Tag: Indian

Iran eases visa on arrival for Indian travellers

As per directive issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Indian travellers can now obtain visas on arrival in all 12 international airports in Iran. Nationals of all countries, except for those from Colombia, Somalia, USA, UK, Canada, Bangladesh, Jordan, Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan, holding valid ordinary passports and wishing to visit Iran’s mainland, can […]

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Thailand hotels gear up for the Indian MICE and weddings market

Thailand is aggressively positioning itself as a strong MICE and wedding destination, to take advantage of the expanding Indian market for these segments. According to a data by The Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB), Thailand welcomed 129,717 MICE travelers from India in 2017 which is an increase of 36% over the previous year. Cities […]

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Indian delegates represents India at 68th Berlin International Film Festival

                An Indian delegation comprising of filmmaker Karan Johar and ‘Toilet: Ek Prem Katha’ actress Bhumi Pednekar, directors Jahnu Barua and Shaji Karun, and Central Board of Film Certification member Vani Tripathi Tikoo represented the Indian film industry at the 68th Berlin International Film Festival which took place […]

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South African Tourism positions as an ideal destination with roadshows in major Indian cities

The 15th edition of South African Tourism’s biggest travel trade initiative in India started in Mumbai on February 12, 2018 and covered four more India cities – Kolkata, Bengaluru, Delhi and Ahmedabad. A strong South African Tourism trade delegation of 60 members travelled to all these cities for the roadshow. India is currently the eighth […]

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18% surge in Indian travellers to Thailand

Darshan Baid | Mumbai As per the 2017 figures, India now ranks among the top five source markets for Thailand after China, Malaysia, Korea and Laos. In 2017, over 1.4 million Indians visited Thailand, an increase of 18% over the previous year. Speaking about the potential of the Indian market, Santi Chudintra, Deputy Governor for […]

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Cruise tourists with Indian e-visa exempted from biometric enrolment

In order to promote cruise tourism in the country and make India an attractive cruise tourism destination, the Ministry of Home Affairs, on the request of Ministry of Shipping, has exempted cruise tourists arriving with e-visa from the requirement of biometric enrolment for a period of three years, until December 31, 2020. This will make […]

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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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STAAH wins big at Indian Newslink Indian Business Awards 2017

A leading cloud-based hospitality distribution specialist, STAAH took home the Excellence in International Business with India Award at a star-studded function in Auckland’s SKYCITY Hotel. The prestigious award was presented to the STAAH team along with Gavin Jeddo, Founding Director, STAAH by Bill English, Former Prime Minister and Leader of the National Party. “We are […]

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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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U.S. forecasts 72% increase in Indian arrivals

U.S. is eyeing on a 72% increase in Indian arrivals to the country from the current year through 2021 as per US Department of Commerce’s National Travel and Tourism Office (NTTO) data. “Over the last decade, travel and tourism exports to India have more than doubled accounting for 65% all U.S. services exports to India,” […]

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