Author: Gopanjali Roy

South Africa announces launch of pilot e-visa programme for Indian travellers

With the aim of reinforcing and strengthening tourism ties between India and South Africa, South African Minister of Tourism, Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane and Sthembiso Dlamini, Chief Operating Officer – South African Tourism, visited India. The high-level delegation engaged with key representatives of the travel and tourism ecosystem and reiterated commitment to enhance destination-marketing support in India, […]

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Royal Air Maroc to join oneworld on April 1

Royal Air Maroc will join the oneworld alliance effective April 1, 2020, becoming oneworld’s first full member in the African continent and bringing even more destinations and benefits for oneworld’s frequent flyers. The entry of Royal Air Maroc into oneworld from April 1 follows a 15-month implementation programme to integrate Royal Air Maroc into the […]

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LOT Polish Airlines announces Washington DC as new long-haul destination

Effective June 2, LOT Polish Airlines will launch a new route from the Polish capital and Star Alliance hub Warsaw to Washington DC operated by Boeing 787 Dreamliner in a 3-cabin configuration. The new flight connects seamlessly with LOT Polish Airlines New Delhi – Warsaw service (all local times) on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays. “A […]

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Walking the medieval towns of Portugal

Portugal is one of the oldest nations in Europe and is sprinkled with cultural sites and architectural gems that date back centuries. With an excellent climate throughout the year and rich biodiversity, Portugal is a dream destination for tourists. It’s also deemed a very safe country for solo travellers and families. There are many beautiful […]

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Jordan gears up for Aqaba Airshow 2020

To take place on March 20-21, the Aqaba Air Show 2020 promises skilful displays from the best pilots in the world. Over the picturesque bay of Aqaba, Jordan, aerial evolutions will be performed by soloists and aerobatics teams from Italy, Poland, Great Britain and Sweden. Jordanian Air Force will present powerful and loud F-16s along […]

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Sharjah aims to double the number of tourist with UAE’s five-year tourist visa

With the recent announcement of multiple-entry five year UAE visas for all nationalities, Sharjah considers it a great opportunity to attract more visitors from India and around the world. H.E. Khalid Jasim Al Midfa, Chairman of Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority in a recent interview commented on the recent announcement. Tell us more about […]

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Dubai underscores India business events importance as city prepares for landmark 2020

As Dubai prepares for a landmark year in which it will begin hosting Expo 2020 Dubai, the city has continued to forge links with the business events community in India, building on the strong potential to attract more conference, meetings and incentives from the market. Dubai Business Events (DBE), the city’s official convention bureau, in […]

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Japan National Tourism Organization launches ‘Your Japan 2020’ campaign

In a strategic move to entice the Indian outbound travellers, Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) is kick-starting the year with a brand new ‘Your Japan 2020’ campaign. The new campaign aims to provide special experiences and great offers to the Indian travellers on an unprecedented scale. As 2020 also marks the year of much-awaited and […]

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Tourism Authority of Thailand invites all to Udon Thani’s ‘Pink Water Lilies Lake’ experience

One of Thailand’s most beautiful wetlands is in full bloom from now until March 2020 in Thailand. The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is inviting local Thai and international tourists to come and experience the amazing sight of the ‘Pink Water Lilies Lake’ at Nong Han Kumphawapi, a freshwater lake in Thailand’s Northeastern province of […]

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Sri Lanka extends free visa on arrival scheme for 48 countries

Sri Lanka has extended the free visa-on-arrival scheme till April 30 for the citizens of 48 countries, including India. Tourism Minister Prasanna Ranatunga made the announcement, adding, “We have decided to extend this facility due to requests from the stakeholders. A Cabinet paper would be submitted for this purpose.” To recover from the post-Easter Sunday […]

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