Focus on research

Indian tourism industry will do well to emulate noteworthy research techniques put in place by several other industries.There must be a concerted push in that direction.

Posted in Airports & Airlines | By Navin Berry

Govt must look into rebates doled by OTAs in larger national interest: Subhash Goyal

Tamil Nadu’s growing stature as the gateway to Sri Lanka, Singapore and Malaysia has helped it pip Goa to become the most frequented destination by foreign tourists in 2015, reasons Subhash Goyal, Chairman – STIC Travel Group. In a candid interview to TF, the veteran industry insider shares his thoughts

Posted in Tourism Currents​ | By Shashank

Korea undertaking phase-wise promotion to overcome lack of awareness: Byungsun Lee

Byungsun Lee, Director, Korea Tourism Organisation detailed how Korea was systematically unveiling Read more…

Posted in International | By TF Bureau


Hotels need to be educated to use best mix of scale-based distribution solution

Given the complexities of operating in an increasingly dynamic market place – where new age operators have disrupted Read more…

Posted in Online | By TF Bureau


Rail ministry mulls tourist trains on revenue sharing model with state tourism boards

After having tasted considerable success with the launch of semi-luxury tourist trains, ministry is contemplating a joint venture Read more…

Posted in Tourism Currents | By TF Bureau


Taiwan intensifies MICE outreach with publicity of streamlined group visa policy

In an attempt to shore up MICE traffic from Indian shores, Taiwan intends to highlight its streamlined, group visa policy – which makes Read more…

Posted in International | By TF Bureau


Nurture startups to address bottlenecks in the tourism sector: Secretary, DIPP

Ramesh Abhishek, Secretary, DIPP, asked industry and investors to nurture India’s emerging start-up culture to better address Read more…

Posted in Tourism Currents | By Shashank

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