Key happenings in the world of tourism

Key happenings in the world of tourism


ANNIVERSARY BASH ETAA, South India Chapter recently celebrated its third year anniversary at Hotel Citrus, Bengaluru


GRACIOUS WELCOME West Bengal Tourism in association with IATO, West Bengal Chapter hosted the ‘Experience Bengal Evening’, a programme welcoming the travel industry delegates from Sri Lanka, held in Kolkata


HEARTFELT RECOGNITION SouthWest German Tourism Board recently organised a press conference at Hotel Ambassador, Mumbai to recognise 2015 as the year of the Indian traveller and the travel trade


EMERGING GATEWAY Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) invited travel professionals in Indore over an evening of discovering the multi-faceted attractions of Abu Dhabi


APPRECIATING EFFORTS Atout France recently organised the French Ambassador’s Travel Awards Soiree in Mumbai. The Awards is an initiative launched by H.E. Francois Richier, Ambassador of France to India, to appreciate the efforts of travel agencies who incorporated France in their published travel itineraries


FLYING HIGH H E Akbar Al Baker, group chief executive, Qatar Airways was felicitated with the Airline of the Year, Best Business Class Airline Seat and Best Airline in the Middle East awards at the recently concluded Annual Skytrax World Airline Awards held at Musée de l’Air et de l’ Espace, Paris Air Show


WEDDING ABOVE THE CLOUDS Serbian actress, Vjera Mujovic and a doctor from Germany, Stefan Preis tied the knot on a Turkish Airlines Belgrade-Istanbul flight, after meeting each other a year prior on another Turkish Airline flight


TOP-UP TRAVEL Shibani Phadkar, senior vice president and head – leisure travel outbound, products and operations, Thomas Cook (India), at the launch of the company’s ‘Top-Up Holidays’


RESURGENT RAJASTHAN On the occasion of the Ambassadors’ Roundtable Conference in New Delhi, the chief minister of Rajasthan, Vasundhara Raje (centre) unveiled the new Rajasthan Tourism Unit Policy, 2015


GREEN INITIATIVE Coinciding with the coronation of His Majesty the Fourth, Druk Gyalpo and the Social Forestry Day, 100 Bhutanese attempted to plant 50,000 trees in one hour with the objective to beat the current world record of 40,885 trees planted by 100 heads in one hour


CELEBRATIONS GALORE Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI) – Eastern Region recently organised its annual bash for the travel trade at The HHI, Kolkata


CELEBRATIONS GALORE L-R: Sheila Mehra, sales head, Jet Airways; Tran Chi Cuong, vice director, Danang City Tourism, Vietnam; H E Vu Son Thuy, consul general of Vietnam; Jay Bhatia, chairman tourism council; Valsa Nair Singh, secretary tourism, Government of Maharashtra and MD, MTDC at the MoU signing ceremony for promoting bilateral Indo-Vietnam tourism co-operation held in Mumbai

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