To give a foretaste of what awaits the Indian and indeed global cricket fans, we have dedicated a section of this issue of India Outbound to the gentlemen’s game, including on how England and Wales plan to use the World Cup to boost tourism. And for those who want a luxurious vacation, the idyllic bays of azure waters and cool breeze of the Mediterranean, make for perfect destinations to set sails and get going.
In this issue we also travel to the magical flower city of Guangzhou in China that has unique mix of traditional Chinese and European influence and we also introduce our readers to the different tribes in Africa.
For those who like to combine travel with discovery and learn about different cultures, Africa is an ideal destination, with its multitude of tribes, each with its own sub-cultures and traditions.
A key trading point of China for over 2,500 years, Guangzhou, with its unique mix of traditional Chinese and European influence, is a must visit for a tourist in southern China.
With parts of it still in use and cultural values that date since times immemorial, heritage in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) is like a tube between past and present. While some of it is a lesson in history, some is, surprisingly, functional heritage, seeking global tourists.
Food and vacation, two delightful words make an even better combination. Local cuisines and savouries form an integral part of the travel experience and if you can bring back a few to relish them at home, then why not.
Bruce Bucknell, British Deputy High Commissioner, Kolkata spoke to India Outbound about their plans for the Indian market this World Cup and what special packages they have to offer.