Associations

Rupee dip bittersweet for travel

While outbound travel gets costlier and inbound becomes cheaper with the depreciating value of Indian rupee, stakeholders of the travel industry evoke mixed reactions. Nisha Verma The last few months have seen the Indian rupee (INR) depreciating, owing to foreign capital outflows. This is resulting in imports getting costlier and …

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IATO rejoices 5% TCS relief

Association expresses its gratitude to the Ministry of Tourism and Ministry of Finance for the exemption of 5 per cent TCS charged on sale of overseas tour packages to foreign individuals and foreign tour operators (FTOs). Nisha Verma IATO has thanked the Government of India for withdrawing completely 5 per …

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PATA India promotes Kerala Tourism

During the pandemic, like many other tourism destinations, Kerala Tourism was also hit badly. However, the state is now all geared up to welcome tourists and is thus bringing new tourism products while making sure that the most popular offerings for tourists are also marketed well. TT Bureaus V Krishna …

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Sustainability the new mantra

Addressing India Tourism Sustainable Development webinar, Anita Mendiratta, Special Advisor to Secretary General, UNWTO, says COVID-19 crisis has left an indelible mark on industry, which can only be erased by advancing through sustainable approach. TT Bureau Stating that ongoing COVID-19 is Mother Nature’s way of “reminding us of the priorities …

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Big city hotels see higher revenue

After being hit by COVID, tourism and hospitality sector is not shaken, but learning from the past and preparing for a future that is not only brighter but better prepared to handle another crisis. It is a whole new environment of revival, and the trends show that the industry is …

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IATO amends constitution

IATO EGM unanimously passes all amendments in the Memorandum of Associations (MoA). Changes, coming after 26 years, will be applicable for next 10 years, says Rajiv Mehra, President, IATO. Nisha Verma Rajiv Mehra, President, IATO, has announced that they had to call off their Bengaluru convention, scheduled from 15-18 September …

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Catching the industry’s pulse

With a view to know what stakeholdes in the tourism business are feeling right now, what is impacting their business, and overall outlook of the industry, PATA India has launched the first ever PATA India Tourism Impact Contest. Three winners of the contest will be given cash prizes up to …

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‘Lack of support from States’

TAFI convention will be held in Kuching in Sarawak, Malaysia, from 20-23 September 2022. The convention, originally planned in India, could not be organised in the country because of high cost of airfare and hotel rooms, as well as lack of support from state governments, says Ajay Prakash, National President, …

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Big relief for industry: FHRAI

Delhi HC’s order granting a stay on the CCPA’s recent guideline barring restaurants to levy service charge on customers come as a major relief to the hospitality industry. FHRAI had filed a writ petition in the matter. TT Bureau Restaurants are no longer barred from levying service charge, which comes …

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Malaysia to host TAFI meet

After a gap of four years, the Travel Agents Federation of India (TAFI) will organise its first convention at Kuching in Sarawak, Malaysia, from 20 to 23 September this year. TT Bureau After announcing India as its convention venue early this year, the Travel Agents Federation of India (TAFI) has …

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