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India’s aviation market growth needs to be matched with capacity; open for partnerships: Emirates CCO

Pitching for increased bilateral flying rights between Dubai and India, Adnan Kazim, Deputy President and CCO, Emirates Airline, said, “Indian aviation market’s pace of growth needs to be matched with capacity, and increased competition will provide more choices for consumers. Currently, India is a top-tier market, with more demand than the offered capacity.”

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IndiGo to partner with govt for IATA AGM 2025, to show India’s transition from domestic to global aviation giant

IndiGo will host the 81st IATA AGM and World Air Transport Summit in Delhi, India, in June 2025. Pieter Elbers, CEO, IndiGo, said, “IndiGo will be the host airline, and this is an important moment for us to showcase how India has changed and the developments in its aviation sector. We will closely collaborate with the government and policymakers to address all relevant issues and highlight India’s transition from a predominantly domestic market to a global aviation giant.”

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Enough opportunity for wide-body aircraft operators to flourish in India, says Adnan Kazim, CCO, Emirates

Adnan Kazim, CCO, Emirates, said, “There is a great opportunity for IndiGo and other carriers to tap the ultra-long-haul market. Today, India is sitting on 70-80 million traffic that is going on international routes. It is not enough with a population size of 1.4 billion. I think there is enough room for all of them, including us, to be expanding.”

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Domestic airfares on key routes surge up to 40%; India fastest-growing civil aviation market: CAPA India

Domestic airfares in India have surged up to 40% in key routes due to higher traffic and capacity constraints in the last six quarters. The fares on top 20 domestic routes had not moved significantly during the last two decades, says CAPA India. India is now one of the world’s fastest-growing civil aviation markets, with an average of 4.5 lakh passengers daily, it stated. 

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It is impossible to ignore immense potential India presents in hospitality: Sebastien Bazin, CEO, Accor

With the hospitality sector in India experiencing a significant surge, Sebastien Bazin, CEO, Accor, said, “The country holds a strong place in Accor’s global vision, embodying not just a market, but a place of opportunity and growth. It’s impossible to ignore the immense potential that the country presents in the sector.”

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Goa Tourism starts on a Promising Journey at ATM Dubai 2024

Goa Tourism proudly commenced its journey in the esteemed Arabian Travel Market (ATM) Dubai 2024, one of the world’s premier travel and tourism events. With the kickstarting of ATM Dubai, Goa Tourism’s pavilion has become a hub of activity, attracting buyers from around the globe. This presents a remarkable opportunity for all our co-exhibitors to showcase their offerings and forge valuable partnerships. Suneel Anchipaka, IAS, Director Tourism, Govt. of Goa and Managing Director of Goa Tourism Development Corporation, expressed his delight at the successful launch of the event’s first day, stating, “The ongoing ATM Dubai event has ignited an exciting journey for Goa Tourism. It’s invigorating to see such enthusiastic engagement from visitors and buyers, setting a promising tone for the remaining days. With anticipation high, we look forward to even greater levels of interaction and collaboration over the next few days of the event.” As anticipation builds for increased engagement over the coming days at ATM Dubai, Goa Tourism is eager to spotlight its distinctive approach to Regenerative Tourism through pavilion number AS7259 at Hall 7. With a focus on sustainability and immersion, visitors can expect a glimpse into the state’s rich tapestry of travel experiences. From the tranquil depths of spiritual tourism to the vibrant ensemble of Goa beyond its famed beaches, including its lush hinterland, the showcase promises to unveil the multifaceted essence of this coastal gem. Through innovative initiatives and strategic partnerships, the team is committed to demonstrating how Goa’s brand of Regenerative Tourism has the power to redefine the travel landscape, offering both visitors and locals alike a deeper, more meaningful connection to this beloved destination. As ATM Dubai 2024 unfolds, Goa Tourism eagerly anticipates …

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Election tourism gaining momentum in India, potential to attract 5-7 lakh tourists during elections

Manish Sharma, Chairman, Gujarat Tourism Corporation Society, said, “Indian electoral process has been increasingly in demand during assembly elections. UP, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa and Karnataka have been highlighted as “tourism-friendly states”, and visitors can be “easily facilitated to experience the process” here. If government takes the initiative of promoting election tourism, 5-7 lakh tourists can be brought to India for elections alone.”

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India showcases its strength at ATM 2024, launches campaign to promote nation as holistic destination

Indian Ministry of Tourism showcases its strength at ATM 2024 with a strong delegation led by Gyan Bhushan, Senior Economic Advisor, MOT and Arun Srivastava, Joint Director, General, MOT. It also launched a campaign to promote India as a holistic destination. More than 55 participants from India including State Tourism, IRCTC, tour operators, hotels, airlines etc are participating in the show.

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India to take 5th place in outbound travel spend and become 3rd largest domestic market by 2027: Bernstein report

Highlighting India’s growing importance in the global travel market, Bernstein in its report said, “India is on its way to emerge to 5th place in outbound travel spending by 2027, reaching $89 billion compared to its current 10th position at $38 billion in 2019. The country is also expected to become the 3rd largest domestic travel market by 2027, with expenditures reaching $174 billion, up from $127 billion in 2029 when it held the 5th position.”

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India better poised for growth in hospitality sector than the rest of the world, says Hyatt Group CEO 

Talking about the growth of hospitality in India, Mark Hoplamazian, CEO, Hyatt, said, “India today is better poised for growth in the hospitality sector than the rest of the world, and that is because of the tremendous warmth and engagement of its people. The experience people get in India when they disembark from the plane and start exploring the country is what sets the country apart.”

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