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Czech Tourism witnessed 128% rise in Indian Arrivals  

Czech Tourism witnessed 128% rise in Indian Arrivals

Czech Tourism along with the Embassy of the Czech Republic in New Delhi, conducted three city roadshow in New Delhi, Ahmedabad and Mumbai recently to promote the unique attractions that Czech Repub......
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Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre appoints new CEO  

Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre appoints new CEO

Oman Tourism Development Company (OMRAN) the developer of the iconic Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre (OCEC) project, which is the new landmark venue and business hub in Oman, has appointed ......
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Czech Republic witnesses phenomenal growth in Indian arrivals in the last 3 years  

Czech Republic witnesses phenomenal growth in Indian arrivals in the last 3 years

Czech Tourism along with the Embassy of the Czech Republic in New Delhi conducted three-city roadshow in Delhi, Ahmedabad and Mumbai to promote the unique attractions of the Czech Republic.......
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IHG debuts in Udaipur with signing of Holiday Inn Udaipur Urban Square  

IHG debuts in Udaipur with signing of Holiday Inn Udaipur Urban Square

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of world’s leading hotel companies has signed a management agreement with Bhumika Enterprises Private Limited for Holiday Inn Udaipur Urban Square. Th......
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Cabinet approves Memorandum of Understanding between India and Romania in the field of tourism  

Cabinet approves Memorandum of Understanding between India and Romania in the field of tourism

The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modihas given its ex-post facto approvalto the Memorandum of Understanding signed between India and Romania in the field of tourism.&n......
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DIAL plans to make Delhi airport plastic free by 2019  

DIAL plans to make Delhi airport plastic free by 2019

The country’s busiest airport will be plastic-free by the end of 2019. Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) has started the process of not using plastic for grocery bags, ......
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Technology and Innovation Seen as a Big Boost to Cultural Tourism  

Technology and Innovation Seen as a Big Boost to Cultural Tourism

Seeking to advance use of innovation and cutting-edge technologies into cultural tourism practices, destinations and products, the International Seminar on Harnessing Cultural Tourism through Innov......
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Fiji Airways appoints Bird Travels as GSA in India  

Fiji Airways appoints Bird Travels as GSA in India

Fiji Airways has appointed Bird Travels Private Ltd, the Airline Management Services arm of Bird Group as its local representative in India. The association marks the airline’s latest step in......
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Bangkok Airways Signs Agreement with Amadeus  

Bangkok Airways Signs Agreement with Amadeus

Bangkok Airways Public Company Limited, represented by Mr. Puttipong Prasarttong-Osoth - President and Amadeus, represented by Mr. Cyril Tetaz - Executive Vice president, Airlines, Asia Pacific, or......
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Oman Tourism conducts multi-city roadshow; strengthens its outreach in Mumbai  

Oman Tourism conducts multi-city roadshow; strengthens its outreach in Mumbai

The Ministry of Tourism, Oman successfully conducted the second leg of the multi-city roadshow in Mumbai today. The event witnessed around 140 notable companies of Mumbai’s travel trade in a ......
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Refreshed WTM Ministerial Summit to Tackle Innovation and Technology Investment  

Refreshed WTM Ministerial Summit to Tackle Innovation and Technology Investment

Investment in innovation and smart management for tourism will form the major theme of the Ministerial Summit of this year’s World Travel Market, to be held in London, UK (6 November 2018). T......
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AxisRooms bags the prestigious World Travel Awards 2018  

AxisRooms bags the prestigious World Travel Awards 2018

AxisRooms, India’s leading travel distribution solutions provider for hotels and travel accommodation has won “Asia’s Leading Hotel Booking Solutions Provider” in the presti......
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New UNWTO Report Helps Cities Manage Impact of Tourism  

New UNWTO Report Helps Cities Manage Impact of Tourism

A new World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) report aims to help manage growing urban tourism flows and their impact on cities and residents. ‘Overtourism’? Understanding and managing urban......
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Paryatan Parv by M/o Tourism inaugurated by Shri Rajnath Singh  

Paryatan Parv by M/o Tourism inaugurated by Shri Rajnath Singh

The ‘Paryatan Parv’ by the Ministry of Tourism was inaugurated by Shri Rajnath Singh, Union Home Minister, in presence of Shri K.J. Alphons, Union Minister for Tourism, Smt. Rashmi Verm......
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Turismo de Portugal conducts hugely successful B2B Trade Roadshows in New Delhi and Mumbai  

Turismo de Portugal conducts hugely successful B2B Trade Roadshows in New Delhi and Mumbai

Turismo de Portugal (TdP) conducted successful Roadshows combined with B2B sessions, recently in New Delhi and Mumbai.   The aim of the roadshow was to educate and motivate the......
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Israel conducts roadshow in Delhi to strengthen ties with trade  

Israel conducts roadshow in Delhi to strengthen ties with trade

Israel Ministry of Tourism (IMOT) conducted a roadshow in Delhi to enhance commercial ties with the Indian travel trade fraternity. The 20-member delegation comprising destination management compan......
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Kerela flights update from MOCA . . .                                       

Kerela flights update from MOCA . . .

In view of closure of Cochin airport and to ensure that passengers are not inconvenienced, DGCA has asked the scheduled domestic airlines to mount additional flights. Out of 71 arrivals and 74 depa......
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TAT convenes brainstorming forum to improve tourist safety and security  

TAT convenes brainstorming forum to improve tourist safety and security

Thailand is set to undertake a sweeping overhaul of all the country’s safety and security measures relevant to the travel and tourism industry.   More than 150 participan......
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The Ritz-Carlton, Bangalore welcomes its new General Manager  

The Ritz-Carlton, Bangalore welcomes its new General Manager

The Ritz-Carlton, Bangalore today announced the appointment of Amitabh Rai as its new General Manager. Rai will be leading an engaged team of refined ladies and gentlemen in further strengthening t......
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The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali Welcomes Christine Sandner as Director of Sales and Marketing  

The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali Welcomes Christine Sandner as Director of Sales and Marketing

The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali and The Bali International Convention Centre (BICC) takes great pleasure to announce the appointment of Christine Sandner as Director of Sales & Marketing. She ......
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CEO Handover Austrian Airlines : Kratky passes on the reins to von Hoensbroech  

CEO Handover Austrian Airlines : Kratky passes on the reins to von Hoensbroech

CEO Kay Kratky symbolically passed on the reins to his successor Alexis von Hoensbroech. Mr. von Hoensbroech was unanimously appointed to serve as the new Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of th......
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Indo-Nepal Tourism Forum to be set up for mutual consultation and promotion of tourism: Tourism Minister  

Indo-Nepal Tourism Forum to be set up for mutual consultation and promotion of tourism: Tourism Minister

meeting of tourism Joint Working Group (JWG) between India and Nepal was held in Kathmandu on In this meeting it was agreed to set up the Indo Nepal Tourism Forum with representation from governmen......
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Suhas Diwase assumes charge as new Managing Director of MTDC  

Suhas Diwase assumes charge as new Managing Director of MTDC

Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) has appointed Suhas Diwase as its new Managing Director. Diwase, IAS batch 2009, took charge of office on July 16, 2018. Currently, he is also wor......
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Etihad Aviation Group sign major agreement with Jiangsu Provincial Overseas Cooperation and Investment Company  

Etihad Aviation Group sign major agreement with Jiangsu Provincial Overseas Cooperation and Investment Company

A strategic partnership and mutual promotion mechanism was established as Etihad Aviation Group (EAG) CEO Tony Douglas and Jiangsu Provincial Overseas Cooperation and Investment Company Limited (JO......
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Tourism and Construction have Power to Lead Move to Sustainable Economies  

Tourism and Construction have Power to Lead Move to Sustainable Economies

From infrastructure and communication to food production and transport, tourism and construction play key roles in a circular economy framework that supports sustainable development. The World Tour......
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HRAWI’s 18th Regional Convention Concludes In Sri Lanka  

HRAWI’s 18th Regional Convention Concludes In Sri Lanka

The 18th edition of the Hotel and Restaurant Association of Western India’s (HRAWI) Regional Convention that began on 27th June concluded on 30th&nb......
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World Tourism Day Places Focus on Innovation and Digital Transformation  

World Tourism Day Places Focus on Innovation and Digital Transformation

The importance of digital technologies in tourism, providing opportunities for innovation and preparing the sector for the future of work, is at the centre of World Tourism Day 2018, to be celebrat......
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The winners of the Inaugural International Institute for Peace Through Tourism Awards announced  

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

Amman, Jordan (27 June 2018) The Resilience Through Tourism Summit (RTTS) has announced the winners of the world’s first International Peace Through Tourism Awards which have been launched to......
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Traffic Results for the First Half of 2018: Expanded Fleet as the Basis for Passenger Growth  

Traffic Results for the First Half of 2018: Expanded Fleet as the Basis for Passenger Growth

Austrian Airlines carried close to 6.4 million passengers in the period January to June 2018. This comprises a year-on-year increase of 9.8 percent or about 600,000 passengers. This rise in passeng......
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Tourism Minister inaugurates the Jodhpur Institute of Hospitality Management  

Tourism Minister inaugurates the Jodhpur Institute of Hospitality Management

The Minister of State (I/C) for Tourism Shri. K.J. Alphons inaugurated the Institute of Hospitality Management in Jodhpur today.   In his inaugural speech, the Minister highlig......
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Use Technology for More Sustainable Tourism Management : UNWTO  

Use Technology for More Sustainable Tourism Management : UNWTO

As the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) held its 2nd World Conference on Smart Destinations in the Spanish city of Oviedo (25-27 June 2018), Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili emphasized how ......
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Tourism Teachers Hold Ecotourism Hospitality Training Workshop in Southern Thailand  

Tourism Teachers Hold Ecotourism Hospitality Training Workshop in Southern Thailand

A leading Bangkok university delivered a series of hospitality skill building workshops to local tourism service providers in the ecotourism front line at Khao Sok national park, southern Thailand,......
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SATA 2018 Evaluations Begin In Sri Lanka . . .  

SATA 2018 Evaluations Begin In Sri Lanka . . .

Evaluation of nominees from Sri Lanka for South Asian Travel Awards (SATA) 2018 began on Monday. The evaluation sessions are being held at Ramada Colombo hotel. Sri Lankan brands nominated to SATA ......
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CSIA Mumbai achieves 3-year renewal of ACI’s Level 3+ Neutrality  

CSIA Mumbai achieves 3-year renewal of ACI’s Level 3+ Neutrality

VK Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL), the company that administers the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA) achieved yet another milestone by becoming the only airport in the ......
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Planet Nine Private Air LLC (“P9”) launches its first Falcon 7X ultra long-range charter aircraft  

Planet Nine Private Air LLC (“P9”) launches its first Falcon 7X ultra long-range charter aircraft

Planet Nine (P9), a brand new boutique US-based ultra long-haul charter specialist, secured its FAA Part 135 operating certificate on Friday, June 22, and is making its first Dassault Falcon 7X ava......
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Etihad Airways passes biennial IATA safety audit  

Etihad Airways passes biennial IATA safety audit

The Abu Dhabi-based airline met all required standards – with the highest possible result of zero findings and zero observations – after the IOSA team examined more than 800 of the airl......
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Qantas announces shortlist of regional cities for new pilot academy  

Qantas announces shortlist of regional cities for new pilot academy

The Qantas Group has released a shortlist of the nine regional cities in the running to be home to the new Qantas Group Pilot Academy.   The Academy, due to open its doors in 2......
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Alexis von Hoensbroech appointed new CEO of Austrian Airlines  

Alexis von Hoensbroech appointed new CEO of Austrian Airlines

The Supervisory Board of Austrian Airlines AG unanimously appointed Alexis von Hoensbroech (47) as the new CEO of Austrian Airlines. Von Hoensbroech was proposed by Lufthansa for this position in A......
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Cashless Ticketing through 'Utsonmobile' app developed by CRIS  

Cashless Ticketing through 'Utsonmobile' app developed by CRIS

Continuing towards digitalization and moving towards becoming a cashless economy, the initiative of faster and more techno-advanced transactions in Indian Railways is being taken up, the Centre for......
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SATA 2018 Evaluations begins with an all women Expert Panel  

SATA 2018 Evaluations begins with an all women Expert Panel

A panel of multi national experts chosen by SATA for 2018 Edition will be evaluating the MALDIVES based nominees from 19th till 24th June at Mookai Hotel.     The Jur......
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Women in Aviation International (India Chapter) and Lockheed Martin India celebrate Girls in Aviation day in Imphal  

Women in Aviation International (India Chapter) and Lockheed Martin India celebrate Girls in Aviation day in Imphal

Women in Aviation International, India Chapter and Lockheed Martin Corporation in association Airport Authority of India (AAI) today celebrated Girls in Aviation Day at Imphal Airport. With the vis......
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GoAir appoints Cornelis Vrieswijk as the new Chief Executive Officer  

GoAir appoints Cornelis Vrieswijk as the new Chief Executive Officer

GoAir announced the appointment of Cornelis Vrieswijk (Cor) as the new Chief Executive Officer effective June 4, 2018. He will be reporting to the Chairman, Managing Director and the Board of Direc......
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Lufthansa Group Airlines appoints Alain Chisari as new Vice President Sales Asia Pacific  

Lufthansa Group Airlines appoints Alain Chisari as new Vice President Sales Asia Pacific

Lufthansa Group Airlines announced that it has appointed Alain Chisari as its new Vice President Sales Asia Pacific. Effective September 2018, he will be managing and directing sales activities of ......
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Wyndham Hotels and Resorts Debuts As Independent Public Company  

Wyndham Hotels and Resorts Debuts As Independent Public Company

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, announced the completion of its spin-off from Wyndham Worldwide Corporation, which has been renamed Wyndham Destinations, Inc. Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is the worl......
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PATA elects new executive board. . .  

PATA elects new executive board. . .

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce the election of Dr. Chris Bottrill, Director, International and Dean of the Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts at Capilano University......
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Travind Institute of Travel and Tourism Management conducted The Philippines Training Destination Module  

Travind Institute of Travel and Tourism Management conducted The Philippines Training Destination Module

Travind Institute of Travel & Tourism Management conducted The Philippines Training Destination Module, taking place at Travind Institute on 13 May 2018, in collaboration with Philippines Touri......
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Lords Hotels and Resorts Appoints Siva Kumar As Its Corporate HR Manager  

Lords Hotels and Resorts Appoints Siva Kumar As Its Corporate HR Manager

Lords Hotels & Resorts has appointed Mr. Siva Kumar as its Manager – Human Resources, Corporate. Mr. Siva Kumar has over 22 years of industry experience and carries a generalist profile i......
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Thailands DNP announces four-month rejuvenation for Ko Phi Phis famed Maya Bay  

Thailands DNP announces four-month rejuvenation for Ko Phi Phis famed Maya Bay

Thailand’s Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP) has announced that Maya Bay in Hat Noppharat Thara-Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park will not allow visitors during a ......
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Lufthansa Group and Travix announce NDC partnership  

Lufthansa Group and Travix announce NDC partnership

Lufthansa Group and Travix have signed a multi-year agreement connecting one of the leading global online travel agencies directly to the Lufthansa Group’s own NDC Offer & Order Managemen......
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TAT announces first-ever Samui Asia Music Festival to take place this August  

TAT announces first-ever Samui Asia Music Festival to take place this August

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) together with Ko Samui Municipality and event management company IMC Live Group are pleased to announce the staging of the first ever ‘Samui Asia Music......
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 Loyyal Corporation Expands Global Reach to Australia and New Zealand  

Loyyal Corporation Expands Global Reach to Australia and New Zealand

Loyyal, the industry leader in applying blockchain technologies to loyalty and incentive programs, is pleased to announce the addition of REFFIND (ASX: RFN) as the exclusive Network Operator for Au......
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Ignace Bauwens to lead Wyndham Hotel Group’s growth across Middle East, Eurasia and Africa  

Ignace Bauwens to lead Wyndham Hotel Group’s growth across Middle East, Eurasia and Africa

Wyndham Hotel Group, the hospitality giant with an unparalleled global portfolio of nearly 8,400 hotels, today announced the promotion of Ignace Bauwens to Regional Vice President for Middle East, ......
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Jordan to host Resilience through Tourism Summit, 26 and 27 June 2018  

Jordan to host Resilience through Tourism Summit, 26 and 27 June 2018

Leading international experts in the field of resilience planning will gather in Jordan in June to discuss best practice for the travel and tourism industry and the impact of tourism resilience on ......
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MTDC Receives Tremendous Response from Investors and Tourism Companies at Arabian Travel Market 2018  

MTDC Receives Tremendous Response from Investors and Tourism Companies at Arabian Travel Market 2018

Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC), signed multiple Letter of Intent (LOI) agreements with leading hotel chains, Tourism companies and potential investors at Arabian Travel Market (......
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Gangneung-Wonju National University to host PATA Youth Symposium during PATA Annual Summit 2018  

Gangneung-Wonju National University to host PATA Youth Symposium during PATA Annual Summit 2018

The next PATA Youth Symposium, to be held during the PATA Annual Summit 2018, is to be hosted by Gangneung-Wonju National University. Organised by the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Human C......
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THAI Smile wins the Grand Prize from Tripadvisor for the second consecutive year, Best Airline in Thailand  

THAI Smile wins the Grand Prize from Tripadvisor for the second consecutive year, Best Airline in Thailand

THAI Smile has won the Winner of Regional Airline in Asia and the Best Airline in Thailand for the second consecutive year, also the Winner of Economy Class in Asia from the review of passengers in......
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Dalmia Bharat Limited, Ministry of Tourism and Archaeological Survey of India sign MoU to take up the Red Fort, Delhi and Gandikota Fort, Kadapa  

Dalmia Bharat Limited, Ministry of Tourism and Archaeological Survey of India sign MoU to take up the Red Fort, Delhi and Gandikota Fort, Kadapa

Dalmia Bharat Limited today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Ministry of Tourism for adoption of Red Fort monument under the “Adopt a Heritage” project. With an estimate ......
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The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali welcomes Oriol Montal as General Manager  

The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali welcomes Oriol Montal as General Manager

The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Oriol Montal as General Manager. A seasoned hotelier with over 20 years of experience, he has arrived on the island di......
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IGLTA Foundation partners with Pacific Asia Travel Association for conference scholarship  

IGLTA Foundation partners with Pacific Asia Travel Association for conference scholarship

The IGLTA Foundation has partnered with the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) to provide a unique opportunity for a Hong Kong Polytechnic University tourism student to attend the International......
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Jitendra Sharma is the new Operations Manager at Lords Plaza Jaipur  

Jitendra Sharma is the new Operations Manager at Lords Plaza Jaipur

Lords Hotels & Resorts has appointed Jitendra Sharma as its Operations Manager (OM) of Lords Plaza – Jaipur. With a Diploma in Hospitality Management from Institute of Hotel Management Ca......
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Austrian Airlines Further Develops Its Branding. . .  

Austrian Airlines Further Develops Its Branding. . .

Austrian Airlines is making itself fit for the digital world and is further developing its branding. Small-scale adjustments are being carried out against the backdrop of the planned relaunch of th......
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Oman Tourism along with Cox and Kings Ltd. hosted networking events in Mumbai and Delhi for MICE  

Oman Tourism along with Cox and Kings Ltd. hosted networking events in Mumbai and Delhi for MICE

Oman Tourism along with Cox & Kings Ltd. hosted a Cocktail and Dinner evening in Delhi and Mumbai on 11th and 13th April 2018. Around 40-45 attendees representing the top management and decisio......
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Lemon Tree Hotels expands it footprint in West Bengal  

Lemon Tree Hotels expands it footprint in West Bengal

Lemon Tree Hotels, India’s largest hotel chain in the mid-priced hotel sector*, today announced the formal opening of its new hotel, Lemon Tree Hotel, Siliguri, marking its entry into West Be......
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Lufthansa Group Paves the Way for a Generational Change on the Management Board of Austrian Airlines  

Lufthansa Group Paves the Way for a Generational Change on the Management Board of Austrian Airlines

Alexis von Hoensbroech (47), currently a Member of the Executive Board and Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) of Lufthansa Cargo, is to be appointed to the position of new CEO and Chairman of the Manag......
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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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UNWTO Secretary General meets President of Azerbaijan  

UNWTO Secretary General meets President of Azerbaijan

The Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Zurab Pololikashvili met H.E. Mr. Ilham Aliyev, President of Republic of Azerbaijan to discuss the development of the tourism sector......
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Lion Lords Inn Rajula Appoints Suman Kumar Sharma As Operations Manager  

Lion Lords Inn Rajula Appoints Suman Kumar Sharma As Operations Manager

Lion Lords Inn Rajula, Gujarat has appointed Suman Kumar Sharma as its Operations Manager (OM). With more than 16 years of work experience in the hospitality industry, Mr Sharma specializes in Reve......
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Taj Mahal is one of the monuments under ‘Adopt a Heritage Project’  

Taj Mahal is one of the monuments under ‘Adopt a Heritage Project’

Taj Mahal is one of the monuments under ‘Adopt a Heritage Project’, launched on the World Tourism Day, 2017.   Letter of Intent has been issued to 24 agencies for t......
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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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Preferred Hotels and Resorts Strengthens Female Leadership with Executive Appointments  

Preferred Hotels and Resorts Strengthens Female Leadership with Executive Appointments

Lindsey Ueberroth, Chief Executive Officer of Preferred Hotels & Resorts —the world’s largest global provider of sales, marketing and distribution ......
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Amit Kumar Sinha is the new Operations Manager at Lords Inn Somnath  

Amit Kumar Sinha is the new Operations Manager at Lords Inn Somnath

Lords Inn Somnath, Gujarat has appointed Amit Kumar Sinha as its Operations Manager (OM). With a Diploma in Hotel Management and Catering Technology, Mr Sinha has more than 19 years of industry exp......
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The Pride And Glory Of Bali-yatra presented on 7th March 2018  

The Pride And Glory Of Bali-yatra presented on 7th March 2018

Rediscovering India International Of Yore', an initiative of Resource Indica : Roots & Revelations, In collaboration with the Em......
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Radisson Hotel Group launches at IHIF  

Radisson Hotel Group launches at IHIF

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group announces its rebranding to Radisson Hotel Group, effective immediately, at the International Hotel Investment Forum (IHIF) in Berlin. <......
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MakeMyTrip to offer OYO’s inventory across its brands  

MakeMyTrip to offer OYO’s inventory across its brands

MakeMyTrip Ltd. and OYO have entered into a partnership whereby the latter’s chain of hotels across India, Malaysia and Nepal will be listed and available for booking on acr......
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Martin Nydegger appointed as the new CEO of Switzerland Tourism  

Martin Nydegger appointed as the new CEO of Switzerland Tourism

The Board of Directors of Switzerland Tourism appointed Martin Nydegger as the new CEO in January 2018. The Federal Council approved this decision at a meeting held in September 2017. Nydegge......
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SRIJAN an idea competition for 635 Station Development on Indian Railways, has been launched at MyGov portal  

SRIJAN an idea competition for 635 Station Development on Indian Railways, has been launched at MyGov portal

Indian Railway Stations Development Corporation Limited (IRSDC) is taking up redevelopment of around 600 major Railway stations across the country. In this mega exercise, assistance and involv......
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Supporting tourism development in Africa through better measurement  

Supporting tourism development in Africa through better measurement

In an effort to better measure tourism growth and development in Africa, UNWTO signed a Cooperation Agreement with the Nigeria Tourism Development Corporation for the Strengthening of the National ......
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Thailand successfully hosts Amour Asia Pacific 2018  

Thailand successfully hosts Amour Asia Pacific 2018

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) hosted the recent Amour Asia Pacific 2018, a luxury travel trade event catering to the booming weddings and honeymoons market, confirming its status as a glo......
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Action Plan for Cleaner Bedding and Better Meals  

Action Plan for Cleaner Bedding and Better Meals

A policy of zero tolerance towards poor quality of food and bedding is being strictly enforced by Indian Railways. In current financial year, 12 catering contracts have been terminated ......
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Efficient Water Management Policy of Railways  

Efficient Water Management Policy of Railways

Indian Railways’ Water Policy has been formulated with the objective is to improve water use efficiency by effective demand and supply management, installing water efficient syste......
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Pratt and Whitney signs 15 year fleet management agreement with Turkish Airlines  

Pratt and Whitney signs 15 year fleet management agreement with Turkish Airlines

Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp. has announced that Turkish Airlines signed an agreement for a 15-year Pratt & Whitney EngineWise Fleet Management Program. The......
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Committee to Review Flexi Fare Scheme  

Committee to Review Flexi Fare Scheme

An eight member Committee comprising General Manager/West Central Railway, Principal Financial Advisor/East Central Railway, Executive Director Passenger Marketing, Railway Board, Execu......
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Ministry of Railways to take Reformative measures to promote heritage preservation  

Ministry of Railways to take Reformative measures to promote heritage preservation

The Ministry of Railways have identified several reformative measures to promote heritage preservation. To give focused attention to preserve Indian Railways’ century old rich heritage,......
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GoAir appoints Jyri Strandman as Chief Operating Officer  

GoAir appoints Jyri Strandman as Chief Operating Officer

GoAir, one of India’s fastest growing airlines, announced the appointment of Jyri Strandman as Chief Operating Officer. He will report to Managing Director, Jeh Wadia and be a part of the air......
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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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Vietnam attends India’s travel fair SATTE 2018  

Vietnam attends India’s travel fair SATTE 2018

The Ho Chi Minh City Tourism Department and various Vietnamese travel firms are participating in the International Travel and Tourism Trade Show (SATTE 2018) that opened in India’s capita......
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Letters of Intent Under ‘Adopt a Heritage’ Project Handed over to 17 Agencies for 62 Monuments at Closing Ceremony of ‘‘Bharat Parv’’  

Letters of Intent Under ‘Adopt a Heritage’ Project Handed over to 17 Agencies for 62 Monuments at Closing Ceremony of ‘‘Bharat Parv’’

‘Bharat Parv’ concluded at the Red Fort (Lal Quila), Delhi today in the presence of Shri K.J. Alphons, Minister of State (I/C) for Tourism and Dr. Mahesh Sharma, Minister of State (I/C)......
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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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BHARAT PARV Focusses on DEKHO APNA DESH  

BHARAT PARV Focusses on DEKHO APNA DESH

‘Bharat Parv’ being organized by the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India at the Red Fort, Delhi from 26th to 31st January, 2018 is focusing on “Dekho Apna Desh”. People......
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BHARAT PARV being organized from 26th to 31st January, 2018 at Red Fort, Delhi  

BHARAT PARV being organized from 26th to 31st January, 2018 at Red Fort, Delhi

The ‘Bharat Parv’  event  is  being  organized  by the Government  of  India  at  the   Red Fort, Delhi  from  26th......
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Shri K.J. Alphons Presents Awards to Winners of All India Essay Competition for Schools Across India on ‘Hospitality Education and Career’  

Shri K.J. Alphons Presents Awards to Winners of All India Essay Competition for Schools Across India on ‘Hospitality Education and Career’

Shri K.J. Alphons, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Tourism presented the awards to the winners of ‘All India Essay Competition’ for Schools across India on ‘Hospitality......
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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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Initiatives from Portugal, Spain, India and Indonesia winners of UNWTO Awards for Innovation in Tourism  

Initiatives from Portugal, Spain, India and Indonesia winners of UNWTO Awards for Innovation in Tourism

Turismo de Portugal I.P (Portugal), Ecotourism Trust (India), Tryponyu (Indonesia) and SEGGITUR (Spain) are the winners of the 14th Edition of the UNWTO Awards for Innovation in Tourism.  ......
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Govt may hold 26% in Air India after sell off  

Govt may hold 26% in Air India after sell off

According to a report by Ariandam Majunder in The Business Standard, India may not fully privatise its beleaguered airline Air India. While policy think tank NITI Aayog had recommended a 100% &nb......
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National Rail Transport Seminar on the theme Railways for Sustainable Development held in New Delhi.  

National Rail Transport Seminar on the theme Railways for Sustainable Development held in New Delhi.

The Centre for Transportation Research and Management (CTRAM), is an autonomous body of Transport Professionals in the country organized a National Rail Transport Seminar with the theme &ldqu......
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Ministry of Railway launches Smart Freight Operation Optimisation and Real Time Information (SFOORTI) Application  

Ministry of Railway launches Smart Freight Operation Optimisation and Real Time Information (SFOORTI) Application

In a major digital initiative to help plan the traffic flows and optimize freight operations, Ministry of Railways have launched S
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Indian Railways launches transparent and efficient New Online Vendor Registration System in its research arm RDSO  

Indian Railways launches transparent and efficient New Online Vendor Registration System in its research arm RDSO

In-line with the philosophy of the Government to make systems and procedures digital and transparent, Research Designs & Standards Organisation (RDSO), (headqua......
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Indian Railways conceives to deploy Drone cameras in all its Zones/Divisions to enhance safety and efficiency in train operations  

Indian Railways conceives to deploy Drone cameras in all its Zones/Divisions to enhance safety and efficiency in train operations

Indian Railways has decided to deploy “Drone” cameras (UAV/NETRA) for various railway activities especially project monitoring and maintenance of tracks and ot......
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New Catering Policy in Indian Railways  

New Catering Policy in Indian Railways

New Catering Policy issued on 27th February 2017 inter alia stipulates that Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited (IRCTC) has been mandated to carry out the unbundling by cr......
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Hyatt Regency Delhi appoints Mr. MohitKanwal as Director of Sales and Marketing  

Hyatt Regency Delhi appoints Mr. MohitKanwal as Director of Sales and Marketing

Mr.Mohit Kanwalas is the new Director of Sales and Marketing of Hyatt Regency Delhi effective 25thDecember’17. He brings more than 18 years of experience in the industry, which giv......
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Atlantis, The Palm appoints Timothy Kelly as General Manager and senior Vice President of operations  

Atlantis, The Palm appoints Timothy Kelly as General Manager and senior Vice President of operations

Atlantis, The Palm, the five-star destination resort located on The Palm Island has appointed Timothy Kelly as General Manager an......
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Ultra Modern Signalling System in Indian Railways  

Ultra Modern Signalling System in Indian Railways

Computer/Microprocessor based Signalling Systems are being used extensively on Indian Railways. Predominantly Computer/Microprocessor based systems being used are:- <......
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Public Sector Organisations under the Ministry of Tourism  

Public Sector Organisations under the Ministry of Tourism

The following Public Sector Organizations operate under the Ministry of Tourism:-   i)     India Tourism Development Corporation Ltd. (ITDC), and ......
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Year End Review 2017:Ministry of Tourism  

Year End Review 2017:Ministry of Tourism

Ministry of Tourism is the nodal agency to formulate national policies and programmes for the development and promotion of tourism. In the process, the Ministry consults and collaborates with other......
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Supervisory Board Appoints Wolfgang Jani as the New CFO  

Supervisory Board Appoints Wolfgang Jani as the New CFO

Austrian Airlines will have a new CFO in 2018. After the current CFO Heinz Lachinger announced in September that he intended to leave the company, Austria’s red-white-red flag carrier searche......
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Minor Hotels Announces AVANI Hotels and Resorts  To Debut in Oman with Development of New Hotel in Muscat  

Minor Hotels Announces AVANI Hotels and Resorts To Debut in Oman with Development of New Hotel in Muscat

Minor Hotels, a hotel owner, operator and investor, currently with a portfolio of 157 hotels and resorts in 24 countries across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europe, South America, Africa and the ......
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UNWTO International Network of Sustainable Tourism Observatories Annual Meeting  

UNWTO International Network of Sustainable Tourism Observatories Annual Meeting

UNWTO convened observatories from around the world to discuss advances in effectively monitoring sustainability in tourism at destination level. The 2017 Global International Network of Sustain......
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Royal Orchid Hotels opens new hotel in Dwarka  

Royal Orchid Hotels opens new hotel in Dwarka

 Royal Orchid Hotels, the fastest growing hospitality chain in India today announced the opening of its new hotel in Dwarka ‘Regenta Inn The Dwarika”......
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2nd UNWTO UNESCO World Conference on Tourism and Culture  

2nd UNWTO UNESCO World Conference on Tourism and Culture

Over 800 participants from 70 countries gathered in Muscat, capital city of the Sultanate of Oman on 11-12 December 2017 for the Conference, an official event in the calendar of the Internation......
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Starting Tomorrow: Renovation of Austrian Airlines Lounges at Vienna Airport  

Starting Tomorrow: Renovation of Austrian Airlines Lounges at Vienna Airport

Austrian lounges receive new design with a focus on Austria and individuality Renovation of all three Business Class lounges and all two Senator lounges
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UNWTO promotes the role of media as advocates of wildlife tourism  

UNWTO promotes the role of media as advocates of wildlife tourism

Nearly 30 journalists have convened in Kasane, Botswana to debate the role of the media in advocating sustainable tourism and wildlife conservation as its major asset. The event is part of the ......
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ITDC education division, AIH and TM awarded with ISO 9001:2015 certification  

ITDC education division, AIH and TM awarded with ISO 9001:2015 certification

Ashok Institute of Hospitality and Tourism Management (AIH&TM), the Human Resource Development division under India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC), has been certified with ISO 900......
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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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Conference on tourism, jobs and inclusive growth opens in Jamaica  

Conference on tourism, jobs and inclusive growth opens in Jamaica

The Conference organized by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the Government of Jamaica, the World Bank Group and the Inter-American Development Bank aims to set a new collabora......
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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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ETC and UNWTO discuss transnational themes and routes in Galicia  

ETC and UNWTO discuss transnational themes and routes in Galicia

The European Travel Commission (ETC) and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) held an international seminar in Santiago de Compostela to exchange best practices on how to develop and effectively ......
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InterGlobe Hotels to build ibis property in Hebbal, Bengaluru  

InterGlobe Hotels to build ibis property in Hebbal, Bengaluru

InterGlobe Hotels (IGH) recently concluded an acquisition of a strategic, prime land parcel in Hebbal, Bengaluru to build an ibis property in this important commercial hub of the ci......
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Companies Compete for Austria’s Young Talents: Austrian Airlines Launches Education Program for Future Air Traffic Managers  

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

Dual aviation management studies in cooperation with the University of Applied Sciences Worms starting in March 2018 Austrian Airlines looking for up to e......
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Royal Orchid Hotels opens 47 room property in Kanpur  

Royal Orchid Hotels opens 47 room property in Kanpur

Royal Orchid Hotels has announced the opening of a hotel in Kanpur – Regenta Central The Crystal – taking the number of properties under Royal Orchid group  to 45. Located at......
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Jamaica Conference to address the role of tourism in employment creation and inclusive growth  

Jamaica Conference to address the role of tourism in employment creation and inclusive growth

UNWTO, the Government of Jamaica, the World Bank Group and the Inter-American Development Bank will co-host a Conference on Jobs and Inclusive Growth on 
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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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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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Rotana continues relationship with Arabian Travel Market  

Rotana continues relationship with Arabian Travel Market

Rotana Hotels & Resorts is marking its 25th anniversary by continuing its sponsorship of the registrations for next year’s Arabian Travel Market (ATM), also celebrating its 25th anniversa......
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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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4,100plus Visitors Joined Mega Promotion Event In Style, Hong Kong  

4,100plus Visitors Joined Mega Promotion Event In Style, Hong Kong

In Style, Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council's (HKTDC) mega promotion event held in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur, concluded today. The campaign was enthusiastically ......
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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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UNWTO, WTM Ministers Summit, 60 Tourism Ministers and companies gather to discuss overtourism  

UNWTO, WTM Ministers Summit, 60 Tourism Ministers and companies gather to discuss overtourism

Ministers of Tourism from 60 countries and leaders from private sector companies and associations will summon next week at the Ministers Summit organized by the World Tourism Organization (UNWT......
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Royal Orchid Hotels Ltd Q2FY18 Net Profit up 174% at Rs 3.15 crore and EBIDTA up by 53%  

Royal Orchid Hotels Ltd Q2FY18 Net Profit up 174% at Rs 3.15 crore and EBIDTA up by 53%

Royal Orchid Hotels Limited, a fast emerging hotel chain operating 5 and 4 star hotels for business and leisure travellers, today reported its second quarter financial results for t......
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FCM Travel Solutions awarded ‘India’s Greatest Brands and Leaders 2017’  

FCM Travel Solutions awarded ‘India’s Greatest Brands and Leaders 2017’

FCM Travel Solutions, the Indian subsidiary of Flight Centre Travel Group (FCTG), Australia received ‘India’s Greatest Brands & Leaders 2017’ award in the travel managem......
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Sharjah Tourism conducts 4-city India roadshow  

Sharjah Tourism conducts 4-city India roadshow

The Sharjah Tourism Board conducted a 4-city tourism promotional roadshow for stakeholders & travel agents in Chennai, Hyderabad, Jaipur and Ahmedabad last month. The aim of the roadshow ......
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14 firms pitch to become advisers for Air India privatisation  

14 firms pitch to become advisers for Air India privatisation

As per a Mint report by Tarun Shukla, as many as 14 firms have expressed interest to act as transaction and legal advisers to the government for the privatisation of Air India Ltd.

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Cleartrip wins big at the Mobexx Awards 2017; named the Best Mobile App for Travel and Leisure  

Cleartrip wins big at the Mobexx Awards 2017; named the Best Mobile App for Travel and Leisure

Having established its domain leadership and excellence in mobile-based advertising and marketing, Cleartrip, India’s leading travel and leisure activities platform, recently added another fe......
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Paryatan Parv with Full of Activities Across The Country  

Paryatan Parv with Full of Activities Across The Country

Each day of the “Paryatan Parv” organised by the Ministry of Tourism in collaboration with other Central ministries, State governments and Stakeholders from 5th&nbs......
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Louvre Abu Dhabi signs partnership with Etihad Airways  

Louvre Abu Dhabi signs partnership with Etihad Airways

Louvre Abu Dhabi, a universal museum on Saadiyat Island that exhibits art and artefacts, signed the first exclusive platinum partnership with Etihad Airways. Louvre Abu Dhabi will officially ......
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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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PATA extends CEO Dr. Mario Hardy’s contract till January 1, 2021  

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

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

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

PANSA (the Polish Air Navigation Service Provider) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) have agreed to work together with other aviation stakeholders to develop a National Airspac......
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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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AVANI HOTELS AND RESORTS TO DEBUT IN NORTH AFRICA WITH NEW OPENINGS IN TUNISIAN CAPITAL  

AVANI HOTELS AND RESORTS TO DEBUT IN NORTH AFRICA WITH NEW OPENINGS IN TUNISIAN CAPITAL

AVANI Hotels & Resorts, the vibrant upscale brand by Minor Hotels, is pleased to announce it will debut in North Africa with two new properties in Tunisia, in partnership with Groupe Chaabane.<......
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Tourism Authority of Thailand restructures Deputy Governor positions  

Tourism Authority of Thailand restructures Deputy Governor positions

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has restructured the seven Deputy Governor positions effective from 1 October, this year.   Read More >>
PARYATAN PARV OF M/O TOURISM BEGINS TODAY ACROSS THE COUNTRY  

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

‘Paryatan Parv’ of the Ministry of Tourism begins today across the country. The Parv is being inaugurated at the Humayun’s Tomb, Ne......
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Argentina hosts the 2nd UNWTO Global Conference on Wine Tourism  

Argentina hosts the 2nd UNWTO Global Conference on Wine Tourism

To highlight the relevance of wine and gastronomy as key components of tourism development, the 22ndUNWTO Global Conference on Wine Tourism was held in Mendoza, Argentina on 29-30 Se......
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FCM Travel Solutions and KPMG reveal advanced digital technology  

FCM Travel Solutions and KPMG reveal advanced digital technology

FCM Travel Solutions, the Indian subsidiary of Flight Centre Travel Group (FCTG), Australia introduced the essential Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools for Indian business travellers to manag......
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Indian Tourism With Its Incredibility and Sustainability With Travind Institute of Travel and Tourism Management Ind Pvt Ltd  

Indian Tourism With Its Incredibility and Sustainability With Travind Institute of Travel and Tourism Management Ind Pvt Ltd

27th September is celebrated as a world tourism day throughout the world as initiative by UNWTO (United Nations world tourism organi......
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FCM Travel Solutions to launch AI based Chatbot ‘SAM’  

FCM Travel Solutions to launch AI based Chatbot ‘SAM’

FCM Travel Solutions, the Indian subsidiary of Flight Centre Travel Group (FCTG), Australia introduced the essential Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools for Indian business travellers to manag......
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Madhya Pradesh takes home maximum accolades at National Tourism Awards  

Madhya Pradesh takes home maximum accolades at National Tourism Awards

Besides bagging the Hall of Fame Award for the Best State/UT for Comprehensive Development of Tourism category, Madhya Pradesh Tourism bagged a number of awards and accolades at the National Touris......
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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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AVANI Hotels and Resorts Appoints Alejandro Bernabé as  Vice President of Operations  

AVANI Hotels and Resorts Appoints Alejandro Bernabé as Vice President of Operations

AVANI Hotels & Resorts, Minor Hotels’ vibrant upscale lifestyle brand, is delig......
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CFO Heinz Lachinger Leaves Austrian Airlines in 2018  

CFO Heinz Lachinger Leaves Austrian Airlines in 2018

Heinz Lachinger, 50, the longstanding CFO and Member of the Extended Management Board of Austrian Airlines, will leave the company on his own request at the end of March 2018. The search for a succ......
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Guiddoo launches B2B products for Small to Mid Sized Travel Players  

Guiddoo launches B2B products for Small to Mid Sized Travel Players

From Mom and Pop Travel Consultants to established Travel Agencies - which still handle 60%+ Indian Holiday Travellers - Technology has been a major painpoint in the Indian B2B Travel space. Despit......
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HRAWI Organizes FSSAI’s Food Safety Supervisor Training For Hotels and Restaurants  

HRAWI Organizes FSSAI’s Food Safety Supervisor Training For Hotels and Restaurants

In its on-going efforts to align its systems with that of the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), the Hotel and Restaurant Association of Western India (HRAWI) recently organized ......
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PSU under Ministry of Railways, records 18 % rise in turnover and declares 66.5 % Dividend For FY 16-17  

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

RITES Ltd., a schedule ‘A’, Mini Ratna Enterprise under the Ministry of Railways, has for the first time crossed benchmark turnover of Rs.1500 crore and registered gross turnover of Rs.......
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Ooredoo as Platinum Partner and Equator Village Addu City as the Host of SATA 2017  

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

South Asian Travel Awards (SATA) has announced exclusive partners of this year’s edition at ceremony held at Champa Central Hotel in Maldives capital Male'.   Ooredoo......
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DASTA Promotes Sukhothai, Si Satchanalai and Kamphaeng Phet as Hub of Asian Cultural Tourism  

DASTA Promotes Sukhothai, Si Satchanalai and Kamphaeng Phet as Hub of Asian Cultural Tourism

DASTA, the government agency which aims to develop sustainable tourism in Thailand, is seeking to promote the region of Sukhothai, Si Satchanalai and Kamphaeng Phet in becoming a hub for cultural a......
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Measures to Improve Catering Services in Indian Railways  

Measures to Improve Catering Services in Indian Railways

Indian Railways is taking several measures to improve catering services on over its network. It is emphasised that improvement of catering being an on-going process. A new Catering Policy has been ......
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AIRail Expansion between Salzburg Central Railway Station and Vienna Airport    

AIRail Expansion between Salzburg Central Railway Station and Vienna Airport

As of September 1, 2017, Austrian Airlines and the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) are expanding their cooperation program entitled “AIRail” on the route between Salzburg Central R......
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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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Ms. Ravneet Kaur, IAS Punjab Cadre, Additional Secretary is new Chairperson and Managing Director of ITDC  

Ms. Ravneet Kaur, IAS Punjab Cadre, Additional Secretary is new Chairperson and Managing Director of ITDC

Ms. Ravneet Kaur, Additional Secretary has been appointed as the Chairperson and Managing Director (C&MD) of India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC). She succeeds Shri Umang Narula, a 1989......
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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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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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Avani to debut in Mautitius with the development of new build resort and spa  

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

AVANI Hotels & Resorts is delighted to announce the development of its first hotel in Mauritius located along a stretch of the island’s unspoilt south coast. When it opens in 2021, the 15......
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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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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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Bangkok Airways organizes CSR activity “Mangrove Conservation and Restoration with Bangkok Airways”  

Bangkok Airways organizes CSR activity “Mangrove Conservation and Restoration with Bangkok Airways”

Recently Bangkok Airways Public Company Limited, led by Mr.Puttipong Prasarttong-Osoth , President, organized CSR activity “Mangrove Conservation and Restoration with Bangkok Airways” u......
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Jet Airways announces winner of 'The Billion Miles Festival’  

Jet Airways announces winner of 'The Billion Miles Festival’

Jet Airways, India’s full-service, premiere international airline, today announced Mr. Shantanu Kumar as the Grand Prize winner of the ‘The Billion Miles Festival’ held by the air......
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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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Etihad Aviation Group honoured with four treasury accolades at London awards  

Etihad Aviation Group honoured with four treasury accolades at London awards

Following a string of successes in recent months with leading awards from various international organisations, the group took home further honours at the annual event held in London. For the third ......
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PATA maintains leadership in sustainability practices  

PATA maintains leadership in sustainability practices

PATA’s Bangkok headquarters has retained its EarthCheck Silver-level Sustainability Certification for a second consecutive year.   The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PA......
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Lufthansa Group : Digitalization supports the green transformation  

Lufthansa Group : Digitalization supports the green transformation

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

Hyatt Regency, Delhi Receives ISO 22000 : 2005 Certification

Hyatt Regency, New Delhi has been honoured with the ISO 22000:2005 certificate from SGS India Pvt. Ltd for complying with the highest level of food safety standards, regulatory and statutory requir......
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Qatar Airways Sees A Strong Investment Opportunity In American Airlines  

Qatar Airways Sees A Strong Investment Opportunity In American Airlines

Qatar Airways sees a strong investment opportunity in American Airlines. Qatar Airways believes in American Airlines’ fundamentals and intends to build a passive position in the company with ......
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Tourism and future energy: committed to curb emissions  

Tourism and future energy: committed to curb emissions

Under the title ‘Tourism and Future Energy: Unlocking low-carbon growth opportunities’, industry leaders and policy makers have convened in the Kazakh capital city of Astana to discuss ......
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Garuda Indonesia awarded 'World's Best Cabin Crew' for Fourth Consecutive Year  

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

Garuda Indonesia, the national flag carrier of Indonesia, has been awarded 'World's Best Cabin Crew 2017' by the Skytrax World Airline Awards, held at the Paris Air Show, Le Bourget, Fr......
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Ministry of Tourism celebrates ‘3rd International Day of Yoga’  

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

1. The International Day of Yoga was highlighted at the India stand at SATTE, Delhi in Feb 2017 and Yogshala Expo held in Delhi in June 2017. 2. A group of 53 international gue......
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Thailand Travel Mart 2017 ends successful two-year run in Chiang Mai, moves to Pattaya in 2018	 

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

Thailand’s main travel trade show, the Thailand Travel Mart Plus Amazing Gateway to the Greater Mekong Subregion (TTM+) has ended a successful two-year run in the Northern capital of Chiang M......
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Cathay Pacific releases combined traffic figures for May 2017  

Cathay Pacific releases combined traffic figures for May 2017

Cathay Pacific Airways today released combined Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon traffic figures for May 2017 that show a slight decrease in the number of passengers carried and an increase in cargo......
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Loyyal Closes Series A Capital Raise  

Loyyal Closes Series A Capital Raise

Loyyal, the blockchain innovator building a global loyalty network, announced it has closed a Series A capital raise led by Integrated Networks (iNet) with participants including UAE Exchange, Haya......
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Abu Dhabi records 1.6 Million hotel guest arrivals in first four months of 2017  

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

New figures from Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) show that Abu Dhabi welcomed 1.6 million guest arrivals year to end of April, a 7% growth compared to the same period in 2......
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Preferred Hotels and Resorts Signs A Strategic Partnership With GHM For The Chedi Mumbai  

Preferred Hotels and Resorts Signs A Strategic Partnership With GHM For The Chedi Mumbai

Preferred Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest independent hotel brand, has entered into a strategic partnership with Singapore-based luxury hotel management company General Hotel Manage......
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Lords Hotels and Resorts appoints new Marketing Manager  

Lords Hotels and Resorts appoints new Marketing Manager

Lords Hotels & Resorts - India’s premium mid-market hospitality chain has appointed Mr Anuj Srivastav as its new Assistant Marketing Manager. An experienced professional in Research &......
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NSDC signs MoU with BIRD ACADEMY for skilling of unemployed youth in the aviation and aerospace sector  

NSDC signs MoU with BIRD ACADEMY for skilling of unemployed youth in the aviation and aerospace sector

An MoU was signed between National Skill Development Corporation and Bird Academy on the 1st of June 2017 in New Delhi, with regards to skilling of unemployed youth in the aviation and aerospace Se......
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Jet Airways board approves the appointment of Vinay Dube as Chief Executive Officer  

Jet Airways board approves the appointment of Vinay Dube as Chief Executive Officer

Jet Airways, India’s full-service, premier international airline, announced the appointment of Vinay Dube as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO).   Mr. Dube's appointme......
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DMO bosses reveal their social media tactics in attracting visitors  

DMO bosses reveal their social media tactics in attracting visitors

With the summer season approaching, this should be a cracking year for British holidays. Forecasts say the weakened pound and fragile economic confidence is likely to see more Britons taking a brea......
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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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Emirates announces key management changes across the Middle East  

Emirates announces key management changes across the Middle East

Emirates has made three key management movements within its commercial and cargo operations team in the Middle East. The changes place UAE National talent in key positions that wi......
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Jorge Fernandez Appointed EAM SandM and Revenue for The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali  

Jorge Fernandez Appointed EAM SandM and Revenue for The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali

The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Mr. Jorge Fernandez as Executive Assistant Manager Sales & Marketing and Revenue. He arrives fresh from a stint......
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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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PATA Annual Summit 2017 welcomes delegates to Sri Lanka  

PATA Annual Summit 2017 welcomes delegates to Sri Lanka

L/R: Dr. Taleb Rifai, Secretary General - UNWTO; Hon. John Amaratunga, Minister of Tourism, Lands and Christian Religious Affairs, Sr......
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PATA Youth Symposium explores millennials and the future of tourism  

PATA Youth Symposium explores millennials and the future of tourism

The PATA Youth Symposium held on Thursday, May 18, 2017 in Colombo, Sri Lanka, welcomed 130 students, alumni and lecturers from various institutions from Sri Lanka, Australia and Macao SAR to discu......
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Cathay Pacific Reorganises Head Office as First Step in Transformation Plan  

Cathay Pacific Reorganises Head Office as First Step in Transformation Plan

Cathay Pacific today announced that it will be making around 600 people redundant in its head office. This is part of a transformation programme to make Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon more effect......
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Kyrgyz Republic and IATA sign Memorandum of Understanding  

Kyrgyz Republic and IATA sign Memorandum of Understanding

The International Air Transport Association (IATA), announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Civil Aviation Agency of the Ministry of Transport and Roads of the Kyrgyz ......
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ITDC - ICPB hosts exclusive Road Show at The Ashok promoting MICE segment  

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Comprehensive Sustainable Tourism Criteria for India (STCI)  

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HRAWI To Assist Hoteliers Become FBO Compliant In Collaboration With FSSAI  

HRAWI To Assist Hoteliers Become FBO Compliant In Collaboration With FSSAI

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Minor Hotels announces development of new AVANI resort in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE

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

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Lords Hotels and Resorts Adds A Property At Gir, Gujarat

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Anantara appoints Tamir Kobrin as GM to launch the brand's first property in Europe  

Anantara appoints Tamir Kobrin as GM to launch the brand's first property in Europe

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Six Senses Ninh Van Bay Welcomes Mr. Ateeb Shrestha as General Manager  

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Centre Sets up Region Centric Council to Boost Northeast Tourism

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Drunk Indonesian pilot got fired by Citilink Airlines.

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Six Senses Appoints Henry Gray as Vice President, Operations – Hotels and Resorts

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. . West India Travel Awards Winner List . .

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The Israel Airports Authority management has decided to open Terminal 1 to supply all international activities for departing passengers, including expansion of aviation and commercial activities an......
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The TTM+ 2016 opening ceremony was presided over by Thailand’s Deputy Prime Minister General Tanasak Patimapragor......
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UNWTO and partners launch an e-toolkit to help hotels reach zero-energy consumption

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UNWTO will work with the Government of Ukraine to support the development of its tourism sector. The cooperation will focus on the areas of tourism statistics, communications and capacity build......
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Djubo crosses 1000 Indian hotels client mark in a span of 9 months

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AVANI Hotels and Resorts to Launch First Hotel in the Middle East

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Six Senses Fiji to Open in 2017

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Madhya Pradesh Tourism Hosts Road Show in Delhi  

Madhya Pradesh Tourism Hosts Road Show in Delhi

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Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) elects new Executive Board  

Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) elects new Executive Board

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Sail Away on your Sense of Freedom at Six Senses Laamu  

Sail Away on your Sense of Freedom at Six Senses Laamu

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World Committee on Tourism Ethics: it is critical to advance the transformation of the Global Code of Ethics for Tourism into an international convention  

World Committee on Tourism Ethics: it is critical to advance the transformation of the Global Code of Ethics for Tourism into an international convention

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Lufthansa looks to purchase Brussels Airline to lay into Eurowings Low Cost subsidiary

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Preferred Hotels & Resorts Promotes ARPIT PANT To Regional Director of South Asia & Middle East

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Brazilians set to deliver successful Olympic Games despite the crises

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Record number of foreign tourists arrivals expected by the Greek Tourism Confederation

The Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE), has estimated arrivals of 25 million tourists this year, and the earnings will a surpluss of 15 million euro instead of last year’s 14.2 million, accor......
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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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UN tourism agency advocating for safer travel for 2016

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

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UNWTO confident in Egypt’s tourism recovery

UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai, has expressed the Organizations’ full confidence in the recovery of tourism in Egypt during a recent visit to the country. On the occasion, Mr. Rifai met......
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ibibo manages to get US$250m investment from Naspers

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Africa Meeting 2016 buzzed business this year

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Swachh Paryatan Mobile App launched by Dr. Mahesh Sharma

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Minor Hotel Group Announces Launch of Oaks Brand in India

Minor Hotel Group (MHG), a hotel owner, operator and investor, currently with a portfolio of 136 hotels and resorts in 22 countries across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europe, South America, Afri......
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ICHG contracts with Radius developers to rebrand Eaton Smart as Hoilday Inn Express

InterContinental Hotels Group has signed a management agreement with Radius Developers to rebrand the corporate image. An existing 93-room hotel in Terminal 3 of India’s Indi......
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Tourism ministry announces guideline for Hotels and Guest houses

Ministry of Tourism predicated the respective guidelines for the Starred hotels, Heritage Hotels, Guest Houses. As per Pollution Control Board, Sewage Treatment plant, Waste Management syst......
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State Governments contract with ITDC and its join venture company

The Government has decided to give on Operation & Management contract to the ITDC and its joint venture companies of the properties, which have been leased by the State Governments to ITDC and ......
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Employment rate increases in tourism and hospitality sectors

India tourism ministry is  working to increase employment potential in tourism and hospitality sector,manpower requirement of Tourism and Hospitality Sector is market driven.  
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CM Nitish Kumar plans a roadmap to promote tourism in Bihar

Bihar-Chief Minister Nitish Kumar directed senior officials to prepare a roadmap for promotion of tourism in Bihar, as it can help increase employment rate and promote economic dev......
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Shah Rukh Khan promotes West Bengal tourism for free

Shah Rukh Khan has been roped as the brand ambassador for West Bengal and will shoot its ad campaign next month; the tagline of the campaign will be ‘Experience Bengal… the sweetest pa......
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HNA Tourism Group recognised by World Travel Awards

HNA Tourism Group, the strategic tourism business conglomerate of HNA Group, has been crowned as the World’s Leading Integrated Tourism Group at the World Travel Awards Grand Final hosted in ......
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Asians to spend more on travel in 2016

TripAdvisor has unveiled the results of its TripBarometer study, forecasting key travel trends for 2016. The study is the analysis of around 44,000 survey responses from travellers and the hotel se......
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Gemalto Awarded Three Times as the Global Leader in Transport Ticketing Solutions

Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, has been recognized by three market research analysts as the world's number one supplier of contactless and mobile solutions for public transporta......
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Six Senses Qing Cheng Mountain in China Appoints Manish Puri as General Manager  

Six Senses Qing Cheng Mountain in China Appoints Manish Puri as General Manager

New Delhi, November 2015 – Manish Puri has been appointed general manager at Six Senses Qing Cheng Mountain which is located at the gateway to the majestic Qing Cheng Mo......
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Towneplace Suites Hotel To Open In West Des Moines, Iowa

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Matthew Barba has been appointed General Manager at Deer Path Inn in Lake Forest , IL, USA

Charlestowne Hotels has announced luxury hotelier Matthew Barba as the new general manager of the Deer Path Inn, a historic English Inn located in Lake Forest, IL......
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Jason Caughron has been appointed General Manager at Hampton Inn and Suites by Hilton Dunwoody/Perimeter in Atlanta  

Jason Caughron has been appointed General Manager at Hampton Inn and Suites by Hilton Dunwoody/Perimeter in Atlanta

Atlanta-based Hotel Equities announced the hiring of Jason Caughron as the General Manager of the new Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Dunwoody/Perimeter Center......
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President of American Airlines’ flight attendants union resigns  

President of American Airlines’ flight attendants union resigns

Laura Glading, president of the flight attendants union at American Airlines, plans to resign her post on Dec. 2.She has led the 25,000-strong Association of Professional F......
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