Author: Palak Sharma


ITE HCMC 2017 Sets for further tourism growth as Vietnam’s Key Economic Sector

The International Travel Expo, Ho Chi Minh City (ITE HCMC) 2017 now in its 13th edition the largest and most established annual international travel trade event in the Mekong sub-region. The 13th ITE HCMC will be held from September 7 to 9 at the Saigon Exhibition & Convention Centre (SECC), Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam […]

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IndiGo organises TG Connect Conclave

IndiGo recently hosted the ‘TG Connect Conclave’ in Bengaluru at St Johns Auditorium, Bengaluru, which was organised in order to inspire the youth and particularly those who aspire to embrace fitness as a lifestyle. Aditya Ghosh, President and Whole Time Director, IndiGo, said, “TG Connect Conclave in Bengaluru marks an extension of IndiGo’s commitment towards […]

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Amadeus advances its work ecosystem during the GST compliance

Following the recent implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) across India, Amadeus worked around the clock to ensure its Global Distribution System (GDS) was ready to comply with the country’s new taxation system that has been effective from July 1, 2017. Amadeus ensured compliance to GST for its 45,000 Indian travel agency point-of-sale […]

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Vietnam gears up for its largest International Travel Expo Ho Chi Minh City

The 13th edition of International Travel Expo Ho Chi Minh City (ITE HCMC) will provide an ideal marketing opportunity and excellent backdrop to enhance participant’s brand equity in the eyes of the travel trade professionals and discerning end consumers. Thousands of tourism businesses will convene during the exhibition. Hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of regional […]

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TAAI to organise its annual convention in Kunming, China

The 64th Annual Convention of the Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI), ‘India Travel Congress’ is all set to be held from August 18-20, 2017 at The Intercontinental Kunming in the Yunnan province of the People’s Republic of China. The final decision in this regard was made by the TAAI Managing Committee. Commenting on this […]

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Thomas Cook India acquires Kuoni’s Global Destination Management Network

Thomas Cook India Group has announced the completion of the acquisition of a significant part of Kuoni’s global Destination Management Specialists (DMS) network. The Group, which prior to this acquisition comprised Thomas Cook (India), SOTC Travel, TCI-SITA and Kuoni Hong Kong had a network spanning four countries – India, Sri Lanka, Mauritius and Hong Kong. […]

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Global Medical Tourism Market expected to grow and reach $ 46.6 billion by 2021

According to the report published by Market Data Forecast, ‘Global Medical Tourism Market’ is projected to reach $46.6 billion by 2021 from $19.7 billion in 2016, at a CAGR of 18.8% from 2016 to 2021. Medical Tourism involves travelling outside the country of residence for the purpose of receiving medical care. Growth in the popularity […]

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Central government to revamp Vadnagar’s tea stall as a tourist spot

Recently during the Union Culture and Tourism Minister (Independent Charge), Dr Mahesh Sharma’s visit to Gujarat’s Vadnagar area, he declared to convert the tea stall in Gujarat’s Vadnagar railway platform, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi served customers in his childhood- a tourist spot, after renovating it. Sharma said that the centre aims to bring a […]

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India registers positive growth for Domestic and Foreign Tourist visits during 2016

Market Research Division of Ministry of Tourism compiles data on domestic and foreign tourist visits to States/Union Territories (UTs) received from Departments of Tourism of various State Governments and UT Administrations. Following are the salient features of the compilation for 2016: Domestic Tourist Visits to States/ UTs During 2016, the number of domestic tourist visits […]

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Punjab to develop Fatehgarh Sahib as a tourist circuit

Tourism Minister of Punjab, Navjot Singh Sidhu, has said that the holy land of Fatehgarh Sahib would be transformed into a well-developed tourist circuit in order to harness its full potential to make Punjab number one tourist as well as cultural destination around the globe. The State Government, Sidhu said, has already taken up the […]

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