Anil Mohan

PATA Travel Mart shines in Macao

The 40th edition of PATA Travel Mart 2017 (PTM 2017), hosted by the Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO), attracted 1,131 delegates from 66 global destinations. The delegate numbers embraced 460 sellers from 252 organisations and 37 destinations, along with 293 buyers from 281 organisations and 51 source markets.

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Holland lures Mumbai agents

The NBTC Holland Marketing team along with Jet Airways India, and Schiphol Airport hosted a table-top event in Mumbai to showcase various products to the trade as well as promote the new flights to Amsterdam from Mumbai. The Holland Sales Mission in the city was attended by about 100 travel …

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Learn to be a Germany specialist

The German National Tourist Office, India (GNTO) organised a three-city Destination Germany Roadshow in Mumbai, Delhi and Ahmedabad to connect with the travel trade and inform them about the new products. GNTO will also launch its Germany Specialist programme for agents in November this year.

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Leverage tourism potential of states

Every corner of India has something unique that can be showcased to the world, asserts Pronab Sarkar, President, IATO. It only needs to be discovered and promoted. Q IATO’s next convention will be in Vizag. Is the association choosing states that have been India’s best kept secrets? We received an …

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Get set for Incredible India 2.0

Commemorating World Tourism Day, which also coincided with the National Tourism Awards 2015-2016, the Ministry of Tourism unveiled three big initiatives to promote India as a preferred destination for tourists around the world — Incredible India 2.0 campaign; ‘Adopt A Heritage’ project and the new Incredible India website. The National …

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IATO to leverage tourism in Odisha

The Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO) recently conducted a meeting in New Delhi, inviting Ashok Chandra Panda, Minister of Tourism and Culture (I/C), Government of Odisha, to announce the 33rd Convention of the association from September 7-10, 2017, at Hotel Mayfair Convention, Bhubaneswar.

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Splendid Salerno says Grazie, UFTAA

The UFTAA Mid-Year Forum 2017 was hosted by the City of Salerno, Campania, Italy, from July 25-27. Travel agents association leaders from across the globe were extended authentic Italian hospitality, fine dine over three days and they explored the beauty of the gulf, Roman architecture, and the Amalfi Coast bustling …

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MOT presses for ‘Adopt a Heritage’

Not only has the Centre announced a new campaign jointly with ASI, it is also giving final touches to its ‘Incredible India’ version 2.0 that will be market-specific and based on India’s thematic circuits. HAZEL JAIN FROM BHUBANESWAR New Camapign Two huge announcements were made by the Ministry of Tourism, …

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Market small for big numbers

As he gets set to take office after the recent Cabinet reshuffle, the newly-appointed Minister of State (I/C) for Tourism, Alphons Kannanthanam expresses that India needs to carry its ancient history in stride and reflect the Incredible India tagline through a cleaner and well-marketed country. NIKHIL ANAND The Ministry of …

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India to harbour cruise policy

Eyeing the untapped potential of cruise tourism, the government has taken earnest steps to develop and promote this segment aggressively. A cruise tourism policy is on the cards to help ease the business and propel revenue for India from this sector as well. The Ministry of Tourism (MOT), in collaboration …

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