Cruises

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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Jalesh preps for Sept

Jurgen Bailom, President and CEO, Jalesh Cruises, shares details of the cruise line’s preparedness for its September 2020 sailings. It has already conducted several workshops for its trade partners. Hazel Jain Q Is Jalesh Cruises conducting training workshops for trade, to ready them for your upcoming itineraries? Yes, we had …

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Luxury ferry in Goa

Travel agents can make bulk bookings for their clients in advance through a separate login access to book and pay for seats on the new luxury ferry by Drishti Marine. HAZEL JAIN Goa’s Drishti Marine has recently launched premium passenger ferry services within Goa for tourists as well as locals …

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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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Ark’s training for Mumbai agents

Ark Travels and United Travel Agents organised a training workshop for agents in Mumbai. It plans to take this workshop across India. Ark Travels, a B2B travel agent in India for cruise and luxury resort vacations, recently organised a training workshop for travel agents in Mumbai. The event was organised …

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