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Palladium Hotel Group launches two new luxury properties, 'Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres Resort and Spa' and 'TRS Coral Hotel' in Costa Mujeres, Mexico  

Palladium Hotel Group launches two new luxury properties, 'Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres Resort and Spa' and 'TRS Coral Hotel' in Costa Mujeres, Mexico

Costa Mujeres – the stretch of coastline in the northeast of the Yucatan Peninsula- is set to be Mexico’s newest gourmet destination with the opening of the 673 room Grand Palladium Cos......
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Strong Increase in Passenger Volume of 4.0 Percent in July Compared to the Previous Year : Austrian Airlines  

Strong Increase in Passenger Volume of 4.0 Percent in July Compared to the Previous Year : Austrian Airlines

Austrian Airlines continuously increases its passenger volume. Austria’s red-white-red carrier transported over 1.4 million passengers in July 2018, corresponding to a rise of 4.0 percent com......
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Freight Growth Slowdown Continues in June  

Freight Growth Slowdown Continues in June

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), rose 2.7% in June 2018, compared to......
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  IATA, CFM International Sign Pro-Competitive Agreement on Engine Maintenance    

IATA, CFM International Sign Pro-Competitive Agreement on Engine Maintenance

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that it has entered into an agreement with CFM International (CFM) that will lead to increased competition in the market for maintenance......
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Austrian Airlines Reaches Break-Even Point After Good Second Quarter  

Austrian Airlines Reaches Break-Even Point After Good Second Quarter

Austrian Airlines, Austria’s flag carrier, managed to achieve business results at the break-even point in the first half of 2018 following a strong second quarter performance. Adjusted earnin......
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Airlines and Airports Have their Eyes Open to Human Trafficking  

Airlines and Airports Have their Eyes Open to Human Trafficking

In support of the United Nations World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, Airports Council International (ACI) World and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) emphasized their joint c......
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Anantara Hotels and Resorts Announces Development of First Luxury Global Hotel Brand in China’s Chengdu Qingyang District  

Anantara Hotels and Resorts Announces Development of First Luxury Global Hotel Brand in China’s Chengdu Qingyang District

Anantara Hotels and Resorts, a hotel owner and operator, currently with 39 hotels and resorts in 13 countries across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europe, Africa and the Indian Ocean, has announce......
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Etihad Aviation Group sign major agreement with Jiangsu Provincial Overseas Cooperation and Investment Company  

Etihad Aviation Group sign major agreement with Jiangsu Provincial Overseas Cooperation and Investment Company

A strategic partnership and mutual promotion mechanism was established as Etihad Aviation Group (EAG) CEO Tony Douglas and Jiangsu Provincial Overseas Cooperation and Investment Company Limited (JO......
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Tourism and Construction have Power to Lead Move to Sustainable Economies  

Tourism and Construction have Power to Lead Move to Sustainable Economies

From infrastructure and communication to food production and transport, tourism and construction play key roles in a circular economy framework that supports sustainable development. The World Tour......
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Passenger Demand Continues Strong Growth in May  

Passenger Demand Continues Strong Growth in May

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for May showing that demand (measured in revenue passenger kilometers, or RPKs) rose 6.1% compared to t......
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India moves 12 places up in global travel and tourism ranking in 2017  

India moves 12 places up in global travel and tourism ranking in 2017

India has improved 12 places to reach the 40th position globally, according to the Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Report 2017 by World Economic Forum. The country has seen continued growth in......
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PM inaugurates Bahadurgarh-Mundka Metro Line via video conference  

PM inaugurates Bahadurgarh-Mundka Metro Line via video conference

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today inaugurated the Bahadurgarh-Mundka Metro Line via video conference.   Congratulating the people of Haryana and Delhi on the commen......
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Slot Allocation Achieves Unprecedented Choice and Competition in Europe  

Slot Allocation Achieves Unprecedented Choice and Competition in Europe

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) provided evidence that the current system for allocating capacity at Europe’s airports is benefiting consumers with greater choice and expan......
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Austrian Airlines : Strong Increase in Passenger Volume of 7.3 Percent in May Compared to the Previous Year   

Austrian Airlines : Strong Increase in Passenger Volume of 7.3 Percent in May Compared to the Previous Year

Austrian Airlines significantly increased its passenger volume for the month of May 2018: Austria’s red-white-red carrier transported almost 1.3 million passengers, corresponding to a rise of......
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Lufthansa LEOS puts second eTug into operation at Frankfurt Airport  

Lufthansa LEOS puts second eTug into operation at Frankfurt Airport

Lufthansa LEOS, the ground handling services expert at Germany's major airports, has been using the world's first eTug at Frankfurt Airport since 2016. The subsidiary of Lufthansa Technik h......
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Akbar Al Baker New IATA Board Chairman  

Akbar Al Baker New IATA Board Chairman

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Akbar Al Baker, has assumed his duties as Chairman of the IATA Board of Governo......
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Airlines Urge Caution on Airport Privatization. . .  

Airlines Urge Caution on Airport Privatization. . .

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) 74th Annual General Meeting (AGM) urged governments to take a cautious approach when considering airport privatization. In a unanimously passed re......
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Life Ball Aircraft Lands in Vienna: Austrian Airlines Brings Prominent Supporters to Vienna  

Life Ball Aircraft Lands in Vienna: Austrian Airlines Brings Prominent Supporters to Vienna

This years’ Life Ball slogan is “The Sound of Music”. Therefore the Austrian Airlines aircraft made a stop in Salzburg before it continued its flight towards Vienna. Numerous star......
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New keywords in the tourism industry: “Bay tourism, the most beautiful bays, 10 islands”  

New keywords in the tourism industry: “Bay tourism, the most beautiful bays, 10 islands”

In response to the global trend of sustainable tourism, the Tourism Bureau of the Ministry of Transportation and Communications is promoting the "Tourism 2020 - Taiwanese Sustainable Tourism Develo......
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Parcel Cargo Express Train (PCET) begins operation, connecting Northeast to the West Coast  

Parcel Cargo Express Train (PCET) begins operation, connecting Northeast to the West Coast

In line with Government’s priority to provide connectivity to Northeast region and empowering local industries of this region particularly, Northeast Frontier Railway has started operating on......
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Significant Upward Trend for Passenger Volume in April of 5.5% Compared to the Previous Year  : Austrian Airlines  

Significant Upward Trend for Passenger Volume in April of 5.5% Compared to the Previous Year : Austrian Airlines

Austrian Airlines significantly increased its passenger volume for the month of April 2018: Austria’s red-white-red carrier transported almost 1.2 million passengers, corresponding to a rise ......
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New Boeing 777 of Austrian Airlines to Land in Vienna for the First Time as Part of an Interception Training  

New Boeing 777 of Austrian Airlines to Land in Vienna for the First Time as Part of an Interception Training

he big event is approaching just one day from now: Austrian Airlines is going to welcome its new Boeing 777 at its home airport in Vienna. The long-haul aircraft with the registration OE-LPF was mo......
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Passenger Demand Accelerates in March, Load Factor Sets Another Record  

Passenger Demand Accelerates in March, Load Factor Sets Another Record

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for March 2018 showing that demand (measured in revenue passenger kilometers, or RPKs) rose 9.5%, compa......
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Khiri Travel Introduces Three Options for Sulawesi Trips in Indonesia  

Khiri Travel Introduces Three Options for Sulawesi Trips in Indonesia

Khiri Travel Indonesia has launched three innovative options for exploring the Sulawesi archipelago in Indonesia based on available time. There’s one-week south Sulawesi ......
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Lords Hotels and Resorts’ 5th Hotel In Nepal To Be Launched In Nepalgunj  

Lords Hotels and Resorts’ 5th Hotel In Nepal To Be Launched In Nepalgunj

India’s fastest growing mid-market hotel chain – Lords Hotels & Resorts has announced plans of launching its fifth hotel in Nepal. To be introduced as Kalptaru Lords Inn in the sub ......
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HH Sheikh Theyab bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan marks the launch of Etihad Airways’ “Year of Zayed” A380 aircraft  

HH Sheikh Theyab bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan marks the launch of Etihad Airways’ “Year of Zayed” A380 aircraft

H.H. Sheikh Theyab was joined by H.E. Mohamed Mubarak Fadhel Al Mazrouei, Chairman of Etihad Aviation Group, and Tony Douglas, Group Chief Executive Officer, Etihad Aviation Group, as well as membe......
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Austrian Airlines Reports Earnings Decline in the Winter Quarter  

Austrian Airlines Reports Earnings Decline in the Winter Quarter

Austrian Airlines, Austria’s flag carrier, reported adjusted earnings before interest and taxes (Adjusted EBIT) of minus EUR 67 million in the weak winter quarter of January-March 2018 (Q1 20......
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Transparency in Payments Live in Finland, Norway and Sweden  

Transparency in Payments Live in Finland, Norway and Sweden

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that Transparency in Payments (TIP) has been implemented in the Finland, Norway and Sweden markets.   TIP, which is......
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Norwegian’s newest ship debuts in Europe before commencing her inaugural tour around the U.S. and her official christening ceremony in Seattle, Washington  

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

Norwegian Cruise Line took delivery of the 167,800-gross-ton Norwegian Bliss, from Meyer Werft during a ceremony in Bremerhaven, Germany, marking the conclusion of an 18-month building period. In a......
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Global Standards, More Data Use, Key to Safely Managing Future Demand : IATA  

Global Standards, More Data Use, Key to Safely Managing Future Demand : IATA

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urged aviation stakeholders to follow global standards and make greater use of operational data in order to safely accommodate an additional 3.8 b......
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Bird Academy IATA 2018 Regional Top Performer Award  

Bird Academy IATA 2018 Regional Top Performer Award

Bird Academy IATA 2018 Regional Top Performer AwardBird Academy, one of South Asia's Top-10 2011 IATA- certified Authorised Training Centers, has been awarded the IATA 2018 Regional Top Perform......
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Austrian Airlines Carried More Passengers in the first quarter of 2018  

Austrian Airlines Carried More Passengers in the first quarter of 2018

Austrian Airlines carried almost 2.5 million passengers in the first quarter of 2018, comprising a rise of 13.3 percent in a year-on-year comparison. This increase is mainly due to the airline&rsqu......
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Annual results 2017: Austrian Airlines Improves Results Once Again  

Annual results 2017: Austrian Airlines Improves Results Once Again

Business results in detail   Total operating revenues rose eight percent to EUR 2,466 million (see chart on the last page). The main reason for this developmen......
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Discover Lisbon with Famous Singer Cuca Roseta and AVANI Hotels and Resorts: AVANIme Campaign  

Discover Lisbon with Famous Singer Cuca Roseta and AVANI Hotels and Resorts: AVANIme Campaign

AVANI Hotels & Resorts is pleased to announce the next #AVANIme YouTube series featuring Cuca Roseta, Portugal’s renowned fado singer, sharing her favourite spots in her hometown of Lisbo......
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Measures Undertaken To Modernize Rolling Stock, Tracks and Signaling  

Measures Undertaken To Modernize Rolling Stock, Tracks and Signaling

The measures undertaken to modernize the rolling stock, tracks and signaling are as under: (i) Improvement in freight rolling stock design is a continu......
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January Passenger Demand Growth Slows on Temporary Factors  

January Passenger Demand Growth Slows on Temporary Factors

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for January 2018 showing traffic (revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose 4.6% compared to January 2......
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Traffic results for February 2018: More Passengers flew with Austrian Airlines  

Traffic results for February 2018: More Passengers flew with Austrian Airlines

Following the positive start to the New Year (plus 10.5 percent in January 2018), Austrian Airlines increased its passenger volume for the month of February 2018 as well: Austria’s flag carri......
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NewGen ISS Goes Live in Norway  

NewGen ISS Goes Live in Norway

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that Norway became the first market to implement the New Generation of IATA Settlement Systems (NewGen ISS).  NewGen ISS wa......
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ITB Berlin 2018: Strong economic boost from the World’s Leading Travel Trade Show®  

ITB Berlin 2018: Strong economic boost from the World’s Leading Travel Trade Show®

ITB Berlin reflects worldwide dynamic developments and growth in the travel industry. From 7 to 11 March 2018, the World’s Leading Travel Trade Show® will again be the industry’s me......
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Celebrating the 2018 Taiwan Lantern Festival  

Celebrating the 2018 Taiwan Lantern Festival

The 29th Taiwan Lantern Festival was officially opened, with the lighting of the lanterns in the Main Lantern area. The exhibi......
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UNWTO Deepens Tourism Cooperation with the European Union  

UNWTO Deepens Tourism Cooperation with the European Union

Advancing sustainable tourism across Europe is at the centre of an agreement signed today between the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the European Parliament. During his first official visit......
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Aviation multi skill development centre launched in Chandigarh  

Aviation multi skill development centre launched in Chandigarh

A first-of-its-kind Aviation Multi Skill Development Centre (MSDC), a CSR initiative of Airports Authority of India (AAI) was inaugurated in Chandigarh today by the Union Minister of Ci......
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 Red White Red Reinforcements from Wiener Neustadt for the Flight Training School  

Red White Red Reinforcements from Wiener Neustadt for the Flight Training School

The European Flight Academy (EFA), the flight training school of Lufthansa Group, will benefit from reinforcements sent to the German airport of Rostock-Laage. This involves a DA42 training aircraf......
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2017 Marked by Strong Passenger Demand, Record Load Factor  

2017 Marked by Strong Passenger Demand, Record Load Factor

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for 2017 showing that demand (revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) for the year ended 31 December rose......
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Delegates of Taiwan Tourism Bureau visit India  

Delegates of Taiwan Tourism Bureau visit India

Taiwan Tourism Bureau (TTB) under the Ministry of Transportation and Communication (MOTC) recently lead a delegation comprisin......
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Garuda Indonesia maintains its 5 Star Airline Ranking by Skytrax  

Garuda Indonesia maintains its 5 Star Airline Ranking by Skytrax

Garuda Indonesia has been Certified as a 5-Star Airline for 2018 by Skytrax, the international air transport rating organisation, during an Award Ceremony held today at the Changi Exhibition ......
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Committee to Review Flexi Fare Scheme  

Committee to Review Flexi Fare Scheme

An eight member Committee comprising General Manager/West Central Railway, Principal Financial Advisor/East Central Railway, Executive Director Passenger Marketing, Railway Board, Execu......
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Start of the semester break: Getting on the slope with Austrian Airlines  

Start of the semester break: Getting on the slope with Austrian Airlines

Austria is starting its semester break. In this regard, Austrian Airlines is offering numerous flight connections to ski areas within and outside of Austria. The offering ranges from Innsbruck, Sal......
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Wedding Bells: Thailand to Host Amour Asia Pacific 2018  

Wedding Bells: Thailand to Host Amour Asia Pacific 2018

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) today announced that Thailand will host the first ever Amour Asia Pacific 2018, a luxury travel trade event that will cement the Kingdom’s reputation a......
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New Railways in New India Budget  

New Railways in New India Budget

New India Budget to transform Railways into a modern, safe, green, affordable and comfortable mode of transport Drastically scaling up investments by almost three times to Rs 1,48,528 cr. in 2018......
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Thailand Media Briefing speech by TAT Deputy Governor for Marketing Communications Speech at ATF 2018  

Thailand Media Briefing speech by TAT Deputy Governor for Marketing Communications Speech at ATF 2018

Mr. Tanes Petsuwan, TAT Deputy Governor for Marketing Communications, delivered the following speech at the Thailand Media Briefing, held on 24 January, 2018, as part of th......
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TAT highlights Thailands Unbeatable Geographic Advantage  

TAT highlights Thailands Unbeatable Geographic Advantage

The Tourism Authority of Thailand has highlighted Thailand’s unbeatable geographic location at the heart of ASEAN and the Asia Pacific region as a major reason why visitor arrivals will......
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ITB MICE Forum: where convention and event industry experts exchange knowledge  

ITB MICE Forum: where convention and event industry experts exchange knowledge

Creating a festive atmosphere at events, evaluating events and how to manage diverse audiences – these are just some of the topics which the ITB MICE Forum will be examining at this year&rsqu......
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Railway Ministry To Hold Mega Conclave With Leaders Of Construction Industry To Ensure Expeditious Implementation Of Ambitious Railway Infrastructure Development Projects  

Railway Ministry To Hold Mega Conclave With Leaders Of Construction Industry To Ensure Expeditious Implementation Of Ambitious Railway Infrastructure Development Projects

In a major initiative to ensure expeditious implementation of ambitious Railway Infrastructure Development Plans, Ministry of Railways is organizing a “Mega......
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National Rail Transport Seminar on the theme Railways for Sustainable Development held in New Delhi.  

National Rail Transport Seminar on the theme Railways for Sustainable Development held in New Delhi.

The Centre for Transportation Research and Management (CTRAM), is an autonomous body of Transport Professionals in the country organized a National Rail Transport Seminar with the theme &ldqu......
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Jordan Tourism Board conducts B2B Roadshow in Mumbai  

Jordan Tourism Board conducts B2B Roadshow in Mumbai

Jordan Tourism Board recently conducted a Roadshow in Mumbai with 9 partners -- Air Arabia, United Travel Agency, Travco Tours, D......
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Civil Aviation Ministry welcomes Parliamentary Committee Report on issues related to improving consumer satisfaction of airlines  

Civil Aviation Ministry welcomes Parliamentary Committee Report on issues related to improving consumer satisfaction of airlines

Ministry of Civil Aviation welcomes the Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Transport, Tourism & Culture’s 256th Report on “Issues Related to Improvin......
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Accident Insurance to Train Passengers  

Accident Insurance to Train Passengers

An Optional Travel Insurance Scheme has been launched w.e.f 01.09.2016 for the Confirmed/RAC railway passengers who book e-ticket through official website of Indian Railway Catering & Tou......
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IRCTC to launch its co branded debit card in association with SBI  

IRCTC to launch its co branded debit card in association with SBI

As per The Financial Express report, to incentivise passengers to use the online ticket booking system and adopt cashless methods, Indian Railways is set to launch its own co-branded debit ca......
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Heathrow launches new measures to boost domestic flights  

Heathrow launches new measures to boost domestic flights

UK fliers are set to save more when flying from Heathrow as the airport announced a 50 per cent increase in the discount for domestic flights. From January, passengers flying to any UK dest......
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Railways set to electrify 38,000 km route in next five years  

Railways set to electrify 38,000 km route in next five years

Railways has prepared an action plan to electrify 38,000 km route in five years from 2017-18, the ministry informed the Rajya Sabha today. In a written reply to a question, Minister of State for Ra......
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Cancellation charges go cheaper for domestic air tickets  

Cancellation charges go cheaper for domestic air tickets

As per the Indian Express report, travel booking websites have hailed the reduction in cancellation charges for domestic air tickets. The lower cancellation charges will enable flyers travell......
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Inauguration of World Orange Festival by the Chief Minister of Maharashtra in Nagpur  

Inauguration of World Orange Festival by the Chief Minister of Maharashtra in Nagpur

The first of its kind ‘World Orange Festival 2017’ kick-started today in Nagpur. The 3 day festival was inaugurated by the Shri Devendra Fadnavis, Hon'bl......
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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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Christmas Festivities in Israel  

Christmas Festivities in Israel

Christmas in Israel offers pilgrims and visitors a very special and unique festive and spiritual experience, with the opportunity to spend Christmas in the ancient city of Jerusalem, to participate......
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Upward Trend for Passenger Volume plus 9.3 Percent Compared to the Previous Year  

Upward Trend for Passenger Volume plus 9.3 Percent Compared to the Previous Year

Austrian Airlines transported around 953,000 passengers in November 2017, corresponding to a rise of 9.3 percent compared to November of 2016. This increase is mainly due to the expansion of Europe......
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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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Every Year Again: Austrian Airlines Brings ORF Light of Peace to Austria  

Every Year Again: Austrian Airlines Brings ORF Light of Peace to Austria

Austrian Airlines brought the ORF (Austrian Broadcasting Corporation) Light of Peace from Tel Aviv to Austria for the 31st time. Flight OS 858 with the valuable cargo on board landed safely at Vien......
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Indian Railways accomplishes major savings in its ‘ElectricTraction Energy Bill’  

Indian Railways accomplishes major savings in its ‘ElectricTraction Energy Bill’

The total cumulative savings from April, 2015 to October, 2017 reaches ?5636crores.  
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IATA Urges Swift GASeP Implementation  

IATA Urges Swift GASeP Implementation

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urged the swift implementation by states of the first Global Aviation Security Plan (GASeP) which was established this week by the Council of the ......
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Indian Railways Striding on Low Carbon Pathway  

Indian Railways Striding on Low Carbon Pathway

Ministry of Railways hosted a side event titled, “Indian Transport Sector: Marching towards sustainable mobility” at Conference of Parties (COP-23), Indian Pavilion at Bonn, Germany on ......
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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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Upward Trend for Passenger Volume in October 2017, Compared to the Previous Year  

Upward Trend for Passenger Volume in October 2017, Compared to the Previous Year

  Increase of passenger load factor by 1.2 percentage points in October January-October 2017: 13.3 percent increase in passenger......
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UNWTO and WTM Ministers Summit: Tourism protests are a ‘wake up call’  

UNWTO and WTM Ministers Summit: Tourism protests are a ‘wake up call’

Over 60 ministers of tourism and private sector leaders gathered on 7 November in London for the UNWTO / WTM Ministers’ Summit on ‘overtourism&rs......
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Day 1 Responsible Tourism  

Day 1 Responsible Tourism

The first panel session of the day explored tourism’s efforts to address its......
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September Passenger Demand shows slowing growth of 5.7%: IATA  

September Passenger Demand shows slowing growth of 5.7%: IATA

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for September, 2017, showing that demand (measured in revenue passenger kilometers, or RPKs) rose......
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UNWTO, WTM Ministers Summit, 60 Tourism Ministers and companies gather to discuss overtourism  

UNWTO, WTM Ministers Summit, 60 Tourism Ministers and companies gather to discuss overtourism

Ministers of Tourism from 60 countries and leaders from private sector companies and associations will summon next week at the Ministers Summit organized by the World Tourism Organization (UNWT......
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ITDC presents dividend cheque of INR 9.93 crore to the Tourism Minister  

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

India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) Chairperson and Managing Director (CMD), Ravneet Kaur presented the dividend cheque amounting to INR 9.93 Cr on behalf of ITDC to K J Alphons, Min......
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Paryatan Parv with Full of Activities Across The Country  

Paryatan Parv with Full of Activities Across The Country

Each day of the “Paryatan Parv” organised by the Ministry of Tourism in collaboration with other Central ministries, State governments and Stakeholders from 5th&nbs......
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More than 5 Lakh people participated in The Paryatan Parv event across the country  

More than 5 Lakh people participated in The Paryatan Parv event across the country

Three week long “Paryatan Parv” a nation-wide celebration of Tourism organized by Ministry of Tourism, in collaboration with other Central Ministries, State G......
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Financial result as at September 30, 2017, Q3 Austrian Airlines increases result significantly  

Financial result as at September 30, 2017, Q3 Austrian Airlines increases result significantly

Financial result as at September 30, 2017 Q3: Austrian Airlines increases result significantly ·         ......
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Vistara and Avis India join hands to provide premium car rental services  

Vistara and Avis India join hands to provide premium car rental services

Vistara and Avis India, a car rental, leasing and fleet management provider, entered a partnership to provide a seamless and premium car rental experience to Vistara customers. The partnershi......
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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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Upward Trend for Passenger Volume of 13.9 Percent Compared to the Previous Year  

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

Austrian Airlines carried a total of more than 9.8 million passengers in the first three quarters of 2017, comprising a rise of 13.9 percent. The flight offering in available seat kilometers (ASK) ......
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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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PARYATAN PARV OF M/O TOURISM BEGINS TODAY ACROSS THE COUNTRY  

PARYATAN PARV OF M/O TOURISM BEGINS TODAY ACROSS THE COUNTRY

‘Paryatan Parv’ of the Ministry of Tourism begins today across the country. The Parv is being inaugurated at the Humayun’s Tomb, Ne......
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FCM Travel Solutions and KPMG reveal advanced digital technology  

FCM Travel Solutions and KPMG reveal advanced digital technology

FCM Travel Solutions, the Indian subsidiary of Flight Centre Travel Group (FCTG), Australia introduced the essential Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools for Indian business travellers to manag......
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FCM Travel Solutions to launch AI based Chatbot ‘SAM’  

FCM Travel Solutions to launch AI based Chatbot ‘SAM’

FCM Travel Solutions, the Indian subsidiary of Flight Centre Travel Group (FCTG), Australia introduced the essential Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools for Indian business travellers to manag......
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Austrian Airlines Announces Passenger Record in its Anniversary Year  

Austrian Airlines Announces Passenger Record in its Anniversary Year

On September 30, 1957, the company “Austrian Airlines Österreichische Luftverkehrs Aktiengesellschaft” was founded in the large meeting room of Creditanstalt bank in Vienna’s......
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Tamil Nadu: Tale of Temples  

Tamil Nadu: Tale of Temples

With over 3300 temples, Tamil Nadu truly is the cradle of the Dravidian culture. No wonder it attracts the second highest footfalls of overseas tourists in India. Several of the magnificent temples......
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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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President presents ‘NATIONAL TOURISM AWARDS, 2015-16’ to various segments of the travel, tourism and hospitality industry on ‘World Tourism Day’  

President presents ‘NATIONAL TOURISM AWARDS, 2015-16’ to various segments of the travel, tourism and hospitality industry on ‘World Tourism Day’

The President of India Shri Ram NathKovind presented the “National Tourism Awards, 2015-16” to various segments of the travel, tourism and hospitality industry at a function organised b......
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SriLankan Catering wins yet another Presidential Export Award  

SriLankan Catering wins yet another Presidential Export Award

SriLankan Catering Limited (SLC), a fully owned subsidiary of national carrier SriLankan Airlines, was named the winner of yet another Presidential Export Award, the third such award in recen......
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PSU under Ministry of Railways, records 18 % rise in turnover and declares 66.5 % Dividend For FY 16-17  

PSU under Ministry of Railways, records 18 % rise in turnover and declares 66.5 % Dividend For FY 16-17

RITES Ltd., a schedule ‘A’, Mini Ratna Enterprise under the Ministry of Railways, has for the first time crossed benchmark turnover of Rs.1500 crore and registered gross turnover of Rs.......
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Upward Trend for Passenger Volume in July: +14.8% Compared to the Previous Year  

Upward Trend for Passenger Volume in July: +14.8% Compared to the Previous Year

Austrian Airlines further increased its passenger volume in the month of July 2017: Austria’s red-white-red carrier transported close to 1.4 million passengers, corresponding to a rise of 14.......
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 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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High Capacity Parcel Vans in Indian Railways  

High Capacity Parcel Vans in Indian Railways

To meet the demand of full vehicle load perishable traffic, Indian Railways has developed High Capacity Parcel Vans (VPs) with a capacity of 23 Tonnes which are attached to passenger carrying train......
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"Embraer fleet complete – #17 OE-LWN took off on maiden flight"

On the weekend, the seventeenth Embraer Jet bearing the registration number OE-LWN took off on its initial flight OS 683 from Vienna to Zagreb. Thus, the Embraer fleet is complete, which is gradual......
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Strong demand growth continues in June : IATA  

Strong demand growth continues in June : IATA

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic data for June showing that demand (measured in total revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose by 7.8% compare......
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Emirates boosts U.S. economy by US$21 Billion

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Air Canada Sets Record for Passengers Carried

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Thailand to promote Eastern Economic Corridor as a premier tourist destination

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

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Austrian Airlines Brings Prominent Supporters to Vienna  

Austrian Airlines Brings Prominent Supporters to Vienna

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SIA Signs Buckingham Palace Declaration Against Wildlife Trafficking

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Ministry of Railways celebrates World Environment Day

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Weekly freighter service will provide increased capacity to and from the United Kingdom

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IATA Launches RampVR (TM) the First Virtual Reality Training Tool for Ground Operations  

IATA Launches RampVR (TM) the First Virtual Reality Training Tool for Ground Operations

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New Partnership to Enhance Quality and Safety in Aviation Fueling

The International Air Transport Association (IATA), the Joint Inspection Group (JIG), and Airlines for America (A4A) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen and promote Safety and ......
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Kyrgyz Republic and IATA sign Memorandum of Understanding  

Kyrgyz Republic and IATA sign Memorandum of Understanding

The International Air Transport Association (IATA), announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Civil Aviation Agency of the Ministry of Transport and Roads of the Kyrgyz ......
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Delta Air Lines to Present at Bank of America Merryll Lynch 2017 Transportation Conference

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AirAsia and Everbright sign China joint ventre MoU  

AirAsia and Everbright sign China joint ventre MoU

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Emirates to launch third daily Brisbane service  

Emirates to launch third daily Brisbane service

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Tourism Malaysia and AirAsia join forces to promote tourism  

Tourism Malaysia and AirAsia join forces to promote tourism

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The UNWTO High Level Task Force Meeting on Tourism and Security convenes in Madrid  

The UNWTO High Level Task Force Meeting on Tourism and Security convenes in Madrid

The integration of national security with tourism security, crisis communication and travel advisories were some of the key issues discussed at the 1st Meeting of the High Level Task Force on Touri......
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The UNWTO High Level Task Force Meeting on Tourism and Security convenes in Madrid  

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The integration of national security with tourism security, crisis communication and travel advisories were some of the key issues discussed at the 1st Meeting of the High Level Task Force on Touri......
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Austrian Airlines significantly increased its passenger volume for the month of April 2017  

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

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Air Cargo To Grow at 9 per cent in Next Few Years

While delivering the key note address at the India Integrated Transport & Logistics Summit 2017, the Minister for Civil Aviation, Shri Ashok Gajapathi Raju said that the country has seen ......
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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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President & CEO Garuda Indonesia Pahala N Mansury and President & CEO of Angkasa Pura II Muhammad Awaluddin inaugurated Garuda Indonesia international flight operations service at Terminal ......
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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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Expo 2020 Dubai, the first mega-event to be hosted in the region, will lay the foundations for a diversified and sustainable tourism industry through a series of initiatives designe......
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China Airlines “Buddy Bears Liveried Aircraft” Set for May 26 Launch  

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

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

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Qatar Airways Achieves Compliance with IATA Resolution 753 Certification  

Qatar Airways Achieves Compliance with IATA Resolution 753 Certification

Qatar Airways has become the first airline in the world to achieve compliance with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Resolution 753 at its hub in Hamad International Airport (HIA).......
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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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Railways Cooperation between India and France  

Railways Cooperation between India and France

On April 13th of 2017, , Minister for Railways Mr Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu, held meeting with , Minister of State for Transport, Marine Affairs and Fisheries of the Republic of Franc......
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Traffic Results for January-March 2017: Austrian Airlines Carried More Passengers in Q1 2017  

Traffic Results for January-March 2017: Austrian Airlines Carried More Passengers in Q1 2017

Austrian Airlines carried almost 2.2 million passengers in the period January to March 2017, comprising a rise of 6.6 percent in a year-on-year comparison. This increase is mainly due to the ......
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. . .Conference on Digitization of Railway Supply Chain . . .  

. . .Conference on Digitization of Railway Supply Chain . . .

Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu inaugurated the Conference on "Digitization of Railway Supply Chain - A Leap forward in Ease of Doing Business" organized by Ministry of Rail......
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Lufthansa Group welcomes almost 10 million passengers on board in March 2017

The airlines of the Lufthansa Group transported some 9.6 million passengers in March, 14% more than the same period last year, although the ......
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India Moves 12 Places up from 52nd to 40th Position in Travel and Tourism Competitive Index of World Economic Forum  

India Moves 12 Places up from 52nd to 40th Position in Travel and Tourism Competitive Index of World Economic Forum

Dr. Mahesh Sharma, Minister of State (I/C) for Tourism & Culture shared the news about the improvement in ranking of India in the Travel and Tourism Competitive Index (TTCI) of World Economic F......
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Emirates SkyCargo keeps perishables fresh with Emirates SkyFresh

Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, has launched Emirates SkyFresh - a suite of solutions that help maintain the freshness of perishabl......
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The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the revised Air Services Agreement (ASA) with Malaysia.       The revised text of......
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The Ministry of Railways and the World Bank organised a knowledge sharing workshop on leveraging private investment in Railways on March 29, 2017. The objective was to showcase the projects that pr......
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Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand planted sapling of Saraca Asoca at Garden of Five Senses

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Qatar Airways wins ‘Airline of the Year’ at the 2017 Air Transport Awards  

Qatar Airways wins ‘Airline of the Year’ at the 2017 Air Transport Awards

Qatar Airways proudly accepted the ‘Airline of the Year’ award on Saturday 25 March at the 2017 Air Transport Awards, as the airline was recognised for its innovation, service, hospit......
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IATA Cargo Handling Manual will Help Promote Standardization of Cargo Handling Globally  

IATA Cargo Handling Manual will Help Promote Standardization of Cargo Handling Globally

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced, during the World Cargo Symposium in Abu Dhabi, the launch of the IATA Cargo Handling Manual (ICHM) to help airlines and cargo......
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A wide and impressive 2,000 year old road dating to the Roman period, in an extraordinary state of preservation, was revealed recently in archaeological excavations of the Israel An......
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Minister of Railways inaugurates key freight sector initiatives

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Incredible India 2.0 Campaign to be launched

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Pre-budget expectations of Entrepreneurs in travel and tourism industry

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Hyperloop is a proposed very high speed transport system pioneered by US entrepreneur and inventor Elon Musk. Elon Musk is a South Africa-born American investor and inventor.   
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Air India to reserve six front seats for women on Domestic flights

National carrier Air India will soon reserve six seats in the front rows of its aeroplane fleet for women passengers for their safety without any extra charges.   ......
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SWISS posts record passenger volume for 2016  

SWISS posts record passenger volume for 2016

Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS)1 transported 16,517,559 passengers in 2016, a 1.3% increase on 2015, which had itself been a record year in passenger vol......
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IATA urges govt. to defer hike in airport charges  

IATA urges govt. to defer hike in airport charges

International airline lobbying group International Air Transport Association (Iata) has asked government to defer hike in airport charges by as much as 10%.  
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Growth of low cost carriers boosted Global air traffic upto 6%

Worldwide passenger air traffic grew again last year, albeit at a slightly slower pace, led by the dynamic growth of low-cost air carriers, the International Civil Aviation Organization repor......
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2017 will be an another Strong Year for Airline Profits

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that it expects the global airline industry to make a net profit in 2017 of $29.8 billion. On forecast total revenues o......
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lATA and ICTS Settle Dispute  

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The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and ICTS Europe Systems Limited (ICTS) have settled their dispute concerning use by ICTS of IATA's......
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SWISS earns IATA Fast Travel Platinum Award for its self-service facilities  

SWISS earns IATA Fast Travel Platinum Award for its self-service facilities

SWISS has been honored with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Fast Travel Platinum Award for its wide range of innovative self-service facilities.......
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After about a month since the tourist bus was formally dedicated to the city by chief minister Vijay Rupani, the Vadodara Municipal Corporation (VMC) is exp......
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Turkish Airlines has launched a direct flight from Istanbul to Zanzibar  

Turkish Airlines has launched a direct flight from Istanbul to Zanzibar

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World GDP is projected to expand by 2.5% in 2017  

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The Israel Airports Authority management has decided to open Terminal 1 to supply all international activities for departing passengers, including expansion of aviation and commercial activities an......
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UNWTO addresses the impact of new technologies on the tourism sector in Japan  

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

Over 400 participants from 26 countries gathered in the city of Nara, Japan, to discuss the impact that new technologies are having on the tourism sector and how these can help the sector to fu......
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Israel's  Virtual Tourist Office Goes Live!  

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A fortuitous discovery by two divers in the ancient port of Caesarea in the Caesarea National Park before the Passover holiday led to the exposure of a large, spectacular and beautiful ancient mari......
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Deutsche Lufthansa AG plans to purchase the remaining shares of Brussels Airlines and fold the Belgian transporter into its Eurowings low cost unit, adding ability to better contend with Ryanair Ho......
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Indian Govt clears path for land amphibious buses for the tourist cause  

Indian Govt clears path for land amphibious buses for the tourist cause

Clearing a path for handling of land amphibious buses for tourism purposes, road transport ministry has set the standards for such vehicles. With the capacity to run both on road and on water, the ......
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Ethiopian Named Best African Cargo Airline for 2016  

Ethiopian Named Best African Cargo Airline for 2016

Ethiopian Airlines has been voted as the Best Cargo Airline of the Year from Africa and regarded as the "2016 Cargo Airline of the Year" at the Air Cargo News honors held at the Lancaster London Ho......
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Jamaican ministry of tourism has set forth it's strategy for future tourism growth  

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Iranian airline banned from Saudi Arabia  

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Saudi Arabia's flight power said on Monday it had banned Iran's Mahan Air from utilizing its air terminals and air space over security concerns. The General Authority for Civil ......
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Scoot Airline to launch flights to India by end of the year

Scoot Airline, the low-cost subsidiary of Singapore Airline (SIA), is to land soon in three Indian cities including Chennai, making it the fourth carrier from the Southeast Asian country to operate......
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Azerbaijan reshaping it's tourism industry and eying massive economic growth

The key center of Azerbaijan's tourism advancement system is enhancement of tourism items and get into the new, undiscovered and corner markets which could convey a huge number of potential vis......
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Delhi Tourism to look beyond Indian borders for promotion  

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A specific end goal to advance the national capital's legacy and society on foreign soil and pull in more international tourists, the Delhi government has proposed to take events which will be ......
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Israeli airline Arkia adds Minsk to its route map. The first flight Tel Aviv-Minsk-Tel Aviv is scheduled on 18 April. The airline will operate regular flights three times a week. According to the M......
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Spanish airline Volotea starts trice-weekly scheduled flights between Malta and Catania.   The first flight was a Boeing 717 aircraft. Volotea is the first of three airlines st......
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Monarch airlines owner said to be considering short-haul exit

  Monarch Airlines is considering selling it's short-haul services after an 18-month turnaround that rescued it from the brink of collapse.   Investment firm G......
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Thailand government eyeing luxury tourists  

Thailand government eyeing luxury tourists

The Thai government needs to do more to keep the country's tourists safe if they wants to achieve the objective of attracting more high-end travelers, tour operators speculation, or it risks lo......
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Virgin Atlantic a year of profits in 2015  

Virgin Atlantic a year of profits in 2015

Virgin Atlantic has reported a close multiplying of pre-assessment benefits for 2015, with visit administrator Virgin Holidays contributing a large portion of the aggregate. The Virgin ......
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El Al Israel Airlines rebounds in $106 million 2015 net profit  

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

El Al Israel Airlines posted a $106.5 million net profit for 2015, reversing the loss of 2014 of $28 million as passenger numbers increased 7.6% over the year.In 2014, El Al saw its pro......
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Indian Tourism Ministry and Ecotourism Society sign a Memorandum of Understanding  

Indian Tourism Ministry and Ecotourism Society sign a Memorandum of Understanding

The Ministry of Tourism, Government of India has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Ecotourism Society of India (ESOI) to ensure Responsible and Sustainable tourism for the whole c......
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Chaos in Brussels has triggered travel disarray across Europe  

Chaos in Brussels has triggered travel disarray across Europe

Travellers to and from Brussels should expect serious disruption to air and rail services along with Brussels city transport following terrorist attacks in Brussels and ongoing security concerns in......
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New plan to boost cultural tourism in Japan  

New plan to boost cultural tourism in Japan

Japan seems to be determined to increase the number of foreign tourists to the country by 2020 when it hosts the Olympic Games, the government plans to promote & maximize the use of cultural as......
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Myanmar gears up for Japanese airline alliance  

Myanmar gears up for Japanese airline alliance

Myanmar's now jumbled airline industry could welcome another carrier into its ranks.Japan's ANA Holdings and Shwe Than Lwin-claimed Golden Sky World have framed a joint wander a......
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Qatar savours the flavour of the Football World Cup and tourism development  

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

Qatar is at the forefront of  tourism investment & drive with more than 65 hotel schemes under way or planned in the state, as it seeks to build room capacity in advance of the 2022 FIFA W......
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ECO Rent a Car tops up its limo service by gifting luxury to its users  

ECO Rent a Car tops up its limo service by gifting luxury to its users

Renowned for its luxurious and premium services, ECO Rent a Car, a leading car rental and ground Transportation Company is bestowing a lavish offer on its patrons renting a Limousine. On hiring the......
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Renting a car to work seems better to Indians: Myles Survey  

Renting a car to work seems better to Indians: Myles Survey

Why buy, when you can rent it – this seems to be the mind-set that the Indian consumers follow these days, at least as far as cars are concerned. This aspect is gaining prominence in the Self......
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ibibo manages to get US$250m investment from Naspers  

ibibo manages to get US$250m investment from Naspers

ibibo Group, the Indian online travel venture backed by global internet and media company Naspers, as well as China’s leading internet firm Tencent, yesterday announced that Naspers will be i......
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The airport subway of Munich fortuitously completes first trip  

The airport subway of Munich fortuitously completes first trip

  The modern personal transport system (PTS) linking Munich Airport's Terminal 2 to the new infield satellite facility whisked the invited media representatives through the tunnel ......
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 United states and Cuba sign agreement to re establish the scheduled Air Service  

United states and Cuba sign agreement to re establish the scheduled Air Service

The U.S. Department of Transportation's announcement of an agreement between the United States and Cuba restoring scheduled air service between the two countries.  
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Jayalalithaa announced free travel bus for senior citizens  

Jayalalithaa announced free travel bus for senior citizens

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa  announced free bus travel for senior citizens in Chennai metropolitan area from her 68th birthday on February 24.   Making the anno......
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Garuda Indonesia Group to Join Singapore Airshow 2016  

Garuda Indonesia Group to Join Singapore Airshow 2016

(ACN Newswire) - As part of its company synergy, the Garuda Indonesia Group will for the first time join Singapore Airshow, Asia's largest aerospace and defence event. This is Garuda Indo......
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Thrilling Action at Singapore Airshow 2016  

Thrilling Action at Singapore Airshow 2016

The Singapore Airshow will once again feature spectacular flying displays, and also one of the widest range of business, commercial, and military aircraft at the static aircraft display area that w......
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Indonesian Tourism targets 350,000 Indian visitors in 2016  

Indonesian Tourism targets 350,000 Indian visitors in 2016

The Ministry of Tourism of Indonesia (MOT) continues to aggressively promote "Wonderful Indonesia" in the Indian market which is considered as one of potential markets for Indonesian tourism.  ......
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Odisha Tourism Road Show held at Varanasi  

Odisha Tourism Road Show held at Varanasi

Located on the eastern coast of the country, Odisha is a tourists’ paradise and has many stunning destinations which offer a visual feast to the tourists & visitors.It also throws an educ......
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Indian Railways  to launch a special train for tourism sector   

Indian Railways to launch a special train for tourism sector

The IRCTC, a subsidiary of the Indian Railways, has introduced a special train that offers a feel of the sights and sounds of Rajasthan, a land rich with majestic forts and tales of valour.
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Gemalto Awarded Three Times as the Global Leader in Transport Ticketing Solutions  

Gemalto Awarded Three Times as the Global Leader in Transport Ticketing Solutions

Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, has been recognized by three market research analysts as the world's number one supplier of contactless and mobile solutions for public transporta......
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Britain's Transport secretary insists new runway will be built by 2030  

Britain's Transport secretary insists new runway will be built by 2030

The transport secretary has insisted that the timetable set out by Howard Davies in the Airports Commission will not alter, despite the government’s decision to delay its response to the repo......
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JCB to Launch Free Bus Ticket Campaign in Kyushu, Japan with Nishi Nippon Railroad  

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

TOKYO, Nov 27, 2015 - JCB Co. Ltd. (JCB), the only global payment brand based in Japan, has officially announced that it will launch a campaign in cooperation with Nishi-Nippon Railroad Co., Ltd., ......
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Singapore Airshow Returns in 2016  

Singapore Airshow Returns in 2016

SINGAPORE, Nov 27, 2015 - (ACN Newswire) - Singapore Airshow, Asia's largest and one of the most important aerospace and defence exhibitions in the world, will return for its fifth edition from......
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Airlines flying over the Middle East at alert  

Airlines flying over the Middle East at alert

European authorities have warned airlines flying over the Middle East that Russia is firing long-range missiles into Syria that could collide with their passenger......
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Norwegian to transport UNICEF aid to Syria  

Norwegian to transport UNICEF aid to Syria

Norwegian Air, the world's fastest-growing airline, and UNICEF, an organization dedicated to promoting the rights and well-being of children worldwide, will send ......
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Ukraine bans Russian airlines from flying in to the country beginning Oct. 25  

Ukraine bans Russian airlines from flying in to the country beginning Oct. 25

Ukraine's prime minister says Russian airlines will be banned from flying into the country, the latest attempt to put pressure on Russia as the conflict in eastern Ukraine grinds on.
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