ITC’s Brand Storii signs two resorts in Rajasthan
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by TTJ
5h ago
Strengthening the presence of Brand Storii, ITC’s Hotel Group has announced the signing of two Storii resorts in Rajasthan. With these signings, the chain’s portfolio of managed properties continues its high growth trajectory through the asset right strategy. Expected to open in early 2025, Storii by ITC Hotels, Jaipur and Storii by ITC Hotels, Jawai will exemplify the brand’s ethos to offer immersive experiences. Including the recently announced signing of Storii Jaisalmer, Brand Storii will now have a total of 3 properties within the state of Rajasthan. Speaking on the expansion of Brand Sto ..read more
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Fortune Hotels opens its third hotel in Goa, Fortune Select Candolim Goa
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by TTJ
11h ago
Fortune Hotels, a member of ITC’s hotel group, has opened Fortune Select Candolim Goa, its third branded property in the state of Goa, further strengthening its presence in India’s most sought-after travel destinations. Burrowed in the bustling surroundings of Candolim, Fortune Select Candolim Goa, invites guests to unwind in its truly blissful environs, tucked away from the thrilling sounds of towering waves amidst the gentle sway of palm trees. Reflecting the susegad way of Goan life, this hotel is designed to be a blissful haven for relaxation and rejuvenation. Guests can plan a self-satiat ..read more
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NIMA successfully conducts webinar on Spain’s Basque Region
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by TTJ
13h ago
In its ongoing quest to provide meaningful knowledge sessions and revenue enhancement opportunities for its members, the Network of Indian MICE Agents (NIMA) has successfully conducted a webinar on the Basque Region in Spain. The event, which drew a full capacity of attendees, was highly praised by both the Basque Tourism Board and the MICE supporting team. The Basque Region, known for its stunning landscapes and rich culture, offers a compact package of European beauty, featuring mountains, beaches, golfing, and music. The region, where “Gastronomy is Culture and Culture is Identity,” proudly ..read more
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AirAsia to commence flights from Kuala Lumpur to Lucknow from September 13
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by TTJ
13h ago
AirAsia continues its growing momentum of connecting travellers to more exciting destinations in India, with the announcement of a new route from Kuala Lumpur to Lucknow. This marks the airline’s 16th direct route to India, which will take flight on September 13, 2024, with a frequency of three times weekly. The flights will operate on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. In celebration of the new route launch, AirAsia is offering promotional seats from Kuala Lumpur to Lucknow from RM299 all-in-one way and INR5999 all-in-one way from Lucknow to Kuala Lumpur. The flight is available for booking on ..read more
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Taiwan considers visa-on-arrival for Indian citizens to boost tourism
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by TTJ
22h ago
In a promising development for Indian travellers, Taiwan is actively considering the implementation of visa-on-arrival (VoA) for Indian citizens. Deputy Foreign Minister of Taiwan, Tien Chung-kwang expressed this intention, highlighting India’s significant outbound travel and the potential benefits of easing visa procedures. Speaking to reporters in Taipei on Tuesday, he acknowledged the proposal and emphasised the necessity of internal discussions with Taiwan’s Immigration Department before any formal decision can be made. He underscored the collaborative nature of such a policy change, indic ..read more
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Air India unveils all-new business, premium economy and economy cabins for A320 fleet
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by TTJ
22h ago
Air India has unveiled a three-class configuration on its newly inducted narrowbody aircraft. Air India’s A320neo aircraft will now offer a new Business, an all-new Premium Economy and a new Economy cabin experience on domestic and short-haul international routes. Air India has refitted two new A320neo aircraft – VT-RTW and VT-RTZ – in a three-class configuration featuring 8 luxurious seats in Business, 24 extra legroom seats in Premium Economy and 132 comfortable seats in Economy, offering wider choice to its guests. With this, Air India introduces Premium Economy cabins for the first time on ..read more
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Etihad Airways commences four weekly flights to Jaipur
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by TTJ
22h ago
Etihad Airways, the national carrier of the UAE, has celebrated the start of its flights to Jaipur, India. A welcome ceremony at Jaipur International Airport today acclaimed the new route, which offers guests four non-stop services a week, enhancing connectivity between one of India’s cultural treasures, and the rest of the world, via Abu Dhabi. Jaipur welcome ceremony at Jaipur Airport Antonoaldo Neves, CEO of Etihad Airways, said, “With the resurgence of outbound travel from India, we are thrilled to start four weekly flights to Jaipur, a significant cultural and commercial centre. By establ ..read more
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Air India Express shifts its headquarters to a new campus
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by TTJ
2d ago
Air India Express has relocated its headquarters to the Vatika One-on-One complex in Gurugram, now sharing the same campus as Air India’s headquarters. This strategic move aims to enhance collaboration and synergies between the two entities. The new Air India Express office is designed to be future-ready, tech-enabled, and energy-efficient, showcasing the airline’s commitment to innovation and sustainability. Continuing the tradition of featuring variable tailfin designs inspired by India’s rich arts and crafts heritage, the theme “The Patterns of India” is elegantly integrated into the wall ..read more
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IHCL expands in Bhutan, signs IHCL Seleqtions in Thimphu
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by TTJ
2d ago
Indian Hotels Company (IHCL) further strengthens its footprint in Bhutan with the signing of an 83-key hotel in Thimphu. This hotel will be rebranded to an IHCL – SeleQtions. Speaking on the occasion, Suma Venkatesh, Executive Vice President, Real Estate and Development, IHCL said, “We are delighted to expand our presence in Bhutan. The country’s growing popularity as a short-haul international getaway, particularly amongst Indian travellers, presents a significant opportunity for us. Thimphu’s strategic location makes it a natural inclusion in the popular Paro – Thimphu – Phobjikha itinerary ..read more
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Aquaventure World kicks off a legendary summer season, recruits David Hasselhoff as its new head lifeguard
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by TTJ
2d ago
Aquaventure World – home to Aquaventure Waterpark, The Lost Chambers Aquarium, watersports, the Dubai Balloon, Dolphin Bay and so much more – is kicking off the summer season with a brand-new campaign starring none other than David Hasselhoff as Head Lifeguard. Globally known as “The Hoff” the beloved Hollywood star brings back his iconic lifeguard character, inviting guests to embark on their own legendary experiences with new Adventure, Super and Annual Passes. Stepping into the role as Head Lifeguard, or more formally on LinkedIn as the Head of Aquatic Safety at Aquaventure World, David Has ..read more
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