Tag: tourism

India and Finland sign MoU for strengthening cooperation in the field of tourism

India and Finland have enjoyed a strong diplomatic and long economic relationship. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India and the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, Government of Finland was signed for strengthening cooperation in the field of tourism. The MoU was signed by Prahlad Singh Patel, Minister […]

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Himachal to get a ropeway over Saach Pass to boost connectivity and tourism

Himachal Pradesh has planned for a ropeway over Saach Pass in Chamba. Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur also informed that the central government has approved the ropeway project with an outlay of INR 600 crore for Pangi area in Chamba district. With an aim to help avoid the Saach Pass, the ropeway would […]

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SriLankan Airlines’ efforts to rebuild the country’s tourism recognised at APEX awards

SriLankan Airlines’ intensive efforts to drive the recovery of the island’s tourism industry in the aftermath of the Easter Sunday attack were honoured with a global accolade – the ‘Best Marketing Innovation’ award from the Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX). The airline also managed to secure Four-Star rating in the major airlines category, for the […]

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New South Wales tourism industry breaks records

New figures from Tourism Research Australia show domestic visitors to NSW contribute $29.4 billion and international visitors $13.1 billion to the economy with tourism the sixth largest employment industry in the state. The data is contained in the State Tourism Satellite Account 2017-18 which reports on tourism consumption, tourism Gross State Product (GSP), tourism Gross […]

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Anushka Sharma unveils first-ever interactive wax figure in Madame Tussauds Singapore

With the launch of her new interactive wax figure, Bollywood actress, producer and entrepreneur Anushka Sharma joined the IIFA Awards Experience at Madame Tussauds Singapore for the official unveiling ceremony. Sharma’s figure is the latest addition to the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards Experience at Madame Tussauds Singapore, an interactive zone where one can […]

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Zanzibar Tourism Promotion Center launches 2019 promotional campaign in India

Zanzibar Tourism Promotion Center (ZTPC) recently organised an exclusive meet for the media with Mahmoud Kombo, Minister for Information, Culture and Tourism, Government of Zanzibar and his delegation to launch Zanzibar’s (Tanzania) 2019 promotional campaign in India. At the promotional campaign launch event, talking exclusively to Travel News Digest, Kombo said, “My main mission is […]

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Jamaica to promote gastronomy tourism to lure travellers

In a bid to lure more travellers, Edmund Bartlett, Minister of Tourism for Jamaica confirmed that the ministry is taking steps to ensure that Jamaica capitalises on its potential to benefit from gastronomy tourism. He informed that the gastronomy network, which is looking after the process, “has been working assiduously to craft innovative plans”. “Their […]

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Tourism contributes 18% in New Zealand’s GDP

According to a research by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), in 2017, travel and tourism contributed 18% into New Zealand’s GDP and the sector is considered at as a great economic driver. The report also suggests that the figure will go up by 3% to account for as much as 20% of New […]

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Egypt expects about 140,000 Indian tourists in 2018

Egypt Tourism organised their annual roadshow today at St. Regis, Mumbai with travel agents and select media in attendance. Ismail A. Hamid Amer, Egyptian Tourism Counselor, Regional Director addressed the media and travel agents present at the roadshow and presented various tourist attractions and activities in Egypt. Egypt Tourism is largely promoting their new product […]

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Singapore welcomes 6.1 lakh visitors from India between Jan-May 2018

Singapore received over six lakh visitors from India between January to May 2018, reporting a 17% year-on-year increase from 2017. The year 2017 was a record year for Singapore Tourism Board (STB) as visitor arrivals from India had crossed the one million mark for the third time in a row, showcasing the highest growth rate […]

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