AGENTS

Emirates’ commission cut gets

Another large international airline has decided to cut its distribution expenses by revising its travel agent commission from the current 3 per cent to 1 per cent. Is it a sign of the things to come? Sunil Kumar DDP Game Changer 2014 and President, TAAI Travel agents have always supported …

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Caper gears up to go public

Bharat Bhushan Atree, Managing Director, Caper Travel Company (CTC), shares his company’s growth projection which include nurturing SBUs, a feat that has been in practice and has successfully honed talent through the years. Q What was the demand like in the inbound segment last year for Caper? Caper benefitted with …

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New features on Riya connect

Riya Travels has always tried to come up with new features and developments for its agents, reveals Manoj Samuel, Director, Riya Group. Q What kind of added benefits are you offering your agents this year? Riya has always tried to come up with new features and developments for our agents. …

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Travelrezonline 2.0 now live

With new software upgrade, flight consolidation, and even visa for the UAE, Travstarz has quite a lot in the offing, reveals Pankaj Nagpal, Managing Director, Travstarz Global Group. A year since travelrez online.com was launched, Nagpal has now unveiled its upgraded version. “This latest version 2.0 has been developed by …

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Amadeus expands portfolio with hotel IT

The technology provider has diversified its offerings with its foray into hospitality and is aiding future investments through its latest white paper ‘Online Travel 2020’ The industry nears a new age of online travel with rapid evolution and innovation taking place in every sector. Newer business models have come into …

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Curated tours for senior citizens

Bucket My List brings experiential options for travellers in the 50+ age group and plans to add more destinations and products in the near future. Bucket My List, an exclusive boutique travel company that caters to the 50+ age group travellers, believes in an experiential approach to holidays with emphasis …

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RezLive.com expands footprint in Africa

The online travel provider has appointed GSAs in Ghana and Kenya to increase their offerings for the continent. Rezlive.com, a product of Travel Designer Group, has further cemented its position in the African region with the appointment of African Origin Travels & Sports Tourism and Continental Travel Group as its …

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When business meets leisure

Bleisure, a portmanteau of business and leisure travel, is an increasingly popular trend catching up fast amongst business travellers. Tourism industry stakeholders elaborate on the dynamics and trends under this new emerging segment of travel. After completing business meetings or attending seminars, a phenomenon is being observed where travellers are …

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Indian travellers revel at global festivals

Whether it’s Oktoberfest in Munich, Dubai Shopping Festival, La Tomatina in Buñol (Spain), or Tomorrowland, Indian travellers are experiencing it all. While there is no exact number of Indians travelling abroad to be a part of this jamboree, the travel industry points out an increase in demand among Indians for …

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Preparing for the future of travel

The tourism and hospitality industry is changing at an exponential rate. The new products being added everyday and the ever-evolving technology has put travel agents at the precipice of evolution. Ashwini Kakkar, Past President, TAAI, outlines various changes in the industry and suggests the way forward. Aviation According to Kakkar, …

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