Issue: Nov - Dec 2016
Sandip Hor

Indian cuisine ranks among the top five popular cuisines in the world. It is judged as the most diverse, the diversity in food being almost in direct proportion to the nation’s diversity in the geography, language, customs and culture. In line with our strategy for ‘Know India Better’ program, this notion inspired us to organise an event on culinary diversity of India. The idea behind this initiative [..]
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Indian Visitor Arrivals to Australia
Continuing the positive trend, arrivals from India to Australia during the month of September 2016 increased by 21 per cent, to 19,500 visitors. Total arrivals for the year ended (YE) Sep-tember 2016 were 249,200, an increase of 9.6 per cent relative to the same period previous year. This makes India the 9th largest inbound market for arrivals for the year ended Septem-ber 2016. [..]
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Tourism Australia provides interesting facts
Australia’s competitive advantage as tourist destination are:
• Four Australian cities, including Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney and Perth, feature in the list of the top 10 world’s most livable cities, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), with Melbourne having won the honor for the world’s most livable city for 5 years in a row [..]
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Another Successful India Tourism and AITTC Joint Event
Over 75 guests comprising of travel agents, airlines, hoteliers and industry personalities dominating the India- Australia tourism spectrum attended the ‘Culinary Diversity of India’ event on 23 November 2016 at the waterfront Manjit’s Indian Restaurant. The guests watched a video clipping from Saransh Goila, a celebrity chef in India, heard from [..]
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‘Week in India’ Food Festival at the Shangri-La Hotel Sydney
India’s culture and cuisine received centre stage at the Bollywood-themed “A Week in India” food festival at the Shangri-La Hotel Sydney featuring renowned Sydney restaurateur Manjit’s @the Wharf at Café Mix from 23 to 27 November 2016. Manjit’s chef de cuisine, Varun Gujral, partnered with Shangri-La’s head chef, Bo Sorensen [..]
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Great Australian Airfare Sale
Tourism Australia, in partnership with eight airlines, has launched an exciting campaign to encourage travel Down Under – the Airline Market Place. The Airline Market Place offers customers the chance to fly to Australia at an attractive, return economy-class airfare starting from just Rs. 23,000*(Scoot Airlines) [..]
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Save the Date - Vivid Sydney 2017
Vivid Sydney, one of the most spectacular light shows in the world, is set to impress again when it returns to Sydney for 23 nights from Friday 26 May to Saturday 17 June 2017. Owned, managed and produced by Destination NSW, the State Government's Tourism and Major Events agency [..]
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Three World Premieres, Four Australian Exclusives and ..
Three World Premieres, Four Australian Exclusives and an Installation of 1.1 Million Balls, All Heading to Sydney Festival This Summer.Exclusive to Sydney this Summer, the Cutaway at Barangaroo Reserve will be transformed into a surreal beach comprising 1.1 million translucent balls; the essence of Sydney will be distilled into a singular scent; [..]
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New Air India App
AIR India has launched a new application which allows users to book and pay for a flight quickly by scanning their passport and credit card. Bookings can be fully managed on the platform which has also been integrated with Air In-dia’s Flying Returns loyalty program, allowing passengers to keep track of their points [..]
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Phillipa Harrison to lead Tourism Australia's International network
Tourism Australia has confirmed the appointment of Phillipa Harrison as its new Executive General Manager of International, where she will oversee a network of international offices spanning 12 countries and manage airline relationships and distribution channels. Ms Harrison is currently General Manager Sales and Marketing at the Rawson Group. [..]
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The World's 50 Best Restaurants awards venue announcement
After a hugely successful 2016 edition in New York City, The World’s 50 Best Restaurants announces that its 2017 awards will take place in Melbourne in April. The flagship event, celebrating its 15th anniversary, will be hosted at the city’s historic Royal Exhibition Building on the evening of 5th April. The World’s 50 Best Restaurants has partnered with [..]
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Scoot flights to India
Scoot, the Singapore-based low-cost carrier, is planning to launch more flights to India. The airline began flying between Singapore and India this year, with its initial routes to Amrit-sar and Chennai followed by the recently launched flights to Jaipur. In 2017, Scoot’s Indian operations would be expanded ,[..]
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Kerala Tourism Roadshows in Australia
Led by Director, U. V Jose Kerala Tourism recently conducted roadshows in Australia promoting the best of ‘God’s Own Country’ in Melbourne and Sydney. The roadshows, held after a gap of two years, saw participation from around 70 leading wholesalers, tour operators and travel agents from the two major [..]
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