There is a 23% increase in the number of tourists from India to Sweden. Improved people-to-people exchange, increased trade between the two nations, a concerted government interest from both sides, and direct flights have contributed to this growth. These results were shared by Visit Sweden and the Consul General of Sweden in Mumbai at a recently conducted seminar by Scandavian Tourism board in Mumbai. There is a 100 per cent increase in the number of visa applications from I
Recently, the Ministry of Tourism signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Government for the Republic of Korea, for strengthening cooperation in the field of Tourism in New Delhi. KJ Alphons, Union Tourism Minister, and Do Jong-hwan, Minister for Culture, Tourism and Sports, Republic of Korea, signed the MoU and officials from the Ministry and their counterparts from the Korean side were also present during the signing ceremony.
The PATA Destination Marketing Forum 2018 (PDMF 2018), with the theme “Growth with Goals’, recently began in Thailand, attracting 290 delegates from 25 destinations. The event, hosted by the Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) and the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) with the support of Khon Kaen Province, brought together delegates from the public and private sectors for inspiring and insightful discussions on some of the major issues in marketing and managing
In an expansive and brilliant career, Rajiv Kaul, President, The Leela Palaces, Hotels & Resorts, has hit many milestones, but being true to his values is what he cherishes most What do you say about someone whose intrinsic qualities rest on perseverance and patience, and the ability to stay relevant. Someone who has not been blinded by the quest for success, nor lost sight of who he was even at the pinnacle of triumph. Someone whose pursuits rested more on adding value to l
The Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), recently announced that the much-anticipated grand opening of Al Hosn, a new cultural destination located in the heart of downtown Abu Dhabi, will take place on December 7, 2018. Al Hosn is the city's original urban block and will comprise four interrelated components: the historic Qasr Al Hosn Fort, the Cultural Foundation, the National Consultative Council building, and the House of Artisans. The official la
Vistara, India’s finest full-service carrier, and its primary catering partner TajSATS, recently kick-started a four-day culinary workshop in New Delhi for chefs from TajSATS regional kitchens across the country. The workshop is aimed at taking Vistara’s inflight dining experience a notch higher by incorporating customer feedback received through various streams over the last one year and curating a menu that serves the preferences of all customers. The workshop brings togeth
Hyatt Regency, Delhi, recently launched its exclusive, members-only business club for leaders of the industry, catering to a network of entrepreneurs and professionals from across the business world. The Council is touted to be the ultimate amalgamation of a corporate boardroom and a networking carouse. By creating an intimate yet diverse environment for corporate leaders to conduct work and leisure at one address, The Council seeks to provide a niche space for achievers acro
Laser sharp focus and passionate commitment have catapulted Deep Kalra’s MakeMyTrip into becoming the largest online travel company and the largest e-commerce business in India In a world where accountability has often lost its meaning and compromise is used as a rationale for mediocrity, the quest for excellence is often abandoned.
But, consider another world. One where excellence and the pursuit of it is the benchmark by which one’s aspirations are measured. One where exc
Some couples come to renew their wedding vows in a heavenly place, or return to the place they shared their first days as newlyweds some 10, 20 or 30 years on. Some are enjoying their honeymoon, while others want to celebrate their wedding informally or with the family. For every loving couple, Beachcomber has a specially crafted romantic package and most recently launched an exclusive “Beautiful Experiences” offer. Celebrate romance with Beachcomber’s special experiences for
Ratan Tata, Chairman Emeritus, Tata Group, paying homage at the memorial service for the 10th Anniversary of 26/11 at The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai. Memorial Service Commemorating the 10th Anniversary of 26/11 at The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai. Ratan Tata, Chairman Emeritus, Tata Group; N.Chandrasekaran, Chairman, Tata Group; Puneet Chhatwal, MD&CEO, IHCL along with Taljinder Singh, Area Director, Mumbai Hotels and General Manager, The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai paid their homage