Taiwan launches 3-phase opening plan, set to welcome international tourists in Q3

Healing is not an overnight task, rather a slow process that involves both time and healing experiences. Towards this end, Taiwan offers a three-fold offering paving the way for hope, beauty and tourism. Earlier in the year, Taiwan had globally announced 2020 to be the Year of Mountain Tourism. Encouraging this thread of planning, especially … Read more

South Africa’s tourism activities and skies open up

South Africa has been globally lauded by key COVID-19 experts for handling the pandemic in an effective manner, slowing down infections and implementing various lockdown measures through a risk adjusted strategy aimed at easing restrictions and opening up the economy and other activities over 5 alert levels. “It is interesting to me the manner in … Read more

GCL launches new B2B app in India and introduces enhanced health and hygiene measures

  Genting Cruise Lines (GCL) has announced the launch of a new B2B app geared toward the company’s travel trade and business partners to provide a wealth of information, all in the palm of their hands. The “GCL India” app is readily available via the Google Play Store Link- https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.dreamcruises and the Apple App Store … Read more

“A more comfortable experience for travellers remains our top priority”

  The resilience of the travel and tourism industry By Vinay Malhotra, Regional Group COO – South Asia, Middle East & North Africa and Americas, VFS Global The COVID-19 pandemic has sparked much introspection among business and industries globally, with travel being no exception. While the travel world is possibly never going to be the … Read more

OTOAI meets Tourism Minister to discuss the current woes; assured of possible relief

In continuation of its efforts to highlight the issues and concerns of the outbound industry to those in the office of power, Riaz Munshi, President, Outbound Tour Operators of India (OTOAI), yesterday met the Tourism Minister, Prahlad Singh Patel to discuss the woes of the tourism sector. At a detailed meeting held in the Ministry … Read more

“It’s high time that policymakers should react & act”

TAAI APPEALS AIR INDIA FOR REFUNDS / RE-INSTATEMENT OF COMMISSION AND THE MINISTRY OF TOURISM FOR RECONSIDERING IMPORTANCE OF THE TRAVEL TRADE   In a letter addressed to Rajiv Bansal, Chairman and Managing Director, Air India, Jyoti Mayal President- TAAI (Travel Agents Association of India) highlighted the issues related to ticket refund and commission for agents. … Read more

Test setup begins on world´s longest rollercoaster at sea, to be installed on board Global Dream

Last October, Dream Cruises and Maurer Rides announced the world’s longest roller coaster at sea onboard the new Global Class cruise ship, Global Dream. The “Spike®-Coaster” type roller coaster – called Space Cruiser by Dream Cruises – will be the highlight of the “Dream Park at the Pier”, the very first theme park at sea. … Read more

Lufthansa Group significantly expands service with June flight schedule

With the June flight schedule, the airlines of the Lufthansa Group are significantly expanding their services compared with the previous weeks operation. Lufthansa, SWISS and Eurowings are again adding numerous leisure and summer destinations to their flight schedules in June, as well as more long-haul destinations. With over 106 destinations in Germany and Europe and … Read more