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New UNWTO Report Helps Cities Manage Impact of Tourism  

New UNWTO Report Helps Cities Manage Impact of Tourism

A new World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) report aims to help manage growing urban tourism flows and their impact on cities and residents. ‘Overtourism’? Understanding and managing urban......
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ITDC goes global, inks MoU with Government of Kingdom of Morocco for strengthening Cooperation in Tourism sector  

ITDC goes global, inks MoU with Government of Kingdom of Morocco for strengthening Cooperation in Tourism sector

India Tourism Development Corporation Ltd. (ITDC) the public sector undertaking under the aegis of Ministry of Tourism, Government of India signed a MoU with Moroccan Agency for Tourism Development......
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Relais and Châteaux hosts the first Indian Subcontinent Showcase in Mumbai  

Relais and Châteaux hosts the first Indian Subcontinent Showcase in Mumbai

Relais & Châteaux, the foremost association of the world's finest hoteliers, chefs and restaurateurs with more than 550 members in over 60 countries, presented the Indian Subcontinent......
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New segment at ITB Berlin 2019: Technology, Tours and Activities  

New segment at ITB Berlin 2019: Technology, Tours and Activities

Technology, Tours & Activities (TTA) is one of the tourism industry’s fastest-growing segments. According to Phocuswright, the international travel research institute, tours and activitie......
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Solid Traffic Growth, Record Load Factor : IATA  

Solid Traffic Growth, Record Load Factor : IATA

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced healthy global passenger demand for July with all regions reporting growth. Total revenue passenger kilometers (RPKs) rose 6.2%, compare......
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Regent Seven Seas cruises to return to Turkey  

Regent Seven Seas cruises to return to Turkey

Regent Seven Seas Cruises (RSSC), the most inclusive luxury experience™, has announced it will be returning to Turkey with eleven itineraries departing in 2019. This captivating country has l......
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PATA shares the secrets of storytelling with Nepal travel industry professionals  

PATA shares the secrets of storytelling with Nepal travel industry professionals

Travel industry professionals in Nepal are now better placed to effectively promote this idyllic destination, thanks to the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and the generous support of the Ne......
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RCI announces ‘The Great Online Travel Fest’  

RCI announces ‘The Great Online Travel Fest’

This Independence Day travel with freedom as RCI, the global leader in vacation exchange and part of the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands (NYSE: WYN), rolls out the ‘The Great Online Travel......
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Oman Air announces new codeshare agreement with Lufthansa  

Oman Air announces new codeshare agreement with Lufthansa

Oman Air, the National carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, is continuing its expansion across Europe by extending its codeshare agreement with Lufthansa.   Under the expanded cod......
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Air India And Ethiopian Airlines Expands Codeshare  

Air India And Ethiopian Airlines Expands Codeshare

Air India and Ethiopian Airlines, both members of Star Alliance and with an extensive network in their home countries, have agreed to strengthen their cooperation by expanding the current free-sale......
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Emirates expands its network in Italy, signs codeshare agreement with Trenitalia  

Emirates expands its network in Italy, signs codeshare agreement with Trenitalia

Emirates and Trenitalia, Italy’s national railway company, today announced a new codeshare agreement which will enable Emirates customers from across its worldwide network to discover new des......
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Abu Dhabi Explores Future Collaborations With Saudi Tourism  

Abu Dhabi Explores Future Collaborations With Saudi Tourism

The Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi successfully hosted a delegation of 11 key stakeholders and senior travel experts from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). Given KSA's important......
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HRAWI To Organize Seminar On Ban Of Use Of Plastic Products  

HRAWI To Organize Seminar On Ban Of Use Of Plastic Products

The recent ban on plastic in the State of Maharashtra, while a very progressive and necessary measure, has had a disruptive effect on the restaurant business in the State. The ban disrupts not only......
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Norwegian Cruise Line announces enhancements to 2019 and 2020 itineraries  to meet strong demand in highly sought after destinations  

Norwegian Cruise Line announces enhancements to 2019 and 2020 itineraries to meet strong demand in highly sought after destinations

Norwegian Cruise Line has announced enhancements to its 2019 and 2020 itineraries to leverage the strong global demand environment in highly sought after destinations.   Norweg......
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UNWTO launches an online Platform to Achieve SDGs through Tourism  

UNWTO launches an online Platform to Achieve SDGs through Tourism

Promoting a greater engagement of the tourism sector with sustainable development is the main objective of the Tourism for SDGs Platform. The online tool is designed to advance the achievement of t......
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The winners of the Inaugural International Institute for Peace Through Tourism Awards announced  

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

Amman, Jordan (27 June 2018) The Resilience Through Tourism Summit (RTTS) has announced the winners of the world’s first International Peace Through Tourism Awards which have been launched to......
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Tourism Minister interacts with diplomatic representatives of different nations with aim to develop bilateral tourism  

Tourism Minister interacts with diplomatic representatives of different nations with aim to develop bilateral tourism

Tourism Minister interacts with diplomatic representatives of different nations with aim to develop bilateral tourism   The Minister of State (I/C) for Tourism, Shri. KJ Alphon......
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Qatar Airways to Showcase Its Ultra-Modern A350-1000 at the Farnborough International Airshow 2018  

Qatar Airways to Showcase Its Ultra-Modern A350-1000 at the Farnborough International Airshow 2018

Qatar Airways is pleased to announce that six state-of-the-art aircraft will be on display at this year’s Farnborough International Airshow, taking place from 16 to 22 July in Hampshire, Unit......
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PATA and Skål International partner to promote the responsible development of travel and tourism  

PATA and Skål International partner to promote the responsible development of travel and tourism

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and Skål International have announced a new organisational partnership, recognising the importance of promoting the responsible development of the t......
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Tourism Teachers Hold Ecotourism Hospitality Training Workshop in Southern Thailand  

Tourism Teachers Hold Ecotourism Hospitality Training Workshop in Southern Thailand

A leading Bangkok university delivered a series of hospitality skill building workshops to local tourism service providers in the ecotourism front line at Khao Sok national park, southern Thailand,......
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BookMyShow Forays Into International Event Ticketing  

BookMyShow Forays Into International Event Ticketing

Online ticketing major BookMyShow has announced its entry into ticketing for events being held outside of India with multi Tony-award winning production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s THE KIN......
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City Roadshows will be organized in India : Sri Lanka Tourism  

City Roadshows will be organized in India : Sri Lanka Tourism

Sri Lanka Tourism has announced 4-city roadshow in India in July and August 2018. These roadshows will commence in Chandigarh (July 10) and will be followed by Jaipur (July 11) , Vishakhapatnam (Au......
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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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Tourism Minister to attend Incredible India road shows in the United States  

Tourism Minister to attend Incredible India road shows in the United States

The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Tourism, Shri K. J. Alphons will attend a series of ‘Incredible India road shows’ in the United States of America, from 18th to 22nd June ......
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Women in Aviation International (India Chapter) and Lockheed Martin India celebrate Girls in Aviation day in Imphal  

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

Women in Aviation International, India Chapter and Lockheed Martin Corporation in association Airport Authority of India (AAI) today celebrated Girls in Aviation Day at Imphal Airport. With the vis......
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RCI partners with Clarks Holidays to offer Urban Vacation  

RCI partners with Clarks Holidays to offer Urban Vacation

RCI®, the global leader in holiday exchange and part of the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands (NYSE: WYN), welcomed 14 properties to its exchange network through an affiliation with Clarks Hol......
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Thailand highlights 5-D reasons for celebrating weddings and honeymoons in the Kingdom  

Thailand highlights 5-D reasons for celebrating weddings and honeymoons in the Kingdom

Pattaya, Chon Buri, 13 June, 2018 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has unveiled a roster of “5-D reasons” why Thailand is the perfect destination fo......
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Qatar Airways Commences Final Preparations Before Take-Off To The 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia  

Qatar Airways Commences Final Preparations Before Take-Off To The 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia

With the 2018 FIFA World Cup RussiaTM just one week away, Qatar Airways, the Official Partner and Official Airline of FIFA, is preparing to unite football fans from around the world as it begins th......
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Delta, LAWA Formally Kick-Off $1.86-Billion Project To Modernize, Upgrade And Connect Terminals 2, 3 At Lax  

Delta, LAWA Formally Kick-Off $1.86-Billion Project To Modernize, Upgrade And Connect Terminals 2, 3 At Lax

Delta Air Lines and Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) have formally kicked off the Delta Sky Way at LAX project — the $1.86 billion plan to modernize, upgrade and connect Terminals 2, 3, and ......
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Wyndham Hotels and Resorts Debuts As Independent Public Company  

Wyndham Hotels and Resorts Debuts As Independent Public Company

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, announced the completion of its spin-off from Wyndham Worldwide Corporation, which has been renamed Wyndham Destinations, Inc. Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is the worl......
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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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Themed SURF THE WAVE OF GLOBAL TOURISM, HRAWI To Host Its 18th Regional Convention In Sri Lanka  

Themed SURF THE WAVE OF GLOBAL TOURISM, HRAWI To Host Its 18th Regional Convention In Sri Lanka

The Hotel and Restaurant Association of Western India (HRAWI) will be hosting the 18th edition of its Regional Convention from 27th to 30th June 2018. For the first time the Association will hold i......
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Over 7 lakhs Foreign Tourist Arrivals in April 2018, registering a growth of 4.4% over April 2017  

Over 7 lakhs Foreign Tourist Arrivals in April 2018, registering a growth of 4.4% over April 2017

Ministry of Tourism compiles monthly Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) & FTAs on e- Tourist Visa on the basis of information received from Bureau of Immigration (BOI). The following are the impor......
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Another record year for foreign arrivals into Asia Pacific  

Another record year for foreign arrivals into Asia Pacific

With a cumulative count of 636 million foreign arrivals into the region in 2017, Asia Pacific sets a new record - according to a report released by the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA). ......
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RCI report uncovers 13% development in International travel of Indian RCI Members this year  

RCI report uncovers 13% development in International travel of Indian RCI Members this year

According to a recent RCI report, the global leader in vacation exchange, Indian travel trends and timeshare recorded a double-digit growth in 2017. The report states that international travels hav......
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MTDC Receives Tremendous Response from Investors and Tourism Companies at Arabian Travel Market 2018  

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

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

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

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

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

THAI Smile has won the Winner of Regional Airline in Asia and the Best Airline in Thailand for the second consecutive year, also the Winner of Economy Class in Asia from the review of passengers in......
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RCI celebrates 25 years of happy vacations in India  

RCI celebrates 25 years of happy vacations in India

RCI, the global leader in vacation exchange and part of the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands (NYSE: WYN), has reached a milestone celebrating 25 years happy vacations in India.  ......
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Banyan Tree Phuket Launches New Taihei Japanese Restaurant  

Banyan Tree Phuket Launches New Taihei Japanese Restaurant

Banyan Tree Phuket resort is proud to announce the opening of its newest restaurant – “Taihei”, Gourmet Japanese cuisine headed by Master Chef Shiraishi. Set amidst the serene Spa......
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Relais and Châteaux announces 10th April as the first Charity Day of the Indian Subcontinent  

Relais and Châteaux announces 10th April as the first Charity Day of the Indian Subcontinent

Relais & Châteaux, the foremost association of the world's finest hoteliers, chefs and restaurateurs with more than 572 members across 66 countries, introduced the first Charity Day f......
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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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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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Israel Tourism Ministry launches new Marketing campaign for the Negev  

Israel Tourism Ministry launches new Marketing campaign for the Negev

The Israel Tourism Ministry has announced the launch of #PopUpOasis, a two-week social media competition that offers the winner a custom-made glamping experience in the Ramon Crater as part of a th......
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Over 4 Lakhs Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) in India for Medical Purpose during 2016: Tourism Minister  

Over 4 Lakhs Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) in India for Medical Purpose during 2016: Tourism Minister

The number of Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) in India for medical purpose during 2016 were 4,27,014.   The total Foreign Exchange Earnings (FEEs) through tourism during 2015, ......
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PATA explores the SDGs in the context of youth and tourism in the Asia Pacific  

PATA explores the SDGs in the context of youth and tourism in the Asia Pacific

University students along with representatives from the travel and tourism industry came together at the Asia-Pacific Youth and Sustainable Tourism Workshop to examine how the industry can help in ......
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JLL Tops Real Estate Investment Advisory Ranking for Seventh Year in Asia Pacific  

JLL Tops Real Estate Investment Advisory Ranking for Seventh Year in Asia Pacific

JLL has been named number one real estate investment advisory firm in Asia Pacific for the seventh consecutive year by Real Capital Analytics (RCA), an independent body that monitors real estate tr......
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Discover Lisbon with Famous Singer Cuca Roseta and AVANI Hotels and Resorts: AVANIme Campaign  

Discover Lisbon with Famous Singer Cuca Roseta and AVANI Hotels and Resorts: AVANIme Campaign

AVANI Hotels & Resorts is pleased to announce the next #AVANIme YouTube series featuring Cuca Roseta, Portugal’s renowned fado singer, sharing her favourite spots in her hometown of Lisbo......
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INDIA WAS AWARDED “BEST EXHIBITOR” AWARD FOR AUSTRALIA AND  OCEANIA CATEGORY  

INDIA WAS AWARDED “BEST EXHIBITOR” AWARD FOR AUSTRALIA AND OCEANIA CATEGORY

India, was awarded “Best Exhibitor” Award for Australia and Oceania category at the World`s Tourism exhibition at "InternationaleTourismusBorse" (ITB) 2018 in Messe, Berlin, Germany......
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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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Lords Hotels and Resorts sign ups a new propety in Jamnagar  

Lords Hotels and Resorts sign ups a new propety in Jamnagar

(L-R) Mr PR Bansal, CMD, Lords Hotels & Resorts with partners Mr Sunil Lodaya and Mr Kuldeep Sinh  

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Banyan Tree Samui Dials in Smartphones for Guests  

Banyan Tree Samui Dials in Smartphones for Guests

Banyan Tree Samui, a luxurious 88-villa beachfront resort on one of Thailand’s most compelling island destinations, is now offering its guests a Portiersmartphone along with the room keys at ......
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Sharjah Tourism to target family and school groups from India in 2018  

Sharjah Tourism to target family and school groups from India in 2018

Sharjah Commerce & Tourism Development Authority, the agency entrusted with promotion of tourism into the Emirate of Sharjah, will be focusing more on family and school groups to increase both ......
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Bird Executive appointed by Shell Aviation as an autohrised Aeroshell distributor in India  

Bird Executive appointed by Shell Aviation as an autohrised Aeroshell distributor in India

Bird ExecuJet Airport Services Private Limited, a joint venture between Bird Group and ExecuJet Aviation Group, announces its strategic cooperation and appointment as the authorized distributor for......
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8.4% Growth in foreign tourist arrivals in january, 2018 over january, 2017  

8.4% Growth in foreign tourist arrivals in january, 2018 over january, 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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2017 Marked by Strong Passenger Demand, Record Load Factor  

2017 Marked by Strong Passenger Demand, Record Load Factor

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for 2017 showing that demand (revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) for the year ended 31 December rose......
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JAL, Alaska Airlines expand code share agreement for US routes  

JAL, Alaska Airlines expand code share agreement for US routes

Japan Airlines (JAL) and Alaska Airlines have agreed to expand their existing code-share partnership, which will provide customers with an enhanced network to travel between Japan and cities ......
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MoCA Exemption notification to benefit Indian Railway Finance Corporation  

MoCA Exemption notification to benefit Indian Railway Finance Corporation

Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) vide its notification dated 5th February 2017 and in exercise of its power under Section 129(6) of the Companies Act, 2013, has exemp......
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New Railways in New India Budget  

New Railways in New India Budget

New India Budget to transform Railways into a modern, safe, green, affordable and comfortable mode of transport Drastically scaling up investments by almost three times to Rs 1,48,528 cr. in 2018......
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SATTE Conference Agenda 2018  

SATTE Conference Agenda 2018

SATTE India Conference 2018 Hall No – 8, 1St Floor
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Preferred Hotels and Resorts celebrates 50 years of inspiring travel  

Preferred Hotels and Resorts celebrates 50 years of inspiring travel

Fifty years after 12 North American hoteliers established Preferred Hotels Association as a referral organization, this week, the Preferred brand celebrates its 50-year anniversary of curating exce......
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TAT dazzles with spectacular ATF 2018 gala tribute to Thai gastronomy greatness  

TAT dazzles with spectacular ATF 2018 gala tribute to Thai gastronomy greatness

Delegates attending ATF 2018 enjoyed a fabulous feast showcasing Thailand’s ascending gastronomic greatness during a spectacular Gala Opening ceremony held at Royal Flora Ratchaphruek botanic......
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Exponential Growth in Regional Air Connectivity with an Impetus to Stimulate Helicopters and Small Fixed Wing Aircraft Operations  

Exponential Growth in Regional Air Connectivity with an Impetus to Stimulate Helicopters and Small Fixed Wing Aircraft Operations

Sh Ashok Gajapati Raju, Minister of Civil Aviation has informed that key revisions in Scheme under 2nd Round of RCS-UDAN covering Priority areas, operational flexibili......
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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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15.2% Growth in foreign tourist arrivals in december 2017 over december 2016  

15.2% Growth in foreign tourist arrivals in december 2017 over december 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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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 Tourism Launches Incredible India Digital Calendar and Wall and Desk Calendar 2018  

Ministry of Tourism Launches Incredible India Digital Calendar and Wall and Desk Calendar 2018

In line with the Government’s Digital India initiative, Minister of State for Tourism (Independent Charge) and Minister of State for Electronics & Information Technology, Shri K.J. Alphon......
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HRAWI Holds Seminar On Architecture Trends In Hotels and Restaurants  

HRAWI Holds Seminar On Architecture Trends In Hotels and Restaurants

The Hotel and Restaurant Association of Western India (HRAWI) held a seminar on trends in architecture specifically for hotels and restaurants at the Ambassador Hotel in the city recently. The semi......
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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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Goa airport gets green nod for INR 183 cr expansion project  

Goa airport gets green nod for INR 183 cr expansion project

According to a PTI report, Goa's Dabolim airport has been given the green nod for construction of a parallel taxi track and other associated facilities at a cost of INR 183.35 crore, accordin......
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ATOAI to celebrate 2018 as The Year of Adventure Tourism across the country  

ATOAI to celebrate 2018 as The Year of Adventure Tourism across the country

After the Ministry of Tourism (MoT) announced 2018 as “The Year of Adventure Tourism”, the Adventure Tour Operators Association of India (ATOAI) will spearhead various activities ......
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Atlantis, The Palm secures another Guinness World Record!  

Atlantis, The Palm secures another Guinness World Record!

Atlantis, The Palm teamed up with luxury US caviar company AmStur this New Year’s Eve to create the impossible and break the Guinness World Record™ for the world’s largest caviar ......
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New Year Message by UNWTO Secretary General, Zurab Pololikashvili  

New Year Message by UNWTO Secretary General, Zurab Pololikashvili

Dear all   It is with a sense of pride and humility that I assume my post as Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) for the period 2018-2021. I wou......
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Public Sector Organisations under the Ministry of Tourism  

Public Sector Organisations under the Ministry of Tourism

The following Public Sector Organizations operate under the Ministry of Tourism:-   i)     India Tourism Development Corporation Ltd. (ITDC), and ......
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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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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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Minor Hotels Announces Entrance to the UK With Corbin and King  

Minor Hotels Announces Entrance to the UK With Corbin and King

Minor Hotels, a hotel owner, operator and investor, currently with a portfolio of 157 hotels and resorts in 24 countries across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europe, South America, Africa and the ......
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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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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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Biennial Bon Odori Festival in Bangkok marks 130 years of Thai Japanese relations  

Biennial Bon Odori Festival in Bangkok marks 130 years of Thai Japanese relations

The Biennial Bon Odori Festival this year marked 130 years of Thai-Japanese diplomatic relations, and joined in the celebrations under the action-packed Amazing Thailand Tourism Year 2018 with two ......
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Inauguration of World Orange Festival by the Chief Minister of Maharashtra in Nagpur  

Inauguration of World Orange Festival by the Chief Minister of Maharashtra in Nagpur

The first of its kind ‘World Orange Festival 2017’ kick-started today in Nagpur. The 3 day festival was inaugurated by the Shri Devendra Fadnavis, Hon'bl......
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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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GET SET TO WELCOME 2018 WITH iSKATE’S WINTER WONDERLAND  

GET SET TO WELCOME 2018 WITH iSKATE’S WINTER WONDERLAND

This festive season iSKATE - India’s first all year ice skating rink is all set to give guests the real quintessence of Christmas and New Year. ......
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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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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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Ministry of Railways extends the facility of booking of tickets from counters through UPI/BHIM Apps Payment System  

Ministry of Railways extends the facility of booking of tickets from counters through UPI/BHIM Apps Payment System

In a major boost to Government’s key initiative of cashless transactions and passenger friendly measures, Ministry of Railways has introduced the facility for booking of railway tickets from ......
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Mumbai airport runway exceeds declared capacity, handles 50 flights/hr twice  

Mumbai airport runway exceeds declared capacity, handles 50 flights/hr twice

As per the TOI report, Mumbai airport’s runway may have a declared capacity to handle 46 takeoffs and departure in an hour, but twice on Friday—once in the morning and once in the......
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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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ETC and UNWTO discuss transnational themes and routes in Galicia  

ETC and UNWTO discuss transnational themes and routes in Galicia

The European Travel Commission (ETC) and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) held an international seminar in Santiago de Compostela to exchange best practices on how to develop and effectively ......
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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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Visit Jerash, Jordan, For Rome away from Rome!  

Visit Jerash, Jordan, For Rome away from Rome!

Close to the capital city of Jordan, Amman, lies the beautiful city of Jerash, a very popular must-do for tourists. Read More >>
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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Airfares soar due to smog, shut runway  

Airfares soar due to smog, shut runway

According to a report by Arindam Majumder in The Business Standard, Smog in the national capital, coupled with a runway closure at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport, threw flight schedu......
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Delhi smog and runway closure to dent travel plans

According to a report by Anumeha Chaturvedi in The Economic Time, the alarming levels of smog and pollution and the closure of the runway at the Delhi airport will likely affect the itineraries o......
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UNWTO and WTM Ministers Summit: Tourism protests are a ‘wake up call’  

UNWTO and WTM Ministers Summit: Tourism protests are a ‘wake up call’

Over 60 ministers of tourism and private sector leaders gathered on 7 November in London for the UNWTO / WTM Ministers’ Summit on ‘overtourism&rs......
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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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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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ITDC presents dividend cheque of INR 9.93 crore to the Tourism Minister  

ITDC presents dividend cheque of INR 9.93 crore to the Tourism Minister

India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) Chairperson and Managing Director (CMD), Ravneet Kaur presented the dividend cheque amounting to INR 9.93 Cr on behalf of ITDC to K J Alphons, Min......
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Jet to commence third daily non stop service between Mumbai and London Heathrow  

Jet to commence third daily non stop service between Mumbai and London Heathrow

Jet Airways India Ltd is set to commence its third daily non-stop service between Mumbai and London Heathrow with effect from the forthcoming weekend. The latest frequency to London Heathrow ......
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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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TAT highlights Amazing Green: AMaze 2017 sustainable agricultural tourism project  

TAT highlights Amazing Green: AMaze 2017 sustainable agricultural tourism project

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is highlighting ‘Amazing Green: A’Maze 2017’, a family friendly sustainable agricultural tourism project that combines creative tourism wit......
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14 firms pitch to become advisers for Air India privatisation  

14 firms pitch to become advisers for Air India privatisation

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

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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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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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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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Stylish Beachfront Resort with Pool Villas is Being Built on the Southeast Coast of Koh Samui  

Stylish Beachfront Resort with Pool Villas is Being Built on the Southeast Coast of Koh Samui

Sheltered by a cove of golden sand and fringed by coconut palms, an upscale resort paradise is being developed on the southeast coast of Koh Samui; AVANI Sunset Coast Samui Resort & Villas will......
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Tourism Council of Bhutan unveils new destination website  

Tourism Council of Bhutan unveils new destination website

As part of the major development and upgradation, the Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) has unveiled its new official destination website— bhutan.travel on World Tourism Day. This is aime......
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Louvre Abu Dhabi signs partnership with Etihad Airways  

Louvre Abu Dhabi signs partnership with Etihad Airways

Louvre Abu Dhabi, a universal museum on Saadiyat Island that exhibits art and artefacts, signed the first exclusive platinum partnership with Etihad Airways. Louvre Abu Dhabi will officially ......
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Vistara and Avis India join hands to provide premium car rental services  

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

Vistara and Avis India, a car rental, leasing and fleet management provider, entered a partnership to provide a seamless and premium car rental experience to Vistara customers. The partnershi......
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Indian carriers eye flying slots of Qatar Airways at Dubai  

Indian carriers eye flying slots of Qatar Airways at Dubai

According to a report by Nirbhay Kumar,in The Financial Chronicle,Indian carriers, hungry for expanding their operations to Dubai, are eyeing flying slots of Qatar Airways that remain unutilised ......
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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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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  

Jet Airways to introduce three new international services

Jet Airways will introduce three new international services to its already extensive global network this winter, besides reinforcing six existing routes with additional frequencies to meet gr......
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Thailand hosted ASEAN Plus Three Tourism Youth Summit 2017  

Thailand hosted ASEAN Plus Three Tourism Youth Summit 2017

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) in cooperation with the Ministry of Tourism and Sports recently hosted the ASEAN Plus Three Tourism Youth Summit 2017, from 18 to 24 Se......
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ROSEATE HOTELS and RESORTS DEBUTS KHEER  

ROSEATE HOTELS and RESORTS DEBUTS KHEER

  Synonymous to finesse and urban elegance, Roseate Hotels & Resorts announces the launch......
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Aviation Ministry seeks proof to allow more flights to Dubai  

Aviation Ministry seeks proof to allow more flights to Dubai

As per the Economic Times report, the aviation ministry has asked domestic airlines to submit proof of Dubai airport’s commitment of more slots to them before agreeing to increase the numbe......
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ITDC holds AGM, announces 13.30% Dividend to the shareholders  

ITDC holds AGM, announces 13.30% Dividend to the shareholders

India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC), at its 52nd Annual General Meeting (AGM) declared and approved a dividend of 13.30% amounting to INR 11.41 cr......
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President presents ‘NATIONAL TOURISM AWARDS, 2015-16’ to various segments of the travel, tourism and hospitality industry on ‘World Tourism Day’  

President presents ‘NATIONAL TOURISM AWARDS, 2015-16’ to various segments of the travel, tourism and hospitality industry on ‘World Tourism Day’

The President of India Shri Ram NathKovind presented the “National Tourism Awards, 2015-16” to various segments of the travel, tourism and hospitality industry at a function organised b......
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Hong Kong Airlines and WestJet  entered  codeshare agreement  

Hong Kong Airlines and WestJet entered codeshare agreement

Hong Kong Airlines and WestJet have entered into a codeshare agreement, which sees Hong Kong Airline placing its HX marketing code on WestJet-operated flights. The two carriers are building......
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Creative Lamphun Festival held to showcase provinces creative tourism appeal	 

Creative Lamphun Festival held to showcase provinces creative tourism appeal

The weekend of 2 -3 September, 2017, saw the Creative Lamphun Festival take place in Lamphun, a key date among regional events & festivals, which was aimed at showcasing the Northern province&r......
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AirAsia Group CEO set to speak at next PATA Youth Symposium in Macao SAR  

AirAsia Group CEO set to speak at next PATA Youth Symposium in Macao SAR

AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes is set to speak at the forthcoming PATA Youth Symposium in Macao SAR, hosted by the Institute for Tourism Studies (IFT).   Organised by the Ass......
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PSU under Ministry of Railways, records 18 % rise in turnover and declares 66.5 % Dividend For FY 16-17  

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

RITES Ltd., a schedule ‘A’, Mini Ratna Enterprise under the Ministry of Railways, has for the first time crossed benchmark turnover of Rs.1500 crore and registered gross turnover of Rs.......
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MakeMyTrip to use Travelport’s Travel Commerce Platform in India  

MakeMyTrip to use Travelport’s Travel Commerce Platform in India

MakeMyTrip, India’s leading Online Travel Agency (OTA), as part of its strategy to enhance and strengthen both domestic and international air and hotel content, has announced its tie up with ......
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Vistara enters into interline partnership with Qatar Airways  

Vistara enters into interline partnership with Qatar Airways

Vistara announced the launch of an interline partnership with Qatar’s flag-carrier, Qatar Airways. The partnership enables Qatar Airways’ customers to travel on Vistara’s domestic......
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Tourism leaders back PATA Global Insights Conference in Auckland  

Tourism leaders back PATA Global Insights Conference in Auckland

The highly-acclaimed PATA Global Insights Conference (PGIC) returns to Auckland, New Zealand on September 29, 2017. With the support of Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED) and......
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7.4% Growth in Foreign Tourist Arrivals in July, 2017 over July, 2016  

7.4% Growth in Foreign Tourist Arrivals in July, 2017 over July, 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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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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AirAsia X shares festive joy with Rohingya refugee children  

AirAsia X shares festive joy with Rohingya refugee children

In the spirit of sharing and giving, the management team and Allstars (employees) of AirAsia X Berhad visited Rohingya Community School in Kampung Cheras Baru, here earlier today to celebrate Hari ......
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28th Hong Kong Book Fair Opens with 'Travel' Theme  

28th Hong Kong Book Fair Opens with 'Travel' Theme

The 28th Hong Kong Book Fair opened today and will run through 25 July at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), this ......
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22.5% growth in foreign tourist arrivals in June, 2017 over June 2016  

22.5% growth in foreign tourist arrivals in June, 2017 over June 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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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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Tourism key to foster trade in Least Developed Countries  

Tourism key to foster trade in Least Developed Countries

Tourism can make a strong contribution to the economies of Least Developed Countries where the sector is a major exporter concludes the report ‘Tourism for Sustainable Development in Least De......
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Qatar Airways’ Successful ‘No Borders, Only Horizons’ Campaign Becomes Top Viral Video Worldwide  

Qatar Airways’ Successful ‘No Borders, Only Horizons’ Campaign Becomes Top Viral Video Worldwide

Qatar Airways has received tremendous support globally for its recently-launched television and social media commercial titled ‘No Borders, Only Horizons’, which has been viewed by more......
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Jet Airways announces winner of 'The Billion Miles Festival’  

Jet Airways announces winner of 'The Billion Miles Festival’

Jet Airways, India’s full-service, premiere international airline, today announced Mr. Shantanu Kumar as the Grand Prize winner of the ‘The Billion Miles Festival’ held by the air......
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Cathay Dragon grows Mainland China network through expansion of codeshare arrangement with Shenzhen Airlines  

Cathay Dragon grows Mainland China network through expansion of codeshare arrangement with Shenzhen Airlines

Cathay Dragon today announced an expansion of its codeshare agreement with Shenzhen Airlines that will see the airline add three new destinations to its network in Mainland China.  
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IndiGo expresses interest in buying stake in Air India  

IndiGo expresses interest in buying stake in Air India

IndiGo, India's largest carrier in terms of market share, has expressed interest in Air India, Secretary Civil Aviation R N Choubey told reporters today. "Post the Cabinet decision tomorrow, we......
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Cathay Pacific announces new codeshare agreement with MIAT Mongolian Airlines  

Cathay Pacific announces new codeshare agreement with MIAT Mongolian Airlines

Cathay Pacific and MIAT Mongolian Airlines today announced a new codeshare agreement which is set to benefit the customers of both airlines.   Starting 12 July 2017, Cathay Pac......
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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 Authority of Thailand upgrades mobile apps for tourists	 

Tourism Authority of Thailand upgrades mobile apps for tourists

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) recently upgraded its Amazing Thailand and Tourism Thailand mobile apps to ensure accurate and timely travel information at the fingertips of local and inter......
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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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Iftar hosted by Israeli consulate for first time in south India  

Iftar hosted by Israeli consulate for first time in south India

In a gesture of friendship, members of the Israeli consulate in the city reached out to the Muslim community across south India and hosted an iftar for them on Wednesday.   The......
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Thailand Travel Mart 2017 ends successful two-year run in Chiang Mai, moves to Pattaya in 2018	 

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

Thailand’s main travel trade show, the Thailand Travel Mart Plus Amazing Gateway to the Greater Mekong Subregion (TTM+) has ended a successful two-year run in the Northern capital of Chiang M......
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Turkish Airlines join forces and rebrand their Brussels-based association as AIRE.  

Turkish Airlines join forces and rebrand their Brussels-based association as AIRE.

LOT Polish Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Ukraine International Airlines and the 16 members of the International Air Carrier Association (IACA) have officially transformed the association into the Air......
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55.3% Growth in Foreign Tourist Arrivals on E-Tourist Visa in May, 2017 over May, 2016  

55.3% Growth in Foreign Tourist Arrivals on E-Tourist Visa in May, 2017 over May, 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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Loyyal Closes Series A Capital Raise  

Loyyal Closes Series A Capital Raise

Loyyal, the blockchain innovator building a global loyalty network, announced it has closed a Series A capital raise led by Integrated Networks (iNet) with participants including UAE Exchange, Haya......
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Prime Minister of Samoa appointed Ambassador of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development by UNWTO  

Prime Minister of Samoa appointed Ambassador of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development by UNWTO

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has appointed the Prime Minister of Samoa, Hon. Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, as Special Ambassador of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism 2017. The......
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Jet Airways and Aeromexico sign landmark codeshare MoU to pormote travel between India and Mexico  

Jet Airways and Aeromexico sign landmark codeshare MoU to pormote travel between India and Mexico

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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Significant Drop In ARRs and Declining FTAs Are Resulting In Poor Growth For Hotels  

Significant Drop In ARRs and Declining FTAs Are Resulting In Poor Growth For Hotels

The Hotel and Restaurant Association of Western India (HRAWI) has strongly contradicted recent surveys suggesting that the Indian hotel industry may have come out of a decade long slumber. The asso......
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Bangkok Airways and Hong Kong Airlines enter into codeshare agreement  

Bangkok Airways and Hong Kong Airlines enter into codeshare agreement

Bangkok Airways, the Asia’s boutique airline and Hong Kong Airlines, the Hong Kong based full-service carrier, have entered into codeshare partnership, giving travelers enhanced connectivity ......
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Jet Airways launches it's cadet pilot training programme in partnership with world leader CEA  

Jet Airways launches it's cadet pilot training programme in partnership with world leader CEA

Jet Airways, India’s full-service, premiere international airline, in collaboration with CAE, a world leader in providing training solutions to commercial airlines, today announced the launch......
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UFTAA Condemns the Attack in Manila  

UFTAA Condemns the Attack in Manila

UFTAA is deeply shocked about the recent attack that has brought damage to the peace and lives of many in Manila. UFTAA condemns this heinous attack on the innocent and for causing threat to the pe......
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Jet Airways introduces it's signature First Class suites on the Delhi - Singapore route  

Jet Airways introduces it's signature First Class suites on the Delhi - Singapore route

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’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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Lufthansa shareholders get 1.5 million new shares as dividend  

Lufthansa shareholders get 1.5 million new shares as dividend

Deutsche Lufthansa AG offered its shareholders the option of receiving their dividend of EUR 0.50 per share in the form of new shares in the Company. The opportunity was selected for around 68 mill......
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Qatar Airways and Monacair partnership will provide seamless helicopter travel for passengers between Monaco and Nice  

Qatar Airways and Monacair partnership will provide seamless helicopter travel for passengers between Monaco and Nice

Qatar Airways and Monacair are delighted to announce a new partnership between one of the world’s leading airlines and the French Riviera’s premium helicopter operator, commencing 4 Jul......
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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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Thailand seeking ways to minimise below quality online prices	 

Thailand seeking ways to minimise below quality online prices

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and the recently-established Online Tourism Club (Thailand) are seeking ways to minimise online operators that sell lower quality tour packages, especially i......
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Expedia TAAP Appoints Dex Group as India GSA  

Expedia TAAP Appoints Dex Group as India GSA

Expedia Travel Agent Affiliate Program (TAAP), the largest global travel agency affiliation program, has appointed Dex Group as its GSA in India with effect from 21st May, 2017. This association wi......
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Sweden lists entire country on Airbnb  

Sweden lists entire country on Airbnb

Visit Sweden, Sweden’s official tourism board, has partnered with Airbnb to turn the entire country into an Airbnb listing. And the best part is - you don’t have to officially book acco......
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PATA Youth Symposium explores millennials and the future of tourism  

PATA Youth Symposium explores millennials and the future of tourism

The PATA Youth Symposium held on Thursday, May 18, 2017 in Colombo, Sri Lanka, welcomed 130 students, alumni and lecturers from various institutions from Sri Lanka, Australia and Macao SAR to discu......
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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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Qatar Airways and IATA Showcase Cabin Safety Best Practice  

Qatar Airways and IATA Showcase Cabin Safety Best Practice

IATA Cabin Operations Safety Conference 2017     The IATA Cabin Operations Safety Conference (COSC......
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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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Rank of India Improves in International Tourist Arrivals  

Rank of India Improves in International Tourist Arrivals

As per the UNWTO definition, International Tourist Arrivals (ITAs) comprises two components namely Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) and Arrivals of Non-Resident Nationals. The UNWTO in its barometer......
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UNWTO Commission for Asia and the Pacific meets in Bangladesh  

UNWTO Commission for Asia and the Pacific meets in Bangladesh

In 2016, Asia and the Pacific received 309 million international tourist arrivals, 9% more than in 2015; by 2030 this number is expected to reach 535 million. Over 20 countries gathered in Banglade......
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An exclusive Experience with Champion Tennis Player Gael Monfils is Now Available to Book on Airbnb  

An exclusive Experience with Champion Tennis Player Gael Monfils is Now Available to Book on Airbnb

At the biggest tennis event of the year, at the end of May, three guests will be able to book an Experience on Airbnb with Gaël Monfils. The Experience will take place in ......
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ITDC - ICPB hosts exclusive Road Show at The Ashok promoting MICE segment  

ITDC - ICPB hosts exclusive Road Show at The Ashok promoting MICE segment

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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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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Etihad sponsored drawing competition with star studded Mumbai Indians Cricket team  

Etihad sponsored drawing competition with star studded Mumbai Indians Cricket team

Harbhajan Singh and Kieron Pollard were among the star players who turned up at Gopi Birla Memorial School in South Mumbai, bringing smiles all round.   By entering the competi......
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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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The UNWTO High Level Task Force Meeting on Tourism and Security convenes in Madrid  

The UNWTO High Level Task Force Meeting on Tourism and Security convenes in Madrid

The integration of national security with tourism security, crisis communication and travel advisories were some of the key issues discussed at the 1st Meeting of the High Level Task Force on Touri......
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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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The UNWTO High Level Task Force Meeting on Tourism and Security convenes in Madrid  

The UNWTO High Level Task Force Meeting on Tourism and Security convenes in Madrid

The integration of national security with tourism security, crisis communication and travel advisories were some of the key issues discussed at the 1st Meeting of the High Level Task Force on Touri......
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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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Abu Dhabi maintains position as Favourite Destination in United Arab Emirates  

Abu Dhabi maintains position as Favourite Destination in United Arab Emirates

Abu Dhabi has maintained its position as the number one destination in the UAE for guest satisfaction in a report by travel and hotel data specialist organisation, Olery.   The......
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Egypt records 30% increase in Indian arrivals in 2017 Q1  

Egypt records 30% increase in Indian arrivals in 2017 Q1

Egypt recorded an increase of over 30% in arrivals and 185% increase in tourists nights in FY2017 Q1 form the Indian market over the same period last year. This was informed by Hisham El Demery, Ch......
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West Midlands travel agency Mercian Travel rebrands as Destina and appoints new Agency Manager  

West Midlands travel agency Mercian Travel rebrands as Destina and appoints new Agency Manager

Mercian Travel, a leading retail travel agency in Hagley, West Midlands, has announced a full rebrand, unveiling its new name, fresh website and new look store. Now known as Destina by Good Travel,......
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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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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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Bali International Convention Centre Hosted 3rd IDB Member Countries Sovereign Investments Forum  

Bali International Convention Centre Hosted 3rd IDB Member Countries Sovereign Investments Forum

Bali International Convention Centre (BICC) is delighted to share the recent uplifting conference that was held in its magnificent Mangupura Hall. BICC was the honor host of the 3rd IDB Member Coun......
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Belgian economic mission delegations visit GIFT city in Ahmedabad at the occasion of Brussels Airlines  

Belgian economic mission delegations visit GIFT city in Ahmedabad at the occasion of Brussels Airlines

Gujarat is a state with important economic relations with Belgium, especially in the diamond sector, the pharmaceutical and chemistry industry. Since end of March, the Belgian leading airline Bruss......
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Etihad Airways and Strategic Partner Jet Airways sign landmark tourism Agreement with the State Goverment of Maharashtra  

Etihad Airways and Strategic Partner Jet Airways sign landmark tourism Agreement with the State Goverment of Maharashtra

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, and strategic partner Jet Airways, India’s full-service premium international carrier, have signed a ground breaking agreemen......
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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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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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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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Jet Airways commences international operations from Terminal 3 (T3) at Kochi Airport  

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

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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 >>
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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“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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Singapore Airlines And SilkAir Sign Codeshare Agreement With Air France-KLM  

Singapore Airlines And SilkAir Sign Codeshare Agreement With Air France-KLM

Singapore Airlines and regional subsidiary SilkAir have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Air France-KLM to codeshare on each other’s flights with effect from 27 April 2017. &......
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Hyatt Place Goa/Candolim and Hyatt Regency Chandigarh Bag Prestigios Awards at HICSA 2017  

Hyatt Place Goa/Candolim and Hyatt Regency Chandigarh Bag Prestigios Awards at HICSA 2017

At a well-attended award ceremony held in Mumbai for the Hotel Investment Conference-South Asia (HICSA), two Hyatt hotels have been recognized as best in their segment. Hyatt Place Goa/Candolim, em......
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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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TAAI in association with US Consulate organises Visa and MICE session for members  

TAAI in association with US Consulate organises Visa and MICE session for members

The Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI) (Western Region) in association with the US Consulate Mumbai organised a session for its members on US Visas (B1 and B2) and MICE opportunities i......
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India Moves 12 Places up from 52nd to 40th Position in Travel and Tourism Competitive Index of World Economic Forum  

India Moves 12 Places up from 52nd to 40th Position in Travel and Tourism Competitive Index of World Economic Forum

Dr. Mahesh Sharma, Minister of State (I/C) for Tourism & Culture shared the news about the improvement in ranking of India in the Travel and Tourism Competitive Index (TTCI) of World Economic F......
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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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Six Senses Laamu offers a wide range of dining options, with cuisines from around the world  

Six Senses Laamu offers a wide range of dining options, with cuisines from around the world

Six Senses Laamu features an organic garden where 40 different herbs, vegetables, salad leaves and micro-herbs are grown. Chef Martin and his culinary team have teamed up with the g......
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The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali Celebrates World Sleep Day  

The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali Celebrates World Sleep Day

In celebration of World Sleep Day, Westin is encouraging an emerging pro-sleep movement and pledging to support the World Sleep Society for those who use the #SleepStrong hashtag to showcase their ......
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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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JLL is Top Real Estate Investment Advisory Firm in Asia Pacific for Sixth Year in a Row  

JLL is Top Real Estate Investment Advisory Firm in Asia Pacific for Sixth Year in a Row

JLL is the number one real estate investment advisory firm in Asia Pacific for the sixth consecutive year, based on data published by Real Capital Analytics (RCA), an independent body that an......
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Kuwait to showcase multi-billion dollar tourism plan at ATM  

Kuwait to showcase multi-billion dollar tourism plan at ATM

With ambitions to welcome 440,000 visitors a year by 2024, the government of Kuwait is pressing ahead with multiple plans that will see billions of dollars invested in projects and ......
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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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Diverse and Dynamic range of speakers confirmed for PATA Annual Summit 2017  

Diverse and Dynamic range of speakers confirmed for PATA Annual Summit 2017

Influential tourism experts, innovators and international thought leaders are set to explore future travel and tourism trends at the PATA Annual Summit 2017 in Negombo, Sri Lanka.
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ITB China announces its first ever partner airline China Eastern  

ITB China announces its first ever partner airline China Eastern

ITB China announces their first partner airline: China Eastern and ITB China signed a corresponding partnership agreement on 10 February 2017. ITB China will take place from ......
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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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Jordanian food that will tantalize your taste buds  

Jordanian food that will tantalize your taste buds

Jordan, due to its geographical location in the Levant, has culinary influences from North Africa, the Middle East, Persia, and the Mediterranean, bringing together flavors that are new and excitin......
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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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Minister of Railways inaugurates key freight sector initiatives  

Minister of Railways inaugurates key freight sector initiatives

Indian Railways Freight and Passenger Business Action Plan -2017-18 was launched on 2 Mar 2017.   Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu i......
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Goverment's Proposal to sell 51% stake of Air India  

Goverment's Proposal to sell 51% stake of Air India

A proposal to revive Air India by selling 51 percent stake within five years might be on the cards. As per sources, the talks are at an initial stage between interested parties and the fi......
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Hong Kong Airlines and Jet Airways ink codeshare agreement  

Hong Kong Airlines and Jet Airways ink codeshare agreement

Hong Kong Airlines, an internationally-acclaimed full-service airline, and Jet Airways, India's premier international airline, have entered into a codesha......
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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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Ferrari World Abu Dhabi to launch new heart-pounding thrill ride  

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi to launch new heart-pounding thrill ride "Turbo Track"

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi has unveiled "Turbo Track", a new, heart-pounding rollercoaster set to open at the end of March.   The three-stage experience, which gives guests an aut......
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Jet Airways plans to order 75 new Boeing aircrafts worth $ 7.5 billion  

Jet Airways plans to order 75 new Boeing aircrafts worth $ 7.5 billion

Jet Airways is expected to order 75 Boeing 737 Max planes worth over $7.5 billion, according to the US-based aircraft maker. Dinesh Keskar, Senior Vice- President (Sales), Asia Pacific and India,......
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Maldives Shines at the Largest Swiss Holiday and Travel Fair - FESPO  

Maldives Shines at the Largest Swiss Holiday and Travel Fair - FESPO

Maldives Marketing and PR Corporation along with 6 companies from the tourism industry is currently representing Maldives at the largest Swiss holiday and travel fair, FESPO 2017. The Head of......
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Alejandro Bernabe has been appointed Group Director, AVANI Hotels and Resorts  

Alejandro Bernabe has been appointed Group Director, AVANI Hotels and Resorts

Minor Hotels is pleased to announce the appointment of Alejandro Bernabé as Group Director, AVANI Hotels & Resorts. With over 20 years of global hospitality experience, 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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RebelRides promotes Motorcycle Tourism concept in Mumbai  

RebelRides promotes Motorcycle Tourism concept in Mumbai

Founded in 2016, the start-up RebelRides is a luxury motorcycle rental company which has begun its journey from Mumbai with the mission to improve and expand the industry of Motorcycle Tourism.......
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..Ethiopian Airlines expands India service..

Ethiopian Airlines is adding cargo and passenger service to Ahmedabad and Chennai and increasing its capacity to Delhi as a part of its expansion in India.  ......
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Govardhan Eco Village (GEV) observes 2017 as the year of Yoga  

Govardhan Eco Village (GEV) observes 2017 as the year of Yoga

Govardhan Eco Village (GEV), an ISKCON project, a WELLNESS DESTINATION FOR WORLD CITIZENS which is a premium MahaBhraman status certified by Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) recen......
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13.6% Growth in Foreign tourist Arrivals in December 2016 over the Same Period in 2015.  

13.6% Growth in Foreign tourist Arrivals in December 2016 over the Same Period in 2015.

13.6% growth in Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) in December 2016 over the same period in 2015. USA accounts for highest share of tourist arrivals followed by Bangladesh and UK in De......
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56.6% Growth in Foreign Tourists Arrival on E-Toutist Visa in December 2016 over the same period in 2015  

56.6% Growth in Foreign Tourists Arrival on E-Toutist Visa in December 2016 over the same period in 2015

A total of  1,62,250 foreign tourists arrived in December  2016 on e-Tourist Visa as compared to 1,03,617 during the month of December 2015 registering a growth of 56.6%. ......
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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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South Africa witnessed 28% growth from India in 2016  

South Africa witnessed 28% growth from India in 2016

South Africa Tourism has witnessed a 28 percent growth of Indian tourists in 2016. According to arrivals statistics of August 2016, India has now emerged as the eighth highest tourism source ......
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Codeshare signed between Etihad Airways and Montenegro Airlines  

Codeshare signed between Etihad Airways and Montenegro Airlines

Etihad Airways and Montenegro Airlines, have signed a codeshare agreement that provides travellers with enhanced connectivity when flying between Middle East and south-east Europe.  
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Qatar Airways buys 10% partnership in LATAM Airlines  

Qatar Airways buys 10% partnership in LATAM Airlines

Qatar Airways has taken a 10 per cent partnership in LATAM Airlines through subsidiary Qatar Airways Investments (UK). Both carriers are members of the oneworld alliance.   The......
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9.3% Growth in Foreign Tourist Arrivals in November 2016 over the same period in 2015  

9.3% Growth in Foreign Tourist Arrivals in November 2016 over the same period in 2015

9.3% growth in Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) in November 2016 over the same period in 2015. USA account......
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MoU signed between Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO)  

MoU signed between Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO)

 The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has signed a landmark agreement with the South Pacific Tourism Organisatio......
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Germany beckons Indian tourists with masala chai and samosa  

Germany beckons Indian tourists with masala chai and samosa

(News courtesy by times of india)   Indian tourists will be able to sip masala chai and munch on samosas while cruising down the Rhine from next......
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JetPrivilege joins hands with SkyMiles of Delta Air Lines to offer enhanced value to members  

JetPrivilege joins hands with SkyMiles of Delta Air Lines to offer enhanced value to members

JetPrivilege, the award-winning frequent flyer programme of Jet Airways has expanded its frequent flyer programme partnership with Delta Air Lines. Delta Air Lines ......
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Six Senses Hotels, Resorts and Spas are going to launch their five individual satellite resorts in Bhutan  

Six Senses Hotels, Resorts and Spas are going to launch their five individual satellite resorts in Bhutan

Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas has designed a project that is actually five individual satellite resorts in five separate locations, but all under the umbrella of one all-encompassing name: Six Sen......
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Turkish Airlines has launched a direct flight from Istanbul to Zanzibar  

Turkish Airlines has launched a direct flight from Istanbul to Zanzibar

Turkish Airlines has launched a direct flight from Istanbul to Zanzibar... meaning they now fly t......
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India Registers 10.4% growth in Foreign Tourists Arrivals in October 2016 over the Same Period in 2015  

India Registers 10.4% growth in Foreign Tourists Arrivals in October 2016 over the Same Period in 2015

BANGLADESH ACCOUNTS FOR HIGHEST SHARE OF TOURIST ARRIVALS FOLLOWED BY USA AND UK IN OCTOBER 2016 RS. 12, 303 CRORE FOREIGN EXCHANGE EARNED THROU......
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Anantara Kalutara Resort Opens in Sri Lanka  

Anantara Kalutara Resort Opens in Sri Lanka

Property Originally Designed by Famed Architect, Geoffrey Bawa   Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas is......
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Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas Takes a Bite Out Of the Big Apple with Its First North American Property and Its First Urban Hotel   

Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas Takes a Bite Out Of the Big Apple with Its First North American Property and Its First Urban Hotel 

Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas is delighted to announce the brand’s long-anticipated debut in the United States with the opening of, Six Senses New York, a luxury hotel being developed by HFZ......
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Ben Gurion Listed in Top Ten Best International Airports in The World by Travel + Leisure  

Ben Gurion Listed in Top Ten Best International Airports in The World by Travel + Leisure

Ben Gurion International airport was recently ranked in the top ten “World’s Best Awards” survey by Travel + Leisure readers, coming in sixth and beating out Amsterdam, Adel......
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Federation of Associations in Indian Tourism and Hospitality alerts GST committee on draft GST law.  

Federation of Associations in Indian Tourism and Hospitality alerts GST committee on draft GST law.

Federation of Associations in Indian Tourism & Hospitality (FAITH) has sounded the GST commissionerate & the revenue secretary to provide an amendment under Section 2 (44)c to the tourism &......
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Old Jameson Distillery in Smithfield, Dublin, to undergo €11 million redevelopment project and reopen in March 2017  

Old Jameson Distillery in Smithfield, Dublin, to undergo €11 million redevelopment project and reopen in March 2017

Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard, Ireland’s leading supplier of spirits and wines and producer of the world’s most well-known and successful Irish whiskeys, has today announced plans for ......
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Maldives Welcomed 750,000th tourist with traditional boduberu music, dance and much more  

Maldives Welcomed 750,000th tourist with traditional boduberu music, dance and much more

Maldives crosses another milestone in the tourist arrival target of Visit Maldives Year with the welcoming of 750,000th tourist ......
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20 per cent increase in IAG stake by Qatar Airways  

20 per cent increase in IAG stake by Qatar Airways

The recent market valuation of one of the world’s leading airline groups has provided an attractive opportunity to increase shareholding in IAG.   Qatar Airways announces......
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PM Modi greets the People of Egypt on their National Day  

PM Modi greets the People of Egypt on their National Day

The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has extended his greetings and felicitations to the government and people of Egypt on the eve of the 64th Egyptian National Day (July 23, 2016). In his......
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South African Consulate & Smile Foundation celebrate ‘Mandela Day’ in Mumbai on 18th July!!  

South African Consulate & Smile Foundation celebrate ‘Mandela Day’ in Mumbai on 18th July!!

The foreign diplomats &amp; children of Smile Foundation paint the classrooms of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad School at Dharavi (Mumba......
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Kenya Hosts The 14th Edition of The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD14)  

Kenya Hosts The 14th Edition of The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD14)

  Kenya is hosting the 14th edition of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD14). This is the second time Kenya honored to host ......
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Djubo crosses 1000 Indian hotels client mark in a span of 9 months  

Djubo crosses 1000 Indian hotels client mark in a span of 9 months

   DJUBO is a fast growing hotel tech company that has made its presence known in more than 150 cities in India and has over 1000 Indian hotel clients within a sp......
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179.9% Growth In Tourists Arrival In India On E-Tourist Visa  

179.9% Growth In Tourists Arrival In India On E-Tourist Visa

179.9% GROWTH IN TOURISTS ARRIVAL ON E-TOURIST VISA IN MAY 2016 OVER THE SAME PERIOD IN 2015  USA CONTINUES TO OCCUPY......
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Flybe announces codeshare growth with Air India  

Flybe announces codeshare growth with Air India

Leading regional airline continues growth with tenth codeshare agreement offering UK customers seamless connections to Delhi with Air India   Flybe......
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Lufthansa looks to purchase Brussels Airline to lay into Eurowings Low Cost subsidiary  

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

Deutsche Lufthansa AG plans to purchase the remaining shares of Brussels Airlines and fold the Belgian transporter into its Eurowings low cost unit, adding ability to better contend with Ryanair Ho......
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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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African tourism ministers convene in Côte d’Ivoire  

African tourism ministers convene in Côte d’Ivoire

  Over three days (19-21 April) high-level tourism representatives from African countries, including 18 tourism ministers1, are convening in Abidjan, Côte......
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Performance of Tourism Sector ,  

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  Ministry of Tourism compiles monthly estimates of Foreign Tourist Arrivals "FTAs" on the basis of Nationality-wise, Port- w......
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Jamaican ministry of tourism has set forth it's strategy for future tourism growth  

Jamaican ministry of tourism has set forth it's strategy for future tourism growth

Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett has given detailsfor tourism growth to the new board of directors of key agencies in the ministry, five pillars on which the ministry and its agencies will seek ......
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Minor Hotel Group expanding in the U.A.E  

Minor Hotel Group expanding in the U.A.E

Minor Hotel Group (MHG), a hotel owner, operator and investor, currently with a portfolio of 145 hotels and resorts in 22 countries across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europe, South America, Afri......
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Oman Arab Bank backing two airlines of the middle east  

Oman Arab Bank backing two airlines of the middle east

Oman Arab Bank (OAB) in the process of coverage of the GCC aviation sector and a buy recommendation on Air Arabia and an accumulate recommendation on Jazeera Airways, backing the budget airline'......
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AirAsia founders boosting stake in airline  

AirAsia founders boosting stake in airline

AirAsia Bhd's founders fixed their hold on Asia's greatest spending plan aircraft with an arrangement to invest 1 billion ringgit ($257 million) in it, helping the organization to shore up ......
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International tourist arrivals up in Malta  

International tourist arrivals up in Malta

Malta Inbound tourism up 9.7% in February. A sum of 66,137 inbound visitor trips were carried out for holiday purposes, while a further 9,291 were undertaken for business purposes.Compl......
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Caribbean Tourism taking strides to revitalise the tourism sector  

Caribbean Tourism taking strides to revitalise the tourism sector

The Caribbean tourism bounce back, tourism specialists inside of the district are focusing  to make their next vital move on upgrading the nature of their item, and adding to a solid society o......
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Tata Sons to buy out stake in AirAsia India worth total of 49%  

Tata Sons to buy out stake in AirAsia India worth total of 49%

Once the arrangement for Tata buying stake in the airline is finished, the holding of Tata Sons in AirAsia India will go up from 41.06% to 49%.   Arun Bhatia is set to exit Air......
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Dassault’s Falcon 8X entering it's final stages of Flight Test and Certification Campaign  

Dassault’s Falcon 8X entering it's final stages of Flight Test and Certification Campaign

March 24, 2016 (Saint-Cloud, France): Dassault Aviation's new leading, the Falcon 8X, is entering the last phases of its flight test and accreditation program as work continues to set up the ul......
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Zimbabwe and the green initiative towards tourism  

Zimbabwe and the green initiative towards tourism

Zimbabwe has started implementing “green concepts” in the tourism sector in a bid to attract more tourists from abroad.The Zimbabwe......
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Indian Accent restaurant opens in New York  

Indian Accent restaurant opens in New York

Indian Accent, the award-winning New Delhi restaurant from Old World Hospitality, opens at its first international location adjacent to Le Parker Meridien Hotel in New York. Founded by restaurateur......
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Air India announces a nonstop Dreamliner services to Vienna from 6th April  

Air India announces a nonstop Dreamliner services to Vienna from 6th April

Air India announced that it will connect Delhi to Vienna through a non-stop flight service starting from April 6, 2016. According to the national passenger carrier, the non-stop service......
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Preferred Hotels and Resorts Launches First-Ever Global Sweepstakes  

Preferred Hotels and Resorts Launches First-Ever Global Sweepstakes

New Delhi – March 15, 2016 – Preferred Hotels & Resorts, launches its first-ever global sweepstakes, the iPrefer Hotel Rewards Giveaway, which is open for entries now through April ......
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Public-private partnerships are the road to success of Silk Road Tourism  

Public-private partnerships are the road to success of Silk Road Tourism

The 6th Silk Road Ministers Meeting held at ITB Berlin on 9 March 2016 concentrated on the part of open and private area associations (PPPs) in the advancement of tourism along the Silk Road. Membe......
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To tap the Chinese market gearing up for ITB China 2017

ITB Berlin had been quite the success story. Messe Berlin is to launch another international travel & trade fair in China. Starting in May 2017, ITB China will take place annually on the ground......
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Botswana confirmed as the official country partner for ITB Berlin 2017  

Botswana confirmed as the official country partner for ITB Berlin 2017

The First ever partner country from Southern Africa, officially announced partnership between Botswana and the World’s Leading Travel Trade Show ITB Berlin for 2017.On 9 March 201......
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Partnership agreement between Preferred Hotels and Resorts and Katara Hospitality  

Partnership agreement between Preferred Hotels and Resorts and Katara Hospitality

Preferred Hotels & Resorts and Katara Hospitality, two of the world’s leading hospitality companies have entered into a master partnership agreement for ......
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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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JetPrivilege introduces 30th Airline partner Korean Air  

JetPrivilege introduces 30th Airline partner Korean Air

Effectively from 1st March 2016, people can now explore the Pacific Rim with the introduction of our 30th Air......
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Africa Meeting 2016 buzzed business this year

Meetings Africa is a 3 days event being held from 22nd February to the 24th February 2016 at the sandton Convention Center  in Johannesburg, South Africa for the 11th year. Meetings Africa see......
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PATA Adventure Travel and Responsible Tourism Conference and Mart 2016 Begins  

PATA Adventure Travel and Responsible Tourism Conference and Mart 2016 Begins

The PATA Adventure Travel and Responsible Tourism Conference and Mart 2016 (AT&RTCM 2016) commenced today in Thailand’s northernmost province of Chiang Rai, welcoming more than 200 top tr......
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6.8% growth in Foreign Tourist Arrivals in January 2016  according to BOI  

6.8% growth in Foreign Tourist Arrivals in January 2016 according to BOI

Ministry of Tourism compiles monthly estimates of Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTA) on the basis of Nationality-wise, Port-wise data received from Bureau of Immigration (BOI) and Foreign Exchange Earn......
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Mandarin Oriental offers interesting display and aesthetic regards as oficial hotel partner of Art Basel's Show  

Mandarin Oriental offers interesting display and aesthetic regards as oficial hotel partner of Art Basel's Show

Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong is pleased to announce that for the fourth year it will be the Official Hotel Partner for the Art Basel show in Hong Kong. To celebrate this partnershi......
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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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Carl’s Jr. partners with Woo to create magic this Valentine’s Day  

Carl’s Jr. partners with Woo to create magic this Valentine’s Day

Leading matchmaking app Woo offer singles an opportunity to meet at Carl’s Jr, a pioneer of the quick service restaurants industry
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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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CCI rejects complaints against LTC policy  

CCI rejects complaints against LTC policy

Fair trade regulator CCI has rejected complaints that the government's Leave Travel Concessions (LTC) policy was resulting in anti-competitive practices at the airlines, including state-r......
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Taiwan launches Telly Calendar 2016  

Taiwan launches Telly Calendar 2016

Taiwan Tourism Board  in association with Marinating Films, Balaji Telefilms and Sbuys shot a ‘Telly Calendar for Taiwan, 2016’. The shoot lasted for a week and was spread ov......
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 AirAsia to Raise $1 Billion for New Planes  

AirAsia to Raise $1 Billion for New Planes

AirAsia Bhd., Southeast Asia’s biggest budget carrier is planning to raise $1 billion, under a multi-currency medium-term note program to refinance debt and buy airplanes after last year&rsqu......
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Executives of Tui Group enjoys pay packet of more than €9.5 million  

Executives of Tui Group enjoys pay packet of more than €9.5 million

The joint chief executives of Tui Group enjoyed a total pay packet of more than €9.5 million in salary, bonuses and incentives this year.Friedrich Joussen and Peter Long have served together i......
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Jet Airways expand its global network with delta airlines and KLM  

Jet Airways expand its global network with delta airlines and KLM

Jet Airways will significantly expand its international network next year, following the signing of a new codeshare agreement with Delta Air Lines and KLM. The new arra......
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Forgame and Meitu:  The Grand Debut of 'Beauty Box'  

Forgame and Meitu: The Grand Debut of 'Beauty Box'

HONG KONG, Dec 3, 2015 - (ACN Newswire) - Forgame Holdings Limited ("Forgame" or the "Group") (stock code: 484), a leading company of mobile games and webgames in Chin......
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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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Queens Hotel, Cheltenham becomes latest MGallery addition  

Queens Hotel, Cheltenham becomes latest MGallery addition

MGallery celebrates the revival of a beautiful heritage property as Queens Hotel, Cheltenham becomes a stunning addition this September to the Collection’s UK est......
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SriLankan Airlines Becomes PATA’s Newest Aviation Member  

SriLankan Airlines Becomes PATA’s Newest Aviation Member

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce that SriLankan Airlines has joined PATA as its newest Aviation member.SriLankan Airlines, the National Air......
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