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Hong Kong Fashion Week for Fall/Winter Closes  

Hong Kong Fashion Week for Fall/Winter Closes

Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the 49th edition of Hong Kong Fashion Week for Fall/Winter wrapped up at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) t......
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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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Railway Ministry To Hold Mega Conclave With Leaders Of Construction Industry To Ensure Expeditious Implementation Of Ambitious Railway Infrastructure Development Projects  

Railway Ministry To Hold Mega Conclave With Leaders Of Construction Industry To Ensure Expeditious Implementation Of Ambitious Railway Infrastructure Development Projects

In a major initiative to ensure expeditious implementation of ambitious Railway Infrastructure Development Plans, Ministry of Railways is organizing a “Mega......
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AccorHotels opens second ibis hotel in Pune  

AccorHotels opens second ibis hotel in Pune

InterGlobe Hotels and AccorHotels on January 4, 2018 announced the opening of ibis Pune Hinjewadi (IPH), the second ibis hotel in Pune city. Hinjewadi being recognised as the IT hub of Pune, and ......
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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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Tourism Malaysia announces six month long promotion campaign to tap Indian market  

Tourism Malaysia announces six month long promotion campaign to tap Indian market

Comprehending the potential of Indian tourist market, Tourism Malaysia is set to tap it with an aggressive six-month long marketing and promotion campaigns from January to June 2018. ......
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Preferred Hotels and Resorts Launches January Sale  

Preferred Hotels and Resorts Launches January Sale

New Year, New Travels! Preferred Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest independent hotel brand, launches its annual January Sale, offering discounts up to 40% for stays a......
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First Four HKTDC Fairs of the Year Attracted 6% More Visitors Than Last Year  

First Four HKTDC Fairs of the Year Attracted 6% More Visitors Than Last Year

Featuring more than 2,940 exhibitors from around the world, the Hong Kong Toys & Games Fair, Hong Kong Baby Products Fair and Hong Kong International Stationery Fair concluded successfull......
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Austrian Airlines Looking to Hire 600 New Employees  

Austrian Airlines Looking to Hire 600 New Employees

Austrian Airlines can look back at a successful year in 2017. Close to 12.9 million passengers flew with Austria’s red-white-red national carrier last year, comprising a rise of 12.8 percent ......
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Traffic Results for the Entire Year 2017: Record Year with 12.8 Percent Growth in Passenger Volume  

Traffic Results for the Entire Year 2017: Record Year with 12.8 Percent Growth in Passenger Volume

Austrian Airlines carried approx. 12.9 million passengers in the period January to December 2017. This comprises a year-on-year increase of 12.8 percent or 1.5 million passengers. This rise can be ......
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Mission Raftar of Indian Railways  

Mission Raftar of Indian Railways

With a view to increasing speed of trains in Indian Railways, ‘Mission Raftaar’ was announced in the Railway Budget 2016-17.  The mission envisages a target of doubling......
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Oman Tourism launches destination website ‘www.experienceoman.om’  

Oman Tourism launches destination website ‘www.experienceoman.om’

The Ministry of Tourism Oman has launched a new promotional website ‘www.experienceoman.om’ that will serve as a one-stop-shop for all information related to Oman Tourism. The web......
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Experience broadway with A 2 for 1 ticket offer this winter during NYC broadway week  

Experience broadway with A 2 for 1 ticket offer this winter during NYC broadway week

NYC & Company, New York City’s official destination marketing organization, announced NYC Broadway Week tickets are on sale to the public today beginning at 10:30am ES......
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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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Cabinet approves Agreement between India and Myanmar on Land Border Crossing  

Cabinet approves Agreement between India and Myanmar on Land Border Crossing

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the Agreement between India and Myanmar on Land Border Crossing. The Ag......
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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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THE AGAM MUSEUM OPENS IN RISHON LEZION  

THE AGAM MUSEUM OPENS IN RISHON LEZION

The Yaacov Agam Museum of Art has recently opened in Rishon LeZion, childhood home of father of Kinetic Art and internationally acclaimed Israeli artist Yaacov Agam. Located in Israel's......
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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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New Archeological Exhibition Tells the Story of Hippos during the Transition from Paganism to Christianity in the Land of Israel  

New Archeological Exhibition Tells the Story of Hippos during the Transition from Paganism to Christianity in the Land of Israel

A new exhibition entitled Before the Earth Shook: the Ancient City of Hippos-Sussita Emerges, summarizing 18 years of exploration in the ancient city of Hippos (Sussita), has recently open......
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Railways set to electrify 38,000 km route in next five years  

Railways set to electrify 38,000 km route in next five years

Railways has prepared an action plan to electrify 38,000 km route in five years from 2017-18, the ministry informed the Rajya Sabha today. In a written reply to a question, Minister of State for Ra......
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Indians rank fifth most vacation deprived globally: Expedia 2017 Vacation Deprivation study  

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

Expedia released the results of the 2017 Vacation Deprivation® study, an annual survey of vacation habits across multiple countries and continents. The survey ranks India as the 5th most ......
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Kerala Tourism to kick off Phase II of its promotional campaign next month  

Kerala Tourism to kick off Phase II of its promotional campaign next month

Kerala Tourism is set to come up with a three-month long international campaign in its bid to lure foreign tourists to the state. The campaign would be the second phase of its efforts in this......
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A roadmap towards 2030: the legacy of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017  

A roadmap towards 2030: the legacy of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017

Participants from around the world joined the Official Closing ceremony of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017 at the Palace of Nations, in Geneva, Switzerland. T......
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Botswana hosts the International Symposium and Annual Conference of the 10YFP Sustainable Tourism Programme  

Botswana hosts the International Symposium and Annual Conference of the 10YFP Sustainable Tourism Programme

Kasane, capital of Chobe District in Botswana, hosted tourism stakeholders to exchange experiences and knowledge of innovative approaches to enhance tourism and conservation planning, financing......
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Indian Railways holds special conclave on “Sampark, Samanvay, Samvad” to discuss and deliberate “Vision for New Railway  

Indian Railways holds special conclave on “Sampark, Samanvay, Samvad” to discuss and deliberate “Vision for New Railway

The Ministry of Railways conducted a brainstorming conclave titled “Sampark, Samanvay, Samvad” to discuss and deliberate “Vision for New Railway – New India 2022”. 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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Cox and Kings wins ‘India’s favourite Tour Operator’ at Condé Nast Traveller RTA  

Cox and Kings wins ‘India’s favourite Tour Operator’ at Condé Nast Traveller RTA

Cox & Kings Ltd., the popular Indian tour operator, was crowned winner at the seventh edition of Condé Nast Traveller Reader’s Travel Awards (RTA). It bagged the prestigiou......
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The Student Hotel to open in Dresden for summer 2018  

The Student Hotel to open in Dresden for summer 2018

The Student Hotel will open its first German co-living and co-working destination on the Pragerstraße 13. The hotel is located in the most vibrant retail district of Dresden, between ......
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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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RE IMAGINE SUCCESS AT THIS YEAR’S TiEcon DELHI NCR  

RE IMAGINE SUCCESS AT THIS YEAR’S TiEcon DELHI NCR

 In a bid to boost the entrepreneurial spirit of Start-up India, The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) is hosting its flagship mega conclave at Taj Palace in Delhi on December 15 and 16, 2017. Th......
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New Boeing 787 9 Dreamliner received to boost Oman Air fleet  

New Boeing 787 9 Dreamliner received to boost Oman Air fleet

Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, continues its ambitious expansion plans in 2017 with a new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner joined the fleet on December 6, 2017.<......
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Update on Pre Budget Meeting with the FM  

Update on Pre Budget Meeting with the FM

Federation of Associations in Indian Tourism & Hospitality was invited to attend the pre- budget meeting on 6th December, with the Finance Minister, where the whole of the finance ministry......
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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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flydubai announces new destinations in Europe  

flydubai announces new destinations in Europe

Dubai-based carrier flydubai announced the launch of two new European routes for next year: flights to Krakow will start on April 8, 2018 and flights to Catania will start on June 13, 2018. f......
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PREFERRED HOTELS AND RESORTS PRESENTS THE MOST ANTICIPATED INDEPENDENT HOTEL OPENINGS OF 2018  

PREFERRED HOTELS AND RESORTS PRESENTS THE MOST ANTICIPATED INDEPENDENT HOTEL OPENINGS OF 2018

Preferred Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest independent hotel brand, announces 13 new properties scheduled to launch in the New Year. Spanning the globe, these new luxury lodgings off......
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India and Poland to sign pact for civil aviation cooperation  

India and Poland to sign pact for civil aviation cooperation

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given its approval for signing the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Poland for the promotion of civil aviation c......
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Kuwait’s Jazeera Airways connects to India with daily flights to Hyderabad  

Kuwait’s Jazeera Airways connects to India with daily flights to Hyderabad

Jazeera Airways, Kuwait’s Low-Cost Carrier (LCC) recently inaugurated its daily flights to Hyderabad. Kochi, Mumbai and Ahmedabad will follow in early 2018 as the airline expands its ne......
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Westin Hotels and Resorts debuts in Kolkata  

Westin Hotels and Resorts debuts in Kolkata

Westin Hotels and Resorts, part of Marriott International Inc., continues to expand its portfolio with the opening of its......
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GoAir post 36% increase in net profit in 2016 2017  

GoAir post 36% increase in net profit in 2016 2017

As per the Business Standard report, GoAir posted a 36% increase in net profit in 2016-17 at INR 205.25 crore against INR 150.24 crore in the previous year. GoAir’s growth has been mode......
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Bye Bye Fokker: The End of an Aircraft Era at Austrian Airlines  

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

On the morning of November 29, 2017, employees, invited guests and members of the Friends of Vienna Airport Association had the opportunity to officially bid farewell to the beloved Fokker fleet of......
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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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A SHAM, THE THIRD ARAB FOOD FESTIVAL DOWNTOWN HAIFA  

A SHAM, THE THIRD ARAB FOOD FESTIVAL DOWNTOWN HAIFA

A-sham, the Arab Food Festival, will take place for the third consecutive year in downtown Haifa from December 13-15, 2017, celebrating the world of Arab cuisine and showcasing forgotten dishes fro......
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IndiGo plans to induct 50 wide bodied Aircraft  

IndiGo plans to induct 50 wide bodied Aircraft

According to a report by Anirban Chowdhury in The Economic Times, IndiGo, which has shown interest in buying Air India’s international operations, is actively considering alternate plans to......
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Indian Railways accomplishes major savings in its ‘ElectricTraction Energy Bill’  

Indian Railways accomplishes major savings in its ‘ElectricTraction Energy Bill’

The total cumulative savings from April, 2015 to October, 2017 reaches ?5636crores.  
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Tasty Thailand guidebook released alongside Gault and Millau Belux 2018 edition  

Tasty Thailand guidebook released alongside Gault and Millau Belux 2018 edition

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), in partnership with Gault & Millau, recently released a bilingual ‘Tasty Thailand’ guidebook supplement alongside the new Gault & Millau......
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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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Maharashtra Government Gave Wings To Capt. Amol Yadav To Fly Under ‘Make In India’  

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

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

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

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

GoAir expands operations with 30 additional flights

·         Inducts 4 A320 NEOs ·         
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CORNERSTONE LAID FOR  THE SHELBY WHITE AND LEON LEVY LOD MOSAIC ARCHAEOLOGICAL CENTER  

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

The cornerstone was recently laid for the Shelby White and Leon Levy Mosaic Archaeological Center which will hold the famous Lod mosaic, a world-class archaeological find. The center is being made ......
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Indian Railways Striding on Low Carbon Pathway  

Indian Railways Striding on Low Carbon Pathway

Ministry of Railways hosted a side event titled, “Indian Transport Sector: Marching towards sustainable mobility” at Conference of Parties (COP-23), Indian Pavilion at Bonn, Germany on ......
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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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HRAWI DELEGATION SUBMITS REPRESENTATION ON CRITICAL GST RECONSIDERATIONS FOR HOSPITALITY SECTOR TO MAHA FINANCE MINISTER  

HRAWI DELEGATION SUBMITS REPRESENTATION ON CRITICAL GST RECONSIDERATIONS FOR HOSPITALITY SECTOR TO MAHA FINANCE MINISTER

A joint delegation of committee members of the Hotel and Restaurant Association of Western India (HRAWI) yesterday met the Hon’ble State Finance Minister, Govt. of Maharashtra, Shri Sudhir Mu......
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AirAsia India offers base fare at INR 99 for local travel  

AirAsia India offers base fare at INR 99 for local travel

According to a report in The DNA the Malaysian Budget carrier AirAsia announced a discount sale, offering passengers one-way base fare at INR 99 for a domestic journey across its Indian JV airlin......
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GROWTH IN FOREIGN TOURIST ARRIVALS IN OCTOBER, 2017 OVER OCTOBER, 2016  

GROWTH IN FOREIGN TOURIST ARRIVALS IN OCTOBER, 2017 OVER OCTOBER, 2016

Ministry of Tourism compiles monthly estimates of Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) & FTAs on e-Tourist Visa on the basis of Nationality-wise, Port-wise......
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Hotel and Restaurant Association of Western India on GST revision  

Hotel and Restaurant Association of Western India on GST revision

Reduction of GST rate to 5 per cent for all restaurants has come as a pleasant surprise. This is a big boost for the industry which has been reeling under a slowdown for quite sometime. Now irrespe......
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Upward Trend for Passenger Volume in October 2017, Compared to the Previous Year  

Upward Trend for Passenger Volume in October 2017, Compared to the Previous Year

  Increase of passenger load factor by 1.2 percentage points in October January-October 2017: 13.3 percent increase in passenger......
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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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Preferred Hotels And Resorts Welcomes 25 New Member Hotels  

Preferred Hotels And Resorts Welcomes 25 New Member Hotels

Preferred Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest independent hotel brand, announces the addition of 25new member hotels and resortsacross eight countries between August an......
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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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Rock stars and rising stars in startups and chatbots for hotel discovery make the tech headlines at the Travel Tech Show at WTM  

Rock stars and rising stars in startups and chatbots for hotel discovery make the tech headlines at the Travel Tech Show at WTM

Tips from the coalface for the startup community made for a mix of highs and lows during Day two of the Travel Tech Show at WTM London on Tuesday 7 November.   Newbies includin......
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Minister of Tourism and Sports presented Amazing Thailand Tourism Year 2018 at WTM 2017  

Minister of Tourism and Sports presented Amazing Thailand Tourism Year 2018 at WTM 2017

Thailand’s Minister of Tourism and Sports, H.E. Mrs. Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul unveiled the latest tourism promotional extravaganza, the “Amazing Thailand Tourism Year 2018” at the ......
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Brexit talks top the agenda on the opening day of WTM London  

Brexit talks top the agenda on the opening day of WTM London

Fears about the impact of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit on the travel trade dominated debates at World Travel Market London – the leading global event for the travel industry.
GoAir adds 15 new flights to Winter Schedule  

GoAir adds 15 new flights to Winter Schedule

GoAir, one of India’s fastest growing airlines, today announced its winter schedule. This schedule will include an expansion of their customer offerings with the addition of 15 ......
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New Marketing Concept Open to the New Shades of Thailand launched at WTM London  

New Marketing Concept Open to the New Shades of Thailand launched at WTM London

The Tourism Authority of Thailand will use the World Travel Market 2017 (WTM), one of the world’s leading travel trade shows, as a platform to launch its new marketing concept, “Open to......
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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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Munich Airport and Moscow Domodedovo sign sister airport agreement  

Munich Airport and Moscow Domodedovo sign sister airport agreement

Munich Airport and Moscow Domodedovo Airport are forging closer ties. At a special ceremony, the top managers of the two hubs, Dr. Dmitriy Kamenshchik, Chairman of the Board, Moscow Domodedov......
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ITDC hands over Hotel Janpath to Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs  

ITDC hands over Hotel Janpath to Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs

State-run India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) has handed over Hotel Janpath in the national capital to Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA). Handing over of the land measuring 4......
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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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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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11th TAFI convention opens with a focus on sustainable success  

11th TAFI convention opens with a focus on sustainable success

The 11th TAFI (Travel Agents Federation of India) international convention opened in Turkey with a focus on sustainable success as the way forward towards creating a vision for exponential busine......
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IIPT to honour Global Ambassadors of Peace Through Tourismand at WTM London  

IIPT to honour Global Ambassadors of Peace Through Tourismand at WTM London

The International Institute for Peace Through Tourism has chosen 6 outstanding people from the world of travel and tourism to honour as the “Global Ambassadors of Peace Thro......
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Uplifting Charity To Give Opportunity To Children In Need  

Uplifting Charity To Give Opportunity To Children In Need

The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali is proud to announce that this year’s UNICEF Check Out For Children charity initiative is all about wellness. In the spirit of raising awareness about those i......
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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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What not to miss when in Jordan  

What not to miss when in Jordan

There’s so much to do in Jordan that planning is definitely recommended to travelers who want to experience every bit of this fascinating cou......
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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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More than 5 Lakh people participated in The Paryatan Parv event across the country  

More than 5 Lakh people participated in The Paryatan Parv event across the country

Three week long “Paryatan Parv” a nation-wide celebration of Tourism organized by Ministry of Tourism, in collaboration with other Central Ministries, State G......
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Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel Unveils New Contemporary Thai Inspired Guestrooms  

Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel Unveils New Contemporary Thai Inspired Guestrooms

Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel has unveiled its new contemporary Thai inspired guestrooms, offering discerning leisure and business travellers even more luxurious style at the brand’s Thai flags......
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Financial result as at September 30, 2017, Q3 Austrian Airlines increases result significantly  

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

Financial result as at September 30, 2017 Q3: Austrian Airlines increases result significantly ·         ......
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THE TOWER OF DAVID MUSEUM ILLUMINATES THE WALLS OF THE CITADEL WITH THE NIGHT SPECTACULAR AND 250,000 LUMENS AND 35 MILLION PIXELS USING THE FIRST OF ITS KIND LASER PROJECTORS IN THE WORLD  

THE TOWER OF DAVID MUSEUM ILLUMINATES THE WALLS OF THE CITADEL WITH THE NIGHT SPECTACULAR AND 250,000 LUMENS AND 35 MILLION PIXELS USING THE FIRST OF ITS KIND LASER PROJECTORS IN THE WORLD

The first of its kind M-Vision Laser 18K projectors by British company Digital Projection have recently been installed at the Tower of David Museum, Jerusalem. This is the largest installation of 1......
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Plaza Premium Group opens new Lounge in Riyadh  

Plaza Premium Group opens new Lounge in Riyadh

Plaza Premium Group, premium airport services provider, recently added Riyadh of Saudi Arabia to its global network by opening a new Plaza Premium Lounge. Conveniently located on Mezzanine Level, T......
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India aims to create 100 million jobs through tourism  

India aims to create 100 million jobs through tourism

As per various media reports, K J Alphons, Minister of Tourism, Government of India said that India is aiming towards creating 100 million jobs through tourism and attract 40 million foreign ......
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Philippines sees jump in tourist arrival from India  

Philippines sees jump in tourist arrival from India

According to a report by The Hindu Business Line, the number of leisure travel visitors from India to Philippines is steadily going up and likely to cross the 1-lakh mark this year. Efforts are b......
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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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Peru named as the Greenest Destination in South America  

Peru named as the Greenest Destination in South America

Another feather has been added to Peru’s already overflowing hat after it has been awarded South America’s Leading Green Destination 2017 by World Travel Awards. The timing is ver......
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Vistara and Avis India join hands to provide premium car rental services  

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

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

IndiGo forays into regional markets adds ATR to its fleet

IndiGo announced its foray into regional markets. The airline will begin ATR operations with flights between cities on its existing network of Hyderabad, Chennai, Bengaluru, Mangalore, Madurai and ......
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VITS Hotels Worldwide unveils new property in Agra  

VITS Hotels Worldwide unveils new property in Agra

Hoping to cash in on the growing leisure travellers in the city of Taj, VITS Hotels Worldwide has launched its 4-star property ‘VITS Agra’. Prominently located on National Highway 2, th......
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CELEBRITY CRUISES COMES TO INDIA  

CELEBRITY CRUISES COMES TO INDIA

TIRUN Travel Marketing, the pioneer of cruise tourism in the country and the exclusive India representative of Celebrity Cruisesis excited to announce cruise sailings from and to Mumbai this winter......
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Medical Tourism will accelerate the growth of Kerala: Swami Gururethnam Jnana Thapaswi  

Medical Tourism will accelerate the growth of Kerala: Swami Gururethnam Jnana Thapaswi

At the inauguration of MediBiz Ayur Home, the first Indian medical tourism network promoted by MediBiz TV, Swami Gururethnam Jnana Thapaswi, Organizing Secretary, Santhigiri Ashram, opined, &......
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GVK group awarded the tender for Navi Mumbai Airport project  

GVK group awarded the tender for Navi Mumbai Airport project

As per the Business Standard report, the Maharashtra government has initiated the process of selecting the developer for the INR 16,000 crore Navi Mumbai Airport project, eight months after a......
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WINTER HOLIDAY OFFER AT PALAZZO VERSACE DUBAI  

WINTER HOLIDAY OFFER AT PALAZZO VERSACE DUBAI

Reminiscent of a 16th century Italian Palace, Palazzo Versace Dubai is a Neoclassical masterpiece with subtle traces of Arabian architecture. Featuring a striking entrance, high ceilings, landscape......
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Air France says in advanced talks with Jet Airways  

Air France says in advanced talks with Jet Airways

As per the Reuters report, Air France said it was in advanced talks with Jet Airways over a partnership as part of efforts to boost its long-haul network. Air France is looking at working mor......
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Jet Airways to introduce three new international services  

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

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Brussels Airlines celebrates its 15th anniversary on the African continent

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Jet Airways expands connectivity between emerging Indian cities

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Jet Airways, India's full service, premier international airline, and Aeromexico, the flag carrier airline of Mexico have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that outlines cooperation in......
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Air Canada inaugurates daily year-round flights from Vancouver to Taipei

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GoAir launches three daily direct flights between Ahmedabad and New Delhi  

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GoAir, one of India’s fastest growing airlines, today announced the launch of three daily direct flights between Ahmedabad and New Delhi. GoAir will give business travellers an effective same......
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Jet Airways introduces it's signature First Class suites on the Delhi - Singapore route  

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Jet Airways, India’s premiere international airline, has introduced its First Class services on daily flights between Delhi and Singapore, with the deployment of its flagship Boeing 777 jetli......
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PATA reaffirms support to Paris Accord on Climate Change  

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The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is reasserting its commitment to sustainable development across the entire spectrum of travel and tourism with a renewed pledge to support the Paris Accor......
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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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AirAsia hosted the Santan Food Festival, the largest inflight food tasting event in Asia, featuring meals from across the region.   The event showcased the gastronomical deligh......
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Continuing to strengthen its network in the Asia-pacific region, IndiGo, India’s largest and fastest growing low-cost carrier is pleased to announce its first non-stop flight and 5th overall ......
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The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) will open voting on the People’s Choice Awards Thailand Voted by Chinese Tourists 2017 from 26 May to 8 June via www.peopleschoiceawardsthailand.com Th......
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The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali was honoured to host the consecutive 23rd Coaltrans Asia 2017 conference from 14-16 May 2017 for 900 delegates. This prestigious 3 day event was officially opened b......
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India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) – the public sector undertaking under the aegis of Ministry of Tourism, Government of India – hosted a Road Show in collaboration with India......
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23.5% Growth in Foreign Tourist Arrivals in April, 2017 over April, 2016  

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

Ministry of Tourism compiles monthly estimates of Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) & FTAs on e- Tourist Visa on the basis of Nationality-wise, Port-wise data received from Bureau of Immigration ......
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Delta Air Lines to Present at Bank of America Merryll Lynch 2017 Transportation Conference  

Delta Air Lines to Present at Bank of America Merryll Lynch 2017 Transportation Conference

Delta Air Lines will present at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2017 Transportation Conference at 8:00 a.m. ET on Thursday, May 18, 2017.   Delta Air Lines and the Delta Conn......
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Bangkok Airways (BA) announces operating results for the first quarter of 2017 net profit 565 million baht  

Bangkok Airways (BA) announces operating results for the first quarter of 2017 net profit 565 million baht

Bangkok Airways Public Company Limited (BA) announces its operating results for the first quarter of 2017 which has achieved total revenue amounting to 7,469 million baht. The net profit was report......
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Lufthansa and SAP hold a technology conference above the Atlantic  

Lufthansa and SAP hold a technology conference above the Atlantic

Digitalisation flying high: Lufthansa and SAP take off for a technology conference at 10,000 metres’ altitude. Topics such as artificial intelligence and the future of work are at the focus. ......
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Cathay Pacific releases combined traffic figures for April 2017  

Cathay Pacific releases combined traffic figures for April 2017

Cathay Pacific Airways today released combined Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon traffic figures for April 2017 that show an increase in both the number of passengers carried and the volume of cargo......
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SIA Organises 70th Anniversary Charity Run To Raise Funds For Community Chest  

SIA Organises 70th Anniversary Charity Run To Raise Funds For Community Chest

Singapore Airlines (SIA) will be organising a Charity Run to raise funds for Community Chest as part of the Airline’s 70th Anniversary Year celebrations. The SIA Charity Run 2017 will be held......
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Star Alliance launches 20th Anniversary Mileage Competition  

Star Alliance launches 20th Anniversary Mileage Competition

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

Emirates to launch third daily Brisbane service

Emirates today announced it will introduce a third daily service to Brisbane, Australia from 1 December 2017, complementing Emirates’ existing two daily services.   The d......
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Vistara introduces self-service check-in at kiosks across airports in India  

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

In its commitment to offering a seamless travel experience to its customers, Vistara, India’s finest full-service carrier, today launched self-service kiosk check-in at Delhi’s Terminal......
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United Airlines Increases Service Between San Francisco and 18 Destinations  

United Airlines Increases Service Between San Francisco and 18 Destinations

United Airlines (UAL), the leading carrier in the San Francisco Bay Area, today announced it is increasing the number of flights between SFO and eight destinations. Additionally, the airline announ......
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Flydubai receives award at the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference  

Flydubai receives award at the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference

flydubai’s Chief Executive Officer Ghaith Al Ghaith has received the Leadership Award at the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference (AHIC) that took place today at Madinat Jumeirah. The award is......
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Asia Pacific Destinations Welcomed a Record 597 million Foreign Visitors in 2017  

Asia Pacific Destinations Welcomed a Record 597 million Foreign Visitors in 2017

PATA's Annual Travel Monitor for 2017 – Early Edition, shows an annual increase of three percent in foreign arrivals into 47 Asia Pacific destinations for 2016 to record an aggregate inbo......
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105th UNWTO Executive Council meeting concludes in Madrid  

105th UNWTO Executive Council meeting concludes in Madrid

Madrid, Spain, hosted the 105th meeting of the Executive Council of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) between 11 and 12 May. The Meeting focused on current trends and challenges facing the tou......
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Hamad International Airport handles record number of aircraft take-offs and landings in March 2017  

Hamad International Airport handles record number of aircraft take-offs and landings in March 2017

Hamad International Airport (HIA), Qatar’s gateway to the world, handled a record 21,842 aircraft take-offs and landings and 177,325 tonnes of cargo in the month of March, making it the busie......
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Jet Airways announced new direct services connecting South-India with Europe  

Jet Airways announced new direct services connecting South-India with Europe

Jet Airways, India's full service, premier international airline, announced the introduction of new, direct services connecting Chennai with Paris and Bengaluru with Amsterdam. The new flights ......
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Jet Airways announced new direct services connecting South-India with Europe  

Jet Airways announced new direct services connecting South-India with Europe

Jet Airways, India's full service, premier international airline, announced the introduction of new, direct services connecting Chennai with Paris and Bengaluru with Amsterdam. The new flights ......
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Sri Lanka Institute of Tourism and Hotel Management (SLITHM) to host PATA Youth Symposium in Colombo  

Sri Lanka Institute of Tourism and Hotel Management (SLITHM) to host PATA Youth Symposium in Colombo

The next PATA Youth Symposium is to be hosted by the Sri Lanka Institute of Tourism & Hotel Management (SLITHM). Organised by the Association’s Human Capital Development Committee, the Sy......
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Middle East Airlines and Turkish Airlines have signed a codeshare agreement  

Middle East Airlines and Turkish Airlines have signed a codeshare agreement

Middle East Airlines (ME) and Turkish Airlines (TK) signed a codeshare agreement. The agreement will be effective as of May 15th, covering routes between Turkey and Lebanon, and expanding the trave......
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AirBaltic launches flights between Riga, Aberdeen and Stavanger  

AirBaltic launches flights between Riga, Aberdeen and Stavanger

The Latvian airline airBaltic launched a direct route linking Riga and Aberdeen. The route offers convenient travel options for travellers from United Kingdom and Baltic States.   ......
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Tourism stars of South India shine with Maya in hand  

Tourism stars of South India shine with Maya in hand

The fourth edition of South India Travel Awards recognised leaders of the travel and tourism industry in the region during a gala event held yesterday at Crowne Plaza, Kochi. The who’s who of......
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Minister of Railways Inaugurates Two Day Global Technology Conference  

Minister of Railways Inaugurates Two Day Global Technology Conference

Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu inaugurated the two day Global Technology Conference for Leveraging World Class Technology (International Conference on Development & Adaptation of Advance Technolo......
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Austrian Airlines launches Internet on board in real time operation  

Austrian Airlines launches Internet on board in real time operation

Austrian Airlines launches Internet on board in real time operation. Two aircraft are “online” effective immediately, and starting tomorrow another 10 jets will be added. All 31 Airbus ......
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Vistara introduces #VistaraPriority for Economy Class customers  

Vistara introduces #VistaraPriority for Economy Class customers

Vistara, India’s finest full service carrier, today announced the launch of #VistaraPriority, a priority handling service that is designed to enhance the travel experience of its Economy Clas......
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Qatar Airways and TAT sign agreement to boost tourism to Thailand  

Qatar Airways and TAT sign agreement to boost tourism to Thailand

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and Qatar Airways, one of the world’s leading airlines, today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2017 ......
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PM Shri Narendra Modi will Flag-off First UDAN Flight under RCS  

PM Shri Narendra Modi will Flag-off First UDAN Flight under RCS

The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will flag off the first UDAN flight under RCS on Shimla-Delhi sector on 27th April, 2017. Simultaneously, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will also flag off ......
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GCC turns to China and India to boost growth in tourism receipts  

GCC turns to China and India to boost growth in tourism receipts

Major tourism destinations in the GCC will increase efforts to target Indian and Chinese inbound tourists, as regional and international guests from Europe continue to feel the acute fina......
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Good mix of Thai exhibitors represented at Arabian Travel Market 2017  

Good mix of Thai exhibitors represented at Arabian Travel Market 2017

 A contingent of 53 Thai hotels, tour operators, medical service institutes, and tourism related agencies attended the 24th Arabian Travel Market (ATM) dur......
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“Tiger Zinda Hai” successfully wrapped in the film city Innsbruck  

“Tiger Zinda Hai” successfully wrapped in the film city Innsbruck

Yash Raj Films has successfully wrapped the shooting for the Indian action film "Tiger Zinda Hai" in Innsbruck. The scenes showing Salman Khan as RAW agent Tiger and Katrina Kaif as his wife ......
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Pieter Groeneveld appointed Senior Vice-President Digital of Air France-KLM  

Pieter Groeneveld appointed Senior Vice-President Digital of Air France-KLM

As from 1st of June, Pieter Groeneveld is appointed Senior Vice-President Digital of Air France-KLM. He succe......
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Etihad Airways to donate one dirham from every ticket sold in the UAE to Emirates Red Crescent  

Etihad Airways to donate one dirham from every ticket sold in the UAE to Emirates Red Crescent

Etihad Airways to donate one dirham from every ticket sold in the UAE to Emirates Red Crescent as part of year-long programme   • A380 engine decals to promote the UAE Yea......
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Jet Airways to introduce new services between Chennai and Paris / Bengaluru and Amsterdam  

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

Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline, is proud to announce the launch of two new flights directly connecting Chennai with Paris and Bengaluru with Amsterdam. The......
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Qatar Airways Announces Third daily direct Flight to Bali Denpasar  

Qatar Airways Announces Third daily direct Flight to Bali Denpasar

  Qatar Airways has announced that commencing 7 May 2017, the airline will operate a third daily non-stop route from Doha’s Hamad International Air......
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Jet Airways commences international operations from Terminal 3 (T3) at Kochi Airport  

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

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

United Airlines Reports First-Quarter 2017 Performance

United Airlines (UAL) announced its first-quarter 2017 financial results.   UAL reported first-quarter net income of  Read More >>
British Airways Gatwick Growth hits Double Figures in Five Years  

British Airways Gatwick Growth hits Double Figures in Five Years

New routes and a better customer experience are driving strong growth in demand for British Airways at Gatwick. Over the last five years, British Airways' operation at the Sussex-based hub has ......
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Tourism Malaysia and KLM sign Promotional Agreement  

Tourism Malaysia and KLM sign Promotional Agreement

Tourism Malaysia Deputy Director General (Promotion) Dato’ Sri Abdul Khani Daud and KLM Commercial Director Daan Pijzel sign the promotional agreement, in the presence of the Minister of Tour......
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Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s message on Earth Day  

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s message on Earth Day

“Earth Day is a day of gratitude to Mother Earth and a day to reiterate our firm resolve to keep our planet clean and green. It is our duty to live in harmony with the plants, animals......
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Indian Railways to Organise Two Day Global Technology Conference On 3rd and 4th May 2017 at New Delhi  

Indian Railways to Organise Two Day Global Technology Conference On 3rd and 4th May 2017 at New Delhi

In keeping with the unremitting agenda of the Indian Railways to augment the pace of its operational improvements through enhancing its pace of modernized technological adaptations, the Research De......
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TCA Abu Dhabi Leads Its Largest Ever Delegation To Arabian Travel Market To Boost Inbound Tourism  

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

Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) is leading the largest delegation it has ever taken to the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) later this month in a bid to capitalise and in......
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“Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs)” and “Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs)” on E-Tourist Visa during March 2017  

“Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs)” and “Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs)” on E-Tourist Visa during March 2017

Ministry of Tourism compiles monthly estimates of Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) & FTAs on e- Tourist Visa on the basis of Nationality-wise, Port-wise data received from Bureau of Immigration ......
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Karnataka Tourism kick-start a brand new campaign “The Year of the Wild”  

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

“The Year of the Wild”, a brand new campaign, to kick-start the year, was launched by Chief Minister Sri. Siddaramaiah in the presence of Sri. Priyank Kharge, Minister of State for IT, ......
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Indian Railways takes various initiatives to facilitate travel in this summer  

Indian Railways takes various initiatives to facilitate travel in this summer

In an endeavor to provide smooth travel experience to the railway travelers, Indian Railways have taken various initiatives for improved passenger experience. Considering the peak season during sum......
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Emirates SkyCargo takes Emirates Team New Zealand’s boat to the skies  

Emirates SkyCargo takes Emirates Team New Zealand’s boat to the skies

Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, has transported ‘New Zealand Aotearoa’ – Emirates Team New Zealand’s race boat - from Auckland to Bermuda in advance of ......
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Lufthansa presents Mumbai with Airbus A350-900   

Lufthansa presents Mumbai with Airbus A350-900

India’s leading European Airline Lufthansa, will operate its daily flight between Mumbai and Munich with the most modern long-haul aircraft of the world, the ......
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Railways Cooperation between India and France  

Railways Cooperation between India and France

On April 13th of 2017, , Minister for Railways Mr Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu, held meeting with , Minister of State for Transport, Marine Affairs and Fisheries of the Republic of Franc......
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Vistara now brews Starbucks coffee at 30,000 feet  

Vistara now brews Starbucks coffee at 30,000 feet

In its commitment to redefining air travel in India, Vistara, the country’s finest full service carrier, has elevated its in-flight service to new heights by offering Starbucks® India Est......
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Singapore Airlines And Ethiopian Airlines Expand Codeshare Agreement  

Singapore Airlines And Ethiopian Airlines Expand Codeshare Agreement

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

Turkish Airlines further enhances its presence in Russia.

Samara, 250th international destination of global carrier has been added to the extensive flight network within today.   Permanently reinforcing its position a......
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Emirates named Best Airline in the World in TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards for Airlines 2017  

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

Emirates has been recognised as the Best Airline in the World in the inaugural TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice® Awards for Airlines. In additio......
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PATA creates new boundaries of adventure tourism in Luoyang, Henan, China  

PATA creates new boundaries of adventure tourism in Luoyang, Henan, China

The PATA Adventure Travel Conference and Mart 2017 (ATCM 2017) in conjunction with the Luoyang Adventure Tourism and Equipment Expo ended on Monday, April 4, 2017 in Lu......
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Preferred Hotels and Resorts launches Mobile App and member rate program  

Preferred Hotels and Resorts launches Mobile App and member rate program

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Indigo launches daily non-stop flights to Doha from Delhi and Mumbai  

Indigo launches daily non-stop flights to Doha from Delhi and Mumbai

Indigo Continuing to strengthen its network in the Middle-East region, It has announced Doha as its 7th international and 46th overall destination. With Doha as a new destination, IndiGo is all set......
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Indian Cabinet approves the revised Air Services Agreement with Malaysia  

Indian Cabinet approves the revised Air Services Agreement with Malaysia

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the revised Air Services Agreement (ASA) with Malaysia.       The revised text of......
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Workshop on leveraging Private Investment in Indian Railways Organized by the World Bank and Indian Railways  

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

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

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

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for updation of the existing Air Services Agreement (ASA) between India and Serbia which was signed on......
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Emirates Skywards celebrates yet another Miles Millionaire  

Emirates Skywards celebrates yet another Miles Millionaire

 In celebration of UAE’s Year of Giving, Emirates Skywards’ annual Thanks a Million campaign has created yet another Miles millionaire while supporting a good cau......
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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 tourism student from Nep......
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World Travel Awards will host Latin America Ceremony 2017 in Mexico  

World Travel Awards will host Latin America Ceremony 2017 in Mexico

World Travel Awards will host its much anticipated Latin America Ceremony 2017 at the glittering, all-inclusive Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya on 9th September.  ......
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The role of tourism in reducing poverty discussed at UNWTO Workshop in China  

The role of tourism in reducing poverty discussed at UNWTO Workshop in China

The power of tourism to induce poverty reduction and development constituted the main focus of the UNWTO Workshop......
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Great interest in the 6th day of barrier-free tourism  

Great interest in the 6th day of barrier-free tourism

 More than 200 representatives from politics, the international travel industry, experts as well as journalists followed the invitation to this year'......
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First eTravel World at ITB China 2017  

First eTravel World at ITB China 2017

The eTravel World is a new dedicated area at ITB China connecting established, start-up online focus......
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Garuda Indonesia Group books Net Income of US$9.35 Million for 2016, Maintaining Positive Performance  

Garuda Indonesia Group books Net Income of US$9.35 Million for 2016, Maintaining Positive Performance

National airline PT Garuda Indonesia (Persero) Tbk (GIAA.JK) and its subsidiaries maintained positive performance throughout 2016 with a net profit of US$9.36 Mil, or the equivalent of IDR 12......
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FDI Inflows into India Jump 18% when global FDI inflows fell  

FDI Inflows into India Jump 18% when global FDI inflows fell

Foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows into India in 2016 jumped by 18% to a record US$46.4 billion, at a time when global FDI inflows fell. According to the data released by the Department of Ind......
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Oman Air launches direct daily flights between Salalah and Calicut, Kerala  

Oman Air launches direct daily flights between Salalah and Calicut, Kerala

Adding to the service currently operating between Muscat and Calicut (Kozhikode) Oman Air, the national carrier of the sultanate of Oman, is delighted to announce the launch of its new daily ......
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India got 5th rank on Medical Tourism Index globally  

India got 5th rank on Medical Tourism Index globally

India currently ranks 5th on the Medical Tourism Index globally and 2nd in Asia as per the International Healthcare and Research Centre statistics. This portrays a potential opportunity for I......
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A 1,400 Year Old Coin Hoard Discovered in Building of Jerusalem, Israel  

A 1,400 Year Old Coin Hoard Discovered in Building of Jerusalem, Israel

A cache of nine bronze coins from the end of the Byzantine period (seventh century CE) was discovered in salvage excavations that the Israel Antiquities Authority conducted as part ......
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Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) on E-Tourist Visa during February 2017  

Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) on E-Tourist Visa during February 2017

Ministry of Tourism compiles monthly estimates of Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) & FTAs on e- Tourist Visa on the basis of Nationality-wise, Port-wise data received from Bureau......
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Korea Tourism Organization to host  

Korea Tourism Organization to host "Korea MICE Night 2017" in New Delhi

Korea Tourism Organization in association with regional tourism boards of Seoul, Incheon & Gyeonggi will be organizing its special MICE road show on 29th March 2017 at the Taj Palace Hotel in N......
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FILMART Draws Over 8,000 Global Visitors  

FILMART Draws Over 8,000 Global Visitors

The 21st Hong Kong International Film & TV Market (FILMART), organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), ended today. The four-day event is a premier trading platform fo......
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Turkish Airlines mentions two new routes to its Russian flight network  

Turkish Airlines mentions two new routes to its Russian flight network

Voronezh and Samara will be the most recent destinations of Turkish Airlines to be served in Russia. Currently operating to Moscow, St.Petersburg, Sochi, Rostov, Kazan, Ekaterinburg, Ufa, Ast......
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IndiGo strengthens its Gulf expansion with Sharjah as 6th international destination  

IndiGo strengthens its Gulf expansion with Sharjah as 6th international destination

Consolidating its position in the Middle-East market, IndiGo, has announced Sharjah as its 6th new international destination recently. Effective March 20, IndiGo will operate its new daily no......
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Macao expects growth in Indian tourists arrivals in 2017  

Macao expects growth in Indian tourists arrivals in 2017

Having hosted nearly two lakhs Indian visitors last year, Macao is expected to see a continued growth in tourism from the subcontinent over the next year.   An autonomous regio......
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No demon in demonetisation!  

No demon in demonetisation!

And now yet another twist in the demonetisation story. When PM Modi took the whole nation by surprise by announcing the note ban of November 8, initial public perception was widely positive. ......
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A 2,000 Year Old Road Exposed Near Bet Shemesh  

A 2,000 Year Old Road Exposed Near Bet Shemesh

A wide and impressive 2,000 year old road dating to the Roman period, in an extraordinary state of preservation, was revealed recently in archaeological excavations of the Israel An......
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Kenya Tourism Board participates at India's leading Outbound Travel Mart 2017  

Kenya Tourism Board participates at India's leading Outbound Travel Mart 2017

Magical Kenya exhibited at OTM Mumbai, India's largest travel trade exhibition, to position Kenya as the preferred holida......
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Porini announces the launch of its newest camp Porini Cheetah  

Porini announces the launch of its newest camp Porini Cheetah

Porini announces the launch of its newest camp, the Porini Cheetah Camp on 
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PATA Asia Pacific Visitor Forecasts 2017 - 2021  

PATA Asia Pacific Visitor Forecasts 2017 - 2021

For several decades the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has published forecasts of international visitor demand across a range of destinations within the Asia Pa......
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Delhi Tourism Minister, Kapil Mishra inaugurates TTF at IG Stadium  

Delhi Tourism Minister, Kapil Mishra inaugurates TTF at IG Stadium

Kapil Mishra, Tourism Minister of Government of NCT Delhi today inaugurated the Delhi edition of the Travel and Tourism Fair (TTF) 2017, India’s oldest and largest annual trav......
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SpiceJet and Air India Airlines woo fliers with cheap fares, free tickets  

SpiceJet and Air India Airlines woo fliers with cheap fares, free tickets

Air India and SpiceJet came out with offers, including free tickets, to attract more fliers as the airlines look to increase seat occupancy amid stiff competition. ......
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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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Garuda Indonesia to launch direct flight Jakarta - Moscow in August 2017  

Garuda Indonesia to launch direct flight Jakarta - Moscow in August 2017

National flag carrier Garuda Indonesia plans to launch direct flights from Jakarta to Moscow in August 2017. Operated by Airbus A330-200, this route will be served 3 times a week. The plan wa......
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Singapore Airlines places 14 billion dollars wide-body Boeing order  

Singapore Airlines places 14 billion dollars wide-body Boeing order

Singapore Airlines (SIA) (SIAL.SI) announced a provisional order worth $13.8 billion at list prices to buy 39 Boeing (BA.N) wide-b......
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Jet Airways declares another profitable quarter  

Jet Airways declares another profitable quarter

Jet Airways Group today announced its seventh successive profitable quarter with a profit of INR 156.3 cr for the period ending December 31, 2016 supported by rising traffic and imp......
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