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Flights between Tashkent and Lahore strengthens tourism

Flights between Tashkent and Lahore strengthens tourism

Dispatch News Desk

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Uzbekistan Airways will resume its flights from Tashkent to Lahore from July 20, 2016.

Prices expected to drop further in the Indian taxi market

Prices expected to drop further in the Indian taxi market

The Indian cab market has seen extreme rapid growth of organized players, with a substantial amount of investor-driven funds riding on them.

Rwanda targets Indian tourists and investors

Rwanda targets Indian tourists and investors

The High Commission of Rwanda in India in cooperation with the Rwanda Development Board (RDB) turned their vision towards the Indian travel trade to promote Rwanda as a new destination for tourism ...

Deadly Plane crash in Nepal: Tourists killed

Deadly Plane crash in Nepal: Tourists killed

This may be another blow to travel and tourism to Nepal.

OTM 2016 ends on a hugely upbeat note from global sellers

OTM 2016 ends on a hugely upbeat note from global sellers

After three days of hustle and bustle on the show floor, OTM 2016, India’s biggest outbound travel mart, ended on an upbeat note with exhibiting companies armed with greater enthusiasm for a ...

Clean tourist spots in India: There's an app for that

Clean tourist spots in India: There's an app for that

Anll Mathur, eTN India Correspondent

INDIA (eTN) - India has launched a 24/7 toll-free help line to promote clean tourist spots.

Pakistan receives loan from China for first mass-transit line

Pakistan receives loan from China for first mass-transit line

Dispatch News Desk

LAHORE, Pakistan - Exim Bank of China has given its consent to release a Rs162 billion loan to the Punjab government as part of the country’s first mass-rapid-transit train system that will ...

India Travel and Tourism target auto drivers

India Travel and Tourism target auto drivers

Anil Mathur, eTN India Correspondent

INDIA (eTN) - In a unique initiative, and as part of efforts to reach out to all tourism stakeholders, India’s Pink auto drivers of Bhubaneshwar were the “target” of an orientation program ...

Blockage and damage: Over 10 million people are without water in India's capital

Blockage and damage: Over 10 million people are without water in India's capital

NEW DELHI, India - More than 10 million people in India's capital are without water despite the army regaining control of its key water source after protests, officials say.

Maldives Tourism wins prestigious award at OneWorld Travel Mart

Maldives Tourism wins prestigious award at OneWorld Travel Mart

Maldives Ministry of Tourism

Maldives was featured in a stand space of 60 sqm designed and tailored to portray the uniqueness of the destination using eye-catching photos of the beautiful destination.

SriLankan Airlines reversing plans to discontinue or reduce European flights

SriLankan Airlines reversing plans to discontinue or reduce European flights

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - SriLankan Airlines, looking for ways to cut huge losses and debt accumulated during the last regime, this week decided to continue flying to key European destinations, barring ...

Kashmir tourist arrivals up 60 percent

Kashmir tourist arrivals up 60 percent

SRINAGAR, India - In what would warm the cockles of tourism traders, the tourist arrivals to Kashmir in February so far have gone up by an impressive 60 percent.

Will Pakistan Airways replace Pakistan International Airlines?

Privatization of PIA to Qatar Airways completes by March 2016 Will Pakistan Airways replace Pakistan International Airlines?

Dispatch News Desk

KARACHI, Pakistan - In an apparent bid to take Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) out from the list of national assets, THE operational name of PIA has been changed to Pakistan Airways.

Taj Mahotsava fails to attract foreign tourists

Taj Mahotsava fails to attract foreign tourists

AGRA, India - The 10-day cultural festival adorning the city every year, the Taj Mahotsava, failed to attract foreign tourists this time.

Unregulated tourism causes concern at Bandipur Tiger Reserve

Unregulated tourism causes concern at Bandipur Tiger Reserve

BANDIPUR NATIONAL PARK, Karnataka, India - There are growing concerns over unregulated crowds disturbing wildlife at Himavad Gopalaswamy Betta, which is part of the core area of the Bandipur Tiger ...

Delhi Tourism entices tourists with blooming fun

Delhi Tourism entices tourists with blooming fun

Anil Mathur, eTN India Correspondent

The 29th Garden Tourism Festival 2016 opened in New Delhi, India, today, February 19, at the Garden of Five Senses, near the historic Qutab Minar.

Thailand keen to lure travelers from India

Thailand keen to lure travelers from India

Anil Mathur, eTN India Correspondent

INDIA (eTN) - India has become the fifth highest travel market for Thailand, up from the earlier sixth position.

India: Keep interests of airlines when formulating and finalizing civil aviation policies

India: Keep interests of airlines when formulating and finalizing civil aviation policies

Anil Mathur, eTN India Correspondent

INDIA (eTN) - The Federation of Indian Airlines (FIA) has appealed to Jitendra Singh, Minister for Development of the North East Region, to keep the interests of the airlines while formulating and ...

Maldives focuses on outbound tourism at OneWorld Travel Mart in India

Maldives focuses on outbound tourism at OneWorld Travel Mart in India

Maldives Ministry of Tourism

Organized and run by TTF, the most trusted market leader in India formed in 1989, OneWorld Travel Mart (OTM) has become the best platform to focus on outbound tourism in India.

Branding Sri Lanka’s wildlife to promote tourism

Branding Sri Lanka’s wildlife to promote tourism

Srilal Miththapala, eTN Sri Lanka Correspondent

Recently there were newspaper reports about the Department of Wildlife Conservation (DWC) publicizing 7 iconic wild animals found in Sri Lanka as a way of promoting tourism.

Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau appoints new Managing Director

Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau appoints new Managing Director

Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau

The Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau (SLTPB), the nation’s catalyst for tourism promotion, announced that they have appointed Ms. Ruvini Dias Bandaranayake as the new Managing Director.

The future of the Indian hotel and restaurant industry

The future of the Indian hotel and restaurant industry

Anil Mathur, eTN India Correspondent

INDIA (eTN) - There is hardly a global hotel chain that is not eager to gain entry into India, making the future of this industry bright.

16 countries want Iranian tourists and show this at Persian House in Tehran this week

16 countries want Iranian tourists and show this at Persian House in Tehran this week

Persian House is a sustainable heritage for the tourism industry.

Bollywood turns Innsbruck into a magnet for Indian tourists

Bollywood turns Innsbruck into a magnet for Indian tourists

Anil Mathur, eTN India Correspondent

INDIA (eTN) - After India's top film producer, Karan Johar, finished a film shot in Innsbruck, Austria, tourism officials in this country are confident it created a new magnet for Indian visitors. ...

Snow leopard chases tourists in Kashmir

Snow leopard chases tourists in Kashmir

SRINAGAR, India - An snow leopard chased a group of foreign tourists skiing in the snow-covered slopes of Gulmarg, Kashmir.

Indian state eyeing wellness tourism

Indian state eyeing wellness tourism

DEHRADUN, India - Wellness tourism is set to make inroads into the state which has hitherto been popular as a religious and adventure tourism hub.

TTF 2016: Travel and Tourism Fair opens in Dehli

TTF 2016: Travel and Tourism Fair opens in Dehli

NEW DELHI, India - The three-day Travel and Tourism Fair (TTF), themed on Sustainability and Responsible Tourism, opened on Friday at the Thyagraj sports complex.

India tourism leader calls upon young professionals

India tourism leader calls upon young professionals

Anil Mathur, eTN India Correspondent

INDIA (eTN) - Industry veteran Anil Bhandari, Chairman, AB Smart Concepts, former CMD of India Tourism Development Corporation, has called upon the young professionals in the hospitality industry ...

India’s OTM travel show set to start in Mumbai

India’s OTM travel show set to start in Mumbai

OTM

India is one of the fastest-growing markets of outbound tourists. Even in the present economic scenario, the Indian economy continues to grow at about 8% every year.

23rd edition of SATTE successfully concluded at UBM India

23rd edition of SATTE successfully concluded at UBM India

UBM

NEW DELHI, India - UBM India successfully concluded the 2016 edition of SATTE in New Delhi with over 750 participants from over 35 countries and 28 Indian states.

The best of World Tourism at OTM Mumbai 2016

The best of World Tourism at OTM Mumbai 2016

MUMBAI, India - The world is set for the biggest travel trade show in India - OTM 2016, to be held in Mumbai, India’s largest source market of travel, from 18 to 20 February 2016 at the Bombay ...

Vintage rallies now have a place for India

Vintage rallies now have a place for India

Anil Mathur, eTN India Correspondent

With the successful conclusion of the 6th 21 Gun Salute International Vintage Car Rally & Concours Show on February 7, India has ensured its place in the world of vintage rallies, with the ...

Qatar Airways to buy PIA under German leadership?

Qatar Airways to buy PIA under German leadership?

Agha Iqrar Haroon, Dispatch News Desk, Pakistan (eTN Partner)

KARACHI, Pakistan - The privatization process of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has entered into the final stage. The goal is for completion by March of this year.

Jet Airways grounds crew members over Bollywood singer's mid-flight 'concert'

Jet Airways grounds crew members over Bollywood singer's mid-flight 'concert'

NEW DELHI, India - India's Jet Airways grounded five of its crew members for allowing a Bollywood singer, Sonu Nigam, to use the in-flight announcement system to sing songs.

Pakistan International Airlines remains grounded for the fourth day

Pakistan International Airlines remains grounded for the fourth day

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Flight operations of Pakistan's ailing flag carrier PIA remained suspended for the fourth day today due to a countrywide strike by its employees against the planned ...

Jet Airways declares highest quarterly profit in the history of this Indian airliner

Jet Airways declares highest quarterly profit in the history of this Indian airliner

The partnership with Etihad Airways seems to generate money for Indian Jet Airways.

Maldives shines at East Mediterranean Tourism and Travel (EMITT) Exhibition

Wins “Best Promotion” Maldives shines at East Mediterranean Tourism and Travel (EMITT) Exhibition

Maldives Tourism

The Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation participated in the East Mediterranean Tourism and Travel (EMITT) Exhibition together with 5 partners from the tourism industry.

India may restrict tourist entry to preserved ancient monuments

India may restrict tourist entry to preserved ancient monuments

NEW DELHI, India - Worried over complaints of tourists sitting on ancient monuments and inscribing graffiti on them, officials of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) are mulling over a ...

Air Astana cooperation with KLM Air France

Air Astana cooperation with KLM Air France

Air Astana and two of Europe’s leading airlines, Air France and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, have today deepened their cooperation by signing a codeshare agreement for flights between Astana and ...

SATTE:  Positive shift in the Travel and Tourism Industry

SATTE: Positive shift in the Travel and Tourism Industry

The 23rd edition of South Asia’s leading travel trade show SATTE (29th – 31st January) was launched at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi today. eTN is a media partner with SATTE.

New cooperation between Hong Kong Airlines and Air Astana

New cooperation between Hong Kong Airlines and Air Astana

Hong Kong Airlines has signed a codeshare agreement with Air Astana.

Maldives sets sail for Munich’s FESPO travel and tourism trade show

Maldives sets sail for Munich’s FESPO travel and tourism trade show

Maldives Ministry of Tourism

The theme of the FESPO is “Ship Ahoy” dedicated to boat trips.

Maldives showcasing destination at East Mediterranean Tourism and Travel (EMITT) Exhibition

Maldives showcasing destination at East Mediterranean Tourism and Travel (EMITT) Exhibition

Maldives Ministry of Tourism

Organized and run by ITE Turkey, EMITT has the gained profound experience and expertise in the tourism and travel sector in the past 20 years.

“Anti-state” act: Man arrested, faces up to 10 years in prison for flying India flag in Pakistan

“Anti-state” act: Man arrested, faces up to 10 years in prison for flying India flag in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - A Pakistani man has been arrested for hoisting the flag of arch rival India on his roof, an act police described as “anti-state” but which the accused says was a tribute ...

Indonesia eyes India to pump up its tourism numbers

Indonesia eyes India to pump up its tourism numbers

Anil Mathur, eTN India Correspondent

INDIA (eTN) - Indonesia expects a big boost in arrivals from India, because of a variety of factors, like visa-free entry, close historical links, and active government policies.

Maldives Tourism a success at International Boat Show

Maldives Tourism a success at International Boat Show

Maldives Ministry of Tourism

Together with Maldives Marketing & PR Corporation, 18 representatives from 8 companies of the tourism industry will be representing Maldives at the International Boat Show in Duesseldorf.

Pak-Uzbek Forum established

Pak-Uzbek Forum established

Agha Iqrar Haroon, Dispatch News Desk, Pakistan (eTN Partner)

(Dispatch News Desk) - Having deep cultural and historical relations, Pakistan and Uzbekistan at a people-to-people level have come up with the “Pak-Uzbek Forum,” reports the Dispatch News ...

Sri Lanka makes tourism history

Sri Lanka makes tourism history

Jetwing Hotels

FRANCE – Adopted in 1999 by the General Assembly of the World Tourism Organization as a fundamental frame of reference for responsible and sustainable tourism, the Global Code of Ethics for ...

Maldives leading tourist destination at Fitur 2016

Maldives leading tourist destination at Fitur 2016

Maldives Ministry of Tourism

Fitur is one of the grand global events for the tourist industry.

Goa ready to welcome tourists to west India

Goa ready to welcome tourists to west India

Anil Mathur, eTN India Correspondent

INDIA (eTN) - Goa, the popular former Portugal colony in west India, expects to get wide exposure as the result of a European Union program, under which six Goans will travel to Liverpool and ...

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