Manas Dwivedi

FHRAI guides members on MSME registration, advantages via webinar

Federation of Hotels & Restaurants Association of India (FHRAI) in association with its Northern Region Chapter HRANI, organised a webinar to educate members about the MSME registration process, the various schemes and policies of the Ministry of MSME, and the means of availing them. Among the speakers were Manoj Sharma, Assistant Director of Ministry of MSME; and Dr HP Kumar, CMD of National Small Industries Corporation, who spoke on how the hospitality industry can jumpstart their businesses with the help of Ministry of MSME, which offers more than 70 schemes for this sector. The Chief Guest for the webinar was Anand Sherkhane, Addl Development Commissioner, Ministry of MSME.

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Indian aviation to require funding of Rs 350-370 bn over FY2021-23: ICRA

ICRA expects the profitability of the Indian aviation industry to be adversely impacted in FY2021 due to lower revenues and high fixed costs. It estimates the industry to report a significant net loss of ~Rs. 210 billion in FY2021, against a net loss of Rs. 127 billion in FY2020, with the industry debt level increasing to ~Rs 500 billion (excluding lease liabilities) over FY2021-22 and the industry requiring additional funding of Rs 350-370 billion over FY2021 to FY2023.  

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Russian Expo Days start on Monday, 7th December

Russian Expo Days (RED) are all set to start on Monday, 7th December. The event already has 1,300 colleagues from the trade on board. RED would allow buyers to visit virtual stands of Russia’s regions and find out the difference between them, including architectural beauty of St. Petersburg, wild nature in Kamchatka, Golden Ring itineraries and more. They can ask questions and get honest answers from representatives of Russian authorities and travel business in the networking section. They can also watch 5 days of live sessions and get the latest updates on tourism in Russia. At the end of the exhibition, they will receive a Russia Specialist Certificate. The event offers an opportunity to FIND reliable partners for organising trips to Russia – more than 40 companies are ready to cooperate with the buyers. Free registration at https://russiadays.travel/i/r/psRbpto .

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Utah Office of Tourism launches redesigned website

The Utah Office of Tourism launched a revamped website to inspire visitors to consider Utah for their travel, increase well-prepared visitation and improve the customer experience. The redesign includes new visuals that highlight Utah’s diverse, vast landscapes and encourage deeper exploration; new site headings point to more experiences; significantly improved data and technical capabilities engage users more effectively; and there is more detailed information about places to visit and itineraries. The Red Emerald Strategic Plan encourages well-prepared year-round visitation, focusing on the quality of visits not just quantity of visitors, getting customers responsibly off the beaten path and helping communities that want to attract more tourists develop their destinations.  

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750+ buyers, more than 2100 meetings on Day 1 of virtual Spanish Travel Show; Final day live today

Day one of the Virtual Spanish Travel Show saw more than 750 buyers from across the Indian subcontinent including  India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka meet 20 Spanish suppliers and conducted more than 2100 one-on-one meetings. Register for Day 2 of the show from 2 pm-7 pm IST at www.virtualspanishtravelshow.com 

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FAITH urges government to set up targeted tourism fund

FAITH has requested the Government that till the time vaccine is deployed, they should set up a targeted tourism transition fund which can make money available on a direct benefit transfer through Ministry of Finance for Indian tourism & hospitality industry. This drawdown by the tourism enterprises may be adjustable over 5 years against their GST & income tax liabilities.  

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Tourism Ireland to conduct webinar on new products on Dec 7

Tourism Ireland will conduct a webinar on December 7 at 4.30 pm IST that will have an interesting line-up of Irish suppliers. Siobhán Naughton, its Marketing & Trade Executive (ME & Asia), says, “We will showcase some fantastic accommodation offerings, amazing landscapes, and activities that are waiting to be enjoyed. To sign up, contact Jaspreet Kaur at jaspreet.kaur@ddppl.com or 9650196532.

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