Category: Europe

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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Greece visa application centres open on Saturdays pan India

In its endeavour to further ease visa applications for Indians planning to visit Greece, Global Visa Center World (GVCW) provider for India, will open its visa application centres on Saturdays also.  Now applicants can avail Prime Time visa services offered by GVCW to submit their visa applications at the visa centres across India. There are 15 […]

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Tourism in British Isles soars; Visit Britain predicts a total of 41.7 million tourist arrivals

Tourism in UK and Ireland remained high and recorded a surge of 3% in 2017 and in first early quarter of 2018. On the tourism front, UK and Ireland have improved drastically compared with growth rates in previous years. The weak pound may be seen as one of the reasons that travellers flock to the […]

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More than 250,000 Chinese visited Turkey in 2017

Turkey received a huge flow of Chinese tourists in 2017, more than 250,000 Chinese tourists visited Turkey, up by drastic 47% from 2016. During the first two months of 2018, more than 57,000 Chinese visited Turkey, twice the number of the same period last year. Numan Kurtulmus, Turkish Minister of Culture and Tourism, said, “China-Turkey Tourism […]

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Turkey witnesses 31% increase in health tourism in 2017

In addition to consolidating its position as an indispensable tourists destination, Turkey, in the recent years has created a niche in health tourism. It has primarily become a center of hair implantation by welcoming people from more than 70 countries who demanded hair implant services. Highlighting that Turkey has emerged as a pioneer and the […]

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