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NTOs happy with 2017, keen on 2018

TT BUREAU Eckard Kremer, Asia Head, Munich Tourist Board The year 2017 has been really good for Munich as far as the Indian arrival figures are concerned. The highlight of the year was Munich’s participation in various travel trade shows with the Jewels of Romantic Europe. Besides, Munich was earlier …

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Destination heads happy with 2017

TT BUREAU Haitham Mattar, Chief Executive Officer, RAKTDA The launch of the world’s longest zip line at Jebel Jais in December; a viewing deck near the summit and Season 2 of ViaFerrata at the summit were some important achievements in 2017. India is currently the fourth largest international source market …

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Scandinavia targets 15% growth

Scandinavian Tourist Board conducted its annual three-city roadshow in Delhi, Chennai and Mumbai to apprise the trade about new offerings of the region and its upcoming plans for the India market. The region is expecting to record at least 15 per cent growth by 2017 end. TT BUREAU The tourist …

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VoA soon for Indians in Zimbabwe

Talking about the importance of the Indian market, Karikoga Kaseke, Chief Executive, Zimbabwe Tourism Authority, says that on the behest of the tourism industry the country will now be offering visa on arrival to Indians by the end of 2017. PRITI KHANNA FROM ZIMBABWE Q What is the significance of …

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Ireland lures Indian cinephiles

Tourism Ireland conducted its annual sales mission in Mumbai and Delhi to apprise the travel trade of new tourism products for Indian travellers. Ireland is promoting screen tourism to showcase the shooting locations where Game of Thrones and Star Wars were shot. I n the words of David Boyce, Head …

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Delhi ranks high in Australia’s list

Maharashtra ranks first while Delhi ranks second among the biggest Indian markets for Australia in terms of tourist arrivals, reveals Nishant Kashikar, Country Head India and Gulf, Tourism Australia, who was in the capital recently and shared plans for the market and India at large. NISHA VERMA Nishant Kashikar revealed …

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Spain eyes Tier-II cities

Spain recorded over 50 per cent growth in Indian arrivals in 2017. The board organised a 3-city roadshow in Delhi, Ahmedabad and Chennai from October 4-6, to interact with travel agents. TT BUREAU In 2017, up until August, Spain recorded as many as 86,000 Indian tourists, registering an approximate growth …

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Exploring the hidden gems of N. France

Even as Northern France is catching up in popularity with Indian tourists, Lucie Rousseau, Business Manager India, Northern France Tourism, says they are working towards attracting MICE groups as well as FITs from India to the region. NISHA VERMA FROM FRANCE Northern France Tourism along with Atout France– India recently …

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Connectivity to fuel arrivals for Holland

With a target of 16 per cent growth in 2017, Carola Muller – van Rijn, Global Travel Trade Manager, NBTC Holland Marketing, is hopeful that the new connection of Jet Airways from Bengaluru to Amsterdam is only going to fuel this growth. NISHA VERMA Q What kind of growth have …

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Oman eyes Indian MICE

After a thunderous response from India’s leisure market, Oman is keen to attract the MICE market, which already ranks in the top five source market for corporate groups. Just over a year old now, the Oman Convention Bureau—established and supervised by the Ministry of Tourism, Sultanate of Oman — is …

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