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Steena Joy

  • Kerala Tourism plans to promote its Malabar region through a Rs 325 cr project

    P Bala Kiran, director, Department of Tourism, Government of Kerala, outlines his plans to make God’s Own Country the new adventure hub of the country

  • Life on the Mekong river

    As a visitor cruises along the Mekong River in Vietnam, he gets a rare opportunity to reach out and touch the lives of the local community for whom the river is a living lifeline

  • Beyond the beaches

    More known for its white sand beaches, the Sunshine State Florida is also a cultural melting pot featuring state-of-the-art museums and design districts, fine dining restaurants, high-end shopping, a vibrant nightlife, and iconic theme parks

  • Fiji Tourism sees India as growing market

    Speaking exclusively to FE Online on the sidelines of the Fiji Tourism Expo 2017 (FTE) being held in Nadi, Fiji Tourism Minister, Faiyaz Koya said that India is a country with a lot of potential for Fiji Tourism

  • Ibnii Coorg first resort in India to be IGBC Platinum certified

    Ibnii Coorg, an eco luxe resort located in Coorg (Kodagu) district of Karnataka, has become the first hospitality project in India to receive the IGBC Platinum certification for energy and resource-efficient, sustainable, cost-effective buildings

  • Garuda Indonesia launches first direct flight to India

    Garuda Indonesia, the national airline of Indonesia, has launched its Mumbai-Jakarta service. The thrice weekly service is the first direct link between the two countries

  • Local Abu Dhabi tourism stakeholders to be part of 63rd TAAI convention

    The Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI) met with several tourism stakehokders in Abu Dhabi recently to promote tourism ties between the two countries.

  • China, Japan, South Korea to participate for first time in Kerala Travel Mart

    This year ten countries will be participating in the Kerala Travel Mart (KTM) for the first time namely China, Japan, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Georgia, Chile, Greece, Iran and Botswana

  • Shack owners of Goa want state government to issue permanent licences

    The shacks on the beaches of Goa have long been popular hotspots for tourists thronging the beach destination

  • Lulu Convention Centre Thrissur investing Rs 150 crore in 5-star annexe

    Lulu Convention Centre Thrissur, owned by the UAE-based Lulu Group International, is investing Rs 150 crore to add a five-star extension to its already existing 40 room hotel on its premises

  • Turkish Airlines seeks permissions to fly to more destinations in India

    Turkish Airlines wants to fly to more cities in India but wants the Indian government to give the permissions.

  • ‘Hotel businesses are going through a fundamental shift in their channels of doing business’

    Alok Mittal, the former India head of venture capital firm Canaan Partners, now spearheads Indifi Technologies, a Gurgaon based platform for small businesses to gain greater access to debt financing. Recently, Indifi partnered with Travel Boutique Online (TBO) to provide working capital finance to travel agents who book tickets through the portal. Here, Mittal talks about how hotel companies can manage their working capital requirements using a judicious mix of channels. By Steena Joy

  • Shack owners of Goa want state government to issue permanent licences

    The shacks on the beaches of Goa have long been popular hotspots for tourists thronging the beach destination

  • Home is where the money is

    The second edition of Food Hospitality World exhibition in Goa saw a Hospitality Think Tank where 10 GMs from Goa’s leading hotel brands participated. At the roundtable discussion, the hoteliers opined that India’s domestic market will be the driver of future growth in revenues. By Steena Joy

  • Lulu Convention Centre Thrissur investing INR 150 crore in 5-star annexe

    Lulu Convention Centre Thrissur, owned by UAE-based Emke Group is investing INR 150 crore to add a five-star extension to its already existing 40 room hotel on its premises

  • A global forum

    Canada-based Fairmont Raffles Hotels International’s (FRHI) annual Global Meeting Exchange (GME) has become a ‘must attend’ event for travel agents and event planners worldwide, a networking forum to gain in-depth knowledge of the group’s finest luxury and upscale brands which includes Raffles, Swissotel and Fairmont. A report on this year’s GME in Ajman,UAE. By Steena Joy

  • Indians spend most overnights in SouthWest Germany

    Indian travellers were the longest stay visitors to SouthWest Germany (Baden-Wurttemberg in German), logging an average of 5.3 nights vis a vis the global average of 2.2 nights during the period January to May 2016, an increase of five per cent

  • The Italian connection

    Seven Beans Coffee Company is a ‘bean-to-cup’ enterprise between Indian coffee planters and Italian roasters. Co- founded by brothers, Advith and Abhijit Shetty, the company is amongst the first to employ capsule manufacture in India. Steena Joy spoke Abhijit Shetty to understand the company’s Indo-Italian legacy

  • Hi tech with a soul

    At a panel discussion on ‘How Technology is Impacting the Hospitality Industry’ during the 28th edition of Food Hospitality World (FHW) in Bengaluru, general managers of leading hotels in the Garden City opined that it is important to integrate technology with people By Steena Joy

  • Germany’s medieval jewels

    Magdeburg and Quedlinburg, two cities in the Saxony-Anhalt region of Germany offer a peep into medieval history, Romanesque and Gothic architecture and a cultural legacy of the Ottonian empire. The travel trade in India will do well to include these two cities in their itineraries, both for the discerning Indian leisure traveller and the corporate visitor. By Steena Joy

  • Ajman sees increase in tourist footfall

    Creates brand identity and website to push numbers

  • “We have a complete range of cuts to allow us to meet the demand from the HORECA sector”

    Geoff Thin, country head, India, QualityNZ, gives his insights on the company’s vision for the India market By Steena Joy

  • A Lot of MICE

    Built atop a sheer cliff along a sweeping coastline hugging the Indian Ocean, Pan Pacific Nirwana Resort in Bali is a stone’s throw away from the 16th century Tanah Lot Temple and offers a great location for MICE. Guy Charles Owen, general manager of the resort says his vision for the property is to attract the best events in the region By Steena Joy

  • A billion opportunities

    While many Indians are travelling overseas, the real opportunity lies in our own backyard with domestic tourism poised to grow exponentially. This was the theme of the seventh ADTOI annual convention against the backdrop of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Khajuraho in Madhya Pradesh By Steena Joy

  • Business in Luther country

    The German National Tourist Board (GNTB) could not have had a better backdrop for the 42nd German Travel Mart (GTM) than Saxony Anhalt which will be celebrating its famous resident, Martin Luther King and 500 years of the Protestant Reformation in 2017. By Steena Joy

  • Maharashtra will soon get a Promotion Board for MICE tourism, pre-approval of venues

    Maharashtra which has Mumbai as an important global gateway in India is focusing on MICE tourism and plans are on the anvil to set up a promotion Board specifically for MICE tourism in the state

  • MoT to organise mega India Global Travel Mart in January 2017

    The ministry of tourism, Government of India plans to organise a mega India Global Travel Mart from January 10-14, 2017 in Delhi

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