Agents

Tourist facilities need a push

As the Budget draws closer, spokespersons of the tourism and hospitality industries talk about their expectations, some of which include, further reduction in GST and improvement of tourist facilities. Subhash Goyal, Secretary General, FAITH The tourism industry should be treated on a par with the export industry, particularly export of …

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IATO declares Convention heads

Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO) has named its Vice President Rajiv Mehra as the Chairman and Hony Secretary Rajesh Mudgill as the Co-chairman for its upcoming Vizag convention. TT Bureau In its Executive Committee meeting held recently in New Delhi, the new team of IATO deliberated on the issues in …

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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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