Anil Mohan

Agents: Wind beneath Air India’s wings

Air India celebrated its trade partners and hosted an evening of entertainment and dinner for them at the Pride Plaza Hotel, Aerocity, which saw in attendance the bigwigs from the travel fraternity as well as some of the top professionals from Air India under one roof.

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19,000 B2B meetings at 43rd GTM

The 43rd Germany Travel Mart (GTM) took place from May 7-9, 2017, in Nuremberg, Bavaria and was hosted by Bavaria Tourism and the Nuremberg Convention and Tourist Office. Around 350 suppliers–representing the hotel business, inbound tourism, the entertainment sector, the transport industry and tourism organisations–showcased their entire range of products …

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MoCA takes flight with UDAN scheme

Ministry of Civil Aviation hosted a dinner to celebrate its ambitious Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik (UDAN) scheme in Delhi, which was attended by not only the ministry officials, but also stakeholders in aviation. Union Civil Aviation Minister P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju, along with Jayant Sinha, MoS Civil Aviation, as …

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How to make lean period pay

The tourism and hospitality industry of India believes that in order to beat the lean season of May-July and pitch the country as a year-round destination globally, the industry needs to join forces that would counter the existing challenges, consolidate the various tourism products and target newer source markets. ANKITA …

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AI invested on disinvestment?

In view of the Niti Aayog and Finance Ministry suggesting privatisation of the national carrier, there are lots of questions arising over the need of this step and how it would pan out, if at all. NISHA VERMA Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley recently suggested disinvestment of Air India owing …

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Skålleagues raise the roof at Skål Ball

An annual event hosted by Skål Delhi Chapter, this year’s Skål Ball took place in Le Meridien, New Delhi, where the industry’s crème-de-la-crème let their hair down over cocktails and aperitifs. The National Committee members graced the occasion from different parts of the country and added an extra dose of …

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Exploring the lesser known in Turkey

OTOAI in collaboration with TITC and Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Republic of Turkey, organised a five day EduCon, exploring the Muğla region in Turkey. Approximately 45 member tour operators indulged in the various offerings of the region to learn about it and offer it to their discerning clients in …

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Shandong hosts Indian agents

Shandong Airlines along with China National Tourism Office New Delhi, organised a Fam trip for Indian agents to Shandong region in China, where they explored the airline as well as the cities of Qingdao, Qufu, Tai’an (Mount Tai) and Jinan. Wang Shuai, General Representative, India, Shandong Airlines, India and Tian …

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The good, bad & ugly of GST

The GST Council finalised the tax rates of services under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) recently and the tax system will be effective from July 1. With five per cent rate for tours and 28 per cent for luxury hotels, travel trade professionals are trying to comprehend how business …

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National Circuits on MOT radar

Suman Billa, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, says the second phase of the Swadesh Darshan scheme will be based on five themes which will span across several states to showcase the best tourism destinations in the country. AHANA GURUNG The introduction of e-visa and the continuous reforms …

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