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Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre appoints new CEO  

Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre appoints new CEO

Oman Tourism Development Company (OMRAN) the developer of the iconic Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre (OCEC) project, which is the new landmark venue and business hub in Oman, has appointed ......
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International Tourism Maintains Strong Momentum : UNWTO  

International Tourism Maintains Strong Momentum : UNWTO

According to the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)’s latest barometer, international tourist arrivals grew 6% in the first six months of 2018 after a record year of growth in 2017. &......
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ICICI Bank ties-up with MakeMyTrip to launch a range of co-branded credit cards  

ICICI Bank ties-up with MakeMyTrip to launch a range of co-branded credit cards

ICICI Bank, today announced its partnership with MakeMyTrip, the country’s leading online travel company, to launch a range of co-branded credit cards tailor-made to suit the aspirations of t......
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V Resorts adopts Surajkund Monument under “Adopt-A-Heritage” at Paryatan Parv 2018 Opening by Rajnath Singh  

V Resorts adopts Surajkund Monument under “Adopt-A-Heritage” at Paryatan Parv 2018 Opening by Rajnath Singh

V Resorts, a leisure hospitality chain with over 150 resorts across 21 states in India, was awarded the MoU for the Surajkund Monument to develop the heritage site and build world-class tourist ame......
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Minister of Railways and Coal, inaugurates Smart Railway Conclave organised by FICCI  

Minister of Railways and Coal, inaugurates Smart Railway Conclave organised by FICCI

Minister of Railways & Coal, inaugurates Smart Railway Conclave organised by FICCI, in New Delhi today. In his opening remarks, he reiterated Government’s commitment to ensure a smart Rai......
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Air India And Ethiopian Airlines Expands Codeshare  

Air India And Ethiopian Airlines Expands Codeshare

Air India and Ethiopian Airlines, both members of Star Alliance and with an extensive network in their home countries, have agreed to strengthen their cooperation by expanding the current free-sale......
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‘Paryatan Parv’ to be organized nationwide from 16th to 27th September, 2018  

‘Paryatan Parv’ to be organized nationwide from 16th to 27th September, 2018

The Ministry of Tourism, Government of India in collaboration with other Central Ministries, State Governments and Stakeholders is organizing a “Paryatan Parv” across the country from t......
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Norwegian Cruise Line announces enhancements to 2019 and 2020 itineraries  to meet strong demand in highly sought after destinations  

Norwegian Cruise Line announces enhancements to 2019 and 2020 itineraries to meet strong demand in highly sought after destinations

Norwegian Cruise Line has announced enhancements to its 2019 and 2020 itineraries to leverage the strong global demand environment in highly sought after destinations.   Norweg......
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Tourism and Construction have Power to Lead Move to Sustainable Economies  

Tourism and Construction have Power to Lead Move to Sustainable Economies

From infrastructure and communication to food production and transport, tourism and construction play key roles in a circular economy framework that supports sustainable development. The World Tour......
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The winners of the Inaugural International Institute for Peace Through Tourism Awards announced  

The winners of the Inaugural International Institute for Peace Through Tourism Awards announced

Amman, Jordan (27 June 2018) The Resilience Through Tourism Summit (RTTS) has announced the winners of the world’s first International Peace Through Tourism Awards which have been launched to......
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Etihad Airways adds more benefits to the Extraordinary Abu Dhabi Pass  

Etihad Airways adds more benefits to the Extraordinary Abu Dhabi Pass

Etihad Airways has added more options to its Extraordinary Abu Dhabi Pass including restaurants, leisure attractions and a five-star hotel, to provide visitors arriving in Abu Dhabi with more exclu......
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First ever ‘India Tourism Mart’ to be hosted in New Delhi from 16th to 18th September by the Ministry of Tourism  

First ever ‘India Tourism Mart’ to be hosted in New Delhi from 16th to 18th September by the Ministry of Tourism

The Minister of State (I/C) for Tourism, Shri. K. J. Alphons announced today that the Tourism Ministry in partnership with the Federation of Associations in Indian Tourism and Hospitality (FAITH) a......
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Tourism Teachers Hold Ecotourism Hospitality Training Workshop in Southern Thailand  

Tourism Teachers Hold Ecotourism Hospitality Training Workshop in Southern Thailand

A leading Bangkok university delivered a series of hospitality skill building workshops to local tourism service providers in the ecotourism front line at Khao Sok national park, southern Thailand,......
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Slot Allocation Achieves Unprecedented Choice and Competition in Europe  

Slot Allocation Achieves Unprecedented Choice and Competition in Europe

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) provided evidence that the current system for allocating capacity at Europe’s airports is benefiting consumers with greater choice and expan......
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Airlines Urge Caution on Airport Privatization. . .  

Airlines Urge Caution on Airport Privatization. . .

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) 74th Annual General Meeting (AGM) urged governments to take a cautious approach when considering airport privatization. In a unanimously passed re......
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Lufthansa Group and Travix announce NDC partnership  

Lufthansa Group and Travix announce NDC partnership

Lufthansa Group and Travix have signed a multi-year agreement connecting one of the leading global online travel agencies directly to the Lufthansa Group’s own NDC Offer & Order Managemen......
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South Africa to relax visa rule for Kenyans  

South Africa to relax visa rule for Kenyans

Kenya is among the African countries that are set to benefit from a new visa regime by South Africa that is aimed at increasing intra-Africa travel.   In what signals thawing r......
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Turkish Airlines bridging two continents and connecting cultures  

Turkish Airlines bridging two continents and connecting cultures

Turkish Airlines, flying to more countries and international destinations than any other airline, offers a free layover service to all international transit Turkish Airlines passengers who fly thro......
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Indian Railways marks 26 years of Ladies Special Suburban Trains  

Indian Railways marks 26 years of Ladies Special Suburban Trains

On 5th May Indian Railways has a special reason to cheer and celebrate for the women commuters. The first ever Ladies Special train in the world was started between Churchgate and Borivali on 5th M......
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Turkish Airlines celebrates 10th Anniversary of its Star Alliance Membership  

Turkish Airlines celebrates 10th Anniversary of its Star Alliance Membership

Turkish Airlines celebrates the 10th Anniversary of joining to the Star Alliance network which was established in 1997 as the first truly global airline alliance to offer worldwide reach, recogniti......
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Tourism can and should lead sustainable development : UNWTO Secretary-General opens ITB 2018  

Tourism can and should lead sustainable development : UNWTO Secretary-General opens ITB 2018

The tourism sector’s role and responsibility in contributing to sustainable development on a global scale was the central message delivered at the opening of the 2018 edition of the ITB Berli......
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Budget Hotels to provide clean and affordable accommodation to tourists  

Budget Hotels to provide clean and affordable accommodation to tourists

The Ministry of Tourism, Government of India classifies operational hotels under various Star/Heritage categories based upon the standard of facilities & services offered under a voluntary sche......
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More than 161 crore Domestic Tourist Visits during 2016: Tourism Minister  

More than 161 crore Domestic Tourist Visits during 2016: Tourism Minister

The Ministry of Tourism promotes India as a holistic destination catering to all segments of tourists including budget travellers both in the international as well as domestic markets. &nbs......
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Suresh Prabhu assumes Additional Charge of Ministry of Civil Aviation  

Suresh Prabhu assumes Additional Charge of Ministry of Civil Aviation

Aviation is one of the fastest growing sectors of the Indian economy. This was stated by the Minister of Commerce and Industry while assuming additional charge of the Ministry of Civil Aviati......
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January Passenger Demand Growth Slows on Temporary Factors  

January Passenger Demand Growth Slows on Temporary Factors

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for January 2018 showing traffic (revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose 4.6% compared to January 2......
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ITB Berlin 2018: Strong economic boost from the World’s Leading Travel Trade Show®  

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

ITB Berlin reflects worldwide dynamic developments and growth in the travel industry. From 7 to 11 March 2018, the World’s Leading Travel Trade Show® will again be the industry’s me......
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Tourism can and should lead sustainable development: UNWTO Secretary General opens ITB 2018  

Tourism can and should lead sustainable development: UNWTO Secretary General opens ITB 2018

The tourism sector’s role and responsibility in contributing to sustainable development on a global scale was the central message delivered at the opening of the 2018 edition of the ITB B......
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Radisson Hotel Group launches at IHIF  

Radisson Hotel Group launches at IHIF

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group announces its rebranding to Radisson Hotel Group, effective immediately, at the International Hotel Investment Forum (IHIF) in Berlin. <......
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Customer Friendly Initiatives Extended to the Public by Indian Railways  

Customer Friendly Initiatives Extended to the Public by Indian Railways

Merchant Discount Rate (MDR) charges will not be levied on passengers for booking railway tickets (at the railway ticketing counters as well as through IRCTC ticketing website) on......
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Metamorphosing Railways through Use of Technology to Make Train Travel Safe and Charming, is The Aim of Indian Railways: Shri Piyush Goyal  

Metamorphosing Railways through Use of Technology to Make Train Travel Safe and Charming, is The Aim of Indian Railways: Shri Piyush Goyal

The Union Minister for Railways & Coal, Shri Piyush Goyal today inaugurated the 5th PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry, organized “Global Rail Convention 2018&rdqu......
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Shri Piyush Goyal Launches Digital Receipt Note, Receipted Challan and Digital Bill Submission to Improve Transparency  

Shri Piyush Goyal Launches Digital Receipt Note, Receipted Challan and Digital Bill Submission to Improve Transparency

Indian Railways has been implementing various initiatives to improve its efficiency and promote Ease of Doing Business.  In order to disseminate the information on such initiatives and to have......
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Committee to Review Flexi Fare Scheme  

Committee to Review Flexi Fare Scheme

An eight member Committee comprising General Manager/West Central Railway, Principal Financial Advisor/East Central Railway, Executive Director Passenger Marketing, Railway Board, Execu......
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Ministry of Railways signs MoU with Ministry of Ayush to augment Ayush services in Railway hospitals  

Ministry of Railways signs MoU with Ministry of Ayush to augment Ayush services in Railway hospitals

Ministry of Railways and Ministry of AYUSH have decided to scale up AYUSH health services in B.R. Singh Hospital in Eastern Railway, Perambur Railway Hospital Southern Railw......
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Prime Minister’s Statement after the Union Budget 2018 19  

Prime Minister’s Statement after the Union Budget 2018 19

“I congratulate the Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley for this budget which strengthens the foundation of New India. The focus of the budget is on issues ranging from agriculture to Infrastr......
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SATTE Conference Agenda 2018  

SATTE Conference Agenda 2018

SATTE India Conference 2018 Hall No – 8, 1St Floor
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Union Budget 2018 expectations : Lords Hotels and Resorts  

Union Budget 2018 expectations : Lords Hotels and Resorts

Globally, a majority of the tourism countries levy a tax on hospitality which is an average 10 per cent lower than the GST here. Our hope is that the upcoming Union Budget reduces this gap at least......
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Jazeera Airways announces Kochi as its third route in India  

Jazeera Airways announces Kochi as its third route in India

Following its recent launch into Hyderabad and Ahmedabad, Jazeera Airways, Kuwait’s low cost airline, announced Kochi as its third route in India launching direct flights into Kuwait fr......
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2017 International Tourism Results: the highest in seven years  

2017 International Tourism Results: the highest in seven years

International tourist arrivals grew by a remarkable 7% in 2017 to reach a total of 1,322 million, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. This strong momentum is expected to cont......
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New Year Message by UNWTO Secretary General, Zurab Pololikashvili  

New Year Message by UNWTO Secretary General, Zurab Pololikashvili

Dear all   It is with a sense of pride and humility that I assume my post as Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) for the period 2018-2021. I wou......
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Year End Review 2017:Ministry of Tourism  

Year End Review 2017:Ministry of Tourism

Ministry of Tourism is the nodal agency to formulate national policies and programmes for the development and promotion of tourism. In the process, the Ministry consults and collaborates with other......
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Indians rank fifth most vacation deprived globally: Expedia 2017 Vacation Deprivation study  

Indians rank fifth most vacation deprived globally: Expedia 2017 Vacation Deprivation study

Expedia released the results of the 2017 Vacation Deprivation® study, an annual survey of vacation habits across multiple countries and continents. The survey ranks India as the 5th most ......
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Southern and Mediterranean Europe, North Africa and the Middle East drive tourism growth through October 2017  

Southern and Mediterranean Europe, North Africa and the Middle East drive tourism growth through October 2017

Destinations around the world welcomed 1.1 billion international tourists between January and October 2017, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. This represents a 7% increase ......
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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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Eurostar unveils new customer loyalty programme, Club Eurostar  

Eurostar unveils new customer loyalty programme, Club Eurostar

Eurostar has launched a new loyalty programme, Club Eurostar. Available to leisure and business travellers, the new programme offers more flexibility, additional benefits, and is accessible......
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HRAWI CONCLUDES ITS 10TH FSSAI’S FOSTAC IN GUJARAT  

HRAWI CONCLUDES ITS 10TH FSSAI’S FOSTAC IN GUJARAT

The Hotel and Restaurant Association of Western India (HRAWI) which has collaborated with the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) for conducting its Master Trainers Certification P......
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PREFERRED HOTELS AND RESORTS PRESENTS THE MOST ANTICIPATED INDEPENDENT HOTEL OPENINGS OF 2018  

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

Preferred Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest independent hotel brand, announces 13 new properties scheduled to launch in the New Year. Spanning the globe, these new luxury lodgings off......
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Ministry of Railways extends the facility of booking of tickets from counters through UPI/BHIM Apps Payment System  

Ministry of Railways extends the facility of booking of tickets from counters through UPI/BHIM Apps Payment System

In a major boost to Government’s key initiative of cashless transactions and passenger friendly measures, Ministry of Railways has introduced the facility for booking of railway tickets from ......
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African tourism leaders debate the role of the sector as a tool for inclusive growth and community engagement  

African tourism leaders debate the role of the sector as a tool for inclusive growth and community engagement

The potential of Tourism in poverty alleviation and to induce transformative change has been addressed in Lusaka, capital city of Zambia, in the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Conference on......
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Shangri La Hotel Colombo opens its doors with inventory of 500 rooms  

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

Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts celebrated the grand opening of Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo last week. The launch signalled Colombo’s highly anticipated hotel launch in nearly 30 ......
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Indian Railways accomplishes major savings in its ‘ElectricTraction Energy Bill’  

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

The total cumulative savings from April, 2015 to October, 2017 reaches ?5636crores.  
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Wizz Air to base four new A320s at London Luton airport  

Wizz Air to base four new A320s at London Luton airport

Wizz Air has announced an expansion at its Luton base, with the addition of four Airbus A320 aircraft to its fleet by June 2018. The allocation of four more Airbus A320 aircraft, each equip......
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Companies Compete for Austria’s Young Talents: Austrian Airlines Launches Education Program for Future Air Traffic Managers  

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

Dual aviation management studies in cooperation with the University of Applied Sciences Worms starting in March 2018 Austrian Airlines looking for up to e......
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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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HRAWI Welcomes GST Reduction To 5%  

HRAWI Welcomes GST Reduction To 5%

At the 23rd meeting of GST Council on 10th November 2017 at Guwahati, Assam the Hon’ble Finance Minister announced the reduction in GST levied on food bills at restaurants to ......
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Hotel and Restaurant Association of Western India on GST revision  

Hotel and Restaurant Association of Western India on GST revision

Reduction of GST rate to 5 per cent for all restaurants has come as a pleasant surprise. This is a big boost for the industry which has been reeling under a slowdown for quite sometime. Now irrespe......
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Preferred Hotels And Resorts Welcomes 25 New Member Hotels  

Preferred Hotels And Resorts Welcomes 25 New Member Hotels

Preferred Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest independent hotel brand, announces the addition of 25new member hotels and resortsacross eight countries between August an......
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UNWTO and WTM Ministers Summit: Tourism protests are a ‘wake up call’  

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

Over 60 ministers of tourism and private sector leaders gathered on 7 November in London for the UNWTO / WTM Ministers’ Summit on ‘overtourism&rs......
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Hotels and Restaurants Welcome Proposal For Reduction In GST  

Hotels and Restaurants Welcome Proposal For Reduction In GST

The Hotel and Restaurant Association of Western India (HRAWI) has welcomed the Government’s proposal to reduce the GST rate from 18 per cent to 12 per cent, making it uniform for both the air......
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Minister of Tourism and Sports presented Amazing Thailand Tourism Year 2018 at WTM 2017  

Minister of Tourism and Sports presented Amazing Thailand Tourism Year 2018 at WTM 2017

Thailand’s Minister of Tourism and Sports, H.E. Mrs. Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul unveiled the latest tourism promotional extravaganza, the “Amazing Thailand Tourism Year 2018” at the ......
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Brexit talks top the agenda on the opening day of WTM London  

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

Fears about the impact of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit on the travel trade dominated debates at World Travel Market London – the leading global event for the travel industry.
UNWTO World Tourism Barometer: International tourism on track for a record year  

UNWTO World Tourism Barometer: International tourism on track for a record year

Demand for international tourism remained strong during the Northern Hemisphere summer peak season. International tourist arrivals in July and August <......
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UNWTO expresses confidence on tourism in Madagascar  

UNWTO expresses confidence on tourism in Madagascar

The Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Taleb Rifai has visited Madagascar to express the Organization’s full support to the......
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ixigo launches, ixigo money for hassle free bookings  

ixigo launches, ixigo money for hassle free bookings

ixigo has launched a first of its kind virtual travel currency, 'ixigo money' which according to the company, is 'free of any gimmicky offers and restrictions posed by loyalty program......
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The World Tourism Organization and the International Labor Organization discuss the working conditions of the sector  

The World Tourism Organization and the International Labor Organization discuss the working conditions of the sector

With the aim of opening the debate around the labor framework of the Tourism secto......
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More than 5 Lakh people participated in The Paryatan Parv event across the country  

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

Three week long “Paryatan Parv” a nation-wide celebration of Tourism organized by Ministry of Tourism, in collaboration with other Central Ministries, State G......
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First Boeing 767 Equipped with Premium Economy Seats  

First Boeing 767 Equipped with Premium Economy Seats

Altogether 252 Premium Economy seats will be installed in twelve long-haul aircraft High traveling comfort due to more legroom, additional service and extr......
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Vistara and Avis India join hands to provide premium car rental services  

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

Vistara and Avis India, a car rental, leasing and fleet management provider, entered a partnership to provide a seamless and premium car rental experience to Vistara customers. The partnershi......
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Ministry of Railways launches tri weekly Rajdhani between Delhi, Mumbai  

Ministry of Railways launches tri weekly Rajdhani between Delhi, Mumbai

To fulfill the long overdue demand of passengers & to provide faster and convenient connectivity to passengers between two metros Delhi and Mumbai, Ministry of Railways has introduced a n......
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GoAir to relocate its entire operations to Terminal 2  

GoAir to relocate its entire operations to Terminal 2

Delhi International Airport Ltd (DIAL), announced that the revamped Terminal 2 of Indira Gandhi International Airport will be operational on 29th October 2017. ......
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Medical Tourism will accelerate the growth of Kerala: Swami Gururethnam Jnana Thapaswi  

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

At the inauguration of MediBiz Ayur Home, the first Indian medical tourism network promoted by MediBiz TV, Swami Gururethnam Jnana Thapaswi, Organizing Secretary, Santhigiri Ashram, opined, &......
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Time for Retreat Taiwan  

Time for Retreat Taiwan

Health and wellness have become bywords in India, as people are embracing the benefits exercise offers combined with a healthy......
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PATA extends CEO Dr. Mario Hardy’s contract till January 1, 2021  

PATA extends CEO Dr. Mario Hardy’s contract till January 1, 2021

The Executive Board of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has extended the contract of Chief Executive Officer Dr. Mario Hardy for a period of three years commencing Janua......
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PANSA and IATA to Work Together to Develop a National Airspace Strategy for Poland  

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

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

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

From L.A. spa receptionist to global industry thought leader, Patrick Huey’s rise to the top has been anything but conventional. Currently on the Board of Directors of the prestigious Interna......
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Bengaluru International Airport to be first Aadhaar enabled airport in India  

Bengaluru International Airport to be first Aadhaar enabled airport in India

As per the TNN report, after a two-month pilot project in February, the Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) has given push to its plan to make Kempegowda International Airport (KIA......
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Hyatt Regency Delhi launches an exclusive business club - The Council  

Hyatt Regency Delhi launches an exclusive business club - The Council

  Hyatt Regency Delhi has recently launched a by- invitation, a members-only business club for leaders o......
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Tourism Secretary Flaggs off ‘Cycle Rally’ at India Gate as part of Paryatan Parv of M/O Tourism  

Tourism Secretary Flaggs off ‘Cycle Rally’ at India Gate as part of Paryatan Parv of M/O Tourism

Smt. Rashmi Verma, Secretary, Ministry of Tourism flagged off a Cycle Rally at India Gate, New Delhi this morning as a part of the ‘Paryatan Parv’ of the Ministry of Tourism. The Cycle ......
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PARYATAN PARV OF M/O TOURISM BEGINS TODAY ACROSS THE COUNTRY  

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

‘Paryatan Parv’ of the Ministry of Tourism begins today across the country. The Parv is being inaugurated at the Humayun’s Tomb, Ne......
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MoT plans nation-wide Tourism awareness programmes from October 5 to 25  

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

Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, with the support of other Ministries and departments of the government and other private industry stakeholders, will conduct various Tourism awareness prog......
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Vistara launches host of benefits under ‘Vistara Direct’  

Vistara launches host of benefits under ‘Vistara Direct’

Vistara, launched ‘Vistara Direct’, a unique and exciting program under which the airline offers an array of benefits to travellers who book tickets directly on Vistara’s we......
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GROUNDRocks.com Helps Young Travellers Do Good in Asia  

GROUNDRocks.com Helps Young Travellers Do Good in Asia

GROUND Asia is launching GROUNDRocks.com this week to showcase easy to book community experiences for individual young people, couples, and groups of friends who want to do ......
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President presents ‘NATIONAL TOURISM AWARDS, 2015-16’ to various segments of the travel, tourism and hospitality industry on ‘World Tourism Day’  

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

The President of India Shri Ram NathKovind presented the “National Tourism Awards, 2015-16” to various segments of the travel, tourism and hospitality industry at a function organised b......
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Creative Lamphun Festival held to showcase provinces creative tourism appeal	 

Creative Lamphun Festival held to showcase provinces creative tourism appeal

The weekend of 2 -3 September, 2017, saw the Creative Lamphun Festival take place in Lamphun, a key date among regional events & festivals, which was aimed at showcasing the Northern province&r......
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ATEED teams up with PATA to host Tourism Leaders Forum  

ATEED teams up with PATA to host Tourism Leaders Forum

Tourism industry leaders in New Zealand are set to address the challenges and opportunities facing public and private organisations as the nation seeks to maximise the sector’s economic benef......
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PATA shares the secrets of storytelling with Maldives travel industry professionals  

PATA shares the secrets of storytelling with Maldives travel industry professionals

Travel industry professionals in the Maldives are now better placed to promote effectively this idyllic destination, thanks to the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA).   The......
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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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Air New Zealand introduces smart passport service  

Air New Zealand introduces smart passport service

The airline's mobile app is now able to scan and save passport information and send a timely reminder when it's time to renew.   Every month around 550 customers turn u......
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PATA maintains leadership in sustainability practices  

PATA maintains leadership in sustainability practices

PATA’s Bangkok headquarters has retained its EarthCheck Silver-level Sustainability Certification for a second consecutive year.   The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PA......
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Air New Zealand has scooped the Canstar Travel Money Awards with its OneSmart card  

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

Evaluating the fees and benefits of all travel cards offered in New Zealand, Canstar has named OneSmart the leading choice with judges recognising its competitive exchange rates, low fees and Airpo......
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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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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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Turkish Airlines join forces and rebrand their Brussels-based association as AIRE.  

Turkish Airlines join forces and rebrand their Brussels-based association as AIRE.

LOT Polish Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Ukraine International Airlines and the 16 members of the International Air Carrier Association (IACA) have officially transformed the association into the Air......
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Prime Minister of Samoa appointed Ambassador of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development by UNWTO  

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

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has appointed the Prime Minister of Samoa, Hon. Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, as Special Ambassador of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism 2017. The......
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Jet Airways and Aeromexico sign landmark codeshare MoU to pormote travel between India and Mexico  

Jet Airways and Aeromexico sign landmark codeshare MoU to pormote travel between India and Mexico

Jet Airways, India's full service, premier international airline, and Aeromexico, the flag carrier airline of Mexico have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that outlines cooperation in......
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Air Canada inaugurates daily year-round flights from Vancouver to Taipei  

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

Air Canada inaugurated daily, year-round flights from Vancouver to Taipei, Taiwan, the carrier's tenth destination in Asia with the departure of AC011 following a gate celebration at YVR. ......
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The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali Goes All Out This Father’s Day  

The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali Goes All Out This Father’s Day

Father’s Day on Sunday, 18th June 2017 at The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali promises to be an uplifting celebration for every man of the house. There will be an array of special activities to ......
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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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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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Alliance Air commences Delhi-Gwalior-Indore-Mumbai route  

Alliance Air commences Delhi-Gwalior-Indore-Mumbai route

Following the operation of first flight between Delhi and Shimla under regional connectivity scheme, Air India’s, wholly owned subsidiary Alliance Air will begin its second flight service und......
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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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Etihad Airways announces the year-round deployment of its award-winning Airbus A380 aircraft on the Abu Dhabi to Paris route  

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

The superjumbo, which features ‘The Residence’ - the world’s first three-room suite on a commercial airliner - will operate from 1 July on one of its twice-daily services from the......
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Cathay Pacific Reorganises Head Office as First Step in Transformation Plan  

Cathay Pacific Reorganises Head Office as First Step in Transformation Plan

Cathay Pacific today announced that it will be making around 600 people redundant in its head office. This is part of a transformation programme to make Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon more effect......
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BookMyForex ventures into travel insurance; to offer varied plans for different customer needs  

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

It is not a pleasant experience to describe lost luggage and delayed flights to expectant relatives waiting to hear stories of your first trip abroad. BookMyForex, the world’s largest marketp......
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Air New Zealand is giving travellers a sneak peek into what the future of inflight service could look like  

Air New Zealand is giving travellers a sneak peek into what the future of inflight service could look like

The airline has been working with information technology service provider Dimension Data on unique software for Microsoft's augmented reality (AR) viewer HoloLens that could support cabin crew ......
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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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Minister of Railways Inaugurates Two Day Global Technology Conference  

Minister of Railways Inaugurates Two Day Global Technology Conference

Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu inaugurated the two day Global Technology Conference for Leveraging World Class Technology (International Conference on Development & Adaptation of Advance Technolo......
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The 3th UNWTO International Congress on Ethics presents the Recommendations on the Responsible Use of Ratings and Reviews  

The 3th UNWTO International Congress on Ethics presents the Recommendations on the Responsible Use of Ratings and Reviews

Tourism stakeholders have convened in Krakow, Poland, in the 3th World Tourism Organization International Congress on Ethics to underline the need to continue advancing the ethical framework of the......
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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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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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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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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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The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali Celebrates World Sleep Day  

The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali Celebrates World Sleep Day

In celebration of World Sleep Day, Westin is encouraging an emerging pro-sleep movement and pledging to support the World Sleep Society for those who use the #SleepStrong hashtag to showcase their ......
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The British Deputy High Commissioner Geoff Wain formally inaugurated the new UK visa application centre  

The British Deputy High Commissioner Geoff Wain formally inaugurated the new UK visa application centre

The new visa application centre (VAC) offers a number of benefits to customers in Ahmedabad including more application counters to make it quicker and easier for customers to submit their visa appl......
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No demon in demonetisation!  

No demon in demonetisation!

And now yet another twist in the demonetisation story. When PM Modi took the whole nation by surprise by announcing the note ban of November 8, initial public perception was widely positive. ......
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Minister Muller appeals to tourism professionals’ conscience  

Minister Muller appeals to tourism professionals’ conscience

Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation Dr. Gerd Müller appealed to the tourism industry to actively address the lack of sustainable tourism. “This luxury sector must be capable of get......
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Porini announces the launch of its newest camp Porini Cheetah  

Porini announces the launch of its newest camp Porini Cheetah

Porini announces the launch of its newest camp, the Porini Cheetah Camp on 
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Korea Grand Sale - The ultimate shopping tourism festival for foreign tourists  

Korea Grand Sale - The ultimate shopping tourism festival for foreign tourists

Korea Tourism Organization is all set to welcome Shopaholics to the Korea Grand Sale from January 20th to February 28th. The grand sale has become a representative shopping tourism festiv......
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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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JetPrivilege joins hands with SkyMiles of Delta Air Lines to offer enhanced value to members  

JetPrivilege joins hands with SkyMiles of Delta Air Lines to offer enhanced value to members

JetPrivilege, the award-winning frequent flyer programme of Jet Airways has expanded its frequent flyer programme partnership with Delta Air Lines. Delta Air Lines ......
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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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 Motions of the Ocean – Per Aquum Brings Ballet to the Maldives  

Motions of the Ocean – Per Aquum Brings Ballet to the Maldives

Until now the only type of ballet to be found in the Maldives has been the graceful antics of manta rays.  PER AQUUM is changing the tempo this August with one-of-a-kind performances at PER AQ......
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Decision to move TTM+ 2016 to Chiang Mai pays off  

Decision to move TTM+ 2016 to Chiang Mai pays off

The TTM+ 2016 opening ceremony was presided over by Thailand’s Deputy Prime Minister General Tanasak Patimapragor......
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UNWTO to support Ukraine’s tourism development   

UNWTO to support Ukraine’s tourism development

UNWTO will work with the Government of Ukraine to support the development of its tourism sector. The cooperation will focus on the areas of tourism statistics, communications and capacity build......
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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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Brazilians set to deliver successful Olympic Games despite the crises  

Brazilians set to deliver successful Olympic Games despite the crises

  International Olympic Committee (IOC) Coordination Commission Chair Nawal El Moutawakel has backed Brazil and the Brazilians to deliver successful Olympic Games this August.
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Turkish Airlines announce new routes to Saudi Arabia  

Turkish Airlines announce new routes to Saudi Arabia

Turkish Airlines have announced new routes from the Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen (SAW), Ankara Esenboga and Trabzon airports to key Saudi Arabian cities including Riyadh, Jeddah and Medina. T......
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Virgin Atlantic a year of profits in 2015  

Virgin Atlantic a year of profits in 2015

Virgin Atlantic has reported a close multiplying of pre-assessment benefits for 2015, with visit administrator Virgin Holidays contributing a large portion of the aggregate. The Virgin ......
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Maharastra hoping to woo tourists with a new tourism policy  

Maharastra hoping to woo tourists with a new tourism policy

Make in India Week brought Maharashtra MoUs worth Rs 20,000 crore for tourism projects and development in the tourism industry. Now, the state has released a new tourism policy with attractive tax ......
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Munich airport reports record earnings of 135 million Euros  

Munich airport reports record earnings of 135 million Euros

Strong growth in passenger traffic and the continuing boom in airfreight lifted Munich Airport to yet another very successful year in 2015. The airport once again posted a year-on-year increase in ......
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A record 33 million foreign tourists arrivals estimated for Thailand  

A record 33 million foreign tourists arrivals estimated for Thailand

As many as 33.83 million foreign tourists are predicted to visit Thailand in 2016, up 13.22% on the 29.8 million in 2015, accordng to the Tourism Council of Thailand (TCT). TCT presiden......
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New plan to boost cultural tourism in Japan  

New plan to boost cultural tourism in Japan

Japan seems to be determined to increase the number of foreign tourists to the country by 2020 when it hosts the Olympic Games, the government plans to promote & maximize the use of cultural as......
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Preferred Hotels and Resorts Launches First-Ever Global Sweepstakes  

Preferred Hotels and Resorts Launches First-Ever Global Sweepstakes

New Delhi – March 15, 2016 – Preferred Hotels & Resorts, launches its first-ever global sweepstakes, the iPrefer Hotel Rewards Giveaway, which is open for entries now through April ......
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UN tourism agency advocating for safer travel for 2016  

UN tourism agency advocating for safer travel for 2016

The promotion of safe and eco-friendly travel should be one of the priority for the tourism industry this year, says the head of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).  ......
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Qatar Airways expanding it's route network worldwide  

Qatar Airways expanding it's route network worldwide

Qatar Airways is all set to announce new destinations to add to a already impressive network and reveal a new exhibition stand at this year’s ITB Berlin, one of the leading travel and trade e......
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VisitBritain announces record numbers for inbound tourism to the UK in 2015  

VisitBritain announces record numbers for inbound tourism to the UK in 2015

Tourism, is one of the UK's most important industries, which attracted a massive number of international visitors to the UK in 2015. VisitBritain announced that 2015 set a new record with 35.8 ......
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UNWTO activities at ITB Berlin 2016 to focus on advancing tourism on silk road   

UNWTO activities at ITB Berlin 2016 to focus on advancing tourism on silk road

One of the major events organized by UNWTO at ITB Berlin will be the 6th UNWTO Silk Road Ministers’Meeting (9 March). The meeting brings togeth......
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Africa Meeting 2016 buzzed business this year  

Africa Meeting 2016 buzzed business this year

Meetings Africa is a 3 days event being held from 22nd February to the 24th February 2016 at the sandton Convention Center  in Johannesburg, South Africa for the 11th year. Meetings Africa see......
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Kerala to enliven India’s Tourism Calendar in 2016  

Kerala to enliven India’s Tourism Calendar in 2016

The Kerala Travel Mart, Now, nearly two decades after they came together to launch the country's only travel trade show by a state, tour operators in 'God's Own Country' will team u......
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PATA Adventure Travel and Responsible Tourism Conference and Mart 2016 Begins  

PATA Adventure Travel and Responsible Tourism Conference and Mart 2016 Begins

The PATA Adventure Travel and Responsible Tourism Conference and Mart 2016 (AT&RTCM 2016) commenced today in Thailand’s northernmost province of Chiang Rai, welcoming more than 200 top tr......
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Tourism Ministers discuss collaboration between tourism and security  

Tourism Ministers discuss collaboration between tourism and security

Ministers of Tourism and High Level officials from 86 countries gathered in Madrid to discuss the development of closer collaboration mechanisms between tourism and security administrations to ......
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UNWTO recommends destinations to focus in a stronger segmentation of travellers  

UNWTO recommends destinations to focus in a stronger segmentation of travellers

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has been long advocating for the need to advance travel faciliation as a means to promote tourism development and multiply its socio-economic benefits.Accordi......
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Anantara Launches Healthy New You 2016  Balance Yourself and Embrace Wellness during your Maldivian Holiday  

Anantara Launches Healthy New You 2016 Balance Yourself and Embrace Wellness during your Maldivian Holiday

Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas, the luxury hospitality brand for modern travellers, invites guests to embrace health and wellness as an integral element of their luxury holiday with its 2016 B......
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Atlantis, The Palm in partnership with OTT to offer e-training courses  

Atlantis, The Palm in partnership with OTT to offer e-training courses

Atlantis, The Palm, in Dubai will begin a partnership with OTT to offer those in the travel trade the opportunity to embark upon e-training courses focusing on the resort.   Re......
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  Tourism Minister releases Dr Prem Jagyasi’s guide books on Medical and Wellness Tourism  

Tourism Minister releases Dr Prem Jagyasi’s guide books on Medical and Wellness Tourism

Union Tourism & Culture Minister, Dr Mahesh Sharma released guide books on Medical and Wellness Tourism by Dr Prem Jagyasi. Dr Jagyasi has skillfully framed these guidebooks enriched with infor......
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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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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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