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New and untapped destinations gaining interest among the millennial outbound, suggests Thomas Cook India findings

India’s millennials are increasingly preferring non-traditional experiences over much taken romantic destinations. Unique destinations are in high demand and is being propelled by tier-2 and 3 markets in the country. Thomas Cook (India) Ltd has witnessed a significant demand for Valentine’s Day- upwards of 27% and falling on a Thursday this year, has allowed travellers to avail an extended weekend (a 4-day break). Thomas Cook India’s data highlights that while demand for romantic destinations such …

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SA Tourism conducts roadshow in Delhi; target 100k+ visitors from India

South African Tourism’s the 16th edition of their Annual Roadshow was aimed at capitalizing on the strong potential consumer demand in India in order to surpass the target of 100,000 Indian visitors to South Africa in the current year. Recognizing the evolving demands of the Indian traveller and in continued efforts to enable trade partners, the 56-member South African trade delegation, that included 6 new SMMEs, reiterated the tourism board’s emphasis on expanding the destination …

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Destination DC holds global marketplace to drive inbound; India and China big growth markets

Destination DC (DDC) has reiterated its efforts to continue driving overseas visitation to Washington, DC, in partnership with new representation in key markets: China, Australia and India, as well as a continued relationship with its agency of record in the United Kingdom. In 2017, the nation’s capital welcomed a record 22.8 million total visitors, up 3.6 percent over 2016. Of those visitors, DC saw 20.8 million domestic (up 4.2 percent) and 2 million overseas (up …

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SA Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom, CEO Sisa Ntshona eye stronger bilateral connect with India

In yet another display of the importance of the Indian market for South Africa, the top echelons of tourism department, including the minister of tourism and CEO of South Africa Tourism Board were in India. In their interaction with the travel-trade fraternity, the contingent recognized the need for a more solutions-driven approach to ease visa regulation to unlock the full potential of tourist arrivals from India. The minister of tourism, South Africa, Derek Hanekom, visited …

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Traffic up for Amaya Resorts, The Kingsbury Colombo; awareness a challenge, says Amanda Weeraratne

The Kingsbury Hotel Colombo & Amaya resorts and spas recently conducted a well-attended 4-city roadshow in India. The focus was on tier-1 cities, among them Chandigarh. This foray comes at the back of a stellar growth in the Indian outbound numbers to the Sri Lankan shores. According to the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA), India continued to be Sri Lanka’s top source market with 384,628 arrivals (up 7.8 per cent) in 2017 and that …

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Destination NSW leveraging tech in its target to triple Indian outbound by 2030, says CEO Sandra Chipchase

Technology has come to the aid of Destination NSW in reaching out to a diverse Indian market. Tools like Webinar are being deployed to maximize trade outreach. On the consumer side, North and West India have been the best performing markets in the country. An exclusive interview with Sandra Chipchase, CEO, Destination NSW on the product of NSW, plans ahead and much more. What are your core markets from within India? What are your plans …

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Turkey bags the ‘Favourite Country’ award at Condé Nast traveller readers’ travel awards

Turkey won the award for Favourite Country at the eighth edition of Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Travel Awards. Hosted by Chitrangada Singh, held at The Lodhi, New Delhi on 29th November, the ceremony was attended by industry leaders, influencers and recognized names from the travel and tourism sector, including government bodies. Like every year, the Readers’ Travel Awards are chosen through a readers’ voting process spanning two months sans any nominations and recognises the best …

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Azerbaijan Tourism Board appoints Blue Square Consultants as India Representative

Blue Square Consultants has been appointed as the representative for Azerbaijan Tourism Board (ATB) in India. Blue Square Consultants will be responsible to build and develop strong relations with key tourism and hospitality entities and trade partners to grow and strengthen the tourism potential of the destination in the Indian market. Confirming the appointment, Sevinj Zeynalli – International Market Management Director, Azerbaijan Tourism Board said, “India being an important outbound market, we’re pleased to partner …

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Macanese culture a top draw for Delhi at the ‘Experience Macao Festival’

To celebrate the opulence and splendid culture of Macao, the Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) organised the ‘Experience Macao Festival’ at Cyber Hub, Gurgaon from 30th November to 2nd December with a lot of fun activities, delicious Macanese food and memorable ‘Macao moments’. The festival kick started with various interactive activities garnering positive feedback from visitors. In attendance was an interesting visitor at the event – the official mascot of Macao Tourism – MAK MAK and …

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PATA members to get 50 per cent off on the upcoming Travolution Asian Summit

In an exclusive, PATA India in partnership with Jacobs Media Group to host the first-ever Travolution Asian Summit in New Delhi on 15th January 2019 at Le Meridien, Windsor Place, New Delhi. The theme of the summit is, “Driving Profitable Growth In A Booming Market.” The event is expected to bring together international experts on aviation, data analytics, digital marketing, personalisation, mobile technology and innovation for understanding trends and the road ahead.  In a bid …

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Europe emerging as a top long-haul for the Chinese outbound: ITB China 2019

At ITB China, set to take place from 15 – 17 May 2019 in Shanghai, the rising demand for exhibition space by European destinations continues to reflect the trend of Europe remaining the number one long-haul destination for Chinese tourists. Being the largest regional pavilion exhibitor, the European Travel Commission (ETC) will have a stronger exhibition presence at the three-day B2B travel show with the majority of ETC members with a presence in China having …

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NYC & Company rolls out a new tourism campaign “Famous Original New York City”

NYC & Company, New York City’s official destination marketing organization, has recently unveiled its refreshed digital-first global tourism campaign “Famous Original New York City.” The campaign intends to reach travelers around the world, celebrating the personal ways NYC can be experienced. Original in-house creative—along with supporting video, photo galleries, editorial and social content—is pegged to distinct newly curated travel “affinities”: Secret NYC, Glamorous NYC and Classic NYC. “Our refreshed campaign ‘Famous Original New York City’—with its …

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Focus on trends and networking at the upcoming PATA Travel Mart 2019

PATA Adventure Travel and Responsible Tourism Conference and Mart 2019 (ATRTCM 2019) is slated to be held in the February of 2019. It is Asia-Pacific’s leading travel trade event dedicated to the adventure travel industry. The event comprises a one-day travel trade mart with leading international buyers and sellers, and a one-day conference along with high-level networking opportunities.   During the one-day travel mart, pre-matched appointments facilitate face-to-face meetings for sellers with leading adventure product …

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Why Sydney remains an attractive proposition for the Indian outbound 

Sydney is a city that loves to celebrate. From the world’s best New Year’s Eve celebration to the light-filled spectacular that is Vivid Sydney, the city knows how to put on a show. Plan your visit to the Harbour City to take in one of these world-famous events alongside all the other glittering attractions Sydney has to offer. Sydney New Year’s Eve When the clock strikes midnight on December 31, there’s no better place to …

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Ignacio Gutierrez, Director of Spain tourism in India, passes on

We at TourismFirst mourn the untimely demise of Ignacio Gutierrez, Director of Tourism Office of Spain in India (Mumbai). He passed away at noontime on November 16, 2018. A man who donned many hats is an expression that comes to mind when one remembers him. And he did them all with élan. The administrative life of Ignacio Ducasse was closely linked to tourism and the external projection of Spain, achieving respect and recognition both of …

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Israel not a pilgrimage destination anymore; numbers reflecting the trend, says Hassan Madah

Hassan Madah, Director, Israel Ministry of Tourism – India & Philippines has reasons to reflect enthusiasm at the prospects from the Indian market. After all, Israel is finally being viewed as a leisure destination by the domestic outbound and not only as a holy land with a limited traction among the larger outbound. Niche segments are looking up too. He believes that with the tailwinds, Israel could soon achieve the, once elusive, hundred thousand tourist …