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Delhi-Katra travel time to reduce by 4 hrs; Vande Bharat Express starts from August

The second Vande Bharat Express, which will run on the Delhi-Katra route, is expected to commence operations in August, significantly reducing travel time between the two destinations by four hours. In a bid to capitalise on the high-traffic volume due to the Vaishno Devi temple pilgrimage, the train will run three days a week, every Monday, Thursday and Saturday, which may later be extended up to five. It will leave Delhi at 6:00 am and reach Katra at 2:00 pm; on its return journey, it will leave Katra the same day at 3:00 pm and reach Delhi at 11:00 pm. The train will make short, two-minute stops at Ambala, Ludhiana, and Jammu Tawi before reaching Katra. Train 18 or Vande Bharat Express is also expected to have more space for passengers as well as food storage than its earlier version, which began operating between Delhi and Varanasi in February this year.

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Domestic air traffic rise to 21.2% from January-August YOY: DGCA

Domestic air traffic has grown by 21.20 per cent from January-August YOY, according to a latest report by Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). Passengers carried by domestic airlines during January-August 2018 were 913.95 lakhs as against 754.11 lakhs during the corresponding period of previous year. The passenger load factor in the month of August 2018 has shown increasing trend compared to previous month due to beginning of festive season, the report said.

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PATA India partners with Amity University to conducted training programmes

PATA India has partnered with Amity Institute of Travel & Tourism, Amity University, to conducted two training programmes in August and September. “We are confident that Amity University will bring required professionalism in our efforts to provide relevant training to our members and their employees. We propose to hold the following training in August & September, 2017,” said Runeep Sangha, Executive Director, PATA India chapter. The first training session on ‘Hiring for Success’ aims to help small business owners, senior managers & HR managers in their efforts to hire quality resources to deliver the organisations goals and objective. The curriculum of this training program will emphasis on building a job description and specification, role and responsibility, sourcing Identifying candidates through web sources, short listing/screening applicants, interview process, etc. The program will be held on August 25, 2017, at The Claridges Hotel, New Delh from 10 am to 6 pm. The subsequent training session on ‘Optimisation of Social Media in Tourism & Hospitality,’ aimed at supporting the business development efforts of Sales/Marketing Managers, Product Managers and Business Owners, covering related subjects will be held in September, date for which will be announced shortly.

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