Tag: Travel

Open Letter to the Travel Fraternity and Policymakers

Sanjiv Agarwal, Founder, Fairfest Media – Organisers of TTF, OTM and BLTM and Publisher and Editor, Travel News Digest pens his thoughts The travel industry is reeling from the massive disruption due to the Coronavirus pandemic. While the situation is unfolding (and hopefully, this too shall pass), we will need to tackle the effects for some time. As a […]

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Cox & Kings unveils trends that are set to define travel in 2019

Group CEO of Cox & Kings, Peter Kerkar shares the company’s perspective on trends that will define travel in 2019. Travel to influence – For Gen X’er or a millennial, travelling to new places, explore new experiences, try out new cuisines and interact with people from diverse cultural backgrounds has become an intrinsic part of […]

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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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Chaîne des Puys – Limagne fault Tectonic Arena now on the UNESCO World Heritage List

On July 2, 2018, during the 42nd session, the 21 States composing the World Heritage Committee decided to inscribe the Chaîne des Puys – Limagne fault Tectonic Arena on the UNESCO World Heritage List. This unique landscape now joins sites such as the Grand Canyon, the Okavango Delta, Kilimanjaro and the Great Barrier Reef on […]

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European Travel Commission makes travel for Chinese tourists hassle free

In order to welcome more Chinese travellers to Europe and making their travel to Europe easier during the 2018 EU-China Tourism Year, Europe is taking a number of measures, the European Travel Commission recently said in Shanghai. Measures include Chinese language material at venues such as airports, tourist information centres, hotels and shopping malls, and […]

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Study on tourism demand to determine Jamaica’s local needs

Tourism Minister of Jamaica, Edmund Bartlett has tasked the Jamaica Tourism Linkages Council to complete the tourism demand study to facilitate quantitative analysis of the need for manufacturing and other goods and services within the sector and report it by August this year. The study was designed to identify the existing or potential demand in […]

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Jamaica’s tourism revenue grew by 12.1% in 2017

Revenue from the tourism sector in Jamaica grew by 12.1% last year, contributing to USD 62.2 billion to the local economy, said Tourism Minister of Jamaica, Edmund Bartlett. He also stated that the sector is seeing an increase in employment. He noted that in 2017, tourism accounted for 8.9% of the labour force, employing 122,500 […]

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MMT to buy a stake in OYO rooms; to delist FabHotels and Treebo hotel

Recently, after having OYO back on its platform, MakeMyTrip (MMT) will reportedly buy a stake in the company. MMT will also delist other room aggregators like FabHotels and Treebo Hotel, from its travel bookings platform. MMT which has three online travel booking brands- MakeMyTrip, Goibibo and Redbus. Of these, Redbus only offers bus bookings while […]

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Travel Tours launches second store in Kolkata

Travel Tours, the flagship leisure travel brand of FCM Travel Solutions – Indian subsidiary of Flight Centre Travel Group, Australia, recently inaugurated their second retail and first franchise store at Salt Lake City, Kolkata. The store was inaugurated by Shravan Gupta, Executive Director – Leisure Businesses, FCM Travel Solutions and Sitaram Sharma, President of Bharat […]

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