Tag Archives: IATO

IATO discusses challenges upfront

IATO focused on its sub-committee proceedings and shared the progress with Services Export Promotion Council/Directorate General of Foreign Trade license renewal, visa fee and MOT Fam trip at its luncheon. TT Bureau The Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO) discussed the concerns of members, sub-committees and shared the progress that …

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ME shot to medical tourism

As a growing sector in India, medical tourism has now been taken over by hospitals and corporate houses, although it was started by tour operators. India receives good numbers from the Middle East, and this growth is aided by state-of-the-art medical facilities and 30-day e-visa facility for selected countries. TT …

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IATO adds members

With a new chairperson at the helm for Maharashtra Chapter, the association focuses on adding more members from the state and have a dialogue with the government about reducing the tax burden. Hazel Jain The new team of Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO) recently held its first meeting after …

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Rupee fall sees hike in inbound

While the outbound tour industry is still trying to cope with the fall in rupee against the dollar, the inbound operators are making sure that they make hay while the sun shines. Hotel rates may be an issue, but agents are optimistic. TT Bureau Rajiv Mehra, Vice President, IATO The …

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Kerala rises from ashes

The tourism and hospitality industry in Kerala hopes to get back to normal from the beginning of September, especially with airport, roads and hotels reopening soon. TT Bureau After the severe floods in Kerala, the tourism industry is geared to be back in business by September 1, 2018, says Sejoe …

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274 buyers shortlisted for ITM

The upcoming India Tourism Mart (ITM), jointly organised by Ministry of Tourism and FAITH have selected a total of 274 buyers out of over 600 applications received for the same. TT Bureau The Ministry of Tourism (MOT) and Federation of Associations in Indian Tourism and Hospitality (FAITH) with representatives of …

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Full house for PowerHouse

The inaugural edition of Tourism Powerhouse—a PATA India initiative, recently held at The Park New Delhi, saw in presence eminent speakers from across the world addressing 200 delegates. Nisha Verma PATA India’s first Tourism PowerHouse opened to a gathering of 200 delegates, including experts in international tourism as well as stalwarts …

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Change is constant

Change brings a new aspect in a business and that is what exactly IATO as an association is working for its members and the travel fraternity. Simranjeet Singh Arora Rajesh Mudgil, newly-elected Honorary Secretary, Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO), has expressed his concern to bring about some positive changes …

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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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IATO set for convention

EM Najeeb, Senior Vice President, Indian Association of Tour Operators, speaks at length about various initiatives and the upcoming convention. TT Bureau Q. What is the latest update at IATO? What is the association currently working on? IATO is pursuing its objectives of working for the professional welfare of the …

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