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India eyes doubling of inbound tourists to 20 mn by 2020: Alphons at OTM 2018

India, which saw a record number of Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTA) of 10 million in 2017, is targeting to double this number in the next three years, said K J Alphons Minister of State (I/C) for Tourism, Government of India while delivering the keynote address at OTM 2018 in Mumbai. “We crossed 10 million FTAs […]

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Karnataka Tourism eyes promoting wine tourism next year

Karnataka produces 80 lakh litres of wine every year. The state has 18 vineyards and over 15,000 grape growers. Karnataka units prepare four varieties of red and white wine. The harvesting season for grapes begins in January and the Wine Board, along with Karnataka Tourism is planning to promote Wine tourism in Vijayapura and its […]

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Bahrain Tourism eyes influencing Indian travellers in 2018

Akansha Pandey | New Delhi The island country has been witnessing majorly business travellers from India. With their debut in the Indian market early this year, Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority (BTEA) is expecting an increase in leisure travellers from India this year. “We are very serious about tapping the Indian market further. For the […]

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Spain achieves record growth in Indian visitors

According to Ignacio Ducasse Gutierrez, Director, and Tourism Office of Spain – Mumbai, Spain has recorded more than 86,000 Indian tourists as of August 2017, which is an approximate growth of about 50% over the same period in 2016. The Tourism Board of Spain has organised its annual roadshow in three cities- Delhi, Ahmadabad and […]

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Turkey eyes a million Chinese tourists by 2018

As the year 2018 has been officially declared as the ‘Turkey Tourism Year’ in China, the tourism heads of Turkey are setting a target of more than one million Chinese tourists’ arrivals in Turkey in 2018. Fuat Köroğlu the head of Wanda Real Beijing which owns the Wanda Group of China said the declaration of […]

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Japan eyes ¥8 trillion revenues from foreign tourists spending

Japan is witnessing a boom in the number of international  arrivals and a hike in expenditure  by tourists with the Japanese tourism industry focusing more on expenditure of personal items as well as special experiences, instead of focusing merely on souvenirs. The term ‘bagukai’ or explosive shopping which is particularly carried out by Chinese travellers […]

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Myanmar eyes a larger volume of Japanese tourists

Myanmar is targeting to attract more Japanese tourists by undertaking international travel advertising which showcases the pristine beaches and islands of the Myeik archipelago. Since 60% of Japanese outbound tourist likes to enjoy water activities for relaxation places like Ngapali Beach, Ngwe Saung beach, Chaungtha beach and Myeik archipelago are the top tourist attractions in […]

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Kenya eyes wedding and honeymoon tourism

Kenya is endorsing itself as a premier wedding and honeymoon destination, in order to attract more tourists from different spheres of life and countries. Kenya Tourism Board has also confirmed exclusive packages for travellers who are looking for an exotic honeymoon escape. KTB also participated in various events across Africa to promote Kenyan Tourism. Uganda […]

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Tourism Australia eyes 10,000 Indian tourists for 2018 Commonwealth Games

Tourism Australia is targeting the Indian market and is hoping to attract at least 10,000 tourists for the upcoming Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast. Australia has always been able to attract a large number of Indian tourist, with more than 40% of Indians travelling to Australia to pay a visit to their friends and relatives. […]

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SOTC eyes spiritual tourism

SOTC Travel Limited, a subsidiary of Thomas Cook India Limited, has launched Darshan, an online platform of ePuja, which facilitates pre-booked Darshan, special pooja, and assisted temples to visit in addition to logistics. SOTC offers tour packages to 50 temples across 60 destinations in India at prices ranging from Rs 10,000 to Rs 40,000 per […]

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