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Terror attack: 80 killed, 230 injured in Kabul suicide bombings

Terror attack: 80 killed, 230 injured in Kabul suicide bombings

KABUL, Afghanistan - At least 80 people were killed and 231 injured when a huge blast rocked a mass demonstration in the Afghan capital, Kabul, the Interior Ministry has announced.

Kazakhstan showcasing future energy in tourism

Kazakhstan showcasing future energy in tourism

A photo exhibition, Kazakhstan – a country of the Great Steppe, featuring the amazing nature scenery of the republic has opened in Nikolskaya Street next to the Metro Station Revolution ...

Exotic Wedding Planning Conference to open in Goa

Exotic Wedding Planning Conference to open in Goa

The big fat Indian wedding market is growing exponentially at the rate of 25 to 30 percent annually, and it is worth Rs. 100,000 to Rs.

Airlines CEO says: Pakistan Airlines on path of change

Airlines CEO says: Pakistan Airlines on path of change

DND

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the national flag carrier Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), Bernd Hildenbrand, has disclosed that the carrier has started earning a profit while ...

Failing flights between Tajikistan and Pakistan

Failing flights between Tajikistan and Pakistan

DND

Efforts to save failing flights between Tajikistan and Pakistan are not hitting the financial mark, according to a report published in an Islamabad-based online newspaper, even though fare for a ...

India’s travel agents and airlines’ top brass come together

India’s travel agents and airlines’ top brass come together

Anil Mathur, eTN India Correspondent

INDIA (eTN) - In a rare, unusual event, India’s travel agents and airlines’ top brass sat together today, July 13, to discuss issues and see how both the segments can grow together and help ...

GBTA: India poised to be top six business travel market by 2019

GBTA: India poised to be top six business travel market by 2019

NEW DELHI & MUMBAI, India - The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) Foundation, the voice of the global business travel industry, today announced the results of its latest GBTA BTI ...

Air Astana celebrates Skytrax succes for fifth consecutive year

Air Astana celebrates Skytrax succes for fifth consecutive year

ASTANA, Kazakhstan - Air Astana, the flag carrier of Kazakhstan, continues to be recognised for service excellence, with this year’s Skytrax World Airline Awards event seeing a 4 Star rating, ...

India's first travel wedding show a hit with buyers and sellers

India's Travel Wedding Show 2016 India's first travel wedding show a hit with buyers and sellers

NEW DELHI, India - The first edition of Travel Wedding Show 2016, a B2B meetings platform for buyers and suppliers of the wedding segment, witnessed participation of 28 suppliers and an equal ...

Kashmir protests: Eight killed, 200 injured as Indian troops open fire

Kashmir protests: Eight killed, 200 injured as Indian troops open fire

SRINAGAR, India - Eight people have been killed and at least 200 others injured in fresh clashes between protesters and police in the Indian-administered Kashmir.

Cinnamon Bey Beruwala resort steams ahead with new initiatives

Cinnamon Bey Beruwala resort steams ahead with new initiatives

Green Globe

LOS ANGELES, California - Cinnamon Bey Beruwala is one of the largest resorts along the southern coastline of Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka tourism takes a good hard look at British tourist arrivals

Sri Lanka tourism takes a good hard look at British tourist arrivals

Srilal Miththapala, eTN Sri Lanka Correspondent

Traditionally the UK has been an important market for Sri Lanka, generating about 18% of the total arrivals to Sri Lanka in 2008.

Top speakers announced for ACI Conference on Investing in Airports

Top speakers announced for ACI Conference on Investing in Airports

Confirmed high level speakers for the second annual Investing in Airports conference, taking place in Goa, India from 6 - 8 December 2016, were announced today.

Bangladesh Prime Minister: ISIS terrorists "tarnishing the image of Islam"

Bangladesh Prime Minister: ISIS terrorists "tarnishing the image of Islam"

DHAKA, Bangladesh - Hours after Daesh terrorists killed 20 hostages in a café in the capital, Dhaka, Bangladesh’s Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wazed says the militants are "tarnishing" the ...

The life story of a captive elephant

The life story of a captive elephant

As a sustainable travel and leisure solutions provider, Saraii Village is leading an initiative to organize a series of awareness programs on "Eradicating Cruelty to Animals."

Terror attack in Dhaka, Bangladesh: ISIS claims credit again

Terror attack in Dhaka, Bangladesh: ISIS claims credit again

ISIS terrorists are once claiming credit for an attack that occurred today in the Holey Artisan Bakery cafe in the diplomatic quarter of the Bangaladesh capital at 9:20 pm local time.

A350 delivered to Ethiopian Airlines

A350 delivered to Ethiopian Airlines

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Africa Correspondent

Star Alliance member Ethiopian Airlines yesterday took delivery of Africa's first Airbus A350XWB, being launch customer for the continent.

Travel agents are protesting in Delhi

Travel agents are protesting in Delhi

Anil Mathur, eTN India Correspondent

The Jantar Mantar observatory complex in the heart of New Delhi is often the venue for protests on political and other issues.

Institute of Hospitality Lanka International Branch opens “Manager’s Tool Chest”

Institute of Hospitality Lanka International Branch opens “Manager’s Tool Chest”

The Institute of Hospitality (IOH), Lanka International Branch, recently concluded its first middle-managers program to develop professionalism among hotel managers in Sri Lanka.

Birth place of Lord Rama: Tourist destination

Birth place of Lord Rama: Tourist destination

Anil Mathur, eTN India Correspondent

Ayodhya, the birth place of Lord Rama, 150 kms from Lucknow, capital of Uttar Pradesh, is being promoted as a tourism destination, with a day-long tour and walk.

Nazarbayev: Astana International Financial Center will be based on EXPO-2017 infrstructure

Nazarbayev: Astana International Financial Center will be based on EXPO-2017 infrstructure

SAINT PETERSBURG, Russia - Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev is confident that businessmen will be interested in the international financial center to be created in Astana based on the ...

Philippines' Tourism returns to India with four-city roadshow

Philippines' Tourism returns to India with four-city roadshow

MANILA, Philippines - Buoyed by the success of its roadshow this February, The Department of Tourism (DOT), Philippines is back with yet another four-city roadshow for the travel trade in India ...

Kazakhstan abolished visa regime for 20 developed countries

Kazakhstan abolished visa regime for 20 developed countries

Tourism Kazakhstan and open borders without visa requirements for 20 countries is a response by the government in this former Soviet Republic to create a favorable condition for foreign ...

Doorman clocks 50 years of service at Sri Lankan Heritage Hotel

Doorman clocks 50 years of service at Sri Lankan Heritage Hotel

It has been 50 years since Mr. Banda lugged his first barrel of beer into the tap room at the Galle Face Hotel.

GoAir inaugurates night flights from Srinagar

GoAir inaugurates night flights from Srinagar

SRINAGAR, India - GoAir is the first airline to offer late evening/night operations to Srinagar.

Kazakhstan continues steps to ease visa regime

Kazakhstan continues steps to ease visa regime

PARIS, France – The delegation from Kazakhstan took part in the 159th General Assembly of Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) in Paris.

Astana Economic Forum - a dialogue platform for tackling global challenges

Astana Economic Forum - a dialogue platform for tackling global challenges

ASTANA, Kazakhstan - The Astana Economic Forum 2016 under the theme "New economic reality: diversification, innovation and knowledge economy" has finished its work.

9-year-old joins Lufthansa’s cabin crew

9-year-old joins Lufthansa’s cabin crew

Anil Mathur, eTN India Correspondent

INDIA (eTN) - Nine-year old Yashas Dassani from Mumbai, India, got a unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be part of the cabin crew on a recent Frankfurt-Mumbai flight of Lufthansa, when he ...

Messe Frankfurt's strong growth metrics indicate its growing market position in India

Messe Frankfurt's strong growth metrics indicate its growing market position in India

Today, and on every day of the year, an average of 85 major trade shows take place in the economic centers of the world.

UN: Astana EXPO-2017 will become a platform for discussion of important energy initiatives

UN: Astana EXPO-2017 will become a platform for discussion of important energy initiatives

The International Specialized Exhibition Astana EXPO-2017 aims to draw the attention of the world community to energy challenges in developing countries.

Rajasthan: Where are our foreign tourists

Rajasthan: Where are our foreign tourists

Anil Mathur, eTN India

Rajasthan, a prime Indian tourist attraction for decades is known Taj Mahal and its colours, festivals and heritage.

Shangri-La's Hambantota Resort and Spa Opens in Sri Lanka

Hotels in Sri Lanka Shangri-La's Hambantota Resort and Spa Opens in Sri Lanka

The 300-room beachfront Shangri-La's Hambantota Resort & Spa opened yesterday on a 145-acre former coconut plantation on the southern coastline of Sri Lanka.

Nepal welcomes travelers with disabilities and is reaching out to trade and media

Nepal welcomes travelers with disabilities and is reaching out to trade and media

"It is important for us in Nepal to open up our Destination Nepal for accessible / Inclusive Tourism.

Popular Russian stars to bounce at the ‘Heat’ festival in Baku

Popular Russian stars to bounce at the ‘Heat’ festival in Baku

Residents and guests of Baku will be witnesses to another great event this summer.

Paint the Caspian Sea into your favourable colour!

Paint the Caspian Sea into your favourable colour!

Baku is to host an unusual Holi Colour Festival Azerbaijan 2016 on June 25. During this compelling event, the participants throw coloured powders, painting everything around with bright ...

Formula 1 in Azerbaijan – Fernando Alonso: “Everything will be different in Baku”

Formula 1 in Azerbaijan – Fernando Alonso: “Everything will be different in Baku”

For the first time in its history Azerbaijan is preparing to host the European Grand Prix in Formula-1 to be held in Baku on June 17-19.

Azerbaijani beaches ready to welcome guests

Azerbaijani beaches ready to welcome guests

Beach season in Azerbaijan officially starts in early June and lasts until the end of September.

Air Astana from Kazakhstan has a reason to celebrate today

Air Astana from Kazakhstan has a reason to celebrate today

Air Astana, flag carrier of Kazakhstan, is celebrating 14 years of successful and safe operation this month.

Civil Aviation Authority of Mongolia issues official statement

Civil Aviation Authority of Mongolia issues official statement

The Civil Aviation Authority responded to a recent press release on eTN by Astana, the national carrier for Kazakhstan, after the airline canceled a nonstop flight to Mongolia.

Jet Airways Group declares record profit of $185 million

Jet Airways Group declares record profit of $185 million

MUMBAI, India - Jet Airways Group today declared a highest ever annual profit in its history for the year ended March 31, 2016, and thereby achieved return to profitability a year earlier than the ...

Cooperation: Astana EXPO-2017 and EXPO 2020 Dubai

Cooperation: Astana EXPO-2017 and EXPO 2020 Dubai

Reem Al-Hashimi, Minister of State and Director General of Bureau Expo Dubai 2020 Managing Director of the Dubai World Expo 2020, spoke very highly of Kazakhstan's efforts to prepare for the ...

India tourism: Hotel inventory looking pretty

India tourism: Hotel inventory looking pretty

Anil Mathur, eTN India Correspondent

INDIA (eTN) - Lucknow, the city of Nawabs - royalty of yesteryears - capital of Uttar Pradesh in north India, has been adding to its hotel inventory in a bid to cater to and expand its leisure and ...

India issues warnings of “severe heatwave”

India issues warnings of “severe heatwave”

NEW DELHI, India - Over 2,000 people died last year when India suffered one of its deadliest heatwaves.

India's National Tourism Policy: Where does the MICE industry fit in?

India's National Tourism Policy: Where does the MICE industry fit in?

Anil Mathur, eTN India Correspondent

INDIA (eTN) - India is keen to promote MICE tourism, and this will be reflected in the soon-to-be-unveiled National Tourism Policy.

Astana to Unlanbaatar: Air Astana forced to cancel air route

Astana to Unlanbaatar: Air Astana forced to cancel air route

Air Astana regrets to inform that it has been forced to cancel the planned launch of flights connecting the capitals of Kazakhstan and Mongolia with direct Astana-Ulaanbaatar flights starting from ...

New GM and team at flagship hotel in India

New GM and team at flagship hotel in India

Anil Mathur, eTN India Correspondent

The India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) Ltd. announced the appointment of a new General Manager at The Ashok New Delhi, the flagship of the ITDC.

Airline fires two, suspends three of its ground staff over airport security breach

Airline fires two, suspends three of its ground staff over airport security breach

SRINAGAR, India - IndiGo airlines has terminated two of its ground staff besides suspending three more employees at the Srinagar airport for a week over security breach last month.

Lufthansa plane stuck on Mumbai airport's tarmac for 12 hours

Lufthansa plane stuck on Mumbai airport's tarmac for 12 hours

MUMBAI, India - It took nearly 12 hours to move a Lufthansa aircraft stuck in the tarmac of Mumbai airport on Friday night.

Manta rays, eagle rays, whale sharks… Oh my!

Tips from Centara Maldives experts and enthusiasts Manta rays, eagle rays, whale sharks… Oh my!

Centara Hotels & Resorts

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