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Ras Al Khaimah announces strategic alliance with TUI

Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA) has announced a strategic partnership with TUI India topromote and enhance its presence in the Indian market. With this alliance, Ras Al Khaimah TDA aims to further strengthen the key aspects of the destination amongst the Indian audience. The partnership came into effect …

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New flights to aid S. Australia

Vinod Advani, Tourism Trade Ambassador, South Australia, says the new flight connections to Adelaide via China Southern Airlines would boost tourist numbers. TT BUREAU Adelaide, the capital of South Australia, is the gateway to one of the most sought after attractions in the region — Kangaroo Island. Vinod Advani, Tourism …

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Germany eyes buoyant India market

The German National Tourist Office (India) conducted its annual four city roadshow to introduce its theme – Palaces, Parks and Gardens for 2017. TT BUREAU Eight German partners ranging from German state tourist boards, airlines, hotels and cruise lines participated in the roadshows, conducting B2B meetings with the Indian travel …

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France banks on film tourism

According to Sheetal Munshaw, Director-India, Atout France, a Yash Raj film shot entirely in France will showcase various facets of the country and encourage more Indians to travel there. TT BUREAU Atout France in collaboration with Yash Raj Films celebrated the upcoming movie Befikre which is the first Bollywood movie …

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Double digit rise for NYC

Makiko Matsuda Healy, Senior VP, Global Tourism Development, NYC & Company, says India is the 2nd highest growth rate market for NYC. TT BUREAU New York received 290,000 Indian visitors in 2015. This year it has received 370,000 Indian visitors which is almost a double digit growth. Matsuda Healy says, …

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Tunisia bullish on India market

The Government of Tunisia is keen on tapping the tremendous potential of India outbound market and is pulling out all stops to attract more tourists from the country. TT BUREAU Tunisia has become one of the major outbound tourism destinations for India and looking at better relations with India. Abdellatif …

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Singapore bets big on films

The Singapore Tourism Board has chosen to reach its target audience via the traditional route of films, banking not just on Bollywood but also regional films to work their magic on Indian travellers. TT Bureau It did wonders for Switzerland and Spain and now Singapore Tourism Board (STB) is hoping …

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Focused in India for growth

MischaMannix-Opie, Area Manager South & South East Asia, Air New Zealand, reveals why the airline has increased its sales and marketing activities in India through Global Destinations. Q) Please shed some light on your recent partnership with Global Destinations. A) Global Destinations became our new General Sales Agency partner in …

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Holland eyes 30% growth in Indian arrivals

Holland has bigger goals set out for India as it encourages travellers to explore places other than Amsterdam. The country is also in talks to initiate an online visa process. With NBTC back in operations in the Indian market after a brief pause, the tourism board organised the Holland Club …

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Thailand’s luxury offerings for India

Tourism Authority of Thailand hosted its fourth luxury roadshow in India in Mumbai and Ahmedabad. This was the third luxury roadshow for the Mumbai market. Its first edition was held in Mumbai and Delhi and since then, Bengaluru, Kolkata and Ahmedabad joined the fray. The roadshow witnessed 14 business partners …

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