Associations

Turning a new page in tourism

Anoop Bali, Whole Time Director, Tourism Finance Corporation of India (TFCI), informs how they are playing their part in creating tourism infrastructure across the country, both with the private sector as well as the government via PPP mode. TT Bureau In existence for 30 years, Tourism Finance Corporation of India …

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Aviation soars, but headwinds continue

Indian Aviation industry has been showing positive signs by recording the highest recovery figures post-COVID, not just domestically but internationally as well. However, Go First declaring bankruptcy and cancelling its flights in peak summer travel month, comes as a setback. The industry shares what is in store for India in …

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Marketing & SEIS priority for IATO

The new team of Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO), which is the dream team of re-elected President Rajiv Mehra, is excited to put up an equally better performance in its second innings. The focus of the association remains on international promotions and Service Exports from India Scheme (SEIS) of …

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IATO promises constant support

Rajiv Mehra thanks IATO members for re-electing him as President, says electing six office-bearers unopposed is ‘unprecedented in IATO’s history’ and promises that his team, elected for the two-year term, will try its best to do whatever it could do for the travel fraternity. Nisha Verma The Indian Association of …

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Mehra set for 2nd term at IATO

Rajiv Mehra re-elected unopposed as the President of IATO for a second term for 2023-24, along with other office-bearers. Election for the IATO Executive Committee is scheduled on 18 April 2023. Nisha Verma Thanking members of the Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO) for unanimously electing him unopposed for the …

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Tech, training & innovation key

Claiming that 2023 is the year of travel and tourism industry, Sunil Kumar, President, United Federation of Travel Agents Associations (UFTAA), says that it’s time when people need to get ready for a complete revamp of their organisations, get online and be visible globally. Nisha Verma Sunil Kumar, President, United …

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Amusement industry in recovery stage

Rajeev Jalnapurkar, Chairman, Indian Association of Amusement Parks and Industries, says the amusement park industry continues to recover from the pandemic effect and it is important to focus on interactive tourism, both for domestic and inbound tourists. TT Bureau The amusement park industry suffered a huge setback even after COVID …

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Music to the ears

The wedding industry in Rajasthan heaved a sigh of relief when Jaipur Police released a circular stating that licences to avoid Copyright Act infringement will not be needed by hotels or wedding venues for playing music at events. Nisha Verma The statement from Jaipur Police has come in response to …

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India needs aggressive marketing

Laying emphasis on inbound tourism into India, Ajay Prakash, National President, TAFI, believes that the country needs a new, clear-headed marketing campaign to re-establish itself as a tourist destination on the global map. The association plans to hold a few of its events this year within India to encourage its …

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