Mumbai’s Yazdani Bakery

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Famous for its handmade breads and cookies, this iconic shop in Mumbai has been operating since 1953.
The exterior part of the cafe may not impress you, but their cookies and breads are highly recommended.
Situated in Fort, Mumbai, this bakery has been honored with the Urban Heritage & Citizens Award.

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Lesser Known Wonders Of Korea

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Picking the right destination for vacation is never easy. It seems almost impossible to choose just one place when there are so many things you want to see and do; experience something traditional, capture a beautiful nature scene, and go on a shopping spree. If this is the case you find yourself stuck in, one of the following destinations just might appeal to you. Korea is full of enjoyable attractions to match the personal tastes of all visitors. Keep reading to find your perfect vacation spot!

Korean Folk Village: Korean Folk Village is extremely popular these days as an exciting trip back in time, exploring the traditional lifestyle of Korea. Korean Folk Village is often used as a filming location for movies and dramas. Visitors can even change into traditional costumes to become the star of their favorite historical K-drama! The village has many fun and exciting events, such as traditional Korean seasonal experiences, making this village attractive to more than just history fans.

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You can read more about Korea’s other tourists spots here.

IATA Forecasts Passenger Demand to Double Over 20 Years

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The International Air Transport Association (IATA) expects 7.2 billion passengers to travel in 2035, a near doubling of the 3.8 billion air travelers in 2016. The prediction is based on a 3.7% annual Compound Average Growth Rate (CAGR) noted in the release of the latest update to the association’s 20-Year Air Passenger Forecast.

“People want to fly. Demand for air travel over the next two decades is set to double. Enabling people and nations to trade, explore, and share the benefits of innovation and economic prosperity makes our world a better place,” said Alexandre de Juniac, IATA’s Director General and CEO.

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Saint Petersburg – Europe's Best Destination

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Russian city Saint Petersburg has been recently voted Europe’s best destination in the annual World Travel Awards (WTA), dubbed the ‘the Oscars of the travel industry’.

Similarly, Titanic Belfast in Northern Island has been recognized as Europe’s best tourist attraction.

In the aviation sector, the award for Europe’s Leading Airline went to Lufthansa.

You can read the whole winners list here.

By the way, have you been to Saint Petersburg ?

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What Is Wine Tourism ?

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The link between wine tourism and culture, history and lifestyle and the contribution of this segment to the development of the sector has been widely discussed during the 1st UNWTO Global Conference on Wine Tourism held in the Kakheti region in Georgia.

During two days (7-9 September) the event convened over 200 participants including policy makers and tourism experts from nearly 50 countries.

You can read more about the event here.

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Win A Trip For Two To Mauritius

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Winn a trip for two to Mauritius with AirAsia X and LUX* Belle Mare !

Follow these 3 Easy Steps:
Step 1: Enter your personal details via the contest form – http://dest.asia/FlyMeToMauritius
Step 2: Share the contest on your Facebook wall and tag the name of your friend
Step 3: Add hashtag #FlyMeToMauritius at the end of your post
Contest period: September 01-30, 2016.
The winner will be announced/notified by October 14, 2016.

You can participate here.

The contest is open to individuals 18 years and above, who are residing in Australia, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand

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More Indian Tourists Visiting South Korea

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Indian Tourist Arrivals to South Korea Increased by 47.9% in 2016 !

* 88, 917 Indians visited South Korea by the end of July 2016.
* Frequency of 12 flights per week from Delhi by December 2016.

South Korea welcomed 88,917 visitors from India by the end of July 2016, an increase of 47.9% relative to the same period of the previous year.
The persistent efforts made by the Korea Tourism Organisation, New Delhi office can be accredited for the positive growth. The Tourism Board’s effort on educating the travel trade partners to promote the destination in the best possible manner, the proactive business approach from the destination management companies and connecting with the end traveler through tactical media platforms have been the key factors in the result.
As the interest of the Indian traveler grows, the increase in the airline connectivity has been introduced at the right time. Asiana Airline has increased its operations from three to five times a week from Delhi and plans to operate daily in the near future. Korean air will be launching its Delhi operations in the month of December with five times a week frequency.

According to Mr. Byungsun Lee, Director Korea Tourism Organization: “Over 1,50,000 Indians visited South Korea last year and we have almost 90,000 within seven months. So we are confident of surpassing the last year’s numbers by the end of 2016.  As we approach the festival season and the winter holiday season, we plan to widen our efforts and establish South Korea as a preferred leisure destination amongst various traveler segments including families, honeymooners and adventure lovers.”

For More details on the same or if you want to schedule an interview, please contact:

Vanshika Kapoor

Assistant Marketing Manager, Korea Tourism Organization
e-mail: vanshika@knto.or.kr; vanshika.kpr6@gmail.com
web: http://www.visitkorea.or.kr
Ph: +91 9582274475

Air India's Incredible Monsoon Sale

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Air India is back with grand monsoon offer !

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Air India Monsoon Sale

Applicability: Air India is offering a Monsoon Sale on select sectors in the Economy Class both Domestic as also on the International sectors (ex India).

Domestic:

Sale Validity: 9th August 2016 to 15th August 2016 (both days inclusive).

Travel Period: 22nd August 2016 to 30th September 2016. (both days inclusive). Return Travel to be completed during this period.

Flights: The Sale is valid on select flights on the domestic network (Including Domestic leg of the International and Alliance Air Flights).
All inclusive Economy One Way Fares starting from Rs 1199 **

International:
Sale Validity: 9th August 2016 to 15th August 2016 (both days inclusive)
Travel Period: 15th September 2016 to 15th December 2016. (Both days inclusive) for commencement of journey.

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International Tourism Continues To Grow

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2016 started on a strong note for international tourism. International tourist arrivals grew by 5% between January and April 2016 according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. Results were robust across almost all subregions and many destinations reported double-digit growth. Prospects for May-August remain positive, with around 500 million tourists expected to travel abroad in the Northern Hemisphere summer holiday peak season.

Destinations worldwide received 348 million international tourists (overnight visitors) between January and April 2016, some 18 million more than the same period last year (+5.3%). This follows an increase of 4.6% in 2015, and could make 2016 the seventh consecutive year of above-average growth, with international arrivals increasing by 4% or more every year following the crisis in 2009.

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