Key happenings in the world of tourism

Key happenings in the world of tourism


BRINGING DISASTER PREPAREDNESS L-R: G Padmanabhan, emergency analyst, UNDP India; Uthira Ravikumar, preparedness programme analyst, UNDP Geneva; Chris Weeks, director of humanitarian affairs, DHL; Deepak Shastri, airport director, Chennai International Airport and Tulsi N Mirchandaney, MD, Blue Dart Aviation at the recent ‘Get Airports Ready for Disaster’ workshop in Chennai


CULTURAL CAPITAL OF INDIA Foreign tour operators at a lunch hosted by Cox & Kings to celebrate CII Destination Kolkata at the Bengal Club in Kolkata recently


TOURISM THROUGH CULTURE Sichuan Tourism Administration recently conducted a cultural evening in Delhi, to promote tourism from India to China


DEFEXPO 2016 Union Minister of Defence, Manohar Parrikar and Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar recently met BEL and Thales representatives at Defexpo 2016 in Goa


LEARN SOUTH AFRICA South African Tourism recently hosted a delegation of 25 Indian travel partners in the country to promote tourism


ENCOURAGING ENTREPRENEURSHIP Wolfgang Will, director, South Asia, Lufthansa Passenger Airlines inaugrating Startup Expo, organsied by Lufthansa in in partnership with The Indus Entrepreneurs, at Gurugram


UNVEILING OF LOUNGE L-R: Giam Ming Toh, former chief commercial officer, Vistara; Phee Teik Yeoh, CEO; Kareena Kapoor; Arjun Kapoor; Sanjiv Kapoor, chief strategy and chief commercial officer; and Mukund Rajan, director on board; at the launch of Vistara’s signature lounge at T3, IGI Airport, Delhi


NEW LOUNGE EXPERIENCE Nick Hays, vice president, Canada, Cathay Pacific (left); Vivian Lo, general manager, airports, Cathay Pacific (second from left); and Glenn McCoy, SVP and CFO, Vancouver International Airport Authority (right); recently unveiled the Cathay Pacific lounge at Vancouver International Airport


EXPLORE MUMBAI Satish Soni, joint managing director, MTDC (third from left) and Paraag Jaiin Nainuttia, managing director, MTDC at the recently organised Mumbai Darshan Recce Tour in association with Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST)


RED HOT FRIDAY Virgin Atlantic recently conducted a trade blitz, Red Hot Friday, for the travel trade fraternity in Delhi


KWIBUKA 22  Clarence Fernandes, representative, Rwanda Development Board (left) along with delegates at the commemoration of the 22nd anniversary of the 1994 genocide, Kwibuka 22


MALBEC DAY CELEBRATIONS H E Alejandro Zothner Meyer, Acting Consul General, Argentina (centre), at the celebration of sixth edition of World Malbec Day at the Taj Mahal Palace & Hotel, Mumbai

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