Tag Archives: Bengaluru

Shangri-La to double portfolio

Greg Ward, Vice President Sales—Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts with the responsibility for Europe, Middle East and India market, shares the upswing in the hotel’s performance in the past year compared to 2016 and its growth in the MiCE segment in the Asia Pacific region and Sri Lanka. Kanchan Nath What …

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Seychelles targets Tier-II cities

This year, Seychelles plans to replicate its last year’s success of the three-city roadshow, apart from conducting workshops in Tier-II cities. TT Bureau Seychelles Tourism Board is set to replicate the success of its 2017 roadshow that travelled to three cities in India. It was where it had introduced the …

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Adding ‘bling’ to Bengaluru

The LaLit Ashok Bangalore is planning to undertake soft refurbishment to upgrade the property for its guests, and also add bling to the city’s nightlife. TT Bureau In 2017, the LaLit Ashok Bangalore clocked excellent business, informs Bhaskaran T Menon, General Manager of the hotel. He points out that the …

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Great expectations from the Valley

Sanjay Kumar, Chief Commercial Officer, IndiGo, shares how the upcoming TAAI convention would boost business to Srinagar, and how IndiGo would play a major part in this growth story. TT Bureau IndiGo is the partner airline for the upcoming TAAI Convention in Srinagar from March 27-30, 2018. Extending full support …

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Renewed adventure calendar

With 2018 being declared the ‘Year of Adventure’ by the Ministry of Tourism, ATOAI plans to host events throughout the year to support this and boost inbound tourism segment in the country TT BUREAU Adventure Tour Operators Association of India (ATOAI) has got a new push and direction since the …

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Serene Experiences’ Italian offering

Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria, Sorrento Italy, has tied up with Serene Experiences for sales, marketing & PR representation for the India market. TT BUREAU Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria was founded by the Fiorentino family in 1834 in Sorrento, Italy, and is situated on the Amalfi Coast. A member of the …

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IHCL: Treasure trove of heritage

Puneet Chhatwal returns to India after 30 years, to join IHCL as its new Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer. Here are excerpts from his speech at the Global Hospitality Conclave held at The Leela, Gurugram, where he talks about his journey and the expectations he has from the Indian …

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Hahn Air optimistic about 2018

India features among the top five markets for Hahn Air. Kimberly Long, Vice President, Sales & Agency Distribution, Hahn Air, tells TRAVTALK what makes India an incredible market and their plans to grow it further. NISHA VERMA How does Hahn Air perceive the Indian market ? We have a strong …

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Scotland goes Bollywood

VisitScotland will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of Kuch Kuch Hota Hai in 2018. In 2017, Scotland recorded 8 per cent YOY growth in Indian arrivals to the destination. ANKITA SAXENA I n line with the rapid growth in interest for Scotland among Indian travellers, the destination has recorded an …

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Karnataka tourism is flourishing

RV Deshpande, Minister for Large & Medium Industries and Infrastructure Development, Government of Karnataka, talks about Karnataka’s growing popularity as a tourism destination and policies to help further this.   There is a dire need to promote infrastructure development in the country for other sectors to thrive. Addressing the audience …

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