Issue: Jan - Feb 2017
From the desk of Phillip Boniface, Co- Chairman & Treasurer AITTC
Phillip Boniface

Hearty Compliments of the Season to all our members and readers on behalf of the Committee!! It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new. But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful, especially as the adventurous and exciting offers its novel security with greater fun; for in movement there is life, and in change there is power [..]
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AccorHotels partners with AITTC
AITTC will facilitate a service training program to help AccorHotels staff better understand cultural practices and learn basic greetings so they can respectfully serve guests. Australia's largest hotel operator, AccorHotels has announced it has signed an agreement with the the Australia India Travel & Tourism Council (AITTC) to strengthen [..]
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It was a big year for India Tourism Australia. The Minister for Tourism Mr Mahesh Sharma and his delegation inaugurated the Confluence India festival and the launch of Sydney transport advertising. Indian colours were flying high all over major cities in Australia. Ministry of Tourism were undertaking outdoor branding on different mediums [..]
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Ms. Thushara Liyanarachchi Director Global Sales - Australia & New Zealand Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces, presents Taj News. The Taj group of hotels is also an AITTC member and strong supporter at all our events, which is acknowledged. [..]
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Wendy Wu specialises in a variety of tours to India
Group torus, tailor made, special interest, inspirational and many more. India is like nowhere else on earth. It is the ultimate eclectic mix of sights, sounds, spirituality, and smells. Every expectation – be it of beauty, mysticism, poverty, or bureaucracy – will be outdone by what hits you when you arrive, and one visit will not be enough. [..]
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Parkes (NSW) Elvis Festival celebrates 25 yearsElviestival
Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2017, the Parkes Elvis Festival commemorates the life and music of Elvis Presley over five days of fun in Parkes from 11-15 January 2017. The festival theme for 2017 is ‘Viva Las Vegas’, with a five-day program including concerts, a famous street parade, Elvis and Priscilla look-a-like competitions and much more. [..]
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Tamworth Country Music Festival
The annual Toyota Country Music Festival Tamworth will take over Australia’s capital of Country from 20 January – 29 January 2017. Rated as Australia’s largest music festival, and one of the top 10 in the world, the event attracts around 50,000 visitors per day, with more than 700 artists who perform in 2800 scheduled events across 80 venues. [..]
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India & Australia celebrating a big celebration on the same day
Republic day 2017 in India will be celebrated on 26th of January, at Thursday. In 2017, India is celebrating its 68th Republic Day. First Republic Day of India was celebrated in 1950. Events and celebrations are organized with great effort by the Government of India already to celebrate the Republic Day in the Capital. A huge and grand military parade is held in the New Delhi [..]
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Celebrating Australia Day In Sydney
On 26 January each year, Australians come together to celebrate our national day. True to tradition, Australia Day 2017 will deliver plenty of lively events and great activities to enjoy in Sydney 729 January: Sydney Festival presents the biggest and best of the world's performing and visual arts, all coming together in an avalanche of artistic activity. [..]
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Sydney's new $1.5 billion Convention Centre
Made from over 15,000 tonnes of steel and boasting the biggest kitchen in the southern hemisphere, the new International Convention Centre is impressive. The sheer magnitude of the project – the ICC sprawls across three city blocks from the harbour to the cusp of Haymarket – is reflected in the complex's impressive array of features, including three tiered theatres [..]
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Appejay Kolkata Literary Festival
The annual Appejay Kolkata Literary Festival (AKLF), is recognised as one of the 300 year old city’s signature event. Established in 2010 by the Apeejay Surrendra Group and its iconic Oxford Bookstore on Park Street, Kolkata, AKLF blossomed out of the bookstore’s [..]
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While 2017 commences in a big way for both countries, AITTC will continue its strong efforts in promoting bi-lateral tourism in an even bigger way. Watch this space for our forth coming events and new ventures. On the New Year, we look back on all the warm memories, feel proud of our achievements and take a lesson in making the better best !!
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