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Lemon Tree Hotels expands it footprint in West Bengal  

Lemon Tree Hotels expands it footprint in West Bengal

Lemon Tree Hotels, India’s largest hotel chain in the mid-priced hotel sector*, today announced the formal opening of its new hotel, Lemon Tree Hotel, Siliguri, marking its entry into West Be......
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Los Angeles Tourism and Convention Board launches L.A. insider Specialist training program for the Indian Travel Trade  

Los Angeles Tourism and Convention Board launches L.A. insider Specialist training program for the Indian Travel Trade

Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board (L.A. Tourism) today launched ‘L.A. Insider,’ a new online training tool for travel trade professionals. The mobile and tablet-friendly progra......
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Airport Strikes are causing Travel Mayhem in Europe  

Airport Strikes are causing Travel Mayhem in Europe

Europe is facing significant air travel disruption on Tuesday because of public-sector workers’ strikes in Germany and France that affect some of the countries’ main airports. &......
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VITS Hotels launches three properties in Phuket, Thailand  

VITS Hotels launches three properties in Phuket, Thailand

VITS Luxury Hotels has rolled out three boutique properties in the picturesque island of Phuket, Thailand’s most popular tour destination. VITS a leading brand of luxury hotels had recently s......
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Emirates denies Nairobi flight cancellations . . .  

Emirates denies Nairobi flight cancellations . . .

Emirates Airlines on Thursday denied claims of flight cancellations attributed to a lawyer representing deported lawyer and politician Miguna Miguna.   The airline maintained i......
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AVANI Hotels and Resorts Announces Third Property in Dubai with Alfahim as Developer  

AVANI Hotels and Resorts Announces Third Property in Dubai with Alfahim as Developer

AVANI Hotels & Resorts is thrilled to announce an exciting new addition to its growing pipeline with the signing of AVANI Hotel Suites & Branded Residences currently being developed by ALFA......
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Austrian Airlines cancelled 150 flights due to internal assembly  

Austrian Airlines cancelled 150 flights due to internal assembly

After the works council board invited the employees, who spontaneously would like to take part in the internal assembly earlier than planned to a so-called “framework program”, starting......
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AVANI Hotels and Resorts to Launch Third Bangkok Property  

AVANI Hotels and Resorts to Launch Third Bangkok Property

AVANI Hotels & Resorts is delighted to announce that the third AVANI location in Bangkok will be along the capital’s main commercial, business, and leisure artery of Sukhumvit, in its up ......
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Over 4 Lakhs Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) in India for Medical Purpose during 2016: Tourism Minister  

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

The number of Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) in India for medical purpose during 2016 were 4,27,014.   The total Foreign Exchange Earnings (FEEs) through tourism during 2015, ......
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The Grand Lion Group Inks Second Contract with Marriott International in Sihanoukville, Cambodia  

The Grand Lion Group Inks Second Contract with Marriott International in Sihanoukville, Cambodia

Cambodian real estate company Grand Lion Group has inked a deal with Marriott International, Inc., to manage and operate a new hotel in the stunning coastal city of Sihanoukville, located in ......
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January Passenger Demand Growth Slows on Temporary Factors  

January Passenger Demand Growth Slows on Temporary Factors

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for January 2018 showing traffic (revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose 4.6% compared to January 2......
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Radisson Hotel Group launches at IHIF  

Radisson Hotel Group launches at IHIF

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group announces its rebranding to Radisson Hotel Group, effective immediately, at the International Hotel Investment Forum (IHIF) in Berlin. <......
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Handing over of Land Documents for High Speed Rail Terminal at Bandra Kurla Complex  

Handing over of Land Documents for High Speed Rail Terminal at Bandra Kurla Complex

A significant milestone in the history of Railways has been added when land documents for high speed rail terminal at BKC were handed over by Shri U.P.S. Madan, Commissioner, Mumbai Met......
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Aviation multi skill development centre launched in Chandigarh  

Aviation multi skill development centre launched in Chandigarh

A first-of-its-kind Aviation Multi Skill Development Centre (MSDC), a CSR initiative of Airports Authority of India (AAI) was inaugurated in Chandigarh today by the Union Minister of Ci......
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FREE, FREE, FREE: Half Day City Tours in Taipei, Taiwan!  

FREE, FREE, FREE: Half Day City Tours in Taipei, Taiwan!

Who can participate: Transit or transfer passengers with 7- to 24-hour layovers before their next connecting flight, who have valid R.O.C. visas or come from countries eligible for ......
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Tyrolean Technik Downsizes Maintenance Operations in Innsbruck  

Tyrolean Technik Downsizes Maintenance Operations in Innsbruck

Tyrolean Airways Luftfahrzeuge Technik GmbH (“Tyrolean Technik”), a fully-owned subsidiary of Austrian Airlines AG, will downsize its maintenance and repair operations in Innsbruck. The......
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 Red White Red Reinforcements from Wiener Neustadt for the Flight Training School  

Red White Red Reinforcements from Wiener Neustadt for the Flight Training School

The European Flight Academy (EFA), the flight training school of Lufthansa Group, will benefit from reinforcements sent to the German airport of Rostock-Laage. This involves a DA42 training aircraf......
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First Senator Lounge in a New Design Opens at Vienna Airport  

First Senator Lounge in a New Design Opens at Vienna Airport

Effective immediately, the first Senator Lounge at Vienna Airport shines in a new design. Two Business Class Lounges have also already been upgraded. The themes of Austria and individuality are man......
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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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Bird Executive appointed by Shell Aviation as an autohrised Aeroshell distributor in India  

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

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

8.4% Growth in foreign tourist arrivals in january, 2018 over january, 2017

Ministry of Tourism compiles monthly estimates of Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) & FTAs on e- Tourist Visa on the basis of Nationality-wise, Port-wise data received from Bureau of Immigration ......
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Garuda Indonesia maintains its 5 Star Airline Ranking by Skytrax  

Garuda Indonesia maintains its 5 Star Airline Ranking by Skytrax

Garuda Indonesia has been Certified as a 5-Star Airline for 2018 by Skytrax, the international air transport rating organisation, during an Award Ceremony held today at the Changi Exhibition ......
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Bangkok voted Best City Destination in Asia Pacific third year in a row	 

Bangkok voted Best City Destination in Asia Pacific third year in a row

Mr. Ronald Liem (left), DestinAsian Publisher , and Mr. Tanes Petsuwan, TAT Deputy Governor for Marketing Communications

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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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Start of the semester break: Getting on the slope with Austrian Airlines  

Start of the semester break: Getting on the slope with Austrian Airlines

Austria is starting its semester break. In this regard, Austrian Airlines is offering numerous flight connections to ski areas within and outside of Austria. The offering ranges from Innsbruck, Sal......
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Finance Minister proposes to develop 10 tourist destinations into model destinations  

Finance Minister proposes to develop 10 tourist destinations into model destinations

Presenting the annual budget for 2018-19, Arun Jaitley, Minister of Finance, Government of India has proposed to convert 10 identified and prominent tourist destinations into iconic and model......
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SpiceJet too small to bid for Air India: Ajay Singh  

SpiceJet too small to bid for Air India: Ajay Singh

Speaking at a knowledge session during the CAPA India Aviation Summit 2018, Ajay Singh, CMD, SpiceJet stated that SpiceJet is too small as a carrier to bid for buying stakes of Air India. Singh s......
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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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Thailand Media Briefing speech by TAT Deputy Governor for Marketing Communications Speech at ATF 2018  

Thailand Media Briefing speech by TAT Deputy Governor for Marketing Communications Speech at ATF 2018

Mr. Tanes Petsuwan, TAT Deputy Governor for Marketing Communications, delivered the following speech at the Thailand Media Briefing, held on 24 January, 2018, as part of th......
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TAT highlights Thailands Unbeatable Geographic Advantage  

TAT highlights Thailands Unbeatable Geographic Advantage

The Tourism Authority of Thailand has highlighted Thailand’s unbeatable geographic location at the heart of ASEAN and the Asia Pacific region as a major reason why visitor arrivals will......
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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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Japan Airlines Group announces flight frequency and fleet plans for FY2018  

Japan Airlines Group announces flight frequency and fleet plans for FY2018

JAL Group (JAL) announced its flight frequency and fleet plans on both international and domestic routes during FY2018 (ending March 31, 2019). In December 2017, JAL announced double daily se......
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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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Brussels Airlines takes festival goers on a party flight from Mumbai to Belgium  

Brussels Airlines takes festival goers on a party flight from Mumbai to Belgium

Like every year, Brussels Airlines brings the world to Belgium for a magical weekend at Tomorrowland. The fourteenth edition of the festival, themed Planaxis, spans two weekends from&nb......
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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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15.2% Growth in foreign tourist arrivals in december 2017 over december 2016  

15.2% Growth in foreign tourist arrivals in december 2017 over december 2016

Ministry of Tourism compiles monthly estimates of Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) & FTAs on e- Tourist Visa on the basis of Nationality-wise, Port-wise data received from Bureau of Immigration ......
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Kerala Tourism aims for 100% increase in foreign tourist arrivals in next 5 years  

Kerala Tourism aims for 100% increase in foreign tourist arrivals in next 5 years

Kerala Tourism on Tuesday had organised a partnership meet for buyers and sellers at Sahara Star hotel in Mumbai. These partnership meets are a part of their marketing campaign for promoting tour......
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Austrian Airlines Looking to Hire 600 New Employees  

Austrian Airlines Looking to Hire 600 New Employees

Austrian Airlines can look back at a successful year in 2017. Close to 12.9 million passengers flew with Austria’s red-white-red national carrier last year, comprising a rise of 12.8 percent ......
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Etihad Aviation Group appoints Mark Powers as Chief Financial Officer  

Etihad Aviation Group appoints Mark Powers as Chief Financial Officer

Etihad Aviation Group (EAG) has confirmed the appointment of Mark Powers as its new Group Chief Financial Officer. In his new role, Powers will be responsible for the finance function across ......
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Goa airport gets green nod for INR 183 cr expansion project  

Goa airport gets green nod for INR 183 cr expansion project

According to a PTI report, Goa's Dabolim airport has been given the green nod for construction of a parallel taxi track and other associated facilities at a cost of INR 183.35 crore, accordin......
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High speed metro corridor connecting two International airports of Mumbai to run 24/7  

High speed metro corridor connecting two International airports of Mumbai to run 24/7

India’s first proposed highspeed Metro corridor between Mumbai International Airport and Navi Mumbai International Airport will also be the first Metro corridor that will be operational......
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Heathrow launches new measures to boost domestic flights  

Heathrow launches new measures to boost domestic flights

UK fliers are set to save more when flying from Heathrow as the airport announced a 50 per cent increase in the discount for domestic flights. From January, passengers flying to any UK dest......
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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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Thailands visitor arrivals surge to 34 million, exceeds annual target  

Thailands visitor arrivals surge to 34 million, exceeds annual target

The Thai tourism industry is poised to hit yet another new record after the arrival of Thailand’s 34 millionth visitor and 1.81 trillion baht (US$ 50 billion) for the full calenda......
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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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Inauguration of World Orange Festival by the Chief Minister of Maharashtra in Nagpur  

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

The first of its kind ‘World Orange Festival 2017’ kick-started today in Nagpur. The 3 day festival was inaugurated by the Shri Devendra Fadnavis, Hon'bl......
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Andhra Pradesh CM launches test flight of sea planes on Krishna river  

Andhra Pradesh CM launches test flight of sea planes on Krishna river

According to a report in The Hindu Business Line, N Chandrababu Naidu, Chief Minister, Andhra Pradesh, launched test flight of sea plane (amphibian flight) on Krishna river in Vijayawada yesterda......
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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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Kuwait’s Jazeera Airways connects to India with daily flights to Hyderabad  

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

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

Westin Hotels and Resorts debuts in Kolkata

Westin Hotels and Resorts, part of Marriott International Inc., continues to expand its portfolio with the opening of its......
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Hello Kitty appointed as Special Ambassador of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism Development 2017  

Hello Kitty appointed as Special Ambassador of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism Development 2017

United Nations designated the year 2017 “International Year of Sustainable Tourism Development” and World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) (Headquarters in Madrid; Secretary General Dr.......
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Bye Bye Fokker: The End of an Aircraft Era at Austrian Airlines  

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

On the morning of November 29, 2017, employees, invited guests and members of the Friends of Vienna Airport Association had the opportunity to officially bid farewell to the beloved Fokker fleet of......
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Bali international airport shut for the second day due to Mt Agung ash  

Bali international airport shut for the second day due to Mt Agung ash

As per the BBC report, Indonesian officials have shut the international airport in Bali for the second day, as Mount Agung spews volcanic ash into the atmosphere. Massive plumes of dark ash w......
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Mumbai airport runway exceeds declared capacity, handles 50 flights/hr twice  

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

As per the TOI report, Mumbai airport’s runway may have a declared capacity to handle 46 takeoffs and departure in an hour, but twice on Friday—once in the morning and once in the......
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Every Year Again: Austrian Airlines Brings ORF Light of Peace to Austria  

Every Year Again: Austrian Airlines Brings ORF Light of Peace to Austria

Austrian Airlines brought the ORF (Austrian Broadcasting Corporation) Light of Peace from Tel Aviv to Austria for the 31st time. Flight OS 858 with the valuable cargo on board landed safely at Vien......
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Sikkim Tourism to finalise its new Tourism Policy soon  

Sikkim Tourism to finalise its new Tourism Policy soon

Sikkim Tourism will be finalising its new tourism policy soon. The draft policy will be finalised once it gets the government approval. This was informed by C Zangpo, Secretary-Tourism, Sikki......
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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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Maharashtra Government Gave Wings To Capt. Amol Yadav To Fly Under ‘Make In India’  

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

“Success is no accident.  A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.  There are no secrets to success, no short cuts. It is the......
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GoAir expands operations with 30 additional flights  

GoAir expands operations with 30 additional flights

·         Inducts 4 A320 NEOs ·         
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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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Centre gets 141 proposals in round two of UDAN  

Centre gets 141 proposals in round two of UDAN

According to a report by The Hindu, the government has received 141 initial proposals covering 502 routes under the second round of regional air connectivity scheme UDAN.  ......
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AirAsia India offers base fare at INR 99 for local travel  

AirAsia India offers base fare at INR 99 for local travel

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

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

Ministry of Tourism compiles monthly estimates of Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) & FTAs on e-Tourist Visa on the basis of Nationality-wise, Port-wise......
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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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Sunset marathon to promote beach tourism in Kochi  

Sunset marathon to promote beach tourism in Kochi

According to a report in The Times of India, in anticipation of the beach corridor project of the District Tourism Promotion Council (DTPC), `Kochi Duskathon', a sunset beach run has been......
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Delhi smog and runway closure to dent travel plans  

Delhi smog and runway closure to dent travel plans

According to a report by Anumeha Chaturvedi in The Economic Time, the alarming levels of smog and pollution and the closure of the runway at the Delhi airport will likely affect the itineraries o......
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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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Minister of Tourism and Sports presented Amazing Thailand Tourism Year 2018 at WTM 2017  

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

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

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

Fears about the impact of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit on the travel trade dominated debates at World Travel Market London – the leading global event for the travel industry.
Commissioning of new Instrument Landing System at Chennai International Airport  

Commissioning of new Instrument Landing System at Chennai International Airport

Airports Authority of India has replaced the existing Instrument Landing System (ILS) for runway 07 at Chennai International airport at a cost of Rs. 5.0 Crores. ILS provides the necessary guidance......
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Kerala Tourism in association with HolidayIQ launches GoKerala campaign  

Kerala Tourism in association with HolidayIQ launches GoKerala campaign

The Tourism Department of Kerala has launched a unique marketing campaign “#GoKerala” in association with HolidayIQ in order to promote state tourism. #GoKerala campaign is a cont......
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September Passenger Demand shows slowing growth of 5.7%: IATA  

September Passenger Demand shows slowing growth of 5.7%: IATA

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for September, 2017, showing that demand (measured in revenue passenger kilometers, or RPKs) rose......
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Munich Airport and Moscow Domodedovo sign sister airport agreement  

Munich Airport and Moscow Domodedovo sign sister airport agreement

Munich Airport and Moscow Domodedovo Airport are forging closer ties. At a special ceremony, the top managers of the two hubs, Dr. Dmitriy Kamenshchik, Chairman of the Board, Moscow Domodedov......
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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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14 firms pitch to become advisers for Air India privatisation  

14 firms pitch to become advisers for Air India privatisation

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

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Reclassification Of Hotels Based On Global Norms Gets Underway  

Reclassification Of Hotels Based On Global Norms Gets Underway

In a first of its kind initiative, the Hotel and Restaurant Association of Western India (HRAWI) has certified thirteen hotels in Maharashtra under new norms that are more contemporary and global i......
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More than 5 Lakh people participated in The Paryatan Parv event across the country  

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

Three week long “Paryatan Parv” a nation-wide celebration of Tourism organized by Ministry of Tourism, in collaboration with other Central Ministries, State G......
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Stylish Beachfront Resort with Pool Villas is Being Built on the Southeast Coast of Koh Samui  

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

Sheltered by a cove of golden sand and fringed by coconut palms, an upscale resort paradise is being developed on the southeast coast of Koh Samui; AVANI Sunset Coast Samui Resort & Villas will......
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Plaza Premium Group opens new Lounge in Riyadh  

Plaza Premium Group opens new Lounge in Riyadh

Plaza Premium Group, premium airport services provider, recently added Riyadh of Saudi Arabia to its global network by opening a new Plaza Premium Lounge. Conveniently located on Mezzanine Level, T......
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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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Vistara and Avis India join hands to provide premium car rental services  

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

Vistara and Avis India, a car rental, leasing and fleet management provider, entered a partnership to provide a seamless and premium car rental experience to Vistara customers. The partnershi......
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Jaipur and Srinagar Airports rated Best Airports in the World in 2 to 5 million Passenger category in ACI ASQ Survey  

Jaipur and Srinagar Airports rated Best Airports in the World in 2 to 5 million Passenger category in ACI ASQ Survey

The Jaipur and Srinagar Airport got First and Second rank respectively in the category of 2-5 million passengers in ACI-ASQ Survey. Dr. Guruprasad Mohapatra, Chairman, Airports Authority of India a......
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GoAir to relocate its entire operations to Terminal 2  

GoAir to relocate its entire operations to Terminal 2

Delhi International Airport Ltd (DIAL), announced that the revamped Terminal 2 of Indira Gandhi International Airport will be operational on 29th October 2017. ......
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Indian carriers eye flying slots of Qatar Airways at Dubai  

Indian carriers eye flying slots of Qatar Airways at Dubai

According to a report by Nirbhay Kumar,in The Financial Chronicle,Indian carriers, hungry for expanding their operations to Dubai, are eyeing flying slots of Qatar Airways that remain unutilised ......
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Air India takes delivery of its last Boeing 787 8 Dreamliner  

Air India takes delivery of its last Boeing 787 8 Dreamliner

As per the PTI report, Air India has taken the delivery of its last Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner, which will be inducted in its fleet tomorrow. The new plane was delivered to Air India in the pres......
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GVK group awarded the tender for Navi Mumbai Airport project  

GVK group awarded the tender for Navi Mumbai Airport project

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

WINTER HOLIDAY OFFER AT PALAZZO VERSACE DUBAI

Reminiscent of a 16th century Italian Palace, Palazzo Versace Dubai is a Neoclassical masterpiece with subtle traces of Arabian architecture. Featuring a striking entrance, high ceilings, landscape......
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Engaging Youth Through Paryatan Parv  

Engaging Youth Through Paryatan Parv

India is abundant with rich cultural heritage and pristine natural beauty which not only attracts foreign tourists but also domestic tourists. India is promoted as tourist destination by central go......
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PANSA and IATA to Work Together to Develop a National Airspace Strategy for Poland  

PANSA and IATA to Work Together to Develop a National Airspace Strategy for Poland

PANSA (the Polish Air Navigation Service Provider) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) have agreed to work together with other aviation stakeholders to develop a National Airspac......
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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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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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Bengaluru International Airport to be first Aadhaar enabled airport in India  

Bengaluru International Airport to be first Aadhaar enabled airport in India

As per the TNN report, after a two-month pilot project in February, the Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) has given push to its plan to make Kempegowda International Airport (KIA......
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Air India subsidiary AIESL inks MRO MoU with SIAEC  

Air India subsidiary AIESL inks MRO MoU with SIAEC

As per a PTI report, Air India's subsidiary AIESL has forged a partnership with Singapore Airlines' engineering arm, as AIESL seeks to get a foothold in the global MRO market besides ......
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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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Aviation Ministry seeks proof to allow more flights to Dubai  

Aviation Ministry seeks proof to allow more flights to Dubai

As per the Economic Times report, the aviation ministry has asked domestic airlines to submit proof of Dubai airport’s commitment of more slots to them before agreeing to increase the numbe......
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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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British Airways’ 25th 787 Dreamliner touches down at Heathrow home  

British Airways’ 25th 787 Dreamliner touches down at Heathrow home

British Airways’ 25th Dreamliner, a 787-8 aircraft, touched down at its new Heathrow home on September 29, taking the total number of long-haul aircr......
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Software glitch holds up check-in at airports worldwide  

Software glitch holds up check-in at airports worldwide

As per the New York Times News Service report, flights were delayed and travellers struggled to check-in at airports around the world on Thursday after a software programme used by several ma......
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Air India ties up with PNB and IndusInd for INR 3,250 cr loan  

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

Air India tied up with public sector lender Punjab National Bank and private lender Induslnd to secure loans to the tune of over INR 3,000 crore for meeting working capital requirements. The ......
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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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Tamil Nadu: Tale of Temples  

Tamil Nadu: Tale of Temples

With over 3300 temples, Tamil Nadu truly is the cradle of the Dravidian culture. No wonder it attracts the second highest footfalls of overseas tourists in India. Several of the magnificent temples......
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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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Madhya Pradesh takes home maximum accolades at National Tourism Awards  

Madhya Pradesh takes home maximum accolades at National Tourism Awards

Besides bagging the Hall of Fame Award for the Best State/UT for Comprehensive Development of Tourism category, Madhya Pradesh Tourism bagged a number of awards and accolades at the National Touris......
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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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President presents ‘NATIONAL TOURISM AWARDS, 2015-16’ to various segments of the travel, tourism and hospitality industry on ‘World Tourism Day’  

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

The President of India Shri Ram NathKovind presented the “National Tourism Awards, 2015-16” to various segments of the travel, tourism and hospitality industry at a function organised b......
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Alitalia to resume flights  to India after 9 years with Delhi-Rome flight  

Alitalia to resume flights to India after 9 years with Delhi-Rome flight

Alitalia is ready to make a comeback to India after a big gap of 9years. It stopped operating in the country in 2008, the Italian airline will start a new direct flight between Delhi and Rome ......
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Austrian Airlines Signs Wet Lease Agreement with Adria Airways  

Austrian Airlines Signs Wet Lease Agreement with Adria Airways

Austrian Airlines will start a wet lease agreement with its Star partner Adria Airways. The aim of the agreement is to have reserve aircraft available to enable greater flexibility in flight planni......
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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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PSU under Ministry of Railways, records 18 % rise in turnover and declares 66.5 % Dividend For FY 16-17  

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

RITES Ltd., a schedule ‘A’, Mini Ratna Enterprise under the Ministry of Railways, has for the first time crossed benchmark turnover of Rs.1500 crore and registered gross turnover of Rs.......
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Bidding process for the second round under Regional Connectivity Scheme – UDAN launched  

Bidding process for the second round under Regional Connectivity Scheme – UDAN launched

The Minister of Civil Aviation Shri P Ashok Gajapathi Raju has announced that the process for bidding for the second round of the Regional Connectivity Scheme – UDAN will start today. Briefin......
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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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Upgraded Passenger Terminal Building of Jammu Airport Inaugurated  

Upgraded Passenger Terminal Building of Jammu Airport Inaugurated

The upgraded passenger terminal building of Jammu Airport was inaugurated by Shri P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju, Union Minister for Civil Aviation and Ms. Mehbooba Mufti, Chief Minister of Jammu & Ka......
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7.4% Growth in Foreign Tourist Arrivals in July, 2017 over July, 2016  

7.4% Growth in Foreign Tourist Arrivals in July, 2017 over July, 2016

Ministry of Tourism compiles monthly estimates of Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) & FTAs on e- Tourist Visa on the basis of Nationality-wise, Port-wise data received from Bureau of Immigration ......
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Brussels Airlines increases flight frequency to Mumbai  

Brussels Airlines increases flight frequency to Mumbai

Only 6 months after the launch of Brussels Airlines’ first connection to India, the airline already increases its flight offer to Mumbai. As from the winter season the Indian metropolis will ......
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Bengaluru airport to offer HeliTaxi service  

Bengaluru airport to offer HeliTaxi service

Bangalore International Airport Ltd (BIAL) would soon offer a helicopter shuttle service (HeliTaxi) between the city and airport at the cost of a luxury cab fare, said an official. The airport at D......
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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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Cathay Dragon introduces self-printing web generated boarding cards in Kolkata  

Cathay Dragon introduces self-printing web generated boarding cards in Kolkata

Cathay Dragon became the first international airline to introduce self-printing web generated boarding cards at Kolkata Airport. The online check-in feature allows passengers to check-in and print ......
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IndiGo takes its FitToFly programme to Hyderabad and Kochi  

IndiGo takes its FitToFly programme to Hyderabad and Kochi

Extending its ongoing flagship initiative #FitToFly under IndiGoReach – company’s CSR programme IndiGo recently opened a fully equipped gym for the Police officials in Hyderabad. The gy......
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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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Airport Authority of India signs MoU with Govt. of Uttarakhand for development for aviation sector in the State  

Airport Authority of India signs MoU with Govt. of Uttarakhand for development for aviation sector in the State

Going ahead with its commitment towards the responsibility of creating, upgrading, maintaining and managing civil aviation infrastructure in the country, Airports Authority of India (AAI) signed an......
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Qatar Airways Increases Frequency To Moscow With Additional Daily Flight  

Qatar Airways Increases Frequency To Moscow With Additional Daily Flight

Qatar Airways is pleased to announce that it has added additional flights to its Moscow route, bringing the total frequency to 21 flights per week between Doha and the Russian capital. Commencing 2......
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300th flight destination of Turkish Airlines is Phuket  

300th flight destination of Turkish Airlines is Phuket

Flying to more countries and also international destinations than any other airline in the world, Turkish Airlines has started to operate four weekly flights to Phuket as from 17th July.
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Emirates to operate one-off A380 flight to Colombo  

Emirates to operate one-off A380 flight to Colombo

Emirates’ iconic A380 aircraft will make a one-off landing at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA), Katunayake, on Monday 14th August as the global airline joins local authorities in ......
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22.5% growth in foreign tourist arrivals in June, 2017 over June 2016  

22.5% growth in foreign tourist arrivals in June, 2017 over June 2016

Ministry of Tourism compiles monthly estimates of Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) & FTAs on e- Tourist Visa on the basis of Nationality-wise, Port-wise data received from Bureau of Immigration ......
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Austrian Airlines Celebrates Two Million Embraer Passengers  

Austrian Airlines Celebrates Two Million Embraer Passengers

Austrian Airlines integrated the first Embraer jet in its fleet in January 2016. In the meantime, 16 aircraft of this type are being deployed on European short- and medium-haul routes to more than ......
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Raipur Airport Ranked First in Customer Satisfaction Index Survey  

Raipur Airport Ranked First in Customer Satisfaction Index Survey

Raipur’s Swami Vivekananda Airport was once again ranked first in Customer Satisfaction among 49 airports in the country. Raipur Airport achieved 4.84 score on a five point scale index in the......
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Avani to debut in Mautitius with the development of new build resort and spa  

Avani to debut in Mautitius with the development of new build resort and spa

AVANI Hotels & Resorts is delighted to announce the development of its first hotel in Mauritius located along a stretch of the island’s unspoilt south coast. When it opens in 2021, the 15......
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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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Ministry of Civil Aviation seeks to upgrade its AirSewa web portal; consults stakeholders for designing AirSewa 2.0  

Ministry of Civil Aviation seeks to upgrade its AirSewa web portal; consults stakeholders for designing AirSewa 2.0

The Ministry of Civil Aviation held a meeting of all stakeholders last week to invite suggestions for designing AirSewa 2.0, the upgraded version of the AirSewa web portal and mobile app that was l......
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Air New Zealand introduces smart passport service  

Air New Zealand introduces smart passport service

The airline's mobile app is now able to scan and save passport information and send a timely reminder when it's time to renew.   Every month around 550 customers turn u......
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Air Canada connects Mumbai with daily direct service to Toronto  

Air Canada connects Mumbai with daily direct service to Toronto

Air Canada has started operating four times a week direct flight between Toronto and Mumbai. This marks the beginning of the only non-stop service connecting the two cities. The new flight complime......
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US rolls out expedited entry for 'low-risk' Indian travellers  

US rolls out expedited entry for 'low-risk' Indian travellers

US has started rolling out for India its Global Entry programme which allows for expedited clearance of pre-approved, low-risk travellers. Navtej Sarna, Indian Ambassador to the US yesterday became......
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Zhao Guang You - Imperial Cuisine in Business Class of Air France  

Zhao Guang You - Imperial Cuisine in Business Class of Air France

On departure from Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport, and for a period of one year, Zhao Guang You, chef of the JE Mansion restaurant in Beijing, will be signing new dishes for the Company on flights ......
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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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Austrian Airlines Opens Priority Check-in Zone at Vienna Airport for Premium Customers  

Austrian Airlines Opens Priority Check-in Zone at Vienna Airport for Premium Customers

Austrian Airlines opens its own Priority Check-in Zone at Vienna Airport for premium customers. Senators, Star Gold ticket holders and Business Class passengers have a total of ten Senator and Busi......
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Cathay Pacific announces new codeshare agreement with MIAT Mongolian Airlines  

Cathay Pacific announces new codeshare agreement with MIAT Mongolian Airlines

Cathay Pacific and MIAT Mongolian Airlines today announced a new codeshare agreement which is set to benefit the customers of both airlines.   Starting 12 July 2017, Cathay Pac......
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Two initiatives to improve passenger experience at Emirates Terminal 3 will soon be introduced  

Two initiatives to improve passenger experience at Emirates Terminal 3 will soon be introduced

Travellers departing from Dubai International Airport Terminal 3 can look forward to a smoother airport experience with the implementation of two new initiatives that will streamline the check-in a......
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Royal Orchid Hotels adds 1 more hotels to its Portfolio  

Royal Orchid Hotels adds 1 more hotels to its Portfolio

Royal Orchid Hotels announces the opening of 1 more hotel under its brand “Regenta” in Deharadun, Uttarakhand slated to open on 25th June, expanding to 44th hotels.

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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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GoAir launches Aviation Security Training Institute  

GoAir launches Aviation Security Training Institute

GoAir, one of India’s fastest growing airlines, today announced the establishment of its ‘Aviation Security Training Institute (ASTI)’ which has been duly approved by Bureau of Ci......
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Qatar Airways set to reveal first Aircraft fitted with award-winning Qsuite at Paris Air Show 2017  

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

Qatar Airways is set to steal the limelight at this year’s Paris Air Show, taking place from 19 to 25 June at Le Bourget in Paris, with the launch of the first aircraft in its fleet fitted wi......
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55.3% Growth in Foreign Tourist Arrivals on E-Tourist Visa in May, 2017 over May, 2016  

55.3% Growth in Foreign Tourist Arrivals on E-Tourist Visa in May, 2017 over May, 2016

Ministry of Tourism compiles monthly estimates of Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) & FTAs on e- Tourist Visa on the basis of Nationality-wise, Port-wise data received from Bureau of Immigration ......
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Singapore Airlines introduces special website and mobile app offer  

Singapore Airlines introduces special website and mobile app offer

Singapore Airlines is pleased to announce a special offer exclusively for its new and existing KrisFlyer loyalty card members. Rewarding those who love to travel, customers booking a Singapore Airl......
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Emirates partners with BMW Group for its new fleet of Chauffeur-drive cars  

Emirates partners with BMW Group for its new fleet of Chauffeur-drive cars

Emirates has partnered with BMW Group to provide a fleet of luxury automobiles for its complimentary Chauffeur-drive service for Business Class passengers in the UAE.   The new......
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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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Lufthansa Group brings direct payment option to the check-in counter and gate with card terminals  

Lufthansa Group brings direct payment option to the check-in counter and gate with card terminals

The Lufthansa Group will now enable secure and simple payments at the check-in counter, by introducing “Amadeus Airport Pay”. This new service, developed by Amadeus and Ingenico, will s......
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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 launches it's cadet pilot training programme in partnership with world leader CEA  

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

Jet Airways, India’s full-service, premiere international airline, in collaboration with CAE, a world leader in providing training solutions to commercial airlines, today announced the launch......
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Weekly freighter service will provide increased capacity to and from the United Kingdom  

Weekly freighter service will provide increased capacity to and from the United Kingdom

A Qatar Airways Cargo Airbus A330 freighter touched down at London’s Heathrow Airport yesterday, marking the start of freighter services to the carrier’s second airport in London. ......
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Alex Cruz, British Airways Chief Executive Message to Customers  

Alex Cruz, British Airways Chief Executive Message to Customers

Many of our IT systems are back up today and my colleagues across the airline are working very hard to build back our flight programme and get as many of our customers as possible away on their tra......
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Bangkok Airways Launches “Mid Year Charge Up” Promotion  

Bangkok Airways Launches “Mid Year Charge Up” Promotion

Bangkok Airways Pubic Company Limited launches the “Mid Year Charge Up” promotion, offering great fares to various destinations in Thailand and overseas for travelers who seek a value-f......
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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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Etihad Airways offers free stopovers to all Economy Class guests from the Middle East, Africa and Pakistan  

Etihad Airways offers free stopovers to all Economy Class guests from the Middle East, Africa and Pakistan

Mohammad Al Bulooki, Etihad Airways Executive Vice President Commercial, said: “Etihad Airways is delighted to invite guests to experience Abu Dhabi for themselves. The capital of the United ......
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Qatar Airways and Monacair partnership will provide seamless helicopter travel for passengers between Monaco and Nice  

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

Qatar Airways and Monacair are delighted to announce a new partnership between one of the world’s leading airlines and the French Riviera’s premium helicopter operator, commencing 4 Jul......
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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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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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Finnair becomes PATA’s newest aviation member  

Finnair becomes PATA’s newest aviation member

Finnair, the flag carrier for Finland and a member of the oneworld alliance, has joined the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA). The carrier, headquartered in Helsinki, is majority owned by the ......
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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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SpiceJet raises the customer experience bar with Self Bag Drop feature  

SpiceJet raises the customer experience bar with Self Bag Drop feature

SpiceJet, the country’s favourite low-cost carrier, has yet again raised the bar for customer experience by offering - ‘Self Bag Drop’ (SBD) at Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji ......
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Civil Aviation Ministry Seeks Flexibility in RCS to Promote Intra- Regional Air Connectivity  

Civil Aviation Ministry Seeks Flexibility in RCS to Promote Intra- Regional Air Connectivity

While addressing the media at a press conference in the capital today, the Minister for Civil Aviation Shri P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju announced that his Ministry would soon be launching the second ro......
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Karnataka partners with Vyoma Technologies to promote ‘Year of the Wild’ campaign through railway displays  

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

Karnataka Tourism is looking to intensify its 2017 campaign with its collaboration with digital outdoor media company, Vyoma Technologies. The strategic association is in-line with the elevated imp......
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The Pacific Asia Travel Association elects new executive board  

The Pacific Asia Travel Association elects new executive board

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce the election of Ms. Sarah Mathews, Head of Destination Marketing Asia Pacific – TripAdvisor based in Hong Kong SAR as Chairpe......
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IATA Launches RampVR (TM) the First Virtual Reality Training Tool for Ground Operations  

IATA Launches RampVR (TM) the First Virtual Reality Training Tool for Ground Operations

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the launch of RampVR, the industry’s first virtual reality (VR) training platform for ground operations, at the IATA Ground Handli......
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Media Statement for AC624 Halifax Incident, (March 29, 2015)  

Media Statement for AC624 Halifax Incident, (March 29, 2015)

MONTREAL, May 18, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada is in receipt of the TSB report on the incident involving AC624 in March 2015. We are appreciative of the TSB's efforts to thoroughly investigat......
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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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AirAsia to start 4 times weekly flights from Kuala Lumpur to Sihanoukville  

AirAsia to start 4 times weekly flights from Kuala Lumpur to Sihanoukville

AirAsia adds Sihanoukville under its belt in Cambodia with 4 times weekly direct flights from Kuala Lumpur, that is set to commence operations on 9 August 2017.   Marking as Ai......
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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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Kyrgyz Republic and IATA sign Memorandum of Understanding  

Kyrgyz Republic and IATA sign Memorandum of Understanding

The International Air Transport Association (IATA), announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Civil Aviation Agency of the Ministry of Transport and Roads of the Kyrgyz ......
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23.5% Growth in Foreign Tourist Arrivals in April, 2017 over April, 2016  

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

Ministry of Tourism compiles monthly estimates of Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) & FTAs on e- Tourist Visa on the basis of Nationality-wise, Port-wise data received from Bureau of Immigration ......
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MIAL gets a five-star grading in the British Safety Council’s (BSC) Five Star Occupational Health and Safety Audit  

MIAL gets a five-star grading in the British Safety Council’s (BSC) Five Star Occupational Health and Safety Audit

GVK Mumbai International Airport Pvt. Limited (MIAL), the company that administers the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA), was graded with a five-star rating in the recent ‘Five......
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Delta Air Lines to Present at Bank of America Merryll Lynch 2017 Transportation Conference  

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

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

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

Bangkok Airways Public Company Limited (BA) announces its operating results for the first quarter of 2017 which has achieved total revenue amounting to 7,469 million baht. The net profit was report......
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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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AirAsia and Everbright sign China joint ventre MoU  

AirAsia and Everbright sign China joint ventre MoU

AirAsia Berhad has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Everbright and Henan Government Working Group to establish a low-cost carrier (LCC) in China.   It outlines h......
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Vistara introduces self-service check-in at kiosks across airports in India  

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

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

United Airlines Increases Service Between San Francisco and 18 Destinations

United Airlines (UAL), the leading carrier in the San Francisco Bay Area, today announced it is increasing the number of flights between SFO and eight destinations. Additionally, the airline announ......
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British Airways announced Free flights for children under 12  

British Airways announced Free flights for children under 12

Families look set to keep it closer to home and take more breaks this summer thanks to a partnership between British Airways and some of the UK’s biggest airports. The airline is offering fre......
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Airports Authority of India Flags off Ambulance service in Arunachal Pradesh  

Airports Authority of India Flags off Ambulance service in Arunachal Pradesh

The Airports Authority of India has provided an ambulance service with Advanced Life Support Systems (ALS) for Longding District of Arunachal Pradesh under its CSR Initiatives.   ......
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Qatar Airways celebrated the opening of KidzMondo Doha  

Qatar Airways celebrated the opening of KidzMondo Doha

Qatar Airways celebrated the opening of KidzMondo Doha’s interactive edutainment establishment on Wednesday, during a special ceremony held at the kid-sized city at Mall of Qatar. The inspiri......
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Hamad International Airport handles record number of aircraft take-offs and landings in March 2017  

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

Hamad International Airport (HIA), Qatar’s gateway to the world, handled a record 21,842 aircraft take-offs and landings and 177,325 tonnes of cargo in the month of March, making it the busie......
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AirBaltic launches flights between Riga, Aberdeen and Stavanger  

AirBaltic launches flights between Riga, Aberdeen and Stavanger

The Latvian airline airBaltic launched a direct route linking Riga and Aberdeen. The route offers convenient travel options for travellers from United Kingdom and Baltic States.   ......
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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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Air Cargo To Grow at 9 per cent in Next Few Years  

Air Cargo To Grow at 9 per cent in Next Few Years

While delivering the key note address at the India Integrated Transport & Logistics Summit 2017, the Minister for Civil Aviation, Shri Ashok Gajapathi Raju said that the country has seen ......
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Vistara introduces #VistaraPriority for Economy Class customers  

Vistara introduces #VistaraPriority for Economy Class customers

Vistara, India’s finest full service carrier, today announced the launch of #VistaraPriority, a priority handling service that is designed to enhance the travel experience of its Economy Clas......
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International Flight Services Launched in Terminal 3, Soekarno Hatta  

International Flight Services Launched in Terminal 3, Soekarno Hatta

President & CEO Garuda Indonesia Pahala N Mansury and President & CEO of Angkasa Pura II Muhammad Awaluddin inaugurated Garuda Indonesia international flight operations service at Terminal ......
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Belgian economic mission delegations visit GIFT city in Ahmedabad at the occasion of Brussels Airlines  

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

Gujarat is a state with important economic relations with Belgium, especially in the diamond sector, the pharmaceutical and chemistry industry. Since end of March, the Belgian leading airline Bruss......
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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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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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80% of Expo 2020 site will be re-developed in legacy mission  

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

Expo 2020 Dubai, the first mega-event to be hosted in the region, will lay the foundations for a diversified and sustainable tourism industry through a series of initiatives designe......
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Etihad Aviation Group Appoints Robin Kamark as CEO, Airlines Equity Partners  

Etihad Aviation Group Appoints Robin Kamark as CEO, Airlines Equity Partners

Etihad Aviation Group today announced the appointment of Robin Kamark as Chief Executive Officer, Airline Equity Partners. Mr. Kamark will be responsible for leading and developing the Group’......
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Qatar Airways Announces Third daily direct Flight to Bali Denpasar  

Qatar Airways Announces Third daily direct Flight to Bali Denpasar

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

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

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

United Airlines Reports First-Quarter 2017 Performance

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

British Airways Gatwick Growth hits Double Figures in Five Years

New routes and a better customer experience are driving strong growth in demand for British Airways at Gatwick. Over the last five years, British Airways' operation at the Sussex-based hub has ......
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Thirteenth Austrian Embraer OE-LWE Took Off on Maiden Flight  

Thirteenth Austrian Embraer OE-LWE Took Off on Maiden Flight

Another Embraer aircraft took off on its initial flight OS 375 from Vienna to Amsterdam. The Embraer featuring the registration number OE-LWE is the thirteenth aircraft of this type in the Austrian......
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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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“Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs)” and “Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs)” on E-Tourist Visa during March 2017  

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

Ministry of Tourism compiles monthly estimates of Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) & FTAs on e- Tourist Visa on the basis of Nationality-wise, Port-wise data received from Bureau of Immigration ......
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 $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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Qatar Airways Achieves Compliance with IATA Resolution 753 Certification  

Qatar Airways Achieves Compliance with IATA Resolution 753 Certification

Qatar Airways has become the first airline in the world to achieve compliance with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Resolution 753 at its hub in Hamad International Airport (HIA).......
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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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Anantara Vilamoura Algarve Resort Launches in Portugal Bringing Authentic Luxury to Europe  

Anantara Vilamoura Algarve Resort Launches in Portugal Bringing Authentic Luxury to Europe

Making its debut into Europe, Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas is pleased to announce the launch of Anantara Vilamoura Algarve Resort, bringing the brand’s authentic luxury to souther......
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Hyderabad International Airport launches Passenger is Prime programme  

Hyderabad International Airport launches Passenger is Prime programme

GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd (GHIAL), which operates the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA),  launched  'Passenger is Prime (PIP) programme.    &nb......
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CSIA Mumbai  celebrates arrival of first  

CSIA Mumbai celebrates arrival of first " FlyrwandaAir Flight"

Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA) added yet another international route. This new route for travellers between the African city of Kigali and the Mumbai metropolitan w......
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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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PM Modi's UDAN project takes off; one-hour flights capped at Rs 2,500  

PM Modi's UDAN project takes off; one-hour flights capped at Rs 2,500

The government on Thursday announced the list of airlines that will be connecting unserved airports in the country. 50 per cent of seats on every flight will cost Rs 2,500 per seat unde......
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Brussel Airlines launched Mumbai - Brussels direct flight  

Brussel Airlines launched Mumbai - Brussels direct flight

Brussel Airllines launched Mumbai-Brussels direct flight. Mumbai, India’s economic metropolis, is connected five times a week to Brussels Airport. The Since a year, Europe’s capital was......
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Air Canada Named one of Canada's Top Diversity Employers for the Second Consecutive Year  

Air Canada Named one of Canada's Top Diversity Employers for the Second Consecutive Year

Air Canada has been named one of Canada's Best Diversity employers for 2017, the second consecutive year the carrier has been awarded this distinction. In naming Air Canada, Mediacorp Canada In......
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Emirates introduces laptop and tablet handling service for US flights  

Emirates introduces laptop and tablet handling service for US flights

Emirates will introduce a new service to enable customers to use their laptops and tablet devices until just before they board their flights to the US.    ......
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Jet Airways launched direct flight between Jaipur and Chandigarh  

Jet Airways launched direct flight between Jaipur and Chandigarh

Jet Airways launched a new daily direct flight from Chandigarh to Jaipur on Sunday. Before of the launch of its inaugural service from Chandigarh airport, the airline conducted a prayer servic......
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Explore Ancient Cambodia with the Newly Renovated All-Suite Anantara Angkor Resort  

Explore Ancient Cambodia with the Newly Renovated All-Suite Anantara Angkor Resort

Appealing to discerning travellers, Anantara Angkor Resort reopens as Siem Reap’s premier all-suite boutique resort and gateway to the heart of Cambodia’s ancient Khmer Empire. Renovati......
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Minor Hotels announces development of new AVANI resort in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE  

Minor Hotels announces development of new AVANI resort in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE

Minor Hotels (MH), a hotel owner, operator and investor, currently with a portfolio of 155 hotels and resorts in 24 countries across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europe, South America, Africa and......
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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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Rohtang tunnel will boost Himachal Pradesh tourism  

Rohtang tunnel will boost Himachal Pradesh tourism

Tourist footfalls in the picturesque, remote Lahaul Valley in Himachal Pradesh will spike with the construction of the 8.8-km horseshoe shaped Rohtang tunnel, an engineering marvel, Chief Min......
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Air Train to connect Delhi airport terminals by 2020  

Air Train to connect Delhi airport terminals by 2020

The Delhi International Airport (DIAL) has proposed an Automated People Mover (APM) or air train between Terminal 1, T2 and T3 at Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport, revealed Jayant Sinha, M......
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Hamad International Airport ranked as 6th Globally  

Hamad International Airport ranked as 6th Globally

mad International Airport in Qatar is shrugging off competition from other mega airports and travel hubs in the Middle East to maintain its status as the region’s best airport for the third c......
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Air Asia announced two new domestic routes in India  

Air Asia announced two new domestic routes in India

Budget carrier AirAsia India today announced the induction of the ninth Airbus A320 aircraft in its fleet, besides commencement of flight services to two new destinations......
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Kuwait to showcase multi-billion dollar tourism plan at ATM  

Kuwait to showcase multi-billion dollar tourism plan at ATM

With ambitions to welcome 440,000 visitors a year by 2024, the government of Kuwait is pressing ahead with multiple plans that will see billions of dollars invested in projects and ......
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India's first flight simulator near Delhi airport  

India's first flight simulator near Delhi airport

To address the growing demand for trained pilots and aircraft maintenance engineers, aerospace giant Airbus will set up India's first full flight simulator and training centre near Delhi's ......
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Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) on E-Tourist Visa during February 2017  

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

Ministry of Tourism compiles monthly estimates of Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) & FTAs on e- Tourist Visa on the basis of Nationality-wise, Port-wise data received from Bureau......
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IATA Cargo Handling Manual will Help Promote Standardization of Cargo Handling Globally  

IATA Cargo Handling Manual will Help Promote Standardization of Cargo Handling Globally

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced, during the World Cargo Symposium in Abu Dhabi, the launch of the IATA Cargo Handling Manual (ICHM) to help airlines and cargo......
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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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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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Mumbai’s Iternational Airport adjudged as the Second Best Airport globally by ACI  

Mumbai’s Iternational Airport adjudged as the Second Best Airport globally by ACI

Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport was rated the Second Best Airport globally in the ‘over 40 million passengers per year’ category at the Airport Service Quality ......
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Ryanair launches Liverpool winter 2017 schedule  

Ryanair launches Liverpool winter 2017 schedule

Ryanair launched its 2017 Liverpool winter schedule, with 2 new routes to Copenhagen and Milan, a new winter service to Prague and 24 routes in total, which will help deliver 2m cu......
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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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Dubai Airport starting new baggage rules from March  

Dubai Airport starting new baggage rules from March

Airport authorities are enforcing stricter baggage rules that may change the way travellers pack their suitcase. The new rules will start on March 8, 2017.   The rules are......
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Anantara Prepares to Debut in Europe  

Anantara Prepares to Debut in Europe

Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas, a leading operator and developer of luxury hotels, resorts and spas in Asia, the Indian Ocean, Africa and the Middle East, prepares to launch the first Ana......
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Tamil Nadu received 8% of international tourists in January  

Tamil Nadu received 8% of international tourists in January

Two airports in Tamil Nadu -- Chennai and Tiruchirappalli -- received more than 8% foreign tourists visiting the country in January.   Accordin......
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Eilat chosen by TripAdvisor as one of world's top 10 Destinations  

Eilat chosen by TripAdvisor as one of world's top 10 Destinations

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Outdoor 'adventure tourism' is expanding at a fast rate in Jordan  

Outdoor 'adventure tourism' is expanding at a fast rate in Jordan

Outdoor 'adventure tourism' is expanding at a fast rate in Jordan, and promises to remain one of the most dynamic and innovative travel industry sectors for years to come.  
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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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India's New Airline Zoom Air takes off from Feb 15  

India's New Airline Zoom Air takes off from Feb 15

India’s latest private airline, Zoom Air, will start daily scheduled operations on the Delhi-Kolkata-Durgapur-Delhi sector from February 15. The same will be extended to Amritsar in the after......
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Budget Reaction Quotes - Travel clients - Travelyaari, TIRUN and Travkart.com  

Budget Reaction Quotes - Travel clients - Travelyaari, TIRUN and Travkart.com

Mr.  Aurvind Lama Co-founder  CEO of Mr. Lama, Travelyaari " A lot was expected from this year Union Budget,   not all  but we are happy to see few......
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..PATA Opposes USA Travel Ban..            

..PATA Opposes USA Travel Ban..

The Pacific Asia Travel Association has reiterated its commitment to the right to travel as stated in Article 13 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The association recognises that each c......
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Flights Delayed due to low Visibility  

Flights Delayed due to low Visibility

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AirAsia will operate flights on Patna-Delhi route from July  

AirAsia will operate flights on Patna-Delhi route from July

Malaysian budget airline AirAsia is most likely to start its flight operations from Jayaprakash Narayan International Airport here in July. It will operate two flights on Delhi-Patna-Delhi ro......
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Jet Airways cancelled their flights due to heavy Snowfall at Leh  

Jet Airways cancelled their flights due to heavy Snowfall at Leh

  Temperature recorded at Leh is below -13 degree celcius which causes problem for passangers who are travelling to Leh via Flights. Jet Airways cancelled their flights 9W2368 ......
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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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Korea Grand Sale - The ultimate shopping tourism festival for foreign tourists  

Korea Grand Sale - The ultimate shopping tourism festival for foreign tourists

Korea Tourism Organization is all set to welcome Shopaholics to the Korea Grand Sale from January 20th to February 28th. The grand sale has become a representative shopping tourism festiv......
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DGCA launches probe into IndiGo flight making emergency landing at Kolkata  

DGCA launches probe into IndiGo flight making emergency landing at Kolkata

An IndiGo plane, carrying 186 passengers and crew including two infants onboard, from here to Dibrugarh was diverted to Kolkata due to a technical snag, where it made an emergency landing. Th......
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13.6% Growth in Foreign tourist Arrivals in December 2016 over the Same Period in 2015.  

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

13.6% growth in Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) in December 2016 over the same period in 2015. USA accounts for highest share of tourist arrivals followed by Bangladesh and UK in De......
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Soon Qatar Airways will land in LasVegas  

Soon Qatar Airways will land in LasVegas

Qatar Airways will soon land in Las Vegas. Starting January 8 next year, the carrier will add Las Vegas in its route map.  The new route will be the company's 11th ......
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56.6% Growth in Foreign Tourists Arrival on E-Toutist Visa in December 2016 over the same period in 2015  

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

A total of  1,62,250 foreign tourists arrived in December  2016 on e-Tourist Visa as compared to 1,03,617 during the month of December 2015 registering a growth of 56.6%. ......
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IATA urges govt. to defer hike in airport charges  

IATA urges govt. to defer hike in airport charges

International airline lobbying group International Air Transport Association (Iata) has asked government to defer hike in airport charges by as much as 10%.  
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Turkish Airlines launches its updated mobile application.  

Turkish Airlines launches its updated mobile application.

Turkish Airlines, the one and only airline flying to more countries and international destinations than any other, presents its new mobile application to its esteemed passengers.  &nbs......
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9.3% Growth in Foreign Tourist Arrivals in November 2016 over the same period in 2015  

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

9.3% growth in Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) in November 2016 over the same period in 2015. USA account......
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Goverment are going to provide new sim cards to foreign tourists at 12 airports  

Goverment are going to provide new sim cards to foreign tourists at 12 airports

The home ministry's new year gift to its foreign tourists from 161 countries will be a pre-loaded sim card at 12 major airports of the country after home minister Rajnath Sing......
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Airlines to pay fine if planes drop human waste during flight  

Airlines to pay fine if planes drop human waste during flight

Airlines will be penalised if they empty toilet tanks during flight, the green panel ordered on Tuesday. National Green Tribunal (NGT) directed the country’s aviation regulat......
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Uber is now available at all major indian airports, to make travel better  

Uber is now available at all major indian airports, to make travel better

Online cab-hailing firm Uber on Friday announced that it will focus on improving the airport travel experience for both riders and driver partners in India.   “Uber i......
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Frshly offers Hot Food on the Move  

Frshly offers Hot Food on the Move

Indian Food tech start-up - ‘Frshly’ has launched its service offerings at the Bengaluru Central Railway Station
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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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London flights cancelled as thick fog causes more Christmas travel chaos.  

London flights cancelled as thick fog causes more Christmas travel chaos.

Thick fog is threatening to cause further travel chaos over the Christmas period, as flights are delayed and cancelled for the second day. The Met Office issued a severe weather warning on Sunday a......
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World GDP is projected to expand by 2.5% in 2017  

World GDP is projected to expand by 2.5% in 2017

  Geneva - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that it expects the global airline industry to make a net profit in 2017 of $29......
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India Registers 10.4% growth in Foreign Tourists Arrivals in October 2016 over the Same Period in 2015  

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

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

Anantara Kalutara Resort Opens in Sri Lanka

Property Originally Designed by Famed Architect, Geoffrey Bawa   Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas is......
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Ben Gurion Listed in Top Ten Best International Airports in The World by Travel + Leisure  

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

Ben Gurion International airport was recently ranked in the top ten “World’s Best Awards” survey by Travel + Leisure readers, coming in sixth and beating out Amsterdam, Adel......
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Six Senses Appoints Henry Gray as Vice President, Operations – Hotels and Resorts  

Six Senses Appoints Henry Gray as Vice President, Operations – Hotels and Resorts

Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas is pleased to announce the appointment of Henry Gray to the role of Vice President, Operations – Hotels and Resorts. No stranger to Six Senses’ philosophy......
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Air India Pilot Arrested at Mumbai Airport for Allegedly Smuggling Gold Bars Worth Rs. 16 lakh  

Air India Pilot Arrested at Mumbai Airport for Allegedly Smuggling Gold Bars Worth Rs. 16 lakh

  A senior pilot of Air India was arrested from the Mumbai Airport on Wednesday evening for allegedly smuggling gold bars worth Rs. 16 lakh.......
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Maldives Welcomed 750,000th tourist with traditional boduberu music, dance and much more  

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

Maldives crosses another milestone in the tourist arrival target of Visit Maldives Year with the welcoming of 750,000th tourist ......
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Israeli Discoveries And Innovations That Changed The World  

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Air India introduces city check in at New Delhi and Shivaji Stadium metro stations  

Air India introduces city check in at New Delhi and Shivaji Stadium metro stations

  Air India opens its Flight Information cum Ticketing Counter cum Excess Baggage issuance Counter, each at DMRC operated Airport Express Metro Stations, i.e. New Delhi & Shivaj......
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Terminal 1( Israel ) Returns to Full Activity Summer 2017  

Terminal 1( Israel ) Returns to Full Activity Summer 2017

The Israel Airports Authority management has decided to open Terminal 1 to supply all international activities for departing passengers, including expansion of aviation and commercial activities an......
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Ministry of Tourism, Government of India Presents  National Tourism Awards 2014-15  

Ministry of Tourism, Government of India Presents National Tourism Awards 2014-15

  The Ministry of Tourism, Government of India annually presents National Tourism Awards to various segments of the travel, touris......
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Indira Gandhi International Airport launches mobile check- in services  

Indira Gandhi International Airport launches mobile check- in services

Staff at Delhi Airport will now be able to check- in passengers via tablet services.   Delhi Airport has deployed a series of Rockwell Collins solutions in recent years, includ......
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 Motions of the Ocean – Per Aquum Brings Ballet to the Maldives  

Motions of the Ocean – Per Aquum Brings Ballet to the Maldives

Until now the only type of ballet to be found in the Maldives has been the graceful antics of manta rays.  PER AQUUM is changing the tempo this August with one-of-a-kind performances at PER AQ......
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Visually stunning places to see in Taiwan   

Visually stunning places to see in Taiwan

Celebrate the uniqueness of Taiwan which has been described as the most underrated travel destination to travel in Asia. The g......
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Travel Diaries: Tips while Journeying as a Travelling Mother  

Travel Diaries: Tips while Journeying as a Travelling Mother

It’s said that the most difficult thing on earth is to travel with a child, and most mothers do believe that, but it’s really no......
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Flight Diverted After Man Allegedly Tried to Kiss Sleeping 16-Year-Old-Girl  

Flight Diverted After Man Allegedly Tried to Kiss Sleeping 16-Year-Old-Girl

  After the 23 year old man, who was sitting next to the girl, 16, allegedly attempted to kiss her, the pilot was notified and Alaska Flight 137 was diverted to Seattle-Tacoma Air......
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Cambodia Joins the Six Senses Assemblage of Amazing Destinations  

Cambodia Joins the Six Senses Assemblage of Amazing Destinations

The portfolio of inspiring destinations that create the settings for Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas is to expand to an exciting island location in Cambodia, a country steeped in history and reemerg......
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 AVANI Hotels and Resorts to Launch First Hotel in the Middle East  

AVANI Hotels and Resorts to Launch First Hotel in the Middle East

Minor Hotels, a hotel owner, operator and investor, currently with a portfolio of 146 hotels and resorts in 22 countries across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europ......
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Taiwan - A must-visit destination for young travelers !   

Taiwan - A must-visit destination for young travelers !

  Taiwan remains a youth magnet for the new generation willing to understand and uncover the......
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179.9% Growth In Tourists Arrival In India On E-Tourist Visa  

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

179.9% GROWTH IN TOURISTS ARRIVAL ON E-TOURIST VISA IN MAY 2016 OVER THE SAME PERIOD IN 2015  USA CONTINUES TO OCCUPY......
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Six Senses Fiji to Open in 2017  

Six Senses Fiji to Open in 2017

Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas is delighted to announce the latest project in the group’s expanding portfolio in the island country of Fiji. This small archipelago in the South Pacific is com......
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Sail Away on your Sense of Freedom at Six Senses Laamu  

Sail Away on your Sense of Freedom at Six Senses Laamu

New Delhi_May 18, 2016 – There can be no better way to enjoy the turquoise lagoon and deep-blue ocean waters of the Maldives than cruising on a private yacht. And now Six Sen......
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Flybe announces codeshare growth with Air India  

Flybe announces codeshare growth with Air India

Leading regional airline continues growth with tenth codeshare agreement offering UK customers seamless connections to Delhi with Air India   Flybe......
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Tourism income anticipated to decrease by 40% by December 2016 for Egypt Tourism  

Tourism income anticipated to decrease by 40% by December 2016 for Egypt Tourism

Tourism incomes will tumble to $3.5bn in 2016, contrasted with $6.1bn in 2015 because of the continuing with suspension of Russian and British flights to Egypt, says El-Zayat. Russian touri......
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Performance of Tourism Sector ,  

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  Ministry of Tourism compiles monthly estimates of Foreign Tourist Arrivals "FTAs" on the basis of Nationality-wise, Port- w......
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Emirates orders two additional A380 aircraft  

Emirates orders two additional A380 aircraft

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Why The Brussels Attack Was All But Inevitable  

Why The Brussels Attack Was All But Inevitable

  Article by - Alon Ben-Meir The horrific attacks in Brussels by terrorists affiliated with ISIS that claimed the lives of 35 people and injured m......
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Turkish Airlines announce new routes to Saudi Arabia  

Turkish Airlines announce new routes to Saudi Arabia

Turkish Airlines have announced new routes from the Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen (SAW), Ankara Esenboga and Trabzon airports to key Saudi Arabian cities including Riyadh, Jeddah and Medina. T......
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Wizz Air announces new route from Luton to Szczytno  

Wizz Air announces new route from Luton to Szczytno

Wizz Air today reported its eighth destination in Poland with the initiation of operations from Olsztyn-Mazury Airport from 18 June. The aircraft will offer another administration to Lo......
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Increase in flght capacity for Rotorua  

Increase in flght capacity for Rotorua

Rotorua Airport is getting geared up to see an increase of 7% in the capacity of Air New Zealand flights as a result of the schedule changes to be implemented by the airline in the coming months.
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A new Birmingham Airport hotel on the way  

A new Birmingham Airport hotel on the way

Birmingham Airport is set to have another expansion to its arrangement of hotels after plans were uncovered to add to a 178-room working there. The hotel  will be developed on empt......
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LATAM airlines group launching service to Joburg from Sao Paulo  

LATAM airlines group launching service to Joburg from Sao Paulo

Air connectivity to South Africa is an all good as LATAM Airlines Group declared it will be starting a non-stop flight between Latin America and Africa, beginning October 2016. LATAM, s......
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 Inrcrease in global airtravel and demand  

Inrcrease in global airtravel and demand

Global air traffic grew 6.8 by the end of 2015, with the Middle East being the fastest in terms of growth.Preparatory information for 2015, discharged on Wednesday by the United Nations......
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United Airlines to serve Tel Aviv in Israel from San Francisco  

United Airlines to serve Tel Aviv in Israel from San Francisco

United Airlines started it's most recent intercontinental routing, connecting San Francisco and Tel Aviv with a direct flight. Flight time to Tel Aviv on board United's most exc......
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Flight Returns After Passenger wanted to do Yoga in mid-air and became Violent  

Flight Returns After Passenger wanted to do Yoga in mid-air and became Violent

A Tokyo-bound airline returned to Hawaii because of a violent passenger who wanted to do yoga instead of sit in his seat insted of having his meal, the FBI said.The pilot of the March 2......
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Israel gives numbers in tourism growth from 2015  

Israel gives numbers in tourism growth from 2015

Israel is looking towards East Asia to China and India & other countries of the region to help drive tourism expenditure and arrivals in the country, as visits to the country have stil haven......
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Arkia adds Minsk to the route map  

Arkia adds Minsk to the route map

Israeli airline Arkia adds Minsk to its route map. The first flight Tel Aviv-Minsk-Tel Aviv is scheduled on 18 April. The airline will operate regular flights three times a week. According to the M......
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Volotea starting Catania-Malta flights  

Volotea starting Catania-Malta flights

Spanish airline Volotea starts trice-weekly scheduled flights between Malta and Catania.   The first flight was a Boeing 717 aircraft. Volotea is the first of three airlines st......
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Alaska Airlines disruptions after volcanic eruption  

Alaska Airlines disruptions after volcanic eruption

  Alaska Airlines has cancelled 41 flights on Monday after volcanic ash covered the skies over the state due to the eruption on Mount Pavlof, an active volcano on the Alaska Peninsula.......
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EgyptAir passenger hijacks Flight, hijacker boarded the flight from Alexandria  

EgyptAir passenger hijacks Flight, hijacker boarded the flight from Alexandria

EgyptAir after negotiations at Larnaca airport had resulted in the release of all those on board the flight after disarming hijacker.   Most of the passengers onboard hijacked ......
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Medical tourism heading towards a boost in Maharastra  

Medical tourism heading towards a boost in Maharastra

Maharashtra to set up a medical tourism promotion council to utilise the state’s potential in the medical tourism sector under Maharashtra government’s new tourism policy, which could i......
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Possible 4th runway for IGI Airport  

Possible 4th runway for IGI Airport

Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) on Monday submitted plans of expanding IGI airport's infrastructure in constructing a fourth runway to cope with the increasing demand of air travel. ......
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Regal Hotels International hoping for double digit growth from India in 2016  

Regal Hotels International hoping for double digit growth from India in 2016

Hong Kong-based Regal Hotels International has turned into a prominent hotel choice among the visitors from India. On her late visit to India, Frances Wang, Group Director of Sales-Business Develop......
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El Al Israel Airlines rebounds in $106 million 2015 net profit  

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

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