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Thursday, 19 April, 2018, 15 : 11 PM [IST]

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TAAI confers Leadership Awards on 3 eminent personalities at its Convention

The Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI) conferred the Leadership Award on Aditya Ghosh – President & Whole Time Director, IndiGo, Dr. Jyotsna Suri - Chairperson & Managing Director, Bharat Hotels Limited. & Dev Karvat - Founder, TrawellTag & CEO – Emerging Markets, Cover-More Group, at its Convention in Srinagar.

In Pic: Office-bearers of TAAI—Jyoti Mayal, Secretary General, Sunil Kumar, President and Imtiaz Qureshi, Treasurer—presented the awards on these eminent personalities for their dynamic vision, unconventional approach and enthusiasm, and creating a positive change in the travel industry.

First Meeting of the ‘NITI Forum for North East’ held in Agartala

The first ‘NITI Forum for North East’ meeting held in Agartala, Tripura, was organised by the NITI Aayog, Ministry of DoNER and the North Eastern Council (NEC). It was co-chaired by Rajeev Kumar, Vice-Chairman, NITI Aayog and Dr. Jitendra Singh, Minister of State (Independent Charge), Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), Biplab Kumar CM of Tripura, Neiphiu Rio CM of Nagaland and Conrad Sangma CM of Meghalaya.

Sabre, Japan Airlines renew long-term partnership agreement

Sabre Corporation renewed its long-term agreement with Japan Airlines, marking the continuation of a strategic partnership between the companies. Under the renewed agreement with Sabre, the airline will have the capacity to leverage Sabre’s group booking tools for the first time, providing the necessary support to manage their high-volume of group business.

TBO Group’s Vikas Jain among 100 senior finance professionals

Vikas Jain, CFO TBO Group has been selected under the “8th Annual CFO100 Roll of Honour 2018” conducted by CFO India (9.9 Media). The CFO100 Programme annually recognises the top 100 senior finance professionals in India who have made a difference with their acumen, attitude and leadership.

SriLankan Airlines scores a hat-trick at Golden City Gate Awards 2018

SriLankan Airlines has won 3 awards at Golden City Gate Awards 2018 at ITB Berlin. The 18th edition of the awards saw a jury 40 members judging 157 submissions sent by over 30 countries. SriLankan Airlines was awarded the ‘First Star’ in the campaign category for its Melbourne launch campaign “Two Cities, One Spirit.” It also bagged the ‘Second Star’ in the same category for its brand campaign in China themed “The Spirit of China, the Story of Sri Lanka.” The third, another ‘Second Star’, was bestowed upon SriLankan for its video “The Largest Carrier to India” in the TV Cinema Spot category.

Grand opening of ‘Rajasthan Festival’ at Polo Ground

The opening ceremony of the annual ‘Rajasthan Festival’ begun with the lighting of the Rajasthan Festival Torch in the presence of chief guest, Kalyan Singh, Governor of Rajasthan and by Krishnendra Kaur (Deepa), Minister of State for Tourism who presided over the ceremony. The torch was brought by athletes of the ‘Rajasthan Festival Marathon’ from the divisional headquarters of the state.

India debuts at 6th edition of Turkish Airlines Bowling Tournament

Turkish Airlines has brought together over 8 passenger agencies and 24 players for their annual Bowling Tournament in Mumbai. The tournament is an effort to use sports as a communication tool to develop team dynamics. In addition to Turkish Airlines’ passenger agencies in India, over 1,000 agencies and 3,000 players from all around the world will participate in the tournament.

Travel Tours opens second store in Kolkata

Travel Tours inaugurated their second retail and first franchise store at Salt Lake City, Kolkata. The store was inaugurated by Shravan Gupta, Executive Director – Leisure Businesses, FCM Travel Solutions and Sitaram Sharma, President of Bharat Chamber of Commerce & The Consular General of Belarus. With the launch of this store, FCM Travel Solutions now has 28 operational Travel Tours stores across India. The Travel Tours outlet at Salt Lake City, will cater to needs of up-market urban consumers - families, business travellers, honeymoon couples and groups of travellers.

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