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Costa Cruises makes debut in India with Mumbai homeport Mumbai, July 22, 2016
COSTA Cruises is marking its entry into the Indian market with the launch of the Costa neoClassica from homeport Mumbai between December 16, 2016 to March 18, 2017.

India to be sixth largest business travel market by 2019: GBTA New Delhi and Mumbai, July 19, 2016
INDIA will jump four spots to become the world's sixth largest corporate travel market in the next five years, based on forecasts in a Visa-sponsored report by the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) Foundation.

New hotel openings: July 11 to 15, 2016 July 15, 2016
The latest hotel openings and announcements made this week.

Steady growth for global business travel until 2020: GBTA Alexandria, Virginia, July 13, 2016
A NEW report by the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) has forecasted that global business travel spending will be US$1.3 trillion in 2016, and grow 5.8 per cent on average in the next five years to reach US$1.6 trillion in 2020.

Indian operators up in arms against OTA pricing policies Rohit Kaul, New Delhi, June 28, 2016
MORE than 1,000 tour agents, transport operators and hoteliers held a protest late last week at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi against what they termed as "unethical pricing policy by OTAs".

Malaysian agency and Visa launch Halal tours site S Puvaneswary, Kuala Lumpur, June 23, 2016
VISA Malaysia and Mitra Kembara, a Malaysian travel agency, recently launched a travel platform, exclusively for Visa credit and debit cardholders, to provide tours and services for Halal travellers.

Trade welcomes India's new civil aviation policy Rohit Kaul, New Delhi, June 20, 2016
THE Indian government last week approved a new national civil aviation policy, introducing a slew of changes that encourages more connectivity and enables carriers to expand operations faster.

Arrivals into Hong Kong down 10.9 per cent in Q1 Bangkok, June 15, 2016
WHILE Asia-Pacific recorded overall growth in inbound travel in 1Q2016, international visitor arrivals into Hong Kong plummeted after the city saw a drastic fall in visitors from China, according to a PATA financial report.

Indian agents welcome test-run of Australian multiple-entry visas Rohit Kaul, New Delhi, June 9, 2016
AUSTRALIA will begin testing three-year multiple-entry visas for visitors from India, Thailand, Vietnam and Chile by July.

ITB Berlin launches first co-branded India show Berlin, June 8, 2016
ITB BERLIN has partnered with Cross Section Media to launch a co-branded travel trade show, Bharat International Tourism Bazaar (BITB) in India, to be held in New Delhi from October 3-6, 2016, and is touted as the first pure outbound show for the Indian market.