SATTE 2012, to be held at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, from February 10-12, will see many first-time exhibitors from countries who have begun to realize the immense potential of the Indian market. For the first time at SATTE, Israel, Argentina, Japan, The Dominican Republic, and Macau will showcase the beauty of their nation to lure Indian tourists.
On the occasion of the Independence Day of the Republic of India, the Seychelles President, Mr. James Michel, has sent a letter of congratulations, on behalf of the people and government of Seychelles, conveying greetings and warm wishes to HE Mrs. Prathiba Devisingh Patil, President of India.
Building work is set to begin on a second international airport in Mumbai following an agreement between the City Industrial & Development Corporation and the Environment Ministry. This being India, however, there are strings attached, with backers of the airport forced to acquiesce to a number of strict environmental conditions in order to get plans for Navi Mumbai airport off the ground.
Major tourism institutions from around the world have begun to offer their support to India ahead of the Commonwealth Games. With just days to go before the opening ceremony WTA has confirmed it will go ahead with its planned Asian & Australasia Gala Ceremony in Delhi on October 14th – offering a significant boost to regional industry.
A pick-up in demand has led to India’s aviation authorities climbing down from a policy that would have barred overseas pilots from working on its commercial airlines.
Legendary 5-star luxury Hotel d’Inghilterra in Rome has appointed Giampaolo Padula as General Manager with immediate effect.
Tourism authorities in India are reporting a lack of interest in hotel accommodation ahead of the Commonwealth Games in Delhi. And with a fear of terrorism, endemic corruption and a dearth of top athletes hampering preparations, the games appear on shaky foundations just two months ahead of the opening ceremony.
Medical tourists travelling from the UK to destinations in Pakistan and India may have contracted a superbug resistant to virtually all known antibiotics, experts warn. A study in The Lancet finds bacteria that make an enzyme called NDM-1 have travelled back with NHS patients who went abroad for treatments such as cosmetic surgery.
As prime minister David Cameron arrives in India with one of the largest trade delegations ever assembled, VisitBritian has announced its intention to bid for closer ties with the emerging superpower.
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Indian prime minister Manmohan Singh has opened the new Terminal 3 at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi. Inaugurating the terminal alongside United Progressive Alliance chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Mr Singh said: “It would signal the arrival of a new India, committed to join the ranks of modern, industrialised nations of the world.”
Piracy and terrorism topped the agenda of the European Union’s chief diplomat, Catherine Ashton, on her four day visit to India. Ashton said the EU has proposed that India consider working closer with the 10-nation Atalanta flotilla or the NATO fleet fighting pirates off Somalia. “These have rotating command structures at different levels,” she said and said India could consider being part of such a system.