In-the-Issue

Gearing up for G20 opportunities

With a Global M!CE Conference scheduled during India’s G20 Presidency next year, the idea is to use the opportunity to position India’s tourism offerings, and M!CE is one segment where India needs to do a lot, opines Rakesh Verma, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Tourism. The National Conference of State Tourism …

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Indians look forward to festive season

The festive season (September to November) has become one of the most eagerly awaited in recent years. After the easing of COVID-19 restrictions, tourism activity is picking up again, as travellers’ desire for new destinations and experiences increases. TT Bureau Ahead of the festival season, tourism activity is picking up …

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‘Be a specialist to be on top’

Zubin Karkaria, Founder & CEO, VFS Global, suggests that one should always choose a space where they are a market leader, where their core competency lies and where they can add more value. Find your niche, he advises the travel trade! When the time came for Zubin Karkaria, Founder & …

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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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IATO meet in Lucknow

IATO will be having its 37th Annual Convention in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, from 16-19 December 2022 and will be inaugurated by the state Chief Minister, says Rajiv Mehra, President, IATO. Rajiv Mehra, President, Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO), said that the 37th IATO Annual Convention will be held in …

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India key source market for Oman

India is ‘very important’ source market for the Sultanate of Oman, says Asma Al-Hajri, Deputy Director General, Tourism Promotions, Ministry of Heritage and Tourism, Sultanate of Oman. She shares USPs of the destination that will surely inspire Indian tourists. Janice Alyosius With the tourist footfalls from foreign countries increasing, tourism …

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‘Experiences help curate luxury’

Simran, Co-founder, OneLatitude, and an adventure travel operator, says her experience as a traveller helped her curate experiences for customers. TT Bureau Simran, Co-founder, OneLatitude, said that she started the company with the idea of helping travellers experience things they hadn’t before. “It was a huge leap of faith and …

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Madame Tussauds opens in Noida

Looking into the potential in the Indian market, Merlin Entertainments Group has opened a Madame Tussauds at DLF Mall of India in Uttar Pradesh’s Noida. The Group is working closely with the travel fraternity and tourism board to promote the museum. TT Bureau Merlin Entertainments Group, the second largest attraction …

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‘Good demand in tier III, IV cities’

Tekla Maira, Regional Director (Sales–India), Banyan Tree, who has championed untapped potential in tiered cities, talks about her focus areas and the hotels she is promoting in the Indian market. Hazel Jain Tekla Maira, Regional Director (Sales – India), Banyan Tree, has taken over the responsibility to promote five key …

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‘Indian weddings’ in South Africa

Sun International, an internationally renowned hotel brand with several hotels in South Africa, is excited to host Indian weddings and has made special arrangements for the Indian guests. TT Bureau Sun International, an internationally renowned hotel brand, has hotels in “all regions” of South Africa.  The hotels of Sun International …

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