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FAITH asks Anti- competitive travel tax TCS to be withdrawn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

3.8 crore employees of Indian Tourism Industry likely to be unemployed as a result of COVID-19 : FAITH

As the tourism industry has taken a hit economically due to outbreak of Coronavirus, it is estimated that the Indian tourism industry is looking at pan India bankruptcies, closure of businesses and mass unemployment. It is estimated that as a result of this pandemic, Indian Tourism industry is looking at pan India bankruptcies, closure of businesses … Read more

The 5th Annual Convention of OTOAI postponed

Taking into consideration of the recent developments concerning the widespread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak across the world, the EC members of the Outbound Tour Operators Association of India (OTOAI) has, together, decided to postpone its upcoming annual convention. The convention was scheduled to take place in Antalya, Turkey from March 15 to 18, 2020.

ADTOI launches convention manual and new logo at its 9th convention

At the 9th Association of Domestic Tour Operators of India (ADTOI) Convention-cum-Exhibition, the new logo of the association was unveiled along with a Convention Manual in the presence of dignitaries Vasanbhai Aahir, Tourism Minisiter of State, Gujarat Tourism, S.J Haider, Principal Secretary, Gujarat Tourism, Jenu Devan, MD, Gujarat Tourism, Ashwani Lohani, CMD of Air India and … Read more