ICONIC 2017 redefines Luxury

Amitabh Kant delivering inaugural address at the second edition of Iconic 2017 knowledge sessions and Awards in New Delhi

Experts at the second edition of the knowledge sessions and awards ‘Iconic-2017’ conducted by Red Hat Communication led by Jyoti Mayal gave an in-depth perspective into the strength of the inherent luxury elements in the India Tourism. Leading from the front, Amitabh Kant, CEO, Niti Aayog, highlighted the example of God’s Own Country- Kerala that in not very distant past was ...

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Quest for new opportunities seals separation of Co-Founder & President Ashish Kashyap from MakeMyTrip?

Tourism & Hospitality Skill Council

MakeMyTrip (MMT), India’s leading online travel company, on 6 September 2017 announced the resignation of Ashish Kashyap, Co-Founder and President, with effect from September 30, 2017. The MakeMyTrip Board has accepted the resignation and MakeMyTrip (India) Pvt Limited and Ibibo Group Private Limited have entered into a separation agreement with Kashyap that will be over by 30th September 2017. According to ...

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Cox & King powered Trip 360º takes up afforestation drive at Navi Mumbai

Under initiative called Nurturing Nature to cut carbon footprint - Trip 360˚ organised the Afforestation activity with Cox & Kings Foundation and Hariyali NGO at Rabale Navi Mumbai

Discerning adventure enthusiasts, who love bit of every possible adventure activity are also among the most sensitive souls  when it comes to nature preservation. Launched in 2017 with aim to establish India as a global adventure destination by crafting high-quality expeditions and catering to the insatiable appetite of thrill seekers, Trip 360˚ powered by Cox & Kings, is a one-stop-shop ...

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With Bali on top- Ezeego1 reveals top 10 Honeymoon destination for Indians in H-1 2017

Top Ten Honeymoon destination for Indians feature Bali- Maldives-Thailand- Seychelles-Greece-Paris- Mauritius-Sri Lanka-Scotland-Budapest. Above Pic- Anse-Lazio Beach- Seychelles. Courtesy: Gerad Larose/STB

Destination across the world are keen on tapping the large Indian weddings and at same time make in roads into preference charts of the Indian couples planning honeymoon in overseas destination. Interestingly, Indian couples start planning their honeymoon atlas six month in advance, shares Neelu Singh, CEO and Director, Ezeego1. “Indian couples love travelling to beach destinations that offer visa-on-arrival options. Unlike ...

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NITI Aayog ‘Ease of Doing Business’ report to help States foster globally competitive firms

NITI Aayog 'Ease of Doing Business' report

NITI Aayog launched the Ease of Doing Business report based on an Enterprise Survey of 3,500 manufacturing firms across Indian states and union territories on 28 August 2017. The survey has been conducted, along with the IDFC Institute, to assess the business regulations and enabling environment across India from firms’ perspective. The Survey released by the Union Minister of Commerce Nirmala ...

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New South Wale’s rural and regional tourist attraction gain limelight @ Vivid Sydney 2017 

Views of Sydney Harbour lights during Vivd Sydney 2017. Image By- Hamilton Lund

In line with UNWTO call for promoting sustainable tourism and natural evolution of a destination- its essential that in a destination more regional and if possible rural destination come into mainstream of tourism. Here a The Destination New South Wales (NSW) is a true success story that has successfully transformed Sydney from mere being a gateway to Australia, to the gateway to rural ...

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MMT and Travelport joining hands show industry to grow will have to collaborate 

Gordon Wilson and Deep Kalra looking at synergies between Travelport and MMTs offerings for ensuring smart digital future of travel!

The legacy GDS players and the online players had for long been adversaries. The Online boom did took a heavy toll on the legacy GDS players. But, then industry works and prospers more with partnership and the joining hands between India based Nasdaq listed OTA MakeMyTrip (MMT), and US based Travelport distributor for India, InterGlobe Technology Quotient (ITQ), for the ...

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Sodexo’s Global Chef Initiative gets authentic Thai Specialities to India

Sodexo’s Global Chef Program 2017 got authentic Thai Specialities with Chef Akkarat to India

The french based world leader in quality of life services and employee engagement company- Sodexo knows for sure the secret of building strong connect with employees and preparing employers to prepare for futuristic need of its manpower to keep them motivated to perform at their best. The recent barometer released by Sodexo Trends Shaping the Global Workplace in 2017 is ...

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Tour Operators lament instances of double taxation and cascading effect under GST

Action seems to have started a fortnight ahead of the 33rd IATO convention is in Bhubaneswar from 7-10 of September 2017

Action and agenda setting seems to have started a fortnight ahead of the 33rd annual convention of the Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO) in Bhubaneswar from 7-10 of September 2017. The IATO President- Pronab Sarkar, has literally speaking laid the main agenda of the intense deliberation at convention- among its 1000 plus delegates- to be the GST Impact on tourism industry in India.  The biggest tax reform since independence, ...

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North Eastern Cultural and Information Centre to be set up in Delhi: Singh

The Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region (I/C), Prime Minister’s Office, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Jitendra Singh briefing the media, in New Delhi on August 16, 2017.
Senior officers of the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region and North Eastern Council are also seen.

A North Eastern Cultural and Information Centre will be set up in Delhi soon averred the Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region (I/C), Prime Minister’s Office, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Jitendra Singh, while briefing the media here in New Delhi on 16 August 2017. He said that this will be a new gift to ...

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IHG signs to new properties in Dubai; focus deepens on Indian travellers

Image capturing the signing ceremony between IHG and API Hotels & Resorts for Crowne Plaza Dubai Business Bay and InterContinental Residence Suites Dubai Business Bay

India is the number one international tourist source market for Dubai, and in 2016, 1.8 million Indians arrived in Dubai for leisure and business purposes. Additionally, the UAE and India are making continuous efforts to further strengthen the economic and trade cooperation as per the recent tourism statistics released by DTCM. As more and more brands gear up to lure ...

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India launches ‘Gaj Yatra’ to mark World Elephant Day 2017 

Harsh Vardhan, Dia Mirza and other dignitaries at launch of ‘Gaj Yatra’ to mark World Elephant Day 2017

World Elephant Day is an annual global event celebrated across the world on August 12, dedicated to the preservation and protection of elephants. The goal of World Elephant Day is to create awareness about the plight of elephants and to share knowledge and positive solutions for the better care and management of captive and wild elephants. African elephants are listed ...

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