Category Archives: NTO (National Tourist Offices)

PCEB meets airlines to discuss direct flights opportunities to Penang from key cities in India

The Penang Convention & Exhibition Bureau (PCEB) has embarked on a preliminary promotional trip to India with the aim to reconnect and revive the tourism and business events industry in Penang and India through press conferences and networking night.  The trip is essential for demonstrating the market readiness in India. Some of the Indian local airlines have expressed interest in expanding into Penang after attending PCEB’s annual roadshow last year. Following the interest, the PCEB team together with YB Yeoh Soon Hin, the State Executive Councillor for Tourism & Creative Economy had a meeting with a few airlines to discuss direct flights opportunities to Penang from key cities in India. It is essential to maintain marketing momentum in order to keep airlines enthusiastic about the Penang-India link. “The efforts to ensure tourism is sustainable was taken well into consideration by incorporating the idea of Responsible Tourism into the travel and tourism sector post pandemic. Penang is the first state in Malaysia to launch a well-designed SOS safety APP, making Penang once again the trendsetter in Malaysia’s tourism environment. With your support, we can restore travellers’ confidence to visit Penang and ensure that it remains a top destination for people from all over the world,” said Yeoh Soon Hin, the State Executive Councillor for Tourism & Creative Economy “PCEB’s dedication has not wavered, and our team is dedicated to fostering mutually beneficial relationships and working closely with the Indian community. The establishment of a direct flight between India and Penang is one of the primary topics of conversation at the moment. We are already in discussion with airlines both in India and in Malaysia about the possibility of establishing additional direct flight …

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Chennai projected to be the highest Indian growth market for South African Tourism by 2025

Deepening engagement with key stakeholders in Chennai, South African Tourism visited the city recently. In 2021, Chennai was the third largest Indian feeder market to South Africa with 7.5% Indian arrivals from the city. The city is also projected to be South African Tourism’s highest growth market by 2025, with 30% CAGR. Neliswa Nkani, Hub Head – Middle East, India & SE Asia, South African Tourism, said, “Being one of our top 3 source markets from India and the highest projected growth market, we see immense potential in the city.”  

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India, most important M!CE source market for Abu Dhabi: Mubarak Al Shamisi

Sharing an update on Advantage Abu Dhabi (AAD) Meetings & Incentives (M&I) 2.0 programme, Mubarak Al Shamisi, Director Abu Dhabi Convention and Exhibition Bureau said, “The program, is an incentive scheme to help our partners, clients to push more business events toward the destination. India is one of the most important source markets that we are pushing from a MICE perspective to the destination.”

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Switzerland Tourism to conduct webinar on Interlaken and its touristic offerings on Sept 12

Interlaken is a popular holiday destination for travellers across the year. It a starting point for numerous excursions such as Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe, as well as a hub for various adventure activities. Switzerland Tourism kickstarts its 2022 webinar series with an exciting presentation on Interlaken and its various tourism products and services. Attend all the webinars for a chance to win a trip to Switzerland in 2023. For more information, write to jaspreet.kaur@ddppl.com or 9650196532.

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Visit Iceland and Embassy of Iceland New Delhi organize Iceland Tourism Road Show

With an aim to tap the burgeoning Indian outbound market, Visit Iceland in association with the Embassy of Iceland New Delhi hosted a roadshow, press meet and networking evening in New Delhi and Mumbai in September. Being held under the aegis of Iceland’s new Ambassador to New Delhi H.E. Mr. Gudni Bragason, Visit Iceland roadshow was by Representation World in organising its events across Mumbai and New Delhi. H.E. Mr. Gudni Bragason, Ambassador to New Delhi says, “As India is the first major Asian market to open after Covid, it is most important for us to tap its potential. Travel had almost stopped during the pandemic, but now we are hoping for a swift revival. Iceland has a lot to offer for Indians as our nature is strikingly different from anything you can experience in India. There are breath-taking Glaciers, Northern Lights, Clean Air and Geothermal heated pools. Besides, Icelandic food is known for its freshness and can easily be adapted to Indian palette. Through this Roadshow and interactions, our aim is to further promote our destination and interact with the Travel Agencies in India and present them with opportunities of selling Iceland while understanding the obstacles they face in doing so.” Thorleifur Thor Johnsson, Visit Iceland says, “Indian outbound traveller is on a lookout for fresh and unexplored destinations, which is where Iceland fits in perfectly. In 2019, 19,852 Indians visited Iceland, which was a steady increase from 10,944 in 2017. However, these numbers came down drastically in the last two years due to the pandemic and now Iceland is back in India to work on these numbers as believe India a potential source market for its tourism. To …

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VFS Global’s webinar on Azerbaijan for travel trade on 7th September at 12pm

VFS Global has organised a webinar on Azerbaijan on 7th September at 12pm. The informative session with an esteemed panel of presenters will allow the travel trade to know all about Azerbaijan, how to connect & reach the country and apply for an eVISA through VFS Global. Register on: https://event.webinarjam.com/register/430/zyqvmb18.

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