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On-board security in radar

The Swiss-based MSC Cruises has now deployed a new intelligent video surveillance system that offers even greater on-board security for passengers and crew alike. TT BUREAU MSC Cruises has announced the launch of a new vanguard video surveillance system offering even greater onboard security. In another industry-first, MSC Cruises has …

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The Residence expands portfolio

The Cenizaro group will make its first foray into Indonesia with a beautiful new opening in Bintan in February next year. It will offer guests a real flavour of Indonesia in a luxurious setting. TT BUREAU Having established successful properties in the Indian Ocean and North Africa, 2018 will see …

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30 Melia hotels in SE Asia

A Spanish brand and a family-run business, Meliá Hotels International is represented by Outbound Marketing in India. By 2020, Meliá plans to have about 30 hotels in South East Asia TT BUREAU The Hotels’ USP is the brand in itself, believes Tonia Sehan, Director of Sales, Meliá Hotels International. “The …

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Marketing challenges for the state

Maharashtra Chapter Chairman of the Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO), Himanshu Agashiwala speaks passionately about the challenges in marketing Maharashtra to inbound clients. TT BUREAU Everyone is talking about the challenges of marketing India as a destination to the rest of the world. Perhaps what would also help is …

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Biz travel needs representation

Concluding its conference in Mumbai this October, The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) has already planned to conduct three annual conferences in 2018. Gaurav Sundaram, Regional Director, India, GBTA, reveals more. HAZEL JAIN Q: What have you planned for 2018? A: We intend to conduct three large annual conferences next …

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Spain eyes Tier-II cities

Spain recorded over 50 per cent growth in Indian arrivals in 2017. The board organised a 3-city roadshow in Delhi, Ahmedabad and Chennai from October 4-6, to interact with travel agents. TT BUREAU In 2017, up until August, Spain recorded as many as 86,000 Indian tourists, registering an approximate growth …

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‘Tech’ all the way to WTM

This year, WTM London and Digital Tourism Think Tank (DTTT) will explore a key technology topic, ‘How to Build a Dream Content Team’ during the show slated from November 6-8. TT BUREAU In the last 18 months, many leading destinations and travel players have quickly changed their approach to prioritising …

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Air Arabia promotes Baku flight

Air Arabia recently conducted a three-city roadshow in Mumbai, Delhi and Ahmedabad to promote new flight services from Sharjah to Baku with connections from India TT BUREAU Air Arabia hosted a three-city roadshow starting with Mumbai on September 18, Delhi on September 19 and concluded in Ahmedabad on September 20. …

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SriLankan to up frequencies

Owing to increase in demand, SriLankan Airlines is all set to increase its frequencies to Delhi, Mumbai, and Hyderabad, shares Dimuthu Tennakoon, Head-Worldwide Sales & Distribution, SriLankan Airlines. TT BUREAU With the recent launch of services to three new destinations, SriLankan Airlines is expanding its reach in India making itself …

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Aviation Academy gets a new campus

In a bid to offer a wholesome training facility for the aviation industry, IAA’s new campus was inaugurated in Vasant Kunj, New Delhi, recently by P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju, Union Minister for Civil Aviation. NISHA VERMA Union civil aviation minister P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju inaugurated a new campus of Indian …

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