Tag Archives: Deepak Bhatnagar

1 year of GST: Sore still?

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) came into effect in July 2017 and shook the entire travel industry. While many said that it simplified processes, others believed that it deviated from the ‘One nation One tax’ idea. TT Bureau EM Najeeb, Senior Vice President, Indian Association of Tour Operators “A …

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How lucrative is Arabian market?

As India continues to be a significant market for the Middle East, we get some quick reactions from the travel trade on this year’s Arabian Travel Market (ATM) held in Dubai. Devika Jeet Kunal Munshaw, Partner, Avant Garde Consulting ATM is a great platform to connect with the DMCs, tour operators and …

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Resounding applause to PAP move

The relaxation of Protected Area Permit (PAP) by Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) would not only mean lesser processes for the visiting foreigners, but also for inbound agents. Here is what they have to… Nisha Verma Jatinder Pal Singh Taneja, Hon. Secretary, PATA India and Managing Director, Travel Spirit International …

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IATO’s new team for 2018-20

On April 28, IATO voted a new team to power. Pronab Sarkar and Rajeev Mehra were re-elected unopposed as President and Vice President respectively, while EM Najeeb was elected the new Senior Vice-President. TT Bureau Pronab Sarkar, Swagatam Tours, has been re-elected as the President unopposed, while Rajiv Mehra, Uday …

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Technology drive at Aamantran

Aamantran Travel is arming itself with technological driven operations to offer higher quality of service in real time to its partners. TT Bureau In 2017, Aamantaran Travel recorded a fair share of growth keeping in mind that the company is relatively young in the market, informs Deepak Bhatnagar, Managing Director, …

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Tax and infrastructure plague inbound

The Ministry of Tourism (MOT) is taking up many initiatives to boost the arrival of foreign tourists to India, however, inbound tour operators claim that they face many challenges. While the new tax regime remains one of the major issues, the right publicity and well-maintained infrastructure also pose as major …

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