Englishwoman besotted with the country, recounts her memories of 1962 India

  • Posted on: 16 August 2019
  • By: Aline Dobbie

Aline has returned from 6.5 weeks in India where she and her family travelled through Delhi, Rajasthan, Maharashtra and Kerala. Then on to Karnataka and finally to Hyderabad in Telangana. A most wonderful trip celebrating with family for three weeks and then the rest of the time as just a couple and so many people kind enough to wish us for our Golden Wedding Anniversary with beautiful dinners and delicious cakes. A memorable journey which was also thoroughly enjoyed by her son Stewart, his wife Corinne and their three children Honor, Calon and Oliver. It was so wonderful to have family with us and let them experience what is after all part of their heritage through Aline - India.

Aline Dobbie received The Art and Culture Award from The Indian Awards 2019

  • Posted on: 8 June 2019
  • By: Aline Dobbie

Last week Aline Dobbie received The Art and Culture Award from The Indian Awards 2019 which are compiled by The India Business Group. The Award Ceremony was at a glittering dinner in the Houses of Parliament on 29th May 2019. The recipients of the awards are all men and women who have contributed substantially to the goodwill and interaction between Indian and the UK. For me personally I have over many years promoted Indian Tourism and understanding of India and I am grateful to be recognised.

India Today

  • Posted on: 11 March 2019
  • By: Aline Dobbie

The Election Commission of India announced the final dates for the Lok Sabha elections 2019. The elections will be held between 11 April and 19 May. The election result will be announced on 23rd May. The world’s largest democracy will demonstrate freedom of choice.

Kerala Flood Relief: How You Can Help

  • Posted on: 30 August 2018
  • By: Aline Dobbie

If you want to help Kerala, in India rebuild after flooding wrought havoc throughout the state in August 2018, here’s what you need to know.

Incredible India visits Glasgow

  • Posted on: 22 August 2018
  • By: Aline Dobbie

I recently attended a tourism presentation by Incredible !ndia in Glasgow on the latest developments and news about India as a strong tourist destination.  Mrs Anju Ranjan, the Consul General of India to Scotland, gave an address and a video presentation from the ministry showed all the great diversity of India and what the country has to offer as a tourist destination. 

Ionian Idyll: Sailing amongst Greece’s Ionian Islands

  • Posted on: 13 August 2018
  • By: Aline Dobbie

To sail in the Ionian, one needs to fly into Preveza a small airport on the mainland of Greece very near to the island of Lefkas.  Our yacht share is moored at Sivota which is a charming little village with a beautiful bay is also on Lefkas; a taxi ride takes about fifty minutes.

Opinion: India Today, by Aline Dobbie

  • Posted on: 13 August 2018
  • By: Aline Dobbie

In early January 2018 I was again invited to see Mahindra World City near Chennai; it continues to flourish and there have been further additions to the whole place since our visit in February 2015. There are plans now for a similar MWC in northern Tamil Nadu, and adjacent to Ahmedabad, and probably some other strategic locations.

World Travel Market 2017

  • Posted on: 8 November 2017
  • By: Aline Dobbie

Aline and Graham Dobbie attended first two days of WTM 2017 in London. This great travel mart is responsible for approximately £3 billion worth of business and is attended by upwards of 53,000 people from 180 countries with 3000 Press.