The Taiwan Lantern Festival is a Buddhist tradition coming from mainland China and celebrated in continuation of the Chinese New Year celebrated in the month of January.
Millions of lanterns will light up the night sky of Taiwan on February 11 to observe the Lantern Festival, marking the fifteenth day of the first month of the lunar calendar.
Portugal is a southwestern European country situated on the Iberian peninsula facing the Atlantic Ocean. It has a great tourism offer that ranges from adventure, nature, spirituality, culture and beach tourism.
South Africa Tourism organised a 4 cities roadshow in India with about 100 professionals to present the new Wow South Africa campaign. One of the preferred destination in Africa for Indian tourists, last year saw a 27% rowth in arrivals that clocked at 81,429 by the end of the third quarter.
A delegation of 150 tourism professionals including 3 Indian states (Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka & Kerala) were present at the FITUR Tourism fair organised in Madrid from 18 to 22 January 2017. With the launch of a new Air India direct flight to Madrid, Indiatourism hopes to attract more tourists from Spain and Latin America. Vinod Zutshi, Secretary Tourism, Government of India, talks exclusively to Media India Group – the sole publisher of magazines about India in European language including Spanish (Destino la India magazine). He shares his plans for 2017, calls for investments in the sector and focus on key areas of promotion such as beach tourism, golf, wellness and adventure.
Lido de Paris cabaret and Bateaux Parisiens cruises were in India to promote their products screened in the Bollywood movie Befikre, that since its launch has already crossed the 7 millions euros mark. Outbound tourism professionals were present in good numbers, at a cocktail organized in December in collaboration with Atout France, to highlight their support towards both the brands.
With the E-visa facilities, more tourists from Europe visited India last year besides the economic slowdown. With the launch of a direct Air India flight to Madrid, India hopes to receive more Spanish tourists in the coming years.