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Holland records 30% growth

The Netherlands Board of Tourism & Conventions (NBTC) has recorded 30 per cent growth in 2017 over 2016. Alphonsus Stoelinga, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to India, Nepal and Bhutan, said that the numbers of Indians visiting Holland is on a rise. TT Bureau Alphonsus Stoelinga revealed that …

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Italy ups its promotional game

Italian State Tourism Board is re-entering the India market with full force in 2018 by working with travel agents for joint promotions and targeting an approximate 10-15 per cent growth. Ankita Saxena After maintaining a low profile for a few years in the Indian market, the Italian State Tourism Board …

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Right connection from Fiji

Fiji has seen a 30 per cent increase in Indian arrivals in 2017, and is now planning to move to target agents in Tier-II markets as well. The destination has big plans for 2018. TT Bureau Fiji Tourism has witnessed remarkable growth in the Indian market in the last one …

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Malaysia sets goal for 2020

Visit Malaysia 2020 is going all out to promote Desaru Coast. The country expects at least 20 to 30 per cent growth in 2018 from the Indian market. TT Bureau Dato’ (Dr) Siew Ka Wei, Chairman and Datuk Seri Mirza Mohammad Taiyab, Director General, Malaysia Tourism spearheaded the launch of …

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Rise of flashpackers in Penang

Penang Sales Mission, led by Ashwin Gunasekeran, CEO, PCEB, was supported by a delegation of 17 partners from the Malaysian state. TT Bureau Penang Convention & Exhibition Bureau (PCEB) started Penang Sales Mission to India to promote Penang as the preferred destination for corporate and association meetings, incentives, and leisure …

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Cyprus makes waves in India

As the newest entrant into the Indian market, this island nation has already set the pulse of travel trade in India racing. Five operators and one event planner return from a five-day educational tour with exciting ideas. Hazel Jain Indian Buyers Rohit Jadhav, Head–Client Servicing, Milestones to Memories Cyprus is …

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2.6m Indians visit UAE in 2017

The United Arab Emirates recently conducted a three-city roadshow in India with a plan to surpass the three million tourist arrival mark from India. Hazel Jain The National Council of Tourism & Antiquities, United Arab Emirates, recently organised a three-city roadshow in India under the theme ‘Visit UAE’ starting in …

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Spain eyes MiCE from India

Spain tourism recorded 40 per cent growth in Indian arrivals in 2017. The destination has come up with a slew of new products for Indians. TT Bureau The year 2017 was an extremely successful one for Spanish tourism as the destination recorded a growth of nearly 40 percent in Indian …

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India ready for Peruvian call?

The Commercial Office of Peru in India is undertaking a host of marketing and promotional activities in Indian cities to apprise the travel trade of various tourism opportunities in Peru. Ankita Saxena In 2017, more than 7000 Indian tourists visited Peru, registering a growth of 20 per cent over 2016, …

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Family travel on Sharjah’s radar

In 2017, Sharjah recorded nearly 138,000 Indian overnights. While family travel is one of the most important segments for this emirate, Sharjah is targeting the growing potential of Indian outbound, and seeking new segments and cities in India to market the destination. Ankita Saxena According to Khalid Jasim Al Midfa, …

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