ASSOCIATIONS

South Africa bets big on convention

During the OTOAI convention, South Africa Tourism is keen to provide agents with a first-hand experience on the destination. TT Bureau The Exceutive Committee of OTOAI led by its President Mahendra Vakharia signed an MoU with Bunny Bhoola, Director, African Link Travel, for its South Africa convention. Since the convention …

Read More »

TAFI starts credit facility

The Western Chapter of Travel Agents Federation of India (TAFI) has taken its joint bank guarantee scheme with IATA and replicated it for hotels. Hazel Jain The Western India Chapter of the Travel Agents Federation of India (TAFI) has become the first association chapter to initiate a joint bank guarantee …

Read More »

New prez @Skål Bombay

The Skål Club of Bombay announced new committee members led by Kuldeep Bhartee, General Manager (Area Manager—West), ITC Hotels, as its President. TT Bureau Skål International, Bombay Club recently held its 62nd Annual General Meeting at the West End Hotel in Mumbai – a tradition that has still continued for …

Read More »

Technology to take centrestage

Expecting a good strength and show, Gurdeep Singh Gujral, Joint Secretary, OTOAI briefly explains the format of the OTOAI Convention along with details on pre and post Fam trips for the particpants. TT Bureau Co-chairman of the upcoming OTOAI convention to be held in Cape Town, Gujral will be responsible …

Read More »

Cape Town beckons OTOAI

With a new destination – Stellenbosch – on offer for B2B sessions, this year’s Outbound Tour Operators Association of India (OTOAI) Convention seems to have hit the popularity charts among attendees. Hazel Jain Prepare to be ‘digitalised’! The upcoming Outbound Tour Operators Association of India (OTOAI) convention that will take …

Read More »

Industry upbeat on PowerHouse

PATA India Chapter’s Tourism PowerHouse, scheduled from August 5-6, 2018 at The Park, New Delhi, will see stalwarts of the industry coming together to discuss trends and issues relevant to tourism. TT Bureau Rashmi Verma, Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, Government of India and Chairman, PATA India Chapter, announced the dates …

Read More »

OTOAI keen on digitisation

The Outbound Tour Operators Association of India (OTOAI) is all set to organise its fourth Annual Convention in Cape Town from August 11-14. Mahendra Vakharia, President, OTOAI, briefly talks about the theme and format of the convention. Manas Dwivedi After attracting significant growth in outbound tourism with its past conventions …

Read More »

Skål’s strong growth in Asia

The recently-held 47th Skål Asia Area Congress in Macau witnessed a considerable representation from India. Skål International Delhi took over the mantle of the largest Skål Club in the world. TT Bureau The Indian delegation was the largest at this year’s Skål Asia Area Congress with participation of more than …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »