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Travellers are opting for ecotourism options during the festive season: Ixigo study

According to a study by online travel platform Ixigo, ecotourism is gaining popularity as people look to escape offbeat locations in search of fresh air, especially during festivals. The data reveals that queries for ecotourism are on the rise, witnessing y-o-y spike of 25%. The data also showed that 38% people are travelling alone, while […]

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ibis turns 10 in India

ibis Gurgaon Golf Course turned 10 recently marking the presence of brand ibis in India. AccorHotels launched the ibis brand in India in 2008 with ibis Gurgaon Golf Course Road, in a joint venture with InterGlobe Hotels (IGH). Today, ibis has grown to 18 hotels across 12 cities and caters to over 100,000 travellers from […]

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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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The NC 500: Scotland’s Route 66

The route helps the travellers to reach out to the far and distant places in Scotland. With the inception of the route, communities living in Scottish highland have gained economic success with travellers brooding in local inns and bars. Source: BBC

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Mexico witnesses 10.6 million travellers in the first quarter of 2018

Mexico welcomed more than 10.6 million international travellers in the first quarter of 2018 as compared to 9.4 million travellers in the same period previous year. The large number of international tourists helped Mexico to earn USD 6.217 billion in tourism revenue, an increase of 12.6% Y-o-Y. The tourism ministry of Mexico said in a […]

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Klook aims to tap travellers through mobile platform

Shruti Dugar | Kolkata In a bid to encourage the Free Independent Travel (FIT), Klook, an abbreviation of “Keep looking” was launched by Eric Gnock Fah who is the COO & Co-founder. Speaking exclusively to Travel News Digest Fah cited that Klook, an in-destination services booking platform, was formed so as to enable people to […]

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Cricket is one of the driving force for travellers from India: O’Sullivan

India is turning as one of the most preferred source markets for Australian Tourism as India beats China in terms of growth rate. Due to greater awareness amongst the upper-middle-class Indian population has helped in fueling the number of travellers from India to Australia. In a recently organised Australian Tourism Exchange (ATE) 2018, Nishant Kashikar, […]

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Uttarakhand optimistic about new initiatives lined up for 2018

To provide holistic tourism development across the state Shruti Dugar | Mumbai In March this year, Prakash Pant, Finance Minister, Uttarakhand presented the state budget of INR 45,585.09 crore for the fiscal year 2018-19. Tourism, being a major source of revenue for the state has been allotted INR 183.37 crore. “In regards to the budget […]

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4.7 million inbound travellers visit Cuba in 2017

According to 2017 figures, 2017 was the most successful year for Cuba Tourism as the destination welcomed 4.7 million foreign visitors – a 16.2% increase over 2016.  Out of the total arrivals, 44% were Canadian visitors in 2017 who had previously visited Cuba. Cuba remains the number one destination for Canadians in the Caribbean. “Peace, […]

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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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