Tag Archives: Indian Association of Tour Operators

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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Visa fee hike deters Indian inbound

The marked increase in visa charges for visiting India has not gone down well with tourists across the world as well as inbound agents who claim that business has been affected whilst also expressing the impossibility of achieving the government’s target of 20 million tourists by 2020. TT Bureau Rajiv …

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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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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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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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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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Tourists are, by far, heterogenous

Going by travel agents’ and tour operators’ jargon, it seems the tourism industry has become unwieldy in terms of ‘real time earnings’. Has the time come when travel agents should concentrate on special client segments? INDER RAJ AHLUWALIA “One of the mega trends in the tourism industry today is ‘specialisation’ …

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