Anil Mohan

SA tests e-visa for India

In an effort to double its numbers from India by 2030, South Africa’s tourism ministry recently announced an e-visa regime for Indian passport holders on a pilot basis. The project was launched in the fourth week of January 2020. Hazel Jain South African Tourism recently concluded the 17th edition of …

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Tourism is still struggling

The travel fraternity believes that the sector needs more nurturing from the government to reach its potential, as it hails the recent policy amendments in terms of GST and e-Visa fee. Nisha Verma Naveen Kundu, Managing Director, EbixCash Travel & Holidays Tourism is not a pampered sector just because GST …

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GPS 2020 goes digital

Global Panorama Showcase (GPS) will go completely digital in 2020, with the first event of the year being hosted in Nagpur between January 27 and 28. Harmandeep Singh Anand, MD, GPS, has said that starting with GPS Nagpur from January 27-28 this year, they will go completely digital and have …

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Tourist facilities need a push

As the Budget draws closer, spokespersons of the tourism and hospitality industries talk about their expectations, some of which include, further reduction in GST and improvement of tourist facilities. Subhash Goyal, Secretary General, FAITH The tourism industry should be treated on a par with the export industry, particularly export of …

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Riaz Munshi is president

The newly-elected team of OTOAI will focus on three key areas as part of its immediate agenda – building relationships with governments and tourism boards, doubling membership within a year, and conducting more trainings. In a recently concluded ceremony, Outbound Tour Operators Association of India (OTOAI) unanimously elected its new …

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2019: Lukewarm response

While the tourism industry expressed hope of a promising 2019, the year couldn’t quite match expectations. Performance and revenues remained mediocre, while a few government policies acted as a silver lining. Ashwani Lohani, Chairman & Managing Director, Air India We began operating nine international routes in FY 2019-20 and many …

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