15 03, 2016

Student Insights: an Indian view on the field research in Myanmar

By |March 15th, 2016|Experiences, India, Myanmar, Student insights|1 Comment

Here you can read the experiences of one of our Indian students with the Master TDM from the field research in Myanmar. Enjoy the read!
We landed at Yangon airport on 1st February. The first encounter with the airport staff, when I asked directions  for  the  toilette,  showed  the  language  barrier  that  we  were  going  to  face  […]

31 10, 2010

Leave Nothing but Footprints: Mission Impossible?!

By |October 31st, 2010|India, Nepal, Regional developments|4 Comments

Mountain tourism is growing and therefore as well the environmental degradation induced by these tourists. This entry deals with the impact trekking tourists have on nature, especially in the Himalaya regions in India and Nepal. Subsequently it will be discussed which measures would help to reduce these impacts. Moreover the role of the trekking […]

28 10, 2008

Maturing Indian market looks east to Asia Pacific

By |October 28th, 2008|Asia, India, International Tourism Context, Master in Tourism Destination Management|1 Comment

Introduction

This article is based on a workshop held in association with PATA to provide professionals with deeper understanding of the Indian outbound travel market. The increasingly affluent middle-class, together with a consumption-driven economy, increase in the number of business travelers and the ongoing liberalization of air transport has contributed to the dynamic growth of […]

27 10, 2008

Why do Indians find Asian destinations so attractive?

By |October 27th, 2008|Asia, India, International Tourism Context, Master in Tourism Destination Management|2 Comments

Introduction

With growing disposable incomes, increasing, numbers of Indians are traveling abroad for leisure and/ or business. Asian countries are their most popular destinations according to the Nielsen Indian Outbound Travel Monitor 2008, conducted in partnership with the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA). The Nielsen Indian Outbound Travel Monitor helps tourism professionals identifying and optimizing […]

22 09, 2008

Tea tourism – your cup of tea?

By |September 22nd, 2008|India, Master in Tourism Destination Management, Tourism consumer trends|0 Comments

Introduction
India’s north-eastern region looks back on a long tradition of producing some of the finest and most expensive teas in the world. Probably the most renowned areas in the region comprise Assam and West Bengal (Darjeeling), some of the largest tea producing areas in the country. However, deteriorating international prices and stiff global competition […]

9 07, 2008

INDIA – Boost for Rajasthan

By |July 9th, 2008|Accommodation, Asia, Aviation, India|Comments Off on INDIA – Boost for Rajasthan

TTGasia.com, Jul 4 – 10, 2008

RAJASTHAN is streng­thening its long-term position as the tourist capital of India. Tourism minister, Ms Usha Puniya, said: “We are committed to improving the state’s infrastructure. While this year’s budget is US$15.53 million, we are also counting on private investments.” Rajasthan is popular with international tourists as a culturally […]

7 07, 2008

INDIA – Hit by airlines, travel portals try new revenue options

By |July 7th, 2008|Aviation, India|Comments Off on INDIA – Hit by airlines, travel portals try new revenue options

eTN, Jul 02, 2008

Indian travel agents have begun reworking their revenue streams after a funds crunch forced three leading airlines to scrap their commission. The aviation industry, struggling to cling on to competitive pricing despite increased overhead costs, is now faced with the prospect of a Rs.80-billion ($1.86-billion) loss because of the recent […]

19 06, 2008

INDIA – Tourism sector logs onto travel-guide sites

By |June 19th, 2008|Asia, India, Regional developments|Comments Off on INDIA – Tourism sector logs onto travel-guide sites

eTN, May 20, 2008

The $2-billion online travel industry is getting crowded. After various travel portals trying to woo holiday makers to book on their website, it’s user review websites such as HolidayIQ and Trippundit that are mushrooming. These sites don’t sell holiday packages or tickets but tell you more about holiday destinations-what to […]

17 06, 2008

INDIA – Hotel room shortage

By |June 17th, 2008|Accommodation, Asia, India|Comments Off on INDIA – Hotel room shortage

financialexpress.com, Jun 14 2008
The government has to give space to the hotel industry in its development programmes or tourism will face a serious shortage of hotels and hotel rooms, according to Dinesh Khanna, president of the Federation of Hotels & Restaurant Associations of India (FHRAI). India has only has only around 1.20 lakh room […]

9 06, 2008

MARKETS – Thailand: Niche markets, China and India will compensate for an expected slowdown of long-haul markets

By |June 9th, 2008|Asia, China, India, Markets, Thailand|Comments Off on MARKETS – Thailand: Niche markets, China and India will compensate for an expected slowdown of long-haul markets

eTN, Jun 09, 2008

despite its excellent image and a position as a good value destination, the country is likely to see stagnation -if not a slight drop- from overseas markets. “Just imagine that fuel surcharges and taxes for a family of four people represents now the value of an additional ticket from Europe to […]