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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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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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Is India all set to play host to MICE?

The industry needs to look at why India hasn’t been able to reverse the MICE traffic and bring in more and more events to India. Six stakeholders speak their mind on this issue and suggest ways to improve the same. HAZEL JAIN Sandeep Ramakrishnan, Director, Consumer Links Marketing MICE in …

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More feathers in their cap

Tourism Enterprise has added more DMCs like Bulgaria, Serbia and Macedonia to their portfolio and aims to grow business by around 20 per cent, reveals Ravi Gosain, Managing Director of the company. Tourism Enterprise has recently added new DMCs to their portfolio and will now be catering to the Balkan …

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Kunming to be convention venue

Scheduled to be held from August 18-20, 2017, the 64th Convention & Exhibition of TAAI will be held in Kunming located in the Yunnan province. Registrations will open on July 5 and close on July 20. The Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI) has chosen the beautiful and picturesque city …

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Trade gives a thumbs-up to Shandong

Select agents from India were taken on a Fam recently by Shandong Airlines to experience the Chinese province. While all of them appreciated the friendly service, language barrier and food remained an issue for many. NISHA VERMA Anil Kalsi, Managing Partner, Ambe World Travels Shandong, for Chinese nationals, is a …

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C&K plans 300 franchises in 2 years

Extremely satisfied with the way its franchisee model is working in India, Group CEO, Peter Kerkar, says that Cox & Kings (C&K) now plans to expand this model to 300 more outlets in the country. HAZEL JAIN Q) How is the franchise model working for Cox & Kings? We chose …

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