Key happenings in the world of tourism

Key happenings in the world of tourism


JOINING FORCES Turkish Airlines was announced as the official partner of European Rugby Champions Cup and Challenge Cup during EPCR’s Tournament Launch for 2015/16 season at Twickenham Stoop, England


RELIEF EFFORT Airlink, a disaster response organisation, honoured Cathay Pacific Group for its work to support relief efforts in Nepal following the earthquake in April, at the Airline Economics conference in Hong Kong


WINNING ACCOLADES Winners of the Go-Karting and Bowling Championship hosted by Cathay Pacific for travel agents in Mumbai


CEMENTING TIES Etihad Airways signed a MoU with Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority and Miral Asset Management at a ceremony held at Ferrari World theme park on Yas Island


FINEST FLEET Dubai-based flydubai marked its fourth participation in the Dubai Airshow by showcasing its 50th aircraft, the newest and last aircraft to be delivered from the carrier’s historic order placed at the Farnborough International Airshow


FINEST FLLET Qatar Airways showcased the best of its ultra-modern fleet, with three of the airline’s latest generation aircraft on display on the opening day of the Dubai Airshow


NEW LAUNCHES Trafalgar launched its Summer 2016 products for Europe, Britain, The Americas, South Pacific and Asia through a product and sales conference for the India GSA partners held at Hotel Novotel Juhu in Mumbai


PROMOTING TOURISM TAAI’s Karnataka Chapter signed a MoU for three years with Garden City College of Management (Department of Tourism) in Bengaluru


HISTORICAL LINKAGES A two-day international seminar on ‘Kalinga-Lanka: Reviving Old Linkages and Exploring New Opportunities’ was organised by the ‘Kalinga-Lanka Foundation’ at Bhubaneswar’s Utkal University


STRONG REPRESENTAION A delegation of Odisha Tourism, led by L N Gupta, principal secretary, department of tourism, Government of Odisha and A K Samal, director – tourism, participated at the World Travel Mart, London


CULTURAL EXTRAVAGANZA The Ministry of Culture, Government of India inaugurated the cultural festival of India, Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav, at IGNCA, New Delhi


COLOURFUL PARADE The ‘Parade through Macau, Latin City’, an annual parade, was held in Macau to celebrate the 16th anniversary of Macau’s Handover to China


PLAYING POLO The HVR Baroda Polo Cup Tournament 2015 was held at the Jaipur Polo Grounds in Delhi


PRESENTING CEREMONY Umang Narula, chairman and MD, India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC), on behalf of ITDC and Kumarakruppa Frontier Hotels, handed over two cheques to Mahesh Sharma, union tourism minister, towards dividend payment to the Government of India for 2014-15 during ITDC’s 50th AGM held at The Ashok, New Delhi


SKILLING INDIA Bandaru Dattatreya (centre), minister for labour and employment, Government of India addressing the gathering at SKILLS2015 International Conference held at MSME centre in Hyderabad


WORLD OF PENGUINS Penguins Plus, a partnership between Phillip Island Nature Parks and RACV, became the world-first penguin viewing experience following its official opening


STRATEGIC TIE-UP Thomas Cook (India)’s education and training vertical, Centre of Learning, launched a Global Immersion Programme THROUGH a strategic tie-up with Nanyang Technological University, Singapore in Mumbai


PACKAGE LAUNCH L-R: Amod Thatte, head product and innovation tour operating, Kuoni India; Madhura Velankar, Marathi actress; Daniel D’souza, head sales – India and NRI markets, tour operating, Kuoni India at the launch of Kuoni-SOTC’s special tour package ‘Brahman Mandal’ at Courtyard by Marriot, Pune

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