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Thailand gains most as Indians rush for Summer Holidays 2018 peak in May-June: Report

Data compiled by Criteo  shows that Indians Booking for overseas travel mostly peaks around May-June and Thailand remains among the top destination in recent past. With 9th International Indian Film Academy Awards (IIFA Awards) will be held in Bangkok from 22nd - 24th June, 2018- no wonder Thailand is in for a splendid 2018 season as far as India as a source market is concerned!

Criteo, the leading commerce marketing technology company, reveals that Indian holidaymakers aren’t just dreaming of the perfect getaway during summer break – they’re booking them too! Criteo’s recent travel report provides an overview of travel bookings made between April & June for the year 2017 and draws comparison with April – May 2018. The report revealed that Thailand is the most ...

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Thomas Cook India adds UAE Dirham to its multi currency Borderless Prepaid Card

Abu Dhabi and India as source market

Thomas Cook India leverages UAE growth opportunity Traditionally, Indians had been pro-cash, when it comes to splurging on memorable overseas visits. In fact, the overseas Tourism Boards had been so bemused at their inability to capture the actual spend by India overseas visitors, who are among the best spenders, to make more efficient tourism promotion strategies to attract more of Indian ...

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India emerges central to American whiskey renaissance worldwide as Michter makes leading claim to India’s passion for American Whiskey

Bourbon, America’s favourite whiskey is rapidly gaining popularity and exciting the palate of well-travelled Indians. Latest example it seems is the growth seen by Michter’s Whiskey.

Traditionally, from hamburgers to Coke to fried chicken to chocolate chip cookies, Indians have loved all things American. However, lately increased exposure to the American culture through education, new fashion brands and leisure travel, has brought Bourbon closer to the Indian taste buds and witnessed a rise in the demand. Indian consumers are now considering American Whiskey for its taste, ...

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Indian Railways launches Next Generation e-Ticketing System under Digital India umbrella; adds pace to ‘Mission Raftar’

Union Minister for Railways, Coal, Finance and Corporate Affairs, Piyush Goyal addressing a press conference on ‘Mission Raftaar 2022’, a workshop of the Ministry of Railways, in New Delhi on May 30, 2018. Chairman, Railway Board, Ashwani Lohani and the Member (Traffic), Railway Board, Mohd Jamshed are also seen.

In line with Union Minister of Railways Piyush Goyal’s vision to ensure better user experience by recommending best Information Technology industry practices, Railway’s Online Travel Portal –IRCTC has now launched beta version of its new User Interface, which has more user friendly features for easier navigation. The ‘Digital India’ initiative has paved way for government organisations to harness power of technology ...

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9th edition of ‘Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav’ 2018 showcases amalgamation of Crafts, Cuisine, Culture & Art Forms

Ongoing 9th edition of ‘Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav’ under the Ministry of Culture, is underway in Tehri , Uttarakhand till 27 May 2018. Ministry of Culture has organized 8 RSM’s i.e. 2 in Delhi, 2 in Karnataka, 1 each in Varanasi, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and RSM North East in all NE State capitals.

Continuing its endeavour to promote India’s rich cultural Heritage, Ministry of Culture has organised 3 day long diversified cultural festival ‘Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav’ festival which was inaugurated on 25 May 2018 by Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, Trivendra Singh Rawat, at Koti Colony, Near Tehri Lake, Uttrakhand. The North Zone Cultural Centre (NZCC), Patiala has been entrusted with the responsibility as the nodal ...

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Aquatic species spotted after several years in Gangetic Planes: Report

workshop on “Ganga and its Biodiversity: Developing a Road Map for Habitat and Species Conservation + WWF

Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Nitin Gadkari released the report on “” in river Ganga in New Delhi on 22 May 2018. He also inaugurated a day-long workshop organised by World Wildlife Fund (WWF) on the theme “Ganga and its Biodiversity: Developing a Road Map for Habitat and Species Conservation”. A database of Ganga Praharis’, ...

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New Museum gallery in offing @ Purana Qila complex in New Delhi with upgradation of Central Antiquity Collection Section (CAC)

ASI has taken up conservation and upgradation of Central Antiquity Collection Section (CAC), which is being designed into a modern gallery.

The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has taken up several important conservation, restoration, Up-Gradation & development works at the Historical Purana Qila in New Delhi. In a unique initiative, the ASI has taken up conservation and upgradation of Central Antiquity Collection Section (CAC) which spread in the cells along the periphery of the fortification. The CAC section is being designed into ...

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Two month long ‘India & The World – A History in Nine Stories’ exhibition offers insights into two million years of history

The Minister of State for Culture Mahesh Sharma and the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport, UK, Matt Hancock visiting  the exhibition ‘India & The World – A History in Nine Stories’, in New Delhi on May 11, 2018.

Ministerial Opening of the exhibition ‘India & The World – A History in Nine Stories’ by Minister of State for Culture(I/c) and Minister of State for Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Govt of India, Mahesh Sharma and UK Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, Matt Hancock MP was held on 11th May 2018 at the National Museum auditorium, ...

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Pernod Ricard India introduces Campo Viejo variants to sooth summers of 2018 and add vibrancy into Indian wine market

Campo Viejo debut in India with two joven wine variants, a 100% Tempranillo and a Viura-Tempranillo Blanco brought alive the ultimate Spanish wine fiesta recently.

Pernod Ricard India the makers of Absolut Vodka to add soothing flavours for summer of 2018 and add fresh vibrant flavours into the wine category recently launched of their Spanish wine, Campo Viejo. Pioneering the richest expression of Tempranillo grapes, Campo Viejo is the No. 1 Rioja brand in the world, said the press communique appreciating Rioja as Spain’s premier wine-growing region and the ...

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Indian Amusement Park Industry set to witness 10 -12% growth year on year: IAAPI

With over 120+ exhibitors from India and 18 countries- Indian Association of Amusement Parks and Industries (IAAPI) expects expo to put their sector in global limelight

Indian Amusement Park Industry, that had sluggish growth till recent times, is set to witness a 10 – 12% growth year on year for the next three years, said Shirish Deshpande, President – Indian Association of Amusement Parks and Industries (IAAPI), at the inauguration of the The 18th AMUSEMENT EXPO, organised by Indian Association of Amusement Parks and Industries (IAAPI), supported ...

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‘India’s travel sector to grow past US$48 billion market opportunity by 2020’; Industry gears up for grand 25th anniversary edition of SATTE

SATTE start off with its 25th edition on 31st January 2018

  India is truly an incredible destination, which still has a long way to go to attain its rightful place among the top visited travel destination in the world. As the most incredible show on earth- India steadies its act with much awaited Incredible India 2.0 campaign and the new tourism policy, its likely that by 2020 India is likely ...

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Aspiring young chefs from over 50 countries to participate @ 4th Young Chef Olympiad

Organisers of Young Chef Olympiad plans to grow the platform even bigger, with over 100 countries for our next edition, while young aspiring chefs from over 50 countries showcase their culinary skills in the 2018 edition.

The 4th Edition of Young Chef Olympiad, conceptualised and executed by IIHM, will be held in India from 28th Jan to 2nd Feb 2018. YCO was created as a platform by noted hospitality school, IIHM, for young chefs-in-training from around the world to interact and showcase their talent. The previous three editions saw an increasingly positive response from the international hospitality ...

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