Category: Europe

Sun, Serenity and Spas, welcome to Cyprus

Benaifer J. Mirza Nothing compares to the calm that one can feel when in the company of the sun, sand, and sea. Even the mention of all these beautiful things is sure to transport you to a scenic island. Cyprus, for one. Interestingly, Cyprus can offer you a whole lot of calm and peace not […]

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Indian passport holders exempted from Airport Transit Visas in France

As of July 23, Indian passport holders no longer require an Airport Transit Visa while transiting in France

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Chaîne des Puys – Limagne fault Tectonic Arena now on the UNESCO World Heritage List

On July 2, 2018, during the 42nd session, the 21 States composing the World Heritage Committee decided to inscribe the Chaîne des Puys – Limagne fault Tectonic Arena on the UNESCO World Heritage List. This unique landscape now joins sites such as the Grand Canyon, the Okavango Delta, Kilimanjaro and the Great Barrier Reef on […]

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Avia reps organises first ever FAM trip to Brussels

Recently, Avia reps organised the very first Trade FAM to Brussels, wherein “VISIT BRUSSELS” hosted a total of 9 agents for a period of 4 nights 5 days wherein they took a mix of the key, MICE and luxury agents. The main focus of the FAM was to introduce the travel trade to the local experiences from chocolate making, vintage […]

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Helsinki to host #DTTT Global 2018

The Finnish capital will host a global digital travel marketing event, 29 to 30 November 2018, with organisers expecting up to 400 representatives of leading travel destinations to participate. Helsinki is viewed as a technical leader in creating digital solutions attracting international attention that helped to secure the hosting of #DTTT Global 2018. Digital Tourism […]

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Digitisation and innovation is of top priorities for European countries

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) stressed the importance of tourism and technology providing opportunities for innovation and creating the jobs of the future, in its 63rd European Commission meeting held in Prague, Czech Republic (11-13 June 2018). As UNWTO and its the European Member States gathered to set the agenda for the region, Secretary-General Zurab […]

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Europe emerges as one of the popular destinations for Indians: Yatra survey

A survey by Yatra.com brought forth the high spirits of Indian travellers despite the depreciating rupee against USD. The survey showed that more than 58% of respondents remain unaffected by the dip in the rupee and continue to pursue their holiday plans.    Looking beyond the US Dollar exchange rate, the stable Euro is attracting […]

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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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