Chinhit Verma

MOT ready for foreign tourists?

Speaking at PATA India Chapter’s 9th Update & Outlook Meeting titled ‘Resurrecting Inbound Tourism post COVID-19’, Meenakshi Sharma, Director General – Tourism, addressed some key initiatives and strategies the government is taking to get ready to welcome tourists. Nisha Verma Insisting that a number of steps are being taken by …

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How COVID-19 can change travel

There is no denying that COVID-19 has re-shaped the world of travel and tourism. In fact, masks, physical distance and price  hikes may not be the only things that will leave a lingering impact on the way we travel.  TRAVTALK lists seven things that could be here to stay. Attractions …

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Road tripping in Nevada, USA

We previously shared with you the first in a three-part series covering the ‘Cowboy Corridor’ road trip in Nevada, USA. We spoke of the route from Reno to Winnemucca, a 267-km-long road trip that covered many a grand spectacle. The next leg in the series is the scenic route from …

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RUTI appoints India Rep

  The Russian Union of Travel Industry (RUTI) has appointed Prashant Choudhary, Managing Director, Salvia Promoters, as its Representative in India. Manas Dwivedi An organisation of Russia’s top tourism industry stakeholders with a mandate to promote tourism to Russia, RUTI has developed a network of representatives in 15 countries, including …

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Palladium re-opens hotels

Palladium Hotel Group has begun its summer season with the opening of seven properties across Spain. It has also tied up with SGS to develop a new hygienic-sanitary protocol in all the hotels. Palladium Hotel Group has opened seven of its hotels in Ibiza, Tenerife and Málaga, welcoming back national …

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Keeping members e-ngaged

In a bid to engage its members during these tough times of COVID-19, TAAI-Northern Region has been organising a number of webinars covering a range of topics and will be continuing the same in the future. Nisha Verma The latest webinar by TAAI-NR in the series was the Online Travel …

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Of tropical scenes and the

The Philippines is increasingly becoming a hub for solo travellers. All you need to do is pack your bags and fly to one of the most aesthetic places in the world, and enjoy yourself to the core. It is that simple! We bring to you five destinations in the Filipino …

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Trade reaches out to NITI Aayog

IATO, ATOAI and ADTOI recently met Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog, to seek government’s support for the survival and revival of industry, including financial assistance for tour operators. Here is what ensued… Manas Dwivedi The agenda of the recent meet with the NITI Aayog chief was to seek financial support …

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VFS Global starts limited operations

In a bid to get business going as the world starts to open, VFS Global has resumed operations, albeit restricted. Countries for which visa services have begun are United Kingdom, Italy, UAE, Turkey, Ireland, Belarus, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Norway, Portugal and South Korea. Applicants will have to schedule an appointment …

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Giving an edge to eastern India

Eastern Himalayas Travel & Tour Operators’ Association (EHTTOA) has joined hands with both regional and national associations to revive tourism in eastern India, promoting domestic tourism to North Bengal and the Eastern Himalayan region. It has also tied up with key associations to promote cross-border tourism with Bangladesh. Nisha Verma …

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