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NewGen ISS Goes Live in Norway  

NewGen ISS Goes Live in Norway

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that Norway became the first market to implement the New Generation of IATA Settlement Systems (NewGen ISS).  NewGen ISS wa......
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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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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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Indian Railways inducts two State of the Art High Horse Power Locomotives  

Indian Railways inducts two State of the Art High Horse Power Locomotives

Indian Railways in collaboration with M/S General Electric (GE) under the Public Private Partnership initiative has inducted two Digitally Enabled Locomotives ba......
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New Railways in New India Budget  

New Railways in New India Budget

New India Budget to transform Railways into a modern, safe, green, affordable and comfortable mode of transport Drastically scaling up investments by almost three times to Rs 1,48,528 cr. in 2018......
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New dog themed events and interactive activities to strengthen community bonding and harmony at the Chinatown Chinese New Year Celebrations 2018  

New dog themed events and interactive activities to strengthen community bonding and harmony at the Chinatown Chinese New Year Celebrations 2018

To usher in the Year of the Dog, this year's Chinatown Chinese New Year Celebrations 2018 will feature a rich line-up of festivities for local and overseas visitors, as well as dog lovers......
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2017 a successful year of collaboration with Dubai Aviation entities for Bayanat Engineering  

2017 a successful year of collaboration with Dubai Aviation entities for Bayanat Engineering

To meet Dubai Aviation's growing demand for efficient and reliable solutions, Bayanat Engineering sharpened its solutions spectrum with partnered technology providers. The 2017 achievements ill......
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Romantic Enchantments in Thailand  

Romantic Enchantments in Thailand

With the most romantic day of the year fast approaching, Thailand brings a wide array of romantic delights from three of the luxurious properties in spectacular locations -- Krabi, Phuket and Koh S......
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Celebrate the 2018 Taiwan Lantern Festival  

Celebrate the 2018 Taiwan Lantern Festival

To be celebrated from 2nd March to 11th March, the 2018 Taiwan Lantern Festival is going to present itself via water, on the land, and in the air. Bringing together tourism, technology, cultu......
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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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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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ITDC organises all state tourism boards meet  

ITDC organises all state tourism boards meet

India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC), the public sector undertaking under the aegis of the Ministry of Tourism invited State Tourism Corporations/Departments from pan India for a round......
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Safety, Connectivity, Blocked Funds, ATM and Human Capital Top Agenda for Africa  

Safety, Connectivity, Blocked Funds, ATM and Human Capital Top Agenda for Africa

Kigali - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) highlighted five priorities which must be addressed for aviation to deliver maximum economic and social benefits in Africa. These are:
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HRAWI Welcomes GST Reduction To 5%  

HRAWI Welcomes GST Reduction To 5%

At the 23rd meeting of GST Council on 10th November 2017 at Guwahati, Assam the Hon’ble Finance Minister announced the reduction in GST levied on food bills at restaurants to ......
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WTM London concludes in a festival mood  

WTM London concludes in a festival mood

The third and final day of WTM London 2017 featured packed halls, numerous business meetings and insightful seminars and presentations.   Respon......
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World Responsible Tourism Day  

World Responsible Tourism Day

WTM London Director Simon Press opened Wednesday’s World Responsible Tourism Day by reminding the audience that the focus this year has been on two key topics – overtourism and achievin......
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Treebo Hotels report net loss of INR 73.5 cr in FY17  

Treebo Hotels report net loss of INR 73.5 cr in FY17

As per the Mint report, Budget hotel chain Treebo Hotels posted INR 73.5 crore in net losses in the fiscal year ended March 31, on total sales of INR 20.6 c......
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Airlines slash fares in Diwali fortnight  

Airlines slash fares in Diwali fortnight

According to a report by Tarun Shukla in The Hindustan Times, airlines are offering a Diwali bonanza to travellers in the form of sharp fare cuts, a sign that demand for plane seats in the festiv......
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Air India ties up with PNB and IndusInd for INR 3,250 cr loan  

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

Air India tied up with public sector lender Punjab National Bank and private lender Induslnd to secure loans to the tune of over INR 3,000 crore for meeting working capital requirements. The ......
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Excise Department Notification Paves Way For Re-Opening of Bars and Permit Rooms Within City Limits  

Excise Department Notification Paves Way For Re-Opening of Bars and Permit Rooms Within City Limits

The Maharashtra State Excise Department has issued a notification to all concerned authorities to begin reissuing or renewing licences of bars and permit rooms affected by the Highway liquor ban wh......
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UNWTO strongly condemns the attack perpetrated in Barcelona  

UNWTO strongly condemns the attack perpetrated in Barcelona

UNWTO strongly condemns the heinous attack perpetrated yesterday in the city of Barcelona and expresses its heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of the innocent victims and to the peop......
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OYO sees room for growth, plans to double inventory  

OYO sees room for growth, plans to double inventory

OYO, a budget hotel aggregator backed by SoftBank, plans to double its inventory of 70,000 rooms to 1.5 lakh by the end of next year to cater to growing business and leisure travel in the country, ......
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Lords Hotels and Resorts on MICE Tourism  

Lords Hotels and Resorts on MICE Tourism

Reaction from Lords Hotels & Resorts on MICE Tourism: “Businesses or enterprises hold MICE events in different regions because those regions may be their markets or t......
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Hotel Industry Hit With MICE Crisis  

Hotel Industry Hit With MICE Crisis

Post the Goods & Services Tax (GST) roll out earlier this month, the Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions (MICE) related activities have been hit hard. One of the anomalies that em......
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IATA appoints Edenred and MSTS to implement IATA EasyPay  

IATA appoints Edenred and MSTS to implement IATA EasyPay

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced key milestones toward implementing the New Generation of IATA Settlement Systems (NewGen ISS). Edenred and Multiservice Technology Solut......
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GST clarification set to ease Flight disruptions  

GST clarification set to ease Flight disruptions

The government's clarification that goods and services tax would not be applicable on imports of aircraft has eased the supply of spare parts for IndiGo's many A320 neo planes that have Pra......
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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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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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Immersive Spa and Wellness Breaks with Preferred Hotels and Resorts  

Immersive Spa and Wellness Breaks with Preferred Hotels and Resorts

Preferred Hotels & Resorts offers travelers immersive spa and wellness retreats at some of the world’s distinctive independent hotels to experience #thePreferredLife   <......
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BookMyForex ventures into travel insurance; to offer varied plans for different customer needs  

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

It is not a pleasant experience to describe lost luggage and delayed flights to expectant relatives waiting to hear stories of your first trip abroad. BookMyForex, the world’s largest marketp......
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China Airlines “Buddy Bears Liveried Aircraft” Set for May 26 Launch  

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

China Airlines unveiled today the “Buddy Bears Liveried Aircraft” in partnership with the Tourism Bureau of the Ministry of Transportation and Communications, Kaohsiung City Gover......
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Federation of Hotel & Restaurant Associations of India (FHRAI) To Seek Legal Redressal  

Federation of Hotel & Restaurant Associations of India (FHRAI) To Seek Legal Redressal

The Federation of Hotel & Restaurant Associations of India (FHRAI) is exploring legal remedies with regards to the recent Supreme Court Order, shutting down from 1st A......
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“End Drunk Driving, Not Hotels” HRAWI Campaigns Against Liquor Ban   

“End Drunk Driving, Not Hotels” HRAWI Campaigns Against Liquor Ban

Hotel and Restaurant Association of Western India (HRAWI), the apex body of restaurateurs and hoteliers of Western India, has initiated a full-fledged social media campaign on the recent issue of l......
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Nationwide Songkran celebrations kick off with colourful Bangkok extravaganza  

Nationwide Songkran celebrations kick off with colourful Bangkok extravaganza

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) kicked off this year’s Songkran celebrations with an Amazing Songkran Joyful Procession on 8 April in central Bangkok. The event, presided over b......
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Over 35,000 Restaurants and Bars Could Face Closure In Western India Alone  

Over 35,000 Restaurants and Bars Could Face Closure In Western India Alone

Hotel And Restaurant Association of Western India (HRAWI), reacting to Supreme Court’s recent decision upholding the ban on selling or serving of liquor along the highway, has said that it wo......
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Kuwait to showcase multi-billion dollar tourism plan at ATM  

Kuwait to showcase multi-billion dollar tourism plan at ATM

With ambitions to welcome 440,000 visitors a year by 2024, the government of Kuwait is pressing ahead with multiple plans that will see billions of dollars invested in projects and ......
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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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Anantara Prepares to Debut in Europe  

Anantara Prepares to Debut in Europe

Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas, a leading operator and developer of luxury hotels, resorts and spas in Asia, the Indian Ocean, Africa and the Middle East, prepares to launch the first Ana......
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Harper’s Bazaar Ranks Israel on their list of the 17 best places to travel in 2017  

Harper’s Bazaar Ranks Israel on their list of the 17 best places to travel in 2017

Israel continues to be ranked in listings for top 2017 travel destinations. The glossy magazine Harper’s Bazaar also included Israel when they created their list of the top 17......
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Hotel Industry in India Pitches for Equality in Regulations and Taxes  

Hotel Industry in India Pitches for Equality in Regulations and Taxes

The Parliament of Singapore passed a new law on 6th February making it illegal for home owners to rent out entire apartments and rooms for less than six months, unless they have per......
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SATTE 2017 Showcases India Assist  

SATTE 2017 Showcases India Assist

South Asia’s leading Travel Trade Show SATTE 2017 witnessed the launch of India Assist-first of its kind mobile app in the ......
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Hotel Aggregators Not Only Cause Revenue Losses To The Exchequer But Will Harm Tourism and Hospitality Industry In the Long Term  

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

Highlighting the unfair advantages enjoyed by unregulated players and aggregators from the unorganized sector like Airbnb, Bed & Breakfast and Homestays, the Hotel and Restaurant Association of......
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Pre-budget expectations of Entrepreneurs in travel and tourism industry  

Pre-budget expectations of Entrepreneurs in travel and tourism industry

Mr Manheer Singh Sethi, Co-founder, Travkart.com said "The travel marketplace has different segments such as hotel room bookings, comp......
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INR 500 / 1000 demonetization will have major impact on travel industry  

INR 500 / 1000 demonetization will have major impact on travel industry

Here is what we at BookMyForex view as possible scenerio on demonetization of Rs. 500 and 1000 currency notes on behalf of Mr. Sudarshan Motwani, CEO & founder, ......
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Israeli Discoveries And Innovations That Changed The World  

Israeli Discoveries And Innovations That Changed The World

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Anantara Si Kao Offers Guests a Chance to Save Endangered Dugongs  

Anantara Si Kao Offers Guests a Chance to Save Endangered Dugongs

In the southern province of Trang, along the untouched Andaman coast, some of Thailand’s best kept secrets are easily accessible from Anantara Si Kao Reso......
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 Salzburg saw a whopping increase of 81% Indian arrivals in comparison to 2015  

Salzburg saw a whopping increase of 81% Indian arrivals in comparison to 2015

Salzburg has definitely caught the fancy of the Indian travelers this s......
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National Plan Launched to Excavate the Judean Desert Caves  and Rescue the Dead Sea Scrolls  

National Plan Launched to Excavate the Judean Desert Caves and Rescue the Dead Sea Scrolls

The Israel Antiquities Authority, in cooperation with the Heritage Project in the Ministry of Jerusalem Affairs, and together with the Minister of Culture and Sport, MK Miri Regev, is promoting a n......
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The Global Crisis Of Leadership  

The Global Crisis Of Leadership

Article by - Dr. Alon Ben-Meir   A question often raised is: are leaders a reflection of their time, or are they individuals who rise to an......
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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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Monarch airlines owner said to be considering short-haul exit  

Monarch airlines owner said to be considering short-haul exit

  Monarch Airlines is considering selling it's short-haul services after an 18-month turnaround that rescued it from the brink of collapse.   Investment firm G......
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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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Kingfisher Airlines now in inflation of brand valuation scandal at over Rs 4,000 crore  

Kingfisher Airlines now in inflation of brand valuation scandal at over Rs 4,000 crore

The defunct Kingfisher Airlines has hit further turbulence in Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) investigating of an alleged overvaluation of the brand at Rs 4,100 crore, which was aimed at ......
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Selfie related deaths spiralling at important tourist destinations in Karnataka  

Selfie related deaths spiralling at important tourist destinations in Karnataka

With selfie-related deaths are spiralling by important tourist destinations, the state tourism department of Karnataka is mulling deployment of personnel belonging to newly raised tourist police fo......
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Time to ski on the slopes of the Scottish Highlands  

Time to ski on the slopes of the Scottish Highlands

The conditions are about as good as they ever get in both the east and west sides of the Scottish Highlands. All five ski resorts of the Highlands are open with respectable snow depths at all altit......
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Tourism Ministers discuss collaboration between tourism and security  

Tourism Ministers discuss collaboration between tourism and security

Ministers of Tourism and High Level officials from 86 countries gathered in Madrid to discuss the development of closer collaboration mechanisms between tourism and security administrations to ......
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Anantara Launches Healthy New You 2016  Balance Yourself and Embrace Wellness during your Maldivian Holiday  

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

Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas, the luxury hospitality brand for modern travellers, invites guests to embrace health and wellness as an integral element of their luxury holiday with its 2016 B......
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 AirAsia to Raise $1 Billion for New Planes  

AirAsia to Raise $1 Billion for New Planes

AirAsia Bhd., Southeast Asia’s biggest budget carrier is planning to raise $1 billion, under a multi-currency medium-term note program to refinance debt and buy airplanes after last year&rsqu......
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