In-the-Issue

Mishmash of cultures

Indy Old Courthouse marks the first venture of Indy Hospitality in India — specialised in the management of independent resorts and hotels. TT Bureau Focusing on enriching guest experience with a world-class service through its premium boutique properties, Indy Hospitality is set to launch two resorts in Goa in the …

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Cozmo goes glocal

After an expertise in the UAE visa, global visa and air ticketing market, Cozmo Travel is now looking to aggressively venture into MiCE and holidays business. TT Bureau Providing a contemporary blend of travel experience to new-age travellers, Cozmo Travel has swiftly established a name for itself within the Indian …

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Aitken Spence enters Maldives

Suresh Dissanayake, Assistant VP—Sales Marketing, Heritance Aarah & Adaaran Resort in Maldives, shares details on how the 150-key resort, set to open by the end of October, will offer localised experiences to tourists. Kanchan Nath With a presence in Sri Lanka already, Aitken Space is now ready to open Heritance …

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FHRAI Convention in Lucknow

The three-day FHRAI Annual Convention, held recently at Ramada Lucknow Hotel & Convention Centre, witnessed 1150 registrations, over 1400 delegates in attendance and about 65 speakers for panel discussions. Kanchan Nath from Lucknow The recently-held 53rd FHRAI Annual Convention brought together many influential voices and iconic thought leaders, among other …

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OTOAI expands its footprint

At the 6th Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Delhi, Outbound Tour Operators Association of India (OTOAI) vowed to increase membership as well as organise training and educational programmes for its staff. Nisha Verma The Outbound Tour Operators Association of India (OTOAI) held its 6th Annual General Meeting (AGM) in New …

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Morocco on an upswing

Morocco and India are set to sign an agreement in the field of air transport to encourage more travellers to visit both the countries. Anupriya Bishnoi Morocco, in an effort to double its tourist footfalls from India by 2019, has set up a Moroccan National Tourist Office in Delhi as …

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MOCA aspires for billion trips

Jayant Sinha, Minister of State, Civil Aviation, claims that with the growing demand for air travel in India, the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MOCA) is planning for 1 billion passenger trips in the next 15-20 years. Nisha Verma The Ministry of Civil Aviation (MOCA) has witnessed an extraordinary growth over …

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TAAI Convention now in China

The 65th annual convention of Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI) is set to take place in Kunming, China, from November 27-29, 2018. Manas Dwivedi The  Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI) has announced its 65th annual convention in the Kunming city of Yunnan province of China from November 27-29. …

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India is a ‘hit’ for the Middle East

Not just Dubai, but the entire Middle East is witnessing an increase in the number of visitors from India. To develop this source market, many tourism boards from the region are investing money and efforts to attract more numbers. Hazel Jain Abdulla Saleh Al Hammadi, Director, National Tourism Programme, UAE …

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Dawn of a new era with ITM

The maiden India Tourism Mart (ITM) held in Delhi recently witnessed dignitaries and veterans of the tourism and hospitality industry in attendance. The event coincided with the launch of Paryatan Parv. Nisha Verma & Manas Dwivedi The maiden India Tourism Mart opened at The Ashok New Delhi with the introduction …

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