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Queen Rania in Petra



Join Queen Rania as she explores the rose-red city Petra on Google Home Page

Narrated by Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah, the Petra Street View video will be featured on the Google search homepage of different countries around the world for 24 hours at a time, alternating across continents over the next few weeks. Queen Rania and Google recently collaborated on an international campaign that aims to promote Jordan, Petra, and the country’s many rich wonders to the rest of the world.

Queen Rania of Jordan. Photo credit Jordan Tourism 

Loi Krathong Festival

Loi Krathong Festival Celebration in New Delhi 

It was a splendid evening in an Hotel in the capital city of India on Wednesday evening as several floating candles lit up their water bodies and the lawns. Tourism Authority of Thailand, New Delhi organized the famous Thai festival of Loi Krathong ( known as Festival of Lights ) in New Delhi on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at the Raddisson Blu Hotel, New Delhi.


8 Hot Facts About Iceland

Things to do in Iceland

If the thought of Iceland conjures up visions of a dull, frozen expanse, think again.  Hot springs, colourful skies, delightful contrasts and lush green valleys punctuated by milky waterfalls are characteristic to Iceland.

Reykjavik – Photo Credit – Diego Delso Location 

You’re sure to catch a glimpse of some of Iceland’s wonders as it makes it to the big league of Bollywood alongside Sharukh Khan and Kajol in Dilwale in the song Gerua. Director Rohit Shetty was reportedly looking for a dreamscape to lend further romance to the song and he chose (with prodding from King Khan himself) Iceland based on its incredibly majestic appearance. Gerua is already making headlines, breaking records and going down in history weeks before the movie is even released! Besides being celebrated for showcasing the amazing on-screen chemistry between Sharukh Khan and Kajol, Gerua has earned fame as the most expensive Bollywood number to be shot overseas. Shetty is evidently certain that the investment was more than justified – he has been quoted saying, “Iceland was the perfect location for Gerua where every locale is untouched and does justice to not only the song but to SRK and Kajol as well.” Apparently cost was hardly a factor – SRK and Rohit Shetty wanted it to be simply mind-blowing.

 Photo Credit – Fran Cano Cabal


Camellia Suman – the artist


Let’s Safeguard the Endangered before Extinction!

Mumbai, 20th August, 2015- Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao” campaign is aimed at putting an end to gender selective abortions of female foetuses in India. This is done to remove the gender imbalance across many Indian States. 

Women have always been worshipped in India like Goddess Durga, Lakshmi and Saraswati, but ironically today the same nation has chained down the women by various chains. Durga Puja is celebrated with lot of joy and excitement throughout the nation. This can be seen as a celebration of womanhood as nine forms of Durga are considered as forms of women power.    

Launch of Ford Aspire

Ford India to Open Bookings for Figo Aspire from July 27, 2015 

• First sub-four meter sedan with standard Driver and Passenger airbags; Available with up to six airbags for even greater peace of mind

• Figo Aspire to be offered with a choice of responsive, efficient petrol and diesel engines optimized to deliver a fuel efficiency of 18.2* Km/L and 25.8* Km/L respectively

• Loaded with advanced connectivity solutions, including segment-first MyFord Dock or SYNC with Ford AppLink along with the innovative Ford MyKey

• Dynamic, modern and efficient sub-four-meter design complements spacious, refined interior with 20 flexible and convenient storage spaces


Excitement galore in Malaysia


The country’s biggest shopping extravaganza –– the annual 1Malaysia Mega Sale Carnival and 1Malaysia Unified Sale –– are back again, offering big bargains, huge discounts and fun-filled promotional activities put together by malls, retail stalls and other participating trades throughout Malaysia.


Now is the time to travel to Thailand!

Thailand to promote off-season with prizes and discounts for travellers

  • Every millionth entrant to Thailand wins a 5-night holiday to Thailand
  • 2,000,000 budget for the campaign, excluding promotional costs
  • At least 10 prizes to be won
  • 2 prizes a month on an average
  • Amazing Thailand Grand Sale discounts can also be availed till 15 August

In order to draw travellers to Thailand during the comparatively less busy months from May to September, the Tourism Authority of Thailand has introduced a campaign called the Green Season Tourism Marketing Promotion Programme.


Erawan Waterfall-Kanchanaburi – Thailand waterfalls are ever more breathtaking during the monsoon. Photo Credit TAT Mumbai





Seychelles islands saw an increase of 120% increase in tourist arrivals from India in the first quarter of 2015 compared to first quarter of 2014.

The tourism board’s India office started operations around two years back. The surge in tourist arrivals from India can be attributed to the India office’s continuous intelligent and innovative marketing tactics, educating and handholding the travel trade and significant proactive PR activities. In addition, commencement of direct flights between the two nations, year-long tourist season and visa on arrival and gratis have been the other key factors which have boosted the tourist arrivals from India.