Abu Dhabi Marks Indian Market Milestones of 8.2% Growth with New Initiatives

The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) announced at press conferences in Mumbai and Delhi that the number of visitors from India touched a mark of 4,49,574 in 2019 with an average length of stay of three nights per guest, making India the largest source market for Abu Dhabi. This record number is an 8.2% increase from the year before and a 60% increase from 2015. In a move to bolster the ties between the tourism industries in Abu Dhabi and India, the Department of…

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Jamaica unveils ‘Jamaica – Heartbeat of the world’, a new destination brand positioning

The Jamaica Tourist Board unveiled ‘JAMAICA, Heartbeat of the World’ the new destination brand positioning, recognizing Jamaica’s outsized influence on the world.  Strengthening the island’s position as a global culturally relevant brand, Heartbeat of the World extends beyond tourism and encompasses all elements of Jamaica’s rich and vibrant culture including music, cuisine, sports, adventure, nature, and wellness. “We are excited to launch ‘Heartbeat of the World,’ which reinforces our position as a global leader among travel destinations and establishes Jamaica as the single destination every traveller must experience,” said Donovan White,…

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Embrace the winter adventure in Mammoth Lakes

Winter in Mammoth Lakes inspires adventure at every turn. From skiing and snowboarding at the world-famous Mammoth Mountain (California’s highest chairlift-serviced peak) and miles upon miles of cross-country and snowshoe terrain to snowmobile adventures and family fun filled with sledding and snowball fights, there are so many ways for everyone to enjoy this spectacular, snowy winter wonderland. If a charming mountain town surrounded by larger-than-life, truly awe-inspiring natural wonders sounds good to you, then Mammoth Lakes is the perfect playground for your next winter adventure. The unreal, wow-worthy natural beauty…

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Escape to the snowy mountains of Azerbaijan this winter

The lush mountains of Azerbaijan transforms into a white winter paradise, offering a magical experience for both those seeking adventure and those looking for a dose of rest and relaxation. Nestled on the crossroads of Europe and Asia, Azerbaijan is perfect for those seeking to reconnect with nature. The awe-inspiring Caucasian Mountains offer a change of scenery with the most satisfying pistes for ski enthusiasts being just three hours away from the city centre. Accommodation plays a key role whenever plan such escapade and Azerbaijan is no exception to it.…

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A frosty fairytale at Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo

For year-end festivities, an immaculate, polar Christmas took place in the Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo. A unique experience for young and old alike in these winters. For their year-end festivities, Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo was transformed into an immaculate, polar Christmas village. Upon arrival, guests discovered shower of stars above the path leading to the hotel. Inside, the whiteness of the ice pack invaded the Salon des Princes, which also offered a snow-covered village in the midst of an enchanted forest. Children and adults took their places in the igloo, drifting into…

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Lapland: Arctic Magic and Wilderness in Northern Finland

For many, Lapland is synonymous with winter. And for good reason! Snow covers Lapland for about half the year, deep and white, and auroras light up the night skies just about every other frosty night. And who could forget Christmas and that jolly old elf, Santa Claus? But the attractions of this land of endless, authentic adventure don’t take a break when the snow melts. Explore with us this magical beauty….   Lapland is well established for its inexhaustible winter attractions, from its reputation as the one true home of…

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Snow steals the show in Switzerland

Fresh mountain air, blissful breaks, wonderful walks, mesmerising train journeys and spectacular views… snow steals the show in Switzerland in winters. While winter transforms the landscape into an icy spectacle of deep snowdrifts and frozen lakes, the plummeting temperatures do nothing to stop outdoor activities. From skiing to sledding to skating, the Swiss have perfected the art of winter fun. St Moritz is one such destination which boasts of truly fantastic skiing and snowboarding opportunities. The town itself has a range of attractions beyond the slopes that make it a…

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Explore Europe’s hidden holiday destination of Costa Brava in Spain with V.R. Costa Brava

The Costa Brava is a coastal region of Catalonia in northeastern Spain known for its virgin beaches and bays against the scenic backdrop of heavily wooded hills. One of the most stunning coastlines in the country, this unexplored region is only a 2-hour drive from Catalonia’s culture-soaked capital of Barcelona and just a short distance away from some incredible ski resorts. Here’s what you must see with V.R. Costa Brava, a destination management firm that provides immersive local and bespoke experiences in Costa Brava: Girona – Largest city of Northern Catalonia…

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Mandira Bedi travels to Taiwan

Actress and designer Mandira Bedi experiences the wonders of Taiwan, from vibrant nightlife to gorgeous scenery What would you put on the itinerary if you had just four days to visit Taiwan? Celebrity icon Mandira Bedi and her buddy, Karishma Aziz Lalani, went on a tour for two from 18 to 21 November that covered some of Taiwan’s most well-known and beloved attractions, including Taipei 101, delectable night markets and Sun Moon Lake. A stay in Taipei called for a stop at Taipei 101, the tallest skyscraper in Taiwan. The…

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Eight reasons why Abu Dhabi beckons travellers

Abu Dhabi is one of the most diverse destinations anywhere in the world. Here you will find the vibrancy of a cosmopolitan capital, beautiful desert landscapes, inviting warm waters, secluded island getaways, shifting sand dunes, cool oases, myriad attractions – ancient and new – and an all-embracing traditional welcome that permeates them all. This multicultural city offers something for everyone irrespective of their age and interests. Below are 8 reasons why Abu Dhabi beckons travellers: Multicultural city Abu Dhabi has a rich and charismatic culture that is well preserved. The…

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6 Unmissable Christmas Experiences in Monaco

With its blue skies, sparkling Mediterranean Sea and spectacular views, the Principality of Monaco is a dream destination for anyone who is looking to celebrate the festive season in all its luxury to enjoy the holiday like never before! The Christmas spirit is taking over Monaco, and the city is starting to sparkle. Once again, the heart of Monaco will shine brightly during the year-end celebrations. To welcome in the New Year, the Principality of Monaco has picked an aerial theme: “Luck takes us higher”.There will be a rich and…

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Sharjah: Abode of adventure, art, culture and food

Sharjah is a perfect destination for tourists who are into art and culture, adventure and food. Known for its rich cultural heritage and its picturesque landscape, the vibrant destination is also pocket-friendly and an ideal weekend getaway as it is only a few hours’ flight time from India. ART & CULTURE Sharjah Art Foundation – Located in Sharjah’s historic Art and Heritage Areas, Sharjah Art Foundation activities and events take place throughout the year and include exhibitions featuring the work of Arab and international artists, performances, music, film screenings and artist talks as well as extensive art…

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FROM MONACO WITH LOVE – Michelin Starred Chef Marcel Ravin curates Monaco Organic Food Festival for India

Monaco Government Tourist Bureau India along with Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer (SBM) in association with Vetro, The Oberoi, Mumbai, recently organised the Monaco Organic Food Festival by Michelin Starred Chef Marcel Ravin, from 26th September 2019 to 29th September 2019, in Mumbai. Visit Monaco takes immense pride in welcoming the bright-eyed Chef from Monaco, who cooks faithfully and from the heart while combining the culinary style of his Caribbean origins with the treasures of the southern land and sea, so dear to the people of Monegasque. Marcel Ravin,…

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How about an eco-friendly vacation in Israel?

Eco Tourism is progressively making a mark in Israel as tourists are flocking to the ancient civilisation to relish its bountiful natural retreats. Whether it is about staying in a converted eco-bus, being an eco-volunteer or enjoying a technology free, organic B&B offering alternative therapies, one can find a plethora of green tourism options in Israel ·         Collective and cooperative communities like kibbutz and moshav practice organic farming, recycling and host programs in eco-tourism. Enjoy eco-study, eco-hikes, meditation, relaxation, natural therapies and healthy cuisine in tandem with the chance to live with…

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Azerbaijan Tourism Board underpins commitment to Indian tourists with a three-city roadshow

Azerbaijan Tourism Board (ATB), the national body that supports Azerbaijan’s growing tourism industry, is holding a three-city roadshow in India. Running from 9-13 September and visiting Delhi, Bangalore and Mumbai, the event will bring together key travel industry leaders in the region to build valuable connections between the countries. H.E. Mr. Ashraf Shikhaliyev, Ambassador of the Republic of Azerbaijan to India, Officials from the Azerbaijan Tourism Board, led by CEO, Florian Sengstschmid and Nazim Samadov, Deputy Director Executive of Azerbaijan Airlines/Buta Airways Director attended the roadshow. The unique platform gave…

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Floating Market OF THAILAND: MARK IT ON YOUR BUCKET LIST

From martial arts to the choice of meat, Asians are known for their adaptability. Floating markets are yet another proof of how versatile human can be, that when unable to pave roads for trade, water may prove just as reliable asset as others.The floating market of Thailand are essentially tourist traps with alluring food and souvenirs. However, it did not always use to be this way; as such markets have remained ingrained in the Thai historical culture from long.   Floating markets are mainly found in Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam. However,…

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