Tag Archives: IATO

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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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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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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Vizag convention from Sep 6-9

The Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO) has declared the dates of their convention. The 34th IATO Convention will be held in Visakhapatnam from September 6-9, 2018. Nisha Verma IATO has announced its 34th convention almost a year in advance. It had announced Andhra Pradesh as the host state for …

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Incredible India 2.0 online soon

The Ministry of Tourism has released the beta version of the Incredible India 2.0 website, which is all set to be officially launched in two weeks, reveals Meenakshi Sharma, Additional Director General, Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, at the IATO luncheon meeting in New Delhi. Nisha Verma Wait for …

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IATO to elect new team in April

Come April 28, the Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO) will elect its new team under the supervision of Akshay Kumar, Vice Chairman, FAITH, who will be the Returning Officer for the election. TT Bureau The recent luncheon meeting of IATO saw full attendance by members and representation from the …

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Decoding SEIS for agents

Under the Foreign Trade Policy 2015-2020, some benefits were announced in the form of Duty Credit Scrips by the Ministry of Commerce for the Services Sector under Services Export from India Scheme (SEIS), which has been increased from 5 per cent to 7 per cent recently. Industry stalwarts explain how …

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Industry players react to Budget

The Union Budget 2018-19, presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, proposes to develop 10 prominent tourist sites into iconic destinations, focus on the UDAN scheme and work on digital connectivity at railway stations. TRAVTALK spoke with industry experts to find out their opinion on this year’s Budget. None of them …

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