Tag Archives: Rajiv Mehra

Rupee fall sees hike in inbound

While the outbound tour industry is still trying to cope with the fall in rupee against the dollar, the inbound operators are making sure that they make hay while the sun shines. Hotel rates may be an issue, but agents are optimistic. TT Bureau Rajiv Mehra, Vice President, IATO 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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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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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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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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Does India pack the right punch?

India has a myriad tourism offerings, but do these assets manage to get enough tourist arrivals to the country? Industry stakeholders share the challenges they face while selling the destination internationally. EM Najeeb, Chairman & Managing Director, Air Travel Enterprises Group of Companies (ATE) and India Travel Award Winner Despite …

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Tax and infrastructure plague inbound

The Ministry of Tourism (MOT) is taking up many initiatives to boost the arrival of foreign tourists to India, however, inbound tour operators claim that they face many challenges. While the new tax regime remains one of the major issues, the right publicity and well-maintained infrastructure also pose as major …

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