AGENTS

Upping the insurance game

Asego is determined to continue bringing innovation to the insurance segment, whether it is by creating new offerings that are better suited for Gen Z and Millennials, or by creating experience-specific covers like for cruising. Dev Karvat, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Asego, shares his plans for the new year. …

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Bigger M!CE groups in 2024

Hopeful of sustained demand, Thomas Cook (India) is keen to collaborate with M!CE convention centres at the central and state levels to bring business back into India, says Rahul Shinde, GM, M!CE & Exhibition, Thomas Cook (India). Hazel Jain Rahul Shinde, General Manager, M!CE & Exhibition, Thomas Cook (India), anticipates …

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Think local, says Pittie

Rikant Pittie, Co-Founder, EaseMyTrip, reflects on the year gone by, plans for the company & the travel startup landscape in India. Hazel Jain What is your prime focus right now? With the Indian Angels show, I got the opportunity to pursue my interest in helping startups and aspiring entrepreneurs on …

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New Year mantra: Tech & tie-ups

Without adaptability, extinction is a real possibility. The new generation of entrepreneurs and chief executive officers in the travel and hospitality sector believe in agility and innovation; they encourage the industry as a fraternity to think differently and do things differently, so that they just don’t survive but thrive in …

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‘2023 taught us adaptability’

Karan Vakharia, Director – Business Development, Pathfinders Holidays, says they are looking for collaborations with airlines, hotels, tour operators, and local businesses to expand offerings. TT Bureau Resilience, collaborations, adaptability for future changes, and crisis preparedness are some of the lessons Karan Vakharia, Director – Business Development, Pathfinders Holidays, is …

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Experiences to push travel in 2024

Flipkart owned Cleartrip has a lot of expectations from 2024 keeping in view the increasing demand for domestic and international bookings. Ayyappan Rajagopal, Chief Executive Officer, Cleartrip, says there are several new things that they are planning to do in terms of flexibility, value and affordability to meet the expections …

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Experts up for India weddings?

Wedding industry shows support to the PM’s view on Indian families organising nuptials abroad and appeals to the Union Government to create infrastructure in the country for preventing the trend. Suhani Sood Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently urged wealthy Indian families going abroad to organise their wedding ceremonies to give …

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2023: The year that was

Year 2023 has seen impressive growth for travel industry, thanks to the demand from millennials, high spending power and technology providing the right impetus. TRAVTALK takes industry views. Suhani Sood GB Srithar, Regional Director, India, Middle East, South Asia & Africa, STB As Indian travellers made 2023 a big year …

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India #2 for Rail Europe

India has managed to climb to number two position in terms of turnover for Rail Europe this year, says Florence Pasquier, Chief Commercial Officer, Rail Europe. She is excited about the growth form the market in the new year Hazel Jain Florence Pasquier, Chief Commercial Officer at Rail Europe, recently …

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Ovolo: In tandem with Indian taste

Ovolo Central, a designer hotel with luxury rooms, in Hong Kong is popular for its nightlife and dining. In an exclusive interview with travtalk , Horace Siu, General Manager, Ovolo Central, shares about the unique selling points of the property, importance of Indian market for them, and their upcoming campaigns. …

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