Author: Darshan Baid

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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Israeli airline Arkia to launch direct flight operations to Goa and Kochi from Tel Aviv

Israeli airline Arkia will introduce two new routes to India starting from September 28 using recently acquired Airbus A321LR. The carrier confirmed to begin non-stop flight operations from Tel Aviv to Goa and Kochi with 220 seats and a full flight service on board. With the one-way duration of seven hours, Arkia will fly once […]

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Qatar Airways introduces new EMI payment option for its India website

  Qatar Airways introduced a new online payment scheme for bookings made on its website (www.qatarairways.com), exclusively for customers with credit cards issued by Indian banks. The new payment option makes it now possible for passengers to pay for their booking through monthly instalments of 3, 6, 9 or 12 months respectively. The service aims […]

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Israel Ministry of Tourism hosted 80 travel agents from 18 countries for the 8th Israel ‘Where Else’ Tourism Conference

In its 8th edition, ‘Where Else’ conference is the official tourism conference held annually by the Israel Ministry of Tourism for the world travel fraternity. The week-long convention from February 7 to 13 was attended by 80 travel agents from 18 countries. With a grand opening ceremony in Tel Aviv, senior members of the tourism […]

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Dubai, a premier business destination

A destination, known for its latest technology and world-class infrastructure, Dubai, never fails to impress the world with its pace of tremendous growth in adding tourist attractions. But at the same time, Dubai has restored its past and it’s an equally mesmerising sight to take a tour of the old emirate. Dubai is a destination […]

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Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport declared as ‘Best Airport by Size and Region’

The GVK-led Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL) has been awarded the Best Airport by size and region in over 40 million passenger category by the Airport Council International (ACI) World. The accolade was in recognition of excellence in customer experience in the Asia-Pacific region. The award ceremony will be held at the second ASQ Forum […]

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Madame Tussauds Singapore presents first and only figure of Tollywood superstar Mahesh Babu

Collaborating with Madame Tussauds Singapore, Tollywood superstar Mahesh Babu will be launching his first and only wax figure in the world on March 25 in Hyderabad. This will be a special moment for Madame Tussauds Singapore as this will be the first time unveiling a prestigious figure outside of Singapore. Mahesh’s wax figure will join […]

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Accor and Minyoun Hospitality partners to launch a Sofitel hotel in Beijing

Accor, Minyoun Hospitality and Tianfu Rongde Hotel (Beijing) Co Ltd have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) forming a strategic partnership between the three leading companies. The MOU includes the rebranding of the existing Tianfu Zunya Beijing Chang’an Hotel into Sofitel. Accor and Minyoun will jointly develop the landmark hotel with the mandate to establish […]

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JNTO conducts Japan Travel Seminar 2019 in New Delhi

International High-speed Rail Association (IHRA) and Embassy of Japan in India in collaboration with Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO), conducted a Japan Travel Seminar 2019 recently, ‘The Shinkansen – Make your way through Japan with a high-speed Train’, at The Lalit, New Delhi. The key agents of New Delhi were invited to the event. The […]

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