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Wednesday, 29 August, 2018, 12 : 40 PM [IST]

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Royal Caribbean hosts largest movie premiere

Royal Caribbean International organised the largest film premiere at sea by screening Netflix production ‘Like Father’ across its four largest ships. The film, launched globally, features Harmony of the seas and stars Kristen Bell, Kelsey Grammer and Seth Rogen. The cruise line has hosted comedy shows across its Oasis class ships – Symphony, Harmony, Allure and Oasis of the Seas – in the AquaTheater, the onboard amphitheater boasting two film screens.

Aloft Aerocity sets the tone with a special edition of WEF Awards 2018

The Women Economic Forum Awards 2018 was held at Aloft New Delhi. The special edition of WEF Awards 2018 witnessed over 200 leaders and entrepreneurs from across India. The awards celebrated women and men in the categories of Women and Leaders of the Decade for the iconic achievers, as well as in the category of Exceptional Women of Excellence for the rising stars and young entrepreneurs.

Malta India Film Festival to take place from December 14-15

The Malta India Film Academy will launch the first edition of the Malta India Film Festival to bridge a creative gap between Malta and India. The first of its kind film festival will be held in Malta from December 14-16, 2018. The festival, supported by the Ministry of Tourism, Govt of Malta, aims to encourage the exchange of art, culture and entertainment between the two countries. Bollywood actress Vidya Balan has been appointed as the Brand Ambassador and a part of the jury. Vijay Krishna Acharya, Director of Thugs of Hindostan will also be a part of the panel.

Tamarind Global wins gold, silver and bronze at GIWA awards 2018

Tamarind Global won gold in Best Destination Wedding (India) category, two Silvers in Best Sangeet Ceremony and Best Mehendi Ceremony categories respectively, and a Bronze in the Wedding of the Year (over all) at GIWA awards. These awards are organised by the ‘International Convention of the Wedding Fraternity’ and was hosted at Fairmont, Jaipur.

Trip 360’s Adventure Film Festival concludes with a bang

The Banff’s International Adventure Film Festival and IMF Mountain Film Festival was organised by Trip 360. The film festival held in Bengaluru treated more than 300 adventure junkies to a range of film screenings and events. The festival was interspersed with engaging talks by experts as well as filmmakers. Neil Dsouza, Filmmaker, Abhijeet Singh and Sajid Chougle, Trip 360 experts and athletes, among others, resolve queries related to living an adventurous lifestyle.

Bengaluru hosts India International Travel Mart 2018

The 106th edition of ‘India International Travel Mart’ was organised at The Bangalore Palace, Vasanth Nagar Entrance. The exhibition was inaugurated by Sara Mahesh, Minister for Tourism and Sericulture, Govt of Karnataka along with John Amaratunga, Minister of Tourism, Govt of Sri Lanka, T.K. Anil Kumar (IAS), Secretary - Tourism, Govt of Karnataka, and B. Ramu (IAS), Director, Depatment of Tourism, Govt of Karnataka.

IHCL signs Vivanta hotel in London

The Indian Hotels Company Ltd (IHCL) has tied up with Hayre Group Ltd to open Vivanta hotel at Heathrow Airport in London. The agreement was signed between Puneet Chhatwal, Managing Director and CEO, IHCL and Talwinder Hayre, Director, Hayre Group Limited. The new Vivanta hotel is a Greenfield project slated to open in 2021, conveniently located across from Terminals 1, 2 and 3 at Heathrow Airport.

Israel Ministry of Tourism sets up new welcome desk at the Ben-Gurion International Airport

The Israel Ministry of Tourism is expanding its activities at Ben-Gurion International Airport with the set up of a new welcome desk for incoming tourists in the arrivals hall of the airport. The idea is to offer a service to travellers seeking information regarding public transportation, accommodation, attractions, maps and more. Yariv Levin, Minister of Tourism, Govt of Israel said, “This year we are set to reach about 4 million incoming tourists and this welcome desk will provide them with an immediate response, so that their visit to Israel will be as successful as possible.”

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