Death at site: Traditional Travel Agents in Trouble

Death at site: Traditional Travel Agents in Trouble

Travel agents beware! The ordinary travel agents and tour operators will have to pull their shutters down unless they merge themselves as subsidiaries to the OTA giants in India. But no agents are aware or bothered about their own survival or safety of their business ventures. One of the leading prominent Gulf carriers – Qatar Airways, recently published...

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AP Tourism – IAAI MoU

AP Tourism – IAAI MoU

January 12th 2016 will be a historic day for the annals of the IATA Agents Association of India heralding the beginning of a new Travel & Tourism Trade related activity for this “Association by the Agents for the Agents’. On that day, IAAI signed an MoU with the Tourism Department of the Sunrise State – Andhra Pradesh to be a preferred...

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Termination of BSP Cheque pick up facility

Termination of BSP Cheque pick up facility

The Indian Travel Trade industry is going to be affected severely from 1st January, 2016, onwards.  The new decision to use services of National Automated Clearing House (NACH), the electronic transaction facilities, will ease and enhance financial processing of IATA’s Clearance House. It can also be termed as a part of IATA’s “StB” (simplifying...

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IAAI delegation meets the Union Minister

IAAI delegation meets the Union Minister

Demand is in Ministry’s active file An IAAI Delegation, led by IT Department asks Biji Eapen, had a fruitful meeting with Shri. Ashok Gajapathi Raju Pusapati, Hon’ble Union Minister for Civil Aviation, Govt. of India on 20th June 2014. Other members in the Delegation members in the Delegation members in the Delegation (Chairman Govt. Affairs)...

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New CAR for Passengers  with Disability or Reduced Mobility

New CAR for Passengers with Disability or Reduced Mobility

Air  transportation  today  has  been made  easier   than  ever.   The Government policies on  ‘Open Sky’ allowed  the  growth  of  airlines  and also non-scheduled operators  in  the country. The new ideas of Low Cost and  Low  Frill  concept  have  also brought  the  common  man  with average  income  group ...

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Hospitality

Radisson Blu Hotel Nagpur, city’s hospitality jewel

Radisson Blu Hotel Nagpur,  city’s hospitality jewel

Nagpur’s first Radisson property, this international business hotel features 214 spacious guestrooms and suites, palatable...

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Jul 27, 2013 5:04

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AP Tourism – IAAI MoU

AP Tourism – IAAI MoU

January 12th 2016 will be a historic day for the annals of the IATA Agents Association of India heralding the beginning of...

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Jan 27, 2016 5:10

Tourism

Jordan eyeing Indian market to promote biblical sites

Jordan eyeing Indian market to promote biblical sites

Country ManagerJordan Tourism Board Although present  in  India  for  some years now, Jordan had barely shown any  noticeable ...

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Jul 27, 2013 4:16

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Death at site: Traditional Travel Agents in Trouble

Death at site: Traditional Travel Agents in Trouble

Travel agents beware! The ordinary travel agents and tour operators will have to pull their shutters down unless they merge...

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Feb 13, 2016 7:25

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Joe Borg-Olivier is UFTAA President

The Annual Congress  and General Assembly  of UFTAA (United Federation  of Travel Agents Association)  held  in  Kuala  Lumpur,  Malaysia  elected  Mr.  Joe  Borg-Olivier  (Malta) as its new President.   Mr Olivier has already served  as President from 2005-2007 and  it  is  the first ...

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Travel Agents on the verge of extinction

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IATO Convention dates and venue announced

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Tourism helps reduce unemployment in Spain

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Tourism
July 23rd, 2013 | Read More

Berggruen Hotels to operate 22 hotels in India

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Simon Hirst joins Raffles Singapore

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