Tag: india

Sharjah promotes three themes in India – Culture & Heritage, Gastronomy and Adventure

The emirate of Sharjah is well-known for its rich, cultural heritage and it is a vibrant city with an exciting food and arts scene, a heritage area that is the largest restoration project in the region along with various commercial centres and over 22 museums. India is a growing market for Sharjah. Indian tourists are […]

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Yogendra Tripathi appointed as the new Secretary – Tourism

Yogendra Tripathi, IAS, has been appointed as the Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, Government of India. Tripathi is a 1985 Cadre IAS Officer from the Karnataka cadre. He replaced Rashi Verma. Prior to his new appointment as the Secretary – Tourism, he was the Chairman and Managing Director of Food Corporation of India. He has served […]

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Maharashtra government approves film-centric entertainment destination by Mahindra Group

To lure more travellers to Mumbai and to make it a tourism hotspot, Maharashtra government has approved a film-centric entertainment destination to be developed by the Mahindra Group at an investment of INR 1,900 crore in a suburb of Mumbai. The project will be Bollywood themed and will be developed on 82,950.5 sqm area which […]

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Zanzibar Tourism Promotion Center launches 2019 promotional campaign in India

Zanzibar Tourism Promotion Center (ZTPC) recently organised an exclusive meet for the media with Mahmoud Kombo, Minister for Information, Culture and Tourism, Government of Zanzibar and his delegation to launch Zanzibar’s (Tanzania) 2019 promotional campaign in India. At the promotional campaign launch event, talking exclusively to Travel News Digest, Kombo said, “My main mission is […]

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New increased flight frequency and seat capacity connecting India to Israel

In light of the growing demand for Israel as a tourist destination, the country is set to greet the latest initiatives to further boost outbound travel from India. With an average load factor exceeding 80% and the increased demand on Air India’s New Delhi-Tel Aviv flight services, the national carrier has confirmed an increase in […]

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Tourism Australia launches Premier Aussie Specialist Program in India

Tourism Australia has introduced a second tier to its specialist programme in India with the introduction of the Premier Aussie Specialist Program. Membership in the Premier Aussie Specialist category is an acknowledgement of the destination expertise, insider knowledge and strong ties with the Australian travel industry of Aussie Specialist agents with an established record of […]

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DoubleTree by Hilton opens in Panaji, Goa

Hilton recently expanded its footprint in the country by launching DoubleTree by Hilton in Panaji, Goa. This launch marks Hilton’s 18th property in India. A unit of Goldfinch Hotels (part of MRG Group) and managed by Hilton, the 160-room hotel, reiterates Hilton’s aim to double its presence in the country over the next few years. […]

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Indian Government in discussions with Western Australia over direct flights

The Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha met with Paul Papalia, Tourism Minister, Western Australian to receive further commitments from the Western Australian State Government to establish direct non-stop flights between India and Perth. The Ministers said the discussions were positive, agreeing there would be benefits for both Western Australia and India if […]

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Jeju Island, Korea organises two-city roadshow in India to woo travellers

In a bid to promote Jeju Island in India, Jeju Special Self-Governing Province and Jeju Tourism Organization held a joint tourism presentation recently in New Delhi and Mumbai. This was their second tourism presentation in India after their first in 2015. Park Hong Bai, the President of Jeju Tourism Organization was the chief of delegation, […]

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Dubai Business Events target MICE segment from India

Dubai Business Events conducted a three-city roadshow in Mumbai, New Delhi and Bengaluru, majorly targeting the MICE segment from India. Dubai Business Events is a part of Dubai Tourism primarily focusing on the Business segment. Speaking exclusively to Travel News Digest, Karina Lance, Senior Manager – Sales and Convention Services, Dubai Business Events said, “80% […]

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