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JAL, Alaska Airlines expand code share agreement for US routes  

JAL, Alaska Airlines expand code share agreement for US routes

Japan Airlines (JAL) and Alaska Airlines have agreed to expand their existing code-share partnership, which will provide customers with an enhanced network to travel between Japan and cities ......
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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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Cabinet approves Agreement between India and Myanmar on Land Border Crossing  

Cabinet approves Agreement between India and Myanmar on Land Border Crossing

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the Agreement between India and Myanmar on Land Border Crossing. The Ag......
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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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Minor Hotels Announces AVANI Hotels and Resorts  To Debut in Oman with Development of New Hotel in Muscat  

Minor Hotels Announces AVANI Hotels and Resorts To Debut in Oman with Development of New Hotel in Muscat

Minor Hotels, a hotel owner, operator and investor, currently with a portfolio of 157 hotels and resorts in 24 countries across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europe, South America, Africa and the ......
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Botswana hosts the International Symposium and Annual Conference of the 10YFP Sustainable Tourism Programme  

Botswana hosts the International Symposium and Annual Conference of the 10YFP Sustainable Tourism Programme

Kasane, capital of Chobe District in Botswana, hosted tourism stakeholders to exchange experiences and knowledge of innovative approaches to enhance tourism and conservation planning, financing......
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ITDC signs Transfer Agreement for Hotel Jaipur Ashok with Rajasthan Govt.  

ITDC signs Transfer Agreement for Hotel Jaipur Ashok with Rajasthan Govt.

India Tourism Development Corporation Ltd. (ITDC), the public sector undertaking under Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, signed the Transfer Agreement with Rajasthan gover......
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Ryanair responds bullishly to industrial action threat from pilots  

Ryanair responds bullishly to industrial action threat from pilots

Passengers planning to fly with low-cost carrier Ryanair face potential disruption in the build-up to Christmas after staff announce plans for industrial action in a bid to win union recognition an......
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flydubai announces new destinations in Europe  

flydubai announces new destinations in Europe

Dubai-based carrier flydubai announced the launch of two new European routes for next year: flights to Krakow will start on April 8, 2018 and flights to Catania will start on June 13, 2018. f......
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Hello Kitty appointed as Special Ambassador of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism Development 2017  

Hello Kitty appointed as Special Ambassador of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism Development 2017

United Nations designated the year 2017 “International Year of Sustainable Tourism Development” and World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) (Headquarters in Madrid; Secretary General Dr.......
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Ritz Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert, opens to first guests  

Ritz Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert, opens to first guests

Following the management agreement signed in late 2016 with RAK National Hotels, a subsidiary of RAK Hospitality Holding, the Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert, was officially flagged ear......
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IndiGo plans to induct 50 wide bodied Aircraft  

IndiGo plans to induct 50 wide bodied Aircraft

According to a report by Anirban Chowdhury in The Economic Times, IndiGo, which has shown interest in buying Air India’s international operations, is actively considering alternate plans to......
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Royal Jordanian, Boeing announce strategic training agreement  

Royal Jordanian, Boeing announce strategic training agreement

Royal Jordanian and Boeing announced that RJ has selected Boeing to provide its 787 flight training. Under the five-year strategic agreement, Boeing will provide Royal Jordanian with......
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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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4,100plus Visitors Joined Mega Promotion Event In Style, Hong Kong  

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

In Style, Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council's (HKTDC) mega promotion event held in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur, concluded today. The campaign was enthusiastically ......
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Munich Airport and Moscow Domodedovo sign sister airport agreement  

Munich Airport and Moscow Domodedovo sign sister airport agreement

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

Sarovar Hotels And Resorts signs a new hotel in Ajmer

Sarovar Hotels Pvt. Ltd. announced the signing of a new hotel in Ajmer, Rajasthan. Sarovar Hotels, with over 75 operating hotels across 50 destinations in India and Africa, signed an agreemen......
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Malaysia Airports inks MOA with MTPB and GMR Hyderabad to promote tourism  

Malaysia Airports inks MOA with MTPB and GMR Hyderabad to promote tourism

As per a Bernama report, Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) has signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board (MTPB) and GMR Hyderabad Internatio......
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Austrian Airlines Looking to Hire 100 New Pilots  

Austrian Airlines Looking to Hire 100 New Pilots

Austrian Airlines is looking for about 100 new pilots. The Austrian national carrier is now making a special offer to airberlin pilots to move to Austria and work at the airline’s flight hub ......
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GVK group awarded the tender for Navi Mumbai Airport project  

GVK group awarded the tender for Navi Mumbai Airport project

As per the Business Standard report, the Maharashtra government has initiated the process of selecting the developer for the INR 16,000 crore Navi Mumbai Airport project, eight months after a......
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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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Aviation Ministry seeks proof to allow more flights to Dubai  

Aviation Ministry seeks proof to allow more flights to Dubai

As per the Economic Times report, the aviation ministry has asked domestic airlines to submit proof of Dubai airport’s commitment of more slots to them before agreeing to increase the numbe......
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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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CFO Heinz Lachinger Leaves Austrian Airlines in 2018  

CFO Heinz Lachinger Leaves Austrian Airlines in 2018

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

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

Alitalia is ready to make a comeback to India after a big gap of 9years. It stopped operating in the country in 2008, the Italian airline will start a new direct flight between Delhi and Rome ......
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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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Austrian Airlines Signs Wet Lease Agreement with Adria Airways  

Austrian Airlines Signs Wet Lease Agreement with Adria Airways

Austrian Airlines will start a wet lease agreement with its Star partner Adria Airways. The aim of the agreement is to have reserve aircraft available to enable greater flexibility in flight planni......
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MakeMyTrip to use Travelport’s Travel Commerce Platform in India  

MakeMyTrip to use Travelport’s Travel Commerce Platform in India

MakeMyTrip, India’s leading Online Travel Agency (OTA), as part of its strategy to enhance and strengthen both domestic and international air and hotel content, has announced its tie up with ......
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Vistara enters into interline partnership with Qatar Airways  

Vistara enters into interline partnership with Qatar Airways

Vistara announced the launch of an interline partnership with Qatar’s flag-carrier, Qatar Airways. The partnership enables Qatar Airways’ customers to travel on Vistara’s domestic......
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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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Austrian Airlines Increases Earnings and Raises Forecast for 2017  

Austrian Airlines Increases Earnings and Raises Forecast for 2017

Austrian Airlines generated considerably higher earnings than expected in the first half of 2017. Earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) totaled EUR 8 million, comprising a year-on-year rise of ......
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Israel Tourism expects 20% surge in business travel from India post Modi’s visit  

Israel Tourism expects 20% surge in business travel from India post Modi’s visit

The India Office of Israel Ministry of Tourism is hopeful of a surge in business travellers, after the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Israel earlier last month that led to a number of joi......
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Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu Inaugurates Various Passenger and Freight Initiatives  

Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu Inaugurates Various Passenger and Freight Initiatives

Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu Inaugurated the Following Passenger & Freight Initiatives:- 1) Release of New Freight Structure for Double Stack Dwarf Containers......
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Tamil Nadu mulls VAT sop on ATF for UDAN flights  

Tamil Nadu mulls VAT sop on ATF for UDAN flights

Aviation turbine fuel (ATF) for aircraft that will operate under the proposed Regional Connectivity Scheme UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik) will be eligible for a concessional value added tax (VAT) o......
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Emirates boosts U.S. economy by US$21 Billion  

Emirates boosts U.S. economy by US$21 Billion

Emirates supported more than 104,000 American jobs and contributed US$21.3 billion in revenue to the U.S. economy, including US$10.5 billion to the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) and ......
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Traffic Results for the first half of 2017: Additional 690,000 Passengers flew with Austrian Airlines  

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

Austrian Airlines carried almost 5.8 million passengers in the period January to June 2017, comprising an increase of around 690,000 passengers or 13.5 percent in a year-on-year comparison. This gr......
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Cathay Dragon grows Mainland China network through expansion of codeshare arrangement with Shenzhen Airlines  

Cathay Dragon grows Mainland China network through expansion of codeshare arrangement with Shenzhen Airlines

Cathay Dragon today announced an expansion of its codeshare agreement with Shenzhen Airlines that will see the airline add three new destinations to its network in Mainland China.  
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Cathay Pacific announces new codeshare agreement with MIAT Mongolian Airlines  

Cathay Pacific announces new codeshare agreement with MIAT Mongolian Airlines

Cathay Pacific and MIAT Mongolian Airlines today announced a new codeshare agreement which is set to benefit the customers of both airlines.   Starting 12 July 2017, Cathay Pac......
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Airbnb signed MoU with World Bank to enhance rural tourism  

Airbnb signed MoU with World Bank to enhance rural tourism

The World Bank group and Airbnb on Wednesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), validating their combined efforts to boost the tourism industries of developing economies, at the Tourism Kn......
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Tourism and future energy: committed to curb emissions  

Tourism and future energy: committed to curb emissions

Under the title ‘Tourism and Future Energy: Unlocking low-carbon growth opportunities’, industry leaders and policy makers have convened in the Kazakh capital city of Astana to discuss ......
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Austrian Airlines increased its passenger volume in May 2017 compared to previous year  

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

Austrian Airlines further increased its passenger volume in the month of May 2017: Austria’s red-white-red carrier transported close to 1.2 million passengers, corresponding to a rise of 15.1......
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Bangkok Airways and Hong Kong Airlines enter into codeshare agreement  

Bangkok Airways and Hong Kong Airlines enter into codeshare agreement

Bangkok Airways, the Asia’s boutique airline and Hong Kong Airlines, the Hong Kong based full-service carrier, have entered into codeshare partnership, giving travelers enhanced connectivity ......
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Jet Airways launches it's cadet pilot training programme in partnership with world leader CEA  

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

Jet Airways, India’s full-service, premiere international airline, in collaboration with CAE, a world leader in providing training solutions to commercial airlines, today announced the launch......
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TAAI Signs Agreement with South Africa Tourism to Educate Agents across India.  

TAAI Signs Agreement with South Africa Tourism to Educate Agents across India.

South Africa Tourism(SAT) and Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI) once again have entered into an agreement to offer training to travel agents across India. Learn SA in its 7th edition will h......
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PATA reaffirms support to Paris Accord on Climate Change  

PATA reaffirms support to Paris Accord on Climate Change

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is reasserting its commitment to sustainable development across the entire spectrum of travel and tourism with a renewed pledge to support the Paris Accor......
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Qatar Airways and Monacair partnership will provide seamless helicopter travel for passengers between Monaco and Nice  

Qatar Airways and Monacair partnership will provide seamless helicopter travel for passengers between Monaco and Nice

Qatar Airways and Monacair are delighted to announce a new partnership between one of the world’s leading airlines and the French Riviera’s premium helicopter operator, commencing 4 Jul......
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India sees three years of path-breaking and inclusive growth in the aviation sector Emerges as the world’s third largest aviation market  

India sees three years of path-breaking and inclusive growth in the aviation sector Emerges as the world’s third largest aviation market

The civil aviation industry in India has emerged as one of the fastest growing industries in the country during the last three years. With a 19 percent growth in domestic passenger traffic from abo......
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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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IATA's Handbook for Travel Agents  

IATA's Handbook for Travel Agents

The 2017 edition of the Resolution 818g Travel Agent's Handbook, which contains the current text of Passenger Agency Conference Resolutions that apply to IATA Accredited Agents. This Handbook w......
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New Partnership to Enhance Quality and Safety in Aviation Fueling  

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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Cathay Pacific releases combined traffic figures for April 2017  

Cathay Pacific releases combined traffic figures for April 2017

Cathay Pacific Airways today released combined Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon traffic figures for April 2017 that show an increase in both the number of passengers carried and the volume of cargo......
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AVANI Hotels and Resorts Set to Launch in New Zealand  

AVANI Hotels and Resorts Set to Launch in New Zealand

AVANI Hotels & Resorts, currently with a portfolio of 18 hotels and resorts in 12 countries across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Africa and Europe, has announced the acquisition of the Metro S......
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Tourism Malaysia and AirAsia join forces to promote tourism  

Tourism Malaysia and AirAsia join forces to promote tourism

Tourism Malaysia (TM) and AirAsia, the world’s best low-cost airline signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) today which will see both parties collaborate to promote tourism in Malaysia. ......
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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

Austrian Airlines significantly increased its passenger volume for the month of April 2017: Austria’s red-white-red carrier transported more than 1.1 million passengers, corresponding to a ri......
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Assam government spent Rs 2.37 crore for Priyanka Chopra's visit to State  

Assam government spent Rs 2.37 crore for Priyanka Chopra's visit to State

Assam government had roped in Priyanka Chopra as the brand ambassador of the state tourism. During the short visit at the time on December 24, 2016, the actress made a campaign called “Awesom......
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Middle East Airlines and Turkish Airlines have signed a codeshare agreement  

Middle East Airlines and Turkish Airlines have signed a codeshare agreement

Middle East Airlines (ME) and Turkish Airlines (TK) signed a codeshare agreement. The agreement will be effective as of May 15th, covering routes between Turkey and Lebanon, and expanding the trave......
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Melia Hotels International – Irrefutably a Propitious Corroboration  

Melia Hotels International – Irrefutably a Propitious Corroboration

Meliá earned €100.7 million in 2016 (+180%) thanks to the positive performance of the hotel business, ending the year with the lowest debt ratio in its history. Mel......
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Qatar Airways and TAT sign agreement to boost tourism to Thailand  

Qatar Airways and TAT sign agreement to boost tourism to Thailand

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and Qatar Airways, one of the world’s leading airlines, today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2017 ......
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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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Austrian Airlines Begins 2017 with Traditionally Negative Winter Quarter  

Austrian Airlines Begins 2017 with Traditionally Negative Winter Quarter

Austrian Airlines, Austria’s flag carrier, reported earnings before interest and taxe......
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United Airlines Reports First-Quarter 2017 Performance  

United Airlines Reports First-Quarter 2017 Performance

United Airlines (UAL) announced its first-quarter 2017 financial results.   UAL reported first-quarter net income of  Read More >>
Tourism Malaysia and KLM sign Promotional Agreement  

Tourism Malaysia and KLM sign Promotional Agreement

Tourism Malaysia Deputy Director General (Promotion) Dato’ Sri Abdul Khani Daud and KLM Commercial Director Daan Pijzel sign the promotional agreement, in the presence of the Minister of Tour......
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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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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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IROAF of Indian Railways signs Agreement with BHEL for constructing a 2 MW Roof Top Power Plant  

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

Ministry of Railways under the guidance of Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu,  has taken yet another leap in fulfilling its commitment to better environment, when a landmark contract agreemen......
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Indian Cabinet approves the revised Air Services Agreement with Malaysia  

Indian Cabinet approves the revised Air Services Agreement with Malaysia

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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Indian Cabinet approves signing of new Air Services Agreement between India and Serbia  

Indian Cabinet approves signing of new Air Services Agreement between India and Serbia

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for updation of the existing Air Services Agreement (ASA) between India and Serbia which was signed on......
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The role of tourism in reducing poverty discussed at UNWTO Workshop in China  

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

The power of tourism to induce poverty reduction and development constituted the main focus of the UNWTO Workshop......
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Minor Hotels announces development of new AVANI resort in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE  

Minor Hotels announces development of new AVANI resort in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE

Minor Hotels (MH), a hotel owner, operator and investor, currently with a portfolio of 155 hotels and resorts in 24 countries across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europe, South America, Africa and......
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Air Train to connect Delhi airport terminals by 2020  

Air Train to connect Delhi airport terminals by 2020

The Delhi International Airport (DIAL) has proposed an Automated People Mover (APM) or air train between Terminal 1, T2 and T3 at Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport, revealed Jayant Sinha, M......
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Oman Air launches direct daily flights between Salalah and Calicut, Kerala  

Oman Air launches direct daily flights between Salalah and Calicut, Kerala

Adding to the service currently operating between Muscat and Calicut (Kozhikode) Oman Air, the national carrier of the sultanate of Oman, is delighted to announce the launch of its new daily ......
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India's first flight simulator near Delhi airport  

India's first flight simulator near Delhi airport

To address the growing demand for trained pilots and aircraft maintenance engineers, aerospace giant Airbus will set up India's first full flight simulator and training centre near Delhi's ......
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ITB China announces its first ever partner airline China Eastern  

ITB China announces its first ever partner airline China Eastern

ITB China announces their first partner airline: China Eastern and ITB China signed a corresponding partnership agreement on 10 February 2017. ITB China will take place from ......
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WTM and Global Wellness Institute announce strategic partnership  

WTM and Global Wellness Institute announce strategic partnership

The World Travel Market portfolio of events and the Global Wellness Institute have agreed upon a strategic partnership, which will start at Arabian Travel ......
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MoU signed between Yatra.com and Madhya Pradesh Goverment  

MoU signed between Yatra.com and Madhya Pradesh Goverment

Online Travel Company Yatra.com said it has signed an agreement with Madhya Pradesh goverment to jointly promote homestays in the state.   Under the Memorandum of Understanding......
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Hong Kong Airlines and Jet Airways ink codeshare agreement  

Hong Kong Airlines and Jet Airways ink codeshare agreement

Hong Kong Airlines, an internationally-acclaimed full-service airline, and Jet Airways, India's premier international airline, have entered into a codesha......
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Singapore Airlines places 14 billion dollars wide-body Boeing order  

Singapore Airlines places 14 billion dollars wide-body Boeing order

Singapore Airlines (SIA) (SIAL.SI) announced a provisional order worth $13.8 billion at list prices to buy 39 Boeing (BA.N) wide-b......
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Europe is the official Partner Destination for ITB China 2017  

Europe is the official Partner Destination for ITB China 2017

Europe as one destination:  Europe is the Official Partner Destination of ITB China 2017. A corresponding agreement was signed on 31 January 2017 by Mr. David Axiotis, Gener......
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India and Israel celebrate 25 years of diplomatic relations  

India and Israel celebrate 25 years of diplomatic relations

25 years ago today, on the 29th of January 1992, the Foreign Ministers of Israel and India signed the agreement to establish diplomatic relations between the two countries.
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Hotel Aggregators Not Only Cause Revenue Losses To The Exchequer But Will Harm Tourism and Hospitality Industry In the Long Term  

Hotel Aggregators Not Only Cause Revenue Losses To The Exchequer But Will Harm Tourism and Hospitality Industry In the Long Term

Highlighting the unfair advantages enjoyed by unregulated players and aggregators from the unorganized sector like Airbnb, Bed & Breakfast and Homestays, the Hotel and Restaurant Association of......
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Indians with diplomatic, special and official passports to travel visa free to UAE  

Indians with diplomatic, special and official passports to travel visa free to UAE

The Government of India and the Government of UAE have signed an MoU on mutual exemption of entry visa requirements to the holders of Diplomatic, special and Official Passports.   ......
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Minor Hotels and Nakheel Announce Management Agreement for New-build AVANI Hotel in Dubai  

Minor Hotels and Nakheel Announce Management Agreement for New-build AVANI Hotel in Dubai

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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Kerala’s Boat Race a main attraction in FITUR 2017 in Spain  

Kerala’s Boat Race a main attraction in FITUR 2017 in Spain

The fascinating boat race, a signature event of Kerala, turned out to be a stellar attraction as Kerala Tourism showcased the mesmerizing grandeur of God’s Own Country a......
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Interview of Ashit Taneja, Country Head, Jordan Tourism Board, Representative Office of India  

Interview of Ashit Taneja, Country Head, Jordan Tourism Board, Representative Office of India

Q. In the recent past, Jordan has become a must-do on every intrepid travelers list from India. Your views? Jordan still is and will remain one of the safest de......
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Financial Giant Master Card Ranks Abu Dhabi as the Fastest Growing Destination  

Financial Giant Master Card Ranks Abu Dhabi as the Fastest Growing Destination

Abu Dhabi has been ranked among the fastest-growing destinations in the world, and the fastest-growing destination in the Middle East, in a new report by fina......
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GoAir places order worth Rs. 52000 crore for 72 A320 neo planes  

GoAir places order worth Rs. 52000 crore for 72 A320 neo planes

GoAir has penned a firm contract for 72 A320neo aircraft following its MoU signed during the Farnborough International Airshow. The agreement doubles GoAir’s firm order book for the air......
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RAKTDA has announced a partnership with TUI India.  

RAKTDA has announced a partnership with TUI India.

Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA) has announced a strategic partnership with TUI India Pvt. Ltd., one of the leading leisure travel companies in Ind......
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Frontline G holidays “NEST ‘N’ MIST” Resort joins the RCI network.  

Frontline G holidays “NEST ‘N’ MIST” Resort joins the RCI network.

RCI, the global leader in holiday exchange and a part of the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands, along ......
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Codeshare signed between Etihad Airways and Montenegro Airlines  

Codeshare signed between Etihad Airways and Montenegro Airlines

Etihad Airways and Montenegro Airlines, have signed a codeshare agreement that provides travellers with enhanced connectivity when flying between Middle East and south-east Europe.  
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MoU signed between Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO)  

MoU signed between Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO)

 The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has signed a landmark agreement with the South Pacific Tourism Organisatio......
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Desi Girl Priyanka Chopra becomes the Brand Ambassador of Assam Tourism  

Desi Girl Priyanka Chopra becomes the Brand Ambassador of Assam Tourism

Actor Priyanka Chopra has become the state's tourism brand ambassador, tourism minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said here on Monday.  ......
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JC Residency resorts in Kodai and Madurai affiliate with RCI  

JC Residency resorts in Kodai and Madurai affiliate with RCI

RCI, the global leader in holiday exchange and a division of the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands, along with JC Residency announces an agreement to affiliate JC......
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 . . . Trump’s Daunting Foreign Challenges . . .  

. . . Trump’s Daunting Foreign Challenges . . .

Article by : Alon Ben-Meir   If nothing else, the 2016 elections have once again reaffirmed America&......
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Israel hosts the International Forum of Travel and Tourism Advocates (IFTTA)  

Israel hosts the International Forum of Travel and Tourism Advocates (IFTTA)

The 27th Conference of the International Forum of Travel and Tourism Advocates (IFTTA) will take place in Tel Aviv, Israel, from November 2-5, 2016.   Among the......
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 The Afghanistan Quagmire: Time For An Exit Strategy  

The Afghanistan Quagmire: Time For An Exit Strategy

Article by : Alon Ben-Meir    Two weeks ago, President Obama announced that the US will draw down its troops in Afghanistan......
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Terminal 1( Israel ) Returns to Full Activity Summer 2017  

Terminal 1( Israel ) Returns to Full Activity Summer 2017

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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 Turkey’s Elected Dictator  

Turkey’s Elected Dictator

Image Copyright : refrl.org Article by : Alon Ben-Meir   Even before the failed military coup,......
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A Movement To End The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict  

A Movement To End The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Article by : Alon Ben-Meir   The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been steadily deterio......
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 AVANI Hotels and Resorts to Launch First Hotel in the Middle East  

AVANI Hotels and Resorts to Launch First Hotel in the Middle East

Minor Hotels, a hotel owner, operator and investor, currently with a portfolio of 146 hotels and resorts in 22 countries across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europ......
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Bernie Sanders And The French Initiative  

Bernie Sanders And The French Initiative

Article by : Alon Ben-Meir    Following the 2016 US presidential elections, the next administration must adopt a new and realistically balanc......
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UNWTO and the Petra National Trust partner to promote sustainable tourism  

UNWTO and the Petra National Trust partner to promote sustainable tourism

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed by UNWTO and the Petra National Trust (PNT) with the aim to promote sustainable tourism policies in cultural tourism, to develop capacity bui......
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Flybe announces codeshare growth with Air India  

Flybe announces codeshare growth with Air India

Leading regional airline continues growth with tenth codeshare agreement offering UK customers seamless connections to Delhi with Air India   Flybe......
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SIA to bolster Indonesia's tourism battle under new association  

SIA to bolster Indonesia's tourism battle under new association

The SIA's three-year agreement intends to help Indonesia accomplish its objective of 20 million foreign visitor landings every year by 2019. Singapore Airlines and Indonesia's Minis......
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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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Ministry and Ecotourism Society promoting sustainable tourism  

Ministry and Ecotourism Society promoting sustainable tourism

A reminder of comprehension (MoU) has been marked between the union tourism service and Ecotourism Society of India (ESOI) to advance capable and practical tourism in the nation, an official explan......
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Botswana confirmed as the official country partner for ITB Berlin 2017  

Botswana confirmed as the official country partner for ITB Berlin 2017

The First ever partner country from Southern Africa, officially announced partnership between Botswana and the World’s Leading Travel Trade Show ITB Berlin for 2017.On 9 March 201......
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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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Partnership between IRCTC and OYO to provide choice of rooms to passengers  

Partnership between IRCTC and OYO to provide choice of rooms to passengers

With the partnership of IRCTC and OYO rooms, Indian rail passengers will now be able to book hotel rooms at the same time as their train tickets.   On Behalf o......
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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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Garuda Indonesia Group and Airbus to strengthen well established Relationship  

Garuda Indonesia Group and Airbus to strengthen well established Relationship

Garuda Indonesia Group and Airbus signed today a Memorandum of Partnership covering enhanced Maintenance Training support to GMF AeroAsia, the maintenance and repair subsidiary of Garuda Indonesia,......
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Dassault to Highlight Falcon 7X and Falcon 2000LXS at Singapore Airshow  

Dassault to Highlight Falcon 7X and Falcon 2000LXS at Singapore Airshow

Dassault Aviation will present the top of the line Falcon 7X trijet and the Falcon 2000LXS twin at the Singapore Airshow, the largest aerospace and defence exhibition i......
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Turkish Airlines and Boeing signs a collaboration agreement  

Turkish Airlines and Boeing signs a collaboration agreement

Turkish Airlines and Boeing have signed a collaboration agreement that will strengthen the carrier’s long-term industry leadership, as well as Turkey’s aerospace and technology capabili......
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IHG launches InterContinental Chennai Mahabalipuram Resort  

IHG launches InterContinental Chennai Mahabalipuram Resort

IHG Mahabalipuram’s first exclusive beach resort, InterContinental Chennai Mahabalipuram Resort, was officially launched on 15 January 2016 as part of the InterContinental Hotels Group(IHG&re......
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ICHG contracts with Radius developers to rebrand Eaton Smart as Hoilday Inn Express  

ICHG contracts with Radius developers to rebrand Eaton Smart as Hoilday Inn Express

InterContinental Hotels Group has signed a management agreement with Radius Developers to rebrand the corporate image. An existing 93-room hotel in Terminal 3 of India’s Indi......
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Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group signs a major deal with northern India  

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group signs a major deal with northern India

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group has signed a major deal that will substantially boost its portfolio in northern India.The agreement with the Mushtaq Group of Hotels will lead to the opening of seven ho......
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Jet Airways expand its global network with delta airlines and KLM  

Jet Airways expand its global network with delta airlines and KLM

Jet Airways will significantly expand its international network next year, following the signing of a new codeshare agreement with Delta Air Lines and KLM. The new arra......
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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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President of American Airlines’ flight attendants union resigns  

President of American Airlines’ flight attendants union resigns

Laura Glading, president of the flight attendants union at American Airlines, plans to resign her post on Dec. 2.She has led the 25,000-strong Association of Professional F......
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