Key happenings in the world of tourism

Key happenings in the world of tourism


CLEANLINESS DRIVE In line with Prime Minister’s Clean India initiative, Ashok Institute of Hospitality & Tourism Management (AIH&TM) recently organised a cleanliness awareness campaign at Qutab Minar for domestic and foreign tourists


KOREAN NIGHT 200 members of New Delhi’s travel trade and media converged at Hyatt Regency Delhi to celebrate South Korea at the ‘Korean Night 2015’


RIDING SEASON Musical artists performing at the fourth Northern HOG Rally, held from New Delhi to Chandigarh, and hosted by Harley-Davidson India


NEW ADDITION IndiGo took delivery of its 100th Airbus A320 aircraft at Terminal 1D Delhi


CHRISTMAS CELEBRATIONS Hospitality professionals from the Kerala tourism industry celebrated Christmas at Casino Hotel, Willingdon Island


CHRISTMAS CELEBRATIONS The Skal Club of Bombay and Biswajit Chakraborty, GM, Sofitel Mumbai BKC, invited fellow Skal members and their spouses for Christmas cocktails and dinner at L’OH Pool, Sofitel Mumbai BKC


BEING NICHE On behalf of the Ministry of Tourism, Republic of Indonesia and Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia, Mumbai, VITO India organised the ‘Top Niche Market –Eco Tourism Event’ at St Regis Hotel, Mumbai


COLOURFUL EXTRAVAGANZA Glimpses of the Konark Festival organised by Odisha Tourism at Chandrabhaga Beach, Konark, Odisha


MAIDEN LANDING Qatar Airways’ group chief executive, HE Akbar Al Baker, recently celebrated the landing of the first Airbus A350 in the US


SPECIAL FARE L – R: Teh Yik Chuan, director, sales and marketing, Tigerair; Lim Thuan Kuan, high commissioner of Singapore; Raj Shekhar, district magistrate of Lucknow; and Yuemin Li, area director, North India and Bangladesh, Singapore Tourism Board unveiling the special return fare for Tigerair from Lucknow to Singapore in Lucknow


PROMOTING ROMANCE Flemingo Duty Free Shop, a travel retail and duty free operator, recently announced a tie-up with Bollywood-movie, ‘Dilwale’, wherein a consumer contest was run across all its Duty Free stores in India


DIVERSE EXPERIENCES Tourism New Zealand recently hosted a group of four travel industry professionals from India to New Zealand, covering regions across the North and South Islands


SHOWCASING EUROPE Trafalgar recently organised an agent FAM trip for its Asian partners to the Eastern European cities of Budapest, Prague and Vienna


ON-ROAD PROMOTION Rajshree Birla (second from right), consul general (AH), Consulate of Republic of Philippines, inaugurated the taxi branding campaign for the Department of Tourism, Philippines, in Mumbai


EDUCATIONAL SEMINARS VISITFLANDERS recently organised a series of ‘Fabulous Flanders’ educational seminars for travel agents in Hyderabad, Chandigarh and Pune


TRAINING SESSION Tourism New Zealand organised a training session in Mumbai for 50 MICE staff from various branches of Thomas Cook across India


CREATIVITY GALORE Tobias Degsell, renowned curator from the Nobel Museum of Sweden, was in Mumbai recently to launch a photo exhibition on Swedish Innovations and Indian Interpretations and conduct a workshop on the importance of creativity and innovations


THE NEXT CHAPTER Turkish Airlines signed a global sponsorship deal with UEFA EURO 2016 in Paris, to become the first airline partner in the 55 years history of the European Football Championship

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