Air India announces sale on Singapore & Bangkok fares
Air India announced a special sale on its India-Singapore and India-Bangkok routes. On bookings made from India, the all-inclusive, Economy round-trip fares on select India-Singapore routes start from `13330, and on select India-Bangkok routes from `17045. The all-inclusive, Economy round-trip fares on select India-Singapore routes start from `13330, and on select India-Bangkok routes from `17045.
IGLTA awards Keshav Suri with 2023 Pioneer Award
The International LGBTQ+ Travel Association (IGLTA) presented Keshav Suri, Executive Director – The Lalit Suri Hospitality Group and Founder – Keshav Suri Foundation, with the 2023 Pioneer Award, at IGLTA’s 40th Anniversary Global Convention in San Juan, Puerto Rico held recently making him the first Indian to receive this recognition. This award celebrates the innovative spirit and impactful efforts of individuals, businesses and organizations that have significantly advanced LGBTQ+ travel.
Lemon Tree Hotels signs agreement for new hotel in Dehradun
Lemon Tree Hotels has signed a license agreement for a 55-room property in Uttarakhand’s Dehradun. This property, operating under the company’s brand ‘Keys Prima by Lemon Tree Hotels’ is slated to open by the financial year 2027. Keys Prima by Lemon Tree Hotels will include 55 furnished rooms, along with a restaurant, bar, banquet hall, meeting rooms, and various other public spaces, the company said.
Booking.com launches inaugural report on ‘How India Travels’
Booking.com has released its first ‘How India Travels’ report. The report, with McKinsey & Company as the knowledge partner, provides invaluable insight into the evolving nature of Indian travellers and the factors that drive this growth. Indian travellers are back in action, travelling more than before for work and leisure. They have grown more discerning and experimental in what they want from a trip.
“India is a very big country so just one marketing strategy is not enough for the Indian market. We are seeking the Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru market. These three cities are on a higher priority for us because of the direct connectivity. Mumbai is the most important market for us as the leisure market is very big. Delhi and Bengaluru are also important to us given the high business demand. From India we receive travellers from three segments- luxury, sustainable and adventure tourism. We are focussing more on the luxury segment as most of the travellers coming from India belong to this segment. Incentive market is also very important to us since Japan is famous for technology and industries.”
Executive Director – Delhi Office, Japan National Tourism Organisation