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Indian hospitality industry wishes a single GST rate of 18%

After the declaration of GST rates with diverse tax slabs across hotel room rates, the Indian hospitality industry is hoping that the government will review a single slab of 18 per cent to create a level playing field, besides providing …

  • British Airways reveals Travel Habit Survey for Indian travellers

    Published on : Tuesday, June 28, 2016

    British Airways reveals it’s first-ever “Travel Habit Survey” for the travellers from India. In February to March 2016, British Airways conducted the research across selected countries in Asia Pacific and asked over 500 Indian participants about their travel habits.   …

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  • Robben Island Museum building quality visitor’s experience

    Published on : Tuesday, June 28, 2016

    The Robben Island Museum, has received a  destination development grant of R10m (€597 000) for the island from the National Department of Tourism (NDT) and this move has been greatly welcomed by The Interim CEO Mava Dada.       Said Dada: “This …

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  • Zimbabwe Tourism joins PATA

    Published on : Tuesday, June 28, 2016

    The Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) is the first national tourism organisation from the continent of Africa to join the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA). The two organisations signed a Letter of Agreement during the annual Sanganai World Tourism Expo in …

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  • Etihad hosted charity Iftar for 5000 labourers in Abu Dhabi

    Published on : Monday, June 27, 2016

    In keeping with the spirit of caring and sharing during the holy month of Ramadan, Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, hosted a charity Iftar for 5,000 labourers at the Workers Village in Mussafah, Abu Dhabi. …

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  • 98 confirmed killed search and rescue operations continue in Jiangsu province

    Published on : Saturday, June 25, 2016

    President Xi Jinping has ordered all-out rescue efforts and the prioritization of life-saving measures, after at least 98 people were confirmed killed in one of the deadliest natural disasters to hit east China’s Jiangsu province in decades. On June 23, …

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  • Tokyo ranks as top livable city

    Published on : Saturday, June 25, 2016

    Monocle has released the results of its 10th annual Quality of Life survey, declaring that for the second year running Tokyo offers citizens the most comfortable lifestyle as the No.1 most liveable city in the world.     Monocle magazine, …

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  • Four wheel drive enthusiasts to enjoy bumpy roads in NT

    Published on : Saturday, June 25, 2016

    Four wheel drive enthusiasts have been given the green light to continue to enjoy the array of off-road tracks on offer in Territory national parks after the renewal of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the NT government and the …

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  • TAT introduces attractive breaks for woman travellers

    Published on : Saturday, June 25, 2016

    The Tourism Authority of Thailand has launched a campaign to target women travelers. TAT is keen that the destination – already famous as India’s favourite – becomes the premier choice for women travelers when they escape together for short breaks …

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  • NT introduces better taxi facilities for visitors

    Published on : Saturday, June 25, 2016

    Reduced taxi pick-up times and more cabs on the road will be the result of 13 extra taxi licences being released next week.     Minister for Transport Peter Chandler said: “Applications have been received from 85 local taxi drivers …

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  • Deadly tornado in China kills 98

    Published on : Friday, June 24, 2016

    Extreme weather in eastern China claimed at least 98 lives and injured 800 more on Thursday 23rd June. A severe tornado, along with hailstorm, thunder and lightning, affected lives of thousands of citizens and tourists.     Numerous homes, factories …

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  • Ministry of Civil Aviation Holds Numerous Activities to Mark 2nd International Day of Yoga on 21st June 2016

    Published on : Tuesday, June 21, 2016

    In line with direction of Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH), an  Action Plan in respect of Ministry of Civil Aviation (Main) and its subordinate/attached officers and PSUs has been worked out and being implemented. …

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  • India emerges as strongest global outbound MICE market

    Published on : Tuesday, June 21, 2016

    India is the 10th largest business travel market in the world. With nearly 1.5 million Indians traveling only for MICE purposes, it is emerging as one of the strongest outbound MICE markets in the world.     With the inclination …

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  • Northern Territory plans to protect parks for tourism interest

    Published on : Tuesday, June 21, 2016

    Parks and Widlife Minister Bess Price described the Northern Territory’s national parks and reserves as “invaluable” and called for their continued protection for the health and well-being of all Territorians.     The Territory boasts 87 national parks and reserves …

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  • Tourism in Bangkok hikes up; Tourism sector remains unsatisfied

    Published on : Tuesday, June 21, 2016

    Bangkok tourism authorities noted a steady rise in the number of tourists, but the economic problem remained unaffected. A new survey concluded that despite of steady tourist-traffic and increasing revenue, the economic problems and market competition in Bangkok observed no …

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  • GSTC to host 2016 conference in Suwon City this October

    Published on : Tuesday, June 21, 2016

    GSTC’s main event in 2016 is the first Global Sustainable Tourism Conference, to be held in Suwon City, South Korea, 5-8 October, 2016. An inclusive conference featuring prominent speakers, updates on GSTC’s activities, themed sessions and panels.     Conference …

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  • DJUBO extends its expertise in 1000 hotel across India

    Published on : Saturday, June 18, 2016

    DJUBO is a fast growing hotel tech company that has made its presence known in more than 150 cities in India and has over 1000 Indian hotel clients within a span of 9 months of funding. They are managing daily …

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  • Bangladesh Accounts for Highest Share of Tourist Arrivals followed by USA and UK in May 2016

    Published on : Thursday, June 16, 2016

    3.7% growth in Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) in May 2016 over the same period in 2015. Bangladesh accounts for highest share of tourist arrivals followed by USA and UK in April 2016. Rs.10, 285 crores Foreign Exchange earned through tourism …

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  • Mangaluru-bound Jet Airways flight wrapped in flame makes emergency landing

    Published on : Thursday, June 16, 2016

    Mangaluru-bound Jet Airways flight met with an emergency landing at Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) after 15 minutes of takeoff due to spreading of smoke in the plane after fire erupted in one of the engines. The plane was carrying 65 …

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  • Cambodia regarded best tourism destination 2016

    Published on : Thursday, June 16, 2016

    Cambodia has been named as the world’s best tourism destination for 2016 by the European Council on Tourism and Trade (ECTT).     Cambodia took the top spot out of the 30 countries competing for the illustrious award. The country …

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  • M Social Singapore launches new hotel by Singapore River

    Published on : Thursday, June 16, 2016

    The lifestyle design hotel authority, M Social Singapore, is launching their new hotel near the Singapore River on June. This hotel is a part of an integrated development project by City Developments. The hotel is the first project for the …

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