Author: Darshan Baid

Embassy of Vietnam conducts roadshow in New Delhi

Embassy of the S R of Vietnam, in association with OM Tourism, recently organised the Vietnam Tourism Roadshow in New Delhi, under the theme ‘Vietnam – A charming destination for Indian tourists’. The new Ambassador of Vietnam to India, Nepal & Bhutan, H.E. Pham Sanh Chau affirmed, after nearly 30 years of renovation, from a […]

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Tech is helping travel-sector to become more traveller centric

According to UNWTO, by 2020 India will account for 50 million outbound travellers and technology in travel holds a prominent place in achieving these numbers. Speaking exclusively of Travel News Digest, Anil Kumar Prasanna, CEO, AxisRooms talked about how technology will help in evolving the travel sector in the coming future. “Preference orders, sentiment analysis […]

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Hainan Airline partners with Sofitel for ‘MyBed’ inflight services

Sofitel has partnered with Hainan Airlines to launch a premium collection of its iconic Sofitel ‘MyBed’ products across the carrier’s business class. Business class passengers flying onboard Hainan Airlines will now be able to experience the luxurious Sofitel MyBed in the sky. The Hainan Airlines partnership will take its ‘Hai Dream’ on-board sleep experience to […]

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Travel representatives unite against human trafficking at UN Forum on Business and Human Rights

Representatives from across the travel and tourism industry came together at the United Nations Forum on Business and Human Rights in Geneva to call for collaborative actions to end human trafficking, forced labour and the sexual exploitation of children and share their initiatives that tackle key challenges associated with human rights issues. The United Nations […]

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Tourism Fiji launches brand revitalisation to bring ‘Bula Spirit’ to the World

Tourism Fiji’s excited to announce a revitalised global brand campaign ready to roll-out in 2019. Produced by Saatchi & Saatchi New Zealand, the refined campaign builds upon the destination’s current brand messaging – ‘Where Happiness Finds You’, while showcasing the breadth of experiences available to visitors. Independent research undertaken in Tourism Fiji’s key markets revealed […]

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Bollywood and beer helps increase Indian tourists to Belgium

Belgium saw an increase in Indian arrivals by utilising Bollywood and beer and further wants to up the graph in tourism and education sectors. “What we want to do is to make Belgium better known among Indians. As Indians are travelling more and more, they are visiting many European countries,” said Francois Delhaye, Belgium’s Ambassador […]

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Kenya sees a 7.8% increase in arrivals

Keyna saw a rise in tourist arrivals by 7.8% from January to September 2018 as compared to the same period last year. In 2017, Kenya received 723,174 visitors and this received 777,791 for the first nine months. Betty Radier, Chief Executive Officer, Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) said, “Arrivals through Moi International Airport Mombasa have improved […]

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Oman Tourism and Oman Air conducts luxury familiarisation trip for travel agents

The Ministry of Tourism Oman along with Oman Air recently conducted a familiarisation trip for select agents from leading travel companies across India to showcase various luxury offerings in Oman and give a flavour of exceptional Omani hospitality. The group included top management delegates from travel companies like Chrysalis Holidays, Travel World, Fountain Head Events, […]

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Azerbaijan Tourism Board appoints Blue Square Consultants as India representative

Blue Square Consultants has been appointed as the representative for Azerbaijan Tourism Board (ATB) in India. Blue Square Consultants will be responsible to build and develop strong relations with key tourism and hospitality entities and trade partners to grow and strengthen the tourism potential of the destination in the Indian market. Confirming the appointment, Sevinj […]

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JW Marriott Hotel Pune presents ‘Shaadi by Marriott’

Assisted by the ‘Shaadi by Marriott’ concept, JW Marriott Hotel Pune announced its association with India’s celebrated couturiers – Shantanu and Nikhil. The ace designers unfolded their wedding collection especially curated and themed on the concept of ‘Shaadi by Marriott’ was unveiled. General Manager Vineet Mishra said, “It is a great honour to associate with […]

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