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Impact of Tourism on our Economy: Our industry Needs a New, Credible and contemporary Narrative!

Does our industry need a new narrative on how it matters to the Indian economy? Is the present story inadequate to convince the powers that be? Has the time come for the government to fund a new study, both at secondary and ...
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Important That We Calibrate How Hotels and Tourism Open Up, As Caring and Not Charging Over the Top, Sensitive to A Nation in Grief

As we look ahead to open our industry again, we must be cautious in how we portray ourselves as an industry: we must be seen as caring, sensitive and emerge as the first line of defence against the virus. And, we should ...
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New Team IATO Must Dream Big, Embrace the Bigger Picture as Tourism gets Poised for a New Innings!

IATO elections 2021 have provided a signal for Change: members have voted across the two contesting teams giving a mandate for a joint national effort.IATO, the specialist industry association for inbound tourism elected its new team for the next two years. It ...
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What could our Leadership have Done Differently? What Corrections we may Consider in Going Forward with our Mission? What’s the Big Lesson from 2020?

TRAVEL is the bigger picture. Insight of the bigger picture, we need fresh anchors to build our story hereon. The hospitality industry should stop pursuing its alignment with tourism and instead align with travel and infrastructure, as an essential accommodation sector. There ...
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National carrier Air India is a Most Powerful ‘Made in India’ Brand; We Must Ensure we Keep it this Way!

PM Modi’s aspirations for India being a global power to reckon with are possibly going unrecognized in one very important and perhaps a most critical area. Among our various requisites on the country’s and indeed our Prime Minister’s, wish list ought to ...
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Puneet Dhawan takes Charge at Accor; Hospitality Takeover by Indian Origin Heads is Complete!

Puneet Dhawan has taken over as Head of Accor in India! While the announcement was made a few months back, he took over physical charge recently, as he was held up overseas on account of Covid restrictions on air travel. With his ...
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ITC weighs ‘alternate structure’ for hotels business for value creation, says Chairman Sanjiv Puri

In an extensive report, published across newspapers, while commenting on the diversified conglomerate ITC’s progress report card, its chairman Sanjiv Puri has told at a media interaction that the company will examine an “alternative structure” for its hotels business.He is reported to ...
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Times Like These Warrant we give new names to Tourism and Hotels

The wheels of the nation have begun to move, after a most ominous pause, that at one time looked dangerously moving into a full-stop mode. Then, the stop appeared to become a comma, then, slowly started giving way to making short sentences, ...
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PM emerges biggest mascot for Indian tourism; time to create a Tourism Commission

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speech on the 73rd Independence Day has batted for tourism, even more vehemently than any tourism industry protagonist ever could! He used the word ‘tourism’ a dozen times, which in itself was remarkable for our industry that has ...
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Kapil Chopra puts his stamp on The Postcard; makes the much-anticipated announcement

Life has come full circle for Kapil Chopra. The much-awaited announcement has finally come. After quitting the Oberoi Group earlier this year, there was much speculation about what he would do next. Post his life at the Oberoi, he had assumed an ...
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