In-the-Issue

Love the Philippines’ to boost tourism

New Delhi: On the celebration of the Golden Year of the Department of Tourism (DOT), President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Romualdez Marcos Jr., along with Secretary Christina Garcia Frasco unveiled a tourism campaign, ‘Love the Philippines’, on the department’s 50th Foundation Year. Addressing the event, President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., expressed his …

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What’s luring visitors from tertiary cities?

Indian travellers are being most sought after by various destinations, and people are not just travelling from bigger cities. People from tier III and IV cities are also making sure that they explore the world. And they are not disappointed. Big movements are happening from these regions to different domestic …

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Collaboration key to growth of M!CE

M!CE professionals across India are positive about its appeal as premier M!CE destination. Barun Gupta, President, SITE India Chapter, believes G20 will be a game changer for India’s growth of exhibitions and incentives across states. Janice Alyosius Collaboration, marketing efforts, and simplified visa processes are seen as factors to improve …

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Extend TCS exemption please!

All-India Association of Authorized Money Changers & Money Transfer Agents appeals for level-playing field in overseas transactions. It has asked for foreign currency bank notes, forex prepaid cards and wire transfers into TCS exemption to debit, credit cards under LRS. Hazel Jain The money exchange industry has asked the Union …

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‘Airlines to post profits in 2023’

Airline profitability outlook will strengthen this year, reveals a recent report by IATA. After COVID, a net profit margin of 1.2% is something to celebrate, avers Willie Walsh, Director General, IATA. Recording a 0.6% net profit margin is indeed a challenge for the industry. TT Bureau Stronger profitability is supported …

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MoCA focuses on rationalizing air fare

India’s aviation market has witnessed remarkable growth, becoming the third-largest domestic market globally. MoCA has focused on promoting regional connectivity through UDAN scheme. The sector faces challenges such as seasonal fluctuations and capacity constraints. Efforts are being made to rationalize pricing, with reductions on key routes. Janice Alyosius India has …

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Record number of Indians travelling to Oman

New Delhi: Indian visitors travelling to Sultanate of Oman increased to a record 63,492 in April 2023, according to Oman Ministry of Heritage and Tourism. The Ministry said the Indian tourist flow to the Sultanate has been highest in the past 15 years. In January 2023, the Ministry stated, the …

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