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    As Maldives wins UN General Assembly election by big margin, India expects close cooperation

    Sources say Maldives Foreign Minister Abdullah Shahid in discussions to bring in Indian diplomat as Chef de Cabinet In a first for the Maldives, Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid was elected the President of the United Nations General Assembly for 2021-22, winning 143 votes or nearly three fourths of the 191 countries that voted in the annual election, while his rival, former Afghanistan Foreign Minister Zalmai Rassoul won 48. Mr. Shahid’s win was welcomed in particular in New Delhi, where Indian diplomats had been active behind the scenes in helping the Maldives canvass for him, after Maldives announced its candidate for the 76th General Assembly Presidency a year ago. Sources confirmed…

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    Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi Wins Hotel Instagram Of The Year

    Spanning three islands, the luxury hotel affords privacy with 119 villas, each equipped with an … [+] infinity pool and stunning ocean views. Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi transports you just through its Instagram feed. Scrolling past photos of beachside hammocks, treetop restaurants, secluded overwater villas, pastel sunsets and seemingly endless turquoise waters can make you feel like you’re at the Maldives hotel. This is one of the reasons why Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi won Forbes Travel Guide’s 2021 Hotel Instagram of the Year honor. As part of the annual Star Awards, FTG’s editorial department determined five nominees (including Airelles Gordes, La Bastide in the French Riviera; Condado Vanderbilt Hotel in Puerto…

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    Richard Branson wins billionaires’ space race

    The post Richard Branson wins billionaires’ space race appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Richard Branson Billionaire Richard Branson managed to be first after all. The British 70-year-old who founded Virgin Atlantic Airways travelled to space Sunday, ushering in what is likely to be a new era of space tourism for the ultra-wealthy. Branson, along with five others from his Virgin Galactic space-tourism company, reached an altitude of 86 kilometres over the New Mexico desert aboard a small rocket. It was enough for everyone aboard to experience between three to four minutes of weightlessness aboard the white space plane named Unity. “The whole thing, it was just…

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    Korean Air wins Air Transport World Airline of the Year Award

    The post Korean Air wins Air Transport World Airline of the Year Award appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Korean Air has been announced the winner of one of the most prestigious honours in the aviation industry: Air Transport World’s (ATW) 2021 Airline of the Year.    Launched in 1974, ATW’s annual Airline Industry Achievement Awards are compared to the Academy Awards of the airline industry. This year’s awards ceremony will be held in Boston, U.S., on October 5, 2021. When making its decision, ATW’s global judging panel of editors and analysts cited, “the company’s excellent leadership, its ability to remain operationally profitable through the industry’s worst-ever…

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    Vinod Kelwani wins Business Leadership Award 2020-2021 by Indian Achievers’ Forum

    The post Vinod Kelwani wins Business Leadership Award 2020-2021 by Indian Achievers’ Forum appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Widely known as the creator of the Travel Industrial Revolution, Vinod Kelwani bagged the “Business Leadership Award” at Indian Achievers’ Award 2020-2021 in recognition of outstanding and professional achievements and inspiring advances in brilliance in the travel business world. Due to the ongoing COVID pandemic situation, the award was recognized digitally by the Indian Achievers’ Forum which is known for advancing accomplishments and business networks. It provides Business Leaders and successful Leaders of the travel industry. Through his large-scale activations and dream of travel revolution, Vinod Kelwani has…