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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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Rajiv Mehra is the new IATO President

The IATO members today have voted a new team to power for term 2021-23 during the election process conducted physically in New Delhi. Rajiv Mehra, Uday Tours & Travels has been elected as the new President while EM Najeeb, Air Travel Enterprises was voted again as the Senior Vice President …

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IATO ushers skill development

The Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO), in partnership with TravTalk, organised a series of webinars for its  members and the travel trade under its skill development initiative. With several webinars successfully conducted in the last three months, the team plans to bring introduce more sessions in the future. Manas …

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Policy must ease doing business

The National Tourism Policy, which had been in the pipeline for a long time, is now under the observation of various trade associations, as the Ministry of Tourism seeks suggestions and feedback from them. TRAVTALK spoke to association heads to understand the recommendations they plan to make. Subhash Goyal, Secretary …

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India: Bookings hurt but will lead

ForwardKeys, in association with PATA India Chapter, has come up with air travel trends to India and South Asia during COVID-19. The report, which also lays focus on the future, predicts that growth in air travel bookings to the region will be led by India. Travel analytics company ForwardKeys has …

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Why not tourism, asks FAITH

After not being able to get a specific stimulus package for tourism, FAITH and its member associations have reached out to parliamentarians, asking them why tourism was not  part of the government’s relief package. Nisha Verma Federation of Associations in Indian Tourism & Hospitality (FAITH), along with the its member …

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No or little compensation by states

Hotels are being used by states for housing health workers with little or no compensation, pushing these unsung heroes further into debt. Gurbaxish Singh Kohli,President, HRAWI and Vice President, FHRAI, explains… Hazel Jain Speaking about the need for transparency with regards to hotels being used as quarantine centres and accommodation …

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