In-the-Issue

Abu Dhabi taps M!CE & leisure

H.E. Ali Hassan Al Shaiba, Executive Director of Tourism and Marketing at Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi, deliberates on how they are preparing to welcome Indian tourists, as Abu Dhabi opens its doors to global travellers. Nisha Verma The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi …

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Centre-stage at IMWF 2021

The IMWF 2021 to be held for the fifth time in Antalya, Turkey, between November 18 and 22, 2021, with representatives from airlines, hotels, and suppliers, in international meetings, incentive trips, conferences, congresses, events, and destination weddings. At the IMWF in Antalya, the Sector’s Stars will gather. IMWF, the only …

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The science of flying

It all boils down what India’s priority is? Is it to build a stronger domestic push, or, new international inbound development? The key to have holistic tourism development is to have an integrated strategy. Gavin Eccles, Managing Partner, GE Consulting & Advisory. Hazel Jain There is a direct co-relation between …

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Know India via water tourism

Rivers in India comprise a total area of 329 million hectares. They are significant in terms of culture, history, religion, and geography. India has long been known as the “Land of the Rivers.” It is a country where rivers and other bodies of water are revered as gods or goddesses. …

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ITC Hotels assure a ‘healthy’ stay

The safety and security of associates and guests is a top priority during this unprecedented pandemic. ITC Hotels launched the ‘WeAssure’ initiative, which demonstrates a dedication to health, hygiene, and a safe environment, as indicated by National Accredition Board for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers (NABH) accreditation. Janice Alyosius Due to …

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Technology and the SMEs

While technology has had a transforming impact on tourism, its uptake will vary across different operators. The large and financially enterprises are rapidly adopting and leveraging the benefits of technology, and the traditional micro and small businesses are yet to adapt to the change. Nikitesh Joshi, Delivery Director, ATCS India, …

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Back-end solutions with tech

Backed by substantial funding, travel technology start-up Tourwiz is not only looking at offering agencies complete back-end support with their SaaS-based products, but also aims at building an online marketplace for the trade on its platform by taking care of their back office requirements. Hazel Jain TourWiz provides travel professionals …

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Emerging travel trends

With the growing travel trend in India, Thomas Cook observes 60 per cent increase in leisure travel bookings, with Delhi being their best performing market in the country. Janice Alyosius A combination of shutdown fatigue, borders re-opening and vaccine approvals have sparked, India’s interest to travel. As compared to September …

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Education course launched

FHRAI–IHM in collaboration with regional associations have launched scholarship scheme for the children of employees of the member establishments of FHRAI and its regional Associations. The Federation of Hotel and Restaurant Associations of India (FHRAI), in collaboration with its regional associations, has announced the launch of a scholarship programme for …

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IATA needs to pull up its socks

Ajay Prakash, President, Travel Agents Federation of India (TAFI), says that some airlines are not giving capping to a large number of agents, which is bizarre. International Air Transport Association (IATA), therefore, needs to pull up its socks and tell its airline members to follow the associaton’s resolution. Hazel Jain …

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