Friday, 29 April 2016

Munich - Bicycle friendly city in Europe

Munich - Bicycle friendly city in Europe

Mobility in Munich made easy with the Bicycle Hiring System

Press Release

A network comprising 1,200 km (745 miles) of bike paths turns Munich into one of the most bicycle-friendly cities in Europe. In the downtown area, in the meadows and woods as well as along the water, cyclists can take well-marked routes, bike paths or traffic-calmed streets to reach the most beautiful spots and sights in town. Active enjoyment by bike, pedaling away and moving along under your own power, stopping whenever you feel like it to sample the special atmosphere of a fascinating quarter, sipping a “Radler” drink (beer mixed in equal parts with lemon soda) or a cup of latte macchiato on a sun deck – that is exploring Munich in a light-footed manner.

Now there is a new fun way to explore Munich by bicycle. The bike rental system 
MVG Rad is the ideal complement to the U-Bahn (underground), S-Bahn (suburban railway), bus and tram.

Using MVG Rad is child’s play:

Whether for the last mile of your journey or simply for the love of exercise, a bicycle from MVG Rad means that, after registering once, you can travel as much as you wish and whenever and wherever you wish throughout Munich. The system consists of 1200 bicycles and currently has 45 stations. It is intended that by the end of 2016 there will be a total of 125 stations available to users.

The key to the bicycle is to the new MVG more app, which is available free of charge for Android and iOS.

Using MVG Rad is child’s play. The user may take a break during their journey or return the bicycle to a station within the return area. It is thus ideal for sightseeing trips in the city. Usage costs a mere 8 cents per minute. You can pay using a debit or credit card.

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About Munich

Munich, with its air of polished prosperity, is quintessential Germany. The old and the new co-exist here with cherished traditions like Oktoberfest, the world's largest beer festival, rubbing shoulders with designer shopping, sleek cars and high-powered industry. Indeed Munich today is the flavour of the year. The Bavarian capital on the Isar river has strong roots in the past. Its Baroque and Rococo architecture, lush parks, museums and historic venues such as Schloss Nymphenburg, the summer palace of the rulers of Bavaria, are the favoured haunts of tourists and locals alike. This gracious German city is just an hour's drive from the snow-crusted Alps that frame it so beautifully and lend it an air of enchantment.

For further information, please contact:

Neha Nirmalkar: Phone: +91 – 9650399902

Neha Nirmalkar

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Monday, 25 April 2016



The epitome of sophistication with a heightened sense of comfort, the JW Marriott Mussoorie Walnut Grove Resort & Spa redefines luxury. Rich, indulgent rooms offering panoramic views of the valley, expansive dining options, tastefully appointed meeting spaces, a large entertainment zone and the acclaimed Cedar Spa by L’Occitane ensure that the resort offers new experiences every day. The JW personalized service coupled with one of the largest ballrooms along with scenic outdoor venues also serves as an ideal destination for weddings and social events.


There are many restaurants & cafes to take care of your taste buds.Following are some-

JW CAFE | All Day Dining

The contemporary all-day dining features an open interactive kitchen that is the focal point of the restaurant and resonates with its mantra of serving freshly prepared food tailored to the tastes of each guest. 


PERCH | Tea Lounge

Perch is the outdoor tea lounge situated at the lobby level offering panoramic views of the mountains.The beverage menu offers the signature Masala Chai and a collection of hand-picked teas by Dilmah such as Darjeeling, sencha, single estate oolong and the rare silver tip.



The resort houses 4,200 sq. ft. of indoor meeting spaces that include the Grand Orchard Ballroom (3,300 sq. ft.), three break-out rooms and a spacious pre-function area. From grand weddings and social events to focused meetings and conferences, there are spaces created to perfectly curate experiences with flawless coordination and unique event design.



With 115 spacious luxury rooms, the JW Marriott Mussoorie Walnut Grove Resort & Spa offers refined sophistication and quiet elegance. The resort has 49 deluxe rooms, 56 deluxe valley view rooms, 8 Studio Suites and 2 Executive Suites.



The resort offers guests varied options for recreational purposes that are engaging for both the young and young at heart. These facilities include:


  • Swimming Pool: Indoor heated swimming pool and kid’s splash pool. 
  • JW Fitness Centre  
  • Cedar Spa by L’Occitane




Fortune The Savoy is an elegant and historic hotel that was opened by Cecil D. Lincoln, an Irish barrister, here in 1902. Built in English Gothic architecture style, Fortune The Savoy is a wonderful mix of old world charm and new-age conveniences, and promises to give its guests an unparalleled experience. The hotel is conveniently located at the Library end of the Mall Road at Gandhi Chowk and lets you enjoy the awe-inspiring view of the hills and an enchanting view of the Doon valley.

The Guest Rooms and Suites at Fortune The Savoy have been specially crafted to make a statement with soft colours, unique design and all the elements of comfort and convenience.  The 50 well-appointed rooms include 26 Savoy Chambers, 12 Fortune Exclusive Rooms and 12 Fortune Suites. All the rooms have the quaint, rustic warmth of traditional English design and are all set to charm you. And of course, the accommodations have been enhanced with the latest technology and the finest modern amenities.

The hotel features The Grand Dining Room for a sumptuous multi-cuisine spread and Nostradamus The Writer’s Bar for fines spirits.

Guests can indulge in body treatments, steam & sauna at the Wellness Centre. There’s a dedicated Recreation Zone featuring indoor games, board games, etc.

The hotel provides a beautiful venue to host meetings, conferences and social get togethers for up to 200 guests.

The royal heritage here beckons you to the quiet beauty of the hills while ‘Romancing the Past’. So check out little history, check into Fortune The Savoy.   


Spend your most awaited long summer vacation amidst the cool weather of queen of hill stations - Mussoorie at Royal Orchid Fort Resort. Nestled amidst rich, lush green surroundings and the resort boasts of the most exclusive view of the Mussoorie Town and The Doon Valley.
Enjoy the majestic grandeur and the natural beauty of the legendary 6-acre Tara Hall Estate with a special summer package.  

A 2 nights & 3 days package valid from 15th April, 2016 to 15th July, 2016 offers stay in luxurious rooms, buffet breakfast & dinner along with a host of offers including live band during the evening. Packages starting at Rs. 16,000 plus taxes, it is ideal for couples, families as well as large groups offering accommodation in spacious Deluxe, Executive & Premium rooms


Rokeby Manor, earlier a private bungalow and now a gorgeous hotel, is a landmark of Landour. Earlier this year, It launched Rokeby Residences, an array of beautiful mountain holiday homes in the heart of Landour.
Recipe for a gorgeous Mussoorie town – take spectacular views of the snow clad Great Himalayas, add dense deodar forests and then sprinkle peaceful slopes, stunning houses and even more stunning people. 

From the entrance, a fairy-tale Chemin Fleuri – a silky smooth promenade framed by flowerbeds positively tropical in colour and vivacity – snakes dreamily to the magnificent stone hulk of Rokeby Manor. Occupying a stunning position at the apex of Landour, this 18th-century mansion is a maze of courtyards, gardens and halls filled with period furniture, artwork and history. 

At Rokeby Manor, each of its 12 suites and rooms are reminiscent of the countryside and have a theme of its own.  An open-air Jacuzzi, a breath-taking tea garden and Emily’s, that cooks up a gourmet storm is the icing on this magnificent cake! From its perch, Rokeby bestows stunning views over pine, oak, and cedar-covered hills towards the snow-capped Himalayas.

Now, coming to Rokeby Residences, it have an array of stay options on offer for each of your whim and fancies!
Bothwell Bank House; Shamrock Cottage & many more.

Infact, to pamper you tourists at Landour, Rokeby Manor recently launched a spa & salon. “The Little Salon & Spa Shed” is full-service spa & salon with a range of facilities ranging from full-body massage to facial and other treatments. It’s a place where you can catch up with friends or just have that much needed break with a warm cup of coffee. 
In addition to this, it also launched the StrayDog Café & Bar


When you need a place to call home for a business or leisure trip to the Mussoorie area, look no further than the well-appointed Country Inn & Suites. Offering free high-speed Internet access and free parking for your stay in Mussoorie, this hotel's property makes staying in Mussoorie even more enjoyable with a convenient travel desk, a well-equipped Kids Zone and on-site event space. Grab a book from the on-site library, and then lounge in your room with a snack from room service, available 24 hours. If you need to catch up on work, the hotel also offers a modern business centre.

The hotel's property is ideally situated near Mall road, Kempty Falls, Company Garden and the popular tourist destination are close by. Country Inn & Suites welcomes business and leisure travelers with world-class service, stylish contemporary decor and unbeatable amenities.

 Perfectly suited for couples, solo travellers and families alike, each of the 49 warmly decorated guest rooms and suites at the Country Inn & Suites hotel in Mussoorie provides all the comforts of home along with impeccable service.Whether you're in the mood for something sweet or savoury, the complimentary, hot breakfast at the Country Inn & Suites Mussoorie has something to satisfy your cravings. 

Pick up a shot of caffeine at the on-site coffee shop on the lobby level, or sit down to international and local specialities at Mosaic. One of the best restaurants in the Mussoorie area, Mosaic delivers incredible views of the Himalayas from floor-to-ceiling windows along with truly memorable Indian delicacies and all of the international cuisines that remind you of home. Thoughtfully designed by the hotel's master chef, the menu at Mosaic presents creative and delicious cuisine for both vegetarians and
 non-vegetarians alike. 


The Hotel Brentwood is a 77 room Doon Valley facing property situated 50 meters from The Mall on the Picture Palace side of the town. It has ample parking space, 02 Conference Hall and a restaurant. 

All the rooms are innovatively full furnished with an old-world touch to the architecture. The state-of-art bathrooms, the wood floorings, the huge bay windows and the visual delightful hues of the interiors would definitely make you wish you had stayed with us earlier

We have a beer garden and a multi-cuisine restaurant specializing in Indian cuisine but also serving popular European and Chinese cuisine. 

For more details, please call us at +91 9810006395

Sunday, 24 April 2016



New Delhi, 20 April 2016:  Embassy of the S.R. of Vietnam, in association with OM Tourism, organized the Vietnam Tourism Promotion Road show in New Delhi, under the theme “Vietnam – an incredible destination for Indian tourists” at Samrat Hotel in New Delhi. The event was well attended by travel agents and media personnel.

In his welcoming speech, H.E. Mr. Ton Sinh Thanh, Ambassador of Vietnam to India recalled the historic links between India and Vietnam. Ambassador Thanh affirmed, “”after nearly 30 years of renovation, from a country heavily damaged by the war, Vietnam has become one of the most dynamic economies in the region.” “Vietnam is home of 8 UNESCO world heritages, well –preserved historic relics and beautiful beaches which can rival the beaches in Thailand or Malaysia. Indian travelers can find the essence of Indian culture in Vietnam through Hindu temples in Ho Chi Minh City or at the My Son sanctuary or even at the numerous Indian restaurants.
Vietnam has all kind of services to satisfy the need of foreign tourists, whether for holidays, shopping, leisure, food exploration, wedding, honeymoon or for business and conference” – Ambassador Thanh said. He added that 70,000 Indian tourists visited Vietnam in 2015, which is an increase of 27.27% as compared to 55,000 tourists who visited in 2014. Ambassador Thanh invited Indian and especially tour operators and travel agents from New Delhi and NCR to take initiative to promote Vietnam as a tourist destination.
DCM Mr Tran Quang Tuyen said, VNAT is aware of the importance of tourism cooperation in all levels and facilitation of tourism businesses between enterprises. Several promotional actives such as roadshows, participation to fairs and exhibitions, FAM trip have been carried out and further activities will be organized during this year.
The event continued with a thorough presentation by Mr Le Tuan Anh, Deputy Director General, International Cooperation Department, Vietnam National Administration of Tourism on the excellent tourist infrastructure, products, services of Vietnam and gave the guests an insight into the beautiful land of Vietnam and the unique experiences that the country has to offer.
The event continued with a presentation by ICS Travel Group, Victoria Tours, Ben Thanh Tourists, Melia Hotels International and Vietnam Airlines gave product presentation to the Indian Travel Agents and media.
During the roadshow, the delegation and travel agents from Vietnam interacted with Indian travel agents to inform about many attractions of the country and numerous products that Vietnam offers to international tourists.

OM Tourism:
OM Tourism was set up to handle outsourced sales, marketing and Media Relations for Luxury hotels chains and National Tourism Boards. Amongst OM Tourism’s clients are Grand Resort Bad Ragaz, Visit Indonesia Tourism Office and Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority.

For media queries please contact:
Chandrani Chakraborty at

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Tourism New Zealand hosts VIP Fam for Indian Travel agents

Two parallel trips were conducted across the North and South Island, showcasing the destination’s varied offerings(Press release)

Mumbai, April 19, 2016: Tourism New Zealand organized a VIP familiarization trip for Directors of 15 travel agencies from India in March 2016. Directors from six agencies toured the North Island while the other nine toured the South Island over seven days.
The regions of the North Island included Auckland, Tauranga and Whakatane where the group enjoyed an array of activities such as Waimarino Glow Worm Kayak Tour, Bay Explorer Island Cruises, Blowkarting, Mataatua Marae Experience, tour of The White Island, Skywalk and Sky Jump. The agents travelling to the South Island visited Queenstown, Wanaka and Christchurch. Activities included visiting Skyline Queenstown, experiencing the Shot over Jet, Ridgeline Adventures, Wine Tasting, Oxbow Adventures, Stuart Land borough’s Puzzling World, Onsen Hot Pool and International Antarctic Centre.
The directors who visited the North Island also had a training event with seven International Marketing Alliance (IMA’s) in Auckland. The companies that participated in the familiarization trip were from Make My Trip,, SOTC, N. Chirag Travels, Ottila International, Aerospace Holidays, Ezeego One Tours, Trailblazers India, Thomas Cook India, Vacations Exotica, Windmill Holidays, Veena World, Cox & Kings, Carnation Travels and TUI.

Steven Dixon, Regional Manager – South and South East Asia, Tourism New Zealand says, “Our connections with the Indian travel trade community are very strong and we aim to grow this further as we continue to showcase the best of New Zealand to our partners. Both itineraries covered a variety of offerings from the regions and we are confident that this will deliver good results for Tourism New Zealand”.
“India is a key source of international travellers to New Zealand and we are constantly working on exciting initiatives and campaigns for the market.”
Singapore Airlines supported the trip with flights for the travel agents, giving them a taste of the airline’s world renowned service.

Steven Dixon, Regional Manager – South and South East Asia, Tourism New Zealand 

David Lim, General Manager India, Singapore Airlines says, "Singapore Airlines commitment to connecting Indian travellers to the world continues with our long-standing partnership with Tourism New Zealand. We are delighted to showcase Singapore Airlines' award-winning, inflight offerings along with quintessential Kiwi experiences, to some of the key travel advocates within the Indian market."

Additional Information
Tourism New Zealand markets New Zealand to the world as a visitor destination. In the year ending February 2016, over 3.17 million international visitors came to New Zealand. International tourism is one of New Zealand’s largest earners of foreign exchange, adding around NZD 11.8 billion annually to the nation’s economy.

Visa procedure: One may forward their application to the TT office in Mumbai or Delhi, which will then be directed to the High Commission. A visitor visa for New Zealand is processed within 15 working days.

Airline connections: Connecting flights to New Zealand are available on Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways, Cathay Pacific and Malaysia Airlines with stop-overs in their respective hubs.  New Zealand’s international gateways are Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Queenstown. 

Domestic services: You can fly between all New Zealand cities and most major towns using domestic air services. Air New Zealand and Jetstar are the main providers. Their services are complemented by regional airlines, charter companies and scenic flight operators.

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