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Trade optimistic in 2021

After a tumultuous 2020, the industry is hopeful that the New Year will bring different opportunities, as they work towards new beginnings with learnings from the year gone by. They see 2021 as the light at the end of the tunnel. Jyoti Mayal, President, TAAI I hope that year 2021 …

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MOT adapts to new demand

Prahlad Singh Patel, Minister of State (I/C), Tourism & Culture, says that while NITI Aayog is working on tourist infrastructure, MOT is ensuring the industry can reap the benefits of this future growth. Nisha Verma Prahlad Singh Patel has said that with NITI Aayog working on the development of tourism …

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Biggest learnings of 2020

Year 2020, when the travel trade had to not only bear the effects of a pandemic but also learn from it, is finally drawing to a close. Here, they share some of the biggest learnings to be remembered by generations… Homa Mistry, CEO, Trail Blazer Tours The biggest learning has …

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MOT has its plate full

Rupinder Brar, ADG, Ministry of Tourism, says that it is imperative that the government and industry work together in promoting both domestic and international travel by leveraging infrastructure development and heritage. Nisha Verma Challenging times that COVID-19 brought along have made Ministry of Tourism think out of the box, claims …

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India offers new prospects

As a destination, India is known for its crowds, especially at popular tourist places flocked by both international and domestic visitors. But, to cater to the new-normal traveller, a country as vast as India must have alternatives, isn’t it? This is what experts say… Jatinder S Taneja, Vice Chairman, PATA …

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Aviation, tourism go hand in hand

In order to drive domestic demand, Ministry of Tourism is planning small boutique roadshows and will soon be offering Dekho Apna Desh webinars in a crisper format to put the right information across. Nisha Verma Rupinder Brar, Additional Director General, Ministry of Tourism (MOT), has shared that right now, the …

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How credible is giving credit?

The travel & tourism industry has been surviving on credit for ages. However, the pandemic shook the sector and the way of doing business so much that the cash-strapped industry is now re-looking at its credit policies. Is this a long-term solution that is here to stay, or a short-term …

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WTM Award to GRNConnect

GRNConnect has won the prestigious TRAVTALK -WTM World Travel Leaders Award for having a positive impact on the tourism and hospitality industry in India. Deepak Narula, Managing Director, GRNConnect, shares details about the company’s future readiness during such unprecedented times. Nisha Verma GRNConnect bagged the TRAVTALK – WTM World Travel …

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Your quick guide to TCS!

Applicable at the rate of 5% on foreign remittances made through Liberalised Remittance Scheme (LRS) of RBI, Tax Collection at Source (TCS) has created apprehension among travel agents. Global Panorama Showcase (GPS), in association with TRAVTALK, Flyremit.com and GMJ, organised a brainstorming session to clear doubts of the travel trade. …

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Stronger M!CE better for tourism

Ministry of Tourism advocates that a stronger M!CE sector would inadvertently mean a more competent tourism industry, a goal that would only be achieved if both government and stakeholders work hand-in-hand, where the former provides support through encouraging policies and the latter catches the pulse of the client. Nisha Verma …

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