Editor’s Note

Off-peak travel is gaining demand

Hi there! Have you noticed how the trends are changing gradually? The biggest demand is for off-peak season travel of late. The reasons are not far to seek! If not preferring a change in the weather, the travellers get economical tariffs at hotels, off-season discounts at tourist attractions and cheaper airfare, during off-peak tour, hence […]

Cover

China: World’s largest outbound tourism market

By Sikha Thakur The easy accessibility to online information, welcoming visa policies and growing incomes make China world’s largest outbound tourism market. China’s outbound tourism market lists top travel trend in 2019. About 100 million outbound trips in 2015, expected to grow 160 million by 2020. In 2018, around US$288 billion was spent by Chinese […]

Feature

Wellness tourism: A traveler’s latest muse

By Parthivi Joshi  Wellness tourism is a rising global phenomenon. Not to be confused with medical tourism that essentially means availing hospital treatment and facilities, two are along the same lines though. Owing to hectic lifestyle and erratic daily schedules, people have started feeling the need to put ‘wellness’ at the core of their routine. […]

Destination

Azerbaijan: Premium MICE destination

By Sikha Thakur Azerbaijan is showcasing great opportunities as ‘Bleisure travel,’ combination of business and leisure destination. In recent years, Azerbaijan has invested in tourism and destination promotion as a premium MICE destination for hosting business meetings and conferences in a well developed corporate infrastructure. The rich cultural and historical heritage with a unique combination […]

News

Finnair starts biometric boarding at los angeles international airport

Finnair is offering hassle-free biometric boarding at Los Angeles Airport. After the successful go live of the contactless biometric self-boarding solution at Los Angeles Airport, Finnair is the next airline to enable passengers flying out of the country to board without needing to show their boarding passes or passports. A simple glance at a high-resolution face capture […]