Northeast India eyes ASEAN travel markets

December 8, 2017 by  
Filed under News, South Asia

GUWAHATI, Assam India, 8 December 2017: More flights, an aggressive campaign to double northeast India’s tourist arrivals in five years were key elements in the game plan outlined by Secretary of Tourism, Government of India, Rashmi Verma, during a three-day travel mart hosted in Guwahati, Assam.

Details of the northeast strategy and campaign were presented by the Secretary of Tourism, during the travel mart briefing, attended by media and international buyers from 29 countries, earlier this week.

Over 160,000 foreign and 7.7 million domestic tourists visited Assam and other northeast states during 2016, registering a 5.2% increase over previous year. Read more

Mart promotes India’s northeast states

December 1, 2017 by  
Filed under Events, News, South Asia

NEW DELHI, 1 December 2017:  The 6th International Tourism Mart will be hosted in Guwahati, Assam from 5 to 7 December, organised by the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India.

The country’s northeast states are backing the travel mart due to be hosted in Taj Vivanta with the official opening precided over by the Governor of Assam, Shri Jagdish Mukhi.

The 6th International Tourism Mart, will put the spotlight on India’s “Act East Policy”, that is part of a wider initiative to work closely with the 10-nation ASEAN bloc and East Asia namely China, Korea and Japan. Read more

Rajasthan bags awards

November 21, 2017 by  
Filed under News, South Asia

NEW DELHI, 21 November  2017: Rajasthan Tourism has been recognised as the “Best Wedding Destination” in India at India’s Best Awards 2017 by Travel+Leisure India and South Asia, hosted in New Delhi, last week.

The  consumer magazine said the award,  based on readers’ opinions, was a testimony to an unmatched experience offered to couples by the state in terms of forts, palaces, gardens and courtyards, making Rajasthan the ultimate destination for fairy-tale destination weddings.”

Also last week, Rajasthan Tourism was conferred with an award for outstanding “marketing innovation” at the 5th WTTCCI-Hotelivate State Ranking Survey 2017, also hosted in New Delhi. Read more

Delhi still tops the charts

November 21, 2017 by  
Filed under News, South Asia

BANGKOK, 21 November 2017: Delhi still wins top recognition in India’s state ranking survey despite its reputation for air pollution.

The Indian national capital territory scored top points as the country’s “destination leader” in the fifth biennial Hotelivate State Ranking Survey for Tourism.

The survey checks out the status of tourism and hospitality industries across the country supported by the World Travel & Tourism Council. Read more

India races to save World Heritage

November 21, 2017 by  
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AHMEDABAD, 21 November 2017: Traffic chokes the centuries-old stone archway into Ahmedabad’s historic quarter, the snarl of honking rickshaws and sputtering buses coats the monuments of India’s only World Heritage city in a layer of soot.

Conservation experts warn Ahmedabad, one of the world’s most polluted cities, faces a mammoth task defending its newly won UNESCO status as its fragile cultural icons decay under neglect, traffic and trash.

The 600-year-old enclave was named India’s first ‘World Heritage City’ last July — despite warnings from some of UNESCO’s own experts that it lacked a convincing plan for protecting its ancient citadels, mosques and tombs. Read more

India wins six of the best

November 20, 2017 by  
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SANYA, China, 20 November 2017: An Indian medical student was crowned Miss World at a glitzy event in a Chinese resort at the weekend, making her country the joint-most successful in the beauty pageant’s history.

Manushi Chhillar is the sixth Indian winner of the long-running contest, following in the footsteps of Bollywood actresses Priyanka Chopra and Aishwarya Rai.

Her win brings India level with Venezuela as the countries with most victories in the history of the pageant, now in its 67th edition. Read more

New flight links India and Singapore

November 10, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Singapore, South Asia

SINGAPORE, 10 November 2017: Air India Express will launch a new service linking Coimbatore and Singapore, 18 November.

The airline is the low-cost subsidiary of the national airline Air India flying a fleet of 23 Boeing 737-800s.

It will introduce three weekly services to Coimbatore departing Singapore at 1040 on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. Read more

C&K survey: Babymooners decoded

November 10, 2017 by  
Filed under News, South Asia, trends

MUMBAI, 10 November 2017: Beach holidays, a safe environment and excellent medical services are the top considerations for babymooners according to a survey conduced by Cox & Kings.

Commissioned by the world’s oldest tour company the survey, titled ‘Decoding the Babymoon Trend,’ attempted to understand a relatively new travel trend.

Babymoon is a term that refers to a brief vacation taken by would-be parents to relax or travel before the baby is born. Read more

AirAsia promotes Jaipur fare bargain

November 7, 2017 by  
Filed under Malaysia, South Asia, Travel Deals

SEPANG, 7 November 2017: AirAsia X will start a direct services from Kuala Lumpur to Jaipur, India offering four weekly flights effective 5 February 2018.

AirAsia X launched promotional fares for  the new route Monday, pegging the lowest fare at  MYR229* for an economy seat and RM699* one-way for Premium flatbed seats.

Bookings are valid for flights 5 Feb 2018 to 21 Nov 2018. Read more

Carlson Rezidor signs Mumbai hotel

November 2, 2017 by  
Filed under Hospitality, News, South Asia

NEW DELHI, 2 November 2017: Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group announced the arrival of its upscale hotel brand Radisson in Mumbai, with the signing of a 112-key hotel located in the Andheri suburb of the city.

The signing of Radisson Mumbai Andheri MIDC should accelerate Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group’s overall growth in the country.

The hotel is owned by GHV Hospitality India Private Limited and is due to open  in 2019. Read more

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