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Indian aviation sector ‘absolutely safe’ & recent snags can’t cause havoc: Director General, DGCA

Arun Kumar, Director General, DGCA, has said technical snags faced by domestic carriers in recent weeks did not have the potential to cause havoc and that even foreign airlines that came to India reported 15 technical snags in the last 16 days. “The country’s civil aviation space is absolutely safe and all the protocols laid down by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) are followed,” he said.

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Govt is highly unlikely to continue with SEIS in the current format anymore’: Abhay Sinha, DG, SEPC

Abhay Sinha, Director General, Service Export Promotion Council (SEPC), has said that it is highly unlikely that Government will continue with SEIS in the current format anymore. “However, SEPC will continue to urge for an alternative incentive scheme to help the tour operators get back to their pre-COVID levels.”

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International travel recovery in first and business class faster than in economy: Willie Walsh, IATA

Willie Walsh, Director General, IATA has said that international travel in first and business class is recovering faster than in economy, when it comes to international travel. “I think that points to a very important sector for the market which we call premium leisure and I expect premium to continue to recover quickly,” he said.

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The 3Ts, Trade, Technology & Tourism, will be the mantra for 5 Trillion economy: DG, Tourism

G Kamala Vardhan Rao, Director General, Ministry of Tourism, has said that the 3 Ts, as far as Tourism is concerned – Trade, Technology & Tourism, the mantra for the 5 Trillion economy. Speaking at the International Cruise Conference 2022, also said, “The promotion of coastal tourism through beach tourism, lighthouse tourism, and cruise tourism will help communities.”

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G Kamala Vardhan Rao is the new Director General, Tourism

G Kamala Vardhan Rao has been given additional charge of the post of Director General (Tourism), Ministry of Tourism. He would remain as the Chairman & Managing Director, India Tourism Development Corporation Ltd. till appointment of a regular incumbent or until further orders, whichever is earlier. The announcement was made by Appointments Committee of the Cabinet.

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‘Year 2020 was one we’d like to forget, but reveals an amazing story of perseverance’

With industry-wide air travel demand (in RPKs) having dropped by 65.9% year-on-year, Willie Walsh, IATA’s Director General, says, “2020 was a year that we’d all like to forget. But analysing the performance statistics for the year reveals an amazing story of perseverance. It was the rapid action by airlines and the commitment of our people that saw the airline industry through the most difficult year in its history.”

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Data must drive global travel restart policies: Willie Walsh, IATA DG

Willie Walsh, Director General, IATA, has said, “Data must drive global restart policies that manage COVID-19 risks while reviving livelihoods and boosting economies.” He adds that travel cannot be restricted only to those who are vaccinated because data suggests that testing, not quarantine, is the solution. Screening can keep COVID-19 importation at manageable levels.

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Airlines can’t take risk of operating unprofitable routes in short term: Wille Walsh, IATA

Willie Walsh, Director General, International Air Transport Association (IATA), speaking at the ATM 2021, said that the aviation industry will take time to repair their balance sheets. “Airlines are not going to be able to take the risk of operating unprofitable routes in the short term,” he said. He also warned that while those airlines that survive would fill the gaps left by those that fail, they would have to be careful how quickly they rebuild.

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