As India completed 75 years of Independence last week, there is a feeling of positivity and merry in the air. The supressed desire in people of not having travelled in the last 2 years has given the much needed impetus to the tourism sector. Long weekends are just an excuse for people to escape to a nearby place and hotels and airlines are basking in the view of this burgeoning traffic. As for international travel, destinations that do not have long visa wait are fast gaining prominence on the tourists’ map and Indian outbound is growing by leaps and bounds.
Global tourism is roaring back to life despite Covid travel headaches and the effects of the war in Ukraine. International tourist arrivals worldwide have more than doubled, up 130 per cent in January 2022 as compared to the same period last year, according to the latest UN World Tourism Organization figures. Travellers are regaining confidence, and short haul destinations are becoming popular. Worldwide, there have been 18 million additional visitors, the UNWTO said, “equivalent to the total increase recorded over the whole of 2021”.
Keeping this momentum high, we have brought forth for you an interesting mix of articles in the TAAI Special Issue of BOTT. Yes TAAI 66th Convention is finally happening aboard Spectrum of the Seas and we couldn’t be more excited to be a part of it! Conventions and events are the biggest assurance that all is well in the travel world. So do read our TAAI Special Issue and browse through our articles on Penang, Singapore, visa free destinations, essentials for a cruise trip and more! We also bring to you a glimpse of wedding venues in Dubai and Jaipur.
So friends, read all this along with our regular articles, interviews and more in our August / September TAAI Special Issue of BOTT Magazine and do share your feedback with us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Priyanka Saxena Ray
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