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September 2018

Dear Industry Colleagues

Welcome to another edition of the award-winning 'Creatively Yours'.

Creative Travel has always been proud of our ability to innovate and showcase our region in different and unique ways. We have a very strong focus on creating experiences as the way to explore our lands.

We are delighted to introduce our signature product series – ‘Engaging Journeys, Crafted by Creative’. Probably a first in the Indian market, these are unique journeys created around themes of varying interests. Each led by an expert, these trips will bring the guest face-to-face with different aspects of our culture, history and lifestyles.

In addition, our 2018 ‘Be our Guest’ offering for those working on travel companies is already out and if you would like to see some fabulous options to visit India at a subsidized cost, let us know. Write to us for a copy of the brochure that showcases the trips.

We have more exciting initiatives available for you. Some are meant for travel industry professionals to come and experience India and Creative's award-winning services first hand at a very special offer. Other initiatives are special offerings for you to market to your client base. We encourage you to send in your thoughts on what you think could work for your markets, so that we can have the team customize a product set for you. We at Creative intend to aggressively push the price competitiveness of India in its shoulder period as we feel the market is turning around for us. Let's use that to gain some interaction and make up for lost business.

You shall see some new and exciting initiatives in the next season from Team Creative - new experiential inclusions, new circuits, and new concepts. We take pride in our ability to make a trip to the Indian sub-continent something very different.

Read this and much more in this edition of Creatively Yours.

Best Regards,
Take care,

Have a Creative Day!

Rajeev Kohli
Joint Managing Director


Kerala Floods Update

You may have heard about the floods in the Southern Indian state of Kerala. The region is a key tourist destination and is one of the most beautiful parts of India. In mid-August 2018, severe flooding affected Kerala due to unusually high rainfall during the monsoon season. The rains has subsided and now the clean-up process is beginning.

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Creative Travel Wins Three Global Honours!

This brings our tally to a resounding 20 wins of the globally-acclaimed WTAs

"India's Leading Destination Management Company” & “India's Leading Luxury Travel Agency" for Creative Travel

“India's Leading Experiential Holiday Company” for JungleSutra Wildlife Journeys

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5th – 7th November, 2018

16th – 18th October, 2018

To make an appointment at these shows, please email us at


Janmashtami Dussehra Navaratri


I had the pleasure of being the tour leader of our FamTrip organized during 24-31 March.This was my first trip to Incredible India but for surely not the last. It was a big, pleasant surprise for me and this would not have happened without Creative Travel’s extensive hospitality and attention during the whole trip.

From the first moment we exited the airport, until the last day when we were preparing to return to Romania loaded with lots of wonderful memories and experiences, we felt that we were important for Creative Travel, we felt safe and we experienced the real Indian hospitality.

For all this, I have to thank Creative Travel’s entire team who helped in organizing this and especially to Girish, Anuj, Shivi, Akhilesh, Kundan and Inder. Hope that I didn’t miss anybody and hopefully I will return soon to Incredible India.

Zoltan SZABO


Cruise Through Goa and Andamans Sets Off From Mumbai

You may have heard about Tourists can now cruise to Goa, Kochi and the Andaman & Nicobar Islands from Mumbai on the newly launched Mumbai - Bali cruise.

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Delhi to start “ferry” service on Yamuna

Tourists to Delhi will soon be able to enjoy a ferry service across the Yamuna river,connecting the suburb of Sonia Vihar to Ghaziabad on the outskirts of the city.

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Delhi to Meerut in just 60 minutes

Travel between Delhi and Meerut, which currently takes anywhere between 3 to 4 hours, will soon be cut down to 60 minutes.

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Breaking down barriers, taking tourism to all

Kerala Tourism is all set to launch an ambitious project to convert God’s Own Country into a 100% accessible tourism destination by 2021.

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Park Hotels to manage “India’s oldest hotel”

Apeejay Surrendra Park Hotels has entered into an agreement to manage the 232-year-old Denmark Tavern in Serampore, Kolkata.nutes.

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InterContinental Hotels Group debuts in Agra, Uttar Pradesh

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has signed a management agreement with Hotel Marina Agra for Holiday Inn Agra MG Road.

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Marriott International launches in Aerocity, New Delhi

Marriott International recently marked the opening of its sixth Aloft branded Hotel in India with the launch of Aloft New Delhi Aerocity.

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ITC’s newest hotel opens in Hyderabad

Hospitality major ITC Hotels has opened its latest property, ITC Kohenur in Hyderabad,taking the number of its luxury hotels to 12.

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Take your pick: Tiger safari in Sariska or Cow safari in Jaipur

From tiger safaris to cow safaris, Rajasthan is now set to launch a unique wildlife expedition to observe cows, and if it works, a bull safari will be next!

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4 species added to recovery programme by Wildlife Board

The Northern River Terrapin, Clouded Leopard, Arabian Sea Humpback Whale and Red Panda will now be part of the Recovery Programme for Critically Endangered Species.

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Wild Buffalo population increases in Chhattisgarh

About 50 Wild Buffaloes remain in three sub-population in Indravati National Park, Pamed and Udanti Wildlife Sanctuaries in Chhattisgarh.

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Buddha Air begins Kathmandu-Varanasi flight

Private carrier Buddha Air has started scheduled commercial flights from Kathmandu to Varanasi, India.

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Check in for flights now available at six hotels in Mumbai

Mumbai airport has extended check-in facility to select six starred hotels located outside the airport, saving time for passengers.

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India to Israel direct flights to operate four times a week

Air India has increased the frequency of its flights toIsrael to four times a week.

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Air India unveils revamped premium class

Air India has unveiled a revamped first class and business class in its fleet of Boeing aircrafts flying to international destinations.

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Recipe of the month

Chickpea Salad with Ginger

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