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Now, fly Mumbai to Baku direct

Azerbaijan Airlines brings Mumbai closer to the destination with a direct, three-times-a-week flight from the city into Baku, and beyond to London and other European cities. It is a full services airline operating on 757 with a total seat capacity of 180, which includes 22 business class and 158 economy …

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Focus on tier II, III cities: Lords

Lords Hotels & Resorts is one of the fastest growing mid-segment chains in India & Nepal. Aiming for global expansion, the group wants to spread its services to Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Muscat, Dubai, Africa, and US. Shiladitya Mukherjee, Associate Vice President, Gujarat Region, Lords Hotels & Resorts, shares Lords’ …

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India #2 in turnover for Swiss

Fausto Zaina, Head of Market Management, Swiss Travel System, was in India recently to meet important travel partners. He revealed that not only does India rank number two for them in terms of turnover, but it is also the number one market for its Swiss Travel System Excellence training programme. …

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Gujarat to host ATOAI convention

ATOAI, in collaboration with the Gujarat government, has set the stage for its 15th Annual Convention, which is scheduled to take place at the iconic Statue of Unity from 16-19 December 2023. Janice Alyosius The 15th Annual Convention of the Adventure Tour Operators Association of India (ATOAI), in partnership with …

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Using technology-driven solutions

While travel demand is soaring to unprecedented heights, mobile apps and technology-driven solutions are playing a pivotal role in revolutionizing the industry. Voice Recognition, Bluetooth, Sensors, Virtual Reality, and the IoTs are being harnessed to empower travel agents with increased control and convenience in facilitating travel experiences. The travel landscape …

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Collaborate to go green

Collaboration with brands that have a shared philosophy of sustainability helps hotels work for sustainable future, says Shruti Shibulal, CEO & Director, Tamara Leisure Experiences. Hazel Jain A huge advocate of green hotels, Shruti Shibulal, CEO & Director, Tamara Leisure Experiences, shares her perspective on how hotels can be sustainable. …

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BLS op. revenue at Rs. 407 cr

BLS continues to witness growth in profits driven by improved business mix. Its operational revenue is at `407.7 cr in Q2FY24, with highest ever EBITDA in the company’s history. TT Bureau BLS International Services, a trusted global tech-enabled services partner for governments and citizens, announced its unaudited consolidated financial results …

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Cross signs new property in Bali

Cross Hotels & Resorts has signed a hotel management pact with PT. Grha Swahita (BIP Group), which will see Cross Paasha Bali Seminyak become a part of their portfolio from 1 January 2024 to offer one-of-a-kind experience, says Evan Burns, the Country Manager – Indonesia. Suhani Sood Cross Paasha Bali …

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Maha’tra plans for inbound influx

In order to help inbound tourists plan their itinerary better and entice them to visit Maharashtra, the Tourism Department of Government of Maharashtra has planned to release set dates of all festivals starting with the Mumbai International Festival, which will be held from 20-28 January 2024. Hazel Jain Sharing initiatives …

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‘India top on US visa priority’

The United States Commercial Service partnered with Discover Destinations to organise a tourism networking event in New Delhi recently. The event brought together important players in the US tourism industry and representatives from the Indian travel trade. Janice Alyosius The United States Commercial Service, the trade promotion arm of the …

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