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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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GST concerns plagued agents in 2017

TT BUREAU Pooja Wadhwa, Partner, Avant Garde Consulting This year has been exceptional for us as we received heart-warming support from the travel trade for the entire chain that extends to Dubai, Maldives and Seychelles, especially for JA Manafaru Maldives, which was a fairly unknown brand in the Indian market. …

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Travel agents bid goodbye to 2017

TT BUREAU Sandeep Dwivedi, Chief Operating Officer, InterGlobe Technology Quotient, India Travel Award winner The last few years have redefined our approach as a travel technology company. Our matchless offering from 400+ airlines, 670,000+ hotel properties, 35,000 car rental locations, 61 cruise and tour operators, and 12 rail booking providers …

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Maya to return to North India

The 4th North India Travel Awards will be held on December 21, 2017, at The LaLit New Delhi. Like every year, these awards too will honour the hard work of the professionals of the tourism industry in the region. TT BUREAU Renowned as India’s first regional awards which honour the …

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2017: A rollercoaster for the industry

Major setbacks like GST, liquor ban and demonetisation plagued the tourism and hospitality industry. Looking back, the who’s who from the fraternity speak on how they dealt with the issues. TT BUREAU Satpal Maharaj, Tourism Minister, Government of Uttarakhand 2017 was very optimistic for Uttarakhand tourism, as the 4-dhaam yatra …

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Helanka offers adventure in Sri Lanka

Helanka Vacations is introducing a lot of new adventure packages targeting undiscovered areas in Sri Lanka. Leveraging the popularity of Sri Lanka as a tourist destination, especially for Indian tourists, Helanka Vacations is now introducing a lot of new packages. Rishantha Mendis, Director, Helanka Vacations, reveals that the travel company …

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India most digitally advanced

Travelport recently released the results of its Global Traveler Survey 2017, which saw Indians on top in terms of using digital assets at all stages of travel, right from planning, booking to experiencing stage. NISHA VERMA Rabih Saab, President and Managing Director, EMEA, Travelport, talks about the survey, saying that …

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Air connectivity deters domestic travel

The annual convention of ADTOI in Visakhapatnam brought together domestic agents and tour operators from across the country. The attendees share their experience of the city and challenges faced by the industry. TT BUREAU Sazid Subhan, Owner, Fastrack Travels The convention provided good exposure to Vizag as not many people …

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Need for a common voice

Sarabjit Singh, Managing Director, Travelite (India), has recently stepped down as Vice Chairman, FAITH. After working in the industry for many years, Singh believes that different ministries who have anything to do with tourism should work together to improve India’s tourism ranking in the world. I started my journey in …

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