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ADTOI launches AP chapter

Following the launch of its state chapter in Rajasthan, ADTOI has also launched its Andhra Pradesh State Chapter during its annual convention held in Visakhapatnam recently. The Association of Domestic Tour Operators of India (ADTOI) launched its Andhra Pradesh Chapter during its 8th Annual Convention held in Visakhapatnam recently. Vijay …

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FAITH appoints new members

The Federation of Associations in Indian Tourism and Hospitality elected its team of office bearers. Nakul Anand, Executive Director, ITC, remains Chairman, while Subhash Goyal has been elected its Secretary. TT Bureau FAITH has elected its new team of office bearers with Nakul Anand, Executive Director, ITC, reinstated as the …

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ATOAI takes Kerala on an adventure

The 13th Annual Convention of Adventure Tour Operators Association of India (ATOAI) held in Kumarakom, Kerala, was attended by over 400 delegates from 16 states. Around 50 exhibitors showcased their products. The ATOAI Convention at Kerala received an excellent response from the participants, informs Tejbir Singh Anand, Vice President, ATOAI. …

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ADTOI launch theme for convention

The Association of Domestic Tour Operators of India (ADTOI) will host its 8th Annual Convention-cum-exhibition at Novotel, Varun Beach, Visakhapatnam from November 17-18 and have decided on the theme for the same. The theme of ADTOI convention this year is ‘Domestic Tourism: Explore India – One Country, Many Worlds,’ under …

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FHRAI: Progression with prowess

Garish Oberoi has been elected as the new President of FHRAI for the term September 2017-18. Oberoi has been in the hospitality industry for over three decades. He previously held the post of Vice President and Treasurer, FHRAI. In an exclusive interview, he tells us about his vision for the …

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Understanding a new world order

Nakul Anand, Executive Director, ITC Hotels, at the recently-concluded FHRAI Annual Convention, shared his vision on how global trends are ushering in a technological era for travel and hospitality. Kanchan Nath Nakul Anand claims that with the rise of digital and mobile consumer usage, the control has completely gone into …

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Synergy works at WTM London

The Ministers’ Destination Investment Symposium at WTM London will bring together international investors, government ministers and destinations to explore possible ways of working in tandem with each other for growth of the global tourism economy. The event is being organised in collaboration with International Hotel Investment Forum Berlin (IHIF) and …

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Marketing challenges for the state

Maharashtra Chapter Chairman of the Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO), Himanshu Agashiwala speaks passionately about the challenges in marketing Maharashtra to inbound clients. TT BUREAU Everyone is talking about the challenges of marketing India as a destination to the rest of the world. Perhaps what would also help is …

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Biz travel needs representation

Concluding its conference in Mumbai this October, The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) has already planned to conduct three annual conferences in 2018. Gaurav Sundaram, Regional Director, India, GBTA, reveals more. HAZEL JAIN Q: What have you planned for 2018? A: We intend to conduct three large annual conferences next …

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Ras Al Khaimah spellbinds travel trade

Ras Al Khaimah hosted the 3rd OTOAI Annual Convention where the travel trade discussed new opportunities and efficient use of technology in tourism to allow its members to implement it to grow business. Attendees at the convention share their experiences of the destination with TRAVTALK. ANKITA SAXENA FROM RAS AL …

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