Associations

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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UP’s magic to increase inbound

Uttar Pradesh government is eager to showcase the state’s rapid development of tourism infrastructure and tourist attractions to the participants at the 37th IATO convention, scheduled in Lucknow from 16 to 19 December 2022. Janice Alyosius With the 37th IATO convention scheduled in Lucknow from 16 to 19 December 2022, …

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‘Gender equality a must in tourism’

Underlining how powerful the industry is, Ajay Prakash, President, Travel Agents Federation Of India (TAFI), talks about bringing gender equality in the field of tourism. The association is also doing its bit to accelerate gender equality in travel industry, alongwith VFS Global. Janice Alyosius “I am satisfied with the convention …

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‘Tourism needs to give back’

Ajay Prakash, President, TAFI, recalls initiatives undertaken during the Sarawak convention, which focused not just on rebuilding businesses, but also on how the industry can give back to the environment. Hazel Jain Ajay Prakash, President, Travel Agents Federation of India (TAFI), says, “We did achieve what we set out to …

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‘Tourism needs to give back’

Underlining how powerful the tourism industry is, TAFI President, Ajay Prakash, recounts key initiatives undertaken during the convention recently in Sarawak that were focused on not just rebuilding businesses but also on how the industry can give back to the environment, the community and the destination. Hazel Jain “We did …

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Overseas marketing a must

With tourism industry recovering fast worldwide, it is time state tourism authorities in India focus on overseas marketing strategies to help inbound players get more tourists, suggest industry experts. Rajiv Mehra, President, IATO As far as the state governments are concerned, many of them have declared industry status for the …

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TAFI Convention raises hopes

The Federation expects to double the number of tourists reaching Sarawak after its convention in Malaysia saw more than 500 members interact with key sellers from the host country. The Travel Agents Federation of India (TAFI) Convention 2022 was organised in Kuching (Malaysia) from September 20-23 in collaboration with Tourism …

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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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