Tag Archives: Mahendra Vakharia

OTOAI expands its footprint

At the 6th Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Delhi, Outbound Tour Operators Association of India (OTOAI) vowed to increase membership as well as organise training and educational programmes for its staff. Nisha Verma The Outbound Tour Operators Association of India (OTOAI) held its 6th Annual General Meeting (AGM) in New …

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Philippines & fun are synonymous

Be it shopping, nightline, food, beaches, fun and frolic, The Philippines just has an appropriate mix of everything that Indian travellers look forward to during a holiday. Lauding the smooth conduct of Focus Philippines, the travel trade opines on the myriad offerings of the destination. Kanchan Nath from Goa Mahendra …

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South Africa in all its glory

About 175 delegates marked their presence at the recently-concluded four-day OTOAI Annual Convention held in Cape Town. OTOAI has held its past conventions in Manila, Bali and Ras Al Khaimah. Kanchan Nath from Cape Town The year 2018 holds special relevance to South Africa as it marks the centenary of …

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South Africa bets big on convention

During the OTOAI convention, South Africa Tourism is keen to provide agents with a first-hand experience on the destination. TT Bureau The Exceutive Committee of OTOAI led by its President Mahendra Vakharia signed an MoU with Bunny Bhoola, Director, African Link Travel, for its South Africa convention. Since the convention …

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OTOAI keen on digitisation

The Outbound Tour Operators Association of India (OTOAI) is all set to organise its fourth Annual Convention in Cape Town from August 11-14. Mahendra Vakharia, President, OTOAI, briefly talks about the theme and format of the convention. Manas Dwivedi After attracting significant growth in outbound tourism with its past conventions …

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Digitalisation takes centre stage

The Outbound Tour Operators Association of India (OTOAI) is set to organise its fourth annual convention in Cape Town, South Africa from August 11-14, 2018 on the theme ‘Digitalisation – The Way Forward’. Amrita Ghosh & Simranjeet Singh Arora The Exceutive Committee of OTOAI led by its President Mahendra Vakharia …

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Convention @ Cape Town

After two back-to-back conventions in Southeast Asia, the Outbound Tour Operators Association of India (OTOAI) has chosen South African port city of Cape town for its grand convention from August 11-14. Hazel Jain The Outbound Tour Operators Association of India (OTOAI) has announced that it will conduct its next annual …

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Power of Indian outbound

Considering that Indian outbound travellers are now a world force in terms of business provided, should they not leverage it to get a better overall deal? Inder Raj Ahluwalia Mahendra Vakharia, President, OTOAI Countries around the world are aware of India’s enormous outbound tourism potential, and are gearing up to …

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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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Ras Al Khaimah spellbinds travel trade

Ras Al Khaimah hosted the 3rd OTOAI Annual Convention where the travel trade discussed new opportunities and efficient use of technology in tourism to allow its members to implement it to grow business. Attendees at the convention share their experiences of the destination with TRAVTALK. ANKITA SAXENA FROM RAS AL …

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