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 SPOTLIGHT

Carnaval International de Victoria turns Seychelles into a melting pot of cultural fiesta
Billed as the carnival of carnivals, the fifth edition of Carnaval International de Victoria held last month was a spectacular event, a riot of colours, music, dance, pageantry, and culture. Achal Dhruva presents highlights of the carnival experience, which, over the years, has become the premier and most popular event in the tourism calendar of Seychelles
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 IN FOCUS

Germany Travel Mart 2015 once again attracts largest contingent from Asia
The 41st edition of the largest inbound travel workshop of Germany’s tourism industry, Germany Travel Mart (GTM) was held in Erfurt, Thuringia from April 26-28, 2015. About 98 per cent of the attendees were satisfied with the event programme, and 90 per cent claimed to return next year. Akansha Pandey reports
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 IN CONVERSATION
‘We will create an online B2B platform next year for easy booking of a Chamonix holiday’
Being at the crossroads of three must-visit countries in Europe, namely France, Switzerland, and Italy, makes Chamonix a great tourism destination. Taking charge as the Director of Chamonix Mont Blanc Tourism Board, M Nicolas Durochat speaks to Rashmi Pradhan about his upcoming plans to promote Chamonix as a preferred destination and outlines strategies for the Indian market
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This Week's Top Headlines
MoT invites nominations for National Tourism Awards 2013-14
  Applications for the nominations to the National Tourism Awards 2013-14 are currently open. The last date for receipt of entries in the respective divisions is May 26, 2015.The awards will be given under various...read more>>
South African Tourism to look for third party partner to strengthen INDABA
  In order to make INDABA, the annual B2B tourism marketing platform of South African Tourism (SAT), more competitive and strong, the national tourism board is keen to bring in international third party...read more>>
GNTO India unveils 'Germany - Traditions and Customs' theme for 2015
  The German National Tourist Office (GNTO), India recently unveiled the campaign theme for 2015, 'Germany - Traditions and Customs', which will showcase the destination as a traditional and cultural travel hub. ...read more>>
Zhejiang Provincial Tourism Bureau, Air China conduct maiden roadshow in India
  Zhejiang Provincial Tourism Bureau in association with Air China, the flag carrier of People's Republic of China, conducted the first-ever roadshow in India in Mumbai, to promote the region as a favoured ...read more>>
Mt Everest expeditions cancelled this year due to Nepal quake-triggered avalanches
  According to Zee News, the Nepal government has decided to cancel Mount Everest expeditions this year as well, after routes above the base camp were destroyed by the deadly avalanches triggered by the 7.8-magnitude...read more>>
Swiss Tourism and Cox & Kings rope in Chef Shipra Khanna on food trail
  Swiss Tourism and Cox & Kings have roped in Celebrity Chef and winner of MasterChef India - Season 2, Shipra Khanna for a sojourn called 'The Grand Tour of Switzerland'. The self-drive tour was ,...read more>>
Dubai witnesses 8.2% hike in international visitors in 2014
  Dubai welcomed a total of 13.2 million international overnight visitors in 2014, according to latest statistics released by Dubai's Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM). This represents a year-on-year ...read more>>
Bollywood's return can boost J&K tourism: CM
  As per an IANS report, perceptions about the situation in Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) were fast changing in a positive manner, and the return of Bollywood can make a huge difference to the state,...read more>>
Brand USA announces international Culinary Tourism campaign
  As part of the launch of the Culinary Tourism strategy, Brand USA will unveil its ‘Flavours of the USA’ digital platform on its consumer website, stated a release.This culinary content hub will...read more>>
Centre funding development of Cruise Tourism infrastructure
  The government is providing financial assistance for development of Cruise Tourism-related infrastructure to port authorities based on project proposals and subject to availability of funds. ...read more>>
Vistara adds Lucknow & Bengaluru to its route network
  Vistara has added Lucknow and Bengaluru to its route network, and bookings for these destinations are now open, stated a release. Starting May 18, 2015, Vistara will offer daily flights...read more>>
Muthoot Group’s travel division rebranded as TravelJango
  Business conglomerate, Muthoot Group has announced the rebranding of their travel division to TravelJango. The travel inventory management division was formerly known as Muthoot Travelsmart....read more>>
MAHA WEEKEND celebration in Lavasa receives overwhelming response
  Lavasa hosted this year’s Maharashtra Day celebrations from May 1-3, with extravagance showcasing the rich heritage of the state. The event witnessed the attendance of visitors from Pune, Mumbai, and other parts...read more>>
Taj Group hosts opening party to launch Taj Dubai
  Taj Group recently celebrated the launch of Taj Dubai, their first luxury hotel in Downtown Dubai. The event was hosted by Rakesh Sarna, Managing Director and CEO Taj Group, and witnessed the presence...read more>>
BEST wants to put renovated transport museum on tourist map
  According to a report by Rajendra B Aklekar for Mumbai Mirror, after being closed for repairs and renovations last month, the Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) has thrown open...read more>>
SpiceJet to operate additional flights from Delhi to Amritsar, Bengaluru, Dharamshala & Dehradun to handle summer rush
  From May 15, SpiceJet Ltd will operate additional services connecting Delhi to Amritsar, Bengaluru, and Dharamshala for the peak summer period, and to Dehradun until October 24, stated a release....read more>>
Qatar Airways launches first ever Doha-Dubai shuttle service
  Qatar Airways has introduced a Doha-Dubai shuttle service, which will fly from Doha’s Hamad International Airport to Dubai International Airport, as well as Al Maktoum International Airport ...read more>>
Jet Airways & Air Seychelles sign code-share partnership
  Jet Airways (India) Ltd. and Air Seychelles today unveiled a code-share partnership that offers travellers enhanced connections on their respective networks. The agreement heralds closer ...read more>>