Los Angeles Tourism appoints first-ever Regional Director for India Market

Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board (Los Angeles Tourism) is deepening its foothold in the India Market with the appointment of Seema Kadam as it’s first-ever Regional Director, India. In 2018, Los Angeles welcomed 130,000 visitors from India, an increase of 5.1 per cent yoy making India 3rd highest year-over-year international growth market for Los … Read more

Dubai welcomes 8.36 million overnight visitors in H1

Dubai welcomed 8.36 million international overnight visitors in the first six months of 2019, posting a positive three per cent in tourism volume growth compared to the same period last year. India once again led the pack, drawing the highest half year volumes with 997,000 visitors – particularly noteworthy given the severe air traffic and … Read more

Gujarat aims to leverage upon Border Tourism

At the recently held 9th ADTOI Convention-cum-Exhibition, SJ Haider, IAS, Principal Secretary, Tourism, Government of Gujarat said  that the CM’s new initiative to promote Border Tourism, a maiden initiative any Indian state has taken, is intended to connect benefits of tourism with the socio-economic life of the locals.  Vasan Ahir, Minister of State for Tourism, Gujarat … Read more

TAT announces five new national parks in Thailand

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is pleased to announce that Thailand has added five new national parks around the country during 2016 to 2019 since the start of the reign of His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun (King Rama X). This is also in accordance with Thailand’s 20-Year National Strategic Plan, which targets increasing … Read more

ADTOI launches convention manual and new logo at its 9th convention

At the 9th Association of Domestic Tour Operators of India (ADTOI) Convention-cum-Exhibition, the new logo of the association was unveiled along with a Convention Manual in the presence of dignitaries Vasanbhai Aahir, Tourism Minisiter of State, Gujarat Tourism, S.J Haider, Principal Secretary, Gujarat Tourism, Jenu Devan, MD, Gujarat Tourism, Ashwani Lohani, CMD of Air India and … Read more

Swiss-Belhotel unveils major expansion plans in Vietnam

Global hospitality management chain Swiss-Belhotel International has revealed plans for a major expansion of its portfolio in Vietnam. At present, the group operates one hotel in Vietnam, Swiss-Belresort Tuyen Lam, an enchanting upscale retreat in the country’s Central Highlands, not far from Da Lat. Blending graceful local hospitality with European style, this 151-room resort is … Read more

Avani continues expansion in Australia with two new hotel openings

Fast-building on the success of its debut on the Gold Coast and central Melbourne, Avani Hotels & Resorts will now welcome guests to two new properties: Avani Adelaide Residences and Avani Melbourne Box Hill Residences. Contemporary, relaxed and imaginative, the Box Hill property will open on the fourth quarter of 2019, while Adelaide will officially … Read more

IndiGo commences daily direct flights between Delhi and Agartala

IndiGo, India’s leading airline, reiterating its commitment to provide point-to-point connectivity across the country, today started operations on Delhi-Agartala route. IndiGo is the first and the only airline to operate flights on this route. The maiden flight from Agartala to Delhi was inaugurated by Biplab Kumar Deb, Chief Minister of Tripura in the presence of … Read more

Hong Kong airport reopens; flights stay disrupted

Hong Kong’s airport reopened on Tuesday with some flight resumptions but hundreds of others were still cancelled, with airlines such as Vietnam Airlines, Jetstar Pacific and Malaysian Airlines advising travellers of rescheduling. Hong Kong’s Airport Authority (AA) halted flights to and from the airport on Monday, citing disruption from anti-government demonstrators who had peacefully occupied … Read more