In-the-Issue

J&K at its best, gets record tourists

Sarmad Hafeez, Secretary, Tourism, Jammu & Kashmir, shares how the upsurge of tourists in the Union Territory (UT) has been a blessing in disguise for the industry, which has revived like never before. The state has welcomed 1.5 crores tourists this year, making it one of the busiest tourism years …

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Customers at centre of innovation

Technology and innovation continue to be at the heart of what makes Amadeus successful and are key to anticipating and fulfilling the customers’ needs, shares Rakesh Bansal, CEO, Amadeus Indian Subcontinent. Janice Alyosius Over the years, Amadeus has demonstrated the ability to adjust to changing market conditions and client expectations, …

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Larger & intimate spaces for hotels

Digital transformation in the hospitality industry is now firmly embedded in the daily activities of hospitality businesses, with some new and emerging trends on the rise. TT Bureau The hospitality industry is adjusting to the new normal and noticing an increase in new trends. Vikram Cotah, CEO, GRT Hotels and …

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Sustainability in Assam

The Assam Tourism Policy 2022, launched in consultation with the World Bank, aims to drive sustainable tourism development in the state by creating a policy framework and strategic roadmap. TT Bureau The Assam Government unveiled a new tourism policy on the sidelines of ‘Assam Tourism Road Show 2022’, organised recently …

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Indians most confident to fly again

With 90 per cent of air passengers considering onboard Wi-Fi a necessity, inflight connectivity continues to be a top priority for airlines besides simplifying the signing up process, according to a recent survey, which finds that Indians are the most excited to travel by air again in the APAC region. …

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Goa beyond sun & sand

Goa is going through a facial change by exploring new tourism segments, reveals Rohan Khaunte, Minister for Tourism, IT, Printing and Stationery, Government of Goa. Nisha Verma Goa is trying to portray an image beyond the sun, sand and sea, for which it’s known for, reveals Rohan Khaunte, Minister for …

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India recovery fastest for us: Oz

Brent Anderson, Regional General Manager (South & South-East Asia), Tourism Australia, is excited to be leading the region, which is showing fast growth, led by the Indian market. He says he expects 10% growth of the pre-pandemic levels from the India market before June 2023. Hazel Jain Looking into the …

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Short-term travel trending now

Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) India took 13 travel agencies and a media partner to a seven-day familiarisation trip to Korea recently, which includes a B2B meeting in Seoul with 9 DMCs (South Korea) for future business.TRAVTALK talks to a few partners for their views on the trip. Bryan Outbound travel …

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Summit to launch new property in Goa

Summit Calangute Resort & Spa’s first establishment in Goa is all set to open this month. The 80-room property, situated near Calangute Beach, the flagship beach of Goa, promises visitors to offer distinctive brand of premium comfort. TT Bureau After establishing pristine properties in enthralling hill stations like Darjeeling, Kalimpong …

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‘Average air fares have risen’

Malaysia Airlines is on track to return to the pre-pandemic financial performance by Q4 2023, shares Amit Mehta, Country Manager- South Asia, Malaysia Airlines India. He also discusses the airline’s future plans and how he sees the aviation industry evolve, particularly with the acceleration of digitalization by many airlines. TT …

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