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From place to people

Shifting its focus from products to people, Singapore Tourism Board’s campaign ‘Passion Made Possible’ is now set to revolve around the interests of Indian travellers. HAZEL JAIN For a destination as evolved as Singapore, this seems like the next logical step. Singapore Tourism Board (STB) recently underwent a change of …

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Indonesia to add new hotspots

Visit Indonesia Tourism Office in India recently concluded its Sales Mission in New Delhi to thank travel partners for their support. In 2018, the tourism board is introducing newer destinations beyond Bali. TT BUREAU Till October 2017, Indonesia recorded 396,000 Indian visitors to the destination, registering a 25 per cent …

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Bahrain targets growth from India

Bahrain Tourism recently hosted roadshows in Mumbai and Delhi with plans to increase its activities in India in 2018 and woo more Indian tourists. TT BUREAU Bahrain Tourism & Exhibitions Authority hosted two city roadshow in Mumbai and Delhi. Around 18 partners from Bahrain including DMCs and hotels assembled to …

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Showcasing Holland in totality

The Netherlands Board of Tourism & Convention (NBTC) in partnership with Jet Airways organised a six-day familiarisation trip for 13 travel agents from India to showcase not just Amsterdam but also new destinations in Holland like Zaandam, Hague, Rotterdam, Delft, Kaatsheuvel and Ermelo. TT BUREAU I considered myself rather familiar …

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Experience South Africa with a twist

To ensure that 100,000-plus Indian travellers who visit South Africa annually experience something new and different, the South Africa Tourism Board has been promoting places beyond the cities of Cape Town and Durban and activities that are novel and exciting. Here are 10 reasons why they will want to return …

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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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