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2 the voice of chandigarh 23-29 april, 2018 travel trade reporter tvc editorial the voice of canada when words become voice www.thevoiceofcanada.online sanjay pahwa editor-in-chief travelling solo nobody can discover the world for somebody else. only when we discover it for ourselves does it become common ground and common bond and we cease to be one”- wendell berry so true! but often people shy away from travelling alone, only a few ace it. travelling solo can be exciting for some but challenging for others. all the decisions you make are yours and yours alone whether good or bad. so practically you are completely by yourself. when we are on our own we pretend, just in case we are not, to be very confident and willing to take initiatives and have more time to contemplate things. for people who do not work very well with group dynamics, travelling alone is the best option. chances are that you might come across other people travelling alone who are incredibly interesting people. the most interesting part of travelling alone is that one gets significant time alone, when was the last time you listened to your inner self and entertained your dreams, imagine sitting on a beach, watching a beautiful sunset without having to converse with anyone. also when you are travelling alone, you are not obliged to entertain anyone but yourself. firsthand experiences always do the magic, what we read in magazines and the pictures of beautiful places we see come alive as if talking to us. travelling is an addiction in itself. solo travelling by going at your own pace without any guilt, and discovering a new you is a peaceful and soothing experience which one would want to experience again and again. so unleash the wanderer within you and set out on this amazing journey. drop me a line at email@example.com i'd love to get notification from you. kavita pahwa editor we travel not to escape life but for life not to escape us... for those who are not ardent travellers, this might be an eye-opener. fear, hesitation and a whole bunch of unpleasant feelings do come to the minds of those who are first timers but as soon as you get the real taste of it you tend to get hooked to it. eventually falling prey to the endless experiences and boundless learning opportunities. there are a huge bunch of people who quit their dead-end jobs to take to travelling, letting themselves loose to different cultures, exploring the unexplored horizons. travelling to most people is of very big advantage to heal their minds and physical states. when in an unknown territory, the everyday challenges also appear very difficult to resolve. we can easily overcome these by opening our mind to new tastes, experiences and sensations and all these will have an empowering effect on our overall development. helping us in becoming more progressive and more open to saying yes- leading a way to a new and improved life. taking you away from any familiarity and immersing yourself in fresh new cultures is what travelling is all about. the obscurity empowers you and inspires you for when you get back to normality. it opens you up to appreciate what you have and the tools you possess. it makes you realize that there is so much time to be productive. you then choose to do things that make you happy and whole. even in the shyest of us humans, meeting people from all over the world on your travels inspires confidence. being able to converse and open yourself up to a myriad of other cultures gives you a chance to express yourself to other people and take snippets from everyone else. life passes away in a fraction of a second and even before we realize, a decade is gone already. so cease the day my friend and live every moment to capture the maximum.
tvc travel travel trade reporter the voice of chandigarh 23-29 april, 2018 3 arabian travel market 2018 simon press senior exhibition director arabian travel market speaks to the voice of chandigarh travel trade reporter “moving towards an innovative and technology driven future for exploring the impact of ultra-modern infrastructure on tourism industry” by h.c.gera (special correspondent) a rabian travel market (atm) is the leading international travel and tourism event in the middle east for in- bound and outbound tourism profes- sionals. tourism destinations from around the world showcase a di- verse range of accommodation op- tions, breathtaking tourism attrac- tions, travel technology and key airline routes. encouraged by the huge response during 24th edition of atm, now arabian travel market is in its 25th year. the voice of chandigarh being the supporting media had an e-inter- action with mr. simon press, the senior exhibition director atm. tvc has come up with some in- teresting aspects of atm 2018. the excerpts:- what are main attractions in atm 2018? why is it important for the middle east travel trade to attend atm 2018? atm 2018 is the leading, internation- al travel and tourism event in the mid- dle east for inbound and outbound tourism professionals. during 2017 we had attracted almost 39,000 indus- try professionals, agreeing to deals worth us$2.5bn over the four days. the 24th edition of atm showcased more than 2,600 exhibiting companies across 12 halls at dubai world trade centre, making it the largest atm in its 24-year history. one of the major highlights of the event this year will be to have great personalities for moderating the session, richard dean, a uae- based business broadcaster and pre- senter will be joined by a host of high-profile panellists including sir tim clark, president, emirates air- line; issam kazim, ceo, dubai corporation for tourism and com- merce marketing (dctcm), and harj dhaliwal, managing director middle east and india operations. the exhibition will cover 12 halls of dwtc, including halls 1 to 8 and s h e i k h saeed arena round saeed hall 3. to sheikh atm 2017 welcomed more than 39,000 attendees and more than 2,600 exhibiting companies, with over 100 new exhibitors making their debut at the show. what will be the picture in 2018? this year we have over 400 main stand holders and expect more than 2,500 exhibiting companies of these, 100 will be new to atm. we will also welcome back our hugely successful country pavilions, with 65 featured in 2017. in terms of attendees, we expect to welcome more than 40,000 people through the doors over the course of the show, with representation from over 150 countries. what’s new at atm 2018? we have two major new additions to the 2018 show: the atm student conference ‘career in travel’ and the international hotel investment conference (ihif) ‘what drives destination in- vestment’ the theme of this year’s show is responsible tourism. what is this and why is it a focus? the un's world tourism organisa- tion estimates that tourism is respon- sible for about 5% of global co2 emissions and accommodation ac- counts for approximately 20% of emissions from tourism, including energy and water demand and waste management. however, travellers have become very conscious of their carbon footprint and now look to their hotels, tour companies and air- lines to do more for the environ- ment. this growing trend has meant that the entire industry has had to look long and hard at how sustainability and a credible social conscience which must drive business strategy. ... continued on page 4
4 the voice of chandigarh 23-29 april, 2018 travel trade reporter tvc travel arabian travel market 2018 how is responsible tourism integrat- ed in the seminar programme? atm 2018 integrates the responsible tourism theme across all of the show verticals and activities, including ad- vice clinics and focused seminars, fea- turing dedicated exhibitor participa- tion. what steps are being taken to pre- serve the environment by reducing water consumption and their green- house gas emissions? you will perhaps agree that wtm lon- don has taken the lead and has been on the forefront of responsible tourism for over two decades which provides an inspiration for 2018. education semi- nars and knowledge sharing seminars shall further highlight the environmen- tal preservation aspects. there is a need to involve actively all stakehold- ers, tour & travel people across the globe and the exhibitors to come for- ward and help reducing water con- sumption and of course the greenhouse gas emissions. moreover, our region has deserts, diving and some stunning wildlife. we will be helping to promote those businesses which offer an oppor- tunity to experience the diverse land- scapes and cultural heritage of arabia and north africa and those taking ac- tion to preserve the environment by reducing their water consumption and their greenhouse gas emissions how will luxury tourism feature at atm 2018? the opening of such iconic properties as burj al arab in 1999 and raffles makkah palace in 2010, changed the face of luxury tourism in the gcc, as well as the skylines of its major cities. the region may be working to attract a wider visitor mix, but its commitment to luxury hospitality and tourism will not take a back seat anytime. just as the habits of the adult luxury traveller have evolved over the past de- cade, the wants and needs of junior jet- setters have also changed dramatically, impacting everything from the way travel firms plan their children’s facili- ties, to the way they design their menus. why are technological advances im- portant in the tour & travel indus- try? ‘future travel experiences’ will ex- plore this evolution as technological advances bringing new and improved modes of transport. basically, techno- logical advances are of utmost impor- tance and need to be incorporated in the tourism industry. who are the host hotels this year? addressed hotels that the hosted buy- ers are in: 1. boulevard 2. dubai mall 3. manzil downtown 4. palace downtown 5. vida who are the main sponsors and exhibitors this year? in 2018, atm is supported by a number of key forces from the regional travel and tourism indus- try, including dubai tour- ism, emirates air- lines, the vision d e s t i n a t i o n m a n a g e m e n t and emaar hospitality. we are also delighted to welcome sa- bre as our travel tech theatre sponsor, rotana as our registration sponsor and sharjah is sponsoring the official car- rier bags. atm is part of the world travel market portfolio. which other events are included in the portfolio? atm is part of the wtm portfolio, the world’s leading portfolio of leisure travel events, which facilitates us$7 billion in industry deals annually. wtm portfolio events include: wtm london, arabian travel market, atm latin america, wtm africa, interna- tional golf travel market and brand new tech event travel forward launch- ing next to wtm london in novem- ber 2018. what is hyperloop and how is it go- ing to boost the travel industry? hyperloop isn’t the only concept to boost tourism infrastructure in the re- gion. airport and cruise terminal ex- pansions, improved domestic inter-city road and rail work and the growth of low-cost airlines will keep the gcc at the forefront of tourism infrastructure and innova- tion. this is going to give a boost to the travel industry. how do you see that dubai cruise tourism is going to grow? in dubai, cruise tourism is expected to grow over the next two years as the emirate the targets arrival of 20 million tourists a year, ahead of expo 2020. during the 2016/2017 season, dubai welcomed 650,000 cruise tourists with this figure forecast to increase to one million by 2020. expansion works at dp world’s hamdan bin mohammed cruise ter- minal at mina rashid is expected to contribute to this growth. set to be the largest terminal in the world, the facil- ity is capable of handling 18,000 trav- ellers every single day. now the time has come to move ahead towards innovation and tech- nologically driven future in the tour & travel industry. what is your take on this? as we move towards an innovative and technologically-driven future, it is im- portant to explore the impact that ultra- modern travel infrastructure will have on the tourism industry in the uae and wider gcc region. atm’s opening session ‘future travel experiences’ will explore this evolution as techno- logical advances bringing new and im- proved modes of transport to the mar- ket. beyond the event, we continue to help professionals in the arabian travel industry to drive commercial success with all year round opportu- nities to make connections and ac- cess to industry news and develop- ments, trends and technologies from around the world. through our indus- try networks, global reach and re- gional focus, atm creates personal and business opportunities providing our customers with quality contacts, content and communities. all rights reserved. no portion of this may be reproduced in any manner or otherwise without prior consent of the editor. imporant : whilst care is taken prior to acceptance of advertising copy, it is not possible to verify its contents. the voice of chandigarh cannot be held responsible for such contents, nor loss or damage incurred as a result of transaction with companies, associates or individuals advertising in this publication. tvc disclaimer
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6 the voice of chandigarh 23-29 april, 2018 travel trade reporter tvc entrepreneur super splendid seven women entrepreneurs in travel industry these are women but extraordinaire, intelligent, superb and extemporary in the field of tour & travel industry. they have a particular style of work- ing and are quite apt with the intricacies of the business in the industry. over the years these super splendid women have left a permanent impres- sion on the travel industry. it is absolutely not possible for a leading newspaper, the voice of chandigarh-travel trade reporter not to include their voice. these pretty women shared their views about the tourism potential in india and the future prospects of business in the travel industry in brief interactions. the voice of chandigarh places on record a sense of appreciation and gratitude for sharing their views honestly. by h.c.gera (special correspondent) shubhangi chitre, travel expert the tourism potential in india has grown and the graph is increasing. there is a great opportunity in the tourism sector and doors are opening for the entire globe. this is the time when one can make use of ever-growing market in the tour & travel industry. sucheta nagpal, director & ceo travstarz global group india has a great tourism potential. we ought to make the industry technologically advance so as to come at par with the need of our clients. there is a tremendous scope of b2b business in the travel industry at the moment. it is going to flourish in future as well. seema rajan dua, director udaan india private limited no doubt india has a wonderful tourism potential. but we need to explore more, the unexplored areas. so far as our organiza- tion is concerned, i personally feel that strengthening of inner forces of the organi- zation is of great importance. i always lay more importance on this segment to pro- vide the best services to our clients. komal seth, director outbound konnec- tions over the years the outbound tourism has increased leaps & bounds. now the tourists are coming out of their shell and want to spend money for their comfort while travel- ling and having a comfortable stay. as such trends are changing now. what we need is that we should do the market analysis so as to know the behavioural pattern of the cli- ents to upscale our business in the industry. megha sharma, travel curator and tech aggre- gator for b2b travel consultants my dictionary says nothing is impossible. there is a great opportunity for the growth in the tourism poten- tial in india. it is going to make a mark in the interna- tional arena. the international market is targeting the indian tourists in a big way so that tourist inflow is increased in all parts of the globe. b2b business is steadily on the growth chart in india. vasudha sondhi, director marketing & research outbound marketing and om tourism we are recognized as one of the most pro- fessionally run sales & marketing organi- zations in india. i understand that tourism potential is going to attain newer heights. what is required is that we have to upgrade ourselves with the changing trends in the travel industry. pallavi mehra, project director ubm india is always considered to be one of the fastest growing travel markets. without a doubt, india has a great tourism potential. domestic and outbound segments in the tourism industry are coming up with new schemes to entice the tourists. b2b business is certainly increasing the span of its wings in india.
tvc entrepreneur travel trade reporter the voice of chandigarh 23-29 april, 2018 7 priyanka nijhawan the women of substance by h.c.gera (special correspondent) a mother, a wife and the most successful female entrepre- neur in the travel trade in- dustry in india and uae, my guest is not an ordinary woman. her calibre and attitude to work are entirely different from several other women in the same field. she has donned many roles over the years. motivated to be in stride with the changing world in the travel industry where the male domination is very often prominent. her tireless effort through the rep- resentations, vertical sales, mar- keting and pr activities has made nijhawan group a lead- er in the tourism space. meet ms. priyanka nijhawan, the director – representation of nijhawn group. the voice of chandigarh while having a brief inter- action with ms.priyanka nijhawan came to know very interesting revelations about her work style with a clear vision to bring the business of nijhawan group to newer heights. believe me, she is not only a woman of substance but an inspiring icon for the upcoming female entre- preneurs in the same field or for that matter for working women in any field in india & abroad. the excerpts:- what efforts have you made to bring nijhawan group a leader in the tour- ism space? nijhawan group was already established and created its own niche in the travel trade industry. my representations verti- cal handles sales, marketing and pr ac- tivities wherein i put in aggressively to bring nijhawan group a leader in tour- ism space. i shall continue to strive more to upscale the business of our group. what is special about d.t.c.m. (de- partment of tourism and commerce marketing)? this is something special one. we have a wonderful tie-up with the department of tourism and commerce. now nijha- wan group has gone another step ahead by involving professionals and the big- ger corporates to make our presence felt on the larger platform. travel trade rela- tions will be further strengthened through our consistent marketing strategy. let me share that we have tie-ups with bos- nia and herzegovina tourism board, armani hotels, kempinski hotels, ad- dress hotels, rove hotels, vida hotels, aitken spence travels, adaaran resorts, harbour plaza hotels and resorts, ser- ena hotels, dubai parks & resorts, “i value headwork, sincerity and integrity” ocean p a r k hong kong, klook and iven- ture. a mathematician with computer sci- ence background, what prompted you to be in travel trade industry? when i married ankush nijhawan, he was already into the travel trade busi- ness. it is but natural that as a wife with special qualifications i started looking after the accounts section at the back of- fice. later on, after having attended some of the road shows of the travel in- dustry i got attracted into this field. slowly my interest grew more and more, and responsibility was assigned as di- rector vertical sales, marketing and pr activities of nijhawan group. how do you strike balance between family life and business? at present, i am enjoying both the fam- ily and the business fronts. since we have to work 24x7, there is a need to strike a balance between family and work. but with the guidance of ankush and the full family, i am able to handle the situa- tion ef- fectively. what is the repre- sentation vertical group and how you attained and successfully grew from 5 to 16? representation vertical group mainly focuses on pr activities. under my lead- ership, the representation vertical of the group successfully grew from 5-16 cli- ents. with better leadership and through our consistent and continued efforts our sphere has increased both in terms of representation and team size. what is your future strategy? my future strategy would be to grow fur- ther by giving a boost to our pr activi- ties, laying more stress on networking so as to enhance our sphere in a meticulous way by adopting a pragmatic approach to bring nijhawan group to newer heights. have you got full support from your family and in particular your husband ankush nijhawan while holding a prestigious position in the group? yes of course. i always look forward to guidance from my husband as and when i need. my family has always remained and shall continue to be with me as the biggest guiding force. what are the new stan- dards you are trying to set for working women? all working women in any field should never give up and always look beyond ob- stacles. my key message for them would be to go higher and work with zeal to attain their goals in life. beauty with brain, how do you manage both ms. priyanka nijha- wan? being pretty is simply not enough. one must believe in oneself and do the right to attain what you aspire for. put your maximum efforts to achieve what you are looking for. if i can inspire anyone to do the work in a positive direction i think i will justify my initiatives and my presence as well. rapid fire round: what was that moment when you felt that you were on cloud 9? being a part of dubai, department of tourism and commerce marketing as it’s in market destination representation from india. what irritates you to bring you on the back foot? liars. whom do you love most family or work? family. what will be your best moment in life? when i am with ankush, kids and with rest of the family. what is the usp of your life? sincerity. best wishes to nijhawan group from the voice of chandigarh!
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10 the voice of chandigarh 23-29 april, 2018 travel trade reporter tvc travel global panorama showcase a premier b2b travel trade event team gps shares its vision with the voice of chandigarh the voice of chandigarh | travel trade reporter global panorama show- case (gps), a premier b2b travel trade event for tier ii and tier iii cities of india covering eight cities this year i.e. nagpur, hyderabad, ahmedabad, chandigarh, lucknow, kolka- ta, kochi and pune. “the journey of gps so far has been great across all the cities. we kicked off the year 2018 with nagpur. we are very hopeful that other state tourism boards will also come on board with us. india is not only a huge outbound market but has huge potential for domestic travel as well. last year, we announced edwin and have seen a good re- sponse to it. edwin bali was a super hit. though bali may be a frequented destination for travellers from metros, the smaller cities are still warming up to this destination and it is important that a platform like gps empowers them with information and knowl- edge about the destination and at the same time understand the market requirement." madhu saliankar executive director, gps harmandeep singh anand founder, gps “gps was conceived in 2006; its first edition was held in nagpur in 2013 and this year it has evolved into 8 city exhi- bition adding lucknow and hyderabad to its wings. gps has also become a good platform for the travel industry to launch their products. this year, quite a few new products were launched at gps nagpur. we saw over 1000 registrations through the e-event created on the app which meant that this much interest has been shown in the event. the attendees are still getting accustomed to the new digital sys- tem and we hope in the upcoming shows the industry will adapt to the same. all options are integrated into the app. peo- ple can exchange business cards, make notes, schedule meetings and even mes- sage each other. those travelling abroad can make use of brilvoice, also integrated into the app to make phone calls at cheap rates. according to me, gps does not end on its last day; it begins then. the data is live throughout the year and all attendees can continue to do business and inter- act with each other through the app, pay sales visit to each other, post product promotions, deals and packages which makes it an active marketplace for everybody. ankush nijhawan executive director, gps “i have been a part of gps for the last few years and i am happy to be on board with gps as the execu- tive director. in my role, i am trying to contribute to the show by bringing in more quality buyers and exhibitors. with collaborative work with the team, we wish to further strengthen gps to establish it as india’s only b2b travel show for the secondary mar- kets of recognition. there is a new generation of travellers in tier-ii and iii cities and educating and reaching out to travel trade in these markets has be- come important. gps is the only show in the country which is organised by a large trade organisation for the trade in secondary and tertiary markets. going forward, we will surely look at adding more cities." rishiraj anand joint managing director global panorama showcase “looking back at our run over the years, i am really happy with the fantastic response gps has garnered across all the cities in which we have participated. our endeavour from the start has been to bring various tourism products at the doorstep of the travel agents of the secondary and ter- tiary markets and to familiarise them with new offerings that can help them grow their busi- ness. sessions on gst, tax filing and cyber secu- rity have been well received in all the cities. these sessions help quell fear as well as doubts of the tier-ii and tier-iii agents and gave them a know-how about running their business legally and success- fully. another feature for us was the launch of edwin – educational destina- tion workshop international through which we plan to further stimulate the travel agents from all the cities where gps was held." raju akolkar ceo, global panorama showcase “the response for gps has always been fantas- tic. we introduced edwin last year, the first edwin was held at leh in october 2017 and the second was at bali in march 2018. this is a new vertical under gps which will take the travel agents and tour operators to a few select locations which we have tied-up with at nomi- nal rates to educate them about that destination. we plan to take around 100 travel agents for these workshops. this year we added lucknow and hyderabad to gps. both these new cities are expected to show a great response. gps has proved to be a great success and we look forward to adding few more cities. under the banner of gps. we are also promoting paramotoring in the cities we host gps. we believe this sport has great adventure involved in it and with the younger generation taking up adventure tourism, we could promote this well." tanushka anand executive director, global panorama show- case “the journey of gps so far has been great across all the cities. we are very hopeful that other state tourism boards will also come on board with us. india is not only a huge outbound market but has huge potential for do- mestic travel as well. the two new cit- ies added this year are lucknow and hyderabad. gps received tremendous sup- port from leading travel associations like travel agents association of in- dia (taai), travel agents federation of india (tafi), outbound tour operators as- sociation of india (otoai), enterprising travel agents association (etaa), travel agents as- sociation of gujarat (tag), travel agents as- sociation of pune (taap), etc. to name a few." "the mobile app was well-received by all the attendees at gps. we reduced usage of paper from over a ton to less than a 100 kilos. this helped us create a successful e-event. moreover, we added a new feature in the app—lead cap- ture—specifically to ease the reporting of the exhibitors. this feature proved to be a major highlight of the event as it en- ables an exhibitor to scan the qr badges of the attendees which then helps them to collect the data of the people they have met at the event. we are looking forward to mak- ing gps a completely hitech platform with its attendees becoming more tech- savvy. our endeavours are also directed to- wards creating a virtual meeting feature, where- in the exhibitors would get to connect with all the gps attendees without being physically present for the event." mohit deshpande executive director – hosted buyer program with the expansion to 2 new urban areas i.e. hyderabad and luc- know, there will be a general increment in the market reach to more than 8,000 travel specialist/travel experts in 2018. the technology adopted in gps nagpur 2018 was superior to the last edition and it was heartening to see an increased number of attendees adopting the gps app, which has become an essential part of every attendee be it the exhibitor or the buyer. last year, we announced edwin and saw a good response to it in leh and bali. apart from pro- moting tourism, gps is also working towards support- ing social causes.
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16 the voice of chandigarh 23-29 april, 2018 travel trade reporter tvc travel the unexplored dubai kavita pahwa | editor dubai has always ranked among the top few trav- el destinations where people are most interested to go. but peo- ple generally see the most common of places in dubai like burj khalifa, burj al arab, the dubai mall, palm jumeirah, dubai marina and many more. dubai has more to show, it has several interesting places which are underrated. a trip to dubai would remain in- complete if one did not visit a few of these lesser know plac- es. dubai festival city this is a place where a mini city has been created within the city. one can find all ame- nities here including commer- cial and residential buildings as well as entertainment facili- ties. this is spread over a span of 3.8 km of water frontage on the eastern bank of dubai creek and is 2 km from dubai international airport. touted as a “city-within-a-city”, dubai festival city is the middle east’s largest mixed-use de- velopment comprising of resi- dential communities, a golf course, entertainment sites, schools etc. bastakiya area a historic district in dubai, al bastakiya, together with al shindagha is one of the oldest residential areas in dubai. named after the bastak region of iran, the locality includes narrow lanes and wind towers called barjeels. constructed in 1890, initially, it was capable of supporting 60 housing units. its demography changed with the discovery of oil. the number of barjeels a house has indicates the wealth of the owner family. it is a lovely area to wander around and get a feel for how dubai must have been in the olden days. al sahra desert resort al sahra resort is set in 37 mil- lion square feet of undulating dunes populated with indige- sorted arabian juices along with a photographer to capture the perfect picture to be saved as a souvenir. wadi bih for off-roaders, bikers, climb- ers and campers, wadi bih pronounced as waddy bee is a beautiful natural beauty site. being surrounded by red rug- ged rocks and mountains makes the experience even worth it. the roads are com- mutable by most cars but it is advisable to go in a convoy for difficult scenarios like getting bogged down or getting a flat tyre. avoid going there during rainy season as the wadi can turn into a river or a lake if rain falls on top of these moun- tains. best club in dubai dubai is believed to be a con- servative place, contrary to which it has several clubs, where a table reservation can cost you thousands of euros. one of the recommended ones is barasti, restaurant during the day and turning into a club at night. people can party straight on the beach here, with best djs in the world. parties here are as intense as ibiza. nous flora and fauna. for those who love cuddling camels, al sahra resort is the ideal place. one can enjoy getting close and learn about this amazing, fascinating and friendly ani- mal. one can experience the cuddling thing for two hours, it also includes refreshing as-
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18 the voice of chandigarh 23-29 april, 2018 travel trade reporter tvc travel in dubai transit time to become tourism transit travellers to get a day out in uae under new visa approach the voice of chandigarh | travel trade reporter the new arrangement intends to up- grade travel visa systems to empower stopover travellers to appreciate a day out in the nation. arrangements are brewing to take off enactments that will permit trav- ellers to visit the nation. the uae cabinet gave the green signal to set up a general arrangement to concede passage visas to transit travellers who wish to visit the nation's historic points and vacation destinations. travellers travelling by means of any of the air terminals in the nation will have the capacity to get section visas. the new arrangement plans to improve travel visa methodology to empower stopover travellers to ap- preciate a day out in the nation, in this way boosting the tourism busi- ness. the cabinet framed a working gathering, drove by the federal au- thority for identity and citizenship, to set up the new approach, "consid- ering the conceivable constructive outcomes it will have on the tourism division and the economy when all is said in done". the new arrangement will list visa expenses, systems for expand- ing the number of stopover guests, and in addition, approaches to ad- vance the nation's tourist attractions. almost 4.5 million travellers travel through the dubai internation- al airport consistently, achieving in excess of 50 million a year. of these, an expected 46 million don't visit the city. ramayana the best water park in thailand clear and safe enough to drink. the aqualoop, freefall, dueling aqua coasters, python & aquaconda, boomerango, mat racer are some of the must-try rides. other attractions include double wave pool, lazy wavy river, relax pool, activity pool, lake island, green maze. the voice of chandigarh | travel trade reporter thailand’s ramayana water park is the biggest water park in the country built on a plot of land over 100 rai in size. located just outside pattaya in the beautiful mountain valley adja- cent to silverlake vineyards and khao chee chan, ramayana offers something for everyone. there are 21 exquisitely designed waterslides, many of them totally unique. ramanaya has been built on strictest international standards of design and managed to the highest global quality standards too, provid- ing excess to beautiful nature, clean air, and well-maintained pools and riv- ers to be explored and enjoyed. are guests can explore the remains of ancient buildings, walls, mystical caves and sculptures along with din- ing in a restaurant with cuisine from around the world. visitors here will find two dedi- cated kids zones, a record-breaking double wave. these premium water slides are made by whitewater west in canada, the world’s leading manu- facturer and the water which is used throughout the park is sourced from thailand’s own wells- pure, crystal-
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