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Myanmar easing visa requirements for China, Japan and South Korea  

Myanmar easing visa requirements for China, Japan and South Korea

With the aim of attracting more tourists, the Myanmar government will ease visa requirements for China, Japan & South Korea. Media outlets report that the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism may giv......
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SATA 2018 Evaluations begins with an all women Expert Panel  

SATA 2018 Evaluations begins with an all women Expert Panel

A panel of multi national experts chosen by SATA for 2018 Edition will be evaluating the MALDIVES based nominees from 19th till 24th June at Mookai Hotel.     The Jur......
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Lords Hotels and Resorts Signs-up New Resort Property in Chotila, Gujarat  

Lords Hotels and Resorts Signs-up New Resort Property in Chotila, Gujarat

India’s fastest growing hospitality chain – Lords Hotels & Resorts also Gujarat’s biggest mid-market hotel chain has announced plans of launching another new resort in the Sta......
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Emirates celebrates inaugural flight to London Stansted  

Emirates celebrates inaugural flight to London Stansted

Emirates celebrated the inaugural flight of its new daily service from Dubai (DXB) to London Stansted (STN).   The Emirates Boeing 777-300ER touched down just before 1400hrs lo......
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Lords Hotels and Resorts Receives TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence  

Lords Hotels and Resorts Receives TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

India’s premium mid-market hotel chain – Lords Hotels & Resorts has been honoured by TripAdvisor with the Certificate of Excellence, 2018. One of the world’s biggest website c......
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Delta, LAWA Formally Kick-Off $1.86-Billion Project To Modernize, Upgrade And Connect Terminals 2, 3 At Lax  

Delta, LAWA Formally Kick-Off $1.86-Billion Project To Modernize, Upgrade And Connect Terminals 2, 3 At Lax

Delta Air Lines and Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) have formally kicked off the Delta Sky Way at LAX project — the $1.86 billion plan to modernize, upgrade and connect Terminals 2, 3, and ......
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Lufthansa Group Airlines appoints Alain Chisari as new Vice President Sales Asia Pacific  

Lufthansa Group Airlines appoints Alain Chisari as new Vice President Sales Asia Pacific

Lufthansa Group Airlines announced that it has appointed Alain Chisari as its new Vice President Sales Asia Pacific. Effective September 2018, he will be managing and directing sales activities of ......
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Oman Tourist Office, India wins the prestigious WeddingSutra Influencer Award  

Oman Tourist Office, India wins the prestigious WeddingSutra Influencer Award

Oman Tourist Office, India was recently presented with the prestigious WeddingSutra Influencer Award for its contribution in showcasing Oman as a wedding destination through its successful made-for......
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Ignace Bauwens to lead Wyndham Hotel Group’s growth across Middle East, Eurasia and Africa  

Ignace Bauwens to lead Wyndham Hotel Group’s growth across Middle East, Eurasia and Africa

Wyndham Hotel Group, the hospitality giant with an unparalleled global portfolio of nearly 8,400 hotels, today announced the promotion of Ignace Bauwens to Regional Vice President for Middle East, ......
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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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IATO’s new team for 2018-2020  

IATO’s new team for 2018-2020

The Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO) held its election on April 28, 2018 Kumar, who is also the Vice Chairman of Federation of Associations in Indian Tourism & Hospitality (FAITH) an......
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SKAL World Day at Hyderabad followed by Carl Vaz. . .  

SKAL World Day at Hyderabad followed by Carl Vaz. . .

Under newly elected dynamic President Ganeshrao Susarla the first meeting took off so well with the wonderful way of celebrating Skal World day with the Toast followed by National 1st Vice Presiden......
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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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Oman Air exhibits at the Arabian Travel Market 2018  

Oman Air exhibits at the Arabian Travel Market 2018

Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, will be exhibiting next week at the Arabian Travel Market, a key travel and tourism event held at the Dubai International Convention and Exh......
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Relais and Châteaux announces 10th April as the first Charity Day of the Indian Subcontinent  

Relais and Châteaux announces 10th April as the first Charity Day of the Indian Subcontinent

Relais & Châteaux, the foremost association of the world's finest hoteliers, chefs and restaurateurs with more than 572 members across 66 countries, introduced the first Charity Day f......
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AVANI Hotels and Resorts Announces Third Property in Dubai with Alfahim as Developer  

AVANI Hotels and Resorts Announces Third Property in Dubai with Alfahim as Developer

AVANI Hotels & Resorts is thrilled to announce an exciting new addition to its growing pipeline with the signing of AVANI Hotel Suites & Branded Residences currently being developed by ALFA......
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PATA renews partnership with comScore  

PATA renews partnership with comScore

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has renewed its preferred partnership with comScore, a leading cross-platform measurement company that measures audiences, brands and consumer behaviour e......
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Preferred Hotels and Resorts Kicks Off Its Asia Pacific Series of 50th Anniversary Celebrations with New Delhi.  

Preferred Hotels and Resorts Kicks Off Its Asia Pacific Series of 50th Anniversary Celebrations with New Delhi.

Preferred Hotels & Resorts - the world’s largest independent hotel brand with more than 650 unique member hotels, resorts, and residences across 85 countries- today kicked off its Asia Pa......
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AVANI Hotels and Resorts to Launch Third Bangkok Property  

AVANI Hotels and Resorts to Launch Third Bangkok Property

AVANI Hotels & Resorts is delighted to announce that the third AVANI location in Bangkok will be along the capital’s main commercial, business, and leisure artery of Sukhumvit, in its up ......
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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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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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Preferred Hotels and Resorts Strengthens Female Leadership with Executive Appointments  

Preferred Hotels and Resorts Strengthens Female Leadership with Executive Appointments

Lindsey Ueberroth, Chief Executive Officer of Preferred Hotels & Resorts —the world’s largest global provider of sales, marketing and distribution ......
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Czech Minister of Industry and Trade calls on Union Minister of Railways and Coal, Shri Piyush Goyal  

Czech Minister of Industry and Trade calls on Union Minister of Railways and Coal, Shri Piyush Goyal

Minister of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic, Tomas Huner today called on Union Minister of Railways & Coal Shri Piyush Goyal in New Delhi today. The Czech Minister was acco......
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Singapore Tourism Board enters into strategic partnership with Paytm  

Singapore Tourism Board enters into strategic partnership with Paytm

Singapore Tourism Board (STB) has entered into a strategic partnership with mobile-first financial services platform Paytm. This makes STB the first National Tourism Organisation (NTO) to par......
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Lords Hotels and Resorts sign ups a new propety in Jamnagar  

Lords Hotels and Resorts sign ups a new propety in Jamnagar

(L-R) Mr PR Bansal, CMD, Lords Hotels & Resorts with partners Mr Sunil Lodaya and Mr Kuldeep Sinh  

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Zoe Wall Joins MSpa International as Group Director of Spa, Asia  

Zoe Wall Joins MSpa International as Group Director of Spa, Asia

From the Caribbean to the Middle East and now Asia, Zoe Wall brings a wealth of global experience and a unique record of success to her new role as Group Director of Spa – Asia at Minor Hotel......
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Pratt and Whitney signs 15 year fleet management agreement with Turkish Airlines  

Pratt and Whitney signs 15 year fleet management agreement with Turkish Airlines

Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp. has announced that Turkish Airlines signed an agreement for a 15-year Pratt & Whitney EngineWise Fleet Management Program. The......
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Budget reaction: Lords Hotels and Resorts  

Budget reaction: Lords Hotels and Resorts

“Undoubtedly infrastructure development and improving connectivity will help the tourism sector however with no specifics spelled out, we are not exactly sure how it could benefit the h......
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Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur named as best hotel in India  

Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur named as best hotel in India

Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur has been named the Best Hotel in India by the world’s largest travel site, TripAdvisor in their coveted annual Travellers’ Choice Awards. The magnif......
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OTM Mumbai concludes with a huge success, with 98% of them likely to return in 2019  

OTM Mumbai concludes with a huge success, with 98% of them likely to return in 2019

OTM Mumbai, deemed as one of the largest travel trade show, witnessed a heavy footfall this ......
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Etihad Aviation Group appoints Mark Powers as Chief Financial Officer  

Etihad Aviation Group appoints Mark Powers as Chief Financial Officer

Etihad Aviation Group (EAG) has confirmed the appointment of Mark Powers as its new Group Chief Financial Officer. In his new role, Powers will be responsible for the finance function across ......
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Atlantis, The Palm appoints Timothy Kelly as General Manager and senior Vice President of operations  

Atlantis, The Palm appoints Timothy Kelly as General Manager and senior Vice President of operations

Atlantis, The Palm, the five-star destination resort located on The Palm Island has appointed Timothy Kelly as General Manager an......
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Wyndham Hotel Group Experiences Another Year of Growth in India  

Wyndham Hotel Group Experiences Another Year of Growth in India

Wyndham Hotel Group, the hotel giant with an unmatched global presence of more than 8,100 hotels in 78 countries, has further expanded its footprint in India and neighbouring countries with the ope......
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Atlantis, The Palm secures another Guinness World Record!  

Atlantis, The Palm secures another Guinness World Record!

Atlantis, The Palm teamed up with luxury US caviar company AmStur this New Year’s Eve to create the impossible and break the Guinness World Record™ for the world’s largest caviar ......
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Supervisory Board Appoints Wolfgang Jani as the New CFO  

Supervisory Board Appoints Wolfgang Jani as the New CFO

Austrian Airlines will have a new CFO in 2018. After the current CFO Heinz Lachinger announced in September that he intended to leave the company, Austria’s red-white-red flag carrier searche......
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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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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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Westin Hotels and Resorts debuts in Kolkata  

Westin Hotels and Resorts debuts in Kolkata

Westin Hotels and Resorts, part of Marriott International Inc., continues to expand its portfolio with the opening of its......
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Sunil Kumar wins a third term as President of TAAI  

Sunil Kumar wins a third term as President of TAAI

Sunil Kumar the incumbent President of Travel Agents Association of India(TAAI) won a third term at the biennial elections. TAAI members elected their office-bearers and Managing ......
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Mahendra Vakharia elected as the President of OTOAI  

Mahendra Vakharia elected as the President of OTOAI

Mahendra Vakharia, MD of Pathfinders Holidays Pvt Ltd has been elected as the President of Outbound Tour Operators Association of India (OTOAI) for the term of 2017-19 at the recently conclud......
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SpiceJet rated India’s favourite low cost airline  

SpiceJet rated India’s favourite low cost airline

Nigel Duncan, CEO of pioneering aircraft cabin lighting specialists, STG Aerospace, joined Arun Kashyap, executive vice president (Engineering) of Indian low-cost carrier, SpiceJet, to coll......
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InterGlobe Hotels to build ibis property in Hebbal, Bengaluru  

InterGlobe Hotels to build ibis property in Hebbal, Bengaluru

InterGlobe Hotels (IGH) recently concluded an acquisition of a strategic, prime land parcel in Hebbal, Bengaluru to build an ibis property in this important commercial hub of the ci......
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AccorHotels welcomes dual brand property to integrated resort in Singapore  

AccorHotels welcomes dual brand property to integrated resort in Singapore

AccorHotels announces the launch of Singapore’s newest integrated lifestyle hub with the opening of Novotel Singapore on Stevens and Mercure Singapore on Stevens. Developed by Oxley H......
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TAAI reveals nominee list for national elections  

TAAI reveals nominee list for national elections

The Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI) has revealed its final nominee list for its upcoming national elections. Running for presidency are thre......
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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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Tourism ministers set the agenda on second day of WTM London  

Tourism ministers set the agenda on second day of WTM London

Tourism ministers from across the world met hoteliers, tourist boards and trade associations at World Travel Market London – the leading global event for the travel industry – to tackle......
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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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IIPT to honour Global Ambassadors of Peace Through Tourismand at WTM London  

IIPT to honour Global Ambassadors of Peace Through Tourismand at WTM London

The International Institute for Peace Through Tourism has chosen 6 outstanding people from the world of travel and tourism to honour as the “Global Ambassadors of Peace Thro......
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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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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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AVANI HOTELS AND RESORTS TO DEBUT IN NORTH AFRICA WITH NEW OPENINGS IN TUNISIAN CAPITAL  

AVANI HOTELS AND RESORTS TO DEBUT IN NORTH AFRICA WITH NEW OPENINGS IN TUNISIAN CAPITAL

AVANI Hotels & Resorts, the vibrant upscale brand by Minor Hotels, is pleased to announce it will debut in North Africa with two new properties in Tunisia, in partnership with Groupe Chaabane.<......
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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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AVANI Hotels and Resorts Appoints Alejandro Bernabé as  Vice President of Operations  

AVANI Hotels and Resorts Appoints Alejandro Bernabé as Vice President of Operations

AVANI Hotels & Resorts, Minor Hotels’ vibrant upscale lifestyle brand, is delig......
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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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Hong Kong Airlines and WestJet  entered  codeshare agreement  

Hong Kong Airlines and WestJet entered codeshare agreement

Hong Kong Airlines and WestJet have entered into a codeshare agreement, which sees Hong Kong Airline placing its HX marketing code on WestJet-operated flights. The two carriers are building......
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Lords Hotels and Resorts on MICE Tourism  

Lords Hotels and Resorts on MICE Tourism

Reaction from Lords Hotels & Resorts on MICE Tourism: “Businesses or enterprises hold MICE events in different regions because those regions may be their markets or t......
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Etihad Airways introduces next-generation Boeing 787 between Abu Dhabi and Beirut  

Etihad Airways introduces next-generation Boeing 787 between Abu Dhabi and Beirut

The new 787 Dreamliner service replaces the Airbus A321 aircraft previously operating the airline’s EY535/EY538 flights to and from the Lebanese capital. The Boeing 787-9 features Etihad Airw......
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Emirates to operate one-off A380 flight to Colombo  

Emirates to operate one-off A380 flight to Colombo

Emirates’ iconic A380 aircraft will make a one-off landing at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA), Katunayake, on Monday 14th August as the global airline joins local authorities in ......
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IATA appoints Edenred and MSTS to implement IATA EasyPay  

IATA appoints Edenred and MSTS to implement IATA EasyPay

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced key milestones toward implementing the New Generation of IATA Settlement Systems (NewGen ISS). Edenred and Multiservice Technology Solut......
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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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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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Hotel and Restaurant Industry's reaction on GST  

Hotel and Restaurant Industry's reaction on GST

Mr. Dilip Datwani, President, HRAWI :   The hotel and restaurant industry has been witness to a slowdown in the last three weeks. The maximum down......
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Lords Hotels and Resorts Observes World Blood Donors Day  

Lords Hotels and Resorts Observes World Blood Donors Day

India’s leading mid-market hospitality chain – Lords Hotels & Resorts observed World Blood Donor Day (WBDD) on 14th June across its hotels. As part of the initiative, the hotel chai......
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Rishi Puri, VP, Lords Hotels and Resorts Awarded ‘Operations Head Of The Year’  

Rishi Puri, VP, Lords Hotels and Resorts Awarded ‘Operations Head Of The Year’

In the recently concluded Hospitality Leaders’ Industry Choice Awards, Mr Rishi Puri, Vice President, Lords Hotels & Resorts was unanimously voted as the ‘Operations Head Of The Yea......
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Preferred Hotels and Resorts Signs A Strategic Partnership With GHM For The Chedi Mumbai  

Preferred Hotels and Resorts Signs A Strategic Partnership With GHM For The Chedi Mumbai

Preferred Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest independent hotel brand, has entered into a strategic partnership with Singapore-based luxury hotel management company General Hotel Manage......
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Emirates touches down in Croatia  

Emirates touches down in Croatia

Emirates’ inaugural Boeing 777-300ER flight from Dubai touched down in Zagreb to a water cannon salute and traditional Croatian folk dancers, with more than 350 passengers on board. &......
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Jet Airways board approves the appointment of Vinay Dube as Chief Executive Officer  

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

Jet Airways, India’s full-service, premier international airline, announced the appointment of Vinay Dube as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO).   Mr. Dube's appointme......
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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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Turkish Airlines received its 30th 777-300ER from Boeing  

Turkish Airlines received its 30th 777-300ER from Boeing

Boeing and Turkish Airlines have celebrated the Turkish flag-carrier’s new direct delivery with a special event within this afternoon at its base at Istanbul Ataturk Airport. The airline took......
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Emirates announces key management changes across the Middle East  

Emirates announces key management changes across the Middle East

Emirates has made three key management movements within its commercial and cargo operations team in the Middle East. The changes place UAE National talent in key positions that wi......
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Jet Airways honoured at HolidayIQ 'Better Holiday Award - 2017'  

Jet Airways honoured at HolidayIQ 'Better Holiday Award - 2017'

Jet Airways, India’s full-service, premiere, international airline, has been honoured as ‘India’s Best Full Service Airline’, at Holida......
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SpiceJet raises the customer experience bar with Self Bag Drop feature  

SpiceJet raises the customer experience bar with Self Bag Drop feature

SpiceJet, the country’s favourite low-cost carrier, has yet again raised the bar for customer experience by offering - ‘Self Bag Drop’ (SBD) at Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji ......
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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

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the launch of RampVR, the industry’s first virtual reality (VR) training platform for ground operations, at the IATA Ground Handli......
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PATA Annual Summit 2017 welcomes delegates to Sri Lanka  

PATA Annual Summit 2017 welcomes delegates to Sri Lanka

L/R: Dr. Taleb Rifai, Secretary General - UNWTO; Hon. John Amaratunga, Minister of Tourism, Lands and Christian Religious Affairs, Sr......
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Hotel and Restaurant Association of Northern India on proposed GST slab  

Hotel and Restaurant Association of Northern India on proposed GST slab

GST @ 28%     Hotel and Restaurant Association of Northern India has expressed extreme disappointm......
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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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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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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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UNWTO welcomes Hilton as Official Partner of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development  

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

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is proud to announce that Hilton has signed on as an official partner of the 2017 International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. The announcement ......
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Qatar Airways celebrated the opening of KidzMondo Doha  

Qatar Airways celebrated the opening of KidzMondo Doha

Qatar Airways celebrated the opening of KidzMondo Doha’s interactive edutainment establishment on Wednesday, during a special ceremony held at the kid-sized city at Mall of Qatar. The inspiri......
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Indo-US Promotion of Travel and Tourism Convention held in Kolkata  

Indo-US Promotion of Travel and Tourism Convention held in Kolkata

The convention was attended by Chief Guest Ashok Chandra Panda, Minister of Tourism, Odisha  Special Guest Keshav R Prasad, Special Secretary and Director cum MD Ministry of Tourism, Bihar.
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Qatar Airways Privilege Club wins prestigious award  

Qatar Airways Privilege Club wins prestigious award

Qatar Airways’ frequent flyer programme, Privilege Club, is proud to be voted the Best Rewards Programme for the Middle East, Asia and Oceania region in the sixth annual FlyerTalk Awards. Fly......
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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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Bali International Convention Centre Hosted 3rd IDB Member Countries Sovereign Investments Forum  

Bali International Convention Centre Hosted 3rd IDB Member Countries Sovereign Investments Forum

Bali International Convention Centre (BICC) is delighted to share the recent uplifting conference that was held in its magnificent Mangupura Hall. BICC was the honor host of the 3rd IDB Member Coun......
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Etihad Airways and Strategic Partner Jet Airways sign landmark tourism Agreement with the State Goverment of Maharashtra  

Etihad Airways and Strategic Partner Jet Airways sign landmark tourism Agreement with the State Goverment of Maharashtra

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, and strategic partner Jet Airways, India’s full-service premium international carrier, have signed a ground breaking agreemen......
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Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts reveals extensive Asian expansion plans at Arabian Travel Market  

Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts reveals extensive Asian expansion plans at Arabian Travel Market

Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, the Hong Kong-based luxury hotel operator, revealed details today about its exciting pipeline of new luxury properties across the Indian Ocean and Asi......
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H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum visits TCA Abu Dhabi stand at ATM 2017  

H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum visits TCA Abu Dhabi stand at ATM 2017

H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai and H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crowne Prince of Dubai, visited the Abu Dhab......
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Etihad Aviation Group Appoints Robin Kamark as CEO, Airlines Equity Partners  

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

Etihad Aviation Group today announced the appointment of Robin Kamark as Chief Executive Officer, Airline Equity Partners. Mr. Kamark will be responsible for leading and developing the Group’......
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Etihad Airways to donate one dirham from every ticket sold in the UAE to Emirates Red Crescent  

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

Etihad Airways to donate one dirham from every ticket sold in the UAE to Emirates Red Crescent as part of year-long programme   • A380 engine decals to promote the UAE Yea......
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Dr. Mahesh Sharma, Minister of Tourism to support LCIcon 2022 in promoting tourism in India  

Dr. Mahesh Sharma, Minister of Tourism to support LCIcon 2022 in promoting tourism in India

Lions Clubs International (LCI) - The Global Leader in Humanitarian Service. Announcing Lions Clubs International Convention LCIcon2022, which is being held For the First Time in India, in LIONS 10......
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Singapore Airlines And SilkAir Sign Codeshare Agreement With Air France-KLM  

Singapore Airlines And SilkAir Sign Codeshare Agreement With Air France-KLM

Singapore Airlines and regional subsidiary SilkAir have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Air France-KLM to codeshare on each other’s flights with effect from 27 April 2017. &......
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Hyatt Place Goa/Candolim and Hyatt Regency Chandigarh Bag Prestigios Awards at HICSA 2017  

Hyatt Place Goa/Candolim and Hyatt Regency Chandigarh Bag Prestigios Awards at HICSA 2017

At a well-attended award ceremony held in Mumbai for the Hotel Investment Conference-South Asia (HICSA), two Hyatt hotels have been recognized as best in their segment. Hyatt Place Goa/Candolim, em......
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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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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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The Dubai Government will issue its last paper transaction in 2021 - Crown Prince of Dubai  

The Dubai Government will issue its last paper transaction in 2021 - Crown Prince of Dubai

Crown Prince of Dubai :   •    No Paper Transactions for Dubai Government as of 2021   &......
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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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TAAI in association with US Consulate organises Visa and MICE session for members  

TAAI in association with US Consulate organises Visa and MICE session for members

The Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI) (Western Region) in association with the US Consulate Mumbai organised a session for its members on US Visas (B1 and B2) and MICE opportunities i......
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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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German Travel Association contemplates to host next AGM in Sri Lanka  

German Travel Association contemplates to host next AGM in Sri Lanka

Mr. Norbert Fiebig, the president of the Deutscher Reise Verband (DRV) also known as German Travel Association is very optimistic in hosting their next AGM in Sri Lanka with the participation......
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Thai Airways makes passenger payments easier with Paypal  

Thai Airways makes passenger payments easier with Paypal

Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI) held a joint press conference at its Head Office with Paypal, making elec......
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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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Hyatt Hotels Corporation has appointed Aseem Kapoor as Vice President  

Hyatt Hotels Corporation has appointed Aseem Kapoor as Vice President

Hyatt Hotels Corporation has appointed Aseem Kapoor as Vice President – North West India supervising Hyatt Regency Gurgaon, Hyatt Place Gurgaon, Hyatt Regency Delhi, Hyatt Ahm......
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Lords Hotels and Resorts Adds A Property At Gir, Gujarat  

Lords Hotels and Resorts Adds A Property At Gir, Gujarat

Lords Hotels & Resorts, the fastest growing mid-market luxury hotel chain has signed up yet another hotel property, its twenty seventh, at Sasan Gir in Gujarat. Presently run as Vishal The Gree......
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Taiwan Tourism Bureau participates in OTM 2017 and holds Workshops in Mumbai and Bengaluru  

Taiwan Tourism Bureau participates in OTM 2017 and holds Workshops in Mumbai and Bengaluru

Taiwan Tourism Bureau participated in OneWorld Travel Mart, an annual event that was held from 21-23 February 2017 in Mumbai, India.   1154 participants from 60 co......
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ICRA : India’s air passenger traffic grows 20% in December 2016  

ICRA : India’s air passenger traffic grows 20% in December 2016

According to ICRA Ltd, during December 2016, the air passenger traffic in India stood at 24.3 million, exhibiting a substantial growth of 20% over December 2015. During the nine months of FY2......
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Dubai Airport starting new baggage rules from March  

Dubai Airport starting new baggage rules from March

Airport authorities are enforcing stricter baggage rules that may change the way travellers pack their suitcase. The new rules will start on March 8, 2017.   The rules are......
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Minor Hotels announces appointment of VP Development EMEA  

Minor Hotels announces appointment of VP Development EMEA

Minor Hotels (MH), a hotel owner, operator and investor, currently with a portfolio of 156 hotels and resorts in 24 countries across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europe, South America, Africa and......
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Emirates sets standards for on-board medical care  

Emirates sets standards for on-board medical care

Dubai, UAE, 07 February 2017 – Flight diversions due to inflight medical emergencies make up a tiny portion of the millions of flights operated annu......
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Six Senses Ninh Van Bay Welcomes Mr. Ateeb Shrestha as General Manager  

Six Senses Ninh Van Bay Welcomes Mr. Ateeb Shrestha as General Manager

Ateeb Shrestha has been appointed to the role of general manager at Six Senses Ninh Van Bay in Vietnam. <......
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Emirates celebrates India’s 68th Republic Day  

Emirates celebrates India’s 68th Republic Day

More than a hundred Indian and Emirati employees at Emirates Group joined hands to commemorate India’s 68th Republic Day. The employees, who represent different backgrounds and specialities, ......
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Lords Hotels and Resorts Appoints New Marketing Manager  

Lords Hotels and Resorts Appoints New Marketing Manager

India’s premium mid-market hospitality chain - Lords Hotels & Resorts has appointed Mr Jay Ladwa as the new Assistant Manager – Marketing. An experienced professional in Brand Solut......
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Skill development training in Madhya Pradesh conducted by ATOAI  

Skill development training in Madhya Pradesh conducted by ATOAI

To provide ground level employment to the youth of Madhya Pradesh was the main purpose of the workshop which fits in beautifully with the government’s pro-poor agenda. The wo......
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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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Etihad Holidays launches in India  

Etihad Holidays launches in India

News courtesy by: traveltrendstoday   Etihad Holidays, the tour operating arm of the Etihad Airways, has launched in India, offering travellers a wide range of......
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Six Senses Appoints Henry Gray as Vice President, Operations – Hotels and Resorts  

Six Senses Appoints Henry Gray as Vice President, Operations – Hotels and Resorts

Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas is pleased to announce the appointment of Henry Gray to the role of Vice President, Operations – Hotels and Resorts. No stranger to Six Senses’ philosophy......
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Jaypee Group of Hotels bags awards at the National Tourism Awards 2014-15  

Jaypee Group of Hotels bags awards at the National Tourism Awards 2014-15

Above Image : Mr. Ajit Sharma, Joint President Operations, Jaypee Vasant Continental receiving awards from Dr. Mahesh Sharma, H’ble Minister of State for Tourism &......
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List of the newly Elected TAFI officials for the term 2016-2018  

List of the newly Elected TAFI officials for the term 2016-2018

At the 22nd Annual General Body Meeting of the Travel Agents Federation Of India held at Hyatt Regency Ahmedabad on 30th June 2016, the following were elected t?o? serve the Association for the ter......
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Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) elects new Executive Board  

Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) elects new Executive Board

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce the election of Andrew Jones, Guardian - Sanctuary Res......
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Emirates gives assurance on support for Seychelles tourism  

Emirates gives assurance on support for Seychelles tourism

Emirates, the world's largest worldwide airline, today reestablished its backing to mutually advance tourism in the Seychelles by developing its worldwide promoting assention (MOU) with the Tou......
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The US gears up for record numbers in domestic tourism this spring  

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

Airlines in America have predicted a record number of passengers will take to the skies this spring, according to a major aviation industry trade group in the US, as factors like increased capacity......
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The US coming to grips with commercial pilot shortage  

The US coming to grips with commercial pilot shortage

A growing pilot shortage nationally isn’t killing efforts to convince airlines to connect to regional airports in the US like in the case of Billings Logan International, said Kevin Ploehn, t......
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Partnership agreement between Preferred Hotels and Resorts and Katara Hospitality  

Partnership agreement between Preferred Hotels and Resorts and Katara Hospitality

Preferred Hotels & Resorts and Katara Hospitality, two of the world’s leading hospitality companies have entered into a master partnership agreement for ......
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Delhi Govt to streamline taxes in the Tourism sector says Kapil Mishra  

Delhi Govt to streamline taxes in the Tourism sector says Kapil Mishra

The Delhi Government is going to rationalise taxes in the Tourism sector and major announcement regarding the rationalisation can be expected in the upcoming Delhi Budg......
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Favored Hotels and Resorts reports remarkable 2015 year finished results.  

Favored Hotels and Resorts reports remarkable 2015 year finished results.

Preferred Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest global provider of sales, marketing and distribution services to independent luxury hotels, h......
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Jet Airways allow passengers to hold fares for 72 hours  

Jet Airways allow passengers to hold fares for 72 hours

Jet Airways has introduced a new booking feature that allows customers to hold their selected fare for a limited period before purchasing it at a later date.   The new ‘F......
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Accor Hotels flags off second IBIS Hotel in Chennai  

Accor Hotels flags off second IBIS Hotel in Chennai

AccorHotels has continued to expand its budget hotel portfolio in India, with the opening of its second ibis in Chennai.Located on Mount Road in the centre of the city, ibis Chennai City Centre off......
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Taj has opened a new luxury property in Bengaluru  

Taj has opened a new luxury property in Bengaluru

Taj is opening a new property in bengaluru named " TAJ BANGALURU", which would be Located close to the city's International Airport. Taj Bangalore offers 154 rooms and suites, plus a Jiva Spa t......
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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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Towneplace Suites Hotel To Open In West Des Moines, Iowa  

Towneplace Suites Hotel To Open In West Des Moines, Iowa

West Des Moines, Iowa - The 99-suite TownePlace Suites by Marriott in West Des Moines, Iowa is scheduled to open this Monday. Located at 125 South 68th Street, the TownePlace Suites Des Moine......
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