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NMPT introduces e-visa facility for cruise tourists

According to a report in The Business Line, in line with the Centre’s policy of ‘ease of doing business’ in ports, New Mangalore Port Trust (NMPT) has introduced e-visa stamping facility on part of the country- more>>
Australia abolishes visa programme used largely by Indians

As per the PTI report, Australia abolished a visa programme used by over 95,000 temporary foreign workers, majority of them Indians, more>>
Manohar Azgaonkar appointed as new Tourism Minister for Goa; Nilesh Cabral re-elected as Chairman of GTDC

Manohar Azgaonkar has been appointed as the new Minister for Tourism, Government of Goa. Under the leadership of Azgaonkar, Goa Tourism is planning to introduce new initiatives and more>>
Qatar Airways seeks increase in seats & expansion to 7 Indian cities

As per a Business Standard report by Arindam Majumdar, Doha-based Qatar Airways has sought a significant increase in capacity entitlements and access to seven new cities in India. Documents more>>
SIA, SilkAir ink code-share agreement with Air France-KLM

Singapore Airlines (SIA) and regional subsidiary SilkAir have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Air France-KLM to code-share on each other’s flights with effect from April 27 more>>

Jet Airways ink codeshare agreement with Virgin Atlantic

As per the Hindi Business Line report, hit by the laptop ban in the US, on flights originating from West Asian airports, Jet Airways has expanded its codeshare agreement with Virgin Atlantic for the more>>

Domestic air passenger traffic below 20% y-o-y for the first time in 16 months: ICRA

The domestic passenger traffic growth in India, after reporting above 20% year-on-year growth since October 2015, decelerated to 15.7% year-on-year growth in February 2017. According to an more>>
Women need not change their names on Passport after marriage: PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday announced that women are free to retain their maiden names in their passports now after the marriage. "From now onwards, women will not have to more>>