The 'Mayan myth' has been put to rest, and here we are with the first edition of Travel and Tour World for the year 2013. The year ended on a high note as the entire travel and tourism industry celebrated the much anticipated occasion with aplomb. Tourist arrivals increased and travel business flourished as tourists extracted the best of the season by visiting some of the exhilarating destinations in the world. As per a data released by UNWTO, a British tourist visiting Madrid, Spain on 13 December has been revealed as the symbolic face of the one billion international tourists travelling in 2012. The tourism boom comes as a sigh of relief for the industry marred with economic uncertainty.
China unveiled the longest railway line, an achievement lauded by tourists and travel enthusiasts alike. Brand new luxury hotels are mushrooming in no time and it seems that the hospitality industry will witness a significant boost in the year 2013. We welcome these changes and wish that 2013 continues to uphold the ever-glittering flag of tourism with fervour.
We re-tweaked the e-mag a bit and incorporated certain changes in the magazine which was an imperative considering the overwhelming feedbacks we are getting from you for the past few months. As a starter in a platter of exquisite subjects we are focussing on henceforth, we bring to you a couple of new sections that will shed light on interesting and burning topics of the travel industry. Informative and covering a myriad of subjects, this new section brings a new life to the magazine. Browse through to know more!
I have always been a traveller with an appetite for 'culinary adventures'. The meteoric rise of culinary tourism in the past few decades is compelling enough to pen down a complete story on this seldom discussed subject.
As a raconteur, I would also like you to share your travelling experiences with us. If it is interesting enough, we might just publish it in our next issue! Write to us and keep us posted on your experiences. Also do pour in your thoughts regarding the new look of the magazine. Your feedback is highly solicited!