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Indian Trade Partners Travel to New South Wales For ‘Focus On India 2016’ Workshop

March 30, 2016 Destination Global No Comments Email Email

DSC_1029The wide range of Sydney and NSW tourism products, destinations and experiences were showcased to 29 key Indian travel agents last week as part of the Focus on India 2016 workshop, hosted by Destination NSW.

NSW Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events Stuart Ayres said Focus on India 2016 provided a unique opportunity for Indian travel agents to learn more about Australia’s premier tourism and events State.

“In the year ended December 2015, NSW welcomed 112,300 visitors from India who spent $298 million, up 80 per cent on last year,” Mr Ayres said.

“These outstanding figures demonstrate that the NSW Government, through its tourism and major events agency Destination NSW, is committed to working with key trade partners to promote Sydney and Regional NSW and we look forward to welcoming many more visitors from India as a result of a successful 2016 program.”

The week-long trade event included one-on-one appointments between Indian agents and NSW tourism suppliers, and also saw the visiting Indian travel trade group complete a pre and post workshop familiarisation program in Sydney and Regional NSW.

Destination NSW Chief Executive Officer Sandra Chipchase said encouraging more Indian visitors to travel to Sydney and discover Regional NSW is the outcome of the workshop.

“Our State is home to some of the world’s most spectacular scenery, world-class food and wine and unique accommodation options. We are delighted that the recent Focus on India workshop was so successful in helping increase the awareness of NSW destinations and products amongst our key Indian trade partners, better equipping them with the knowledge to build the most compelling travel packages to attract potential visitors to NSW,” Ms Chipchase said.

“We look forward to continuing to showcase NSW’s strengths in cooperation with industry partners, as well as highlighting the welcoming and multi-cultural elements that make NSW an ideal place for Indian visitors.”


Destination NSW has provided support for the following 26 businesses to attend the mission:

  1. A Plus Holidays & Travels
  2. Airnet Travels Pvt Ltd
  3. Akshaya India Tours & Travel
  4. Avocet Tours & Travels Pvt Ltd
  5. Balmer Lawrie & Co. Ltd
  6. Carewell Travels
  7. Chysalis Holidays (P) Ltd
  8. Ezeego1
  9. Fiesta Vacations Pvt Ltd
  10. Flight Shop – Instyle Holidays
  11. Fourways Travels Private Ltd
  12. Girkand Travels Pvt Ltd
  13. Gujral Tours & Travels Pvt Ltd
  14. Kerari Tours Pvt Ltd
  15. Kuoni Travel India Pvd Ltd
  16. Lorven Tours & Travel
  17. Marwah Tours & Travels
  18. Mayfair Holidays
  19. Neptune Tours & Travels Pvt Ltd
  20. Rainbow Vacations
  21. Systematic Air Travel Pvt Ltd
  22. The Wanderers Leisure Travel Private Limited
  23. Thomas Cook India Ltd
  24. Transworld International Tours & Travels
  25. Travel Arena
  26. Travel Oytser India Pvt Ltd
  27. Vibrant Holiday Destinations
  28. World Travel Studio
  29. Xtra Mile Travel

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