IATO signs MoU with DRV, German Travel Association to promote bilateral tourism

  The Indian Association of Tour Operators  (IATO) and  Deutscher Reiseverband e.V., (DRV) German Travel Association have signed an agreement to promote two-way tourism between the two countries by taking suitable measures to reinstate tourism once the situation is normal, said Rajiv Mehra President, IATO. A reciprocal cooperation agreement was signed by Norbert Fiebig, President … Read more

TAAI & Kazak Tourism sign MoU

Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI) and Kazak Tourism signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Tuesday, August 10th, 2021. The signatories were Jyoti Mayal, President, TAAI and Kairat Sadvakassov, Acting Chairman of the Board “Kazakh Tourism”. This MOU aims to promote mutual interest and tourist arrivals between Kazakhstan and India via cooperation and collaborative relationship … Read more

OTOAI President addresses intl. gathering at Luxury B2B MICE Conference

  As the world is struggling with a new wave and new mutations, the increased vaccination drive across the globe is offering the much-needed assurance and many countries have come out with statements welcoming guests who have received their complete vaccine dose. Maintaining the travel sentiment and in an endeavour to assure people that outbound … Read more

CMEE conducts webinar on ‘tourism in the COVID-19 era’

  The Centre for Marketing in Emerging Economies (CMEE) recently organised a webinar on ‘Tourism in the COVID-19 Pandemic Era: Challenges and the Way Forward’. The webinar was an attempt to discuss concerns of different stakeholders on tourism in the times of COVID-19 and to also understand the challenges and opportunities of the Indian tourism … Read more

FAITH asks Anti- competitive travel tax TCS to be withdrawn

Federation of Associations in Indian Tourism & Hospitality, the policy federation of all the national associations representing the complete tourism, travel and hospitality industry of India (ADTOI, ATOAI, FHRAI, HAI, IATO, ICPB, IHHA, ITTA, TAAI, TAFI) & cause partner AIRDA has requested the withdrawal of the proposed TCS on outbound travel from October 1st as … Read more

IATO’s 36th Annual Convention postponed to Sep 2021

  According to a new circular recently released by IATO (Indian Association of Tour Operators), the 36th  IATO Annual Convention, which was scheduled to be hosted in Ahmedabad, this year, has been postponed to September 2021 due to the current pandemic situation that prevails. Hosted by Gujarat Tourism, the authority has acceded to the request … Read more

FAITH revises tourism value at risk guidance to INR 15 Lakh Crores

Federation of Associations in Indian Tourism & Hospitality, the policy federation of all the national associations representing the complete tourism, travel and hospitality industry of India (ADTOI, ATOAI, FHRAI, HAI, IATO, ICPB, IHHA, ITTA, TAAI, TAFI) & cause partner AIRDA has further revised upwards it’s value at risk to Indian tourism to INR 15 lakh … Read more

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

Odisha hoteliers seek government help for badly hit tourism in the state; HRAO sends memorandum to CM

The Hotel and Restaurant Association of Odisha (HRAO), a body of private hotels, has sent a memorandum to Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik over seeking help in financial crisis faced by the hoteliers in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. “We have taken loans from banks. In the current situation, it seems difficult for us to … Read more