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India`s upward trend

India`s upward trend Foreign Tourist Arrivals to India are continuing their upward trend with arrivals in 2016 (8.89million, based on provisional figures) showing a 10.7% increase over the previous year, 8.03million in 2015. This makes India one of the fastest growing tourism economies in the world. Foreign Exchange earnings also increased by 15% last year. .India enabled the e-tourist visa system in November 2014 with a few countries and now the facility is available to citizens of 161 countries. Also, the scope of the visa has been expanded to include visits for business, medical and cruise purposes, with the validity of the e-visas extended to 60 days and for two entries. The fact that more and more tourists are preferring to make use of the e-visa scheme means that more than one million visitors availed themselves of the e-visa in 2016. Ms. Manjiri Kamalapurkar, India Tourism officer, in Amsterdam, covering the Nordic market: “The policies of the Government of India under the leadership of Shri Narendra Modi, the Honourable Prime Minister, are designed to make it easier to do business with India and in India. The Ministry of Tourism is also committed to following this policy. Accordingly, we have taken proactive steps to ease travel to India including with the new e-visa policy and also steps like the Incredible India Infoline which is a toll-free number (from within India) to help with information and also to help travellers visiting the country.” The large participation under the Incredible India booth will have variety of products to offer. The India Pavilion showcases the varied and beautiful architectural traditions of India. The visitors can also have a unique Virtual Reality experience of travel to India. A colourful cultural programme is planned to take place and the popular Navratri and Holi festivals will be celebrated at the India pavilion. The new Malaysia Tourism rep for the Nordic and Baltic area Nashia Abdullah discussing the future with of the the biggest suppliers of tourists to Malaysia production managerPeter Nielsen from Stjernegaard Rejser. 6 >> Travel Trade OUTBOUND - Scandinavia

Untouched wilderness in Greenland Combine Nuuk with exploring the Nuup Kangerlua fjord system, where guests can visit the settlements of Qoornoq, Qooqqut, Kangeq and Kapisillit. Feel the nature through all sorts of activities - the backdrop is ideal for hiking, fishing, kayaking, wildlife viewing, or simply watching the scenery unfold. Meet the wildlife with whales, seals, a vast variety of birds and the occasional arctic fox or reindeer. Experience the midnight sun from June to August or discover the northern lights from August to May. Whatever experience and activity you dream about, you can have it in the colourful nature of Nuuk. Nuuk - what a great place to visit and explore! It was so different to what I imagined Greenland would be like. I visited Nuuk as part of a business trip but managed to use every spare minute I had to explore different parts of Nuuk. I was so lucky being able to explore Nuuk from above and loved the unique views from the helicopter, chasing the light and sunset. Stunning and something I will always remember and would recommend to any of my friends. Besides the stunning views and great landscape, Nuuk is also rich in culture and full of people passionate about Nuuk and the Greenlandic culture. It was great chatting to Greenlanders visiting their businesses learning more about the food, culture and stories behind the products they sell. Everyone is so welcoming, helpful and makes you feel like you are part of the community. I also loved exploring Nuuk's Art Museum, learning about Inuit Art and how art has changed over the years in Greenland. The museum and its people are full of stories and are very welcoming. Great exhibitions too! Being in Nuuk was an amazing experience and I will have to come back to explore Nuuk and surroundings a bit more - maybe next time in the summer Ramona - United Kingdom. Stine Selmer Andersen, working together with new director of colourfull Nuuk.Colourfull Nuuk is the DMO of the capital of Greenland. In the capital small but buzy town, it is possible to experience the vast of theArctic nature and combine it with the charming Inuit culture. Springtime in the Faroes Bededag – a Danish holiday – will again this year in 2018 be the dates of the VisitFaroe Islands Seminar 26-29 of April. The airline Atlantic Airlines will together with three ferryline and tourism board invite around 50 tour operators to see the new developments on the Faroe Islands. Susanna Sørensen, marketing manager Visit Faroe Islands: We will both invite a lot of tour operators, who have never been to the islands before, but also some, we invite see new things” Susanna Sørensen, marketing mananger Faroe Tourism Board has begun planing the wokrshop in the Daroe Islands, will this year take place in the spring. The panning is taking place together with Arni G. Olesen, sales and marketing mananger Atlantic Airways. Travel Trade OUTBOUND - Scandinavia