“A more comfortable experience for travellers remains our top priority”

  The resilience of the travel and tourism industry By Vinay Malhotra, Regional Group COO – South Asia, Middle East & North Africa and Americas, VFS Global The COVID-19 pandemic has sparked much introspection among business and industries globally, with travel being no exception. While the travel world is possibly never going to be the … 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

Here’s why you should head to Istanbul for Meetings & More…

Positioned on the edge of Europe, Turkey’s cultural capital Istanbul is a buzzing transcontinental beauty with humongous spots for business meetings and conferences and an even better place to wind down the routined hassles and soak in the bustling vibes of the city. We spent six days of this thrilling expedition in Turkey, which weren’t … Read more

The 35th annual convention of IATO brings forward the scope of new-age tourism in India

The freshly-concluded IATO convention hosted in the ‘City of Joy’, Kolkata presented a platter of immense opportunities and possibilities for a brighter tomorrow for the travel fraternity of the country. Accentuating on the theme ‘Is Tourism thriving? Challenges and Opportunities’, the experts and forerunners of the tourism industry gave significant insights on issues such as … Read more

The Table Turners: Dynamic Entrepreneurs revolutionising the travel  and tourism space

There’s no ‘magic elixir’ that effortlessly lifts you off your cubicle’s confinement and lets you into the independent world of entrepreneurship. The great successes indeed grow from one tiny seed; need the right kind of perseverance to deal with the failures and zeal to fall and rise, time and again. From dealing with a fair … Read more

A melange of serenity and substance ‘MAYFAIR LAKE RESORT, RAIPUR’

Where the whirling clouds embrace the extraordinary beauty of the pristine Jhangh Lake, there lies the resplendent MAYFAIR Lake Resort, Raipur enveloped in abundant foliage. With its incredible ambience, think big bronze statues and aesthetically-pleasing paintings adding a creative burst, imposing banqueting and event spaces as well as heartfelt personalised service, this resort is simply … Read more

“We try and match all the requirements necessary for a destination wedding”

Debashish Bhowmik, Senior Vice President, Hotel Clarks Shiraz Primarily known as a major inbound destination, Agra has noticeably picked up its domestic market, over the past few years. The locals now prefer to host their weddings in a one-stop solution venue, catering to all their functions and needs, in a more professional and organised fashion. … Read more

9TH ADTOI convention concludes on prosperous note

The convention-cum-exhibition witnessed a huge turnout including delegates from Gujarat Tourism, Air India, Ministry of Tourism and hotel industry. ADTOI President P.P. Khanna in a heartfelt speech urged the association members to join hands and form a consortium for commercial gains and also spoke about scrapping of GST for travel agents promoting Indian destinations With … Read more