INDIAN NEWS & TIMES

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Over 250 iconic landmarks and sites around the world will be illuminated green over the coming days – as part of Tourism Ireland’s 2017 Global Greening initiative to celebrate the island of Ireland and St Patrick. The annual initiative, now in its eighth year, which sees a host of major landmarks around the world turn green for St Patrick’s Day, has grown from strength to strength, with many new landmarks [...]

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The Guinness Storehouse has partnered with Airbnb to unveil Ireland’s first “Night At” competition by listing the seven-story visitor attraction as a unique residence on its website. One lucky beer fan and a friend will get the first ever opportunity to spend a night at the Home of the Black Stuff – for free! The competition sees the i conic Gravity Bar converted into aloft and the Guinness Gates opened for [...]

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 Travel companies are in the race of providing unusual travel experiences by personalization and custom made travel tours. More and more tourist are now opting for online niche travel brands that specialize in tailor made packages and ensure hassle free booking. Unlike before where travelers would have to depend on offline unprofessional agents for their travel plans. Slowly these digital companies are taking over offline business by making the planning [...]

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Urbanpod @Andheri SEEPZ, Mumbai, the first-of-its-kind Pod Hotel in India indulges the discerning travelers with a ‘STAY SMART’ option. With its GenNext & futuristic concept and catering to the new-age travelers, business & leisure, Urbanpod is modern, stylish& minimalistic. It offers good-value without compromising on comfort, quality & feel while offering a unique experience! What more? …the Pod-theme makes it a great place to network! The modern Architectural design & [...]

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Over the years, Italy has built a strong reputation as the land of romance and became the desired destination of numerous honeymooners across the globe.  Rich in history with stunning architecture and scores of intimate activities to bond with, these must-see spots should definitely be on your honeymoon bucket list. A gondola ride on the waterways of Venice is something that has gained a legendary status amongst hardcore romantics. The [...]

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Exhibitors from 60 countries are showcasing their destinations at OTM 2017, India’s largest travel trade show from 21st to 23rd February, at the Bombay Convention & Exhibition Centre, Mumbai. This is by far the largest number of countries participating in any trade show in the country, forming a record of its own OTM 2017 has participation of 1134 travel organizations from 60 Countries. These include National and State Tourism organizations, [...]

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Celebrating our national holiday, St. Patrick’s Festival will bring together 3,000 artists, musicians, dancers, poets and performers in a stunning programme with over 30 events spanning four days and nights. The theme for St. Patrick’s Festival 2017 is Ireland You Are and it looks to celebrate Ireland as a culturally diverse, complex and brave society, notwithstanding its challenges, yet with strengths and characteristic traits. From cathedrals to classrooms, the city [...]

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The story of Titanic has captured hearts and minds worldwide, arguably none more so than the love story between Kate and Leo’s Jack and Rose in James Cameron’s TITANIC movie. As Valentine’s Day approaches, Titanic Belfast, which was crowned the World’s Leading Visitor Attraction earlier this year and is located on the exact spot where she was designed, built and launched, has unveiled its top romantic treats for couples to experience [...]

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“We at RCI are delighted to welcome the Honorable Finance Minister’s speech in which he mentioned about the setting up of five tourism zones along with the launch of the second worldwide Incredible India campaign. On an average, in 2016 India has seen a 10% rise in foreign tourist arrivals to our country. Post this budget we hope these numbers would grow and India would now be even more accessible to global travelers through [...]

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Outlook Traveller, with its focus on conscious travel, hosted the second edition oftheOutlook Traveller Responsible Tourism Summit and the first Indian Responsible Tourism Awards on January 19, 2016, at The Grand, New Delhi showcasing the very best of meaningful travel and hospitality experiences in India. The day-long event was attended by travel writers/bloggers, travel operators, hoteliers, homestay owners, travel portals/groups and anyone interested in finding out more about the landscape [...]

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The 3rd Edition of Young Chef Olympiad,conceptualized and executed by IIHM, will be held in India from 27th Jan to 2nd Feb 2017. The international cooking contest is supported by Ministry of Tourism, Government of India and will have over 50 countries competing. YCO was created as a platform by noted hospitality school, IIHM, for young chefs-in-training from around the world to interact and showcase their talent. The previous two [...]

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It is my privilege to be here in  Mumbai to showcase the potential of J&K Tourism. Kashmir as you all are well aware is among the World’s Top Destination  and Crown of Incredible India. In the last 10-12 Years Tourism to Kashmir grew manifold with home tourists comprising of nearly 85% and rest from across the globe, in addition infrastructure both in private sector & the Government has also been [...]

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Puja Mishra, the 23-year old student from International Institute of Hotel Management will represent India at the 3rd Edition of Young Chef Olympiad, the biggest culinary competition on Planet Earth. Young Chef Olympiad is an exclusive contest for hospitality students from around the world and is supported by Ministry of Tourism, Government of India. Conceptualised & executed by International Institute of Hotel Management, the event provides a platform for young chefs-in-training [...]

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SF Sketchfest was founded in 2001 by David Owen, Cole Stratton and Janet Varney as a way to showcase the talents of six Bay Area sketch comedy groups: The Fresh Robots, Kasper Hauser, The Meehan Brothers, Please Leave the Bronx, Totally False People and White Noise Radio Theatre. The festival debuted in January of 2002 at the Shelton Theatre in downtown San Francisco and has grown rapidly into a nationally [...]

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Looking for unique dining experiences in San Francisco? The city is filled with great food and the restaurants who serve them. And while many of these places are delicious, some dining experiences are more unique than others. Here are five unique places to eat at that offer plenty of atmosphere, from the funky to the fantastic.  Forbes Island (Pier 39) It’s true, this restaurant is on an island (a manmade one, [...]

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It’s a ‘Mobile-First’ world With smartphone prices crashing and penetration increasing rapidly, the Indian consumers are rapidly using mobile devices as their primary means to book travel. We have seen close to 40% of our bookings and 67% of our traffic are coming via the mobile website and mobile applications. As travelers are adopting to the emerging trends in mobile technology, we anticipate that in the next few years a [...]

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The new global marketing campaign titled ‘Best of All, It’s in Hong Kong’ featuring local personalities and the city’s stunning skyline and scenary was launched recently to showcase theThe videos highlight the rich diversity and quality of experience that the city offers to the visitors from across the globe.  The campaign is a spotlight on four of Hong Kong’s diverse areas of appeal: Gourmet Dining, Fashion and Entertainment, Family Adventures [...]

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Visiting Philadelphia in winters is truly a magical experience. To catch on the spectacular events and celebration with family you can choose Philadelphia to be your next destination for a holiday to cherish forever. It’s a beautiful season to discover Philadelphia’s charm. Every year, Philadelphia turns into a true winter wonderland for the holidays. The city lights up with joyous traditions, includingthe decades-old Christmas Light Show at Macy’s Center City [...]

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No plans for New Year break yet? No company either? Or Same Plans as last year, trying an entry in the best pub with same friends. Instead of complaining and following monotonous party routine as last year, you can escape the dullness and enjoy the exciting party trips with WeTravelSolo. A Real Life Social Networking Platform is offering exclusive trips to astounding destination this Christmas and New Year. Christmas and New Year [...]

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The Third Edition of Young Chef Olympiad, the largest competition for hospitality students across the world, conceptualized & executed by International Institute of Hotel Management, will be held in India from 28th January 2017. The event is supported by Ministry of Tourism, Government of India. Young Chef Olympiad 2017 will be held from 28th January to 2nd February 2017, across Delhi, Bengaluru, Pune and KolkataYCO was created as a platform [...]

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