Tag Archives: Pronab Sarkar

Full house for PowerHouse

The inaugural edition of Tourism Powerhouse—a PATA India initiative, recently held at The Park New Delhi, saw in presence eminent speakers from across the world addressing 200 delegates. Nisha Verma PATA India’s first Tourism PowerHouse opened to a gathering of 200 delegates, including experts in international tourism as well as stalwarts …

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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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Vizag convention from Sep 6-9

The Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO) has declared the dates of their convention. The 34th IATO Convention will be held in Visakhapatnam from September 6-9, 2018. Nisha Verma IATO has announced its 34th convention almost a year in advance. It had announced Andhra Pradesh as the host state 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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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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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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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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