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Monday, 22 July, 2019, 17 : 34 PM [IST]

Round Up JULY 2019_2

VFS Global unveils new and more spacious Premium Lounge in Chennai

Residents of Chennai can now apply for their visas in the comfort of VFS Global’s Premium Lounge at the Visa Application Centre in Egmore. The centre provides visa services for 25 countries, and applicants to any of these destinations can opt for the Premium Lounge service. This expansion adds to the total number of outlets to 41 Travel Money and 36 Travel Tours stores across India, out of which 8 of each business are now located in Maharashtra.

2019 Wawa Welcome America festival with more than 50 free events in Philadelphia

Jim Kenney, Mayor, Philadelphia has announced more than 50 free events that will create the six-day Wawa Welcome America festival. The 2019 festival on June 29 encompassed free, multicultural and multi-generational, patriotic events throughout Philadelphia’s diverse neighbourhoods.

Bird Academy introduces ‘Safety Management System (SMS) course for airlines’ in India, as IATA’s regional training partner

Bird Academy introduced “Safety Management System (SMS) course for airlines’ in India and reaffirmed its position as IATA’s regional training partner. The first RTP course received overwhelming response and has participants from all across the globe. Regarded as a benchmark in the aviation industry, this training course was conducted for the first time in India by Bird Academy. A five-day classroom course held in New Delhi from June 24 to 28, 2019 and imparted by an IATA instructor and covered the full spectrum of Aviation Safety and Security.

Maldives Marketing and PR Corporation conducts five-city roadshow in India

As part of the series of roadshows planned by Maldives Marketing & Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC) the “Journey to the Sunny Side” commenced in India. The roadshow was held in five prominent cities in India; Bangalore, Mumbai, Kolkata, New Delhi and Chandigarh from June 24 to 28, 2019 and witnessed attendance of more than 500 participants across travel agents, tour operators and media. The event in Delhi was graced by Ambassador of the Republic of Maldives to India, Her Excellency Aishath Mohamed Didi.

Travel Money and Travel Tours launches first exclusive retail store in Thane

Travel Money further expanded their presence in Maharashtra by inaugurating their eighth retail store in the state, and their very first store in Thane, on July 1, 2019. The stores were inaugurated in the presence of Rakshit Desai, MD, FCM Travel Solutions, Indian Subsidiary of Flight Centre Travel Group, Gagan Malhotra, Brand Leader, Travel Money, Foreign Exchange Brand of FCM Travel Solutions and Anand Menon, Brand Leader, Travel Tours, Leisure Travel Brand of FCM Travel Solutions.

Mumbai International Airport open gates to Guangzhou with RwandAir starting operations thrice a week

The GVK led Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL) welcomed RwandAir’s newest route from Mumbai to China’s third largest city of Guangzhou starting June 2019. The airport along with its key stakeholders welcomed the RwandAir’s first flight - Airbus A330 with 234 passengers on board at Mumbai. Making it hassle-free for the travellers, the service will be available thrice a week: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

Hyatt Pune, Kalyani Nagar celebrates Global Wellness Week

On the occasion of Global Wellness Week, Hyatt Pune Kalyani Nagar’s team hosted a series of health and wellness activities recently. The week-long awareness campaign commenced with a thought provoking Panel Discussion on “Wellness & You” with experts from various fields like Dance Therapy, Holistic Healing, Meditative Healing along with Yoga enthusiasts, and fitness experts sharing their invaluable thoughts with the guests. The celebration concluded with the Hyatt Pune Olympics, wherein the hotel team actively took part in various team-building activities.

Sarovar Hotels & Resorts signs new hotel in Udaipur

Sarovar Hotels and Resorts continue to strengthen its presence in Rajasthan with the signing of another hotel in Udaipur. Seasons Sarovar Portico, will be Sarovar’s first hotel in Udaipur and seventh in the state after marking presence in Jaipur, Jodhpur and Jaisalmer.

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