Agents

Year 2022 can be life-changing

After a gap of 20 months, Outbound Tour Operators Association of India (OTOAI) hosted a physical Members Meet. Everyone appeared positive and expecting increase in international travel and improvement in business in the coming months after the news of borders reopening. Riaz Munshi, President, OTOAI Indian market is one of …

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India on the path of recovery

Tourism in India is going to be different post-pandemic. People are scared to travel and their demands are different from before, say inbound operators and experts. On a positive note, they seek vaccination overdrive for the travelling public & chart out new itineraries and destination. Janice Alyosius Tourists coming to …

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Re-engaging with trade

EbixCashTravels(Via.com) has taken the bold initiative to re-engage with the trade by conducting travel sub-agent meets across the country, making sure that all COVID protocols are followed. NishaVerma Naveen Kundu, MD, EbixCash Travel Services (parent company of Via.com) says that the aim behind these meets is to bring agents, to …

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TravelBullz set to conquer travel

TravelBullz has set off on a mission to be the largest marketplace in the world that will connect supply to distribution and make both sides technologically strong. It has recently launched a dynamic packaging engine, which will help agents book Maldives along with transfers at the click of a button. …

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Is India heading towards slow travel?

Slow travel is not just a way to travel, it’s a mindset. It’s the belief that the quality of your experience is more important than the quantity of your experiences when you travel and it may have caught on in India, says VirenderRazdan, Co-founder & Chief Business Development Officer, My …

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Moving beyond superstitions

Are Indians moving beyond superstitions for their big day? A Wedding Wire Data report finds that 76 per cent of couples opted for non-saaya dates to get hitched. This radical change which was envisioned for two to three years down the line has been fast-tracked. Wedding Wire India, a subsidiary …

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4 top priorities for travel players

This peak-travel season, tourists are returning with a vengeance. But despite promising signs, the tourism industry will likely struggle to capitalise on the imminent spike in travel demand. McKinsey & Company highlights four priority areas that travel companies should focus on to ensure traveller satisfaction. From airlines and car rentals …

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B2B platform for rural India

Actor Sonu Sood has launched a new travel venture for the trade fraternity located in smaller cities of India that claims to offer easy booking and refund options for flights, hotels, trains and buses at zero investment. Hazel Jain Bollywood actor Sonu Sood has launched a travel-tech business venture to …

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Travel plans signal tourism boom

More than a year into COVID-19, Flywire examines the major travel trends to expect based on consumer attitudes from frequent travellers in five countries. From destination preference to health & safety, six key insights will help travel companies everywhere prepare for a significant bounce back. People will spend more money …

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5 things to do to stay afloat

A few risk-taking destinations in APAC are trying some new approaches to compensate for the collateral loss of international arrivals. ForwardKeys shares a few highlights to demonstrate that there are still a few things countries can do to keep a steady trickle of tourism revenues until the promised full recovery …

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