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Kerala's fourth international airport in Kannur to be inaugurated on Dec 9  

Kerala's fourth international airport in Kannur to be inaugurated on Dec 9

Kerala's fourth international airport, in Kannur, is slated to open on December 9. However, the newly-constructed airport is currently thrown open for public till Oct 12.  The a......
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The 12th UNWTO/PATA Forum Looks Into the Future of Tourism  

The 12th UNWTO/PATA Forum Looks Into the Future of Tourism

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and the People’s Government of Guilin, China held the 12th UNWTO/PATA Forum on Tourism Trends and Outlook on......
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India ranks 3 in WTTC Travel and Tourism Power and Performance ranking  

India ranks 3 in WTTC Travel and Tourism Power and Performance ranking

India has been ranked at the third place in WTTC’s new Power and Performance report, which looks at the performance of 185 countries over the last seven-year period (2011-2017) – after ......
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Norwegian Cruise Line unveils Hull Artwork for Norwegian Encore  

Norwegian Cruise Line unveils Hull Artwork for Norwegian Encore

Norwegian Cruise Line revealed that Eduardo Arranz-Bravo, the award-winning Spanish artist, created the hull artwork for the fourth and final ship of its Breakaway-Plus class, Norwegian Encore, deb......
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AVANI signs agreement to manage a second hotel in Malaysia  

AVANI signs agreement to manage a second hotel in Malaysia

AVANI Hotels and Resorts continues to expand the brand presence in Asia with an agreement with KTI Property Sdn. Bhd. to manage an AVANI hotel in Kota Kinabalu, the capital of Sabah, Malaysia. ......
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Anantara Hotels and Resorts Announces Development of First Luxury Global Hotel Brand in China’s Chengdu Qingyang District  

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

Anantara Hotels and Resorts, a hotel owner and operator, currently with 39 hotels and resorts in 13 countries across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europe, Africa and the Indian Ocean, has announce......
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Thailand scores top marks in Best Business Country Rankings report	 

Thailand scores top marks in Best Business Country Rankings report

Thailand came in first in the recent ‘Best Countries to Start a Business Rankings’ of the ‘2018 Best Countries Rankings Report’, marking the second consecutive year it took ......
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Air New Zealand continues reign as Australia's #1 company  

Air New Zealand continues reign as Australia's #1 company

In ranking first, Air New Zealand has trumped homegrown carriers Qantas and Virgin Australia which indexed third and fourth respectively, as well as other major corporates such as Toyota, Apple and......
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AccorHotels opens Novotel in South Goa  

AccorHotels opens Novotel in South Goa

AccorHotels launched its latest Novotel, in partnership with the Alcon Victor Group and its fourth property in the Goa market. AccorHotels has rebranded the Dona Sylvia Resort to Novotel Goa ......
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 Red White Red Reinforcements from Wiener Neustadt for the Flight Training School  

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

The European Flight Academy (EFA), the flight training school of Lufthansa Group, will benefit from reinforcements sent to the German airport of Rostock-Laage. This involves a DA42 training aircraf......
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Lords Hotels and Resorts sign ups a new propety in Jamnagar  

Lords Hotels and Resorts sign ups a new propety in Jamnagar

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

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Garuda Indonesia maintains its 5 Star Airline Ranking by Skytrax  

Garuda Indonesia maintains its 5 Star Airline Ranking by Skytrax

Garuda Indonesia has been Certified as a 5-Star Airline for 2018 by Skytrax, the international air transport rating organisation, during an Award Ceremony held today at the Changi Exhibition ......
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Thailand Media Briefing speech by TAT Deputy Governor for Marketing Communications Speech at ATF 2018  

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

Mr. Tanes Petsuwan, TAT Deputy Governor for Marketing Communications, delivered the following speech at the Thailand Media Briefing, held on 24 January, 2018, as part of th......
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TAT introduces Open to the New Shades concept to the French market  

TAT introduces Open to the New Shades concept to the French market

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has introduced its new tourism marketing concept, Open to the New Shades”, to the French market alongside the presentation of Thai tastes a......
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CORNERSTONE LAID FOR  THE SHELBY WHITE AND LEON LEVY LOD MOSAIC ARCHAEOLOGICAL CENTER  

CORNERSTONE LAID FOR THE SHELBY WHITE AND LEON LEVY LOD MOSAIC ARCHAEOLOGICAL CENTER

The cornerstone was recently laid for the Shelby White and Leon Levy Mosaic Archaeological Center which will hold the famous Lod mosaic, a world-class archaeological find. The center is being made ......
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Grand procession ushers in Amazing Thailand Tourism Year 2018  

Grand procession ushers in Amazing Thailand Tourism Year 2018

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) today kicked off the ambitious “Amazing Thailand Tourism Year 2018” campaign with a spectacular procession through the heart of Bangkok. The open......
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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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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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Australia records 15% growth in Indian arrivals for the YE June 2017  

Australia records 15% growth in Indian arrivals for the YE June 2017

Tourism Australia for the year ended (YE) June 2017 recorded over 277,100 Indian tourists thereby reflecting a significant growth of 15% as compared to the same period last year, making India......
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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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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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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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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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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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Garuda Indonesia awarded 'World's Best Cabin Crew' for Fourth Consecutive Year  

Garuda Indonesia awarded 'World's Best Cabin Crew' for Fourth Consecutive Year

Garuda Indonesia, the national flag carrier of Indonesia, has been awarded 'World's Best Cabin Crew 2017' by the Skytrax World Airline Awards, held at the Paris Air Show, Le Bourget, Fr......
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Positive growth registered in both domestic and foreign tourist visits during 2016  

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

Market Research Division of Ministry of Tourism compiles data on domestic and foreign tourist visits to States/Union Territories (UTs) received from Departments of Tourism of various State Governme......
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World Airline Awards 2017: Austrian Airlines Champion Once Again  

World Airline Awards 2017: Austrian Airlines Champion Once Again

Austrian Airlines was named the European champion in 2017 for its service for the fourth year in a row. The national airline once again achieved a top ranking in the renowned SKYTRAX World Airline ......
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Rishi Puri, VP, Lords Hotels and Resorts Awarded ‘Operations Head Of The Year’  

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

In the recently concluded Hospitality Leaders’ Industry Choice Awards, Mr Rishi Puri, Vice President, Lords Hotels & Resorts was unanimously voted as the ‘Operations Head Of The Yea......
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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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Discover the Spanish Palace on Wheels with the Al-Andalús Luxury Tourist Train  

Discover the Spanish Palace on Wheels with the Al-Andalús Luxury Tourist Train

The Al-Andalus train considered the most luxurious and spacious in the world takes passengers back to the Golden Age of the ‘Belle Époque’. It offers beautifully decorated lounge......
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Tourism stars of South India shine with Maya in hand  

Tourism stars of South India shine with Maya in hand

The fourth edition of South India Travel Awards recognised leaders of the travel and tourism industry in the region during a gala event held yesterday at Crowne Plaza, Kochi. The who’s who of......
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Mandarin Oriental Announces Second Luxury Hotel Project in Dubai  

Mandarin Oriental Announces Second Luxury Hotel Project in Dubai

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has announced today that it will manage a second luxury hotel and branded residences in Dubai which is targeted to open in late 2020. The hotel, located in downtown Du......
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FlightStats ranked Austrian Airlines as the most punctual airline worldwide  

FlightStats ranked Austrian Airlines as the most punctual airline worldwide

Austrian Airlines was the world's most punctual airline in March 2017. This can be seen in the latest statistics from flightstats.com for global airlines. With an arrival on-time rate of 92.72%......
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Air Canada Named one of Canada's Top Diversity Employers for the Second Consecutive Year  

Air Canada Named one of Canada's Top Diversity Employers for the Second Consecutive Year

Air Canada has been named one of Canada's Best Diversity employers for 2017, the second consecutive year the carrier has been awarded this distinction. In naming Air Canada, Mediacorp Canada In......
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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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Abu Dhabi Film Commission brings new Indian production to the Capital  

Abu Dhabi Film Commission brings new Indian production to the Capital

Abu Dhabi Film Commission (ADFC) has secured a new Indian production for which the Capital will serve as the second filming location for two weeks.


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Dubai welcomed 1.8 million visitors from India in 2016  

Dubai welcomed 1.8 million visitors from India in 2016

Dubai attracted 1.8 million overnight visitors from India in 2016, recording a 12 per cent growth over the previous year to become the number one source market in South Asia.  
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Air India will launch its fourth non-stop flights to America connecting Washington.  

Air India will launch its fourth non-stop flights to America connecting Washington.

Air India will launch its fourth non-stop flights to America connecting Washington from July. The airline already has three non-stop flights to the US connecting Chicago, New York and San Francisco......
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"YourTravelSecretary" Receives the Most Coveted India Travel Awards North for “Best Customised Tour Operator” 2016-17

Barely in its fourth year of existence, “YourTravelSecretary” won the most coveted India Travel Awards North for the year 2016-17 for the category &l......
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RAKTDA has announced a partnership with TUI India.  

RAKTDA has announced a partnership with TUI India.

Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA) has announced a strategic partnership with TUI India Pvt. Ltd., one of the leading leisure travel companies in Ind......
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Engravings of a Seven-Branched Menorah and a Cross discovered by Hikers in Israel  

Engravings of a Seven-Branched Menorah and a Cross discovered by Hikers in Israel

A rare and intriguing discovery was revealed during the Christmas and Hanukah holiday period by hikers exploring a water cis......
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Six Senses Hotels, Resorts and Spas are going to launch their five individual satellite resorts in Bhutan  

Six Senses Hotels, Resorts and Spas are going to launch their five individual satellite resorts in Bhutan

Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas has designed a project that is actually five individual satellite resorts in five separate locations, but all under the umbrella of one all-encompassing name: Six Sen......
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Indian Visitor Arrivals to Ras Al Khaimah up 23% in First Six Months of 2016  

Indian Visitor Arrivals to Ras Al Khaimah up 23% in First Six Months of 2016

Ras Al Khaimah recorded a 23 per cent increase in visitors from India during the first six months of 2016 compared to the corresponding January-June period last year, according to the Ras Al Khaima......
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 The Afghanistan Quagmire: Time For An Exit Strategy  

The Afghanistan Quagmire: Time For An Exit Strategy

Article by : Alon Ben-Meir    Two weeks ago, President Obama announced that the US will draw down its troops in Afghanistan......
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 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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India registers growth of 11.63% and 4.4% in Domestic and Foreign Tourist arrivals respectively  

India registers growth of 11.63% and 4.4% in Domestic and Foreign Tourist arrivals respectively

Market Research Division of Ministry of Tourism compiles data on domestic and foreign tourist visits to States/Union Territories (UTs) received from Departments of Tourism of var......
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Flight Diverted After Man Allegedly Tried to Kiss Sleeping 16-Year-Old-Girl  

Flight Diverted After Man Allegedly Tried to Kiss Sleeping 16-Year-Old-Girl

  After the 23 year old man, who was sitting next to the girl, 16, allegedly attempted to kiss her, the pilot was notified and Alaska Flight 137 was diverted to Seattle-Tacoma Air......
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Chicago reports record number of tourists  

Chicago reports record number of tourists

Chicago delighted in more tourists from around the nation in 2015 than in any prior year, as indicated by new numbers discharged by the city. Household appearance to the city totaled 50......
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Why The Brussels Attack Was All But Inevitable  

Why The Brussels Attack Was All But Inevitable

  Article by - Alon Ben-Meir The horrific attacks in Brussels by terrorists affiliated with ISIS that claimed the lives of 35 people and injured m......
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Oman Arab Bank backing two airlines of the middle east  

Oman Arab Bank backing two airlines of the middle east

Oman Arab Bank (OAB) in the process of coverage of the GCC aviation sector and a buy recommendation on Air Arabia and an accumulate recommendation on Jazeera Airways, backing the budget airline'......
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Scoot Airline to launch flights to India by end of the year  

Scoot Airline to launch flights to India by end of the year

Scoot Airline, the low-cost subsidiary of Singapore Airline (SIA), is to land soon in three Indian cities including Chennai, making it the fourth carrier from the Southeast Asian country to operate......
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Possible 4th runway for IGI Airport  

Possible 4th runway for IGI Airport

Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) on Monday submitted plans of expanding IGI airport's infrastructure in constructing a fourth runway to cope with the increasing demand of air travel. ......
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El Al Israel Airlines rebounds in $106 million 2015 net profit  

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

El Al Israel Airlines posted a $106.5 million net profit for 2015, reversing the loss of 2014 of $28 million as passenger numbers increased 7.6% over the year.In 2014, El Al saw its pro......
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Indian Accent restaurant opens in New York  

Indian Accent restaurant opens in New York

Indian Accent, the award-winning New Delhi restaurant from Old World Hospitality, opens at its first international location adjacent to Le Parker Meridien Hotel in New York. Founded by restaurateur......
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Mandarin Oriental offers interesting display and aesthetic regards as oficial hotel partner of Art Basel's Show  

Mandarin Oriental offers interesting display and aesthetic regards as oficial hotel partner of Art Basel's Show

Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong is pleased to announce that for the fourth year it will be the Official Hotel Partner for the Art Basel show in Hong Kong. To celebrate this partnershi......
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Sirpur National Dance and Music Festival at Chhattisgarh  

Sirpur National Dance and Music Festival at Chhattisgarh

The Chhattisgarh government is set to organise the fourth edition of ‘Sirpur National Dance and Music Festival’, a cultural event dedicated to creating international cultural amity and ......
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Royal Jordanian airlines launches service between Amman and Jakarta  

Royal Jordanian airlines launches service between Amman and Jakarta

Royal Jordanian  airlines will make its debut in Indonesia, with the launch of a new service between Amman and Jakarta.   ......
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Indian Railways  to launch a special train for tourism sector   

Indian Railways to launch a special train for tourism sector

The IRCTC, a subsidiary of the Indian Railways, has introduced a special train that offers a feel of the sights and sounds of Rajasthan, a land rich with majestic forts and tales of valour.
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Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group signs a major deal with northern India  

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group signs a major deal with northern India

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group has signed a major deal that will substantially boost its portfolio in northern India.The agreement with the Mushtaq Group of Hotels will lead to the opening of seven ho......
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Singapore Airshow Returns in 2016  

Singapore Airshow Returns in 2016

SINGAPORE, Nov 27, 2015 - (ACN Newswire) - Singapore Airshow, Asia's largest and one of the most important aerospace and defence exhibitions in the world, will return for its fifth edition from......
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Air India has announced a nonstop flight between Delhi and San Francisco from December 2  

Air India has announced a nonstop flight between Delhi and San Francisco from December 2

Air India has announced a non-stop flight between Delhi and San Francisco from December 2. This will be the only non-stop link between India and the west coast of America. TOI had reported la......
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