In an exclusive interaction with Apratim Ghoshal, editor-in-chief, Travel And Tour World, Luke Agius Barthet, Head of Sales and Business Development, Arcus Technologies Ltd shares how Tourist Pass is offering mobile engagement solutions with not only great service empowering the business to ensure global customers who are well and truly always engaged.
In an exclusive interaction with our editor at TIS – Tourism Innovation Summit, the global summit of innovation and technology for the travel and tourism industry, Felipe Muela, Country Manager Germany, Cover Manager shares how Cover Manager, global order management solution is working throughout the world, especially in Italy, Spain, Germany, Portugal, Switzerland and Latin America.
In an exclusive interaction with our editor at TIS – Tourism Innovation Summit, the global summit of innovation and technology for the travel and tourism industry, Peerachai Asadachatreekul, Director, MICE Intelligence & Innovation Department, Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau shares how Thailand
In an exclusive interaction with our editor at TIS – Tourism Innovation Summit, the global summit of innovation and technology for the travel and tourism industry, Juan Manuel Ortiz Pascual, Direccion de Promocion, Marketing Executive, Junta de Andalucia shares how Andalucia, the region of Spain with the largest number of residents, is promoting to attract more leisure tourists and business travellers, especially from South Korea, Japan, China and Arabian countries.
In an exclusive interaction with Benoit Badufle, Regional Director, Visit Monaco- Promotion Bureau of The Principality of Monaco-Asia Office (South East Asia, Greater China, Korea) shares his opinion on how Monaco is attracting international tourists for business meetings and events and the tourism as well.
Bahruz Asgarov, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Azerbaijan Tourism Board In an exclusive zoom interview with Mr. Apratim Ghoshal, Editor-in-Chief, Travel And Tour World, Bahruz Asgarov, Deputy Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Azerbaijan Tourism Board (ATB) shares his thoughts how Azerbaijan is regenerating its MICE and leisure tourism in post pandemic world.
David Lorenz, Vice President, Travel Michigan talks how the pandemic brought in with it a ‘disproportionate’ shift in the travel industry. He shares his opinions and perceptions with the readers of Travel And Tour World about how the association is gearing up to overcome the adversities and attract more tourists with a wealth of opportunities to explore Michigan.
In an interactive session with Travel And Tour World, Vishal Bhatia, talks about his role as the Country Manager of Visit Britain. He also shares his opinion on the changes in Britain’s present travel scene and the plans to rebuild a sustainable, competitive and accessible industry across the country.
Prague, the City of a Hundred Spires on the Vltava River, has a long tradition in hosting big international meetings and the largest congress in its history. In a candid interaction with Travel And Tour World, Hana Krejbichová, Marketing and PR Manager at the Prague Convention Bureau talks about the changes occurred in the MICE industry and the role of the convention bureau in revamping Prague’s MICE scene. She also underscores the imperative to move towards a green future and the plans to achieve the goal.
Ms. Maria Anthonette C. Velasco Allones, who joined the Former COO of Tourism Promotions Board Philippines (TPB) on 31 January 2020 talks about her responsibilities.
In an exclusive interaction with Travel And Tour World, Mr. Siripakorn Cheawsamoot, Deputy Governor for Marketing Communications, Tourism Authority of Thailand shares how Thailand is alluring international travellers in post pandemic time and how the Tourism Authority of Thailand is working to make the travel easier and safer.
In an interactive session, Vitanart Vathanakul, shares experiences of his journey as the CEO of Royal Cliff Hotels Group and Pattaya Exhibition Convention Hall (PEACH) with Travel And Tour World readers. He also talks about his plans and dreams to outlive in stiffer competitions in the hospitality industry.
In an exclusive interview with Travel And Tour World, Dato’ Sri Abdul Khani Daud, Chief Executive Officer of Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau, explains how the MICE industry in Malaysia is recovering from the pandemic and what are the measures they had taken boost the event and business scenario in current year.
In an exclusive interview with Travel And Tour World, Kate Kenward, Managing Director of ATTA – African Travel and Tourism Association shares how African tourism industry has faced all the COVID-19 pandemic challenges and how this association is taking steps to promote African tourism in global hemisphere.
In an exclusive interview with Travel And Tour World, Stephen Meehan, Chief Executive, the Convention Centre Dublin (The CCD), shares about the meetings and business event scenario in Ireland and Dublin as well. He also gives his insights about how Dublin regenerates itself to be a best meetings and event destination in Europe.
In an exclusive with Travel And Tour World, Anne-Marie Hicks, Marketing Manager Experience Oxfordshire shares her views on the tourism opportunity of Oxford an Oxfordshire. She also tells her opinion on meetings’ industry of Oxford and Oxfordshire and how Experience Oxfordshire is working to promote the destination.
In an exclusive interview with Travel And Tour World, Masashi Imai, the Director of Marketing / Promotion, Tourist Promotion Dept. Tokyo Convention & Visitors Bureau shares his thoughts on the Tokyo’s leisure and MICE tourism infrastructure and also explains how the city and the country as well is moving towards normalcy.
In an exclusive interview with Travel and Tour World, Keith Henry, President and CEO of the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) talks about the indigenous tourism industry of Canada, the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the sector and the organisation’s efforts to step towards an eventual recovery of indigenous tourism industry in the country.
Ms Monica Lee-Müller, Managing Director of Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (Management) Limited, in an exclusive interview with MICE Travel Advisor speaks about how Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (Management) Limited (“HML”) has undertaken a series of preventive measures at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) to host international events in post COVID-19 time.
As the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) transformed into ‘Hospital of Hope’ amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, T.Taubie Motlhabane, CEO, CTICC spoke to Travel and Tour World, on the process of transformation, the contribution and the future of the convention centre. Read the full interview here
Flight operations across the world have been crippled and airlines are in a survival mode. They face a liquidity crisis with a US$61 billion cash burn in the second quarter. Amitabh Khosla, International Air Transport Association (IATA) Country Director for India in an exclusive interview with Travel And Tour World gives an overview.
Sunghee Joo, Director General, Paris Office, Korea Tourism Organization, in an exclusive interview with Apratim Ghoshal, Editor, Travel And Tour World, in Madrid, Spain, speaks about Korea as an attractive destination with modern and high quality MICE infrastructure and its relation with Spain as a partner country for FITUR 2020.
Sri Lanka is one of the most popular destination in South Asia. Tourists come here to see UNESCO World Heritage Sites tourist attractions and wildlife. Watch this exclusive interview with Charmarie Maelge, Managing Director, Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau, where she highlights Sri Lanka’s vast tourism opportunities in both leisure and MICE sector. Truly Sri Lanka is an Island Paradise and it has full of surprises.
Maharashtra has the biggest network of tourist sites. Mumbai is a world-class city in Maharashtra. Travellers get unlimited fun right from the beginning. They get iconic places in Mumbai, right from the Marine drive, Asiatic library to the iconic historical sites.
From Mumbai, one can move to Pune, Nashik and Aurangabad. Pune is a historical city with lots of historical structure and a lot of educational hubs.
If people are interested in wine, spiritual and adventure tourism, they should visit Nashik.
In Nagpur, there is a huge amount of wildlife tourism. Maharashtra has more tigers than the rest of the country. If one comes in the right season, one can spot tigers playing with cubs. This will be an incredible experience.
A little upwards from Mumbai, scuba diving and other water sports facilities are available along the coastal belt.
People from Russia Sweden, Denmark, and Thailand among other places visit Maharashtra.
The government is also promoting Fort Tourism. Facilities have been made available in the forts-turned-resorts where people can understand the old architecture. The fort, spiritual, wine and other tourism have been knitted together in the modern perspective.
Mrs. Vinita Singal, Secretary of Tourism & Cultural Affairs, Govt. of Maharashtra, divulges about what makes Maharashtra interesting for travellers in a conversation with Travel and Tour World.
Uttarakhand is a place; one can easily fall in love with. Mostly dependent on tourism, this north Indian state has surreal landscape that comprises of lofty mountains, gushing rivers, spectacular waterfalls and eye-catching meadows.
All make Uttrakhand, one of the most anticipated tourist destinations in India that not only satiates your wanderlust but creates an urge to explore more and more.
Spotted with age-old sacred Hindu temples like Kedernath & Badrinath and numerous moderate and extreme trekking trails, this North Indian state is one of the most attractive travel destinations where you can find enthralling adventure and heart-soothing recreational activities for a holistic experience.
Travel And Tour World presents a wonderful interaction with Shri Satpal Maharaj, Honourable Minister (Tourism & Culture), Govt. of Uttarakhand where he highlights Uttarakhand’s huge possibility in attracting more tourists worldwide for yoga, mountain climbing, trekking, wildlife tours in Jim Corbett National Park, bird-watching and rural tourism.
This incredible state is blessed with varied wildlife and fascinating history, places to visit in Madhya Pradesh are a visual treat for every tourist. Madhya Pradesh is known for its vibrant culture and one can witness the splendour of heritage at various places like Rajwada, Orchha, Madan Mahal Fort, Patalpani Falls, Panchmarhi, Ralamandal and Chhatris.
Travel And Tour World presents a wonderful interaction with Shri Faiz Ahmed Kidwai, IAS, Managing Director, Madhya Pradesh Tourism Board, where he highlights how this Central Indian state is attracting huge number of national and international tourists throughout the year for its diverse landscape and rich cultural history. He also points out the tourism developmental works done by tourism authorities and civic bodies on the different cities of this state.
The rich Ayurvedic and yoga culture along with sports tourism is also being promoted in Kerala by the government. Snake boat races are being organized in league formats during weekends such as English Premier League and Indian Premiere League. Every tourist coming to Kerala can take part in the amazing snake races in which 120 boats are rowed together in perfect synchronization.
Southern Kerala regions such as Cochin, Allepey and Munnar are already popular among tourists. Now, the government is taking steps to popularize the northern Kerala. The Malabar river tourism project has been launched in the northern Kerala in which rivers are being connected with cruises.
Tertiary heritage project has also been launched in which Portuguese; Dutch, English and French heritages are being integrated into the Malabar region.
P Bala Kiran, Director of Kerala Tourism, in an exclusive interview with Travel and Tour World reveals about government’s plan of promoting northern Kerala and particularly the Malabar region.
Assam, India’s north eastern state is a treasure trove of natural beauty and diverse history. It is one of the least explored regions in the country, lending it a flawless, virgin aura that is sure to allure tourists worldwide.
A land of wild jungles, mighty Brahmaputra River, and acres and acres of tea plantations, Assam has breath-taking landscapes and is known to be one of the top biodiversity hotspots in the world.
Assam is the gateway to unexploited northeastern part of the country. With the majestic rivers, magnificent hills, its rich flora and fauna, the state is every tourist’s paradise.
In an exclusive interview at World Travel Market 2019 with Travel And Tour World, Shri Bhaskar Phukan, ACS, Managing Director, Assam Tourism Development Corporation Ltd. shares how Assam is developing its eco-tourism infrastructure to attract nature lovers and the adventure tourists as well
In an exclusive interview at World Travel Market 2019 with Travel And Tour World, Shri L. Mohamed Mansoor, Director of Tourism, Additional Secretary to Government (Tourism), Puducherry shares how this smallest Union Territory of India is attracting leisure tourists and millennials worldwide with experiential travel experiences. He also highlights how Puducherry is developing its MICE segment with world-class facilities.
Rupinder Brar, Additional General Director, Ministry of Tourism, Govt of India speaks exclusively with Travel And Tour World at WTM, London. She mentioned, as per the data received by the end of August, 2019, India had about seven and a half million visitors from other countries and for the 2020 campaign the overall thrust will be on immersive experience.
Odisha has plenty of opportunities to promote tourism. This Eastern India city has the land of paddy fields, palm-fringed silver beaches, ancient temples, rivers, waterfalls, and tribal people.
This state is filled with major tourist attractions such as the temples of Bhubaneshwar and Puri, miles of clean beaches and the outstanding Sun Temple of Konark.
Odisha is a place where you can unwind on the pristine beaches, visit the famous temples and explore the beauty and bounty of nature and wildlife. Here you can also find various ancient monuments and architecture which gloriously stand to remind the history of the land.
You can also find Odisha’s art and culture, fairs and festivals & dances and music who love to see colours and wish to enjoy life to the fullest. In an exclusive interview at World Travel Market 2019 with Travel And Tour World, Mr. Jyoti Prakash Panigrahi, Minister of State (Ind. Charge), Tourism, Odia Language, Literature & Culture, Government of Odisha shares how Odisha with its tranquil villages allures tourists to feel the tribal essence.
In an exclusive interview at World Travel Market 2019 with Travel And Tour World, Shri Sanjay Pande, Additional Director (Dev.& Marketing), Government of Rajasthan, Department of Tourism shares how Rajasthan with its age-old opulence and grandeur allures tourists that still linger in the air of the state. He also highlights how the villages and the cities like Barmer, Nathdawara, Jaipur, Udaipur and Jodhpur entice everyone with a heartwarming smile.
Travel and Tour World caught up with Jawahar Chavda, Minister
(Tourism and Fisheries), Government of Gujarat, at WTM London, to know what Gujarat can offer to travelers from around the world.
Gujarat has many prehistoric sites which are over 4000 years old. A dinosaur’s park has been recently opened, which is the third-largest park in the world. The park houses the fossilized remains and eggs of the dinosaurs.
Sardar Vallabhbhai Bhai Patel’s statue, which has been put up a year ago, is the world’s tallest statue at 182 metres. It is double the size of the Statue of Liberty. It’s a dream project of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The site has received over 3 million visitors within last one year.
Apratim Ghoshal, Editor, Travel And Tour World, interacts with T.K. Anil Kumar, Secretary, Tourism Department, Government of Karnataka, at ITB Berlin 2019, where he explains Karnataka’s vast tourism opportunities and its legacy of art and culture.
Karnataka has a plethora of historical landmarks, natural beauty, wildlife and rich cultural heritage. Karnataka is blessed with pristine beaches, verdant UNESCO World Heritage site- Western Ghat Mountain Ranges, gushing Jog waterfalls, densely forested Sahayadri wildlife sanctuaries like Nagarahole National Park and Bandipur National Park.
At ITB Berlin 2019, Apratim Ghoshal, Editor, Travel And Tour World had an exclusive conversation with P. Bala Kiran, Director, Kerala Tourism.
In terms of inbound tourism, Europe has traditionally been number one market for Kerala tourism. He says: “UK, France, Germany give us around 400,000 tourist every year, and Europe as a whole drives more than 60 per cent of the traffic coming to Kerala. That’s why we come here every year. ITB is our number one trade fair.”
Ravindra Dhurjad, General Manager Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation during the sidelines of ITB Berlin, 2019 spoke exclusively with Apratim Ghoshal, Editor, Travel And Tour World.
Maharashtra is a year-round tourist destination which provides all the facilities to visitors. The vibrant and magnetic city attracts inbound tourists from western part of Europe , Southeast Asia, France, Germany and Austria. Its specialty lies in diverse tourism offering, has 720 meters long coast line and is associated with Goa the most famous destination of India.
Kishu Gomes, Chairman, Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority spoke to Apratim Ghoshal, Editor, Travel And Tour World, during ITB Berlin, 2019.
Sri Lanka, the land of sun and sand, is a sunny country throughout the year, its marvelous product portfolio has been extended. They are promoting wellness, adventure, sports , whales, wild-life , waterfalls and natural resources. Its inbound tourists are mostly from UK, Germany, Switzerland and they are getting good numbers from Australia, USA and Canada
Western India’s paradise for travellers, Goa is popular for its white-sand beaches and incredible Portuguese history. Known as the “Pearl of the East”, Goa is enriched with multi ethnic population bearing their cultural heritage, living in harmony that vivifies in visual arts, festivals, street arts & parades and performing arts.
Apratim Ghoshal, Editor, Travel And Tour World, interacts with Gavin Dias, General Manager (Marketing, Hotels & Cruises), Goa Tourism Development Corporation Ltd. (A Govt. of Goa undertaking) at ITB Berlin 2019,
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