Author Archives: Tuhin Sarkar

China aims more tourists with culture tourism

The Chinese and foreign entities confirmed a number of high-profile deals in the culture and tourism fields at the China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai this week, as the Chinese government looks to boost the country’s inbound tourism market. …

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Amatra Hotels and Resorts eyes more on zero waste and sustainable hospitality

The Malaysia-based luxury hotel chain operator is also looking to implement Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision to eradicate single-use plastic by 2022 in all their properties.     It is looking at a reduction of 150 Kg/Year of single-use …

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ITB India 2020: Messe Berlin announces partnership with ACTE

Messe Berlin, one of the world’s leading trade fair companies, has announced a strategic partnership with global corporate travel leader, the Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE). The agreement inks a significant partnership to be the 2020 Corporate Travel Day …

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Istanbul aims to attract 3 million cruise tourists every year

The Yenikapi Cruise Port Project in Istanbul will become operational soon, Turkey’s transport and infrastructure minister said on Tuesday. Istanbul will be the starting and finishing points in cruise tourism after the port becomes operational. The cruise tourism constitutes 2% …

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Morocco sees 9% increase of U.K tourists

Morocco’s Tourism Office (ONMT) recorded an increase in the arrival of British tourists to Morocco. ONMT shared that the tourism statistics about British arrivals at the 40th annual of the World Travel Market in London, from November 4 to 6. …

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Anantara opens its new resort in Mauritius

Nestled on Le Chaland Beach along the south-eastern coast of Mauritius, Anantara Iko Mauritius Resort & Villas is a new resort for foodies, beach lovers, culture and history buffs, nature enthusiasts and sporty adventurers. Located south of the island’s old …

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Vietnam Airlines is going to launch two new flight services to Shenzhen in China

Vietnam Airlines has confirmed it will launch two new services to Shenzhen in China. The flights from Ho Chi Minh City will take off from November 27 this year, followed by departures from Hanoi the following day, November 28.   …

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Dane Cheng takes the role of Hong Kong Tourism Board’s executive director

Dane Cheng has assumed the role of executive director with the Hong Kong Tourism Board. Hong Kong Tourism Board chairman, Pang Yiu-kai, remarked that he is confident that Cheng’s profound knowledge of the Hong Kong, Mainland and international markets combined …

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QITCOM 2019 shows how artificial intelligence helping travel organisations to overcome work-related challenges

Eight Artificial Intelligence (AI) use-cases from six entities in Qatar were showcased during the Digital Transformation Workshop organized by the Qatar Digital Government Training Program (QDGTP) in partnership with Microsoft, an initiative by the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MoTC) …

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Riggs Washington DC from Lore Group to open in early 2020

Riggs Washington DC sits on a prominent corner of the city’s Penn Quarter neighbourhood and features a grand café and brasserie, cocktail bar and rooftop event space. This newest hotel brand is set to open in the capital’s thriving Penn …

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Samui Elephant Sanctuary wins ‘Responsible Thailand’ award 2019

Samui Elephant Sanctuary (SES) is this year’s winner of the ‘Responsible Thailand’ award in the category of Animal Welfare for its work rescuing and rehabilitating elephants in Thailand. The award was presented by Pipat Ratchakitprakan, Thailand’s Minister of Tourism and …

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Powerful 5.9-magnitude earthquake batters Iran; kills 5 at least, injures 300

At least 5 people have died and more than 300 injured after a major magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck northwestern Iran in the early hours of Friday morning. The initial earthquake struck Tark County, a rural area about 35 miles from …

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Israel Ministry of Tourism will host 2019 ASTA Destination Expo from November 10 to 14

Over 200 travel experts from across the United States will land in Israel for the annual ASTA Destination Expo, hosted by the Israel Ministry of Tourism (IMOT) and taking place from November 10 – 14, 2019. Throughout the week, participants …

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Alaska Air announced its new appointments

Alaska Air Group announces senior leadership advancements to position Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air for future growth.   Alaska Air Group announced today three key leadership advancements to position Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air for future growth and success: Ben …

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Qatar Airways is planning to open new airline in India

Qatar Airways will look at setting up an airline in India provided there is a very business-friendly environment in the country’s aviation sector, its chief Akbar Al Baker said on Thursday as he also expressed wish to expand the relationship …

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Future Energy Show Thailand will focus on country’s renewable energy to boost sustainable tourism

On November 27-28, 1,500 renewable energy leaders from across Thailand will come together at The Future Energy Show Thailand 2019, a free-to-attend event to help Thailand achieve its renewable energy potential.     With Thailand’s rapidly developing economy and growing …

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Seaside hotel acquires Finolhu a luxury resort in the Maldives

Seaside Hotels has successfully acquired Finolhu, a luxury island resort in the Baa Atoll of the Maldives. Modern and fun, Finolhu is the hotel chain’s eleventh boutique property and it’s first in the Maldives.   Gregor Gerlach, CEO and Managing …

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HKTDC is promoting promote wine tourism to attract upscale visitors in Hong Kong

The 12th Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair, organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), is set to open tomorrow (7 November) and continues till Saturday (9 November) at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). …

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Denmark govt. appointed new executive to slash flight emissions

The government of Denmark has appointed a top airline executive to head a new public-private partnership aimed at reducing carbon emissions from the aviation industry. This new partnership will be a key part of the country’s push to reach its …

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Etihad Airways partners with Tourism Malaysia

The Abu Dhabi-based airline, Etihad Airways has collaborated with Tourism Malaysia to boost tourist arrivals from Europe and the Middle East to the southeast Asian country. This unique partnership was announced at the World Travel Market in London.   Etihad …

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