ASSOCIATIONS

FAITH appoints new members

The Federation of Associations in Indian Tourism and Hospitality elected its team of office bearers. Nakul Anand, Executive Director, ITC, remains Chairman, while Subhash Goyal has been elected its Secretary. TT Bureau FAITH has elected its new team of office bearers with Nakul Anand, Executive Director, ITC, reinstated as the …

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Marketing challenges for the state

Maharashtra Chapter Chairman of the Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO), Himanshu Agashiwala speaks passionately about the challenges in marketing Maharashtra to inbound clients. TT BUREAU Everyone is talking about the challenges of marketing India as a destination to the rest of the world. Perhaps what would also help is …

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Biz travel needs representation

Concluding its conference in Mumbai this October, The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) has already planned to conduct three annual conferences in 2018. Gaurav Sundaram, Regional Director, India, GBTA, reveals more. HAZEL JAIN Q: What have you planned for 2018? A: We intend to conduct three large annual conferences next …

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Ras Al Khaimah spellbinds travel trade

Ras Al Khaimah hosted the 3rd OTOAI Annual Convention where the travel trade discussed new opportunities and efficient use of technology in tourism to allow its members to implement it to grow business. Attendees at the convention share their experiences of the destination with TRAVTALK. ANKITA SAXENA FROM RAS AL …

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Commit to development: PATA CEO

The 40th edition of the PATA Travel Mart 2017, hosted by the Macao Government Tourism Office highlighted the commitment of the organisation to broaden their tourism offerings and create diversity in visitor source markets while simultaneously stressing on the importance of education and training in improving industry standards and service …

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No clarity despite GST session

The educational workshop organised by TAAI with officials from the CBEC failed to clear doubts of travel agents. Hopefully, the board will include feedback from the trade in its report to the Ministry of Finance. HAZEL JAIN After repeated requests from its members, the Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI) …

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PTM: Spotlight on new destinations

Slated to be held from September 13-15, 2017, in Macau, this edition marks PATA Travel Mart’s 40th year of fostering business in APAC’s travel and tourism industry. AHANA GURUNG Asia’s premier trade show, PATA Travel Mart (PTM) has been instrumental in gathering industry professionals together to learn about new developments, …

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OTOAI all set for RAK

The 3rd Convention of Outbound Tour Operators Association of India (OTOAI) will be held from September 13-16, at Waldorf Astoria, Ras Al Khaimah, where the Indian travel trade will get to explore a new destination. ANKITA SAXENA The convention will bring together 160-170 delegates from the outbound tourism industry, where …

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Odisha to the fore @ convention

At its annual convention in Bhubaneswar, the Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO) plans to showcase development undertaken by Odisha to its members and leverage inbound tourism to the state. The annual convention will be held at Hotel Mayfair Convention, Bhubaneswar, where participation of more than 1200 delegates is expected. …

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TAAI WR gets a new team

Every regional election brings with it a new team and the TAAI Western Region has chosen Sameer Karnani as its Chairman for the next term. The Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI) has conducted its regional and chapter elections and the results are out. The Western Region elections that took …

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