In-the-Issue

Asia has managed well

Mario Hardy, CEO, PATA, feels that Asian countries like China, Thailand, the Philippines and Vietnam have led in terms of domestic tourism – but Singapore has done well in terms of implementation of green corridors and safety protocols. Hazel Jain How are different countries responding to needs of their B2B …

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Places to visit for healing systems

Destinations that offer native therapeutic experiences might climb up the traveller priority list with more and more people thinking about their wellness amidst the danger of COVID-19 infections. Here are six destinations you can  plan to visit for their indigenous healing systems. Hazel Jain CROATIA Lošinj, often called Croatia’s ‘healing …

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Stay motivated during a pandemic

As part of its skill development initiative, IATO in association with TRAVTALK  organised a motivational session titled ‘How is COVID-19 changing your personality?’ focusing on motivation, mental well-being and behavioural adaptability. Happiness Coach Sakshi Mandhyan, Founder, Mandhyan Care, shared tips to deal with these issues. Manas Dwivedi How do you …

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Meditation is an art

IATO and TRAVTALK organised a session on redesigning wellness itineraries and understanding the art of living. Rajeev Nambiar, Director, National Teachers Desk, The Art of Living, explains the importance of meditation. Manas Dwivedi Can controlling the mind be taught? It is possible. Most people don’t understand what the mind is. …

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TAT begins festivities with trade

Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), along with Royal Thai Embassy and Radisson Blu Plaza Airport Hotel, recently  organised one of the first physical events for the industry to celebrate the Thai festival of Loy Krathong. TAT has already been actively engaging with the trade through online events. Nisha Verma The …

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A taskforce for a green corridor

Subhash Goyal, Secretary General, FAITH, has shared that the apex travel and hospitality association of the country will create a taskforce that will work towards making an on-ground green corridor for safe movement of tourists. Member associations have been asked to nominate a person each for the same. Nisha Verma …

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‘It’s now time to be cope-able’

Greek philosopher Heraclitus once said, ‘Change is the only constant.’ The adage resonates till date, having stood the  test of time. Such is also the belief of Ahana Gurung, Co-owner, PaliGhar Kalimpong, who adds, ‘It is indeed time to  bring out the big guns and reinvent.’ What a change 2020 …

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Artisans are also part of industry

They provide an intrinsic flavour to a destination’s local experience. But, the pandemic has rendered these daily wage earners without any means of support. Three experts share their views on the subject, while speaking about how they are playing a part in helping these artists survive during the ongoing pandemic. …

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Flexible bookings are a must

With flexible cancellation and amendment policies in bookings being projected as the top criteria for travellers to take the plunge and book their travels, airlines and hotel brands are making sure to play to the tune. Brands share their revised policies with us as they prepare to welcome guests. Nisha …

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IndiGo first LCC to offer BSP

Starting November 2020, travel agents in notified markets can use IATA’s Billing and Settlement Plan (BSP) when making bookings on the IndiGo website and Travelport GDS. Manas Dwivedi With the objective of increasing distribution and making the sales process seamless, IndiGo has begun accepting IATA -Billing and Settlement Plan (BSP) …

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