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Airbus BizLab global network expands to Bangalore, India

Airbus BizLab global network expands to Bangalore, India

BANGALORE, India - Airbus has inaugurated a BizLab in Bangalore, India, its third after Toulouse, France and Hamburg, Germany, as part of its strategy to establish a global network of aerospace ...

When tourism truly pays

When tourism truly pays

Anil Mathur, eTN India Correspondent

INDIA (eTN) - When a tourism company presents a check to its government that is when tourism literally pays.

Former Eastern Bloc country in Europe promoting tourist traffic from India

Former Eastern Bloc country in Europe promoting tourist traffic from India

Anil Mathur, eTN India Correspondent

INDIA (eTN) - Bulgaria, a former Eastern Bloc country in Europe in the Balkan region, is trying to promote tourist traffic from India, which at present is only about 9,000 arrivals a year.

The world deplores Iran sentencing Jason Rezaian of the Washington Post to prison

The world deplores Iran sentencing Jason Rezaian of the Washington Post to prison

Iran has a track record of punishing journalists for doing their job. The country enjoys some of the lowest ratings in press freedom.

Pakistan train derails: 15 dead, over 100 injured

Pakistan train derails: 15 dead, over 100 injured

QUETTA, Pakistan - At least 15 persons were killed and over 100 injured as a Rawalpindi-bound Jaffar Express derailed near Aab-e-Gum Railway Station in Bolan district Tuesday noon.

Travel Maldives: Savoring the warmth and cuisine

Travel Maldives: Savoring the warmth and cuisine

It is that time of year when many people begin to think about escaping their own cold climates and jetting off to some place warm and inviting.

SriLankan Airlines told to get its act together and "stop the bleeding"

SriLankan Airlines told to get its act together and "stop the bleeding"

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - The board of directors at loss-making SriLankan Airlines has been told to ‘perform or quit’ if the airline doesn’t return to profitability soon.

Kazakhstan halts all tourist flights to Egypt

Kazakhstan halts all tourist flights to Egypt

ASTANA/ALMATY, Kazakhstan - Kazakhstan has suspended tourist flights to Egypt due to safety concerns after a Russian passenger plane crashed there, killing all 224 people onboard, Kazakh tourist ...

President of India Travel Agents Association elected to lead UFTAA

President of India Travel Agents Association elected to lead UFTAA

Anil Mathur, eTN India Correspondent

INDIA (eTN) - Sunil Kumar from India has been unanimously elected president of the United Federation of Travel Agents' Associations (UFTAA).

Zubin Karkaria appointed as CEO of Kuoni Group

Zubin Karkaria appointed as CEO of Kuoni Group

Zubin Karkaria, CEO of VFS Global, has been appointed as the CEO of Kuoni Group – VFS Global’s parent company and one of the world’s leading travel services provider – effective November ...

The China Products Exhibition is back in Mumbai for 13th time

The China Products Exhibition is back in Mumbai for 13th time

MUMBAI, India - India-China bilateral trade for 2014 stood at US$ 70.25 billion.

India wins bid to host SKAL International Congress in 2017

India wins bid to host SKAL International Congress in 2017

Anil Mathur, eTN India Correspondent

INDIA (eTN) - The travel industry in India, especially in the new State of Telengana, is excited about winning the bid to host the SKAL International Congress in Hyderabad in 2017.

In search of tigers

In search of tigers

Hector Dsouza, eTN India Correspondent

INDIA (eTN) - Measuring more than 2,000 square kilometers, the Kanha Tiger Reserve in Central India evokes fine memories, notable being the sighting of 6 tigers and a leopard, all in the space of ...

Starwood’s ultra-luxury brand makes South Asia debut

Starwood’s ultra-luxury brand makes South Asia debut

STAMFORD, CT - Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc today announced the official opening of the highly anticipated St. Regis Mumbai.

Maldives tourism minister meets Srilankan Airlines chairman at WTM

Maldives tourism minister meets Srilankan Airlines chairman at WTM

The new Minister of Tourism for the Maldives, the Hon Moosa Zameer, met with the Chairman for SriLankan Airlines, Mr Ajith Dias, at World Travel Market 2015 to discuss further developing and ...

Maldives participates at the World Travel Market (WTM)

Maldives participates at the World Travel Market (WTM)

The Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC) together with 157 representatives from the tourism industry of Maldives are taking part at World Travel Market (WTM) in London, UK ...

Luxury becomes Lankan – Jetwing at the World Luxury Hotel Awards

Luxury becomes Lankan – Jetwing at the World Luxury Hotel Awards

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka – Known as the pinnacle of achievement for hotels the world over, the World Luxury Hotel Awards was hosted at the prestigious Harbour Grand Hong Kong.

India strives to become world capital for spiritual tourism

India strives to become world capital for spiritual tourism

Anl Mathur, eTN India Correspondent

India must acquire the status of world capital for spiritual tourism.

Civil Aviation Policy should be dynamic says India's Minister

Civil Aviation Policy should be dynamic says India's Minister

India’s Minister of Civil Aviation, Shri P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju, released the Revised Draft National Civil Aviation Policy (NCAP 2015) in New Delhi today.

Syndicat National Des agents de Voyages said yes to Sri Lanka

Syndicat National Des agents de Voyages said yes to Sri Lanka

Syndicat National Des agents de Voyages (SNAV) – the largest Travel Agents Association in France - at their Executive Board meeting on October 20, 2015 voted unanimously for Sri Lanka as the ...

India’s rail travel in desperate need of garbage bags

India’s rail travel in desperate need of garbage bags

Hector Dsouze, eTN India Correspondent

INDIA (eTN) - A majority of India’s population continues to use the train for outstation travel between major towns, cities, and across states.

First Spanish hotel group will open in the Maldives in 2018

First Spanish hotel group will open in the Maldives in 2018

RIU Hotels has acquired two islands in the Dhaalu atoll in the Maldives where it will build two hotels which will be joined by a wooden walkway.

Unveiling a new level of luxury: New Sunset Ocean Pool Villas at Centara Grand Maldives

Unveiling a new level of luxury: New Sunset Ocean Pool Villas at Centara Grand Maldives

SOUTH ARI ATOLL, Maldives - Imagine waking up in the morning to the site of nothing but turquoise water and blue skies with warm sunlight spilling through the window sheers.

Maldives holiday: The essence of spa and wellness

Dusit Thani makes treatments affordable Maldives holiday: The essence of spa and wellness

Over the years, the Maldives has become synonymous with relaxation and contentment.

China partner at 30th Surajkund International Crafts Mela

China partner at 30th Surajkund International Crafts Mela

Anil Mathur, eTN India Correspondent

China will be the partner nation at the 30th Surajkund International Crafts Mela to be held from February 1 to 15, 2016.

India harnessing the potential of golf tourism

India harnessing the potential of golf tourism

NEW DELHI, India - Doctor Mahesh Sharma, Union Minister for Tourism, today told delegates and tourism industry stakeholders at the FICCI Golf Tourism Summit to put their heads together to promote ...

Don't let it be dead money: Modi wants Indians to put their gold into banks

Don't let it be dead money: Modi wants Indians to put their gold into banks

NEW DELHI, India - A program to attract gold owned by households into a bank deposit scheme to monetize the precious metal could be ready in weeks, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday, a ...

Pakistan-Afghanistan earthquake: Officials fear deaths may be over 700

Pakistan-Afghanistan earthquake: Officials fear deaths may be over 700

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Unconfirmed information being gathered in Islamabad suggested that the huge 7.5-magnitude earthquake in Pakistan caused 200 deaths and over 1,300 have been injured in Gilgit, ...

16-year-old singer promotes positive image in China

16-year-old singer promotes positive image in China

A 16-year-old Thai student in China was hailed for her rendition of songs originally sung by one of China’s legendary singers, has been recognized by the Thai Ministry of Tourism and Sports and ...

Massive 7.5 earthquake strikes Afghanistan

Massive 7.5 earthquake strikes Afghanistan

A massive 7.5-magnitude earthquake struck Afghanistan, killing at least 4 and injuring many, according to initial reports. Hospitals have declared a state of emergency.

The divine: India focuses on culinary tourism

The divine: India focuses on culinary tourism

Anil Mathur, eTN India Correspondent

INDIA (eTN) - Indian hospitality industry leaders have called for greater stress and focus on the ever-growing culinary and cuisine segment of the economy, which in India has also been seen as a ...

Travel Agents Association of India signs MOU with college tourism department

Travel Agents Association of India signs MOU with college tourism department

The Travel Agents Association of India’s (TAAI’s) endeavor to promote tourism and encourage youth to enhance their skills from the grassroots level has seen a change after TAAI Tourism Council ...

Maldives: Vice President arrested while tourism continues as normal

Maldives: Vice President arrested while tourism continues as normal

Maldivian authorities Saturday arrested the nation’s Vice President Ahmed Adeeb in connection with a plot to assassinate President Abdulla Yameen, who escaped death after his boat was hit by a ...

After 15,000 tourists evacuated, airport Puerto Vallarta reopens

After 15,000 tourists evacuated, airport Puerto Vallarta reopens

Tourists visiting Puerto Vallarta in Mexico and other vacation spots on Mexico's Pacific coast were evacuated, or escaped to shelters, Friday before Hurricane Patricia - the strongest hurricane ...

New eco-friendly airport terminal opened in India

New eco-friendly airport terminal opened in India

Anil Mathur, eTN India Corrrespondent

INDIA (eTN) - Prime Minister N.

Popular New Delhi tourist attraction goes solar

Popular New Delhi tourist attraction goes solar

NEW DELHI, India - A popular attraction in the city, the Lotus Temple is one of the few tourist spots to tap renewable energy.

African leaders to convene in New Delhi

African leaders to convene in New Delhi

NEW DELHI, India - India is hosting the 3rd India Africa Forum Summit from 26-29 October 2015 in New Delhi.

India making flying more affordable for the masses

India making flying more affordable for the masses

India’s Union Minister of Civil Aviation, Sh. P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju, inaugurated the International Civil Helicopters Conclave 2015 in New Delhi today.

Maldives: Creating family holiday memories

Maldives: Creating family holiday memories

Family holidays in the Maldives are truly a family affair. Accordingly every member of the family can enjoy a blissful and fun-filled holiday without any hassle.

Uzbekistan to start Lahore-Tashkent flight

Uzbekistan to start Lahore-Tashkent flight

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - The newly-appointed Uzbekistan ambassador to Pakistan Furkat Sidikov has said that Uzbekistan is planning to start Lahore-Tashkent flight from next year.

Major sessions hosted by IIPT India at First Maharashatra International Travel Mart (MITM)

Major sessions hosted by IIPT India at First Maharashatra International Travel Mart (MITM)

From September 28-30, 2015, the Department of Tourism, Government of Maharashtra, India, hosted the Maharashtra International Travel Mart (MITM) in Mumbai, and IIPT India held two sessions of 90 ...

Bollywood star named Tourism New Zealand’s ambassador

Bollywood star named Tourism New Zealand’s ambassador

MUMBAI, India - Sidharth Malhotra was recently announced as Tourism New Zealand’s ambassador for India and the actor says he is looking forward to visit the beautiful country.The 30-year-old ...

India: Foreign tourist arrivals surge in September

India: Foreign tourist arrivals surge in September

NEW DELHI, India - India has recorded an over six percent surge in the arrival of foreign tourist arrivals in September, contributing Rs.9,512 crore to the country's foreign exchange reserves, an ...

Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo makes sustainable savings

Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo makes sustainable savings

LOS ANGELES, California - Cinnamon Lakeside sits in the heart of Colombo in Sri Lanka, nestled between Biera Lake and the bustling city.

Sri Lanka: Tourism grows 35.9 percent

Sri Lanka: Tourism grows 35.9 percent

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Sri Lanka's Tourism recorded the highest growth of 35.9% in September whilst tourism receipts reached 2.1 billion dollars as at end September 2015 which is the upturn we have ...

Tourism - new ideas, new concepts and dreams: Sri Lanka must take the chance

Tourism - new ideas, new concepts and dreams: Sri Lanka must take the chance

One of Sri Lanka's top professionals, Doctor Rohantha Athukorala, addressing the Young Professionals Association (YPA) on the topic "Sri Lanka Towards a $100 billion economy," opined "Tourism ...

The 1st ever cruise tourism marketing plan presented to the new Tourism Minister

The 1st ever cruise tourism marketing plan presented to the new Tourism Minister

Sri Lanka Tourism Promotions Bureau in a unique thrust in partnership with SLITO and THASL, has chalked the 1st marketing plan for cruise tourism and was presented to the Minister for Tourism ...

eTN Pakistani correspondent and journalist honored

Kazakhstan in the eyes of foreign media eTN Pakistani correspondent and journalist honored

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - The Kazakhstan Journalists’ Union, in partnership with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan, has awarded Pakistani journalist and eTN Correspondent, Agha Iqrar ...

India tourism veterans tell young entrants: Be positive

14th hospitality ensemble opens at Chandiwala institute India tourism veterans tell young entrants: Be positive

Anil Mathur, eTN India Correspondent

INDIA (eTN) - Hospitality industry veterans in India have suggested to young entrants to have a positive attitude so that they do well in this growing industry.

Minister stresses need to promote tourism in Pakistan

eTN Correspondent receives award for work in tourism Minister stresses need to promote tourism in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - The Federal Information Minister Pervaiz Rasheed has urged the provincial governments to play their due role to promote tourism in the country.

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