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Jet enters historic tie-up

The agreement involving four airlines has an annual incremental revenue potential of over $1 billion for the Indian airline with seamless connectivity between India and Europe. TT BUREAU After beginning a three-way partnership in 2014 and then expanding it in 2016, the Jet Airways, Air France-KLM trio has once again …

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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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World arrivals increase 5%, India increase 15%

Alphons Kannanthanam, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Tourism says the sector has the biggest multiplier effect for any economy, as for every rupee spent, you get `4 back. KANCHAN NATH The Minister was invited as the Chief Guest at an event organised by Travel Agents Association of Kashmir at …

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Hahn Air optimistic about 2018

India features among the top five markets for Hahn Air. Kimberly Long, Vice President, Sales & Agency Distribution, Hahn Air, tells TRAVTALK what makes India an incredible market and their plans to grow it further. NISHA VERMA How does Hahn Air perceive the Indian market ? We have a strong …

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Winter with 1589 Hotels

1589 Hotels organised a special evening titled ‘Winter is Coming’ for travel agents in New Delhi where they networked and shared their plans with the industry. TT BUREAU 1589 Hotels recently organised a get-together for travel trade in New Delhi, titled, ‘Winter is Coming’. The event was organised to touch …

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Eyeing new destinations

Welcoming the New Year with a bang, Cosmos, a division of Globus Family of Brands offering budget coach touring at destinations far and wide, has introduced a slew of tours and destinations for Indian travellers in 2018. TT BUREAU The Globus Family of Brands turns 90 this year and to …

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Tapping new markets

Trip Tap Toe is working towards adding new destinations, package tours and AI-based hotel bookings to its portfolio, reveals Karan Singh, Business Development Head. TT BUREAU The year 2017 was a very promising one for Trip Tap Toe, claims Karan Singh. “It was a promising and upscale year. We were …

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CROATIA, Europe’s historical gem

Following the pattern from last summer, Croatia continues to be a popular choice amongst Indian travellers. Here are a few recommendations for that perfect itinerary coupled with the smooth connectivity with Emirates offering daily flights to Zagreb from Dubai. TT BUREAU Historic cities and the beautiful coastline are some of …

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Plettenberg’s exciting escapades

Plettenberg Bay in South Africa’s Western Cape may be a new region for Indian visitors, but it merits a few days stay, especially for those who love adventure, nature, wine, seafood and beautiful selfies! HAZEL JAIN While many Indian travellers already visit Plettenberg Bay, the region is still relatively new …

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Setting the track for luxury trains

The luxury trains business in India is valued at `80 crore but the tapped market is pegged only at `20 crore, informs Naveen Kundu, Founder and MD, Leisure Corp. Kundu details the path for growth of rail tourism in India and the expected role of the government in growing the …

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