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Incredible India showcase at FITUR

Ana Larrañaga, Director, FITUR, speaks to TRAVTALK about the highlights of the trade show, scheduled to be held from January 17-21, 2018, and the tourism potential India brings to the platform as Partner State. KANCHAN NATH What are your expectations from India as Partner State this year at FITUR? The …

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Leverage tourism potential of states

Every corner of India has something unique that can be showcased to the world, asserts Pronab Sarkar, President, IATO. It only needs to be discovered and promoted. HAZEL JAIN Q IATO’s next convention will be in Vizag. Is the association choosing states that have been India’s best kept secrets? We …

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Get set for Incredible India 2.0

Commemorating World Tourism Day, which also coincided with the National Tourism Awards 2015-2016, the Ministry of Tourism unveiled three big initiatives to promote India as a preferred destination for tourists around the world — Incredible India 2.0 campaign; ‘Adopt A Heritage’ project and the new Incredible India website. NISHA VERMA …

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MOT presses for ‘Adopt a Heritage’

Not only has the Centre announced a new campaign jointly with ASI, it is also giving final touches to its ‘Incredible India’ version 2.0 that will be market-specific and based on India’s thematic circuits. HAZEL JAIN FROM BHUBANESWAR New Camapign Two huge announcements were made by the Ministry of Tourism, …

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Market small for big numbers

As he gets set to take office after the recent Cabinet reshuffle, the newly-appointed Minister of State (I/C) for Tourism, Alphons Kannanthanam expresses that India needs to carry its ancient history in stride and reflect the Incredible India tagline through a cleaner and well-marketed country. NIKHIL ANAND The Ministry of …

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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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1st Odisha Travel Bazaar in mid Oct

FICCI, along with Department of Tourism, Govt. of Odisha, is organising the first Odisha Travel Bazaar (OTB) from October 15-17, 2017, in Bhubaneswar, to drive investment in the state for tourism development. The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and the Department of Tourism, Government of Odisha …

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Air Canada bullish on India

Air Canada continues to invest in the India market, not just in terms of new and expanded direct services but also through the number of airplanes deployed here. This, says Duncan Bureau, Vice President, Global Sales, Air Canada, represents over $500 million in terms of capital deployment. Hazel Jain Q) Where …

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