Author: Darshan Baid

SpiceJet announces launch of 10 new flights

Indian domestic carrier SpiceJet recently announced the launch of 10 new domestic flights using its Bombardier Q-400 aircraft which further will add to airline’s network across south India with new flights and additional frequencies. The airline will commence daily direct flights on the Chennai-Mangaluru-Chennai sector from June 16. It will enhance its operations on the […]

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India accounts for 48% of Europamundo’s total market

Kathryn Kannampuzha | Mumbai Europamundo, acclaimed as one of the largest tour operators in the world, has positioned India as the topmost market amounting to 48% followed by Philippines, confirmed Aparna C Basumalik, Country Head, Europamundo Vacaciones. Currently, Europamundo sells 81 countries. JTB Group acquired Europamundo three years ago and since then the company has been […]

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Greece to better digital infrastructure to promote tourism

In a bid to offer unique and a hassle-free experience to travellers, The Tourism Ministry and the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) are working to better the technology and to infuse newer digital aspect to meet tourists’ needs. Recently, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Elena Kountoura, Tourism Minister of Greece and Nikos […]

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European Travel Commission makes travel for Chinese tourists hassle free

In order to welcome more Chinese travellers to Europe and making their travel to Europe easier during the 2018 EU-China Tourism Year, Europe is taking a number of measures, the European Travel Commission recently said in Shanghai. Measures include Chinese language material at venues such as airports, tourist information centres, hotels and shopping malls, and […]

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Failte Ireland promotes Donegal

In a bid to lure travellers in Donegal, an article highlighting Donegal and its connection to Star Wars has appeared in the online version of the Metro, profiling the county to its 1.6 million potential British holidaymakers for Donegal and the Wild Atlantic Way. In conjunction with Fáilte Ireland, Tourism Ireland in London invited journalist […]

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UK’s Ambassador to Turkey expects 3 million Brits to Turkey in 2018

According to the United Kingdom’s Ambassador to Turkey, Dominick Chilcott, more than three million British tourists are expected to visit Turkey in 2018. Recently, while meeting Governor of Antalya Münir Karaloğlu in his office in Antalya, Chillcott said that tourists from the UK would reach record numbers this year. “There is a rapid comeback and […]

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Travellers spent EUR 39.1 billion in Italy last year

Owing to the recent tourism boom, Italy became one of the most visited destinations in the world by welcoming more than 60 million visitors in 2017. According to Banca d’Italia data presented by the International Centre for Studies on Tourism Economics (Ciset), the incoming visitors to the country spent EUR 39.1 billion last year, almost […]

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Expedia eyes to double Japanese hotels listing by 2020

As Japan is gearing up for 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, online travel platform Expedia aims to double its hotel listing in the country. Mark Okerstrom, CEO of Expedia has confirmed that the online travel company is aiming to double Japanese hotels listings on its website to 22,000. Okerstrom also highlighted that the company could […]

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Nepal to boost tourism by showcasing varied range of food

In order to boost gastronomy tourism in the country, Nepal’s hospitality industry recently launched a cookbook and videos of 30 Nepali food items prepared by expert chefs. This is the first ever effort by Nepal tourism to attract visitors by promoting Nepali dishes and globalising Nepali cuisine. The campaign is part of the NTB’s ongoing […]

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Cambodia and India to strengthen tourism ties

Recently, officials from Cambodia and India met in Siem Reap to discuss cooperation in the tourism industry as part of a high-level dialogue mechanism. In order to strengthen the tourism ties and to promote India as a destination for Cambodian tourists ‘Incredible India Road Show’ was organised in Phnom Penh. Rashmi Verma, Secretary, Ministry of […]

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