Tag Archives: FAITH

Outbound could get costlier?

The proposed amendment in Section 206C of the additional tax on remittances made outside India might make outbound tours costlier. The outbound trade fears this would divert customers to OTAs outside India. They explain… Riaz Munshi, President, OTOAI “We are going to write to the government about it and try …

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Tourist facilities need a push

As the Budget draws closer, spokespersons of the tourism and hospitality industries talk about their expectations, some of which include, further reduction in GST and improvement of tourist facilities. Subhash Goyal, Secretary General, FAITH The tourism industry should be treated on a par with the export industry, particularly export of …

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New decade, fresh hope

The previous year may have been a tumultuous one for the travel and tourism sector across its many segments, from aviation to hospitality and from technology to allied services, but the present one seems absolutely promising. We wish the trade the very best for the new decade! Siddhanta Sharma, President …

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New members & chapters

Last year, trade associations took up a number of initiatives, including educating members on trends & technology and organising conventions for knowledge sharing. They now look forward to a more progressive 2020 with new members and chapters they’ve added. Subhash Goyal, Secretary General, FAITH For FAITH, 2019 has been a …

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Technology helps ‘Innowayt’

With a vision to create a platform that promotes both knowledge sharing and networking, the Thought Leadership Meet united associations, trade and technology partners to deliberate on ways to grow business. Manas Dwivedi Discussing ways and means to grow their travel business, the leader- ship meet brought together representatives of …

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A busy agenda for FAITH

FAITH is planning to conduct a solidarity meeting with stakeholders of the industry from Kashmir, revealed Subhash Goyal, Honorary Secretary, FAITH. TT Bureau Subhash Goyal has revealed that FAITH and its Board members will be going to Srinagar to express their solidarity with the travel and hospitality industry of Jammu …

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A bigger ITM in 2020

For Subhash Goyal, Chairman, Organising Committee, India Tourism Mart (ITM) and Hony. Secretary, FAITH, the second edition of ITM was largely successful due to the incorporation of learnings from last’s year edition. TT Bureau The second edition of ITM concluded on a high note in New Delhi with 244 foreign …

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TAAI sharpens IATA focus

With executive education being a priority for TAAI, the association is taking its trainings right to the agents’ door. It is also strengthening its focus on IATA, its ‘GoLite’ agent model being a key driving force. TT Bureau Training and education have been at the forefront of TAAI’s (Travel Agents …

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India made affordable for all

A reduced e-Tourist Visa fee, a lower GST rate for hotels and the annual India Tourism Mart are helping create an ideal environment for the growth of the industry. The true impact, however, is yet to be seen. Prahlad Singh Patel, Minister of State (I/C), Tourism and Culture, Government of …

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TAFI re-elects Chugh as Prez

Praveen Chugh has been re-elected unopposed as the President of Travel Agents Federation of India (TAFI) for the term 2018-20. TT Bureau Electing its new Managing Committee for the 2018-20 term, TAFI has chosen Praveen Chugh of Business Travels as the President unopposed. Pradip Lulla from Cupid Travels & Tours is …

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