Key happenings in the world of tourism

Key happenings in the world of tourism


SEAMLESS SERVICE L-R: Pattira Chiempricha, acting consul general, The Royal Thai Consulate General, Kolkata and Vinay Malhotra, COO – South Asia, VFS Global at the launch of visa application service at VFS Global centre in Kolkata


WATER ADVENTURE Goa Kayaking Club in association with Goa Tourism and Goa Tourism Development Corporation recently launched another edition of the kayaking training camps in Goa


CRICKET FEVER Abacus co-sponsored the ‘Emirates Cricket Trade Tournament for Travel Agents 2015’, a two day cricket tournament held in Mumbai


GOLF GLORY Turkish Airlines recently organised the third edition of the Turkish Airlines World Golf Cup – 2015 at ITC Classic Golf Resort, Delhi


DESTINATION UPDATE The Canadian Tourism Commission recently organised B2B sessions for the Indian travel trade across Mumbai, Kolkata and Bengaluru


NEW DEVELOPMENTS South African Tourism, South African Airways and South African Consulate recently organised a joint press meet at Konkan, The Taj Lands End, Mumbai to lay emphasis on the India market; the visa application process, the tourism growth over the years and plans for the next fiscal


NEW ADDITION Yusuf Poonawala, head – Bharat Deko, Cox and Kings at the launch of Cox and Kings’ latest product in domestic holidays – Xperiential Holidays in Mumbai


PITCH PERFECT A group of Indian business leaders and priority travel agents, visiting New Zealand for the India versus Ireland match at Seddon Park in Hamilton, participated in a cricket tournament organised at the Hobbiton Movie Set in rural Waikato


DISCOVER PERU Magali Silva Velarde Álvarez, Peru’s minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism and president of Exports and Tourism Promotion Board recently made an announcement about the Peruvian campaign of international tourism winning the Award Excellence of the Golden City Gate, under the category International – Regions held at ITB Berlin, Germany


CHRISTENING CEREMONY Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection’s latest addition, S S Maria Theresa, was christened by her godmother, Princess Anita von Hohenberg, a direct descendent of Maria Theresa, during the launch ceremony in Amsterdam


STRENGTHENING REPUTATION Changi Airport in Singapore has been voted as the World’s Best Airport by air travellers for three consecutive years at the 2015 Skytrax World Airport Awards held at Passenger Terminal EXPO in Paris, France


STRENGTHENING REPUTATION Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru has been recognised as the Best Regional Airport in Central Asia at the 2015 Skytrax World Airport Awards held at Passenger Terminal EXPO in Paris, France

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