Key happenings in the world of tourism

Key happenings in the world of tourism


GLOBAL CONFERENCE Assocom India and GFMT UK recently organised a global grain milling conference titled ‘Maximising Quality Production through Milling Technology’ at Hotel Taj Deccan, Hyderabad


NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT Michael Dominic (centre), director, CGH Earth receiving the National Tourism Award from Pranab Mukherjee, (left) president of India, for Coconut Lagoon, Kumarakom in the category of Best Heritage Classic Hotel, and Subramaniam P (right), GM, Marari Beach, receiving the award for Marari Beach in the category of Best 3 Star Hotel in India at a function held in New Delhi


ROYAL WELCOME Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi (left) and Sushma Swaraj (centre), minister of external affairs of India was welcomed by Maharaj Jai Singh of Jaipur (right) at Rambagh Palace by Taj during their official visit to the city


MAXIMISING REVENUE The Hotel and Restaurant Association of Western India (HRAWI) recently organised a seminar on revenue management for hotels at The Trident, Mumbai


INNOVATIVE MEETINGS Radisson Blu Hotel New Delhi Paschim Vihar has announced a meetings and events programme specifically developed as a means to improve the effectiveness of meetings


NEW OPENING Religious leader and kathakaar, Shri Morari Bapu inaugurated the Fern Residency Somnath


SCALING HEIGHTS Double gold medalist alpine skier Ted Ligety recently launched the 2015 Audi Quattro Winter Games with the #Nzdronie


VITAL PILLAR HE Uhuru Kenyatta (right), president of Kenya, officially launched the ‘Make it Kenya’ international brand campaign to promote the scale and variety of tourist and investment opportunities in the country


TALES FROM THE ROAD The August 2015 Rickshaw Run teams finished in Kochi after completing the 4,500 km journey from Shillong


WONDERFUL INDONESIA Visit Indonesia Tourism Office, India in association with PACTO and Marriott Hotels hosted the ‘Singapore Airlines Award Function’ at the Ritz Carlton Pacific Place followed by a familiarisation trip to Jakarta


AN IMPRESSIVE STUNT To mark the arrival of Sony Pictures’ The Walk to Melbourne in October, professional high-wire artist, Kane Petersen, walked from one point of the North Western side of Eureka Tower to the other


FIRM COMMITMENT TCA Abu Dhabi recently concluded a series of travel trade workshops at Pune, Hyderabad and Kochi with a presence of stakeholders representing Abu Dhabi’s DMCs, hotels and attractions


CAPITALISING ON GROWTH Zambia Tourism Board in association with Kenya Airways recently organised a familiarisation trip to Zambia for prominent tour operators from India


EXPANDING TRAVEL OPPORTUNITIES Royal Jordanian and Turkish Airlines have signed a codeshare agreement on routes between Jordan and Turkey at Royal Jordanian’s headquarters in Amman


DAILY SERVICE To mark Emirates’ recent launch of its 10th destination in the US with the start of a daily nonstop passenger service to Orlando International Airport, a VIP delegation and a contingent of international media were aboard the inaugural flight, which carried passengers from 29 different countries to Orlando


GLOBAL GROWTH Ethiopian Airlines received the Certificate of Global Growth Company of 2015 from the World Economic Forum in Dalian, People’s Republic of China


DOUBLE-GOLD Sugree Sithivanich (centre), deputy governor, Tourism Authority of Thailand accepting the PATA Gold Award for Marketing in the Social Media at the Pacific Asia Travel Association’s annual PATA Gold Awards ceremony held at the PATA Travel Mart 2015 in Bengaluru


DOUBLE-GOLD Tourism Malaysia received the PATA Gold Award for Marketing Media – Travel Poster at the Pacific Asia Travel Association’s annual PATA Gold Awards ceremony held at the PATA Travel Mart 2015 in Bengaluru

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