Tag: Japan

Royal Caribbean International introduces year-round sailings to China and Japan

Royal Caribbean International has included a slew of year-round cruise sailings to destinations across China and Japan, aimed at offering global and Indian cruise enthusiasts unique oriental travel experiences. Two of the best ships from Royal Caribbean International’s fleet, Quantum of the Seas and Spectrum of the Seas, will be undertaking these journeys. Quantum of […]

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Shangri-La Hotel, Tokyo recognised as the best hotel in Japan by TripAdvisor and the Five-Star rating by Forbes Travel Guide 2019

Shangri-La Hotel, Tokyo has been recognised as the best hotel in Japan in TripAdvisor’s 2019 Travellers’ Choice, which named it number 1 in the ‘Top 25 Hotels in Japan’ category. The hotel has also received the coveted Five-Star rating in this year’s prestigious Forbes Travel Guide’s Star Rating. TripAdvisor’s awards highlight the best hotels around […]

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Brazil waives entry visa requirements for U.S. citizens

The Brazilian Government recently announced that Brazil would allow visa-free entry for citizens of The United States, Canada, Australia and Japan, effective from June 17. Until then, the current e-visa will be required. Citizens of those countries wishing to visit Brazil will no longer need to apply or pay for a visa. They will be […]

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OTM 2019 emerges as the largest travel trade show in India again

Participants from 50+ Countries and many Indian States and Union Territories exhibited their destinations at OTM 2019, held at the Bombay Exhibition Centre from January 23 to 25. OTM 2019 had 1,000+ exhibitors, including National and State Tourism Organisations, State Tourism Boards, Hotels, Airlines, Destination Marketing Companies and other suppliers serving leisure as well as […]

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Global DMC Network by JTB focuses on Indian travellers through roadshow

The Global DMC Network by JTB Group focuses on the Indian market by organising a multi-city roadshow in January 2019. The host cities are New Delhi, Bengaluru and Mumbai respectively on January 21, 23 and 24. The purpose hereof is to introduce the Group’s services to Indian travel agencies and help them to plan long-haul […]

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TTF opens today in Ahmedabad

The biggest-ever Travel & Tourism Fair in the city The 3-day Travel and Tourism Fair (TTF)  inaugurated today, in the fully packed Exhibition Halls at Gujarat University. 665 exhibitors from 27 Indian states/UTs and from 23 countries are participating in TTF Ahmedabad, making this an unprecedented networking and business opportunity for the travel trade from […]

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Fairfest Media Ltd. conducts sales mission workshop in GCC nations

Fairfest Media Ltd., organisers of India’s leading travel trade show OTM, BLTM and TTF conducted a sales mission workshop in the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) countries last month to thank the partners from the Gulf who have been a part of the company’s success story over the years. The workshop focused on leveraging business relations […]

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India accounts for 48% of Europamundo’s total market

Kathryn Kannampuzha | Mumbai Europamundo, acclaimed as one of the largest tour operators in the world, has positioned India as the topmost market amounting to 48% followed by Philippines, confirmed Aparna C Basumalik, Country Head, Europamundo Vacaciones. Currently, Europamundo sells 81 countries. JTB Group acquired Europamundo three years ago and since then the company has been […]

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Japan records USD 10.5 billion spending by international travellers

Japan encountered a robust growth in the foreign arrivals this fiscal year through March. According to Japan Tourism Agency, the figures had jumped 19.9% from the previous year to welcome 29.77 million international travellers. Spending by the foreign tourists in January to March period surged 17.2% from the previous year to JPY 1.13 trillion (USD […]

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IATA reports domestic load factor in India exceeded 90% for the first time ever

Posting the fastest domestic growth yet again, the domestic Indian market posted double-digit year-on-year Revenue Passenger Kilometres (RPK) growth of 22.9% for the 42nd month in a row and the load factor exceeded 90% for the first time on record, announced International Air Transport Association (IATA). Business confidence in the country recently fell below the […]

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