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Vynn Capital Partners with the World Tourism Organization to Boost Asia’s Tourism Sector

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – 9 August 2018 – Vynn Capital, a South-East Asia-based early-stage venture capital firm, and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) today jointly announced a strategic partnership to promote South-East Asia’s tourism sector by facilitating entrepreneurship and innovation. Through this strategic partnership, Vynn Capital and UNWTO will collaborate to create a framework and policies to support technology startups that are addressing opportunities and challenges in the region’s tourism […]

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Clash of the Foodies at Uday Samudra, Kovalam

Uday Samudra Hotel Kovalam Organised a unique and memorable event called “Clash of the foodies” to celebrate the world friendship day. The Biryani eating competition conducted at the Pool side of UDS attracted a huge crowd. Six teams consisting of 6 members each were given a pre-decided quantity of biryani (non veg/veg) for eating along with 5litres of lime water and were allowed a specific time, to finish the full […]

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Devotees offer ‘Oushadha Pongala’ at Sreedhareeyam Temple

Hundreds of devotees poured in from far and wide to offer  Oushadha Pongala ‘ at the Nelliakkattu Sreedhareeyam Oushadheswari temple on Monday, a ritual  unique to the shrine dedicated to the Goddess of Wellness  at Koothattulam in Ernakulam district. This is the only temple in the state where a specially prepared Ayurvedic medicine is served as ‘ Prasadam’ to devotees as part of a unique tradition of observing the month of Karkitkam of  the Malayalam […]

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Artwork should trigger creative thought, says Delhi-based artist Nilanjana Nandy Nilanjana Nandy’s studio at Pepper House is open to the public until August 5

A rather jarring sight stares you in the face as you step into the Pepper House Library at Fort Kochi: every book and DVD is covered in newspaper. The wrapping creates a strange visual effect that is least expected in a conventional public reading room — forming a barrier between a reader and the books. Finding an explanation for this puzzlement can be difficult for visitors to the library, a […]

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Biriyani Vs Friendship: Battle with your bestie at Uday Samudra!

Friendship is the celebration of everything good about being human and it gets better this year. The good folks at Uday Samudra have added the universal love for biriyani that every Keralite has into the equation this year, bringing the excitement up to a whole new level for foodies. Make your bond of friendship stronger with a battle of biriyani with your best friend at the ‘Courtyard’ restaurant at Uday […]

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KTDC to open India’s first state-run all-woman hotel

The Kerala Tourism Development Corporation (KTDC) is set to open India’s first public sector hotel run entirely by women for women in the heart of the state capital. Named “Hostess”, the hotel will come up within six months, close to the main bus stand and the Central Railway Station in the city. Minister for Tourism Shri Kadakampally Surendran will inaugurate the work on the project at the Kerala Transport Development Finance Corporation […]

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Sahapedia’s India Heritage Walk Festival wins prestigious PATA Gold Award 2018

India Heritage Walk Festival, a joint collaboration of Sahapedia and YES Arts & Culture (a division of YES Global Institute-YES BANK), has been awarded the prestigious PATA Gold Award 2018 for its recently concluded pan-India event, giving a major boost to the digital archive’s endeavours of making India’s heritage more popular and accessible. The award, announced by the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) in Bangkok on Wednesday, has been presented […]

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US Consul General lauds work of Maker Village

The output of Kerala’s hardware incubator Maker Village is “amazing” as its products are designed with an eye for customer need, said Mr Robert Burgess, American Consul General (Chennai). On a visit t to Maker Village here with Principal Commercial Officer James Fluker on Friday, Mr Burgess noted that the greatest threat faced  by the start-ups often is the similarity of applications, but  a variety of products and applications developed in Maker […]

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Tourism and Construction have Power to Lead Move to Sustainable Economies

Madrid, Spain, 19 July 2018 – From infrastructure and communication to food production and transport, tourism and construction play key roles in a circular economy framework that supports sustainable development. The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), together with the Sustainable Buildings and Construction Programme of the One Planet Network, addressed this challenge during the United Nations High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (9-18 July, New York, USA). Tourism and construction are […]

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Malabar to be main theme of Kerala Travel Mart 2018

The promotion of Malabar Tourism will be the focal theme of the upcoming 10th edition of Kerala Travel Mart (KTM), which will be a platform for extensive business-to-business meetings and chalking out measures to make the money-spinning tourism sector of the state a sustainable enterprise. India’s largest tourism event, the four-day KTM will be inaugurated by Chief Minister Shri. Pinarayi Vijayan on September 27 at 6pm at Grand Hyatt, Bolgatty, Kochi, coinciding with […]

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