Guest Column

ATF – A Fuel for Growth in Travel & Tourism

‘I am a sharp critic of airline commercial policies and believe they definitely need to be strongly regulated so interests of the distribution industry – GDS, travel agents and tour operators who play a pivotal role in facilitating airline consumers – are also recognised and protected,’ asserts Seema Luthra, Founder, …

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The magic of online experiences

Technology can help travel designers make offbeat art experiences mainstream by offering travellers a virtual one, which can be as creative and emotive as the real one, believes Kartik Gaggar, CEO & Founder, Rajasthan Studio – a platform dedicated to curating extraordinary art workshops with master artists from Rajasthan. In …

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A RARE kaleidoscope of life

The journey of Shoba Mohan, Founder, RARE India, is not just another success story, but a vivid depiction of a small-city girl turning the tide in her favour and moving ahead, her passion intact and without compromising on family time or her love for the planet, its people and, of …

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Ready and Jet Set Go for festival season

With the aviation industry slowing inching towards the part of the revival and pre-Covid operations, the upcoming festive season might be the much-needed boost to the industry. Sharing her views, Kanika Tekriwal, CEO & Founder, JetSetGo Aviation decipher queries on how the business is going to be like:  How are …

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A globetrotter’s local weekend

My journey as a globetrotter started progressively since I was 15 years old and ended up being the anchor to my profession as a travel designer. (Travel Arena) If anyone had told us that on the morning of March 14′ 2020 we would wake up to a new world, a …

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From survival to revival: The true test

Kamlesh Barot, Director, VIE Hospitality and past President, FHRAI and HRAWI, believes that while the tourism industry has been affected terribly by the COVID-19 crisis, the true test would be after the first three months of opening, recovering from no business to at least 50 per cent of what existed, …

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‘Prepare for better guest experience’

Harmeet Singh Bedi, Director, Hotels & Hospitality Group India, JLL, lists down several key measures that hotels will need to take once travel resumes, to ensure that travel agents choose them for their clients. From use of masks to monitoring temperature, he shares his view on simple, but important, steps. …

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PPE can save aviation

These are unprecedented times, and such times call for unprecedented ideas. COVID-19 has changed everything, and whenever it would go it would leave us with more changes and learnings. While we all are learning and waiting for the ‘new’ normal to come, we need ideas, suggestions and advise on how …

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