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Hyatt to focus on MiCE potential in Kerala, unveils 3 hotels

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With an aim to promote Kerala as a destination for MiCE, wedding and leisure travel, Hyatt Hotels group has announced the opening three more hotels in Kerala besides its Grand Hyatt in Kochi. Two of the hotels will be unveiled in Malayattoor near Kochi and in Thrissur this year. The one in Thiruvananthapuram will be opened next year. According to Shrikant Wakharkar, General Manager, Grand Hyatt, Kochi, “All the three will belong to Hyatt Regency category.” He stated that the hotel in Thiruvananthapuram will be the biggest among the three with 200 rooms. The Thrissur hotel will have 77 rooms while the one in Malayattoor will be comparatively small hotel. With one of the largest convention centres in the country, Grand Hyatt, Kochi hosted 250 MiCE events, over 200 weddings and social events in last one year. “The city will see more national and international events and conventions in the coming months,” he added. Source: ET

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VFS opens 16th VAC for Cyprus in India

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VFS Global has expanded the network of Cyprus Visa Application Centres in India with centres for applicants now launched in four additional cities of Thiruvananthapuram, Goa, Gurugram, and Jaipur. The centre in Thiruvananthapuram was inaugurated by Demetrios A. Theophylactou, High Commissioner of Cyprus to India. This takes the total number of visa centres for Cyrus to 16 in India. Earlier, applicants in Thiruvananthapuram were required to travel to Chennai to complete their visa application process for Cyprus. Theophylactou said, “It is a pleasure to inaugurate the Cyprus Visa Application Centre, operated by VFS Global. The opening is quite timely, also due to a noticeable increase in visa related queries from Kerala. I do believe that this centre would further expand and enhance visa services and also promote people-to-people contacts, thus contributing to our bilateral relations. Kerala is a major state with a large percentage of human capital working abroad; therefore, the centre fulfils a vital service with respect to the provision of information and guidelines to applicants who intend on visiting Cyprus for tourism, business, study, as well as employment purposes. The centre would work in close cooperation with the Consular Department of the High Commission to achieve the goal of timely and efficient issuance of visas.” VFS Global has served the Government of Cyprus in India since 2015. Globally, the company serves the client government since 2010, through a network of 21 Visa Application Centres in seven countries. Vinay Malhotra, Chief Operating Officer – Middle East and South Asia, VFS Global said, “Cyprus is fast emerging as a popular destination of choice for leisure and business travellers from India, due to its abundant natural beauty and historical heritage. As …

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