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Romania calls on TAAI-NR agents

Travel Agents Association of India-Northern Region (TAAI-NR) invited Cristina Lonela Tarteata, Deputy Minister of Tourism, Romania, to showcase the country’s tourism offerings to the trade. Discerning Indian travellers are now looking beyond the regular European destinations for vacations. Rajan Sehgal, Chairman-Northern Region (TAAI), says, “In the last few years, Eastern …

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SriLankan flies to Melbourne

Melbourne joins SriLankan Airline’s network from October 29, offering connectivity between Colombo and Australia for the tour-based market from India. SriLankan Airlines, the national carrier of Sri Lanka and a member of the oneworld alliance, will be establishing its presence in Australia with daily non-stop services to Melbourne from October …

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MMT scouts for more hotels

Having identified hotels and international airlines as big growth areas for itself, MakeMyTrip is scouting for more acquisitions after Goibibo. Deep Kalra, Founder and Group CEO, MakeMyTrip, speaks to TRAVTALK about the growth areas for the company. HAZEL JAIN After the recent merger with rival online travel agent Goibibo, MakeMyTrip …

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Celebrity Edge woos Indians

Celebrity Cruises is eyeing the high-end Indian cruise market for its newly introduced ship – Celebrity Edge, which will begin sailing from Fort Lauderdale, Florida to Eastern and Western Caribbean regions in December 2018. The very popular cruise line — Celebrity Cruises — has opened early bird bookings for its …

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Nucore all set for India log in

Nucore Software Solutions has set its eyes on India and by 2018, they plan to cater to the region with the launch of a SaaS-based programme, along with several other products. Nucore Software Solutions mainly caters to the Middle East and African markets, where they boast of a presence in …

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ADTOI holds by-elections

The Association of Domestic Tour Operators of India (ADTOI) held its by-elections recently and has elected a new Treasurer and Joint Secretary for the team. Rajesh Arya, Director, India International Tours & Travels, is the new Treasurer of ADTOI and Dalip Gupta, Director, DGS Travel House has been elected as …

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Trade gives a thumbs-up to Shandong

Select agents from India were taken on a Fam recently by Shandong Airlines to experience the Chinese province. While all of them appreciated the friendly service, language barrier and food remained an issue for many. NISHA VERMA Anil Kalsi, Managing Partner, Ambe World Travels Shandong, for Chinese nationals, is a …

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C&K plans 300 franchises in 2 years

Extremely satisfied with the way its franchisee model is working in India, Group CEO, Peter Kerkar, says that Cox & Kings (C&K) now plans to expand this model to 300 more outlets in the country. HAZEL JAIN Q) How is the franchise model working for Cox & Kings? We chose …

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Plaza Premium aims 200 by 2018

Song Hoi-See, Founder & CEO, Plaza Premium Group, in an exclusive interview with TRAVTALK revealed the company’s growth plans for India and the world. He talks about branching out to Tier-II cities in India. Q) What is your growth strategy for India and the rest of the world? While our …

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Sun, sea & sand beckon Indian tourists

Come summer or winter, Indian travellers are seaward bound. Travel industry experts throw light on which beach spots are doing well with discerning Indian travellers as they love discovering new destinations. Siddharth Jain, Director, Click2Travel.in and Sapphire Ventures Indians love beaches and have been frequenting destinations like Maldives, Sri Lanka, …

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