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Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa; New GM appointed

Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa; New GM appointed

Mr Silvestri officially started his role on 01st April 2015

Hyatt opens new hotel in Western India

Hyatt opens new hotel in Western India

CHICAGO, IL - Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced today the official opening of Hyatt Regency Ahmedabad, the second Hyatt-branded property in Ahmedabad and the first Hyatt Regency-branded hotel to ...

Landing gear failed: 59 Jet Airways passengers in India lucky to be ok

Landing gear failed: 59 Jet Airways passengers in India lucky to be ok

Passengers on Jet Airways' Khajuraho flight in India noticed smoke on the left wheel, the left landing gear collapsed, and a hydraulic leak, when flight 9# 2423 landed at at Khajurao airport in ...

World Economic Forum on urban development for inclusive growth in India

World Economic Forum on urban development for inclusive growth in India

The World Economic Forum recommends three actions the government of India can consider to deliver inclusive urban growth.

India may lift foreign loan limit for airlines

India may lift foreign loan limit for airlines

NEW DELHI, India - The civil aviation ministry has sought approval of the finance ministry to increase the $300-million cap for raising of foreign funds for working capital requirements by ...

Goa cabbie speaks on travel, tourism and the Russian visitors

Most Goa Tourists are Russians and what it takes to have them coming to India Goa cabbie speaks on travel, tourism and the Russian visitors

Taxi drivers are the first line of the travel and tourism destination. In Goa India a cab driver speaks out on his frustration on the absense of Russian visitors to this Indian State.

Cinnamon red Colombo emerges as Best New Hotel (Mid-Market Segment) in South Asia

Cinnamon red Colombo emerges as Best New Hotel (Mid-Market Segment) in South Asia

COLOMBO - Cinnamon red Colombo, part of the dynamic Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts chain, won the “Best New Hotel of the Year” award in the “Mid-Market” segment at the 11th Hotel Investment ...

Follow-up to Obama-Modi talks net higher FAA status for India

India travel and tourism receive a boost Follow-up to Obama-Modi talks net higher FAA status for India

By Anil Mathur, eTN India Correspondent

INDIA (eTN) - India and the US are to set up a joint working group to explore greater productive cooperation in the civil aviation sector between the two countries.

Sri Lanka: Tourist arrivals grow by 18 percent

Sri Lanka: Tourist arrivals grow by 18 percent

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Whilst tourist arrivals have soared by 18% in the month of March to 157,051 and cumulative as at end 1st quarter to 478,838 with a growth of 13.6% theses numbers are not ...

Carlson Rezidor focuses on growth in South and West India

Carlson Rezidor focuses on growth in South and West India

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the world's largest and most dynamic hotel groups, today announced it is strengthening its leadership position in India by growing its presence in state ...

Carles Puyol attracts 1 million views to Sri Lanka

Carles Puyol attracts 1 million views to Sri Lanka

The World Cup winning soccer star of Spain, Carles Puyol, who was on a holiday on the south coast of Sri Lanka, hosted two beautiful experiences in Sri Lanka that garnered 1058,576 views and ...

Sri Lanka tourist arrivals have some amazing numbers

Sri Lanka tourist arrivals have some amazing numbers

While tourist arrivals have soared by 18% in the month of March to 157,051 and cumulative as of the end of the 1st quarter to 478,838 with a growth of 13.6%, these numbers are not reflective in ...

eTN to support Kazakhstan International Tourism & Travel Fair as media partner

eTN to support Kazakhstan International Tourism & Travel Fair as media partner

eTurboNews (eTN) announced it is a supporter of the 15th annual Kazakhstan International Tourism & Travel Fair (KITF) as a media partner.

Minister: We will combat terrorism by means of tourism

Minister: We will combat terrorism by means of tourism

SRINAGAR, India - Union Minister for Tourism Mahesh Sharma on Sunday said the Center will "combat terrorism" in Jammu and Kashmir with tourism and advised Pakistan to mind its own business.

Tourists returning to Kashmir

Tourists returning to Kashmir

SRINAGAR, India - With weather showing improvement after a weeklong heavy rainfall which created a flood like situation in Kashmir, the tourists have started confirming bookings to Kashmir to get ...

THAI statement regarding ICAO USOAP findings on Thai DCA

THAI statement regarding ICAO USOAP findings on Thai DCA

Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI) today issued the following statement regarding ICAO USOAP (International Civil Aviation Organization Universal Safety Oversight Audit ...

Air Astana: New service to Paris

Air Astana: New service to Paris

Air Astana, Kazakhstan’s Skytrax award-winning carrier, launched a new three-times-a-week service from Astana to Paris on March 29, 2015.

The perfect fit for families –  Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives

The perfect fit for families – Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives

Centara’s highly-regarded Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives is now offering families an extremely attractive holiday package, which during the promotional period allows families with ...

KITF 2015 in Republic of Kazakhstan

KITF 2015 in Republic of Kazakhstan

Around 500 companies will exhibit this year from over 40 countries, including the tourism boards of Andalucia (Spain) and Frankfurt (Germany), who will be exhibiting for the first time.

Sri Lanka Tourism enters the $40 bn cruiseline business

Sri Lanka Tourism enters the $40 bn cruiseline business

Sri Lanka Tourism is partnering top blue-chip companies to enter the lucrative 40 billion dollar cruise line business that is estimated to carry 22.3 million passengers, with the market growing at ...

Uzbekistan reveals the beauty of Fam Tours

Uzbekistan reveals the beauty of Fam Tours

SAMARKAND, Uzbekistan – Uzbekistan Familiarization Tours (Fam Tours) for Nuvroz were successfully conducted by from March 17 to March 23, reports the Dispatch News Desk.

India Tourism Minister wants best from cuisine industry

India Tourism Minister wants best from cuisine industry

By Anil Mathur, eTN India Correspondent

INDIA (eTN) – India Tourism Minister Mahesh Sharma has stressed the need to pay greater attention to food safety issues to get the best out of the growing cuisine and food industry, which has ...

New Federation of Hospitality and Tourism of Rajasthan in charge of promoting tourism

New Federation of Hospitality and Tourism of Rajasthan in charge of promoting tourism

By Anil Mathur, eTN India Correspondent

Rajasthan, one of the major destinations for tourists visiting India, has a new body to overlook tourism promotion.

High taxes make India one of the costliest tourist destinations in the world

High taxes make India one of the costliest tourist destinations in the world

NEW DELHI, India - Boosting tourism may be high on the agenda of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government, but the higher tax regime has made India one of the costliest destinations in the ...

22 dead in train derailment

22 dead in train derailment

At least 22 are dead in a train derailment near Rae Bareli in Uttar Pradesh.

Happy Navruz: A festival of colors and foods

Happy Navruz: A festival of colors and foods

By Agha Iqrar Haroon

Navruz celebrations have started all over Central Asia, and cities are decorated, giving a feel of a bride entering into a new phase of her life.

Sri Lanka launches new product: Ramanya Trail

Sri Lanka launches new product: Ramanya Trail

Post the visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the different agreement signed with His Excellency the President Maithripala Sirisena, the energetic Sri Lanka Tourism Promotions Bureau ...

Protecting against the swine flu in India

Travel to India Protecting against the swine flu in India

By Elisabeth Lang, reporting from India

DELHI, Uttar Pradesh, India - The outbreak of the swine flu and its victims in India were already a big issue on TV news and in newspapers last month.

Swine flu scans delay flights for hours at New Delhi airport

Swine flu scans delay flights for hours at New Delhi airport

NEW DELHI, India - If you thought only MPs and other VVIPs delay flights, it's time to meet the medics of the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport.

India tourism: A one-night stand?

India tourism: A one-night stand?

By Anil Mathur, eTN India Correspondent

India’s Tourism Minister, Mahesh Sharma, has proposed that the country go in for SMART goals, rather than plan big projects, which may not be implemented in a designated time frame.

Two churches bombed during Sunday prayer service

Two churches bombed during Sunday prayer service

By Agha Iqrar Haroon, eTN Pakistan Correspondent

At least 15 persons, including a child and two policemen, were killed, while more than 70 others sustained injuries in blasts near 2 churches in the Youhanabad area of Lahore, Pakistan, on ...

New network to support Sri Lankan tourism

New network to support Sri Lankan tourism

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - The Small and Medium Enterprises Network of Tourism Sri Lanka (SMENTS) has been established to connect and showcase stakeholders at regional, intra-regional, and international ...

Colombo Fashion Week 2015

Colombo Fashion Week 2015

Overall tourism arrivals spiked up by 16.7% to 165,541 arrivals in February 2015 with India growing by 14.1% and China by a staggering 165%.

2015: The year of elections in Central Asia and what it means for tourism

2015: The year of elections in Central Asia and what it means for tourism

By Agha Iqrar Haroon

The year 2015 can be considered as the year of elections in Central Asia as Tajikistan has already gone through peaceful parliamentary elections, Uzbekistan is ready to elect a new President on ...

New Sri Lanka tourism chief, new spirits - launches new business model

New Sri Lanka tourism chief, new spirits - launches new business model

The Sri Lanka Tourism Promotions Bureau Chief, Dr.

German government supports the new Sri Lanka vision on tourism

German government supports the new Sri Lanka vision on tourism

One of the key invites at the reception of the inaugural day reception hosted by the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau together with the High Commission of Sri Lanka in Germany was a delegation ...

Sustainability is a way of life for Sri Lanka

ITB: Sri Lanka Minister for Tourism and Sports Navin Dissanayake Sustainability is a way of life for Sri Lanka

On the invitation of the institute for cultural diplomacy in Berlin the Minister for Tourism and Sports, Navin Dissanayake, mentioned that ceylon tea or the apparel industry of Sri Lanka, which ...

India expanding tourist offerings in Goa

India expanding tourist offerings in Goa

By Anil Mathur, eTN India Correspondent

INDIA (eTN) - Goa, a popular tourist destination in west India, was once ruled by the Portuguese.

Professional crumple of The International Ecotourism Society: Inevitable?

Professional crumple of The International Ecotourism Society: Inevitable?

By Agha Iqrar Haroon

As differences between The International Ecotourism Society (TIES) sitting leadership and ecotourism practitioners were increasing, was the professional crumple of this organization ...

Sri Lanka Tourism and Tea Board in a Rs.1bn tie up

Sri Lanka Tourism and Tea Board in a Rs.1bn tie up

Sri Lanka Tourism promotions bureau(SLTPB) whose focus is to drive Sri Lanka as destination brand globally, has extended it's support to build ceylon tea in each of the 47 key travel and tourism ...

India ready to host Global Exhibition on Tourism

GET India India ready to host Global Exhibition on Tourism

By Anil Mathur, eTN India Correspondent

INDIA (eTN) - India is getting ready to host the Global Exhibition on Tourism, GET India, from April 23 to 25, 2015, at the Pragati Maidan in New Delhi.

A tale of two elephants

A tale of two elephants

By Srilal Miththapala, eTN Sri Lanka Correspondent

This is a sad story about two elephants who live at the Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage (PEO) and the Ele-phant Transit Home (ETH) respectively.

India tourism industry disappointed in service tax increase

India tourism industry disappointed in service tax increase

By Anil Mathur, eTN India Correspondent

INDIA (eTN) - Even though the India Finance Minister, Mr.

Russian consul: Goa's taxi drivers to blame for decline in Russian tourists

Russian consul: Goa's taxi drivers to blame for decline in Russian tourists

CALANGUTE, India - It's not the devalued ruble, but Goa's unruly taxi drivers who are to blame for the decline in Russian charter tourist arrivals, according to Russian consul in Goa, Vikram ...

Pakistan International Airline cancels flights to Bangladesh until March 10

Pakistan International Airline cancels flights to Bangladesh until March 10

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Pakistan International Airline (PIA) has canceled all of its schedule flights to Bangladesh until March 10 to protest the humiliation and harassment of its country manager in ...

UK travelers to woo Sri Lanka

UK travelers to woo Sri Lanka

With the view of developing new product segment for UK travelers, Sri Lanka Tourism took a strategic decision in partnership with the industry to showcase Sri Lanka as a premium travel destination ...

India's tourism industry reacts to railway budget

India's tourism industry reacts to railway budget

By Anil Mathur, eTN India Correspondent

INDIA (eTN) - Reaction of the India’s tourism industry on the railway budget has swift in response to its announcement in Parliament on February 26, 2015.

Taking protective measures against swine flu in India

Taking protective measures against swine flu in India

LAHORE, Pakistan - The government of Punjab in Pakistan is taking protective measures after cases of the swine flu in India have been reported, said a press handout released by official ...

Pakistan’s national airline under huge debt

Pakistan’s national airline under huge debt

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) is under the debt of over $288 million (Rs. 288 billion).

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