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UNWTO Hails Wine Tourism as an Approach to Sustainable Rural Development

UNWTO called for wine tourism to be made part of national tourism and rural development policies at the 3rd UNWTO Wine Tourism Conference in Chisinau, Republic of Moldova (6-7 September 2018). The two days of discussions engaged experts from 30 countries and addressed UNWTO’s priority of enhancing tourism’s socioeconomic benefits, looking at specific segments like wine tourism. The third edition of this UNWTO conference, held in partnership with the Moldovan […]

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Trivandrum Central Mall Officially Inaugurated

Trivandrum Central Mall, at Pattoor, along the theGeneral Hospital – Chackai road, was officially inaugurated on September 7. Sri V S Sivakumar, MLA, was the Chief Guestat the function in which Sri Ashok, Managing Director, Artech Group inaugurated the Mall. Vanchiyoor P Babu, Development Standing Committee Chairman and SujitNair, Store General Manager, and Prasanth Nair, Regional Marketing Manager for Kerala & Mangalore, were also part of the event. Trivandrum Central […]

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New tech solutions needed for tackling disasters, says IT Secy

KSUM’s two-day Code for Kerala hackathon kicks off in city Creating innovative global technical solutions to tackle the fallout of  natural disasters is the necessity of this age and the state government is committed to give total support to the efforts in that direction, said Sri M. Sivasankar IAS, Secretary, Department of Electronics and Information Technology, on Friday. He was addressing the participants at the two-day hackathon, meant for tracing […]

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Kerala Travel Mart to begin on Sept 27; four-day event to highlight tourism resurgence from flood damage

Sending out a strong message that tourism in the flood-battered Kerala will be back on the rails in double-quick time, Kerala Travel Mart (KTM),  India’s largest  tourism sector conclave of stake-holders from across the world, will hold its biennial meet in Kochi from September 27 to 30. Being held in the wake of the devastating floods that rampaged through large swathes of the coastal state, the tenth edition of KTM […]

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World-Class Interaction Design Institute partners with Kerala Startup Mission for Summer School Programme

Series of curated workshops on digital technologies planned in Kochi from Dec 3 to 21, 2018. Innovation through design, engaging with world-class experts. With the aim of encouraging innovation training at the intersection of design thinking and digital technologies, the Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design (CIID) is conducting its first-ever Summer School programme in India in association with the Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM) in Kochi from December 3 to 21. […]

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Efforts in rebuilding Kerala; SmartCity Kochi calls meeting of IT Companies

  SmartCity Kochi organised a meeting attended by close to 30 companies operating in its campus to explore their voluntary support to the massive efforts towards the rehabilitation of  those affected and displaced in the wake of the devastating floods that ravaged many parts of the state. The Ernakulam District Collector Shri K Mohammed Y Safirulla today met the CEOs, Business Heads of operating companies and co-developers, along with SmartCity CEO […]

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High Definition Central In Trivandrum; Opening on Sept. 7

In Solidarity we pledge, 10% of Launch Day Sales Proceeds to be donated to CMDRF Trivandrum now becomes a destination for the best fashion and style from all across the world with the launch of the first High Definition Central in Kerala. Trivandrum Central, located at the Pattoor Junction, on the General Hospital – Chakkai stretch, will be formally inaugurated on 7th September, Friday.  Offering world class designs, with over […]

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Restoring roads to tourist spots to get priority: Minister

Tourism in Kerala will soon bounce back from the flood-related damage with the state Government giving priority to speedy restoration of roads connecting major destinations, state Tourism Minister Sri Kadakampally Surendran said here today. The Minister was speaking at a function got up here to honour tourism sector personnel, including life guards and boat drivers, who plunged into the rescue and relief operations during the devastating floods that hit Kerala […]

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UNWTO: Qatar among 10 Most Open Visa Countries in the World

Qatar has become the most open country in the Middle East and the 8th most open in the world in terms of visa facilitation. The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) recently updated its visa openness rankings, confirming Qatar’s recent visa facilitation improvements including allowing nationals of 88 countries to enter Qatar visa-free and free-of-charge. Actions Qatar has taken to improve visa facilitation include introducing an online platform for efficient and transparent […]

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Al , biometrics and blockchain set to dominate discussion at ITB Asia 2018

ITB Asia,  Asia’s Leading Travel Trade Show, will focus on the interdependence of travel and technology this year, under the overarching conference theme of Travel Reimagined. Key leaders in travel and tech will provide profound insights on the major trends provoking disruption across the travel industry whilst analysing how companies are innovating to stay ahead. Hosted at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre in Marina Bay Sands, the conference will […]

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