Tourism Bytes

Taiwan Tourism partnered with VETA (Versatile Excellence Travel Awards)

Bollywood, comedy and tourism awards—it was a glitzy evening in the capital. “We have collaborated with VETA for the second time. The first was in Dubai. I hope we can create an interest in Taiwan, resulting in 20% growth in tourism from India. Fresh air and beautiful mountain resorts await the Indian visitor. We have 260 mountains that are higher than 3,000 metres,” said Dr Trust, Director, Taiwan Tourism Bureau.

Dr Trust, Director, Taiwan Tourism Burea, Delhi, India


  • Dream Cruises won two awards
  • Jalesh Cruises winning the award for India’s fastest growing cruise line
  • Fortune Hotels picked up the award for best business hotel chain
  • Welcome Heritage Hotels won the heritage hospitality award
  • Priyanka Nijhawan from the Nijhawan Group and Jyoti Mayal of the Travel Agent Association of India were together felicitated as ‘woman entrepreneur of the year’

Starstruck at Airbnb

Shah Rukh Khan stayed in this stunning  villa in Los Angeles, Air BnB

Shah Rukh Khan stayed in this stunning villa in Los Angeles that boasts of a private pool, Alfresco dining area, a thoughtful floor plan allowing natural light and more.

Guru Randhawa tried the Pasta Making Airbnb Experience in Milan

While travelling for the best fashion event of the year (Milan Fashion Week), Guru Randhawa tried the Pasta Making Airbnb Experience in Milan.

Along with partner Ankita Konwar, the sensational Milind Soman stayed at the Ocean View Penthouse in the Heart of Reykjavik, Iceland.

Germany celebrates 250th birth anniversary of Beethoven 

Since 12 Oct 2019: The Beethoven Story – A guided Beethoven walking tour in Bonn and the surrounding region. This outdoor multimedia tour covers the time the pianist and composer spent in his home city and the Rhein-Sieg region and takes in 22 authentic Beethoven locations that are publicly accessible.

Jan 16 – Feb 9, 2020: Beethoven Week in Bonn: Beethoven’s chamber music is being performed in its entirety for the first time.

Jun 20, 2020: A celebration of Beethoven in the gardens of Rheinsberg Palace: Distinguished ensembles and the up-and-coming young soloists of the Rheinsberg Chamber Opera perform in an outstanding event for the Beethoven anniversary year that links music and nature and features both famous and seldom-heard works.

For complete programme, click

Sharjah hosts the first Fringe festival

The Firnge Festival, Sharjah, bubble show

The Fringe is a world-renowned artistic movement taking place in over 200 locations worldwide gathering millions of people each year. From January 16–February1, 2020, the Fringe community makes Shurooq destinations its home for their first outing in the Middle East. The Sharjah Fringe Festival includes a wide variety of performances-from family entertainment and children’s theatre to interactive shows, dance and music drawn from Fringe festivals from around the world, as well as top international street performances. The Sharjah Fringe Festival will see in total 35 ticketed productions go on sale along with 30 free outdoor street shows which will be presented in over 600 performances throughout the event. More than 50 performers from all around the world will present artistic acts at four Shurooq destinations: Al Majaz Waterfront, Al Qasba, The Flag Island and Al Noor Island.

The Farm’s new luxury villas in Philippines

Mahogany Villa, The Fram at San Benito, Philippines

CG Corp Global owned ‘The Farm at San Benito’ launched two luxurious villas in Philippines–Mahogany and Bamboo Villas. Since The Farm’s establishment in 2002, guests have the option among various villas designed to provide comfort and complement their healing while on their journey to wellness.

The Farm at San Benito, member of CG Hospitality, is an eco-luxury holistic medical wellness resort located in Lipa, Batangas, a 90-minute drive south of Manila, Philippines. It rests on 48 hectares of lush green jungle, with a stunning view of the majestic mountains, pure and fresh air with clear and positive life-giving energy radiating around the property. It has won 60 awards, including ‘The Best Medical Wellness Resort in the World’.

Lemon Tree debuts in Rishikesh

Lemon Tree Premier, Rishikesh, India, new hotel

Lemon Tree Hotels Ltd marked its entry into Rishikesh with the launch of the 65 room hotel–Lemon Tree Premier, Rishikesh. With a private ghat, it situated just 30 minutes from Jolly Grant Airport. The landscaped retreat offers alluring views of the holy Ganga and Ganga Beach, as well as the foothills of the Himalayan sub-belt.

The resort features a multi-cuisine coffee shop- Citrus Café-and picturesque al fresco dining area-Citrus Patio, banquet hall, conference room, Fresco spa, fitness center, yoga studio, children’s recreation room and an outdoor swimming pool.

Radisson Blu Resort Cam Ranh along Long Beach, Vietnam

Radisson Blu Resort Cam Ranh along Long Beach, Vietnam

Guests at this new hotel can enjoy the stunning 18km-long stretch of sand in Khanh Hoa province on Vietnam’s south-central coast. The hotel is just a 10-minute drive from Cam Ranh International Airport, which offers direct flights to and from major Asian cities including Bangkok, Hong Kong, Seoul and Shanghai.

Radisson Blu Resort Cam Ranh brings elements of the Vietnamese fishing heritage into the hotel’s design. It features 292 rooms, suites and pool villas. Wine and dine at the resort’s six stylish restaurants and bars – Sunrise, BLU Lobster, Cheers Bar Bits N Bites, Waves Beach Bar, Lobby Bar and Get Wet Pool Bar.

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