Issue: 21 May - June 2016
Sandip Hor

The grand success of our recently held Know India Better event simply message that AITTC is now a force in the industry. Jointly organized with India Tourism, this event which was attened by hordes of industry associates, media and dignitaries, received extensive media coverage even in Australia and India as well. [..]
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Australia's Tourism Sector in Federal Budget
The Tourism & Transport Forum Australia (TTF) has said there is good news and bad news for Australia's booming visitor economy in this year’s Federal Budget.“We are pleased to see the certainty of funding for Tourism Australia over the next four years but given the Treasurer's strong rhetoric on supporting the future industries [..]
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Australia's Booming International Visitor Market
The latest ABS Overseas Arrivals figures released today confirm that 7.6 million people travelled to Australia over the past 12 months – up 9 per cent on the previous year. Japanese visitors to Australia were up almost 50 per cent and Chinese visitors up almost a third in April compared to the same month in 2015 according to the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) figures. [..]
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ATE16 will Result in Significant Benefits for Gold Coast
The economic impact of the Australian Tourism Exchange (ATE16), held in May on the Gold Coast, is expected to deliver significant long-term benefits for the city, the state and the nation. Gold Coast Tourism CEO Martin Winter said the positive impact of ATE would go well beyond the anticipated $10 million injection to the economy during the event. [..]
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Sydney to Host Australian Tourism Exchange in 2017
Sydney will be the host destination for the country's largest annual tourism trade show - the Australian Tourism Exchange (ATE) 2017, attracting more than 2,300 delegates from more than 30 countries to NSW.ATE 2017 will provide the perfect opportunity to showcase the newly constructed International Convention Centre (ICC), [..]
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Vivid Sydney
After a record-breaking 23 nights, the lights have finally gone out on Vivid Sydney 2016 which has been widely acclaimed as the best ever. The world’s largest festival of light music and ideas has captivated the imaginations of Sydneysiders, as well interstate and international visitors, who were delighted in light art including [..]
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Sydney Film Festival linking Australia with India
Sydney Film Festival which is annually held in June this year showcased several films and documentaries from India. The list included Psycho Raman by noted film maker Anurag Kashyap which was one of the 12 films drawn into the official competition. Aquarius, directed by Kleber Mendonça Filho, was awarded prestigious Sydney Film Prize. [..]
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Australian Badminton Open
Badminton is a popular sport in India and it’s currently gaining momentum in Australia, the annual Australian Badminton Open in Sydney bearing testimony to that. Every year the prestigious tournament draws top players from the world which includes top ranking Indian shuttlers from India. [..]
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Julia Roberts can be the new Indian tourism ambassador
Reported in the media that the Hollywood actress would be the face of an international ad campaign promoting India as the land of yoga, with which Roberts has long been associated. It is understood Indian authorities want to tap into the travel plans of the 745 million or so people who practice yoga worldwide [..]
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Accor Hotels Strengthens Footprint in South India
AccorHotels and Brigade Group, Bangalore announced the opening of Grand Mercure Mysuru in South India's popular growing tourist destination, Mysuru. Set in the historical city's heartland, north of the majestic Mysore Palace, the hotel boasts 146 contemporary rooms and suites. The Grand Mercure Mysuru is located on the legendary [..]
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E-Visa Boost for India
Media reports say 43,833 people arrived in India on e-tourist visa in May as compared to 15,659 during the same month last year, registering a growth of 179.9 per cent in the footfall. Launched on November 27, 2014, the facility was initially available for citizens of 113 countries arriving at 16 airports in India till February 25 this year [..]
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Kerala Bags 'Best Family Destination' 2016 Tourism Award
Kerala has been voted as the 'best family destination' in India for the year 2016. This is according to Lonely Planet Magazine India Travel Awards 2016. The annual awards showcase the best travel experiences available to Indians and anoint the best service providers, the preferred places to stay and the destinations Indians most love to visit, it said. [..]
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Andhra Pradesh plans to add 33 Hotels
Andhra Pradesh state government is planning to add 33 hotels, including major global and domestic brands, in the state at a total investment of Rs 2,400 crore to strengthen tourism development.“To further strengthen tourism development in the state, Andhra Pradesh is launching 33 hotels offering more than 2,766 rooms with a total investment of Rs 2,400 crore,” [..]
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Indian government to identify tourist spots without air connectivity
Union Tourism Minister Mahesh Sharma is all set to ask state governments to identify popular tourist places in their states, especially pilgrim centres, that do not yet have air connectivity but have built airstrips. Ajmer in Rajasthan and Deogarh in Jharkhand are both popular pilgrim centres that have existing airstrips but no airline operates at these places [..]
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Sudhir Warrior - Owner Australian Cruise Group
Often referred as the “Cruise King of Australia”, Sudhir Warrier is a Sydney-based cruise operator and the owner of Australian Cruise Group (ACG), a leading Tourism and Hospitality company in Australia. ACG operates Sydney Showboats, Majestic Cruises, Sydney Value Cruises and Clearview Cruises, a new all-glass boat cruising [..]
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