‘Huge cost differential shifting MICE from India to Thailand, Sri Lanka’

Sunder G. Advani, Chairman & Managing Director, Advani Hotels & Resorts (India) is the Chairman of WTTCII for the year 2018. In his first communique as WTTCII Chairman, he has urged the Union and State government to make India MICE competent and bring ATF under GST to make air travel more affordable.

At the recently held Annual General Meeting of the World Travel & Tourism Council, India Initiative (WTTCII) on 12 December 2017 at New Delhi, it appointed as Office Bearers of WTTCII for the year 2018, which includes Sunder G. Advani, Chairman & Managing Director, Advani Hotels & Resorts (India) as the Chairman of WTTCII for the year 2018 and Rajeev Talwar, Chief Executive Officer, DLF as ...

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Digital India boost for Haj 2018 with Portal for private tour operators

The Union Minister for Minority Affairs, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi launching the portal for Haj Tour Operators, in New Delhi on December 14, 2017.

Launching a portal for private tour operators (PTOs) on 14 December 2017, Union Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi shared that the decision of the Government, led by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, to allow Muslim women for Haj without “Mehram” has been welcomed across the country. Now post the Government’s decision to lift the ban on Muslim women going for Haj without ...

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‘India attractive medical tourism destination for citizens of Oman’

The Minister of State for Culture (Independent Charge) and Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Mahesh Sharma met Minister of Tourism of Oman, Ahmed Bin Naseer Bin Hamad al-Mehrzi on sidelines of  Second UNWTO/UNESCO World Conference on Tourism and Culture at Muscot

The Minister of State for Culture (Independent Charge) and Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Mahesh Sharma led the Indian delegation to the second UN World Tourism Organisation/UNESCO World Conference on Tourism and Culture, with focus on sustainable development, which was held in Muscat, Capital city of Oman, during 11-12th December, 2017. Speaking during the Ministerial Dialogue on Tourism, Culture and ...

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SriLankan Airlines with OneWorld Partner Qantas adds more reasons to celebrate New Year @ Melbourne or Colombo

Leveraging the OneWorld Alliance strength with partner Qantas- Srilankan airlines has pleasant reasons and benefits for flyers wanting to explore Melbourne or Colombo and more starting 18th December 2017 onwards.

SriLankan Airlines, which last month launched daily non-stop services to Melbourne, is providing its valued passengers with a wide range of options to connect and fly to major cities in Australia and New Zealand, by expanding its codeshare agreement with its long-time partner and fellow oneworld alliance member Qantas. SriLankan will codeshare on Qantas’ services from Melbourne to Adelaide, Brisbane ...

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Thomas Cook India adjudged among Top 100 Best Companies for Working Women in India

TCI is one of the Top 100 Best Companies for Women in India

Thomas Cook (India) Group, India’s leading integrated travel and travel related financial services company, was recently selected as one of the Working Mother & AVTAR 100 Best Companies for Women in India 2017. The companies within the Thomas Cook India Group that were a part of the survey included SITA-Travel Corp (India) Ltd, Thomas Cook India and SOTC. In India, ...

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Experts explore India’s North East and Developing Inter- Regional Tourism between BIMSTEC and ASEAN Countries@ 6th International Tourism Mart

The Minister of Tourism, Assam, Hemanta Biswa Sarma and Secretary, Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Rashmi Verma at a press conference regarding the 6th International Tourism Mart 2017, in Guwahati on December 06, 2017.

Day Two of the International Tourism Mart 2017 at Guwahati started with a presentation on exploring North East by Suman Billa, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Tourism. This presentation highlighted the varied tourism products of North East region and the initiatives taken by Ministry of Tourism for development of tourism infrastructure, promotion and marketing, human resource development in tourism sector for ...

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Quotes from ‘6th International Tourism Mart-2017’ underway @ Guwahati

The Minister of State for Tourism (I/C) and Electronics &Information Technology, Alphons Kannanthanam presenting a memento to the Governor of Assam,  Jagdish Mukhi, at the 6th International Tourism Mart 2017, in Guwahati on December 05, 2017 in presence of  
Chief Minister of Assam,  Sarbananda Sonowal and other dignitaries.

Jagdish Mukhi, Governor of Assam inaugurated the “6th International Tourism Mart (ITM) -2017” in the presence of  Sarbananda Sonowal, Chief Minister Assam, Pema Khandu, Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh, K.J. Alphons, Union Minister of State (I/C) for Tourism, Hemanta Biswa Sarma, Minister for Tourism of Assam, Union Tourism Secretary  Rashmi Verma, V.K. Pipersenia, Chief Secretary of Assam and other dignitaries ...

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6th International Tourism Mart puts spotlight on India’s Act East Policy & blossoming ASEAN ties

Governor of Assam is likely to inaugurate the ITM 2017 today. in the file picture seen is  Vice President, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu with Governor of Assam,  Jagdish Mukhi and the Chief Minister of Assam, Sarbananda Sonowal in Guwahati, Assam on December 03, 2017.

“6th International Tourism Mart” (ITM) will begin in Guwahati, Assam today. The Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, in association with the North Eastern States is organising this Mart from 5-7 December, 2017. Jagdish Mukhi, Governor of Assam will inaugurate the Mart in the presence of Sarbananda Sonowal, Chief Minister Assam, K J Alphons, Minister of State (I/C) for Tourism, Union Tourism ...

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IndiGo closes on 1000 flights per day milestone; adds stay option for flyers with GuestHouser as supplier of Holiday Homes

Team Indigo with Aditya Ghosh at centre is all set to pleasantly surprise its flyers with more options to fly into different destination and opt for convenient stay options. Hope it also gets rids of the negative publicity one of the 2017 incident got.

Reinforcing its commitment to the India market – IndiGo, India’s largest and fastest growing low cost carrier ahas announced the launch of 4 7 flights (19 new sectors and 28 additional flights) on its network ; thereby achieving 1000 flights per day mark on December 23 rd 2017. India’s best on – time performer will now operate maiden flights between ...

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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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Indian travellers can save upto 30% on planned international holidays : Survey

Singapore with new brand identity Passion made possible remains an attractive destination even for last minute plans and dosen't put undue duress on travel budget: Survey

One of the main strengths of Indian economy is the high portion of household savings, unlike in many of the western or emerging countries, which has helped India remain resilient even in a vulnerable global economic scenario. It reflects that Indians have a higher propensity to save. Lately, with rise in the economic strength of its populace and predominantly middle class, ...

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Tamil Nadu adjudged Best State in Organ Donation@ 8th Indian Organ Donation Day

Anupriya Patel. MoS, MHFW felicitating the Director General, BSF,  K.K. Sharma, at the ‘8th Indian Organ Donation Day’, organised by the National Organ and Tissue Transplant Organization (NOTTO), in New Delhi on November 27, 2017. Minister of Health, Tamil Nadu, C. Vijaya Baskar is also seen.

“When seen from the perspective of reason and rationale, the gift of life is the ultimate gift that one could give and organ donation is, therefore, a ‘God like act’ and needs to be encouraged.” This was stated by Anupriya Patel, Minister of State (HFW) on the occasion of ‘8th Indian Organ Donation Day’, organised by the National Organ and ...

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