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BITB garnering requisite industry traction; next phase is a more extensive outreach, says Navin Berry

With BITB gearing up to host its 16th conclave in Hotelscapes 2019, Navin Berry, Founder and CEO, BITB, reflects on the learning curve, challenges and the road ahead for the thought leadership ...
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A politically empowered minister, stronger private sector outreach, will piece the tourism puzzle 

‘Joining the Dots’ in industry and government for holistic and all-embracing development of the tourism sector has long been the big puzzle for stakeholders. The subject was under scrutiny at the recently ...
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MoT introduces Tourist Facilitator Certification Program to boost tourist experience

Ministry of Tourism has recently launched The Incredible India Tourist Facilitator Certification (IITFC). The program aims to create an online platform to provide training and certification to new-age tourist facilitators available anytime, ...
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Uniformity in policies and ease of business emerge as core concerns at BITB Paryatan se Parivartan

In its 15th conclave in the past 30 months, under the BITB banner, Paryatan se Parivartan brought together 40+ senior leaders, across verticals, from industry and government, to moot the way forward ...
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Prahlad Singh Patel takes charge of MoT and Culture; focus on showcasing cultural offerings

A four-time Member of Parliament, Prahlad Singh Patel has been named as the Minister of State (Independent charge) of the Ministry of Tourism and Ministry of Culture. Patel Prahlad is an MP ...
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GST rate cut, infra tag and long-term policies top industry’s wish list from Modi government 2.0

The industry has a long list of expectations from the new government, as it hits the ground running with a bigger mandate. Exorbitant GST slab rate emerged as the number one pain-point ...
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The Indian traveller is coming of age, suggests the latest Google and Bain& Company report

The Indian traveller has truly come of age. They are travelling to the distant corners of globe and showing a never before tendency of embracing the unknown. This major transformation has changed ...
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The Jet Airways conundrum: Who said what on the airline and its impact on tourism

The media has been abuzz with speculation on the fate of the beleaguered airline. Having stopped its operations, a dwindled supply has caused a considerable spike in airfares on key routes. It ...
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Aviation crisis will impact tourism; Sri Lanka issue may turn travellers to India, says E M Najeeb

Concern looms over the fate of the vacation season as the Indian aviation sector continues to battle serious headwinds. Uncertainty around the revival of Jet Airways, with the airline temporarily stopping its ...
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At BITB India Tourism Summit, industry and government outline a game-changing agenda

The big takeaway from BITB India Tourism Summit was that the industry needed to take the lead in driving India’s tourism. Industry stakeholders expected the government to play the role of an ...
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