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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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Delhi ranks high in Australia’s list

Maharashtra ranks first while Delhi ranks second among the biggest Indian markets for Australia in terms of tourist arrivals, reveals Nishant Kashikar, Country Head India and Gulf, Tourism Australia, who was in the capital recently and shared plans for the market and India at large. NISHA VERMA Nishant Kashikar revealed …

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Spain eyes Tier-II cities

Spain recorded over 50 per cent growth in Indian arrivals in 2017. The board organised a 3-city roadshow in Delhi, Ahmedabad and Chennai from October 4-6, to interact with travel agents. TT BUREAU In 2017, up until August, Spain recorded as many as 86,000 Indian tourists, registering an approximate growth …

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Exploring the hidden gems of N. France

Even as Northern France is catching up in popularity with Indian tourists, Lucie Rousseau, Business Manager India, Northern France Tourism, says they are working towards attracting MICE groups as well as FITs from India to the region. NISHA VERMA FROM FRANCE Northern France Tourism along with Atout France– India recently …

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Connectivity to fuel arrivals for Holland

With a target of 16 per cent growth in 2017, Carola Muller – van Rijn, Global Travel Trade Manager, NBTC Holland Marketing, is hopeful that the new connection of Jet Airways from Bengaluru to Amsterdam is only going to fuel this growth. NISHA VERMA Q What kind of growth have …

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Oman eyes Indian MICE

After a thunderous response from India’s leisure market, Oman is keen to attract the MICE market, which already ranks in the top five source market for corporate groups. Just over a year old now, the Oman Convention Bureau—established and supervised by the Ministry of Tourism, Sultanate of Oman — is …

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TCEB extends campaign for agents

After recording overwhelming response to its ‘Convene in Paradise’ campaign from India, the Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau has extended it for another year for trade. HAZEL JAIN When the Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) launched its campaign ‘Convene in Paradise’ in India to encourage MICE agents and corporate …

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Glimpse of China’s Sanya

A group of tour operators, airlines, hoteliers from Sanya, China, held a promotional event in the capital to raise awareness about the destination and the new flight linking the two cities. On the occasion of the launch of China Southern Airlines’ flight between New Delhi and Sanya, a tropical destination …

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Aussies roll out red carpet for Indians

ITM 2017 witnessed a record 200 delegates congregating in Pune, Maharashtra, over 4 days of business meetings. Brent Anderson, Regional General Manager, South/South East Asia, Tourism Australia, shares why this year’s ITM Pune was bigger and how Tourism Australia has been driving growth from the Indian market.’ SHAHZAD BAGWAN Q …

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