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MiCE, weddings take centre stage

Qatar is engaging with Indian MiCE operators and wedding planners to grow numbers from this segment. In fact, the country has already received confirmation for six weddings. TT Bureau The Indian market is one of the most important growth markets for Qatar. “India was the number one source market for …

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Provence catches Indian fancy

The region, new to the Indian outbound, is leveraging Paris’ popularity to attract attention and eventually footfalls through its gastronomy, culture and diverse topography. Hazel Jain from Provence This year’s Goût de France (Good France) 2019 has chosen Provence as the featured destination that will be showcased at the various …

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Amazing Thailand enriches the niche

Having recorded 1.6 mn Indian arrivals in 2018, Tourism Authority of Thailand now expects to achieve 2 mn arrivals in 2019 whilst emphasising on niche segments from the market. TT Bureau Women travellers, families and weddings are the niche segments that TAT is set to focus on in 2019. Tanes …

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Resounding yes to Yas Island

Yas Island Abu Dhabi is developing into an independent destination on its own, especially with a focus on family and MiCE travel with new attractions like Warner Bros World. TT Bureau Yas Island is growing in popularity as a destination for Indians travelling to Abu Dhabi, and according to Marina …

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Nepal enters Tier-II cities

Having witnessed participation from over 700 trade partners, the eight-city Nepal Sales Mission 2019 organised by Nepal Tourism Board seeks to strengthen relationship with Indian travel trade and generate higher business for both the countries. TT Bureau In an endeavour to tap the lucrative Tier II, III markets and educate …

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Taiwan beckons Indian visitors

Rolling out its latest campaign ‘2 20:20’, Taiwan is set to gain a strong foothold in India by organising roadshows across the country and establishing partnerships with tour operators and travel agencies to encourage Indian travellers to choose Taiwan as their next holiday destination. TT Bureau For Taiwan Tourism Bureau, …

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Bahrain eyes MiCE & weddings

Offering a bit of everything to the Indian traveller, Bahrain is actively promoting MiCE and weddings in the country. In conversation with TRAVTALK, Yousef Mohammed AlKhan, Director of Marketing and Tourism Promotion, Bahrain Tourism & Exhibition Authority (BTEA), talks about his plans to tap the Indian market. Manas Dwivedi from …

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Fostering greater cooperation

In an endeavour to achieve 646,000 arrivals from the Indian market by 2020, Tourism Malaysia is promoting greater awareness among tour operators and members of the travel fraternity about new destinations and products that the country has to offer. Manas Dwivedi Malaysia is a value-for-money destination with many attractions to …

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On mission pilgrimage

After launching new products and destinations in 2018, BigBreaks expects 2019 to be a year of good growth with plans to stretch marketing efforts outside Delhi/NCR. TT Bureau The year 2018 has been a good year with many new products and destinations, says Kapil Goswamy, Founder & CEO, BigBreaks. “We …

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Dubai: 2nd home for Indians

Issam Kazim, CEO, Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing, believes that with Indians’ growing interest for Dubai, the destination is like a second home for Indian travellers. Nisha Verma For Dubai, India remains the number one tourism market, claimed Issam Kazim, CEO, Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing. …

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