Tag Archives: Mumbai

Lucknow-Goa with IndiGo

With the launch of its non-stop flights from Lucknow to Goa from July 15 and Lucknow to Pune from July 16, IndiGo becomes the first airline to introduce this daily service from Lucknow to these sectors. Nisha Verma IndiGo has launched non-stop flights to the Lucknow-Goa-Lucknow and Lucknow-Pune-Lucknow sectors, previously …

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One-stop shop, incredibly!

K J Alphons, Minister of State (I/C) for Tourism, speaks on the recently-launched Incredible India website and the initiatives undertaken for infrastructural development in the country to boost tourism. Anupriya Bishnoi Q. What are the initiatives taken up by the Ministry for the development of infrastructure in India? As far …

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MTDC focuses on remote sites

From building a planetarium near Lonar Crater to developing six resorts in the interiors, Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation is creating experiences in remote spots. Vijay Kumar Gautam, Principal Secretary, Maharashtra, and the recently-appointed Managing Director, MTDC, shares more. Hazel Jain Q What are the areas MTDC is focusing on in terms …

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Seychelles targets Tier-II cities

This year, Seychelles plans to replicate its last year’s success of the three-city roadshow, apart from conducting workshops in Tier-II cities. TT Bureau Seychelles Tourism Board is set to replicate the success of its 2017 roadshow that travelled to three cities in India. It was where it had introduced the …

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Renewed adventure calendar

With 2018 being declared the ‘Year of Adventure’ by the Ministry of Tourism, ATOAI plans to host events throughout the year to support this and boost inbound tourism segment in the country TT BUREAU Adventure Tour Operators Association of India (ATOAI) has got a new push and direction since the …

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IHCL: Treasure trove of heritage

Puneet Chhatwal returns to India after 30 years, to join IHCL as its new Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer. Here are excerpts from his speech at the Global Hospitality Conclave held at The Leela, Gurugram, where he talks about his journey and the expectations he has from the Indian …

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Hahn Air optimistic about 2018

India features among the top five markets for Hahn Air. Kimberly Long, Vice President, Sales & Agency Distribution, Hahn Air, tells TRAVTALK what makes India an incredible market and their plans to grow it further. NISHA VERMA How does Hahn Air perceive the Indian market ? We have a strong …

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Scotland goes Bollywood

VisitScotland will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of Kuch Kuch Hota Hai in 2018. In 2017, Scotland recorded 8 per cent YOY growth in Indian arrivals to the destination. ANKITA SAXENA I n line with the rapid growth in interest for Scotland among Indian travellers, the destination has recorded an …

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Enterprising eye on travel

After adding new destination management companies (DMC) to its product portfolio, Tourism Enterprises will focus on educating travel trade from smaller cities. TT BUREAU Tourism Enterprises has grown organically in the last five years with nine DMC partners worldwide, informs Ravi Gosain, Managing Director, Tourism Enterprises. He explains that the …

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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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