‘STORII BY ITC HOTELS’ expands its presence to West Bengal
ITC’s Hotel Group has announced the signing of its first ‘Storii’ property in Kolkata, West Bengal. With the addition of this hotel, the Group will have 9 properties in West Bengal, including 4 under development. A total of three Storii properties are already in operation across India. Storii Kolkata is expected to open in early 2024 and will offer spacious well-appointed rooms and suites with an all-day dining restaurant &bar and banquet spaces.
Global Destinations to represent Trip2Mexico in India
Trip to Mexico has appointed Global Destinations as Sales and Marketing representative in-market. Trip to Mexico is a Tour Operator in Mexico, specialising in the creation of unique trips. Trip to Mexico offers all the necessary services to make the perfect trip, down to the smallest detail – it can either be a family trip, a romantic getaway, a honeymoon, a trip with friends, or even a corporate event. Trip to Mexico is a family-owned business.
Sands Resorts Macao appoints T&A consulting
Sands Resorts Macao has appointed T&A Consulting as their official India Market Representative. The Sands Resorts Macao portfolio includes renowned properties such as The Venetian Macao, The Parisian Macao, and The Londoner Macao. This announcement comes at a time when the travel and tourism industry is witnessing a resurgence, and Sands Resorts Macao is well-positioned to benefit from T&A Consulting’s expertise in defining and executing trade marketing and public relations strategies.
Ras Al Khaimah gets EarthCheck Silver Certification
Ras Al Khaimah has been awarded the Silver Certification under EarthCheck’s SustainableDestinations program – the world’s leading scientific benchmarking and certification program for tourism destinations. The emirate is the first destination in the Middle East to earn this level of recognition for sustainability. The certification process is underpinned by EarthCheck’s in-depth scientific criteria and also involves meticulous monitoring.
“Currently, the resurgence in tourist arrivals is only 30-40% of the 2019 figures. We’ve only managed to match the metrics of 2004 in terms of arrivals and foreign exchange, according to the Ministry of Tourism’s Incredible India site and data from the Ministry of Commerce. While some predict the recovery by 2023, I view it in two scenarios. If the Government continues to support the tourism sector as it did pre-pandemic, recovery might be achieved by 2024-25. Without such backing, and if the tourism industry becomes self-reliant (Atmanirbhar), it could take 6 to 8 years to revert to 2019 numbers.”
MD, Swagatam Tours