ASSOCIATIONS

PATA brings SanJeet to its fold

SanJeet of DDP Group has been elected to PATA International’s Executive Board. The announcement was made at the 71st PATA Annual General Meeting held in virtual mode recently. Peter Semone has been declared as the Chair of the Association’s Executive Board, which also elected five other new members. TT Bureau …

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IATO lauds PM’s tourism move

Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO) thanks Prime Minister Narendra Modi for promoting inbound tourism during his recent visit to Denmark. Association President Rajiv Mehra urges him to focus on international promotions, which are held up due to lack of funds. Nisha Verma Rajiv Mehra, President, IATO, believes that the …

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Odisha needs better air connectivity

JK Mohanty, Lifetime Chairman, HRAO, says more international flights from Odisha are need of the hour and once they start operating, inbound tourism is bound to revive in the state. Unless more international sectors open up, tourists from Europe and United States will give Odisha a miss. Nisha Verma JK …

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‘Inbound revival by 2023’

Inbound tourism will restart by last quarter of 2022 and the year ahead and it should be a hockey stick revival for Incredible India, says Vikram Madhok, Honorary Secretary, PATA India Chapter. Nisha Verma Inbound business will revive only after international scheduled flight operations start, said Vikram Madhok, Honorary Secretary, …

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Paving way for women in events

An early starter in the events industry of Hyderabad, Rakhi Kankaria from Rachnoutsav, has carved her own niche. She believes that tourism and events are inseparable, as tourism creates opportunities for a traveller to reach to a destination, an event professional can add a lot of texture to the human …

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Way forward

Way ahead is not about identifying what is plaguing industry, but innovating and strategising, says Anita Mendiratta. Nisha Verma For Anita Mendiratta, Special Advisor to the Secretary General, UNWTO, travel started as a young girl from Canada, who used to visit India to meet relatives frequently. However, she entered the …

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Charting adventure path

Arshdeep Anand, Chairperson, ATOAI Women’s Collective, speaks about her experience in adventure tourism over the past 25 years, the organisation’s initiatives to recognise women’s efforts and celebrate their achievements. Janice Alyosius Women constitute 60% of the workforce in tourism industry at present, but only 3% of them are accredited mountain …

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Open travel: PATA

From restart of travel, to vaccine equity, PATA Chief Executive Officer takes up all subjects that matter today. Nisha Verma Commenting on the current scenario, Liz Ortiguera, CEO, PATA said, “In the world of Omicron versus travel, it has been a period of mixed messages and cautious optimism. A spate …

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Exemplary achievement

Subhash Goyal, Founder Chairman, STIC Travel and Air Charter Group, has been conferred with the Hall of Fame Award at the 36th IATO convention. Nisha Verma Subhash Goyal holds the record for being the longest standing President of IATO. On receiving the IATO Hall of Fame Award for his contribution, …

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Sigh of relief in 2021

Travel fraternity is positive for the next year, 2022, especially when you compare the given upcoming period, with the year before. NTO Elisa Robles Fraga, Director, Tourism Office of Spain, Mumbai, India In the post-pandemic era, we feel the Indian traveller will seek mono-destination journeys or focus on one or …

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