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Soft skills key to success

Being a people’s person, patience, and effective communication are some of the top skills required to succeed in travel and tourism business, say experienced travel operators in unison. Ajay Prakash, President, TAFI The travel industry is all about people, and about fulfilling their dreams and helping them create memories while …

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TAFI adds 183 new members

With 12 chapters across India, TAFI has done commendable work. It has managed to add not just 183 new members in India over the last two years, but also organised unique events. Hazel Jain The Travel Agents Association of India (TAFI) has managed to add 183 new members over the …

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TAAI claims that constant communication with members is key. The association is regularly working with states & UTs, as well as organising roadshows for members across the country.

Surbhi Sharma Taking forward the Travel Agents Association of India’s (TAAI’s) aims and objectives, Jyoti Mayal, President, TAAI, said, “TAAI always believes in doing better and contributing more to the industry through our efforts. We always look for how the tourism sector can be better with our meetings with different …

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Mumbai IATO in a fix over guide charges

Owing to the inadequate number of accredited tourist guides in Mumbai, IATO members in the city are having a tough time fixing charges for them. This is more so for cruise passengers docking in Mumbai, for which the charges need to be negotiated with Tourist Guides Association (TOGA) Mumbai. The …

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The lure of India for Middle East

While India hasn’t traditionally been a luxury destination for the Middle East travellers, it is coming up as an exotic one with its vibrant culture, ancient traditions, and new bespoke experiences such as private dining and tours. India’s transformation into a luxury escape may not be complete just yet, but …

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‘Hospitality propels economy’: HAI

The 6th edition of the HAI Hoteliers’ Conclave brings together influential figures in the hospitality sector on a single platform to discuss upcoming challenges and prospects and ascertain a trajectory for the industry’s progressive expansion. TT Bureau With a vision to unlock the immense potential of India’s tourism industry and …

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Sustainability a transformative force’

Citing sustainability as the ‘driving force’ for the hospitality sector, Pradeep Shetty, President, FHRAI, urges stakeholders to offer pro-planet solutions. There is a need for large-scale behavioural changes among tourists and service providers to develop ecological consciousness, he suggests. Lipla Negi Voicing a unanimous call for sustainable and responsible tourism, …

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Ayodhya creates global buzz

The tourism surge in Ayodhya, which has rich historical and cultural significance, is not just driven by religious sentiment but also by curiosity, says Prateek Hira, Chairman, IATO–UP Chapter. Janice Alyosius Ayodhya, the holy city situated on the banks of Sarayu river in Uttar Pradesh, is experiencing an unprecedented surge …

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Over 400 pax turnout @SIHRA Convention

The 2024 South India Hotels & Restaurants Association (SIHRA) convention in Visakhapatnam turned out to be a platform for not only discussing best practices among the hospitality community, but also made sure that the members learn the nuances to excel in terms of technology and sustainability initiatives. TT Bureau The …

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