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Key happenings in the world of tourism


RUNWAY TO RUNWAY Etihad Airways recently hosted a special reception at the exclusive Rosewood Abu Dhabi to mark the UAE launch of ‘Runway to Runway’, the airline’s rewards programme specially designed to support the fashion community’s travel requirements


FRUITFUL PARTNERSHIP Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) recently signed an MoU with Etihad and Jet Airways to promote bilateral tourism


INDIA CONNECT Tourism Ireland, in association with Etihad Airways, hosted top 10 travel agents from across India to Ireland’s largest tourism trade fair, Meet the Buyer and Mietheal 2017


BIG FAT INDIAN WEDDING Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority (MTPA), in collaboration with Air Mauritius, recently hosted a familiarisation trip for top 10 wedding planners from Western India


WINGS TO INDONESIA Indonesia’s national airline, Garuda Indonesia, hosted ‘Open House’ event for the travel trade in association with Visit Indonesia Tourism Office in Mumbai


MICE UP THAILAND Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau has launched the ‘Spice Up Thailand 2017’ campaign for the fourth consecutive year in India


NEW ADDRESS H E Ekapol Poolpipat, consul general, Royal Thai Consulate in Mumbai inaugurating the new office of Thailand Visa Application Centre at Nariman Point


KOREA MICE NIGHT Korea Tourism Organization, in association with regional tourism boards of Seoul, Incheon and Gyeonggi, organised ‘Korea MICE Night 2017’ at the Taj Palace Hotel in New Delhi


GAMUT OF SERVICES SBI recently announced pilot launch of a distribution alliance with Cox & Kings for sale of travel prepaid cards in India


SEAMLESS SERVICE VFS Global recently launched a visa application centre for the Czech Republic in Jaipur, Rajasthan


PROMOTING HERITAGE PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry recently organised its ‘6th India Heritage Tourism Conclave – Sustaining Heritage Tourism of Khajuraho’


DESTINATION SHOWCASE The Austrian National Tourist Office in co-operation with the Swarovski Crystal Worlds, the Leading Hotels of the World and the local tourist boards, recently invited 11 Indian luxury travel agents on a familiarisation trip to Vienna, Salzburg, Zell am see and Innsbruck


SMART MOBILITY Maharashtra Tourism recently signed an MoU with Ola for improving transportation for tourists


TAPPING INDIA MARKET Meliá Hotels International, the leading hotel company in Spain, recently concluded its three-city roadshow in Bengaluru, Ahmedabad and Mumbai


TASTE OF FRANCE ‘Gout de France/ Good France’ event, celebrating French cooking, was recently organised by School of Tourism and Hotel Management, Vatel at Ansal University in Gurugram


REWARDING PERFORMANCE SriLankan Airlines, the national carrier of Sri Lanka, recently hosted ‘Agents & Cargo Awards Night’ in Chennai and New Delhi


INDUSTRY TALK The office bearers of Hotel and Restaurant Association of Western India (HRAWI) recently met Maharashtra Tourism Minister Jaykumar Rawal to express their concern over SC’s liquor ban order


ADDING CONNECTIVITY Flydubai recently launched its third flight to Bangladesh, with Dubai – Sylhet service

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