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Solid footing for tourism

According to the FICCI-Yes Bank Knowledge Report on tourism infrastructure, the investment is expected to soar to ₹5,546.3 billion in the next 10 years. Manas Dwivedi The FICCI-Yes Bank Knowledge Report on tourism infrastructure, released at the 4th Tourism Investors Meet 2018 in New Delhi, indicated that investments in travel …

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MP to host AdventureNEXT

Madhya Pradesh Tourism Board (MPTB) is set to hold AdventureNEXT by Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) in Bhopal from December 3-5, 2018. TT Bureau Acurtain raiser for AdventureNEXT held recently in Delhi saw in presence Hari Ranjan Rao, Managing Director, Madhya Pradesh Tourism Board; Gergana Nikolova, Regional Manager—Europe; ATTA; Jake …

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ADTOI elections on August 11

The Association of Domestic Tour Operators (ADTOI) is set to conduct its elections on August 11, 2018 in New Delhi. TT Bureau ADTOI is all set to elect its new team after two years at The Metropolitan Hotel and Spa, New Delhi—the same venue of its last elections and with …

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1 year of GST: Sore still?

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) came into effect in July 2017 and shook the entire travel industry. While many said that it simplified processes, others believed that it deviated from the ‘One nation One tax’ idea. TT Bureau EM Najeeb, Senior Vice President, Indian Association of Tour Operators “A …

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IATO set for convention

EM Najeeb, Senior Vice President, Indian Association of Tour Operators, speaks at length about various initiatives and the upcoming convention. TT Bureau Q. What is the latest update at IATO? What is the association currently working on? IATO is pursuing its objectives of working for the professional welfare of the …

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Digitalisation takes centre stage

The Outbound Tour Operators Association of India (OTOAI) is set to organise its fourth annual convention in Cape Town, South Africa from August 11-14, 2018 on the theme ‘Digitalisation – The Way Forward’. Amrita Ghosh & Simranjeet Singh Arora The Exceutive Committee of OTOAI led by its President Mahendra Vakharia …

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Tourism PowerHouse in Delhi

PATA India Chapter has announced that it will be organising the Tourism PowerHouse from August 5-6, 2018, at The Park New Delhi. Nisha Verma The announcement about The Tourism PowerHouse was made at PATA India Chapter’s 7th Update and Outlook Meeting in cooperation with the Ministry of Tourism at The …

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Don’t ban, revise guidelines: Agents

With many unforeseen activities in Uttarakhand due to lack of safety measures, the state High Court has imposed a ban on adventure activities. Agents ask for revision of guidelines. Simranjeet Singh Arora As the most popular state for water and adventure activities, Uttarakhand came to a halt after its High …

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Peace in the time of tourism

Ban Ki-moon, Former Secretary General, United Nations, stresses on the significance of the tourism industry as not only a leading economic sector but also a vehicle in fostering multicultural understanding. Devika Jeet from Korea During the PATA Annual Summit 2018 held in Gangneung, Republic of Korea, the former Secretary General …

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Resounding applause to PAP move

The relaxation of Protected Area Permit (PAP) by Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) would not only mean lesser processes for the visiting foreigners, but also for inbound agents. Here is what they have to… Nisha Verma Jatinder Pal Singh Taneja, Hon. Secretary, PATA India and Managing Director, Travel Spirit International …

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