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Malaysia eye 12% incremental of passenger’s load from India in 2019

Deputy Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Malaysia, YB Tuan Muhammad Bakhtiar bin Wan Chik

The “Malaysia Fantastic Deals” package was launched on 13 December 2018 to promote more value-for-money holiday packages to Malaysia for tourists from India. The campaign was officiated by Tuan Syed Yahya Syed Othman, Director of Package Development Division, Tourism Malaysia, and Manoj Mehta, Country manager, Malindo Air. The initiative sees Tourism Malaysia in partnership with Malindo Air and several popular hotels ...

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Zanzibar calls on India Inc and discerning travellers

Jilesh Babla- India Representative- Zanzibar

All developed and emerging markets today are well versed with the India’s growing economy and burgeoning outbound travel market. In fact, almost all countries want to participate and gain from India’s growth story. In this league are many destinations that want to attract Indian Industrialists and also attract discerning Indian tourists to there shores. On night of 24 November 2018, ...

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Singapore Tourism Board partners Ola to drive more Indian visitors home, build on ‘Passion Made Possible Possible’ campaign

Ola says SINGAPORE

The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) today announced a partnership with one of the world’s largest ride-hailing companies, Ola. As a part of this partnership, Ola will run a campaign from 1 to 15 December 2018 on its platforms across 19 cities in West and Central India for its customers to win a trip to Singapore. Ola users will have to take a ...

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Gothenburg to pitch for coveted title of Europe’s most attractive meeting place with Associations World Congress in April 2019

Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre (SECC).

In recent years, Gothenburg has taken up the fight with the European capitals on the title of most attractive meeting place. On 7 – 9 April 2019, Sweden’s second city welcomes the Associations World Congress & Expo (AWC) to the Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre (SECC), for the first time in Scandinavia. “We are very excited to launch a new ...

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Dubai steals the show @ IBTM World 2018 as global knowledge hub

IBTM World. Dubai Business Events (DBE)

Dubai’s growing business events sector, a key contributor to the emirate’s economy, is being showcased this week to an audience of international meetings industry professionals at IBTM World. Dubai Business Events (DBE), the city’s official convention bureau, kicked off its participation along with partners and stakeholders at the annual trade show, being held from 27-29 November in Barcelona. With over ...

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Outbound Tourism Spending from Gulf is Six Times the Global Average: UNWTO Report

‘The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Outbound Travel Market’, a new report prepared by UNWTO and ETC with the support of Value Retail, examines the fast-growing outbound market of the GCC countries – Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates – with an additional focus on the image of Europe as a tourism destination. It finds that per-capita international tourism spending from the GCC was 6.5 times higher than the global average in 2017, with expenditure estimated to be more than USD 60 billion in 2017, up from USD 40 billion in 2010.

A new report from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the European Travel Commission (ETC) shows that outbound tourism from Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) – comprising six countries of the Arabian peninsula – has grown strongly in recent years, with international tourism expenditure surpassing USD 60 billion in 2017. ‘The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Outbound Travel Market’, a new report ...

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India and Korea to sign MoU for strengthening cooperation in Tourism and Sporting events

Do Jong-hwan

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 1 November 2018 has approved signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Korea for strengthening cooperation in the field of Tourism. The main objectives of the Memorandum of Understanding to expand bilateral cooperation in tourism sector, increase exchange of information and data related to tourism, encourage cooperation ...

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Direct air services between India and Perth on anvil; Western Australia to appoint marketing representative in Mumbai

Jayant Sinha meeting the Western Australian Tourism Minister, Paul Papalia

The Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha met with the Western Australian Tourism Minister Paul Papalia on 24 October 2018 to receive further commitments from the Western Australian State Government to establish direct non-stop flights between India and Perth. The Ministers said the discussions were positive, agreeing there would be benefits for both Western Australia and India if a direct ...

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Network of Indian MICE Agents to Feel Taiwan @ Convention 2019; spearhead MICE zone at SATTE 2019

Taiwan to host NIMA in January 2019

Business of Meetings, Incentives, Convention and Exhibitions (MICE) from stakeholders perspective is hard-work, strategic preparations and hundreds of man-hours put together to conducts a show- successfully!  Fine craftsmanship of the Network of Indian MICE Agents (NIMA), was on display that pulled through a power packed evening on 29 September 2018 in new Delhi- surprising all the invitees present with the ...

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India advance bilateral tourism ties with Malta and Morocco

San Anton Palace, Halbalzan, Malta

India advanced tourism ties with its Malta and Morocco on 17 September 2018.  The first development was part of the Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu visit to Malta. VP while making the joint Press Statement following delegation level talks with the President of Malta, Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, at San Anton Palace, Halbalzan, Malta said that diplomatic relations between India and Malta were ...

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T&A Consulting pips TRAC Representations to represent Singapore Tourism Board in South India

Singapore Tourism Board- South India

The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) announced the appointment of Delhi based, T&A Consulting as its official Marketing Representative agency for South India with effect from 1st October 2018. Noticeably, 2017 was a record year for Singapore tourism. For the first time, India moved up a spot to become Singapore’s third largest Visitor Arrival (VA) source market, with 1.27 million visitors in 2017 ...

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UNWTO: Qatar among 10 Most Open Visa Countries in the World; most open country in the Middle East

Tourism = UNWTO visa openness ranking

In a volatile world order, where Oil may not remain as the mainstay of Middle East Countries in times to come- Tourism it seems is the only bankable asset class! Wishing the said region, the one that had recently been pushed to a corner- Qatar for sure has made Tourism as its national priority. As a result, Qatar- has become the ...

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