In-the-Issue

Gearing up for the big leap

Wedding tourism turned out to be a game-changer for Rajasthan during the pandemic, and now the state is pushing for border tourism, experiential tourism and also bringing in a film incentive policy among things to bring more revenue for the state coffers. Nisha Verma Claiming that being the largest state …

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E-visas to be a game-changer

While India continues to retain its place among the top three focus markets for South African Tourism, it has the potential to reach the number one source market for the destination, says Neliswa Nkani, Hub Head, MEISEA, South African Tourism. Hazel Jain Neliswa Nkani, Hub Head, MEISEA, South African Tourism …

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HAI gears up to bring change

MP Bezbauah, Secretary General, Hotel Association of India, shares why it is important for the government to prioritise giving industry status to tourism and hospitality industry in the country, as industry opens up for business. The Hotel Association of India (HAI) recently held its 25th Annual General Meet (AGM), in …

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Building trade relationships

The Eastern Himalaya Travel and Tour Operators Association recently organised the largest B2B travel mart in East and North-eastern India – Bengal Travel Mart. The 6th edition of BTM provided a platform for trade stakeholders to establish connections, besides giving an overview of Northeast’s untapped potential. Janice Alyosius The sole …

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Inbound booking picking up

Antara Phookan, Director (Business Development & Design), Assam Bengal Navigation, confirms that the company has started receiving bookings from international clients for the upcoming season, which bodes well not only for tourism but also for river cruising in India. Hazel Jain Have you started receiving bookings for your river cruises? …

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Thailand: Grand Sale a grand success

The Amazing Thailand Grand Sale campaign concluded with an overwhelming response from the travel trade. The campaign offered a wide range of products to agents, including a ‘buy now travel later’ option to pre purchase packages at discounted rates, which they can further sell to their guests. Janice Alyosius Thailand …

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LOT Polish starts flights

LOT Polish Airlines has announced the starting of passenger flights to Mumbai effective 31 May and has also resumed passenger flights to Delhi from 29 March. The Polish flag carrier resumes flights to Delhi after a two-year break due to the pandemic situation in India. LOT Polish Airlines will be …

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Address the core issues: TAFI

Travel industry is facing challenges on several fronts as it starts almost from scratch after the pandemic. As things opens up, Travel Agents Federation of India taking several measures to help the business, but there are issues that can only be addressed by the government. Nisha Verma Anil Kalsi, Joint …

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Explore Britain in different way

India, one of the lucrative markets for the UK, which saw a huge jump in number of tourists from the country in years before COVID, continues to hold importance, which reflects in the UK offering a variety of experiences and products to the Indian travellers. Nisha Verma Dame Judith Macgregor …

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Malaysia opens for travel

Malaysia is ready to welcome international travellers from 1 April 2022, especially from the Middle East region. With 90 per cent of its population being fully vaccinated, including booster dose, tourists should feel confident to visit the country. Nisha Verma Manoharan Periasamy, Senior Director, International Promotion Division (Asia & Africa), …

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