Cruises

Reinventing destinations for cruising

Vasundhara Gupta, Business Development and Marketing Head, Lotus Aero Enterprises (GSA for Costa Cruises), discusses its latest flagship Costa Toscana in Dubai from December 2022 to March 2023. For this, they have launched a simple rate sheet with good commission structures keeping the travel agents in mind and a great …

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‘We understand Asian market best’

Michael Goh, President, Resorts World Cruises, says the cruise line will continue to capitalise on its valuable experience to innovate offerings and unique experiences for the Indian market and strengthen the brand presence in the country by expanding their B2B and B2C network. Harshal Ashar What are your expectations for …

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Inbound booking picking up

Antara Phookan, Director (Business Development & Design), Assam Bengal Navigation, confirms that the company has started receiving bookings from international clients for the upcoming season, which bodes well not only for tourism but also for river cruising in India. Hazel Jain Have you started receiving bookings for your river cruises? …

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Indians holiday into a new dawn

Cordelia Cruises is working closely with the Government of India, the shipping authorities, the port authority, as well as the travel industry to ensure that Indian travellers can experience the joys of cruising safely even within the country and outside it, whilst enjoying the benefits of an Indian offering which …

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Travellers may drift to cruising

At CruiseWorld India 2021 organised by the Singapore Tourism Board and Northstar Travel, industry stakeholders concurred that people may opt for cruising as a means to travel and holiday. ‘Seacations’ are already trending among Singaporeans, making stakeholders realise the growing importance of a consumer-centric approach in the new normal. Customer …

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CruiseWorld India re-engages trade

Singapore Tourism Board (STB) India successfully concluded CruiseWorld India 2021, recording 300+ attendees. At the virtual event themed ‘Charting our Pathway to Cruise Recovery’, GB Srithar, Regional Director of India, Middle East and South Asia, STB, apprised the trade on initiatives taken by Singapore to make cruise travel safe and …

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Future of river cruising bright

India’s long-forgotten inland waterways have caught the eye of travel innovators. Prominent luxury travel planners talk about the potential of the up-and-coming segment of luxury river cruising in India. Reena Sachdev, Founder, Travel Arena The potential of river cruising in India is immense, even better in current times when travellers …

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Seaplanes connect cities

The Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways has commenced the process of operating seaplanes on select routes from hubs in Delhi, Mumbai and Surat to various tourist spots of North and West India. Manas Dwivedi The Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways is kicking off the ambitious project of Sagarmala …

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River cruising in India a luxury

River cruising in India may have been a travel segment that was once ignored, but if utilised well, could be a product that India can boast of. Sharing their experience on-board Antara Cruises, luxury travel planners explain what defines a perfect itinerary and a boutique, niche holiday coupled with state-of-the-art …

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Luxury stay and events on a river

Antara Luxury River Cruises, a first-of-its-kind luxury river cruise brand in India, has been launched by HemantMediratta, who has joined the brand as Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer under the expert guidance of Raj Singh, Founder and Chairman – Group, Antara Luxury River Cruises & Heritage River Journeys. Nisha Verma …

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