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Monday, 16 April, 2018, 14 : 19 PM [IST]

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India wins “Best Exhibitor Award” at ITB Berlin 2018

India won the “Best Exhibitor Award” at ITB Berlin this year. India was represented by the KJ Alphons, Minister of State (I/C) for Tourism, Government of India, along with couple of Tourism Ministry officials. More than 100 countries participated in this year’s edition of ITB Berlin meet with their respective Tourism Ministers. Incredible India (Ministry of Tourism) presented a short film named “Yogi of the Racetrack” in the meet. The said short film received 3.2 million hits in 60 hours.

Kerala Tourism bags two ‘Golden City Gate Awards’ at ITB Berlin 2018

Kerala Tourism has bagged two ‘Golden City Gate Awards’ at the ITB Berlin 2018. Kerala Tourism was chosen for the awards for its Biennale campaign ‘Live Inspired’ and the posters designed as part of the ‘Live Inspired’ campaign. The awards were presented to Kadakampally Surendran, Minister for Tourism, Cooperation and Dewaswoms, Government of Kerala and P Bala Kiran IAS, Director, Kerala Tourism by Wolfgang Jo Huschert, President of The Golden City Gate.

Bhutan wins the Earth Award at ITB Berlin 2018

Kingdom of Bhutan won the first place for the Earth Award at the award ceremony in ITB Berlin 2018. A jury representing 12 leading sustainable tourism organisations and networks selected Bhutan from among more than 100 top sustainable tourism destinations.

Tourism New Zealand teams up with RTOs to upskill agents

More than 50 travel agents from India and South East Asia visited New Zealand to wrap up almost a year of up-skilling themselves on New Zealand. The agents landed in Auckland where a one day workshop was held with 25 regional tourism organisations (RTO’s). Consumer insights and product updates were shared between the agents and RTO’s through one-on-one meetings. Tourism New Zealand also provided a market update before the workshop concluded with an award ceremony to recognise the agents becoming Gold specialists.

Nitin Gadkari inaugurates Drishti Marine’s Inland Ferry Services in Goa

Mormugao Port Trust and Drishti Marine’s ambitious inland ferry services was inaugurated Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Shipping and Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Govt. of India, in the port city of Vasco in Goa. The inaugural plaque was unveiled at the newly constructed Airport Ferry Terminal (AFT) at Baina beach in the distinguished presence of State Ministers.

Hong Kong rewards 70 agents at 2017 Top MICE Agent Awards Ceremony

Organised by Meetings and Exhibitions Hong Kong (MEHK), a division of the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB), the 2017 Top MICE Agent Awards Ceremony cum Mega Familiarisation Trip was held from March 13 to 18, 2018, where a record-breaking number of over 70 agents from four strategic markets including Mainland China, India, Indonesia and South Korea were awarded with a five-day-four-night reward familiarisation trip with an award presentation extravaganza to acknowledge their effort.

Ujala Vacations host training workshop for ATTA members

Ujala Vacations, a DMC for USA, Canada, South and North America, held a training workshop on USA, Canada and South America for ATTA (Amravati Travel Tour Association) members in Amravati on March 22, 2018. The training workshop was conducted by Vijay Joshi, CEO & Co-Founder, Ujala Vacations and Vijay Puthran, Regional Head - GCC & APAC, Ujala Vacations.

CKGS organises Travel Agents Meet to promote Morocco

Cox & Kings Global Services (CKGS) and The Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco jointly hosted an event for Travel Agents in New Delhi. The event, organised at the Le Meridien New Delhi, was attended by top travel agents in the city. HE Mohamed MALIKI, the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Morocco graced the occasion along with the Senior Management of Cox & Kings Ltd. The event showcased Moroccan culture and various tourist attraction in Morocco from the imperial cities to stunning beaches.

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