Steena Joy

Articles By Steena Joy

178 Articles

Paradise needs a positive image

Even as the J&K Tourism department grapples with allegations of mismanagement of a recent Autumn Fest familiarisation tour as a result of which heads have rolled, one thing remains unchanged - Kashmir’s eternal beauty. As o

Kerala Tourism conducts Tourism Readiness Survey

In a bid to check out Kerala's readiness to welcome visitors to its globally renowned destinations, the department of tourism, Kerala recently conducted a Tourism Readiness Survey

‘Cox & Kings was the first ever private company to run four luxury carriages in a train from Jodhpur to Jaisalmer’

As Cox & Kings, the world's oldest established travel company completes 260 years in the industry, Peter Kerkar, Group CEO, Cox & Kings, recalls the journey so far and the roadmap ahead

Madhya Pradesh opens heritage building Minto Hall for business after Rs 64 cr refurbishment

It will host Asia's first international adventure ATTA event in December

Culinary tourism is a big deal but unfortunately still not taken as seriously as it should: Chef Michael Swamy

A graduate of the prestigious Cordon Bleu Culinary School, London, Chef Michael Swamy has worked with several Michelin chefs and was the food consultant for Master Chef India Season 1 & 2. His book The East Indian Kitchen won

MoT to launch Swachhta hi Sewa campaign ín Porbandar tomorrow

The Ministry of tourism (MoT) will launch its campaign 'Swachhta hi Sewa' (Cleanliness is Service) at Porbandar in Gujarat tomorrow. India Tourism will be organising cleanliness drives at important tourist sites as part of th

‘In all our projects, GTDC has chosen to encourage entrepreneurship or startups’

Nilesh Cabral, chairman, Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC) speaks about the newly launched GoaMiles app and GTDC's business model of awarding projects to startup companies.

Mandela and the Mahatma

Two nations. Two men. One goal: Freedom for their countrymen. Today July 18 (known globally as Mandela Day) 2018, as the world celebrates the birth centenary of Nelson Mandela, come discover Inanda, a few miles from Durban,

India is leading the charge by being more mobile phone dominated than some of the other markets globally: Skyscanner

Leading global travel search engine Skyscanner believes that India is growing very fast as an online market. Hugh Aitken, senior director, strategic partnerships, Skyscanner elucidates on the market dynamics and why the brand

India a strategic market for MSC Cruises, not a tactical one

Cruise company's oldest ship MSC Lirica to call at Indian ports this year end

Muziris to be role model for two more heritage tourism projects at Alappuzha and Thalassery

When complete, there will be a total of 29 museums and heritage sites in the Muziris project and presently, six museums and three heritage sites have been opened to the public

Two Indian sustainable tourism startups win highest grants in Booking.com’s Booster programme

In this year's Booking Booster by Booking.com which is a three week accelerator programme consisting of a series of workshops and coaching, Indian sustainable tourism startups won big

India among top five growing markets for Booking.com

Apart from India being among the top five markets for Booking.com, two Indian sustainable startups are among the contenders in Booster finale tonight

Waruk: Preserving the arts and crafts in Paradise

In Jammu & Kashmir also known as 'Heaven on Earth', a group of youngsters who call themselves Waruk, are working with the state Department of Tourism to help local artisans and craftsmen preserve Kashmiri arts and crafts

Glamping brand TUTC to foray into south India

The Ultimate Travelling Camp (TUTC) , the glamping (glamorous camping) brand is entering south India with a camping site in Hampi, Karnataka

Indian rice, mainly basmati, would have an important opportunity in the Peruvian market

Luis M Cabello, economic and commercial counsellor, Embassy of Peru in India speaks to Steena Joy about the food trade between India and Peru and the opportunities for growth

The ground reality of Asia’s largest tulip garden

Spread over 200 kanals or 10 hectares, the garden showcases more than 12.25 lakh tulips of over 40 varieties

Mehbooba Mufti says J&K is safest place for women

Speaking at the opening ceremony of the 64th Convention of TAAI at the Sher-i-Kashmir International Conference Centre (SKICC), Mufti called upon media to refrain from showing J&K in a bad light

India, Mauritius sign MoUs for reviving Nalanda University, instituting Ayurveda chair at University of Mauritius

Prime minister of Mauritius, Jugnauth informed that India and Mauritius have renewed the Programme for Cultural Cooperation for another four years upto 2021

President of India is chief guest at Mauritius 50th anniversary of Independence

As Mauritius prepares to usher in the 50th anniversary of its Independence, President of India, Ram Nath Kovind is here as chief guest for today's celebrations, reaffirming the strong bilateral ties between the two countries.

River cruises to be major part of Kerala Tourism’s Rs 325 cr Malabar project

River cruising will be a major part of Kerala Tourism's ambitious Rs 325 crore project to develop the Malabar region.

River cruises, kerala tourism, kerala tourism department, malabar project, kerala River cruises, kerala river, River cruises malabar, kerala malabar tourism, P Bala Kiran

‘In order for NZ companies to be considered global, we need to be in India’

India is a key market for us. I believe that in order for our companies to be considered global, we need to be in India. NZ does not have an FTA with India but we want our relationship with India to develop by successfully co

Expo Indonesia hopes to grow bilateral ties between India and Indonesia

Around 47 exhibitors will display their products and conduct B2B table top meetings at the Expo Indonesia Trade, Tourism and Investment fair that opened in Mumbai today.

B2B, Indonesia Trade, Tourism and Investment fair, Mumbai, General of Indonesia, Trade centre, India, Expo Indonesia in India

MP pushes to drive private investment in tourism sector

MP has also set up wayside amenities called Midway Treat which will be operated on the franchise model, the first state in the country to do so

Destination Canada wants to go beyond VFR tourists from India

India has always been a traditional VFR market for Destination Canada, thanks to its huge Indian migrant community. But the NTO now wants to have a bigger slice of the Indian tourism pie.

Destination Canada, Destination Canada on VRF market, Emmanuelle Legault, traditional VFR market, VFR numbers, traveller, traveller in india, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, travel demographic

Wine tourism another focus area for Grover Zampa Vineyards

As Grover Zampa Vineyards celebrates 25 years of winemaking, Sumedh Singh Mandla, CEO, Grover Zampa Vineyards and chairman of the Asian Wine Producers Association, shares his insights on India's wine industry and his keeness

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

Income Tax Calculator, Budget 2019, How to Calculate Income Tax


Stock Market