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Celebrating Indo-Thai bond of 70 years

The Royal Thai Embassy organised Namaste Thailand Festival 2017, in association with Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), to celebrate the 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Thailand and India. NISHA VERMA The three-day Namaste Thailand Festival, organised at the Bridge, Ambience Mall and DLF Promenade Mall, Vasant Kunj, in New …

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Explore Great Britain beyond London

Patricia Yates, Director of Strategy and Communications, VisitBritain, talks about how important an event like ExploreGB is for them to engage with the travel trade around the world. She says that for them to get more travellers to Britain engaging with the travel trade is the most effective way, especially …

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Experience luxury in Spain

Ignacio Ducasse Gutierrez, Director, Tourism Office of Spain in India, informs they’ve crossed the 100,000 mark for Indian visitors in 2016. I n 2017, Spain will be conducting its annual roadshows in the month of September to further boost trade relations in India. Gutierrez says, “We saw a growth of …

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Peru targets MICE from India

Apart from Machu Picchu, Peru has a lot more to offer Indians, says Luis M. Cabello, Economic and Commercial Counsellor, Embassy of Peru, New Delhi. Peru is among one of the most sought after longhaul destinations for Indians, and the tourism department and Embassy of Peru is leaving no stone …

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100,000 Indian arrivals in 2017

Glen Agustin, Chief Tourism Operations Officer – Market Development Division, says the Department of Tourism Philippines wants to increase awareness through interactive workshops in New Delhi and Ahmedabad. The island country situated in the Western Pacific Ocean has been garnering growing interest from Indian travellers, resulting in an increase of …

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Bhutan’s online permit for Indians

Tourists from India will have to submit their biometrics at Phuentsholing and Paro entry points after availing the permit through tour operators or hotels. AHANA GURUNG In an effort to curb queues at immigration points and facilitate easier access, Bhutan has finally launched the Online Permit System for Indians and …

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Greece offers value for money

Promoting this ‘value for money’ destination is Elena Kountoura, Minister of Tourism, Greece, who was in India recently to boost tourist footfalls. HAZEL JAIN Q Greece just made its debut into the Indian market. Why now? So far, travel agents and tour operators from Greece have been tapping the India …

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Germany revels in 8.1% growth

Germany recorded 748,737 Indian visitor overnights in 2016 over 2015. The destination is targeting 3-5 per cent growth in 2017, and is focusing on promoting its ‘Palaces, Parks and Gardens’ this year. ANKITA SAXENA Buoyed by the steady growth, the destination is expecting to see a 3-5 per cent growth …

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Singapore tugs at heartstrings

One of the things that Singapore wants to focus on is the emotional connect that it offers Indians, whether it is celebrating family occasions, events, or festivals. HAZEL JAIN How can a destination continue to promote itself to a market that knows it well – well enough to have a …

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Indonesian DMC looks @ India

Diorama Travel Management (DTM) finds the potential in India formidable and its mission is to push destinations other than Bali with an enticing proposition for Indian agents. HAZEL JAIN FROM INDONESIA Bali-based wholesaling inbound tour operator – Diorama Travel Management (DTM) – believes it can offer the India market a …

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