In-the-Issue

Lake Tahoe: The all-season wonderland

It’s called the Jewel of Nevada, USA, and once you see it, you’ll know why. Lake Tahoe is the nation’s largest alpine lake, 22 by 12 miles of sparkling water surrounded by 72 miles of pristine shoreline. During the warm summer months, it’s a water-sports paradise. And when it snows, …

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Outsourced solutions help hotels

Outsourcing sales and marketing activities can provide independent hotels and resorts an expert panel working for  them so that they can focus on keeping their guests happy. Zuper Hotel Solutions offers such tailor-made packages  for boutique and mainstream hotels and resorts. Hazel Jain Ever thought of making your own dream …

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QualSTAR: The surety of hotel safety

Though the experience of a perfect hotel stay was once driven by availability of amenities and location of the property, a new guest priority has now emerged – that of safety and hygiene. Customers easily trust the adherence of branded hotels to safety protocols, but for the smaller ones, surety …

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Digi-pass boosts confidence

Digital passes and certificates lower the risk of COVID-19 infection by providing accurate health status details of passengers, says GlobalData, a research and consulting company. Amidst COVID-19, several stakeholders of the travel and tourism industry are exploring the option of digital passes and health certificates which include destinations, airlines and …

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Neighbouring states key markets

Yuvraj Padole, Deputy Director (Events & Marketing) Madhya Pradesh Tourism, highlights some key industry  engagements that his department has planned such as the Madhya Pradesh Travel Mart, creating new road trip  itineraries for the trade and registration of service providers in the state. Hazel Jain What challenges is the state …

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MOT revises MDA guidelines

To promote inbound tourism, Ministry of Tourism (MOT) has released the revised guidelines for Marketing Development Assistance (MDA) scheme for overseas promotions by tourism service providers. Manas Dwivedi Under the new guidelines that took effect from the beginning of this month, service providers will be entitled to more financial benefits …

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ISA Tourism push for Conrad Maldives

ISA Tourism has been appointed as the India representative for Conrad Maldives Rangali Island Resort in Maldives.  The sales and marketing representation company is targeting luxury travellers from India for the Maldivian property which is a twin-island resort featuring 151 luxury beach and over-water villas. Manas Dwivedi Boutique sales and …

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Countries await Indian millennials

Millennials are believed to be the first to travel when international borders open and commercial flights to and from India resume. Destinations and tour operators already have plans in place to lure this segment that is expected to travel to quiet and new regions, with targeted offerings and experiences. Nisha …

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Standard travel insurance soon

The Insurance Regulatory & Development Authority of India (IRDAI) has proposed a standard travel insurance policy with common coverage and policy wordings across the industry. The Authority expects the new guidelines to take effect from April 1, 2021. The draft guidelines issued by IRDAI on December 28, 2020, stated, ‘The …

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STB connects India to Singapore

Singapore Tourism Board (STB) India’s Virtual Tradeshow 2021 is a suitable platform for service providers at the destination and the travel trade in India to engage and discuss business opportunities that lie ahead for them. Here they share how they perceive the tradeshow to benefit them and collaborate with each …

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