Azerbaijan Tourism Board

Azerbaijan Tourism Board is welcoming to be partners on our TOUR EXPO Virtual Tourism Fair!

The Azerbaijan Tourism Board (ATB) is a national promotion body established under the State Tourism Agency of the Republic of Azerbaijan. Its main objectives are to support the growth of Azerbaijan’s tourism industry and encourage visitors to explore the country’s rich cultural offering and experience its ancient heritage. Azerbaijan is a land of many extraordinary revelations. An Eastern country with a Western outlook, it’s been a cultural crossroads for millennia. With its abundance of attractions, spectacular nature and culture of hospitality, Azerbaijan has a lot to offer curious travelers seeking to discover a vibrant new country. From museums and nightlife to national parks and mud volcanoes, there are countless paths leading to intrigue and adventure.

ATB´s tourism development strategy for 2023 is based on 9 pillars which cover all aspects of tourism from state policy to the marketing and commercial side. The annual strategy documents focus on outlining macro projects alongside the strategic pillars. The yearbooks give a detailed insight into all the key achievements that were accomplished under the projects at the end of the respective year. 

Leading, coordinating, promoting, and managing the sustainable development of Azerbaijan’s regional tourism destinations.

In 2019, STA and ATB commenced the rollout of a new structure for the development, promotion and management of tourism in the regions of Azerbaijan. The structure is based on the establishment of Destination Management Organisations (DMOs) across Azerbaijan.

The purpose of the DMOs is to lead, coordinate, promote, and manage the sustainable development of Azerbaijan’s regional tourism destinations.

Representing the key regional tourism areas of Azerbaijan, the DMOs combine multiple regions and operate as a direct link between the national-level tourism organisations and the public sector, private sector and community at the regional and local levels.

The activities of the DMOs are arranged according to three key pillars:

  • Tourism marketing & communications.  Carry out tourism-oriented marketing activities including digital and print promotions, advertising and PR and participation in festivals and events.
  • Tourism business & product development.  Work with public sector partners to facilitate and support private sector and community investment in the development of tourism resources into quality products and services.
  • Tourism human resource development & standards.  Generate awareness about tourism, support strengthening of community, business and public sector capacities in tourism, and encourage continuous improvement in quality standards in the tourism industry.

In the future the number of regions will be dynamically expanded to ensure that all key regional tourism hot spots of Azerbaijan are represented by a DMO.

The outcomes of DMO activities are expected to include increased local jobs in tourism and income, increased investment in tourism related facilities and services, and the strengthening and protection of local culture and traditions.

To get to know more about Azerbaijan Tourism Board, you can visit here: https://tourismboard.az/

We look forward to seeing you all on the fair TOUR EXPO Tourism Fair on the 9-10th of December, 2020.

CLASSIC SRI LANKA

CLASSIC SRI LANKA is welcoming to be partners on our TOUR EXPO Virtual Tourism Fair!

A leading authority on experiential wildlife and nature-based travel.

Classic Sri Lanka is a destination management company (DMC) experienced in creating and planning personalized holidays in Sri Lanka. Our passionate team have explored the country and come across vast beauties, prepared to ensure our customers the best and the most unique travel holiday. We pride ourselves on our great services, and aim to give the best travel experiences for our customers. If you are interested in discovering Sri Lanka and the best of Indian Subcontinent, Classic Sri Lanka is capable of combining your Sri Lankan trip with the cultural mysteries of India or with a sunny stay in Maldives to lighten up your vacation. We provide Professional tour agents, recommended Stays – Inns according to your expectation. Our team not only aims on giving you the best experiences of Sri Lankan Hospitality but also offer comfortable travel coaches and vehicles and will always maintain ethical standards and provide the best of services just for you.

QUALITY POLICY

At Classic Sri Lanka, we firmly believe to venture beyond the expectations of all our stakeholders, adhering to ISO 9001:2015 international standard including other applicable regulatory requirements and certification. This will help us to continually improve our process to ensure that we provide a quality service to our customers& stakeholders alike. Furthermore we ensure this policy is communicated and understood by all levels of the organization.

WHY CLASSIC SRI LANKA?

We have years of expertise travelling around the island, seeking and recommending suitable and comfortable properties for our guests. The genuine first-hand experience of our team helps them in finding and creating the perfect holiday experience for our customers. Our uniqueness of services grants our customers the opportunity to create their holiday plan, as they wish. Apart from the common standard tour packages, we offer customized packages as well. Whether it is for a newly married couple on a Honeymoon vacation, a group of bird enthusiasts in search of endemic species or a family on a relaxing holiday trip, we create and provide them the perfect travel package to their expectation. Classic Sri Lanka aims to always provide creative and innovative new experiences to our customers. While the common destination sites are being seen by thousands, we bring our customers to the hidden beauties of the country, to encounter Sri Lankan hospitality, indulging in authentic Sri Lankan flavors, sun bathing in the golden sands and experiencing being a true Sri Lankan. Classic Sri Lanka also offers luxurious travel solutions for the high end clientele, who request top of the line services such as, fast-tracking services upon arrival, departure at the airport, lodging in private villas and top-end boutique properties, private helicopter charters, scenic balloon rides, transportation in a spacious and comfortable SUV and excursions led by specialists at tourist sites with exclusivity.

To get to know more about CLASSIC SRI LANKA, you can visit here: https://www.classicsrilanka.com/about

We look forward to seeing you all on the fair TOUR EXPO Tourism Fair on the 9-10th of December, 2020.

Masoom Group

Masoom Group is welcoming to be partners on our TOUR EXPO Virtual Tourism Fair!

Masoom Group has launched its first venture in travel field in the name of Travel Lounge which was incorporated on 12th day of March 2008 and working as a dynamic travel and tour operator in Hyderabad.Travel Lounge offers a wide spectrum of travel services which includes Air Ticketing, Corporate Airline Ticketing, Visit Visa Services, Visa Endorsements , Worldwide Hotel Reservations, Travel Insurance, Airport Lounge Reservation Services, Group Holiday Packages, Car Rentals, Rail Bookings, Cruises and independent, Domestic and International Holiday Packages, Tour Packages to several part of the world.

Travel Lounge has over the years built a strong and extensive network of industry partners around the world. With this strong business relationship within the travel and tourism industry, it enjoys many benefits such as preferred rates and privileged services, which it extends to its clients. This valuable service is in line with our aspiration of maintaining high service standards to our discerning clients. The strategic global alliance that Travel Lounge has forged with uncompromising standard of service.

THE PEOPLE BEHIND THE STRENGTH: Travel Lounge’s objectives, aspirations and directions are chartered by a team of young, experienced and pro-active executives.

All staff in the various departments, namely Sales & Marketing, Reservations & Ticketing, Tour Operations and Accounts are well trained and focused in their work areas.Our Vision:

  • To be competent to enter into airline industry with the exposure and experience as the stepping stone.
  • To become a leading travel and tour operator within the country and abroad with inbound and outbound packages, exploring and exploiting the possibilities in the global arena.
  • To utilize the human resources in India, in a reliable and professional manner, training them to rise  up to the highly demanding industry standards and to serve with international competence to the satisfaction of the employer.
  • To build up a model organization in the travel industry providing the highest quality services within each market served by consistently meeting or exceeding the expectations of our customers.
  • To develop and operate profitable business ventures through careful selection of opportunities and through channeling its efforts into active expansions both domestically and internationally.
  • To establish a professional Tours and Travels organization having a global perspective with global network and international tie-ups.
  • To make travel easy and enjoyable for all.
  • To organize everything right from travel documentation to arranging hotels and commutation in the destination country and hence to take away.

Competitive Comparison: The travel agency market is competitive, and technology, namely the Internet and Computerized Reservation Systems (CRS), has changed the way travel agencies operate. The Internet gives agencies and individuals the ability to perform travel related research. Discount air fare brokers have taken advantage of the Internet by offering tickets on line at discounted rates. This has increased price competition. Computerized Reservation Systems have increased the speed and efficiency of the agency to customer transaction. They have also increased the start-up costs for travel agencies who wish to be competitive. Moreover, industry competition and the increased number of travel options available have made it necessary for smaller travel agencies to establish themselves as specialists in one or more types of travel. Travel Lounge has done this by positioning itself as an adventure travel specialist. Travel Lounge has not identified a direct competitor in the greater Hyderbad area. Therefore, Travel Lounge will compete with other area travel agencies as they offer alternatives to adventure travel, have the ability to arrange travel themselves, and have the advantage of established relationships with clients.

Sales Literature: Brochures for travel locations, rental car companies, entertainment, etc. are obtained from the wholesale houses and service providers with whom Travel Lounge deals. Brochures for our clients are handled by a our company and are mailed to potential customers upon request. Additional literature such as direct mail, print ads, and sales promotion materials will be utilized as needed. Travel Lounge will maintain a database from which customer/contact information will be drawn.

Service Description: Travel Lounge is a full service agency and sells standard travel agency goods and services, including airfare and travel packages. Additional services include assistance with passports, providing access to top-of-the-line equipment and supplies, and a superior offering that includes access to better than average terrain and activities, accommodations, and entertainment. The value added of Travel Lounge offering is its knowledge and expertise, competitive rates, and specialty focus on adventure travel, which translates into increased satisfaction for the customer.

Future Services: Masoom Group may in the future open agencies at additional locations. In addition, as the Travel Lounge market reaches maturity and may participate in additional segments of the travel market and is researching the market to identify potential opportunities for future sales. Masoom Group’s long-term goal is to establish itself as an internationally recognized service provider of top-of-the-line. This goal does not prohibit us from participating in additional segments. It does, however, provide a corporate focus and a differentiated offering.

We look forward to seeing you all on the fair TOUR EXPO Tourism Fair on the 9-10th of December, 2020.

THE ROYAL PITA MAHA – Royal Luxury

The Royal Pita Maha is welcoming to be partners on our TOUR EXPO Virtual Tourism Fair!

Blessed with uninterrupted views of tropical greenery, The Royal Pita Maha embraces a spiritually charged parcel of landscape in rural Ubud on the island of Bali. This luxury resort has been built with rare sensitivity towards the surrounding environment in an area that descends down to the banks of the Ayung River.

Designed to celebrate the traditions, art and culture of Bali, the resort features a collection of private pool villas and supporting facilities overlooking the timeless beauty of the Ayung River. The Royal Pita Maha is a sanctuary for travellers seeking to recharge the body, mind and spirit in the Balinese village of Ubud.

AFFILIATES – Hotel Tjampuhan Spa

Hotel Tjampuhan & Spa has been a legendary hotel in Ubud since 1928. As a royal guesthouse, it inspired numerous foreign artists, including German painter Walter Spies. This Bali hotel also provided a tranquil environment for visiting celebrities long before the days of tourism.

Today, this legendary hotel in Ubud encompasses a collection of traditionally styled bungalows, guestrooms and the original home of Walter Spies in a timeless landscape of natural beauty. Hotel Tjampuhan & Spa is a tribute to Ubud’s artistic heritage and the spirit of Balinese hospitality.

AFFILIATES – Pita Maha Resort & Spa

Pita Maha Resort & Spa opened in 1995 to commemorate the birth of this artistic force and to keep alive its original philosophy. It was designed by a member of Ubud’s royal family as an organic Balinese village. A total of 24 villas are set within traditional walled compounds to provide the ultimate in comfort and privacy.

Each villa is luxuriously appointed, with air-conditioning, satellite TV, private bar and other modern conveniences. The standard of workmanship, in wood and stone, benefits that of the most ancient and powerful Balinese palaces, with carefully tended gardens and an eye for detail that will delight the most discerning guest.

AFFILIATES – Royal Kirana Spa & Wellness

A busy lifestyle depletes the senses without you even being aware of it. In order to replenish depleted energy levels and restore balance, it is important to surround yourself with the simple offerings that Mother Nature has to offer.

The timeless beauty of Ubud on the spiritually charged island of Bali is ideal for communing with nature. It is the perfect place to reconnect with your inner self by releasing the body and mind from the pressures of modern living.

To get to know more about Baglioni Resort in Maldives, you can visit here:

https://www.royalpitamaha-bali.com/about-us.html

We look forward to seeing you all on the fair TOUR EXPO Tourism Fair on the 9-10th of December, 2020.

SA WAD DEE KA, WELCOME!

AMAZING THAILAND (Russian board) is welcoming to be partners on our TOUR EXPO Virtual Tourism Fair!

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), National Tourism Organization of the Kingdom of Thailand began operations on March 18, 1960. TAT was the first organization to actively promote Thailand to the world tourism markets. Thailand now has 45 local offices of the Tourism Office and 29 offices around the world.

The Moscow office of the Tourism Office of Thailand was opened in April 2008. Its main goal was to develop tourist ties between Thailand and CIS countries, promotion Thailand as a sustainable and preferred destination for tourism for international visitors from Russia and other CIS countries (including Republic of Uzbekistan).

Thailand is unlike other frequent travel destinations in the world. This magnificent country possesses an eclectic mix of cultures, traditions, people, landscapes, and history. It is in many ways the complete destination for family holidays, a break with friends, a romantic getaway and also the perfect setting for a wedding and honeymoons.

The Tourism Authority of Thailand is the tourism arm of the Thai government. Our job is not only to promote tourism but, also assist travelers with holiday ideas and answers to frequently asked questions.

Whether you’re planning your first holiday to Thailand or you’ve visited many times before – planning a trip to here is always exciting. And that’s where we would like to help. There are several ways you can tap into our knowledge and resources:

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Our blog is a good place to start gathering information on Thailand – you can explore different places to visit, check out things to do, discover various facets of Thai culture and read snippets of other travelers experiences.

For suggested itineraries, hotels, restaurants, shopping and nightlife you can also check out 72 Hours In Amazing Thailand (http://www.thailand72hrsamazing.com/bangkok/index.html). This online resource allows you to browse individual guides for Bangkok, Hua Hin, Phuket, Samui, Khao Yai and much more.

Be sure to connect with us also on our social media pages. Apart from the daily updates highlighting various exotic locations, Thai culture, events, and activities to indulge in when in Thailand we also have fans who love connecting with fellow travelers and are happy to provide tips, recommendations, and share experiences on places to visit and accommodation etc. Apart from this we also have a contest held every month based on various topics connected to Thailand. We’re sure you would love to participate and stand a chance to win exciting Thai goodies every month.

To get to know more about Baglioni Resort in Maldives, you can visit here:

https://tourismthailand.ru/blogs

We look forward to seeing you all on the fair TOUR EXPO Tourism Fair on the 9-10th of December, 2020.

Brand-new luxury resort welcomes its guests

BAGLIONI RESORT Maldives is welcoming to be partners on our TOUR EXPO Virtual Tourism Fair!

PARADISE WITH ITALIAN GRACE

Lose yourself in the vastness of the Indian Ocean and find yourself again, luxuriating blissfully under a palm tree.

This is just one of the unique experiences that await you at the Baglioni Resort Maldives. Dreamily resplendent on the island of Maagau in Dhaalu atoll, a 40-minute hop by seaplane from the capital, Malé, this remarkable resort is awash with tropical natural beauty. Come visit one of the Maldives’ top luxury resorts for a one-of-a-kind blend of easygoing beach vibes and Italian style.

Our elegantly furnished villas are surrounded by stunningly beautiful beaches, coconut palm trees, crystal clear waters and breathtaking sunset views.

The Baglioni Resort’s comprehensive comforts offer an unforgettable stay with a blend of sports, relaxation and prestigious gourmet dining to suit its exclusive international clientele. It is a piece of paradise in true Baglioni Hotels style.

Look out for our special offers and get the best value for visiting a true gem among the Maldives’ resorts!

  • 360-degree House Reef, 20 meters away from the island with magnificent marine life
  • 100% swimming lagoon with velvet sandy seabed, barefoot luxury resort
ISLAND’S MAP

CHARMING VILLAS

Luxury Villas surrounded by tropical nature, turquoise waters and velvet-smooth white sands. Accommodations created with typically Italian attention to detail using materials and design techniques for optimum sustainability while making the most of the natural setting and its all-embracing beauty.

The location:

  • A lush tropical reef island with 360-degree house reef, Baglioni Resort Maldives is located in Dhaalu Atoll;
  • A scenic 40 minutes seaplane flight from Velana International Airport will take you to the resort;
  • Private BAGLIONI LOUNGE at the seaplane terminal offers light refreshments, wifi, shower and changing rooms while you await your flight to the resort

To get to know more about Baglioni Resort in Maldives, you can visit here:

We look forward to seeing you all on the fair TOUR EXPO Tourism Fair on the 9-10th of December, 2020.

The Irresistible Pull of Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island was named for the way it pulled on Captain Cook’s compass as he sailed past it, the needle twisting mysteriously.

Some people say this island has a powerful “energy” that radiates from it. While I’m not sure about that, there was certainly some force drawing us here as we travelled down Australia’s East Coast – even if it was only the magnetic pull of curiosity.

We had originally booked two nights on the island, but not long after we arrived we were extending it to four. The island’s slow pace of life made us so happy that we realised it would be a shame to leave too quickly.

Dining in the Rainforest

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The first night we arrived we were hungry but didn’t feel like cooking, so we headed to Man Friday which is a BYO Mexican restaurant surrounded by lush rainforest.

As we waited for our meal on the outdoor patio and discussed the meaning of the latest episode of WestWorld, we saw pale cream-coloured geckos slinking up the walls, long legged birds skulking around, enormous bats swooping overhead and a possum shimmying up a nearby tree trunk.

It’s not often you get to enjoy so much wildlife with your evening meal.

Koalas in the Treetops

On our second day we set off late morning smelling of sunscreen and equipped with a backpack filled with sandwiches and water. We took the bus from Picnic Bay to Nelly Bay and then picked up the walking trail through the forest to Arcadia Bay, a 2-3 hour trek. I would recommend doing the hike earlier in the morning than we did, by mid afternoon the sun was hot and we were red-faced and sweating as we climbed up the steep, rocky track.

However, our efforts were rewarded. We had kept an eye out for koalas the entire way – trying to find a balance between watching our footing and scanning the treetops. We were starting to wonder if we would ever see one, when we came across a German girl who said she saw some in the trees up ahead. We marched forth with invigorated curiosity.

A few minutes later, my eyes were drawn to a furry grey bundle wedged into the crook of a branch. “Lee!” I whisper-shouted, pointing frantically. As Lee pointed his camera, the koala lifted its head and looked directly at us. With its button nose and tufted ears, it looked more like a plush toy than a real animal – too cartoonishly cute to be real.

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As Lee snapped photo after photo and I gazed on mesmerised, the koala shimmied up the tree trunk gripping the bark with its tiny claws. On a branch above it met with another larger koala, perhaps its mother? We tried to get a closer look but we realised we were making them nervous, so we backed away and made the most of the zoom lens on Lee’s camera.

Along the way we would see two more koalas, curled up sleepily in the tree branches. Koalas sleep for 16 to 18 hours per day. They need the rest because the energy value of their diet is very low. Eucalyptus leaves are low in nutrition, high in fibrous matter and contain toxins so they take a very long time to digest.

Sleepy little koala...
Sleepy little koala…

(I asked myself why the koalas would eat something that is low in nutrition and made them sleepy and sluggish as they tried to digest it, but then I realise that I should be asking myself the same question the next time I eat fast food.)

Sunset Over the Ocean

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Our third day was a little more work heavy – as is the life of a digital nomad. However, there was still time for an afternoon plunge in the pool and a hike up to the lookout point to watch the sunset. The lookout was incredibly easy to reach from the hotel and it only took about 25 minutes to get to the top.

Scrambling up onto the rocks was a little nerve wracking- my stomach dropped when I looked down at the drop below. We perched on the top of the sun-warmed boulders and watched as the sun sank slowly into the ocean, the sky changing from blue to lavender to purplish-grey.

Forts on the Hill

On our fourth day I was making coffee in the morning when I noticed a cockatoo sitting on the wall outside the kitchen, watching me intently. I stared at him and he stared right back. As I settled on an outdoor table to have my breakfast, he flew over to sit next to me. I was happy for the company, even though his stare was a little bit intense!

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We headed out again in the early afternoon, map in hand. We jumped on the bus (what a great convenient system for getting around the island!) and got off at the beginning of the Forts Walk.

The Forts Walk, Magnetic Island
The Forts Walk, Magnetic Island

This short trail takes about 45 minutes and leads you up the hill to some ruins of WWII forts. The Australian Coast Artillery Units operated the Forts complex from 1943 until the end of the Pacific War in 1945.

There’s not much left of most of the buildings but the concrete foundations, but there is a look-out tower that you can climb. Slowly, hand over hand, I ascended the steep metal ladder and was rewarded with a breathtaking 360 degree view. It’s not often a trail offers a view this spectacular in exchange for less than an hour of gentle climbing.

Where We Stayed

We stayed at CStay Guest House in Picnic Bay. Most backpackers stay at the BASE Hostel, but we were looking for a chilled out vibe rather than a party. We found CStay just the right pace for us. It offered a fully equipped kitchen and barbeque so we cooked a few meals for ourselves. Anton, the manager, is incredibly helpful and takes the time to explain the local map of the area and share recommendations for the surrounding area.

Top 5 Things To Consider For a Secure Hotel Wi-Fi

What is worse than no hotel Wi-Fi, is a hotel Wi-Fi that is not working. If your WLAN in the hotel keeps failing or certain rooms have no reception, the reception or service team is constantly busy trying to make agitated guests feel at ease, console them and explain why the Internet is not working. This costs not only time, but ultimately also money and, in the worst case, leads to frustrated guests and unmotivated employees who do not identify with the hotel. All of this also affects the hotel’s turnover. If you are currently considering upgrading your hotel Wi-Fi or completely modernizing the hotel’s WLAN system, you need to consider the following characteristics.

The WLAN Coverage

Depending on the size of the hotel, a WLAN router is usually not sufficient to cover the entire hotel. And no guest wants to sit in the hotel lobby with 30 other hotel guests to check their e-mails because the WLAN reception in the hotel room is miserable. So, make sure that the WLAN covers your entire hotel. WLAN repeaters, Power-LAN or Access Points offer possibilities to extend the range of the WLAN in the hotel.

The WLAN Bandwidth

Without sufficient bandwidth, your hotel guests may receive the WLAN signal in their rooms, but listening to the latest podcast or watching a video on YouTube without interference is not possible. News sites, WhatsApp or Skype calls, on the other hand, require less Mbps. You should therefore adapt the bandwidth to the surfing habits of your guests. If you find yourself in the unfortunate situation that you only have 6 Mbit/s available to you due to the slow-progressing broadband expansion, it is advisable to throttle the WLAN.

Legal Security

Interference liability has been abolished. This does not mean that providers are no longer liable if, for example, media protected by copyright are illegally uploaded via their open network. No authorities have declared the Internet to be a law-free area, in which everyone can do and leave what he or she wants. Only the first warning notice, which was previously subject to a fee, is now free of charge. All hotels that provide an open WLAN are still liable for the misconduct of their guests.

The Login

To make your guests feel at home in your hotel, everything should be just as simple and uncomplicated as at home. So, make the login as uncomplicated as possible. This way you kill two birds with one stone: Your hotel receptionists do not have to explain to your guests repeatedly how the login works and your guests are happy about the simple and fast internet access.

Security of the Guests and the Network

The WLAN of hotels is increasingly a target for online attacks. Hackers are not only trying to collect hotel data but also to spy on the guests’ data. The WLAN in hotels should therefore always be sufficiently protected so that your hotel guests can surf safely. Therefore, make sure to activate WPA2 encryption for your network and make sure to equip yourself with an up-to-date firewall. It’s also recommended activating client isolation so that your guests do not see each other in the network.