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ICAO Carries out Universal Safety Oversight Audit for India  

ICAO Carries out Universal Safety Oversight Audit for India

Under the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) Universal Safety Oversight Audit Programme, a five member audit team carried out the audit of India in areas of Personal Licensing......
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Safety, Connectivity, Blocked Funds, ATM and Human Capital Top Agenda for Africa  

Safety, Connectivity, Blocked Funds, ATM and Human Capital Top Agenda for Africa

Kigali - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) highlighted five priorities which must be addressed for aviation to deliver maximum economic and social benefits in Africa. These are:
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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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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 >>
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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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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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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HRAWI Organizes FSSAI’s Food Safety Supervisor Training For Hotels and Restaurants  

HRAWI Organizes FSSAI’s Food Safety Supervisor Training For Hotels and Restaurants

In its on-going efforts to align its systems with that of the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), the Hotel and Restaurant Association of Western India (HRAWI) recently organized ......
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Minister of Railways Inaugurates/ Dedicates Various Initiatives pertaining to State of Tamil Nadu/ Kerala  

Minister of Railways Inaugurates/ Dedicates Various Initiatives pertaining to State of Tamil Nadu/ Kerala

Indian Railways is heralding in a new era vying for a turnaround in the system. To cater to the diverse rail needs of the burgeoning populace, an array of modern facilities and services are being i......
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DGCA to meet airlines in Mumbai for discussing safety audit by ICAO  

DGCA to meet airlines in Mumbai for discussing safety audit by ICAO

All the players active in the India aviation sector will meet in Mumbai to prepare for an upcoming safety audit by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), a United Nations (UN) agency......
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Travel trade votes for South Africa as the Best Adventure Destination at 2017 East India Travel Awards.  

Travel trade votes for South Africa as the Best Adventure Destination at 2017 East India Travel Awards.

Most famous for its wildlife-driven holidays, South Africa’s adventure holiday capabilities have received a vote of confidence from the Indian travel trade “This award is especially hea......
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Bangkok Airways wins “Best Full-Service Boutique Airline – APAC” By Air Transport Awards 2017  

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

Bangkok Airways Public Company Limited is announced as the winner of “Best Full-Service Boutique Airline – APAC” by Transport News Intl, the transportation industry’s leadin......
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Hyatt Regency, Delhi Receives ISO 22000 : 2005 Certification  

Hyatt Regency, Delhi Receives ISO 22000 : 2005 Certification

Hyatt Regency, New Delhi has been honoured with the ISO 22000:2005 certificate from SGS India Pvt. Ltd for complying with the highest level of food safety standards, regulatory and statutory requir......
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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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Minister of Railways, launches Mission Retro-Fitment to enhance the passenger experience  

Minister of Railways, launches Mission Retro-Fitment to enhance the passenger experience

To enhance the passengers experience by upgrading existing fleet of coaches with better furnishing, aesthetics & amenities and better safety features with a view to provide a safe and comfortab......
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HRANI awarded as Safe and Nutritious Food Ambassador  

HRANI awarded as Safe and Nutritious Food Ambassador

Hotel and Restaurant Association of Northern India has been awarded as Safe & Nutritious Food Ambassador (Early adopters) by FSSAI. The award ceremony was held during the FSSAI National Summit ......
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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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Qatar Airways and IATA Showcase Cabin Safety Best Practice  

Qatar Airways and IATA Showcase Cabin Safety Best Practice

IATA Cabin Operations Safety Conference 2017     The IATA Cabin Operations Safety Conference (COSC......
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New 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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Egypt Pitches For More Travellers From India As Tourism Picks Up  

Egypt Pitches For More Travellers From India As Tourism Picks Up

A string of violent incidents in the past six years have dealt a serious blow to Egypt’s tourism sector, but there has been an upswing in the number of visitors owing to the improved security......
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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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Summer fun begins in Delhi with the  1st Greeshm Utsav-2017  

Summer fun begins in Delhi with the 1st Greeshm Utsav-2017

Summers are the time to rejoice, enjoy and rejuvenate. So, prepare yourselves to revive your senses with a cool breeze of musical, cultural and artistic getaway with Delhi’s very 1st Greeshm ......
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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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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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Minister of Railways Inaugurates Two Day Global Technology Conference  

Minister of Railways Inaugurates Two Day Global Technology Conference

Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu inaugurated the two day Global Technology Conference for Leveraging World Class Technology (International Conference on Development & Adaptation of Advance Technolo......
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Indian Railways to Organise Two Day Global Technology Conference On 3rd and 4th May 2017 at New Delhi  

Indian Railways to Organise Two Day Global Technology Conference On 3rd and 4th May 2017 at New Delhi

In keeping with the unremitting agenda of the Indian Railways to augment the pace of its operational improvements through enhancing its pace of modernized technological adaptations, the Research De......
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Railways Cooperation between India and France  

Railways Cooperation between India and France

On April 13th of 2017, , Minister for Railways Mr Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu, held meeting with , Minister of State for Transport, Marine Affairs and Fisheries of the Republic of Franc......
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Indian Cabinet approves the revised Air Services Agreement with Malaysia  

Indian Cabinet approves the revised Air Services Agreement with Malaysia

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the revised Air Services Agreement (ASA) with Malaysia.       The revised text of......
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Workshop on leveraging Private Investment in Indian Railways Organized by the World Bank and Indian Railways  

Workshop on leveraging Private Investment in Indian Railways Organized by the World Bank and Indian Railways

The Ministry of Railways and the World Bank organised a knowledge sharing workshop on leveraging private investment in Railways on March 29, 2017. The objective was to showcase the projects that pr......
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Indian Cabinet approves signing of new Air Services Agreement between India and Serbia  

Indian Cabinet approves signing of new Air Services Agreement between India and Serbia

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for updation of the existing Air Services Agreement (ASA) between India and Serbia which was signed on......
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Ministry of Tourism to Host “Smart India Hackathon 2017” On 1-2 April, 2017 in Kochi  

Ministry of Tourism to Host “Smart India Hackathon 2017” On 1-2 April, 2017 in Kochi

The Ministry of Tourism will host the Grand Finale of “Smart India Hackathon” on 1-2 April 2017 in Kochi, Kerala featuring 53 teams comprising of 230 students from technology ......
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HRAWI To Assist Hoteliers Become FBO Compliant In Collaboration With FSSAI  

HRAWI To Assist Hoteliers Become FBO Compliant In Collaboration With FSSAI

The Hotel and Restaurant Association of Western India (HRAWI) has collaborated with the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) to educate and equip hotels and restaurants with food sa......
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India got 5th rank on Medical Tourism Index globally  

India got 5th rank on Medical Tourism Index globally

India currently ranks 5th on the Medical Tourism Index globally and 2nd in Asia as per the International Healthcare and Research Centre statistics. This portrays a potential opportunity for I......
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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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Think Strawberries announces partnership with American Cruise Lines as Exclusive Reseller  

Think Strawberries announces partnership with American Cruise Lines as Exclusive Reseller

Think Strawberries, India’s market leading travel representation company, has entered a new business vertical as it has partnered with American Cruise Lines (ACL), as their exclusive ti......
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Delhi Tourism Minister, Kapil Mishra inaugurates TTF at IG Stadium  

Delhi Tourism Minister, Kapil Mishra inaugurates TTF at IG Stadium

Kapil Mishra, Tourism Minister of Government of NCT Delhi today inaugurated the Delhi edition of the Travel and Tourism Fair (TTF) 2017, India’s oldest and largest annual trav......
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Hotel Industry in India Pitches for Equality in Regulations and Taxes  

Hotel Industry in India Pitches for Equality in Regulations and Taxes

The Parliament of Singapore passed a new law on 6th February making it illegal for home owners to rent out entire apartments and rooms for less than six months, unless they have per......
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Emirates sets standards for on-board medical care  

Emirates sets standards for on-board medical care

Dubai, UAE, 07 February 2017 – Flight diversions due to inflight medical emergencies make up a tiny portion of the millions of flights operated annu......
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 50% rise in air safety violations by crew: DGCA  

50% rise in air safety violations by crew: DGCA

According to a report by The Tribune, there were 422 air safety violations by the crew of various air operators in 2016, a rise of nearly 50 per cent from 2015, resulting in derostering of 42 pil......
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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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Air India to reserve six front seats for women on Domestic flights  

Air India to reserve six front seats for women on Domestic flights

National carrier Air India will soon reserve six seats in the front rows of its aeroplane fleet for women passengers for their safety without any extra charges.   ......
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Surfing above the clouds: Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines going online on short haul and mid-range flights too  

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

Send emails from a height of 10,000 meters, do your online shopping while soaring over the Alps, stream videos above the clouds - and all o......
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Engravings of a Seven-Branched Menorah and a Cross discovered by Hikers in Israel  

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

A rare and intriguing discovery was revealed during the Christmas and Hanukah holiday period by hikers exploring a water cis......
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Thailand introduced Unique Local Experiences to the world at WTM 2016  

Thailand introduced Unique Local Experiences to the world at WTM 2016

Her Royal Highness Princess Ubolratana (Right) H.E. Mrs. Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, Minister of Tourism and Sports Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn,......
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...Guesthouse Maldives Conference 2016...  

...Guesthouse Maldives Conference 2016...

Guesthouses Maldives Conference 2016 was organized by one of the leading PR firms, Maldives Getaways, was held recently. The conference, inaugurated by the Minister of Finance and Treasury, Mr Ahme......
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International tourism continues to grow above average in the first four months of 2016  

International tourism continues to grow above average in the first four months of 2016

  2016 started on a strong note for international tourism. International tourist arrivals grew by 5% between January and April 2016 according to the l......
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National Plan Launched to Excavate the Judean Desert Caves  and Rescue the Dead Sea Scrolls  

National Plan Launched to Excavate the Judean Desert Caves and Rescue the Dead Sea Scrolls

The Israel Antiquities Authority, in cooperation with the Heritage Project in the Ministry of Jerusalem Affairs, and together with the Minister of Culture and Sport, MK Miri Regev, is promoting a n......
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World Committee on Tourism Ethics: it is critical to advance the transformation of the Global Code of Ethics for Tourism into an international convention  

World Committee on Tourism Ethics: it is critical to advance the transformation of the Global Code of Ethics for Tourism into an international convention

The 17th meeting of the World Committee on Tourism Ethics, held at the UNWTO Headquarters in Madrid, Spain on 26-27 April 2016 discussed the advances in the process of conversion of the Global ......
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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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Thailand government eyeing luxury tourists  

Thailand government eyeing luxury tourists

The Thai government needs to do more to keep the country's tourists safe if they wants to achieve the objective of attracting more high-end travelers, tour operators speculation, or it risks lo......
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Taj Mahal drop in foreign tourists arrivals  

Taj Mahal drop in foreign tourists arrivals

There has been a steady fall in the number of foreign tourists going by Taj Mahal in the course of the most recent couple of years however the administration has embraced strides to guarantee touri......
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UN tourism agency advocating for safer travel for 2016  

UN tourism agency advocating for safer travel for 2016

The promotion of safe and eco-friendly travel should be one of the priority for the tourism industry this year, says the head of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).  ......
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India at International Tourism bourse (ITB) 2016.  

India at International Tourism bourse (ITB) 2016.

Mr. Vinod Zutshi, Sec. Tourism, Govt. of India heads a strong delegation of 66 co-exhibitors, partners comprising officials of the Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India, State Govt. & Union Terri......
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The US coming to grips with commercial pilot shortage  

The US coming to grips with commercial pilot shortage

A growing pilot shortage nationally isn’t killing efforts to convince airlines to connect to regional airports in the US like in the case of Billings Logan International, said Kevin Ploehn, t......
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Delhi Govt to streamline taxes in the Tourism sector says Kapil Mishra  

Delhi Govt to streamline taxes in the Tourism sector says Kapil Mishra

The Delhi Government is going to rationalise taxes in the Tourism sector and major announcement regarding the rationalisation can be expected in the upcoming Delhi Budg......
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UNWTO confident in Egypt’s tourism recovery  

UNWTO confident in Egypt’s tourism recovery

UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai, has expressed the Organizations’ full confidence in the recovery of tourism in Egypt during a recent visit to the country. On the occasion, Mr. Rifai met......
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Anantara’s Elephant Parade Bangkok Auction elevates Millions for Charity  

Anantara’s Elephant Parade Bangkok Auction elevates Millions for Charity

The colourful herd of almost one hundred 1.5 metre elephants has delighted residents and tourists alike as they travelled throughout the Thai capital for three months starting with a launch at Siam......
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ECO Rent a Car tops up its limo service by gifting luxury to its users  

ECO Rent a Car tops up its limo service by gifting luxury to its users

Renowned for its luxurious and premium services, ECO Rent a Car, a leading car rental and ground Transportation Company is bestowing a lavish offer on its patrons renting a Limousine. On hiring the......
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Swachh Paryatan Mobile App launched by Dr. Mahesh Sharma  

Swachh Paryatan Mobile App launched by Dr. Mahesh Sharma

    Dr. Mahesh Sharma (Honorable minister of tourism and culture) lighted the lamp to inaugurate the Swach Paryatan mobile App. at Ashoka hotel, New Delhi on 22nd February......
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Dr. Mahesh Sharma Launches 24x7 toll free Tourist Info line  

Dr. Mahesh Sharma Launches 24x7 toll free Tourist Info line

Dr. Mahesh Sharma, the Minister of State  for Tourism & Culture and Minister , launched the “24x7 Toll Free Tourist Info line in 12 International Languages including Hindi and Englis......
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Garuda Indonesia Presents Business Class with Super Diamond Seat  

Garuda Indonesia Presents Business Class with Super Diamond Seat

As a part of its fleet revitalization program along with its service enhancement program as a 5-Star Airline", Indonesia's national flag carrier airline, Garuda Indonesia,  presented its n......
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Tourism Ministers discuss collaboration between tourism and security  

Tourism Ministers discuss collaboration between tourism and security

Ministers of Tourism and High Level officials from 86 countries gathered in Madrid to discuss the development of closer collaboration mechanisms between tourism and security administrations to ......
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 Goa Tourism conducts road show in Kolkata to promote Goa Carnaval 2016  

Goa Tourism conducts road show in Kolkata to promote Goa Carnaval 2016

Goa Tourism announces plans dawn up by state to celebrate Goa Carnival 2016. The festivities will begin on February 6 and wind up on February 9. This year’s event will be one of the most colo......
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UNWTO recommends destinations to focus in a stronger segmentation of travellers  

UNWTO recommends destinations to focus in a stronger segmentation of travellers

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has been long advocating for the need to advance travel faciliation as a means to promote tourism development and multiply its socio-economic benefits.Accordi......
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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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