In-the-Issue

Luxury ferry in Goa

Travel agents can make bulk bookings for their clients in advance through a separate login access to book and pay for seats on the new luxury ferry by Drishti Marine. HAZEL JAIN Goa’s Drishti Marine has recently launched premium passenger ferry services within Goa for tourists as well as locals …

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Restructuring overseas presence?

The shutting down of seven foreign tourist offices by the Government of India has sent the travel trade in a tizzy. TRAVTALK asks industry experts about the impact of this decision on the tourism business within and outside the country. Plagued with the vacancy of several posts and lack of …

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10 milestones of 2017

The industry has experienced a volatile year with challenges appearing in many shapes and forms. TRAVTALK picks out 10 moments that defined the year gone by and will continue to have a ripple effect in the years to come. TT BUREAU Visas are relaxed The Tourism Ministry, in a single …

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Air India flight to LA on the cards?

Pankaj Srivastava, Director-Commercial, Air India, speaks about the possibility of opening connectivity to Los Angeles. If the overflying permission to fly shorter routes comes sooner they will operate the Delhi-Tel Aviv flight, he says. Also, Air India plans to increase connectivity to Australia to 10 flights a week from Delhi. …

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What it means to be CLIA certified

The first Indian national to get certified by the largest cruise industry trade association speaks about her experience and why travel agents in India who are interested in selling cruise packages need to do this course. Kashish Jiandani, Business Development Manager, NCLH It was the thirst to learn that took …

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Delhi-Vancouver daily from Dec

Air Canada is set to make its Delhi-Vancouver flight a daily operation, starting December 1, reveals Margaret Skinner, Director Sales, EMEA, Air Canada. NISHA VERMA For Margaret Skinner, the Indian market is a growing market and offers a good mix of business for them. “The economy is strong and we …

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MPTM raises bar with more on offer

Madhya Pradesh Travel Mart, in its fourth edition, provided a platform to buyers that went well beyond wildlife. The state is now looking to attract more travellers with innovative concepts and comprehensive packages. TRIPTI MEHTA Shoba Mohan, Founder Partner, RARE India This is our third year at Madhya Pradesh Travel …

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AP to invest Rs. 30,000 cr by 2029

With its proactive policy-making and aggressive promotional plans for the tourism sector, Andhra Pradesh’s 2029 vision for tourism entails an investment of nearly Rs. 30,000 crores and creation of 10 lakh jobs in the state. ANKITA SAXENA During 2016, Andhra Pradesh welcomed 158.5 million domestic tourists, ranked fourth in the …

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India: The market of interest

In an exclusive interview with Christopher J. Nassetta, President & Chief Executive Officer, Hilton and Chairman-Elect for WTTC, TRAVTALK gets insights on the hospitality brand’s expansion plans in India and WTTC’s main focus for 2018. DEVIKA JEET Plans for India With the Indian economy rapidly progressing, Hilton President and CEO, …

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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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