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Norwegian’s newest ship debuts in Europe before commencing her inaugural tour around the U.S. and her official christening ceremony in Seattle, Washington  

Norwegian’s newest ship debuts in Europe before commencing her inaugural tour around the U.S. and her official christening ceremony in Seattle, Washington

Norwegian Cruise Line took delivery of the 167,800-gross-ton Norwegian Bliss, from Meyer Werft during a ceremony in Bremerhaven, Germany, marking the conclusion of an 18-month building period. In a......
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The Ultimate Travel Goals List to Celebrate World Heritage Day  

The Ultimate Travel Goals List to Celebrate World Heritage Day

Tourism is one of the biggest industry in the world which continues to grow at an accelerated pace with more than a billion tourists now travelling to an international destination each year. One of......
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Women's empowerment in tourism, central theme of the ministerial meeting of the Americas  

Women's empowerment in tourism, central theme of the ministerial meeting of the Americas

The 63rd meeting of the UNWTO Regional Commission for the Americas, organized by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the National Tourism Secretariat of Paraguay (Asunción, 12-13 Apri......
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Relais and Châteaux announces 10th April as the first Charity Day of the Indian Subcontinent  

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

Relais & Châteaux, the foremost association of the world's finest hoteliers, chefs and restaurateurs with more than 572 members across 66 countries, introduced the first Charity Day f......
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Dusit International Introduces New Hotel Brand for 'Millennial-minded' Travellers  

Dusit International Introduces New Hotel Brand for 'Millennial-minded' Travellers

Dusit International, one of Thailand's foremost hotel and property development companies, has introduced ASAI Hotels, a distinctive new brand designed to link curious, millennial-minded travell......
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Hotel Price Index 2017 report from Hotels.com  

Hotel Price Index 2017 report from Hotels.com

New destinations find their way to Indian itineraries, reveals Hotel Price Index 2017. Hotel Price Index from Hotels.com reveals 2% hike in accommodation prices globally for the first time in three......
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Turkish Airlines celebrates 10th Anniversary of its Star Alliance Membership  

Turkish Airlines celebrates 10th Anniversary of its Star Alliance Membership

Turkish Airlines celebrates the 10th Anniversary of joining to the Star Alliance network which was established in 1997 as the first truly global airline alliance to offer worldwide reach, recogniti......
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Saffron Restaurant at Banyan Tree Phuket Presents Thailand’s own Michelin Star chef  

Saffron Restaurant at Banyan Tree Phuket Presents Thailand’s own Michelin Star chef

Banyan Tree Phuket’s signature Saffron restaurant proudly welcomes national treasure Chef Phatchara “Pom” Pirapak for a special set menu event on April 6-7. The dinners bring Phuk......
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TAT marks 58th Anniversary with traditional Thai ceremonies  

TAT marks 58th Anniversary with traditional Thai ceremonies

The 19 March event at the TAT headquarters, led by Mr. Kalin Sarasin, Chairman of the Board of the TAT, and Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn, TAT Governor, as well as TAT’s senior executives, was attend......
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ITB Berlin 2018 : Business is booming in the global travel industry  

ITB Berlin 2018 : Business is booming in the global travel industry

With a five per cent increase in business volume at ITB Berlin 2018 compared to last year, and excellent business being forecast for the coming months, the international travel industry is well on ......
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January Passenger Demand Growth Slows on Temporary Factors  

January Passenger Demand Growth Slows on Temporary Factors

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

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

ITB Berlin reflects worldwide dynamic developments and growth in the travel industry. From 7 to 11 March 2018, the World’s Leading Travel Trade Show® will again be the industry’s me......
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Celebrating the 2018 Taiwan Lantern Festival  

Celebrating the 2018 Taiwan Lantern Festival

The 29th Taiwan Lantern Festival was officially opened, with the lighting of the lanterns in the Main Lantern area. The exhibi......
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Customer Friendly Initiatives Extended to the Public by Indian Railways  

Customer Friendly Initiatives Extended to the Public by Indian Railways

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

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

The Union Minister for Railways & Coal, Shri Piyush Goyal today inaugurated the 5th PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry, organized “Global Rail Convention 2018&rdqu......
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Andhra Pradesh Tourism working on six marquee projects  

Andhra Pradesh Tourism working on six marquee projects

On the opening day of the three-day CII Partnershsip Summit by Andhra Pradesh (AP) Tourism, Mukesh Kumar Meena, I.A.S, Secretary to Government, Tourism & Culture, Government of AP sa......
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Singapore Tourism Board enters into strategic partnership with Paytm  

Singapore Tourism Board enters into strategic partnership with Paytm

Singapore Tourism Board (STB) has entered into a strategic partnership with mobile-first financial services platform Paytm. This makes STB the first National Tourism Organisation (NTO) to par......
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Tyrolean Technik Downsizes Maintenance Operations in Innsbruck  

Tyrolean Technik Downsizes Maintenance Operations in Innsbruck

Tyrolean Airways Luftfahrzeuge Technik GmbH (“Tyrolean Technik”), a fully-owned subsidiary of Austrian Airlines AG, will downsize its maintenance and repair operations in Innsbruck. The......
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Shri Piyush Goyal Launches Digital Receipt Note, Receipted Challan and Digital Bill Submission to Improve Transparency  

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

Indian Railways has been implementing various initiatives to improve its efficiency and promote Ease of Doing Business.  In order to disseminate the information on such initiatives and to have......
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Zoe Wall Joins MSpa International as Group Director of Spa, Asia  

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

From the Caribbean to the Middle East and now Asia, Zoe Wall brings a wealth of global experience and a unique record of success to her new role as Group Director of Spa – Asia at Minor Hotel......
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2017 Marked by Strong Passenger Demand, Record Load Factor  

2017 Marked by Strong Passenger Demand, Record Load Factor

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for 2017 showing that demand (revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) for the year ended 31 December rose......
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M/O Tourism’s Social Media Key Influencers Campaign The Great India Blog Train Launched  

M/O Tourism’s Social Media Key Influencers Campaign The Great India Blog Train Launched

The Social Media Key Influencers Campaign of the Ministry of Tourism “The Great India Blog Train” involving Travel bloggers from across the world......
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Time to Shine. The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali Reveals Its Newly Enhanced Lobby  

Time to Shine. The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali Reveals Its Newly Enhanced Lobby

To mark the final installment of a multi million dollar transformation that has been phased over the course of several years, The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali proudly presents its new look Lobby. T......
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MoCA Exemption notification to benefit Indian Railway Finance Corporation  

MoCA Exemption notification to benefit Indian Railway Finance Corporation

Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) vide its notification dated 5th February 2017 and in exercise of its power under Section 129(6) of the Companies Act, 2013, has exemp......
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Thailand Tourism Festival 2018 records 8% growth in visitors  

Thailand Tourism Festival 2018 records 8% growth in visitors

This year’s popular Thailand Tourism Festival (TTF) held at Lumphini Park in Bangkok from 17 to 21 January was attended by 687,783 Thai and foreign visitors, up 8.64% over the 201......
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Wedding Bells: Thailand to Host Amour Asia Pacific 2018  

Wedding Bells: Thailand to Host Amour Asia Pacific 2018

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) today announced that Thailand will host the first ever Amour Asia Pacific 2018, a luxury travel trade event that will cement the Kingdom’s reputation a......
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Jammu and Kashmir tourism participates in three day SATTE held in New Delhi  

Jammu and Kashmir tourism participates in three day SATTE held in New Delhi

Department of Tourism J&K participated in 3-day South Asian Travel and Tourism Exhibition (SATTE) travel show which began here on Wednesday. SATTE is one of the biggest travel shows in ......
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SATTE Conference Agenda 2018  

SATTE Conference Agenda 2018

SATTE India Conference 2018 Hall No – 8, 1St Floor
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Preferred Hotels and Resorts Announces 2017 Results  

Preferred Hotels and Resorts Announces 2017 Results

Preferred Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest global provider of sales, marketing, and distribution services to independent luxury hotels, has announced its 2017 year-e......
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Preferred Hotels and Resorts celebrates 50 years of inspiring travel  

Preferred Hotels and Resorts celebrates 50 years of inspiring travel

Fifty years after 12 North American hoteliers established Preferred Hotels Association as a referral organization, this week, the Preferred brand celebrates its 50-year anniversary of curating exce......
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This Republic Day, ixigo Celebrates Indian Train Travel  

This Republic Day, ixigo Celebrates Indian Train Travel

As a tribute to the Indian Railways on Republic Day, ixigo, India’s number one train app and leading travel marketplace, has launched a video ‘Train Mein Hai GharWaliBaat’’.......
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TAT dazzles with spectacular ATF 2018 gala tribute to Thai gastronomy greatness  

TAT dazzles with spectacular ATF 2018 gala tribute to Thai gastronomy greatness

Delegates attending ATF 2018 enjoyed a fabulous feast showcasing Thailand’s ascending gastronomic greatness during a spectacular Gala Opening ceremony held at Royal Flora Ratchaphruek botanic......
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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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Exponential Growth in Regional Air Connectivity with an Impetus to Stimulate Helicopters and Small Fixed Wing Aircraft Operations  

Exponential Growth in Regional Air Connectivity with an Impetus to Stimulate Helicopters and Small Fixed Wing Aircraft Operations

Sh Ashok Gajapati Raju, Minister of Civil Aviation has informed that key revisions in Scheme under 2nd Round of RCS-UDAN covering Priority areas, operational flexibili......
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The Travel Corporation launches online guide My Travel Portal for travel agents  

The Travel Corporation launches online guide My Travel Portal for travel agents

The Travel Corporation (TTC) has launched My Travel Portal (MTP), an online guide with information on holidays and river cruising as a simplified solution to the travel agents. 
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TAT launches debut album Open to the New Shades  

TAT launches debut album Open to the New Shades

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has highlighted the essence of Amazing Thailand inspired by its new communication concept, ‘Open to the New Shades’, with the release of its debu......
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Thailand ready for ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) 2018 in Chiang Mai  

Thailand ready for ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) 2018 in Chiang Mai

Thailand is ready to host the 37th ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF 2018) between 22-26 January, 2018, a......
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Thailand showcases Thai local experiences at ATF 2018  

Thailand showcases Thai local experiences at ATF 2018

The countdown to the ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) 2018 in Chiang Mai from 22 to 26 January is underway with Thail......
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ATF 2018 tours combine neighbouring destinations with Thai local experiences  

ATF 2018 tours combine neighbouring destinations with Thai local experiences

The ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) 2018 offers buyers and media a unique opportunity to discover Chiang Mai city with a fresh new perspective by taking advantage of the Tourism Authority of Thailand&rsq......
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Airline operators look to increase number of flights to Patna in March  

Airline operators look to increase number of flights to Patna in March

Grappling with space constraint to cater to 26 departures, the Jayprakash Narayan International (JPNI) Airport will almost double the number of flights, which operate Patna. It is likely to host ......
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Civil Aviation Ministry welcomes Parliamentary Committee Report on issues related to improving consumer satisfaction of airlines  

Civil Aviation Ministry welcomes Parliamentary Committee Report on issues related to improving consumer satisfaction of airlines

Ministry of Civil Aviation welcomes the Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Transport, Tourism & Culture’s 256th Report on “Issues Related to Improvin......
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Accident Insurance to Train Passengers  

Accident Insurance to Train Passengers

An Optional Travel Insurance Scheme has been launched w.e.f 01.09.2016 for the Confirmed/RAC railway passengers who book e-ticket through official website of Indian Railway Catering & Tou......
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Air India’s projected net loss for 2017/18 less than 2016/17  

Air India’s projected net loss for 2017/18 less than 2016/17

Air India's projected net loss for 2017-18 is estimated at over INR 3,500 crore, which was less than the provisional figure for 2016-17, Government said in Rajya Sabha on Tuesday. Ashok G......
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A New Logo for Monaco Tourist and Convention Authority and a Strong Eco Responsible Strategy from 2018  

A New Logo for Monaco Tourist and Convention Authority and a Strong Eco Responsible Strategy from 2018

At the annual conference of its representative offices abroad, Monaco Tourist and Convention Authority (DTC) presented its new visual identity, "......
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IRCTC to launch its co branded debit card in association with SBI  

IRCTC to launch its co branded debit card in association with SBI

As per The Financial Express report, to incentivise passengers to use the online ticket booking system and adopt cashless methods, Indian Railways is set to launch its own co-branded debit ca......
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Atlantis, The Palm secures another Guinness World Record!  

Atlantis, The Palm secures another Guinness World Record!

Atlantis, The Palm teamed up with luxury US caviar company AmStur this New Year’s Eve to create the impossible and break the Guinness World Record™ for the world’s largest caviar ......
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THE AGAM MUSEUM OPENS IN RISHON LEZION  

THE AGAM MUSEUM OPENS IN RISHON LEZION

The Yaacov Agam Museum of Art has recently opened in Rishon LeZion, childhood home of father of Kinetic Art and internationally acclaimed Israeli artist Yaacov Agam. Located in Israel's......
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American visitors to Thailand hit 1 million for the first time  

American visitors to Thailand hit 1 million for the first time

The number of Americans visiting Thailand annually hit the 1-million mark today, setting a new record for Thailand’s No 1 source market from the Americas Region, where the Tourism......
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Indians rank fifth most vacation deprived globally: Expedia 2017 Vacation Deprivation study  

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

Expedia released the results of the 2017 Vacation Deprivation® study, an annual survey of vacation habits across multiple countries and continents. The survey ranks India as the 5th most ......
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UNWTO and European Commission address the significance of the Tourism Satellite Accounts to measure the economic impact of the sector in Europe  

UNWTO and European Commission address the significance of the Tourism Satellite Accounts to measure the economic impact of the sector in Europe

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW) of the European Commission gathered national tourism policy......
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Hospitality veteran and culinary master Ajay Chaudhry makes India proud  

Hospitality veteran and culinary master Ajay Chaudhry makes India proud

Ajay Chaudhry has been awarded with “International Icon of the year for promoting Asian Cuisine Globally” for his outstanding contribution in putting Asian cuisine on the global......
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Ryanair responds bullishly to industrial action threat from pilots  

Ryanair responds bullishly to industrial action threat from pilots

Passengers planning to fly with low-cost carrier Ryanair face potential disruption in the build-up to Christmas after staff announce plans for industrial action in a bid to win union recognition an......
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Expedia rolls out ad campaign to tap Indian consumers  

Expedia rolls out ad campaign to tap Indian consumers

Expedia has launched an ad campaign for its Indian consumers themed - What a pleasant surprise! The ad conceptualized by Taproot Dentsu, aims to acquire new shoppers and customers to the site......
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Ministry of Railways extends the facility of booking of tickets from counters through UPI/BHIM Apps Payment System  

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

In a major boost to Government’s key initiative of cashless transactions and passenger friendly measures, Ministry of Railways has introduced the facility for booking of railway tickets from ......
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Ministry of Railways launched 1ST Swarna Rajdhani rake today  

Ministry of Railways launched 1ST Swarna Rajdhani rake today

To improve passenger experience, Ministry of Railways decided to upgrade Premium Rajdhani and Shatabdi trains under Project ‘Swarna’. With improved passenger amenities, aesthetics and h......
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Bye Bye Fokker: The End of an Aircraft Era at Austrian Airlines  

Bye Bye Fokker: The End of an Aircraft Era at Austrian Airlines

On the morning of November 29, 2017, employees, invited guests and members of the Friends of Vienna Airport Association had the opportunity to officially bid farewell to the beloved Fokker fleet of......
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Mumbai airport runway exceeds declared capacity, handles 50 flights/hr twice  

Mumbai airport runway exceeds declared capacity, handles 50 flights/hr twice

As per the TOI report, Mumbai airport’s runway may have a declared capacity to handle 46 takeoffs and departure in an hour, but twice on Friday—once in the morning and once in the......
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Vistara adds another feather to its cap, voted ‘Best Airline (Domestic)’ once again  

Vistara adds another feather to its cap, voted ‘Best Airline (Domestic)’ once again

Vistara, India’s finest full service carrier, has been voted the ‘Best Airline (Domestic) 2017’ by the readers of luxury travel magazine, Travel + Leisure India & South ......
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Club Med Resorts looking to tap upper middle income group from India  

Club Med Resorts looking to tap upper middle income group from India

Club Med, a French company offering all-in holidays to travellers in its resorts located in vacation village regions like Bali, Bintan, Phuket, is now eyeing immense potential from the upper midd......
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Ritz Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert, opens to first guests  

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

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

IndiGo plans to induct 50 wide bodied Aircraft

According to a report by Anirban Chowdhury in The Economic Times, IndiGo, which has shown interest in buying Air India’s international operations, is actively considering alternate plans to......
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Shangri La Hotel Colombo opens its doors with inventory of 500 rooms  

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

Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts celebrated the grand opening of Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo last week. The launch signalled Colombo’s highly anticipated hotel launch in nearly 30 ......
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Maharashtra Government Gave Wings To Capt. Amol Yadav To Fly Under ‘Make In India’  

Maharashtra Government Gave Wings To Capt. Amol Yadav To Fly Under ‘Make In India’

“Success is no accident.  A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.  There are no secrets to success, no short cuts. It is the......
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One-Thousand-Year-Old Eggplant Discovered in City of David, Jerusalem  

One-Thousand-Year-Old Eggplant Discovered in City of David, Jerusalem

A 1,100-year-old refuse pit complete with eggplant seeds, discovered in archaeological excavations at the stepped street in the City of David in the Jerusalem Walls National Park, reveals the dieta......
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GoAir expands operations with 30 additional flights  

GoAir expands operations with 30 additional flights

·         Inducts 4 A320 NEOs ·         
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Dilip Puri announces top end hospitality education venture in India in partnership with Lausanne Hospitality  

Dilip Puri announces top end hospitality education venture in India in partnership with Lausanne Hospitality

With a promise to “reimagine hospitality education” of India in coming years, Dilip Puri, former Managing Director of Starwood Hotels of South Asia region has announced a premium ......
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Air India gets INR 1,500 crore loan from Bank of India  

Air India gets INR 1,500 crore loan from Bank of India

According to a PTI report, Debt-laden Air India has received a loan worth of INR 1,500 crore from Bank of India to meet urgent working capital needs less than a month after floating a tender in t......
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AVANI Hotels and Resorts Makes its Debut in New Zealand With the Opening of AVANI Metropolis Auckland Residences  

AVANI Hotels and Resorts Makes its Debut in New Zealand With the Opening of AVANI Metropolis Auckland Residences

AVANI Hotels & Resorts, the vibrant upscale brand by Minor Hotels, has made its first foray into New Zealand, with the opening of AVANI Metropolis Auckland Residences opening its doors recently......
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Preferred Hotels And Resorts Welcomes 25 New Member Hotels  

Preferred Hotels And Resorts Welcomes 25 New Member Hotels

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

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

Over 60 ministers of tourism and private sector leaders gathered on 7 November in London for the UNWTO / WTM Ministers’ Summit on ‘overtourism&rs......
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Tourism ministers set the agenda on second day of WTM London  

Tourism ministers set the agenda on second day of WTM London

Tourism ministers from across the world met hoteliers, tourist boards and trade associations at World Travel Market London – the leading global event for the travel industry – to tackle......
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Day 1 Responsible Tourism  

Day 1 Responsible Tourism

The first panel session of the day explored tourism’s efforts to address its......
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TAT launches Amazing Thailand Tourism Year 2018 calendar of events  

TAT launches Amazing Thailand Tourism Year 2018 calendar of events

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is launching an ambitious calendar of events in support of the ‘Amazing Thailand Tourism Year 2018‘ featuring an action-packed s......
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Jet to commence third daily non stop service between Mumbai and London Heathrow  

Jet to commence third daily non stop service between Mumbai and London Heathrow

Jet Airways India Ltd is set to commence its third daily non-stop service between Mumbai and London Heathrow with effect from the forthcoming weekend. The latest frequency to London Heathrow ......
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Winner of UNWTO Travel Competition announced  

Winner of UNWTO Travel Competition announced

The travellers’ competition closed with 2,400 submissions and one lucky winner: Katie Diederichs, who will be embarking on an unforgettable trip across six different countries to tell the......
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What not to miss when in Jordan  

What not to miss when in Jordan

There’s so much to do in Jordan that planning is definitely recommended to travelers who want to experience every bit of this fascinating cou......
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Stylish Beachfront Resort with Pool Villas is Being Built on the Southeast Coast of Koh Samui  

Stylish Beachfront Resort with Pool Villas is Being Built on the Southeast Coast of Koh Samui

Sheltered by a cove of golden sand and fringed by coconut palms, an upscale resort paradise is being developed on the southeast coast of Koh Samui; AVANI Sunset Coast Samui Resort & Villas will......
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Financial result as at September 30, 2017, Q3 Austrian Airlines increases result significantly  

Financial result as at September 30, 2017, Q3 Austrian Airlines increases result significantly

Financial result as at September 30, 2017 Q3: Austrian Airlines increases result significantly ·         ......
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Vistara and Avis India join hands to provide premium car rental services  

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

Vistara and Avis India, a car rental, leasing and fleet management provider, entered a partnership to provide a seamless and premium car rental experience to Vistara customers. The partnershi......
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IndiGo forays into regional markets adds ATR to its fleet  

IndiGo forays into regional markets adds ATR to its fleet

IndiGo announced its foray into regional markets. The airline will begin ATR operations with flights between cities on its existing network of Hyderabad, Chennai, Bengaluru, Mangalore, Madurai and ......
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GET READY TO RUN IN 2018 WITH THE START OF MARATHON SEASON IN ISRAEL  

GET READY TO RUN IN 2018 WITH THE START OF MARATHON SEASON IN ISRAEL

With a mild and relatively dry winter season, combined with stunning landscapes and rich history, Israel is a perfect venue for marathons and competitive relay races. Here is a round-up of the main......
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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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WINTER HOLIDAY OFFER AT PALAZZO VERSACE DUBAI  

WINTER HOLIDAY OFFER AT PALAZZO VERSACE DUBAI

Reminiscent of a 16th century Italian Palace, Palazzo Versace Dubai is a Neoclassical masterpiece with subtle traces of Arabian architecture. Featuring a striking entrance, high ceilings, landscape......
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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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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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Thailand hosted ASEAN Plus Three Tourism Youth Summit 2017  

Thailand hosted ASEAN Plus Three Tourism Youth Summit 2017

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) in cooperation with the Ministry of Tourism and Sports recently hosted the ASEAN Plus Three Tourism Youth Summit 2017, from 18 to 24 Se......
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TAT wins TTG Travel Awards 2017 for Best Travel Marketing Effort  

TAT wins TTG Travel Awards 2017 for Best Travel Marketing Effort

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has won the “Outstanding Achievement Award for Best Travel Marketing Effort” at the 28th Annual T......
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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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Authentic Indian flavours in Monaco  

Authentic Indian flavours in Monaco

Are you a food lover? Are you eating Indian cuisine when you travel? Then, "Maya Jah" is the right place to dine-......
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Vistara launches host of benefits under ‘Vistara Direct’  

Vistara launches host of benefits under ‘Vistara Direct’

Vistara, launched ‘Vistara Direct’, a unique and exciting program under which the airline offers an array of benefits to travellers who book tickets directly on Vistara’s we......
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73% travellers planning shorter getaways this festive season: Yatra Survey  

73% travellers planning shorter getaways this festive season: Yatra Survey

Yatra.com, conducted its annual festive survey highlighting the travel trends for this festive season. The survey conducted amongst 2700 respondents reveal......
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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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GROUNDRocks.com Helps Young Travellers Do Good in Asia  

GROUNDRocks.com Helps Young Travellers Do Good in Asia

GROUND Asia is launching GROUNDRocks.com this week to showcase easy to book community experiences for individual young people, couples, and groups of friends who want to do ......
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Tamil Nadu: Tale of Temples  

Tamil Nadu: Tale of Temples

With over 3300 temples, Tamil Nadu truly is the cradle of the Dravidian culture. No wonder it attracts the second highest footfalls of overseas tourists in India. Several of the magnificent temples......
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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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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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Hong Kong Airlines and WestJet  entered  codeshare agreement  

Hong Kong Airlines and WestJet entered codeshare agreement

Hong Kong Airlines and WestJet have entered into a codeshare agreement, which sees Hong Kong Airline placing its HX marketing code on WestJet-operated flights. The two carriers are building......
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Tourism is growing despite terror fears  

Tourism is growing despite terror fears

Fear of terrorism is a major factor in holiday planning – Large variation in safety perceptions of different destinations – ITB Berlin and IPK International analyse global shift......
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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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Monaco from the Heart of Kashi  

Monaco from the Heart of Kashi" by Amit Aggarwal created a cultural connect at Lakme Fashion Week

Monaco Tourism brought the incredible collection by fantasy designer Amit Aggarwal at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2017. The ensembles were a masterly showcase of craftsmanship, style, ......
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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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Resplendent Ceylon announces its newest luxury retreat in Sri Lanka- Wild Coast Tented Lodge  

Resplendent Ceylon announces its newest luxury retreat in Sri Lanka- Wild Coast Tented Lodge

Resplendent Ceylon, the benchmark for boutique, small luxury resorts in Sri Lanka has announced its newest resort offering- the Wild Coast Tented Lodge. Ideally located at the edge of Yala National......
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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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"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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Double Tracking of North East Frontier Railway  

Double Tracking of North East Frontier Railway

Doubling is taken up when the routes are saturated.  They are taken up in phases depending upon traffic density. As on date, 5 doubling projects have been taken up in North Eastern Regio......
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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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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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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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Travel trade votes for South Africa as the Best Adventure Destination at 2017 East India Travel Awards.  

Travel trade votes for South Africa as the Best Adventure Destination at 2017 East India Travel Awards.

Most famous for its wildlife-driven holidays, South Africa’s adventure holiday capabilities have received a vote of confidence from the Indian travel trade “This award is especially hea......
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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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AirAsia X shares festive joy with Rohingya refugee children  

AirAsia X shares festive joy with Rohingya refugee children

In the spirit of sharing and giving, the management team and Allstars (employees) of AirAsia X Berhad visited Rohingya Community School in Kampung Cheras Baru, here earlier today to celebrate Hari ......
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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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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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‘Ease Of Doing Business’ For Hotels and Restaurants In Mumbai Takes A Big Stride Forward  

‘Ease Of Doing Business’ For Hotels and Restaurants In Mumbai Takes A Big Stride Forward

The Hotel and Restaurant Association of Western India (HRAWI) has welcomed the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai’s (MCGM) decision to streamline the licencing process for hospitality in......
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South African Tourism targets Delhi’s Ultra HNHs through travel agent training programme  

South African Tourism targets Delhi’s Ultra HNHs through travel agent training programme

South African Tourism concluded the 7th edition of its annual travel trade training sessions in Delhi.  Aimed at equipping travel agents with the best tips to sell the destination, ‘Lear......
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Qatar Airways’ Successful ‘No Borders, Only Horizons’ Campaign Becomes Top Viral Video Worldwide  

Qatar Airways’ Successful ‘No Borders, Only Horizons’ Campaign Becomes Top Viral Video Worldwide

Qatar Airways has received tremendous support globally for its recently-launched television and social media commercial titled ‘No Borders, Only Horizons’, which has been viewed by more......
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Etihad Holidays expands in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman and Bahrain  

Etihad Holidays expands in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman and Bahrain

Etihad Holidays offers dynamically packaged holidays at exceptional rates at many of the world’s leading hotel brands. Guests can now book their flights with Etihad Airways and its partner ai......
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New tableware for Lufthansa Economy Class  

New tableware for Lufthansa Economy Class

Timeless, modern and high quality - Lufthansa is now serving its guests in Economy Class meals and drinks on new tableware on all intercontinental flights. With a clear use of form and elegant, con......
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Air New Zealand has scooped the Canstar Travel Money Awards with its OneSmart card  

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

Evaluating the fees and benefits of all travel cards offered in New Zealand, Canstar has named OneSmart the leading choice with judges recognising its competitive exchange rates, low fees and Airpo......
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Maharashtra is ready for 4 crore Sapling Plantation  

Maharashtra is ready for 4 crore Sapling Plantation

Buoyed by the overwhelming response by the people from all walks of life in Maharashtra to State Forests and Finance & Planning Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar’s appeal or planting 2 crore pl......
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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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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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Jammu and Kashmir Tourism and Tourism Stakeholders of JandK  focuses on Shri Amarnathji Yatra 2017  

Jammu and Kashmir Tourism and Tourism Stakeholders of JandK focuses on Shri Amarnathji Yatra 2017

Chairman, Tourism Federation of Jammu, Shri Rajesh Gupta along with prominent members of Tourism Trade of Jammu & Kashmir including S.Amrik Singh, Nazir A Mir, Karan Watal, B.B.Kotwal had inter......
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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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South Africa hosts Indaba 2017 post tour to George, Oudtrshoorn and Knysna  

South Africa hosts Indaba 2017 post tour to George, Oudtrshoorn and Knysna

South African Tourism celebrated a fruitful Indaba 2017 with over 20,000 meetings held over the three show days – an increase of over 20% compared to last year’s figure. Indaba is South......
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Five Years of Wonder at Gardens by the Bay  

Five Years of Wonder at Gardens by the Bay

Gardens by the Bay, Singapore's horticultural-themed attraction renowned for its Supertrees and cooled conservatories, celebrates its fifth anniversary in June this year.  
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Moldova hosts the 61st Meeting of the UNWTO Commission for Europe  

Moldova hosts the 61st Meeting of the UNWTO Commission for Europe

Over 30 countries and Affiliate Members of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) gathered last week in Chisinau, the capital city of the Republic of Moldova, for the 61st Meeting of the UNWTO Comm......
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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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Jet Airways and Aeromexico sign landmark codeshare MoU to pormote travel between India and Mexico  

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

Jet Airways, India's full service, premier international airline, and Aeromexico, the flag carrier airline of Mexico have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that outlines cooperation in......
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Lufthansa Group brings direct payment option to the check-in counter and gate with card terminals  

Lufthansa Group brings direct payment option to the check-in counter and gate with card terminals

The Lufthansa Group will now enable secure and simple payments at the check-in counter, by introducing “Amadeus Airport Pay”. This new service, developed by Amadeus and Ingenico, will s......
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TAAI conducts session on GST for its members across India  

TAAI conducts session on GST for its members across India

Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI)  - Western Region, organized  an special educative  session on GST for its members, in Mumbai on 1st June 2017 as the deadline of ......
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TIRUN launches mobile application for enabling faster and easier bookings for travel partners  

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

In a move aimed to make cruise bookings simpler for its partners, TIRUN, the exclusive India representative of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. has launched a mobile application for its travel partners......
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Bangkok Airways and Hong Kong Airlines enter into codeshare agreement  

Bangkok Airways and Hong Kong Airlines enter into codeshare agreement

Bangkok Airways, the Asia’s boutique airline and Hong Kong Airlines, the Hong Kong based full-service carrier, have entered into codeshare partnership, giving travelers enhanced connectivity ......
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Lufthansa provides cabin staff with iPads  

Lufthansa provides cabin staff with iPads

The issuing of 20,000 cabin mobile devices is a major step in Lufthansa's year of digitization.   A gentle push on the home button and the digital world opens up to the use......
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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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Alex Cruz, British Airways Chief Executive Message to Customers  

Alex Cruz, British Airways Chief Executive Message to Customers

Many of our IT systems are back up today and my colleagues across the airline are working very hard to build back our flight programme and get as many of our customers as possible away on their tra......
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Explore Dubai for less with 'My Emirates Pass'  

Explore Dubai for less with 'My Emirates Pass'

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

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

Qatar Airways and Monacair are delighted to announce a new partnership between one of the world’s leading airlines and the French Riviera’s premium helicopter operator, commencing 4 Jul......
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Jet Airways Group records second profitable Year  

Jet Airways Group records second profitable Year

  Jet Airways Group FY17 highlights:   Total revenue up 1.7% at INR 22,693 crores compared to INR 22,321 crores in FY16 Available Seat Kilometers inc......
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Usher in a new era of entertainment at Marina Bay Sands with Spectra  

Usher in a new era of entertainment at Marina Bay Sands with Spectra

Marina Bay Sands is set to unveil an unprecedented entertainment experience with a new, state-of-the-art light and water show, Spectra, on 2 June.     The city sky......
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Hotel Industry Comes Together To Empower Weaker Section Women; Provide Low Cost Food  

Hotel Industry Comes Together To Empower Weaker Section Women; Provide Low Cost Food

The Hotel industry which is one of India’s largest employment generators will now extend its contribution to uplifting the socio-economic conditions of women from the weaker section of the co......
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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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SpiceJet raises the customer experience bar with Self Bag Drop feature  

SpiceJet raises the customer experience bar with Self Bag Drop feature

SpiceJet, the country’s favourite low-cost carrier, has yet again raised the bar for customer experience by offering - ‘Self Bag Drop’ (SBD) at Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji ......
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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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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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Media Statement for AC624 Halifax Incident, (March 29, 2015)  

Media Statement for AC624 Halifax Incident, (March 29, 2015)

MONTREAL, May 18, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada is in receipt of the TSB report on the incident involving AC624 in March 2015. We are appreciative of the TSB's efforts to thoroughly investigat......
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Finance Minister (India) announces 28% GST on Hotels with tariff of over INR 5000  

Finance Minister (India) announces 28% GST on Hotels with tariff of over INR 5000

News Courtesy : TOI   Arun Jaitley, Union Finance Minister headed Goods and Service Tax (GST) Council decided to place the service sector under four slabs of......
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New publication to help tourism industry meet UN Sustainable Development Goals  

New publication to help tourism industry meet UN Sustainable Development Goals

A pioneering publication designed to help the travel and tourism industry meet the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has been launched at the PATA Annual Summit in Sri Lanka. ......
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UNWTO Commission for Asia and the Pacific meets in Bangladesh  

UNWTO Commission for Asia and the Pacific meets in Bangladesh

In 2016, Asia and the Pacific received 309 million international tourist arrivals, 9% more than in 2015; by 2030 this number is expected to reach 535 million. Over 20 countries gathered in Banglade......
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ITDC - ICPB hosts exclusive Road Show at The Ashok promoting MICE segment  

ITDC - ICPB hosts exclusive Road Show at The Ashok promoting MICE segment

India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) – the public sector undertaking under the aegis of Ministry of Tourism, Government of India – hosted a Road Show in collaboration with India......
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Atlantis, The Palm and 104.8 Channel 4 break the Guinness World Records for Longest Underwater Radio Broadcast  

Atlantis, The Palm and 104.8 Channel 4 break the Guinness World Records for Longest Underwater Radio Broadcast

On Saturday 13th May, 104.8 Channel 4 radio host Stu Tolanbroadcasted LIVE from thebottom of The Ambassador Lagoon at Atlantis, The Palm for a total of 5 hours, 25 minutes and 25 seconds, smashing ......
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Air New Zealand is giving travellers a sneak peek into what the future of inflight service could look like  

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

The airline has been working with information technology service provider Dimension Data on unique software for Microsoft's augmented reality (AR) viewer HoloLens that could support cabin crew ......
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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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Qatar Airways marked the successful conclusion of this year’s emergency exercise  

Qatar Airways marked the successful conclusion of this year’s emergency exercise

Qatar Airways marked the successful conclusion of this year’s emergency exercise, which has been dubbed ‘Delta Oryx 2017’. The emergency simulation consisted of a crash site in th......
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Vistara introduces self-service check-in at kiosks across airports in India  

Vistara introduces self-service check-in at kiosks across airports in India

In its commitment to offering a seamless travel experience to its customers, Vistara, India’s finest full-service carrier, today launched self-service kiosk check-in at Delhi’s Terminal......
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Tourism Malaysia and AirAsia join forces to promote tourism  

Tourism Malaysia and AirAsia join forces to promote tourism

Tourism Malaysia (TM) and AirAsia, the world’s best low-cost airline signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) today which will see both parties collaborate to promote tourism in Malaysia. ......
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The UNWTO High Level Task Force Meeting on Tourism and Security convenes in Madrid  

The UNWTO High Level Task Force Meeting on Tourism and Security convenes in Madrid

The integration of national security with tourism security, crisis communication and travel advisories were some of the key issues discussed at the 1st Meeting of the High Level Task Force on Touri......
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Fourteenth Austrian Embraer OE-LWO Took Off on Maiden Flight to Stuttgart  

Fourteenth Austrian Embraer OE-LWO Took Off on Maiden Flight to Stuttgart

Embraer aircraft took off on its initial flight OS 183 from Vienna to Stuttgart. The Embraer featuring the registration number OE-LWO is the fourteenth aircraft of this type in the ......
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105th UNWTO Executive Council meeting concludes in Madrid  

105th UNWTO Executive Council meeting concludes in Madrid

Madrid, Spain, hosted the 105th meeting of the Executive Council of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) between 11 and 12 May. The Meeting focused on current trends and challenges facing the tou......
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Taiwan is celebrating it's 10th Fulong International Sand Sculpture Festival  

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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The UNWTO High Level Task Force Meeting on Tourism and Security convenes in Madrid  

The UNWTO High Level Task Force Meeting on Tourism and Security convenes in Madrid

The integration of national security with tourism security, crisis communication and travel advisories were some of the key issues discussed at the 1st Meeting of the High Level Task Force on Touri......
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Belmond launches Belmond Las Casitas and South America’s first luxury sleeper train  

Belmond launches Belmond Las Casitas and South America’s first luxury sleeper train

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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UNWTO Secretary-General thanks outgoing WTTC President for strong partnership  

UNWTO Secretary-General thanks outgoing WTTC President for strong partnership

Over the last six years, UNWTO and WTTC have created a strong partnership, bringing public and private sector together to advance the tourism sector and addressing its most pressing priorities.......
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 Paytm has unveiled a new Digital campaign led by a new film for its online travel business  

Paytm has unveiled a new Digital campaign led by a new film for its online travel business

Paytm has unveiled a new Digital campaign led by a new film for its online travel business. The brand f......
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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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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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Lufthansa has now taken the decisive step on the way to a paperless cockpit  

Lufthansa has now taken the decisive step on the way to a paperless cockpit

Lufthansa has now taken the decisive step on the way to a paperless cockpit. Beginning of April, the electronic flight folder (eFF) app largely replaced the paper briefing. For the first time, pilo......
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Jet Airways to introduce new services between Chennai and Paris / Bengaluru and Amsterdam  

Jet Airways to introduce new services between Chennai and Paris / Bengaluru and Amsterdam

Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline, is proud to announce the launch of two new flights directly connecting Chennai with Paris and Bengaluru with Amsterdam. The......
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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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Thirteenth Austrian Embraer OE-LWE Took Off on Maiden Flight  

Thirteenth Austrian Embraer OE-LWE Took Off on Maiden Flight

Another Embraer aircraft took off on its initial flight OS 375 from Vienna to Amsterdam. The Embraer featuring the registration number OE-LWE is the thirteenth aircraft of this type in the Austrian......
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Singapore Airlines And SilkAir Sign Codeshare Agreement With Air France-KLM  

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

Singapore Airlines and regional subsidiary SilkAir have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Air France-KLM to codeshare on each other’s flights with effect from 27 April 2017. &......
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Karnataka Tourism kick-start a brand new campaign “The Year of the Wild”  

Karnataka Tourism kick-start a brand new campaign “The Year of the Wild”

“The Year of the Wild”, a brand new campaign, to kick-start the year, was launched by Chief Minister Sri. Siddaramaiah in the presence of Sri. Priyank Kharge, Minister of State for IT, ......
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UOB And KrisFlyer Partnership Sets New Heights For Banking Solutions In Singapore  

UOB And KrisFlyer Partnership Sets New Heights For Banking Solutions In Singapore

United Overseas Bank Limited (UOB) and KrisFlyer1 today launched the KrisFlyer UOB Account, the first banking solution in Singapore to earn KrisFlyer miles when a customer saves or spends. ......
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Qatar Airways Achieves Compliance with IATA Resolution 753 Certification  

Qatar Airways Achieves Compliance with IATA Resolution 753 Certification

Qatar Airways has become the first airline in the world to achieve compliance with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Resolution 753 at its hub in Hamad International Airport (HIA).......
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Lufthansa presents Mumbai with Airbus A350-900   

Lufthansa presents Mumbai with Airbus A350-900

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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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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Singapore Airlines And Ethiopian Airlines Expand Codeshare Agreement  

Singapore Airlines And Ethiopian Airlines Expand Codeshare Agreement

Star Alliance members Singapore Airlines and Ethiopian Airlines will expand their codeshare agreement as of 1 June 2......
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Turkish Airlines further enhances its presence in Russia.  

Turkish Airlines further enhances its presence in Russia.

Samara, 250th international destination of global carrier has been added to the extensive flight network within today.   Permanently reinforcing its position a......
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Preferred Hotels and Resorts launches Mobile App and member rate program  

Preferred Hotels and Resorts launches Mobile App and member rate program

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Chef Patrick Leano appointed new Chef de Cuisine of Mandarin Grill  

Chef Patrick Leano appointed new Chef de Cuisine of Mandarin Grill

 Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong has appointed Chef Patrick Leano as the new Chef de Cuisine of Mandarin Grill + Bar.

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Workshop on leveraging Private Investment in Indian Railways Organized by the World Bank and Indian Railways  

Workshop on leveraging Private Investment in Indian Railways Organized by the World Bank and Indian Railways

The Ministry of Railways and the World Bank organised a knowledge sharing workshop on leveraging private investment in Railways on March 29, 2017. The objective was to showcase the projects that pr......
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Indian Cabinet approves signing of new Air Services Agreement between India and Serbia  

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

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for updation of the existing Air Services Agreement (ASA) between India and Serbia which was signed on......
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PM Modi's UDAN project takes off; one-hour flights capped at Rs 2,500  

PM Modi's UDAN project takes off; one-hour flights capped at Rs 2,500

The government on Thursday announced the list of airlines that will be connecting unserved airports in the country. 50 per cent of seats on every flight will cost Rs 2,500 per seat unde......
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World Travel Awards will host Latin America Ceremony 2017 in Mexico  

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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Explore Ancient Cambodia with the Newly Renovated All-Suite Anantara Angkor Resort  

Explore Ancient Cambodia with the Newly Renovated All-Suite Anantara Angkor Resort

Appealing to discerning travellers, Anantara Angkor Resort reopens as Siem Reap’s premier all-suite boutique resort and gateway to the heart of Cambodia’s ancient Khmer Empire. Renovati......
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Trip Advisor featured four Indian cities on top 25 Asia list  

Trip Advisor featured four Indian cities on top 25 Asia list

Four Indian destinations including New Delhi and Goa have featured in the top 25 Asia list of TripAdvisor's Travellers' Choice awards. "India bags the second spot in the Asia list with fo......
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Indian Railways to generate 100 mv of solar power  

Indian Railways to generate 100 mv of solar power

Around 1,000 MW of solar power will be generated annually by the railways soon, Union railway minister Suresh Prabhu said Saturday. Of this, 500 MW will be produced by installing solar panels on ro......
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India got 5th rank on Medical Tourism Index globally  

India got 5th rank on Medical Tourism Index globally

India currently ranks 5th on the Medical Tourism Index globally and 2nd in Asia as per the International Healthcare and Research Centre statistics. This portrays a potential opportunity for I......
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..Jet Airways announces its tie up with Uber..             

..Jet Airways announces its tie up with Uber..

Ride-hailing service Uber and Jet Airways have announced a collaboration, with the aim to ‘enhance guest experience’. As part of the tie-up, the airline company will be offering its fli......
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Indian trade's top South African sellers experience the best of SA  

Indian trade's top South African sellers experience the best of SA

The Fastest 50 Challenge launched last year invited travel agents across India to sell 50 South Africa packages exceeding 9 days. The first 20 sellers stood to win an all-expenses-p......
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Classic Meet Pop as Vanessa-Mae and Salut Salon take Centre Stage in Israel  

Classic Meet Pop as Vanessa-Mae and Salut Salon take Centre Stage in Israel

Culture vultures visiting Israel in April and May can take advantage of two special concert events taking place during t......
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Jordanian food that will tantalize your taste buds  

Jordanian food that will tantalize your taste buds

Jordan, due to its geographical location in the Levant, has culinary influences from North Africa, the Middle East, Persia, and the Mediterranean, bringing together flavors that are new and excitin......
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Jet Airways featured amongst the top 200 most influential brands in the world  

Jet Airways featured amongst the top 200 most influential brands in the world

Jet Airways, India’s full-service, premier international airline, has been featured as one of the Top 200 Most Influential Brands in the World by Richtopia, a leading digital ......
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Anantara Prepares to Debut in Europe  

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Garuda Indonesia Group to Join Singapore Airshow 2016

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TAT redesigns Amazing Thailand campaign’s logo

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Minor Hotel Group Announces Launch of Oaks Brand in India

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PM Narendra Modi flags off Mahamana Express from Varanasi Cantt to New Delhi

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UNWTO recommends destinations to focus in a stronger segmentation of travellers

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has been long advocating for the need to advance travel faciliation as a means to promote tourism development and multiply its socio-economic benefits.Accordi......
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According to a recent survey ,if you need a hotel room in London for New Year's Eve, expect to spend almost 200% more than usual.   The survey compared accom......
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