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29
Jun

Chinese Luxury Travellers: Travel Trends For The Next Three Years

According to the report ‘The Chinese Luxury Traveller 2017’ by Hurun Report and International Luxury Travel Market Asia (ILTM Asia), around world travel and polar exploration are the most anticipated travel trends for Chinese luxury travellers in the next three years, accounting for 43% and 36% of respondents, while outdoor adventure (26%) follows immediately behind. In contrast with data from two years ago, luxury travellers are expanding their horizons,

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28
Jun

Astroport Sariska: India Does A First In South Asia

Source: Astroport Sariska Astroport Sariska, a small resort in the Aravali range in Alwar district of Rajasthan, is a haven for those who think that astronomy is their top hobby. The resort which overlooks the historic Tehla Fort is just a five-hour drive away from the light pollution of Delhi. The resort, which is located next to the Sariska Tiger

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28
Jun

Chef Kunal Kapur’s Travelogue Series Features Culinary Trails Across Australia

Celebrated chef and restaurateur, Kunal Kapur has announced the launch of #TravelWithKunal – a seven episode web series capturing his food and wine experiences in Australia. The web series features a journey covering Australia’s culinary, cultural, historical, wildlife and iconic experiences. Every Friday the episodes will be aired at 11 am on Chef Kunal Kapur’s YouTube channel and Facebook page.

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28
Jun

Indian Domestic Airlines Eye Bigger Share Of Foreign Traffic

Unlike many countries, international air traffic to and from India continues to be dominated by foreign airlines, primarily from West Asia. But Indian carriers have been growing their share of the pie steadily.     From about 30 per cent in FY14, the share of domestic airlines in India’s international traffic rose to 34 per cent in FY16 and further

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28
Jun

Experiences Drive Australians’ Travel Habits

Shedding light on Australians’ travel habits is the new study commissioned by Expedia, The Wotif Travel Predictions 2017. What the findings show is that the average Australian prefers international travel rather than domestic, and seeks a variety of activities while vacationing. Like other travellers across the globe, Australians want to ‘experience something different.’ Marketing your brand as having diverse and

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22
Jun

Incredible India 2.0 To Take A Spiritual Bent

India’s spirituality and its wellness traditions will be the highlights of Incredible India 2.0 campaign. The revamped version of the government’s marketing initiative to promote India as a preferred tourist destination for global audiences will be launched formally on World Tourism Day on September 27. While the usual spiritual circuit — Varanasi, Mathura and Ajmer — will continue to receive a helpful hand from

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22
Jun

GST Impact: Hotel Rates Set To Come Down

There is good news for those bit by the travel bug who prefer staying at mid-market to luxury hotels in India. After the GST Council  tweaked the tax incidence on hotel tariffs, room rates at such hotels are set to come down. The GST (Goods & Services Tax) Council led by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in its 17th meeting, in a relief to the hotel

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15
Jun

China Regains Luxury Appetite But Travel Budgets Stagnate

In 2016, Chinese luxury spend increased 20 per cent and returned to pre-2013 levels, according to chairman and chief researcher of the Hurun Report Rupert Hoogewerf, but buyers interviewed at ILTM Asia say this is not translating to fatter holiday budgets. Hurun’s 2017 The Chinese Luxury Traveller Report states that purchasing power of respondents rose 57 per cent, from RMB14

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15
Jun

Dynamics of Connectivity: Hong Kong, An International Hub Icon

OAG takes a deep dive into the traffic flows at Asia’s primary hub airports to gain a greater understanding of the dynamics of connectivity. How are travellers using each of these airports to connect? Which connecting traffic flows are they serving well? And how is airline strategy influencing the development of these airports as hubs? As one of the world’s

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15
Jun

Five Visa-Free Destinations For Indians

With rising disposable income, international summer holidays are gaining momentum among Indians. However, getting visas may prove to be task in itself. Global travel search engine Skyscanner has brought together five destinations India passport holders can tick off their bucket lists without the hassle of applying for visas. Senegal The African country is a lively destination with its buzzing markets,

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