CRUISES

India has a bright cruise future

The Singapore cruise industry has many a taker in India, as was evident at Singapore Tourism Board’s cruise forum in New Delhi. India is a key market for the Southeast Asian nation, and its tourism board aims to capitalise on the growing interest and establish Singapore as a hub for cruisers …

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JTI’s shorter cruise itineraries

To attract more leisure travellers to the Northeast, JTI Group introduced a short, three-night river cruise itinerary on the Brahmaputra. The company is also adding a new vessel to its fleet. TT Bureau In 2017, the JTI Group clocked 20 per cent business as compared to the previous year and …

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NCL strengthens its trade arm

With its office in Mumbai, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings is making all efforts to grow the cruise market from India. The company plans to rely on travel agency partners and educate them. It will conduct various Fam trips to offer them first-hand experience of their products. TT Bureau India is …

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Eyeing new destinations

Welcoming the New Year with a bang, Cosmos, a division of Globus Family of Brands offering budget coach touring at destinations far and wide, has introduced a slew of tours and destinations for Indian travellers in 2018. TT BUREAU The Globus Family of Brands turns 90 this year and to …

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No biometric for e-visa cruisers

Cruise tourists arriving in India with a valid e-visa are exempted from biometric enrolment for a period of three years, that is, till December 31, 2020, according to an official notice. TT BUREAU I n order to promote cruise tourism in the country, and make India an attractive cruise tourist …

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Training gets interactive

Globus & Cosmos has changed the way it interacts with its travel partners by training them through educational quizzes and talk shows. TT BUREAU The Globus Family of Brands (India) recently conducted its annual training programme for the frontline staff of travel agencies across 19 cities. But it was not …

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India lifts anchor

Having seen its greatest leap in sales and numbers in 2017, Global Anchor Cruises hopes that travellers will now start to see cruising as the next best way to roam the world. TT BUREAU Cruising is set to evolve dramatically in the coming years, feels Ian Banerjee, Director, Global Anchor …

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Food for thought at sea

AmaWaterways takes its cruisers on hosted culinary tours where foodies and wine connoisseurs can delve into the local flavours amidst serene landscapes. TT BUREAU AmaWaterways has partnered with James Beard Award-winning cookbook author and Master Chef Jonne Weir for its special sailing, ‘Taste of Bordeaux – Culinary Cruise Hosted by …

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What it means to be CLIA certified

The first Indian national to get certified by the largest cruise industry trade association speaks about her experience and why travel agents in India who are interested in selling cruise packages need to do this course. Kashish Jiandani, Business Development Manager, NCLH It was the thirst to learn that took …

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Mumbai prepares for cruise liners

The Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) along with the Mumbai Port Trust (MPT) has made major upgrades at the port to make their disembarkation and offshore experience a seamless one. Appointed in May 2017, Vijay Waghmare, Managing Director, Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) has been busy since. If it’s not …

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