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

Recent Articles

ATOAI aids for Uttarakashi flash flood victims

Adventure Tour Operators Association of India, has contributed to the relief material for 125 families who were recently severely hit by cloudburst and flash floods. The relief material distributed comprised of 125 Utensils sets of 5 units each, 125 tirpals for shelter and 250 blankets (2 per family)....

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September 21st, 2012 | Read More

Turkeys Voting for Christmas

Biji Eapen, National President Agents’ Representives in APJC-In vying with each other to be the Airlines’ Yes Men Reports received on the recently concluded Agency Programme Joint Council-India (APJC-In) meeting revealed that the Agent representations are in the fore front for the implementation...

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September 20th, 2012 | Read More

Infrastructure boost key to a growing Kerala Tourism

·Need for good roads, better infrastructure, tourism friendly excise policy, favorable tax structures etc. Tourism enterprises need the empowerment of a conducive ‘enabling environment’ and not barriers Going by the current and future projections of tourism growth, dramatic need to boost...

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September 20th, 2012 | Read More

Kerala preparing for another wave of tourism growth

ATN desk Sets new tourism targets of 3 million foreign and 18 million domestic tourists by 2021 ‘God’s own country’, as it is known as, Kerala’s new tourism policy envisages to establish it as a leading global destination. Kerala Government recently unveiled its new Tourism Policy,...

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September 20th, 2012 | Read More

India and the Philippines to enhance tourism cooperation

To participate in travel fares in each countries as well as regional tourism fares to showcase tourism products India and the Phillipines have decided to enhance mutual cooperation in Tourism Sector. This was decided at the Second meeting of the Joint Working Group on Tourism Cooperation held in New...

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September 16th, 2012 | Read More

Indian visitor arrivals to Japan rebound in first six months of 2012

Japan has witnessed an impressive 21% increase in the number of Indian visitors visiting Japan in the first six months of 2012 as compared to the same period in the year 2011. This is quite significant as Japan was struck with a twin natural disaster last year. Indian visitor arrivals to Japan rebound...

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September 15th, 2012 | Read More

GoAir spreads wings to Southern and Northern India

GoAir has introduced a new flight from Bengaluru to Goa from 21st August 2012 and also has introduced a new flight from Lucknow to Delhi and Mumbai from 21st August 2012. The Bengaluru flight schedule has been devised to offer perfect opportunities for round trip travels on the same day, with a morning...

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September 15th, 2012 | Read More

First SAARC Tour Operators Conclave concludes in Delhi

ATN Desk Sahai and Ahmed with the tour operators from SAARC countries and India, at the SAARC Tour Operators Conclave, in New Delhi on July 06, 2012. Inaugurating the first SAARC Tour Operators Conclave in Delhi recently, Union Tourism Minister Subodh Kant Sahai called for the SAARC countries to explore...

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July 17th, 2012 | Read More

Barabar Caves, Bihar: A 2300 years old Buddhist heritage waiting to be discovered

Bihar is home to not only some the greatest of Bhuddhist shrines and monuments at Bodh Gaya, Nalanda and Rajgir, but there are many more which even pre-dates the more famous Buddhist sites in the State. The caves of Barabar and Nagarjuni hills fall in this category: An incredible evidence of human endeavour...

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July 17th, 2012 | Read More

World’s largest Sheraton opens in Macau

The 3863-key hotel is scheduled for September, 2012, launch ATN Desk Starwood Hotels & Resorts is readying to open the world’s largest Sheraton and Macau’s largest hotel, Sheraton Macao Hotel, Cotai Central, in September, 2012. The 3,863-room Sheraton Macao Hotel is part of Macau’s...

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July 17th, 2012 | Read More
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