Author: Darshan Baid

One&Only Desaru Coast to debut in Malaysia

Kerzner International Holdings Limited (Kerzner), the owner of One&Only Resorts and iconic Atlantis Resort and Residences brands worldwide announced the introduction of One&Only Desaru Coast in Malaysia.   A 128-acre beachfront development, One&Only Desaru Coast includes 42 suites, two luxury suites and an exclusive four-bedroom villa, as well as approximately 50 One&Only Private Homes available […]

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Australia makes online visitor visa application convenient for Indian travellers

In mid-2017, the Department of Home Affairs (HA), formerly the Department of Immigration and Border Protection, extended online lodgement of visitor visa applications to all Indian nationals. The online application process provides a more convenient option for Indians looking to visit Australia, by allowing them to apply for their Australian tourist visa within the comfort […]

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Pondicherry International Film Festival to be held from September 26-30

Supported by Puducherry Tourism Department and organised by streaming platform Pickurflick, the inaugural edition of Pondicherry International Film Festival (PIFF 2018), an independent film festival will showcase more than 100 films. The film festival will be held from September 26-30 at multiple locations across Puducherry. Apart from film screening, the five-day will also host art […]

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Ethiopia launches new e-visa services for international visitors

Ethiopia has become easier to get to with the launch of the new e-visa service. This all in one new e-visa service was launched by the Ethiopian Immigration and Nationality Affairs Main Department in collaboration with Ethiopian Airlines. The new service helps to get closer to authentic travel experiences in Ethiopia. To get the e-visa, […]

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Trinidad & Tobago welcomes new automated passport system

The Ministry of Tourism of Trinidad & Tobago recently launched a new automated border control system at the Piarco International Airport. Randall Mitchell, Minister of Tourism said, “Any initiative that positively impacts our tourists or returning residents’ experience when arriving at our national airports is a win for the local tourism sector.” Mitchell added that […]

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International visitors to help Australian Tourism hit the mark

Strong gains in international tourism will help Australia continue to move towards attaining the lower bound of its Tourism 2020 growth target (USD 115 billion per year) for overnight visitor expenditure by the end of the decade, according to Tourism Research Australia’s (TRA) Tourism Forecasts 2016, released recently. However, more work will need to be […]

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India and Nepal agree to promote Buddhist and Ramayana circuit through common branding

The Joint Working Group (JWG) recently held its second meeting of tourism between India and Nepal in Kathmandu and agreed to set up the Indo Nepal Tourism Forum with representation from government and the private sector from both sides for mutual consultation and promotion of tourism in both countries. The JWG also decided to officially recognise two […]

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Grand Mercure debuts in Myanmar

Grand Mercure announces the opening of its first property in Myanmar. Overlooking the famed Shwedagon Pagoda, Grand Mercure Yangon Golden Empire boasts 175 guest rooms and suites designed by local artist Pyar Dade. Featuring detailed hand-painted ceilings inspired by colourful sapphire, emerald, gold and ruby gemstones, the rooms ranged from 30 sqm for superior rooms […]

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Qatar Tourism organises roadshow in India for the first time

Qatar Tourism, for the first time, organised roadshow in India in Mumbai and Delhi last week. More than 10 participants were a part of this roadshow who showcased the attractions of Qatar, hotels and various packages. Qatar International Adventures, The Ritz Carlton Doha, Radisson Blu Hotel Doha, Sheraton Grand Doha, The Torch Doha, FAL Travelmart, […]

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Hong Kong Tourism boosts ‘Discover Hong Kong Like A Local’ campaign with Bollywood actress Yami Gautam

Hong Kong has been one of the most popular destinations among Indians. Recently, Hong Kong has seen a rising interest among young, mid-career independent travellers who are looking for more undiscovered and lesser-known experiences. To lure more Indians to visit the city and get a taste of its local culture, the Hong Kong Tourism Board […]

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