Category: Global

Travel Reps to represent Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line in India

Kathryn Kannampuzha | Mumbai Headquartered out of Florida, the United States, Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line has recently tapped the Indian market. In India, the cruise brand will be represented by Travel Reps. Starting off the year with networking among the travel trade, Bahamas Paradise Cruise line engaged with tour operators and travel agents at OTM […]

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UNWTO appoints Eliza Jean Reid as Special Ambassador for SDG

Eliza Jean Reid, the First Lady of Iceland has been nominated as the Special Ambassador for Tourism and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The appointment took place at the second UNWTO/UNESCO World Conference on Tourism and Culture, in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman held in December. Taleb Rifai, Secretary-General, UNWTO, cited, “By becoming a Special Ambassador […]

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Marriott International eyes ambitious expansion plans for 2018

As Marriott International continues to expand, the company announced to open nearly 40 luxury hotels in 2018 to new affluent travellers, offering an unmatched variety of transformative travel experiences. The eight distinct Marriott International Luxury Brands include world-renowned hospitality hallmarks The Ritz-Carlton, Ritz-Carlton Reserve, St. Regis, W Hotels, The Luxury Collection, EDITION and JW Marriott. […]

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Mumbai emerges as biggest source market for BLS International in India

Akansha Pandey | New Delhi Talking about the Indian market, Shikhar Aggarwal, Joint Managing Director, BLS International highlighted that this year so far the company has processed over 50,000 Indian applications, with Mumbai being the major contributor, closely followed by Delhi and Bengaluru. Continuing the uphill graph, this year too, the brand secured two major […]

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Future-oriented topics at ITB Berlin Convention 2018

Revolutionary forms of transport, over tourism and digitalisation in the tourism industry, will be the key topics at the Leading Travel Industry Think Tank. They will also examine innovative and far-reaching trends in the travel industry, politics and business. At numerous sessions, the global travel industry’s experts will focus on key topics, including over tourism, […]

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2nd UNWTO/UNESCO World Conference on Tourism and Culture from Dec 11-12

Over 30 tourism and culture ministers, global tourism and culture leaders and stakeholders will convene at Second UNWTO/UNESCO World Conference on Tourism and Culture themed Fostering Sustainable Development, to be held in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman from December 11-12, 2017, within the framework of International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development.  There will be 500 […]

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TTC Agent Academy launches five new TTC e-learning modules

TTC Agent Academy’s continues its successful training platform by introducing a TTC course that features five fun and interactive e-learning modules highlighting The Travel Corporation (TTC)’s diversity of immersive travel experiences to its valued travel agent partners. The academy training consists of four TTC brands – The Trafalgar Academy, Contiki U, Insight Specialist, and Uniworld […]

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12th UNIGLOBE Regional Conference highlights the power of tourism

The 12th Annual UNIGLOBE Regional Conference and Excellence Awards recently concluded at Imagica in Mumbai. The theme for this year’s conference was ‘Feel the Power’ and it recorded footfall of over 300 UNIGLOBE travel professionals from South Asia. The conference saw two power-packed days of deliberations over GST and stimulating educational sessions on leadership and […]

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Emirates celebrates milestone with Airbus, adds 100th A380 to its fleet

Emirates celebrated the milestone delivery of its 100th Airbus A380 aircraft at a special ceremony with Airbus at the manufacturer’s delivery centre in Hamburg. His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, Chairman, Emirates and Chief Executive inaugurated the ceremony. He was joined at the event by Sir Tim Clark, President Emirates Airline; Tom Enders, Airbus […]

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PATA Global Insights Conference 2017 examines the future of tourism

PATA Global Insights Conference was once again a resounding success with nearly 200 delegates hearing from high profile speakers representing major international brands such as Boeing, Microsoft and TripAdvisor. Under the theme ‘R U Future Ready’ and with the support of Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED) and BBC World News, the event took […]

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