Tag Archives: Kerala

Witness Kerala in all its glory

Onam is a harvest festival in Kerala which falls during the month of ‘Chingam’ (August-September). The festival, which is celebrated with a lot of fanfare, witnesses an influx of tourists to the state during this period. TT Bureau Onam is the festival of homecomings, a tribute to peace and harmony …

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CGH Earth expands

CGH Earth is all set to open two new properties in India this year – one in the Andamans and the other close to Cochin Airport in Kerala. Hazel Jain One of the few pioneers of sustainable hoteliering in India, CGH Earth has a two-pronged objective – to serve its …

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Adventure and Ayurveda in Kerala

Kadakampally Surendran, Minister for Co-Operation, Tourism and Devaswom, Government of Kerala, reveals their plans to develop new tourism products in Kerala and the way forward to bring in more tourists. NISHA VERMA What kind of growth did Kerala tourism witness in the last year? Kerala hosted 14,673,520 domestic tourist arrivals …

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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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Challenges of domestic tourism

Domestic tourism is said to be the backbone of the tourism industry. However, stakeholders feel that challenges like demonetisation, GST, lack of infrastructure, connectivity and advent of OTAs have stalled growth. SIMRANJEET S. ARORA Deepak Khanna, Chief Operating Officer Travel Boutique Online Challenges in domestic tourism are short-term like GST and demonetisation. …

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PATA India Chapter elections

PATA India Chapter held its 47th Annual General Meeting on December 19, 2017, at The Claridges, New Delhi. The event was presided over by Rashmi Verma, Chairperson, PATA India Chapter & Secretary – Tourism. TT BUREAU Rashmi Verma, Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, will lead PATA India Chapter …

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ATOAI takes Kerala on an adventure

The 13th Annual Convention of Adventure Tour Operators Association of India (ATOAI) held in Kumarakom, Kerala, was attended by over 400 delegates from 16 states. Around 50 exhibitors showcased their products. The ATOAI Convention at Kerala received an excellent response from the participants, informs Tejbir Singh Anand, Vice President, ATOAI. …

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ATOAI’s Convention: Sept 18-21

The 13th Annual Convention of Adventure Tour Operators Association of India (ATOAI) will be held from Sept 18-21, 2017, in Kerala. Potential of adventure tourism in India and showcasing Kerala in a new light will be discussed. ATOAI’s 13th Annual Convention will be hosted at Backwater Ripples Resort in Kumarakom, …

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Digital edge for partners

Riyaz U.C., MD, SpiceLand Holidays, says combining Kerala and Sri Lanka in packages and offering digital convenience to trade partners is key for growth. SpiceLand Holidays is one of the largest DMCs in Kerala and have presence in Sri Lanka as well. In fact, in an innovative strategy, the company …

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