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IATO amends constitution

IATO EGM unanimously passes all amendments in the Memorandum of Associations (MoA). Changes, coming after 26 years, will be applicable for next 10 years, says Rajiv Mehra, President, IATO. Nisha Verma Rajiv Mehra, President, IATO, has announced that they had to call off their Bengaluru convention, scheduled from 15-18 September …

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Visa concerns on, but agents hopeful

Travel agents, getting sleepless nights due to visa delays, urge goverments to hasten visa processes and remove ambiguity over the issue through clear communication. In the current scenario, clients are forced to change their destination to the ones giving quick or on-arrival visas, they say. Are the Missions listening? Hazel …

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‘Tourism is serious business’

After spending three years in MOT, Rupinder Brar, Additional Director General, Tourism, GoI, is getting repatriated to her parent cadre (IRS-IT) for a promotion. The MOT stint was full of learning, she claims. Nisha Verma When she joined the Union Ministry of Tourism in 2019, Rupinder Brar saw a lot …

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Connectivity, infra top MOT agenda

Citing that the tourism sector is beneficiary of investments by various ministries and departments, including national highways, rural development, civil aviation and railways, G. Kamala Vardhana Rao, Director General Tourism, Government of India, urges investors to invest in tourism and infrastructure projects. Janice Alyosius G. Kamala Vardhana Rao, Director General, …

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Uptick in demand for luxury

With around 30 per cent jump in the number of travellers, luxury travel market is moving in an upward direction. The luxury travellers are seek experiences that are more immersive and exceptional. Janice Alyosius As travellers make up for the time lost due to the pandemic, there is an increase …

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Yoga to promote tourism

Ministry of Tourism organises a grand celebration on International Day of Yoga in Hyderabad, graced by the presence of Vice President of India and helmed by Union Minister of Tourism. The State Ministers of Tourism chair the IDY events in Goa and New Delhi, respectively. Nisha Verma G. Kishan Reddy, …

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Maha to check over-tourism

Sustainable tourism policy of the state will help disperse tourists to outskirts, reduce impact on environment and benefit locals, says Dr Dhananjay Sawalkar, Joint MD, Directorate of Tourism, Maharashtra. Hazel Jain The Directorate of Tourism, Maharashtra, is keen on promoting unique things that the state has to offer to attract …

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Sustainable tourism in limelight

The National Strategy for Sustainable Tourism and Responsible Traveller Campaign, launched by the Ministry of Tourism in New Delhi recently, aims to mainstream sustainability in Indian tourism sector and ensure a more resilient, inclusive, carbon neutral and resource efficient tourism, while safeguarding natural and cultural resources. Janice Alyosius National Tourism …

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PATA brings SanJeet to its fold

SanJeet of DDP Group has been elected to PATA International’s Executive Board. The announcement was made at the 71st PATA Annual General Meeting held in virtual mode recently. Peter Semone has been declared as the Chair of the Association’s Executive Board, which also elected five other new members. TT Bureau …

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‘Govt helping cruise tourism’

First Incredible India International Cruise Conference 2022 laid emphasis on promoting cruise tourism in the country. It attempted to spread info about the government’s preparedness to develop cruise tourism in the country and showcasing it as a desired destination for tourists. TT Bureau Union Minister of Tourism, Culture and Development …

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