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Sign up for the Spain Specialist Program and attend an exclusive webinar on Ibiza today

The Tourism Office of Spain – Mumbai, along with Ibiza Tourism, will conduct an exclusive webinar titled ‘Know Ibiza’ for the travel trade today at 3pm IST. Sign up today for the Spain Specialist Program (SSP) and register now to attend the webinar. The webinar will conclude with an exciting quiz on the destination and the winner will leave with a free trip to Ibiza. For more information, write to jaspreet.kaur@ddppl.com or 9650196532.

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KTM opens today in Kochi amid hopes of revival in post-pandemic travel

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan will inaugurate the 11th edition of Kerala Travel Mart (KTM) today, opening one of the largest tourism industry congregation in Kochi. The conclave is expected to boost Kerala’s revival of tourism sector through business meets over two days. It will have caravan and adventure tourism among its focal themes, alongside responsible tourism.

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Bouygues Telecom and Atout France offer a digital mobile solution My European eSim for tourists planning a trip to France

  After the launch of a pre-paid solution targeted to international visitors in 2019, Bouygues Telecom has gone a step further and launched MyEuropean eSim, a new digital product. The telephone operator is supported in this endeavour by Atout France, the France Tourism Development Agency, and its worldwide network of 30 offices, that will help showcase the development of its solution. With My European eSim, a pre-paid offer with an e-SIM, Bouygues Telecom ensures that visitors stay connected constantly while on holiday in France and the rest of Europe. Thanks to a dematerialised SIM card, users will no longer need to keep several phone devices to keep in touch with their network of contacts back home while travelling abroad. The eSIM, which can be accessed via a QR code, allows for simple and immediate use of My European eSim.  The offer, which includes a 20GB data package to be used in France and Europe, unlimited calls and SMS, €25 credit for international calls, is designed specifically for visitors travelling in France and Europe who want to stay connected. My European eSim can be purchased online on Bouygues Telecom’s website or through the local travel trade, such as tour-operators, retail agencies and OTA who have joined Bouygues Telecom affiliation programme. India is a resilient market that shares a strong and stable relationship with France. A deal friendly market, the product offering provided by the My European eSim will be a perfect match with not only the needs and requirements of the Indian traveller planning a French holiday but also with MICE, corporate movements or even students pursuing their higher studies in France. In order to improve the travel experience, My European …

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‘We will reach 18 resorts across India in the next 3 years’: Gagan Katyal, Ananta Hotels & Resorts

Sharing some news from Ananta Hotels & Resorts, Gagan Katyal, its CGM (Sales & Marketing), says, “We have resorts pipeline in Gir, Goa and a couple in Rajasthan. Overall, we will have around 18 resorts in the next three years across the country. The demand from corporates is high right now and that is quite encouraging as they are looking at news destinations within India.”

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Get ready for the new travel season with VFS Global webinar today at 11am IST

VFS Global is organising a webinar for the travel trade today from 11am-12pm IST. The online session will give updates on VFS Global’s operations, latest visa guidelines for the summer travel season and all the convenient services on offer. Register for this informative webinar on https://event.webinarjam.com/register/394/xyo1rbr1 and hear senior executives from VFS Global speak about their services, solutions and what’s new.

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TAFI’s TCS knowledge session held in Mumbai sees attendance from more than 100 agencies

More than 120 travel agencies from Mumbai and Pune attended the first knowledge session on TCS organised by TAFI. The association invited not only its members but kept it open to non-members as well at a nominal fee. The session was also open to the CAs of agents. Ajay Prakash, President, TAFI, said, “We may look to replicate this in other cities for other TAFI chapter as well in order to help them resolve confusion around it.”

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Thomas Cook India manages ceremony for the WHO Global Centre for Traditional Medicine for Ministry of Ayush & WHO

Thomas Cook (India) has successfully managed the end-to-end delivery of a spectacular ground breaking ceremony and event for the world’s first World Health Organization (WHO) Global Centre for Traditional Medicine in Jamnagar, Gujarat. Thomas Cook India was appointed as the exclusive Event Management Agency, based on the Company’s expertise in this domain. The WHO Global Centre for Traditional Medicine is a global project that will focus on data, innovation and sustainability while optimizing the use of traditional medicine in the field of healthcare and wellness. The event, organised by Thomas Cook India for the WHO and Ministry of Ayush, Government of India, was graced by the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi along with the Director-General of WHO, Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus who performed the ground breaking ceremony. The special guest for the occasion was the Hon’ble Prime Minister of The Republic of Mauritius, Pravind Jugnauth. The historic moment was witnessed live by an over 2000 strong audience, World Ambassadors to India, senior members of the Government, international delegations from WHO and the Republic of Mauritius, top bureaucrats and dignitaries. Thomas Cook India’s 3 pronged strategy focussed on innovation, technology and exceptional service to deliver a spectacular event. The 360-degree transformation of the venue was impressive: converting barren land into imposing marquees, the scale of massive hangar-like structures. The Thomas Cook Team deployed cutting edge technology to create an innovative digital exhibition with unique elements like foot sensors for data activation on specially installed magnum screens, ink walls and touch table technologies set against a cinematic backdrop. To ensure exceptional service, Thomas Cook India delivered bespoke arrangements for over 250 VIP guests including premium airport and ground transportation and special …

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TravelBullz lauds Thailand for easing travel & lifting RT-PCR test for international travellers from May 1

After Thailand eased entry rules for international travellers, including pre-arrival and arrival RT-PCR tests, KD Singh, Founder & President, TravelBullz, said, “We are very excited to receive the news from the government of Thailand, lifting all restrictions related to mandatory RTPCR & other requirements before or after arrival in Thailand. We have already seen tremendous response from agents during April but with restrictions going away from 1st of May , the summer season is saved. We already have some operators confirming series and we expect a multi fold increase in travellers in the next two months. To capture the upbeat mood of travellers TravelBullz in association with Tourism Authority of Thailand has launched special campaign Welcome Back to Thailand focusing on KIDS GO FREE , Honeymoon Specials , WORKATIONS & Party in Thailand. Here’s welcoming everyone to the land of smiles.”

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TAFI puts spotlight on TCS to remove ambiguity around compliances to avoid grievance consequences

Sharing details of this session, Ajay Prakash, President, TAFI, says, “The focus is to explain the nuances of TCS, FEMA and a few other laws and regulations which perhaps not all our members are familiar with. So sometimes they make an error which can have grievance consequences. So we are getting very senior experts from Jayantilal Thakkar & Co in the field to come and talk to our members and educate them and make them aware of what they need to be careful about when conducting business.”

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Thomas Cook India & SOTC appointed Preferred Sales Agents for Emirates Holidays in India

Thomas Cook (India) and its Group Company, SOTC Travel, have been appointed Preferred Sales Agents (PSA) for the Indian market by Emirates Holidays, the tour operating arm of Emirates Airlines. With a strong focus on India, the partnership intends to target India’s Leisure, Business and B-Leisure segments with a portfolio of both ready-to-book and personalised air-inclusive holidays across Emirates’ global network of more than 120 destinations. Thomas Cook & SOTC’s strategic omnichannel model offers extensive touchpoints to customers:  India’s largest retail holiday network and B2B distribution (across its owned stores, Partner franchise outlets and Preferred Sales Agents) coupled with the companies’ website and call centres. Customers and Agent Partners booking an Emirates Holidays with Thomas Cook India and SOTC can enjoy Emirates’ flight services with all Emirates Holidays bookings. Further, customers can avail complimentary meet and greet service at Dubai International Airport (for Dubai destination) as well as 20% bonus Emirates Skywards miles for their bookings. Customers can also enjoy additional benefits such as complimentary upgrades on meal and room plans during their journey. Rajeev Kale, President & Country Head – Holidays, MICE, Visa, Thomas Cook (India) said, “Being appointed the Preferred Sales Agents (PSA) for Emirates Holidays in India is a special win for us. This partnership reflects the confidence of Emirates Holidays in our leadership brands, the strength of our consumer base and our extensive reach across B2C and B2B segments, pan India. With India positioned as one of the fastest growing outbound travel markets, the announcement of our partnership is perfectly timed: the reopening of India’s skies ushering in revival and growth of tourism. Thomas Cook India offers customers and trade partners, the convenience and ease of …

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