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Southern and Mediterranean Europe, North Africa and the Middle East drive tourism growth through October 2017  

Southern and Mediterranean Europe, North Africa and the Middle East drive tourism growth through October 2017

Destinations around the world welcomed 1.1 billion international tourists between January and October 2017, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. This represents a 7% increase ......
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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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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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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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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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Mumbai’s restored Royal Opera House bags UNESCO heritage award  

Mumbai’s restored Royal Opera House bags UNESCO heritage award

Almost a year after it reopened, Mumbai’s Royal Opera House has been awarded the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Award for Cultural Heritage Conservation. The building was closed to the public in 1......
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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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Upward Trend for Passenger Volume of 13.9 Percent Compared to the Previous Year  

Upward Trend for Passenger Volume of 13.9 Percent Compared to the Previous Year

Austrian Airlines carried a total of more than 9.8 million passengers in the first three quarters of 2017, comprising a rise of 13.9 percent. The flight offering in available seat kilometers (ASK) ......
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Austrian Airlines Announces Passenger Record in its Anniversary Year  

Austrian Airlines Announces Passenger Record in its Anniversary Year

On September 30, 1957, the company “Austrian Airlines Österreichische Luftverkehrs Aktiengesellschaft” was founded in the large meeting room of Creditanstalt bank in Vienna’s......
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Record 2,000 Exhibitors from 29 Countries for Four HKTDC Lifestyle Fairs  

Record 2,000 Exhibitors from 29 Countries for Four HKTDC Lifestyle Fairs

Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the 28th Food Expo, the ninth Hong Kong International Tea Fair, the fourth Home Delights Expo and the second Beauty & Wellness Expo......
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 Air Cargo Posts Strongest First Half-Year Growth Since 2010  

Air Cargo Posts Strongest First Half-Year Growth Since 2010

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), grew by 10.4% in the first-half of ......
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Austrian Airlines Increases Earnings and Raises Forecast for 2017  

Austrian Airlines Increases Earnings and Raises Forecast for 2017

Austrian Airlines generated considerably higher earnings than expected in the first half of 2017. Earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) totaled EUR 8 million, comprising a year-on-year rise of ......
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Bangkok Airways wins “Best Full-Service Boutique Airline – APAC” By Air Transport Awards 2017  

Bangkok Airways wins “Best Full-Service Boutique Airline – APAC” By Air Transport Awards 2017

Bangkok Airways Public Company Limited is announced as the winner of “Best Full-Service Boutique Airline – APAC” by Transport News Intl, the transportation industry’s leadin......
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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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Traffic Results for the first half of 2017: Additional 690,000 Passengers flew with Austrian Airlines  

Traffic Results for the first half of 2017: Additional 690,000 Passengers flew with Austrian Airlines

Austrian Airlines carried almost 5.8 million passengers in the period January to June 2017, comprising an increase of around 690,000 passengers or 13.5 percent in a year-on-year comparison. This gr......
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Air Canada Sets Record for Passengers Carried  

Air Canada Sets Record for Passengers Carried

Air Canada transported close to one million customers throughout the six-day holiday period, during which it achieved a single-day record for passengers carried. On Thursday, June 29, Air Canada we......
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Hotel Industry To Get Partial Relief In GST  

Hotel Industry To Get Partial Relief In GST

The Hotel and Restaurant Association of Western India (HRAWI) has welcomed the revised GST slab on hotel room tariffs that effectively widens the tax slab of 18 per cent to tariffs ranging between ......
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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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Abu Dhabi records 1.6 Million hotel guest arrivals in first four months of 2017  

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

New figures from Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) show that Abu Dhabi welcomed 1.6 million guest arrivals year to end of April, a 7% growth compared to the same period in 2......
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DMO bosses reveal their social media tactics in attracting visitors  

DMO bosses reveal their social media tactics in attracting visitors

With the summer season approaching, this should be a cracking year for British holidays. Forecasts say the weakened pound and fragile economic confidence is likely to see more Britons taking a brea......
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Jet Airways Group records second profitable Year  

Jet Airways Group records second profitable Year

  Jet Airways Group FY17 highlights:   Total revenue up 1.7% at INR 22,693 crores compared to INR 22,321 crores in FY16 Available Seat Kilometers inc......
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UNWTO and WTTC present Open Letter to Malta Prime Minister  

UNWTO and WTTC present Open Letter to Malta Prime Minister

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) presented the Open Letter on Travel and Tourism to the Prime Minister of Malta, Joseph Muscat. The Open Letter......
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Immersive Spa and Wellness Breaks with Preferred Hotels and Resorts  

Immersive Spa and Wellness Breaks with Preferred Hotels and Resorts

Preferred Hotels & Resorts offers travelers immersive spa and wellness retreats at some of the world’s distinctive independent hotels to experience #thePreferredLife   <......
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Vistara receives its first Airbus A320neo with product enhancements, says its #NotJustAnotherNeo  

Vistara receives its first Airbus A320neo with product enhancements, says its #NotJustAnotherNeo

Vistara, India’s finest full-service carrier, today took delivery of its first Airbus A320neo (new engine option) at Airbus Headquarters in Toulouse, making it the 14th aircraft in the airlin......
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Bronze Age Trading Post found on Sir Bani Yas Island  

Bronze Age Trading Post found on Sir Bani Yas Island

Excavations by Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) archaeologists have revealed stunning evidence for a 4,000-year-old trading post on Sir Bani Yas island off Abu Dhabi’......
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Kyrgyz Republic and IATA sign Memorandum of Understanding  

Kyrgyz Republic and IATA sign Memorandum of Understanding

The International Air Transport Association (IATA), announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Civil Aviation Agency of the Ministry of Transport and Roads of the Kyrgyz ......
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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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Melia Hotels International – Irrefutably a Propitious Corroboration  

Melia Hotels International – Irrefutably a Propitious Corroboration

Meliá earned €100.7 million in 2016 (+180%) thanks to the positive performance of the hotel business, ending the year with the lowest debt ratio in its history. Mel......
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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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Israel Tourism records 49% increase in Indian tourists in 2 years  

Israel Tourism records 49% increase in Indian tourists in 2 years

Israel has witnessed a growth of 49% in Indian arrivals from January to March, 2017 vis-à-vis the same period in 2015. More than 8,300 Indians have already visited Israel i......
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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 >>
Lufthansa Group welcomes almost 10 million passengers on board in March 2017  

Lufthansa Group welcomes almost 10 million passengers on board in March 2017

. Increase of around 14% more passengers than the previous year   . Seat load factor of 77.2% is a 0.8-percentage-point improvement from March 2016   . Pri......
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 $34m three-year tripartite partnership to strengthen Singapore’s destination appeal and drive visitor traffic  

$34m three-year tripartite partnership to strengthen Singapore’s destination appeal and drive visitor traffic

Changi Airport Group (CAG), Singapore Airlines (SIA) and Singapore Tourism Board (STB) will take an ongoing joint partnership, aimed at promoting inbound travel, to new heights.  <......
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Traffic Results for January-March 2017: Austrian Airlines Carried More Passengers in Q1 2017  

Traffic Results for January-March 2017: Austrian Airlines Carried More Passengers in Q1 2017

Austrian Airlines carried almost 2.2 million passengers in the period January to March 2017, comprising a rise of 6.6 percent in a year-on-year comparison. This increase is mainly due to the ......
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Lufthansa Group welcomes almost 10 million passengers on board in March 2017  

Lufthansa Group welcomes almost 10 million passengers on board in March 2017

The airlines of the Lufthansa Group transported some 9.6 million passengers in March, 14% more than the same period last year, although the ......
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Federation of Hotel & Restaurant Associations of India (FHRAI) To Seek Legal Redressal  

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

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

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

Hotel and Restaurant Association of Western India (HRAWI), the apex body of restaurateurs and hoteliers of Western India, has initiated a full-fledged social media campaign on the recent issue of l......
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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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Abu Dhabi sees further Growth in Hotel Guests following Record-Breaking Year  

Abu Dhabi sees further Growth in Hotel Guests following Record-Breaking Year

Following a record-breaking year for hotel guests in Abu Dhabi, the emirate has recorded impressive growth in the first two months of 2017, seeing a 5.5% rise in hotel guests.   <......
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. . . TAAI and Air India Meeting Yield Results . .                  .                                                     

. . . TAAI and Air India Meeting Yield Results . . .

Air India agreed to the proposal from TAAI, that they must remunerate ALL IATA agencies irrespective of their size, for the sale of all Domestic & International Passages. <......
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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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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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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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Financial Giant Master Card Ranks Abu Dhabi as the Fastest Growing Destination  

Financial Giant Master Card Ranks Abu Dhabi as the Fastest Growing Destination

Abu Dhabi has been ranked among the fastest-growing destinations in the world, and the fastest-growing destination in the Middle East, in a new report by fina......
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Indonesia is Projecting about 15 Million Tourists In 2017  

Indonesia is Projecting about 15 Million Tourists In 2017

Indonesia beefs up its tourism plan to attract more domestic and foreign visitors for 2017. According to the December conference, the government has specified that the industry must 'incr......
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2017 will be an another Strong Year for Airline Profits  

2017 will be an another Strong Year for Airline Profits

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that it expects the global airline industry to make a net profit in 2017 of $29.8 billion. On forecast total revenues o......
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More than 2,000 Buyers Visit First HKTDC Lifestyle Expo in New Delhi  

More than 2,000 Buyers Visit First HKTDC Lifestyle Expo in New Delhi

The inaugural HKTDC Lifestyle Expo in New Delhi welcomed more than 2,000 trade buyers during its two-day run on 19 and 20 December 2016, as 120 Hong Kong and mainland compani......
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 . . . Trump’s Daunting Foreign Challenges . . .  

. . . Trump’s Daunting Foreign Challenges . . .

Article by : Alon Ben-Meir   If nothing else, the 2016 elections have once again reaffirmed America&......
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Food, Home Delights, Beauty and Wellness Expos Draw Over 490,000 Visitors  

Food, Home Delights, Beauty and Wellness Expos Draw Over 490,000 Visitors

Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the 27th Food Expo, the eighth Hong Kong International Tea Fair, the third Home Delights Expo and the inaugural Beauty & Wellness E......
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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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Decision to move TTM+ 2016 to Chiang Mai pays off  

Decision to move TTM+ 2016 to Chiang Mai pays off

The TTM+ 2016 opening ceremony was presided over by Thailand’s Deputy Prime Minister General Tanasak Patimapragor......
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Six Senses Fiji to Open in 2017  

Six Senses Fiji to Open in 2017

Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas is delighted to announce the latest project in the group’s expanding portfolio in the island country of Fiji. This small archipelago in the South Pacific is com......
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Emirates gives assurance on support for Seychelles tourism  

Emirates gives assurance on support for Seychelles tourism

Emirates, the world's largest worldwide airline, today reestablished its backing to mutually advance tourism in the Seychelles by developing its worldwide promoting assention (MOU) with the Tou......
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Bermuda releases annual tourism report for 2015  

Bermuda releases annual tourism report for 2015

Bermuda’s identity as an adventure destination is highlighted in the Bermuda Tourism Authority 2015 Annual Report, which was released online on April 22.The BTA said, “Among......
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South African Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom visits India  

South African Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom visits India

New Delhi - India, 13 April 2016: South African Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom visited India to engage with the travel and tourism trade in the country. The visit was par......
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VisitRussia opens office in Kuwait in a hop to increase visitor numbers  

VisitRussia opens office in Kuwait in a hop to increase visitor numbers

The newest VisitRussia tourist office opens in the Gulf state of Kuwait on March 28 with the opening being attended by Russian Minister of Culture Vladimir Medinsky and Deputy Head of the Russian F......
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Virgin Atlantic a year of profits in 2015  

Virgin Atlantic a year of profits in 2015

Virgin Atlantic has reported a close multiplying of pre-assessment benefits for 2015, with visit administrator Virgin Holidays contributing a large portion of the aggregate. The Virgin ......
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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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The World Travel and Tourism Council announces World Visitor Index  

The World Travel and Tourism Council announces World Visitor Index

European Cities Marketing announced 4.2% growth in city tourism in 2015. London, Paris and Rome take top slot, China grew by 32%, while Italy and Russia are struggling to recover.......
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UNWTO activities at ITB Berlin 2016 to focus on advancing tourism on silk road   

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

One of the major events organized by UNWTO at ITB Berlin will be the 6th UNWTO Silk Road Ministers’Meeting (9 March). The meeting brings togeth......
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UNWTO confident in Egypt’s tourism recovery  

UNWTO confident in Egypt’s tourism recovery

UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai, has expressed the Organizations’ full confidence in the recovery of tourism in Egypt during a recent visit to the country. On the occasion, Mr. Rifai met......
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Renting a car to work seems better to Indians: Myles Survey  

Renting a car to work seems better to Indians: Myles Survey

Why buy, when you can rent it – this seems to be the mind-set that the Indian consumers follow these days, at least as far as cars are concerned. This aspect is gaining prominence in the Self......
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Memorandum signed between India and Sweden for Railway cooperation  

Memorandum signed between India and Sweden for Railway cooperation

Sweden will help India develop its railway network, after the two countries signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for technical cooperation this week.   The MoU, which was......
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Favored Hotels and Resorts reports remarkable 2015 year finished results.  

Favored Hotels and Resorts reports remarkable 2015 year finished results.

Preferred Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest global provider of sales, marketing and distribution services to independent luxury hotels, h......
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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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Anantara Launches Healthy New You 2016  Balance Yourself and Embrace Wellness during your Maldivian Holiday  

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

Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas, the luxury hospitality brand for modern travellers, invites guests to embrace health and wellness as an integral element of their luxury holiday with its 2016 B......
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Asians to spend more on travel in 2016  

Asians to spend more on travel in 2016

TripAdvisor has unveiled the results of its TripBarometer study, forecasting key travel trends for 2016. The study is the analysis of around 44,000 survey responses from travellers and the hotel se......
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Serve your taste buds at Six Senses with Chef Juan  

Serve your taste buds at Six Senses with Chef Juan

New Delhi– December 4, 2015 – Six Senses Yao Noi is thrilled to announce the visit of internationally acclaimed three Michelin starred Chef Juan Amador......
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Indonesia to target 20 million arrivals by 2019  

Indonesia to target 20 million arrivals by 2019

Indonesia is planning its biggest push for Indian arrivals. The Ministry of Tourism of the Republic of Indonesia through its India office (VITO) is gearing up to lur......
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