Anil Mohan

MICE, interrupted

Just when business travel was starting to come back, things started to take a U-turn which has led to a reversal in the trend with events being deferred or cancelled. The good news is that events scheduled for second half of 2021 have so far not been impacted. Hazel Jain …

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On the path to revival

Hoteliers talk about their plans to revive business, new offers for guests, and the need for priority vaccination. Neha Rawat The signs of recovery shall be seen only when majority of the population is vaccinated, feels Kush Kapoor, CEO, Roseate Hotels & Resorts. “While our business will definitely be impacted, …

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Prepared for 2nd wave?

With the second wave of infections, tourism has seen several cancellations. Is the trade prepared? TRAVTALK finds out. Himmat Anand, Founder, Tree of Life Resorts It is my belief that opportunities do not come your way – they have to be created – and given the present re-emergence of COVID, …

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Women have the power!

Titled ‘Skill HER for Sustainable Tourism’, the TAAI-WITT and FICCI-FLO webinar, powered by TRAVTALK, advocates the belief that ‘Empowered women Empower women’.Women from various walks of life talk about being entrepreneurs and honing skills. Jyoti Mayal, President, TAAI Women have always held a very strong place in tourism and hospitality. …

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Better insurance cover?

Do insurance companies need to hone their products to meet the changing traveller demand for a better insurance cover? Travel agents say yes, along with better product knowledge for more clarity. Hazel Jain After a year of pandemic-related challenges, travel insurance has become a topic of conversation in the travel …

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Nepal shows new side

Nepal Tourism Board, in its bid to changing the perception of the country as a pilgrimage and mountain destination, is now offering everything from freshwater beaches to great nightlife. Nisha Verma A delegation from Nepal Tourism Board (NTB), headed by Dr Dhananjay Regmi, Chief Executive Officer, NTB, recently met the …

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SEIS on new IATO team’s agenda

IATO concluded its biennial election recently, where Rajiv Mehra was elected as the new President and EM Najeeb was re-elected as the Senior Vice President of the Association. The office bearers and EC are a mix of new and old faces. Rajiv Mehra, President I never believed that I would …

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India to open to APAC first

Arvind Singh, Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, has said that India will partially reopen its borders for some regions by the end of 2021 and that Asia Pacific will be a priority. Nisha Verma Stressing on the fact that domestic tourism is growing manifold, Arvind Singh, in conversation with Mario Hardy, …

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Spreading its wings with Asego

While travel assistance and insurance have always been at the core of Karvat Group’s business, it will also adopt a new business model with the launch of its new venture – Asego, says Dev Karvat, Chief Executive Officer, Karvat Group. What are the latest developments in your organisation? With the …

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Intervention at the right time

Amitabh Kant, Chief Executive Officer, NITI Aayog, says that the government is aware of the hardships faced by the industry due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but will intervene when the time is right. Nisha Verma Amitabh Kant has said that the government is in cognisance of the industry’s plight and …

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