Guest Column

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, …

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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 …

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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, …

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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 …

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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 …

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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. …

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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 …

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Travel demand in 2021 pivotal

Sandeep Dwivedi, Chief Operating Officer, InterGlobe Technology Quotient (ITQ), shares his views on the increasing consumer sentiment to restart travel, which in turn is leading towards air traffic surge. He expects full domestic recovery to 2019 levels by end of the year. The first weeks of 2021 have renewed our …

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