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Armenia

Ethiopia

Sweden

The Armenian Apostolic Church celebrates Christmas on January 6th. On this day it also celebrates the Epiphany. Epiphany is now mainly the time Churches remember the visit of the Wise Men to Jesus. Some Armenians fast (don't eat anything) the week before Christmas. The Christmas Eve meal is called Khetum. It often includes dishes such as rice, fish, Nevik (green chard and chick peas) and yogurt/wheat soup called Tanabur. Desserts include dried fruits and nuts, including Rojik (whole shelled walnuts threaded on a string and encased in grape jelly), Bastukh (a paper-like dessert made of grape jelly, cornstarch and flour). This lighter menu is designed to ease the stomach off the week-long fast and prepare it for the rather more substantial Christmas Day dinner. Children take presents of fruits, nuts, and other candies to older relatives. Santa Claus Gaghant Baba / Kaghand Papa traditionally come on New Year's Eve (December 31st) because Christmas

Ethiopia still uses the old Julian Calendar, so they celebrate Christmas o n J a n u a r y 7 t h i n ste a d o f 2 5 t h December. Ethiopian Orthodox Church is called Ganna. Most people go to church on Christmas Day. Many people take part in a special Advent fast during 43 days before Christmas. Its start on 25th November and its called “Fast of the Prophet”. At dawn on the morning of Ganna people get dressed in white or else they wear a traditional dress called “Shamma”. The early Ganna mass start at 4am. They head to church gives services with holding candles.

Around Christmas time in Sweden one of the biggest celebrations is St. Lucia’s Day on December 13th. The celebration comes from the stories by the monks who first brought Christianity to Sweden. St. Lucia’s day is now celebrated by a girl dressing in a white dress with a red shash around her waist and a crown of a candle on her head. It symbolizes new life in winter. St. Lucia’s day is also celebrated in Denmark, Norway, Finland, Bosnia and Croatia. On 13th January after the Christmas Eve is taken down the Christmas tree and eaten over the left over cookies and sweets.

Montenegro and Serbia

Ukraine Christmas in Ukraine is normally celebrated on 7th January. Advent starts at 28th November to 6th January, so its long 40 days. People fast during Christmas Eve until the first start has appeared in the sky. The star represents “The Journey of a Wise Man to find

Christmas Eve celebrate on 6th January and Christmas Day on 7th January. Advent starts at 28th November. Outside church there is often bonfire on Christmas Eve. Under the dinner table there should be some straw as a symbol

Sinterklaas has a book in which he keeps all the names of the children and tells if they've been bad or good. Children are told that if they've been bad, Zwarte Piet will put you in his sack and take you back to Spain! Traditional foods that are left for Sinterklaas include tangerines, gingerbread, chocolate and 'Mokjes' (cookies made in the shapes of letters. There are lots of songs that children sing about Sinterklaas. Different regions of Belgium have different customs and traditions about St. Nicholas.

Netherlands and Holland For most children in The Netherlands, t h e m o st i m p o r ta n t d ay d u r i n g December is 5th December, when Sinterklaas (St. Nicholas) brings them their presents! St. Nicholas' day is on the 6th December, but in The Netherlands, the major celebrations are held on the 5th December. The name Santa Claus comes from the name Sinterklaas.

NEWS FLASH Oman Ease visa rules to attract Indian tourists Oman has soothed its visa rules to attract tourists from India, China and Russia. It was announced on 5th October 2017. Non-sponsored tourist visas will be granted to citizens of India, China and Russia who reside in or hold an entry visa to the US, Canada, Australia, the UK and Schengen states. The visa shall be granted for one month for a fee of Omani Rial 20 (Rs 3380) said by Oman Airports Management Co (OAMC). The spouse and children of the visa holder would also be allowed to enter Oman while accompanying them. Applicants must have a return ticket and confirmed hotel reservation.

Madame Tussauds Museum opening in Delhi

Salim Adi Al Mamari, Director General of Tourism Promotion, Ministry of Tourism, Oman said, "We are extremely pleased with the recent development of facilitating non-sponsored tourist visa for the citizens of India, China and Russia. With the revision in visa regulations, Oman expected Indian arrivals across all segments to grow exponentially.

Madame Tussauds Museum in Delhi is the latest tourist destination everyone is curiously waiting for. With the presence in various other countries like American, E u ro p e a n , A s i a n a n d A u st ra l i a n continents, now Madame Tussauds is finally opening in Delhi. The Museum will be located in the heart of the National Capital – Connaught Place, and will house in the Regal Cinema which was recently turned into a multiplex. It's a counterpart will comprise the wax figures of National and International icons. The attraction has opened its online portal booking of tickets with prebooking offers which include special prices. Tickets are open at Rs. 860 for adults and Rs. 660 for children. These tickets are flexible as the purchase remains valid for a year from the day of

purchase and allows the guest to visit at any time of their choice. After the attraction's opening, the tickets will be dated, and will be priced at Rs. 960 for adults and Rs. 760 for children. Sabia Gulati, Head Sales and Marketing, Madame Tussauds, Delhi said, “Madame Tussauds will serve its Indian guests with a unique and fun-filled experience especially strategies and development for them. Finally, we are here to change the way entertainment had been perceived till date. With the opening of the attraction on 1 December 2017, Indian will behold a new era of entertainment allowing them to own their moment of red carpet in showbiz. We are sure our guests will welcome the attraction enthusiastically and will love it for most exciting celebrity experience it will bring to them.”

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It s Christmas Celebration Day it is thought of as more of a religious holiday in Armenia.

Egypt Christmas Day isn’t celebrated on the 25th December but on 7th January. The Coptic month leading to Christmas is called Kiahk. People sing special praise songs on Saturday night before the Sunday Service. For the 43 days before Christmas advent from 25th November to 6th January, Coptic Orthodox Christians have a special fast where they basically eat vegan diet. They don’t eat anything containing product that came from animals. This is called “The Holy Nativity Fast”. On 6th January Coptic Christian go to church for service which starts at 10.30pm where people reach by 9’0 clock to meet the family and friends over there. The services finished in midnight around 4’0 clock in morning. When Christmas service ends people go home to eat the big Christmas meal.

of the stable/ cave where Jesus was born. When the straw is spread out some people make the noise of Chicken. Clucking like a chicken symbolizes that Jesus wanted people to follow him like one big family. It’s also common for a handful of walnuts to be spread on the straw.

Jesus” and that Jesus was born. St. Nicholas visit children are on 19th December which is also celebrated as St. Nicholas day. Christmas tree is decorated with artificial spider web and finding a web on your tree is considered as a good luck.

Belgium

Russia

Children in Belgium believe that 'Sinterklaas/St. Niklaas' (Flemish) or 'Saint Nicholas' (Walloon) brings those presents on December 6th, St. Nicholas' Day. Children put their shoes in front of the fireplace, together some for Sinterklaas like a drawing or biscuits; they might also leave a carrot for Sinterklass's horse and something for Zwarte Piet (Black Peter, Sinterklass's assistant). Then in the night, Sinterklaas arrives on the roof on his horse with Zwarte Piet. Zwarte Piet climbs down the chimney and leaves the presents in and around the shoes.

Christmas is Russia is normally celebrated on 7th January. Advent starts at 28th November to 6th January, so its long 40 days. Some people fast during Christmas Eve until the first star has appeared in the sky. People then eat (Kutia) Porridge made wheat or rice with honey, poppy seeds, fruits, berries and dry fruits. Kutia is eaten in one common bowl symbolizes the unity. Some thrown one tablespoon of Kutia toward the ceiling, if it gets stuck to ceiling it will bring good luck and good harvest. Some orthodox Russian Christian doesn’t even eat meat or fish on Christmas Eve.

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Jazeera Airways Takes Off to India Kuwait’s Jazeera Airways launched four new destinations to India in 2017. Starting with Hyderabad from 16th November followed by Kochi, Mumbai and Ahmedabad by mid December. ‘This move comes as part of Jazeera Airways’ commitment to addressing increasing travel demands with low cost fares at convenient frequencies that suit all. India is a dynamic business and tourist destination that has shared close ties with Kuwait for many years. Stepping into a new territory is always exciting as it holds tremendous potential for our growing customer base and brings diverse cultures closer together, '

FAITH’s New Team At a recent meeting of The Federation of Associations in Indian Tourism and Hospitality ( FA I T H ) n e w o ff i c e b e a r e r s w e r e announced - Mr. Nakul Anand – Chairman, nominated by Hotel Association of India ( H A I ) , M r. A k s h a y Kumar - Vice Chairman, nominated by Adventure Tour Operators Association of India (ATOAI), Mr. Subhash Goyal – Honorary Secretary, nominated by Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO), Mr. Garish Oberoi – Treasurer,

said Mr. Rohit Ramachandran, CEO of Jazeera Airways. Jazeera Airways will operate daily flights to Hyderabad departing 18.40 arriving 01.35, making it possible to travel to India without wasting a working day. Schedules for other routes to the subcontinent will be announced shortly. Fares from Kuwait to Hyderabad start from KD 32 one way and are on sale now with a baggage allowance of 30kg in Economy Class & 50kg per passenger in Business Class. Travelers can book now via Jazeera’s revamped website – Jazeeraairways.com, or through the dedicated app or from all travel agents.

nominated by Federation of Hotels & Association of India (FHRAI). The Annual General Meeting also recommended creation of an additional position of the Vice Chairman. Mr. Sunil Kumar, nominated by Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI) has stepped into that role. Mr. Aashish Gupta continues as Consulting CEO of FAITH. The FAITH Board profusely thanked the outgoing Vice Chairman, Mr. Sarab Jit Singh for his immense personal commitment and contribution to FAITH.

It all starts on the second Saturday of November (the first Saturday after 11th November) when Sinterklaas travels to a city or town in The Netherlands. Dutch tradition says that St. Nicholas lives in Madrid, Spain and every year he chooses a different harbor to arrive in Holland, so as many children as possible get a chance to see him. Sinterklaas travels with his servants called 'Zwarte Pieten' ('Black Peters'). When Sinterklaas and the Black Peters come ashore from the steam boat, all of the local church bells ring in celebration. Sinterklaas, dressed in his red robes, leads a procession through the town, riding a white horse. Every town in The Netherlands has a few Sinterklaas helpers, dressed the same as Sinterklaas who help give the presents out. (And sometimes you might one see one or more Zwarte Pieten with Sinterklaas!)

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EVENTS “Tourism –Everyones Business” Book Launched at MP Travel Mart written by Gour Kanjilal I n d i a n To u r i s m e m b o d i e s Centuries of growth and diversity. As someone who has grown up in the midst of tourism activities since 1970's till this date and being involved directly in tourism development planning process and marketing initiatives of the Ministry of Tourism in India and overseas, Mr. Gour Kanjilal surely can identify himself as real tourism practitioner. In this book “Tourism –Everyones Business” he has shared his thoughts on the multifaceted, vibrant and rich tourism heritage of India. Most of the contents in this book cover his speeches, talks addressed in various Institutes of Tourism in India, his writings in National and International Press and taking lessons from the talks of the tourism experts. Tourism facets are not available at one place in any book. He thought if he can put all the related tourism aspects at one place that can be truly beneficial for the new

Publisher: Shailendra Publication Editor & Publisher: Shailendra Kesari Assistant Editor: Parul Kesari Brand Ambassador: Vyom Kesari Advisory: Gour Kanjilal, Om Prakash Sehgal Editorial: Simple Vishwakarma Marketing Team: Prashant, Dinesh Gupta Correspondent North: Manoj Babbar Correspondent West: Payal Gupta

entrants to tourism studies. His lucid style succeeds in addressing all readers in an easy manner and the vast range of tourism activities that he brings for an interesting study on Indian tourism. His passion for tourism echoes through the articles. As Promoter, I am confident this book will encourage you to know more about Indian Tourism. We are honored to have the opportunity to launch the book today in Bhopal coinciding with Madhya Pradesh Travel Mart in the hand of Mr. Surendra Patwa, Hon'ble Minister of

Tourism, Government of Madhya Pradesh and Mr. Hari Ranjan Rao, IAS, Secretary to CM, Tourism, Revenue & Public Service Management, Commissioner Tourism & Managing Director, Madhya Pradesh Tourism Board, who made Madhya Pradesh the prime destination in India by his several new initiatives and made Madhya Pradesh winner of Ten National Awards of Ministry of Tourism in 2015-16. The book has been published by Shailendra Publications, Mumbai with lot of sincerity.

Regd. Office: 155/153B, Samudrik Building, Bhuleshwar Road, Mumbai 400 002 Copr Office: Shop No1, B-4, Highland Garden, Dhokali Road, Thane (W) 400 607 Delhi Office: D-708, Chitranjan Park, New Delhi 110 009

SKAL World Congress 2017 in Hyderabad The 78th S K A L World Congress concluded on high note with more than 600 delegates from 85 countries attended the meet at MICE city of India, Hyderabad. This is the second time SKAL World Congress was held in India after the gap of 14 years. The first one was 64th SKAL World Congress in year 2003

Film City, and many Tour and Travel Operators, Prestigious Properties showcased their offerings in the exhibition. The SKAL World Congress launched the Young SKAL Hyderabad, the first such club in Telugu states. During the four days, SKAL International Excellence

Africa, Switzerland, Turkey, Uganda, UK, USA, Zimbabwe, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Columbia, Bangladesh, China, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mauritius, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil and others.

members for their outstanding contribution. Speaking on the closing ceremony of SKAL World Congress Vijay Mohan Raj said, "We brought World to Hyderabad, and made world to view Hyderabad.” “Many foreign women delegates looked

in Chennai. This year theme was “Together We Can”. The Congress also staged the SKAL INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION which was spread over 1455 square meters. It is held in association with UBM India Pvt. Ltd at the pillar-less exhibition space at HICC. 30 exhibitors had put up the stalls. Two Telugu states , Kerala, Gujarat Tourism, Union Tourism Ministry, Ramoji

Awards and Sustainable Tourism Awards were also presented. The countries from where the delegates came and participate include: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Spain, Fiji, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kenya, Cyprus, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, Portugal, South

70 to 80 top Tourism professionals including Tourism Minister from Kenya also participated. Australia and USA was represented by a large delegation at the meet. The Congress elected Susanna Saari from Finland as their new World President. The newly elected world president hosted a Presidential Dinner which was a gala affair. The outgoing President David Fisher, felicitated

stunning in traditional Indian attire. Delegates were keen in exploring the city. They not only want to explore the tourist destinations in the city but also experience our culture, traditions, c u i s i n e s a n d m a n y m o r e ,” s a i d Harikishna Valmiki, one of the organizing members of the SKAL World Congress. The next SKAL World Congress will be held Mombasa in Kenya.

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Chiang Mai To Host ATF 2018 Chiang Mai, Thailand is counting down to the ASEAN Tourism Forum 2018 (ATF) under the theme “Sustainable Connectivity, Boundless Prosperity” from 22 January - 26 January, 2018. As the city makes final arrangements for one of the most significant annual travel events in Asia. The event will be held at Chiang Mai International Exhibition and Convention Centre one of the largest convention and exhibition center in Thailand. With usable space of 60,000 square meters, the centre is perfectly prepared for all type of MICE events at both national and international levels. Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn, Governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand said, “Chiang Mai is Thailand's second largest city and the economic engine of Northern Thailand and remains one of the Kingdom's must-visit destinations.

However, Chiang Mai maintains its charming traditions and is still known for its lovely Lanna temples and family friendly attractions. Chiang Mai's travel trade continues to expand its product offering, diversifying recently into adrenaline-based adventure tourism and gastronomy tourism to name just a few activities.” M s . Ko b ka r n Wa tt a n av ra n g ku l , Minister of Tourism and Sports said, “Today we stand together, united as a single force working towards the sustainable development of our beloved tourism industry, and as friends of tourism we will develop our tourism industry and enhance the capabilities of our potential in order for us to move forward into the future together. So join us at the ATF 2018 in Chiang Mai, Thailand!”

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He further added, “Travel to Thailand from ASEAN countries is growing at record levels, thanks to visa-free policies, growing trade and business contacts, strong marketing campaigns and increased lowcost airline linkages between the various new and emerging destinations.” This will be the 6th ATF to be held in Thailand. Hosting it in Chiang Mai is in line with the national policy to give greater prominence to provincial destinations and highlight Thailand's linkages with the Greater Mekong Sub-region countries. http://atfthailand2018.com

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EVENTS “Tourism –Everyones Business” Book Launched at MP Travel Mart written by Gour Kanjilal I n d i a n To u r i s m e m b o d i e s Centuries of growth and diversity. As someone who has grown up in the midst of tourism activities since 1970's till this date and being involved directly in tourism development planning process and marketing initiatives of the Ministry of Tourism in India and overseas, Mr. Gour Kanjilal surely can identify himself as real tourism practitioner. In this book “Tourism –Everyones Business” he has shared his thoughts on the multifaceted, vibrant and rich tourism heritage of India. Most of the contents in this book cover his speeches, talks addressed in various Institutes of Tourism in India, his writings in National and International Press and taking lessons from the talks of the tourism experts. Tourism facets are not available at one place in any book. He thought if he can put all the related tourism aspects at one place that can be truly beneficial for the new

Publisher: Shailendra Publication Editor & Publisher: Shailendra Kesari Assistant Editor: Parul Kesari Brand Ambassador: Vyom Kesari Advisory: Gour Kanjilal, Om Prakash Sehgal Editorial: Simple Vishwakarma Marketing Team: Prashant, Dinesh Gupta Correspondent North: Manoj Babbar Correspondent West: Payal Gupta

entrants to tourism studies. His lucid style succeeds in addressing all readers in an easy manner and the vast range of tourism activities that he brings for an interesting study on Indian tourism. His passion for tourism echoes through the articles. As Promoter, I am confident this book will encourage you to know more about Indian Tourism. We are honored to have the opportunity to launch the book today in Bhopal coinciding with Madhya Pradesh Travel Mart in the hand of Mr. Surendra Patwa, Hon'ble Minister of

Tourism, Government of Madhya Pradesh and Mr. Hari Ranjan Rao, IAS, Secretary to CM, Tourism, Revenue & Public Service Management, Commissioner Tourism & Managing Director, Madhya Pradesh Tourism Board, who made Madhya Pradesh the prime destination in India by his several new initiatives and made Madhya Pradesh winner of Ten National Awards of Ministry of Tourism in 2015-16. The book has been published by Shailendra Publications, Mumbai with lot of sincerity.

Regd. Office: 155/153B, Samudrik Building, Bhuleshwar Road, Mumbai 400 002 Copr Office: Shop No1, B-4, Highland Garden, Dhokali Road, Thane (W) 400 607 Delhi Office: D-708, Chitranjan Park, New Delhi 110 009

SKAL World Congress 2017 in Hyderabad The 78th S K A L World Congress concluded on high note with more than 600 delegates from 85 countries attended the meet at MICE city of India, Hyderabad. This is the second time SKAL World Congress was held in India after the gap of 14 years. The first one was 64th SKAL World Congress in year 2003

Film City, and many Tour and Travel Operators, Prestigious Properties showcased their offerings in the exhibition. The SKAL World Congress launched the Young SKAL Hyderabad, the first such club in Telugu states. During the four days, SKAL International Excellence

Africa, Switzerland, Turkey, Uganda, UK, USA, Zimbabwe, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Columbia, Bangladesh, China, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mauritius, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil and others.

members for their outstanding contribution. Speaking on the closing ceremony of SKAL World Congress Vijay Mohan Raj said, "We brought World to Hyderabad, and made world to view Hyderabad.” “Many foreign women delegates looked

in Chennai. This year theme was “Together We Can”. The Congress also staged the SKAL INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION which was spread over 1455 square meters. It is held in association with UBM India Pvt. Ltd at the pillar-less exhibition space at HICC. 30 exhibitors had put up the stalls. Two Telugu states , Kerala, Gujarat Tourism, Union Tourism Ministry, Ramoji

Awards and Sustainable Tourism Awards were also presented. The countries from where the delegates came and participate include: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Spain, Fiji, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kenya, Cyprus, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, Portugal, South

70 to 80 top Tourism professionals including Tourism Minister from Kenya also participated. Australia and USA was represented by a large delegation at the meet. The Congress elected Susanna Saari from Finland as their new World President. The newly elected world president hosted a Presidential Dinner which was a gala affair. The outgoing President David Fisher, felicitated

stunning in traditional Indian attire. Delegates were keen in exploring the city. They not only want to explore the tourist destinations in the city but also experience our culture, traditions, c u i s i n e s a n d m a n y m o r e ,” s a i d Harikishna Valmiki, one of the organizing members of the SKAL World Congress. The next SKAL World Congress will be held Mombasa in Kenya.

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Chiang Mai To Host ATF 2018 Chiang Mai, Thailand is counting down to the ASEAN Tourism Forum 2018 (ATF) under the theme “Sustainable Connectivity, Boundless Prosperity” from 22 January - 26 January, 2018. As the city makes final arrangements for one of the most significant annual travel events in Asia. The event will be held at Chiang Mai International Exhibition and Convention Centre one of the largest convention and exhibition center in Thailand. With usable space of 60,000 square meters, the centre is perfectly prepared for all type of MICE events at both national and international levels. Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn, Governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand said, “Chiang Mai is Thailand's second largest city and the economic engine of Northern Thailand and remains one of the Kingdom's must-visit destinations.

However, Chiang Mai maintains its charming traditions and is still known for its lovely Lanna temples and family friendly attractions. Chiang Mai's travel trade continues to expand its product offering, diversifying recently into adrenaline-based adventure tourism and gastronomy tourism to name just a few activities.” M s . Ko b ka r n Wa tt a n av ra n g ku l , Minister of Tourism and Sports said, “Today we stand together, united as a single force working towards the sustainable development of our beloved tourism industry, and as friends of tourism we will develop our tourism industry and enhance the capabilities of our potential in order for us to move forward into the future together. So join us at the ATF 2018 in Chiang Mai, Thailand!”

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He further added, “Travel to Thailand from ASEAN countries is growing at record levels, thanks to visa-free policies, growing trade and business contacts, strong marketing campaigns and increased lowcost airline linkages between the various new and emerging destinations.” This will be the 6th ATF to be held in Thailand. Hosting it in Chiang Mai is in line with the national policy to give greater prominence to provincial destinations and highlight Thailand's linkages with the Greater Mekong Sub-region countries. http://atfthailand2018.com

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INDIA’s NORTHEAST Contd. from Pg1 The panoramic elegance of North East India has multifarious sundry, untraced places, of which people have really heard of. You would skip your heartbeat when you will witness the clouds kissing the blue hills, the ravishing emerald green rivers, and the waterfall gushing out in-between the velvet hills. NorthEast can be a perfect holiday destination for a crusade and nature admirer. Engage yourself in assorted sports fuss like trekking, paragliding, fishing and many more. Walk down through the spiral roads with fresh green tea garden on one of your side and cottony clouds on other. All this makes you forget about anything else in the World. North of Brahmaputra lie in the rich land of Arunachal Pradesh and it is the most vast network of rivers and streams which can be assured from both Tezpur and Dibrugarh in Assam. With its lush tea garden and the oil fields, Assam lies flush in Brahmaputra valley from the narrow shop from North Bengal. Hill station of Shillong is a convenience base for exploring Meghalaya. Lets traverse through Assam to Meghalaya to Arunachal Pradesh

ASSAM Assam is the home of Brahmaputra. The stunning grandeur of its dense tracts of tropical forests, interspersed with emerald patchwork quilts of paddy and lush tea gardens, showcase the life giving largesse of the mighty River Brahmaputra that dominates the world of this land and its people. The alluvial Plains of Assam Valley enjoy an abundance of natural riches. The state produces timber, tea and has the oldest oil refinery in India. Assam is rich biodiversity with immense range of rare and endangered creatures. Places to explore in Assam Hajo which is meeting point of the Muslim, Buddhist and Hindu Faith. Tezpur is the City of Eternal Romance. Bhalukpong is another picturesque spot for angling and leisurely picnics. Majuli Island is the world's largest inhabited riverine island. It's a focal point of Vaishnava Culture. Fauna and Cursade in Assam Kaziranga National Park is oldest park in Assam. It is mostly famous for its great Indian one-horned rhinoceros, of which there are aplenty. It is also a World Heritage Site. It has a dazzling mosaic of dense woodland, tall elephant grass. Wild elephant, Hog Deer and Barasingha. Jeep Safari is also arranged. Manas National Park is a Tiger Reserve

and World Heritage Site. They have various species like tigers, hispid hare, gaurs, pygmy hogs and rare golden langurs. Nameri National Park is ideal for a leisurely angling vacation. It has a river rafting. Nameri is home for clouded leopards. Hazard Flourish in Assam The stunning variety of terrain, splendid landscapes and sparkling rivers offer adventure sports freak a wide choice of activities. Most fun bustle is Angling, Rafting, Mountaineering, Trekking, Mountain Biking, Para Sailing, HangGliding and Golf. Acquire and Traditional Pursuit Assam silk is one of the hottest souvenirs to take home. Endi (eri), Muga and Pat are varieties. Pragjyotika is Assam emporium is popular for handlooms and handicrafts. Assam Apex weaver and Artisans Cooperative Federation sells Assam silks, textiles and bamboo handcraft. Khadi Gramodyog Bhavan sells Khadi material, readymade leather goods and handmade paper. Handmade toys are made from clay, cork, wood and bamboo along with admixture of cloth and mud.

Meghalaya For one who loves nature this place is an action packed thriller. Meghalaya offers several spectacular panoramic views. Meghalaya's natural beauty is most convenient. Not just for its traditional natural beauty, Meghalaya is also known for its unique matrilineal society, which governs lineage and ancestral inheritance through the female line. Be it their unique sacred forest or their vibrant attire, the traditions and culture of Meghalaya leaves one intrigued and wanting for more. The scenic beauty streaked with the hues of the colorful lifestyle of the people enthralls. The wonder of scenic beauty and the charm of the pleasant weather with the lush green backdrop make it a perfect setting to rejuvenate and revitalize one. Thick forest and variety of orchids have always been a great for tourist from the world over. It is over flowing with the concept of Eco- tourism with its wealth of nature it does have immense potential to be eco-tourism. There are various tourist spot to visit while staying in Meghalaya like Bajengdoba, Williamnagar, and Rongram. Laitlum Canyon is situated in the East Khasi Hills district in Shillong. The greenery and the foggy ambience is extremely breathtaking. One could take brilliant pictures on their camera as it gives a panoramic view. Wildlife in Meghalaya

Nokrek National Park is a highest peak in Garo Hills and home to different species of wild animals. National Park includes wild elephants, rare variety of birds and pheasants, beside rare orchids. Selbagre Hooklock Gibbon Reserve is a small area protected by community is home to Hooklock Gibbons, the only ape found in India. The sacred groves are the pride of the village and the community. Balpakram National Park is a National wild life park. It is a home to one of the rarest animals in the world. Lesser Panda or Red Panda as it is commonly known. Siju Bird Sanctuary is home for many rare and protected birds and other wildlife. Siberian Duck also migrated here during the winter. Lesser or Grey hornbill is also seen here. Nightlife in Meghalaya There is no dearth of local talent and the people here are really passionate about their music. Crowds are always ready to dance the night away to music being pelted out of some local band. There are various bars like Astoria bar, Fusion Bar, Roof Top Lounge Bar. Errands in Meghalaya Amazing gain to take away hometown are butterflies, hand-woven shawls, orange honey, black mushrooms, Khasi dresses for Lasses, Pineapple, Orange and other fruits products.

Aru nachal Pr adesh Arunachal Pradesh, the land of the rising sun, is one of the remotest but the loveliest region of the North East. It stands sun-kissed with its stunning scenery and its delightful weather. Being scantily populated, its calm and quiet surroundings have added to its appeal. It's a unique holiday destination. Its haunting beauty has a magical charm that lures the visitors to imbibe of its natural beauty, tribal culture, craft traditions and splendid wildlife. Arunachal is vast – its terrain is difficult, but vacationing in Arunachal Pradesh is an adventure, an exciting, enlightening and incredible adventure. Places to explore Itanagar is the capital of Arunachal Pradesh. Jawaharlal Nehru Museum has a rc h a e o l o g i c a l w i t h i n t e re s t i n g collection of arts, crafts, jewellery, textiles and a variety of tribal headgear. It doesn't have airports but there are helicopter services. Tezpur is the gateway town to the Arunachal Hill. It's linked to Guwahati Airport. It's reputed for its hot springs,

orchid centers and Nyethidow festival celebrated in March. Bomdila is a district headquarters of West Kameng district. It has an apple orchards, lush forest and trekking trails. Heritage and Spiritual Arunachal Pradesh is gifted with many spiritual places like Tawang Monastery, Urgyelling Gompa, Chillipam Gompa, Golden Pagoda, Dangoria Baba temple and many more. One can enjoy the spiritual side of Arunachal Pradesh. It has many notable spots that bear testimony to its rich heritage. Many valuable antiquities as well as handwriting and printed books and manuscript on Buddhism can be found here. Adventurous Arunachal Pradesh A major part of Arunachal Pradesh is covered with lush evergreen forest. Trekking is one of the best options over there. One can trek to Mago passing through a breathtaking jungle where one can see some amazing waterfall. One of the trekking routes is very popular because Mahseer angling opportunities. Angling and Fishing gained lot of opportunities in Arunachal Pradesh. The abundance of water and the simplicity of the sport have helped the sport to grow here. It offers numerous possibilities to catch fish especially trout and Masheer. Boating and Rafting those who have a penchant for river sport make it to a point to indulge here. Wildlife in Arunachal Pradesh When the population of the big cat family was declined rapidly in other parts of the world, Arunachal Pradesh proudly enjoy the distinction of having the big 4 namely tiger, leopard, clouded leopard and snow leopard in their jungles. They also have a two endangered feline species like golden cat and marbled cat. Over 500 species with a notable number being highly endangered and rare. Pakhui Wildlife Sanctuary is a largest wildlife sanctuary. Species found in this sanctuary are tiger, elephant, leopard, gaur, sambar and barking deer. Eagle Nest Wildlife Sanctuary here you will spot creatures which you normally won't see in other part of the country. Red Panda, Himalayan Black Bear and Goral Bengal Florican etc. Arunachal being a unique geographical zone is naturally blessed with diverse topography and changing attitudes. The rare and endangered species of wildlife thrives in the seven wildlife sanctuaries and two national parks within the state.

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Paryatan Parv Celebrated Across The Country Shri Rajnath Singh, Union Minister for Home Affairs inaugurated the “Paryatan Parv-Grand Finale” on 25 October 2017. Shri K.J. Alphons, Minister of State (Independent charge) for Tourism presided over the inaugural function. Ministry of Tourism in collaboration with o t h e r C e n t ra l M i n i s t r i e s , S t a t e Governments and Stakeholders has organized “Paryatan Parv”, a nation-wide celebration of Tourism from the 5 to 25 October 2017. Paryatan Parv, a three day event was organized at the Rajpath Lawns, New Delhi from the 23 - 25 October 2017. The event was open to the public from 12 noon to 10 pm on all three days and includes Cultural Performances, a Crafts Bazaar multi-cuisine Food Court and other interactive activities to keep visitors engaged at the event venue. Shri Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways and Shri Arun Jaitley, Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs were the Chief Guest at the Closing Ceremony. As part of the Paryatan Parv Grand Finale, the rest of the country has organized several programmes: Highlight of the Day 19 was a CEO Round

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Table Conference on Tourism Sector organized by Invest India under the Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion. The round table conference was very fruitful as subjects ranging from Developing India's Tourism Infrastructure through Public-Private Partnership, Helping India become the preferred MICE destination of the world, Tapping India's Niche Tourism Potential to Game Changers - Startups and Online Travel Aggregators were discussed in detail. Participation of various State Governments, Organizations, Stakeholders and Private entrepreneur ensured that the event yielded the desired outcome. State Government of Andhra Pradesh has organized a Cultural Evening at Amravati; the other activities organized in Andhra Pradesh were a District Level Cultural Programme by NYKS. India tourism in association with the State Government of Andhra Pradesh and Ministry of Ayush has organized various programmes like Illumination of important Tourism Sites, Sky Lantern Show, Competitions for Students on Tourism, Sensitization Programme for Stakeholders at Amravati. Ministry of DONER in association with the State Government of Manipur has

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organized - Cultural Evening, Illumination of Kangla Fort, Workshop on “Tourism and its Challenges in Manipur ”, Workshop on “Promotion of Home stays a n d L i v e l i h o o d s i n M a n i p u r ”, Competition on concept presentation on “Destination Marketing in Manipur”. These programmes were organized at Imphal. At Tawang a Sensitization programme and Guided walk around the Tawang Monastery was organized in collaboration with State Government of Arunachal Pradesh Ministry of Rural Development has Launched of Tourism Projects in Shamlaji Cluster for Development of Meshwo river bank with tourist infrastructure and recreational facilities. Hygiene Awareness Programme for tourists, street food vendors, Excursion trips to iconic places including Rock Garden, Arts Museum & Hop on Hop off bus trip by Dr. Ambedkar Institute of Hotel Management, Chandigarh. A Rafting expedition was arranged by State Government of Uttarakhand at Shivpuri. The State Government of Uttar Pradesh has organized a Cultural programme at Chitrakoot. A Workshops on Legal and regulatory aspect of tourism and West Asia &Tourism was organized in Aligarh

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Muslim University, Seminar on “Changing Paradigms in Indian Tourism Challenges for Growth and Sustainability” was organized in University of Allahabad. The State Government of Madhya Pradesh in association with India Tourism has organized Sensitization Programmes for Guides, Police and Taxi Drivers at Khajuraho. The State Government of Maharashtra has organized Spot Quizzes at tourist places, airports, railway stations, bus stations, across the state. A Cultural and Food Festival was organized by India tourism Kolkata in association with the State Government, a Sensitization Programme for boatmen, auto drivers was also organized at Sundarbans. India Tourism Guwahati in association with State Government of Assam, NETDC and FINER has organized a Mela Showcasing Indian Cuisine, Culture, Handloom, Handicrafts at Brindaban Garden, Guwahati. The State Government of Kerala has organized Cycle Rally, Seminar and Cultural Show including Kalaripayattu & Dance at Kochi. Educative Programme on Tourism and Heritage Preservation for Rural School S t u d e n t s w a s o r ga n i ze d b y t h e Government of Pondicherry.

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Paryatan Parv Celebrated Across The Country Shri Rajnath Singh, Union Minister for Home Affairs inaugurated the “Paryatan Parv-Grand Finale” on 25 October 2017. Shri K.J. Alphons, Minister of State (Independent charge) for Tourism presided over the inaugural function. Ministry of Tourism in collaboration with o t h e r C e n t ra l M i n i s t r i e s , S t a t e Governments and Stakeholders has organized “Paryatan Parv”, a nation-wide celebration of Tourism from the 5 to 25 October 2017. Paryatan Parv, a three day event was organized at the Rajpath Lawns, New Delhi from the 23 - 25 October 2017. The event was open to the public from 12 noon to 10 pm on all three days and includes Cultural Performances, a Crafts Bazaar multi-cuisine Food Court and other interactive activities to keep visitors engaged at the event venue. Shri Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways and Shri Arun Jaitley, Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs were the Chief Guest at the Closing Ceremony. As part of the Paryatan Parv Grand Finale, the rest of the country has organized several programmes: Highlight of the Day 19 was a CEO Round

2017 DELHI – NCR MUMBAI PUNE HYDERABAD KOCHI KOLKATA

15,16,17 September 2017 21,22,23 September2017 24,25,26 November 2017 1,2,3 December 2017 18,19,20 January 2018 23,24,25 February 2018

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Table Conference on Tourism Sector organized by Invest India under the Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion. The round table conference was very fruitful as subjects ranging from Developing India's Tourism Infrastructure through Public-Private Partnership, Helping India become the preferred MICE destination of the world, Tapping India's Niche Tourism Potential to Game Changers - Startups and Online Travel Aggregators were discussed in detail. Participation of various State Governments, Organizations, Stakeholders and Private entrepreneur ensured that the event yielded the desired outcome. State Government of Andhra Pradesh has organized a Cultural Evening at Amravati; the other activities organized in Andhra Pradesh were a District Level Cultural Programme by NYKS. India tourism in association with the State Government of Andhra Pradesh and Ministry of Ayush has organized various programmes like Illumination of important Tourism Sites, Sky Lantern Show, Competitions for Students on Tourism, Sensitization Programme for Stakeholders at Amravati. Ministry of DONER in association with the State Government of Manipur has

Hotel Potala Darjeeling

organized - Cultural Evening, Illumination of Kangla Fort, Workshop on “Tourism and its Challenges in Manipur ”, Workshop on “Promotion of Home stays a n d L i v e l i h o o d s i n M a n i p u r ”, Competition on concept presentation on “Destination Marketing in Manipur”. These programmes were organized at Imphal. At Tawang a Sensitization programme and Guided walk around the Tawang Monastery was organized in collaboration with State Government of Arunachal Pradesh Ministry of Rural Development has Launched of Tourism Projects in Shamlaji Cluster for Development of Meshwo river bank with tourist infrastructure and recreational facilities. Hygiene Awareness Programme for tourists, street food vendors, Excursion trips to iconic places including Rock Garden, Arts Museum & Hop on Hop off bus trip by Dr. Ambedkar Institute of Hotel Management, Chandigarh. A Rafting expedition was arranged by State Government of Uttarakhand at Shivpuri. The State Government of Uttar Pradesh has organized a Cultural programme at Chitrakoot. A Workshops on Legal and regulatory aspect of tourism and West Asia &Tourism was organized in Aligarh

Hotel Tres Kalimpong

Hotel Bellus Kalimpong

Muslim University, Seminar on “Changing Paradigms in Indian Tourism Challenges for Growth and Sustainability” was organized in University of Allahabad. The State Government of Madhya Pradesh in association with India Tourism has organized Sensitization Programmes for Guides, Police and Taxi Drivers at Khajuraho. The State Government of Maharashtra has organized Spot Quizzes at tourist places, airports, railway stations, bus stations, across the state. A Cultural and Food Festival was organized by India tourism Kolkata in association with the State Government, a Sensitization Programme for boatmen, auto drivers was also organized at Sundarbans. India Tourism Guwahati in association with State Government of Assam, NETDC and FINER has organized a Mela Showcasing Indian Cuisine, Culture, Handloom, Handicrafts at Brindaban Garden, Guwahati. The State Government of Kerala has organized Cycle Rally, Seminar and Cultural Show including Kalaripayattu & Dance at Kochi. Educative Programme on Tourism and Heritage Preservation for Rural School S t u d e n t s w a s o r ga n i ze d b y t h e Government of Pondicherry.

The Sun Rise Residency Gangtok

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TRADE NEWS 'TrawellTag Cover-More' Flight Centre Travel Group, plans further growth after Australian Travel Company acquisition by Zurich makes its presence in India In April 2017, Zurich successfully acquired Cover-More Group, a leading global travel insurance and assistance solutions provider and parent company of TrawellTag Cover-More. Dev Karvat, CEO of TrawellTag Cover-More said, “The steady growth and success of TrawellTag Cover-More in India is attributable in part to the ownership by Cover-More Group and the subsequent integration into Zurich's global travel insurance business. The Zurich brand is wellrecognized and has an excellent reputation worldwide. We plan to further leverage the association with Zurich to drive more innovation into our business and achieve stronger growth in the travel insurance market in India. The acquisition by Zurich gives our business the ability to pursue our growth ambitions with the strong backing of Zurich's brand. We expect the next six months to show the

continuing evolution of our customer value proposition.” According to leading market research Company, Finaccord Ltd, the market for travel insurance policies in India is expected to reflect continued trip growth over the period up to 2019, and to grow at a faster rate than previously. Finaccord estimates a compound annual growth rate of 10.6% in outbound trips with gross written premiums expected to grow to USD 235.0 million in 2019, equal to a compound annual growth rate of 20.8% in nominal terms.

The retail travel and foreign exchange brands of Australia Flight Centre Travel Group (FCTG), launched the retail store in Ludhiana. It has 16 operational Flight Shop &Travel Money stores across India. The new store in Ludhiana, aims at redefining travel experience from the region by focussing on tailor-made vacations, group holidays and foreign exchange, catering to different customer segments in the city. Spread over 900 sq. ft., the Flight Shop outlet in Ludhiana is located at a prime location of Pakhowal Road, and will cater to the needs of upmarket urban consumers - families, business travellers, honeymoon couples and groups of travellers. Mr. Shravan Gupta, Executive Director Leisure Businesses, FCM Travel Solutions India (the Indian arm of Flight Centre Travel Group, Australia) said, “Travel Money India will aim to provide

Africa. Emerging strongly are destinations like Hungary, Czech Republic, Croatia, Romania, Japan and Bali, as also exotic locales like Georgia and Azerbaijan. Thomas Cook's consumer insights for North India indicate that the protagonist traveler of today is a clear value-seeker, with “bragworthy ” experiences driving preferences for engaging outdooradventure and nightlife. Family vacations have topped the holiday segment with a 40% growth, followed by a surge in cruise holidays with an impressive growth of over 35% in 2017. Cruise holidays for Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Macau and Dubai have powered the growth from North this year with the key cruise lines being Star Cruises, Costa Cruises and Royal Caribbean.

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Thomas Cook India eyes strong growth potential of North India Thomas Cook (India) Ltd., has strengthened its presence with the opening of 4 new outlets in NCR's Rajouri Garden, Pitampura, Lajpat Nagar and Jodhpur, Rajasthan. This expansion augments Thomas Cook India's distribution and reach in North India to 42 consumer access centers: 13 owned branches and 29 Gold Circle Partner (franchise) outlets. Thomas Cook India's internal data has revealed high demand from India's north markets, with strong growth of 25% for January- August 2017 against the same period of the previous year. The year has seen significant uptake for favorites like USA & Canada, UK, France, Switzerland and Asia's Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia; equally for Australia, New Zealand and South

convenient currency exchange, live rate tracking desk and will facilitate remittance for education, family, employment and medical purposes to our patrons. Punjab is a key market for us, the trio of Chandigarh, Jalandhar and Ludhiana together accounts for high travel volumes from the region. USA and Canada being the most popular destinations amongst travellers from Punjab, while vogue cities like London and Paris also witness a large number of holiday bookings”. Flight Shop & Travel Money's currently extended to 16 stores across Mumbai, D e l h i , C h a n d i g a r h , J a l a n d h a r, A h m e d a b a d , Va d o d a r a , P u n e , Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Kochi and Ludhiana via a combination of owned branches and newly opened franchise outlets. FCTG, Australia plans to open 50 more Flight Shop stores across the country in the next two to three years.

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Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, announced the store launch of the iconic British toy shop chain – Hamleys at the airports's Terminal 1 departures. Launching its first outlet at the domestic terminal, the Hamleys' store will offer an expansive traveler-friendly product range, exclusively curated for customers, onthe-go. The new store offering a vibrant atmosphere at Terminal 1, will present a range of merchandise that includes innovative products like travel games, amongst others, making for a perfect in-flight entertainment. Registering one of the highest footfalls amongst airport stores across the globe, the Hamleys outlet at the domestic terminal will make for an ideal pit stop for buying gifts, souvenirs and toys. CSIA, over the past few years has been

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TRADE NEWS 'TrawellTag Cover-More' Flight Centre Travel Group, plans further growth after Australian Travel Company acquisition by Zurich makes its presence in India In April 2017, Zurich successfully acquired Cover-More Group, a leading global travel insurance and assistance solutions provider and parent company of TrawellTag Cover-More. Dev Karvat, CEO of TrawellTag Cover-More said, “The steady growth and success of TrawellTag Cover-More in India is attributable in part to the ownership by Cover-More Group and the subsequent integration into Zurich's global travel insurance business. The Zurich brand is wellrecognized and has an excellent reputation worldwide. We plan to further leverage the association with Zurich to drive more innovation into our business and achieve stronger growth in the travel insurance market in India. The acquisition by Zurich gives our business the ability to pursue our growth ambitions with the strong backing of Zurich's brand. We expect the next six months to show the

continuing evolution of our customer value proposition.” According to leading market research Company, Finaccord Ltd, the market for travel insurance policies in India is expected to reflect continued trip growth over the period up to 2019, and to grow at a faster rate than previously. Finaccord estimates a compound annual growth rate of 10.6% in outbound trips with gross written premiums expected to grow to USD 235.0 million in 2019, equal to a compound annual growth rate of 20.8% in nominal terms.

The retail travel and foreign exchange brands of Australia Flight Centre Travel Group (FCTG), launched the retail store in Ludhiana. It has 16 operational Flight Shop &Travel Money stores across India. The new store in Ludhiana, aims at redefining travel experience from the region by focussing on tailor-made vacations, group holidays and foreign exchange, catering to different customer segments in the city. Spread over 900 sq. ft., the Flight Shop outlet in Ludhiana is located at a prime location of Pakhowal Road, and will cater to the needs of upmarket urban consumers - families, business travellers, honeymoon couples and groups of travellers. Mr. Shravan Gupta, Executive Director Leisure Businesses, FCM Travel Solutions India (the Indian arm of Flight Centre Travel Group, Australia) said, “Travel Money India will aim to provide

Africa. Emerging strongly are destinations like Hungary, Czech Republic, Croatia, Romania, Japan and Bali, as also exotic locales like Georgia and Azerbaijan. Thomas Cook's consumer insights for North India indicate that the protagonist traveler of today is a clear value-seeker, with “bragworthy ” experiences driving preferences for engaging outdooradventure and nightlife. Family vacations have topped the holiday segment with a 40% growth, followed by a surge in cruise holidays with an impressive growth of over 35% in 2017. Cruise holidays for Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Macau and Dubai have powered the growth from North this year with the key cruise lines being Star Cruises, Costa Cruises and Royal Caribbean.

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Thomas Cook India eyes strong growth potential of North India Thomas Cook (India) Ltd., has strengthened its presence with the opening of 4 new outlets in NCR's Rajouri Garden, Pitampura, Lajpat Nagar and Jodhpur, Rajasthan. This expansion augments Thomas Cook India's distribution and reach in North India to 42 consumer access centers: 13 owned branches and 29 Gold Circle Partner (franchise) outlets. Thomas Cook India's internal data has revealed high demand from India's north markets, with strong growth of 25% for January- August 2017 against the same period of the previous year. The year has seen significant uptake for favorites like USA & Canada, UK, France, Switzerland and Asia's Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia; equally for Australia, New Zealand and South

convenient currency exchange, live rate tracking desk and will facilitate remittance for education, family, employment and medical purposes to our patrons. Punjab is a key market for us, the trio of Chandigarh, Jalandhar and Ludhiana together accounts for high travel volumes from the region. USA and Canada being the most popular destinations amongst travellers from Punjab, while vogue cities like London and Paris also witness a large number of holiday bookings”. Flight Shop & Travel Money's currently extended to 16 stores across Mumbai, D e l h i , C h a n d i g a r h , J a l a n d h a r, A h m e d a b a d , Va d o d a r a , P u n e , Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Kochi and Ludhiana via a combination of owned branches and newly opened franchise outlets. FCTG, Australia plans to open 50 more Flight Shop stores across the country in the next two to three years.

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Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, announced the store launch of the iconic British toy shop chain – Hamleys at the airports's Terminal 1 departures. Launching its first outlet at the domestic terminal, the Hamleys' store will offer an expansive traveler-friendly product range, exclusively curated for customers, onthe-go. The new store offering a vibrant atmosphere at Terminal 1, will present a range of merchandise that includes innovative products like travel games, amongst others, making for a perfect in-flight entertainment. Registering one of the highest footfalls amongst airport stores across the globe, the Hamleys outlet at the domestic terminal will make for an ideal pit stop for buying gifts, souvenirs and toys. CSIA, over the past few years has been

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committed to offering an array of renowned global brands. The launch of this store corroborates with GVK MIAL's commitment in setting up a retail area which caters to the needs of travelers from every age group, transforming CSIA into an unparalleled shopping and leisure destination.

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Jamshedpur is popularly known as the Steel City of India. It is one of the largest cities in Jharkhand. It's a home town for iron and steel company of India. It offers an interesting experience to visitors, especially to people who love the nature and seek comfort in nature's beauty. Nature is at its best in Jamshedpur, with lush greenery all around and plenty of attractive spots to ensure that you can enjoy a delightful holiday with family. Dalma Hills, Jubilee Park, Jayanti Sarovar, Tata Steel Zoological Park, Tribal Culture Centre, Bhuvneshwari Temple and Hudco Lake throughout the year the climate is greenery and pleasant.

A perfect place for a family vacation during Jharkhand Tour, Sahibganj offers your wonderful sightseeing, trekking and photography sites. Lovely weather with exquisite surrounding of this city enriches the visit, regardless of seasons. Religious destination like Rajmahal, Mangalhat, Moti waterfall, Mary's Church, Shivgadi Temple, Bhagwa Kaun, Shukravasini Temple, Teligarhi Fort, Binduvasini Temple, Raksisthan Temple.

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Dalmi a holy religious site, Jain temples. Dimna Lake offer cruise.

Bokaro Bokaro is among the best place to visit in Jharkhand, known for widespread coal steel industries and city life. The city is blessed with natural sites as well as attractions. This is the ideal place for nature lovers, devotees and travelers. Okaro Steel City, Various parks to explore (Jawaharlal Nehru Biological Park, City Park), Spiritual relaxation by visiting (Bokaro Ispat Pustakalaya, Jagannath Temple, Gayatri Mandir, Chas, Kali Mandir, Siwandih, Noori Masjid, Aaiyappa Mandir), Garga Dam.

Fauna and Cursade Betla National Park – One of the most well known parks of the area, the Betla National Park is an acronym for 'Bison, Elephant, Tiger, Leopard, Axis-axis'. The park has tropical evergreen forest that includes bamboo as well as Sal Trees.

The river Koel flows through the area and creates a rich fertile soil for many medicinal plants to grow. The park was established initially as the Palamau Tiger Reserve which was then added to the Mahuadar Wolf Sanctuary. During monsoon, the park becomes a place for safety for the elephants that stay here in hordes. Elephants can be seen here till the month of March, until their water sources aren't dried up. The park also boasts of many waterfalls as well as hot springs and the occasional historical fort. Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary – Located in the Dalma Hills is only 10 Kilometers from Jamshedpur city and houses Elephants, Deer, Porcupines as well as the Sloth Bear. The whole area is under dense forests that double up as safe habitats for wild animals. The sanctuary is a quiet place that one can visit for a short stay with the indigenous flora and fauna. Hazaribagh Wildlife Sanctuary – The sanctuary is acts as a home to wild

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animals like Leopards, Tigers, Neelgai as well as Black Bears and Hyenas. Udhwa Lake Bird Sanctuary – Located between the Pataura and Berhale Lakes. It is the only bird sanctuary in the state. It is famous for being the stop over point for a variety of birds that come towards this area during the winters. The overall beauty of the place is heightened with the colorful presence of hundreds of foreign birds that come here. The Gray Headed Myna, Jacanas, Dabchicks and many other rare species of birds that can only be found here. Singhbhum Elephant Reserve – One of the very first elephant's only reserves in the country, the Singhbhum Elephant Reserve is one of the establishments created under the Project Elephant. The sheer number of elephant that stay here is amazing and the conservation of the bio- sphere the reserve is also home to over 600 different kinds of medicinal plants! One of the very best places to witness wild elephants out in the open.

Hazard and Flourish Jharkhand is fast emerging as the new favorite tourist spot for adventure freak. Utilizing the topographical advantage over other places, the state is now on active centre for all sorts of adventure sports. Rock Climbing, Trekking is practicing in Ranchi, Jamshedpur, Hazaribagh, Giridih, Chaibasa, and Netarhat. Up in the air sports like Paragliding, Parasailing, Hot Air Balloon is performed in Morabadi ground, Ranchi, Deoghar, Jamshedpur, Giridih. The state is also undergoing development and soon planning to offer a string of adventurous water sports. Kanka Dam offers the best spot with i t s va s t a re a a n d s p e c t a c u l a r surroundings along with other popular dams include Rukka Dam, Barakar River, Patratu Dam and Dimna Lake. All of these sits are properly equipped and offer flow with the tide sports including Canoeing, Kayaking, Water Rafting and Water Skiing.

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Jharkhand word itself translates into “Bushland”. It is an ultimate destination fo r n at u re l o ve rs a n d w i l d l i fe enthusiasts. Blessed with unparalleled beauties like hills, mountains, forests, and waterfalls, this naturally rich state makes for a perfect holiday destination, especially for people who look for a rendezvous with nature. The abundant natural beauty of Jharkhand along with its several attractions such as Holy Shrines, Museums, and Wildlife Sanctuaries. Places to Explore

Jharkhand's wildlife tourism. An abundance of great hills, lush greenery, and soothing weather, makes this place a must visit. There are several waterfalls, temples, wildlife sanctuaries and hills too adoring this city. These are amazing places to traverse while being in H a z a r i b a g h l i ke C a n a r y H i l l s , Suryakund, Isko Village, Kinar Dam, Urwan Tourist Complex and Rajarappa Temple.

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It is the Capital of Jharkhand is known as the “City of Waterfall”. It is the city w h e re yo u ca n f i n d t h e m o st mesmerizing views of waterfalls in the country. You can enjoy more than just an ordinary stay in Ranchi. Some of the best Ranchi attraction like Hundru falls, Paanch Gagh Falls, Kanka Dam, Birsa Zoological Park, Jonha Falls, Ranchi

Deoghar is one of the finest religious tourism destinations in Jharkhand. With several Hindu temples dedicates to Lord Shiva, this place is perfect for pilgrimage. Deoghar is a place where you can enjoy a joyous holiday, immersed in the natural beauty of the city and its tranquil surroundings. It offers a feast for your eyes and you can experience an amazing stay. Famous temples and rivers in town like Basukinath, Trikuta Hills, Harila Jori, Jaisar Children Park, Kundeshwari,

Lake (Cruise), Sun Temple, Deer Park, Jagannath Temple, Nakshatra Van, Pahari Mandir and Rock Garden.

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Jamshedpur is popularly known as the Steel City of India. It is one of the largest cities in Jharkhand. It's a home town for iron and steel company of India. It offers an interesting experience to visitors, especially to people who love the nature and seek comfort in nature's beauty. Nature is at its best in Jamshedpur, with lush greenery all around and plenty of attractive spots to ensure that you can enjoy a delightful holiday with family. Dalma Hills, Jubilee Park, Jayanti Sarovar, Tata Steel Zoological Park, Tribal Culture Centre, Bhuvneshwari Temple and Hudco Lake throughout the year the climate is greenery and pleasant.

A perfect place for a family vacation during Jharkhand Tour, Sahibganj offers your wonderful sightseeing, trekking and photography sites. Lovely weather with exquisite surrounding of this city enriches the visit, regardless of seasons. Religious destination like Rajmahal, Mangalhat, Moti waterfall, Mary's Church, Shivgadi Temple, Bhagwa Kaun, Shukravasini Temple, Teligarhi Fort, Binduvasini Temple, Raksisthan Temple.

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Hazaribagh Hazaribagh is a picturesque holiday destination that largely contributes to

Dhanbad The Coal Capital of India, Dhanbad is growing in popularity as a Jharkhand Tourism Destinations. You can traverse the distinctive beauty of these states. There are picturesque valleys and green forest in the city, together with refreshing lakes, temples and dams.

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Dalmi a holy religious site, Jain temples. Dimna Lake offer cruise.

Bokaro Bokaro is among the best place to visit in Jharkhand, known for widespread coal steel industries and city life. The city is blessed with natural sites as well as attractions. This is the ideal place for nature lovers, devotees and travelers. Okaro Steel City, Various parks to explore (Jawaharlal Nehru Biological Park, City Park), Spiritual relaxation by visiting (Bokaro Ispat Pustakalaya, Jagannath Temple, Gayatri Mandir, Chas, Kali Mandir, Siwandih, Noori Masjid, Aaiyappa Mandir), Garga Dam.

Fauna and Cursade Betla National Park – One of the most well known parks of the area, the Betla National Park is an acronym for 'Bison, Elephant, Tiger, Leopard, Axis-axis'. The park has tropical evergreen forest that includes bamboo as well as Sal Trees.

The river Koel flows through the area and creates a rich fertile soil for many medicinal plants to grow. The park was established initially as the Palamau Tiger Reserve which was then added to the Mahuadar Wolf Sanctuary. During monsoon, the park becomes a place for safety for the elephants that stay here in hordes. Elephants can be seen here till the month of March, until their water sources aren't dried up. The park also boasts of many waterfalls as well as hot springs and the occasional historical fort. Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary – Located in the Dalma Hills is only 10 Kilometers from Jamshedpur city and houses Elephants, Deer, Porcupines as well as the Sloth Bear. The whole area is under dense forests that double up as safe habitats for wild animals. The sanctuary is a quiet place that one can visit for a short stay with the indigenous flora and fauna. Hazaribagh Wildlife Sanctuary – The sanctuary is acts as a home to wild

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animals like Leopards, Tigers, Neelgai as well as Black Bears and Hyenas. Udhwa Lake Bird Sanctuary – Located between the Pataura and Berhale Lakes. It is the only bird sanctuary in the state. It is famous for being the stop over point for a variety of birds that come towards this area during the winters. The overall beauty of the place is heightened with the colorful presence of hundreds of foreign birds that come here. The Gray Headed Myna, Jacanas, Dabchicks and many other rare species of birds that can only be found here. Singhbhum Elephant Reserve – One of the very first elephant's only reserves in the country, the Singhbhum Elephant Reserve is one of the establishments created under the Project Elephant. The sheer number of elephant that stay here is amazing and the conservation of the bio- sphere the reserve is also home to over 600 different kinds of medicinal plants! One of the very best places to witness wild elephants out in the open.

Hazard and Flourish Jharkhand is fast emerging as the new favorite tourist spot for adventure freak. Utilizing the topographical advantage over other places, the state is now on active centre for all sorts of adventure sports. Rock Climbing, Trekking is practicing in Ranchi, Jamshedpur, Hazaribagh, Giridih, Chaibasa, and Netarhat. Up in the air sports like Paragliding, Parasailing, Hot Air Balloon is performed in Morabadi ground, Ranchi, Deoghar, Jamshedpur, Giridih. The state is also undergoing development and soon planning to offer a string of adventurous water sports. Kanka Dam offers the best spot with i t s va s t a re a a n d s p e c t a c u l a r surroundings along with other popular dams include Rukka Dam, Barakar River, Patratu Dam and Dimna Lake. All of these sits are properly equipped and offer flow with the tide sports including Canoeing, Kayaking, Water Rafting and Water Skiing.

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Mr. Pankaj Saxena Appointed As New Gm Of Radisson Blu, Pune

Mr. Vijay Puthran As New Regional Head

Mr. Pankaj Saxena has been appointed as General Manager at Radisson Blu Pune, Hinjewadi, India. The property has 151 Rooms & Spa with multiple dining options and a perfect MICE hotel as well. Mr. Saxena was most recently General Manger at Country Inn & Suites by Carlson, Mysore a 5 star hotel with 130 rooms & Spa along with 03 restaurants. He brings with him an experience of 20 years in Hospitality

Ujala Vacations, an incoming DMC to North & South America announced the appoinment of Mr. Vijay Puthran, as its Regional Head for South Asia and GCC, effective on 3rd October, 2017. Announcing the a p p o i n t m e n t M r. Sanjeev Gupta, Managing Director - Ujala Vacations, said, “Mr. Puthran comes to us from Royal Arabian Destination Management Company one of the leading DMC in the UAE where he was the Director of Sales,

Industry. He previously w o r ke d a t R a d i s s o n Varanasi, Sarovar Hotels and ITC Hotels. Also served in Exe Committee as Vice President 2011-12 Hotels & Restaurant Association of Andhra Pradesh, India affiliated with FHRAI. Conferred CIS Hotel of the Year in Asia Pacific Carlson Rezidor Business Conference 2016. Holding Diploma in Business Administration along with Bachelor’s degree in Hotel Management from Mangalore University.

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India. He has over 40 years of work experience in large & complex organizations in which he spent 16 of these years spearheading Sales & M a r ke t i n g fo r C r u i s e Industry in India. He was the Member of the Cruise Consortium (MOCC) formed by the Shipping Ministry under the leadership of the Chairman of the Mumbai Port Trust. He is graduate from Bombay University with his major in Sales & Marketing, and is a highly impressive talented and known name in tourism industry.” Contact: Mr. Tar Tshering Kabeemo (MD)

World Tourism Day Conclave Kerala Tourism Launched Enforces Sustainable Tourism New Campaign To Boost Tourism

UNWTO, Global Sustainable Tourism Council, Maharashtra Tourism and Consul Generals from many parts of the globe and the stalwarts of the Tourism fraternity celebrated World Tourism Conclave and Awards organized by Creed Entertainment and Young Environmentalists in association with Climate Reality Project India, focusing on Sustainable Tourism with great success. The conclave called for a greater fight against Climate change in the Tourism industry and enforcement of Sustainable tourism norms and also awarded successful organizations in the Sustainable industry. Ms. Elsie Gabriel, Founder Young

Environmentalists Programme and Mentor of Climate Reality Project, s h a re d h e r v i e w a n d implementation of the same on this year's theme '–'Sustainable Tourism a Tool for Development, “The conclave explored the contribution of tourism to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We request MTDC to take the Powai Lake under its Tourism scheme to save it. We must clean up our own backyards, lanes and Locality to really be involved in Sustainable Tourism. We also need to make the module on Sustainable Tourism compulsory in all Travel and hospitality courses.” Successful in Sustainable Tourism countries like Maldives, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Spain, Ecuador, Brazil, Latin America, Rwanda were outlined by Eco Villages, Sustainable Real Estate, Sustainable Construction, Sustainable Home Stays, Sustainable Transportation and Sustainable Wildlife viewing.

Tourism Department of Kerala has launched a unique marketing campaign “#GoKerala” in association with Holiday IQ. #GoKerala campaign is content led, multiple platform campaign with a dedicated micro site, integrated touch points and targeted reach. Under this campaign, 5 lucky couples will get a chance to win a 10 days, all-expense paid trip to Kerala and visit unexplored & pristine destinations of Kerala. Mr. P. Bala Kiran, IAS, Director, Kerala Tourism and Managing Director, Kannur International Airport said, "Kerala Tourism has always sought new and innovative marketing avenues to build Kerala as the top tourism brand and destination. Hence, we are excited to partner with Holiday where they have provided an innovative concept to invite real travellers with varying preferences from their vast travel community to experience the beauty and hospitality of Kerala & Kerala Tourism department. A holiday itinerary, specially curated by Kerala Tourism and Holiday IQ, will show these travellers a Kerala beyond its

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backwaters & mere honeymoon destination to being a wholesome family destination - a true taste of God's own country!" The campaign has been live on all social platforms and receiving overwhelming response from travellers across the country, looking for the perfect destination to holiday this winter season. The idea is to promote and showcase unexplored destinations of Kerala and position Kerala as a family holiday destination across the country. Mr. Rohit Rawal, Head of Brand Solutions, Holiday said, "as India's first and largest travel community, Holiday IQ has always been a pioneer in bringing experiential marketing to the Tourism sector. With the #GoKerala campaign, we have a unique opportunity to showcase Kerala in a fresh light, as experienced and authenticated by real travelers. We are grateful to Kerala Tourism, for showing faith in the Holiday platform's ability to lead this contentled campaign, while giving the travellers an experience of a lifetime."

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Mr. Pankaj Saxena Appointed As New Gm Of Radisson Blu, Pune

Mr. Vijay Puthran As New Regional Head

Mr. Pankaj Saxena has been appointed as General Manager at Radisson Blu Pune, Hinjewadi, India. The property has 151 Rooms & Spa with multiple dining options and a perfect MICE hotel as well. Mr. Saxena was most recently General Manger at Country Inn & Suites by Carlson, Mysore a 5 star hotel with 130 rooms & Spa along with 03 restaurants. He brings with him an experience of 20 years in Hospitality

Ujala Vacations, an incoming DMC to North & South America announced the appoinment of Mr. Vijay Puthran, as its Regional Head for South Asia and GCC, effective on 3rd October, 2017. Announcing the a p p o i n t m e n t M r. Sanjeev Gupta, Managing Director - Ujala Vacations, said, “Mr. Puthran comes to us from Royal Arabian Destination Management Company one of the leading DMC in the UAE where he was the Director of Sales,

Industry. He previously w o r ke d a t R a d i s s o n Varanasi, Sarovar Hotels and ITC Hotels. Also served in Exe Committee as Vice President 2011-12 Hotels & Restaurant Association of Andhra Pradesh, India affiliated with FHRAI. Conferred CIS Hotel of the Year in Asia Pacific Carlson Rezidor Business Conference 2016. Holding Diploma in Business Administration along with Bachelor’s degree in Hotel Management from Mangalore University.

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India. He has over 40 years of work experience in large & complex organizations in which he spent 16 of these years spearheading Sales & M a r ke t i n g fo r C r u i s e Industry in India. He was the Member of the Cruise Consortium (MOCC) formed by the Shipping Ministry under the leadership of the Chairman of the Mumbai Port Trust. He is graduate from Bombay University with his major in Sales & Marketing, and is a highly impressive talented and known name in tourism industry.” Contact: Mr. Tar Tshering Kabeemo (MD)

World Tourism Day Conclave Kerala Tourism Launched Enforces Sustainable Tourism New Campaign To Boost Tourism

UNWTO, Global Sustainable Tourism Council, Maharashtra Tourism and Consul Generals from many parts of the globe and the stalwarts of the Tourism fraternity celebrated World Tourism Conclave and Awards organized by Creed Entertainment and Young Environmentalists in association with Climate Reality Project India, focusing on Sustainable Tourism with great success. The conclave called for a greater fight against Climate change in the Tourism industry and enforcement of Sustainable tourism norms and also awarded successful organizations in the Sustainable industry. Ms. Elsie Gabriel, Founder Young

Environmentalists Programme and Mentor of Climate Reality Project, s h a re d h e r v i e w a n d implementation of the same on this year's theme '–'Sustainable Tourism a Tool for Development, “The conclave explored the contribution of tourism to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We request MTDC to take the Powai Lake under its Tourism scheme to save it. We must clean up our own backyards, lanes and Locality to really be involved in Sustainable Tourism. We also need to make the module on Sustainable Tourism compulsory in all Travel and hospitality courses.” Successful in Sustainable Tourism countries like Maldives, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Spain, Ecuador, Brazil, Latin America, Rwanda were outlined by Eco Villages, Sustainable Real Estate, Sustainable Construction, Sustainable Home Stays, Sustainable Transportation and Sustainable Wildlife viewing.

Tourism Department of Kerala has launched a unique marketing campaign “#GoKerala” in association with Holiday IQ. #GoKerala campaign is content led, multiple platform campaign with a dedicated micro site, integrated touch points and targeted reach. Under this campaign, 5 lucky couples will get a chance to win a 10 days, all-expense paid trip to Kerala and visit unexplored & pristine destinations of Kerala. Mr. P. Bala Kiran, IAS, Director, Kerala Tourism and Managing Director, Kannur International Airport said, "Kerala Tourism has always sought new and innovative marketing avenues to build Kerala as the top tourism brand and destination. Hence, we are excited to partner with Holiday where they have provided an innovative concept to invite real travellers with varying preferences from their vast travel community to experience the beauty and hospitality of Kerala & Kerala Tourism department. A holiday itinerary, specially curated by Kerala Tourism and Holiday IQ, will show these travellers a Kerala beyond its

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Office Address : Space No 4, Whitetara Complex, Olakha, Thimphu / Post box 934 Email : bstbhutan2014@gmail.com /tshering3@gmail.com Web: www.bhutandmc.com

backwaters & mere honeymoon destination to being a wholesome family destination - a true taste of God's own country!" The campaign has been live on all social platforms and receiving overwhelming response from travellers across the country, looking for the perfect destination to holiday this winter season. The idea is to promote and showcase unexplored destinations of Kerala and position Kerala as a family holiday destination across the country. Mr. Rohit Rawal, Head of Brand Solutions, Holiday said, "as India's first and largest travel community, Holiday IQ has always been a pioneer in bringing experiential marketing to the Tourism sector. With the #GoKerala campaign, we have a unique opportunity to showcase Kerala in a fresh light, as experienced and authenticated by real travelers. We are grateful to Kerala Tourism, for showing faith in the Holiday platform's ability to lead this contentled campaign, while giving the travellers an experience of a lifetime."

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Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket Phuket, Thailand is definitely one of the best vacation spots for its stunning combination of golden beaches, turquoise seas, green hills, mangroves and rainforest. Not only the natural attractions but one can also enjoy the manmade attractions. And one to mention such is Laguna Phuket, an integrated beach resort in Thailand spanning over 1,000 acres of idyllic tropical parkland dotted by scenic lakes and fronting a 3km stretch of the white sandy beaches of Bangtao Bay. It is a holiday destination that offers some premium brands of hotels and resorts, award-winning spas, area excursions, gourmet dining options, exciting recreational activities. Since its establishment in 1984, which began with the rehabilitation of Bangtao Bay - once a tin mine and was declared by United Nations Development Program as: “too environmentally damaged to have any development potential,” - Laguna Phuket has continued to safeguard its natural environment, cultural heritage, and promote a shared prosperity. Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket One of the best property of Laguna Phuket is Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket. Nestled amidst in acres of tropical gardens on the shores of the Andaman Sea. The resort is designed in neo-

colonial style with a Thai touch defined by native wood and tiles and decorated ceramic and antique carvings. With 253 rooms and suites, Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket rooms are divided in these categories - Deluxe Lagoon view (48), Deluxe sea view (24), Deluxe Ocean Front (113), Dusit Club Room (28), Dusit Suite (2), Landmark Suits (10), Princess Suite (1), Laguna Pool Villa (22), Ocean Front Pool Villa (6). Each room is well developed to reflect the traditional Dusit ambience. A choice of exotic venues that makes dining at Dusit a treat for all. Casuarina beach have sea food cuisine and provides an air-conditioned space right on the beach and a lounge where cocktails and cold drinks can be enjoyed while watching the sunset. Laguna Café and Pool Café serves International Cuisine from Asian cuisines to local Phuket-style cooking. La Trattoria Restaurant and Cucina Italiana presents the taste of Italian cuisine. Ruen Thai offer Thai Cuisine with Thai design and décor. The Resort offers a wide variety of Sports & Activities - Tennis, Pool Volleyball,

Mountain Bike, Snorkeling, Pitch & Putt Golf, Exercise Classes, Windsurfing, Badminton, Kayak, Jogging Track, Jeu de Boules (Petanque). Thai cultural Activities include Thai cooking class, Fundamental Thai Boxing lesson, Fruit and Vegetable carving class, Batik Painting class, Thai Flower Garland Making. Busy Bee Kid's Club is designed to engage children and treat them as special guests. The spa pavilions has contemporary Asian décor, outdoor shower facilities, and side-by-side treatment beds with their own private relaxation areas. The open-air spa pavilions bring you closer to nature allowing you to doze off to the sounds of birds chirping in the trees and leaves rustling in the ocean breeze. MICE @ Dusit Thani - Make business

meeting successful with display boards, easel boards, microphones, projector, tape recorder, CD player, LCD projector, Duplicators, photocopiers, typewriters, o v e r h e a d p r o j e c t o r, s o u n d reinforcement system, video equipment etc. Dusit Laguna Hall is located in Main building with an open garden in front making it ideal for outdoor activities. Casuarina Beach is converted into meeting room with a view. Suriyan Room (Sun), Chantra (Moon) and Dara (Star) having natural daylight or moon light and views overlooking the green gardens which makes it a excellent venue for the meeting. Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket is uniquely designed to combine the classic traditions and service with the best contemporary lifestyle.

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Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket Phuket, Thailand is definitely one of the best vacation spots for its stunning combination of golden beaches, turquoise seas, green hills, mangroves and rainforest. Not only the natural attractions but one can also enjoy the manmade attractions. And one to mention such is Laguna Phuket, an integrated beach resort in Thailand spanning over 1,000 acres of idyllic tropical parkland dotted by scenic lakes and fronting a 3km stretch of the white sandy beaches of Bangtao Bay. It is a holiday destination that offers some premium brands of hotels and resorts, award-winning spas, area excursions, gourmet dining options, exciting recreational activities. Since its establishment in 1984, which began with the rehabilitation of Bangtao Bay - once a tin mine and was declared by United Nations Development Program as: “too environmentally damaged to have any development potential,” - Laguna Phuket has continued to safeguard its natural environment, cultural heritage, and promote a shared prosperity. Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket One of the best property of Laguna Phuket is Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket. Nestled amidst in acres of tropical gardens on the shores of the Andaman Sea. The resort is designed in neo-

colonial style with a Thai touch defined by native wood and tiles and decorated ceramic and antique carvings. With 253 rooms and suites, Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket rooms are divided in these categories - Deluxe Lagoon view (48), Deluxe sea view (24), Deluxe Ocean Front (113), Dusit Club Room (28), Dusit Suite (2), Landmark Suits (10), Princess Suite (1), Laguna Pool Villa (22), Ocean Front Pool Villa (6). Each room is well developed to reflect the traditional Dusit ambience. A choice of exotic venues that makes dining at Dusit a treat for all. Casuarina beach have sea food cuisine and provides an air-conditioned space right on the beach and a lounge where cocktails and cold drinks can be enjoyed while watching the sunset. Laguna Café and Pool Café serves International Cuisine from Asian cuisines to local Phuket-style cooking. La Trattoria Restaurant and Cucina Italiana presents the taste of Italian cuisine. Ruen Thai offer Thai Cuisine with Thai design and décor. The Resort offers a wide variety of Sports & Activities - Tennis, Pool Volleyball,

Mountain Bike, Snorkeling, Pitch & Putt Golf, Exercise Classes, Windsurfing, Badminton, Kayak, Jogging Track, Jeu de Boules (Petanque). Thai cultural Activities include Thai cooking class, Fundamental Thai Boxing lesson, Fruit and Vegetable carving class, Batik Painting class, Thai Flower Garland Making. Busy Bee Kid's Club is designed to engage children and treat them as special guests. The spa pavilions has contemporary Asian décor, outdoor shower facilities, and side-by-side treatment beds with their own private relaxation areas. The open-air spa pavilions bring you closer to nature allowing you to doze off to the sounds of birds chirping in the trees and leaves rustling in the ocean breeze. MICE @ Dusit Thani - Make business

meeting successful with display boards, easel boards, microphones, projector, tape recorder, CD player, LCD projector, Duplicators, photocopiers, typewriters, o v e r h e a d p r o j e c t o r, s o u n d reinforcement system, video equipment etc. Dusit Laguna Hall is located in Main building with an open garden in front making it ideal for outdoor activities. Casuarina Beach is converted into meeting room with a view. Suriyan Room (Sun), Chantra (Moon) and Dara (Star) having natural daylight or moon light and views overlooking the green gardens which makes it a excellent venue for the meeting. Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket is uniquely designed to combine the classic traditions and service with the best contemporary lifestyle.

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RCI partners with

Knack will Representative Palm Greens Club, Ahmedabad The Leeu collection in India RCI, the global leader in holiday exchange and part of the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands, has announced an agreement to affiliate Palm Greens Club in Ahmedabad.

Situated on the outskirts of the world heritage city, Palm Greens Club is just one stop away for a luxurious stay with family and friends. Ms. Sabina Chopra, Managing Director, RCI India said, “Our endeavor is to expand our presence across India and Ahmedabad is a part of this journey. Through this association, we look to consolidate our presence in the west. The affiliation of Palm Greens Club fits right into our overall plans for the West region. With all the amenities like spa, gym and swimming pool, the Palm Greens Club is the perfect location for a weekend getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city.” The Palm Greens Club, a 1 Lac sq. yard

property comprising of a water theme park, artificial lake for boating and also a satellite movie theater is the place for entertainment seeking vacationers. It also comprises of lawns and banquet

halls which can comfortably accommodate close to 3000 people. This makes The Palm Greens Club a p e r fe c t s p o t to h o st b u s i n e s s c o n fe r e n c e s , b i r t h d ay p a r t i e s , anniversaries or any other outdoor events. Mr. Daxesh Shah, MD, Palm Greens Club, Ahmedabad said, “Palm Greens Club, an already established city's biggest entertainment club, feels proud and privileged to be RCI affiliated club now. The existing 2500 members and the forthcoming new members shall be really excited about this affiliation. Thus, Palm Greens Club will target the new tagline of biggest vacation club of the city as well.”

The Leeu Collection has appointed 'Knack' Marketing as its official representative in India. The appointment supports the Leeu Collection's strategy to develop the potential of the Indian outbound market. An initiative has been taken to introduce this fabulous luxury portfolio of hotels to the Indian market. The Leeu Collection (in Sanskrit Singh means lion, which is Leeu in Afrikaans) comprises three five-star boutique properties in South Africa's scenic Cape wine lands. Leeu Collection comprises three fivestar properties in South Africa: Leeu Estates – (a country house retreat and boutique winery in the Franschhoek valley); –Leeu House (an equally exclusive boutique hotel in the heart of Franschhoek); and Le Quartier Français – (a romantic boutique hotel and LQF Villa, also located in the village of Franschhoek). Leeu Collection's founder Mr. Analjit

Singh (aka BAS), is an international investor of Indian origin. BAS said, “It is in my DNA to build, to create, and to develop. The Leeu Collection is the manifestation of my vision for sophisticated escapes and unique guest experiences steeped in passion and pleasure.” Ms. Medha Sampat, the founder of 'Knack' Marketing said, “The Cape wine lands is a beautiful area where travellers can enjoy the stunning landscapes, but when that is combined with top-notch hospitality it creates a whole new dimension to the itinerary. Each property is unique and handpicked, making it special in its very own way. Every moment spent at the Leeu Collection is craft fully designed to delight guests every time. We are absolutely thrilled to represent the Leeu Collection and are looking forward to pampering the Indian traveller in the right setting”.

Brightland Hotel, Shimla bagged the Best Leisure Award 2017 at TTF Brightland Hotel of Shimla won the Best Leisure Award 2017 in Travel Trade Fair (TTF) Pune 2017. Brightland is one of the oldest and leading hotels of Shimla, former summer capital of imperial India. Speaking on the occasion Mr. Ramnik Singh Johar said, "It is our pleasure receiving the award and I dedicate this award to my father Sh. Surinder Singh whose hard work and efforts made Brightland Hotel shine. The Best Leisure Award aim is to encourage and elevate service standards within the Hotel Industry. It also set the spotlight on our leisure attracting the attention of global hotel goers and

industry experts. The awards aim to highlight special features of Leisure and pleasure of hotel, thereby increasing competition globally and ultimately raising the level of services, facilities, quality and the standards of living in the luxury Hotel Industry."

In all seasons and for all reason whether the stay is for a honeymoon, a business trip or for just a leisure-pleasure holiday! Brightland provides most artistic, tastefully decorated, luxurious and fully furnished rooms/ suits as well as multi cuisine. Hotel has 62 fully furnished deluxe rooms which is suitable for budget Individual Traveler to Business Professionals. It is c e nt ra l l y l o cate d , s o convenient to reach just few minutes’ walk able distance to old bus stand and taxi stand. Hanuman Mandir of Ramayana times, imposing Viceregal Lodge, Gothic styled churches,

treks to Tara Devi or Kamana Devi Temples etc, which can mesmerize any tourist in Shimla. "This property was established by my Grand Father Late. Sardar Santokh Singh in the year 1959. Over the years , my Father Sh. Surinder Singh reconstructed and renovated both the blocks of the hotel", Mr. Johar added.

Pride Group of Hotels launches its new Resort in Puri The Pride Group of Hotels has launched its latest resort at Puri, Odisha known as Pride Ananya Resort Puri. Pride Group has increased its presence in Eastern part of India. Pride Ananya Resort Puri offers resortstyle accommodation for all those looking for a revitalizing escape from maddening city crowd and smog. It offers a mesmerizing view of the city and the local attractions that surround this charming property in Puri. The resort is simply a walk away from Puri beach's ravishing shoreline. A relaxing redesigned pool, remarkable ocean side food at in-house restaurant and the beautiful scenery around them. Pride Ananya Resort dishes out modern

Business Centre, Spa, etc. Quality food and drink has been an important feature of Pride Ananya Resorts. Onsite restaurants offers Indian, Chinese, Continental and Tandoor cuisine and a

luxury, grand architecture and excellent interior with 80 well-appointed rooms that will make your stay worth a memory. Each of the rooms feature twin/King-size bed, 3 Bedded, 4 Bedded, Tea-Coffee maker, Mini Bar, LED TV, Work Desk in the room. Complimentary Pandit for Temple Darshan, Free usages of Swimming pool, Free usages of Wi-Fi,

The Pride Group currently has presence in Pune, Bangalore, Chennai, Nagpur, Kolkata, Delhi - Aero city, Ahmedabad, G o a , J a i p u r, Va d o d a r a a n d Dharamshalas and now Puri. The group has emerged as a National Hotel Chain, with a presence in all most all regions of the country offering world class hospitality standards, combined with excellent ambiance and quality service.

wide selection of refreshing drinks. The hotel has a well-equipped Health Club and a Tw o L e ve l swimming pool with in built Jacuzzi.

Marriott’s Fairfield by Marriott, Coimbatore opens Marriott International, announced the opening of its brand new hotel in the city – Fairfield by Marriott, Coimbatore. Sharing his thoughts on this opening, Mr. Neeraj Govil, Area Vice-President, South Asia, Marriott International Inc said ''We are excited to introduce the Fairfield by Marriott to Coimbatore as we believe the market is ideal for Fairfield which is a brand that enables purpose driven travel and delivers optimized value at a great price. As Marriott further expands its brand portfolio across the growing tier 2 markets in India, we definitely see great potential and the opportunity for Fairfield By Marriott becoming a favourite with the business and leisure travelers in the city.” Fairfield brand which is completing 30 years this month has a long history in service, offering innovative design at g r e a t v a l u e f o r m o n e y. T h e productoffers a more functional design

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that provides everything you need to work productively, maximize down time, eat well, sleep soundly and keep your stay going smoothly - making it the ideal choice of stay for the business and transient traveller. The property offers 126 guest rooms, amenities include an inviting living area in the lobby, smart, contemporary interiors and high speed Wi-Fi connectivity. The hotel also has an allday dining restaurant – Kovia Kitchen serving authentic Indian and Western cuisines in both, buffet and a la carte options, plus a 24/7 Market where one can shop for an assortment of drinks and snacks when required. The hotel has both banqueting and meeting room facilities with modern technology and a fitness center so guests can stay fit and active while on the road. The Hotel is located just 650 meters away from the airport, close to CODISSIA Trade Centre and city's IT hub

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Tidel Park and CHIL SEZ. It is also within easy reach of the western districts of Tamil Nadu – Tirupur, Pollachi, Erode, Salem, Namakkal, Karor and Udumalpet, thanks to the proximity to

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the highways. The hotel can also be a great pit stop for anyone flying in to Ooty, combining it with a day trip to Adiyogi – a 112-foot statue of Hindu deity Shiva at the Isha Yoga Centre.

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RCI partners with

Knack will Representative Palm Greens Club, Ahmedabad The Leeu collection in India RCI, the global leader in holiday exchange and part of the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands, has announced an agreement to affiliate Palm Greens Club in Ahmedabad.

Situated on the outskirts of the world heritage city, Palm Greens Club is just one stop away for a luxurious stay with family and friends. Ms. Sabina Chopra, Managing Director, RCI India said, “Our endeavor is to expand our presence across India and Ahmedabad is a part of this journey. Through this association, we look to consolidate our presence in the west. The affiliation of Palm Greens Club fits right into our overall plans for the West region. With all the amenities like spa, gym and swimming pool, the Palm Greens Club is the perfect location for a weekend getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city.” The Palm Greens Club, a 1 Lac sq. yard

property comprising of a water theme park, artificial lake for boating and also a satellite movie theater is the place for entertainment seeking vacationers. It also comprises of lawns and banquet

halls which can comfortably accommodate close to 3000 people. This makes The Palm Greens Club a p e r fe c t s p o t to h o st b u s i n e s s c o n fe r e n c e s , b i r t h d ay p a r t i e s , anniversaries or any other outdoor events. Mr. Daxesh Shah, MD, Palm Greens Club, Ahmedabad said, “Palm Greens Club, an already established city's biggest entertainment club, feels proud and privileged to be RCI affiliated club now. The existing 2500 members and the forthcoming new members shall be really excited about this affiliation. Thus, Palm Greens Club will target the new tagline of biggest vacation club of the city as well.”

The Leeu Collection has appointed 'Knack' Marketing as its official representative in India. The appointment supports the Leeu Collection's strategy to develop the potential of the Indian outbound market. An initiative has been taken to introduce this fabulous luxury portfolio of hotels to the Indian market. The Leeu Collection (in Sanskrit Singh means lion, which is Leeu in Afrikaans) comprises three five-star boutique properties in South Africa's scenic Cape wine lands. Leeu Collection comprises three fivestar properties in South Africa: Leeu Estates – (a country house retreat and boutique winery in the Franschhoek valley); –Leeu House (an equally exclusive boutique hotel in the heart of Franschhoek); and Le Quartier Français – (a romantic boutique hotel and LQF Villa, also located in the village of Franschhoek). Leeu Collection's founder Mr. Analjit

Singh (aka BAS), is an international investor of Indian origin. BAS said, “It is in my DNA to build, to create, and to develop. The Leeu Collection is the manifestation of my vision for sophisticated escapes and unique guest experiences steeped in passion and pleasure.” Ms. Medha Sampat, the founder of 'Knack' Marketing said, “The Cape wine lands is a beautiful area where travellers can enjoy the stunning landscapes, but when that is combined with top-notch hospitality it creates a whole new dimension to the itinerary. Each property is unique and handpicked, making it special in its very own way. Every moment spent at the Leeu Collection is craft fully designed to delight guests every time. We are absolutely thrilled to represent the Leeu Collection and are looking forward to pampering the Indian traveller in the right setting”.

Brightland Hotel, Shimla bagged the Best Leisure Award 2017 at TTF Brightland Hotel of Shimla won the Best Leisure Award 2017 in Travel Trade Fair (TTF) Pune 2017. Brightland is one of the oldest and leading hotels of Shimla, former summer capital of imperial India. Speaking on the occasion Mr. Ramnik Singh Johar said, "It is our pleasure receiving the award and I dedicate this award to my father Sh. Surinder Singh whose hard work and efforts made Brightland Hotel shine. The Best Leisure Award aim is to encourage and elevate service standards within the Hotel Industry. It also set the spotlight on our leisure attracting the attention of global hotel goers and

industry experts. The awards aim to highlight special features of Leisure and pleasure of hotel, thereby increasing competition globally and ultimately raising the level of services, facilities, quality and the standards of living in the luxury Hotel Industry."

In all seasons and for all reason whether the stay is for a honeymoon, a business trip or for just a leisure-pleasure holiday! Brightland provides most artistic, tastefully decorated, luxurious and fully furnished rooms/ suits as well as multi cuisine. Hotel has 62 fully furnished deluxe rooms which is suitable for budget Individual Traveler to Business Professionals. It is c e nt ra l l y l o cate d , s o convenient to reach just few minutes’ walk able distance to old bus stand and taxi stand. Hanuman Mandir of Ramayana times, imposing Viceregal Lodge, Gothic styled churches,

treks to Tara Devi or Kamana Devi Temples etc, which can mesmerize any tourist in Shimla. "This property was established by my Grand Father Late. Sardar Santokh Singh in the year 1959. Over the years , my Father Sh. Surinder Singh reconstructed and renovated both the blocks of the hotel", Mr. Johar added.

Pride Group of Hotels launches its new Resort in Puri The Pride Group of Hotels has launched its latest resort at Puri, Odisha known as Pride Ananya Resort Puri. Pride Group has increased its presence in Eastern part of India. Pride Ananya Resort Puri offers resortstyle accommodation for all those looking for a revitalizing escape from maddening city crowd and smog. It offers a mesmerizing view of the city and the local attractions that surround this charming property in Puri. The resort is simply a walk away from Puri beach's ravishing shoreline. A relaxing redesigned pool, remarkable ocean side food at in-house restaurant and the beautiful scenery around them. Pride Ananya Resort dishes out modern

Business Centre, Spa, etc. Quality food and drink has been an important feature of Pride Ananya Resorts. Onsite restaurants offers Indian, Chinese, Continental and Tandoor cuisine and a

luxury, grand architecture and excellent interior with 80 well-appointed rooms that will make your stay worth a memory. Each of the rooms feature twin/King-size bed, 3 Bedded, 4 Bedded, Tea-Coffee maker, Mini Bar, LED TV, Work Desk in the room. Complimentary Pandit for Temple Darshan, Free usages of Swimming pool, Free usages of Wi-Fi,

The Pride Group currently has presence in Pune, Bangalore, Chennai, Nagpur, Kolkata, Delhi - Aero city, Ahmedabad, G o a , J a i p u r, Va d o d a r a a n d Dharamshalas and now Puri. The group has emerged as a National Hotel Chain, with a presence in all most all regions of the country offering world class hospitality standards, combined with excellent ambiance and quality service.

wide selection of refreshing drinks. The hotel has a well-equipped Health Club and a Tw o L e ve l swimming pool with in built Jacuzzi.

Marriott’s Fairfield by Marriott, Coimbatore opens Marriott International, announced the opening of its brand new hotel in the city – Fairfield by Marriott, Coimbatore. Sharing his thoughts on this opening, Mr. Neeraj Govil, Area Vice-President, South Asia, Marriott International Inc said ''We are excited to introduce the Fairfield by Marriott to Coimbatore as we believe the market is ideal for Fairfield which is a brand that enables purpose driven travel and delivers optimized value at a great price. As Marriott further expands its brand portfolio across the growing tier 2 markets in India, we definitely see great potential and the opportunity for Fairfield By Marriott becoming a favourite with the business and leisure travelers in the city.” Fairfield brand which is completing 30 years this month has a long history in service, offering innovative design at g r e a t v a l u e f o r m o n e y. T h e productoffers a more functional design

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that provides everything you need to work productively, maximize down time, eat well, sleep soundly and keep your stay going smoothly - making it the ideal choice of stay for the business and transient traveller. The property offers 126 guest rooms, amenities include an inviting living area in the lobby, smart, contemporary interiors and high speed Wi-Fi connectivity. The hotel also has an allday dining restaurant – Kovia Kitchen serving authentic Indian and Western cuisines in both, buffet and a la carte options, plus a 24/7 Market where one can shop for an assortment of drinks and snacks when required. The hotel has both banqueting and meeting room facilities with modern technology and a fitness center so guests can stay fit and active while on the road. The Hotel is located just 650 meters away from the airport, close to CODISSIA Trade Centre and city's IT hub

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Tidel Park and CHIL SEZ. It is also within easy reach of the western districts of Tamil Nadu – Tirupur, Pollachi, Erode, Salem, Namakkal, Karor and Udumalpet, thanks to the proximity to

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the highways. The hotel can also be a great pit stop for anyone flying in to Ooty, combining it with a day trip to Adiyogi – a 112-foot statue of Hindu deity Shiva at the Isha Yoga Centre.

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AVIATION Japan Airlines and Vistara sign MoU for Commercial Cooperation Japan Airlines (JAL) and Vistara Airlines signed a MoU with the aim of providing greater convenience to their joint customers travelling between India and Japan, and through Japan to points beyond. This mutual understanding between Japan Airlines and Vistara will help the two airlines pursue significant cooperation in the near future, such as codeshare, frequent flyer partnership as well as other operational arrangements, allowing them to leverage each other's network, expertise and assets, subject to necessary approvals from authorities. Vistara and Japan Airlines entered an 'Inter-Airline through Check-In' (IATCI) partnership earlier this year enabling customers to enjoy a seamless 'Through Check-in' facility, when connecting to or

from a Vistara flight in India (*) and more than 50 countries across the globe on Japan Airlines' network, using a single ticket. JAL operates daily non-stop service between Tokyo (Narita) and Delhi. JAL and Vistara will be striving to deliver greater convenience and variety of choice to customers with a comprehensive network and cooperation.

IndiGo inaugural flight from Amritsar to Bengaluru IndiGo Airline launched of 18 additional flights on its network. The carrier will operate its first daily flight between Amritsar and Bengaluru flying from 29 October, 2017. The flight frequencies on key sectors such as Mumbai-Mangalore, Bengaluru-Dehradun, Delhi-Dubai, and Mumbai-Lucknow amongst other routes. With over 900 daily flights connecting 46 destinations, these new flights will enable both corporate and leisure travellers to experience IndiGo's

unmatchable on-time performance and hassle-free service. Mr. Aditya Ghosh, President and Wholetime Director, IndiGo said, “In line with our endeavor to meet the requirements of both business and leisure travellers,

we have introduced 18 additional flights as part of the winter schedule. With the increased flow of tourists and business traffic across these sectors, IndiGo is p l e a s e d t o p ro v i d e a d d i t i o n a l frequencies and a direct daily flight between Amritsar and Bengaluru. We are looking at providing affordable fares on these new routes for 6E travelers. It is our constant endeavor to provide more flexibility of choice for our customers as IndiGo continues to offer them on time, hassle free and always affordable flying experience.”

Indigo Airline joins a Nationwide 'Rally for Rivers' Reinforcing its commitment toward being a socially responsible citizen – IndiGo Airline is going all out to promote a nationwide ‘Rally for Rivers' awareness campaign, started on 1 September, 2017 in its 46 destinations. 'Rally for Rivers' or Nadhi Abhiyaan is a nationwide awareness campaign by Honorable Guru Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev and Isha Foundation. IndiGo's in-flight magazine Hello 6E incorporates an inspiring write up to encourage 6E passengers to join 'Rally for Rivers' awareness campaign. The specially curated content through e-tickets and water cups on board across network. 6E passengers are requested to join the movement with vigour and zeal and share their 'Rally for Rivers' moments/personal messages @IndiGo6E and Instagram - to spread the word. This makes IndiGo the first Indian carrier to join the movement. 'Rally for Rivers' or Nadhi Abhiyaan is a nationwide awareness campaign addressing the depleting conditions of our rivers across 13 states. To create mass awareness, Sadhguru will himself drive from Kanyakumari to the Himalayas through 16 states. The month long campaign will include 21 major events and numerous smaller events, both online and off-line to touch every segment of society traversing a stretch of over 7000 km across India.

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AVIATION Virgin Atlantic is First Airline Jet Airways Launched to be Fully WiFi Connectivity

3 New Services on International Flights

Virgin Atlantic has become the First Airline in Europe to offer WiFi across its entire fleet – ensuring customers can remain connected across flights to and from the US, Caribbean, Africa, Asia and Middle East. On the Delhi – London route amongst the direct carriers, Virgin Atlantic is the only airline to offer WiFi on-board across all cabins. From 8 September, 2017, millions of customers travelling with Virgin Atlantic will be able to email, browse and socialise at 35,000ft as the airline completes its ambitious WiFi programme – at least a year ahead of other European long haul carriers. To celebrate being the first European airline to boast a fully WiFi connected fleet; Virgin Atlantic will be kicking off a series of fun events from the s k y, c o n n e c t i n g t o g e t h e r w i t h #LiveFromVirgin. Using a combination of Panasonic and Gogo Technology. Flying over Europe or

Jet Airways will introduce its first non-stop service between the capital cities of New Delhi and Riyadh. It will also deploy additional frequencies on the M u m b a i - R i ya d h , M u m b a i Kuwait, Delhi-Doha and DelhiDammam. From 29 October, 2017, new nonstop flights will commence connecting Bengaluru and Chennai to the airline's gateways in Amsterdam and Paris, respectively. The airline is the first to operate flights on these routes which, along with a third daily flight on the increasingly popular Mumbai-London sector, will give guests a greater choice of convenient connections to other European cities and destinations in North America. The new intercontinental services to Amsterdam and Paris will operate in codeshare with KLM, Air France and Delta Air Lines. Guests who are members of Frequent Flyer programmes of the codeshare partners - JetPrivilege

the US, the signal cannot come from the ground and instead has to be transmitted to aircraft from satellites. WiFi is now available across the fleet of 39 aircraft and connectivity is available above 10,000ft so customers will be able to connect shortly after take-off, and remain online until shortly before landing. Results so far have shown that 42% of customers opt for the WiFi max package which lasts the entire flight, and the most popular routes for WiFi use are London Heathrow to New York (JFK), San Francisco and Atlanta.

Air France celebrates 50th anniversary of its Paris – Mumbai route

In the 1960s, Air France added Mumbai to its "historic" Far East network and launched flights from Mumbai on 7 September, 1967. The airline now operates a daily service between ParisCharles de Gaulle and India's economic capital by Boeing 777-200 equipped with the latest long-haul travel cabins. Max Smits, General Manager, Air France-KLM, Indian Sub-Continent said, "We are very proud to celebrate 50 years

(JP), Flying Blue and SkyMiles will also be able to easily accrue and redeem points on each other. Jet Airways will deploy its Airbus A330 aircraft on the Chennai-Paris and Bengaluru-Amsterdam routes for a relaxed and enjoyable flying experience. The A330 features a spacious cabin with ergonomically-designed seats having ample leg-room, lie-flat beds in Premiere, award-winning in-flight entertainment as well as a carefullycurated menu of fine-dining choices, surrounded with all the comforts associated with long-haul, international travel – together with the airline's acclaimed spirit of Indian hospitality.

of service between Mumbai and Paris. Air France has been present in Mumbai since 1967 and has been investing continuously with the aim to provide a great product and excellent connection opportunities to the Indian passengers from its hub at Paris, Charles de Gaulle. We take this opportunity to thank our loyal customers and partners in reaching this great milestone and are absolutely thrilled to celebrate this occasion with our passengers taking the flight 07 September from Mumbai to Paris with a small surprise celebration at the Mumbai Airport”.

Thai Launches Airbus A350 on route London - Bangkok Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI) recently introduced the Airbus A350 XWB on its non-stop, double-daily route from London to Bangkok. The event was held at London's Heathrow Airport, Terminal 2 with His Excellency Mr. Pisanu Suvanajata (second row, seventh from left), Thai A m b a s s a d o r to t h e United Kingdom, presided over the event alongside Mrs. Nonthakorn Trakulpa (second row, sixth from l ef t ) , T H A I G e n e ra l M a n a g e r, U n i t e d Kingdom and Ireland, and other guests of honor.

The airlines will operate daily with TG917 that departs from London Heathrow at 21:25 hours and arrives in Bangkok at 15:00 hours. It is also used to serve flight TG911 that departs from London Heathrow at 12:30 hours and arrives in Bangkok at 05:45 hours.

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AVIATION Japan Airlines and Vistara sign MoU for Commercial Cooperation Japan Airlines (JAL) and Vistara Airlines signed a MoU with the aim of providing greater convenience to their joint customers travelling between India and Japan, and through Japan to points beyond. This mutual understanding between Japan Airlines and Vistara will help the two airlines pursue significant cooperation in the near future, such as codeshare, frequent flyer partnership as well as other operational arrangements, allowing them to leverage each other's network, expertise and assets, subject to necessary approvals from authorities. Vistara and Japan Airlines entered an 'Inter-Airline through Check-In' (IATCI) partnership earlier this year enabling customers to enjoy a seamless 'Through Check-in' facility, when connecting to or

from a Vistara flight in India (*) and more than 50 countries across the globe on Japan Airlines' network, using a single ticket. JAL operates daily non-stop service between Tokyo (Narita) and Delhi. JAL and Vistara will be striving to deliver greater convenience and variety of choice to customers with a comprehensive network and cooperation.

IndiGo inaugural flight from Amritsar to Bengaluru IndiGo Airline launched of 18 additional flights on its network. The carrier will operate its first daily flight between Amritsar and Bengaluru flying from 29 October, 2017. The flight frequencies on key sectors such as Mumbai-Mangalore, Bengaluru-Dehradun, Delhi-Dubai, and Mumbai-Lucknow amongst other routes. With over 900 daily flights connecting 46 destinations, these new flights will enable both corporate and leisure travellers to experience IndiGo's

unmatchable on-time performance and hassle-free service. Mr. Aditya Ghosh, President and Wholetime Director, IndiGo said, “In line with our endeavor to meet the requirements of both business and leisure travellers,

we have introduced 18 additional flights as part of the winter schedule. With the increased flow of tourists and business traffic across these sectors, IndiGo is p l e a s e d t o p ro v i d e a d d i t i o n a l frequencies and a direct daily flight between Amritsar and Bengaluru. We are looking at providing affordable fares on these new routes for 6E travelers. It is our constant endeavor to provide more flexibility of choice for our customers as IndiGo continues to offer them on time, hassle free and always affordable flying experience.”

Indigo Airline joins a Nationwide 'Rally for Rivers' Reinforcing its commitment toward being a socially responsible citizen – IndiGo Airline is going all out to promote a nationwide ‘Rally for Rivers' awareness campaign, started on 1 September, 2017 in its 46 destinations. 'Rally for Rivers' or Nadhi Abhiyaan is a nationwide awareness campaign by Honorable Guru Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev and Isha Foundation. IndiGo's in-flight magazine Hello 6E incorporates an inspiring write up to encourage 6E passengers to join 'Rally for Rivers' awareness campaign. The specially curated content through e-tickets and water cups on board across network. 6E passengers are requested to join the movement with vigour and zeal and share their 'Rally for Rivers' moments/personal messages @IndiGo6E and Instagram - to spread the word. This makes IndiGo the first Indian carrier to join the movement. 'Rally for Rivers' or Nadhi Abhiyaan is a nationwide awareness campaign addressing the depleting conditions of our rivers across 13 states. To create mass awareness, Sadhguru will himself drive from Kanyakumari to the Himalayas through 16 states. The month long campaign will include 21 major events and numerous smaller events, both online and off-line to touch every segment of society traversing a stretch of over 7000 km across India.

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AVIATION Virgin Atlantic is First Airline Jet Airways Launched to be Fully WiFi Connectivity

3 New Services on International Flights

Virgin Atlantic has become the First Airline in Europe to offer WiFi across its entire fleet – ensuring customers can remain connected across flights to and from the US, Caribbean, Africa, Asia and Middle East. On the Delhi – London route amongst the direct carriers, Virgin Atlantic is the only airline to offer WiFi on-board across all cabins. From 8 September, 2017, millions of customers travelling with Virgin Atlantic will be able to email, browse and socialise at 35,000ft as the airline completes its ambitious WiFi programme – at least a year ahead of other European long haul carriers. To celebrate being the first European airline to boast a fully WiFi connected fleet; Virgin Atlantic will be kicking off a series of fun events from the s k y, c o n n e c t i n g t o g e t h e r w i t h #LiveFromVirgin. Using a combination of Panasonic and Gogo Technology. Flying over Europe or

Jet Airways will introduce its first non-stop service between the capital cities of New Delhi and Riyadh. It will also deploy additional frequencies on the M u m b a i - R i ya d h , M u m b a i Kuwait, Delhi-Doha and DelhiDammam. From 29 October, 2017, new nonstop flights will commence connecting Bengaluru and Chennai to the airline's gateways in Amsterdam and Paris, respectively. The airline is the first to operate flights on these routes which, along with a third daily flight on the increasingly popular Mumbai-London sector, will give guests a greater choice of convenient connections to other European cities and destinations in North America. The new intercontinental services to Amsterdam and Paris will operate in codeshare with KLM, Air France and Delta Air Lines. Guests who are members of Frequent Flyer programmes of the codeshare partners - JetPrivilege

the US, the signal cannot come from the ground and instead has to be transmitted to aircraft from satellites. WiFi is now available across the fleet of 39 aircraft and connectivity is available above 10,000ft so customers will be able to connect shortly after take-off, and remain online until shortly before landing. Results so far have shown that 42% of customers opt for the WiFi max package which lasts the entire flight, and the most popular routes for WiFi use are London Heathrow to New York (JFK), San Francisco and Atlanta.

Air France celebrates 50th anniversary of its Paris – Mumbai route

In the 1960s, Air France added Mumbai to its "historic" Far East network and launched flights from Mumbai on 7 September, 1967. The airline now operates a daily service between ParisCharles de Gaulle and India's economic capital by Boeing 777-200 equipped with the latest long-haul travel cabins. Max Smits, General Manager, Air France-KLM, Indian Sub-Continent said, "We are very proud to celebrate 50 years

(JP), Flying Blue and SkyMiles will also be able to easily accrue and redeem points on each other. Jet Airways will deploy its Airbus A330 aircraft on the Chennai-Paris and Bengaluru-Amsterdam routes for a relaxed and enjoyable flying experience. The A330 features a spacious cabin with ergonomically-designed seats having ample leg-room, lie-flat beds in Premiere, award-winning in-flight entertainment as well as a carefullycurated menu of fine-dining choices, surrounded with all the comforts associated with long-haul, international travel – together with the airline's acclaimed spirit of Indian hospitality.

of service between Mumbai and Paris. Air France has been present in Mumbai since 1967 and has been investing continuously with the aim to provide a great product and excellent connection opportunities to the Indian passengers from its hub at Paris, Charles de Gaulle. We take this opportunity to thank our loyal customers and partners in reaching this great milestone and are absolutely thrilled to celebrate this occasion with our passengers taking the flight 07 September from Mumbai to Paris with a small surprise celebration at the Mumbai Airport”.

Thai Launches Airbus A350 on route London - Bangkok Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI) recently introduced the Airbus A350 XWB on its non-stop, double-daily route from London to Bangkok. The event was held at London's Heathrow Airport, Terminal 2 with His Excellency Mr. Pisanu Suvanajata (second row, seventh from left), Thai A m b a s s a d o r to t h e United Kingdom, presided over the event alongside Mrs. Nonthakorn Trakulpa (second row, sixth from l ef t ) , T H A I G e n e ra l M a n a g e r, U n i t e d Kingdom and Ireland, and other guests of honor.

The airlines will operate daily with TG917 that departs from London Heathrow at 21:25 hours and arrives in Bangkok at 15:00 hours. It is also used to serve flight TG911 that departs from London Heathrow at 12:30 hours and arrives in Bangkok at 05:45 hours.

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DOMESTIC “Passion Made possible” Brand for Singapore

Czech Republic Strengthens Promotional Activities In India Czech Republic bringing up the strategic plans to promote the Czech Republic as a tourist destination for Indian. The official Czech Tourism marketing campaign continues its promotions as “Czech Republic as the Land of Stories” . H.E. Mr. Milan Hovorka, Ambassador of the Czech Republic in Mumbai, India addressing media said, “I congratulate Czech Republic Tourism Board on the opening of the office in India. Permanent presence in one of the world's fastest growing outbound market has been for a long time supported by me and I am glad to be present today at the opening ceremony of the office. VFS Global is our reliable partner in the visa area and I am convinced that the partnership of Czech Tourism with this company will lead to a further increase of interest about the Czech Republic.” He further added, “Czech Republic has many to offers to the Indian Traveler and the foremost important we have around 70 Indian Restaurants run by Indian people in our country. We have our Spas resembling to Ayurveda with the Czech

twist. We share a very similar cultural and heritage. And winter sports - soft adventure activities skiing can be explored.” Ms. Monika Palatkova, Managing Director of Czech Republic states, “We have been working closely with VFS Global in India since the end of 2016 and it has proven to be successful in establishing the Czech Republic as a tourist destination in India. On this occasion, I am pleased to announce the expansion of our cooperation into another strategic region, the Middle East. Today, we have entered into a contractual partnership; based on which VFS Global will implement several promotional activities focused on the leisure and MICE segments in the Middle East”. In 2016, 66,500 Indian Tourist visited the Czech Republic registering tripled growth over past five years. The Indian visitor spend is also growing at a similar rate.

The Singapore Tourism Board unveiled today to the Indian audience the country's inside out, unified brand, “Passion Made Possible”. This is the first that the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) and the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) have come together to develop a unified brand to market Singapore internationally for tourism and business purposes. The agencies are taking a bold move to put forth Singapore's unique attitude and mindset: a passion-driven, neversettling spirit of determination and enterprise that constantly pursues possibilities and reinvention. Mr. GB Srithar, Regional Director – South Asia Middle East & Africa (SAMEA) of the STB announced the official launch of the brand in India said, “With Passion Made Possible, STB and EDB are presenting a brand that can tell a fuller Singapore story beyond just tourism. The brand articulates what we stand for as a country and supports the telling of many stories about this destination and its people. It brings to the international audiences stories from Singapore through the voices of Singaporeans. We are happy and humbled by the fact that Singapore remains a highly popular travel destination among Indian travellers. We welcomed a record 1.1 million visitors from India in 2016. The unveiled brand

will allow us to build a deeper and more personal connection between Singapore and our fans and friends in India, even when they are not actively thinking about travel. It is in line with Quality Tourism as it will appeal to the more sophisticated tourists who are seeking more aspirational value propositions in their travel.” The Themes of 'Passion' and 'Possibilities' best reflected the Singapore spirit: While 'Possibilities' was strongly associated with Singapore as a destination, the 'Passion' to strive was what drove these possibilities. Passion Made Possible was thus derived to capture the spirit of the nation. STB will focus on key consumer segments to amplify the Passion Made Possible messaging: Early Careers, Established Careers, Families with kids and Business/ Corporate travelers.

Turkey a Beachy Affair Antalya

“If one had a single glance to give the World, One should gaze on Turkey” Turkey is beach lover dreams. White Sandy beaches get in touch with its rich heritage and explore the historical grounds, ruins and museum. Turkish Baths, Bazaar and blue flag beaches are just a handful of the things that make a Turkey a great destination for your next beach destination. Bordered by 8 countries and straddling two continents the diverse country is a mix of a sight, sound and cultural customs. Its an ideal gateway for those looking for more than just sun, sea and sand for Beach Destination. Whichever part of this vast country you are heading for, you'll be assured of a warm welcome. Holidaying as a family together is always a pleasure in Turkey. Byzantine battlegrounds, a why not look in for a traditional hammam experience. You can use the country as base to explore the surrounding areas include Olu Deniz where you can take dip in a famous Blue Lagoon, depending on where you stay, you can boat trip to several of the Geek Island – ideal for armature explore. Take a jump, inhale the outside air and express your gratitude to Turkey.

popular with families, thanks to their white sand and shallow waters. The town is crammed with restaurants that'll treat taste buds to every cuisine under

Antalya's western shoreline, Konyaatı, now spruced up, is at long last start to satisfy its sensational circumstance between Antalya's bluffs and the Beydağları Mountains. Shingle, instead of sand, it's perfect and very much kept up. Be that as it may, for fine sand make a beeline for Lara shoreline, 10km southeast of Antalya by transport, whose long, delicate waves make for some awesome swimming spots. 1. Çiralı, the Turquoise Coast- This laidback resort, covered in citrus forests, is arranged on a thin plain between the mountains and a long, bending 3kmlong shingle shoreline. It is conceivable to stroll along the shoreline to the remains of antiquated Olympos, and also longer climbs on the Lycian Way, which bursts its way through the

Dalaman Area Offering Blue Flag Beaches, lively tourist resorts and historical sites, holidaying to the Dalaman area of turkey. 1. The Turquoise Coast – The region appeal begins with its beaches. This shoreline is a chain of coves, bays and long stretches of sand. Icmeler and Olu Deniz are bumper beach resorts. Their beaches are accessorized with bars, restaurants, shops and water sports. The famous Blue Lagoon in Olu Deniz. 2. Ephesus – The Dalaman area's coast is just the tip of the iceberg. The region's mountainous backbone is encrusted with traditional hamlets. 3. Kaputas – It is a wild beach in the Mediterranean coast of Turkey. This beautiful beach is surrounded by mountains, and can be reached from the road by a long stairway.

Izmir The beaches alone make the range from vacant stretches of sand hugged by parkland to wind surfing hubs packed with cafes and volleyball courts. 1. Kusadasi – Kusadasi is the name on most people's lips. The beaches here are

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the sun. 2. Izmir – Is a third largest city known as the “The beautiful waterfront”. They have a sweeping harbor, stylish waterfront eateries and palm lined pier.

settlement. The way that Çiralı is defended by different Turkish bodies for its exceptional environment has empowered debilitated loggerhead and

green ocean turtles to keep laying their eggs here – so don't uncover, litter or nocturnally light up the shoreline amid the mid-year settling season. 2. Phaselis, the Turquoise CoastTraveling north from Olympos, there's inadequate affection to stop before Antalya – however antiquated Phaselis, with its eminent swimming open doors, will unquestionably entice you off the fundamental street. The vestiges of Phaselis flank three little inlets, giving sufficient chance to ponder classical landmarks while lying on the shoreline. The normal magnificence of the unmistakable ocean makes for a compensating half-day excursion – bring a cookout in the event that you don't favor the auto stop nibble bands. 3. Alaçatı, the Çeşme Peninsula - For one of a kind windsurfing and kite boarding conditions, make a beeline for a 300mlong sandy shoreline, only 4km south of Alaçatı, a standout amongst the most up market areas on the Aegean drift. The solid, dependable "Meltemi" twist, joined with shallow water and absence of waves, makes this narrows perfect for students. 4. Kleopatra shoreline, Alanya- From water sports including parasailing and banana-drifting, to exercises, for example, go-carting and ocean lion appears, Kleopatra shoreline has it all. This is the most famous shoreline in the neighborhood, with a huge number of bars, eateries and keepsake shops and tattoo parlors. Experience the Culture and heritage Turkey has to offer, staring with the ancient folk dance tradition, this colorful, rhythmic dance will amaze your eyes. Dance, Cinema, Music, and Opera all play a massive part in Turkish Culture. Nightlife is growing every year and it's becoming one the liveliest area for nightlife. Middle East mélange supplies the nightlife to keep them thrilled with Gumbet, Marmara all competing to give you the best night out possible. Turkey offer great variety of food that will get your mouth watering, the vision is infused with flavors and dishes from Central Asian, Middle Eastern to Balkan Cuisine. Experience the Spice Market filled with foods, coffee, spices and souvenirs. Grand Bazaar (Buyuk Carsi) has around 4000 shops which attract 240,000 to 400,000 visitors daily.

“Holy Turkey! Your name is the most enchanting one of all names which enchants me”.

Ortaca Iztuzu, Dalyan- Turtles and tourism exist together on the secured 4.5km of hard-stuffed sands of Iztuzu shoreline. Tracks rising up out of the ocean are noticeable on the sand in June and July, where turtles have dragged themselves shoreward to lay their eggs, and the swamps behind the shoreline are regularly bursting at the seams with other untamed life as well. While absence of shade is frequently an issue on this shoreline, the delicately racking seabed quiets the u n e ve n wate rs , m a k i n g I z t u z u fantastic for youngsters.

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Czech Republic Strengthens Promotional Activities In India Czech Republic bringing up the strategic plans to promote the Czech Republic as a tourist destination for Indian. The official Czech Tourism marketing campaign continues its promotions as “Czech Republic as the Land of Stories” . H.E. Mr. Milan Hovorka, Ambassador of the Czech Republic in Mumbai, India addressing media said, “I congratulate Czech Republic Tourism Board on the opening of the office in India. Permanent presence in one of the world's fastest growing outbound market has been for a long time supported by me and I am glad to be present today at the opening ceremony of the office. VFS Global is our reliable partner in the visa area and I am convinced that the partnership of Czech Tourism with this company will lead to a further increase of interest about the Czech Republic.” He further added, “Czech Republic has many to offers to the Indian Traveler and the foremost important we have around 70 Indian Restaurants run by Indian people in our country. We have our Spas resembling to Ayurveda with the Czech

twist. We share a very similar cultural and heritage. And winter sports - soft adventure activities skiing can be explored.” Ms. Monika Palatkova, Managing Director of Czech Republic states, “We have been working closely with VFS Global in India since the end of 2016 and it has proven to be successful in establishing the Czech Republic as a tourist destination in India. On this occasion, I am pleased to announce the expansion of our cooperation into another strategic region, the Middle East. Today, we have entered into a contractual partnership; based on which VFS Global will implement several promotional activities focused on the leisure and MICE segments in the Middle East”. In 2016, 66,500 Indian Tourist visited the Czech Republic registering tripled growth over past five years. The Indian visitor spend is also growing at a similar rate.

The Singapore Tourism Board unveiled today to the Indian audience the country's inside out, unified brand, “Passion Made Possible”. This is the first that the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) and the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) have come together to develop a unified brand to market Singapore internationally for tourism and business purposes. The agencies are taking a bold move to put forth Singapore's unique attitude and mindset: a passion-driven, neversettling spirit of determination and enterprise that constantly pursues possibilities and reinvention. Mr. GB Srithar, Regional Director – South Asia Middle East & Africa (SAMEA) of the STB announced the official launch of the brand in India said, “With Passion Made Possible, STB and EDB are presenting a brand that can tell a fuller Singapore story beyond just tourism. The brand articulates what we stand for as a country and supports the telling of many stories about this destination and its people. It brings to the international audiences stories from Singapore through the voices of Singaporeans. We are happy and humbled by the fact that Singapore remains a highly popular travel destination among Indian travellers. We welcomed a record 1.1 million visitors from India in 2016. The unveiled brand

will allow us to build a deeper and more personal connection between Singapore and our fans and friends in India, even when they are not actively thinking about travel. It is in line with Quality Tourism as it will appeal to the more sophisticated tourists who are seeking more aspirational value propositions in their travel.” The Themes of 'Passion' and 'Possibilities' best reflected the Singapore spirit: While 'Possibilities' was strongly associated with Singapore as a destination, the 'Passion' to strive was what drove these possibilities. Passion Made Possible was thus derived to capture the spirit of the nation. STB will focus on key consumer segments to amplify the Passion Made Possible messaging: Early Careers, Established Careers, Families with kids and Business/ Corporate travelers.

Turkey a Beachy Affair Antalya

“If one had a single glance to give the World, One should gaze on Turkey” Turkey is beach lover dreams. White Sandy beaches get in touch with its rich heritage and explore the historical grounds, ruins and museum. Turkish Baths, Bazaar and blue flag beaches are just a handful of the things that make a Turkey a great destination for your next beach destination. Bordered by 8 countries and straddling two continents the diverse country is a mix of a sight, sound and cultural customs. Its an ideal gateway for those looking for more than just sun, sea and sand for Beach Destination. Whichever part of this vast country you are heading for, you'll be assured of a warm welcome. Holidaying as a family together is always a pleasure in Turkey. Byzantine battlegrounds, a why not look in for a traditional hammam experience. You can use the country as base to explore the surrounding areas include Olu Deniz where you can take dip in a famous Blue Lagoon, depending on where you stay, you can boat trip to several of the Geek Island – ideal for armature explore. Take a jump, inhale the outside air and express your gratitude to Turkey.

popular with families, thanks to their white sand and shallow waters. The town is crammed with restaurants that'll treat taste buds to every cuisine under

Antalya's western shoreline, Konyaatı, now spruced up, is at long last start to satisfy its sensational circumstance between Antalya's bluffs and the Beydağları Mountains. Shingle, instead of sand, it's perfect and very much kept up. Be that as it may, for fine sand make a beeline for Lara shoreline, 10km southeast of Antalya by transport, whose long, delicate waves make for some awesome swimming spots. 1. Çiralı, the Turquoise Coast- This laidback resort, covered in citrus forests, is arranged on a thin plain between the mountains and a long, bending 3kmlong shingle shoreline. It is conceivable to stroll along the shoreline to the remains of antiquated Olympos, and also longer climbs on the Lycian Way, which bursts its way through the

Dalaman Area Offering Blue Flag Beaches, lively tourist resorts and historical sites, holidaying to the Dalaman area of turkey. 1. The Turquoise Coast – The region appeal begins with its beaches. This shoreline is a chain of coves, bays and long stretches of sand. Icmeler and Olu Deniz are bumper beach resorts. Their beaches are accessorized with bars, restaurants, shops and water sports. The famous Blue Lagoon in Olu Deniz. 2. Ephesus – The Dalaman area's coast is just the tip of the iceberg. The region's mountainous backbone is encrusted with traditional hamlets. 3. Kaputas – It is a wild beach in the Mediterranean coast of Turkey. This beautiful beach is surrounded by mountains, and can be reached from the road by a long stairway.

Izmir The beaches alone make the range from vacant stretches of sand hugged by parkland to wind surfing hubs packed with cafes and volleyball courts. 1. Kusadasi – Kusadasi is the name on most people's lips. The beaches here are

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the sun. 2. Izmir – Is a third largest city known as the “The beautiful waterfront”. They have a sweeping harbor, stylish waterfront eateries and palm lined pier.

settlement. The way that Çiralı is defended by different Turkish bodies for its exceptional environment has empowered debilitated loggerhead and

green ocean turtles to keep laying their eggs here – so don't uncover, litter or nocturnally light up the shoreline amid the mid-year settling season. 2. Phaselis, the Turquoise CoastTraveling north from Olympos, there's inadequate affection to stop before Antalya – however antiquated Phaselis, with its eminent swimming open doors, will unquestionably entice you off the fundamental street. The vestiges of Phaselis flank three little inlets, giving sufficient chance to ponder classical landmarks while lying on the shoreline. The normal magnificence of the unmistakable ocean makes for a compensating half-day excursion – bring a cookout in the event that you don't favor the auto stop nibble bands. 3. Alaçatı, the Çeşme Peninsula - For one of a kind windsurfing and kite boarding conditions, make a beeline for a 300mlong sandy shoreline, only 4km south of Alaçatı, a standout amongst the most up market areas on the Aegean drift. The solid, dependable "Meltemi" twist, joined with shallow water and absence of waves, makes this narrows perfect for students. 4. Kleopatra shoreline, Alanya- From water sports including parasailing and banana-drifting, to exercises, for example, go-carting and ocean lion appears, Kleopatra shoreline has it all. This is the most famous shoreline in the neighborhood, with a huge number of bars, eateries and keepsake shops and tattoo parlors. Experience the Culture and heritage Turkey has to offer, staring with the ancient folk dance tradition, this colorful, rhythmic dance will amaze your eyes. Dance, Cinema, Music, and Opera all play a massive part in Turkish Culture. Nightlife is growing every year and it's becoming one the liveliest area for nightlife. Middle East mélange supplies the nightlife to keep them thrilled with Gumbet, Marmara all competing to give you the best night out possible. Turkey offer great variety of food that will get your mouth watering, the vision is infused with flavors and dishes from Central Asian, Middle Eastern to Balkan Cuisine. Experience the Spice Market filled with foods, coffee, spices and souvenirs. Grand Bazaar (Buyuk Carsi) has around 4000 shops which attract 240,000 to 400,000 visitors daily.

“Holy Turkey! Your name is the most enchanting one of all names which enchants me”.

Ortaca Iztuzu, Dalyan- Turtles and tourism exist together on the secured 4.5km of hard-stuffed sands of Iztuzu shoreline. Tracks rising up out of the ocean are noticeable on the sand in June and July, where turtles have dragged themselves shoreward to lay their eggs, and the swamps behind the shoreline are regularly bursting at the seams with other untamed life as well. While absence of shade is frequently an issue on this shoreline, the delicately racking seabed quiets the u n e ve n wate rs , m a k i n g I z t u z u fantastic for youngsters.

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INTERNATIONAL

IT & CMA and CTW Asia – Pacific 2017 IT&CMA and CTW Asia-Pacific 2017 show had featured more than 800 participating exhibitors and 590 Meetings and Incentives, Association, Corporate Travel Buyers, and Media to fulfill their business objectives and market activation goals. The exclusively branded sessions brought 26 captive networking functions took place over the course of the event, encompassing hosted luncheons, networking cocktails, media briefings, destination presentations, technology showcases, pre-show retreats & tours, and postshow FAM trips by Osaka Convention & Tourism Bureau. IT&CMA showcased the largest congregation of Convention Visitor Bureaus (CVBs) and National Tourism Organizations (NTOs) centered on the Asia-Pacific from new and returning destinations such as Chiang Mai, Dubai, Korea, Macao, Osaka, Penang, Perth, Philippines, Taiwan, and Thailand. This

year they were having a strong support from hotel and cruise clusters like Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen's Park, Dream Cruises & Star Cruises, Frasers Hospitality, Silversea Cruises, Resorts World Sentosa, and many more. IT&CMA and CTW Asia-Pacific had left an indelible impression on the Thai MICE industry for the past 14 years and will continue to do so in an extension of partnership with strategic partner Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) for the next three years till 2020. TCEB has hosted the Opening Ceremony & Welcome Reception titled “Still on My Mind” at Dusit Thani Bangkok. Delegates were invited to post pictures of their business events in

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Thailand on their social media w i t h t h e h a s h t a g ThailandStillOnMyMind and win special gifts at the reception. TCEB has launched its 2018 marketing communication campaign at the event. TCEB emphasis on three fundamental pillars in this campaign, they are – 1. Fascinating Destination: Explore vibrant destinations brimming with captivating Inspirations. 2. Business Empowerment: Resourceful Thailand offers essential collaborations for international opportunities. 3. Professional Passion: Meet passionate professionals with a touch of Thai vibrancy. Taipei City Government's Department of Information and Tourism has attended w i t h “ Ta i p e i M a k e s Perfection” as its promotional theme. Building on and

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c o n t i n u i n g t h e w o rd - o f - m o u t h reputational boom stimulated by the Universidad, DOIT is marketing Taipei's MICE strengths and tourism with Southeast Asia International buyers. Taiwan held press conference on 27 September, 2017, DOIT Senior Specialist Chuen-Huey Jiang presented a speech on the Taipei Makes Perfection theme, and on Taipei's marvelously successful hosting of the 2017 Taipei Universidad as model, to showcase Taipei's ability to stage large-scale city events. The 25th IT&CMA and 20th CTW AsiaPacific opened today to a furore of event highlights, activities and entertainment to deliver an unforgettable anniversary edition. MICE and Corporate Travel Management Trade Event for the AsiaPacific further strengthened its place in the region, expecting to welcome close to 2,900 delegates over 3-days with more than 100 business, networking and education sessions lined up.

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INTERNATIONAL

IT & CMA and CTW Asia – Pacific 2017 IT&CMA and CTW Asia-Pacific 2017 show had featured more than 800 participating exhibitors and 590 Meetings and Incentives, Association, Corporate Travel Buyers, and Media to fulfill their business objectives and market activation goals. The exclusively branded sessions brought 26 captive networking functions took place over the course of the event, encompassing hosted luncheons, networking cocktails, media briefings, destination presentations, technology showcases, pre-show retreats & tours, and postshow FAM trips by Osaka Convention & Tourism Bureau. IT&CMA showcased the largest congregation of Convention Visitor Bureaus (CVBs) and National Tourism Organizations (NTOs) centered on the Asia-Pacific from new and returning destinations such as Chiang Mai, Dubai, Korea, Macao, Osaka, Penang, Perth, Philippines, Taiwan, and Thailand. This

year they were having a strong support from hotel and cruise clusters like Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen's Park, Dream Cruises & Star Cruises, Frasers Hospitality, Silversea Cruises, Resorts World Sentosa, and many more. IT&CMA and CTW Asia-Pacific had left an indelible impression on the Thai MICE industry for the past 14 years and will continue to do so in an extension of partnership with strategic partner Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) for the next three years till 2020. TCEB has hosted the Opening Ceremony & Welcome Reception titled “Still on My Mind” at Dusit Thani Bangkok. Delegates were invited to post pictures of their business events in

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Thailand on their social media w i t h t h e h a s h t a g ThailandStillOnMyMind and win special gifts at the reception. TCEB has launched its 2018 marketing communication campaign at the event. TCEB emphasis on three fundamental pillars in this campaign, they are – 1. Fascinating Destination: Explore vibrant destinations brimming with captivating Inspirations. 2. Business Empowerment: Resourceful Thailand offers essential collaborations for international opportunities. 3. Professional Passion: Meet passionate professionals with a touch of Thai vibrancy. Taipei City Government's Department of Information and Tourism has attended w i t h “ Ta i p e i M a k e s Perfection” as its promotional theme. Building on and

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c o n t i n u i n g t h e w o rd - o f - m o u t h reputational boom stimulated by the Universidad, DOIT is marketing Taipei's MICE strengths and tourism with Southeast Asia International buyers. Taiwan held press conference on 27 September, 2017, DOIT Senior Specialist Chuen-Huey Jiang presented a speech on the Taipei Makes Perfection theme, and on Taipei's marvelously successful hosting of the 2017 Taipei Universidad as model, to showcase Taipei's ability to stage large-scale city events. The 25th IT&CMA and 20th CTW AsiaPacific opened today to a furore of event highlights, activities and entertainment to deliver an unforgettable anniversary edition. MICE and Corporate Travel Management Trade Event for the AsiaPacific further strengthened its place in the region, expecting to welcome close to 2,900 delegates over 3-days with more than 100 business, networking and education sessions lined up.

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