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Friday, 27 November, 2015, 15 : 00 PM [IST]

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TAAI office-bearers meet Bulgaria Tourism Minister in Mumbai

The office-bearers of Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI) met Nikolina Angelkova, Minister of Tourism, Republic of Bulgaria, and proposed the tourism board to conduct workshops, roadshows and training programmes along with FAM trips for their members. L-R: Petko Doykov, Ambassador of the Republic of Bulgaria to India; Marzban Antia, VP, TAAI; Nikolina Angelkova, Minister of Tourism, Republic of Bulgaria, and Jay Bhatia, Honorary Treasurer and Chairman, Tourism Council, TAAI, in Mumbai.


Kerala Tourism receives PATA award for Thekkady

Kerala Tourism received the inaugural Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) CEO Challenge 2015 award for the top emerging destination in the world, recognising the pioneering Responsible Tourism undertaken in Thekkady by Kerala Tourism. Thekkady won the Top Emerging Destination award in the category for two-tier/three-tier cities.


Boat races theme of Kerala Tourism pavilion at WTM, London 2015 attracts unanimous response

Kerala Tourism pavilion at WTM London 2015 themed Snake boat race, the 120-sq meter stand drew a large number of visitors. “I am fascinated by the story of the boat races and I would love to watch the action live in Kerala. It’s a beautiful stand with the long snake boats” said Taleb D Rifai, Secretary General, United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) after visiting the Kerala Tourism pavilion.

Luxury cruise ships make ports of calls in Seychelles

Two cruise ships  -  MSC Sinfonia of the MSC Cruises and MS Nautica of the Oceania Cruises fleet - made ports of call in Port Victoria, Seychelles. Alain St.Ange, Minister for Tourism and Culture, Seychelles was accompanied by Anne Lafortune, Principal Secretary for Tourism; Lieutenant Colonel Andre Ciseau, Chief Executive, Seychelles Ports Authority and David Bianchi, Director for Business Development of Seychelles Ports Authority in Port Victoria

The Resort Madh-Marve eyes The Limca Book of Records

The Resort Madh-Marve attempted to create a record this Diwali, by putting together 7,000 traditional diyas to make the largest ever art with diyas, covering a whopping 13,000 feet at the property with help from 30 women from NGO Kirti Mahila Utkarsh Mandal. This attempt - RangDiya - has now been sent as an entry to The Limca Book of Records.

Emirates spreads message against illegal wildlife trade

Emirates’ 2 A380s - one for London (LHR) and a second for Mauritius (MRU) wore a different design featuring endangered wildlife, to promote message against the illegal wildlife trade. Approximately 40% of the surface area of the A380 will be covered by the decal. In addition to its 2 A380s, Emirates will run regular feature stories about wildlife protection in its in-flight magazines, and showcase podcast interviews, wildlife programming and feature films on its award-winning ice in-flight entertainment system.

Air Canada’s non-stop Toronto-Delhi takes off

Air Canada has launched the Dreamliner 787 on its non-stop Toronto-Delhi flight. Air Canada is now operating 4 weekly flights on the route (Toronto-Delhi on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday and the return leg on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday)


Telangana chosen as theme state for Surajkund International Crafts Mela 2016

Vikas Yadav, IAS, Chief Administrator, SKMA & Director General Tourism, Govt of Haryana, chaired a meeting of senior officers of Haryana Tourism & Telangana State Tourism to take stock of the participation of Telangana state as a Theme State during 30th Surajkund International Crafts Mela 2016.


TTG Incontri 2015 organises FAM trip for Indian travel trade

TTG Incontri 2015 organised a Familiarisation trip to the Liguria region for 30 leisure operators, MICE & Incentive agents, wedding planners and travel media across Indian for a 7-day workshop cum FAM to promote Italy. The delegates attended the 3-day fare at RIMNI followed by an educational tour of the Italaina Riveria.


Genting Hong Kong’s organises Genting Cruise Across Culture Fund-raising Night

Genting Hong Kong, in association with charity partners Cha Duk Chang Children’s Cantonese Opera Association and China Hong Kong Culture Exchange Association, organised “Genting Cruise Across Culture Fund-raising Night” featuring the first ever Cantonese opera performance combining Asian and western musical elements to be staged onboard Star Cruises.

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