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Singapore Tourism Board invites tenderers

Singapore Tourism Board invites tenderers for the appointment of a Marketing Representative agency for South India (with offices in Bengaluru and Chennai) The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) India Regional Office invites bids from professional and well-connected marketing representative agencies, with strong in-market knowledge and travel trade networks to promote Destination …

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Convention @ Cape Town

After two back-to-back conventions in Southeast Asia, the Outbound Tour Operators Association of India (OTOAI) has chosen South African port city of Cape town for its grand convention from August 11-14. Hazel Jain The Outbound Tour Operators Association of India (OTOAI) has announced that it will conduct its next annual …

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GITB’s hits and misses in 2018

This year’s edition of GITB was underscored by strong representation from foreign tour operators and a large contingency of exhibitors. Attendees share a mixed feedback on the quality of buyers they encountered this year and how GITB is more of a lead generating platform. Ankita Saxena Dhananjay Kumar, General Manager, …

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Maya sets foot in Bengaluru

The 5th South India Travel Awards is scheduled to be hosted in Bengaluru on May 14 at The Clarks Exotica Convention, Resort and Spa. The ceremony will honour the industry achievers from the region. TT Bureau Renowned as India’s first regional awards which honour the achievers of the tourism industry, …

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Spreading wings in ME

In a bid to expand its presence in English-speaking countries, Europamundo Vacaciones is now reaching out to the Middle Eastern countries. TT Bureau Europamundo has been present in the India market for the last three years. Alejandro de la Osa, Director Commercial, Europamundo Vacaciones, says that the experience in the …

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Mid-scale hotels to drive growth

Jean-Michel Casse, Chief Operating Officer, India and South Asia, AccorHotels, speaks about the group’s mid-scale hotel brands in India and ways to expand its operations. Anupriya Bishnoi Q What are the group’s expansion plans for this year? We will continue our strong growth momentum in 2018 as we expand our network …

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Kesari’s business reflects values

Filling his father’s shoes wasn’t easy but Himanshu Patil, Director of Kesari Tours & Travels, has done it with elan and taken on the mantle of leadership with reverence and responsibility. Hazel Jain When Kesari Patil along with his wife Sunita Patil started a travel company in the early 1980’s …

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2.6m Indians visit UAE in 2017

The United Arab Emirates recently conducted a three-city roadshow in India with a plan to surpass the three million tourist arrival mark from India. Hazel Jain The National Council of Tourism & Antiquities, United Arab Emirates, recently organised a three-city roadshow in India under the theme ‘Visit UAE’ starting in …

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WTS to inspire travel

World Travel Studio is celebrating its 5th anniversary. The company is introducing its video content to bring together tourism boards and travel agents to help agents make informed choices about destinations. TT Bureau The company’s focus lies on customised vacations due to its freshness in the designing aspect of a …

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Travel undeterred by hindrances

For India Travel Award Winner — EM Najeeb, MD, Air Travel Enterprises India, India inbound is on a growth path despite small setbacks, but he’s optimistic that these hindrances will not remain for long. Nisha Verma Talking about growth in tourism in the country, EM Najeeb said, “Tourism in India …

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