Events

Key happenings in the world of tourism

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RUNWAY TO RUNWAY Etihad Airways recently hosted a special reception at the exclusive Rosewood Abu Dhabi to mark the UAE launch of ‘Runway to Runway’, the airline’s rewards programme specially designed to support the fashion community’s travel requirements


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FRUITFUL PARTNERSHIP Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) recently signed an MoU with Etihad and Jet Airways to promote bilateral tourism


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INDIA CONNECT Tourism Ireland, in association with Etihad Airways, hosted top 10 travel agents from across India to Ireland’s largest tourism trade fair, Meet the Buyer and Mietheal 2017


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BIG FAT INDIAN WEDDING Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority (MTPA), in collaboration with Air Mauritius, recently hosted a familiarisation trip for top 10 wedding planners from Western India


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WINGS TO INDONESIA Indonesia’s national airline, Garuda Indonesia, hosted ‘Open House’ event for the travel trade in association with Visit Indonesia Tourism Office in Mumbai


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MICE UP THAILAND Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau has launched the ‘Spice Up Thailand 2017’ campaign for the fourth consecutive year in India


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NEW ADDRESS H E Ekapol Poolpipat, consul general, Royal Thai Consulate in Mumbai inaugurating the new office of Thailand Visa Application Centre at Nariman Point


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KOREA MICE NIGHT Korea Tourism Organization, in association with regional tourism boards of Seoul, Incheon and Gyeonggi, organised ‘Korea MICE Night 2017’ at the Taj Palace Hotel in New Delhi


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GAMUT OF SERVICES SBI recently announced pilot launch of a distribution alliance with Cox & Kings for sale of travel prepaid cards in India


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SEAMLESS SERVICE VFS Global recently launched a visa application centre for the Czech Republic in Jaipur, Rajasthan


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PROMOTING HERITAGE PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry recently organised its ‘6th India Heritage Tourism Conclave – Sustaining Heritage Tourism of Khajuraho’


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DESTINATION SHOWCASE The Austrian National Tourist Office in co-operation with the Swarovski Crystal Worlds, the Leading Hotels of the World and the local tourist boards, recently invited 11 Indian luxury travel agents on a familiarisation trip to Vienna, Salzburg, Zell am see and Innsbruck


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SMART MOBILITY Maharashtra Tourism recently signed an MoU with Ola for improving transportation for tourists


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TAPPING INDIA MARKET Meliá Hotels International, the leading hotel company in Spain, recently concluded its three-city roadshow in Bengaluru, Ahmedabad and Mumbai


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TASTE OF FRANCE ‘Gout de France/ Good France’ event, celebrating French cooking, was recently organised by School of Tourism and Hotel Management, Vatel at Ansal University in Gurugram


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REWARDING PERFORMANCE SriLankan Airlines, the national carrier of Sri Lanka, recently hosted ‘Agents & Cargo Awards Night’ in Chennai and New Delhi


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INDUSTRY TALK The office bearers of Hotel and Restaurant Association of Western India (HRAWI) recently met Maharashtra Tourism Minister Jaykumar Rawal to express their concern over SC’s liquor ban order


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ADDING CONNECTIVITY Flydubai recently launched its third flight to Bangladesh, with Dubai – Sylhet service