Tag Archives: GST

GST: Mixed bag for hotels

While in the long-term, there are clear benefits of GST, there is also an urgent need to rationalise the multiple GST tax rates across the hospitality segment, believes Dharam Reshamwalla, Senior Area Director of Finance—South Asia, Marriott International. The hotel industry was earlier structured with a multiple taxation system comprising …

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One-stop shop, incredibly!

K J Alphons, Minister of State (I/C) for Tourism, speaks on the recently-launched Incredible India website and the initiatives undertaken for infrastructural development in the country to boost tourism. Anupriya Bishnoi Q. What are the initiatives taken up by the Ministry for the development of infrastructure in India? As far …

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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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Propel hotel infrastructure

There is a need to add 180,000 hotel rooms across categories if India plans to host 20 million foreign tourists in the next 10 years, points out Vivek Nair, CMD, The Leela Palace, Hotels and Resorts. TT Bureau According to Vivek Nair, the tourism and hospitality industry has worked very …

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Keeping inbound flag flying high

Lauding the recently held TAAI Convention in Srinagar, EM Najeeb, India Travel Award Winner and MD, Air Travel Enterprises India, said that the right promotion, change of perception and enabling environment by the government is key to growth of tourism in the country. TT Bureau MOT, an enabler Lauding the …

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Travel undeterred by hindrances

For India Travel Award Winner — EM Najeeb, MD, Air Travel Enterprises India, India inbound is on a growth path despite small setbacks, but he’s optimistic that these hindrances will not remain for long. Nisha Verma Talking about growth in tourism in the country, EM Najeeb said, “Tourism in India …

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C&K’s ‘Grand Celebration Offer’

Cox & Kings has launched a series of year-long events and offers curated for clients to mark its 260th anniver-sary in the travel business. The company recently hosted a glitzy evening to thank partners. TT Bureau The event was graced by KJ Alphons, Minister of State (I/C) for Tourism amongst …

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Incredibly flexible US tours

Sans Incredible Vacations offers its agent partners something not many tour operators in the industry offer – flexible fixed departures to the US. TT Bureau Sans Incredible Vacations has designed multiple fixed departures ex-USA. Nalin Kapadia, Vice Chairman, Sans Incredible Vacations, says, “Our fixed departures for the US are immensely flexible allowing passengers …

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Impact 100 to rescue agents

UNIGLOBE Travel South Asia has launched Impact 100 programme to replenish losses incurred by travel agency partners within 100 days. TT Bureau The Impact 100 programme by UNIGLOBE Travel South Asia is certainly needed for a market like India, which is currently facing the repercussions of GST as well commission cuts. Amanda …

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Focus on training and workshops

The regional chapters of TAAI are trying their best to uplift members through workshops and training programmes along with helping them face challenges, both local and IATA-related. Here’s how… TT Bureau “The TAAI Convention 2018 in Srinagar will offer a first- hand experience of the destination to members and allow …

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