Tag: tourists

Tourist arrivals to Hong Kong rises by 11% for April 2018

Hong Kong sees tourism boom in April as Tourism Board experienced 12.3% year on year jump in travel and retail industry. The tourist arrivals rose 11% for April on a year earlier, meaning the third month of large growth in a row, the Tourism Board said. Meanwhile, the government said retail sales jumped 12.3% year […]

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Tourism Ministry considering night markets, restaurants to promote tourism in India

              K J Alphons,  Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Tourism, Government of India, proposed that setting up an all-night open restaurants and night markets are some of the key initiatives that are being considered by his ministry to promote tourism in India.  He said there was a need to have […]

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Indian travellers to Indonesia surge by a whopping 30% in 2017

Shruti Dugar | Kolkata Marking a new high, Indonesia accounted for a record 485,314 tourists from India in 2017, an up by 30% as per 2016’s 376,802 Indian visitors figure. Going forward, to further attract the Indian travellers to the island country, Visit Indonesia Tourism Office (VITO) India recently promoted Indonesia through a sales mission […]

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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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8.76 lakh foreign tourists visit India in October this year

The Ministry of Tourism (MoT), Government of India recently announced that 8.76 lakh Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) visited India in October this year as compared to FTAs of 7.42 lakh in October, 2016 and 6.83 lakh in October, 2015. The growth rate of FTAs in October, 2017 over October, 2016 has increased to 18.1%, compared […]

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‘Great Australian Airfare Sale’ taps on Indian tourists

Tourism Australia in partnership with eight leading airlines unveiled the third version of ‘The Great Australian Airfare Sale’ to entice Indian travellers the best airfare deals. This campaign aims to promote and encourage more Indian arrivals to Australia. The Great Australian Airfare Sale will run for a three-week period between November 1 to November 21. […]

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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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Ireland tourism sees a 20% increase in North American tourists

According to the recent report of the first quarter of 2017, Ireland experienced an increase of over 20% in visitor numbers from the North American market which Tourism Ireland Chief Executive Niall Gibbons described as ’spectacular.’ Visitor numbers from mainland Europe, particularly from Germany, Spain and France, grew by  six percent according to the latest […]

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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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Singapore’s Passion Made Possible to entice tourists

The Singapore Tourism Board and the Singapore Economic Development Board unveiled a unified brand, Passion Made Possible, to market Singapore internationally for travel and tourism industry. Launched officially in Singapore by Minister for Trade and Industry S. Iswaran, in a bid to put forth Singapore’s unique attitude and mindset: a passionate, never-settling spirit of determination […]

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