Dubai Economy & Tourism targets secondary markets in India
Ahead of the summer travel season, Dubai’s Department of Economy and Tourism (DET) dialled up its efforts to showcase the destination through B2B travel trade engagements such as trade workshops, mega familiarisation trips, exhibitions, and roadshows across India, including metro cities, tier II and III markets in the first half of the year. DET aims to position Dubai as the first-choice destination for Indian travellers. Benefitting from close proximity and direct connectivity to Indian cities, DET is committed to expanding its footprint in secondary markets in India and highlighting the myriad offerings Dubai has to offer.
OTOAI & German Tourism conducts destination update in Lucknow
OTOAI in association with the German National Tourist Office recently conducted a destination update and a member meet on July 12, 2023 at the Hyatt Regency, Lucknow. The evening began with a welcome note by Ms. Monia Kapoor, OTOAI Joint Secretary followed by Mr. Shravan Bhalla, Vice President, OTOAI, calling in for a minute of silence in the memory of M Shoeb Qureshi (Heena Tours). He welcomed all the members and the GNTO team.
Pride Hotels Group organised the DREAM MT & HOT Program’s
Pride Hotels Group organised the DREAM MT & HOT Program’s Induction at the Pride Plaza Hotel in Ahmedabad on July 14 and 15, 2023. This induction marked a significant milestone in the professional journey of more than 85 selected MTs & HOTs who showcased exceptional talent and potential during Campus interviews. The induction ceremony was graced by esteemed individuals from Pride Hotels Group’s leadership team.
Indian-American singer’s video song on ‘Wedding in Kerala’ goes viral
A three-language romantic video song by renowned Indian-American singer Vidya Vox on the wedding in Kerala has garnered over a million views on YouTube, highlighting the state’s irresistible appeal as an ideal destination for marriage and honeymooners. The three-and-a-half-minute ‘Shubha Mangalyam’ video, featuring lyrics in English, Hindi and Malayalam, portrays a non-Malayali couple celebrating their wedding in Kerala and enjoying the picturesque charm of the southern state.
“India is a top priority for us, and we are committed to showcasing different facets of the destination to the Indian traveller. Our pan-India outreach has yielded remarkable results, with a 23% increase in overnight visitor numbers compared to 2019 surpassing 1 million visitor for in the first five months of the year. We have covered the breadth and depth of India by conducting multi-city roadshows, trade workshops, and mega familiarization trips, while actively participating in exhibitions to further cement our position as the No.1 outbound destination from India. With exceptional flight connectivity, a convenient visa process, and our ongoing commitment to the Indian market, we are confident that our upcoming initiatives will further amplify awareness about Dubai, making it the top choice for Indian tourists.”
Bader Ali Habib, Head of South Asia, Dubai’s Department of Economy and Tourism