Tag Archives: Kolkata

A walk down memory lane

India Travel Award winner Krishan Kumar Amla, Chairman & Managing Director, Broadway Enterprises, reminisces the 1988 TAAI convention in the Valley by penning down some fond memories and anecdotes for TRAVTALK. TAAI is now all set to host its 64th convention in Srinagar. Srinagar probably has the distinction of hosting …

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Navi Mumbai airport in 4-5 yrs

Indian aviation seems to be on an upswing bringing with it severe congestion and frustrating capacity crunch at key airports. Jayant Sinha, Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Government of India, enlists what the ministry is doing to combat this while planning for a billion trips. HAZEL JAIN Addressing a …

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Serene Experiences’ Italian offering

Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria, Sorrento Italy, has tied up with Serene Experiences for sales, marketing & PR representation for the India market. TT BUREAU Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria was founded by the Fiorentino family in 1834 in Sorrento, Italy, and is situated on the Amalfi Coast. A member of the …

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IHCL: Treasure trove of heritage

Puneet Chhatwal returns to India after 30 years, to join IHCL as its new Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer. Here are excerpts from his speech at the Global Hospitality Conclave held at The Leela, Gurugram, where he talks about his journey and the expectations he has from the Indian …

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Training gets interactive

Globus & Cosmos has changed the way it interacts with its travel partners by training them through educational quizzes and talk shows. TT BUREAU The Globus Family of Brands (India) recently conducted its annual training programme for the frontline staff of travel agencies across 19 cities. But it was not …

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Twin properties in Gurugram

The Lemon Tree Hotel Company recently opened their twin properties–Lemon Tree and Red Fox Hotel in Sector-60, Gurugram. With the opening of these twin hotels, Lemon Tree Hotel Company’s inventory in Gurgaon is now 530 rooms. “The reason why we chose the location because the catchment area here is Golf …

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B2B forex platform for agents

BuyForexOnline has launched a new B2B forex platform. The Total Agent Module (TAM) allows them to place forex and remittance orders for their clients. HAZEL JAIN A new platform launched by Bengaluru-based BuyForexOnline is targeted purely at travel agents that will enable them to place forex and remittance orders for …

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Kolkata next stop for DS Group

DS Group is all set to open its new property in Kolkata, reveals Nikhil Vahi, Senior VP, Hospitality Operations & Development, DS Group. A regular participant at the Great Indian Travel Bazaar (GITB), Nikhil Vahi was happy with the turnout at the latest edition of the event in Jaipur. “We …

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