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Maha Shivatri

Maha Shivratri

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Today, our friends in India and parts of Nepal celebrate Maha Shivratri (which literally translates to the ‘Great Night of Shiva’). . . a Hindu festival celebrated every year in reverence of Lord Shiva. It is the day Shiva was married to Parvati.

During this Hindu festival, devotees stay awake at night and offer prayers to the Lord. It is believed that the people who fast on this night and offer prayers to Lord Shiva bring good luck into their life.

 

If you would like an experience a truly magical land, try our epic 10-day journey through Rajastan, India.

Explore Rajasthan

ICS Sales Manager Chris Crampton Elected PATA UK Chairman

PATA UK

 

Chris Crampton, Sales Manager - UK & IrelandICS Travel Group is pleased to announce that Chris Crampton, Sales Manager for UK & Ireland, has been named Chairman of the United Kingdom chapter of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA).

PATA is the leader, advocate and catalyst for developing Asia Pacific’s travel and tourism industry. The Pacific Asia Travel Association UK Chapter (PATA UK Chapter), originally formed in 1962 with just 12 members, belongs to the PATA international network of 39 worldwide chapters. Formed over 50 years ago with headquarters in Bangkok, PATA is a global organisation with over 2,500 members comprising 42 Member Destinations and their Airlines, Hotel Groups, Tour Operators, Travel Agents, DMC’s, PR/Representation Companies, Cruise Liners, Individuals, Academics and Journalists.

The PATA UK chapter aims to raise awareness of each member and to help keep up-to-date with the region’s news, as it happens, together with our many UK based activities.

 Click here to visit the PATA UK site:
PATA UK

5 (MORE) Amazing National Parks in Southeast Asia

Here at ICS Travel Group we love nature, and not only are we dedicated to running sustainable business operations, we also offer a number of excursions and treks in the multitude of national parks around Southeast Asia. Below are some more of our favourite national parks in Southeast Asia. . .

Check out Part One: 5 Amazing National Parks in Southeast Asia

 

Khao Sok National Park, Thailand

Khao Sok National Park, Thailand

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