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Wednesday, 22 July, 2015, 11 : 00 AM [IST]

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Kerala Tourism conducts maiden roadshow in China

Kerala Tourism recently conducted its first-ever roadshow in China at the Hotel Jinjiang Tower. The roadshow came close on the heels of the state’s maiden participation in the Beijing International Tourism Expo (BITE) 2015, and witnessed participation of 70 buyers from the Chinese travel and tourism industry. Kerala Tourism had participated in the three-day BITE 2015, where they had set up a pavilion themed on backwaters and the martial art Kalaripayattu.


Visit Indonesia takes travel agents from Western India on a tour of Bali

Visit Indonesia Tourism Office, in association with Marriott Hotels and ICS Travel, recently organised a FAM trip to Bali for travel agents from Western India. Some of the highlights of the trip were Sunset Dinner Cruise, Bali Marine Safari, Tanah Lot Sunset Tour, and Ubud Tour, including a visit to the Goa Gajah Temple.

The Residence Maldives hosts star couple Saif Ali Khan & Kareena Kapoor Khan

Bollywood couple, Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan recently took a trip to the Maldives with their family, where they stayed at The Residence Maldives. The hotel is located on Falhumaafushi, an island in the Gaafu Alifu Atoll - one of the largest atolls in the world. The Residence Maldives offers facilities like kids club, a library, a PADI 5-star dive centre, a yoga deck, and a fitness centre.

Griffon Cruises hosts premier of ‘Dil Dhadakne Do’ for travel trade

Last month, Griffon Cruises held the premier of the Bollywood movie, ‘Dil Dhadakne Do’ at PVR Juhu in Mumbai. The movie was shot onboard a Pullmantur Cruises ship. Griffon Cruises handles sales and marketing for Pullmantur Cruises in India.

Seychelles Tourism, Air Seychelles support production of Bollywood film ‘Rocky Handsome’

Seychelles Tourism Board and Air Seychelles have joined hands in support of the filming of upcoming Bollywood movie, Rocky Handsome, which marks the return of Bollywood to Seychelles after two decades. Key scenes in the movie, including a romantic song, have been shot in the country. Set for release in October 2015, the movie is produced by Azure Entertainment and stars John Abraham and Shruti Haasan in lead roles., Travelweb organise Travel Agents Cricket Tournament - Dubai

FCm’s team played a master stroke against Al Naboodah to take home the very first Travel Agents Cricket Tournament Trophy, organised by and Travelwebme. Al Rostamani Travel and Holidays, Al Naboodah Travel and Tourism Agency, Cox & Kings UAE, Cozmo Travel, Deira Travel and Tourist Agency, FCm Travel Solutions, SATA, and NASA Travel participated in the indoor cricket tournament.

New Zealand named Best International Destination for Adventure

New Zealand (NZ) has won the award for the ‘Best International Destination for Adventure’ at the Lonely Planet Magazine India Travel Awards 2015 held in Mumbai. This was the third time that NZ won the award. The award was received by Neha Bhola, Country Manager India, Tourism New Zealand. The winners are selected by magazine readers who vote for the best destination under various categories.

TAT Mumbai showcases Muslim-friendly locations to travel trade

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Mumbai showcased Muslim-friendly locations to travel agents from India, Sri Lanka, and Maldives. Soraya Homchuen, Director, TAT Mumbai, accompanied the group through Chiang Mai in Northern Thailand, showcasing hotels capable of delivering halal food. The idea was to create exposure for Thailand beyond its beach destinations and bring to the fore destinations and attractions that might appeal to their sentiments, rather than make them uncomfortable.
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