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FOREIGN EXCHANGE EARNINGS (IN RUPEE AND US $ TERMS) THROUGH TOURISM IN INDIA IN SEPTEMBER 2017  

FOREIGN EXCHANGE EARNINGS (IN RUPEE AND US $ TERMS) THROUGH TOURISM IN INDIA IN SEPTEMBER 2017

Ministry of Tourism estimates monthly Foreign Exchange Earnings (FEEs) through tourism in India, bo......
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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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IndiGo introduces special fares starting Rs. 1141  

IndiGo introduces special fares starting Rs. 1141

Low-cost carrier, IndiGo has announced Diwali special fares. The three day sale – starting from October 11 to 13, 2017 – is valid for travel 15 days post the date of b......
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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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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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Seychelles Tourism Board organises three city India roadshow  

Seychelles Tourism Board organises three city India roadshow

Seychelles Tourist Office, India organised a three city roadshow from September 10 to 22, 2017 in Delhi, Ahmedabad and Mumbai. Each city saw travel trade partners interacting with 60 top agen......
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Flight Centre Travel Group opens its first retail store in Ludhiana  

Flight Centre Travel Group opens its first retail store in Ludhiana

Flight Shop & Travel Money, the retail travel and foreign exchange brands of Flight Centre Travel Group (FCTG), Australia, in India, opened their first retail store in Ludhiana. With the ......
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Jet Airways to introduce three new international services  

Jet Airways to introduce three new international services

Jet Airways will introduce three new international services to its already extensive global network this winter, besides reinforcing six existing routes with additional frequencies to meet gr......
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Tivoli Hotels and Resorts announces its expansion into the Middle East  

Tivoli Hotels and Resorts announces its expansion into the Middle East

With the goal of developing outstanding hotels in Qatar, Tivoli Hotels and Resorts – part of Minor Hotels – announces it is now operating the Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels in Doha, a colle......
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5 Reason of Why Fiji is the Perfect Luxury Honeymoon Destination  

5 Reason of Why Fiji is the Perfect Luxury Honeymoon Destination

5 Reason of Why Fiji is the Perfect Luxury Honeymoon Destination   Honeymoon provides first memorable moments in one’s life as a couple an......
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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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Jeju Shinhwa World announces official opening of Shinhwa Theme Park  

Jeju Shinhwa World announces official opening of Shinhwa Theme Park

Landing International's Jeju Shinhwa World announces official opening of Shinhwa Theme Park. The official opening has been set in December 2017, when the remaining facilities in Jeju Shin......
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ROSEATE HOTELS and RESORTS DEBUTS KHEER  

ROSEATE HOTELS and RESORTS DEBUTS KHEER

  Synonymous to finesse and urban elegance, Roseate Hotels & Resorts announces the launch......
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Mastercard Global Travel City honour for 2017 goes to Bangkok  

Mastercard Global Travel City honour for 2017 goes to Bangkok

Bangkok has confirmed its position as one of the world’s favourite holiday destinations, taking the top spot in the just-released Mastercard Global Destination Cities Index 2017<......
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Yatra partners with OYO; offers over 70,000 accommodation options in India  

Yatra partners with OYO; offers over 70,000 accommodation options in India

Yatra Online, Inc., today announced their partnership with OYO. This partnership brings OYO’s inventory for the first time onto an online travel agent platform. With this association, Y......
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Argentina hosts the 2nd UNWTO Global Conference on Wine Tourism  

Argentina hosts the 2nd UNWTO Global Conference on Wine Tourism

To highlight the relevance of wine and gastronomy as key components of tourism development, the 22ndUNWTO Global Conference on Wine Tourism was held in Mendoza, Argentina on 29-30 Se......
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IndiGo launches inaugural flight from Amritsar to Bengaluru; adds 18 flight frequencies  

IndiGo launches inaugural flight from Amritsar to Bengaluru; adds 18 flight frequencies

Further enhancing its customer experience, IndiGo announced the launch of 18 additional flights on its network. Starting October 29, the carrier will operate its first daily flight between Am......
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Royal Enfield announces the sixth edition of its marquee ride, Tour of Bhutan  

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

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

flydubai launches flights to Montenegro’s capital city Podgorica

Dubai-based airline flydubai has announced the start of flights to Montenegro’s capital Podgorica, which will begin on November 1. With two flights a week, the flights include a stopove......
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SriLankan Airlines receives Four Star rating by Airline Passenger Experience Association  

SriLankan Airlines receives Four Star rating by Airline Passenger Experience Association

SriLankan Airlines added another feather to its cap by being honoured with a prestigious Four Star Rating by the Airline Passenger Experience Association (......
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Sarovar Hotels takes over a new hotel in Bengaluru  

Sarovar Hotels takes over a new hotel in Bengaluru

Expanding its strong portfolio in the Southern India, Sarovar Hotels Pvt. Ltd. announced the signing of its latest hotel in Bengaluru, La Marvella Sarovar ......
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British Airways’ 25th 787 Dreamliner touches down at Heathrow home  

British Airways’ 25th 787 Dreamliner touches down at Heathrow home

British Airways’ 25th Dreamliner, a 787-8 aircraft, touched down at its new Heathrow home on September 29, taking the total number of long-haul aircr......
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Air India ties up with PNB and IndusInd for INR 3,250 cr loan  

Air India ties up with PNB and IndusInd for INR 3,250 cr loan

Air India tied up with public sector lender Punjab National Bank and private lender Induslnd to secure loans to the tune of over INR 3,000 crore for meeting working capital requirements. The ......
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Phu Kradueng Wake up Run promotes sustainable sports tourism  

Phu Kradueng Wake up Run promotes sustainable sports tourism

The Tourism Authority of Thailand’s (TAT) Loei Office in cooperation with Phu Kradueng National Park is organising the ‘Phu Kradueng Wake up Run‘ that will take p......
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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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British Airways to use remote controllers to push back aircraft  

British Airways to use remote controllers to push back aircraft

British Airways has introduced high-tech remote controlled devices to push back aircraft across its short-haul operation. The airline is modernising its operation to maintain and further impr......
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President presents ‘NATIONAL TOURISM AWARDS, 2015-16’ to various segments of the travel, tourism and hospitality industry on ‘World Tourism Day’  

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

The President of India Shri Ram NathKovind presented the “National Tourism Awards, 2015-16” to various segments of the travel, tourism and hospitality industry at a function organised b......
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The WESTIN RESORT Nusa Dua, Bali presents a Curated Food Journey  

The WESTIN RESORT Nusa Dua, Bali presents a Curated Food Journey

Food lovers are in for a real treat as four Master Chefs will be joining forces at The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali on Saturday, 7th October 2017 for an evening of flavor and flair.......
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Maharashtra Premier State In Country In Infrastructure Projects  

Maharashtra Premier State In Country In Infrastructure Projects

State Gets Projects Worth Rs 5 Lakh 97K Crore    Maharashtra has ranked first in pumping up Infrastructure Facilitation proj......
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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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Jharkhand Tourism Participates in PATA Travel Mart, Macao  

Jharkhand Tourism Participates in PATA Travel Mart, Macao

PromotingBuddha’s Relics at Itkhori dated from 200 B.C. to 1200 A.D.   State to attract more International Tou......
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Thailand embarks on a journey to clean the Kingdoms oceans	 

Thailand embarks on a journey to clean the Kingdoms oceans

Marking another important milestone in the development of sustainable tourism in the Kingdom of Thailand, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) today officially kicked off the “Upcycling th......
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Yatra.com launches ‘Android Smart Watch Wear App’  

Yatra.com launches ‘Android Smart Watch Wear App’

Yatra.com, an Online Travel Agent (OTA) launched a first for the Indian travel industry - the ‘Smart Watch Wear App’ for Android devices. The app will give users access to the booking f......
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AirAsia Group CEO set to speak at next PATA Youth Symposium in Macao SAR  

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

AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes is set to speak at the forthcoming PATA Youth Symposium in Macao SAR, hosted by the Institute for Tourism Studies (IFT).   Organised by the Ass......
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PSU under Ministry of Railways, records 18 % rise in turnover and declares 66.5 % Dividend For FY 16-17  

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

RITES Ltd., a schedule ‘A’, Mini Ratna Enterprise under the Ministry of Railways, has for the first time crossed benchmark turnover of Rs.1500 crore and registered gross turnover of Rs.......
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SATA Begins Evaluation of North India Nominees at Udmans Hotels by Ferns and Petals, New Delhi  

SATA Begins Evaluation of North India Nominees at Udmans Hotels by Ferns and Petals, New Delhi

Evaluation of nominees from North India for South Asian Travel Awards (SATA) 2017 has begun in Udman Hotels and Resorts by Ferns N Petals, the Hospitality Partner for North India.  
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Israel hosts the Special Topic Conference (STC)  

Israel hosts the Special Topic Conference (STC)

The Special Topic Conference (STC) ‘The practice of patient centered care: Empowering and engaging patients in the digital era’ in memory of Assa Reichert, will take place in Tel Aviv, ......
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Odisha Tourism partners with FICCI to hold first ever Travel Bazaar  

Odisha Tourism partners with FICCI to hold first ever Travel Bazaar

Odisha Tourism has partnered with the Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) to hold the first Travel Bazaar to showcase and promote the state as a travel destination both ......
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Historic renovation of Wat Aruns famed pagoda completed	 

Historic renovation of Wat Aruns famed pagoda completed

The world-famous Temple of Dawn pagoda, also internationally known as Wat Arun, will officially be reopened the end of this year after being closed to visitors for three years to undergo repairs an......
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Bidding process for the second round under Regional Connectivity Scheme – UDAN launched  

Bidding process for the second round under Regional Connectivity Scheme – UDAN launched

The Minister of Civil Aviation Shri P Ashok Gajapathi Raju has announced that the process for bidding for the second round of the Regional Connectivity Scheme – UDAN will start today. Briefin......
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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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AVANI to debut in the Maldives with development of AVANI Fares Resort  

AVANI to debut in the Maldives with development of AVANI Fares Resort

AVANI Hotels & Resorts is thrilled to announce the development of its first resort in the Maldives. AVANI Fares Maldives Resort will be located on Fares Island in the Baa Atoll and is scheduled......
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Poli House Hotel listed aming Conde Nast Travelers' Hot List for 2017  

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

The Poli House, Tel Aviv, is listed in Condé Nast Traveler’s Hot List for 2017 of best new hotels in the world. Editors and reporters crisscrossed more than 50 countries to review hund......
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Record 2,000 Exhibitors from 29 Countries for Four HKTDC Lifestyle Fairs  

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

Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the 28th Food Expo, the ninth Hong Kong International Tea Fair, the fourth Home Delights Expo and the second Beauty & Wellness Expo......
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Tourism leaders back PATA Global Insights Conference in Auckland  

Tourism leaders back PATA Global Insights Conference in Auckland

The highly-acclaimed PATA Global Insights Conference (PGIC) returns to Auckland, New Zealand on September 29, 2017. With the support of Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED) and......
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Sands Resorts in Macao launches exclusive Diwali Package  

Sands Resorts in Macao launches exclusive Diwali Package

Sands Resorts Macao recently announced specially designed Diwali packages for stay at The Venetian Macao, Conrad Macao, Cotai Central; Holiday Inn Macao Cotai Central and the newly opened resort - ......
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Ooredoo as Platinum Partner and Equator Village Addu City as the Host of SATA 2017  

Ooredoo as Platinum Partner and Equator Village Addu City as the Host of SATA 2017

South Asian Travel Awards (SATA) has announced exclusive partners of this year’s edition at ceremony held at Champa Central Hotel in Maldives capital Male'.   Ooredoo......
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Upgraded Passenger Terminal Building of Jammu Airport Inaugurated  

Upgraded Passenger Terminal Building of Jammu Airport Inaugurated

The upgraded passenger terminal building of Jammu Airport was inaugurated by Shri P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju, Union Minister for Civil Aviation and Ms. Mehbooba Mufti, Chief Minister of Jammu & Ka......
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Brussels Airlines celebrates its 15th anniversary on the African continent  

Brussels Airlines celebrates its 15th anniversary on the African continent

This summer marks the fifteenth anniversary of the first Brussels Airlines flight to Kinshasa. Very soon after the creation of the airline, Brussels Airlines already started its African network, th......
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Brussels Airlines increases flight frequency to Mumbai  

Brussels Airlines increases flight frequency to Mumbai

Only 6 months after the launch of Brussels Airlines’ first connection to India, the airline already increases its flight offer to Mumbai. As from the winter season the Indian metropolis will ......
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Measures to Improve Catering Services in Indian Railways  

Measures to Improve Catering Services in Indian Railways

Indian Railways is taking several measures to improve catering services on over its network. It is emphasised that improvement of catering being an on-going process. A new Catering Policy has been ......
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Spain Reaches The Mark of 100,000 Record Number of Arrivals  

Spain Reaches The Mark of 100,000 Record Number of Arrivals

Spain registered 105,646 Indian arrivals in 2016, an increment of 17.08% over the previous year. In this way, for the first time it has surpassed the number of 100,000 tourists coming from India.
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Upward Trend for Passenger Volume in July: +14.8% Compared to the Previous Year  

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

Austrian Airlines further increased its passenger volume in the month of July 2017: Austria’s red-white-red carrier transported close to 1.4 million passengers, corresponding to a rise of 14.......
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 Air Cargo Posts Strongest First Half-Year Growth Since 2010  

Air Cargo Posts Strongest First Half-Year Growth Since 2010

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), grew by 10.4% in the first-half of ......
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DGCA to meet airlines in Mumbai for discussing safety audit by ICAO  

DGCA to meet airlines in Mumbai for discussing safety audit by ICAO

All the players active in the India aviation sector will meet in Mumbai to prepare for an upcoming safety audit by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), a United Nations (UN) agency......
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"Embraer fleet complete – #17 OE-LWN took off on maiden flight"

On the weekend, the seventeenth Embraer Jet bearing the registration number OE-LWN took off on its initial flight OS 683 from Vienna to Zagreb. Thus, the Embraer fleet is complete, which is gradual......
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Star Studded 18th World Gourmet Festival Returns to Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel in A Gastronomic Landmark Year  

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

During a year when the Thai capital is taking its rightful place on the international culinary stage - from being ranked as the best city in the world for street food and the top spot in Asia's......
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OYO sees room for growth, plans to double inventory  

OYO sees room for growth, plans to double inventory

OYO, a budget hotel aggregator backed by SoftBank, plans to double its inventory of 70,000 rooms to 1.5 lakh by the end of next year to cater to growing business and leisure travel in the country, ......
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Strong demand growth continues in June : IATA  

Strong demand growth continues in June : IATA

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic data for June showing that demand (measured in total revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose by 7.8% compare......
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Flydubai receives its first Boeing 737 MAX 8  

Flydubai receives its first Boeing 737 MAX 8

Flydubai has received its first 737 MAX 8 from Boeing. With this, flydubai has become the frist carrier in the Middle East carrier the first in the region to operate Boeing’s newest single-ai......
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Building and enhancing digital capacity at the third DATA event in Japan  

Building and enhancing digital capacity at the third DATA event in Japan

Over 50 tourism marketing representatives from across the Asia Pacific region came together for three days in Mie, Japan to enhance their digital marketing skills through an adventure filled journe......
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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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UNWTO Manila Conference sets roadmap to Measure Sustainable Tourism  

UNWTO Manila Conference sets roadmap to Measure Sustainable Tourism

Over 1000 experts from 88 countries convened for four days in Manila, The Philippines, at the 6th International Conference on Tourism Statistics: Measuring Sustainable Tourism (21-24 June 2017).
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Cathay Dragon introduces self-printing web generated boarding cards in Kolkata  

Cathay Dragon introduces self-printing web generated boarding cards in Kolkata

Cathay Dragon became the first international airline to introduce self-printing web generated boarding cards at Kolkata Airport. The online check-in feature allows passengers to check-in and print ......
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IndiGo takes its FitToFly programme to Hyderabad and Kochi  

IndiGo takes its FitToFly programme to Hyderabad and Kochi

Extending its ongoing flagship initiative #FitToFly under IndiGoReach – company’s CSR programme IndiGo recently opened a fully equipped gym for the Police officials in Hyderabad. The gy......
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Etihad Airways introduces next-generation Boeing 787 between Abu Dhabi and Beirut  

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

The new 787 Dreamliner service replaces the Airbus A321 aircraft previously operating the airline’s EY535/EY538 flights to and from the Lebanese capital. The Boeing 787-9 features Etihad Airw......
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Discovering unique identities at PATAcademy - HCD  

Discovering unique identities at PATAcademy - HCD

Travel and tourism industry professionals have been learning the secrets of effective public speaking at a three-day Human Capacity Development workshop organised by the Pacific Asia Travel Associa......
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Qatar Airways Increases Frequency To Moscow With Additional Daily Flight  

Qatar Airways Increases Frequency To Moscow With Additional Daily Flight

Qatar Airways is pleased to announce that it has added additional flights to its Moscow route, bringing the total frequency to 21 flights per week between Doha and the Russian capital. Commencing 2......
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Emirates to operate one-off A380 flight to Colombo  

Emirates to operate one-off A380 flight to Colombo

Emirates’ iconic A380 aircraft will make a one-off landing at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA), Katunayake, on Monday 14th August as the global airline joins local authorities in ......
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Jet Airways expands connectivity between emerging Indian cities  

Jet Airways expands connectivity between emerging Indian cities

In a major move, Jet Airways, India’s full service, premiere international airline today announced the expansion of its domestic network during this monsoon by introducing 14 new direct, non-......
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IATA appoints Edenred and MSTS to implement IATA EasyPay  

IATA appoints Edenred and MSTS to implement IATA EasyPay

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced key milestones toward implementing the New Generation of IATA Settlement Systems (NewGen ISS). Edenred and Multiservice Technology Solut......
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Malaysian Delegation expressed interest in Station Redevelopment Program  

Malaysian Delegation expressed interest in Station Redevelopment Program

In connection with Station Redevelopment Program, Malaysian Delegation visited Rail Bhavan i.e. 18th July, 2017 and had a meeting with the senior officials of Railway Board. In the meeting, Malaysi......
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Austrian Airlines Celebrates Two Million Embraer Passengers  

Austrian Airlines Celebrates Two Million Embraer Passengers

Austrian Airlines integrated the first Embraer jet in its fleet in January 2016. In the meantime, 16 aircraft of this type are being deployed on European short- and medium-haul routes to more than ......
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Raipur Airport Ranked First in Customer Satisfaction Index Survey  

Raipur Airport Ranked First in Customer Satisfaction Index Survey

Raipur’s Swami Vivekananda Airport was once again ranked first in Customer Satisfaction among 49 airports in the country. Raipur Airport achieved 4.84 score on a five point scale index in the......
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Strong tourism results in the first part of 2017  

Strong tourism results in the first part of 2017

International tourist arrivals worldwide grew by 6% in January-April of 2017 compared to the same period last year, with business confidence reaching its highest levels in a decade. Sustained growt......
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Holland records 19% growth in Indian arrivals in Q1 2017  

Holland records 19% growth in Indian arrivals in Q1 2017

Netherlands Board of Tourism & Conventions (NBTC) announced an increase in Indian arrivals to the Netherlands in the first quarter of 2017. In comparison with the last year’s Q1 Indian ar......
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GST clarification set to ease Flight disruptions  

GST clarification set to ease Flight disruptions

The government's clarification that goods and services tax would not be applicable on imports of aircraft has eased the supply of spare parts for IndiGo's many A320 neo planes that have Pra......
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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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Avani to debut in Mautitius with the development of new build resort and spa  

Avani to debut in Mautitius with the development of new build resort and spa

AVANI Hotels & Resorts is delighted to announce the development of its first hotel in Mauritius located along a stretch of the island’s unspoilt south coast. When it opens in 2021, the 15......
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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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India becomes the top source market for Sri Lanka  

India becomes the top source market for Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau organised a travel-trade interaction in Kolkata on the 6th July, this year. The objective of this event was to highlight and boom Sri Lanka as a leading leisure a......
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Air France increases services to Costa Rica during the 2017-18 winter season  

Air France increases services to Costa Rica during the 2017-18 winter season

To meet high market demand, Air France will offer as from this winter one additional flight to San José (Costa Rica) on departure from Paris-Charles de Gaulle. A service connecting San Jos&e......
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Canaries take Flight: British Airways announces new winter schedule  

Canaries take Flight: British Airways announces new winter schedule

British Airways is making enjoying the winter sun even easier for customers this year with extra flights from Heathrow and Gatwick being added to the airline's schedules.  
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Ministry of Railways reforms recruitment process through induction of digital technology  

Ministry of Railways reforms recruitment process through induction of digital technology

Ministry of Railways reformed its recruitment process through induction of digital technology in a big way. This has brought transparency & efficiency.   Railway Recruitmen......
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Austrian Airlines to Launch Flight Service to Cape Town and Tokyo  

Austrian Airlines to Launch Flight Service to Cape Town and Tokyo

Austrian Airlines will include two new long-haul destinations in its portfolio starting in 2018. As of May 15, 2018, it will offer up to five weekly flights to Tokyo, and also fly to Cape Town twic......
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US rolls out expedited entry for 'low-risk' Indian travellers  

US rolls out expedited entry for 'low-risk' Indian travellers

US has started rolling out for India its Global Entry programme which allows for expedited clearance of pre-approved, low-risk travellers. Navtej Sarna, Indian Ambassador to the US yesterday became......
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Etihad Aviation Group honoured with four treasury accolades at London awards  

Etihad Aviation Group honoured with four treasury accolades at London awards

Following a string of successes in recent months with leading awards from various international organisations, the group took home further honours at the annual event held in London. For the third ......
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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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Lufthansa Group : Digitalization supports the green transformation  

Lufthansa Group : Digitalization supports the green transformation

The Lufthansa Group would like to make the travel experience even more efficient, sustainable and attractive for its passengers. For this, the Group is focusing more strongly on digital solutions a......
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Hyatt Regency, Delhi Receives ISO 22000 : 2005 Certification  

Hyatt Regency, Delhi Receives ISO 22000 : 2005 Certification

Hyatt Regency, New Delhi has been honoured with the ISO 22000:2005 certificate from SGS India Pvt. Ltd for complying with the highest level of food safety standards, regulatory and statutory requir......
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Etihad Airways introduces Airbus A380 from Abu Dhabi to Paris Charles de Gaulle  

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

Etihad Airways introduced an Airbus A380 aircraft on one of its two daily services between Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Paris Charles de Gaulle.   ......
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Air Canada Rouge celebrates its Fourth Birthday Anniversary  

Air Canada Rouge celebrates its Fourth Birthday Anniversary

Air Canada Rouge has celebrated its birthday, marking four years of providing customers memorable beginnings and endings to their journeys. From its first flight on Canada Day 2013, Air Canada'......
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Hotel and Restaurant Industry's reaction on GST  

Hotel and Restaurant Industry's reaction on GST

Mr. Dilip Datwani, President, HRAWI :   The hotel and restaurant industry has been witness to a slowdown in the last three weeks. The maximum down......
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Amarnath Yatra suspended due to heavy rainfall and landslide  

Amarnath Yatra suspended due to heavy rainfall and landslide

The annual Amarnath Yatra that began on Thursday from twin routes of Pahalgam and Baltal has been suspended due to heavy rainfall and landslide today morning, said an official from the Shri Amarnat......
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Singapore Airlines introduces A350 services to India  

Singapore Airlines introduces A350 services to India

Singapore Airlines is pleased to announce the introduction of its A350 services to India. Mumbai will be the 16th destination within its network to receive the Airbus A350-900 aircraft. The daily s......
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Singapore Airlines To Serve 'Popular Local Fare' As Voted By Customers  

Singapore Airlines To Serve 'Popular Local Fare' As Voted By Customers

In collaboration with Singapore Tourism Board (STB) and in conjunction with Singapore Food Festival1, Singapore Airlines (SIA) customers have voted for their favourite ‘Popular Local Fare&rsq......
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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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Two initiatives to improve passenger experience at Emirates Terminal 3 will soon be introduced

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Royal Orchid Hotels adds 1 more hotels to its Portfolio  

Royal Orchid Hotels adds 1 more hotels to its Portfolio

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Sports and Leisure Expo to Debut Alongside Hong Kong Book Fair

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Centre Grants Approval for Airport at Jewar in Greater Noida  

Centre Grants Approval for Airport at Jewar in Greater Noida

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Centre Grants Approval for Airport at Jewar in Greater Noida  

Centre Grants Approval for Airport at Jewar in Greater Noida

The Government has granted in-principle approval for a greenfield airport at Jewar in Greater Noida in view of the rapidly growing flying requirements of the NCR region . Announcing this at a press......
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Iftar hosted by Israeli consulate for first time in south India  

Iftar hosted by Israeli consulate for first time in south India

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myPanorama offering Virtual 360° Tour of the Austrian Airlines Fleet

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

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Ministry of Tourism releases ‘Compendium on guidelines for Ayush Facilities’

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Ministry of Tourism celebrates ‘3rd International Day of Yoga’  

Ministry of Tourism celebrates ‘3rd International Day of Yoga’

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Thailand Travel Mart 2017 ends successful two-year run in Chiang Mai, moves to Pattaya in 2018	 

Thailand Travel Mart 2017 ends successful two-year run in Chiang Mai, moves to Pattaya in 2018

Thailand’s main travel trade show, the Thailand Travel Mart Plus Amazing Gateway to the Greater Mekong Subregion (TTM+) has ended a successful two-year run in the Northern capital of Chiang M......
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Q’s Bar and Lounge announces the next act to take the stage

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Qatar Airways set to reveal first Aircraft fitted with award-winning Qsuite at Paris Air Show 2017  

Qatar Airways set to reveal first Aircraft fitted with award-winning Qsuite at Paris Air Show 2017

Qatar Airways is set to steal the limelight at this year’s Paris Air Show, taking place from 19 to 25 June at Le Bourget in Paris, with the launch of the first aircraft in its fleet fitted wi......
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Cathay Pacific releases combined traffic figures for May 2017  

Cathay Pacific releases combined traffic figures for May 2017

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Korea Tourism Organization to tap the consumers in 2017, K-Pop a key aspect to create awareness

To celebrate the 30 years of Korea - Bhutan diplomatic relations, Tourism Council of Bhutan has organized K-Pop concert in Bhutan on 17th June 2017 at the Main Football Stadium, Thimpu. Over 30,000......
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Singapore Airlines introduces special website and mobile app offer  

Singapore Airlines introduces special website and mobile app offer

Singapore Airlines is pleased to announce a special offer exclusively for its new and existing KrisFlyer loyalty card members. Rewarding those who love to travel, customers booking a Singapore Airl......
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Loyyal Closes Series A Capital Raise

Loyyal, the blockchain innovator building a global loyalty network, announced it has closed a Series A capital raise led by Integrated Networks (iNet) with participants including UAE Exchange, Haya......
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HRANI Submits for 12% Hospitality Tax to GST Council

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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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Emirates partners with BMW Group for its new fleet of Chauffeur-drive cars  

Emirates partners with BMW Group for its new fleet of Chauffeur-drive cars

Emirates has partnered with BMW Group to provide a fleet of luxury automobiles for its complimentary Chauffeur-drive service for Business Class passengers in the UAE.   The new......
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Kerala targets 50% increase in foreign arrivals by 2021  

Kerala targets 50% increase in foreign arrivals by 2021

The Kerala government is looking for doubling the number of domestic tourists and is targeting an increase of 50% in foreign arrivals by 2021, told Kadakampally Surendran, Minister of Tourism, Gove......
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Abu Dhabi records 1.6 Million hotel guest arrivals in first four months of 2017  

Abu Dhabi records 1.6 Million hotel guest arrivals in first four months of 2017

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TIRUN launches mobile application for enabling faster and easier bookings for travel partners

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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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SpiceJet flags off new daily direct flight from Goa to Surat  

SpiceJet flags off new daily direct flight from Goa to Surat

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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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Emirates showcases environment friendly aircraft cleaning technique  

Emirates showcases environment friendly aircraft cleaning technique

On the occasion of World Environment Day, Emirates is showcasing an environmentally friendly aircraft cleaning technique that has enabled the airline to save millions of litres of water every year.......
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Jet Airways introduces it's signature First Class suites on the Delhi - Singapore route  

Jet Airways introduces it's signature First Class suites on the Delhi - Singapore route

Jet Airways, India’s premiere international airline, has introduced its First Class services on daily flights between Delhi and Singapore, with the deployment of its flagship Boeing 777 jetli......
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Qatar Airways Continues Its Ramadan Tradition Of Offering Passengers Iftar Meal Boxes On Board Selected Flights  

Qatar Airways Continues Its Ramadan Tradition Of Offering Passengers Iftar Meal Boxes On Board Selected Flights

Passengers flying on board Qatar Airways who are fasting during the Holy Month of Ramadan will be offered a delicious Iftar meal box infused with a traditional Middle Eastern twist to break their f......
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Explore Dubai for less with 'My Emirates Pass'  

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Emirates’ customers can explore more of Dubai this summer by enjoying exclusive offers and discounts across the city with My Emirates Pass, which turns the Emirates boarding pass into an excl......
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Simon Cheong Joins Singapore Airlines Board As Independent Director

Singapore Airlines is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Simon Cheong to its Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director, with effect from 1 June 2017. Mr Cheong, 60,......
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Arsenal brings the Emirates FA Cup to Dubai

Fresh from their victory over Chelsea FC, Arsenal brought the Emirates FA Cup once again to Dubai after the team’s record 13th victory of the historic trophy.   The Emira......
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Turkish Airlines received its 30th 777-300ER from Boeing  

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

Boeing and Turkish Airlines have celebrated the Turkish flag-carrier’s new direct delivery with a special event within this afternoon at its base at Istanbul Ataturk Airport. The airline took......
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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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South African Tourism's 7th edition of Learn SA to launch in July

The annual Learn South Africa training programme equips travel agents with the best tools and tips to sell South Africa in the Indian market. In its 7th edition this year, South African Tourism pro......
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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

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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Thailand witnesses growth of 17% Indian arrivals till April this year

Thailand attracted 12,021,617 international visits for the first four months compared to 11,682,144 visits during the same period last year. The kingdom witnessed a growth of 17% from India c......
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Finnair becomes PATA’s newest aviation member  

Finnair becomes PATA’s newest aviation member

Finnair, the flag carrier for Finland and a member of the oneworld alliance, has joined the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA). The carrier, headquartered in Helsinki, is majority owned by the ......
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Vistara receives its first Airbus A320neo with product enhancements, says its #NotJustAnotherNeo  

Vistara receives its first Airbus A320neo with product enhancements, says its #NotJustAnotherNeo

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China Airlines Celebrates Inaugural Flight of “Buddy Bears Liveried Aircraft” to Kumamoto  

China Airlines Celebrates Inaugural Flight of “Buddy Bears Liveried Aircraft” to Kumamoto

The most healing liveried aircraft in the world is coming! The China Airlines “Buddy Bears Liveried Aircraft” featuring Taiwan and Japan’s superstar cartoon bears OhBear (Taiwan),......
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AirAsia Hosts The First Ever Santan Food Festival  

AirAsia Hosts The First Ever Santan Food Festival

AirAsia hosted the Santan Food Festival, the largest inflight food tasting event in Asia, featuring meals from across the region.   The event showcased the gastronomical deligh......
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SpiceJet raises the customer experience bar with Self Bag Drop feature  

SpiceJet raises the customer experience bar with Self Bag Drop feature

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Bronze Age Trading Post found on Sir Bani Yas Island  

Bronze Age Trading Post found on Sir Bani Yas Island

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Jet Airways introduces a third non-stop daily flight between Mumbai and London Heathrow  

Jet Airways introduces a third non-stop daily flight between Mumbai and London Heathrow

Continuing its commitment of providing guests with greater choice, convenience and further strengthening its global footprint, Jet Airways - India’s full-service, premier international airlin......
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Civil Aviation Ministry Seeks Flexibility in RCS to Promote Intra- Regional Air Connectivity

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

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

Peppering the hillsides and valleys around the city of Quy Nhon in central Vietnam are venerable relics of the lost Champa civilisation that dominated the country’s centre and south between t......
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The Pacific Asia Travel Association elects new executive board  

The Pacific Asia Travel Association elects new executive board

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce the election of Ms. Sarah Mathews, Head of Destination Marketing Asia Pacific – TripAdvisor based in Hong Kong SAR as Chairpe......
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IATA Launches RampVR (TM) the First Virtual Reality Training Tool for Ground Operations

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the launch of RampVR, the industry’s first virtual reality (VR) training platform for ground operations, at the IATA Ground Handli......
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Sweden lists entire country on Airbnb

Visit Sweden, Sweden’s official tourism board, has partnered with Airbnb to turn the entire country into an Airbnb listing. And the best part is - you don’t have to officially book acco......
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PATA Youth Symposium explores millennials and the future of tourism  

PATA Youth Symposium explores millennials and the future of tourism

The PATA Youth Symposium held on Thursday, May 18, 2017 in Colombo, Sri Lanka, welcomed 130 students, alumni and lecturers from various institutions from Sri Lanka, Australia and Macao SAR to discu......
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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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SIA Cargo To Be Re-Integrated As A Division Within Singapore Airlines

Singapore Airlines’ (SIA) wholly-owned subsidiary, SIA Cargo, is to be re-integrated as a Division within SIA, in a move intended to improve efficiency through greater synergy with the wider ......
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Qatar Airways and IATA Showcase Cabin Safety Best Practice  

Qatar Airways and IATA Showcase Cabin Safety Best Practice

IATA Cabin Operations Safety Conference 2017     The IATA Cabin Operations Safety Conference (COSC......
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Istanbul, scene of the Turkish team, Fenerbahçe’s victory in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final  

Istanbul, scene of the Turkish team, Fenerbahçe’s victory in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final

The four best European teams have competed this weekend in the Final Four, the final stage of the Turkish Airlines Euroleague 2017, held in Istanbul. Curiously, all of them already disputed the 201......
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AirAsia to start 4 times weekly flights from Kuala Lumpur to Sihanoukville  

AirAsia to start 4 times weekly flights from Kuala Lumpur to Sihanoukville

AirAsia adds Sihanoukville under its belt in Cambodia with 4 times weekly direct flights from Kuala Lumpur, that is set to commence operations on 9 August 2017.   Marking as Ai......
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Qatar Airways Proudly Announces Winner of the 2017 Qatar Airways Paris ePrix, Sebastien Buemi  

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

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


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IndiGo introduces daily non-stop flight between Singapore and Bengaluru  

IndiGo introduces daily non-stop flight between Singapore and Bengaluru

Continuing to strengthen its network in the Asia-pacific region, IndiGo, India’s largest and fastest growing low-cost carrier is pleased to announce its first non-stop flight and 5th overall ......
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Peoples Choice Awards Thailand Voted by Chinese tourists 2017 to announce in June

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) will open voting on the People’s Choice Awards Thailand Voted by Chinese Tourists 2017 from 26 May to 8 June via www.peopleschoiceawardsthailand.com Th......
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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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23.5% Growth in Foreign Tourist Arrivals in April, 2017 over April, 2016  

23.5% Growth in Foreign Tourist Arrivals in April, 2017 over April, 2016

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PWD Plans to develop Nallambal tank as tourist attraction  

PWD Plans to develop Nallambal tank as tourist attraction

The Public Works Department has taken up plans to develop the Nallambal Eri, a sprawling tank in the heart of the town, with a view to attracting tourists visiting Karaikal.   ......
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Bangkok Airways (BA) announces operating results for the first quarter of 2017 net profit 565 million baht

Bangkok Airways Public Company Limited (BA) announces its operating results for the first quarter of 2017 which has achieved total revenue amounting to 7,469 million baht. The net profit was report......
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Governors Island, NYC is Officially Open for the Summer

New York City’s summer getaway, Governors Island, is officially opened to the public for its 2017 season. Just a short seven-minute ferry ride from Lower Manhattan, this is the first time the......
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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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Star Alliance launches 20th Anniversary Mileage Competition

To celebrate 20 years of connecting people and cultures, Star Alliance and its 28 member carriers today announced the launch of a worldwide competition whereby customers can share their favourite c......
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Emirates to launch third daily Brisbane service  

Emirates to launch third daily Brisbane service

Emirates today announced it will introduce a third daily service to Brisbane, Australia from 1 December 2017, complementing Emirates’ existing two daily services.   The d......
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United Airlines Increases Service Between San Francisco and 18 Destinations  

United Airlines Increases Service Between San Francisco and 18 Destinations

United Airlines (UAL), the leading carrier in the San Francisco Bay Area, today announced it is increasing the number of flights between SFO and eight destinations. Additionally, the airline announ......
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Tickets are now on sale for stand-up comedian Chris Rock’s performance on January 8, 2018 when he will be arriving in Israel as part of his world tour “Total Blackout” that starte......
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Celebrity Cruises launches the zenith of cruise ships Celebrity Edge

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Egyptian Tourism Roadshow in New Delhi   

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In order to promote people to people relations, a Tourism Roadshow was organized by the Egyptian Tourist Authority "ETA" and the Embassy of Egypt in New Delhi, under the title "The Key of the hidde......
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Taiwan is celebrating it's 10th Fulong International Sand Sculpture Festival

Taiwan is blessed with plenty of natural resources that can be used to draw visitors, such as the three kilometer-long golden beach between Yanliao and Fulong in the Northeast Coast. For its soft, ......
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Evidence of fierce battles between the British and Ottoman armies in the form of dozens of bullet cartridges, shell fragments and military items from World War I was recently exposed in an archaeol......
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Abu Dhabi Summer Season to bring an Extraordinary Extravaganza of Entertainment

Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) has announced the full programme of this year's edition of Abu Dhabi Summer Season, which will be held from 20th July to 20th August.
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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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Indo-US Promotion of Travel and Tourism Convention held in Kolkata

The convention was attended by Chief Guest Ashok Chandra Panda, Minister of Tourism, Odisha  Special Guest Keshav R Prasad, Special Secretary and Director cum MD Ministry of Tourism, Bihar.
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Hamad International Airport handles record number of aircraft take-offs and landings in March 2017

Hamad International Airport (HIA), Qatar’s gateway to the world, handled a record 21,842 aircraft take-offs and landings and 177,325 tonnes of cargo in the month of March, making it the busie......
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The Philippines will host the 6th UNWTO Conference on Tourism Statistics  

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

Policy leaders, statisticians, academicians and private sector will convene in Manila, The Philippines, next June 2017 (21-24), to discuss new methodologies to measure the full impacts of tourism. ......
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Abu Dhabi has maintained its position as the number one destination in the UAE for guest satisfaction in a report by travel and hotel data specialist organisation, Olery.   The......
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Egypt records 30% increase in Indian arrivals in 2017 Q1

Egypt recorded an increase of over 30% in arrivals and 185% increase in tourists nights in FY2017 Q1 form the Indian market over the same period last year. This was informed by Hisham El Demery, Ch......
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Sri Lanka Institute of Tourism and Hotel Management (SLITHM) to host PATA Youth Symposium in Colombo  

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The next PATA Youth Symposium is to be hosted by the Sri Lanka Institute of Tourism & Hotel Management (SLITHM). Organised by the Association’s Human Capital Development Committee, the Sy......
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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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Belmond enhances its Peru portfolio with the acquisition of Belmond Las Casitas in Colca Canyon and the launch of Belmond Andean Explorer, South America’s first luxury sleeper train. The deve......
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The Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) expects the first phase of the much delayed Navi Mumbai airport to take off by 2020, reducing some of the pressure on the Mumbai airport, reports Mint. J......
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Thailand is pleased to welcome more than 450 global wedding planners from 65 countries who are participating in the 4th Annual Destination Wedding Planners Congress 2017 (DWP Congress 2017), taking......
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Vistara introduces #VistaraPriority for Economy Class customers  

Vistara introduces #VistaraPriority for Economy Class customers

Vistara, India’s finest full service carrier, today announced the launch of #VistaraPriority, a priority handling service that is designed to enhance the travel experience of its Economy Clas......
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President & CEO Garuda Indonesia Pahala N Mansury and President & CEO of Angkasa Pura II Muhammad Awaluddin inaugurated Garuda Indonesia international flight operations service at Terminal ......
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The 32nd Hong Kong Gifts & Premium Fair, organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), concluded yesterday at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The concurrent 12th......
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Etihad Airways A380 goes double daily to Sydney  

Etihad Airways A380 goes double daily to Sydney

Etihad Airways today announced all 14 weekly flights on the popular Abu Dhabi – Sydney route will be operated with its flagship A380 aircraft, effective October 29.......
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The city of Alexandroupoli, in Greece, has hosted the 1st International UNWTO Western Silk Road Workshop held on 26-27 April 2017. The event was jointly organized by UNWTO, the Ministry of Tourism ......
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Maldives Marketing and Public Relation Corporation together with partners from the Maldivian Tourism Industry are participating at the 24th Annual Arabian Travel Market. The event opened toda......
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AVANI debuts in Europe with the launch of AVANI Avenida Liberdade Lisbon Hotel in Portugal  

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

Avenida da Liberdade is the best address in Lisbon and it is now possible to stay at the upscale AVANI Avenida Liberdade Lisbon Hotel. The newly launched Hotel has a perfect location just off fashi......
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H.E. General Prayut Chan-o-cha, Prime Minister of Thailand, today presided over the opening of the 2017 World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) Global Summit and delivered opening remarks to more t......
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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

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UNWTO Commission for Africa analyses the potential of Chinese tourism in the continent

Attended by 21 tourism Ministers from the African continent, the UNWTO Regional Commission for Africa has become the best platform to discuss tourism trends in the continent and the potential that ......
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ITB China connects bloggers with the travel industry  

ITB China connects bloggers with the travel industry

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Expo 2020 Dubai, the first mega-event to be hosted in the region, will lay the foundations for a diversified and sustainable tourism industry through a series of initiatives designe......
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Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts reveals extensive Asian expansion plans at Arabian Travel Market

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

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Thailand to launch MICHELIN Guide Bangkok to promote Tourism

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Qatar Airways Announces Third daily direct Flight to Bali Denpasar  

Qatar Airways Announces Third daily direct Flight to Bali Denpasar

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China Airlines “Buddy Bears Liveried Aircraft” Set for May 26 Launch

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AirAsia launches the DARETODREAM sports initiative with national heroes

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Jet Airways commences international operations from Terminal 3 (T3) at Kochi Airport  

Jet Airways commences international operations from Terminal 3 (T3) at Kochi Airport

International operations at Kochi Airport move into Terminal 3  Airline will operate 6 daily international flights from the new inter......
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United Airlines Reports First-Quarter 2017 Performance  

United Airlines Reports First-Quarter 2017 Performance

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British Airways Gatwick Growth hits Double Figures in Five Years  

British Airways Gatwick Growth hits Double Figures in Five Years

New routes and a better customer experience are driving strong growth in demand for British Airways at Gatwick. Over the last five years, British Airways' operation at the Sussex-based hub has ......
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TCA Abu Dhabi Leads Its Largest Ever Delegation To Arabian Travel Market To Boost Inbound Tourism  

TCA Abu Dhabi Leads Its Largest Ever Delegation To Arabian Travel Market To Boost Inbound Tourism

Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) is leading the largest delegation it has ever taken to the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) later this month in a bid to capitalise and in......
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Dr. Mahesh Sharma, Minister of Tourism to support LCIcon 2022 in promoting tourism in India

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

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Senior Management Changes at Cathay Pacific from 1st May 2017  

Senior Management Changes at Cathay Pacific from 1st May 2017

Ivan Chu, Chief Executive of Cathay Pacific, will be appointed Chairman of John Swire & Sons (China) Limited with effect from 1st May 2017.  He will play a leading role in the Swire group&......
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UOB And KrisFlyer Partnership Sets New Heights For Banking Solutions In Singapore

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Qatar Airways to Exhibit at Arabian Travel Market

Qatar Airways will showcase its unique and revolutionary new premium travel experience, Qsuite, for the first time in the Middle East at next week’s Arabian Travel Market (ATM), the region&rs......
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Indian Railways takes various initiatives to facilitate travel in this summer

In an endeavor to provide smooth travel experience to the railway travelers, Indian Railways have taken various initiatives for improved passenger experience. Considering the peak season during sum......
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Qatar Airways Achieves Compliance with IATA Resolution 753 Certification  

Qatar Airways Achieves Compliance with IATA Resolution 753 Certification

Qatar Airways has become the first airline in the world to achieve compliance with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Resolution 753 at its hub in Hamad International Airport (HIA).......
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Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation inks MoU with Ola

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Lufthansa presents Mumbai with Airbus A350-900   

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India’s leading European Airline Lufthansa, will operate its daily flight between Mumbai and Munich with the most modern long-haul aircraft of the world, the ......
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Travind Institute organised convocation event for 2016-17 batch in Pune

Pune-based Travind Institute of Travel and Tourism Management I.Pvt Ltd, which is an academic division of BTW Group of companies, recently organised a convocation event for the students of academ......
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On arrival e-Visa facility extended to cruise passengers at NMPT

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Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority Outlines 2017 Strategy

Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA), which develops the emirate’s tourism infrastructure and initiates its domestic and overseas promotions, has outlined its ......
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27th Abu Dhabi International Book Fair to stage unique cultural programme

The 27th Abu Dhabi International Book Fair (ADIBF), which will take place from 26 April to 2 May 2017 at the ......
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Vistara now brews Starbucks coffee at 30,000 feet  

Vistara now brews Starbucks coffee at 30,000 feet

In its commitment to redefining air travel in India, Vistara, the country’s finest full service carrier, has elevated its in-flight service to new heights by offering Starbucks® India Est......
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Lufthansa Group welcomes almost 10 million passengers on board in March 2017  

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

The airlines of the Lufthansa Group transported some 9.6 million passengers in March, 14% more than the same period last year, although the ......
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Passengers get a taste of Thailand and Sri Lanka on board Qatar Airways flights and in lounges over the Thai and Sri Lankan New Year  

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

Thai New Year will be celebrated on 13 to 14 April on select inbound flights from Bangkok, Krabi and Phuket in......
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Turkish Airlines further enhances its presence in Russia.  

Turkish Airlines further enhances its presence in Russia.

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

Emirates has been recognised as the Best Airline in the World in the inaugural TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice® Awards for Airlines. In additio......
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A first of its kind in the region, underwater yoga is the perfect way to kick-start a weekend, with a one hour yoga class costing AED 120 which includes a yoga mat, valet parking and a bottle of wa......
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Thailand to showcase Unique Thai Local Experiences to WTTC Global Summit delegates  

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The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) will be hosting cultural and rustic trips for delegates attending The World Travel and Tourism Global Summit 2017 and......
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Nepal Association of Travel Agents Association celebrates its golden Jubilee

NATTA - Nepal Association of Travel Agents Association with over 800 Members, celebrated its 50th Anniversary and held 21st Convention, under the leadership of President Mr. Madhu Sudan Acharya,at ......
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Abu Dhabi sees further Growth in Hotel Guests following Record-Breaking Year

Following a record-breaking year for hotel guests in Abu Dhabi, the emirate has recorded impressive growth in the first two months of 2017, seeing a 5.5% rise in hotel guests.   <......
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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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Hyderabad International Airport launches Passenger is Prime programme

GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd (GHIAL), which operates the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA),  launched  'Passenger is Prime (PIP) programme.    &nb......
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Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA) added yet another international route. This new route for travellers between the African city of Kigali and the Mumbai metropolitan w......
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Ancient gateway uncovered at Beit Shearim, Israel

The University of Haifa has recently announced the surprising find of an ancient gateway at Beit She’arim (House of Gates). Excavations at Beit She’arim in northern Isra......
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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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Steps taken by Indian Govt. to Increase In-Bound Tourists to the Country

The Ministry of Tourism has taken various steps  to increase the number of in-bound tourists  in the country which inter-alia include the following:    i) &......
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Brussel Airlines launched Mumbai - Brussels direct flight  

Brussel Airlines launched Mumbai - Brussels direct flight

Brussel Airllines launched Mumbai-Brussels direct flight. Mumbai, India’s economic metropolis, is connected five times a week to Brussels Airport. The Since a year, Europe’s capital was......
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Emirates introduces laptop and tablet handling service for US flights

Emirates will introduce a new service to enable customers to use their laptops and tablet devices until just before they board their flights to the US.    ......
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IGLTA Foundation partners with Pacific Asia Travel Association for conference scholarship

The IGLTA Foundation has partnered with the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) to provide a unique opportunity for a tourism student from Nep......
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World Travel Awards will host Latin America Ceremony 2017 in Mexico

World Travel Awards will host its much anticipated Latin America Ceremony 2017 at the glittering, all-inclusive Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya on 9th September.  ......
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Jet Airways launched direct flight between Jaipur and Chandigarh  

Jet Airways launched direct flight between Jaipur and Chandigarh

Jet Airways launched a new daily direct flight from Chandigarh to Jaipur on Sunday. Before of the launch of its inaugural service from Chandigarh airport, the airline conducted a prayer servic......
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International Tourists to the European Union reach almost half a billion in 2016  

International Tourists to the European Union reach almost half a billion in 2016

International tourist arrivals to the European Union increased by 4% in 2016, reaching almost 500 million or 40% of......
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HRAWI To Assist Hoteliers Become FBO Compliant In Collaboration With FSSAI  

HRAWI To Assist Hoteliers Become FBO Compliant In Collaboration With FSSAI

The Hotel and Restaurant Association of Western India (HRAWI) has collaborated with the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) to educate and equip hotels and restaurants with food sa......
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Ferrari World Abu Dhabi Officially Opens its Latest Rollercoaster  

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi Officially Opens its Latest Rollercoaster "Turbo Track"

The highly-anticipated rollercoaster “Turbo Track” was officially launched at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi today.   The latest heart-pounding ride burst into life at a h......
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The 2017 Formula 1® season is back, and the introduction of new rules governing the design of......
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His Excellency Mr. Manjeev Singh Puri has assumed charge as Ambassador of India to Nepal  

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

His Excellency Mr. Manjeev Singh Puri has assumed charge as Ambassador of India to Nepal on 25th March, 2017. He will present his letter of credence to the Rt. Hon'ble President of Nepal Smt. B......
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Thai Airways makes passenger payments easier with Paypal  

Thai Airways makes passenger payments easier with Paypal

Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI) held a joint press conference at its Head Office with Paypal, making elec......
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First eTravel World at ITB China 2017  

First eTravel World at ITB China 2017

The eTravel World is a new dedicated area at ITB China connecting established, start-up online focus......
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Telangana state development corp has organised road show at North East part of India for the first time  

Telangana state development corp has organised road show at North East part of India for the first time

The Telangana Tourism Department organised a road-show to promote tourist places in the new state of Telangana. Travel agents, tour operators, travel writers and media were invited.  <......
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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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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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