Category Archives: Associations

Ankush Nijhawan appointed as Co-Chairman of PHDCCI Tourism committee

In its latest move, the Tourism Committee of PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s (PHDCCI) has been reconstituted for the year 2020-21 with Anil Parashar, President & CEO, Interglobe Technology Quotient (ITQ) as the Chairman and Rajan Sehgal, Kishore Kaya & Ankush Nijhawan getting elected as the Co-Chairman. Vinod Zutshi, Former Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, GOI, continues to be the Hony. Member and Mentor for the Tourism Committee. The tenure of the newly constituted committee will be 1 year but it can be reconstituted before as well. The committee is dedicated towards the betterment of tourism in India, one that is sustainable and develops India’s heritage tourism.

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Only 60% of pre-COVID inbound traffic allowed: CAPA India

Only 60% of the pre-COVID traffic is allowed to enter the country from a border control perspective, revealed a recent CAPA India report. The report states, “Although foreign business travellers and OCI holders are once again permitted to enter the country, India remains closed to leisure visitors, VFR travellers (unless they are NRIs or hold OCIs) and medical tourists. Only 60% of the pre-COVID traffic is allowed to enter the country from a border control perspective. Of which the majority is expected to defer travel given the risks and inconvenience associated with international travel at present.”

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MOT seeks inputs from IATO for Incredible India promotions

Ministry of Tourism has sought inputs from IATO on the promotion and marketing of Incredible India. The Ministry desires to plan in advance for these promotions and marketing so that as soon as e-Visa, tourist visa and international flights are announced or resume, it can begin with the promotions and marketing effort in a bid to revive tourism from international market.

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FSSAI is taking to task illegal home kitchens: FHRAI

FHRAI has welcomed FSSAI’s enforcement rules making registration mandatory for home-cooked food sellers, whether operating from home or from dark kitchens. “FSSAI has responded to our plea and is taking to task any such unregulated and illegal dark kitchens. Quite a few of these are actually funded and run by the Food Service Aggregators (FSAs) to escape responsibilities attached to operating restaurants legally,” says Gurbaxish Singh Kohli, VP, FHRAI.

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Art of Living Webinar on Thursday, 5th November

IATO in association with TravTalk is organising a webinar with Art of Living on the topic, ‘Redesign Your Itineraries- Wellness Tourism’ on Thursday, November 5 at 11:30 am. During the session, Rajeev Nambiar, Director, National Teachers Desk, The Art of Living, will be sharing his thoughts on the topic with the audience and inspire them to do better planning. To know more and register, contact Jaspreet Kaur at Jaspreet.kaur@ddppl.com or call 9650196532.

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Trade associations conduct bike rally in Goa to show they are open for tourism

Multiple travel trade associations will come together on Saturday, October 31 to participate in a bike rally titled ‘Celebrate Goa’s Tourism’ to show the country as well as the global markets that the state is now open for tourism. Associations such as TAAI, TAFI, IATO, and SKAL Goa led by TTAG will be part of the rally that will travel from north Goa to south Goa. Goa Tourism will also be part of this.

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IATO’s workshop on personality development today at 11:30 am

IATO in association with TravTalk is organising a workshop cum webinar on personality development today at 11:30 am where award-winning Happiness Coach, Sakshi Mandhyan, Founder- Mandhyan Care will give a keynote address on ‘How is COVID-19 changing your personality’. The session will focus on motivation, mental wellbeing and behavioural adaptability. To register, write to Jaspreet.kaur@ddppl.com or call 9650196532.

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PATA India to organise a motivational session on Wednesday, November 4

PATA India Chapter is organising an interactive webinar titled ‘Unburden your Thoughts and Fear’ on November 4 at 10:30 am with Performance Coach & Mentor Munish Verma to help participants overcome day to day business challenges. Verma is an internationally recognised transformational program leader and expert in corporate training. Contact Poonam Rajput at manager@pataindia.org for registration.

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FHRAI seeks complete review of Kamath Committee recommendations for hospitality sector on priority basis

In a letter to the finance minister, Federation of Hotel & Restaurant Associations of India (FHRAI) has sought a complete review of Kamath committee suggestions on loan mortgage restructuring for the hospitality sector on a priority basis. The association stated that the industry is facing serious challenges in complying with the financial parameters suggested by the committee.

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