Author: Disha Roy

TAAI honours Zubin Karkaria for his outstanding contribution to the travel and tourism industry

Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI) has bestowed the prestigious ‘Award of Distinction’ to Zubin Karkaria, CEO, VFS Global, and CEO, Kuoni Group, for his contribution to the Indian travel and tourism industry. The award was presented at the 63rd TAAI Convention held in Abu Dhabi. Karkaria has served the industry for more than 25 […]

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Skal International Hyderabad Club to host Skal World Congress 2017

Skal International Hyderabad Club has won the bid to host Skal World Congress 2017 in the city.  For the first time, an Indian city is getting an opportunity to host Skal World Congress which is scheduled to be held from October 5-8, 2017, at Hyderabad International Convention Centre (HICC). Amongst stiff competition from Toronto, Copenhagen, Stavanger, Miami […]

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Scandinavia appeals to the senses like no other

Offering a melange of authentic experiences to the Indian travellers, Scandinavia caught the attention of guests present in its road show in New Delhi that was held on October 3, 2016, at The Imperial Hotel. Scandinavia comprising Denmark, Norway and Sweden, has a lot to offer and for all kinds of travellers- families, honeymooners, individual […]

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European Quartet invites travellers from India to ‘Discover Central Europe’

Taking forward a journey that commenced in 2010, the Central European destinations paid their sixth visit to India, encouraging travel fraternity members to ‘Discover Central Europe’ through roadshows conducted in Mumbai followed by New Delhi. The cooperation under foreign national tourist organisations between V4 (European quartet) – Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia, dates back to […]

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New Zealand’s Hobbiton Movie Set to celebrate International Hobbit Day

Hobbiton Movie Set is about to host a world-first event to celebrate International Hobbit Day on September 22, 2016. Happy hobbits will be celebrating International Hobbit Day at New Zealand’s Hobbiton Movie Set. The day will also mark the birthdays of both Frodo and Bilbo Baggins. The famous Hobbiton Movie Set – in the beautiful […]

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UK reveals record number of Indian visitors till June 2016

UK has received the highest number of visitors from India ever for the year ending June 2016, as recorded by UK Visa and VisitBritain. The statistics reveal that over 380,000 visit visas were issued, an increase of six percent in arrivals. The latest figures from the Office of National Statistics, International Passenger Survey show an […]

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Israel Ministry of Tourism launches its first all-India advertising campaign

The Israel Ministry of Tourism Office in India has launched a new advertising campaign in the country that will run for a period of two months, showcasing tourist attractions in Israel through print, television and digital media. This new campaign will mark the first ever all-India campaign of such scale by the Israel Tourism Ministry. […]

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Madhya Pradesh bucks up for aggressive tourism promotion

Madhya Pradesh is undertaking the best measures to promote water tourism by developing the existing water bodies in the state. The water bodies will be aligned with additional facilities like cottages and boating. Besides tourist attractions like Choral, the state is promoting Tawa Madhai that is being sold as a combo for the tourists to […]

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Uttarakhand to add lesser-known destinations to its tourism map

The Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, Harish Rawat is initiating a comprehensive strategy along with other senior officials, to popularise lesser-known tourist destinations in the state like Jageshwar, Lakhamandal and Poornagiri, among others. The national tourism map should now include Harkidoon-Kedarkantha, Kotdwar-Karanaswaram, Jageshwar-Madmaheswar, Kalsi-Hanol-Lakhamandal, Champawat-Mayawati-Poornagiri, Lansdowne, Purlo-Mori, Kausani-Gwaldam-Garud-Bedini and Jakholi-Bednital , emphasised Rawat. “Uttarakhand is increasingly becoming […]

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Odisha invites fresh bids for Shamuka tourism project

The government of Odisha is inviting bids for revving Shamuka tourism project planned at Sipasarubali, 10 km south of Puri. The state government revised the bid document with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). “The restriction by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on the construction work on Shamuka tourism project is lifted. We hope to initiate bidding for the […]

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