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Reunited with Reunion Island

Reunion Island Tourism Board re-appointed Representation World as its official India representative fourth time in a row, with Vineet Gopal as Director—India for the destination. TT Bureau Ecstatic on having Reunion Island again onboard, Vineet Gopal said that he was extremely happy to be re-associated with the destination, especially after …

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Educating trade is the key

In a workshop organised to inform and educate the travel trade, Vivek Anand, Country Manager, MTPA, briefed about promoting Mauritius as an adventure destination among travellers. Manas Dwivedi The Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority (MPTA) recently organised a training workshop for travel agencies and operators at The Park, New Delhi. The …

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Fiji revises its specialist programme

In an exclusive interview, Seema Kadam newly-appointed Country Manager—India, Fiji Tourism, talks about the need to create more awareness about the destination among trade. Hazel Jain Fiji seems to have put India on its priority list. The recent appointment of Seema Kadam indicates a stronger focus on this market. Its …

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India’s potential for Germany

The German city of Dresden, capital of the Saxony region, successfully hosted the 44th Germany Travel Mart, held recently with around 520 representatives from 51 countries in attendance. Nisha Verma from Dresden While the inaugural address at Germany Travel Mart (GTM) was made at the renowned Church of Our Lady, …

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Trade is very important to us

In a bid to woo more Indian travellers and getting them to stay longer, VisitBritain is building the capacity and volume, and delivering tailored products to the Indian market. Sally Balcombe, CEO, VisitBritain, says they rely on the Indian travel trade to increase arrivals. Peden Doma Bhutia from Newcastle Q What …

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Holland records 30% growth

The Netherlands Board of Tourism & Conventions (NBTC) has recorded 30 per cent growth in 2017 over 2016. Alphonsus Stoelinga, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to India, Nepal and Bhutan, said that the numbers of Indians visiting Holland is on a rise. TT Bureau Alphonsus Stoelinga revealed that …

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Italy ups its promotional game

Italian State Tourism Board is re-entering the India market with full force in 2018 by working with travel agents for joint promotions and targeting an approximate 10-15 per cent growth. Ankita Saxena After maintaining a low profile for a few years in the Indian market, the Italian State Tourism Board …

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Right connection from Fiji

Fiji has seen a 30 per cent increase in Indian arrivals in 2017, and is now planning to move to target agents in Tier-II markets as well. The destination has big plans for 2018. TT Bureau Fiji Tourism has witnessed remarkable growth in the Indian market in the last one …

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Malaysia sets goal for 2020

Visit Malaysia 2020 is going all out to promote Desaru Coast. The country expects at least 20 to 30 per cent growth in 2018 from the Indian market. TT Bureau Dato’ (Dr) Siew Ka Wei, Chairman and Datuk Seri Mirza Mohammad Taiyab, Director General, Malaysia Tourism spearheaded the launch of …

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Rise of flashpackers in Penang

Penang Sales Mission, led by Ashwin Gunasekeran, CEO, PCEB, was supported by a delegation of 17 partners from the Malaysian state. TT Bureau Penang Convention & Exhibition Bureau (PCEB) started Penang Sales Mission to India to promote Penang as the preferred destination for corporate and association meetings, incentives, and leisure …

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