31 January 2006

Holiday offers for Oman

Gulf Air Holidays (GFH), the holiday division of Gulf Air, has come up with some exciting holiday offers, which will be unveiled at the Oman Travel Market show being held from 31 January to 2 February at the Oman International Exhibition Centre, Seeb, Sultanate of Oman.

At the exhibition, GFH will be specially promoting the one-day packages to the Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix 2006 being held on 12 March.

Oman Travel Market 2006 is organised under the auspices of Oman's Ministry of Tourism and is Oman's premium event for promotion and marketing of inbound, outbound, intra-regional and international tourism.

27 January 2006

Singapore Funbreaks deal

Singapore Tourism Board and Singapore Airlines have launched a joint promotion, titled 'Uniquely Singapore Funbreaks'.

This offer was valid for travel from February 1 to April 15 from Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Mumbai. Indian travellers could avail a special return fare of Rs 12799 to Singapore. Singapore offered exotic experiences like the chocolate spa and massage, the adrenaline pumping reverse bungee of 60 metres upto a speed of 200 kmh, designer retail therapy, gourmet sky dining in a cable car or a candlelight dinner at the new Jewel Box with breathtaking views of the city. For the very first time in Asia, visitors could see dance, music and spectacular lighting at the Parisian Crazy Horse Show or visit the newly revamped Clarke Quay with white cap sunshades by the Singapore River. Siew-Kheng Kang, regional director, South Asia, Middle East and Africa, Singapore Tourism Board, said, "For the urban sophisticates in India, there is a growing desire and even need to take short breaks from their busy routines with their friends and loved ones to re-connect, rejuvenate, and pamper themselves. What better place to do this than in Singapore?

Many people think they know Singapore, but look a bit closer and they will find there is always something new and interesting for discerning visitors to experience and talk about long after their break is over. Plus, with more cities being connected and greater flight frequencies to Singapore, Indians can get to Singapore within just four to five hours flying time at very competitive rates. We are excited to announce Singapore Airlines' offer to Indian travellers for an unbeatable fare of Rs.12,799/- only and hope every Indian traveller will take this opportunity to customise their itinerary with interesting lifestyle experiences and enjoy their funbreaks in Singapore.
Indeed, Singapore offers Indian urbanites unlimited excuses to swing by for quick getaways.”

25 January 2006

Optimism about business travel growth

Whether you are a business traveller from New York City, London, Mumbai or Beijing, you have more in common than not with your flying brethren across the globe.

Security lines and flight delays top the list as the events that most negatively affect travel. And the majority of business travellers do not want cell phone use allowed in-flight. As for travel managers, they say expectations from top management are cost savings and globalisation of the travel programme.

06 January 2006

Trump joins the online travel bandwagon

GoTrump.com, powered by Travelocity and associated with Donald J. Trump, has been launched. It will feature over 60,000 hotels worldwide.

The site will guide travelers towards finding the best deals across the globe to fit any budget and providing access to high quality hotels, flights, private jets, rental cars and vacation packages- all at low prices.

“I love to travel and I invite everyone to experience GoTrump.com,” said Donald Trump. “I will find you the great travel deals, whether you are looking to book a luxury getaway or just want the best rate on airlines and hotels worldwide. We are already working with an esteemed group of partners including Travelocity, American Airlines, American Express, Blue Star Jets and Joonbug.”