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India tourism fest takes centre stage

In a span of just 20 days, Paryatan Parv or The Great Indian Tourism Festival envisaged a greater sense of national pride amongst the masses. Through this initiative, the Ministry of Tourism, in collaboration with key ministries, celebrated all that makes up the country’s allure to the global market. NIKHIL …

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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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ADTOI launch theme for convention

The Association of Domestic Tour Operators of India (ADTOI) will host its 8th Annual Convention-cum-exhibition at Novotel, Varun Beach, Visakhapatnam from November 17-18 and have decided on the theme for the same. The theme of ADTOI convention this year is ‘Domestic Tourism: Explore India – One Country, Many Worlds,’ under …

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Shorter breaks mark inbound trend

With the advent of technology and new players in the tourism industry, inbound tour packages have undergone many changes, compelling tour operators to change gears to cater to the demands of the new-age foreign tourists. Vikram Madhok, India Travel Award winner and Managing Director, Abercrombie & Kent India There is …

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Pave way to a road less travelled

Parveen Holidays wants to promote rare products such as the Hidden Temple and Cave tours and Submerged Temple tours to make Destination India even more appealing to discerning inbound tourists. Parveen Holidays, a unit of Parveen Travels and winner of the South India Travel Awards, is an integrated travel, tourism …

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Follow the digital wave

Having recoded a significant growth in business in 2017, Akash Travels plans to follow the digital revolution and become an online travel platform soon to offer bookings for flights, hotels and holiday packages on the go. Akash Travels plans to go the digital way by making their company an online …

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Europamundo lures Indians

Europamundo Vacaciones has witnessed a 30 per cent growth from the India market in 2017 over 2016 and hopes to grow by 50 per cent in 2018. Europamundo Vacaciones, a coach tour company from Spain, operating globally, saw 30 per cent growth in the number of Indian travellers taking their …

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Does India pack the right punch?

India has a myriad tourism offerings, but do these assets manage to get enough tourist arrivals to the country? Industry stakeholders share the challenges they face while selling the destination internationally. EM Najeeb, Chairman & Managing Director, Air Travel Enterprises Group of Companies (ATE) and India Travel Award Winner Despite …

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VoA soon for Indians in Zimbabwe

Talking about the importance of the Indian market, Karikoga Kaseke, Chief Executive, Zimbabwe Tourism Authority, says that on the behest of the tourism industry the country will now be offering visa on arrival to Indians by the end of 2017. PRITI KHANNA FROM ZIMBABWE Q What is the significance of …

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Tiger Trust to involve youth

Tiger Trust wants to involve the youth in the field of conservation by tapping schools and colleges at national and international levels. Its vision is to plan a national meet so that they can participate in policy-making decisions. Tiger Trust was founded by Padmashri Late Kailash Sankhala, Founding Director of …

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