Tag Archives: IATO

Odisha to the fore @ convention

At its annual convention in Bhubaneswar, the Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO) plans to showcase development undertaken by Odisha to its members and leverage inbound tourism to the state. The annual convention will be held at Hotel Mayfair Convention, Bhubaneswar, where participation of more than 1200 delegates is expected. …

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Annual conventions & their relevance

Annual conventions of leading travel associations like TAAI, IATO, FHRAI, ADTOI, are an integral part of the Indian travel business diary. TRAVTALK finds out from some of the major stakeholders of the industry whether these conventions hold any relevance today for the industry and travel companies. Inder Raj Ahluwalia Conventions …

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There’s no one to ‘guide’ us: IATO

Shortage of tourist guides in Maharashtra is troubling inbound agents. IATO, which has been trying to resolve this issue, is now out of ideas. While e-visas for foreign tourists visiting India are on track, the most basic of facilities for them are hard to find – guides. Struggling with this …

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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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Road tax hike irks IATO

Representatives of the Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO) will be meeting Haryana’s Chief Minister to bring relief to its members and tourists NISHA VERMA The Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO) organised a luncheon meeting for its members, where its President Pronab Sarkar expressed his happiness on having the …

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Skill development for IATO gen-next

IATO’s Committee for Education and Skill Development recently organised a training seminar for the beginner staff of its member agencies to help them tackle the challenges of the tourism industry. Kuku Kumar, Chairperson, Committee for Education and Skill Development, IATO, stressed that this programme will help the new entrants in …

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Convention from Sep 7-10

The 33rd IATO Annual Convention will be held in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, from September 7-10, 2017, and the formal announcement about it will be made, along with the announcement of 2018 convention, very soon. The Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO) held its Luncheon meeting recently at the Le Méridien, New …

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