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Visa on arrival: significant step for Indian tourism

According to experts Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s proposal in the budget to extend the visa on arrival facility to 150 countries from 43 at present in a phased manner is ready to boost tourist influx and benefit the local industry.     The facilities at the country’s 25 cultural world heritage sites were lacking and […]

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U.S. Hotel Price Increases Ahead Of Global Average

The average price paid for a hotel room around the world rose by 3 percent during 2014, compared with 2013, according to the latest Hotels.com® Hotel Price Index™(HPI®). The overall global economic recovery gathered momentum and consumers became more confident in increasing their travel spending. Hotel prices have now experienced five years of steady price […]

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French cuisine being celebrated in Seychelles

On March 19, for the first time ever, Seychelles will honour its European roots and take part in ‘Goût de France/ Good France’ a French culinary event celebrated around the world. Using fresh, seasonal, local products, each chef in Seychelles, along with over 1300 more from around the world will offer a “French-style” signature menu […]

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Jazz revival proves to be a success in the Seychelles

Every step space outside Espace Building was occupied by the crowd that had come down to watch the live performance being offered by the accomplished musicians involved in the Jazz Festival Soiree 2015, Friday February 27. The receptive, lively crowd consisting mainly of foreigners clapped, whistled and screamed out their delight and appreciation. Along with […]

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OAD Data Sorely Missed by Industry

The release of preliminary Overseas Arrivals and Departure (OAD) data today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics is welcome but industry is urging all government agencies to cooperate to ensure the data series gets back on track.   This is the first time the OADs have been released since November last year, after a change […]

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Union Pacific Pays it Forward with ‘What Did You Build?’ Social Media Campaign

From the First Transcontinental Railroad to today’s most efficient freight transportation network, Union Pacific has been building America for more than 150 years. Beginning March 2, Union Pacific invites everyone to show off something they’ve built. The best submissions will appear on Union Pacific’s Instagram page, and the Union Pacific Foundation will donate $100 to […]

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Celebrate Winter Park’s 75th Anniversary By Train

Amtrak and Winter Park Resort will operate a Winter Park Express excursion train on March 14, taking passengers and their ski gear by Amtrak train from Denver Union Station directly to the resort that morning — then back to Denver that evening — in celebration of the resort’s 75th anniversary. For each round-trip adult railfare of $75, […]

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JetBlue Airways Expands Its State-of-the-Art Training Facility With the Opening of The Lodge at OSC in Orlando

JetBlue Airways today opened the doors to its new crewmember hotel — The Lodge at OSC (Orlando Support Center) — located on the airline’s state-of-the-art JetBlue University training campus. JetBlue’s investment in The Lodge reinforces the airline’s commitment to its differentiated culture by ensuring crewmembers are immersed in that culture throughout their training at JetBlue […]

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Foreign Tourist Arrivals to India during the period January-December 2014 grow by 7.1%, as compared to a growth of 5.9% during January-December 2013

The Foreign Tourist Arrivals to India during the period January-December 2014 were 74.62 lakh with a growth of 7.1%, as compared to the Foreign Tourist Arrivals of 69.68 lakh with a growth of 5.9% during January-December 2013 over the corresponding period of 2012. Foreign Exchange Earnings from tourism in rupee terms during January-December 2014 were […]

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Courtyard by Marriott Partners with National Academy Foundation to Launch Success for Youth Program

Courtyard by Marriott is excited to announce a national partnership with National Academy Foundation  launching its Success for Youth program that activates its commitment made to the Clinton Global Initiative, that promises to provide 30,000 volunteer hours and engage with 10,000 students in three years.   The announcement was made this week at the Courtyard […]

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