Hotel Classification / Re -Classification Guidelines revised to make the hotel services customer oriented

Hotel Classification / Re -Classification Guidelines have been revised to make the hotel services customer oriented. The revised guidelines have been approved by the Union Minister of State for Tourism Dr. K. Chiranjeevi after receiving suggestions from the Tourism and Hospitality Industry.The revision of these guidelines has been aimed to provide a higher level of services in hotels and also making the information about customers’ rights available to them on and even before their arrival.…
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Tokyo wins bid to host 2020 Olympic Games

Tokyo has been named host destination for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.The Japanese capital was selected by the International Olympic Committee members during the 125th IOC session in Buenos Aires, beating off competition from Istanbul and Madrid.Tokyo received 60 votes to Istanbul’s 36 in the final round, with Madrid having been eliminated in the first round after losing a tie-breaker with Istanbul.Tokyo, which also bid for the 2016 Olympic Games, previously hosted the Games…
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Record 34 million foreign visitors arrived in Spain in Jan - Jul 2013

Britons' love affair with Spain continues unabated as UK holidaymakers accounted for nearly a quarter of all international visitors to the country this year, the highest number in almost two decades, according to the latest data from Frontur, the Spanish tourism department/s statistics agency. Spain Hotels hosted about 34 million foreigners who arrived on Spanish shores in the January-July period, an increase of 3.9% on last year, providing welcome news for property investors looking for…
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Top 5 most bizarre flight delays

We’ve all been frustrated by long flight delays, but in some cases all we can do is laugh. The delays in our top 5 were truly “extraordinary circumstances” otherwise, refund.me, the ‘no win, no fee’ online platform and mobile app, would have helped passengers claim up to Euro 600 (approx. Rs.46,800) for a now-reduced fee of 15% plus VAT. 1Lawnchair Larry in 1982 Larry Walters or ‘Lawnchair Larry’ as he came to be known, attached…
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The Taj Mahal Hotel has been ranked as the No. 1 hotel in New Delhi

The Taj Mahal hotel has been voted as the No. 1 hotel in New Delhi and one of the best hotels for business travelers around the worldfor its excellence in providing the finest hospitality experiences according to the prestigious Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards survey 2013. The Hotel has been recognized as the most preferred hotel in New Delhi by the business travelers. It has scored 95 points and has been ranked highest for…
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After a difficult summer 2013 Greece regains its tourists

Greek tourism officials announced positive tourism numbers in the 2013 season. Holidaymakers have returned in hundreds to the islands and to the capital Athens after a difficult summer of 2012. Greece hotels bookings increased a lot compared to last year. The Greek minister of tourism reckons that the number travelers could reach 17 million this year, compared to 15 million in 2012. Sun and sea holidays in Greece are this year popular especially among Germans,…
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Leisure hotel rates set 2013 growth record in June

DALLAS – Global leisure daily hotel rates achieved a new growth record of +5.1% over prior year in June, according to second quarter data released today by Pegasus Solutions in The Pegasus View. The single largest processor of electronic hotel transactions reported that along with solid performance for holiday travel, business travel maintained prior year levels for both bookings and rates during the off-season. As rates continued to grow for the leisure channel globally, booking…
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Tourism Ireland launches new website for Middle East travellers

Tourism Ireland has launched a new and improved website for its GCC audience with an exclusive competition for one lucky winner to experience a ‘road-trip-of-a-lifetime’ along Northern Ireland’s most famous coastal route. Enhancing Tourism Ireland’s online presence in the region, the new website has been developed in response to growing interest in travel to the island of Ireland from the Middle East market. The local site provides comprehensive, up-to-the-minute information for Middle Eastern visitors with…
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Russian aeroflot launches a low-cost carrier

A low-cost subsidiary of Russian Aeroflot will start flying in 2014 according to Aeroflot’s Board of Directors that approved the creation of the new low-cost carrier.Plane tickets for the low-cost carrier will be between 20 to 40 percent cheaper than for the parent brand, according to airline management. A separate airport will be constructed for the low-cost flights. The new company will focus on domestic flights within Russia.Experts point out that until recently low-cost carriers…
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Families should not be put off visiting Crete

Now the school holidays are in full swing, increasing numbers of young people are heading to the Greek island of Crete to indulge in the late night clubbing scene. However loveholidays.com advises that UK families should not be put off visiting the island. “This increase in noise and late night partying in Crete is almost entirely confined to the resort of Malia, which has become the favourite party town for students this summer.” said loveholidays.com…
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