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PM inaugurates Bahadurgarh-Mundka Metro Line via video conference  

PM inaugurates Bahadurgarh-Mundka Metro Line via video conference

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today inaugurated the Bahadurgarh-Mundka Metro Line via video conference.   Congratulating the people of Haryana and Delhi on the commen......
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PATA partners with GPF to empower young change leaders  

PATA partners with GPF to empower young change leaders

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce an organisational partnership with the Global Peace Foundation (GPF) in order to strengthen the bond and shared interests between t......
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Climate-friendly initiatives and actions essential for tourism, says UNWTO  

Climate-friendly initiatives and actions essential for tourism, says UNWTO

The Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Zurab Pololikashvili, called for the tourism sector to take more action to combat climate change and biodiversity loss during the 30......
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Action on sustainability in tourism needs extra push, says new UNWTO report  

Action on sustainability in tourism needs extra push, says new UNWTO report

In line with its vision of advancing sustainability through tourism, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) released its flagship publication ‘Tourism for Development’ in Brussels on 6 ......
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African Tourism Ministers Stress the Importance of Correct Tourism Measurement for Improved Policy  

African Tourism Ministers Stress the Importance of Correct Tourism Measurement for Improved Policy

The Commission for Africa attracted 18 tourism ministers from the region and key tourism stakeholders from 36 countries. Participants underscored how tourism projects can contribute to poverty alle......
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UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism – Seizing the Power of Technology  

UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism – Seizing the Power of Technology

Around 600 participants from 52 countries gathered at the 4th UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism (Bangkok, Thailand, 30 May to 1 June 2018). Organized by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)......
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Amadeus launches its Airport Common Use Service (ACUS) for India  

Amadeus launches its Airport Common Use Service (ACUS) for India

Amadeus introduced the ‘Airport Common Use Service’ (ACUS) to key stakeholders in the Indian aviation industry at India’s first Common Use Roundtable, an event hosted by Amadeus a......
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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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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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Etihad Aviation Group launches four initiatives to commemorate the Year of Zayed  

Etihad Aviation Group launches four initiatives to commemorate the Year of Zayed

Etihad Aviation Group’s initiatives are based on the four Year of Zayed themes, which are wisdom, respect, sustainability, and human development. The company’s initiatives are: ......
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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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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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Tourism can and should lead sustainable development : UNWTO Secretary-General opens ITB 2018  

Tourism can and should lead sustainable development : UNWTO Secretary-General opens ITB 2018

The tourism sector’s role and responsibility in contributing to sustainable development on a global scale was the central message delivered at the opening of the 2018 edition of the ITB Berli......
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MSL becomes communication partner for ixigo  

MSL becomes communication partner for ixigo

MSL has come on board as the communication partner for ixigo, India’s leading travel marketplace connecting over 80 million travellers to over 100 travel suppliers and OTAs.  
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PATA launches youth component of food waste campaign, 'BUFFET for Youth'  

PATA launches youth component of food waste campaign, 'BUFFET for Youth'

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce the launch of the “BUFFET for Youth”. The announcement was made yesterday by PATA Young Tourism Professional (YTP) Amba......
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Annual results 2017: Austrian Airlines Improves Results Once Again  

Annual results 2017: Austrian Airlines Improves Results Once Again

Business results in detail   Total operating revenues rose eight percent to EUR 2,466 million (see chart on the last page). The main reason for this developmen......
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New UNWTO Agenda for Africa moves ahead in Berlin  

New UNWTO Agenda for Africa moves ahead in Berlin

An African ministerial working meeting conveyed by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) during this year’s Berlin International Tourism Fair ITB (8 March) agreed to move ahead with a ne......
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January Passenger Demand Growth Slows on Temporary Factors  

January Passenger Demand Growth Slows on Temporary Factors

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

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

ITB Berlin reflects worldwide dynamic developments and growth in the travel industry. From 7 to 11 March 2018, the World’s Leading Travel Trade Show® will again be the industry’s me......
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Tourism can and should lead sustainable development: UNWTO Secretary General opens ITB 2018  

Tourism can and should lead sustainable development: UNWTO Secretary General opens ITB 2018

The tourism sector’s role and responsibility in contributing to sustainable development on a global scale was the central message delivered at the opening of the 2018 edition of the ITB B......
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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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UNWTO Deepens Tourism Cooperation with the European Union  

UNWTO Deepens Tourism Cooperation with the European Union

Advancing sustainable tourism across Europe is at the centre of an agreement signed today between the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the European Parliament. During his first official visit......
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Tyrolean Technik Downsizes Maintenance Operations in Innsbruck  

Tyrolean Technik Downsizes Maintenance Operations in Innsbruck

Tyrolean Airways Luftfahrzeuge Technik GmbH (“Tyrolean Technik”), a fully-owned subsidiary of Austrian Airlines AG, will downsize its maintenance and repair operations in Innsbruck. The......
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Tourism professionals to gather in Andorra to discuss hospitality models in mountain destinations  

Tourism professionals to gather in Andorra to discuss hospitality models in mountain destinations

The 10th edition of the World Congress on Snow and Mountain Tourism will take place from 21 to 23 March 2018 in Andorra, under the title “Shaping the Future of Hospitality in Mounta......
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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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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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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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Innovation as the Key to Hotels Survival  

Innovation as the Key to Hotels Survival

Small and medium sized hotels in Mauritius must adopt innovative business models in order to regain a foothold in the country's changing accommodation marketplace, according to a new stud......
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Sri Lanka Tourism to spend USD 7 lakh for digital marketing campaign in India in 2018  

Sri Lanka Tourism to spend USD 7 lakh for digital marketing campaign in India in 2018

With an aim to promote Sri Lanka as a preferred destination for Indians, Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau, the national tourism board of the island country, will embark on a major......
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Innovation and training on the agenda of UNWTO Secretary General visit to Portugal  
The Travel Corporation launches online guide My Travel Portal for travel agents  

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

The Travel Corporation (TTC) has launched My Travel Portal (MTP), an online guide with information on holidays and river cruising as a simplified solution to the travel agents. 
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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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Airbus hikes list prices by 2%  

Airbus hikes list prices by 2%

According to a report in The Indian Express, Airbus on Monday said it has increased the average list-prices of its aircraft by 2% with effect from January 1. This move could impact airlines in Indi......
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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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Heathrow launches new measures to boost domestic flights  

Heathrow launches new measures to boost domestic flights

UK fliers are set to save more when flying from Heathrow as the airport announced a 50 per cent increase in the discount for domestic flights. From January, passengers flying to any UK dest......
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NEW MUSEUM OPENS AT AMMUNITION HILL, JERUSALEM  

NEW MUSEUM OPENS AT AMMUNITION HILL, JERUSALEM

A new museum has been inaugurated at Ammunition Hill, Jerusalem, presenting insight from the Six-Day War, Battle of Jerusalem, in 1967. This includes information about the Israeli Air Force, the Je......
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UNWTO and European Commission address the significance of the Tourism Satellite Accounts to measure the economic impact of the sector in Europe  

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

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW) of the European Commission gathered national tourism policy......
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Supreme Court order in the matter of Royal Orchid Hotels and Kamat Hotels  

Supreme Court order in the matter of Royal Orchid Hotels and Kamat Hotels

This is with reference to a recent Supreme Court order in a dispute between Royal Orchid Hotels Limited and Kamat Hotels India Limited. On account of certain misleading reports appearing in the med......
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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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Easing Of Trains Travel For Foreign Nationals And NRIs  

Easing Of Trains Travel For Foreign Nationals And NRIs

With a view to facilitate foreign tourists to book reserved tickets online, a facility to book tickets online upto 365 days in advance has been extended to Foreign Tourists and NRIs. Broad fea......
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St. Petersburg Tourism delegation to visit Mumbai to celebrate Golden Jubilee of ‘sister cities’ status  

St. Petersburg Tourism delegation to visit Mumbai to celebrate Golden Jubilee of ‘sister cities’ status

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of ‘sister-city’ status with Mumbai, and further strengthen and cement friendly relationships, a high-level delegation of the city of St. Petersb......
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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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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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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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The world’s best boutique hotels are revealed  

The world’s best boutique hotels are revealed

The winners of the Boutique Hotel Awards 2017 were announced last night at the glittering Awards ceremony held at the Merchant Taylors’ Hall, London. The ceremony brought toget......
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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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FHRAI to broad base its membership to strengthen lobbying power  

FHRAI to broad base its membership to strengthen lobbying power

Federation of Hotel & Restaurant Associations of India (FHRAI) as part of strengthening its lobbying power with the governments at different levels in the country, will embark on an exerc......
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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.
UNWTO World Tourism Barometer: International tourism on track for a record year  

UNWTO World Tourism Barometer: International tourism on track for a record year

Demand for international tourism remained strong during the Northern Hemisphere summer peak season. International tourist arrivals in July and August <......
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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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September Passenger Demand shows slowing growth of 5.7%: IATA  

September Passenger Demand shows slowing growth of 5.7%: IATA

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for September, 2017, showing that demand (measured in revenue passenger kilometers, or RPKs) rose......
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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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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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Reclassification Of Hotels Based On Global Norms Gets Underway  

Reclassification Of Hotels Based On Global Norms Gets Underway

In a first of its kind initiative, the Hotel and Restaurant Association of Western India (HRAWI) has certified thirteen hotels in Maharashtra under new norms that are more contemporary and global i......
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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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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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UNWTO deeply saddened by the tragic effects of hurricane Irma  

UNWTO deeply saddened by the tragic effects of hurricane Irma

UNWTO is deeply saddened by the tragic effects brought by hurricane Irma across the Caribbean. “On behalf of the international tourism community, UNWTO conveys its heartf......
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New Cardamom Tented Camp in Cambodia Announces Nature Activities, Packages and Rates  

New Cardamom Tented Camp in Cambodia Announces Nature Activities, Packages and Rates

The new Cardamom Tented Camp in Botum Sakor National Park in southwest Cambodia has announced 3 day/2 night and 4 day/3 night packages for nature tourists. The safari-style camp with nine furnished......
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Inclement weather in Mumbai causes Indigo flights delayed  

Inclement weather in Mumbai causes Indigo flights delayed

The recent inclement weather in Mumbai during the last 24 hours has impacted flight operations out of and into Mumbai resulting in the delays of around an hour and a half in outbound flights. This ......
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UNWTO Launches ‘Travel.Enjoy.Respect’ Campaign  

UNWTO Launches ‘Travel.Enjoy.Respect’ Campaign

In the framework of the International Year on Sustainable Tourism for Development, 2017, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is launching a consumer-oriented campaign aimed at raising awareness ......
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UNWTO Manila Conference sets roadmap to Measure Sustainable Tourism  

UNWTO Manila Conference sets roadmap to Measure Sustainable Tourism

Over 1000 experts from 88 countries convened for four days in Manila, The Philippines, at the 6th International Conference on Tourism Statistics: Measuring Sustainable Tourism (21-24 June 2017).
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Discovering unique identities at PATAcademy - HCD  

Discovering unique identities at PATAcademy - HCD

Travel and tourism industry professionals have been learning the secrets of effective public speaking at a three-day Human Capacity Development workshop organised by the Pacific Asia Travel Associa......
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Strong tourism results in the first part of 2017  

Strong tourism results in the first part of 2017

International tourist arrivals worldwide grew by 6% in January-April of 2017 compared to the same period last year, with business confidence reaching its highest levels in a decade. Sustained growt......
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GST clarification set to ease Flight disruptions  

GST clarification set to ease Flight disruptions

The government's clarification that goods and services tax would not be applicable on imports of aircraft has eased the supply of spare parts for IndiGo's many A320 neo planes that have Pra......
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PATA shares the secrets of storytelling with Maldives travel industry professionals  

PATA shares the secrets of storytelling with Maldives travel industry professionals

Travel industry professionals in the Maldives are now better placed to promote effectively this idyllic destination, thanks to the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA).   The......
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Emirates boosts U.S. economy by US$21 Billion  

Emirates boosts U.S. economy by US$21 Billion

Emirates supported more than 104,000 American jobs and contributed US$21.3 billion in revenue to the U.S. economy, including US$10.5 billion to the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) and ......
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Minister of Railways Inaugurates Madgaon leg of the Science Express today  

Minister of Railways Inaugurates Madgaon leg of the Science Express today

The IX Phase of the prestigious Science Express exhibition train which is on a Nationwide tour since 17 February 2017 reached Madgaon in Goa today i.e. 11 July 2017. This phase of train is being re......
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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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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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Hotel and Restaurant Industry's reaction on GST  

Hotel and Restaurant Industry's reaction on GST

Mr. Dilip Datwani, President, HRAWI :   The hotel and restaurant industry has been witness to a slowdown in the last three weeks. The maximum down......
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Airbnb signed MoU with World Bank to enhance rural tourism  

Airbnb signed MoU with World Bank to enhance rural tourism

The World Bank group and Airbnb on Wednesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), validating their combined efforts to boost the tourism industries of developing economies, at the Tourism Kn......
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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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Lords Hotels and Resorts Observes World Blood Donors Day  

Lords Hotels and Resorts Observes World Blood Donors Day

India’s leading mid-market hospitality chain – Lords Hotels & Resorts observed World Blood Donor Day (WBDD) on 14th June across its hotels. As part of the initiative, the hotel chai......
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Qatar Airways set to reveal first Aircraft fitted with award-winning Qsuite at Paris Air Show 2017  

Qatar Airways set to reveal first Aircraft fitted with award-winning Qsuite at Paris Air Show 2017

Qatar Airways is set to steal the limelight at this year’s Paris Air Show, taking place from 19 to 25 June at Le Bourget in Paris, with the launch of the first aircraft in its fleet fitted wi......
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UNWTO condemns US Administration decision to restore travel restrictions with Cuba  

UNWTO condemns US Administration decision to restore travel restrictions with Cuba

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) expresses its firm resentment over the recently-announced decision by the United States Administration to restore travel restrictions with Cuba.  ......
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Qatar Airways’ Global operations running smoothly, with Majority of Flights operating as Scheduled  

Qatar Airways’ Global operations running smoothly, with Majority of Flights operating as Scheduled

Qatar Airways’ operations to and from its Doha hub are running smoothly, with the vast majority of flights operating as scheduled.   In the past week, the award-winning g......
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HRANI Submits for 12%  Hospitality Tax to GST Council  

HRANI Submits for 12% Hospitality Tax to GST Council

The Hotel and Restaurant Association of Northern India (HRANI), has submitted for a One Nation One Hospitality Tax of 12% to the sectoral Working group of Travel & Tourism formed by The GST Cou......
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Durban celebrates 5-year contract for pax-7000+ annual tourism conference  

Durban celebrates 5-year contract for pax-7000+ annual tourism conference

Durban is fast emerging as a venue of choice for all MICE-led events, promising a winning combination of large convention centers and diverse experiences across wildlife, adventure as well as attra......
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Emirates touches down in Croatia  

Emirates touches down in Croatia

Emirates’ inaugural Boeing 777-300ER flight from Dubai touched down in Zagreb to a water cannon salute and traditional Croatian folk dancers, with more than 350 passengers on board. &......
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PATA’s Asia Pacific Visitor Forecast 2017  

PATA’s Asia Pacific Visitor Forecast 2017

The 2017 edition of PATA’s Asia Pacific Visitor Forecasts covers the period 2017 to 2021 and is available in two volumes, both of which continue with the recognition of intern......
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SpiceJet raises the customer experience bar with Self Bag Drop feature  

SpiceJet raises the customer experience bar with Self Bag Drop feature

SpiceJet, the country’s favourite low-cost carrier, has yet again raised the bar for customer experience by offering - ‘Self Bag Drop’ (SBD) at Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji ......
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Karnataka partners with Vyoma Technologies to promote ‘Year of the Wild’ campaign through railway displays  

Karnataka partners with Vyoma Technologies to promote ‘Year of the Wild’ campaign through railway displays

Karnataka Tourism is looking to intensify its 2017 campaign with its collaboration with digital outdoor media company, Vyoma Technologies. The strategic association is in-line with the elevated imp......
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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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Hotel and Restaurant Association of Northern India on proposed GST slab  

Hotel and Restaurant Association of Northern India on proposed GST slab

GST @ 28%     Hotel and Restaurant Association of Northern India has expressed extreme disappointm......
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New publication to help tourism industry meet UN Sustainable Development Goals  

New publication to help tourism industry meet UN Sustainable Development Goals

A pioneering publication designed to help the travel and tourism industry meet the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has been launched at the PATA Annual Summit in Sri Lanka. ......
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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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UNWTO welcomes Hilton as Official Partner of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development  

UNWTO welcomes Hilton as Official Partner of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is proud to announce that Hilton has signed on as an official partner of the 2017 International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. The announcement ......
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The Philippines will host the 6th UNWTO Conference on Tourism Statistics  

The Philippines will host the 6th UNWTO Conference on Tourism Statistics

Policy leaders, statisticians, academicians and private sector will convene in Manila, The Philippines, next June 2017 (21-24), to discuss new methodologies to measure the full impacts of tourism. ......
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The 3th UNWTO International Congress on Ethics presents the Recommendations on the Responsible Use of Ratings and Reviews  

The 3th UNWTO International Congress on Ethics presents the Recommendations on the Responsible Use of Ratings and Reviews

Tourism stakeholders have convened in Krakow, Poland, in the 3th World Tourism Organization International Congress on Ethics to underline the need to continue advancing the ethical framework of the......
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Unlock the secrets to effective public speaking - PATA latest programme  

Unlock the secrets to effective public speaking - PATA latest programme

The 8th PATAcademy-HCD, under the theme ‘Unlocking the secrets to effective public speaking', takes place at the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA......
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AVANI debuts in Europe with the launch of AVANI Avenida Liberdade Lisbon Hotel in Portugal  

AVANI debuts in Europe with the launch of AVANI Avenida Liberdade Lisbon Hotel in Portugal

Avenida da Liberdade is the best address in Lisbon and it is now possible to stay at the upscale AVANI Avenida Liberdade Lisbon Hotel. The newly launched Hotel has a perfect location just off fashi......
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Austrian Airlines Begins 2017 with Traditionally Negative Winter Quarter  

Austrian Airlines Begins 2017 with Traditionally Negative Winter Quarter

Austrian Airlines, Austria’s flag carrier, reported earnings before interest and taxe......
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80% of Expo 2020 site will be re-developed in legacy mission  

80% of Expo 2020 site will be re-developed in legacy mission

Expo 2020 Dubai, the first mega-event to be hosted in the region, will lay the foundations for a diversified and sustainable tourism industry through a series of initiatives designe......
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Date set for 2017 PATA Global Insights Conference in Auckland  

Date set for 2017 PATA Global Insights Conference in Auckland

The PATA Global Insights Conference (PGIC) returns to Auckland on Friday, 29 September 2017<......
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Tourism key for economic growth and diversification in the MENA region  

Tourism key for economic growth and diversification in the MENA region

Moderated by CNN Becky Anderson, the UNWTO/ATM Ministerial Forum concluded that the main priorities for the region include human resources development, public/private sector cooperation, connectivi......
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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 >>
Dr. Mahesh Sharma, Minister of Tourism to support LCIcon 2022 in promoting tourism in India  

Dr. Mahesh Sharma, Minister of Tourism to support LCIcon 2022 in promoting tourism in India

Lions Clubs International (LCI) - The Global Leader in Humanitarian Service. Announcing Lions Clubs International Convention LCIcon2022, which is being held For the First Time in India, in LIONS 10......
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Emirates introduces laptop and tablet handling service for US flights  

Emirates introduces laptop and tablet handling service for US flights

Emirates will introduce a new service to enable customers to use their laptops and tablet devices until just before they board their flights to the US.    ......
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Yatra.com signed MoU with Odisha tourism  

Yatra.com signed MoU with Odisha tourism

Yatra.com, India’s leading online travel company has signed an MoU with the Government of Odisha today to jointly promote home stays in the region.   Accordingly Odisha T......
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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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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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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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Algeria kicks off 1st UNWTO Regional Capacity Building Programme on Tourism Statistics  

Algeria kicks off 1st UNWTO Regional Capacity Building Programme on Tourism Statistics

In the framework of the technical assistance that the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) provides to Member States, especially in their development of sound statistical systems, the People'......
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Incredible India 2.0 Campaign to be launched  

Incredible India 2.0 Campaign to be launched

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley while presenting Budget 2017-18 announced that the government will establish five special tourism zones in the next financial year. “Tourism is a big emplo......
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Loyyal collaborates with Smart Dubai in second phase of Dubai Future Accelerators Program  

Loyyal collaborates with Smart Dubai in second phase of Dubai Future Accelerators Program

Loyyal, the leading universal loyalty platform, has been invited by Smart Dubai to rejoin the Dubai Future Accelerators Program in its second cycle. The company will be working alongside Smar......
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Hrawi Organizes Seminar On Direct Taxes For Its Members  

Hrawi Organizes Seminar On Direct Taxes For Its Members

The Hotel and Restaurant Association Of Western India (HRAWI) had organized a seminar on ‘Direct Taxes’ for its members in Mumbai last week. Addressed by Mr. Anil Harish, an eminent spe......
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National Geographic placed Alappuzha backwaters one of the 17 most romantic destinations.  

National Geographic placed Alappuzha backwaters one of the 17 most romantic destinations.

The National Geographic's recognition of Alappuzha backwaters as one of the world's 17 most romantic destinations has turned a big boost for the Venice of the East.   T......
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..PATA Opposes USA Travel Ban..            

..PATA Opposes USA Travel Ban..

The Pacific Asia Travel Association has reiterated its commitment to the right to travel as stated in Article 13 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The association recognises that each c......
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Record Number of Tourists Flying to Israel to Participate in Jerusalem International Marathon  

Record Number of Tourists Flying to Israel to Participate in Jerusalem International Marathon

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Flights Delayed due to low Visibility  

Flights Delayed due to low Visibility

Various flights delayed across India due to low visibility    Related Tweets by Arlines:    
Pre-budget expectations of Entrepreneurs in travel and tourism industry  

Pre-budget expectations of Entrepreneurs in travel and tourism industry

Mr Manheer Singh Sethi, Co-founder, Travkart.com said "The travel marketplace has different segments such as hotel room bookings, comp......
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UNWTO Awards recognise the commitment of the tourism sector to sustainable approaches  

UNWTO Awards recognise the commitment of the tourism sector to sustainable approaches

Guanajuato’s State Ministry of Tourism (Mexico), Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group (Belgium), Govardhan Ecovillage (India) and Dutch Travel Trade Association (Netherlands) were the winners of 1......
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Goverment said that there is no impact of note ban on tourist inflow in MP  

Goverment said that there is no impact of note ban on tourist inflow in MP

A press release issued by the ministry of tourism on Thursday has claimed that currency ban has had little impact on inflow of tourists in MP.  The release also said currency ban h......
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Skill development training in Madhya Pradesh conducted by ATOAI  

Skill development training in Madhya Pradesh conducted by ATOAI

To provide ground level employment to the youth of Madhya Pradesh was the main purpose of the workshop which fits in beautifully with the government’s pro-poor agenda. The wo......
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Tourism industry on the rebound in The Nilgiris  

Tourism industry on the rebound in The Nilgiris

After being impacted by demonetisation, former Chief Minister Jayalalithaa’s demise, and by the Cauvery water-sharing crisis, the tourism industry is slowly but surely recov......
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Travel industry has not been effected by demonetisation, say experts  

Travel industry has not been effected by demonetisation, say experts

A shift in the seasons, a tilt of an axis and a drop in the temperature. Come winters, and India finds itself preparing for one of the best seasons to travel across the peninsula. You would be wond......
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World GDP is projected to expand by 2.5% in 2017  

World GDP is projected to expand by 2.5% in 2017

  Geneva - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that it expects the global airline industry to make a net profit in 2017 of $29......
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INR 500 / 1000 demonetization will have major impact on travel industry  

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

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

Israeli Discoveries And Innovations That Changed The World

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South Africa declared Best Adventure Tourism Destination at the 10th Today’s Traveller Awards  

South Africa declared Best Adventure Tourism Destination at the 10th Today’s Traveller Awards

  ~Reinforces its position as the ultimate paradise for adrenaline lovers ~   South African Touris......
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International tourism continues to grow above average in the first four months of 2016  

International tourism continues to grow above average in the first four months of 2016

  2016 started on a strong note for international tourism. International tourist arrivals grew by 5% between January and April 2016 according to the l......
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 Turkey’s Elected Dictator  

Turkey’s Elected Dictator

Image Copyright : refrl.org Article by : Alon Ben-Meir   Even before the failed military coup,......
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A Movement To End The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict  

A Movement To End The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Article by : Alon Ben-Meir   The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been steadily deterio......
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UNWTO to support Ukraine’s tourism development   

UNWTO to support Ukraine’s tourism development

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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UNWTO addresses the impact of new technologies on the tourism sector in Japan  

UNWTO addresses the impact of new technologies on the tourism sector in Japan

Over 400 participants from 26 countries gathered in the city of Nara, Japan, to discuss the impact that new technologies are having on the tourism sector and how these can help the sector to fu......
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UNWTO Europe Meeting discusses digitalization and new business models    

UNWTO Europe Meeting discusses digitalization and new business models

Vilnius, the capital city of Lithuania, this week hosted representatives of 34 countries for the 60th Meeting of the UNWTO Commission for Europe. Discussions focused on major tourism trend......
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Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) elects new Executive Board  

Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) elects new Executive Board

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce the election of Andrew Jones, Guardian - Sanctuary Res......
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The Global Crisis Of Leadership  

The Global Crisis Of Leadership

Article by - Dr. Alon Ben-Meir   A question often raised is: are leaders a reflection of their time, or are they individuals who rise to an......
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EXPO 2016 Antalya to attract large number of travel companies and organisations worldwide  

EXPO 2016 Antalya to attract large number of travel companies and organisations worldwide

Tourism is one of the quickest developing areas globally with roughly 1.2 billion universal vacationers and $1.25 trillion in worldwide tourism receipts around the world. This gives it an immediate......
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Emirates orders two additional A380 aircraft  

Emirates orders two additional A380 aircraft

  DUBAI, U.A.E – Emirates anno......
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Why The Brussels Attack Was All But Inevitable  

Why The Brussels Attack Was All But Inevitable

  Article by - Alon Ben-Meir The horrific attacks in Brussels by terrorists affiliated with ISIS that claimed the lives of 35 people and injured m......
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Increase in flght capacity for Rotorua  

Increase in flght capacity for Rotorua

Rotorua Airport is getting geared up to see an increase of 7% in the capacity of Air New Zealand flights as a result of the schedule changes to be implemented by the airline in the coming months.
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Israel gives numbers in tourism growth from 2015  

Israel gives numbers in tourism growth from 2015

Israel is looking towards East Asia to China and India & other countries of the region to help drive tourism expenditure and arrivals in the country, as visits to the country have stil haven......
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Providing boost for tourism for the Sultanate of Oman  

Providing boost for tourism for the Sultanate of Oman

Tourism’s contribution to the Sultanate’s economy and government’s plans for the sector’s further development were among the highlights of the Minister of Tourism’s st......
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Emerald Hotel getting facelift worth Bt300 Million  

Emerald Hotel getting facelift worth Bt300 Million

Bangkok’s Emerald Hotel is plannig to spend Bt300 million plus on renovations over the next two years while it looks to tap business from the aviation sector this year.General man......
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El Al Israel Airlines rebounds in $106 million 2015 net profit  

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

El Al Israel Airlines posted a $106.5 million net profit for 2015, reversing the loss of 2014 of $28 million as passenger numbers increased 7.6% over the year.In 2014, El Al saw its pro......
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Growth in Tourism Employment Boosting World Economy  

Growth in Tourism Employment Boosting World Economy

The tourism industry is fueling a global economic boost thanks to the addition of 7.2 million jobs worldwide last year. According to the annual economic impact report from the World Travel & To......
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Record Tourist numbers for the Philippines  

Record Tourist numbers for the Philippines

2015 ended with a 10.9 percent increase in total tourist arrival in Philippines for the first time the country reached the five million mark. Philippines had 5.36 million foreign visitors in 2015. ......
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UN tourism agency advocating for safer travel for 2016  

UN tourism agency advocating for safer travel for 2016

The promotion of safe and eco-friendly travel should be one of the priority for the tourism industry this year, says the head of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).  ......
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UNWTO and China organize First World Conference on Tourism for Development  

UNWTO and China organize First World Conference on Tourism for Development

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Government of the People’s Republic of China will organize the First World Conference on Tourism for Development in Beijing on 18-21 May 20......
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Israel Museum 2016 Exhibition Highlights  

Israel Museum 2016 Exhibition Highlights

Exhibitions in Archaeology, Fine Arts, and Architecture Reflect on Cross-Cultural Exchange Spanning Millennia The Israel Museum, Jerusalem's program of exhibitions for 2016, following the concl......
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Media Briefing with UNWTO Secretary General, Taleb Rifai  

Media Briefing with UNWTO Secretary General, Taleb Rifai

UNWTO Secretary-General, Mr. Taleb Rifai, will meet the media to have an open discussion on the latest tourism trends as well as the challenges shaping the sector in 2016 and beyond on 8<......
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The airport subway of Munich fortuitously completes first trip  

The airport subway of Munich fortuitously completes first trip

  The modern personal transport system (PTS) linking Munich Airport's Terminal 2 to the new infield satellite facility whisked the invited media representatives through the tunnel ......
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Now Open: Amari Havodda Maldives  

Now Open: Amari Havodda Maldives

Introducing Amari Havodda Maldives, a 120-villa private island hideaway located in the pristine Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll approximately 400km south of the capital Male. A lush tropical paradise in a seclu......
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No restrictions on travel due to Zika virus by WHO  

No restrictions on travel due to Zika virus by WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) of a Public Health Emergency of International Concern on 1 February 2016 on the Zika virus, UNWTO recalls that according to WHO there should be no restrictions o......
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SATTE 2016 reflects a positive impact  in the Travel and Tourism Industry  

SATTE 2016 reflects a positive impact in the Travel and Tourism Industry

UBM India launched the 23rd edition of South Asia’s leading travel trade show SATTE (January 29th – 31st) at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. Dr Mahesh Sharma, Union Minister of State for Tou......
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Tourism Ministers discuss collaboration between tourism and security  

Tourism Ministers discuss collaboration between tourism and security

Ministers of Tourism and High Level officials from 86 countries gathered in Madrid to discuss the development of closer collaboration mechanisms between tourism and security administrations to ......
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UNWTO recommends destinations to focus in a stronger segmentation of travellers  

UNWTO recommends destinations to focus in a stronger segmentation of travellers

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has been long advocating for the need to advance travel faciliation as a means to promote tourism development and multiply its socio-economic benefits.Accordi......
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Liquor ban kills tourism in kerala  

Liquor ban kills tourism in kerala

The tourism industry in Kerala has urged the government to constitute a regulatory body to regulate uncontrolled growth and check unhealthy practices in the sector.   The recom......
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Parris terrorism attack impacts  travel industry  

Parris terrorism attack impacts travel industry

Paris lit up for the holidays is a dream destination, a bucket-list experience for many But this year, terrorism fears have altered travel around the world. Airline tickets to Paris and oth......
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Britain's Transport secretary insists new runway will be built by 2030  

Britain's Transport secretary insists new runway will be built by 2030

The transport secretary has insisted that the timetable set out by Howard Davies in the Airports Commission will not alter, despite the government’s decision to delay its response to the repo......
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Singapore Airshow Returns in 2016  

Singapore Airshow Returns in 2016

SINGAPORE, Nov 27, 2015 - (ACN Newswire) - Singapore Airshow, Asia's largest and one of the most important aerospace and defence exhibitions in the world, will return for its fifth edition from......
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