Chinhit Verma

‘Airlines need government help’

Though that may be the case, at the same time, airlines cannot expect to have government support forever, says John Grant,Chief Analyst, OAG – a global travel data provider with headquarters in the UK. He shares his thoughts on the Indian aviation market as well. Hazel Jain Do you vote …

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Airports offer COVID testing facility

  According to a research by UK consultancy The PC Agency, testing passengers has proved to be more effective than a quarantine regime and also helps build traveller confidence. Taking cue from this, airports across the world are introducing this facility to encourage people to fly more while avoiding the …

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Tech that COVID-19 has given rise to

The risk of human-to-human virus transmission has never been so much in the spotlight, and the travel industry is trying to adapt to a new world of airport health screenings and contact-free security. Although some of this technology may have been around for some time, its application has now surged. …

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UFTAA seeks revised IATA rules

The second mid-year forum of United Federation of Travel Agents’ Associations (UFTAA) saw some pertinent questions rising in terms of agents’ rights with respect to IATA and airlines. Here is what ensued… Nisha Verma Stating that UFTAA and the travel agent community cannot wait for the crisis to get over, …

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Reviving business post re-opening

‘The first step in moving towards the recovery phase will be to accept and develop an understanding of the situation that the tourism and hospitality industry is severely impacted, and will take some time to rebound and stand on its feet,’ believes Irfan Khatry, General Manager, ibis Bengaluru City Center …

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Adversity, a blessing in disguise

Teleporters Travel Solution is the first-of-its-kind travel solution provider based on the revenue sharing model, getting travel professionals together from across the country, especially at a time when people have lost businesses and jobs. It ensures that travellers are protected and get the desired destination experience. Nisha Verma Teleporters Travel …

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Canada has a business proposal

Bridging the industry-academia gap, InCanada.me is offering courses that are aligned with the skill set currently required by corporates of Quebec, Canada. Travel agents can use this programme to earn commissions per student acquired besides earning on the student’s visa application, air ticket and foreign exchange at the time of …

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Great Basin National Park, a must-visit

For the outdoorsman looking to get away from it all, Great Basin National Park in Nevada, USA, is the place to bump to the top of your to-do list. The park is known for its spectacular high elevation and mountainous terrain peppered with cascading streams, lakes and bristlecone pine trees …

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Coping mechanisms today

Travel companies in different countries are responding to the growing uncertainty amidst the pandemic in different ways. We share insights from three… Thailand Shashank Nigam, CEO, SimpliFlying Tourists to Thailand must pre-pay both a 14-day quarantine and a 90-day hotel stay. They must have at least $100,000 in health insurance …

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3,000+ contest winners till date

Tripjack’s exciting competition based on the on-going IPL matches not only has more than 3,000 winners till date but has also managed to engage its travel partners and create some buzz in the industry. All smiles, the winners are exhilarated to bag some massive prizes! Hazel Jain With Tripjack’s Travel …

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