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Road tax hike irks IATO

Representatives of the Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO) will be meeting Haryana’s Chief Minister to bring relief to its members and tourists NISHA VERMA The Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO) organised a luncheon meeting for its members, where its President Pronab Sarkar expressed his happiness on having the …

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1800 meetings at Travel Experiential Show

The second edition of Travel Experiential Show-Beyond Luxury, held from April 8-9, 2017, at Sheraton New Delhi Hotel, brought together exhibitors and buyers in a B2B speed-meeting format over two days to transact business and target the High Network Individuals (HNI) of India. ANKITA SAXENA The 2nd Travel Experiential Show …

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IATA pays attention to travel agents

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has appointed an individual who’ll help increase engagement with agents. Amitabh Khosla, Country Director — India, tells us more. HAZEL JAIN Q How do you see the relationship between airlines and agents develop in India? The airline-agent relationship is fundamentally a commercial relationship. Given …

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OTOAI convention at Ras Al Khaimah

Ras Al Khaimah will host the Outbound Tour Operators’ Association of India (OTOAI) convention to take place tentatively from September 12-14, 2017. NISHA VERMA Guldeep Singh Sahni, President, OTOAI, and Haitham Mattar, CEO, Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the convention during the Ras …

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Industry is now left high & dry

As an unintended consequence of the recent ban on liquor sale near highways by the Supreme Court of India, the hospitality and tourism industry has been left in a dither. The industry shares its perspective and further effects it will have on business across the country. David Scowsill, President and …

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GBTA eyes 300 members by 2018

With a membership of less than 100 at present, Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) has embarked on pan-India educational drives to increase its membership to 300 by 2018. The association will also organise its annual conferences-cum-expo in Delhi and Mumbai this year. GBTA India’s agenda for 2017 is focused on …

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Promoting peace through tourism

Held from March 3-5, 2017, ETAA convention kept the delegates engaged in B2B meetings with exhibitors and presented ample networking opportunities. AHANA GURUNG I n a bid to foster a sense of camaraderie among the travel fraternity, Enterprising Travel Agent’s Association (ETAA) organised their second domestic convention at Leonia Holistic …

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ICTT to be held from June 8-10

The International Conference on Tourism Technology (ICTT), to be held in New Delhi, will feature lectures by a line-up of noted technology speakers. An impressive line-up of technology industry experts from across the globe will attend the upcoming International Conference on Tourism Technology (ICTT) to deliberate on the paramount role …

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OTOAI gears up for elections

Outbound Tour Operators Association of India (OTOAI) will also be organising workshops in cities like Delhi, Ahmedabad, Mumbai and Chennai. NISHA VERMA Outbound Tour Operators Association of India (OTOAI) recently organised a trade workshop with the Chinese province Yunnan for its members. Guldeep Singh Sahni, President, OTOAI, said, “We collaborated …

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Promoting peace through tourism

By Ahana Gurung In a bid to foster a sense of camaraderie among the travel fraternity, Enterprising Travel Agent’s Association (ETAA) organised their second domestic convention at Leonia Holistic Destination, Hyderabad. The convention attracted participants from all over the country and gathered more than 200 attendees who engaged in networking …

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