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Kerala rises from ashes

The tourism and hospitality industry in Kerala hopes to get back to normal from the beginning of September, especially with airport, roads and hotels reopening soon. TT Bureau After the severe floods in Kerala, the tourism industry is geared to be back in business by September 1, 2018, says Sejoe …

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South Africa in all its glory

About 175 delegates marked their presence at the recently-concluded four-day OTOAI Annual Convention held in Cape Town. OTOAI has held its past conventions in Manila, Bali and Ras Al Khaimah. Kanchan Nath from Cape Town The year 2018 holds special relevance to South Africa as it marks the centenary of …

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FHRAI Convention in Lucknow

The 53rd FHRAI Annual Convention will be held at Ramada Lucknow Hotel & Convention Centre from September 20-22, 2018, amidst a host of networking sessions. TT Bureau The FHRAI Annual Convention is set to be held at Ramada Lucknow Hotel & Convention Centre, Lucknow on the theme ‘Spiritual & Wellness …

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Why is India a powerhouse?

John Koldowski, Special Advisor to CEO, PATA, presented the keynote address at the recently-concluded Tourism PowerHouse — a PATA India Chapter initiative. He talked about what makes India a powerhouse of tourism and what needs to be done to leverage its potential in every way. Nisha Verma Incredible India According …

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Guiding light for guides

Calling for the need of insurance and pension benefits for RLGs, Dr Ajay Singh, President, TGFI, talks about challenges faced by tour guides in India. Manas Dwivedi The apex organisation of regional level guides of India, Tourist Guides’ Federation of India (TGFI) has a strong network of over 4600 tour …

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Set for National Congress

The third Skål International India’s National Congress will be held in Kolkata from August 17-19 at Novotel Kolkata Hotel and Residences. Manas Dwivedi Kolkata is all set to host its first ever Skål International India’s National Congress, set to commence on August 17. This is the third National Congress in …

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PP Khanna is President again

PP Khanna has been re-elected as the President of Association of Domestic Tour Operators of India (ADTOI) for a second term, while Rajesh Arya was voted as the Vice President. TT Bureau ADTOI’s biennial elections were held on August 11, 2018 at The Metropolitan Hotel & Spa, New Delhi, where …

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Full house for PowerHouse

The inaugural edition of Tourism Powerhouse—a PATA India initiative, recently held at The Park New Delhi, saw in presence eminent speakers from across the world addressing 200 delegates. Nisha Verma PATA India’s first Tourism PowerHouse opened to a gathering of 200 delegates, including experts in international tourism as well as stalwarts …

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ADTOI hosts agents

The Association of Domestic Tour Operators of India (ADTOI), in association with Punjab Tourism, recently organised a Fam for members to Amritsar. TT Bureau ADTOI organised a three-day Fam to Amritsar for approximately 50 delegates, including members of the association. Delegates visited some of the city’s historically significant spots such …

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Change is constant

Change brings a new aspect in a business and that is what exactly IATO as an association is working for its members and the travel fraternity. Simranjeet Singh Arora Rajesh Mudgil, newly-elected Honorary Secretary, Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO), has expressed his concern to bring about some positive changes …

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