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Sheraton/St. Regis promotes Macau to outbound Indians.

Q. What are the trends of Indian Travellers in Macau? The Sheraton is widely termed as the MICE Hotel of choice in Macau. The Indian Market has proved immensely responsive and lucrative for the hotel since the its inception which has allowed it to celebrate its 7th successful year of existence in the city. The MICE related business is huge because of the size available, 500-800 being an average group size. The hotel is ready …

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Lot Polish Airlines connects Delhi to Warsaw; promotion needed to boost hubbing prospects

Polish Airlines has reasons to be enthusiastic about its second foray into India, as it celebrates its 90 years of operation. And admittedly embarks on an ambitious goal of establishing itself as the hub of the European airspace for Indian flyers heading to Warsaw and beyond. Much has changed, in India and Poland, since the heady days of the 1990s, when the Polish carrier connected the two countries, later withdrawing from the Indian market. As …

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India must boost infra; foresee a dramatic rise in traffic into Vietnam, says Vietnamese ambassador

Slated only to grow, influential Indian companies, private and public, were driving sizable investments into Vietnam, triggering a notable movement of people and demand for a skilled workforce, said Excellency Pham Sanh Chau, Ambassador of Vietnam to India. He expressed astonishment at lowly inbound numbers into India, given its potential, resources and robust air networks, and suggested focussing on augmenting basic infrastructure, besides addressing the evident disparity in the service of hotels and the surrounding …

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Indian MICE outbound to Singapore intact; Vistara and IndiGo salvage the Jet Airways setback

The setback of Jet Airways pulling out flights was only temporary as Vistara and IndiGo commencing operations from key Indian gateway cities had yet again bolstered the connectivity quotient between India and Singapore, said Dr Edward Koh, Executive Director, Meetings & Incentive Travel Experience Development Group and G B Srithar, Regional Director – India, Middle East & South Asia, Singapore Tourism Board. They suggested that the growth story from India was intact and only expected …

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India the big opportunity for Israel; e-visa could be a game-changer, says Sammy Yahia

Sammy Yahia, Director, Israel Ministry of Tourism – India & Philippines, was in the capital recently, leading the roadshow conducted by Israeli Ministry of Tourism. Speaking to us on the sidelines of the event, he exuded tremendous confidence in the possibilities from the Indian market, noting that Asia, and India in particular, was the next big frontier for the Mediterranean nation. Excerpts from an exclusive one-on-one: Several significant changes, political and economic, in the USA, …

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India 4th largest long-haul market for Canada in May; inks MoU with TAAI for promotion

With the start of the school summer vacation period in India, overnight air arrivals from that segment soared by 21% in May 2019, which propelled India as the 4th largest long-haul inbound market that month. Year-to-date growth for May 2019 for India at +14.4% ranked fifth among DC long-haul market in terms of air arrivals.  Destination Canada has also released data for 2018 indicates that that the number of Indians visiting Canada has gone up …

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Tourism stakeholders in Sri Lanka take the digital route to boost global trade and tourist outreach

Sri Lanka tourism stakeholders have come together to establish a single point of contact for updating travellers and trade fraternity across the globe. The online platform named ‘www.lovesrilanka.org,’ under the Sri Lanka Tourism Alliance moniker, aims to create an enabling online platform and community to promote Sri Lanka, providing authoritative information on the situation,  perhaps aimed most at negating the bad publicity by the media. The development has come about in the backdrop of dastardly …

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Cinema tourism playing a profound role in Azerbaijan’s rise as a tourist hotspot, says envoy Ashraf Shikhaliyev

Addressing a packed house of stakeholders representing the outbound business, Ashraf Shikhaliyev, Ambassador of Azerbaijan to India, suggested that the European nation was gaining a never before exposure among global travellers. He insisted that cinema shoots in the country was playing a profound role in establishing the European country as a tourist hotspot among Indian travellers. Excerpts from his address at the recently concluded BITB India Outbound Summit: Azerbaijan had taken giant strides in gaining …

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Together in tourism, India and France have much to gain from the sector, believe industry experts

The takeaway from the session chaired by Ashwani Kakkar and attended by H.E. Alexandre Ziegler, Ambassador of The Republic of France to India; Sheetal Munshaw, Director-India, Atout France; Jean Michel Casse, COO, Accor Hotels, India and South Asia; and Aman Nath, Chairman, Neemrana Hotels at BITB India Outbound Summit.   Tourism was big in France and the country was eyeing crossing the elusive 100 million inbound tourist mark by 2020. The Indian market has grown …

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Tourism serious business for France; India a very important market, says envoy Alexandre Ziegler

Alexandre Ziegler, Ambassador of The Republic of France to India, in his opening remarks in the session titled ‘India and France: Together in Tourism’, suggested that a major shift was underway in source markets within India. Mumbai and Delhi aside, newer markets, beyond traditional metros, were emerging in India at a rapid pace. He shared that the data provided by the French Consulate in Chennai indicated a significant rise in visa application numbers from the …

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Destination DC hosts sales and media mission in India; focus on new markets

Destination DC (DDC), the official destination marketing organization for Washington, DC, conducted a sales and media mission in India from April 1-5, 2019 to promote the new tourism developments and unique offerings of the District in partnership with the Capital Region USA (CRUSA) and Washington Dulles International Airport. The delegation visited Mumbai, Ahmedabad and New Delhi, connecting with over 300 travel partners. “With a 32 percent increase in visitation, India has proven to be one …

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Outbound for short-haul up 30%; domestic up by 40% for Thomas Cook, says Rajeev Kale

Rajeev Kale, President & Country Head, Holidays, MICE, Visas- Thomas Cook India, writes that new demands for travel was spurring growth and both domestic and international travel were looking up, compared to the previous year. “Our holiday demand is up by over 35% for the upcoming Easter weekend, with Indians displaying increased appetite for extended/ smart weekends by clubbing public holidays and taking an additional day or two off from work to get a 6-7 …

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Visible interest in trade; more nonstops needed from Indian gateways, says Destination DC President

More direct air-connectivity between Washington DC and key Indian gateways was going to significantly enhance DC’s chances of catering to a larger number of Indian outbound, believed Elliott Ferguson, President and CEO, Destination DC. He was recently in the capital for a trade meet and select media interaction. In a free-wheeling interview, he shared his views on a range of issues, including how India could better promote itself in the global market. Excerpts from an …

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Mauritius exploring new alliances to overcome the connectivity bottleneck, says Vivek Anand

Air Mauritius is facing tough times. As it navigates through turbulent skies, its scaling down of India operations has had a visible impact on the growth of Indian outbound numbers to the island nation, said Vivek Anand, Country Manager – India, Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority. He shared that the tourism authority had been exploring partnership opportunities with Emirates to service the outbound, leveraging the Emirati carrier’s multiple points. Excerpts from the interview:  How has 2018 …

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Tech-savvy Indians taking to unexplored destinations, says Spanish Tourism Counsellor

The Canary Islands and Basque Country are some of the new destinations on the radar of the Indian outbound, shares Miguel-Nieto Sandoval, Director and Tourism Counsellor, Tourism Office of Spain in India and Abu Dhabi. He suggests that the Indian outbound is increasingly relying on the ‘word-of-mouth’ feedback, inclined more towards sampling the experience quotient of a destination. He expresses tremendous confidence in the Indian market. Excerpts from an exclusive interview: What are some big …

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Tripoto and Singapore Board come together with ‘Trails 2 Passion – Singapore Redefined’

Tripoto has partnered with the Singapore Tourism Board to create an innovative, fun and exciting travel web series ‘Trails 2 Passion – Singapore Redefined’.  The seven-episode, web-series which showcases the experiential exploration of Singapore by Naveen Kasturia and Veer Rajwant Singh, well known faces of internet web series scenario will be aired today, April 1, 2019.  ‘Trails 2 Passion – Singapore Redefined’ will take you along the journey of these two actors in Singapore, where …