Category Archives: NTO (National Tourist Offices)

KTO to conduct webinar with special focus on Busan region today at 11am

The Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) will conduct a destination presentation today at 11am that will have a special focus on Busan. Along with KTO, the webinar will also have representatives from Busan Tourism Organization and a DMC joining in from Korea for product updates. Young Geul Choi, Deputy Director, Korea Tourism Organization, New Delhi office, says, “Each region of South Korea has its own unique feature and characteristic. To bring a better understanding of each special region, we decided to conduct a destination presentation with a special focus on Busan – South Korea’s second-most populous city. The local charm paired with attractions and shops are what draw people back to Busan. It is the perfect destination for slow travel, filled with hidden attractions in its side streets. It is also a food haven with its streets lined with restaurants and food vendors. The city is home to landmark attractions like the Oryukdo Skywalk, Haeundae Beach and the Haedong Yonggungsa Temple among others. With this webinar, travel agents can add more value to their South Korea itineraries and recommend it as the first choice once travel between India and South Korea resumes.” To sign up, contact Jaspreet Kaur on 9650196532 or jaspreet.kaur@ddppl.com.  

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KTO to conduct webinar on Friday, September 25 with special focus on Busan region

The Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) will conduct a destination presentation on Friday, September 25 at 11am that will have a special focus on Busan. Along with KTO, the webinar will also have representatives from Busan Tourism Organization and a DMC joining in from Korea for product updates. Young Geul Choi, Deputy Director, Korea Tourism Organization, New Delhi office, says, “Each region of South Korea has its own unique feature and characteristic. To bring a better understanding of each special region, we decided to conduct a destination presentation with a special focus on Busan – South Korea’s second-most populous city. The local charm paired with attractions and shops are what draw people back to Busan. It is the perfect destination for slow travel, filled with hidden attractions in its side streets. It is also a food haven with its streets lined with restaurants and food vendors. The city is home to landmark attractions like the Yongdusan Park escalator and the popular Busan Tower among others. With this webinar, travel agents can add more value to their South Korea itineraries and recommend it as the first choice once travel between India and South Korea resumes.” To sign up, contact Jaspreet Kaur on 9650196532 or jaspreet.kaur@ddppl.com.

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Tourism New Zealand launches new campaign, to organise ‘Virtual Road Trip’

Tourism New Zealand virtually launched its new campaign ‘Messages from New Zealand’ today in presence of Steven Dixon, Regional Trade Marketing Manager, Asia, Tourism New Zealand and His Excellency, David Pine, New Zealand’s High Commissioner to India. ‘Messages from New Zealand’ features everyday New Zealanders sharing video messages of hope and care with their international whānau (family), presenting a unique Kiwi perspective about what is important to them. The campaign showcases locals who embody the values of manaakitanga (hospitality) and kaitiakitanga (care for the land) through positivity and encouragement. This beautifully captures their wholesome messages of kindness and compassion to family, friends and loved ones all around the world. The campaign will be released through social and digital channels. Each of these ‘Messages’ will show that New Zealand is a country which is driven by what matters in life, underpinned by the purity of its values such as Manaakitanga and Kaitiakitanga. And to build on the success of these webinars, and further engage and educate agents, Tourism New Zealand will launch a ‘Virtual Road Trip’ campaign later this week. The ‘Virtual Road Trip’ will showcase a different region of the country each month. This campaign will be shared on Tourism New Zealand’s travel trade website. To bring to life the campaign in India, Tourism New Zealand will be partnering with its Indian whānau, including influencers – who have a strong affinity with New Zealand – highlighting their own personal experiences and connections with the country. Commenting on the campaign, Dixon says, “The travel industry has been impacted by the Covid-19 crisis tremendously in the past few months and it is important now more than ever, that we stay connected to visitors and our travel …

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Korea promotes weddings, honeymoons in Jeju Islands

Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) brought together representatives from Jeju Tourism Organizations, wedding planners, Korea DMCs as well as KTO in an in-depth virtual discussion on possibilities on weddings, honeymoons and celebratory events in South Korea. Sandeep Datta, Marketing Manager, KTO New Delhi office says, “Only island in the world which is among the seven natural wonders of the world. It is a volcanic island.”

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STB to accept M!CE applications of up to 250 pax from 1st Oct

In line with the safe and gradual resumption of economic activities in Singapore, Singapore Tourism Board (STB) will start accepting applications for organisers to pilot MICE events of up to 250 attendees from October 1, 2020. It will review all proposals and organisers may proceed only upon obtaining the Ministry of Trade & Industry’s approval. There will be pilot events taking place under this arrangement, such as the Singapore International Energy Week (SIEW) Conference, in October 2020.

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Utah now represented in India by IndiJo Consulting

In order to build the Utah brand in India, Utah Office of Tourism has appointed IndiJo Consulting as its official representative in India. Led by Joseph Fernandes, IndiJo will carry out sales, marketing, and PR activities on behalf of the tourism board. These include webinars, B2B training, co-op promotions, social media initiatives, support product development, trade and media relations.  

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Ready to send clients to Thailand: Nagsri Prasad Sashidhar

Nagsri Prasad Sashidhar, Chief Happiness Officer, NAGSRI- Creating Special Memories, shares that as soon as Thailand is ready to open, they will be looking forward to send a whole lot of clients to the Land of Smiles. “With TAT India offices doing their job phenomenally, our clients are waiting to explore the lovely region and have wonderful experiences. Thailand is a wholesome holiday getaway for Indian travellers.”

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Sanjay Mehta’s Amazing Thailand experience

Sharing his experience in Thailand, Sanjay Mehta, CEO, Trans Globe Travels, “Two years ago, I went on a Mega fam trip to Thailand. It was a refreshing and amazing experience visiting Thailand. The weather was really good and I loved spending time on the pristine beaches. I visited Koh Chang and Pattaya and it is truly a hidden gem of Thailand.  Enjoyed Kayaking, snorkelling and spending time at pristine beaches during the trip. Overall, the country is the best place for a holiday.”

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Azerbaijan Tourism to host virtual travel trade event on October 14

Azerbaijan Tourism Board (ATB) will host its biggest virtual travel trade event “Travel Business Azerbaijan Online” (TBA 2020) on October 14. The online event will bring together local and international tourism professionals in hopes to forge partnerships and profitable business deals. The event aims to bring together 300 buyers from around the world.

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