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Radisson Mumbai Goregaon opened with 11 banquet halls

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Radisson Mumbai Goregaon has commenced operations in Goregaon suburb of Mumbai. “We are pleased to announce the opening of Radisson Mumbai Goregaon as this hotel marks an important addition to the Radisson brand family in a key gateway city,” said Raj Rana, Chief Executive Officer, South Asia, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group. “We are committed to offer a differentiated experience at Radisson Mumbai Goregaon and epitomize the business tradition of our city,” said Hussein Balwa, Managing Director, Balwa Group. Radisson Mumbai Goregaon features 98 contemporary rooms with modern amenities. Radisson Mumbai Goregaon boasts 11 banquet halls for meetings and events. The hotel is an ideal destination for weddings, social and corporate events with banquet facilities that can accommodate up to 500 guests with a rooftop pool terrace that offers an option for casual get-togethers before or after a main event. For more intimate space, the hotel offers a convenient boardroom. Facilities include Wi-Fi, data projectors and other state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment. Business room guests are also provided access to an onsite business center with latest technology.

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Radisson Blu’s ‘The Art Of Weddings’ exclusively for Indian market

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Radisson Blu has introduced an exclusive campaign focused on weddings specifically for the Indian market. Known as ‘The Art of Weddings’, building on the brand’s global ‘Something Blu, A Wedding of a Kind’ concept, the initiative will run across all of India’s 34 Radisson Blu hotels. ‘The Art of Weddings’ will roll out in the form of a two-day lavish experiential ‘Wedding Fair’ at Radisson Blu Hotel New Delhi Paschim Vihar on August 25 and 26 and Radisson Blu Hotel Indore on September 2 and 3. Special privileges such as food and beverage discounts and a bonus of 25,000 Club CarlsonSM Gold Points, will be extended to all wedding bookings made at Radisson Blu hotels across India during the campaign period. Partnering with the campaign are couture designer Payal Singhal who will present ‘The Azure Collection’, an exclusive line designed for Radisson Blu; renowned celebrity chef from Radisson Blu, Rakesh Sethi; Ramit Batra, acclaimed destination wedding photographer and storyteller; Puneet Gupta and his fashionable, bespoke wedding invitation designs; Jewels D’Allure that will bring together personalised, high-end jewellery and Eclairs Cakes; a specialist in designer wedding cakes. Leading make-up artist Kangana Kochhar will also participate in the New Delhi Fair. Sandy Russell, Vice President, Commercial Operations, Asia Pacific, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group said, “The ‘Art of Weddings’ taps on the huge potential of the wedding market in India and is unique in its targeting, delivery and reach. The campaign is designed to create personalised wedding experiences and we are confident that the campaign will resonate strongly with consumers in the country.” Raj Rana, Chief Executive Officer, SouthAsia, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group said, “We are excited to launch The Art of Weddings …

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Exceptional meetings and events space at Radisson Noida

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Park Plaza Noida has re-launched as Radisson Noida, a brand synonymous with outstanding service and comfort. It will be the first Radisson hotel to be inaugurated in Delhi-NCR. Spread over 42,000 sq ft, Radisson Noida features 88 contemporary rooms with modern amenities. Business Class, a new room category, has been introduced for corporate travellers who can enjoy complimentary drinks in the lounge bar and more such benefits. Radisson Noida boasts of over 4,360 sq ft of flexible meetings and events space that can be split into four separate ballrooms for smaller events or combined into one large space for functions. “I am delighted to welcome this hotel to the Radisson brand family. Delhi-NCR is a key market for us and Noida remains a promising destination due to its thriving corporate suburb. We appreciate the investment that our strategic partner, Bestech Group, has made in upgrading this hotel and the trust they have demonstrated in the Radisson brand,” said Raj Rana, Chief Executive Officer, South Asia, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group.

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Gulf Air joins hands with VFS Global to provide visa for Bahrain

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Gulf Air has partnered with VFS Global to facilitate visa issuance for passengers flying to the Kingdom of Bahrain. The online visa facility will launch this summer on gulfair.com. Signing the agreement with VFS Global, Gulf Air Chief Commercial Officer, Ahmed Janahi, said, “Soon, Gulf Air passengers will be able to easily obtain short term visit visas to Bahrain via our website gulfair.com – allowing them to come to Bahrain and experience all that our Kingdom has to offer in terms of tourism, business opportunities and more.” Zubin Karkaria, Chief Executive Officer, VFS Global Group, says, “We believe the online e-visa platform will make visa application much more convenient for Gulf Air customers, providing them with greater speed and transparency in the process, thereby enhancing their overall experience.” Vinay Malhotra, Chief Operating Officer, Middle East & South Asia, VFS Global, added, “Applying for an eVisa through our dedicated online platform, designed exclusively for Gulf Air passengers, will transform the visa application experience for passengers, offering more customer-centric services. Quicker turnaround times, 24X7 accessibility, and online tracking, amongst other advantages, will make applying for a visa to Bahrain easier than ever before.”

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ATPI extends its branches with GTS in Saudi Arabia

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The ATPI Group has announced its expansion plan, to enhance its global portfolio, with GTS (Global Travel Solutions) in Saudi Arabia. The new partnership follows the appointment of new network partners in countries including Turkey, Poland, Chile, the Balkans and Sweden. Graham Ramsey, Chief Executive Officer, the ATPI Group, says, “Increasing our profile across the Middle East has been a key objective for us as business travel continues to grow in the region, particularly in the oil and gas industry.” Shailendra Phillips, General Manager, GTS, said, “GTS has expert knowledge on travel management in the Middle East and we are glad to be able to bring this to ATPI’s clients.”

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Radisson Blu Atria Bengaluru opens with meeting facilities

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Carlson Rezidor announced the opening of its new hotel, Radisson Blu Atria Bengaluru, featuring 167 guest rooms and suites with modern amenities. It has over 1,250 square meters of flexible room configurations with its six meeting spaces and two boardrooms, capable of accommodating large wedding receptions or intimate team meetings complemented with state-of-the-art presentation and audio-visual tools. Other facilities available at the hotel include the Business Class Lounge, business centre, swimming pool, spa and fully-equipped fitness centre. Raj Rana, Chief Executive Officer, South Asia, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, said, “The opening of Radisson Blu Atria Bengaluru is a testament of our footprint in the region and a reflection of the unique brand identity that we bring to the city.” The hotel is located 45 minutes away from the Kempegowda International Airport (BLR) and 10 minutes from the city railway station.

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Vistara’s daily direct service to Amritsar now

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Vistara inaugurated its daily direct service to Amritsar from Delhi, making it the fifth destination in northern India on its network. Vistara will commence operations between Amritsar and Mumbai with daily direct flights, starting March 8, 2017, which would make it the only full service airline to connect the two cities. Prakash Singh Badal, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Punjab, said, “Introduction of the new flights from Amritsar to Delhi by Vistara will definitely help not only the people of the state, but all countrymen who travel within the country and overseas. It will truly help Punjab harness its industrial, tourism, religious as well as business growth potential.” Phee Teik Yeoh, Chief Executive Officer, Vistara, said, “The launch of service to Amritsar is in line with our focus on customers, who have long desired to ‘fly the new feeling’ to the city, and it is also well aligned with our evolving international plans, as millions of NRIs travel to and from Amritsar every year. We’re confident that our customers will be equally delighted to fly these new routes with

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Chinese visa application centre comes to CP, Delhi

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The Chinese Visa Application Centre was inaugurated at Shivaji Stadium metro station, Connaught Place, New Delhi, by HE Lua Zhaohui, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to India; Wei Xiaodong, Vice Director-General, Service Bureau for the Foreign Ministry and its Overseas Missions of China; and Zubin Karkaria, Chief Executive Officer, VFS Global Group. Commenting on the launch, the Ambassador said, “This is going to facilitate tourism between the two countries even further. Both countries boast of a huge population and want a better two-way exchange of tourist arrival numbers.” Adding on, Zubin Karkaria stated, “We anticipate strong tourism growth between India and China and this spacious centre will enable us to cater to the rising demand for China visas and simultaneously enhance the applicant’s experience.” On the occasion, the very first ‘China in Luxury’ outlet was also launched in the centre where travellers can avail premium packages for exclusive travel experiences.

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Radisson Blu Hotel Faridabad unveils with 124 keys

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Radisson Blu Faridabad has opened in the north Indian state of Haryana, one of India’s largest business and industrial hubs in the National Capital Region (NCR) with 124-rooms. The hotel offers spacious meeting facilities with state-of-the-art technology and a pillar-less grand ballroom that accommodates up to 1,000 guests. Raj Rana, Chief Executive Officer, South Asia, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, said, “We are honoured to be partnering with Eros Group to bring this iconic hotel to Faridabad. We are confident the hotel will have a strong appeal to business and leisure travellers and redefine expectations. We welcome this stylish addition to our growing portfolio of 140 hotels in operation and development. This reinforces Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group’s position as one of the leading and fastest-growing international hotel companies in India.”

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Carlson Rezidor opens in Karjat to give MICE a boost

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Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group is focusing on the south and north-east regions of India for growth. “Globally, India, China and Indonesia offer a vast opportunity for growth. But India has the most potential,” said Raj Rana, Chief Executive Officer, South Asia, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group while at the launch of Radisson Blu Resort & Spa Karjat, near Mumbai. This is the group’s 77th hotel in India. Out of Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group’s seven brands, Radisson Blu, which is its core brand, has the highest number of properties in India and the 102- key Karjat property is its first Resort & Spa in the country, aimed at attracting international and domestic leisure and MICE traffic.

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