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In this issue

As we welcome the warmth of May, we are thrilled to present the latest issue of TTJ, filled with insightful content designed to inspire and inform.

In this May edition, we offer extensive coverage of both domestic and global hospitality, delving into its ever-evolving landscape and the innovative trends shaping the industry.

Our outbound travel pages transport readers on a journey of enticing chronicles of boundless opportunities and enriching discoveries from around the globe.

Be sure not to miss the 'Big Byte' column and the pages on the sensory delights of Spain's wine trails, taking you on a captivating journey through the vineyards of this vibrant country. Additionally, our collection of articles provides invaluable insights for businesses navigating today's competitive market terrain.

Finally, a heartfelt thank you to our advertisers and patrons whose unwavering support, showcased in this issue, fuels our endeavours and makes each edition possible.

Happy Reading!

Divine Experience in Madhya Pradesh Where Spirituality Meets Culture

Madhya Pradesh, known as the Heart of Incredible India, is a choicest multispecialty tourism destination where vibrant cultural dances and age-old traditions whisper, where beauty holds you spellbound, and diversity welcomes you with open arms.

Divine Experience in Madhya Pradesh Where Spirituality Meets Culture

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Exploring the Essence of Anantum Gateway Resorts with ETAA

The Enterprising Travel Agents Association ETAA) organised a memorable familiarisation trip to Anantum Gateway Resorts from March 01 to 03, 2024. As assured by the association, the trip was an adventure brimming with discovery and serenity amidst the breathtaking wilderness of Jim Corbett National Park.

Exploring the Essence of Anantum Gateway Resorts with ETAA

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Kavya Resort and Spa Immersive Experiences for Conscious Travellers

Fuelled by an unwavering aspiration to elevate Nepal's hospitality sector and driven by the ambition to venture into the realm of luxury wellness, Hitesh Golcha, Managing Director, The Leaf Hospitality, envisioned and brought fruition to Kavya Resort and Spa. Today, the peaceful retreat assures a life-altering experience, beckoning guests to discover a serene haven amidst the awe-inspiring Himalayan panoramas.

Kavya Resort and Spa Immersive Experiences for Conscious Travellers

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The Ministry of Civil Aviation and ICC steer India towards economic and tourism excellence

The Round Table Discussion on the Role of Civil Aviation in promoting Indian Economy and Tourism\" hosted by the Aviation and Tourism Committee of the Indian Chamber of Commerce ICC) on March 22, 2024, at the India International Centre brought together a formidable array of speakers, including Shri Vumlunmang Vualnam, the esteemed Secretary of the Ministry of Civil Aviation. With a focus on civil aviation's pivotal role in enhancing India's economy and tourism sector, this gathering underscored the transformative power of aviation in national development.

The Ministry of Civil Aviation and ICC steer India towards economic and tourism excellence

3 mins

TAMIL NADU CREATING ROBUST TOURISM ECOSYSTEM, PRIORITISING VISITOR EXPERIENCE AND SUSTAINABLE GROWTH

Tamil Nadu beckons travellers on a timeless journey, promising a blend of heritage, culture, and nature. As the State continues to evolve and innovate, its tourism sector stands poised to capture hearts and minds for generations to come. Dr. K. Manivasan, IAS, Additional Chief Secretary, Tourism, Culture, and Religious Endowments Department, Tamil Nadu, unveils some of the State’s allure while offering fresh insights into its evolving tourism developments.

TAMIL NADU CREATING ROBUST TOURISM ECOSYSTEM, PRIORITISING VISITOR EXPERIENCE AND SUSTAINABLE GROWTH

3 mins

RAIL EUROPE empowering travel agents with seamless rail bookings

Headquartered in Paris, Rail Europe provides an easy platform for travellers to book train tickets for popular routes across Europe, including high-speed trains, scenic routes, intercity connections, and access to a wide range of destinations. Sriyit Nair, General Manager India, Middle East and Africa, Rail Europe, is dedicated to shaping the company's future in the global travel industry by focusing on expanding strategic partnerships and prioritising seamless, ecofriendly, and customer-centric rail travel experiences.

RAIL EUROPE empowering travel agents with seamless rail bookings

3 mins

RAISING THE 'STANDARD' A Luxurious Leap into Maldivian Paradise at THE STANDARD, HURUVALHI

Offering a potent combination of luxury, stunning natural beauty, and adventurous spirit, this exclusive, contemporary retreat provides a serene getaway for discerning travellers. Lijo John, Director, Sales and Marketing, The Standard, Huruvalhi Maldives, provides insights into crafting the ultimate Maldivian experience - The Standard style.

RAISING THE 'STANDARD' A Luxurious Leap into Maldivian Paradise at THE STANDARD, HURUVALHI

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LADAKH'S FIRST LUXURY 5-STAR HOTEL TAKES MICE TO THE NEXT LEVEL AT 11,562 FT.

As one of the most sought-after tourist hotspots and a rapidly emerging MICE destination in India, The Grand Dragon Ladakh offers state-of-the-art conference facilities and diverse leisure options. Join Danish Din, Director, The Grand Dragon Ladakh, for an insider's look into the extent of MICE possibilities at this breathtaking property.

LADAKH'S FIRST LUXURY 5-STAR HOTEL TAKES MICE TO THE NEXT LEVEL AT 11,562 FT.

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Relaxation Adventure Exploration in equal measure at Rah Bagh

Rah Bagh is a luxury boutique resort and an ode to Kashmir, the brainchild of Nazir and Katherine Rah. Rather than succumbing to the allure of constructing a sprawling hotel with a multitude of rooms, the Rahs opted for a more intimate approach, prioritising quality over quantity. Rah Bagh boasts a modest 41 rooms, each meticulously designed to provide guests with an unparalleled experience of luxury and tranquillity.

Relaxation Adventure Exploration in equal measure at Rah Bagh

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VFS Global Roadshows fuel travel trade dialogue across 12 Indian cities

VFS Global conducted a series of roadshows across India, facilitating proactive engagement with the travel trade. The roadshows highlighted the offerings for the peak travel season, providing participating agents with a valuable opportunity to address their challenges.

VFS Global Roadshows fuel travel trade dialogue across 12 Indian cities

3 mins

Azerbaijan aims to double arrivals from India in 2024

Lying on the ancient Silk Road, Azerbaijan is just a y threeeae thirty-minute flight Fem India. Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, with its iconic Flame Towers, features regularly on the social media posts of avid Indian travellers and netizens. From mountain peaks, ski slopes, and ancient towns to sea beaches, Azerbaijan offers something exciting for everyone.

Azerbaijan aims to double arrivals from India in 2024

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Sabah taking significant strides, targets 10000 Indian visitors in 2024

For Indian travellers seeking adventure and authenticity, Sabah on the Bornean side of Malaysia promises unforgettable experiences with nature and culture, making it an enticing destination to be explored. Julinus Jeffery Jimit, CEO, Sabah Tourism Board, beckons Indians to discover the uncharted beauty of Sabah and unlock the secrets of this hidden paradise.

Sabah taking significant strides, targets 10000 Indian visitors in 2024

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Bhutan successful tourism mantra 'High Value, Low Volume'

Known as a land of peace and spirituality, Bhutan fuses kindred emotions into its tourism and encapsulates the spiritual essence of travel, which often leads travellers towards life-changing experiences. Step into the world of Bhutan Tourism with Carissa Nimah, Chief Marketing Officer, Department of Tourism Bhutan, as she outlines the tourism philosophy, reveals plans, and unveils hidden gems that transport travellers to a bygone era.

Bhutan successful tourism mantra 'High Value, Low Volume'

5 mins

Taiwan taking proactive steps to engage with the Indian travel market

With the recent inauguration of the Taiwan Tourism Information Centre in Mumbai, Dr. Trust Lin, Deputy Director General, Taiwan Tourism Administration, Taiwanese Ministry of Transportation and Communication, is brimming with optimism about creating interest among Indian travellers in Taiwan. Forecasting 10 to 15 per cent growth compared to 2019, which saw around 40,000 visitors, Dr. Lin anticipates an encouraging surge in Indian tourism to Taiwan in 2024.

Taiwan taking proactive steps to engage with the Indian travel market

2 mins

India a priority market for Qatar's ambitious 2030 tourism goal

From visitor numbers to market collaboration, MICE, and travel opportunities, Philip Dickinson, Vice President International Markets, Qatar Tourism, sheds light on their strategic initiatives, emphasising the Indian market.

India a priority market for Qatar's ambitious 2030 tourism goal

3 mins

Tourism Fiji to continue elevating destination appeal with effective campaigns

Even as a small island nation, Fiji boldly rivals the world's best destinations with its stunning natural beauty, pristine beaches, clear turquoise waters, and vibrant coral reefs.

Tourism Fiji to continue elevating destination appeal with effective campaigns

3 mins

A BOLD LEAP INTO THE FUTURE

NEOM is an accelerator of human progress and a vision of what a New Future might look like.

A BOLD LEAP INTO THE FUTURE

5 mins

Perth to host G'day Australia in 2024

Hundreds of international travel agents who specialise in selling Australia’s world class tourism experiences to the world will gather in Western Australia later this year when Perth hosts Tourism Australia’s mega-event, G’day Australia.

Perth to host G'day Australia in 2024

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Tranquil Retreats for a Perfect Holiday in Daman and Silvassa

VITS Daman Devka Beach and VITS Kamat Silvassa are ideal gateways that seamlessly blend colonial history with coastal allure. Every moment is a chance to explore, from Daman's charming beaches to Silvassa's rich Warli culture. Whether you are seeking a relaxing retreat, a corporate escape, or a destination wedding venue, VITS Kamat promises an unforgettable experience in the heart of tranquility and culture.

Tranquil Retreats for a Perfect Holiday in Daman and Silvassa

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Stay Pattern, an emerging force in the J&K hospitality landscape

Since its inception in 2019 in Srinagar, Kashmir, Stay Pattern has been committed to excellence and is consistently expanding its portfolio, aiming to exceed expectations and set new industry benchmarks. Whether optimising hotel performance or creating extraordinary travel experiences, Stay Pattern is a steadfast partner dedicated to the success of crafting unforgettable memories. Faheem Qureshi, Founder and Director, Stay Pattern Hospitality Services, shares his forwardlooking perspective in this enlightening interaction.

Stay Pattern, an emerging force in the J&K hospitality landscape

3 mins

Safari Trails paves way for transformative East African travel experiences

In exploration with Kenya-based Safari Trails, TTJ delves into the DMC's unique offerings that set them apart in the dynamic landscape of East African travel. Rajay Thethy, CEO, Safari Trails, guides us through a narrative where the company prides itself in crafting transformative and authentic travel experiences while embracing the untamed beauty of the wild.

Safari Trails paves way for transformative East African travel experiences

3 mins

Unearthing Hidden Wonders of NORTHERN THAILAND

Looking for experiences in Thailand away from the bustling tourist crowds? The uncharted provinces of Northern Thailand offer a unique and authentic experience that captures the region's rich culture, stunning landscapes, and untouched beauty. Notably, the growing affinity of Indian travellers towards experiential, eco-conscious, and culturally enriching exploration aligns perfectly with Northern Thailand's hidden gems and many undiscovered tourism offerings.

Unearthing Hidden Wonders of NORTHERN THAILAND

3 mins

Wild Encounters Down Under

New Zealand, nestled in the southwestern Pacific Ocean, stands as a testament to the aweinspiring beauty and biodiversity in the lap of Mother Nature. This island nation boasts diverse landscapes, each teeming with its own distinct flora and fauna. From rugged coastlines sculpted by the relentless Tasman Sea to ancient forests echoing tales of centuries past, New Zealand's natural wonders never fail to captivate the hearts of wildlife enthusiasts.

Wild Encounters Down Under

3 mins

Exploring the Spiritual Significance of Varanasi

Varanasi stands as an embodiment of spiritual resonance, weaving together threads of ancient wisdom, divine mysticism, and timeless rituals. Varanasi, the holiest of the seven sacred cities in Hinduism also known as Kashi or Banaras, transcends the boundaries of time, inviting seekers from every corner of the globe to immerse themselves in its profound spiritual ambiance. Varanasi, in the year 2023 emerged as a significant spiritual tourist hub. According to the tourism department records, between January and September 2023, Varanasi was explored by 84,204,814 visitors, including 84,071,726 Indian tourists and 133,088 foreigners making India the capital of spiritual tourism in the world.

Exploring the Spiritual Significance of Varanasi

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Sharjah Unplugged Cityscapes, Culture, and Coastal Marvels Await

Sharjah, the third-largest of the seven Emirates of the United Arab Emirates in area, is the only Emirate with access to both the Arabian Gulf Coast and the Gulf of Oman. Visitors can enjoy their holiday exploring its many heritage sites and museums, admiring its majestic mosques, discovering traditional souks, or visiting modern shopping malls. They can experience the natural beauty of the desert, mountains, mangroves, and sea rolled into one destination.

Sharjah Unplugged Cityscapes, Culture, and Coastal Marvels Await

4 mins

IGLTA BRINGS THE MESSAGE OF INCLUSIVITY AND LGBTQ RIGHTS TO INDIA

The International LGBTQ+ Travel Association IGLTA) hosted its 2nd symposium in Delhi on February 1, 2024. LoAnn Halden, Vice President, Communications, IGLTA, and Thomas TJ’ Chernick, Foundation Partnership Engagement Director, IGLTA Foundation, shared their insights on creating an all-inclusive world where safe travel 1s accessible to everyone, irrespective of gender identity or sexual orientation. They emphasised the necessity for extensive research, education, and strategic efforts to foster global equality.

IGLTA BRINGS THE MESSAGE OF INCLUSIVITY AND LGBTQ RIGHTS TO INDIA

4 mins

Hospitality and Heritage form the Quintessence of Qatari Luxury

Travelling through Qatar unfolds luxury and innovation at every step. From Qatar Airways Business Class and the elegance of Waldorf Astoria Doha Lusail to a visit to Our Habitas Ras Abrougq and experiencing one of the most anticipated sports finales, the journey highlights a blend of culture and modernity, marking it as a promising destination for luxury seekers.

Hospitality and Heritage form the Quintessence of Qatari Luxury

4 mins

Transforms Indian traditional wellness for modern global market

Niraamaya Wellness Retreats provides a tranquil sanctuary for its fast-growing global community of wellness enthusiasts, with a portfolio of seven distinguished retreats and five private residences serenely nestled in peaceful locations across Kerala, Karnataka, Goa, Nagaland, and Seychelles. Allen Machado, CEO, Niraamaya Wellness Retreats, articulates the brand's vision, evolution, and expansion.

Transforms Indian traditional wellness for modern global market

4 mins

Resorts World Cruises revolutionises cruise partnerships with 'RW CruiseBuddy'

On February 7, 2024, Resorts World Cruises launched its groundbreaking initiative in India, the RW CruiseBuddy web portal, exclusively tailored for its esteemed travel partners. Naresh Rawal, Vice President, Sales and Marketing India), Resorts World Cruises, provided additional details on the portal and highlighted the fly-cruise developments for 2024.

Resorts World Cruises revolutionises cruise partnerships with 'RW CruiseBuddy'

3 mins

Millennium Hotels and Resorts invests in greener future and sustainability

An exclusive interview at SATTE 2024 with Andy Tan, Senior Vice President of Global Sales, Food and Beverage, Partnerships, and Operations, Millennium Hotels and Resorts, offered profound insights into the dynamic interplay between sustainability, technological advancement, and the indomitable human spirit.

Millennium Hotels and Resorts invests in greener future and sustainability

3 mins

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Travel Trade Journal Magazine Description:

PublisherSampan Media Pvt. Ltd.

CategoryTravel

LanguageEnglish

FrequencyMonthly

Sampan Media's monthly publication 'Travel Trade Journal ' is devoted to strategic and policy issues in the travel and tourism sector covering all news and views related to agents, national & international tourism boards, hotel industry, transportation, government policies and civil aviation sector in the country.

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