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Full house for PowerHouse

The inaugural edition of Tourism Powerhouse—a PATA India initiative, recently held at The Park New Delhi, saw in presence eminent speakers from across the world addressing 200 delegates. Nisha Verma PATA India’s first Tourism PowerHouse opened to a gathering of 200 delegates, including experts in international tourism as well as stalwarts …

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ADTOI hosts agents

The Association of Domestic Tour Operators of India (ADTOI), in association with Punjab Tourism, recently organised a Fam for members to Amritsar. TT Bureau ADTOI organised a three-day Fam to Amritsar for approximately 50 delegates, including members of the association. Delegates visited some of the city’s historically significant spots such …

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Change is constant

Change brings a new aspect in a business and that is what exactly IATO as an association is working for its members and the travel fraternity. Simranjeet Singh Arora Rajesh Mudgil, newly-elected Honorary Secretary, Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO), has expressed his concern to bring about some positive changes …

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South Africa bets big on convention

During the OTOAI convention, South Africa Tourism is keen to provide agents with a first-hand experience on the destination. TT Bureau The Exceutive Committee of OTOAI led by its President Mahendra Vakharia signed an MoU with Bunny Bhoola, Director, African Link Travel, for its South Africa convention. Since the convention …

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TAFI starts credit facility

The Western Chapter of Travel Agents Federation of India (TAFI) has taken its joint bank guarantee scheme with IATA and replicated it for hotels. Hazel Jain The Western India Chapter of the Travel Agents Federation of India (TAFI) has become the first association chapter to initiate a joint bank guarantee …

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New prez @Skål Bombay

The Skål Club of Bombay announced new committee members led by Kuldeep Bhartee, General Manager (Area Manager—West), ITC Hotels, as its President. TT Bureau Skål International, Bombay Club recently held its 62nd Annual General Meeting at the West End Hotel in Mumbai – a tradition that has still continued for …

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Technology to take centrestage

Expecting a good strength and show, Gurdeep Singh Gujral, Joint Secretary, OTOAI briefly explains the format of the OTOAI Convention along with details on pre and post Fam trips for the particpants. TT Bureau Co-chairman of the upcoming OTOAI convention to be held in Cape Town, Gujral will be responsible …

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Cape Town beckons OTOAI

With a new destination – Stellenbosch – on offer for B2B sessions, this year’s Outbound Tour Operators Association of India (OTOAI) Convention seems to have hit the popularity charts among attendees. Hazel Jain Prepare to be ‘digitalised’! The upcoming Outbound Tour Operators Association of India (OTOAI) convention that will take …

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Industry upbeat on PowerHouse

PATA India Chapter’s Tourism PowerHouse, scheduled from August 5-6, 2018 at The Park, New Delhi, will see stalwarts of the industry coming together to discuss trends and issues relevant to tourism. TT Bureau Rashmi Verma, Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, Government of India and Chairman, PATA India Chapter, announced the dates …

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OTOAI keen on digitisation

The Outbound Tour Operators Association of India (OTOAI) is all set to organise its fourth Annual Convention in Cape Town from August 11-14. Mahendra Vakharia, President, OTOAI, briefly talks about the theme and format of the convention. Manas Dwivedi After attracting significant growth in outbound tourism with its past conventions …

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