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New decade, fresh hope

The previous year may have been a tumultuous one for the travel and tourism sector across its many segments, from aviation to hospitality and from technology to allied services, but the present one seems absolutely promising. We wish the trade the very best for the new decade! Siddhanta Sharma, President …

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New members & chapters

Last year, trade associations took up a number of initiatives, including educating members on trends & technology and organising conventions for knowledge sharing. They now look forward to a more progressive 2020 with new members and chapters they’ve added. Subhash Goyal, Secretary General, FAITH For FAITH, 2019 has been a …

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PATA India empowers APAC

The second edition of PATA Tourism PowerHouse, presented by Inder Sharma Foundation (ISF), was concluded at The Park, New Delhi. The event, since its inaugural session last year, has been hailed as a one-of-a-kind opportunity to interact with the best in the business, paving a well-informed and new way of …

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Riaz Munshi is president

The newly-elected team of OTOAI will focus on three key areas as part of its immediate agenda – building relationships with governments and tourism boards, doubling membership within a year, and conducting more trainings. Manas Dwivedi In a recently concluded ceremony, Outbound Tour Operators Association of India (OTOAI) unanimously elected …

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IATO clarifies RCM issues

During its latest monthly interactive luncheon meeting in New Delhi, IATO briefed members about Reverse Charge Mechanism (RCM) through a presentation and updated them through in-house announcements. Manas Dwivedi Interacting with members at the recently-held luncheon after the successful conclusion of the convention in Kolkata, Indian Association of Tour Operators …

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Prioritising Buddhist tourism

The second edition of the International Buddhist Travel Mart and ABTO Convention will be organised in Bodh Gaya, Bihar, from December 10-12, with an aim to promote India as a Buddhist tourism destination. The mart will be an opportunity for participants to meet with international guests. Bodh Gaya in Bihar …

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2nd Tourism PowerHouse in Dec

PATA India Tourism PowerHouse will be held on December 6 at The Park, New Delhi. The theme this year is ‘India Tourism – The Big Leap Forward’. Imminent speakers from the industry have been invited to take the stage at the event. TT Bureau The focus of PATA India Tourism …

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Jyoti Mayal is TAAI Prez

After much anticipation, the results for TAAI elections are out! Jyoti Mayal from New Airways Travels (Delhi) has been elected as the new President of the association for the term 2019-21. Hazel Jain Jyoti Mayal has been elected as the President of Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI) for the …

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IATO takes up key issues

With its efforts to resolve industry issues and address concerns of members, IATO is actively working on subjects such as group booking facility with railways and withdrawal of airport entry passes to tour operators. Manas Dwivedi Withdrawal of airport entry passes for tour operators The facility of airport entry passes …

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Accident Mitigation Act

The Adventure Tour Operators Association of India (ATOAI) will be coming up with an Accident Mitigation Act that will enlist the protocols required to be followed in case of an accident. TT Bureau As many as 212 mountains have been opened by Government of India, and the association is actively …

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