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Belgium on a tourism mission

The Wallonia region located in southern Belgium has decided to tap the potential that Indian outbound offers and engaged the travel trade in four cities through the Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI) network. Hazel Jain The Wallonia Foreign Trade, along with Wallonia Export-Investment Agency (AWEX) recently took a tourism …

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Morocco on an upswing

Morocco and India are set to sign an agreement in the field of air transport to encourage more travellers to visit both the countries. Anupriya Bishnoi Morocco, in an effort to double its tourist footfalls from India by 2019, has set up a Moroccan National Tourist Office in Delhi as …

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India is a ‘hit’ for the Middle East

Not just Dubai, but the entire Middle East is witnessing an increase in the number of visitors from India. To develop this source market, many tourism boards from the region are investing money and efforts to attract more numbers. Hazel Jain Abdulla Saleh Al Hammadi, Director, National Tourism Programme, UAE …

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GNTO unveils culinary adventures

German National Tourist Office (GNTO) in Dubai, together with its partners Emirates, Munich Tourism and Steigenberger Hotel Business Bay, sprinkled a dash of flavour of German cuisine in Dubai in a bid to inspire guests to visit Germany. TT Bureau Welcoming the invitees at Steigenberger Brothaus Bakery – Bistro in …

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Abu Dhabi in all its authenticity

Abu Dhabi’s recently-launched global marketing campaign features a series of extraordinary stories from the emirate. The purpose is to build upon a destination identity that has already attracted record numbers of guests to the emirate for two successive years. TT Bureau The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi …

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Is Dubai a ‘China-ready’ market?

Bolstered by an attendance of 900 local dignitaries, stakeholders and Chinese partners, the two-day Dubai China Conference by Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) aimed to further reinforce the emirate’s deep and continued commitment to China. TT Bureau The two-day Dubai China Conference brought together industry players …

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No-visa to be a game changer

With a no-visa scheme for Indians, Serbia is all set to boost the arrival numbers from India, claims Vladimir Maric, Ambassador of Serbia to India. Nisha Verma Vladimir Maric, Ambassador of Serbia to India, believes that India is currently one of the fastest growing outbound markets in the world, and …

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Philippines & fun are synonymous

Be it shopping, nightline, food, beaches, fun and frolic, The Philippines just has an appropriate mix of everything that Indian travellers look forward to during a holiday. Lauding the smooth conduct of Focus Philippines, the travel trade opines on the myriad offerings of the destination. Kanchan Nath from Goa Mahendra …

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Australia’s growth story

Brent Anderson, Regional GM—South & South East Asia, Tourism Australia and Nishant Kashikar, Country Manager—India & Gulf, Tourism Australia, discuss the unprecedented growth of tourist arrivals from India to Australia. Anupriya Bishnoi from Jaipur The 16th edition of the recently-concluded Tourism Australia’s ‘India Travel Mission 2018’ (ITM 2018) in Jaipur, …

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Indonesia picks up speed

Despite natural disasters, the Indian market has shown stability in terms of its visitor arrivals to Indonesia. Anupriya Bishnoi The Ministry of Tourism of Republic of Indonesia (MoTRI) has recently promoted Indonesia in the India market through a Sales Mission. Nia Niscaya, Deputy Minister of Tourism Marketing, MoTRI, says, “MoTRI …

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