Category Archives: NTO (National Tourist Offices)

45 stakeholders from Singapore confirmed at STB India Virtual Show

LIM Si Ting, Area Director, India & South Asia (Mumbai), International Group, STB has said that the STB India Virtual Tradeshow will be a great opportunity for the trade to establish new business prospects and strengthen existing connections with 45 confirmed stakeholders from Singapore, comprising airlines, hotels, DMCs, attractions and cruise lines. “Let’s prepare ourselves for tourism restart.” Register Register now at www, email:, call: +919650196532.    

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STB India Virtual Tradeshow to kick-off on 12th January for South India

Singapore Tourism Virtual Tradeshow is all set to be kicked-off on 12th January 2021, for the travel trade in South India. The virtual event will have around 40 Singapore partners showcasing their products and interacting with the buyers from all the regions. To register, log on to or contact Jaspreet Kaur at, or +91-9650196532. GB Srithar, Regional Director, India, Middle East & South Asia, Singapore Tourism Board, “The dates are spread out so that we can interact by region, and we can have deeper and more engaged conversations. It is going to be our way of reconnecting with the Indian travel trade early in the year.”

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Capetown helicopters appoints Outbound Konnections as GSA in India

Cape Town Helicopters, the largest scenic helicopter operator in Cape Town has today announced a strategic partnership with Outbound Konnections as its Global Sales Agent (GSA) in India. The appointment of Outbound Konnections is part of Cape Town Helicopters’ strategic direction in ensuring they have footprints across all major markets globally. The group has already signed up global sales agents in Germany, France, Russia, United States of America (USA) and China. Speaking after the announcement Herman Geldenhuys, Cape Town Helicopters General manager, noted that the growth in international arrivals from South Africa’s key source markets since the government embarked on a tourism revival programme in 2019, informed the company’s targeted campaign in these markets. “International arrivals have been on a steady growth since 2010 with the Soccer World Cup Finals being South Africa, and the Indian market has been one of the fastest growing source markets. Our partnership with Outbound Konnections gives us a better standing in the industry in tapping into this market.” According to figures released by the Ministry of Tourism on the state of South African tourism in 2019, international arrivals hit 1.2 million in 2018/2019, up 1.5% from the previous year. The Indian market contributed to 8% of these arrivals, as the third largest source market; behind the United States of America, United Kingdom. Anjum Lokhandwala, Founder & Director, Outbound Konnections, on her part said, “We are happy to be appointed as the India office for Cape Town Helicopters. Cape Town Helicopters has been a well-known brand in terms of luxury, innovation and the quality of services it has to offer for all travel segments be it leisure, MICE or incentive groups, and we are very …

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STB Virtual Tradeshow is a way to reconnect with Indian trade

GB Srithar, Regional Director (India, Middle East & South Asia), Singapore Tourism Board, has said that the STB Virtual Tradeshow would allow them to reconnect with the travel trade in India. “It is in line with our ‘United we stand’ messaging for the travel trade in this crisis time. We would like to show our solidarity with the travel trade fraternity in terms of  communication and messages. We want to tell them that we are getting prepared, and as and when the restart happens, we hope to welcome Indian travellers to Singapore through the help and cooperation of our travel trade partner friends,” he said. The STB India Virtual Tradeshow is scheduled on Jan 12, 15, 19 and 21 for South, North, West and East India respectively. Register on:, email:, or call +919650196532.

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Region-wise focus for STB Virtual Tradeshow in January

Singapore Tourism Board (STB)’s upcoming Virtual Tradeshow (to be held on 12th, 15th, 19th and 21st January for South, North, West and East India, respectively) aims to have profound interactions with the travel industry from each region. GB Srithar, Regional Director, India, ME & South Asia, STB, says, “With the intent to have deeper and focused dialogues, including pre-scheduled meetings, the roadshow will be held by region.”

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Russia to offer e-visa for Indians starting Jan1, 2021

Russia will be offering e-visa from 1st January 2021 to 52 countries, including India. The information was shared at the Discover Moscow Digital Roadshow. “Indians can file for electronic visa to enter Russia for tourist, business, humanitarian and guest visits. E-visa will be valid for 60 days from the date of receipt, for up to 16 days to travel to all regions of Russia. Tourists will not be required to provide an invitation, hotels reservations or any other documents to confirm the purpose of the trip. They have to pay a counsellor fee of about US$40, and it will be free for children under 6 years. The period of issuing the e-visa will not be longer than 4 calendar days the date of submission. The application can be submitted by a travel agent as well.

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