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Dubai steals the show @ IBTM World 2018 as global knowledge hub

IBTM World. Dubai Business Events (DBE)

Dubai’s growing business events sector, a key contributor to the emirate’s economy, is being showcased this week to an audience of international meetings industry professionals at IBTM World. Dubai Business Events (DBE), the city’s official convention bureau, kicked off its participation along with partners and stakeholders at the annual trade show, being held from 27-29 November in Barcelona. With over ...

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SATTE Awards 2019 3rd edition categories and nominations open till 15th December 2018

Nominations for SATTE 2019 awards

SATTE Awards organised by UBM India alongside SATTE Exhibition is all set for its 3rd Edition to be held on 17th January 2019 in Greater Noida, to honour the best of the Travel & Tourism industry. SATTE Awards 2019 features the following categories Categories Sub-Category Innovation in Hotel Design 1. Luxury 2. Boutique 3. Budget 4. Heritage Innovation in Hotel ...

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Srilankan Airlines an ideal global airline for Indians; celebrates 25 years of direct operations with its longest serving GSA-STIC Group

STIC Travel Group, GSA-Srilankan Airlines

Srilankan Airlines is an apt illustration of the important role a national airline plays in facilitating tourism and connecting nations. The benchmarks set by the airline as detailed out by Chinthaka Weerasinghe, Manager Northern India – Srilankan Airlines and Subhash Goyal, Chairman STIC Travel Group, GSA-Srilankan Airlines at a press conference held held at Hotel The Park, Parliament Street, New Delhi on 23 November 2018 speaks volumes about ...

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Taj Mahal Palace- Mumbai organises memorial service to pay homage to martyrs on 10th anniversary of the Mumbai Terror Attack

tenth anniversary of 26/11

Joining Hands with the nation to pay tribute to the martyrs on 10th anniversary of 26/11, The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai organised a Memorial service commemorating the 10th anniversary of the Mumbai Terror Attack. Chief Minister, Devendra Fadnavis and Puneet Chhatwal, MD & CEO, IHCL visited the memorial service to pay their tribute. Ratan Tata, Chairman Emeritus, Tata Group, and N.Chandrasekaran, Chairman, Tata Group along with Taljinder ...

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‘Australia is second most preferred destination for higher education for Indian students’

President of India- Ram Nath Kovind

President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, reached Melbourne on November 23, 2018 on the third day of his visit to Australia. He addressed students and members of the academic community at the University of Melbourne. The topic of his address was “Australia and India as Knowledge Partners”. Speaking on the occasion, the President said the India-Australia knowledge partnership rests on two pillars: ...

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Commemorative coin and postage stamps to commemorate remembrance of 100 years of the historical Jallianwalla Bagh massacre on 13th April, 2019

Amritsar, Punjab

Government of India has decided to mark the remembrance of 100 years of the historical Jallianwalla Bagh Massacre next year. The Minister of State for Culture, Mahesh Sharma visited the Jallianwalla Bagh in Amritsar, Punjab on 23 November 2018 along with Minister of State (IC) for Housing and Urban Affairs, Hardeep Singh Puri and officials from ASI and NBCC to review the ...

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7th International Tourism Mart in Agartala, Tripura from 22nd – 24th November 2018

41 foreign delegates from 18 countries will participate in the 7th International Tourism Mart in Agartala, Tripura.
Seen in a file picture is - Union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh at the North-East Students Festival, in New Delhi on September 08, 2018. Union Minister for Science & Technology, Earth Sciences and Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Harsh Vardhan, the Chief Minister of Tripura, Biplab Kumar Deb and other dignitaries are also seen.

The Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, in association with the Department of Tourism, Government of Tripura and the North Eastern States is organising the “International Tourism Mart” in Agartala, Tripura from the 22nd to 24th November 2018. The event will be held at the Pragna Bhawan, and will be inaugurated on 22nd November by the Governor of Tripura,  Kaptan Singh Solanki, in the ...

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Suresh Prabhu launches upgraded version of AirSewa for added convenience of rising number of air passengers in India

Air Sewa Champion Award

The Union Minister of Civil Aviation and Commerce & Industry, Suresh Prabhu, and Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Jayant Sinha launched the upgraded version of AirSewa 2.0 web portal and mobile app in New Delhi on 19 November 2018. Speaking on this occasion the Civil Aviation Minister said that a need was felt for development of an upgraded version of ...

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Arunachal Pradesh ready to welcome domestic tourists under Swadesh Darshan Scheme

Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh, Pema

Two important projects under Swadesh Darshan Scheme of Ministry of Tourism, Government of India were inaugurated at PTSO Lake in Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh on 15 November 2018. These projects are “Development of North East Circuits: Bhalukpong- Bomdila – Tawang Project & Nafra- Seppa- Pappu, Pasa, Pakke Valleys- Sangdupota- New Sagalee- Ziro- Yomcha Project”. These projects were jointly inaugurated by the Union Minister ...

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MoT rolls out online Certification programme for Tourist Facilitators

Incredible India Tourist Facilitator Certification (IITFC) Programme

The Union Tourism Secretary, Rashmi Verma rolled out the Incredible India Tourist Facilitator Certification (IITFC) Programme in New Delhi, on 15 November 2018. The Union Tourism Minister, K.J. Alphons, had earlier launched the IITFC on 27th September, 2018 on the occasion of National Tourism Awards function & World Tourism Day 2018. With its roll out, the participants will now be able ...

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Modi sarkar grants “In-principle” approval for leasing out six airports of AAI viz. Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Lucknow, Guwahati, Thiruvananthapuram and Mangaluru on PPP

Public Private Partnership Appraisal Committee (PPPAC

The increase in domestic and international air travel in India combined with congestion at most airports, and the strong traffic growth at the 5 airports which were privatised over a decade ago has attracted the attention of several international operators and investors. The airport sector is the top contender among infrastructure sectors in terms of international interest. International operators and ...

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Outbound Tourism Spending from Gulf is Six Times the Global Average: UNWTO Report

‘The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Outbound Travel Market’, a new report prepared by UNWTO and ETC with the support of Value Retail, examines the fast-growing outbound market of the GCC countries – Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates – with an additional focus on the image of Europe as a tourism destination. It finds that per-capita international tourism spending from the GCC was 6.5 times higher than the global average in 2017, with expenditure estimated to be more than USD 60 billion in 2017, up from USD 40 billion in 2010.

A new report from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the European Travel Commission (ETC) shows that outbound tourism from Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) – comprising six countries of the Arabian peninsula – has grown strongly in recent years, with international tourism expenditure surpassing USD 60 billion in 2017. ‘The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Outbound Travel Market’, a new report ...

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