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Palestine targets India market

An unlikely entrant into India, Palestine is keen on creating a suitable strategy for the market to promote not just the Holy Land, but also at-tract travelers to leisure and cultural attractions. Hazel Jain The presence of the State of Palestine at a travel exhibition in Mumbai recently attracted a …

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Seychelles targets Tier-II cities

This year, Seychelles plans to replicate its last year’s success of the three-city roadshow, apart from conducting workshops in Tier-II cities. TT Bureau Seychelles Tourism Board is set to replicate the success of its 2017 roadshow that travelled to three cities in India. It was where it had introduced the …

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CROATIA, Europe’s historical gem

Following the pattern from last summer, Croatia continues to be a popular choice amongst Indian travellers. Here are a few recommendations for that perfect itinerary coupled with the smooth connectivity with Emirates offering daily flights to Zagreb from Dubai. TT BUREAU Historic cities and the beautiful coastline are some of …

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Plettenberg’s exciting escapades

Plettenberg Bay in South Africa’s Western Cape may be a new region for Indian visitors, but it merits a few days stay, especially for those who love adventure, nature, wine, seafood and beautiful selfies! HAZEL JAIN While many Indian travellers already visit Plettenberg Bay, the region is still relatively new …

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Business as usual at Taj

Bearing the brunt of negative publicity, the Taj Mahal has been listed as a no-go destination in 2018 by foreign media. Amidst confusion, if one should visit the Taj this year as the monument is undergoing ‘mud therapy’, TRAVTALK speaks to industry players to clear the air about how this …

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George Tourism adapts to India market

The city in the Western Cape province of South Africa has recently opened up to the India market and is now promoting itself as a destination instead of just catering to travellers in transit. HAZEL JAIN Located halfway between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth, George is a popular holiday centre …

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Portugal is closer home

Serene Experiences has recently tied-up with an upscale DMC from Portugal—Tours For You, to bring the destination closer to the luxury segment in India. TT BUREAU The USP of Serene Experiences lies in the kind of unique hotels and destinations which it represents; these are all luxury hotels in some …

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Scotland goes Bollywood

VisitScotland will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of Kuch Kuch Hota Hai in 2018. In 2017, Scotland recorded 8 per cent YOY growth in Indian arrivals to the destination. ANKITA SAXENA I n line with the rapid growth in interest for Scotland among Indian travellers, the destination has recorded an …

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In line with ‘on’line training

Tourism representative offices of various countries in India have been using online training programmes to educate the trade about the destination. Country heads of different NTOs in India share their views. NISHA VERMA Vishal Bhatia, Country Manager—Tourism, India, VisitBritain Our online training programme ‘BritAgent’ was launched in India in 2011 and …

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An invite to be Philippines specialists

After a round of roadshows across four key secondary markets in India – Chandigarh, Jaipur, Hyderabad, Lucknow , the Department of Tourism, Philippines shared insights on the development of the Indian market for the archipelago. Here’s what Glen Agustin, Officer-in-Charge – Office of Product and Market Development had to share …

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