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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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Kashmir Set to Host Mega Tourism Event   

Kashmir Set to Host Mega Tourism Event

Kashmir is preparing to host its biggest tourism gathering in three decades, as major players and policymakers in the travel industry across India will meet in the Valley for a convention in March,......
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Income From Freight in Indian Railways  

Income From Freight in Indian Railways

The freight earnings of the Indian Railways for the last three years are as under: (? in crore) Read More >>
Thailands Kai Chon ice sculpture won International Snow Sculpture Contest in Japan  

Thailands Kai Chon ice sculpture won International Snow Sculpture Contest in Japan

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is pleased to announce its ongoing support for a team of Thai ice sculptors to join the 45th International Snow Sculpture Conte......
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GoAir appoints Jyri Strandman as Chief Operating Officer  

GoAir appoints Jyri Strandman as Chief Operating Officer

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

Dignitaries speaks at SATTE 2018

  “Globally, we crossed the mark of 1.3 billion travellers th......
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Prime Minister’s Statement after the Union Budget 2018 19  

Prime Minister’s Statement after the Union Budget 2018 19

“I congratulate the Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley for this budget which strengthens the foundation of New India. The focus of the budget is on issues ranging from agriculture to Infrastr......
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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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Jammu and Kashmir tourism participates in three day SATTE held in New Delhi  

Jammu and Kashmir tourism participates in three day SATTE held in New Delhi

Department of Tourism J&K participated in 3-day South Asian Travel and Tourism Exhibition (SATTE) travel show which began here on Wednesday. SATTE is one of the biggest travel shows in ......
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Thai Tourism Minister visits Japanese Art exhibition in Bangkok  

Thai Tourism Minister visits Japanese Art exhibition in Bangkok

H.E. Mr. Weerasak Kowsurant, Thailand’s Minister of Tourism and Sports, today visited a new exhibition currently on display at the Bangkok National Museum to celebrate 130 years of Thai-Japan......
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Sri Lanka Tourism to spend USD 7 lakh for digital marketing campaign in India in 2018  

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

With an aim to promote Sri Lanka as a preferred destination for Indians, Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau, the national tourism board of the island country, will embark on a major......
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Abu Dhabi posts record numbers of hotel guests in 2017  

Abu Dhabi posts record numbers of hotel guests in 2017

A record 4.875 million people stayed in Abu Dhabi’s 162 hotels and hotel apartments during 2017, meaning the emirate recorded an impressive 9.8% year-on-year rise. Figures released by......
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Jazeera Airways announces Kochi as its third route in India  

Jazeera Airways announces Kochi as its third route in India

Following its recent launch into Hyderabad and Ahmedabad, Jazeera Airways, Kuwait’s low cost airline, announced Kochi as its third route in India launching direct flights into Kuwait fr......
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ATF 2018 opens for business in Chiang Mai	 

ATF 2018 opens for business in Chiang Mai

ATF 2018 is opening with a buzz of excitement as sellers and country booths put on final touches while buyers hustle to fill last minute appointments. ......
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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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Lords Hotels and Resorts felicitated with the Indian Hotel Brand title at Indiaand#39;s Biggest Food and Hospitality show  

Lords Hotels and Resorts felicitated with the Indian Hotel Brand title at Indiaand#39;s Biggest Food and Hospitality show

India’s fastest growing hospitality chain – Lords Hotels & Resorts was announced as the ‘Indian Hotel Brand’ at the Business Excellence Honours hosted by Food Hospitalit......
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Shri K.J. Alphons Presents Awards to Winners of All India Essay Competition for Schools Across India on ‘Hospitality Education and Career’  

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

Shri K.J. Alphons, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Tourism presented the awards to the winners of ‘All India Essay Competition’ for Schools across India on ‘Hospitality......
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2017 a successful year of collaboration with Dubai Aviation entities for Bayanat Engineering  

2017 a successful year of collaboration with Dubai Aviation entities for Bayanat Engineering

To meet Dubai Aviation's growing demand for efficient and reliable solutions, Bayanat Engineering sharpened its solutions spectrum with partnered technology providers. The 2017 achievements ill......
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Romantic Enchantments in Thailand  

Romantic Enchantments in Thailand

With the most romantic day of the year fast approaching, Thailand brings a wide array of romantic delights from three of the luxurious properties in spectacular locations -- Krabi, Phuket and Koh S......
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Initiatives from Portugal, Spain, India and Indonesia winners of UNWTO Awards for Innovation in Tourism  

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

Turismo de Portugal I.P (Portugal), Ecotourism Trust (India), Tryponyu (Indonesia) and SEGGITUR (Spain) are the winners of the 14th Edition of the UNWTO Awards for Innovation in Tourism.  ......
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Hotel classification guidelines streamlined to make them simple, transparent aren’t and time bound  

Hotel classification guidelines streamlined to make them simple, transparent aren’t and time bound

Hotel classification guidelines have been streamlined to make them simple, transparent and time bound.The application for classification and payments of fees have been made through digital platform......
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Airbus hikes list prices by 2%  

Airbus hikes list prices by 2%

According to a report in The Indian Express, Airbus on Monday said it has increased the average list-prices of its aircraft by 2% with effect from January 1. This move could impact airlines in Indi......
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ATF 2018 tours combine neighbouring destinations with Thai local experiences  

ATF 2018 tours combine neighbouring destinations with Thai local experiences

The ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) 2018 offers buyers and media a unique opportunity to discover Chiang Mai city with a fresh new perspective by taking advantage of the Tourism Authority of Thailand&rsq......
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Airline operators look to increase number of flights to Patna in March  

Airline operators look to increase number of flights to Patna in March

Grappling with space constraint to cater to 26 departures, the Jayprakash Narayan International (JPNI) Airport will almost double the number of flights, which operate Patna. It is likely to host ......
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AccorHotels opens second ibis hotel in Pune  

AccorHotels opens second ibis hotel in Pune

InterGlobe Hotels and AccorHotels on January 4, 2018 announced the opening of ibis Pune Hinjewadi (IPH), the second ibis hotel in Pune city. Hinjewadi being recognised as the IT hub of Pune, and ......
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Govt may hold 26% in Air India after sell off  

Govt may hold 26% in Air India after sell off

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

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

The Centre for Transportation Research and Management (CTRAM), is an autonomous body of Transport Professionals in the country organized a National Rail Transport Seminar with the theme &ldqu......
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3rd Telangana - International Kite Festival adds more flavor with Sweet delicacies from many parts of the world  

3rd Telangana - International Kite Festival adds more flavor with Sweet delicacies from many parts of the world

   Sankranti and Lohri festivities in the twin cities of Secunderabad and Hyderabad began on a 'sweet' note as the three-day International fest kicked off at Parade Ground......
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Ministry of Railway launches Smart Freight Operation Optimisation and Real Time Information (SFOORTI) Application  

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

In a major digital initiative to help plan the traffic flows and optimize freight operations, Ministry of Railways have launched S
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Preferred Hotels and Resorts Launches January Sale  

Preferred Hotels and Resorts Launches January Sale

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

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

Featuring more than 2,940 exhibitors from around the world, the Hong Kong Toys & Games Fair, Hong Kong Baby Products Fair and Hong Kong International Stationery Fair concluded successfull......
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Zero Accident Mission Of Indian Railways  

Zero Accident Mission Of Indian Railways

During the last three years, the number of consequential train accidents (including accidents at Unmanned Level Crossings) have decreased from 135 in 2014-15, to 107 in 2015-16 and furt......
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Experience broadway with A 2 for 1 ticket offer this winter during NYC broadway week  

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

NYC & Company, New York City’s official destination marketing organization, announced NYC Broadway Week tickets are on sale to the public today beginning at 10:30am ES......
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Indian Railways conceives to deploy Drone cameras in all its Zones/Divisions to enhance safety and efficiency in train operations  

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

Indian Railways has decided to deploy “Drone” cameras (UAV/NETRA) for various railway activities especially project monitoring and maintenance of tracks and ot......
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Guinness world record for lowest Limbo Ice Skating broken at iSKATE  

Guinness world record for lowest Limbo Ice Skating broken at iSKATE

iSKATE, India’s first all year ice skating rink at Ambience mall, Gurgaon witnessed limbo ice skating sensation Shristi Dharmendra Sharma enter the Guinness World Record books by setting the ......
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Wyndham Hotel Group Experiences Another Year of Growth in India  

Wyndham Hotel Group Experiences Another Year of Growth in India

Wyndham Hotel Group, the hotel giant with an unmatched global presence of more than 8,100 hotels in 78 countries, has further expanded its footprint in India and neighbouring countries with the ope......
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The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali Continues Its Commitment To Being The Best  

The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali Continues Its Commitment To Being The Best

2017 has been another year of impressive accomplishments and milestones for The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali. Similar with previous years, 2017 has been successful for the resort with long list of ......
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Year End Review 2017:Ministry of Tourism  

Year End Review 2017:Ministry of Tourism

Ministry of Tourism is the nodal agency to formulate national policies and programmes for the development and promotion of tourism. In the process, the Ministry consults and collaborates with other......
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New Archeological Exhibition Tells the Story of Hippos during the Transition from Paganism to Christianity in the Land of Israel  

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

A new exhibition entitled Before the Earth Shook: the Ancient City of Hippos-Sussita Emerges, summarizing 18 years of exploration in the ancient city of Hippos (Sussita), has recently open......
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Indians rank fifth most vacation deprived globally: Expedia 2017 Vacation Deprivation study  

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

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

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

Kerala Tourism is set to come up with a three-month long international campaign in its bid to lure foreign tourists to the state. The campaign would be the second phase of its efforts in this......
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Minor Hotels Announces AVANI Hotels and Resorts  To Debut in Oman with Development of New Hotel in Muscat  

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

Minor Hotels, a hotel owner, operator and investor, currently with a portfolio of 157 hotels and resorts in 24 countries across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europe, South America, Africa and the ......
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TAT introduces Open to the New Shades concept to the French market  

TAT introduces Open to the New Shades concept to the French market

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has introduced its new tourism marketing concept, Open to the New Shades”, to the French market alongside the presentation of Thai tastes a......
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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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The Student Hotel to open in Dresden for summer 2018  

The Student Hotel to open in Dresden for summer 2018

The Student Hotel will open its first German co-living and co-working destination on the Pragerstraße 13. The hotel is located in the most vibrant retail district of Dresden, between ......
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Eurostar unveils new customer loyalty programme, Club Eurostar  

Eurostar unveils new customer loyalty programme, Club Eurostar

Eurostar has launched a new loyalty programme, Club Eurostar. Available to leisure and business travellers, the new programme offers more flexibility, additional benefits, and is accessible......
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Starting Tomorrow: Renovation of Austrian Airlines Lounges at Vienna Airport  

Starting Tomorrow: Renovation of Austrian Airlines Lounges at Vienna Airport

Austrian lounges receive new design with a focus on Austria and individuality Renovation of all three Business Class lounges and all two Senator lounges
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RE IMAGINE SUCCESS AT THIS YEAR’S TiEcon DELHI NCR  

RE IMAGINE SUCCESS AT THIS YEAR’S TiEcon DELHI NCR

 In a bid to boost the entrepreneurial spirit of Start-up India, The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) is hosting its flagship mega conclave at Taj Palace in Delhi on December 15 and 16, 2017. Th......
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Christmas Festivities in Israel  

Christmas Festivities in Israel

Christmas in Israel offers pilgrims and visitors a very special and unique festive and spiritual experience, with the opportunity to spend Christmas in the ancient city of Jerusalem, to participate......
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St. Petersburg Tourism delegation to visit Mumbai to celebrate Golden Jubilee of ‘sister cities’ status  

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

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of ‘sister-city’ status with Mumbai, and further strengthen and cement friendly relationships, a high-level delegation of the city of St. Petersb......
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IMPROVEMENTS CONTINUE FOR CYCLISTS IN ISRAEL WITH THE OPENING OF THE ISRAEL BIKE TRAIL  

IMPROVEMENTS CONTINUE FOR CYCLISTS IN ISRAEL WITH THE OPENING OF THE ISRAEL BIKE TRAIL

Israel Bike Trail is a national project whose purpose is to create a continuous mountain biking trail that crosses the country from north to south, connecting Mt. Hermon at one end with Eilat at th......
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NEW EXHIBITION OPENS AT THE TOWER OF DAVID MUSEUM A GENERAL AND A GENTLEMAN ALLENBY AT THE GATES OF JERUSALEM  

NEW EXHIBITION OPENS AT THE TOWER OF DAVID MUSEUM A GENERAL AND A GENTLEMAN ALLENBY AT THE GATES OF JERUSALEM

Allenby at the Gates of Jerusalem opens at the Tower of David Museum, Jerusalem, marking one hundred years since General Allenby walked through the Jaffa Gates to the Tower of David and pr......
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Korea Tourism hopes Tourism numbers to the country bouncing back next year  

Korea Tourism hopes Tourism numbers to the country bouncing back next year

Korea Tourism Organisation (KTO), national tourism organisation of South Korea, is hopeful of tourism numbers bouncing back next year with tensions easing in the Korean Peninsula. There has b......
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African tourism leaders debate the role of the sector as a tool for inclusive growth and community engagement  

African tourism leaders debate the role of the sector as a tool for inclusive growth and community engagement

The potential of Tourism in poverty alleviation and to induce transformative change has been addressed in Lusaka, capital city of Zambia, in the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Conference on......
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Vistara adds another feather to its cap, voted ‘Best Airline (Domestic)’ once again  

Vistara adds another feather to its cap, voted ‘Best Airline (Domestic)’ once again

Vistara, India’s finest full service carrier, has been voted the ‘Best Airline (Domestic) 2017’ by the readers of luxury travel magazine, Travel + Leisure India & South ......
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Club Med Resorts looking to tap upper middle income group from India  

Club Med Resorts looking to tap upper middle income group from India

Club Med, a French company offering all-in holidays to travellers in its resorts located in vacation village regions like Bali, Bintan, Phuket, is now eyeing immense potential from the upper midd......
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Bonjour India 2017 18 to focus on strengthening Indo French relationship  

Bonjour India 2017 18 to focus on strengthening Indo French relationship

Bonjour India, being organised by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Institut Francais, is a festival to shape the next decade of people-to-people contacts between the......
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Ritz Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert, opens to first guests  

Ritz Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert, opens to first guests

Following the management agreement signed in late 2016 with RAK National Hotels, a subsidiary of RAK Hospitality Holding, the Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert, was officially flagged ear......
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Shangri La Hotel Colombo opens its doors with inventory of 500 rooms  

Shangri La Hotel Colombo opens its doors with inventory of 500 rooms

Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts celebrated the grand opening of Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo last week. The launch signalled Colombo’s highly anticipated hotel launch in nearly 30 ......
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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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Scrumptious Return of the 3rd Edition for the Abu Dhabi Food Festival from December 7 to 23  

Scrumptious Return of the 3rd Edition for the Abu Dhabi Food Festival from December 7 to 23

The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi has today announced the full line-up of activities, presented in partnership with event companies from the private sector including Festember......
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Wizz Air to base four new A320s at London Luton airport  

Wizz Air to base four new A320s at London Luton airport

Wizz Air has announced an expansion at its Luton base, with the addition of four Airbus A320 aircraft to its fleet by June 2018. The allocation of four more Airbus A320 aircraft, each equip......
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AccorHotels welcomes dual brand property to integrated resort in Singapore  

AccorHotels welcomes dual brand property to integrated resort in Singapore

AccorHotels announces the launch of Singapore’s newest integrated lifestyle hub with the opening of Novotel Singapore on Stevens and Mercure Singapore on Stevens. Developed by Oxley H......
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More Than Three Decade Old Demand for an Express Train for People of Kirandul in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh Fulfilled  

More Than Three Decade Old Demand for an Express Train for People of Kirandul in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh Fulfilled

Fulfilling the demand of more than three old decades of local public of Kirandul for running of an “Express Train” in their area, Indian Railways has extended the existing special train......
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THE 8TH HULLEGEB ISRAELI ETHIOPIAN ARTS FESTIVAL  

THE 8TH HULLEGEB ISRAELI ETHIOPIAN ARTS FESTIVAL

The Hullegeb Israeli-Ethiopian Arts Festival marks its eighth year in 2017 starting on December 6 - December 28. This unique festival presents multifaceted traditional Ethiopian culture in the fiel......
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Hong Kong Tourism Board launches great outdoors campaign  

Hong Kong Tourism Board launches great outdoors campaign

Visitors to Hong Kong will get to experience a different and organic side of the city through the Hong Kong Tourism Board’s (HKTB) upcoming Great Outdoors campaign. <......
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TAAI reveals nominee list for national elections  

TAAI reveals nominee list for national elections

The Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI) has revealed its final nominee list for its upcoming national elections. Running for presidency are thre......
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Royal Orchid Hotels opens 47 room property in Kanpur  

Royal Orchid Hotels opens 47 room property in Kanpur

Royal Orchid Hotels has announced the opening of a hotel in Kanpur – Regenta Central The Crystal – taking the number of properties under Royal Orchid group  to 45. Located at......
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Austrian Airlines Trains Young Pilots Again  

Austrian Airlines Trains Young Pilots Again

Today, November 16, 2017, 24 future pilots are commencing their training to become fully-qualified pilots for Austrian Airlines. Their first training flight in Goodyear, Arizona (USA) will tak......
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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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Air India gets INR 1,500 crore loan from Bank of India  

Air India gets INR 1,500 crore loan from Bank of India

According to a PTI report, Debt-laden Air India has received a loan worth of INR 1,500 crore from Bank of India to meet urgent working capital needs less than a month after floating a tender in t......
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Minor Hotels to Open Three New Build Hotels in Qatar In Spring 2018 Under Tivoli and Oaks Brands  

Minor Hotels to Open Three New Build Hotels in Qatar In Spring 2018 Under Tivoli and Oaks Brands

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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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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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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Tourism ministers set the agenda on second day of WTM London  

Tourism ministers set the agenda on second day of WTM London

Tourism ministers from across the world met hoteliers, tourist boards and trade associations at World Travel Market London – the leading global event for the travel industry – to tackle......
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4,100plus Visitors Joined Mega Promotion Event In Style, Hong Kong  

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

In Style, Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council's (HKTDC) mega promotion event held in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur, concluded today. The campaign was enthusiastically ......
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Sarovar Hotels And Resorts signs a new hotel in Ajmer  

Sarovar Hotels And Resorts signs a new hotel in Ajmer

Sarovar Hotels Pvt. Ltd. announced the signing of a new hotel in Ajmer, Rajasthan. Sarovar Hotels, with over 75 operating hotels across 50 destinations in India and Africa, signed an agreemen......
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Air India Express to operate thrice weekly flight to Singapore from Coimbatore  

Air India Express to operate thrice weekly flight to Singapore from Coimbatore

As per the Hindu Business Line report, Air India Express, the wholly owned subsidiary of Air India, will operate three flights a week on Delhi-Coimbatore-Singapore sector starting November 18......
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OPEN RESTAURANTS INVITES THE PUBLIC BEHIND THE SCENES OF JERUSALEM’S UNIQUE AND DIVERSE RESTAURANTS  

OPEN RESTAURANTS INVITES THE PUBLIC BEHIND THE SCENES OF JERUSALEM’S UNIQUE AND DIVERSE RESTAURANTS

With over 80 unique culinary experiences combining food with art, culture, and innovation, the urban culinary festival “OpenRestaurants™” will return to Jerusalem for the......
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Mumbai Gets Four UNESCO Awards  

Mumbai Gets Four UNESCO Awards

The UNESCO today (1 November) announced Cultural Site Awards. These Awards are given for Cultural Site Conservation. Today, the Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Site Conservation were announced, in......
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MoT to rate motels and legacy vintage properties  

MoT to rate motels and legacy vintage properties

As per the Economic Times report, the Ministry of Tourism (MoT) will soon be rating motels and legacy vintage properties along the lines of four and five-star hotels, a move that will offer b......
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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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Winner of UNWTO Travel Competition announced  

Winner of UNWTO Travel Competition announced

The travellers’ competition closed with 2,400 submissions and one lucky winner: Katie Diederichs, who will be embarking on an unforgettable trip across six different countries to tell the......
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Malaysia Airports inks MOA with MTPB and GMR Hyderabad to promote tourism  

Malaysia Airports inks MOA with MTPB and GMR Hyderabad to promote tourism

As per a Bernama report, Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) has signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board (MTPB) and GMR Hyderabad Internatio......
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Chef Marcel Ravin embarks on a new adventure: Monaco Explorations  

Chef Marcel Ravin embarks on a new adventure: Monaco Explorations

HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco announced the resumption of scientific explorations with the Monaco Explorations research campaign. For three year......
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Paryatan Parv with Full of Activities Across The Country  

Paryatan Parv with Full of Activities Across The Country

Each day of the “Paryatan Parv” organised by the Ministry of Tourism in collaboration with other Central ministries, State governments and Stakeholders from 5th&nbs......
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More than 5 Lakh people participated in The Paryatan Parv event across the country  

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

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

Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel Unveils New Contemporary Thai Inspired Guestrooms

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

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

Financial result as at September 30, 2017 Q3: Austrian Airlines increases result significantly ·         ......
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New policy on the cards to boost medical tourism  

New policy on the cards to boost medical tourism

According to a report by Sushmi Dey in The Times of India, the government plans to bring out a policy to promote India as a key destination for medical tourism. The proposed policy aims to promot......
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GET READY TO RUN IN 2018 WITH THE START OF MARATHON SEASON IN ISRAEL  

GET READY TO RUN IN 2018 WITH THE START OF MARATHON SEASON IN ISRAEL

With a mild and relatively dry winter season, combined with stunning landscapes and rich history, Israel is a perfect venue for marathons and competitive relay races. Here is a round-up of the main......
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The UNWTO/PATA Forum on Tourism Trends and Outlook focus on sustainable tourism  

The UNWTO/PATA Forum on Tourism Trends and Outlook focus on sustainable tourism

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and the People’s Government of Guilin of China held the 11th UNWTO/PATA Forum on Tourism Trends and Outlook ......
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Austrian Airlines Looking to Hire 100 New Pilots  

Austrian Airlines Looking to Hire 100 New Pilots

Austrian Airlines is looking for about 100 new pilots. The Austrian national carrier is now making a special offer to airberlin pilots to move to Austria and work at the airline’s flight hub ......
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IndiGo introduces special fares starting Rs. 1141  

IndiGo introduces special fares starting Rs. 1141

Low-cost carrier, IndiGo has announced Diwali special fares. The three day sale – starting from October 11 to 13, 2017 – is valid for travel 15 days post the date of b......
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PATA extends CEO Dr. Mario Hardy’s contract till January 1, 2021  

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

The Executive Board of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has extended the contract of Chief Executive Officer Dr. Mario Hardy for a period of three years commencing Janua......
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Upward Trend for Passenger Volume of 13.9 Percent Compared to the Previous Year  

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

Austrian Airlines carried a total of more than 9.8 million passengers in the first three quarters of 2017, comprising a rise of 13.9 percent. The flight offering in available seat kilometers (ASK) ......
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Seychelles Tourism Board organises three city India roadshow  

Seychelles Tourism Board organises three city India roadshow

Seychelles Tourist Office, India organised a three city roadshow from September 10 to 22, 2017 in Delhi, Ahmedabad and Mumbai. Each city saw travel trade partners interacting with 60 top agen......
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Flight Centre Travel Group opens its first retail store in Ludhiana  

Flight Centre Travel Group opens its first retail store in Ludhiana

Flight Shop & Travel Money, the retail travel and foreign exchange brands of Flight Centre Travel Group (FCTG), Australia, in India, opened their first retail store in Ludhiana. With the ......
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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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Tivoli Hotels and Resorts announces its expansion into the Middle East  

Tivoli Hotels and Resorts announces its expansion into the Middle East

With the goal of developing outstanding hotels in Qatar, Tivoli Hotels and Resorts – part of Minor Hotels – announces it is now operating the Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels in Doha, a colle......
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AVANI HOTELS AND RESORTS TO DEBUT IN NORTH AFRICA WITH NEW OPENINGS IN TUNISIAN CAPITAL  

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

AVANI Hotels & Resorts, the vibrant upscale brand by Minor Hotels, is pleased to announce it will debut in North Africa with two new properties in Tunisia, in partnership with Groupe Chaabane.<......
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New in the Winter Flight Schedule 2017/18 Flights to the Seychelles Starting in October  

New in the Winter Flight Schedule 2017/18 Flights to the Seychelles Starting in October

Austrian Airlines will initiate flight service to the Seychelles starting with its winter 2017/18 flight schedule. As of October 25, 2017, Austrian will fly non-stop every Wednesday&......
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Railway Minister acts towards ending the VIP culture  

Railway Minister acts towards ending the VIP culture

As per the PTI report, in order to end the VIP culture, the Railway Ministry has ended a 36-year-old protocol, where it was mandatory for General Managers to be present on arrival and departu......
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Jeju Shinhwa World announces official opening of Shinhwa Theme Park  

Jeju Shinhwa World announces official opening of Shinhwa Theme Park

Landing International's Jeju Shinhwa World announces official opening of Shinhwa Theme Park. The official opening has been set in December 2017, when the remaining facilities in Jeju Shin......
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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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PARYATAN PARV OF M/O TOURISM BEGINS TODAY ACROSS THE COUNTRY  

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

‘Paryatan Parv’ of the Ministry of Tourism begins today across the country. The Parv is being inaugurated at the Humayun’s Tomb, Ne......
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Jet Airways highlights holiday options this winter with Jetescapes’  

Jet Airways highlights holiday options this winter with Jetescapes’

Jet Airways, unveiled a host of exciting domestic and international holidays for guests planning their winter getaway. Attractively priced, with all-inclusive domestic holidays starting at IN......
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MoT plans nation-wide Tourism awareness programmes from October 5 to 25  

MoT plans nation-wide Tourism awareness programmes from October 5 to 25

Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, with the support of other Ministries and departments of the government and other private industry stakeholders, will conduct various Tourism awareness prog......
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Argentina hosts the 2nd UNWTO Global Conference on Wine Tourism  

Argentina hosts the 2nd UNWTO Global Conference on Wine Tourism

To highlight the relevance of wine and gastronomy as key components of tourism development, the 22ndUNWTO Global Conference on Wine Tourism was held in Mendoza, Argentina on 29-30 Se......
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Vistara launches host of benefits under ‘Vistara Direct’  

Vistara launches host of benefits under ‘Vistara Direct’

Vistara, launched ‘Vistara Direct’, a unique and exciting program under which the airline offers an array of benefits to travellers who book tickets directly on Vistara’s we......
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Delhi Tourism celebrated World Tourism Day - 2017 with full fervor and enthusiasm  

Delhi Tourism celebrated World Tourism Day - 2017 with full fervor and enthusiasm

The World Tourism Day is marked and celebrated on 27th September with full enthusiasm and fervour among people of all communities around the globe.......
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Maharashtra Bags Three National Tourism Awards  

Maharashtra Bags Three National Tourism Awards

On the occasion of ‘World Tourism Day’ Maharashtra received three National Tourism Awards 2015-16 at the hands of the President, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, here today. These three awards wer......
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Phu Kradueng Wake up Run promotes sustainable sports tourism  

Phu Kradueng Wake up Run promotes sustainable sports tourism

The Tourism Authority of Thailand’s (TAT) Loei Office in cooperation with Phu Kradueng National Park is organising the ‘Phu Kradueng Wake up Run‘ that will take p......
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Kerala Backwaters  

Kerala Backwaters

Intro The backwaters have a unique ecosystem- freshwater from the rivers meets the seawater from the Arabian Sea.   Backwaters in Kerala is a netw......
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British Airways to use remote controllers to push back aircraft  

British Airways to use remote controllers to push back aircraft

British Airways has introduced high-tech remote controlled devices to push back aircraft across its short-haul operation. The airline is modernising its operation to maintain and further impr......
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Alila Hotels and Resorts to aggressively focus on Indian market  

Alila Hotels and Resorts to aggressively focus on Indian market

Alila Hotels and Resorts has recorded a growth of 20 to 30% from the Indian market across all its international properties over the last three years. The company is now looking towards concentratin......
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New Cardamom Tented Camp in Cambodia Announces Nature Activities, Packages and Rates  

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

The new Cardamom Tented Camp in Botum Sakor National Park in southwest Cambodia has announced 3 day/2 night and 4 day/3 night packages for nature tourists. The safari-style camp with nine furnished......
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Hong Kong Tourism Board organises four city India travel mission  

Hong Kong Tourism Board organises four city India travel mission

The Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) organised its annual travel mission in India from August 21 to 25 covering four key markets of Chennai, Mumbai, Kolkata and New Delhi. 31 Hong Kong trade partners......
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Odisha Tourism partners with FICCI to hold first ever Travel Bazaar  

Odisha Tourism partners with FICCI to hold first ever Travel Bazaar

Odisha Tourism has partnered with the Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) to hold the first Travel Bazaar to showcase and promote the state as a travel destination both ......
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Historic renovation of Wat Aruns famed pagoda completed	 

Historic renovation of Wat Aruns famed pagoda completed

The world-famous Temple of Dawn pagoda, also internationally known as Wat Arun, will officially be reopened the end of this year after being closed to visitors for three years to undergo repairs an......
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AVANI to debut in the Maldives with development of AVANI Fares Resort  

AVANI to debut in the Maldives with development of AVANI Fares Resort

AVANI Hotels & Resorts is thrilled to announce the development of its first resort in the Maldives. AVANI Fares Maldives Resort will be located on Fares Island in the Baa Atoll and is scheduled......
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Record 2,000 Exhibitors from 29 Countries for Four HKTDC Lifestyle Fairs  

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

Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the 28th Food Expo, the ninth Hong Kong International Tea Fair, the fourth Home Delights Expo and the second Beauty & Wellness Expo......
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Immersive Wellbeing Retreats with Balance Wellness by Anantara  

Immersive Wellbeing Retreats with Balance Wellness by Anantara

Anantara Hotels and Resorts is giving travellers the option of healthy, immersive experiences across its award-winning resorts in Thailand, Maldives, Sri Lanka and the Middle East with the launch o......
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World Tourism Day 2017 celebrated on the theme Sustainable Tourism – a Tool for Development    

World Tourism Day 2017 celebrated on the theme Sustainable Tourism – a Tool for Development

This year’s World Tourism Day, held on 27 September, will be focused on Sustainable Tourism – a Tool for Development. Celebrated in line with the 2017 International Year of Sustainable ......
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Jordan Tourism Board holds Educational Seminars in Mumbai, Bangalore and New Delhi  

Jordan Tourism Board holds Educational Seminars in Mumbai, Bangalore and New Delhi

Think Strawberries, Jordan Tourism Board's Representative Office in India held multi-city Educational Seminars in the major outbound cities of India, New Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore recently. T......
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Odisha Tourism Minister highlights development initiatives  

Odisha Tourism Minister highlights development initiatives

Indian Association of Tour Operators’ (IATO) interactive luncheon meeting at Eros Hotel, New Delhi, Ashok Chandra Panda, Minister of Tourism and Culture (IC), Government of Odisha said that t......
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AIRail Expansion between Salzburg Central Railway Station and Vienna Airport    

AIRail Expansion between Salzburg Central Railway Station and Vienna Airport

As of September 1, 2017, Austrian Airlines and the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) are expanding their cooperation program entitled “AIRail” on the route between Salzburg Central R......
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Building and enhancing digital capacity at the third DATA event in Japan  

Building and enhancing digital capacity at the third DATA event in Japan

Over 50 tourism marketing representatives from across the Asia Pacific region came together for three days in Mie, Japan to enhance their digital marketing skills through an adventure filled journe......
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Air New Zealand to nearly double capacity to Bali  

Air New Zealand to nearly double capacity to Bali

The airline currently operates two services per week from Auckland to Denpasar International Airport between the end of May and mid-October, increasing to three services per week during peak times.......
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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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UNWTO.Themis Foundation trains 15 countries on crisis communications  

UNWTO.Themis Foundation trains 15 countries on crisis communications

Representatives from 15 Member States of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) took part in a three-day training course on crisis communications at the headquarters of the UNWTO.Themis Foundation ......
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Korea Tourism Organization appoints new Director for India Office  

Korea Tourism Organization appoints new Director for India Office

Mr. Michael Kwon has been appointed as the new Director of Korea Tourism Organization, India Office. He will be heading the India office for next three years.   Previously work......
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‘Ease Of Doing Business’ For Hotels and Restaurants In Mumbai Takes A Big Stride Forward  

‘Ease Of Doing Business’ For Hotels and Restaurants In Mumbai Takes A Big Stride Forward

The Hotel and Restaurant Association of Western India (HRAWI) has welcomed the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai’s (MCGM) decision to streamline the licencing process for hospitality in......
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Strong tourism results in the first part of 2017  

Strong tourism results in the first part of 2017

International tourist arrivals worldwide grew by 6% in January-April of 2017 compared to the same period last year, with business confidence reaching its highest levels in a decade. Sustained growt......
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Holland records 19% growth in Indian arrivals in Q1 2017  

Holland records 19% growth in Indian arrivals in Q1 2017

Netherlands Board of Tourism & Conventions (NBTC) announced an increase in Indian arrivals to the Netherlands in the first quarter of 2017. In comparison with the last year’s Q1 Indian ar......
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Emirates boosts U.S. economy by US$21 Billion  

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

Emirates supported more than 104,000 American jobs and contributed US$21.3 billion in revenue to the U.S. economy, including US$10.5 billion to the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) and ......
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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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India becomes the top source market for Sri Lanka  

India becomes the top source market for Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau organised a travel-trade interaction in Kolkata on the 6th July, this year. The objective of this event was to highlight and boom Sri Lanka as a leading leisure a......
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Canaries take Flight: British Airways announces new winter schedule  

Canaries take Flight: British Airways announces new winter schedule

British Airways is making enjoying the winter sun even easier for customers this year with extra flights from Heathrow and Gatwick being added to the airline's schedules.  
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Etihad Aviation Group honoured with four treasury accolades at London awards  

Etihad Aviation Group honoured with four treasury accolades at London awards

Following a string of successes in recent months with leading awards from various international organisations, the group took home further honours at the annual event held in London. For the third ......
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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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Lufthansa Group : Digitalization supports the green transformation  

Lufthansa Group : Digitalization supports the green transformation

The Lufthansa Group would like to make the travel experience even more efficient, sustainable and attractive for its passengers. For this, the Group is focusing more strongly on digital solutions a......
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Etihad Airways introduces Airbus A380 from Abu Dhabi to Paris Charles de Gaulle  

Etihad Airways introduces Airbus A380 from Abu Dhabi to Paris Charles de Gaulle

Etihad Airways introduced an Airbus A380 aircraft on one of its two daily services between Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Paris Charles de Gaulle.   ......
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Hotel and Restaurant Industry's reaction on GST  

Hotel and Restaurant Industry's reaction on GST

Mr. Dilip Datwani, President, HRAWI :   The hotel and restaurant industry has been witness to a slowdown in the last three weeks. The maximum down......
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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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Singapore Airlines introduces A350 services to India  

Singapore Airlines introduces A350 services to India

Singapore Airlines is pleased to announce the introduction of its A350 services to India. Mumbai will be the 16th destination within its network to receive the Airbus A350-900 aircraft. The daily s......
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Lords Hotels and Resorts Observes World Blood Donors Day  

Lords Hotels and Resorts Observes World Blood Donors Day

India’s leading mid-market hospitality chain – Lords Hotels & Resorts observed World Blood Donor Day (WBDD) on 14th June across its hotels. As part of the initiative, the hotel chai......
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Centre Grants Approval for Airport at Jewar in Greater Noida  

Centre Grants Approval for Airport at Jewar in Greater Noida

The Government has granted in-principle approval for a greenfield airport at Jewar in Greater Noida in view of the rapidly growing flying requirements of the NCR region . Announcing this at a press......
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Centre Grants Approval for Airport at Jewar in Greater Noida  

Centre Grants Approval for Airport at Jewar in Greater Noida

The Government has granted in-principle approval for a greenfield airport at Jewar in Greater Noida in view of the rapidly growing flying requirements of the NCR region . Announcing this at a press......
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Positive growth registered in both domestic and foreign tourist visits during 2016  

Positive growth registered in both domestic and foreign tourist visits during 2016

Market Research Division of Ministry of Tourism compiles data on domestic and foreign tourist visits to States/Union Territories (UTs) received from Departments of Tourism of various State Governme......
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Thailand Shopping and Dining Paradise 2017 receives supports from Air Asia  

Thailand Shopping and Dining Paradise 2017 receives supports from Air Asia

The Thailand Shopping and Dining Paradise 2017, formerly known as the Amazing Thailand Grand Sale, has received support from AirAsia which today organised a ‘Top Shopper’s shopping chal......
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Jammu and Kashmir Tourism and Tourism Stakeholders of JandK  focuses on Shri Amarnathji Yatra 2017  

Jammu and Kashmir Tourism and Tourism Stakeholders of JandK focuses on Shri Amarnathji Yatra 2017

Chairman, Tourism Federation of Jammu, Shri Rajesh Gupta along with prominent members of Tourism Trade of Jammu & Kashmir including S.Amrik Singh, Nazir A Mir, Karan Watal, B.B.Kotwal had inter......
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Hotel Industry To Get Partial Relief In GST  

Hotel Industry To Get Partial Relief In GST

The Hotel and Restaurant Association of Western India (HRAWI) has welcomed the revised GST slab on hotel room tariffs that effectively widens the tax slab of 18 per cent to tariffs ranging between ......
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South Africa hosts Indaba 2017 post tour to George, Oudtrshoorn and Knysna  

South Africa hosts Indaba 2017 post tour to George, Oudtrshoorn and Knysna

South African Tourism celebrated a fruitful Indaba 2017 with over 20,000 meetings held over the three show days – an increase of over 20% compared to last year’s figure. Indaba is South......
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HRAWI’s Project Pickle Initiative Receives Accolades At India CSR Leadership Summit and Awards 2017  

HRAWI’s Project Pickle Initiative Receives Accolades At India CSR Leadership Summit and Awards 2017

At a recently held forum in India’s Corporate Social Responsibility sector, the Hotel and Restaurant Association of Western India (HRAWI) won an award for the initiative ‘Project Pickle......
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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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Air Canada inaugurates daily year-round flights from Vancouver to Taipei  

Air Canada inaugurates daily year-round flights from Vancouver to Taipei

Air Canada inaugurated daily, year-round flights from Vancouver to Taipei, Taiwan, the carrier's tenth destination in Asia with the departure of AC011 following a gate celebration at YVR. ......
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GoAir launches three daily direct flights between Ahmedabad and New Delhi  

GoAir launches three daily direct flights between Ahmedabad and New Delhi

GoAir, one of India’s fastest growing airlines, today announced the launch of three daily direct flights between Ahmedabad and New Delhi. GoAir will give business travellers an effective same......
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Abu Dhabi records 1.6 Million hotel guest arrivals in first four months of 2017  

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

New figures from Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) show that Abu Dhabi welcomed 1.6 million guest arrivals year to end of April, a 7% growth compared to the same period in 2......
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South African Tourism celebrates successful Indaba 2017  

South African Tourism celebrates successful Indaba 2017

Africa’s Travel INDABA 2017 saw more than 20,000 confirmed meetings being held over the three show days – an increase of over 20% compared to last year’s figure.
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SpiceJet Clocks 2nd Successive Profitable Year and 9th Consecutive Profitable Quarter  

SpiceJet Clocks 2nd Successive Profitable Year and 9th Consecutive Profitable Quarter

SpiceJet reported a quarterly profit of INR 41.6 crore for the three months ended March 31st, 2017, making it the ninth successive profitable quarter for the airline. Net profit for FY 2017 stood a......
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Emirates touches down in Croatia  

Emirates touches down in Croatia

Emirates’ inaugural Boeing 777-300ER flight from Dubai touched down in Zagreb to a water cannon salute and traditional Croatian folk dancers, with more than 350 passengers on board. &......
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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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Second Phase of Greeshm Utsav at Delhi Haat  

Second Phase of Greeshm Utsav at Delhi Haat

Summers are not just about the heat, there are many reasons to enjoy this season too. Delhi’s 1st ever Greeshm Utsav organized by Delhi Tourism at Dilli Haat- Janakpuri, showcased and celebra......
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Jet Airways board approves the appointment of Vinay Dube as Chief Executive Officer  

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

Jet Airways, India’s full-service, premier international airline, announced the appointment of Vinay Dube as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO).   Mr. Dube's appointme......
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Austrian Airlines Offers Flight Service to Gothenburg Starting Now  

Austrian Airlines Offers Flight Service to Gothenburg Starting Now

The Austrian Airlines jet featuring flight number OS 323 took off for its initial flight to Gothenburg in Sweden. In the future, the airline will deploy an Embraer aircraft for three weekly flights......
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Explore Dubai for less with 'My Emirates Pass'  

Explore Dubai for less with 'My Emirates Pass'

Emirates’ customers can explore more of Dubai this summer by enjoying exclusive offers and discounts across the city with My Emirates Pass, which turns the Emirates boarding pass into an excl......
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Turkish Airlines received its 30th 777-300ER from Boeing  

Turkish Airlines received its 30th 777-300ER from Boeing

Boeing and Turkish Airlines have celebrated the Turkish flag-carrier’s new direct delivery with a special event within this afternoon at its base at Istanbul Ataturk Airport. The airline took......
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Alliance Air commences Delhi-Gwalior-Indore-Mumbai route  

Alliance Air commences Delhi-Gwalior-Indore-Mumbai route

Following the operation of first flight between Delhi and Shimla under regional connectivity scheme, Air India’s, wholly owned subsidiary Alliance Air will begin its second flight service und......
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Bragpacker.com is changing the way Indians do their pre-travel shopping  

Bragpacker.com is changing the way Indians do their pre-travel shopping

From luggage to lens and everything in between, Bragpacker offers a curated list of premium travel gear from the most trusted travel brands globally and is changing the way Indian’s do their ......
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India sees three years of path-breaking and inclusive growth in the aviation sector Emerges as the world’s third largest aviation market  

India sees three years of path-breaking and inclusive growth in the aviation sector Emerges as the world’s third largest aviation market

The civil aviation industry in India has emerged as one of the fastest growing industries in the country during the last three years. With a 19 percent growth in domestic passenger traffic from abo......
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Emirates announces key management changes across the Middle East  

Emirates announces key management changes across the Middle East

Emirates has made three key management movements within its commercial and cargo operations team in the Middle East. The changes place UAE National talent in key positions that wi......
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Vistara receives its first Airbus A320neo with product enhancements, says its #NotJustAnotherNeo  

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

Vistara, India’s finest full-service carrier, today took delivery of its first Airbus A320neo (new engine option) at Airbus Headquarters in Toulouse, making it the 14th aircraft in the airlin......
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China Airlines Celebrates Inaugural Flight of “Buddy Bears Liveried Aircraft” to Kumamoto  

China Airlines Celebrates Inaugural Flight of “Buddy Bears Liveried Aircraft” to Kumamoto

The most healing liveried aircraft in the world is coming! The China Airlines “Buddy Bears Liveried Aircraft” featuring Taiwan and Japan’s superstar cartoon bears OhBear (Taiwan),......
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Jet Airways introduces a third non-stop daily flight between Mumbai and London Heathrow  

Jet Airways introduces a third non-stop daily flight between Mumbai and London Heathrow

Continuing its commitment of providing guests with greater choice, convenience and further strengthening its global footprint, Jet Airways - India’s full-service, premier international airlin......
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The Pacific Asia Travel Association elects new executive board  

The Pacific Asia Travel Association elects new executive board

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce the election of Ms. Sarah Mathews, Head of Destination Marketing Asia Pacific – TripAdvisor based in Hong Kong SAR as Chairpe......
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Etihad Airways announces the year-round deployment of its award-winning Airbus A380 aircraft on the Abu Dhabi to Paris route  

Etihad Airways announces the year-round deployment of its award-winning Airbus A380 aircraft on the Abu Dhabi to Paris route

The superjumbo, which features ‘The Residence’ - the world’s first three-room suite on a commercial airliner - will operate from 1 July on one of its twice-daily services from the......
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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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IndiGo introduces daily non-stop flight between Singapore and Bengaluru  

IndiGo introduces daily non-stop flight between Singapore and Bengaluru

Continuing to strengthen its network in the Asia-pacific region, IndiGo, India’s largest and fastest growing low-cost carrier is pleased to announce its first non-stop flight and 5th overall ......
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New Partnership to Enhance Quality and Safety in Aviation Fueling  

New Partnership to Enhance Quality and Safety in Aviation Fueling

The International Air Transport Association (IATA), the Joint Inspection Group (JIG), and Airlines for America (A4A) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen and promote Safety and ......
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Abu Dhabi Looks to Europe for Mice Diversification  

Abu Dhabi Looks to Europe for Mice Diversification

Abu Dhabi Convention Bureau, a division of Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi), is spearheading a delegation representing an array of new products to Germany to particip......
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BookMyForex ventures into travel insurance; to offer varied plans for different customer needs  

BookMyForex ventures into travel insurance; to offer varied plans for different customer needs

It is not a pleasant experience to describe lost luggage and delayed flights to expectant relatives waiting to hear stories of your first trip abroad. BookMyForex, the world’s largest marketp......
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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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Atlantis, The Palm and 104.8 Channel 4 break the Guinness World Records for Longest Underwater Radio Broadcast  

Atlantis, The Palm and 104.8 Channel 4 break the Guinness World Records for Longest Underwater Radio Broadcast

On Saturday 13th May, 104.8 Channel 4 radio host Stu Tolanbroadcasted LIVE from thebottom of The Ambassador Lagoon at Atlantis, The Palm for a total of 5 hours, 25 minutes and 25 seconds, smashing ......
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Lufthansa and SAP hold a technology conference above the Atlantic  

Lufthansa and SAP hold a technology conference above the Atlantic

Digitalisation flying high: Lufthansa and SAP take off for a technology conference at 10,000 metres’ altitude. Topics such as artificial intelligence and the future of work are at the focus. ......
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Qatar Airways marked the successful conclusion of this year’s emergency exercise  

Qatar Airways marked the successful conclusion of this year’s emergency exercise

Qatar Airways marked the successful conclusion of this year’s emergency exercise, which has been dubbed ‘Delta Oryx 2017’. The emergency simulation consisted of a crash site in th......
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Hong Kong International Medical Devices and Supplies Fair Opens  

Hong Kong International Medical Devices and Supplies Fair Opens

The eighth HKTDC Hong Kong International Medical Devices and Supplies Fair opened today at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Counc......
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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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Asia Pacific Destinations Welcomed a Record 597 million Foreign Visitors in 2017  

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

PATA's Annual Travel Monitor for 2017 – Early Edition, shows an annual increase of three percent in foreign arrivals into 47 Asia Pacific destinations for 2016 to record an aggregate inbo......
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Comedian Chris Rock to perform in Israel  

Comedian Chris Rock to perform in Israel

Tickets are now on sale for stand-up comedian Chris Rock’s performance on January 8, 2018 when he will be arriving in Israel as part of his world tour “Total Blackout” that starte......
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105th UNWTO Executive Council meeting concludes in Madrid  

105th UNWTO Executive Council meeting concludes in Madrid

Madrid, Spain, hosted the 105th meeting of the Executive Council of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) between 11 and 12 May. The Meeting focused on current trends and challenges facing the tou......
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UNWTO welcomes Hilton as Official Partner of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development  

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

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is proud to announce that Hilton has signed on as an official partner of the 2017 International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. The announcement ......
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Taiwan is celebrating it's 10th Fulong International Sand Sculpture Festival  

Taiwan is celebrating it's 10th Fulong International Sand Sculpture Festival

Taiwan is blessed with plenty of natural resources that can be used to draw visitors, such as the three kilometer-long golden beach between Yanliao and Fulong in the Northeast Coast. For its soft, ......
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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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Maldives 3rd Consecutive Win as 'Best International Island Destination' at Outlook Traveller Award 2017  

Maldives 3rd Consecutive Win as 'Best International Island Destination' at Outlook Traveller Award 2017

Maldives consecutively wins the Outlook Traveller award yet again for the third time as ‘Best International Island Destination’ at the Outlook Traveller Awards night held in New Delhi, ......
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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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Preferred Hotels and Resorts Welcomes 32 New Member Hotels  

Preferred Hotels and Resorts Welcomes 32 New Member Hotels

Preferred Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest independent hotel brand, welcomed 32 new member hotels across 15 countries to its brand portfolio from January through April 2017......
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First Phase of Navi Mumbai airport to take off by 2020  

First Phase of Navi Mumbai airport to take off by 2020

The Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) expects the first phase of the much delayed Navi Mumbai airport to take off by 2020, reducing some of the pressure on the Mumbai airport, reports Mint. J......
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450 global wedding planners to convene in Phuket at 4th Annual DWP Congress  

450 global wedding planners to convene in Phuket at 4th Annual DWP Congress

Thailand is pleased to welcome more than 450 global wedding planners from 65 countries who are participating in the 4th Annual Destination Wedding Planners Congress 2017 (DWP Congress 2017), taking......
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Austrian Airlines launches Internet on board in real time operation  

Austrian Airlines launches Internet on board in real time operation

Austrian Airlines launches Internet on board in real time operation. Two aircraft are “online” effective immediately, and starting tomorrow another 10 jets will be added. All 31 Airbus ......
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Hong Kong Gifts and Premium Fair and Printing and Packaging Fair Attract 62,000 Buyers  

Hong Kong Gifts and Premium Fair and Printing and Packaging Fair Attract 62,000 Buyers

The 32nd Hong Kong Gifts & Premium Fair, organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), concluded yesterday at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The concurrent 12th......
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Etihad Airways A380 goes double daily to Sydney  

Etihad Airways A380 goes double daily to Sydney

Etihad Airways today announced all 14 weekly flights on the popular Abu Dhabi – Sydney route will be operated with its flagship A380 aircraft, effective October 29.......
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Tourism stakeholders gather to support the development of the Western Silk Road  

Tourism stakeholders gather to support the development of the Western Silk Road

The city of Alexandroupoli, in Greece, has hosted the 1st International UNWTO Western Silk Road Workshop held on 26-27 April 2017. The event was jointly organized by UNWTO, the Ministry of Tourism ......
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Unlock the secrets to effective public speaking - PATA latest programme  

Unlock the secrets to effective public speaking - PATA latest programme

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

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

Avenida da Liberdade is the best address in Lisbon and it is now possible to stay at the upscale AVANI Avenida Liberdade Lisbon Hotel. The newly launched Hotel has a perfect location just off fashi......
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World's Largest Gifts and Premium Fair Opens in Hong Kong, Attracting 4,300+ Exhibitors  

World's Largest Gifts and Premium Fair Opens in Hong Kong, Attracting 4,300+ Exhibitors

The 32nd Hong Kong Gifts & Premium Fair opened today at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). The four-day fair (27-30 April), organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Cou......
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Qatar Airways and TAT sign agreement to boost tourism to Thailand  

Qatar Airways and TAT sign agreement to boost tourism to Thailand

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and Qatar Airways, one of the world’s leading airlines, today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2017 ......
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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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Austrian Airlines Begins 2017 with Traditionally Negative Winter Quarter  

Austrian Airlines Begins 2017 with Traditionally Negative Winter Quarter

Austrian Airlines, Austria’s flag carrier, reported earnings before interest and taxe......
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Colombian Film Week Opens Successfully  

Colombian Film Week Opens Successfully

The Colombian Film Week, led by the Consulate of Colombia in Guayaquil, received a great reception on his first day. Despite the big storm Guayaquil lived on the afternoon of 25, more than 200 peop......
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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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Israel Tourism records 49% increase in Indian tourists in 2 years  

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

Israel has witnessed a growth of 49% in Indian arrivals from January to March, 2017 vis-à-vis the same period in 2015. More than 8,300 Indians have already visited Israel i......
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Etihad Airways to donate one dirham from every ticket sold in the UAE to Emirates Red Crescent  

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

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

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

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

Qatar Airways Announces Third daily direct Flight to Bali Denpasar

  Qatar Airways has announced that commencing 7 May 2017, the airline will operate a third daily non-stop route from Doha’s Hamad International Air......
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AirAsia launches the DARETODREAM sports initiative with national heroes  

AirAsia launches the DARETODREAM sports initiative with national heroes

AirAsia is pleased to congratulate Azizulhasni Awang on his recent win and concurrently launched its 2017 sports initiative - #DARETODREAM - in an event held today with the Keirin World Champion, A......
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Jet Airways commences international operations from Terminal 3 (T3) at Kochi Airport  

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

International operations at Kochi Airport move into Terminal 3  Airline will operate 6 daily international flights from the new inter......
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British Airways Gatwick Growth hits Double Figures in Five Years  

British Airways Gatwick Growth hits Double Figures in Five Years

New routes and a better customer experience are driving strong growth in demand for British Airways at Gatwick. Over the last five years, British Airways' operation at the Sussex-based hub has ......
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Ministry of Civil Aviation works on increasing capacity of Delhi Airport  

Ministry of Civil Aviation works on increasing capacity of Delhi Airport

The Ministry of Civil Aviation is working with stakeholders on a roadmap to increase Airside Capacity of Delhi Airport from the current 67 movements per hour to 95 movements per hour at peak time i......
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Senior Management Changes at Cathay Pacific from 1st May 2017  

Senior Management Changes at Cathay Pacific from 1st May 2017

Ivan Chu, Chief Executive of Cathay Pacific, will be appointed Chairman of John Swire & Sons (China) Limited with effect from 1st May 2017.  He will play a leading role in the Swire group&......
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 $34m three-year tripartite partnership to strengthen Singapore’s destination appeal and drive visitor traffic  

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

Changi Airport Group (CAG), Singapore Airlines (SIA) and Singapore Tourism Board (STB) will take an ongoing joint partnership, aimed at promoting inbound travel, to new heights.  <......
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Emirates SkyCargo takes Emirates Team New Zealand’s boat to the skies  

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

Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, has transported ‘New Zealand Aotearoa’ – Emirates Team New Zealand’s race boat - from Auckland to Bermuda in advance of ......
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Spicejet adds 19 new domestic and 3 new international flights this summer  

Spicejet adds 19 new domestic and 3 new international flights this summer

"With the introduction of the summer schedule, the airline will increase its operation to 360 a......
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Lufthansa presents Mumbai with Airbus A350-900   

Lufthansa presents Mumbai with Airbus A350-900

India’s leading European Airline Lufthansa, will operate its daily flight between Mumbai and Munich with the most modern long-haul aircraft of the world, the ......
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The Dubai Government will issue its last paper transaction in 2021 - Crown Prince of Dubai  

The Dubai Government will issue its last paper transaction in 2021 - Crown Prince of Dubai

Crown Prince of Dubai :   •    No Paper Transactions for Dubai Government as of 2021   &......
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Manohar Azgaonkar appointed as new Tourism Minister for Goa; Nilesh Cabral re-elected as Chairman of GTDC  

Manohar Azgaonkar appointed as new Tourism Minister for Goa; Nilesh Cabral re-elected as Chairman of GTDC

Manohar Azgaonkar has been appointed as the new Minister for Tourism, Government of Goa. Under the leadership of Azgaonkar, Goa Tourism is planning to introduce new initiatives and infrastruc......
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 Kalinga International Buddhist Conclave organised by the Odisha Tourism Department  

Kalinga International Buddhist Conclave organised by the Odisha Tourism Department

The three-day Kalinga International Buddhist Conclave, jointly organised by the State Tourism Department, Odisha Institute of Maritime and South East Asian Studies and the Archaeological Survey of ......
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Mayor of Taipei Ko Wen-je in India to promote Taipei City as the venue of Taipei Summer Universiade 2017  

Mayor of Taipei Ko Wen-je in India to promote Taipei City as the venue of Taipei Summer Universiade 2017

Taipei City is promoting itself as a must-visit for international tourists. With a focus on Asia and “Go South” learning, Mayor Ko Wen-je recently headed a “New Go......
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Maldives showcased the Sunny Side of life at China B2B Fair COTTM 2017  

Maldives showcased the Sunny Side of life at China B2B Fair COTTM 2017

Maldives was showcased at China’s number one B2B Fair, China Outbound Travel & Tourism Market 2017(COTTM) in Beijing, China. Maldives was represented at a 102sqm stand from 29-31 Ma......
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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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PATA creates new boundaries of adventure tourism in Luoyang, Henan, China  

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

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

Preferred Hotels and Resorts launches Mobile App and member rate program

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Spain Tourism to hold three-city annual India roadshow in October  

Spain Tourism to hold three-city annual India roadshow in October

Targeting the leisure, MICE and wedding segments, the Tourism Office of Spain in Mumbai has planned a number of initiatives starting this month. They will be hosting a workshop especially for the......
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Emirates SkyCargo keeps perishables fresh with Emirates SkyFresh  

Emirates SkyCargo keeps perishables fresh with Emirates SkyFresh

Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, has launched Emirates SkyFresh - a suite of solutions that help maintain the freshness of perishabl......
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Korea Tourism Organization successfully hosted Korea MICE Night 2017  

Korea Tourism Organization successfully hosted Korea MICE Night 2017

Korea Tourism Organization in association with regional tourism boards of Seoul, Incheon & Gyeonggi organized its special MICE road show on 29th March 2017 at the Taj Palace Hotel in New Delhi.......
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Steps taken by Indian Govt. to Increase In-Bound Tourists to the Country  

Steps taken by Indian Govt. to Increase In-Bound Tourists to the Country

The Ministry of Tourism has taken various steps  to increase the number of in-bound tourists  in the country which inter-alia include the following:    i) &......
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Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand planted sapling of Saraca Asoca at Garden of Five Senses  

Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand planted sapling of Saraca Asoca at Garden of Five Senses

Planting of sapling of Saraca Asoca (Sita Ashoka) by Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand at Garden of Five Senses.   The 
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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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Tickets on sale for 2017 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix as F1(R) enters new Era  

Tickets on sale for 2017 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix as F1(R) enters new Era

The 2017 Formula 1® season is back, and the introduction of new rules governing the design of......
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Swarovski Crystal Worlds invited 11 Indian luxury travel agents on a FAM to Vienna, Salzburg  

Swarovski Crystal Worlds invited 11 Indian luxury travel agents on a FAM to Vienna, Salzburg

The Austrian National Tourist Office in Co-operation with the Swarovski Crystal Worlds, the Leading Hotels of the World and the Local Tourist Boards invited 11 Indian luxury travel agents on a FA......
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Ben Gurion airport ranked among world's top ten and no. 1 for shopping  

Ben Gurion airport ranked among world's top ten and no. 1 for shopping

Ben Gurion airport was recently listed in the top ten best airports in the world according to online travel agency eDreams, and as #1 in the world for shopping.  
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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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Oman Air launches direct daily flights between Salalah and Calicut, Kerala  

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

Adding to the service currently operating between Muscat and Calicut (Kozhikode) Oman Air, the national carrier of the sultanate of Oman, is delighted to announce the launch of its new daily ......
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A 1,400 Year Old Coin Hoard Discovered in Building of Jerusalem, Israel  

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

A cache of nine bronze coins from the end of the Byzantine period (seventh century CE) was discovered in salvage excavations that the Israel Antiquities Authority conducted as part ......
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Korea Tourism Organization to host  

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

Korea Tourism Organization in association with regional tourism boards of Seoul, Incheon & Gyeonggi will be organizing its special MICE road show on 29th March 2017 at the Taj Palace Hotel in N......
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Turkish Airlines mentions two new routes to its Russian flight network  

Turkish Airlines mentions two new routes to its Russian flight network

Voronezh and Samara will be the most recent destinations of Turkish Airlines to be served in Russia. Currently operating to Moscow, St.Petersburg, Sochi, Rostov, Kazan, Ekaterinburg, Ufa, Ast......
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..Jet Airways announces its tie up with Uber..             

..Jet Airways announces its tie up with Uber..

Ride-hailing service Uber and Jet Airways have announced a collaboration, with the aim to ‘enhance guest experience’. As part of the tie-up, the airline company will be offering its fli......
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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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Cathay Pacific increases frequency to key destinations across three continents  

Cathay Pacific increases frequency to key destinations across three continents

Cathay Pacific announced that it will be increasing the frequency of services to some of its most popular destinations across three continents in order to meet growing customer demand. The en......
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Air India to commence flights to Tel Aviv, Israel  

Air India to commence flights to Tel Aviv, Israel

Indian national carrier Air India announced that it will begin flights between India and Israel by May, 2017. AI is planning to open the New Delhi-Tel Aviv route with three weekly flights. Ya......
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No demon in demonetisation!  

No demon in demonetisation!

And now yet another twist in the demonetisation story. When PM Modi took the whole nation by surprise by announcing the note ban of November 8, initial public perception was widely positive. ......
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Minister Muller appeals to tourism professionals’ conscience  

Minister Muller appeals to tourism professionals’ conscience

Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation Dr. Gerd Müller appealed to the tourism industry to actively address the lack of sustainable tourism. “This luxury sector must be capable of get......
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Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Inaugurates The Creative Act  

Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Inaugurates The Creative Act

Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, HE Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minis......
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GMR led Delhi Airport achieves World no. 2 position in the highest category of Airport Service  

GMR led Delhi Airport achieves World no. 2 position in the highest category of Airport Service

Delhi International Airport (P) Ltd, a GMR led consortium, today announced that Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) has become world’s number 2 airport in the highest category - over 4......
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Garuda Indonesia Increases Seasonal Flight Frequency to Australia  

Garuda Indonesia Increases Seasonal Flight Frequency to Australia

The national flag carrier Garuda Indonesia, in a joint press conference with Tourism Australia, announced that it will increase seasonal flight frequencies on the Jakarta - Australia routes f......
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Taiwan Tourism Bureau participates in OTM 2017 and holds Workshops in Mumbai and Bengaluru  

Taiwan Tourism Bureau participates in OTM 2017 and holds Workshops in Mumbai and Bengaluru

Taiwan Tourism Bureau participated in OneWorld Travel Mart, an annual event that was held from 21-23 February 2017 in Mumbai, India.   1154 participants from 60 co......
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Air India sets world record with all women crew flight around the globe on International Women's Day  

Air India sets world record with all women crew flight around the globe on International Women's Day

In a quest to set a new world record, Air India has operated a flight around the world with an all-women crew ahead of International Women’s Day.   The flight which depar......
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Tourists can travel to Israel with easier visa norms  

Tourists can travel to Israel with easier visa norms

In its efforts to attract Indian Tourists, Israel has increased its promotional budgetary allocation to USD 2.5 million in the last two years and plans to ease visa norms, senior officials have sai......
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Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority and Abu Dhabi Film Commission attends India International Film Tourism Conclave  

Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority and Abu Dhabi Film Commission attends India International Film Tourism Conclave

Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) and Abu Dhabi Film Commission (ADFC) joined forces at the India International Film Tourism Conclave......
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Delhi Tourism Minister, Kapil Mishra inaugurates TTF at IG Stadium  

Delhi Tourism Minister, Kapil Mishra inaugurates TTF at IG Stadium

Kapil Mishra, Tourism Minister of Government of NCT Delhi today inaugurated the Delhi edition of the Travel and Tourism Fair (TTF) 2017, India’s oldest and largest annual trav......
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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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Anantara appoints Tamir Kobrin as GM to launch the brand's first property in Europe  

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

Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas is pleased to announce the appointment of Tamir Kobrin as General Manager of Anantara Vilamoura Algarve Resort – due to launch on 1 April 2017 as Anantara&......
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Garuda Indonesia to launch direct flight Jakarta - Moscow in August 2017  

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

National flag carrier Garuda Indonesia plans to launch direct flights from Jakarta to Moscow in August 2017. Operated by Airbus A330-200, this route will be served 3 times a week. The plan wa......
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AVANI to debut in Europe with launch of AVANI Avenida Liberdade Lisbon Hotel in Portugal  

AVANI to debut in Europe with launch of AVANI Avenida Liberdade Lisbon Hotel in Portugal

AVANI Hotels & Resorts will debut in Europe with the opening of AVANI Avenida Liberdade Lisbon Hotel in the Portuguese capital. The 119-key hotel will launch on ......
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Europe is the official Partner Destination for ITB China 2017  

Europe is the official Partner Destination for ITB China 2017

Europe as one destination:  Europe is the Official Partner Destination of ITB China 2017. A corresponding agreement was signed on 31 January 2017 by Mr. David Axiotis, Gener......
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Andhra Pradesh Tourism to sign 96 MoUs corresponding to 12000 Cr worth investments across the state  

Andhra Pradesh Tourism to sign 96 MoUs corresponding to 12000 Cr worth investments across the state

Andhra Pradesh Tourism to sign 96 MoUs corresponding to 12000 Cr worth investments across the state.   Details of one the MoUs listed below:  ......
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SATTE 2017: A milestone for travel and tourism industry  

SATTE 2017: A milestone for travel and tourism industry

SATTE, South Asia’s leading B2B travel trade show, is all set to kickstart its 24th edition. The show, to be held from February 15-17, 2017 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, expects to......
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Garuda Indonesia Celebrates Launch of Direct Flights from Mumbai to Jakarta  

Garuda Indonesia Celebrates Launch of Direct Flights from Mumbai to Jakarta

Indonesia’s award-winning national airline, Garuda Indonesia, rated a 5-Star Airline by Skytrax, has launched thrice-weekly, direct flights from Mumbai to Jakarta starting 12 December 2016. G......
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Oaks Debuts in India with Opening of Oaks Bodhgaya  

Oaks Debuts in India with Opening of Oaks Bodhgaya

Leading Australian accommodation provider Oaks Hotels & Resorts has announced the opening of Oaks Bodhgaya, marking the brand’s debut in India.   Bringing Oaks’......
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 Prefered Hotels and Resorts Welcomes 24 new Member Hotels  

Prefered Hotels and Resorts Welcomes 24 new Member Hotels

Preferred Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest independent hotel brand, announces the addition of 24 member hotels over the past three months, which mark the company’s de......
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Air India will launch its fourth non-stop flights to America connecting Washington.  

Air India will launch its fourth non-stop flights to America connecting Washington.

Air India will launch its fourth non-stop flights to America connecting Washington from July. The airline already has three non-stop flights to the US connecting Chicago, New York and San Francisco......
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Anantra Announces Development of New Resort in Zanzibar.  

Anantra Announces Development of New Resort in Zanzibar.

Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas, a leading operator and developer of luxury hotels, resorts and spas, has announced the development of Anantara Zanzibar Resort, expected to open in 2020 as......
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Financial Giant Master Card Ranks Abu Dhabi as the Fastest Growing Destination  

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

Abu Dhabi has been ranked among the fastest-growing destinations in the world, and the fastest-growing destination in the Middle East, in a new report by fina......
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Jordi Savall to recreate Music from Ibn Battuta's 14th Century Journey through India and China for Abu Dhabi Classic Concerts  

Jordi Savall to recreate Music from Ibn Battuta's 14th Century Journey through India and China for Abu Dhabi Classic Concerts

Award-winning Catalan composer Jordi Savall is returning to Abu Dhabi this month for two highly anticipated concerts as part of the Abu Dhab......
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India and US signed a memorandum of understanding to develop smart cities in India.  

India and US signed a memorandum of understanding to develop smart cities in India.

The US is exploring new partnership opportunities for developing more smart cities across India, a top US commerce department official said, emphasising that states will play a major role in defini......
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Surfing above the clouds: Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines going online on short haul and mid-range flights too  

Surfing above the clouds: Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines going online on short haul and mid-range flights too

Send emails from a height of 10,000 meters, do your online shopping while soaring over the Alps, stream videos above the clouds - and all o......
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Delhi's Cannaught Place to go vehicle free from FEB for 3 months.  

Delhi's Cannaught Place to go vehicle free from FEB for 3 months.

The middle and inner circular roads of Connaught Place (CP) in the heart of the national capital will be vehicle-free from February for next three months on pilot basis, a move aimed at decongestin......
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Air India fares to be low as Rajdhani to boost passengers traffic.  

Air India fares to be low as Rajdhani to boost passengers traffic.

Taking on the reduced prices in Rajdhani Express, national carrier Air India will launch a three-month long sale of tickets priced at par or below Rajdhani fares. The national carrier claims the mo......
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Engravings of a Seven-Branched Menorah and a Cross discovered by Hikers in Israel  

Engravings of a Seven-Branched Menorah and a Cross discovered by Hikers in Israel

A rare and intriguing discovery was revealed during the Christmas and Hanukah holiday period by hikers exploring a water cis......
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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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Drunk Indonesian pilot got fired by Citilink Airlines.  

Drunk Indonesian pilot got fired by Citilink Airlines.

The pilot slurred his words during an in-flight announcement prior to the departure of the Surabaya-Jakarta flight on 28 December. Several passengers were alarmed and decided to disembark the aircr......
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Through Delhi, Vistara eases international connections  

Through Delhi, Vistara eases international connections

While Vistara does not currently operate any international flights, it has formed partnerships with Air France, KLM and Japan Airlines to offer check-in services for international travellers.......
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2017 will be an another Strong Year for Airline Profits  

2017 will be an another Strong Year for Airline Profits

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that it expects the global airline industry to make a net profit in 2017 of $29.8 billion. On forecast total revenues o......
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SWISS earns IATA Fast Travel Platinum Award for its self-service facilities  

SWISS earns IATA Fast Travel Platinum Award for its self-service facilities

SWISS has been honored with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Fast Travel Platinum Award for its wide range of innovative self-service facilities.......
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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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3 tourist trains to be introtuced in Assam soon...  

3 tourist trains to be introtuced in Assam soon...

Union minister of state for railways Rajen Gogain on Sunday said at least three tourist trains......
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Singapore, Bali, Malaysia likely to top Indians travel list in 2017  

Singapore, Bali, Malaysia likely to top Indians travel list in 2017

With the year coming to an end, Indians are now planning for their travel next year and Singapore, Bali and Malaysia continue to remain on top o......
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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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