Agents

IATA actively adding new agents

Ritam Saha, Manager (Passenger & Cargo Services) – India, Nepal and Bhutan, International Air Transport Association (IATA), reveals that rather than witnessing an exodus, the association is seeing an increase in the number of travel agents. He also speaks at length about the aviation industry’s sustainability initiatives. Hazel Jain The …

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Travel is more of a passion’

Tourism can neither be an industry nor a business, it is more about passion, says Veronique Narayana Swamy, Director, BB Voyage Votre DMC Inde-Nepal and Bhutan, who is following the passion for 21 years. Janice Alyosius Travel and tourism world has changed in more than two years and how. People …

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Ark Travels takes new avatar

One of the leading B2B cruise and luxury resort consolidators, Ark Travels announced launch of a new corporate brand identity – Ark Travel Group.  Explaining the idea behind rebranding, Kishan Biyani, MD, Ark Travel Group said that after nine years of success in cruise business, they thought to repeat the …

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‘oa195.com a game changer’

A first of its kind in the DMC business, ‘oa195.com’ aims to provide B2B partners with a fast and easy online access with a one-stop-shop for all their destination requirements. It also offers tremendous benefits to the travel agents who sign up for this. oa195.com is one of the leading …

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‘Indians returning to Switzerland’

Rhaetian Railway is happy that after being without any overseas customers from outside Europe for two years, Indians are now returning to Switzerland as bookings from India trickle in for its Glacier Express and the Bernina Express, says Sebastian Blaettler, Market Manager Asia-Pacific, Rhaetian Railway. Hazel Jain Sebastian Blaettler, Market …

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Tour operators’ revenue to go up

High pent-up demand, eased restrictions and higher consumer confidence are expected to drive recovery in domestic travel to over 80 per cent of the pre-pandemic level. However, segments such as outbound and inbound travel should see gradual recovery. TT Bureau The Indian tours and travel industry could see revenue increase …

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‘Welcome Back to Thailand’

To make travellers choose Thailand as a destination this summer, TravelBullz and Tourism Authority of Thailand come together with a special campaign, which offers exclusive deals and promotions for agents. Janice Alyosius TravelBullz is back with another campaign: “Welcome Back to Thailand”. With this third campaign launched with the Tourism …

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EU says no to easy transit

Passengers travelling to UK via Schengen countries, barring Netherlands, are being asked for a transit visa before boarding their carriers, a rule that has disturbed the trade over hassles faced by clients. Nisha Verma The opening of borders and international scheduled flights from India in March was followed by many …

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Visa issues trouble industry

After two years of no travel, opening of borders have paved a visa rush, wherein early appointments are not easily available to those planning to go on summer holidays. It’s a struggle for the agents, clients as well as the visa facilitation centres. Nisha Verma As borders have opened, the …

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Cosima aims inbound traffic

Cosima Travel & Trade Links aims to tap the inbound market into Kerala, as it expects huge movement from the Middle East and European markets in the upcoming season. TT Bureau Cosima Travel & Trade Links commenced operations in 1998 as a private limited company registered under the Indian Companies …

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