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The real ‘taste’ of travel

Gastronomic experiences are increasingly becoming the sole reason among many to travel. Ruhani Duggal, Director, Minar Group, speaks about her company’s approach to promoting culinary tourism in the country. TT Bureau A country as diverse as India is bound to have an array of culinary choices; from Rajasthan’s dal baati …

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The right tech for agents

Sandeep Dwivedi, Chief Operating Officer, InterGlobe Technology Quotient, shares how ITQ and Travelport are keeping abreast of the needs of travel agents across the country and offering just the right technology to help equip them with the best solutions. Nisha Verma InterGlobe Technology Quotient (ITQ) as well as the entire …

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Exciting times ahead for ICPB

India Convention Promotion Bureau (ICPB) has planned a line-up of interesting initiatives including the 12th Conventions India Conclave in Kochi. The association also plans to open two more State Chapters. Manas Dwivedi Organising a productive international roadshow with 118 MiCE buyers in Europe covering Paris, Brussels, Geneva and Zurich in …

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IATO discusses challenges upfront

IATO focused on its sub-committee proceedings and shared the progress with Services Export Promotion Council/Directorate General of Foreign Trade license renewal, visa fee and MOT Fam trip at its luncheon. TT Bureau The Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO) discussed the concerns of members, sub-committees and shared the progress that …

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MiCE, weddings take centre stage

Qatar is engaging with Indian MiCE operators and wedding planners to grow numbers from this segment. In fact, the country has already received confirmation for six weddings. TT Bureau The Indian market is one of the most important growth markets for Qatar. “India was the number one source market for …

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Customer is king for Al Tawfeeq

With a mission to offer superior customer experience, Al Tawfeeq Travel, Doha, sets its service standards through a process of continuous training of its staff, reveals the company’s CEO, Rehan Ali Syed. Q. The last 10 years of Al Tawfeeq has been an eventful journey. What have been the key …

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J&K gears up for another season

Safe to welcome tourists, Jammu & Kashmir is now set to witness a major influx of tourists during the summer season as the state promotes new unexplored destinations. TT Bureau Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) Tourism partnered with All Ladakh Tour Operators Association of India (ALTOI) to organise Ladakh Travel Meet …

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Erco to add new products

Ravi Gosain, Managing Director, Erco Travels & Tourism Enterprises, believes in nurturing his existing foreign tour operator partners by offering them new circuits and activities. TT Bureau The inbound business of both Erco Travels & Tourism Enterprises has been stable in the last one year as they ventured into different …

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Educate agents for conversions

At Renuka Natu Travel Relations, the focus will be to educate the travel agents about different destinations through training and help them achieve conversions. TT Bureau Renuka Natu Travel Relations is a tourism representation and consulting service, effectively handling international travel brands on the Indian turf since 2010. Renuka Natu, …

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Jazeera takes the ‘Spice’ route

Jazeera Airways has partnered with SpiceJet to allow agents to issue tickets to connect seamlessly on a single ticket. It will also launch a direct, non-stop service from Kuwait to London Gatwick this summer. Hazel Jain Low-cost carrier headquartered in Kuwait, Jazeera Airways, is engaging with like-minded low-cost carriers across …

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