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South African Minister of Tourism visits India, seeks to strengthen ties

Derek Hanekom, South African Minister of Tourism recently visited India between January 23 to 26. His visit came in the wake of India’s 69th Republic Day celebrations, as a part of the South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa’s (Guest of Honour, Republic Day Celebrations) delegation visiting India. Driven by the purpose of enhancing destination marketing support […]

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India becomes 2nd highest source market for tourism to the Sultanate of Oman

The Sultanate of Oman has recorded a 12.37% growth in Indian tourist arrivals with 357,147 travellers visiting the country from January to December 2018 vis-à-vis 317,844 in 2017 making India the second highest source market for Oman. This marks a remarkable growth of 39.4% over the last five years, as per the statistics released by […]

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Lufthansa announces attractive fares from India to Europe and North America

Lufthansa has announced special fares on its flights to Europe and North America from India. Through its latest promotional offer, Lufthansa aims to provide its Indian customers with a chance to avail the comfort, convenience and luxury of its premium economy class along with significant cost savings. All premium economy travellers on Lufthansa flights are […]

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India bags first prize at the international ‘Golden City Gate Tourism Awards 2019’ at ITB Berlin

The Ministry of Tourism, Government of India has won the First Prize in the category of ‘TV Cinema Spot’ at the international ‘Golden City Gate Tourism Awards 2019’. The awards were received by Yogendra Tripathi, Secretary Tourism at ITB Berlin. The following promotional films/television commercials produced by the Ministry as part of its Incredible India […]

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OTM 2019 emerges as the largest travel trade show in India again

Participants from 50+ Countries and many Indian States and Union Territories exhibited their destinations at OTM 2019, held at the Bombay Exhibition Centre from January 23 to 25. OTM 2019 had 1,000+ exhibitors, including National and State Tourism Organisations, State Tourism Boards, Hotels, Airlines, Destination Marketing Companies and other suppliers serving leisure as well as […]

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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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