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India to generate 2mn outbound MiCE tourists by 2020: Report

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According to a report, the Indian sub-continent is reaping positive growth trends for the its Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions (MICE) segment. The India Outbound Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions Tourism Market Report: Country Outlook, Analysis, Size, Share and Forecast 2018 – 2025 states that the country’s outbound tourism market is expected to exceed US$ 45 Billion by 2025, the report also showcased that India shall generate more than two million outbound MiCE tourists by 2020. The report has used data and analysis to discuss potential lucrative opportunities and future trends related to India outbound MiCE travellers flow, revenue and main destination markets. A detailed country-wise analysis of the market is provided, covering a total of 15 countries, including  Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Dubai, Mauritius, Macau, South Korea, New Zealand, Indonesia, United States, Oman, Turkey, Taiwan, South Africa, Australia and more. Some of the findings of the report also included: India is poised to be the world’s fastest-growing outbound MiCE tourism market. India is the largest source market for Dubai and Singapore MiCE industry. Indian MiCE travellers are likely to become major spenders in the United States and Dubai.

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Tamarind Global expands base of operations in Dubai

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Tamarind Global has gone international by expanding its presence in Dubai, a huge source market for Indian weddings and events. The company already has a presence in Dubai for its tours vertical. It will now offer a bouquet of event and wedding services to support its domestic and international operations from the Dubai office. Weddings and events will be supported by destination selection, planning and budgeting, guest list and vendor management, hospitality, travel and logistics, décor, F&B, entertainment and fashion consultations for the bride and groom wear. Apart from this, MiCE events will also be supported. A team of two will start the base of operations at the Dubai office. Kunal Rai, Vice President – Events and Weddings, will head the Dubai vertical. He says, “With the launch of our Dubai office, Tamarind now offers its services to a global audience. We aim to lead the market by providing an all-inclusive bouquet of services to make each event unique, glamorous and memorable. With the progressive growth of the Middle East as a popular destination, Dubai is the best choice to set up a regional HQ. It will act as a start point that will drive maximum output to penetrate primarily the UAE and Middle East market.”

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flydubai launches Dubai-Kraków direct

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flydubai has launched its daily service to Kraków, becoming the first UAE carrier to offer direct flights from Dubai. The inaugural flight from Terminal 2, Dubai International, landed at John Paul II Kraków Airport on April 8, and was greeted by a water cannon salute. The flight was piloted by a Polish Captain and First Officer, and on board were Polish cabin crew members. The delegation was led by Jeyhun Efendi, Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations (UAE, Middle East, Europe & CIS), flydubai. HE Robert Rostek, the Polish Ambassador to the UAE and Thierry Aucoc, Senior Vice President, Commercial (Europe & Russian Federation) at Emirates, joined the delegation. On arrival in Kraków, the delegation was greeted by the UAE Ambassador to Poland, HE Dr. Yousif Eissa AlSabri; Radosław Włoszek, President of the Kraków Airport Board and Paweł Galiak, Aviation and Commercial Services Director at Kraków Airport. Speaking at the occasion, Efendi said, “As the first carrier to operate daily direct flights from Dubai to Kraków we are excited about the opportunities that this new route will provide for trade and tourism between the UAE and Poland. This route will be served by the newest aircraft in our fleet, the Boeing 737 MAX 8, which offers our passengers an exceptional travel experience. Not only does this offer our passengers from Kraków connections to more than 200 destinations from Dubai, we also know that passengers travelling to Kraków will be keen to explore this popular tourist destination.” Emirates will codeshare on this route and as part of the Emirates flydubai partnership, the passengers of each airline will have the opportunity to connect in Dubai to hundreds of destinations across the world. With …

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IndiGo introduces Tirupati to its growing network

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IndiGo has expanded its regional network by adding Tirupati on its network. Honourable Minister of Civil Aviation, Ashok Gajapathi Raju along with Aditya Ghosh, President and Whole Time Director, IndiGo, flagged-off the second flight from Tirupati to Hyderabad at Tirupati International Airport on January 7, 2018. Tirupati will be connected by three daily non-stop flights to Hyderabad and double daily non-stop flights to Bengaluru. Apart from this, Tirupati will also be connected to many new cities on IndiGo’s existing network of Airbus 320s and ATRs. IndiGo will connect Tirupati to Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Dubai, Singapore among other cities via Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Chennai and Mangaluru.  

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MOT to close 7 foreign offices, new office in Moscow on the cards

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The Ministry of Tourism has decided to close its foreign offices at Los Angeles, Toronto, Sydney, Amsterdam, Paris, Milan and Johannesburg. Alphons Kannanthanam, Minister of State (I/C) for Tourism, confirmed the news saying that they will be closing a few international offices in the near future. According to an official release from the MOT, the ministry will open a new office at Moscow. Thus, the Ministry of Tourism will now have offices at New York, Dubai, Frankfurt, Moscow, Beijing, Tokyo, Singapore and London.

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Jet announces winter offering for Premiere and Economy class

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Jet Airways has announced its Winter season offering of up to 30 per cent savings on travel from India to high–demand destinations served by the airline’s international network. Passengers can avail the special fares when they book their travel between November 08–14, 2017. Travel under the offer commences with the coming New Year – effective January 22, 2018, and is applicable on both Premiere and Economy cabin classes. Moreover, guests from all domestic points across Jet Airways’ entire domestic network have the option to travel with ease and convenience to, Amsterdam Schiphol, Paris Charles de Gaulle, London Heathrow and Toronto in Europe and North America; to major Gulf destinations including Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Bahrain, Doha, Dammam, Jeddah, Riyadh, Kuwait and Muscat; to Colombo, Dhaka, Kathmandu in the SAARC region and to the much-touristed destinations of Bangkok, Singapore and Hong Kong. The limited period offer is also valid for the airline’s new non-stop services, between Chennai and Paris, Bengaluru and Amsterdam and Mumbai/Delhi and London Heathrow. Jayaraj Shanmugam, Chief Commercial Officer, Jet Airways, said, “Guests will benefit from substantial savings while enjoying the airline’s famed in-flight service. We are confident that the promotion will be popular with our guests in India.” The special fares will be applicable on direct and one-stop flights operated by Jet Airways and for both one-way and return journeys. The travellers can book their tickets from jetairways.com or use the mobile app.  

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Arabian Adventures (MIE) to manage largest incentive group to UAE

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Arabian Adventures, Meetings, Incentives and Events has been selected by Amway India to plan, conceptualise, and deliver the largest incentive group from the country to visit the UAE, in excess of 4000 distributors, in December of 2017. The event will comprise a one-day business conference with Amway’s top international management, new product launches, and a series of multi-cuisine events, engagements, and entertainment held at venues across the city and beyond. Following a competitive pitch, Dubai was chosen and Arabian Adventures, Meetings Incentives and Events was selected to bring this ambitious project to life due to their local knowledge, expertise, and reputation for creating and delivering large-scale events. Justine Thomas-Butler, Head of Meetings, Incentives and Events for Arabian Adventures said, “Delivering an incentive on this scale takes a special set of skills. You need to give guests and their families a true insight into this special part of the world – its people, ancient culture, and modern wonders, whilst still making it feel intimate, unique, and exciting. Nothing can be left to chance.”

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Emirates expands network to 29 flydubai destinations

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Following the commencement of their partnership, Emirates and flydubai have announced that Emirates will expand its network to 29 flydubai destinations across three continents. Passengers can book from October 3 on Emirates.com, through the Emirates Contact Centres or the travel agents network with travel commencing from October 29, 2017. HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates Group and Chairman of flydubai, says, “This is an exciting first step in unlocking the benefits of the partnership for passengers who will have the opportunity to enjoy the unique advantages each airline offers as well as greater choice and flexibility when connecting via Dubai. This is just the start and as we expand the partner network in the coming months, we will open up more opportunities for our passengers to explore the world.” When booked together as part of the codeshare, Emirates passengers will receive complimentary meals and the Emirates checked baggage allowance on flights operated by flydubai in both Business and Economy classes. Connecting in Dubai’s aviation hub offers a smooth transfer experience and under the new partnership, passengers will benefit from a reduced Minimum Connection Time (MCT) between Emirates’ home in Terminal 3 and flydubai’s in Terminal 2 of 120 minutes. This announcement is an initial phase of the extensive agreement that will, in future phases, see the creation of additional city pair connections as the codeshare agreement is expanded and both airlines’ networks are optimised.

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IT &CMA, CTW underway in Bangkok

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The 25th IT&CMA and 20th CTW Asia-Pacific opened to a furore of event highlights, activities and entertainment to deliver an unforgettable anniversary edition. It will be underway until September 28 at the Bangkok Convention Centre at Central World Bangkok, Thailand. The leading MICE and corporate travel management trade event for the Asia-Pacific is expecting close to 2,900 delegates over three-days with more than 100 business, networking and education sessions lined up. IT&CMA will showcase the largest congregation of Convention Visitor Bureaus (CVBs) and National Tourism Organisations (NTOs) centered around the Asia-Pacific from new and returning destinations such as Chiang Mai, Dubai, Korea, Macao, Osaka, Penang, Perth, Philippines, Taiwan, and Thailand.

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Arabian Travel Awards set to dazzle Dubai

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Celebrating the hard work of key stalwarts in the travel, tourism and hospitality industries in the Middle East, the maiden Arabian Travel Awards are underway at JW Marriott Hotel Dubai in Deira. There will be four types of awards that will include Personal Awards, Business Awards, Trending Awards and Partner Awards, that will be based on a systematic method of internet-based voting. The sub-categories will include awards for Best Business Hotel, Best Family Friendly Hotel, Best City Hotel, Best Green Hotel, Best Leisure Hotel, Best Destination Management Company, Best Hotel Apartments, Best B2B Travel Portal, Best Luxury Hotel and the likes. These awards are supported by TravelTV.news, TravTalk Middle East, Tourism Breaking News Middle East, and TravTalk India that are premier media partners for extensive coverage.

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