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Indian hotel industry in sweet spot

Indian hotel industry is likely to witness a decadal-high occupancy of 70-72 per cent in FY2024, says a report by ICRA. The healthy demand uptick results in a pick-up in new supply announcements and commencement of deferred projects over the last 12-15 months. TT Bureau ICRA estimates pan-India premium hotel …

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Association Embrace the thrill, ATOAI urges industry

The Adventure Tour Operators Association of India (ATOAI) wants more travel agents to start selling adventure travel packages, particularly soft adventure, and expand their business. Ajeet Bajaj, the association’s President, ensures that they will handhold and connect them with good adventure operators. Hazel Jain Encouraging travel agents to expand their …

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Abu Dhabi lures Indians

In an exclusive interview, Abdulla Yousuf, Director, International Operations, Department of Culture and Tourism, Abu Dhabi, sheds light on the success of the Indian market and the experiences awaiting Indian tourists. TT Bureau Abu Dhabi has seen a significant surge in Indian tourists in recent years. What factors contribute to …

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Berner Oberland pass now online

Rail Europe expands its range of products with the addition of Berner Oberland Regional Pass. With the pass, travellers will gain the freedom and flexibility to explore the unique and captivating Berner Oberland region at their own pace. TT Bureau Rail Europe, the leading provider of European train tickets and …

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Apply for an e-visa within 30 sec

As global trends shift towards digitalisation, the market for electronic visas has become even more popular. Amidst this, Atlys – a technology company specialising in e-visas – offers that in seconds. Pariket Doshi, GM (South Asia), Atlys, shares more details on how it can help travel agents and tour operators …

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An ultimate Utah experience

Weaving together an itinerary to help your client navigate through Utah’s red rock, scenic byways, ski slopes, unique history, and urban culture? Here are a few experiences you should include while touring through the Mighty 5® national parks, state parks and hidden gems of Utah from Salt Lake City to …

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Tech help to cut visa rejections

Nikita Dresswala, Founder, Teleport, a company that provides visa services, says that with 10-30 per cent of visas applied by Indians being rejected, travel agents can help reduce visa rejections by leveraging technology platforms offering valuable assistance and support. TT Bureau A total of 10-30 per cent of visas applied …

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‘Saadiyat Island is like Maldives of ME’

From discussing the importance of the travel trade to exploring tier IV & V markets in India, Liam Findlay, Chief Executive Officer, Miral Destinations, highlights the popularity of Yas Island and introduces Saadiyat Island, a hidden gem in Abu Dhabi. TT Bureau Saadiyat Island, located in Abu Dhabi, is a …

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Rebuilding and redefining tourism

The tourism industry in New Zealand has faced unprecedented challenges and as the country seeks to rebuild and redefine its tourism sector, industry leaders gathered at the TRENZ 2023 to discuss the path forward. Rebecca Ingram, Chief Executive, Tourism Industry Aotearoa, highlights key aspects of the industry’s future direction. TT …

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Stuba curations to facilitate agents

Stuba has launched two new curations to their website – Trade Deals and Boutique Hotels. While Trade Deals curation will show agents where there is a bigger pricing gap versus online public rates, their ‘Boutique Hotels’ curation is designed for travel agents to engage with their discerning guests looking for …

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