Author: Jatin Patel

OYO plans to double its inventory

Budget hotel aggregator, OYO, backed by SoftBank is planning to double its inventory of 70,000 rooms to 1.5 lakh by the end of next year to cater to growing business and leisure travel in the country. It will add between 10,000 and 20,000 rooms this year. “We have been doubling our revenues year-on-year and within […]

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Marriott to have 100 hotels operational in India by 2018

Marriott International Inc, an American hospitality group is planning to have 100 operational hotels in India by 2018. “Marriott International has 86 hotels in the country and we are the biggest hotel company in the world. We have so far opened four hotels in the country this year and will open six more during the […]

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Delhi on a high rise with increased number of Bollywood movie shootings

The capital will see a massive range of shootings for Bollywood films this year. The tourism department’s data has revealed that they have received 40 requests for film shootings and the figure is expected to touch 75 by the end of this year. This despite the fact that various departments, including the tourism department have […]

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Travelport secures partnership to expand ground transport bookings

Travelport has secured a new partnership with Ugo Transfers to expand the number of ground transport services offered to travel agents. Ugo Transfers, which aggregates ground transfer content will provide more than 68,000 travel agents globally with access to a wide range of ground transport services in over 100 countries. Bookings will be available on […]

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Ghana Tourism Authority calls for setting up of a tourism committee

Akwesi Agyeman, Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Tourism Authority has called for the formation of a ministerial tourism committee in order to enhance visa acquisition for tourists entering the country. Agyemang believes that the formation of such a committee would enhance service delivery at inbound countries and also ease visa acquisition for tourists coming […]

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Ethiopia Tourism earns $3.3 billion in 2016-2017

Ethiopia earned over $3.3 billion from tourism in the last Ethiopian fiscal year, as revealed by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism. Public and International Relations Director at the Ministry, Gezahegn Abate stated the revenue was obtained from more than 886,000 tourists who visited the country. The plan was to earn about $3.7 billion from […]

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Cuba welcomes three million tourists in less than seven months

The Cuban Ministry of Tourism has reported that Cuba reached the three million mark in tourist arrivals, 75 days faster than last year. The figures represent a 24% growth in tourist numbers, continuing the country’s upward trend experienced in the last few years. In the first six months of 2017, tourism revenues reached $1.5 billion, […]

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Hilton Worldwide opens doors to its 200th hotel in Asia Pacific

Hilton Worldwide has opened Waldorf Astoria Chengdu in China, making it the company’s 200th hotel in Asia Pacific. The new 289-room luxury hotel, which is located in the capital of western China’s Sichuan province, is housed within a high-end mixed-use development comprising a retail mall, offices and apartments.The 52-storey hotel is located in the Chengdu […]

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JNTO to drive 40 million inbound tourists by 2020

Recently, The Bangalore Chamber of Industry and Commerce (BCIC) along with Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO) organised a seminar on INVEST JAPAN- Opportunities in travel and tourism sector. The seminar accentuated on tourism and allied initiatives and introduced several initiatives and packages in tourism to attract foreign companies to set up base in Japan. The […]

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