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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Reunion Island up with new marketing strategies, innovative campaigns for Indian market

For discerning Indian travellers- Reunion Islands as several ultimate experiences lined up!

For Reunion Island, India ranks among top among all 10 other countries in visitor arrivals in during the first quarter of 2017 in the country. It had registered a substantial growth of 175.5% from the Indian market in the first quarter of 2017 as compared to the same period last year, according to the official statistics shared by Airport Roland Garros, Reunion ...

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Ongoing Qatar-Gulf crisis makes Qatar rev up tourism growth; Qatar Tourism Authority Opens Office in Mumbai

L to R -  Rashed AlQurese, Chief Marketing & Promotions Offer, Hassan Al Ibrahim, Chairman Qatar Tourism Authority and Joseph Fernandes, QTA India

In the new disruptive global order; tourism has emerged as emerged one of dependable growth drivers. The recent UNWTO barometer reflects that all leading 25 source markets has witnessed incremental spending by its citizens on international tourism, which in no time will cross the 2 billion mark. Hence, its essential every nation gives its best shot to tourism promotion! Seemingly, arising ...

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Destination Canada launches Canada-China Year of Tourism 2018; Indian market to witness a change in Rep?

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who recently visited China, announced new tourism initiatives to create a stronger and more stable long-term relationship with China by boosting cultural exchanges and the two-way flow of tourists. Canada and China will make 2018 the Year of Canada-China Tourism.

The recent 17th Annual Public Meeting of Destination Canada rendered a glimpse into major successes in 2017, which seems will be the best ever Tourism Year 2017 in recent times for Destination Canada as President and CEO David F Goldstein shared updates on performance in Destination Canada’s key international markets. “The numbers are great: as of September 2017, Canada is seeing ...

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Singapore turns paradise for Indians seeking vegetarian, gluten free, organic or any form of healthy food

GB Srithar, Regional Director – South Asia, Middle East & Africa (SAMEA), Singapore Tourism Board now surely wants Alia Bhatt, other celebrities and all million plus Indian tourists to Singapore deploy the Unique STB's Vegetarian food guide.

Food is an an important ingredient that leave memories of a travel destination etched forever in hearts of  travellers. Indians are particular about food and the vegetarian among them feel like at heavens when they get adequate meal on overseas journey. Passion Made Possible, the new campaign by Singapore Tourism Board (STB), seemingly has crafted a surprise that Indians will love and stay revisited to Singapore.  ...

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Exhibition “Decorated Arms & Armours” from National Museum Reserve Collection underway till first week of November 2017

The Director General, National Museum, B.R. Mani visiting after inaugurating the fifth exhibition entitled “The Ornamental Arms and Armour” from the reserve collection of National Museum, in New Delhi on October 18, 2017.

An exhibitions entitled “Decorated Arms & Armours” displaying select daggers, swords, armours as well as pistols from National Museum’s reserve collection, which represents different time period, region, technique and customs associated with these beautiful masterpieces, began on 18 November 2017. Director General, National Museum B.R. Mani inaugurated the said exhibition that will be on display till 5th November, 2017. The history of Indian ...

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Abu Dhabi to spur growth partners e-marketplace- start-up TripShelf!

Abu Dhabi and India as source market

To spur growth in outbound visitors arrivals from India the various National Tourism Offices (NTO’s) have opened own offices, participate in various travel trade exhibitions, shows, conducts own road shows to promote training and make inroads into travel industry on pan India basis. In this quest, a new genre of tech based e-startup seems to be a new link that these NTO’s ...

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Korea MICE Bureau wins major chunk of Taiwan Incentive arrivals

In 2016, 883,465 Taiwanese persons visited Korea (up 60.8% from the previous year). Picture reflects Hanbok Experience at K-style Hub (traditional Korean clothing) in Seoul.

Korea is seeing a sharp increase in business visitors from Taiwan in 2017 in response to active marketing and support programs at home and abroad by the Korea MICE Bureau (KMB) division of the Korea Tourism Organisation. Some 30,000 Taiwanese corporate travelers are currently enjoying incentive travel-based visits to Korea throughout the second half of the year, just over a ...

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With Bali on top- Ezeego1 reveals top 10 Honeymoon destination for Indians in H-1 2017

Top Ten Honeymoon destination for Indians feature Bali- Maldives-Thailand- Seychelles-Greece-Paris- Mauritius-Sri Lanka-Scotland-Budapest. Above Pic- Anse-Lazio Beach- Seychelles. Courtesy: Gerad Larose/STB

Destination across the world are keen on tapping the large Indian weddings and at same time make in roads into preference charts of the Indian couples planning honeymoon in overseas destination. Interestingly, Indian couples start planning their honeymoon atlas six month in advance, shares Neelu Singh, CEO and Director, Ezeego1. “Indian couples love travelling to beach destinations that offer visa-on-arrival options. Unlike ...

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New South Wale’s rural and regional tourist attraction gain limelight @ Vivid Sydney 2017 

Views of Sydney Harbour lights during Vivd Sydney 2017. Image By- Hamilton Lund

In line with UNWTO call for promoting sustainable tourism and natural evolution of a destination- its essential that in a destination more regional and if possible rural destination come into mainstream of tourism. Here a The Destination New South Wales (NSW) is a true success story that has successfully transformed Sydney from mere being a gateway to Australia, to the gateway to rural ...

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Singapore India roadshows to ensure 1million Indian arrivals for third year in row

'Growing Tourism into Singapore together Roadshows' by STB across six cities in India in 2017

Singapore received more than one million Indian visitors in 2016 and it surely wants to ensure that the same feet is accomplished in 2017 as India continues to be the fourth largest source market in terms of visitor arrivals and third largest tourism receipts generating market for Singapore. Hence, to lure more Indian tourists, celebrate and strengthen growing B2B relationship,  Singapore Tourism ...

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