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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

MALDIVES - There is no denying it, the pristine turquoise waters of the Maldives captures everyone’s attention.

Interview - Ambassador of Uzbekistan in Pakistan: Uzbek tourism is the fastest-growing industry

Interview - Ambassador of Uzbekistan in Pakistan: Uzbek tourism is the fastest-growing industry

Agha Iqrar Haroon, Chief Editor, Dispatch News Desk (DND)

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - “Pakistan and Uzbekistan enjoy [an] exceptional bilateral relationship.

Asia's largest resort wear fashion fiesta beckons the lifestyle industry

2016 India Beach Fashion Week Asia's largest resort wear fashion fiesta beckons the lifestyle industry

MUMBAI, India - The most awaited summer fashion and lifestyle gala is all set to grip Goa and draw crowds to the 'sun n sand' city for a mesmerizing weekend with the India Beach Fashion Week ...

Eurasian Media Forum to coincide with Astana EXPO 2017

Eurasian Media Forum to coincide with Astana EXPO 2017

ASTANA, Kazakhstan - The annual East-West debates of the Eurasian Media Forum (EAMF) closed with an announcement that the next meeting will take place within the context of Kazakhstan's world ...

Lemon Tree Hotel Company names new President and Chief Revenue Officer

Lemon Tree Hotel Company names new President and Chief Revenue Officer

NEW DELHI, India - The Lemon Tree Hotel Company announced Vikramjit Singh as the President and Chief Revenue Officer of the Company.

It’s a new dawn for hospitality in Sri Lanka courtesy of Jetwing

Sunrise by Jetwing, Passikudah opens It’s a new dawn for hospitality in Sri Lanka courtesy of Jetwing

Jetwing Hotels

The never-ending beach lines of Sri Lanka are a wondrous sight. It is what makes this island nation unique, and better yet a most favored traveler destination.

Indian Railways launches tourist train for pilgrims

Indian Railways launches tourist train for pilgrims

NEW DELHI, India - Indian Railways has launched the Bharat Darshan Tourist train for pilgrims to visit Shirdi, Tirupati, Jagannath Puri, Gangasagar, Baidyanath Dham and Jyotirlingams among ...

Protest over entry fee hike closes Konark Sun Temple for tourists

Protest over entry fee hike closes Konark Sun Temple for tourists

KONARK, India - Famous Sun Temple in Odisha’s Konark remained out of bound for tourists for the second consecutive day today as activists of Konark Suraksha Samiti (KSS), continued their protest ...

India tourism: upbeat and optimistic

India tourism: upbeat and optimistic

Anil Mathur, eTN India Correspondent

INDIA (eTN) - India is upbeat and optimistic on the tourism front, with several new steps lined up, including events and funding in budgets to see that arrivals shoot up.

Kingfisher Airlines brands and trademarks fail to attract any bidders at auction

Kingfisher Airlines brands and trademarks fail to attract any bidders at auction

MUMBAI, India - Lenders failed to find any takers for brands and trademarks of the long-defunct Kingfisher Airlines at an e-auction Saturday with their efforts to recover a portion of over Rs ...

Central Bank: SriLankan Airlines' operating loss shrunk in 2015

Central Bank: SriLankan Airlines' operating loss shrunk in 2015

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - The operating loss suffered by Sri Lanka’s national carrier, SriLankan Airlines (SLA) has declined in 2015, largely due to the drop in operating expenditure supported by ...

Massive fire destroys New Delhi's National Museum of Natural History

Five firefighters injured in Indian museum fire Massive fire destroys New Delhi's National Museum of Natural History

NEW DELHI, India - A massive fire gutted a natural history museum in the Indian capital on Tuesday, destroying rare specimens of flora and fauna, the Indian environment minister said.

One year after Nepal's earthquake, eTN's plea to the global travel industry is on display in Kathmandu

One year after Nepal's earthquake, eTN's plea to the global travel industry is on display in Kathmandu

It's hard to understand. A year after the devastating earthquake in Nepal, the travel tourism industry in Nepal is functioning normally. Nepal is telling the world, we're open and ready for ...

Airline fires pilot for forcing flight attendant to sit with him in cockpit

Airline fires pilot for forcing flight attendant to sit with him in cockpit

NEW DELHI, India - The SpiceJet airline has sacked one of his pilots for allegedly asking the chief flight attendant of the flight to sit with him in the cockpit of a Boeing 737 flight.

Pacific World announces major expnsion in India

Pacific World announces major expnsion in India

Pacific World, the integrated global DMC and Event Management organization, which operates in 34 countries, today announced a major growth milestone in India.

Samsonite Introduces private tracking of your suitcase

Samsonite Introduces private tracking of your suitcase

Samsonite today announced the introduction of Track&Go, a sophisticated beacon device that can be built into Samsonite suitcases, allowing a case to be easily and privately tracked by its ...

European Parliament raises concerns about Baluchistan

European Parliament raises concerns about Baluchistan

During a debate in the European Parliament in Strasbourg on April 14, 2016, titled “Human Rights Situation in Pakistan: In Particular the attack in Lahore,” Alberto Cirio raised the issue of ...

UBM India's SATTE Mumbai West 2016 moves to BCEC

UBM India's SATTE Mumbai West 2016 moves to BCEC

MUMBAI, India - UBM India, organizer of South Asia's travel trade show SATTE, has announced change of location for its 5th edition of SATTE Mumbai West.

Pakistan passenger bus collision kills 18, injures 14

Pakistan passenger bus collision kills 18, injures 14

Eighteen people are dead and 14 others injured when a passenger bus collided with a truck in Pakistan’s east Faisalabad city on Wednesday morning.

India travel convention: Tapping domestic tourism

India travel convention: Tapping domestic tourism

Anil Mathur, eTN India Correspondent

The 7th convention of the Association of Domestic Tour Operators of India held in the temple town of Khajuraho in Madhya Pradesh from April 8 to 11 was significant in more ways than one.

Major earthquake in India, Afghanistan and Pakistan

Major earthquake in India, Afghanistan and Pakistan

The United States Geological Survey confirmed a magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck northeast of Kabul, Afghanistan, near the border with Pakistan.

Deadly Hindu temple fire: Major tourism attraction in Kerala in flames

Deadly Hindu temple fire: Major tourism attraction in Kerala in flames

So far over 77 are dead and more than 200 are injured in a deadly temple fire after firecrackers caused a massive blast. The fire broke out at 3 am, police said.

Bangladesh: Tourism sector must focus on MICE market

Dhaka Travel Mart 2016 Bangladesh: Tourism sector must focus on MICE market

DHAKA, Bangladesh - The tourism sector in Bangladesh should start working towards meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions, abbreviated as MICE, to give the largely untapped market a ...

After Airbus, Iran is now talking to Boeing

After Airbus, Iran is now talking to Boeing

Iran may develop a substantial market for importing aircrafts after decades of embargo rules. Airbus was already in Iran.

Tourism is growing: Seize the opportunity

Tourism is growing: Seize the opportunity

Anil Mathur, eTN India Correspondent

INDIA (eTN) - PATA CEO Mario Hardy and industry veteran John Koldowski will lead a seminar in New Delhi, India, on April 5 at The Park Hotel under the theme of “Tourism is growing, seize the ...

Maldives welcomes former Royal Air Force for 40th anniversary

Maldives welcomes former Royal Air Force for 40th anniversary

Maldives Ministry of Tourism

The former Royal Air Force (RAF) contingent is in Maldives for a reunion event to be held in Addu to commemorate the 40th anniversary of their departure from Gan.

India building up infrastructure to tourist locations

India building up infrastructure to tourist locations

Anil Mathur, eTN India Correspondent

INDIA (eTN) - The Delhi Government is proposing to spend Rs 10 crores on infrastructure development during 2016-17.

First Shangri-La resort in Sri Lanka opens in June

First Shangri-La resort in Sri Lanka opens in June

BEIJING, China - Opening on Sri Lanka's stunning southern coastline on 1 June 2016, Shangri-La's Hambantota Resort & Spa will offer unrivalled amenities and experiential activities and set a ...

Shangri-La's Hambantota Resort will open June 1 in Sri Lanka

Shangri-La's Hambantota Resort will open June 1 in Sri Lanka

Opening on Sri Lanka's southern coastline on June 1, 2016, Shangri-La's Hambantota Resort & Spa will set a new standard for hospitality in the "Pearl of the Indian Ocean." Spanning 145 acres, ...

Andhra Pradesh: More than 1.28 million tourists in 2015

Andhra Pradesh: More than 1.28 million tourists in 2015

The Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, continued to mesmerize millions of tourists across the globe by registering 1.28 million tourist arrivals in 2015, a growth of 30%.

US-Bangla Airlines about to launch Kathmandu air service

US-Bangla Airlines about to launch Kathmandu air service

US-Bangla Airlines, a private Bangladeshi carrier, has been granted operation authorization by Nepal to operate flights on the Kathmandu-Dhaka route.

A lot of new flights about to operate from Pulkovo Airport in St.Petersburg

A lot of new flights about to operate from Pulkovo Airport in St.Petersburg

Pulkovo Airport in St.Petersburg, Russia shifts to a spring-summer schedule.

Russia to Azerbaijan: 50 percent increase in airline travel

Russia to Azerbaijan: 50 percent increase in airline travel

Tourist flow from Russia to Azerbaijan will increase 50% this year. This is according to the Kommersant newspaper.

A state award for this Bek Air pilot saving 116 passengers this morning

A state award for this Bek Air pilot saving 116 passengers this morning

Kazakh pilots safely landed a passenger plane without the use of its front wheels after a malfunction in the aircraft’s front landing gear on Sunday.

Maldives showcasing travel products in Moscow

Maldives showcasing travel products in Moscow

Maldives Ministry of Tourism

MITT is one of the top five travel exhibitions in the world and is highly valued by the international tourism community. This is the 23rd edition of the show which began in 1994.

India's Tourism Ministry and Ecotourism Society sign Memorandum of Understanding

India's Tourism Ministry and Ecotourism Society sign Memorandum of Understanding

NEW DELHI, India - The Ministry of Tourism, Government of India signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Ecotourism Society of India (ESOI) to take its commitments to Responsible and ...

Airline receives bomb threats for ten flights

Airline receives bomb threats for ten flights

MUMBAI, India – Indian IndiGo airline received bomb warnings for at least 10 flights on Wednesday, local media reported.

Aviation Academy: Train in India

Aviation Academy: Train in India

The flying training industry has been challenged and is an often-ignored industry.

Happy New Year Iran!

Happening today: No-Rooz means New Year's and is also big for tourists in Iranians everywhere Happy New Year Iran!

Leader of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, started addressing a large crowd of Iranian pilgrims at the Imam Reza holy shrine in the northwestern city of Mashhad on the ...

Airbus: Maintenance and training center in India

Airbus: Maintenance and training center in India

This investment in a training center is a key strategic Airbus initiative in line with the country’s “Skill India” program launched in 2015 by the Indian Government to develop a wide range ...

Minister: Pakistan "has no objection over holidays observed on religious festivals of minorities"

Minister: Pakistan "has no objection over holidays observed on religious festivals of minorities"

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Minority communities in Pakistan will have public holidays on Holi, Diwali and Easter festivals after the country's parliament on Tuesday adopted a resolution to this ...

Qatar Airways showcases its ultra-modern A350 at India Aviation 2016

Qatar Airways showcases its ultra-modern A350 at India Aviation 2016

HYDERABAD, India – Qatar Airways marked its return to the India Aviation International Exhibition and Conference with the display of its A350 new-generation aircraft for medium- to long-haul ...

Iran is planning to reset the clock on its civil aviation industry

Iran is planning to reset the clock on its civil aviation industry

The lifting of sanctions against Iran has sent a wave of opportunities for the global aviation industry, and companies are already lining up to make the most of one of the largest emerging markets ...

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