ASSOCIATIONS

SEIS disappoints industry

Ministry of Commerce & Industry has released amended rates for SEIS claims for FY 2019-20, but tour operators and hotels are not happy with the cut in percentage and capping of payment. Nisha Verma Service Exports from India Scheme (SEIS) for services rendered in the Financial Year 2019-20 have been …

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UNWTO champions inclusivity

While both the developed and developing economies have been hit by the pandemic, marginalised groups and the most vulnerable have been hit hardest of all. It is therefore essential that the benefits, restart of tourism will bring, are enjoyed widely and fairly. Hazel Jain While both the developed and developing …

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Keeping the faith

The pandemic is proving to be a litmus test for associations. While some have seen a drop in membership, others are seeing a slow but steady rise. Hazel Jain & Janice Alyosius At the time when travel industry needs to put up united front in face of the calamity, we …

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IATO UP Chapter organises hybrid meeting

Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO) Uttar Pradesh Chapter organised its hybrid meeting on July 9 in Varanasi at Hotel Clarks under the chairmanship ofPrateek Hira, Chairman UP Chapter and Vikram Singh, Co-Chair of the chapter. This meeting was supported by the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India and was attended …

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ADTOI lends a helping hand

ADTOI has formed a taskforce by its members and for its members in order to provide timely assistance through verified information about medical facilities on a pan-India basis. Besides this, the Association has launched a Facebook page for female members and is organising vaccination camps while reimbursing members for shots. …

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Register yourself with MOT

In a marathon session of Q&A for its members, TAAI discussed their woes while answering and guiding them on some of their queries. From Air India to bank guarantee, MOT and IATA, this was a no-holds-barred virtual meeting. Hazel Jain In a marathon session that lasted about three hours, the …

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Women have the power!

Titled ‘Skill HER for Sustainable Tourism’, the TAAI-WITT and FICCI-FLO webinar, powered by TRAVTALK, advocates the belief that ‘Empowered women Empower women’.Women from various walks of life talk about being entrepreneurs and honing skills. Jyoti Mayal, President, TAAI Women have always held a very strong place in tourism and hospitality. …

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Travel post vaccine

Industry stakeholders share their view on how, if at all, COVID vaccination will change the way people travel. Rajiv Mehra, President, IATO I believe that what WTTC is also saying is that once you have been vaccinated and given a certificate, it should be good enough to travel. There should …

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SEIS on new IATO team’s agenda

IATO concluded its biennial election recently, where Rajiv Mehra was elected as the new President and EM Najeeb was re-elected as the Senior Vice President of the Association. The office bearers and EC are a mix of new and old faces. Rajiv Mehra, President I never believed that I would …

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Virtual ITM 2021 wins big!

The three-day India Tourism Mart (ITM) 2021, inaugurated on February 18, saw participation of 241 international buyers from 74 countries and 248 domestic buyers apart from an equal number of buyers walking in for meetings. Manas Dwivedi The Federation of Associations in Indian Tourism & Hospitality (FAITH) successfully organised the …

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