Category Archives: NTO (National Tourist Offices)

Gearing up for opening borders with GTS participation: Sulaiman Bin Suip, Director, Tourism Malaysia, North & East India

Sulaiman Bin Suip, Director, Tourism Malaysia, North & East India, has said that as they continue to gear themselves for opening borders, they have been conducting activities in the market. “Our participation in the Gulf Travel Show itself is part of our plan for gearing up towards border opening. I hope the travel fraternity will be participating in the show will continue to engage with us and we will try as much was we can to engage with them to ensure that our destination and products are. Also, we will tell them that we are taking all necessary measures to ensure a safe destination for their clients and travellers,” he added.

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Opening land borders will allow more Indians to visit Nepal: CEO, NTB

Dr. Dhananjay Regmi, CEO, Nepal Tourism Board, has said that their government may soon open land borders with India so that the number of tourists visiting can grow. “There are immigration points between India and Nepal near Darjeeling, Siliguri, Gorakhpur, Lucknow and Bihar. I have suggested to the industry in India that they make land transport packages to Nepal,” he said.

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Nepal gearing up to welcome international tourists: Dhananjay Regmi, NTB CEO

Updating the trade on its preparedness for the future, Dr Dhananjay Regmi, CEO, Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) said that Nepal is all set to welcome international tourists. “We are looking at changing the perception of Nepal. It’s not just a pilgrimage site, but it has a lot more to offer including lower hill treks, nightlife & adventure activities as well.”

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UAE approves multiple-entry tourist visa for all nationalities in the world

UAE cabinet chaired by HH Sheikh Mohammed, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai announced that UAE has approved a multiple-entry tourist visa for all nationalities of all countries to strengthen the UAE’s status as a global economic capital. The cabinet also adopted a new remote work visa that enables employees from all over the world to live and work remotely for one year from the UAE even if their companies are based in another country. The first-of-its-kind visa is aimed at establishing the UAE as a major ‘global tourism destination’.

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Tourism Malaysia joins GTS 2021, looks to strengthen brand presence

Razaidi Abd Rahim, Director, Tourism Malaysia, South India and Sri Lanka, shares that they are looking forward to participate in the Gulf Travel Show 2021 which will be held from March 31-April 1. “It marks our inaugural participation, and not only refreshing and widening our contact base, but most importantly, strengthening brand Malaysia Truly Asia,” he says.

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Tourism NZ to conduct virtual road trip for trade on March 23 at 11am with Northland region

As part of Tourism New Zealand’s virtual road trip series, the region to be covered this month is Northland. The webinar is scheduled for March 23, 2021 at 11am and will be similar to what it did with Auckland, Christchurch, West Coast, Nelson Tasman, Queenstown and Wellington wherein pre-recorded video content shared by the New Zealand product operators will be shared. Northland is New Zealand’s northernmost subtropical region. It is also a place of deep cultural and historical significance. To experience this road trip, contact Jaspreet Kaur at jaspreet.kaur@ddppl.com or 9650196532 or register directly at https://event.webinarjam.com/register/224/4v7gki13

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UK celebrates living bridge with India over cricket

To coincide with England’s ongoing cricket tour of India, Nijhawan Group, Travel Boutique Online (TBO) Group, Vistara, VFS Global and the UK government organised a cricket tournament at the Warriors Cricket Club in Gurugram. The tournament celebrated the unique living bridge of people who connect the UK and India, including through a shared love for sports and travel. The day saw 10-over matched played between four teams: The British High Commission Lions, and teams representing VFS Global, Vistara and the travel trade. A keen cricketer himself, British High Commissioner to India, Alex Ellis, attended and played in the tournament. At the close of play, the Travel Trade Warriors team was declared winner.

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Tourism NZ’s virtual road trip featuring Northland region scheduled on 23rd March at 11 am

As part of Tourism New Zealand’s virtual road trip series, the region to be covered this month is Northland. The webinar is scheduled for March 23, 2021 at 11am and will be similar to what it did with Auckland, Christchurch, West Coast, Nelson Tasman, Queenstown and Wellington wherein pre-recorded video content shared by the New Zealand product operators will be shared. Northland is New Zealand’s northernmost subtropical region. It is also a place of deep cultural and historical significance. To experience this road trip, contact Jaspreet Kaur at jaspreet.kaur@ddppl.com or 9650196532.

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Win with VisitBritain Cricket Carnival Season-1 – Gaurav Seth

Gaurav Seth, Head of Trade Sales- India Outbound, Merlin Entertainment Group, shares VisitBritain Cricket Carnival is a brilliant idea to create destination awareness. “We will be giving two tickets each for London Eye and Madame Tussauds Wax Museum to the winners,” he revealed. Register on http://bit.ly/VisitBritainCricketCarnival or contact vartik.sethi@ddppl.com or +91 83684 28139.

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