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 Avani Hotels and Resorts Appoints Javier Pardo as Vice President of Operations  

Avani Hotels and Resorts Appoints Javier Pardo as Vice President of Operations

Avani properties including in three new countries. Currently with 24 properties in 15 countries, Avani is redefining modern, millennial-minded travel, making every stay cheerfully authentic. The br......
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Denmark opens new visa application centre in Kuwait  

Denmark opens new visa application centre in Kuwait

Following the launch of the new centre, which has started accepting visa applications for Denmark from Kuwait, applicants will no longer need to visit the Embassy of Denmark. Instead, they ca......
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Thailand wins Best Foreign Destination 2019 at SATTE Awards in New Delhi  

Thailand wins Best Foreign Destination 2019 at SATTE Awards in New Delhi

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) was represented at the awards ceremony on 17 January, 2019, by Mr. Klissada Ratanapruk, TAT Executive Director of the ASEAN, South Asia and South ......
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All Women Travel Expeditions take off In Middle East  

All Women Travel Expeditions take off In Middle East

To explore the world independently, meet locals in new and unfamiliar places, or simply to stretch the limits of one’s comfort zone—there are myriad reasons for a growing trend in touri......
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Austrian Airlines Sets a New Passenger Record  

Austrian Airlines Sets a New Passenger Record

More than 13.9 million passengers flew with Austrian Airlines in 2018, a rise of 8.5 percent Capacity utilization up 2.5 percentage points in 2018 to 79.3 ......
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AirAsia becomes first airline to connect Malaysia and Phu Quoc, Vietnam  

AirAsia becomes first airline to connect Malaysia and Phu Quoc, Vietnam

AirAsia has become the first airline to connect Malaysia to Phu Quoc, Vietnam with the arrival of the inaugural Kuala Lumpur-Phu Quoc flight here today, further strengthening the airline’s As......
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Indian Government in discussions with Western Australia over direct flights  

Indian Government in discussions with Western Australia over direct flights

Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha met with the Western Australian Tourism Minister Paul Papalia here today to receive further commitments from the Western Australian State Governmen......
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Drukair launches first non-stop flight between Guwahati and Singapore  

Drukair launches first non-stop flight between Guwahati and Singapore

Drukair Royal Bhutan Airlines has launched a non-stop service between Guwahati and Singapore. With this service, Changi Airport now has link to 16th city in India. This new route marks the first di......
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To drive tourism, nations allow Indians to use Desi DLs abroad  

To drive tourism, nations allow Indians to use Desi DLs abroad

According to Times of India, Self-drive holidays in foreign shores is the latest rage for Indian globetrotters. What makes things easier for them is that a number of countries allow them to drive w......
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Fifth Edition of Madhya Pradesh Travel Mart (MPTM) organized By Madhya Pradesh Tourism Board  

Fifth Edition of Madhya Pradesh Travel Mart (MPTM) organized By Madhya Pradesh Tourism Board

Madhya Pradesh Tourism Board (MPTB) enlightens the Indian travel fraternity with the fifth edition of Madhya Pradesh Travel Mart (MPTM) from 5th – 7th October 2018 at hotel Lake view in Bhopa......
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Emirates touches down in Edinburgh . . .  

Emirates touches down in Edinburgh . . .

Emirates, the world’s largest international airline, on 1st October 2018 celebrated the inaugural flight of its new service between Dubai and Edinburgh. Emirates flight EK023, with a group of......
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AVANI Hotels and Resorts To Expand Presence in South Korea with Second Busan Property  

AVANI Hotels and Resorts To Expand Presence in South Korea with Second Busan Property

AVANI Hotels & Resorts announce the signing of a second property in South Korea. In the final stages of development and scheduled to open in the first quarter of 2019, AVANI Central Busan Hotel......
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ITB Berlin and IPK International: Cruise holidays booming with strongest growth from Asia  

ITB Berlin and IPK International: Cruise holidays booming with strongest growth from Asia

Cruises have been a booming segment in recent years and a much-discussed topic in the travel industry. In 2017, about 27 million international cruises were undertaken worldwide. Looking at the past......
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Bali International Convention Centre hosted the 7th Bali Process Ministerial Conference  

Bali International Convention Centre hosted the 7th Bali Process Ministerial Conference

Bali International Convention Centre (BICC) at The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali was delighted to welcome around 350 participants, including Senior Officials and Ministers of the participating count......
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TAT holds Amazing Thailand Health and Wellness Trade Meet 2018  

TAT holds Amazing Thailand Health and Wellness Trade Meet 2018

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has staged the “Amazing Thailand Health & Wellness Trade Meet 2018” to promote the Kingdom as a health and wellness destination. The one-day ......
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Israel conducts roadshow in Delhi to strengthen ties with trade  

Israel conducts roadshow in Delhi to strengthen ties with trade

Israel Ministry of Tourism (IMOT) conducted a roadshow in Delhi to enhance commercial ties with the Indian travel trade fraternity. The 20-member delegation comprising destination management compan......
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Regent Seven Seas cruises to return to Turkey  

Regent Seven Seas cruises to return to Turkey

Regent Seven Seas Cruises (RSSC), the most inclusive luxury experience™, has announced it will be returning to Turkey with eleven itineraries departing in 2019. This captivating country has l......
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Air India And Ethiopian Airlines Expands Codeshare  

Air India And Ethiopian Airlines Expands Codeshare

Air India and Ethiopian Airlines, both members of Star Alliance and with an extensive network in their home countries, have agreed to strengthen their cooperation by expanding the current free-sale......
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AVANI signs agreement to manage a second hotel in Malaysia  

AVANI signs agreement to manage a second hotel in Malaysia

AVANI Hotels and Resorts continues to expand the brand presence in Asia with an agreement with KTI Property Sdn. Bhd. to manage an AVANI hotel in Kota Kinabalu, the capital of Sabah, Malaysia. ......
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Australian Travel Media to convene in Thailand for the third time  

Australian Travel Media to convene in Thailand for the third time

Thailand is to again host the Annual General Meeting of the Australian Society of Travel Writers (ASTW) during 16-19 August, 2018. Since its founding in 1975, the ASTW has previously convened its A......
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Oman announces new short stay visa . . .  

Oman announces new short stay visa . . .

To bring momentum to the tourism growth and to encourage more travelers to visit the country, the Royal Oman Police has recently announced a new short-term tourist visa at 5 Omani Riyal (OMR) to vi......
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Qantas announces shortlist of regional cities for new pilot academy  

Qantas announces shortlist of regional cities for new pilot academy

The Qantas Group has released a shortlist of the nine regional cities in the running to be home to the new Qantas Group Pilot Academy.   The Academy, due to open its doors in 2......
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Thailand highlights 5-D reasons for celebrating weddings and honeymoons in the Kingdom  

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

Pattaya, Chon Buri, 13 June, 2018 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has unveiled a roster of “5-D reasons” why Thailand is the perfect destination fo......
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Akbar Al Baker New IATA Board Chairman  

Akbar Al Baker New IATA Board Chairman

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Akbar Al Baker, has assumed his duties as Chairman of the IATA Board of Governo......
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Over 7 lakhs Foreign Tourist Arrivals in April 2018, registering a growth of 4.4% over April 2017  

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

Ministry of Tourism compiles monthly Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) & FTAs on e- Tourist Visa on the basis of information received from Bureau of Immigration (BOI). The following are the impor......
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 Loyyal Corporation Expands Global Reach to Australia and New Zealand  

Loyyal Corporation Expands Global Reach to Australia and New Zealand

Loyyal, the industry leader in applying blockchain technologies to loyalty and incentive programs, is pleased to announce the addition of REFFIND (ASX: RFN) as the exclusive Network Operator for Au......
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Kenya named among the top 25 destinations in the world  

Kenya named among the top 25 destinations in the world

According to Kuoni, a top UK travel firm, Kenya’s tourism sector was buoyed by a number of prestigious awards in 2017, including Africa’s leading national park, the Maasai Mara, and lea......
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RCI report uncovers 13% development in International travel of Indian RCI Members this year  

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

According to a recent RCI report, the global leader in vacation exchange, Indian travel trends and timeshare recorded a double-digit growth in 2017. The report states that international travels hav......
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5 Must-Visit Places to Challenge Your Spirit of Adventure curated by RCI  

5 Must-Visit Places to Challenge Your Spirit of Adventure curated by RCI

While few prefer relaxing on a beach or exploring historical cities for their holidays; others let their spirit of adventure dictate their holiday destination! If adrenaline rush and a sense of exc......
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Air New Zealand continues reign as Australia's #1 company  

Air New Zealand continues reign as Australia's #1 company

In ranking first, Air New Zealand has trumped homegrown carriers Qantas and Virgin Australia which indexed third and fourth respectively, as well as other major corporates such as Toyota, Apple and......
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GoAir bags Gold Award for Email Marketing at Asian Consumer Engagement Forum  

GoAir bags Gold Award for Email Marketing at Asian Consumer Engagement Forum

GoAir, one of India’s fastest growing airlines, has bagged the prestigious “Gold award” in the Email Marketing category for the successful use of technology at the 7th Global Cust......
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Banyan Tree 2018 Laguna Phuket Food and Music Festival  

Banyan Tree 2018 Laguna Phuket Food and Music Festival

Award-winning Australian chef and restaurateur Peter Kuruvita will host a weekend of fine cuisine at Banyan Tree Phuket from April 27-29. With his remarkable 3-decade culinary career featuring worl......
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Dusit International Introduces New Hotel Brand for 'Millennial-minded' Travellers  

Dusit International Introduces New Hotel Brand for 'Millennial-minded' Travellers

Dusit International, one of Thailand's foremost hotel and property development companies, has introduced ASAI Hotels, a distinctive new brand designed to link curious, millennial-minded travell......
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Amazing Thailand Pavilion at ITB 2018 awarded 2nd Best Exhibitor	 

Amazing Thailand Pavilion at ITB 2018 awarded 2nd Best Exhibitor

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is pleased to announce that the Amazing Thailand Pavilion stand at the ITB 2018 in Berlin, Germany, has been awarded the 2nd Best Exhibitor among the top 10 ......
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Discover Lisbon with Famous Singer Cuca Roseta and AVANI Hotels and Resorts: AVANIme Campaign  

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

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

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

India, was awarded “Best Exhibitor” Award for Australia and Oceania category at the World`s Tourism exhibition at "InternationaleTourismusBorse" (ITB) 2018 in Messe, Berlin, Germany......
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January Passenger Demand Growth Slows on Temporary Factors  

January Passenger Demand Growth Slows on Temporary Factors

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

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

ITB Berlin reflects worldwide dynamic developments and growth in the travel industry. From 7 to 11 March 2018, the World’s Leading Travel Trade Show® will again be the industry’s me......
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8.4% Growth in foreign tourist arrivals in january, 2018 over january, 2017  

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

Ministry of Tourism compiles monthly estimates of Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) & FTAs on e- Tourist Visa on the basis of Nationality-wise, Port-wise data received from Bureau of Immigration ......
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2017 Marked by Strong Passenger Demand, Record Load Factor  

2017 Marked by Strong Passenger Demand, Record Load Factor

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for 2017 showing that demand (revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) for the year ended 31 December rose......
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Thailands Kai Chon ice sculpture won International Snow Sculpture Contest in Japan  

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

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is pleased to announce its ongoing support for a team of Thai ice sculptors to join the 45th International Snow Sculpture Conte......
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OTM Mumbai concludes with a huge success, with 98% of them likely to return in 2019  

OTM Mumbai concludes with a huge success, with 98% of them likely to return in 2019

OTM Mumbai, deemed as one of the largest travel trade show, witnessed a heavy footfall this ......
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Ten Talented Thai Chefs Showcase Thai Gastronomy at AFT 2018 Gala Opening  

Ten Talented Thai Chefs Showcase Thai Gastronomy at AFT 2018 Gala Opening

The ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) 2018, hosted by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), is pulling out all the stops with a gala ceremony highlighting Thai gastronomy and the rich culina......
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Hong Kong Fashion Week for Fall/Winter Closes  

Hong Kong Fashion Week for Fall/Winter Closes

Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the 49th edition of Hong Kong Fashion Week for Fall/Winter wrapped up at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) t......
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Initiatives from Portugal, Spain, India and Indonesia winners of UNWTO Awards for Innovation in Tourism  

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

Turismo de Portugal I.P (Portugal), Ecotourism Trust (India), Tryponyu (Indonesia) and SEGGITUR (Spain) are the winners of the 14th Edition of the UNWTO Awards for Innovation in Tourism.  ......
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FCM Travel Solutions to complete the rebranding of Flight Shop to Travel Tours by this month  

FCM Travel Solutions to complete the rebranding of Flight Shop to Travel Tours by this month

FCM Travel Solutions, the Indian subsidiary of Flight Centre Travel Group (FCTG), Australia, will complete the rebranding of their travel retail and holiday brand, Flight Shop, to Travel Tours by......
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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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First Four HKTDC Fairs of the Year Attracted 6% More Visitors Than Last Year  

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

Featuring more than 2,940 exhibitors from around the world, the Hong Kong Toys & Games Fair, Hong Kong Baby Products Fair and Hong Kong International Stationery Fair concluded successfull......
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The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali Continues Its Commitment To Being The Best  

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

2017 has been another year of impressive accomplishments and milestones for The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali. Similar with previous years, 2017 has been successful for the resort with long list of ......
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Indians rank fifth most vacation deprived globally: Expedia 2017 Vacation Deprivation study  

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

Expedia released the results of the 2017 Vacation Deprivation® study, an annual survey of vacation habits across multiple countries and continents. The survey ranks India as the 5th most ......
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Minor Hotels Announces 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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Southern and Mediterranean Europe, North Africa and the Middle East drive tourism growth through October 2017  

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

Destinations around the world welcomed 1.1 billion international tourists between January and October 2017, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. This represents a 7% increase ......
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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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Shangri La Hotel Colombo opens its doors with inventory of 500 rooms  

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

Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts celebrated the grand opening of Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo last week. The launch signalled Colombo’s highly anticipated hotel launch in nearly 30 ......
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Tasty Thailand guidebook released alongside Gault and Millau Belux 2018 edition  

Tasty Thailand guidebook released alongside Gault and Millau Belux 2018 edition

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), in partnership with Gault & Millau, recently released a bilingual ‘Tasty Thailand’ guidebook supplement alongside the new Gault & Millau......
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The world’s best boutique hotels are revealed  

The world’s best boutique hotels are revealed

The winners of the Boutique Hotel Awards 2017 were announced last night at the glittering Awards ceremony held at the Merchant Taylors’ Hall, London. The ceremony brought toget......
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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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Brexit talks top the agenda on the opening day of WTM London  

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

Fears about the impact of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit on the travel trade dominated debates at World Travel Market London – the leading global event for the travel industry.
UNWTO World Tourism Barometer: International tourism on track for a record year  

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

Demand for international tourism remained strong during the Northern Hemisphere summer peak season. International tourist arrivals in July and August <......
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Day 1 Responsible Tourism  

Day 1 Responsible Tourism

The first panel session of the day explored tourism’s efforts to address its......
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Thomas Cook India records 30% increase in domestic tours during Diwali festive season  

Thomas Cook India records 30% increase in domestic tours during Diwali festive season

Thomas Cook (India) Group witnessed aggressive growth in holiday uptake during the Diwali festive season, with a surge of 30% for its domestic tours and 26% for its international ......
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Mumbai’s restored Royal Opera House bags UNESCO heritage award  

Mumbai’s restored Royal Opera House bags UNESCO heritage award

Almost a year after it reopened, Mumbai’s Royal Opera House has been awarded the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Award for Cultural Heritage Conservation. The building was closed to the public in 1......
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FCM Travel Solutions awarded ‘India’s Greatest Brands and Leaders 2017’  

FCM Travel Solutions awarded ‘India’s Greatest Brands and Leaders 2017’

FCM Travel Solutions, the Indian subsidiary of Flight Centre Travel Group (FCTG), Australia received ‘India’s Greatest Brands & Leaders 2017’ award in the travel managem......
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THE WESTIN RESORT NUSA DUA, BALI VOTED TOP FAMILY RESORT IN INDONESIA  

THE WESTIN RESORT NUSA DUA, BALI VOTED TOP FAMILY RESORT IN INDONESIA

The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali is proud to announce it has been voted the number #1 Family Resort in Indonesia in the prestigious  Read More >>
Flight Centre Travel Group opens its first retail store in Ludhiana  

Flight Centre Travel Group opens its first retail store in Ludhiana

Flight Shop & Travel Money, the retail travel and foreign exchange brands of Flight Centre Travel Group (FCTG), Australia, in India, opened their first retail store in Ludhiana. With the ......
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Australia records 15% growth in Indian arrivals for the YE June 2017  

Australia records 15% growth in Indian arrivals for the YE June 2017

Tourism Australia for the year ended (YE) June 2017 recorded over 277,100 Indian tourists thereby reflecting a significant growth of 15% as compared to the same period last year, making India......
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5 Reason of Why Fiji is the Perfect Luxury Honeymoon Destination  

5 Reason of Why Fiji is the Perfect Luxury Honeymoon Destination

5 Reason of Why Fiji is the Perfect Luxury Honeymoon Destination   Honeymoon provides first memorable moments in one’s life as a couple an......
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FCM Travel Solutions and KPMG reveal advanced digital technology  

FCM Travel Solutions and KPMG reveal advanced digital technology

FCM Travel Solutions, the Indian subsidiary of Flight Centre Travel Group (FCTG), Australia introduced the essential Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools for Indian business travellers to manag......
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AirAsia India celebrates the launch of its new food menu  

AirAsia India celebrates the launch of its new food menu

AirAsia India conducted an exciting promotion for kid travellers across its network by serving the “Lil’ Star Combo”, specially curated t......
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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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FCM Travel Solutions to launch AI based Chatbot ‘SAM’  

FCM Travel Solutions to launch AI based Chatbot ‘SAM’

FCM Travel Solutions, the Indian subsidiary of Flight Centre Travel Group (FCTG), Australia introduced the essential Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools for Indian business travellers to manag......
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The WESTIN RESORT Nusa Dua, Bali presents a Curated Food Journey  

The WESTIN RESORT Nusa Dua, Bali presents a Curated Food Journey

Food lovers are in for a real treat as four Master Chefs will be joining forces at The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali on Saturday, 7th October 2017 for an evening of flavor and flair.......
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Alila Hotels and Resorts to aggressively focus on Indian market  

Alila Hotels and Resorts to aggressively focus on Indian market

Alila Hotels and Resorts has recorded a growth of 20 to 30% from the Indian market across all its international properties over the last three years. The company is now looking towards concentratin......
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AVANI Hotels and Resorts Appoints Alejandro Bernabé as  Vice President of Operations  

AVANI Hotels and Resorts Appoints Alejandro Bernabé as Vice President of Operations

AVANI Hotels & Resorts, Minor Hotels’ vibrant upscale lifestyle brand, is delig......
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Tourism is growing despite terror fears  

Tourism is growing despite terror fears

Fear of terrorism is a major factor in holiday planning – Large variation in safety perceptions of different destinations – ITB Berlin and IPK International analyse global shift......
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Melbourne named World's Most Liveable City seventh time in a row  

Melbourne named World's Most Liveable City seventh time in a row

Melbourne has been named The World's Most Liveable City for the seventh consecutive year by the annual Economist Intelligence Unit’s (EIU) Global Liveability Index.  
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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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Star Studded 18th World Gourmet Festival Returns to Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel in A Gastronomic Landmark Year  

Star Studded 18th World Gourmet Festival Returns to Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel in A Gastronomic Landmark Year

During a year when the Thai capital is taking its rightful place on the international culinary stage - from being ranked as the best city in the world for street food and the top spot in Asia's......
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ATEED teams up with PATA to host Tourism Leaders Forum  

ATEED teams up with PATA to host Tourism Leaders Forum

Tourism industry leaders in New Zealand are set to address the challenges and opportunities facing public and private organisations as the nation seeks to maximise the sector’s economic benef......
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Etihad Airways introduces next-generation Boeing 787 between Abu Dhabi and Beirut  

Etihad Airways introduces next-generation Boeing 787 between Abu Dhabi and Beirut

The new 787 Dreamliner service replaces the Airbus A321 aircraft previously operating the airline’s EY535/EY538 flights to and from the Lebanese capital. The Boeing 787-9 features Etihad Airw......
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MATATO appoints Think Strawberries as its International PR and Representation Firm  

MATATO appoints Think Strawberries as its International PR and Representation Firm

MATATO (Maldives Association of Travel Agents and Tour Operators) has appointed Think Strawberries Luxury Travel Marketing as its International Representation Firm for all its PR & Media and Ma......
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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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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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Etihad Holidays expands in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman and Bahrain  

Etihad Holidays expands in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman and Bahrain

Etihad Holidays offers dynamically packaged holidays at exceptional rates at many of the world’s leading hotel brands. Guests can now book their flights with Etihad Airways and its partner ai......
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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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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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Qatar Airways’ Global operations running smoothly, with Majority of Flights operating as Scheduled  

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

Qatar Airways’ operations to and from its Doha hub are running smoothly, with the vast majority of flights operating as scheduled.   In the past week, the award-winning g......
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Five Years of Wonder at Gardens by the Bay  

Five Years of Wonder at Gardens by the Bay

Gardens by the Bay, Singapore's horticultural-themed attraction renowned for its Supertrees and cooled conservatories, celebrates its fifth anniversary in June this year.  
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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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 Australia Tourism observes 15.4% surge in Indian travellers  

Australia Tourism observes 15.4% surge in Indian travellers

 Australia Tourism recently announced that arrivals from India for the year ended March 2017 stood at 267,500 visitors, an increase of 15.4%.   Indian visitors spent ......
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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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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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PATA Annual Summit 2017 welcomes delegates to Sri Lanka  

PATA Annual Summit 2017 welcomes delegates to Sri Lanka

L/R: Dr. Taleb Rifai, Secretary General - UNWTO; Hon. John Amaratunga, Minister of Tourism, Lands and Christian Religious Affairs, Sr......
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PATA Youth Symposium explores millennials and the future of tourism  

PATA Youth Symposium explores millennials and the future of tourism

The PATA Youth Symposium held on Thursday, May 18, 2017 in Colombo, Sri Lanka, welcomed 130 students, alumni and lecturers from various institutions from Sri Lanka, Australia and Macao SAR to discu......
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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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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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Emirates to launch third daily Brisbane service  

Emirates to launch third daily Brisbane service

Emirates today announced it will introduce a third daily service to Brisbane, Australia from 1 December 2017, complementing Emirates’ existing two daily services.   The d......
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Tourism Malaysia and AirAsia join forces to promote tourism  

Tourism Malaysia and AirAsia join forces to promote tourism

Tourism Malaysia (TM) and AirAsia, the world’s best low-cost airline signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) today which will see both parties collaborate to promote tourism in Malaysia. ......
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Comedian Chris Rock to perform in Israel  

Comedian Chris Rock to perform in Israel

Tickets are now on sale for stand-up comedian Chris Rock’s performance on January 8, 2018 when he will be arriving in Israel as part of his world tour “Total Blackout” that starte......
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Etihad Airways A380 goes double daily to Sydney  

Etihad Airways A380 goes double daily to Sydney

Etihad Airways today announced all 14 weekly flights on the popular Abu Dhabi – Sydney route will be operated with its flagship A380 aircraft, effective October 29.......
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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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Thailand to launch MICHELIN Guide Bangkok to promote Tourism  

Thailand to launch MICHELIN Guide Bangkok to promote Tourism

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has entered into a partnership with Michelin Travel Partner to publish a Bangkok edition of the prestigious Michelin Guide. The aim is to allow food lo......
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“Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs)” and “Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs)” on E-Tourist Visa during March 2017  

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

Ministry of Tourism compiles monthly estimates of Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) & FTAs on e- Tourist Visa on the basis of Nationality-wise, Port-wise data received from Bureau of Immigration ......
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Singapore Airlines And SilkAir Sign Codeshare Agreement With Air France-KLM  

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

Singapore Airlines and regional subsidiary SilkAir have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Air France-KLM to codeshare on each other’s flights with effect from 27 April 2017. &......
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Virgin Australia awarded and 'Best for Onboard Beverages'  

Virgin Australia awarded and 'Best for Onboard Beverages'

Virgin Australia has been named as Best for Onboard Beverages at the Onboard Hospitality Awards 2017, held in Hamburg this week.   The airline received the global award for The......
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On arrival e-Visa facility extended to cruise passengers at NMPT  

On arrival e-Visa facility extended to cruise passengers at NMPT

  In line with Govt. of India’s policy on ‘ease of doing business’ in ports, on arrival e-Visa stamping facility has been extended to cruise tourists calling at NMPT ......
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Singapore Airlines And Ethiopian Airlines Expand Codeshare Agreement  

Singapore Airlines And Ethiopian Airlines Expand Codeshare Agreement

Star Alliance members Singapore Airlines and Ethiopian Airlines will expand their codeshare agreement as of 1 June 2......
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PATA creates new boundaries of adventure tourism in Luoyang, Henan, China  

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

The PATA Adventure Travel Conference and Mart 2017 (ATCM 2017) in conjunction with the Luoyang Adventure Tourism and Equipment Expo ended on Monday, April 4, 2017 in Lu......
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Emirates Skywards celebrates yet another Miles Millionaire  

Emirates Skywards celebrates yet another Miles Millionaire

 In celebration of UAE’s Year of Giving, Emirates Skywards’ annual Thanks a Million campaign has created yet another Miles millionaire while supporting a good cau......
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Tickets on sale for 2017 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix as F1(R) enters new Era  

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

The 2017 Formula 1® season is back, and the introduction of new rules governing the design of......
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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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Garuda Indonesia Increases Seasonal Flight Frequency to Australia  

Garuda Indonesia Increases Seasonal Flight Frequency to Australia

The national flag carrier Garuda Indonesia, in a joint press conference with Tourism Australia, announced that it will increase seasonal flight frequencies on the Jakarta - Australia routes f......
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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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13.6% Growth in Foreign tourist Arrivals in December 2016 over the Same Period in 2015.  

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

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

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

A total of  1,62,250 foreign tourists arrived in December  2016 on e-Tourist Visa as compared to 1,03,617 during the month of December 2015 registering a growth of 56.6%. ......
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Jet Airways, InDigo enters top 10 most punctual airlines in Asia-Pacific  

Jet Airways, InDigo enters top 10 most punctual airlines in Asia-Pacific

Following the recent increase in the IndiGo flight frequencies for business and leisure travelers across network, IndiGo airline has been recognized as one of the leading On-Time Performer in......
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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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Singapore, Bali, Malaysia likely to top Indians travel list in 2017  

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

With the year coming to an end, Indians are now planning for their travel next year and Singapore, Bali and Malaysia continue to remain on top o......
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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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Thailand plays a significant role to the Health and Beauty industry globally  

Thailand plays a significant role to the Health and Beauty industry globally

Sparked by the success of a rapidly growing Thai spa industry, we are scoping with high international standards and exporting sophisticated products to worldwide. <......
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Rare Frescoes From Roman Period Discovered In Hebrew University Excavations At Zippori In The Galilee  

Rare Frescoes From Roman Period Discovered In Hebrew University Excavations At Zippori In The Galilee

  New finds contribute significantly to research of Roman art in Israel: Provide first evidence of figurative images in wall paintings at the site, and precede earliest mosaics discove......
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Decision to move TTM+ 2016 to Chiang Mai pays off  

Decision to move TTM+ 2016 to Chiang Mai pays off

The TTM+ 2016 opening ceremony was presided over by Thailand’s Deputy Prime Minister General Tanasak Patimapragor......
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UNWTO to support Ukraine’s tourism development   

UNWTO to support Ukraine’s tourism development

UNWTO will work with the Government of Ukraine to support the development of its tourism sector. The cooperation will focus on the areas of tourism statistics, communications and capacity build......
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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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Escape To The Country In Ultra-Luxury This Winter  

Escape To The Country In Ultra-Luxury This Winter

ESCAPE TO THE COUNTRY IN ULTRA-LUXURY THIS WINTER EMIRATES ONE&ONLY WOLGAN VALLEY HITS THE ROAD WITH BMW

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Indian tourism ministry introduces National Medical and Wellness Tourism Board  

Indian tourism ministry introduces National Medical and Wellness Tourism Board

The government of India as of late has created the National Medical and Wellness Tourism Board to give devoted institutional structure to advance therapeutic tourism and the Indian arrangement of p......
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Singapore gearing up for S$700 million boost  

Singapore gearing up for S$700 million boost

The tourism sector will be getting a S$700 million help throughout the following five years by the government of Singapore as the administration proceeds with its endeavors to drive advancement and......
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Performance of Tourism Sector ,  

Performance of Tourism Sector , "Government of India" during March, 2016

  Ministry of Tourism compiles monthly estimates of Foreign Tourist Arrivals "FTAs" on the basis of Nationality-wise, Port- w......
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Tourism Australia seeking Asian visitors to the golden state  

Tourism Australia seeking Asian visitors to the golden state

  Colin Barnett will become Tourism Minister under a Cabinet reshuffle reported today in Sydney, flagging the high need the Premier arrangements to put on expanding the economy. ......
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Galle Fort tourism up and running with a new Boutique hotel  

Galle Fort tourism up and running with a new Boutique hotel

The Fort Bazaar is another 18-room boutique lodging in the UNESCO listed Galle Fort, on Sri Lanka's south drift. The Sister to The Wallawwa, near Colombo,  the Fort Bazaar is set in a conv......
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Tasmania tourism registers growth with 1.1 million visitors last year  

Tasmania tourism registers growth with 1.1 million visitors last year

Tasmanian tourism had a record breaking year in 2015 with 1.1 million tourist staying 10 million nights and spending near $2 billion, says the most recent Tasmanian Visitor Survey. The ......
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Commencement of World’s leading travel trade show – ITB Berlin  

Commencement of World’s leading travel trade show – ITB Berlin

Celebrating 50 years now, ITB Berlin has started with a huge success.  As the Leading Travel Trade Show, ITB Berlin is the foremost business platform for global touristic offers. In addition t......
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Qatar Airways expanding it's route network worldwide  

Qatar Airways expanding it's route network worldwide

Qatar Airways is all set to announce new destinations to add to a already impressive network and reveal a new exhibition stand at this year’s ITB Berlin, one of the leading travel and trade e......
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T20 World Cup to boost tourist footfall in India  

T20 World Cup to boost tourist footfall in India

While India is gearing up to host the T20 World Cup, the country is also likely to play host to fans from around the world. Who are eager to witness their favourite team at the event.
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Penfolds named most admired wine brand in Oceania  

Penfolds named most admired wine brand in Oceania

Iconic South Australian winemaker Penfolds, part of the Treasury Wine Estates' stable, has been named the world's most admired wine brand from the Oceanic region.   It ......
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India’s top chefs bring the best of Australia’s culinary landscape on Twitter  

India’s top chefs bring the best of Australia’s culinary landscape on Twitter

Australia, on this March, as the country’s leading food personalities such as Chef Sanjeev Kapoor (@SanjeevKapoor), Chef Vicky Ratnani (@VickyRatnani), Chef Ranveer Brar (@RanveerBrar), food ......
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6.8% growth in Foreign Tourist Arrivals in January 2016  according to BOI  

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

Ministry of Tourism compiles monthly estimates of Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTA) on the basis of Nationality-wise, Port-wise data received from Bureau of Immigration (BOI) and Foreign Exchange Earn......
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Minor Hotel Group Completes Largest Ever Hospitality Deal in Portugal with Acquisition of Tivoli Hotels and Resorts  

Minor Hotel Group Completes Largest Ever Hospitality Deal in Portugal with Acquisition of Tivoli Hotels and Resorts

Minor Hotel Group (MHG), owner and operator of hotels and resorts in 22 countries across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europe, South America, Africa and the Indian Ocean, announces completion of t......
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Minor Hotel Group Announces Launch of Oaks Brand in India  

Minor Hotel Group Announces Launch of Oaks Brand in India

Minor Hotel Group (MHG), a hotel owner, operator and investor, currently with a portfolio of 136 hotels and resorts in 22 countries across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europe, South America, Afri......
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Australia Launches New International Tourism Campaign  

Australia Launches New International Tourism Campaign

Tourism Australia has launched its latest campaign, which is focused on highlighting the country's world-class aquatic and coastal experiences, in a bid to lure more international vis......
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 Kerala Travel Mart  2016 to be held in Kochi  

Kerala Travel Mart 2016 to be held in Kochi

The 2016 edition of Kerala Travel Mart (KTM), which is the largest gathering of tourism stakeholders in the State, will be held in Kochi in September with its focus on Responsible Tourism. ......
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South Australia records 15,000 Indian visitors in the year ending Sep. 2015.    

South Australia records 15,000 Indian visitors in the year ending Sep. 2015.

The South Australian Tourism Commission (SATC) is all set to woo Indian travellers in the New Year. Currently most of the Indian visitors come to South Australia for purposes of visiting friends an......
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Australia to get  visa free travel to Indonesia.  

Australia to get visa free travel to Indonesia.

“Australia”  Indonesia’s largest visitor source market – is one of the new additions, along with Brazil, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Ukraine to get visa-fr......
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Fiji launch direct services to san francisco in California  

Fiji launch direct services to san francisco in California

Fiji Airways has announced plans to launch direct services to San Francisco.the new seasonal service will start on 16 June 2016, operating twice a week until January 2017. Flights will op......
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Airlines flying over the Middle East at alert  

Airlines flying over the Middle East at alert

European authorities have warned airlines flying over the Middle East that Russia is firing long-range missiles into Syria that could collide with their passenger......
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SriLankan Airlines Becomes PATA’s Newest Aviation Member  

SriLankan Airlines Becomes PATA’s Newest Aviation Member

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