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Maldives declares month-long state of emergency Male, November 6, 2015
THE president of Maldives has declared a state of emergency in the Indian Ocean archipelago following an assassination attempt.

Thai Vietjet launches Bangkok-Bodh Gaya route Bangkok, October 28, 2015
THAI Vietjet has launched weekly flights between Bangkok and India's Bodh Gaya from October 24, 2015.

Fairfax still hungry for acquisitions in Asia after Kuoni buy Raini Hamdi, reporting from ITB Asia, Singapore, October 23, 2015
FAIRFAX Financial Holdings, which owns Thomas Cook India and is backed by billionnaire Prem Watsa, is on the prowl for more acquisitions even when the ink is barely dry on its recent purchase of Kuoni Group's travel businesses in India and Hong Kong.

Uniworld sails down the Ganges River with new ship Singapore, October 9, 2015
UNIWORLD Boutique River Cruise Collection will launch its newest cruise ship, the Ganges Voyager II, in January 2016.

Switzerland sees mixed performance from Asian source markets Rosa Ocampo, reporting from Switzerland Travel Mart, Zermatt, September 30, 2015
SWITZERLAND has elicited mixed performances from its Asian source markets this year, despite its active promotions there following the slowdown in its traditional European markets.

Indian corporate incentives to Indonesia looking optimistic Mimi Hudoyo, reporting from IT&CMA 2015, Bangkok, September 30, 2015
THE Indian MICE market, particularly the corporate incentive segment, is looking bright for Indonesia, according to Visit Indonesia Tourism Officer (VITO) India.

Shangri-La expands India presence with Bengaluru outpost Hong Kong, September 25, 2015
SHANGRI-LA Hotels and Resorts launched its latest property yesterday in the Indian state of Karnataka with the opening of Shangri-La Hotel, Bengaluru.

Novotel Imagica Khopoli opens near Indian theme parks Singapore, September 21, 2015
ACCORHOTELS has opened India's first integrated hotel and resort property, Novotel Imagica Khopoli, near the theme parks of Adlabs Imagica and Aquamagica in the Maharashtra state.

VisitBritain wants to spread Indian footfall beyond London Rohit Kaul, New Delhi, September 14, 2015
WITH London remaining a prime attraction for 65 per cent of visitors from India to the UK, VisitBritain is keen to change that by promoting travel to other destinations in the country.

OTAs gain ground in India but offline agencies still valued Rohit Kaul, reporting from PATA Travel Mart 2015, Bengaluru, September 9, 2015
INDIAN consumers are increasingly going online to research and book travel itineraries, and even more are expected to do so according to a study by consultancy firm Phocuswright.