Tag Archives: IATO

Skill development aids survival

Realising the need for skill development in the travel industry today, senior members of IATO share their view on the importance of new-age skills in the use of technology to pave the way for survival of travel companies. Technology alone cannot guarantee success, they feel. Zia Siddiqui, EC Liaison, Skill …

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Budget prompts mixed reaction

While Union Budget 2020-21 has made some in the travel trade happy, others claim that their demands have not been met and that despite allocating ₹2,500 crore to tourism, the government hasn’t done much for the sector at large. Some pain points this year have been absence of further reduction …

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IATO all for small operators

IATO is in talks with the Ministry of Tourism (MOT) to revise the guidelines of approval of inbound tour operators, allowing members with low turnover to also be recognised by the government. Nisha Verma The Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO) recently organised its monthly luncheon, where it shared industry …

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Tourism is still struggling

The travel fraternity believes that the sector needs more nurturing from the government to reach its potential, as it hails the recent policy amendments in terms of GST and e-Visa fee. Naveen Kundu, Managing Director, EbixCash Travel & Holidays “Tourism is not a pampered sector just because GST adjustment has …

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Stable govt good for tourism

Can a stable government promote tourist traffic into India? This, many feel, is the key to India tourism’s troubles. The industry largely believes that recent policy amendments and strengthening of relations with other countries have actually helped boost numbers to India. Inder Raj Ahluwalia finds more… Subhash Goyal, Chairman, STIC …

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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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Pollution curbs tourism’s growth

With pollution in North India, especially in tourist hotspots of Delhi, Agra and Varanasi, touching unbearable levels, there is an urgent need to address the problem or risk facing grave consequences. This issue needs the seriousness it deserves not just for tourism, but for the well-being of India’s 1.3 billion …

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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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IATO clarifies RCM issues

During its latest monthly interactive luncheon meeting in New Delhi, IATO briefed members about Reverse Charge Mechanism (RCM) through a presentation and updated them through in-house announcements. Manas Dwivedi Interacting with members at the recently-held luncheon after the successful conclusion of the convention in Kolkata, Indian Association of Tour Operators …

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