In-the-Issue

Cuba enthrals Indian agents

MGM Muthu Hotels, Destinos Gaviota, along with Tourism Ministry of Cuba, recently organised a mega Fam trip for tour operators from India and around the world to Cuba. The hotel chain is now looking at expansion and tapping the Indian market with new packages. Nisha Verma Cuba, despite being a …

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Incentives for shooting abroad

International destinations are attracting Indian film production houses not just with rebates, but they are incentivising them to shoot in their country by offering ease of business and easy group visas. Abhijeet Patil, Chairman, Raja Rani Travels & Globe Hoppers, highlights these destinations and their offerings. Hazel Jain The main …

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Oman Beckons: Successful Partnership Between Ministry and Marriott Draws Indian Travel Agents to Discover the Sultanate

New Delhi: The Ministry of Heritage and Tourism, Sultanate of Oman, in collaboration with the Marriott Group, recently hosted a highly successful promotional trip to Oman. The initiative aimed to highlight Oman’s potential as an ideal destination for Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Exhibitions (MICE). The country’s strategic positioning as an …

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Global politics at play

Homa Mistry, CEO, Trail Blazer Tours India, discusses the impact of geopolitical changes on tourism, with a focus on India. He also highlights emerging trends and challenges faced by tour operators. Janice Alyosius The tourism industry is a dynamic sector that is easily impacted by the geopolitical situations and changing …

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‘We prioritize sustainability’

The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts is among the key international brands that prioritize sustainability. Anuraag Bhatnagar, CEO, The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts, shares the sustainability initiatives taken by the group. Sara Haque & Suhani Sood Sustainability is a buzzword in the hotel industry nowadays. Hotels around the world …

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LATAM woos Indian flyers

LATAM Airlines is deeply involved in the India market and is making strong efforts to engage with the travel trade here to promote the airline and South America, which is an upcoming destination for Indian travellers. Hazel Jain Eduardo Patta, Sales Manager Asia, LATAM Airlines Group, was in India recently …

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Blending luxury with Nature

Nestled within a 20-acre expanse adjacent to a 2,000-acre reserved forest, Grape County Eco-Resort is a harmonious blend of luxury and nature. Tejas Chavan, Director, Grape County Eco-Resort and Viveda Wellness, shares insights into their sustainability commitment, highlighting the resort’s water conservation efforts benefiting the environment and wildlife. Janice Alyosius …

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Thai-inspired stay with Nepali taste

Nestled in the lap of the Himalayas, Dusit Thani Himalayan Resort Dhulikhel is a captivating property that combines Thai-inspired hospitality with local culture. Opening its doors to customers in July 2023, the resort has tasted success and plans to expand its event facilities to cater to the wedding and M!CE …

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Cozmo eyes tier II, III markets

In order to grow its network of business-to-business travel agents, Cozmo Travel has been eying the potential that tier II and III cities offer in India. The company has now diversified its focus to include holiday packages, as well as corporate travel, and invites these agents to be part of …

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