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Oman Air gets ready for 2018

Oman’s national airline is not looking at expansion but a sustainable growth with focus on the corporate segment, the religious and tour packages. TT BUREAU The year 2017 has been a challenging year for Oman Air with lots of variables such as increased capacity in the market and lower demands. …

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Is India all set to play host to MICE?

The industry needs to look at why India hasn’t been able to reverse the MICE traffic and bring in more and more events to India. Six stakeholders speak their mind on this issue and suggest ways to improve the same. HAZEL JAIN Sandeep Ramakrishnan, Director, Consumer Links Marketing MICE in …

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Commit to development: PATA CEO

The 40th edition of the PATA Travel Mart 2017, hosted by the Macao Government Tourism Office highlighted the commitment of the organisation to broaden their tourism offerings and create diversity in visitor source markets while simultaneously stressing on the importance of education and training in improving industry standards and service …

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Air Canada bullish on India

Air Canada continues to invest in the India market, not just in terms of new and expanded direct services but also through the number of airplanes deployed here. This, says Duncan Bureau, Vice President, Global Sales, Air Canada, represents over $500 million in terms of capital deployment. Hazel Jain Q) Where …

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ETAA organises edu trip to Hampi

The Enterprising Travel Agents Association (ETAA) South Chapter plans to keep Goa as its next destination for ‘Destination Expert Programme’. Hazel Jain The Enterprising Travel Agent’s Association (ETAA) South Chapter organised a four-day educational trip for its members to Hampi. This was under its ‘Destination Expert Programme’ and was held …

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More feathers in their cap

Tourism Enterprise has added more DMCs like Bulgaria, Serbia and Macedonia to their portfolio and aims to grow business by around 20 per cent, reveals Ravi Gosain, Managing Director of the company. Tourism Enterprise has recently added new DMCs to their portfolio and will now be catering to the Balkan …

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SQ’s A350 on Mumbai-Singapore route

In a bid to enhance the travel experience of Indian passengers, Singapore Airlines introduced its Airbus A350 aircraft on its daily service route of Mumbai-Singapore with effect from July 1, 2017. Shahzad Nasir With this development, Mumbai becomes Singapore Airline’s 16th destination within its network to receive the Airbus A350-900 …

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