In-the-Issue

Starrs lights up the Indian sky

Oman Air’s new Chief Commercial Officer, Paul Starrs, was in India recently to meet the airline’s top agency partners and discuss new routes and strategies for the India market. In an interview with TRAVTALK, he talks about his perception of the market and how he plans to tap its potential. …

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TAFI starts credit facility

The Western Chapter of Travel Agents Federation of India (TAFI) has taken its joint bank guarantee scheme with IATA and replicated it for hotels. Hazel Jain The Western India Chapter of the Travel Agents Federation of India (TAFI) has become the first association chapter to initiate a joint bank guarantee …

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New prez @Skål Bombay

The Skål Club of Bombay announced new committee members led by Kuldeep Bhartee, General Manager (Area Manager—West), ITC Hotels, as its President. TT Bureau Skål International, Bombay Club recently held its 62nd Annual General Meeting at the West End Hotel in Mumbai – a tradition that has still continued for …

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For tennis aficionados

The rise of the Indian sports fan has never been all-encompassing. Visit Victoria aims to attract impressive footfalls from India through the Australian Open 2019. TT Bureau India and Australia share a strong connect with cricket. But this could change over the years to include not just this national sport …

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Discovering tourism trends

Emphasising on new ideas and opportunities this year, Simon Press, Senior Executive Director, Reed Travel Exhibitions for WTM London talks about brokering healthy relationship between buyers and sellers. TT Bureau Shaping the future of the travel industry, World Travel Market (WTM), London offers the most effective business to business networking …

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Rajasthan travel mart concludes

The 1st Rajasthan Domestic Travel Mart (RDTM), organised by Federation of Hospitality & Tourism of Rajasthan (FHTR) and Rajasthan Tourism, concluded in Jaipur with 200 exhibitors and 200 hosted buyers. Nisha Verma from Jaipur Rajasthan Domestic Travel Mart recently concluded in Jaipur after a grand inaugural ceremony and two days …

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India high-value market for NZ

Tourism New Zealand has started exploring newer markets in the country as visitor arrivals from India double within four years. Steven Dixon, Regional Manager (South & South East Asia), Tourism New Zealand, reveals more. TT Bureau Q. What makes India a priority market for you? India remains a key market …

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Eyeing 3 & 4-star hotels

The Clarks Group of Hotels has shifted its focus from five-star category hotels to the four-star and three-star category to cater to the domestic market. TT Bureau The Clarks Group of Hotels operate five-star business and leisure properties in Jaipur, Lucknow, Agra and Khajuraho. The hotel chain has undertaken refurbishment …

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Locally-curated luxury

Siddharth Savkur, General Manager, Alila Diwa Goa talks about the property’s growth, business implementation and creative ways to delight guests. TT Bureau Located in the middle of a quaint Goan village, five-star deluxe resort Alila Diwa Goa is a one-stop destination to enjoy local life and culture in a lavish …

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Globe360 to sell Balkans

Expanding its current area of focus, the destination management company will soon come up with packages for the Balkans and the Baltic countries. TT Bureau Globe360 DMC is a UK-based B2B destination management company with branch offices in the UAE and India. It specialises in offering ground-handling services to tour …

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