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Paris discoveryNamaste London
Atout France conducts MICE familiarisation tour to France in collaboration with the Paris Convention and Visitors Bureau and Saint Tropez TourismeChennai-based Space Kidz India took a delegation of kids to perform an Indian cultural show at the London Olympics 2012
Multi-currency cardEducational excursion
L-R: Graham Perry, MD – APMEA, Access Prepaid Worldwide; Madhavan Menon, MD, Thomas Cook India and T V Seshadri, division president, South Asia, MasterCard Worldwide) at the launch of Thomas Cook’s ‘Borderless Prepaid Card’ in collaboration with MasterCard WorldwideJet Airways B777 chief pilot, Zubin Chothia with a young guest at the flight simulator during the Jet Airways’ JetSpark initiative in Mumbai
Brand promotionStarry night
Actor Dia Mirza with officials from Japan Tourism Agency, Japan National Tourism Organisation and the Embassy of Japan at the commemoration event to celebrate 60 years of diplomatic relations between India and Japan in 2012 in New Delhi. Mirza will also promote Japan in India.Star Cruises staged a gala dinner in Mumbai to recognise outstanding performance by the company’s travel agencies in India
Reviving traditionsTourism via films
L-R: Durgesh Nandan, director PRD, Bihar; Deepak Kumar, principal secretary, Bihar Tourism; Sunil Kumar Pintu, minister, department of Tourism, Bihar; DK Srivastava, director, department of Tourism, Bihar at the announcement of Asia’s largest cattle fair, Sonepur MelaL-R: Dipannita Sharma; Louise Asher MP, minister for Innovation, Services and Small Business and minister for Tourism and Major Events, Melbourne; Vidya Balan brand ambassador for Indian Film Festival of Melbourne; Mitu Bhowmick Lange, director Festival and film director Farah Khan at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne Industry in Mumbai
Synergising relationsTourism impetus
Members of Enterprising Travel Agents Association (ETAA) and IATA Agents Association of India (IAAI) at the signing of an MoU in MumbaiL-R: Burjis Mehta, SKAL secretary & CEO of Skyworld Tours & Travels; Sonalee Vaz, MD, Charson Advisory; Carl Vaz, president – SKAL International Bombay & chairman & CEO of Charson Advisory; Frederico Costa, president of Turismo de Portugal; Jason Samuel, SKAL managing committee member & head- travel operations of Futura Travels and Arun Raghavan, SKAL managing committee member & director of Cougar Resorts & Travels
Connecting routesA new lead
L-R: BP Sharma, airport director, NSCBI Airport, Kolkata with Tom Wright, general manager – South Asia, Middle East & Africa, Dragonair at the official launch ceremony of Dragonair Airline’s four-times-weekly service between Hong Kong and Kolkata at the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport (NSCBI), Kolkata.Mok Singh, president of Airworld Alliance, based in North America, and president of SITA World Group (USA), was elected president of SKAL International at its annual Congress in Seoul Korea
Traffic flowsComplimentary bonus
Krishnan Vivek, regional sales manager, West India, Etihad Airways; Neerja Bhatia, general manager – India, Etihad Airways; Sidheeque Maliyekkal – prize winner, KV Abdul Nazar , chairman and MD, Akbar Travels of India and Savitri Gupta – sales manager Mumbai, Etihad Airways at the announcement of the winner of ‘Live Free’ campaign in MumbaiGTA India hosted an all expense paid trip to Bangkok for three nights/ four days for its top bookers to Thailand
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