In this issue, India Outbound has decided to focus on the popular and unexplored destinations of the Middle East while exploring the riches, fancies and adventure that they have to offer. We begin with the UAE, a popular choice for Indians while exploring the delights of Dubai. Moving further, we have put together the Arabic cuisine, fashion in the UAE and shopping in souqs. Moving only a few hundred kilometres away from the UAE, a discovery tour of other destinations such as Bahrain and Cyprus is also included in the spread.
While we introduce you to more exotic destinations, here is a sneak peek of the same.
Many Indians probably know Jaipur as the Pink City and Jodhpur the Blue City, but few may know about the generous sprinkling of similarly colourful cities around the world. I think the kind of landscape that you grew up in, it lives with you. I don’t think it’s true of people who’ve grown up in … Continue reading Cities with a Colour Character →
Whether it is historical ruins, speeding cars, scintillating souks or extravagant shopping sprees, the ‘spicy’ nation does not disappoint. From being the centre of trade routes to a destination for adventure, Bahrain takes tourists on an unforgettable ride.
The small but smart island has been ranked on several occasions as Asia’s top convention city over the past 10 years; and Indian and Chinese MICE organisers continue to opt for Singapore over every other destination. What’s the secret? “India is one of our top five markets for both leisure and MICE. Work on this … Continue reading MICE in Singapore →
Famous Bollywood film star Ranveer Singh’s romance with the most romantic city in the world, Paris, has been immortalised, almost a year after the star spent months in France shooting for Adtiya Chopra’s romantic comedy Befikre. Marking the lasting connection that Ranveer Singh and indeed Hindi film industry has had with the French capital, the … Continue reading ‘Befikre’ Ranveer Singh immortalised in Paris →
Compared with other global travel events, EMITT, organised in Istanbul, is relatively lesser known in India. India Outbound was present in Istanbul to see how EMITT is trying to bridge the gap in connecting with the Indian travel trade to bring more Indian tourists to the region.
With greater connectivity and adding direct routes on the anvil, Air Mauritius is working diligently to contribute to India’s surging outbound tourist numbers to Mauritius. With more and more secondary locations showing potential, the Indian subcontinent holds an important key to Mauritius’ tourism ambitions. Air Mauritius has been operational in India for quite some time … Continue reading Vinith G, Manager, India and South Asian subcontinent, Air Mauritius →
Beautiful artwork and paintings from well-known artists starting from the 15th century adorn the rooms and walls of the La Gruyeres castle of Switzerland. It takes its visitors on an art journey spread over five centuries. Places love you, want you, and keep you, if they want. How else can travelling without reason to a … Continue reading Chimes of La Gruyeres →
After years of tumultuous political atmosphere and the devastating earthquake in 2015, Nepal is looking to revive tourism in a significant manner. It is organising Visit Nepal Year 2018 and taking many steps to attract more tourists. Where does India-Nepal tourism stand at the moment? Expanding the Buddhist Circuit between India and Nepal has been … Continue reading Interview with Shankar Prasad Adhikari →
Dark and woody, some traditional perfumes from Middle-East can be intensely fragrant. With fusions of spices and flowers, the aromas in the air also cater to personal preferences. The way Indians use incense sticks during pujas, Arabs use perfume sticks or incense-like concoction called bukhoor while dressing up. They keep their clothes near the fumes, … Continue reading Perfume Culture in Middle-East →
As we drove through the villages, we had to agree that there is a romantic aspect of Cyprus that makes it ideal for honeymooners too. After all this is where Aphrodite, the Goddess of love was born. You can visit her birthplace at Petra tou Romiou and also include many other historical sites visit without losing much time in your itinerary.
Russia is full of mysteries and adventures, especially for thrill-seeking wanderlusts with a penchant for historical quest. Take a tour along the narrow lanes and hidden paths of the Russian capital, Moscow, to satisfy the quirksof an inquisitive mind.
With delicious food and wine, sunny weather and oodles of history, both Spain and Portugal have a lot to offer. While Spain is tried and tested by many, it is Portugal that shines through with a number of unique locations worth a visit.
Malaysia has declared 2020 as the Visit Malaysia Year and India is a clear focus of that campaign. With a target of securing one million Indian tourists, the country has relaxed the visa regime for Indian travellers and is focusing on Indian families. It is also going beyond metros, targeting the Tier II and Tier III cities.