Travel insurance has become even more relevant in these times than ever before. Parag Ved, President, Consumer Lines, Tata AIG General Insurance, discusses how travel agents can assist their clients in finding their clients the most beneficial travel insurances post COVID. Numerous safety procedures, travel restrictions, and airline guidelines have …Read More »
Technology and the SMEs
While technology has had a transforming impact on tourism, its uptake vary across different operators. While the large and financially strong enterprises are rapidly adopting and leveraging the benefits of technology, the traditional micro and small businesses are yet to adapt to the change. Nikitesh Joshi, Delivery Director, ATCS India, …Read More »
How is the travel industry reviving post the second wave of Covid-19?
The lockdowns have lifted but the economic recovery is reeling under the threat of an impending third wave. The impact of this black swan event has been particularly distressing for the travel industry as both international and domestic travel sectorscontinue to experience uncertainty in demand recovery. However, with the second …Read More »
Innovation with SaaS
SaaS can help the tourism industry get access to best-in-class technology and therefore be an enabler in their efforts to differentiate. SaaS brings a host of growth opportunities, explains Asish Z Koshy, VP & Head (Tour and Cruise Business), IBS Software. Changes in consumer behaviour are the key forces driving …Read More »
What’s in a name? This is what…
I have many names. Why? The answer to this goes back into the abundance of my history, my geography, my present, and even to my future. So, let us see if you can guess my name correctly! I am the Bean Town. Once upon a time while on a hunting expedition, …Read More »
The tide must turn!
Coming from a family of entrepreneurs, Manoj Saraf, MD, Gainwell Travel,has business in his blood and travel in his heart, and these two things have made him achieve many successes while making sure he lives life to the fullest. The travel bug bit me early,” says Manoj Saraf who …Read More »
Nip the counterfeit threat in the bud!
Vaccination passport security is the major new issue facing the travel industry, according to Adam Schrader, Director of Operations at travel risk intelligence company Riskline. Counterfeit vaccination passports and certificates will seriously undermine their role in reopening travel and events sectors unless the issue is addressed quickly. ‘COVID-19 Vaccine Set …Read More »
The present is a wake-up call
‘The second wave has been a wake-up call for India, pushing the government to increase its spending on strengthening the medical infrastructure in the country,’ says Mandeep Lamba, President (South Asia), HVS ANAROCK. In the last decade, India has emerged as one of the leading medical tourism destinations globally. …Read More »
FDI reviving tourism industry
The government has been taking several strong efforts to build a supportive ecosystem which could forge and reshape the growth of tourism and hospitality in India. A slew of initiatives has already been announced including interest free loans to finance working capital, government stimulus packages & tax exemption for a …Read More »
Wellness and Yoga tourism is the need of the hour: Mita Vinay
Wellness and Yoga tourism is the need of the hour. However, across the world are not able to make an attempt to travel owing to the Pandemic. Travelling for any activities that help in internalisation itself is fulfilling in itself. In fact, going forward, the face of travel would change …Read More »