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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 ...

Etihad Airways showcases new Boeing 787 and Boeing 777 freighter

India Aviation 2016 and Etihad Airways Etihad Airways showcases new Boeing 787 and Boeing 777 freighter

Etihad Airways is supporting India Aviation 2016 this week by proudly showcasing two of its newest aircraft – a Boeing 787 passenger jet and Boeing 777 freighter – at the country’s premier ...

India hospitality students heed advice of industry chief

India hospitality students heed advice of industry chief

Anil Mathur, eTN India Correspondent

INDIA (eTN) - Students of India’s hospitality industry have been advised to look for stability in their careers so that they can rise and make a significant contribution to the companies they ...

India: New economic revival through e-Visa

ITB Berlin 2016 India: New economic revival through e-Visa

BERLIN, Germany - Queues in front of the embassy? For travelers to India, that should be a thing of the past.

India’s IndiGo takes delivery of its first A320neo

India’s IndiGo takes delivery of its first A320neo

GURGAON, India - Biggest NEO customer becomes Asia’s first and world’s second A320neo operator

Air Astana launches new Diamond card status for Nomad Club members

Air Astana launches new Diamond card status for Nomad Club members

ASTANA, Kazakhstan - The new Diamond card status of the Nomad Club frequent flyer program offers exclusive benefits to Air Astana’s most loyal customers.

Buddhist monk arrested for possessing an elephant without licence in Sri Lanka

Buddhist monk arrested for possessing an elephant without licence in Sri Lanka

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Sri Lanka's police Wednesday arrested a high-profile monk for keeping an illegally captured baby elephant, in violation of strict laws protecting the animal in the mainly ...

Running for the spirit of India

Running for the spirit of India

Anil Mathur, eTN India Correspondent

INDIA (eTN) - The Spirit of India Run will be welcomed in Delhi on March 13. marathon runner, Pat Farmer from Australia, is covering 4,600 kms in 65 days, running about 70 kms a day.

Goa: An enclave of Europe on the Indian sub-continent

Goa: An enclave of Europe on the Indian sub-continent

Mario Masciullo, special to eTN

The state of Goa is hard to spot on the Indian map. It is a tiny dot quite different from the rest of the large country.

Grand Hyatt Goa hires new Director of Spa and Recreation

Grand Hyatt Goa hires new Director of Spa and Recreation

Anil Mathur, eTN India Correspondent

GOA, India - Grand Hyatt Goa has taken aboard the dynamic Alejandro J. Leo Cupul as the Director of Spa and Recreation to spearhead the Shamana Spa at the resort.

The dark side of a Bollywood superstar exposed

The dark side of a Bollywood superstar exposed

Following the Friday broadcast of a documentary on the CBC, the fifth estate program, Percy Shroff and Jimmy Mistry - two of the four dancers featured in the show - are calling on Shiamak Davar to ...

The Oberoi Group to manage a luxury resort in Maldives

The Oberoi Group to manage a luxury resort in Maldives

Subramanya Construction & Development Company Limited (SCDCL) and The Oberoi Group have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Government of Maldives to build a luxury resort in ...

Association of Domestic Tour Operators of India prepares for annual event

Association of Domestic Tour Operators of India prepares for annual event

Anil Mathur, eTN India Correspondent

INDIA (eTN) - The 7th convention and exhibition of the Association of Domestic Tour Operators of India (ADTOI) will be held from April 8 to 11 at the Ramada hotel in Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh, ...

Maldives team heading to Berlin to promote tourism at ITB

Maldives team heading to Berlin to promote tourism at ITB

Maldives Ministry of Tourism

Government officials and a technical team from the Maldives Marketing & Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC) and Ministry of Tourism (MOT) who will be attending the ITB Berlin fair has already ...

Iran means tourism: Don't believe what you hear otherwise

Iran opens for tourism, investment and a better image Iran means tourism: Don't believe what you hear otherwise

Ali Vaghefi, Iran Doostan Tours Co.

Tourism is big business in Iran. Iran is a country of vast diversity, great natural beauty and numerous heritage sites from ancient times.

Tourists flock to market festival in Delhi

Tourists flock to market festival in Delhi

Anil Mathur, eTN India Correspondent

The Jammu and Kashmir Food, Crafts and Culture festival opened in New Delhi, India, at the Dilli Haat, INA Market on March 1. It will run through March 15.

Reactions to India’s tourism budget

Reactions to India’s tourism budget

Anil Mathur, eTN India Correspondent

INDIA (eTN) - The Indian travel and hospitality industry has lamented that the union budget presented in Parliament on February 29 has not provided for any benefits for the industry.

Sri Lanka crowns new Ms. Tourism

Sri Lanka crowns new Ms. Tourism

Srilal Miththapala, eTN Sri Lanka Correspondent

SRI LANKA (eTN) - The elegant Vera Dijkstra, Ms. Netherlands, was crowned Ms. Tourism Sri Lanka International at a glittering ceremony.

Hospitality and tourism in India calls for better infrastructure

Hospitality and tourism in India calls for better infrastructure

Anil Mathur, eTN India Correspondent

INDIA (eTN) - K B Kachru, Chairman, South Asia, Carlson Rezidor Hotel group, which runs the Radisson and Country Inn chains among others, has called for greater investment in the infrastructure in ...

New initiative by former president: Crisis of a world in turmoil

New initiative by former president: Crisis of a world in turmoil

Seychelles’ founding, President Sir James Mancham, left Seychelles yesterday evening for New Delhi, India, where he has been invited to take part in a top-level dialogue styled the Raisina ...

Official: India to roll out National Tourism Policy "very soon"

Official: India to roll out National Tourism Policy "very soon"

NEW DELHI, India - The National Tourism Policy, which seeks to encourage domestic tourism and realise the potential of the sector as a major engine for economic growth, is expected to be put in ...

Pakistan travelers and tourists: Uber taxi soon to launch

Pakistan travelers and tourists: Uber taxi soon to launch

Dispatch News Desk

LAHORE, Pakistan - Lahore is becoming the most modern city in Pakistan regarding availability of world-class public transportation for travelers and tourists.

Crash landing  in Nepal

Crash landing in Nepal

An Air Kasthamandap aircraft bound to Jumla from Nepalgunj, with 11 people on board, including 2 crew members, has crash-landed in Kalikot district on Friday.

India extends E-visas to tourists from 37 more countries

India extends E-visas to tourists from 37 more countries

NEW DELHI, India - Electronic tourist visas (e-TVs) will be extended to citizens of 37 more countries from Friday, taking the total number to 150.

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