Tag Archives: UDAN

Strengthening reach & network

Amongst the fastest growing low-cost carriers in the world, IndiGo has a simple philosophy – to offer fares that are low, flights that are on time, and a courteous, hassle-free travel experience. Manas Dwivedi With an intent to strengthen the breadth and density of its network by adding new flights …

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Solid footing for tourism

According to the FICCI-Yes Bank Knowledge Report on tourism infrastructure, the investment is expected to soar to ₹5,546.3 billion in the next 10 years. Manas Dwivedi The FICCI-Yes Bank Knowledge Report on tourism infrastructure, released at the 4th Tourism Investors Meet 2018 in New Delhi, indicated that investments in travel …

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Air India, what next?

Sharing the achievements of Ministry of Civil Aviation (MOCA) in the last four years, Suresh Prabhu, Minister of Civil Aviation, revealed that the government is reviewing the status of Air India disinvestment despite not receiving any bids till the deadline of May 31, 2018. Nisha Verma Best years for aviation …

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One-stop shop, incredibly!

K J Alphons, Minister of State (I/C) for Tourism, speaks on the recently-launched Incredible India website and the initiatives undertaken for infrastructural development in the country to boost tourism. Anupriya Bishnoi Q. What are the initiatives taken up by the Ministry for the development of infrastructure in India? As far …

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Global Travel Mart from Sep 16-18

The Ministry of Tourism (MOT) is set to organise Global Travel Mart in association with FAITH from September 16-18 and International Buddhist Conclave from August 26-28. Rashmi Verma, Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, sheds more light on these exhibitions. TT Bureau Global Travel Mart The Ministry of Tourism is undertaking several …

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Delhi-Tel Aviv rules the routes

Pankaj Srivastava is all set to retire from his services at Air India towards the end of April. Being a part of the successful launch of the much-coveted flight from Delhi to Tel Aviv, he shares how the project finally came to fruition, the plans ahead for Air India and …

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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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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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The New Year promises to look up

Following setbacks caused by GST and demonetisation, the tourism and hospitality industry is moving forward with a positive attitude to reverse the negative impact of these roadblocks. The aim is clear, to ensure India tourism thrives. TRAVTALK speaks with industry leaders to gauge the mood for the New Year. Ian …

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