercise offers combined with a healthy......
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Jet Airways ties up with Tumhari Sulu; offers discounts for women travellers  

Jet Airways ties up with Tumhari Sulu; offers discounts for women travellers

Jet Airways announced a partnership with T-Series and Ellipsis Entertainment - producers of the forthcoming Hindi film, ‘Tumhari Sulu’, becoming the film’s ‘Official A......
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Seychelles Tourism Board organises three city India roadshow  

Seychelles Tourism Board organises three city India roadshow

Seychelles Tourist Office, India organised a three city roadshow from September 10 to 22, 2017 in Delhi, Ahmedabad and Mumbai. Each city saw travel trade partners interacting with 60 top agen......
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Australia records 15% growth in Indian arrivals for the YE June 2017  

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

Tourism Australia for the year ended (YE) June 2017 recorded over 277,100 Indian tourists thereby reflecting a significant growth of 15% as compared to the same period last year, making India......
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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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Jamaica Food and Drink Festival  

Jamaica Food and Drink Festival

Though the beautiful sunshine, turquoise sea and white sandbanks of the Caribbean, are already enough......
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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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5 Reason of Why Fiji is the Perfect Luxury Honeymoon Destination  

5 Reason of Why Fiji is the Perfect Luxury Honeymoon Destination

5 Reason of Why Fiji is the Perfect Luxury Honeymoon Destination   Honeymoon provides first memorable moments in one’s life as a couple an......
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Executive Chef Ian John Thomason takes charge at the iconic Banyan Tree Phuket  

Executive Chef Ian John Thomason takes charge at the iconic Banyan Tree Phuket

Banyan Tree Phuket is pleased to announce the appointment of Chef Ian John Thomason as its new executive chef. The winner of TV show ‘Iron Chef Thailand’ brings in innovation and culina......
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New in the Winter Flight Schedule 2017/18 Flights to the Seychelles Starting in October  

New in the Winter Flight Schedule 2017/18 Flights to the Seychelles Starting in October

Austrian Airlines will initiate flight service to the Seychelles starting with its winter 2017/18 flight schedule. As of October 25, 2017, Austrian will fly non-stop every Wednesday&......
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GOA comes to Paris with a ‘Festival Extravaganza’  

GOA comes to Paris with a ‘Festival Extravaganza’

Goa Tourism sets the mood in Paris promoting Goa’s ever popular Carnival and season-long colorful and vibrant festivities and events that takes place in this part of Asia. While Carnival occu......
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Mastercard Global Travel City honour for 2017 goes to Bangkok  

Mastercard Global Travel City honour for 2017 goes to Bangkok

Bangkok has confirmed its position as one of the world’s favourite holiday destinations, taking the top spot in the just-released Mastercard Global Destination Cities Index 2017<......
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MoT plans nation-wide Tourism awareness programmes from October 5 to 25  

MoT plans nation-wide Tourism awareness programmes from October 5 to 25

Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, with the support of other Ministries and departments of the government and other private industry stakeholders, will conduct various Tourism awareness prog......
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ITDC celebrates 51st Foundation Day with room discounts and F & B promotions  

ITDC celebrates 51st Foundation Day with room discounts and F & B promotions

On the occasion of completing 51 years of excellence in tourism, travel and hospitality industry, India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC), the public sector undertaking under the aegis o......
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Royal Enfield announces the sixth edition of its marquee ride, Tour of Bhutan  

Royal Enfield announces the sixth edition of its marquee ride, Tour of Bhutan

Royal Enfield is back with the sixth edition of its celebrated ride Tour of Bhutan. The ride to the mystical land of Thunder Dragons will be flagged off from Siliguri, West Bengal on October ......
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flydubai launches flights to Montenegro’s capital city Podgorica  

flydubai launches flights to Montenegro’s capital city Podgorica

Dubai-based airline flydubai has announced the start of flights to Montenegro’s capital Podgorica, which will begin on November 1. With two flights a week, the flights include a stopove......
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AirAsia India celebrates the launch of its new food menu  

AirAsia India celebrates the launch of its new food menu

AirAsia India conducted an exciting promotion for kid travellers across its network by serving the “Lil’ Star Combo”, specially curated t......
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Shangri-La Hotel, Bengaluru has recently celebrated its 2nd anniversary  

Shangri-La Hotel, Bengaluru has recently celebrated its 2nd anniversary

Shangri-La is turned 2 years old this September 24th and had massive celebration. The hotel’s culinary brigade spearheaded by Executive Chef Anurudh Khanna had delighted guests with a......
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Phu Kradueng Wake up Run promotes sustainable sports tourism  

Phu Kradueng Wake up Run promotes sustainable sports tourism

The Tourism Authority of Thailand’s (TAT) Loei Office in cooperation with Phu Kradueng National Park is organising the ‘Phu Kradueng Wake up Run‘ that will take p......
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Kerala Backwaters  

Kerala Backwaters

Intro The backwaters have a unique ecosystem- freshwater from the rivers meets the seawater from the Arabian Sea.   Backwaters in Kerala is a netw......
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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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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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Alila Hotels and Resorts to aggressively focus on Indian market  

Alila Hotels and Resorts to aggressively focus on Indian market

Alila Hotels and Resorts has recorded a growth of 20 to 30% from the Indian market across all its international properties over the last three years. The company is now looking towards concentratin......
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CFO Heinz Lachinger Leaves Austrian Airlines in 2018  

CFO Heinz Lachinger Leaves Austrian Airlines in 2018

Heinz Lachinger, 50, the longstanding CFO and Member of the Extended Management Board of Austrian Airlines, will leave the company on his own request at the end of March 2018. The search for a succ......
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Alitalia to resume flights  to India after 9 years with Delhi-Rome flight  

Alitalia to resume flights to India after 9 years with Delhi-Rome flight

Alitalia is ready to make a comeback to India after a big gap of 9years. It stopped operating in the country in 2008, the Italian airline will start a new direct flight between Delhi and Rome ......
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Excise Department Notification Paves Way For Re-Opening of Bars and Permit Rooms Within City Limits  

Excise Department Notification Paves Way For Re-Opening of Bars and Permit Rooms Within City Limits

The Maharashtra State Excise Department has issued a notification to all concerned authorities to begin reissuing or renewing licences of bars and permit rooms affected by the Highway liquor ban wh......
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Tourism Authority of Thailand launches official WeChat Visit Thailand application for Chinese tourists	 

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

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has launched an official WeChat ‘Visit Thailand’ application for Chinese tourists, adding the popular Mandarin Chinese social media platform to e......
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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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Hong Kong Tourism Board organises four city India travel mission  

Hong Kong Tourism Board organises four city India travel mission

The Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) organised its annual travel mission in India from August 21 to 25 covering four key markets of Chennai, Mumbai, Kolkata and New Delhi. 31 Hong Kong trade partners......
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AirAsia Group CEO set to speak at next PATA Youth Symposium in Macao SAR  

AirAsia Group CEO set to speak at next PATA Youth Symposium in Macao SAR

AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes is set to speak at the forthcoming PATA Youth Symposium in Macao SAR, hosted by the Institute for Tourism Studies (IFT).   Organised by the Ass......
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Israel hosts the Special Topic Conference (STC)  

Israel hosts the Special Topic Conference (STC)

The Special Topic Conference (STC) ‘The practice of patient centered care: Empowering and engaging patients in the digital era’ in memory of Assa Reichert, will take place in Tel Aviv, ......
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Hong Kong Tourism Travel Mission 2017 Kick-starts in India  

Hong Kong Tourism Travel Mission 2017 Kick-starts in India

The Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) has kick-started it annual travel mission in India from 21st – 25th August with 31 Hong Kong trade partners joining the program. Covering 4 key markets the ......
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Monaco from the Heart of Kashi  

Monaco from the Heart of Kashi" by Amit Aggarwal created a cultural connect at Lakme Fashion Week

Monaco Tourism brought the incredible collection by fantasy designer Amit Aggarwal at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2017. The ensembles were a masterly showcase of craftsmanship, style, ......
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Poli House Hotel listed aming Conde Nast Travelers' Hot List for 2017  

Poli House Hotel listed aming Conde Nast Travelers' Hot List for 2017

The Poli House, Tel Aviv, is listed in Condé Nast Traveler’s Hot List for 2017 of best new hotels in the world. Editors and reporters crisscrossed more than 50 countries to review hund......
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TAT thanks German tourist couple for rescuing a Thai family in Chiang Mai  

TAT thanks German tourist couple for rescuing a Thai family in Chiang Mai

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is extending thanks and appreciation to German tourist couple, Ms. Stella Maria Kaleth and Mr. Jan-Philippe Leifeld, for rescuing a Thai family from a car ac......
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Record 2,000 Exhibitors from 29 Countries for Four HKTDC Lifestyle Fairs  

Record 2,000 Exhibitors from 29 Countries for Four HKTDC Lifestyle Fairs

Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the 28th Food Expo, the ninth Hong Kong International Tea Fair, the fourth Home Delights Expo and the second Beauty & Wellness Expo......
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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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Brussels Airlines celebrates its 15th anniversary on the African continent  

Brussels Airlines celebrates its 15th anniversary on the African continent

This summer marks the fifteenth anniversary of the first Brussels Airlines flight to Kinshasa. Very soon after the creation of the airline, Brussels Airlines already started its African network, th......
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Melbourne named World's Most Liveable City seventh time in a row  

Melbourne named World's Most Liveable City seventh time in a row

Melbourne has been named The World's Most Liveable City for the seventh consecutive year by the annual Economist Intelligence Unit’s (EIU) Global Liveability Index.  
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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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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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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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 Air Cargo Posts Strongest First Half-Year Growth Since 2010  

Air Cargo Posts Strongest First Half-Year Growth Since 2010

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), grew by 10.4% in the first-half of ......
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Star Studded 18th World Gourmet Festival Returns to Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel in A Gastronomic Landmark Year  

Star Studded 18th World Gourmet Festival Returns to Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel in A Gastronomic Landmark Year

During a year when the Thai capital is taking its rightful place on the international culinary stage - from being ranked as the best city in the world for street food and the top spot in Asia's......
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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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Fortune India presents award to Granules India Limited  

Fortune India presents award to Granules India Limited

Fortune India has published 2017 list of The Next 500 Companies and ranked various mid-size companies. Granules India Limited features in the list as 60th rank holder. The Company was ranked at 111......
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Discovering unique identities at PATAcademy - HCD  

Discovering unique identities at PATAcademy - HCD

Travel and tourism industry professionals have been learning the secrets of effective public speaking at a three-day Human Capacity Development workshop organised by the Pacific Asia Travel Associa......
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Jet Airways expands connectivity between emerging Indian cities  

Jet Airways expands connectivity between emerging Indian cities

In a major move, Jet Airways, India’s full service, premiere international airline today announced the expansion of its domestic network during this monsoon by introducing 14 new direct, non-......
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UNWTO.Themis Foundation trains 15 countries on crisis communications  

UNWTO.Themis Foundation trains 15 countries on crisis communications

Representatives from 15 Member States of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) took part in a three-day training course on crisis communications at the headquarters of the UNWTO.Themis Foundation ......
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28th Hong Kong Book Fair Opens with 'Travel' Theme  

28th Hong Kong Book Fair Opens with 'Travel' Theme

The 28th Hong Kong Book Fair opened today and will run through 25 July at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), this ......
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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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UNWTO hosts meeting of global leaders on fighting sexual exploitation of children in tourism  

UNWTO hosts meeting of global leaders on fighting sexual exploitation of children in tourism

The Headquarters of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in Madrid has hosted a meeting of experts to discuss measures the fight against child sexual exploitation in the tourism sector. The initi......
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Holland records 19% growth in Indian arrivals in Q1 2017  

Holland records 19% growth in Indian arrivals in Q1 2017

Netherlands Board of Tourism & Conventions (NBTC) announced an increase in Indian arrivals to the Netherlands in the first quarter of 2017. In comparison with the last year’s Q1 Indian ar......
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South African Tourism targets Delhi’s Ultra HNHs through travel agent training programme  

South African Tourism targets Delhi’s Ultra HNHs through travel agent training programme

South African Tourism concluded the 7th edition of its annual travel trade training sessions in Delhi.  Aimed at equipping travel agents with the best tips to sell the destination, ‘Lear......
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Qatar Airways’ Successful ‘No Borders, Only Horizons’ Campaign Becomes Top Viral Video Worldwide  

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

Qatar Airways has received tremendous support globally for its recently-launched television and social media commercial titled ‘No Borders, Only Horizons’, which has been viewed by more......
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Ministry of Civil Aviation seeks to upgrade its AirSewa web portal; consults stakeholders for designing AirSewa 2.0  

Ministry of Civil Aviation seeks to upgrade its AirSewa web portal; consults stakeholders for designing AirSewa 2.0

The Ministry of Civil Aviation held a meeting of all stakeholders last week to invite suggestions for designing AirSewa 2.0, the upgraded version of the AirSewa web portal and mobile app that was l......
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Etihad Holidays expands in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman and Bahrain  

Etihad Holidays expands in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman and Bahrain

Etihad Holidays offers dynamically packaged holidays at exceptional rates at many of the world’s leading hotel brands. Guests can now book their flights with Etihad Airways and its partner ai......
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India becomes the top source market for Sri Lanka  

India becomes the top source market for Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau organised a travel-trade interaction in Kolkata on the 6th July, this year. The objective of this event was to highlight and boom Sri Lanka as a leading leisure a......
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Air Canada connects Mumbai with daily direct service to Toronto  

Air Canada connects Mumbai with daily direct service to Toronto

Air Canada has started operating four times a week direct flight between Toronto and Mumbai. This marks the beginning of the only non-stop service connecting the two cities. The new flight complime......
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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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Etihad Airways introduces Airbus A380 from Abu Dhabi to Paris Charles de Gaulle  

Etihad Airways introduces Airbus A380 from Abu Dhabi to Paris Charles de Gaulle

Etihad Airways introduced an Airbus A380 aircraft on one of its two daily services between Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Paris Charles de Gaulle.   ......
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Air New Zealand has scooped the Canstar Travel Money Awards with its OneSmart card  

Air New Zealand has scooped the Canstar Travel Money Awards with its OneSmart card

Evaluating the fees and benefits of all travel cards offered in New Zealand, Canstar has named OneSmart the leading choice with judges recognising its competitive exchange rates, low fees and Airpo......
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Initial Flight to Shiraz to Depart on Sunday  

Initial Flight to Shiraz to Depart on Sunday

Austrian Airlines will take off on its initial flight to Shiraz. Four weekly flights will be offered to Shiraz with a stopover in Isfahan. Austrian Airlines now boasts an extensive offering to Iran......
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Singapore Airlines introduces A350 services to India  

Singapore Airlines introduces A350 services to India

Singapore Airlines is pleased to announce the introduction of its A350 services to India. Mumbai will be the 16th destination within its network to receive the Airbus A350-900 aircraft. The daily s......
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Hong Kong Book Fair Opens Next Month with About 670 International Exhibitors  

Hong Kong Book Fair Opens Next Month with About 670 International Exhibitors

About 670 exhibitors from 35 countries and regions will present books on a wide range of topics and in various languages at the 28th edition of the HKTDC Hong Kong Book Fair, which will be held 19-......
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myPanorama offering Virtual 360° Tour of the Austrian Airlines Fleet  

myPanorama offering Virtual 360° Tour of the Austrian Airlines Fleet

Austrian Airlines is offering myPanorama, a 360° tour of the flight cabins in the Austrian Airlines fleet. This means passengers and other interested parties can virtually visit the aircraft, a......
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Positive growth registered in both domestic and foreign tourist visits during 2016  

Positive growth registered in both domestic and foreign tourist visits during 2016

Market Research Division of Ministry of Tourism compiles data on domestic and foreign tourist visits to States/Union Territories (UTs) received from Departments of Tourism of various State Governme......
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World Airline Awards 2017: Austrian Airlines Champion Once Again  

World Airline Awards 2017: Austrian Airlines Champion Once Again

Austrian Airlines was named the European champion in 2017 for its service for the fourth year in a row. The national airline once again achieved a top ranking in the renowned SKYTRAX World Airline ......
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Thailand Shopping and Dining Paradise 2017 receives supports from Air Asia  

Thailand Shopping and Dining Paradise 2017 receives supports from Air Asia

The Thailand Shopping and Dining Paradise 2017, formerly known as the Amazing Thailand Grand Sale, has received support from AirAsia which today organised a ‘Top Shopper’s shopping chal......
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Q’s Bar and Lounge announces the next  act to take the stage  

Q’s Bar and Lounge announces the next act to take the stage

Q’s, Quincy Jones’ first-ever bar and lounge featuring world-class live music, is set to welcome its latest act on 27th June. The multi-talented Katie Thiroux and her accompanying band ......
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Dubai has emerged as one of the top 10 destinations for international meetings  

Dubai has emerged as one of the top 10 destinations for international meetings

Dubai has emerged as one of the top 10 destinations for international meetings, according to the latest edition of the International Meetings Statistics Report published last week by Union of Inter......
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Hotels.com reveals the 2017 India Edition of the Monsoon Travel Hotlist  

Hotels.com reveals the 2017 India Edition of the Monsoon Travel Hotlist

While the peak summer travel season may have reached its flag end, Indian travelers have already geared up for their Monsoon getaways. Traditionally not considered a preferred travel period, Monsoo......
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South Africa hosts Indaba 2017 post tour to George, Oudtrshoorn and Knysna  

South Africa hosts Indaba 2017 post tour to George, Oudtrshoorn and Knysna

South African Tourism celebrated a fruitful Indaba 2017 with over 20,000 meetings held over the three show days – an increase of over 20% compared to last year’s figure. Indaba is South......
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Five Years of Wonder at Gardens by the Bay  

Five Years of Wonder at Gardens by the Bay

Gardens by the Bay, Singapore's horticultural-themed attraction renowned for its Supertrees and cooled conservatories, celebrates its fifth anniversary in June this year.  
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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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Air Canada inaugurates daily year-round flights from Vancouver to Taipei  

Air Canada inaugurates daily year-round flights from Vancouver to Taipei

Air Canada inaugurated daily, year-round flights from Vancouver to Taipei, Taiwan, the carrier's tenth destination in Asia with the departure of AC011 following a gate celebration at YVR. ......
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Minister of Railways Inaugurates 1st Indian Railways Human Resources Round Table Conference  

Minister of Railways Inaugurates 1st Indian Railways Human Resources Round Table Conference

Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu inaugurated Indian Railways' 1st HR Round Table Conference here today. Chairman, Railway Board, Shri A. K. Mital, Member Staff Shri Pradeep Kum......
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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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Durban celebrates 5-year contract for pax-7000+ annual tourism conference  

Durban celebrates 5-year contract for pax-7000+ annual tourism conference

Durban is fast emerging as a venue of choice for all MICE-led events, promising a winning combination of large convention centers and diverse experiences across wildlife, adventure as well as attra......
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Bangkok Airways and Hong Kong Airlines enter into codeshare agreement  

Bangkok Airways and Hong Kong Airlines enter into codeshare agreement

Bangkok Airways, the Asia’s boutique airline and Hong Kong Airlines, the Hong Kong based full-service carrier, have entered into codeshare partnership, giving travelers enhanced connectivity ......
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SIA Signs Buckingham Palace Declaration Against Wildlife Trafficking  

SIA Signs Buckingham Palace Declaration Against Wildlife Trafficking

Singapore Airlines has signed the United for Wildlife Transport Taskforce1 Buckingham Palace Declaration in support of efforts to prevent trafficking and transportation of illegal wildlife and thei......
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SpiceJet flags off new daily direct flight from Goa to Surat  

SpiceJet flags off new daily direct flight from Goa to Surat

SpiceJet, recently flagged off its daily direct......
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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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Lords Hotels and Resorts appoints new Marketing Manager  

Lords Hotels and Resorts appoints new Marketing Manager

Lords Hotels & Resorts - India’s premium mid-market hospitality chain has appointed Mr Anuj Srivastav as its new Assistant Marketing Manager. An experienced professional in Research &......
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Alex Cruz, British Airways Chief Executive Message to Customers  

Alex Cruz, British Airways Chief Executive Message to Customers

Many of our IT systems are back up today and my colleagues across the airline are working very hard to build back our flight programme and get as many of our customers as possible away on their tra......
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Malaysia Airlines Introduces Newly Enhanced Japanese Meal Service Onboard  

Malaysia Airlines Introduces Newly Enhanced Japanese Meal Service Onboard

Malaysia Airlines recently unveiled the newly enhanced Business Class Japanese meal service onboard its non-stop return flights from Kuala Lumpur to Tokyo and Osaka as part of its commitment in tra......
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Etihad Airways offers free stopovers to all Economy Class guests from the Middle East, Africa and Pakistan  

Etihad Airways offers free stopovers to all Economy Class guests from the Middle East, Africa and Pakistan

Mohammad Al Bulooki, Etihad Airways Executive Vice President Commercial, said: “Etihad Airways is delighted to invite guests to experience Abu Dhabi for themselves. The capital of the United ......
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Bragpacker.com is changing the way Indians do their pre-travel shopping  

Bragpacker.com is changing the way Indians do their pre-travel shopping

From luggage to lens and everything in between, Bragpacker offers a curated list of premium travel gear from the most trusted travel brands globally and is changing the way Indian’s do their ......
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Jordan uses its legacy to drive tourism ; India continues to be an important source market  

Jordan uses its legacy to drive tourism ; India continues to be an important source market

Dr. Abed Al Razzaq Arabiyat, Managing Director, Jordan Tourism Board, talks about the importance of tourism in Jordan   Jordan is working on utilizing its exis......
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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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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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TripAdvisor announces world's top landmarks with Travelers' Choice Awards  

TripAdvisor announces world's top landmarks with Travelers' Choice Awards

Angkor Wat is the #1 Landmark in the World     TripAdvisor, the travel planning a......
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AVANI Quy Nhon Resort and Spa Paves the Way to Rarely Seen Ancient Champa Kingdom Sites  

AVANI Quy Nhon Resort and Spa Paves the Way to Rarely Seen Ancient Champa Kingdom Sites

Peppering the hillsides and valleys around the city of Quy Nhon in central Vietnam are venerable relics of the lost Champa civilisation that dominated the country’s centre and south between t......
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Amadeus launches advanced data analytics suite ‘Destination Insight’  

Amadeus launches advanced data analytics suite ‘Destination Insight’

Amadeus has launched a product suite from its Travel Intelligence division, Destination Insight that provides DMOs (Destination Marketing Organisations) with analysis of up-to-date travel data, rem......
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Minister of Railways Flags off Train Hubballi - Varanasi - Hubballi Express (Weekly) and Hubballi - Mysuru - Hubballi Express (Daily)  

Minister of Railways Flags off Train Hubballi - Varanasi - Hubballi Express (Weekly) and Hubballi - Mysuru - Hubballi Express (Daily)

Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu flagged off Train No 17323/17324 Hubballi - Varanasi - Hubballi Express (Weekly) & 17325/17326 Hubballi - Mysuru - Hubballi Express (Daily) thr......
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Sweden lists entire country on Airbnb  

Sweden lists entire country on Airbnb

Visit Sweden, Sweden’s official tourism board, has partnered with Airbnb to turn the entire country into an Airbnb listing. And the best part is - you don’t have to officially book acco......
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On the International Day for Biological Diversity UNWTO announces a training on tourism and biodiversity in West and Central Africa  

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

The Convention on Biological Diversity of the United Nations has chosen ‘Biodiversity and Sustainable Tourism’ as the theme for the International Day for Biological Diversity, celebrate......
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Etihad Airways announces the year-round deployment of its award-winning Airbus A380 aircraft on the Abu Dhabi to Paris route  

Etihad Airways announces the year-round deployment of its award-winning Airbus A380 aircraft on the Abu Dhabi to Paris route

The superjumbo, which features ‘The Residence’ - the world’s first three-room suite on a commercial airliner - will operate from 1 July on one of its twice-daily services from the......
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Qatar Airways and IATA Showcase Cabin Safety Best Practice  

Qatar Airways and IATA Showcase Cabin Safety Best Practice

IATA Cabin Operations Safety Conference 2017     The IATA Cabin Operations Safety Conference (COSC......
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Qatar Airways Proudly Announces Winner of the 2017 Qatar Airways Paris ePrix, Sebastien Buemi  

Qatar Airways Proudly Announces Winner of the 2017 Qatar Airways Paris ePrix, Sebastien Buemi

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive H.E. Mr. Akbar Al Baker presented the trophy to the winning team RENAULT  


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IndiGo introduces daily non-stop flight between Singapore and Bengaluru  

IndiGo introduces daily non-stop flight between Singapore and Bengaluru

Continuing to strengthen its network in the Asia-pacific region, IndiGo, India’s largest and fastest growing low-cost carrier is pleased to announce its first non-stop flight and 5th overall ......
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New publication to help tourism industry meet UN Sustainable Development Goals  

New publication to help tourism industry meet UN Sustainable Development Goals

A pioneering publication designed to help the travel and tourism industry meet the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has been launched at the PATA Annual Summit in Sri Lanka. ......
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Peoples Choice Awards Thailand Voted by Chinese tourists 2017 to announce in June	 

Peoples Choice Awards Thailand Voted by Chinese tourists 2017 to announce in June

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) will open voting on the People’s Choice Awards Thailand Voted by Chinese Tourists 2017 from 26 May to 8 June via www.peopleschoiceawardsthailand.com Th......
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BookMyForex ventures into travel insurance; to offer varied plans for different customer needs  

BookMyForex ventures into travel insurance; to offer varied plans for different customer needs

It is not a pleasant experience to describe lost luggage and delayed flights to expectant relatives waiting to hear stories of your first trip abroad. BookMyForex, the world’s largest marketp......
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ITDC - ICPB hosts exclusive Road Show at The Ashok promoting MICE segment  

ITDC - ICPB hosts exclusive Road Show at The Ashok promoting MICE segment

India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) – the public sector undertaking under the aegis of Ministry of Tourism, Government of India – hosted a Road Show in collaboration with India......
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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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Delta Air Lines to Present at Bank of America Merryll Lynch 2017 Transportation Conference  

Delta Air Lines to Present at Bank of America Merryll Lynch 2017 Transportation Conference

Delta Air Lines will present at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2017 Transportation Conference at 8:00 a.m. ET on Thursday, May 18, 2017.   Delta Air Lines and the Delta Conn......
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Atlantis, The Palm and 104.8 Channel 4 break the Guinness World Records for Longest Underwater Radio Broadcast  

Atlantis, The Palm and 104.8 Channel 4 break the Guinness World Records for Longest Underwater Radio Broadcast

On Saturday 13th May, 104.8 Channel 4 radio host Stu Tolanbroadcasted LIVE from thebottom of The Ambassador Lagoon at Atlantis, The Palm for a total of 5 hours, 25 minutes and 25 seconds, smashing ......
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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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Discover the Spanish Palace on Wheels with the Al-Andalús Luxury Tourist Train  

Discover the Spanish Palace on Wheels with the Al-Andalús Luxury Tourist Train

The Al-Andalus train considered the most luxurious and spacious in the world takes passengers back to the Golden Age of the ‘Belle Époque’. It offers beautifully decorated lounge......
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Lufthansa and SAP hold a technology conference above the Atlantic  

Lufthansa and SAP hold a technology conference above the Atlantic

Digitalisation flying high: Lufthansa and SAP take off for a technology conference at 10,000 metres’ altitude. Topics such as artificial intelligence and the future of work are at the focus. ......
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Etihad sponsored drawing competition with star studded Mumbai Indians Cricket team  

Etihad sponsored drawing competition with star studded Mumbai Indians Cricket team

Harbhajan Singh and Kieron Pollard were among the star players who turned up at Gopi Birla Memorial School in South Mumbai, bringing smiles all round.   By entering the competi......
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Hong Kong International Medical Devices and Supplies Fair Opens  

Hong Kong International Medical Devices and Supplies Fair Opens

The eighth HKTDC Hong Kong International Medical Devices and Supplies Fair opened today at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Counc......
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Emirates to launch third daily Brisbane service  

Emirates to launch third daily Brisbane service

Emirates today announced it will introduce a third daily service to Brisbane, Australia from 1 December 2017, complementing Emirates’ existing two daily services.   The d......
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Tourism Malaysia and AirAsia join forces to promote tourism  

Tourism Malaysia and AirAsia join forces to promote tourism

Tourism Malaysia (TM) and AirAsia, the world’s best low-cost airline signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) today which will see both parties collaborate to promote tourism in Malaysia. ......
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United Airlines Increases Service Between San Francisco and 18 Destinations  

United Airlines Increases Service Between San Francisco and 18 Destinations

United Airlines (UAL), the leading carrier in the San Francisco Bay Area, today announced it is increasing the number of flights between SFO and eight destinations. Additionally, the airline announ......
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Comedian Chris Rock to perform in Israel  

Comedian Chris Rock to perform in Israel

Tickets are now on sale for stand-up comedian Chris Rock’s performance on January 8, 2018 when he will be arriving in Israel as part of his world tour “Total Blackout” that starte......
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Celebrity Cruises launches the zenith of cruise ships Celebrity Edge  

Celebrity Cruises launches the zenith of cruise ships Celebrity Edge

It’s not often that you see a human rights activist and Nobel Laureate being associated with cruise ships. But, it’s not often that you see a cruise ship like 
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Taiwan is celebrating it's 10th Fulong International Sand Sculpture Festival  

Taiwan is celebrating it's 10th Fulong International Sand Sculpture Festival

Taiwan is blessed with plenty of natural resources that can be used to draw visitors, such as the three kilometer-long golden beach between Yanliao and Fulong in the Northeast Coast. For its soft, ......
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The Philippines will host the 6th UNWTO Conference on Tourism Statistics  

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

Policy leaders, statisticians, academicians and private sector will convene in Manila, The Philippines, next June 2017 (21-24), to discuss new methodologies to measure the full impacts of tourism. ......
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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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Jet Airways announced new direct services connecting South-India with Europe  

Jet Airways announced new direct services connecting South-India with Europe

Jet Airways, India's full service, premier international airline, announced the introduction of new, direct services connecting Chennai with Paris and Bengaluru with Amsterdam. The new flights ......
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Jet Airways announced new direct services connecting South-India with Europe  

Jet Airways announced new direct services connecting South-India with Europe

Jet Airways, India's full service, premier international airline, announced the introduction of new, direct services connecting Chennai with Paris and Bengaluru with Amsterdam. The new flights ......
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Maldives 3rd Consecutive Win as 'Best International Island Destination' at Outlook Traveller Award 2017  

Maldives 3rd Consecutive Win as 'Best International Island Destination' at Outlook Traveller Award 2017

Maldives consecutively wins the Outlook Traveller award yet again for the third time as ‘Best International Island Destination’ at the Outlook Traveller Awards night held in New Delhi, ......
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Preferred Hotels and Resorts Welcomes 32 New Member Hotels  

Preferred Hotels and Resorts Welcomes 32 New Member Hotels

Preferred Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest independent hotel brand, welcomed 32 new member hotels across 15 countries to its brand portfolio from January through April 2017......
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450 global wedding planners to convene in Phuket at 4th Annual DWP Congress  

450 global wedding planners to convene in Phuket at 4th Annual DWP Congress

Thailand is pleased to welcome more than 450 global wedding planners from 65 countries who are participating in the 4th Annual Destination Wedding Planners Congress 2017 (DWP Congress 2017), taking......
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Mandarin Oriental Announces Second Luxury Hotel Project in Dubai  

Mandarin Oriental Announces Second Luxury Hotel Project in Dubai

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has announced today that it will manage a second luxury hotel and branded residences in Dubai which is targeted to open in late 2020. The hotel, located in downtown Du......
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 Paytm has unveiled a new Digital campaign led by a new film for its online travel business  

Paytm has unveiled a new Digital campaign led by a new film for its online travel business

Paytm has unveiled a new Digital campaign led by a new film for its online travel business. The brand f......
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Minister of Railways Inaugurates Two Day Global Technology Conference  

Minister of Railways Inaugurates Two Day Global Technology Conference

Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu inaugurated the two day Global Technology Conference for Leveraging World Class Technology (International Conference on Development & Adaptation of Advance Technolo......
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Hanneli Slabber inaugurates South African Food Festival at Sofitel Mumbai BKC  

Hanneli Slabber inaugurates South African Food Festival at Sofitel Mumbai BKC

Hanneli Slabber, Country Manager, South African Tourism India inaugurated the South African Safari, a food festival & B2C destination showcase at Sofitel Mumbai BKC on 27......
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Unlock the secrets to effective public speaking - PATA latest programme  

Unlock the secrets to effective public speaking - PATA latest programme

The 8th PATAcademy-HCD, under the theme ‘Unlocking the secrets to effective public speaking', takes place at the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA......
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AVANI debuts in Europe with the launch of AVANI Avenida Liberdade Lisbon Hotel in Portugal  

AVANI debuts in Europe with the launch of AVANI Avenida Liberdade Lisbon Hotel in Portugal

Avenida da Liberdade is the best address in Lisbon and it is now possible to stay at the upscale AVANI Avenida Liberdade Lisbon Hotel. The newly launched Hotel has a perfect location just off fashi......
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BTW Visas Expands Head office in Pune, on the same location  

BTW Visas Expands Head office in Pune, on the same location

Since its founding in 2011, the head office of BTW Visa services based in Pune, and branching in Mumbai and Ahmadabad has served & offered services to its corporate and individual clients all o......
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France to form new powerful tourism office - India, Middle East and China  

France to form new powerful tourism office - India, Middle East and China

The Cotentin Peninsula – also known as the Cherbourg Peninsula - in the Normandy region of France, will soon see its many tourism boards undergo a major restructuring in the next few months.<......
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Thai Prime Minister delivered opening remarks at 2017 WTTC Global Summit in Bangkok  

Thai Prime Minister delivered opening remarks at 2017 WTTC Global Summit in Bangkok

H.E. General Prayut Chan-o-cha, Prime Minister of Thailand, today presided over the opening of the 2017 World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) Global Summit and delivered opening remarks to more t......
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Moving travel forward at the UNWTO/PATA Ministerial Debate at PAS 2017  

Moving travel forward at the UNWTO/PATA Ministerial Debate at PAS 2017

As part of the PAS 2017 programme in Negombo the high-level UNWTO/PATA Ministerial Debate brings the public and private sectors together to address major industry issues, challenges and oppor......
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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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Tourism key for economic growth and diversification in the MENA region  

Tourism key for economic growth and diversification in the MENA region

Moderated by CNN Becky Anderson, the UNWTO/ATM Ministerial Forum concluded that the main priorities for the region include human resources development, public/private sector cooperation, connectivi......
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Israel Tourism records 49% increase in Indian tourists in 2 years  

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

Israel has witnessed a growth of 49% in Indian arrivals from January to March, 2017 vis-à-vis the same period in 2015. More than 8,300 Indians have already visited Israel i......
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France to form new powerful tourism office  

France to form new powerful tourism office

The Cotentin Peninsula – also known as the Cherbourg Peninsula - in the Normandy region of France, will soon see its many tourism boards undergo a major restructuring in the next few mo......
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Lufthansa has now taken the decisive step on the way to a paperless cockpit  

Lufthansa has now taken the decisive step on the way to a paperless cockpit

Lufthansa has now taken the decisive step on the way to a paperless cockpit. Beginning of April, the electronic flight folder (eFF) app largely replaced the paper briefing. For the first time, pilo......
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Jet Airways to introduce new services between Chennai and Paris / Bengaluru and Amsterdam  

Jet Airways to introduce new services between Chennai and Paris / Bengaluru and Amsterdam

Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline, is proud to announce the launch of two new flights directly connecting Chennai with Paris and Bengaluru with Amsterdam. The......
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Qatar Airways Announces Third daily direct Flight to Bali Denpasar  

Qatar Airways Announces Third daily direct Flight to Bali Denpasar

  Qatar Airways has announced that commencing 7 May 2017, the airline will operate a third daily non-stop route from Doha’s Hamad International Air......
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.  .  .Oman’s Tourism Goes Hyperlocal.  .  .  

. . .Oman’s Tourism Goes Hyperlocal. . .

The cheap package holiday, bucket and spade culture and jetting off for two weeks of sun, sand and souvenirs is on the decline suggests Taleb Al Makhmari, Director General, Marketing & Media at......
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Indian Railways to Organise Two Day Global Technology Conference On 3rd and 4th May 2017 at New Delhi  

Indian Railways to Organise Two Day Global Technology Conference On 3rd and 4th May 2017 at New Delhi

In keeping with the unremitting agenda of the Indian Railways to augment the pace of its operational improvements through enhancing its pace of modernized technological adaptations, the Research De......
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Beaches of Dubai now have their own public libraries  

Beaches of Dubai now have their own public libraries

Dubai Municipality inaugurated what they’re dubbing ‘beach libraries’ on the main areas of eight public beaches around the city including Umm Suqeim 1, Al Mamzar Cornic......
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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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Karnataka Tourism kick-start a brand new campaign “The Year of the Wild”  

Karnataka Tourism kick-start a brand new campaign “The Year of the Wild”

“The Year of the Wild”, a brand new campaign, to kick-start the year, was launched by Chief Minister Sri. Siddaramaiah in the presence of Sri. Priyank Kharge, Minister of State for IT, ......
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UOB And KrisFlyer Partnership Sets New Heights For Banking Solutions In Singapore  

UOB And KrisFlyer Partnership Sets New Heights For Banking Solutions In Singapore

United Overseas Bank Limited (UOB) and KrisFlyer1 today launched the KrisFlyer UOB Account, the first banking solution in Singapore to earn KrisFlyer miles when a customer saves or spends. ......
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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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Emirates SkyCargo takes Emirates Team New Zealand’s boat to the skies  

Emirates SkyCargo takes Emirates Team New Zealand’s boat to the skies

Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, has transported ‘New Zealand Aotearoa’ – Emirates Team New Zealand’s race boat - from Auckland to Bermuda in advance of ......
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The potential of mountain tourism: focus of UNWTO Conference in Georgia  

The potential of mountain tourism: focus of UNWTO Conference in Georgia

The potential of mountain tourism to foster economic development, as well as to raise awareness on environmental protection, was the major topic addressed at the 3rd World Tourism Organization ......
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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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Vistara now brews Starbucks coffee at 30,000 feet  

Vistara now brews Starbucks coffee at 30,000 feet

In its commitment to redefining air travel in India, Vistara, the country’s finest full service carrier, has elevated its in-flight service to new heights by offering Starbucks® India Est......
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Singapore Airlines And Ethiopian Airlines Expand Codeshare Agreement  

Singapore Airlines And Ethiopian Airlines Expand Codeshare Agreement

Star Alliance members Singapore Airlines and Ethiopian Airlines will expand their codeshare agreement as of 1 June 2......
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Passengers get a taste of Thailand and Sri Lanka on board Qatar Airways flights and in lounges over the Thai and Sri Lankan New Year  

Passengers get a taste of Thailand and Sri Lanka on board Qatar Airways flights and in lounges over the Thai and Sri Lankan New Year

Thai New Year will be celebrated on 13 to 14 April on select inbound flights from Bangkok, Krabi and Phuket in......
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Emirates named Best Airline in the World in TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards for Airlines 2017  

Emirates named Best Airline in the World in TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards for Airlines 2017

Emirates has been recognised as the Best Airline in the World in the inaugural TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice® Awards for Airlines. In additio......
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Mayor of Taipei Ko Wen-je in India to promote Taipei City as the venue of Taipei Summer Universiade 2017  

Mayor of Taipei Ko Wen-je in India to promote Taipei City as the venue of Taipei Summer Universiade 2017

Taipei City is promoting itself as a must-visit for international tourists. With a focus on Asia and “Go South” learning, Mayor Ko Wen-je recently headed a “New Go......
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Federation of Hotel & Restaurant Associations of India (FHRAI) To Seek Legal Redressal  

Federation of Hotel & Restaurant Associations of India (FHRAI) To Seek Legal Redressal

The Federation of Hotel & Restaurant Associations of India (FHRAI) is exploring legal remedies with regards to the recent Supreme Court Order, shutting down from 1st A......
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PATA creates new boundaries of adventure tourism in Luoyang, Henan, China  

PATA creates new boundaries of adventure tourism in Luoyang, Henan, China

The PATA Adventure Travel Conference and Mart 2017 (ATCM 2017) in conjunction with the Luoyang Adventure Tourism and Equipment Expo ended on Monday, April 4, 2017 in Lu......
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Abu Dhabi sees further Growth in Hotel Guests following Record-Breaking Year  

Abu Dhabi sees further Growth in Hotel Guests following Record-Breaking Year

Following a record-breaking year for hotel guests in Abu Dhabi, the emirate has recorded impressive growth in the first two months of 2017, seeing a 5.5% rise in hotel guests.   <......
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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

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IROAF of Indian Railways signs Agreement with BHEL for constructing a 2 MW Roof Top Power Plant  

IROAF of Indian Railways signs Agreement with BHEL for constructing a 2 MW Roof Top Power Plant

Ministry of Railways under the guidance of Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu,  has taken yet another leap in fulfilling its commitment to better environment, when a landmark contract agreemen......
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WTTC ranked India as the world’s seventh largest tourism economy in terms of GDP  

WTTC ranked India as the world’s seventh largest tourism economy in terms of GDP

India’s Travel & Tourism sector ranks seventh n the world in terms of its total contribution to the country’s GDP, shows a new report by the World Travel & Tourism Council......
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CSIA Mumbai  celebrates arrival of first  

CSIA Mumbai celebrates arrival of first " FlyrwandaAir Flight"

Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA) added yet another international route. This new route for travellers between the African city of Kigali and the Mumbai metropolitan w......
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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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Provision of Local Cuisines in Running Trains through Self-Help Groups ( INDIA)  

Provision of Local Cuisines in Running Trains through Self-Help Groups ( INDIA)

Self-Help Groups (SHGs) are empanelled by Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited (IRCTC) for providing local cuisines in running trains through station based e-catering service. At......
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Conde Nast Traveler India picks Tel Aviv as one of top ten foodie destinations  

Conde Nast Traveler India picks Tel Aviv as one of top ten foodie destinations

The March 2017 Indian edition of Condé Nast Traveller picked Tel Aviv as one of the top 10 most delicious destinations in the world for travel in 20......
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Air Canada Named one of Canada's Top Diversity Employers for the Second Consecutive Year  

Air Canada Named one of Canada's Top Diversity Employers for the Second Consecutive Year

Air Canada has been named one of Canada's Best Diversity employers for 2017, the second consecutive year the carrier has been awarded this distinction. In naming Air Canada, Mediacorp Canada In......
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Emirates introduces laptop and tablet handling service for US flights  

Emirates introduces laptop and tablet handling service for US flights

Emirates will introduce a new service to enable customers to use their laptops and tablet devices until just before they board their flights to the US.    ......
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Emirates Skywards celebrates yet another Miles Millionaire  

Emirates Skywards celebrates yet another Miles Millionaire

 In celebration of UAE’s Year of Giving, Emirates Skywards’ annual Thanks a Million campaign has created yet another Miles millionaire while supporting a good cau......
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Air India to launch Delhi to Washington DC non stop flights from July 7  

Air India to launch Delhi to Washington DC non stop flights from July 7

Air India is set to launch its new flight AI014 from Ahmedabad to Washington DC with effect from July 7.   Air India flight, AI103, will d......
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Six Senses Laamu offers a wide range of dining options, with cuisines from around the world  

Six Senses Laamu offers a wide range of dining options, with cuisines from around the world

Six Senses Laamu features an organic garden where 40 different herbs, vegetables, salad leaves and micro-herbs are grown. Chef Martin and his culinary team have teamed up with the g......
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The role of tourism in reducing poverty discussed at UNWTO Workshop in China  

The role of tourism in reducing poverty discussed at UNWTO Workshop in China

The power of tourism to induce poverty reduction and development constituted the main focus of the UNWTO Workshop......
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Great interest in the 6th day of barrier-free tourism  

Great interest in the 6th day of barrier-free tourism

 More than 200 representatives from politics, the international travel industry, experts as well as journalists followed the invitation to this year'......
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Ben Gurion airport ranked among world's top ten and no. 1 for shopping  

Ben Gurion airport ranked among world's top ten and no. 1 for shopping

Ben Gurion airport was recently listed in the top ten best airports in the world according to online travel agency eDreams, and as #1 in the world for shopping.  
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Trip Advisor featured four Indian cities on top 25 Asia list  

Trip Advisor featured four Indian cities on top 25 Asia list

Four Indian destinations including New Delhi and Goa have featured in the top 25 Asia list of TripAdvisor's Travellers' Choice awards. "India bags the second spot in the Asia list with fo......
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His Excellency Mr. Manjeev Singh Puri has assumed charge as Ambassador of India to Nepal  

His Excellency Mr. Manjeev Singh Puri has assumed charge as Ambassador of India to Nepal

His Excellency Mr. Manjeev Singh Puri has assumed charge as Ambassador of India to Nepal on 25th March, 2017. He will present his letter of credence to the Rt. Hon'ble President of Nepal Smt. B......
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Airlines mocks Trump's ban on Laptops and Tablets  

Airlines mocks Trump's ban on Laptops and Tablets

Emirates, Royal Jordanian and other airlines mocks the decision of US President Trump's Decision of ban on Laptops and Tablets while passengers travel to US from Middle East.  ......
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Maldives showcases destination experiences at the World’s leading Travel trade show, ITB  

Maldives showcases destination experiences at the World’s leading Travel trade show, ITB

Maldives participates at the World’s leading travel trade show ITB in Berlin, Germany from 8-12 March 2017, showcasing a variety of Maldives experiences at the 405 Sqm two-storey stand.......
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JLL is Top Real Estate Investment Advisory Firm in Asia Pacific for Sixth Year in a Row  

JLL is Top Real Estate Investment Advisory Firm in Asia Pacific for Sixth Year in a Row

JLL is the number one real estate investment advisory firm in Asia Pacific for the sixth consecutive year, based on data published by Real Capital Analytics (RCA), an independent body that an......
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Indian Railways to generate 100 mv of solar power  

Indian Railways to generate 100 mv of solar power

Around 1,000 MW of solar power will be generated annually by the railways soon, Union railway minister Suresh Prabhu said Saturday. Of this, 500 MW will be produced by installing solar panels on ro......
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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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Korea Tourism Organization to host  

Korea Tourism Organization to host "Korea MICE Night 2017" in New Delhi

Korea Tourism Organization in association with regional tourism boards of Seoul, Incheon & Gyeonggi will be organizing its special MICE road show on 29th March 2017 at the Taj Palace Hotel in N......
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Diverse and Dynamic range of speakers confirmed for PATA Annual Summit 2017  

Diverse and Dynamic range of speakers confirmed for PATA Annual Summit 2017

Influential tourism experts, innovators and international thought leaders are set to explore future travel and tourism trends at the PATA Annual Summit 2017 in Negombo, Sri Lanka.
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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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Indian trade's top South African sellers experience the best of SA  

Indian trade's top South African sellers experience the best of SA

The Fastest 50 Challenge launched last year invited travel agents across India to sell 50 South Africa packages exceeding 9 days. The first 20 sellers stood to win an all-expenses-p......
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IndiGo strengthens its Gulf expansion with Sharjah as 6th international destination  

IndiGo strengthens its Gulf expansion with Sharjah as 6th international destination

Consolidating its position in the Middle-East market, IndiGo, has announced Sharjah as its 6th new international destination recently. Effective March 20, IndiGo will operate its new daily no......
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Cathay Pacific increases frequency to key destinations across three continents  

Cathay Pacific increases frequency to key destinations across three continents

Cathay Pacific announced that it will be increasing the frequency of services to some of its most popular destinations across three continents in order to meet growing customer demand. The en......
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No demon in demonetisation!  

No demon in demonetisation!

And now yet another twist in the demonetisation story. When PM Modi took the whole nation by surprise by announcing the note ban of November 8, initial public perception was widely positive. ......
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Boeing rolls out it's newest first 737 MAX 9  

Boeing rolls out it's newest first 737 MAX 9

Boeing rolled out its newest jetliner, the 737 MAX 9, early Tuesday at its assembly line here. The Chicago-based airplane-maker anticipates a first flight for the aircraft in May of this year. ......
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Kenya Tourism Board participates at India's leading Outbound Travel Mart 2017  

Kenya Tourism Board participates at India's leading Outbound Travel Mart 2017

Magical Kenya exhibited at OTM Mumbai, India's largest travel trade exhibition, to position Kenya as the preferred holida......
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Porini announces the launch of its newest camp Porini Cheetah  

Porini announces the launch of its newest camp Porini Cheetah

Porini announces the launch of its newest camp, the Porini Cheetah Camp on 
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Mumbai’s Iternational Airport adjudged as the Second Best Airport globally by ACI  

Mumbai’s Iternational Airport adjudged as the Second Best Airport globally by ACI

Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport was rated the Second Best Airport globally in the ‘over 40 million passengers per year’ category at the Airport Service Quality ......
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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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Abu Dhabi Film Commission brings new Indian production to the Capital  

Abu Dhabi Film Commission brings new Indian production to the Capital

Abu Dhabi Film Commission (ADFC) has secured a new Indian production for which the Capital will serve as the second filming location for two weeks.


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Kohinoor Intl Mgmt Institute Enters Into A Tie Up With University College Birmingham, UK  

Kohinoor Intl Mgmt Institute Enters Into A Tie Up With University College Birmingham, UK

India’s leading educational institutions – Kohinoor International Management Institute (KIMI) has collaborated with United Kingdom’s (UK’s) renowned Hospital......
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Jet Airways featured amongst the top 200 most influential brands in the world  

Jet Airways featured amongst the top 200 most influential brands in the world

Jet Airways, India’s full-service, premier international airline, has been featured as one of the Top 200 Most Influential Brands in the World by Richtopia, a leading digital ......
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Tourists can travel to Israel with easier visa norms  

Tourists can travel to Israel with easier visa norms

In its efforts to attract Indian Tourists, Israel has increased its promotional budgetary allocation to USD 2.5 million in the last two years and plans to ease visa norms, senior officials have sai......
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Anantara Prepares to Debut in Europe  

Anantara Prepares to Debut in Europe

Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas, a leading operator and developer of luxury hotels, resorts and spas in Asia, the Indian Ocean, Africa and the Middle East, prepares to launch the first Ana......
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Tamil Nadu received 8% of international tourists in January  

Tamil Nadu received 8% of international tourists in January

Two airports in Tamil Nadu -- Chennai and Tiruchirappalli -- received more than 8% foreign tourists visiting the country in January.   Accordin......
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Korea Tourism Organization sponsorships of first Korean Blockbuster on Indian Entertainment Channel  

Korea Tourism Organization sponsorships of first Korean Blockbuster on Indian Entertainment Channel

Korea Tourism Organization is proud to be  presenting sponsor of the currently airing South Korean drama 'Descendants of the Sun'.  ......
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Qatar Airways Cargo has been awarded 'Global Cargo Airline of the Year'  

Qatar Airways Cargo has been awarded 'Global Cargo Airline of the Year'

Qatar Airways Cargo received the "Global Cargo Airline of the Year" award at a grand gala held in Johannesburg, as part of Africa's biennial air freight industry trade exhibition and conf......
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Jerusalem's International Convention Center ranked among world's top 10  

Jerusalem's International Convention Center ranked among world's top 10

Business Destinations Magazine have just released their list for the “world’s most exciting destinations for meetings and conferences” and Jerusalem’s Intern......
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Peach Aviation Joins Forces with AsiaPay to Launch Integrated e-Payment Solution for Travelers in China and Asia  

Peach Aviation Joins Forces with AsiaPay to Launch Integrated e-Payment Solution for Travelers in China and Asia

AsiaPay, a leading payment gateway service provider in Asia since 2000, has announced a collaboration with Peach Aviation, a well-known low cost carrier (LCC) in Japan, to offer UnionPay and AliPay......
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New boutique hotel, Villa Brown Jerusalem, to open in April 2017  

New boutique hotel, Villa Brown Jerusalem, to open in April 2017

The Villa Brown Jerusalem, the newest addition to the Brown Hotels group, is a 24-room boutique hotel property set to open in April 2017. Th......
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Ferrari World Abu Dhabi to launch new heart-pounding thrill ride  

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi to launch new heart-pounding thrill ride "Turbo Track"

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi has unveiled "Turbo Track", a new, heart-pounding rollercoaster set to open at the end of March.   The three-stage experience, which gives guests an aut......
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Eilat chosen by TripAdvisor as one of world's top 10 Destinations