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India launches Asiatic Lion Conservation Project to help sustain Gir pride in its natural habitat

Gujarat Tourism

Asiatic lions that once ranged from Persia (Iran) to Palamau in Eastern India were almost driven to extinction by indiscriminate hunting and habitat loss. A single population of less than 50 lions persisted in the Gir forests of Gujarat by late 1890’s. With timely and stringent protection offered by the State Government and the Center Government, Asiatic lions have increased ...

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MHA approves new tourist and trekking routes in Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir

Phyang Leh Ladakh

Buoyed by the success of many tourism initiatives under Prime Minister’s Development Package-2015, the Government of J&K has taken yet another leap by proposing to open up more tourists/trekking routes in the region of Ladakh with the aim of recapturing the glory, rich culture and beauty of the region. With the objective of giving fillip to the tourism sector and ...

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flydubai launches new routes to Europe; set to commence Flights to Naples and Budapest in June 2019

flydubai-Emirates Partnership

Dubai-based airline flydubai has announced the start of flights to Budapest in Hungary and Naples in Italy. flydubai will operate up to five flights a week to Naples from 04 June 2019 becoming the first UAE carrier to offer direct flights. Daily flights to Budapest will start on 27 June 2019 and will be in addition to the current service ...

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Malaysia eye 12% incremental of passenger’s load from India in 2019

Deputy Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Malaysia, YB Tuan Muhammad Bakhtiar bin Wan Chik

The “Malaysia Fantastic Deals” package was launched on 13 December 2018 to promote more value-for-money holiday packages to Malaysia for tourists from India. The campaign was officiated by Tuan Syed Yahya Syed Othman, Director of Package Development Division, Tourism Malaysia, and Manoj Mehta, Country manager, Malindo Air. The initiative sees Tourism Malaysia in partnership with Malindo Air and several popular hotels ...

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‘Haj 2019 likely to witness growth in women applying for Haj without Mehram’

Haj and Umrah Minister of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Union Minister for Minority Affairs, Government of India Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi,  and Haj and Umrah Minister of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Dr Mohammad Saleh bin Taher Benten signed bilateral annual Haj 2019 agreement between India and Saudi Arabia at Jeddah on 13 December 2018. Naqvi said that the Saudi Arabia Government has always played active and effective role to ensure ...

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Usher in New Year like millennials with Made in India spirit from Chandon

Brut, Rosé and Délice from Chandon India

Chandon on the occasion of its 5th anniversary in India is set to add one more world-class, premium quality sparkling offering in its product line-up in the form of a new SKU. It was in the late 1950s, Moet&Chandon, the world’s leading Champagne House since 1743, began exploring the potential for producing world-class sparkling wines outside of the Champagne region, under the ‘Chandon’ name. The ...

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Siris, Evergreen acquire Travelport, deal valued at $4.4 billion

Evergreen Coast Capital Corp

Travelport Worldwide, a leading travel technology company, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by affiliates of Siris Capital Group  and Evergreen Coast Capital (“Evergreen”) in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $4.4 billion. Evergreen is the private equity affiliate of Elliott Management Corporation (“Elliott”). Under the terms of the agreement, Siris and Evergreen will acquire ...

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Ginger plans rapid expansion, add luxury to affordability in line with Aspiration 2022

Indian Hotels

Ginger Hotels with a pan India presence of 45 hotels across 32 cities with another 11 under development- opened its first prototype hotel with a complete new brand identity at Panjim Goa after an intensive repositioning exercise. Going forward the entire current portfolio of the other 45 plus hotels will be repositioned reflecting the new brand identity and brand promise. Ginger will ...

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Zanzibar calls on India Inc and discerning travellers

Jilesh Babla- India Representative- Zanzibar

All developed and emerging markets today are well versed with the India’s growing economy and burgeoning outbound travel market. In fact, almost all countries want to participate and gain from India’s growth story. In this league are many destinations that want to attract Indian Industrialists and also attract discerning Indian tourists to there shores. On night of 24 November 2018, ...

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Cox & Kings powers ‘Tour to Feast’ to redefine Indian Culinary Tourism

unique culinary tours in India crafted by hand-picked food experts

Indian cuisine is as diverse as the country itself! Each state has a distinctive culinary journey that reflects the rich cultural identity and fascinating history of India.  Tour to Feast, powered by Cox & Kings was launched to introduce travelers to unique handcrafted delicious journeys across India’s most popular culinary destinations, with a slice of history. Each of these journeys is ...

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Singapore Tourism Board partners Ola to drive more Indian visitors home, build on ‘Passion Made Possible Possible’ campaign

Ola says SINGAPORE

The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) today announced a partnership with one of the world’s largest ride-hailing companies, Ola. As a part of this partnership, Ola will run a campaign from 1 to 15 December 2018 on its platforms across 19 cities in West and Central India for its customers to win a trip to Singapore. Ola users will have to take a ...

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Need is to strengthen link between tourism, culture and local community stakeholders: UNWTO/UNESCO Conference

Cultural Tourism Sustains Communities and Living Heritage

The third cultural tourism conference (3-5 December) organised jointly between the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) concluded today in Istanbul, Turkey. Participants declared their support for cultural tourism as a driver for safeguarding living heritage, catalyzing creativity in cities, and spreading tourism’s socioeconomic benefits to all. A key conclusion from the ...

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