OTOAI meets Tourism Minister to discuss the current woes; assured of possible relief

In continuation of its efforts to highlight the issues and concerns of the outbound industry to those in the office of power, Riaz Munshi, President, Outbound Tour Operators of India (OTOAI), yesterday met the Tourism Minister, Prahlad Singh Patel to discuss the woes of the tourism sector. At a detailed meeting held in the Ministry … Read more

“It’s high time that policymakers should react & act”

TAAI APPEALS AIR INDIA FOR REFUNDS / RE-INSTATEMENT OF COMMISSION AND THE MINISTRY OF TOURISM FOR RECONSIDERING IMPORTANCE OF THE TRAVEL TRADE   In a letter addressed to Rajiv Bansal, Chairman and Managing Director, Air India, Jyoti Mayal President- TAAI (Travel Agents Association of India) highlighted the issues related to ticket refund and commission for agents. … Read more

Test setup begins on world´s longest rollercoaster at sea, to be installed on board Global Dream

Last October, Dream Cruises and Maurer Rides announced the world’s longest roller coaster at sea onboard the new Global Class cruise ship, Global Dream. The “Spike®-Coaster” type roller coaster – called Space Cruiser by Dream Cruises – will be the highlight of the “Dream Park at the Pier”, the very first theme park at sea. … Read more

Lufthansa Group significantly expands service with June flight schedule

With the June flight schedule, the airlines of the Lufthansa Group are significantly expanding their services compared with the previous weeks operation. Lufthansa, SWISS and Eurowings are again adding numerous leisure and summer destinations to their flight schedules in June, as well as more long-haul destinations. With over 106 destinations in Germany and Europe and … Read more

Boeing appoints Head for Safe Travel Initiative

Boeing has appointed Mike Delaney to lead the company’s Confident Travel Initiative, which aims to develop new solutions to help minimize air travel health risks amid the Covid-19 pandemic and drive awareness of health safeguards. Delaney brings 31 years of Boeing experience to the role, including previous executive leadership positions in airplane development and engineering, … Read more

MoT to provide Incentives under CSSS for promoting MICE Tourism in India

In order to give a boost to the MICE tourism and attract more Events and Conventions to the country, the Government of India has decided to extend the benefits to the meetings / conference organisers under Champion Sector in Services Scheme (CSSS), administered by the Ministry of Tourism (MOT). For this purpose, a MICE fund has … Read more


  KTO aims to touch base with over 2500 travel agents in 2020 Reputed for all the wrong reasons, the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) has greatly affected the tourism industry, globally. With no international flight operations, it has brought the entire travel industry to a standstill. The actual impact of Coronavirus can only be realized once the … Read more