24
May

Rank Of India Improves In International Tourist Arrivals

As per the UNWTO definition, International Tourist Arrivals (ITAs) comprises two components namely Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) and Arrivals of Non-Resident Nationals. The UNWTO in its barometer ranks countries in terms of their ITAs. So far only the figures of FTAs were compiled in India. However, now India has started compiling the data arrivals of Non-Resident Indians (NRIs), also.  The

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24
May

Top Vegetarian-Friendly Destinations For Indians

As per the latest Cox & Kings Survey on ‘Top Vegetarian-Friendly Destinations and Preferences of Indian Vegetarian Outbound Travellers’, Dubai, the United Kingdom and Singapore have topped the list of most preferred Vegetarian-Friendly destinations for Indian Vegetarian Travellers. Other destinations preferred for holidaying are USA, Switzerland, Malaysia, Israel, Thailand, Australia and New Zealand. Thanks to an increase in the number of Vegetarian and Indian Restaurants

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17
May

More Indians Heading Out For Vacations This Year

Portals, tour operators and travel companies like MakeMyTrip, Yatra.com, ixigo Thomas Cook and SOTC say there has been a significant surge in hotel and flight bookings for the upcoming summer vacations compared to the same period last year. Tour operators and travel agencies are expecting bookings to grow further with fare sales introduced by airlines like Indigo and Spicejet this

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17
May

China Proving A Tough Travel Market As It Matures

Gone are the days when Chinese travellers are viewed as a sensitive bunch that respond to negative news coverage of a destination with tour cancellations, making them a more resilient customer than Europeans or Japanese, sellers at the recent ITB China told TTG Asia. “They read the news, they discuss the news and then they forget about the news,” commented

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17
May

From Regional To Long-Haul, Indian Low-Cost Carriers Spread Wings

Fourteen years after Air Deccan started the era of budget flying in India, low-cost carriers (LCC) here are finally coming of age and preparing to straddle the entire space — from short regional flights on turboprops to long hauls using wide body planes. This tectonic shift comes with India’s largest airline by domestic market share, LCC IndiGo, declaring it will

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17
May

Indian Cities That Lead In Online Travel Searches

Mumbai leads Indian cities in online travel searches and state-wise Gujarat has been ranked lowest with just 2.36 per cent of people searching for tour destinations, according to a new survey report.Survey by MyTourReview, a review platform for tour operators into holiday habits of Indian consumers for 2016, shows that internet users in Mumbai lead online travel Survey by MyTourReview,

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17
May

Travel Writers Reinforce TNZ’s Approach To Attracting Premier Visitors

The inside word from three top US journalists about luxury travel trends and how to attract more high-end visitors to New Zealand provided a fascinating and valuable insight for media and tourism operators at TRENZ. The premium panel discussion, brought to TRENZ by Tourism New Zealand, was hugely popular and Premium Manager Lisa Gardiner says it was also an excellent

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17
May

Asia Pacific Destinations Welcomed 597 Mn Foreign Visitors; Northeast Asia Largest Generator

PATA’s Annual Travel Monitor for 2017 –  Early Edition,  shows an annual increase of three percent in foreign arrivals into 47 Asia Pacific destinations for 2016 to record an aggregate inbound count of close to 600 million. Despite the significant challenges being faced by Turkey’s tourism sector the annual net increase in arrivals into the Asia Pacific region was still

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11
May

Evolving Behaviours And Motivations Of Chinese Travellers

A study released by Sabre Corporation, a leading technology company serving the global travel industry, shared insights on the Chinese traveller’s evolving preferences, and major trends that are shaping China’s booming travel trade. Today, nine out of 10 Chinese travellers say they now have the means and are hoping to travel more frequently as compared to five years ago. Higher disposable income

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11
May

India Sees Surge In Visitors, Thanks To ‘Premier Partnership’ Deal

The Premier Partnership status gave India a greatly enhanced profile at WTM London 2016, as the country’s tourism board highlighted its diverse attractions to the world’s key source markets and international media. India became WTM London’s headline partner to promote its increased airline services and $300 million worth of investment in tourism infrastructure over the past 18 months. It was

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