In-the-Issue

MOT to address TCS issue

With reinforced confidence after the recent budget allocated to MOT and a plan in place, the ministry is now looking to address the industry’s concerns over TCS and other issues. Meenakshi Sharma, Director General, Tourism, says they will work hand-in-hand with trade. Nisha Verma Upbeat about the budget allocated to …

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Himalayan state for Convention

Among the projects undertaken by Adventure Tour Operators Association of India (ATOAI) is the ‘Introduce Yourself’ scheme for members and finalisation of its convention for the year. It will also be the knowledge partner for Uttarakhand Adventure Summit to be held in March. Manas Dwivedi Sharing details on the list …

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Convention in April at Bhopal

Association of Domestic Tour Operators of India (ADTOI) has announced its 10th annual convention in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, from April 10-12, 2020, themed ‘Dekho Apna Desh’. It also recently launched its Tamil Nadu chapter that will be chaired by Kalaimamani VKT Balan. Nisha Verma To be held at Minto Hall, Bhopal, …

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Skill development aids survival

Realising the need for skill development in the travel industry today, senior members of IATO share their view on the importance of new-age skills in the use of technology to pave the way for survival of travel companies. Technology alone cannot guarantee success, they feel. Zia Siddiqui, EC Liaison, Skill …

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Roaring’s Latin Trails

Roaring Representations has announced its newest client, Latin Trails, from South America. It offers DMC services in Ecuador and Peru, and small-ship luxury cruises to Galápagos Islands. Manas Dwivedi Sharing details about the latest additions, Vishal Mehra, Managing Partner-Acquisitions Roaring Representations, says, “These islands, a province of Ecuador, are considered …

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ATM to decode preferences

Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2020 will bring together tourism experts to deliberate on how different traveller generations can be tapped. While they are united in the kind of experience they seek, their preferences differ greatly, often leaving marketers perplexed. Tripti Mehta The burgeoning global tours and activities market is estimated …

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Tunisia reiterates visa-free entry

Tunisia has reiterated its policy of visa-free entry for Indians, as it aims to tap the latter’s burgeoning potential. Tripti Mehta In an effort to reinstitute the interest of Indians in the historically rich North African country of Tunisia, HE Nejmeddine Lakhal, Ambassador of the Republic of Tunisia to India …

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New Country Inn hotels soon

Looking to tap the growing demand for travel to Tier-II cities of India, Country Inn Hotels & Resorts is set to soon open new properties, one each in the North Indian cities of Haridwar, Varanasi, Kasganj and Sitapur. Tripti Mehta Country Inn Hotels & Resorts India will soon launch four …

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Hilton’s ‘Namaste’ to ME & Africa

Through its new tailored offering called Namaste, Hilton Hotels plans to cater to Indians travelling to ME and Africa. Tripti Mehta Hilton has launched tailored offerings for Indians travelling to the Middle East and Africa, and has aptly named it ‘Namaste’. Through this, Hilton aims to offer the Indian guest …

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Globus’ schemes for 2020

The Globus family of brands has launched a new version of its online specialist programme for 2020. It also assures its travellers of safety measures amid the ongoing COVID-19 epidemic. Hazel Jain The Globus Family of brands – Globus, Cosmos, Monograms and Avalon Waterways – has launched a completely new …

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