Tag Archives: Europe

Jet enters historic tie-up

The agreement involving four airlines has an annual incremental revenue potential of over $1 billion for the Indian airline with seamless connectivity between India and Europe. TT BUREAU After beginning a three-way partnership in 2014 and then expanding it in 2016, the Jet Airways, Air France-KLM trio has once again …

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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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Odisha of Buddhism and Beaches

The eastern Indian state of Odisha is going all out to promote its Buddhist circuit and beaches along with wildlife sanctuaries, apart from the already popular destinations of Puri, Bhubaneswar and Cuttack. Buddhism in Odisha Buddhist tourism in Odisha has observed the opening up of some new vistas by recent …

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Incredible India 2.0 at ITB

Suman Billa, Joint Secretary, MOT shares the details of the ministry’s plans for ITB, where they will also unveil the first film under the Incredible India 2.0 campaign. NISHA VERMA The Ministry of Tourism is doing a big pitch at ITB this year, says Suman Billa. “We crossed 10 million …

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West India in the pipeline

Keeping customers on top priority, Book My Vacationz always makes sure to give preferences to services instead of margins. TT BUREAU Being the premier luxury travel company and offering individualised vacations worldwide, Book My Vacationz caters to inbound as well as the outbound travel market. With Rajasthan, Kerala and Goa …

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Emerging markets on MOT radar

The Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, is undertaking aggressive marketing and promotional campaigns under a restructured scheme. With a thematic and market specific Incredible India 2.0 campaign, the ministry is targeting emerging markets like Japan, Spain, China and Russia. ANKITA SAXENA This year at ITB Berlin, the delegation from …

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Finnair adds new routes

With its hub in Helsinki, Finnair’s expansion will reach all-time high during winter with new routes opening to 20 intercontinental destinations, including Goa and New Delhi. TT BUREAU Juha Järvinen, Chief Commercial Officer, Finnair says, “We will fly two weekly flights to Goa till March 21. For the moment, it’s …

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The New Year promises to look up

Following setbacks caused by GST and demonetisation, the tourism and hospitality industry is moving forward with a positive attitude to reverse the negative impact of these roadblocks. The aim is clear, to ensure India tourism thrives. TRAVTALK speaks with industry leaders to gauge the mood for the New Year. Ian …

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Emirates & flydubai join forces

In the wake of a significant partnership, here is a look at how flydubai will add value and enhance its offerings to provide unmatched travel options to over 200 destinations. June 2009 marked the commercial launch of flydubai, which in eight years has expanded its network to 93 destinations in …

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Plaza Premium aims 200 by 2018

Song Hoi-See, Founder & CEO, Plaza Premium Group, in an exclusive interview with TRAVTALK revealed the company’s growth plans for India and the world. He talks about branching out to Tier-II cities in India. Q) What is your growth strategy for India and the rest of the world? While our …

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