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Prioritising Buddhist tourism

The second edition of the International Buddhist Travel Mart and ABTO Convention will be organised in Bodh Gaya, Bihar, from December 10-12, with an aim to promote India as a Buddhist tourism destination. The mart will be an opportunity for participants to meet with international guests. Bodh Gaya in Bihar …

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2nd Tourism PowerHouse in Dec

PATA India Tourism PowerHouse will be held on December 6 at The Park, New Delhi. The theme this year is ‘India Tourism – The Big Leap Forward’. Imminent speakers from the industry have been invited to take the stage at the event. TT Bureau The focus of PATA India Tourism …

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Jyoti Mayal is TAAI Prez

After much anticipation, the results for TAAI elections are out! Jyoti Mayal from New Airways Travels (Delhi) has been elected as the new President of the association for the term 2019-21. Hazel Jain Jyoti Mayal has been elected as the President of Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI) for the …

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IATO takes up key issues

With its efforts to resolve industry issues and address concerns of members, IATO is actively working on subjects such as group booking facility with railways and withdrawal of airport entry passes to tour operators. Manas Dwivedi Withdrawal of airport entry passes for tour operators The facility of airport entry passes …

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Accident Mitigation Act

The Adventure Tour Operators Association of India (ATOAI) will be coming up with an Accident Mitigation Act that will enlist the protocols required to be followed in case of an accident. TT Bureau As many as 212 mountains have been opened by Government of India, and the association is actively …

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A busy agenda for FAITH

FAITH is planning to conduct a solidarity meeting with stakeholders of the industry from Kashmir, revealed Subhash Goyal, Honorary Secretary, FAITH. TT Bureau Subhash Goyal has revealed that FAITH and its Board members will be going to Srinagar to express their solidarity with the travel and hospitality industry of Jammu …

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Sri Lanka for M!CE & weddings

Kumar De Silva, Chairman, Sri Lanka Convention Bureau (SLCB), claims that Sri Lanka is ready for conferences and weddings. SLCB recently showcased the various M!CE facilities in the island nation to India’s M!CE and wedding planners by organising a Fam trip for them to the country. Nisha Verma Sri Lanka …

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A bigger ITM in 2020

For Subhash Goyal, Chairman, Organising Committee, India Tourism Mart (ITM) and Hony. Secretary, FAITH, the second edition of ITM was largely successful due to the incorporation of learnings from last’s year edition. TT Bureau The second edition of ITM concluded on a high note in New Delhi with 244 foreign …

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TAAI sharpens IATA focus

With executive education being a priority for TAAI, the association is taking its trainings right to the agents’ door. It is also strengthening its focus on IATA, its ‘GoLite’ agent model being a key driving force. TT Bureau Training and education have been at the forefront of TAAI’s (Travel Agents …

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Skål Delhi plans ahead

Skål Delhi has several activities and CSR initiatives planned for the future. The objective is to become more environmentally friendly, which is the need of the hour. TT Bureau Skål Delhi chapter recently held its annual general meeting (AGM) in the capital city to map out its activities and initiatives …

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