Tag Archives: IATO

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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Business as usual at Taj

Bearing the brunt of negative publicity, the Taj Mahal has been listed as a no-go destination in 2018 by foreign media. Amidst confusion, if one should visit the Taj this year as the monument is undergoing ‘mud therapy’, TRAVTALK speaks to industry players to clear the air about how this …

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Expectations from Budget 2018-19

“We want that for tourism, the cascading effect of GST should be controlled. The five per cent tax levied on the entire package along with individual services in the package, which are taxed separately, should be done away with. This is making the package costlier for the customer. Secondly, tourism …

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North top priority for Hotel 6

Located in Chandigarh, Hotel 6 has evolved to cater to all segments including MICE and leisure. While its focus remains pan-India, the business hotel’s immediate priority is the northern region. TT BUREAU The 175-key hotel – Hotel 6 – has a healthy mix of guests from all segments which includes …

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IATO’s plans for members

GST remains a top concern for IATO members, informs Pronab Sarkar, President, IATO, and hopes to get all such issues resolved by this year. TT BUREAU Speaking at the IATO Luncheon organised for members, Pronab Sarkar said that they have not only met the Ministry of Tourism but also Ministry …

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Guide for industry entrants

The book, ‘Tourism: Everyone’s Business’, written by Gour Kanjilal, Executive Director, IATO and former Deputy Director General of Ministry of Tourism, Government of India was launched by M.P. Bezbaruah, Former Secretary Tourism, Government of India and Permanent Representative of UNWTO in India. Other dignitaries present at the book launch included …

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2017: A rollercoaster for the industry

Major setbacks like GST, liquor ban and demonetisation plagued the tourism and hospitality industry. Looking back, the who’s who from the fraternity speak on how they dealt with the issues. TT BUREAU Satpal Maharaj, Tourism Minister, Government of Uttarakhand 2017 was very optimistic for Uttarakhand tourism, as the 4-dhaam yatra …

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