Agents

Reopening for Tourism 2.0

The first digital conclave themed “reselling tourism” concluded with a record number of viewers from the Middle East and Asia. There were two sessions; the first session included three personalities in the travel trade – Nasir Jamal Khan, Jamal Abdulnazar and Tarique Khatri. Shehara Rizly The three panellists mentioned the …

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How COVID-19 can change travel

There is no denying that COVID-19 has re-shaped the world of travel and tourism. In fact, masks, physical distance and price  hikes may not be the only things that will leave a lingering impact on the way we travel.  TRAVTALK lists seven things that could be here to stay. Attractions …

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RARE’s new travel agents network

RARE India recently launched three initiatives, namely RATAN, RAIN and Beautiful Planet, in a bid to grow the community of environmentally conscious people and travel enthusiasts who believe in sustainable living. Shoba Mohan, Founder, RARE India, shares details… Nisha Verma RARE Travel Agency Network (RATAN) and RARE Influencer Network (RAIN) …

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Customer is ready. Are you?

Wipro’s webinar on building a resilient future for travel agencies focused on how they should draw up a blueprint to bring about their digital transformation. Jyoti Mayal, President, TAAI It’s very easy for a tech-savvy person to say that technology is available – you just have to take it, it’s …

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Low visibility on demand for OTAs

Six experts discuss the emerging credibility gap being built in the travel chain and the challenge of predicting green shoots of demand, during an OAG webinar. A key challenge that remains, all agree, is the dynamic nature of policies today, leaving the intermediary and the traveller, and oft times the …

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TAG requests tax waivers

The Tour Operators & Travel Agents Association of Gujarat (TAG) met the Gujarat tourism minister to seek relief for the trade and suggest measures for reviving tourism in the state. To help revive tourism in Gujarat, Tour Operators & Travel Agents Association of Gujarat (TAG) has submitted a document to …

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‘Government failed industry’

Sanjay Datta, Managing Director, Airborne Holidays, says that while he is keeping his team’s morale high, there is going to be a serious impact on businesses and one has to work on new norms and practices going forward. He says that the crisis has led him to start from scratch …

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Does an IATA membership help?

The Indian travel industry is still debating the refund process for air ticket cancellations, and agents are bearing the brunt. TRAVTALK dug deeper into the issue and inquired if being an IATA member helped relieve some of that burden and were they willing to renew their membership. While 82% agents …

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Branching out, not stepping out

Agents across the country are taking the pragmatic approach and turning their passion into a second, alternative profession. But tourism remains their first love. TRAVTALK speaks to a few of these entrepreneurs who have branched out without stepping out. Bengaluru Aravind Kumar, Managing Partner, Crimson Holidays We have started home …

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IATA agent members vexed

An air of dismay surrounds travel agents today owing to lack of support from IATA that has left them grappling for refunds. Agents, especially the smaller ones, across India are in a dilemma over renewing their IATA membership at all. Has IATA been reduced to just a name and logo? …

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