Author: Jatin Patel

Dubai-based Careem launches bus service for pilgrims in Saudi Arabia

Careem Networks FZ, a Dubai-based ride-hailing company has expanded its services in Saudi Arabia with the introduction of a bus service dedicated to pilgrims flocking the country’s shores every year. The company will provide direct rides from Jeddah on the red sea to the holy city of Mecca daily. Each side of the ride will […]

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Maldives wins Best International Relaxation Destination title at Lonely Planet Magazine Travel Awards

Maldives was bestowed with the prestigious ‘Best International Relaxation Destination’ title at the recent Travel Awards 2019, organised by Lonely Planet Magazine India in Mumbai. Lonely Planet India has organised the travel awards for the 8th time in India and featured over 23 national and international categories. The star-studded event was attended by prominent names […]

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Thomas Cook India and Mastercard partner for ‘Priceless Cities’ experience

  Tapping into the evolving aspirations of Indian travellers, Mastercard and Thomas Cook India have announced a partnership to bring Mastercard’s global ‘Priceless Cities’ program for Indian outbound travellers for the first time. Offered for a period of six months starting May 2019, Thomas Cook India’s Forex cardholders (Borderless Prepaid Cards and One Currency Cards) […]

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Seychelles Tourism Board strengthens trade relations in Pune, Bengaluru and Chandigarh through workshops

Seychelles Tourism Board successfully conducted workshops in Pune (21 February 2019), Bengaluru (19 March 2019) and Chandigarh (9 May 2019) to train potential travel trade partners and equip them with detailed information about various offerings in Seychelles. This enabled Seychelles Tourism Board to meet many potential travel agents in the three cities and lay the groundwork for future sales visits with […]

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ICCA ranks Kigali the second most popular destination for conferences and events in Africa

Kigali has been ranked the second most popular destination in Africa for hosting international conferences and events by ICCA (International Congress and Convention Association). Cape Town retains its first rank. Last year, Kigali was ranked third behind Cape Town and Marrakesh. ICCA represents the world’s leading association in handling, transporting and accommodating international meetings and […]

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Consulate General of Hungary in India holds a special screening of “Lend Me Your Eyes, Baltazars” in Mumbai

The Consulate General of Hungary in India along with SPJ Sadhana School organised a special screening of the award-winning documentary Lend Me Your Eyes, Baltazars on 7th May in Mumbai. The screening was a star-studded affair and was attended by H.E. Ferenc Jari-Consul General of Hungary in Mumbai; Dora Elek-Director; actresses Anna Keresztez and Veronika […]

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Cox & Kings enters strategic tie-up with RCI in India

Cox & Kings, the 261-year-old travel company has entered into a strategic tie-up with RCI-the global leader in vacation exchange, a part of the Wyndham Destinations. The tie-up aims to facilitate ancillary travel services for their Indian members. The tie-up will provide RCI members with all facilities under one roof while on an RCI holiday: […]

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Jalesh Cruises inaugurates India’s premier cruise liner – Karnika

Jalesh Cruises, India’s first multi-destination cruise line organised the naming ceremony of its first cruise liner, Karnika on April 19 in Mumbai. The occasion was graced by Shreyasi Punit Goenka, the godmother of the ship and was a star-studded affair, celebrating India’s four first-time achievers in sports, athletics, beauty pageant alongside Subhash Chandra, known far […]

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Tamarind Global participates in Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2019

Tamarind Global, a leading Event and Destination Management Company participated in Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2019, a global convention for the second time in a row. Every year, the event is organised in Dubai and helps generate more than $2.5 billion in travel industry deals. ATM has established a niche for itself in the last […]

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Africa’s Travel Indaba best yet, says South African Minister of Tourism Derek Hanekom

  Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom’s optimistic trade floor opening speech set the tone for what turned out to be, in his words, the best Africa’s Travel Indaba hosted yet. This year’s Africa’s Travel Indaba brought together over 6,500 delegates which included 1,033 exhibitors and 1,502 buyers at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre (Durban […]

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