Category Archives: NTO (National Tourist Offices)

DCT Abu Dhabi’s leisure webinar ‘Reunite #InAbuDhabi’ today at 3pm IST

Department of Culture and Tourism (DCT) Abu Dhabi is organising a webinar titled ‘Reunite #InAbuDhabi’ webinar, dedicated to leisure travel today at 3pm IST. Participants will learn about luxury experiences, iconic sights and instagrammable locations. To register email Jaspreet Kaur at jaspreet.kaur@ddppl.com or call +91 96501 96532.

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Nepal can be Switzerland of Asia for its natural beauty; its diversities add value as destination: Sadhguru

On his recent visit to Nepal, Sadhguru met Dhananjay Regmi, CEO, Nepal Tourism Board, and shared his experience of Kailash Darshan from Nepal. He said, “Nepal can be Switzerland of Asia for its natural beauty while all kinds of diversities add further value and importance as tourist destination,” and stressed the urgency of earmarking Nepal’s tourism industry as a prioritised sector by the government. Regmi also updated Sadhguru about NTB’s efforts of promoting Nepal in Indian markets as spiritual destination, and the destination for the holistic health of body, mind and soul.

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Switzerland Tourism to conduct webinar on Swiss Travel System on Sept 9 at 3pm IST

Switzerland Tourism will conduct a webinar on Friday, 9th September 2021, focusing on Swiss Travel System (STS), Switzerland’s public transport network. STS offers comfortable, convenient, and scenic travel across Switzerland by rail, bus or boat. This webinar will highlight STS’s various products and services for the Indian market, as well as showcase the hassle-free booking experience of these offerings on RailEurope’s distribution network. To register, contact jaspreet.kaur@ddppl.com or 9650196532.

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DCT Abu Dhabi’s ‘Rediscover M!CE in Abu Dhabi’ webinar today at 3pm IST

Department of Culture and Tourism (DCT) Abu Dhabi is organising the ‘Rediscover M!CE in Abu Dhabi’ webinar today at 3pm IST. The webinar will see top players from the Abu Dhabi tourism and hospitality industry discussing MICE opportunities for Abu Dhabi. Register to win exciting prizes. Write to jaspreet.kaur@ddppl.com or call +91 9650196532.

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Switzerland Tourism to conduct webinar on Grand Tour of Switzerland today at 3pm IST

Switzerland’s natural landscape and scenery makes it an ideal destination for a self-drive experience. The Grand Tour of Switzerland is the ultimate scenic driving route which enables travellers to travel across Switzerland and their own pace. This 1,600-kilometer journey of discovery leads through four language regions, five mountain passes, eleven UNESCO World Heritage Sites, two biospheres and along 22 lakes. Travellers get the opportunity to discover the popular attractions, and some hidden gems too! Today at 3 pm IST, Switzerland Tourism will conduct an exclusive webinar for the travel trade highlighting the self-drive experience in Switzerland. To register, contact jaspreet.kaur@ddppl.com or 9650196532.

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Abu Dhabi to welcome vaccinated Indian travellers from 5th September

In line with the updated international entry guidelines recently announced by the Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee, the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has announced that Abu Dhabi is set to welcome all fully vaccinated tourists and residents travelling from all countries around the world, as well as unvaccinated visitors from ‘Green List’ countries, with no quarantine measures. Vaccines must be approved by the World Health organisation (WHO). This will take effect starting 5 September 2021. HE Saood Al Hosani, Undersecretary of the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi said: “Abu Dhabi has implemented world-class COVID-19 safety procedures and an accelerated vaccination programme, which has seen a 90 percent vaccination rate in the UAE capital. These precautionary measures have enabled us to protect our citizens, residents and visitors. We look forward to welcoming back international travellers from around the world, to experience the wide and unique offerings our beautiful emirate has to offer.” Registering International vaccinations or exemption documents In order to support seamless entry for international travellers and enable visitors to safely enjoy the the UAE capital’s diverse experiences through the Abu Dhabi Green Pass, DCT Abu Dhabi has outlined a simple process to enable tourists to register their international vaccination certificate or vaccination exemption document for verification 5 days before their travel date, via the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (ICA) Smart app or via ica.gov.ae website. Applicants will receive an SMS confirmation that will include a link to the Alhosn app, which must be downloaded prior to travel. The Alhosn app displays users’ vaccination status and PCR test results, which are required to activate the Abu …

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Tourism 365 geared for DCT Abu Dhabi webinar ‘Rediscover MICE in Abu Dhabi’ on September 7

The Department of Culture and Tourism (DCT) Abu Dhabi will be organising a webinar titled, ‘Rediscover MICE in Abu Dhabi’ on Tuesday 7th September, 2021 at 3pm IST. One of the panelists on the webinar is Roula Jouny, Executive Director, Tourism 365. Speaking about their focus, she said, “Post COVID, we see a huge potential to develop the MICE business to Abu Dhabi from India following the strategic partnership between the two countries, the frequency of the accessibility of the destination through both airlines Etihad and Emirates as well as the important commercial exchange between the two countries.”

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Switzerland Tourism to conduct webinar on visas for Indian nationals today at 3pm IST

As of 26th June 2021, Indian travellers fully vaccinated with Covishield can enter Switzerland without having to undergo quarantine. The Embassy of Switzerland and VFS Global have started accepting applications for all types of Schengen Swiss visas. Switzerland Tourism, in partnership with the Visa Section of the Embassy of Switzerland, will conduct a special webinar for the travel trade highlighting the latest news and information about the visa process and travel procedure for Indian travellers today at 3pm IST. To register, write to jaspreet.kaur@ddppl.com or 9650196532.

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Aviareps India appointed as Sales, Marketing and PR representative for Utah Office of Tourism in India for 5 years

AVIAREPS India has won the Integrated Sales Marketing and Public Relations mandate for Utah Office of Tourism in India for next five years. The aim is to position the tourism offerings of Utah in India. Rachel Bremer, Tourism Global Markets Director, Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development, said, “The Utah Office of Tourism’s mission is to elevate life in Utah through responsible tourism stewardship. We do this through marketing, stewardship, and development. Guided by this mission, we are facing the challenge of responsibly rebuilding Utah’s visitor economy and international visitation. Our partnership with AVIAREPS will help us to not only rebuild but, to expand in India; to forge strategic partnerships that will increase our market share. Utah beckons the road-tripper, the slow traveller, the family, and the experiential traveller, those that will enjoy the viewpoints along our scenic byways, hiking in our national parks, and exploring our urban core along the Wasatch Mountains. We look forward to working with AVIAREPS to expand our product development, execute campaigns, increase Utah’s brand awareness, and work with the industry collectively.”   Speaking on the company’s diverse and expanding product portfolio, Ellona Pereira, Head, AVIAREPS India, said, “We are elated to represent the Utah Office of Tourism in India for the next five years and our immediate priority is to localize their global strategy by providing end to end solutions. In fact, some of the tourism offerings that the Utah State has to offer are apt for the Indian outbound tourists who post the pandemic, are seeking places of tranquillity, craving wide open spaces and inspiring views, as nature breaks continue to be more appealing and on-trend these days. Our team of experts will work towards the development and implementation …

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