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ITB Berlin 2020 will not take place!

By Susmita Ghosh  Only five days before, the ill-fated decision of cancelling the world’s biggest travel event, ITB Berlin 2020, came as a shock to the entire travel industry!  The fair was supposed to commence on March 4! Due to the rapid spread of the new strain of Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Federal Ministry of Health […]

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‘How smart phones will change your travel plans in 2020’

By Anandi Don’t get surprised if we tell you 85percent of the international tourists have a mobile device with them while travelling (eHotelier). Or did you know 76percent of the travellers believe their smartphone is the most important travel companion (Openkey)? According to Hotels.com, 42percent of the travellers globally have booked a hotel on a mobile […]

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Aviation sector prospers, strategic investment on growth

Compiled by Satyaki Dutta Aviation industry is functioning as a dynamic sector in the recent times, with a direct and major impact on the travel and tourism industry on the whole. Preventing the stagnation in the sector, especially by developing the technological aspects is the need of the day. With the target-specific goals, the sector […]

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New Cruise Ships to set sail in 2020

By Satyaki Dutta The global travel and tourism industry is having a surge of fresh ideas since beginning of New Year. The cruise industry is not left out of this trend too. It got a major boost when the Carnival Corporation & plc, the world’s largest leisure travel company, announced that it will launch four […]

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Slovakia: One of the most romantic destinations in Europe

By Maitri Looking for a romantic European gateway?Choose Slovakia, the apt one! However, the place is a darling for both the young and old couples. Moreover, unlike other European twosome destinations, Slovakia is not indulged. Fairy tale castles, wine cellars, aqua parks, manor houses, open-air landscapes and backdrop of the Tatras – all are here […]

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OTM Mumbai ends on a vibrant note

OTM (Outbound Travel Mart), Mumbai 2020, held in Feb, 2020 at BEC – Bombay Exhibition Center, India. Known for its focus on Indian outbound travel market, the show registered nearly 50 percent growth in its international segment.

Interview

African tourism market brims with international tourists

After a short period of sluggish tourist influx from worldwide, the tourism market is returning to its growth phase. Among the companies eyeing for a large chunk of the success-pie, Africa Incoming, the destination management company is bound for success. Its main target is ‘to motivate people to travel to this beautiful continent called AFRICA,’ […]

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Sustainability path: green economy movement face challenges

By Alejandro Ríos, Director, Sustainable Bioenergy Research Consortium The impact of environmental degradation brought forth by human actions done in the name of progress over decades has given rise to a new socio-economic development paradigm. It highlights the need to equally promote social equality, environmental sustainability and economic stability – all of which are closely […]

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10 Travel Tips for Every Solo Traveller

By Maitri People traveling in groups or with their families rarely come out of their comfort zone to hit the road alone. But these days solo travel has become the most exciting and emancipating experience that a nomad can have in their lifetime. Nevertheless, if you are still confused to take up your first solo […]