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Airlift has been a Challenge for Indians

Lake Tahoe is known to US-based Indians for high concentration of tech jobs. Tony Lyle, Vice President, Tourism Development, Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority tells us why there is a pressing need to focus on development investment in the Asian market.

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Indian Travel Tourism Industry to Grow by 2.5%: Study

The travel and tourism industry has supported in 2016 over 25, 400,000 jobs i.e., 5.8 percent of the total employment and has tremendous potential to rise by 2.5 percent provided the budgetary allocation was enhanced from the current 0.9% of the total allocation to atleast 0.15% in 2018-19.

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Carlson Wagonlit Travel Announces Multi-Year Distribution Agreement with British Airways and Iberia

The agreement, effective 1 November 2017, applies to CWT business travel and leisure clients. CWT continues to work with all key parties to provide further surcharge-free BA and IB content for its customers.

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Major Changes in the Promotion of Adventure Tourism by 2018

According to the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) report, India's travel and tourism sector ranks 7th in the world in terms of its total contribution to the country's GDP. BW Hotelier caught up with Swadesh Kumar, Founder of Shikhar Group of Companies to share his insight on the challenges, trends and employment generation in Travel and Tourism sector.

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Vistara and Avis India Join Hands to Provide Premium Car Rental Services

Vistara customers will now enjoy the comfort and safety of a world-classcar rentalservice across 20 Indian cities with Avis. Through this association,customers booked on any Vistara flight can choose to make their airport transfer, chauffeur-drive or self-drive car reservations at the time of booking a Vistara ticket or later, using the ‘Enhance My Booking’ option.

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Oman Has Relaxed its Visa Rules to Attract More Tourists From India

Citizens of India, China and Russia nations will be allowed to obtain a non-sponsored tourist visa for Oman

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Incredible India 2.0 Launches at National Tourism Awards

The awards are given since the early 1990s and are presented to State Governments / Union Territories, classified hotels, heritage hotels, approved travel agents, tour operators and tourist transport operators, individuals and other private organizations in recognition of their performance in their respective fields and also to encourage healthy competition with an aim to promote tourism.

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Sustainable Measures Taken by Hospitality Experts on World Tourism Day

Celebrated in line with the United Nations General Assembly proclamation of 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, World Tourism Day, held on 27 September, is dedicated to exploring the contribution of tourism to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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Sustainable Tourism: Effective Driver to Positive Change

Sustainable tourism can be an effective driver to positive change 2017 is the year of the U.S.-India Travel and Tourism Partnership and also the UN International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. We speak to Dr. Kelly S. Bricker, Professor and Director, Parks, Recreation, and Tourism in the College of Health at the University of Utah who gives us invaluable insights into the promising yet challenging world of sustainable tourism and how to promote it globally.

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Food defines the way Indians travel, reveals Airbnb APAC Travel Survey

Airbnb, the world’s leading community driven Hospitality Company, announced the results of its Asia Pacific (APAC) Travel survey, which revealed travellers are getting more adventurous with 71% of people surveyed emphasising the importance of trying local cuisines on vacation, and six out of ten travellers keen to try new experiences or activities.

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