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India Outbound, a brand of Media India Group, is India’s only B2B travel media platform, that encompasses a print magazine, a website, an online TV channel and dynamic social media platforms, entirely dedicated to the promotion of foreign destinations and products in India. India Outbound is a niche platform not just for tourism destinations and products to promote themselves to the Indian travel industry, but also for decision makers to build/change their strategy in a context where the Indian outbound market is not only growing but changing with new dynamics. India Outbound brings to you the latest trends of the market with in depth analysis.

WTM to reopen doors to the world from November 1-3

After a complete disruption in 2020 due to the pandemic, WTM London and Travel Forward, one of the leading global travel shows, will be held from November 1-3 at its usual spot, ExCel London exhibition grounds. To accommodate those who cannot make it physically, the organisers, RX, will hold a virtual show on November 8 and 9. They say that they have taken all steps in coordination with ExCeL London, TFL (Transport for London) and DLR (Docklands Light Railway) to ensure the health and safety of exhibitors, visitors and partners. Incidentally, ExCeL London have successfully and safely delivered more than 30 events since re-opening this summer with the health, safety and wellbeing of all visitors remaining their utmost priority. Saudi Arabia is the premiere partner for WTM 2021.

UNWTO, WTTC & WTM Ministers’ Summit commits to Investing in Tourism’s Sustainable Future

Tourism leaders from around the world to come together for the UNWTO, WTTC & WTM Ministers’ Summit at WTM London on November 2 and a press release says that the ministers will commit to investing in the sector’s sustainable future. The meeting is the largest annual gathering of tourism ministers. The 2021 Summit will also be presenting an opportunity for leaders to discuss ways to build back better and invest in a sustainable future for the travel and tourism industry. It will provide a practical platform for tourism leaders of the public and private sectors to share best practices and explore investment opportunities, uniting sector leaders and top thinkers to examine tourism’s sustainable future and the essential role that targeted ‘green investment’ will play in achieving this. “This will be our 15th Ministers’ Summit and, as with previous events, what will be discussed and agreed will prove to be of paramount importance. We know how much destinations rely on the tourism industry for economic growth, jobs and wellbeing,” says Simon Press, WTM London Exhibition Director.

UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili says, “The World Travel Market provides UNWTO with a unique platform for bringing together the political influence of governments and public sector leaders and the dynamism of the private sector. The Ministers’ Summit2021 could not be more timely and will provide a blueprint for promoting investments in tourism’s sustainable future, one of UNWTO’s key priorities as we guide the global restart of the sector.”

“This Summit comes at a crucial time and will offer a vital forum for planning and sharing ideas for 2021 and onwards, as we begin to recover from this global pandemic. The aim of sustainable tourism is to increase the benefits and to reduce the negative impacts caused by tourism for destinations, and this year’s Minister Summit will address the needs of visitors, the industry, the environment and host communities,” adds WTTC President & CEO Julia Simpson.

Barceló Hotel targets Indian travellers to Dubai

Following a massive surge in demand for India to Dubai travel that has been recorded since UAE announced it is lifting travel restrictions for fully vaccinated Indians and with the opening of Expo 2020 and the upcoming T20 World Cup 2021, Dubai has once again become a hotspot, the Barceló Hotel Group (BHG) is targetting Indian travellers to its UAE brand portfolio of 5 hotels and 1,600 keys spread across iconic locations. Located on The Palm Jumeirah, the five-star Dukes The Palm, A Royal Hideaway Hotel features 279 rooms and suites and 285 apartments. It also boasts of the award-winning Khyber restaurant with its authentic Indian cuisine, and the iconic Dukes Bar.

The proximity of the newly built 4-star Occidental Al Jaddaf to Dubai International Airport (DXB), the financial centre and Downtown makes it suitable for both business and leisure travellers. The 365-room design hotel offers a variety of cuisine and fine dining including Mediterranean and Eastern flavours. Its three venues include a Lebanese restaurant called Beit Beiruty, a Spanish tapas place, an all-day dining concept, late night lounge and bar and a pretty pool bar. The Occidental Dubai Production City is situated in the heart of Dubai Production City and close to the Expo. The 4-star hotel is made up of 2 buildings and a total of 239 rooms and 18 suites. Those seeking long stay options or to spend time with family can opt for 5-star Barceló Residences Dubai Marina located just a few minutes from the beach and The Walk, and close to the Palm Jumeirah, the perfect location for discovering the charms of the Arabian Peninsula.

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