Anil Mohan

Tourist routes in focus for UDAN 3

The results of Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA’s) Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik (UDAN) scheme’s Round 3 witnessed a major inclusion of tourism routes in coordination with MOT. NISHA VERMA Under UDAN 3, MoCA awarded 235 routes to different airlines, out of which 46 are tourism routes, and 189 are …

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Fresh set of creatives

In an exclusive interview with TRAVTALK, Yogendra Tripathi, Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, elaborates on scaling up India’s tourism promotional efforts to enhance its visibility worldwide. KANCHAN NATH India received the Award of Excellence for ‘Best in Show’ at the recently-concluded New York Times Travel Show (NYTTS) 2019 in New York, …

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Singapore Tourism Board invites tenderers

Singapore Tourism Board invites tenderers for the appointment of a Marketing Representative agency for South India (with offices in Bengaluru and Chennai) The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) India Regional Office invites bids from professional and well-connected marketing representative agencies, with strong in-market knowledge and travel trade networks to promote Destination …

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North India revels with Maya

The 4th North India Travel Awards was held at The Lalit New Delhi amidst the stalwarts of the tourism industry. Chief Guest Vijay Goel, Minister of State for Statistics & Programme Implementation and Parliamentary Affairs, Government of India and Guest of Honour Shivdular Singh Dhillon, IAS, Special Secretary-cum-Director, Department of …

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Restructuring overseas presence?

The shutting down of seven foreign tourist offices by the Government of India has sent the travel trade in a tizzy. TRAVTALK asks industry experts about the impact of this decision on the tourism business within and outside the country. Plagued with the vacancy of several posts and lack of …

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Exploring many worlds within India

The Association of Domestic Tour Operators of India (ADTOI) brought together its pan-India members under one roof for its 8th annual convention in Vizag. The association members and participants deliberated on pressing issues pertaining to the domestic tourism industry.

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Hahn Air hosts agents in Gujarat

Hahn Air recently held a networking event for over 80 travel agents from 39 agencies in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. The event provided an opportunity to meet Zafar Shamsi, Director Global Account Management Western India, the key account director for the state. He was supported by his colleagues Sanjay Shrivastava, Director Global …

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Incredible India shines bright at ITB Asia

Asia’s leading travel trade show, ITB Asia 2017 completed its milestone anniversary event with record-breaking numbers. The 10th ITB Asia was held at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. Over three days, the event hosted about 940 exhibitors from 113 countries. ITB Asia 2017 also …

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OTOAI’s new team for 2017-19

The Outbound Tour Operators Association of India has elected its new team for 2017-19. Mahendra Vakharia is the new President while Himanshu Patil has been elected as the Vice President for the association’s next term. The new OTOAI team was elected unopposed. The focus of the association has shifted from …

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