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Tuesday, 02 June, 2015, 10 : 00 AM [IST]

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Luxembourg urges TAAI to promote the destination in India

Sam Schreiner, Ambassador, Embassy in India for Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, along with Laure Huberty – Deputy Head of Mission, met the TAAI team in Mumbai recently and made a presentation of destinations to visit and things to do in Luxembourg.
In pic (L-R) Col P. Shashidharan, Western Region Secretary, TAAI; Sampat Damani, VSM, AFV/WR Chairman; Sameer Karnani, Treasurer, TAAI (Western Region); Marzban Antia, Treasurer, TAAI; Laure Huberty; Sam Schreiner; Jay Bhatia, Tourism Council Chairman; Ashok Kadakia, Consul-MGG; & Jayshree Lakhotia, Counsellor - Cultural & Tourism

IIFA 2015 announces hosts for sub-events

The 16th edition of IIFA Awards announced the hosts for some of IIFA’s sub-events and performances that will take place at the IIFA Weekend this year. The Awards will take place at Stadium Putra in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from June 5-7.
In pic (L-R) Bollywood actors, Ayushman Khurana, Neha Dhupia, and Anil Kapoor with Manoharan Periasamy, Director, India, Tourism Malaysia

MP confers Special Tourism Day Award on Sunit Kothari

Govt. of Madhya Pradesh (MP) & MP Tourism conferred the Special Tourism Day Award on Sunit Kothari on MP Tourism Day. The award was presented by Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Chief Minister of MP. The award recognises Kothari’s efforts in pursuing the cause of tourism in MP for several years as an investor and as Chairman of Madhya Pradesh Committee, Hotel & Restaurant Association (Western India) for 2005-14.

AirAsia organises special flight to celebrate launch of operations from Delhi

AirAsia India organised a special patch flight for prominent personalities in Delhi on the aircraft VT – JRT, named ‘The Pioneer’. The aircraft dons a special livery dedicated to JRD Tata. The special flight s were organised a day prior to the launch of commercial operations from Delhi to give the guests a preview of AirAsia India’s onboard experience.
In Pic: Mittu Chandilya CEO, AirAsia India seen with the cabin crew during the special flight

TCA Abu Dhabi, Etihad Airways conduct FAM trip for Indian travel trade

Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi), in association with Etihad Airways, recently conducted a FAM trip for top-of-the-line travel trade professionals from across India. The agents were treated with traditional Arabian hospitality at hotel inspections, hosted lunches/dinners, and site tours at properties like Emirates Palace, Ritz Carlton, Fairmont, Intercontinental, St. Regis, Shangri La, and Jumeirah at Etihad Towers.

Brand USA conducts educational seminar ‘DiscoverAmerica’ in Lucknow

Brand USA organised an educational seminar for travel agents in Lucknow as part of the ‘DiscoverAmerica’ educational series. Brand USA encouraged agents to become USA specialists by enrolling into the online training programme, ‘USA Discovery Program’, hosted on www.

Dragonair starts additional flight from Kolkata to Hong Kong

Dragonair has started an additional service between Kolkata and Hong Kong, bringing the total number of flights between the two cities from five to six per week. This additional service offers passengers flexibility for travel to Hong Kong and onward to other destinations through the global network of Dragonair and its sister airline, Cathay Pacific Airways.

Visit California continues its outreach programme in India

As part of the Brand USA ‘DiscoverAmerica’ Educational Seminars, Visit California participated in training travel agents in Lucknow. Visit California also encouraged travel agents to register and complete the online training programme and become a ‘California expert’ by logging on and qualifying for the annual lucky draw. The seminar also encouraged the travel agents to expand their itineraries for their clients travelling all year around.

Jet Airways & Air Seychelles sign code-share partnership

Jet Airways (India) Ltd. and Air Seychelles unveiled a codeshare partnership that offers travellers enhanced connections on their respective networks. The agreement heralds closer cooperation between the two airlines, which, in subsequent months, will include reciprocal frequent flyer programmes, cargo handling, and expansion of code-share arrangements.
In Pic: Manoj Papa CEO Air Seychelles and Cramer Ball CEO Jet Airways at the Jet Airways and Air Seychelles codehare signing event

Uttarakhand Tourism Professionals Meet 2015 in Delhi

Eighty professionals of the Uttarakhand tourism industry met at The Sage Hotel in Delhi, under the flagship banner of Uttarakhand Tourism Professionals Meet 2015. At the meet, it was decided to form an association of Uttarakhand tourism professionals based in Delhi, to explore the underlying opportunities within the industry and local government. The interim committee has been formed with 15 members headed by Ravi Gosain of Erco Travels.

VFS Global wins International Business Excellence Awards 2015 in Towards 2020 category

Visa processing company, VFS Global has won the International Business Excellence Awards 2015 (IBX Awards) in the ‘Towards 2020’ category. VFS Global won this award by competing against the region’s most prominent companies from diverse industries.
In pic:Helen Nellis HM Lord-Lieutenant of Bedforshire (second from left) presenting the IBX 2015 award to Srinarayan Sankaran Head - Business Developm
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