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PATA India’s roadshow in USA and Canada from May 30-June 8

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PATA India Chapter will conduct a roadshow to USA and Canada, in partnership with India Tourism from May 30 to June 8, 2017. Runeep Sangha, Executive Director, PATA India Chapter, said, “We are pleased to inform you that we have received necessary approvals to conduct Roadshow to USA and Canada, in partnership with India Tourism. More details will be communicated in the coming week.” The roadshow will begin in Toronto (Canada) on May 30, then move to the US with Boston on May 31, Chicago on June 1, Houston on June 6, New York on June 7 and 8.

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ibis New Delhi Aerocity’s enhanced meeting space to accommodate 185 people

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ibis New Delhi Aerocity has announced the addition of 129 brand new guest rooms at the property, and its meetings space is now complemented with enhanced areas. This includes the addition of four new meeting rooms with two dedicated board rooms, to its current portfolio of three meeting rooms. Together, the seven meeting rooms can accommodate up to 185 attendees giving the ibis New Delhi Aerocity the ability to meet a broad range of meeting event requirements. Pierre-Etienne de Montgrand, Director of Operation ibis & ibis Styles, said, “The added capacity also allows us to cater to an increasing number of travellers to the. The hotel’s strategic location and seamless connectivity to the Delhi Airport perfectly caters to transiting passengers, while its proximity to the commercial hubs in the National Capital Region, especially the millennium city of Gurgaon, makes it a preferred stay destination for business travellers.”

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Simplifying business travel experience is vital, states Sabre and Egencia anaylsis report

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Sabre Corporation, the leading technology provider to the global travel industry, and Egencia, the business travel company of Expedia, Inc., have released analysis and recommendations on ways companies can support their business travellers through focusing on the perks and travel policies. The joint whitepaper titled, “The Year of the Business Traveller: Four keys to utilising data to support road warriors in 2017”, states that based on Sabre’s global air, hotel and ancillary booking data, companies have the opportunity to increase traveller satisfaction in several areas, and can simplify the experience for all frequent travellers with fairly minor updates to their programmes. “Smart businesses can leverage travel insights in more creative ways to strengthen corporate programmes, while making trips more productive and travellers more satisfied. With the data, we have today, the strategic approach is simplifying the travel experience by putting the business traveller first,” said Wade Jones, interim President of Sabre Travel Network. “Business travel is projected to reach $1.6 trillion by 2020. Historically, as spend increases, companies increase their travel policy constraints. Egencia helps clients drive compliance without mandates, without constraints.  We do this by focusing on the business traveller, by offering solutions that guide efficient decisions without sacrificing choice,” said Rob Greyber, President of Egencia.

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Vistara’s direct flights now between Kolkata-Pune, and Delhi-Port Blair

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Vistara has announced the launch of direct flights to two new routes starting March 26, 2017, between Kolkata and Pune, and starting April 15, 2017, between Delhi and Port Blair (Andamans) on Saturdays and Sundays during the upcoming summer season. These new flights are in addition to Vistara’s recently announced service to Amritsar from both Delhi and Mumbai, and to Leh (Ladakh) from Delhi, both starting in March.

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Georgia World Congress Centre unveils ‘Social Table’ for events

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The Georgia World Congress Centre have launched a flexible dining venue concept, called as the Social Table, designed to suit the unique dining needs of individual trade shows and their attendees.  “Each convention centre event brings a new set of attendees who move, see and dine differently. We recognised an opportunity to craft a more intuitive experience serving guests fresh, locally-inspired menus where, when and how they want it.” The 12,000-square foot space also can be booked for evening networking receptions, with a revamped bar menu that includes Southern twists on classic cocktails such as the Southern Mule, Midnight Manhattan and Lemon Sapphire Mojito. The venue has a more open and inviting space that includes a 35-seat bar, multiple seating and lounge options, and food stations. Show organisers can customise the venue’s various dining offerings to match their event audiences.

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Scoot and Tigerair announce special airfares for Indian travellers

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Scoot and Tigerair have announced a unique #YaadeinBanao campaign for travellers across their India network with all-in one way fares starting from as low as Rs. 5,099. The offer period begins from February 20, 2017, and lasts until March 02, 2017. The applicable travel period for this offer is from March 01, 2017 to October 28, 2017. Passengers from eight destinations from India namely Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kochi, Jaipur, Amritsar, Lucknow, Tiruchirappalli (Trichy) can enjoy exclusive fares on Scoot and Tigerair’s network such as Singapore, Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Gold Coast, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Bali, Manila, Cebu and many more. Speaking on the roll-out of this offer, Leslie Thng, Chief Commercial Officer for Scoot and Tigerair said, “We are confident that this specifically curated value for money offering will provide Indian families enough time to plan comfortably by choosing from our wide network of international destinations.” Scoot and Tigerair together operate a total of 50 weekly flights to Singapore.

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AccorHotels Showcase to kick off on March 22 and 24 in Delhi & Mumbai

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The AccorHotels Showcase is set to begin on March 22 at Sofitel Mumbai BKC and on March 24 at Pullman New Delhi Aerocity. The event will witness the conglomeration of AccorHotels’ executives from across 95 countries representing more than 4,100 hotels and resorts worldwide, who will gain insight into the group’s new developments, products and services. “The AccorHotels Showcase is a signature event on the AccorHotels calendar and serves as an ideal and exciting platform for us to meet with our clients,” said Arif Patel, Vice President Sales, Marketing, Distribution & Loyalty, AccorHotels India.

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AirAsia’s first flight to Srinagar receives an ecstatic welcome

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AirAsia’s first flight to Srinagar was received with great enthusiasm at Srinagar Airport by Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, flanked by state’s Secretary of Tourism and Floriculture Farooq A Shah, Director Tourism Kashmir Mehmood A Shah, and the top management of Air Asia India operations. The tourism secretary termed it one of the big leaps in connecting Kashmir through this affordable budgeted international airline and hoped that this will increase seat capacity as well as the flying options to for the potential visitors to the Valley.

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TCEB and Bangkok University join hands to train MICE personnel

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To meet the growing demand for skilled personnel and executives in the meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions sector, the Bangkok University and the Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) have commenced the country’s first MICE curriculum.  They signed a memorandum of understanding last year to run the new curriculum. “Our MICE curriculum is the first and only one in the country. First-class students are now at the Rangsit campus,” said Suchada Chareanpunsirikul, dean of the university’s School of Humanities and Tourism Management. She said the country had been facing a shortage of skilled labour for the MICE sector for years. The Bangkok University is providing large-scale facilities for the new curriculum, with advanced equipment and facilities for MICE learners from both Thailand and abroad.

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Hilton Cambridge City Centre unveils a new Executive Lounge

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Hilton Cambridge City Centre has announced the opening of its new Hilton Honors Executive Lounge. The exclusive first-class lounge for Executive room and suite guests, as well as their Hilton Honors Diamond members, will be open from 7.00 a.m. until 10.00 p.m. The newest addition provides a contemporary design with a relaxed and spacious ambience amidst the hustle and bustle of Cambridge City, featuring three areas including a dining buffet, a salon lounge and a computer work section.

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