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DGCA extends ban on international flights till Sept 30

New Delhi/UNI: Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Monday extended the ban on international flights, barring exceptions mentioned by the government, till September 30.

Have an innovative idea to help re-start tourism? Check out the UNWTO challenges

Madrid: Are you a startup, an individual, or an entrepreneur, who believe that your disruptive ideas or projects are likely to help the pandemic afflicted tourism and hospitality sectors to fight back in the new normal phase?

Air India begins direct London services to Kochi

Kochi/UNI: The direct connectivity between Kochi and Europe, a long-cherished demand of the NRIs and business community in Kochi is fructified as Air India commenced direct services in London-Kochi sector.

SriLankan Airlines readies itself for international flights in anticipation of borders opening

Colombo/IBNS: Sri Lanka’s national carrier is ready to spread its wings once again as soon as the island nation decides to open its doors for international tourists.

Chicago: Wrightwood 659 presents first US exhibition of Pritzker Prize-winning Indian architect Balkrishna Doshi

Chicago/IBNS: Wrightwood 659, the Chicago art space devoted to presenting socially engaged art and architecture, will reopen with an exhibition devoted to the work of visionary Indian architect, urbanist, and teacher Balkrishna Doshi.

Santa Claus’ Finnish homeland Rovaniemi decides to go sustainable to counter climate change

Do you know how Rovaniemi in Finland is adopting sustainable ways to mitigate the effects of climate change as the world gets ready to cater to the changing demands of tourism in the new normal world?

ecoDemonstrator programme testing quieter, cleaner flights with Etihad Airways

Abu Dhabi/IBNS: An Etihad Airways 787-10 Dreamliner decked out with special equipment that can enhance safety and reduce CO2 emissions and noise has commenced flight testing this week for Boeing’s ecoDemonstrator programme.

Turkey expects 15 mln tourists, 11 bln USD tourist revenue in 2020: Minister

Istanbul/Xinhua: Turkey expects to host as much as 15 million tourists this year, generating some 11 billion U.S. dollars of revenue, Turkish Culture and Tourism Minister Mehmet Nuri Ersoy said on Monday.

Thomas Cook India, SOTC launches Holiday Card

Mumbai/UNI: Thomas Cook (India) Ltd, India's leading integrated travel services company and its Group Company, SOTC Travel Ltd has launched Holiday Card.

Jammu ropeway project to operate soon, hope of tourism boost floats

Jammu:  The Jammu ropeway project will resume tourism operations after the COVID-19 pandemic situation gets over.

SpiceJet operates its maiden long-haul charter flight from London

Gurugram/IBNS: India's private airline SpiceJet operated it’s first-ever long-haul wide-body charter flight from London on Thursday.

SpiceJet launches the all-new SpiceClub

Gurugram/IBNS: India's private airline SpiceJet in its bid to engage more closely with its customers has rolled out the all-new SpiceClub – the fastest rewarding loyalty program for frequent flyers of SpiceJet.

CapaJet announces Southeast Asia & Pacific repatriation flights for Indians from Aug 19

New Delhi: After successfully  operating a number of repatriation flights in the last two months, bringing back thousands of stranded Indians home, CapaJet on Monday announced that it would be operating new flights beginning  Aug 19 targeting key routes in South East Asia & Pacific. These flights will be operating from Jakarta, New Delhi, Port Moresby, Nadi and will touch down in Delhi, Singapore & Jakarta.

ITC Royal Bengal Kolkata is a LEED Platinum Certified Building

Kolkata/IBNS: At 130 meters, ITC Royal Bengal is not merely one of the tallest buildings in Kolkata but has also taken a leading role in showcasing an energy efficient building design.

GMR led Hyderabad Intl Airport resumes its direct connection with UK

Hyderabad, Aug 17 (UNI) GMR led Hyderabad International Airport has re-connected with London Heathrow from Monday onwards under the air transport bubbles as part of the efforts of the Indian Government with other countries to re-start the International air connectivity.