ASSOCIATIONS

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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IATO to drive tourism in Gujarat

Because of its efficient policy implementation process, in past two to three years, Gujarat inspite of COVID-19, has received 40 to 50 per cent of the FDI that came to India. Janice Alyosius The Indian Association of Tour Operators’ (IATO) hosted a luncheon meeting recently with Hareet Shukla, Secretary, Gujarat …

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SEIS disappoints industry

Ministry of Commerce & Industry has released amended rates for SEIS claims for FY 2019-20, but tour operators and hotels are not happy with the cut in percentage and capping of payment. Nisha Verma Service Exports from India Scheme (SEIS) for services rendered in the Financial Year 2019-20 have been …

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UNWTO champions inclusivity

While both the developed and developing economies have been hit by the pandemic, marginalised groups and the most vulnerable have been hit hardest of all. It is therefore essential that the benefits, restart of tourism will bring, are enjoyed widely and fairly. Hazel Jain While both the developed and developing …

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Keeping the faith

The pandemic is proving to be a litmus test for associations. While some have seen a drop in membership, others are seeing a slow but steady rise. Hazel Jain & Janice Alyosius At the time when travel industry needs to put up united front in face of the calamity, we …

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IATO UP Chapter organises hybrid meeting

Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO) Uttar Pradesh Chapter organised its hybrid meeting on July 9 in Varanasi at Hotel Clarks under the chairmanship ofPrateek Hira, Chairman UP Chapter and Vikram Singh, Co-Chair of the chapter. This meeting was supported by the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India and was attended …

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ADTOI lends a helping hand

ADTOI has formed a taskforce by its members and for its members in order to provide timely assistance through verified information about medical facilities on a pan-India basis. Besides this, the Association has launched a Facebook page for female members and is organising vaccination camps while reimbursing members for shots. …

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Register yourself with MOT

In a marathon session of Q&A for its members, TAAI discussed their woes while answering and guiding them on some of their queries. From Air India to bank guarantee, MOT and IATA, this was a no-holds-barred virtual meeting. Hazel Jain In a marathon session that lasted about three hours, the …

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Women have the power!

Titled ‘Skill HER for Sustainable Tourism’, the TAAI-WITT and FICCI-FLO webinar, powered by TRAVTALK, advocates the belief that ‘Empowered women Empower women’.Women from various walks of life talk about being entrepreneurs and honing skills. Jyoti Mayal, President, TAAI Women have always held a very strong place in tourism and hospitality. …

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