Tag: Iceland

WOW air’s maiden flight takes off from New Delhi

WOW air, the recently launched Icelandic low-cost long-haul airline began its operations from New Delhi with its inaugural flight being flagged off from Indira Gandhi International Airport. The airline will operate three weekly flights from New Delhi, connecting passengers to North America and Europe through their hub in Iceland (KEF). Post the announcement of the […]

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Tourism boom in Iceland

More than 2.5 million travellers are expected to visit Iceland this year. Thanks to all the promotional activities by the authorities to lure the travellers from around the globe to this beautiful Arctic country. Source: CNN

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Iceland leads the way on Responsible Tourism with a unique pledge

Iceland has announced a new initiative to positively affect visitor behaviour and promote a happy and meaningful travel experience by launching a first-of-a-kind pledge for visitors. ‘The Icelandic Pledge’, an online agreement invites travellers to sign up to be a responsible tourist when visiting the country this summer. The eight-point pledge encourages tourists to experience […]

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Iceland to lure 2.3 million tourists in 2017

Iceland Tourism experts estimate that as many as 2.3 million tourists might be arriving in Iceland in 2017. Armed with selfie sticks, these tourists are likely to make a dash for this island enriched with spectacular scenic beauty, hunting for the breathtaking waterfalls, volcanoes, the backdrops of ‘Game of Thrones’ and fjords. This is about […]

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Iceland hosts film tourism conference in Chennai and Hyderabad

Embassy of Iceland, with an aim to increase tourist footfalls from India, had organised and hosted a film tourism conference for the Tamil & Telugu film industries. The event, which took place in Chennai and Hyderabad, saw the presence of top producers and cinematographers from the industry. Through their addresses, H.E Thorir Ibsen, Ambassador of […]

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Goa set for new tourism ties with Croatia, Iceland and Israel

Indian Ambassadors to Croatia, Iceland and Israel have extended an invitation to Goa to promote its tourism facets which will boost travel and trade ties between this State and theirs in the coming future. Nilesh Cabral, Chairman, GTDC, elaborated on  new tourism  activities and  initiatives  recently launched by Goa Tourism that would interest the three  countries. He also impressed on Goa Tourism’s efforts made to augment tourism infrastructure, safety […]

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Travel and vacation guide to Iceland

Iceland, with a population of only 300,000, can feel like the most isolated place on earth but its capital Reykjavik is only a three-hour flight from London. The country has some of the most beautiful landscapes, waterfalls and other natural wonders. Source: Expedia

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Iceland registers 30% growth in tourism

The Nordic island country’s growth strategy in the tourism industry has created a benchmark in the global tourism industry. The tourism sector of Iceland in partnership with the Government used the volcanic eruption of Eyjafjallajökull in 2010 as an opportunity to create a global campaign called ‘Inspired by Iceland’ that boosted the inflow of tourists. […]

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Iceland becomes a favoured filming spot, observes tourism boom

Iceland has become an increasingly popular filming location with its majestic views being noticeably featured in many TV series or Hollywood blockbusters. The country’s many stunning waterfalls and breathtaking glaciers translate beautifully to the silver screen. There are certain filming locations that consistently rank a cut above and are drawing fans of productions such as […]

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Iceland hopes to draw more Chinese tourists

There were more than 23,000 Chinese tourists in Iceland, 49% more in the first 11 months of 2014 as compared to the same period in 2013. Iceland’s Prime Minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson, said “We are extremely pleased to see the growth in tourism and particularly in this large number of Chinese tourists which we welcome […]

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