Associations

Keeping members e-ngaged

In a bid to engage its members during these tough times of COVID-19, TAAI-Northern Region has been organising a number of webinars covering a range of topics and will be continuing the same in the future. Nisha Verma The latest webinar by TAAI-NR in the series was the Online Travel …

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Giving an edge to eastern India

Eastern Himalayas Travel & Tour Operators’ Association (EHTTOA) has joined hands with both regional and national associations to revive tourism in eastern India, promoting domestic tourism to North Bengal and the Eastern Himalayan region. It has also tied up with key associations to promote cross-border tourism with Bangladesh. Nisha Verma …

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‘IATA has no relevance’

Jyoti Mayal, President, Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI), shares why IATA holds little or no relevance for travel agents today, when it should really be the agents’ mouthpiece. Nisha Verma After making a series of representations to different ministries, Jyoti Mayal says that the challenges are only growing for …

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‘IATA has its benefits’

Even though agents feel that the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has leanings towards the airlines, membership to this community comes with its own set of advantages. Hazel Jain Membership to the hallowed tarmac of IATA comes at a price. And even when travel agents start questioning its relevance in …

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Revival in 2021 still not certain

CAPA India has been tracking the progression and impact of COVID-19 since January 2020. Based on current indications, its near-term assessment is that demand will remain subdued until Q2 2021, with no certainty of revival in H2. CAPA India estimates that demand-related risks are now much higher than any of …

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TAFI demands complete refund

The Travel Agents Federation of India (TAFI) has put its foot down and demanded that agents receive complete cash refunds from airlines, during a virtual meeting with Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) representatives on July 11. Hazel Jain The Travel Agents Federation of India  has said a complete and resounding …

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‘Honour the Citizen’s Charter’

Pradip Lulla, Vice President and Acting President, Travel Agents Federation of India (TAFI), says that by not refunding customers’ money, airlines and the government are going against the Citizen’s Charter that clearly defines the refund policy. Nisha Verma Sharing updates on the petition filed in Supreme Court regarding air ticket …

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B2B to e-showcase their products

The Enterprising Travel Agents Association (ETAA) has planned a series of webinars to help its B2B agent members showcase their product offerings to B2C agents, including non-members. Hazel Jain The Enterprising  Travel Agents Association (ETAA) will conduct a series of webinars to help all its B2B members showcase their products …

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Why did India plunge in ATDI 2020?

The Adventure Tourism Development Index (ATDI) 2020 has pushed India’s ranking even lower than what it was in 2018, under the developing country index. Tejbir Singh Anand, VP, ATOAI; Founder & MD, Holiday Moods Adventures; Founding Member, FAITH and an adventure travel strategic advisor, speaks… Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) …

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UNWTO sets the ball rolling

Three UNWTO leaders speak about how the global organisation is preparing to help plan the sector’s recovery for its member states, culling out country-specific plans from of a generic set of guidelines. Zurab Pololikashvili, Secretary-General, UNWTO Commitment to international cooperation will be important as we move forward and rebuild confidence …

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