India’s tourism dollars up 20%

November 20, 2017 by  
Filed under India, News

NEW DELHI, 20 November 2017:  India’s Ministry of Tourism estimates foreign exchange earnings (FEEs) through tourism, January to October, reached USD220.89 billion representing an improvement of 20.2% over year-on-year.

During January-October 2016, the FEEs registered USD 18.37 billion and a growth of 7.9% over January- October 2015.

Highlights of the estimates indicate FEEs for just October identified FEEs of USD2.205 billion, compared with FEEs of USD1.812 billion during the month of October 2016. Read more

Thai Lion delays Kochi launch

November 13, 2017 by  
Filed under India, News, Thailand

BANGKOK, 13 November 2017: Thai Lion Air, home-based in Bangkok, has delayed the launch of its planned service to Kochi, a popular tourist destination in India.

The new service from Don Mueang Airport (DMK) was supposed to start 1 December, according to its provisional timetable as stated by Airlineroute.

The latest information suggest the airline will now start the service, 1 February. Read more

GoAir readies for Phuket flights

August 29, 2017 by  
Filed under Aviation, India, News, Thailand

BANGKOK, 29 August 2017: Mumbai-based budget carrier GoAir is ready to start its first international services to Male, in the Maldives and Phuket, Thailand, this October.

However, schedules for the airline’s first international services have not been finalised and bookings are not possible for either destination on the airline’s website.

It is understood the airline is waiting confirmation that two Airbus A320s will be delivered in time to launch the flights during October. Read more

BLTM closes on a strong note

October 26, 2016 by  
Filed under India, News

DELHI, 26 October 2016: Business & Luxury Travel Mart (BLTM) closed, Tuesday evening, logging a strong vote of confidence from the events related travel community in India.

It marks India’s first full-fledged business tourism travel mart that drew an impressive response from sellers representing events, MICE and luxury travel.

Over 150 qualified hosted buyers attended BLTM from all over India. Read more

Record attendance forecast for SATTE

January 19, 2016 by  
Filed under Events, India, News

NEW DELHI, 19 January 2016: The 23rd edition of SATTE, South Asia’s leading travel trade show will take place 29 to 31 January in New Delhi, India.

The show should attract around 750 exhibitors and participants from around 35 countries and 27 Indian states.

Foreign Tourism Boards such as Brand USA, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Changi Airport (Singapore), Egypt, Mexico, Malaysia, Spain, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Israel, Thailand, Indonesia, Jordan, Turkey, Macau, Fiji, Bhutan, Cambodia, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Romania and Russia amongst others have confirmed their participation. Read more

TravPax signs Thomas Cook India

January 8, 2016 by  
Filed under India, News, Technology

SINGAPORE, 8 January 2016: TravPax Solutions signed an agreement with Thomas Cook India, earlier this week, to implement TravPax 5 Solution across Thomas Cook India’s extensive omni channel distribution of call centres and franchises, across India.

TravPax will support Thomas Cook India’s move to centralize and manage reservations of hotels, flights and packages from its offline franchise outlets, via its call centres, to online booking websites.

The TravPax platform has connections to dozens of worldwide wholesalers, GDS airlines, low-cost carriers that will allow Thomas Cook India to scan for the best available rates and offers for its clients and subsidiaries. Read more