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Trade, tourism and tech key: PM Modi tells envoys

Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants India’s envoys to foreign nations to focus more on international trade which , he believes, is an intrinsic and crucial part of the country’s diplomatic outreach. In a meeting with his ministers and bureaucrats earlier this month, the Prime Minister also spoke about how diplomats ...

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Trump destroying brand USA: Implications for Sri Lanka

Trump destroying brand USA: Implications for Sri Lanka

Brand Trump’s approval rating has dropped to 51% There is an old adage that ‘politics and tourism’ has a positive correlation. Many have tried to disprove this aspect but the relationship is coming out very strongly, the latest case study to the world being in the United States. Trump cost ...

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Asia Minute: Australia Bush Fires Hit Tourism

Asia Minute: Australia Bush Fires Hit Tourism

It was another fiery weekend in parts of Australia. Scores of brushfires are still burning — especially in the states of New South Wales and Victoria. While the destruction has been vast in recent weeks, the intensity of the flames has declined a bit in recent days. But there are ...

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Thai tourism tumbles under blanket of smog, fat baht

Thai tourism tumbles under blanket of smog, fat baht

The Association of Thai Travel Agents expects air pollution and the strong baht to decrease the number of foreign tourists this year. But its president, Vichit Prakobgosol, is confident that the same problems recurring at the beginning of each year can be resolved. “The main negative factor is the baht’s ...

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Promoting Film Tourism: Where’s the Synergy?

Promoting Film Tourism: Where's the Synergy?

India’s PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PHDCCI) organized the 4th edition of Global Film Tourism Conclave with the theme “Experience the potential of Cinematic Tourism” on January 21, 2020 at Novotel Mumbai Juhu Beach. The program was supported by the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India. The Producers Guild ...

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