Neha Sharma

Asia’s Top 9 Nature Destinations Revealed by Agoda

Ranking Shared as Digital Travel Platform Launches 1M USD Eco Deals Program To mark the launch of Eco Deals 2024, Agoda’s flagship US$1 million partnership with World Wide Fund for Nature, the digital travel platform has compiled a list of some of Asia’s favored nature destinations across Asia, based on searches made on Agoda in January 2024. Top Nature Destinations across Asia: Ooty India, Lombok Indonesia, Hakone Japan, Miri Malaysia, Siquijor island Philippines, Jeongseon-gun, South Korea, Hualien, Taiwan, Khao Yai, Thailand, Dalat Vietnam. Enric Casals, Vice President Southeast Asia, Agoda, shared, “I’m incredibly proud and excited that with this third edition of Eco Deals, Agoda pledges to donate up to one million US dollars to WWF’s diverse conservation projects across Southeast Asia. The Eco Deals program helps travelers ‘give back’ to protect for future generations some of the wonders that the world has to offer.” To enthuse travelers about the unique and remarkable beauty to explore throughout Asia Pacific, Agoda looked at some of the top nature destinations across nine markets to come up with ideas to reconnect with nature through ancient forests, deep valleys, and serene lakes. Gently experience these great destinations: Ooty, India Ooty, also known as the ‘Queen of Hill Stations,’ is nestled within the Nilgiri Hills, which form part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve. It is India’s largest protected forest area and boasts a picturesque town with beautiful lakes and gardens. Ooty is a serene haven for nature enthusiasts who enjoy boating, safaris, and hiking, making it a perfect getaway to experience India’s natural beauty. Lombok, Indonesia Mount Rinjani-Lombok UNESCO Global Geopark in Indonesia features diverse landscapes, including savannahs and tropical forests shaped by volcanic rocks. …

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Ramada by Wyndham, Alleppey Appoints Ajai Raman as General Manager

The Ramada by Wyndham at Alleppey today declare that Ajai Raman has been named general manager for the hotel, effective 21/02/24 Mr. Raman will be responsible for over all hotel operations, increasing revenue potential, enhancing guest experiences and creating positive work environment for team members. Alleppey being a tourist destination famous for its back waters, he would be required to promote Ramada Alleppey in all Tourism markets Mr. Reji Cheriyan, owner of the Ramada, Alleppey said, ”Ajai is a talented and experienced hospitality professional and will play a key role in ensuring that the Ramada by Wyndham, Alleppey continues providing guests with the same high-quality service and exceptional value that it has become known for in the Alleppey community,” Mr. Raman is a native of Aluva, Ernakulam and a 2004 graduate of Oriental School of Hotel Management in Wayanad, Kerala where he received his Diploma in Hotel Management in all operational aspects of hotel The Ramada by Wyndham, Alleppey is a 121-room hotel offering guests single, double and suite accommodations. Property features such as pool, Health club, meeting space, Convention Centre, House boat, Lounge BAR, multicuisine restaurant and various backwater activities. Rooms feature flat screen televisions, Wi-Fi connectivity, mini bar and bath tubs in suite rooms.

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Clarks Collection Somnath launches Shivratri package

Clarks Collection Somnath, to celebrate Shivratri launches a special package for their guests. To promote spiritual tourism the package is designed to cater to young travelers, spiritual tourists, and experiential tourists. The brand already has a presence in Gujarat with properties in Vadodara and Bhavnagar, but they aim to make Somnath the flagship property in Gujarat. By the end of the financial year 2022, the brand will add ten more properties to the current portfolio. They seek geographical expansion in Ajmer, Udaipur, Kumbalgarh, Ahmedabad, etc. Clarks Collection Somnath is targeting spiritual travelers. The temple of Somnath is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is one of the most important spiritual sites in the Hindu circuit. It is widely believed to be the first of the 12 jyotirlingas in the country, the temple witnesses an annual footfall of 80 to 90 lakh visitors. Clarks Collection Somnath is located within walking distance of the temple. The two-night three-day package includes a stay, food, a temple darshan accompanied by the priest who will help perform Pooja, and one one-day tour of the whole Somnath. The property has 52 rooms spread across five categories. They have an in-house banquet hall spread over 5000 sqft, a vegetarian restaurant providing Satvik food, a gym, and a spa on the property. Sustainability and responsible tourism are the key focus areas of the brand. They have designed various experiential targeting different sets of audiences. The property generates good responses from solo travelers, families, spiritual travelers, and millennials. The founders have a mission to create an ecosystem of sustainable tourism generated through building locally, hiring locals, and showcasing local experiences. Mr. Prakash Bedi, Vice President of Clarks Collection shares, “India has witnessed a major surge in spiritual tourists in the past few …

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Sands Resorts Macao First Integrated Resort to Provide Hong Kong International Airport Check-in and Direct Bus Transfer

Sands® Resorts Macao is the first integrated resort to introduce Hong Kong International Airport check-in and direct bus transfer service effective March 1, 2024. The new services are part of Sands Resorts Macao’s ongoing commitment to providing unparalleled convenience and comfort to its guests, and are set to revolutionise the travel experience for individual travellers and groups alike. Guests can now enjoy the convenience of checking in for their flights directly from the comfort of the integrated resort, saving valuable time while enjoying a seamless journey to Hong Kong International Airport, for an enhanced travel experience overall. Furthermore, it is expected that this ground-breaking initiative will play a role in supporting the MGTO’s visitor number goals for 2024 and beyond. Kris Kaminsky, Senior Vice President of Hotel Operations, Sands China Ltd. said, “We are thrilled to introduce airport check-in and direct bus transfers, which provide unrivalled convenience and comfort to our valued guests. It also further solidifies Sands Resorts Macao’s position as a leader in hospitality that delivers world-class guest experiences, while showing support of the Macao SAR Government’s strategy of positioning and developing Macao as a World Centre of Tourism and Leisure.” Emphasising the critical role of this initiative in addressing accessibility limitations within the MICE segment, Stephanie Tanpure, Vice President of Sales, Sands China Ltd. said, “The introduction of airport check-in and direct bus transfers is a critical component of our response to calls to enhance the accessibility of Macao as a destination. We are committed to ensuring that every guest’s journey with us is as easy and convenient as possible.” It is a move that has already been recognised by industry experts as being significant in positioning Macao as …

Read More » Celebrates Successful Presence at SATTE – Delhi, NCR, a leading global B2B online travel wholesaler, is delighted to declare its remarkable participation and success at the prestigious SATTE event held recently in Delhi, NCR. The event provided an excellent platform for to engage with numerous travel agents and esteemed hotel partners, fostering fruitful connections and showcasing the latest offerings. SATTE proved to be an exceptional opportunity for to strengthen relationships with travel agents and partners, as well as to introduce them to the company’s innovative solutions and enhanced benefits. The event witnessed a significant turnout of agents, providing an ideal setting for meaningful interactions and networking. One of the highlights of’s presence at SATTE was the engaging Happy Hours sessions on Day 1 & Day 2, where agents were treated to a delightful experience with refreshing beer served to them. This provided a relaxed atmosphere for conversations and furthered the bonds between and its valued partners. The entire Indian sales team from was present at the event, ensuring that agents received personalized attention and were updated on the latest offerings, including the exclusive RezVault Top Up Bonus. This bonus offering underscores’s commitment to providing added value to its partners and facilitating their success in the travel industry. In addition to its successful presence at SATTE, also highlighted its innovative product, Affiliate. Travel, which is revolutionizing the travel industry landscape. Powered by the vision of, a leading global B2B travel wholesaler, Affiliate. Travel is reshaping how travel partners and businesses collaborate. This groundbreaking platform offers a new paradigm in affiliate marketing for the travel sector, providing affiliates with the opportunity to have a dedicated sub-affiliate portal. This portal can be …

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A legendary landmark returns: The iconic Dusit Thani Bangkok declare September reopening

Dusit’s reimagined flagship hotel promises exceptional  experiences for discerning travellers and locals alike.                                                                       Reservations open on 1 May on Dusit Hotels and Resorts, the hotel arm of Dusit International, one of Thailand’s leading hotel and property development companies, has declare that it will officially renew its iconic Dusit Thani Bangkok hotel in September 2024. Situated in the same prime location as the original property, which graced the Bangkok skyline from 1970 – 2019, this highly anticipated, reimagined version of Dusit’s luxury flagship hotel promises to deliver a fresh take on its predecessor’s esteemed heritage and once again stand as a beacon of Thai-inspired gracious hospitality for discerning travellers from all around the world. To meet the demands of modern guests, the new Dusit Thani Bangkok hotel has been meticulously reconstructed to offer an opulent accommodation experience, elevating the already high standards established by the original property. With fewer rooms, the newly built 39-storey hotel provide ample space for guests, including deluxe rooms and elegant suites exquisitely crafted by internationally acclaimed Asian interior design firm, André Fu Studio, starting at an impressive 50 sq m. Envisaged by Architects 49 International Limited and OMA Asia Hong Kong Limited, a division of the esteemed Office for Metropolitan Architecture, renowned for its groundbreaking contributions to architecture and urban planning, the hotel’s distinctive architecture and thoughtful layout further elevate the sense of space. A singular corridor floorplan ensures every room faces the green expanse of Lumpini Park, with guests …

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The Indonesian Culinary Journey with JW Marriott New Delhi

Indulge in a delectable voyage to Indonesia as JW Marriott New Delhi, in collaboration with the Embassy of Indonesia in New Delhi, presents the Indonesian Culinary Journey Food Festival. Held from February 23rd to March 3rd, 2024, at our award winning restaurant K3- New Delhi’s Food Theatre, this exquisite festival promises to tantalize your taste buds and immerse you in the vibrant culture and history of this archipelagic nation. Unveiling the Secrets of Spice: Embark on a sensory adventure guided by the use of aromatic spices and herbs, the hallmark of Indonesian cuisine. Each dish, from the modern flavors of Jakarta to the traditional zest of Sumatra, tells a unique story, transporting you to its origin and reflecting the fascinating influences of Eurasian gastronomy. Masterful Creations: Under the expert guidance of Indonesian Master Chef Hendra Cipta and his team, explore the vibrant and multi-layered facets of Indonesia through their authentic, savored recipes. A Culinary Journey: Warm your palate with soothing Wedang Jahe accompanied by crispy Aneka Gorengan. Relish the island nation’s lip-smacking appetizers, including Pisang Goreng, Ubi Rebus, Misro, Pastel, and more. Indulge in flavorful main courses like Nasi Goring Jawa, Tumis Sayuran, Ikan Asan Manis, Pepes Tahu, Lontong Sayur, Opor Ayam, and many more. Conclude your culinary adventure with delightful Aneka Jajanan Pasar desserts. Authenticity & Sustainability: All dishes are prepared using traditional techniques and authentic Indonesian spices and herbs. Embracing sustainable practices, the festival incorporates locally sourced ingredients, aligning with JW Marriott’s commitment to supporting local farmers. Celebrate & Explore: This festival is not just about food; it’s a celebration of the 75th anniversary of diplomatic relations between India and Indonesia. Immerse yourself in the rich cultural tapestry …

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RCI Declare Affiliation with Evaan Resorts The Forest vines Corbett from Evaan Vacation Club

RCI, a leading provider of vacation exchange services, has declare its latest affiliation with Evaan Resorts The Forest Vines Corbett from Evaan Vacation Club to offer its discerning customers with a luxurious holiday experience. This new affiliation will offer RCI members with access to an opulent and serene vacation experience in the heart of nature. Evaan Resorts The Forest Vines Corbett is a stunning resort located in the Jim Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand, and is one among the several luxury properties by Evaan Vacation Club in the region. Evaan Vacation Club has carved out a distinguished position for itself in the hospitality and vacation ownership sector over the past two decades. Its rich legacy and commitment to providing poised hotel experiences have set it apart among other vacation clubs. As part of this affiliation, RCI members can now exchange their vacation ownership for a stay at the Evaan Resorts The Forest Vines Corbett. Members will gain access to a world of exclusive privileges and benefits, including priority booking, discounted rates, unique offers, and member-only events. Robin Mills, Vice President Business Development – Europe, Middle East, Africa, India, & Asia Pacific said, “We are excited to welcome Evaan Resorts’ The Forest Vines Corbett into the RCI family, we are confident that our members will experience a perfect vacation that combines luxury and adventure.” The spokesperson of Evaan Vacation Club Mr. Gulvendra Singh, CEO “With a unique and dedicated chain of hotels, Evann Resorts is your one-stop solution to travel stay. We are excited to partner with RCI and offer our guests access to their vast network of vacation destinations. We believe that this affiliation will help us reach a wider audience …

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Germany Arrange for Tourism Surge During UEFA Euro 2024, Plan different experiences for travelers.

As the world gears up for the European Championship commencing on 14th June, Germany is also preparing for a significant influx of visitors. The diverse and captivating travel destination, extends an open invitation for explorers seeking inspiration this summer, whilst aligning with its sustainably focussed narrative, ‘Germany Simply Inspiring’. Expecting over 2.7 million spectators in stadiums and an additional 7 million for public viewings. This surge, informed by data from previous sporting events like the 2006 World Cup, positions Germany as an ideal travel destination during this period. From unspoiled landscapes to authentic culinary delights, urban attractions to historical sites, Germany stands as the ultimate European destination for travellers. Indian visitors can immerse themselves in off-the-beaten-path locations and experiences, offering moments to unwind, embark on scenic road trips, or delve into a heartfelt journey across the country. In anticipation of this major sporting event, the German National Tourist Board is channelling global attention towards the host cities and the rich array of attractions in nearby regions. An integral part of this strategy involves providing accessible, comprehensive information about the host cities to facilitate travel plans, all conveniently available here at: Romit Theophilus, Director of Marketing & Sales Office – India at the GNTO, said: ” Under the narrative ‘Germany Simply Inspiring,’ the country aims to highlight its positive image amongst the Indian audience whilst promoting travel tips. Theophilus further emphasised on sustainable aspects across several tourism segments throughout the country be it in the city or the countryside. Germany not only stands as a leading travel destination but also harbours a rich artistic heritage depicted vividly in architectural marvels and the works of renowned 17th-century artist, Caspar David Friedrich. …

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Goa Tourism’s Pavallion Highlights Regenerative Tourism & Ekadasha Teertha Campaign at OTM 2024 – Asia’s Premier Travel Trade Show At Mumbai

At the OTM 2024 at Mumbai, Asia’s premier travel trade show, Goa Tourism stood out by showcasing the state’s pioneering role as the first to launch Regenerative Tourism in the country. At OTM over 35,000 industry professionals and buyers l connected with more than 1600 exhibitors from 60 countries and 30 Indian States & Union Territories. Over three days, from February 8th to 10th, OTM is showcased a sold-out event, emphasizing a commitment to fostering quality networking and connection. The exhibition spans two separate floors of over 250,000 sq. ft, including 35 country pavilions. Goa Tourism’s pavillion at the OTM 2024 at Mumbai highlighted the states diverse initiatives that focuses on promoting responsible tourism practices. The set up depicted Goa’s dedication towards sustainable development through the approach marked under Regenerative Tourism principles. Ekadasha Teertha Yatra, the new Homestay Policy, Caravan Policy, initiatives aimed at promoting heritage preservation, celebrating vibrant festivals, immersing visitors in the rich local culture, offering thrilling adventure opportunities, and providing world-class MICE  facilities in Goa were some of the highlights showcased at the pavillion. In addition to highlighting existing initiatives, Goa Tourism highlighted the launch of new tourism services designed to cater to diverse traveler interests, all aimed at providing visitors with unique and memorable experiences while promoting sustainable practices. GTDC hotels and the services are also promoted during the exhibition. “Our participation in OTM 2024 was an exceptional opportunity to showcase not only our commitment to regenerative tourism but also the exciting new initiatives and services we have to offer,” stated Mr. Suneel Anchipaka, IAS, Director, Department of Tourism, Government of Goa. “Through innovative approaches like the Ekadasha Teertha Campaign and the introduction of new tourism …

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