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Guide for industry entrants

The book, ‘Tourism: Everyone’s Business’, written by Gour Kanjilal, Executive Director, IATO and former Deputy Director General of Ministry of Tourism, Government of India was launched by M.P. Bezbaruah, Former Secretary Tourism, Government of India and Permanent Representative of UNWTO in India. Other dignitaries present at the book launch included …

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TTAUP works on 2018 agenda

Vivek Pandey, President of the recently-formed Travel Trade Association of Uttar Pradesh (TTAUP), shares his plans for the association and lists activities planned for the coming year. ANKITA SAXENA Keeping in mind the growing travel business in smaller cities of Uttar Pradesh, TTAUP is a maiden attempt by local travel …

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10 milestones of 2017

The industry has experienced a volatile year with challenges appearing in many shapes and forms. TRAVTALK picks out 10 moments that defined the year gone by and will continue to have a ripple effect in the years to come. TT BUREAU Visas are relaxed The Tourism Ministry, in a single …

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Air India flight to LA on the cards?

Pankaj Srivastava, Director-Commercial, Air India, speaks about the possibility of opening connectivity to Los Angeles. If the overflying permission to fly shorter routes comes sooner they will operate the Delhi-Tel Aviv flight, he says. Also, Air India plans to increase connectivity to Australia to 10 flights a week from Delhi. …

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Adventure rules the roost in Knysna

At the heart of the Garden Route in South Africa, Knysna is the perfect base from which Indian travellers can explore the area with adventure as its biggest draw. The coastal town has been a destination for the Indian market for some time. HAZEL JAIN With close to 100,000 Indian …

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India in full strength at WTM London

Incredible India was surely a force to reckon with at WTM London this year. While the focus was increasingly on networking and building relationships, the Indian participation at the event was indicative of the importance of the UK market in India. The Indian contingent shares its views on the event. …

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NTOs happy with 2017, keen on 2018

TT BUREAU Eckard Kremer, Asia Head, Munich Tourist Board The year 2017 has been really good for Munich as far as the Indian arrival figures are concerned. The highlight of the year was Munich’s participation in various travel trade shows with the Jewels of Romantic Europe. Besides, Munich was earlier …

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Say ‘hello’ to changing times

In a bid to fulfil the changing demands of the travel industry, Catabatic Technology’s helloGTX software could just be the one-stop shop for today’s travel agencies. TT BUREAU In a market flooded with B2B products, CRM tools and travel software; helloGTX – the profit multiplier is an entirely new ecosystem …

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Travstarz ups tech game

Travstarz opened new offices in Ahmedabad, Mumbai & Pune and has added Azerbaijan and Eastern Europe to its portfolio. TT BUREAU The year 2017 turned out to be a very successful one for Travstarz Global Group as the company marked its presence in various cities across India and also saw …

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Trafalgar brochure out

The tour operator’s new brochure for 2018 has all the features that its trade partners in India loved. Agents can also learn about Trafalgar products through its online training module. HAZEL JAIN Like every year, Trafalgar has launched its new brochure for 2018 which will continue to have all the …

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