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Medical tourism aims for $9 bn

Globally, medical tourism market is estimated to touch a market value of $40 bn by 2020 and Indian medical tourism industry is expected to touch $09 billion by 2020, according to FICCI-Yes Bank Knowledge Paper ‘Tourism Infrastructure Investments: Leveraging Partnerships for Exponential Growth’. India is fast developing into a medical …

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Delhi airport is 7th busiest

In 2017, the airport handled 63.5 million passengers and made it to the list of the top 20 busiest airports of the world. As per the Airports Council International (ACI), which has come out with these rankings, the IGI Airport is now one of the fastest growing airports in the …

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Social media drives business

According to a Travel Wedding Show survey on how to generate business for weddings, 43% of the business is generated through social media; so the more one is on social media, the more enquiries will they get for international weddings. Sources to generate – Destination Wedding Business 13 per cent …

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Business travel gains pace

Enlisting the factors driving digi-smart business travel in India, FCM Travel Solutions and KPMG’s recent whitepaper titled ‘The Digi-Smart Indian Business Traveller’ forecasts that the growing share of millennials in the Indian workforce work for longer hours than their global peers. Factors driving digi-smart business travel in India Travel service …

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Lavish spends on weddings

For domestic destination weddings, 53 per cent of Indians spend upwards to one crore on weddings; one to two crore is spent by 27 per cent; two to three crore is spent by 17 per cent and above 3 crore is spent by 3 per cent, according to a recent …

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Tie the knot amidst royalty

Udaipur has been ranked as the most preferred wedding destination in India, according to a recent survey conducted ahead of Travel Wedding Show. What better than getting married in the most romantic city with a passionate flavour floating in the air. Besides, one can have a mini honeymoon in Udaipur …

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Anything for recommendations

With regard to the personalisation-privacy paradox, 64 per cent of Asia Pacific travellers interviewed are open to sharing personal data for more relevant offers and personalised experiences, according to Amadeus’ Journey of Me Insights report. Somewhat more cautious, 71 per cent of Indian travellers feel the same. Openness to sharing …

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India up the global tourism chart

India has improved 12 places to reach the 40th position globally, according to the Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Report 2017 by World Economic Forum. The country has seen continued growth in international arrivals over the past 15 years, reaching the 8 million mark in 2015. India: Global Ranking India continues …

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Leisure to grow by 7.6%

According to a latest report by World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) on the economic impact of travel and tourism industry in India, leisure travel spending generated 94.6 per cent of direct travel and tourism GDP in 2017. Leisure travel spending is expected to grow by 7.6 per cent in …

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In-flight Wi-Fi: A game changer?

FCM Travel Solutions and KPMG’s recent whitepaper, ‘The Digi-Smart Indian Business Traveller’ forecasts that Indian travellers have higher inclination towards in-flight Wi-Fi as compared to travellers from other countries. Indian flyers’ Wi-Fi preferences With current nil penetration and high demand amongst Indian travellers, in-flight Wi-Fi can be a potential game …

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