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GPS ups the game with 8 cities in 2018

The 6th edition of GPS, beginning in Nagpur from January 15-17, will travel to eight cities in 2018. This year, GPS plans to launch its membership card and introduce two products—RainbowCTM and Trip38. The attendees will also be able to participate in around six EDWIN workshops to be hosted this …

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Adrenaline rush for MICE

The MICE market in India is marching ahead to catch up with the world by opening up the sector to new activities. More corporate groups are opting for high-power, adrenaline-pumping activities over boardroom boredom. Birju Gariba, CEO and Executive Director, Platinum World Group ‘Please watch the instruction video very carefully …

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PATA India Chapter elections

PATA India Chapter held its 47th Annual General Meeting on December 19, 2017, at The Claridges, New Delhi. The event was presided over by Rashmi Verma, Chairperson, PATA India Chapter & Secretary – Tourism. TT BUREAU Rashmi Verma, Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, will lead PATA India Chapter …

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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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