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Promising growth and innovation

The TAAI office bearers, Sanjay Narula, Vice President; Jyoti Mayal, Secretary General; and Imtiaz Qureshi, Treasurer, tell TRAVTALK what it took to put together the convention in Jammu and Kashmir and how the association is set to alter tourists’ perception of Kashmir as a destination. Convention and Theme “For years, …

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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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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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Hahn Air optimistic about 2018

India features among the top five markets for Hahn Air. Kimberly Long, Vice President, Sales & Agency Distribution, Hahn Air, tells TRAVTALK what makes India an incredible market and their plans to grow it further. NISHA VERMA How does Hahn Air perceive the Indian market ? We have a strong …

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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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An invite to be Philippines specialists

After a round of roadshows across four key secondary markets in India – Chandigarh, Jaipur, Hyderabad, Lucknow , the Department of Tourism, Philippines shared insights on the development of the Indian market for the archipelago. Here’s what Glen Agustin, Officer-in-Charge – Office of Product and Market Development had to share …

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Tourism for economic growth

The 53rd FHRAI Convention is slated to take place in Lucknow. Rita Bahuguna Joshi, Minister of Tourism, Government of Uttar Pradesh, shares with TRAVTALK initiatives and plans to grow tourism in the state. KANCHAN NATH Stating plans to augment tourism in the state, Rita Bahuguna Joshi, Minister of Tourism, Government …

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Incredible India showcase at FITUR

Ana Larrañaga, Director, FITUR, speaks to TRAVTALK about the highlights of the trade show, scheduled to be held from January 17-21, 2018, and the tourism potential India brings to the platform as Partner State. KANCHAN NATH What are your expectations from India as Partner State this year at FITUR? The …

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ITDC bullish on travel and training

Piyush Tiwari, Director (Commercial & Marketing), India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC), speaks with TRAVTALK on the PSU’s focus on The Ashok Hotel and how they are planning to develop and promote other divisions under its wings. TT BUREAU MICE being a big part of ITDC’s success, how are you working …

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India on a Spanish sojourn

Wrapping up 2017 with new announcements and initiatives including Incredible India 2.0 and Adopt a Heritage, the Ministry of Tourism is all set to participate in international tourism shows including FITUR and BIT Milan. Rashmi Verma, Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, tells TRAVTALK more about these initiatives. NISHA VERMA India is …

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