Key happenings in the world of tourism

Key happenings in the world of tourism


JOYOUS CELEBRATIONS On the occasion of Canada Day, Tourism Toronto presented a jar of cookies to various MICE sellers in India for their contribution in promoting Toronto as a MICE destination for Indians during an event held in Mumbai


TOURISM POTENTIAL Zanzibar Tourism Promotion Centre in association with Travel Agents Federation of India’s Western Region Chapter conducted its first FAM trip for Indian travel agents


LINKING BOUNDARIES L-R: Tourism New Zealand’s representatives, Steven Dixon, regional manager, South and South East Asia; Nisha D’Souza, marketing communications manager – India; Kevin Bowler, chief executive; Neha Bhola, country manager – India; Paul Trowell, trade development manager; Darshana  Tripathi, market development manager – India; Naomi Lobo, public relations manager – India at Tourism New Zealand’s annual travel trade event, Kiwi Link 2014 India, held in Mumbai


TAPPING NEW MARKETS The Tourism Authority of Thailand in Mumbai recently took travel agents from India, Sri Lanka and Maldives to Thailand to showcase its Muslim friendly locations


BETTER UNDERSTANDING South African Tourism recently organised the Mumbai Learn SA session for the frontline staff of travel agencies at Palladium Hotel, Mumbai


BACK IN ACTION Members of Seychelles Tourism Board and Air Seychelles announce their support for the filming of Rocky Handsome


YEARLONG FESTIVITIES (Fourth from left) Noor Azman, director, Tourism Malaysia – Chennai alongwith tour operators and travel agents from Puducherry to update them about the latest products and highlight events lined up for Malaysia Year of Festivals 2015


SPECIAL OCCASION Tigerair, the Singapore-based budget carrier, recently announced its partnership with Singapore Tourism Board to celebrate Singapore’s Golden Jubilee and 50 years of bilateral relations between Singapore and India during an event held in Chennai


NEW ACHIEVEMENTS Thomas Cook (India) was felicitated with the Diamond Award for Exemplary Achievements in visa issuance and registering the highest number of visas at the French Ambassador’s Travel Awards in Mumbai


EVENTS PLATFORM Indian travel and hospitality participants at the recently concluded VKonect MICE, India’s B2B meeting platform for MICE, held at Holiday Inn Aerocity, New Delhi


PERFECTING SKILLS SriLankan Airlines recently implemented the fifth edition of Nena Pahan Youth Development programme in Colombo to develop the talent of children of the airline’s employees

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