Category: COVER STORY

Ministry of Tourism partners with Quality Council of India to assist the Hospitality Industry through SAATHI

Given the current outbreak, it is important that all hospitality units take suitable measures to restrict any further transmission of the virus while providing accommodation and other services post lockdown. To assist the hospitality industry in their preparedness to continue operations safely and mitigate risks arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ministry of Tourism […]

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Taiwan becomes the first country to resume cruises after global pandemic

Well, the false travel experience of going abroad may not be valid now amidst the global pandemic situation. So, ‘when you can’t go outward, turn inward,’ – this seems to hold true for Taiwan as well! The island nation came to the rescue of wanderlusts by launching its first island-hopping cruise, which set sail on […]

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Open Letter to the policymakers and travel and tourism fraternity, 2.0

A month back I had written an open letter. This is the second communique, regarding the steps that must be swiftly taken, to gradually let the wheels of economic life slowly turn again. As the latest studies in California, New York and Germany show, the virus is not as deadly as it appeared, and we have to learn to live with […]

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#Voices of Travel: Change the way we do business and think out of the box, suggests Nagsri

In this ongoing series, we explore how humans of travel are mitigating the ongoing COVID19 outbreak. Today Nagsri Sashidhar from NAGSRI shares her story with us.  The journey with the travel industry started 26 years ago, 13 years with Thomas Cook and 13 years with Mercury Travels. Major part of my career has been in […]

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Open Letter to the Travel Fraternity and Policymakers

Sanjiv Agarwal, Founder, Fairfest Media – Organisers of TTF, OTM and BLTM and Publisher and Editor, Travel News Digest pens his thoughts The travel industry is reeling from the massive disruption due to the Coronavirus pandemic. While the situation is unfolding (and hopefully, this too shall pass), we will need to tackle the effects for some time. As a […]

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Travel professionals need to be cruise experts: Peter Kollar, Head of International Training & Development, CLIA

Peter Kollar, CLIA Head of International Training & Development is a cruise expert and veteran speaker on the conference circuit across India and Asia over the past seven years. In this special story, read Kollar’s take on the cruise industry. More than 220,000 Indians cruised in 2018, an increase of 28.1% from the previous year. […]

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OTM 2020 line-up looks stellar, new destinations join the show

The three-day B2B show brings the best of global travel to the Indian stage With 2020 less than 30 days away, the leading travel show in Asia-Pacific, OTM has revealed its line-up for next year and it looks promising as ever. Many esteemed participants from the past have reinstated their trust in the B2B travel […]

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