VietJet inaugurates more flights to India
Vietnam’s low-cost carrier VietJet recently started two more flights to India, connecting Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City with Ahmedabad in the Indian state of Gujarat. The airline has aggressively expanded into India this year and the latest routes provide more options for passengers from West India looking to fly to Vietnam. On September 29, 2022 VietJet started two direct flights to Ahmedabad (AMD), connecting the city with Hanoi (HAN) and Ho Chi Minh City (SGN). This is the first time that Vietnam has been linked with Gujarat by a direct commercial flight.
India to soon get world’s largest safari park spanning 10,000 acres
Haryana is planning to develop a big Jungle Safari Range near Gurugram. This curated safari park will cover an area of 10,000 acres over the Aravalli hill ranges in Haryana’s Gurugram and Nuh districts. According to a statement by the Haryana Government, this project will be the largest such project in the world. Presently the largest curated park outside Africa is situated in the United Arab Emirates’ Sharjah. The park in Sharjah opened in February 2020 and covers an area of 2,000 acres. “The proposed Aravalli Park would be five times more this size and it would include a large herpetarium (a zoological exhibition space for reptiles and amphibians), aviary/bird park, four zones for big cats, a large area for herbivores, an area for exotic animal birds, an underwater world, nature trails, visitors, tourism zones, botanical gardens, biomes, equatorial, tropical, coastal, desert, etc.” said government in the statement.
Record turnout atAtout France India’s 2022 B2B Showcase “Explore France”
France Tourism Development Agency’s recently concluded B2B showcase (25-29 September) in Udaipur witnessed a record participation of 42 tourism companies from France and more than 80 travel professionals pan-India. This first offline workshop since 2019 witnessed over 2000 meetings taking place over2 days of productive one-to-one meetings between buyers and suppliers. In addition to meetings between French and Indian tourism stakeholders, this year’s edition had two thematic panels on weddings and cinema – two segments that have seen a strong rebound in terms of travel to France – for interested French partners. These panels saw a lively interaction between experts of these domains and our French suppliers.
“The strategy of our company is to become a serious player in the Indian market in the sense of partnering with the industry members as hotels, tourism boards and airlines and other parties. We would like to help Indian companies achieve success in international markets as well as enhance inbound travel supporting the Indian economy. We would love to guide and to help our Indian partners and clients in re-establishing their businesses in this new environment. Our wish is also to assist the Indian Government in shaping this beautiful diamond to attract visitors to India from all over the world to see it better, deeper and wider.”
- Robert Obolgogiani, Executive Vice President, CIS &South Asia, AVIAREPS
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