IndiGo becomes a member of IATA

In-line with the vision to expand its international presence, IndiGo recently joined IATA as a member. The announcement followed soon after the airline’s recent expansion into Vietnam, Myanmar, China and Saudi Arabia. IndiGo is currently an IOSA registered airline and IATA Clearing House member. IATA is the global trade association for the airline industry, representing … Read more

MasterChef showcases Queensland for the first time

For the first time in its 11-year history, MasterChef Australia contestants travelled to Queensland in a series of episodes airing on Star World India. The episodes featured the state’s local cuisine, restaurants and farm-to-table experiences in a week-long showcase that tantalised the tastebuds of Indian fans. Queensland’s Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said that Queensland has a … Read more

Marriott International debuts JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa

JW Marriott, part of Marriott International, Inc., today announced the opening of JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa on Vagaru Island, Shaviyani atoll in the Maldives. The opening marks the debut of Marriott International’s iconic JW Marriott brand in this paradisiacal island destination, with the brand-new resort located just 55 minutes via seaplane from the … Read more

JNTO signs MOC with Emirates to increase visitors from the Middle East

To further increase tourism demand from the Middle East to Japan, the Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) with Emirates on October 30th, 2019 to jointly promote Japan as a destination of choice for travellers from the Middle East seeking authentic, unique and luxurious experiences. The multi-faceted promotional campaign will … Read more

Ramada Hotels in Ajman and Iftikhar Hamdani honoured at Ajman Sustainable Tourism Awards

Ramada Hotel & Suites by Wyndham Ajman and Ramada by Wyndham Beach Hotel Ajman, alongside Cluster General Manager Iftikhar Hamdani were all honoured with Modama, Ajman’s Sustainable Tourism Awards, presented by Ajman Tourism Development Department (ATDD). With its trailblazing eco-friendly campaigns for more than five years, Ramada Hotel and Suites Ajman added another feather on … Read more

Dubai Airshow to highlight future of aerospace

Leading aerospace companies will use Dubai Airshow, which returns next month, to launch and exhibit their latest innovations.   The aerospace industry is at an exciting point as new technologies open opportunities for industrial changes that can be translated into tangible cost savings and growth.   Many of the 1,300 exhibitors at the event, from … Read more

Oman Air adds five cities to codeshare with Lufthansa

  Oman Air, the national carrier of Oman, said it is continuing its expansion across Europe by adding five popular cities to its collection of codeshare destinations with Lufthansa, Europe’s largest airline. Under the expanded agreement, with the first flights set to depart on October 27, guests can travel on Oman Air flights from Muscat … Read more

Dubai secures 82 global business events in Q3

Dubai Business Events (DBE), the city’s official convention bureau, has secured 82 international meetings, conferences and incentive travel groups in the third quarter (Q3) of 2019. These contribute to the future line-up of business events which include key financial and medical conferences, among others, a DBE statement said. The events secured in Q3 2019 are … Read more

The 35th annual convention of IATO brings forward the scope of new-age tourism in India

The freshly-concluded IATO convention hosted in the ‘City of Joy’, Kolkata presented a platter of immense opportunities and possibilities for a brighter tomorrow for the travel fraternity of the country. Accentuating on the theme ‘Is Tourism thriving? Challenges and Opportunities’, the experts and forerunners of the tourism industry gave significant insights on issues such as … Read more