THE BIG PICTURE

 

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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Naveen Kundu shows the way; donates INR 10 lakhs to a slain soldier’s family

Naveen Kundu, CEO and Managing Director, Mercury Travels, recently donated a sum of INR ten lakhs to the daughter of a martyred soldier. He was attending an event hosted by a prominent ...
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Asia to drive global growth; Intra-regional travel trending in APAC, PATA report suggests 

PATA Asia Pacific Visitor Forecasts 2019-2023 has been laid out a few weeks ago. The report highlights the momentous growth of tourism in Asia Pacific, which will reach USD 1.1 billion total revenue and close to ...
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Industry and government converge for the Big Picture at BITB India Tourism Summit

The 3rd edition of India Tourism Summit was a resounding success on several counts. The top echelons of government and industry engaged in a serious dialogue on the road forward for India’s ...
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Vistara and JAL’s codeshare agreement will positively impact SE Asia connect

In what could add more teeth to India’s ‘Act East Policy’, strengthening air connectivity to Tokyo and beyond, Japan Airlines and Vistara have recently signed a codeshare agreement to open more routes ...
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Top industry, government stakeholders to come together for the 3rd edition of BITB India Tourism Summit

The 3rd edition of BITB India Tourism Summit will be a grander affair, bringing together 50 speakers from the top echelons of government and industry for a half-day analysis on all things ...
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Thomas Cook India acquires Digiphoto Entertainment Imaging

Acquisition is PAT and free cash accretive from day one Marks Thomas Cook India Group’s entry into an adjacent sector, complementary to its travel & travel related services portfolio. Thomas Cook India ...
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Lufthansa appoints George Ettiyil as Senior Director Sales, South Asia

Lufthansa Group Airlines has appointed George Ettiyil as its new Senior Director Sales South Asia. Effective February 2019, he will be responsible for all commercial activities of the Lufthansa Group Airlines, including ...
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From Air India to MoCA: Kharola keeps his tryst with aviation

Pradeep Singh Kharola, CMD, Air India has been appointed as the Civil Aviation secretary in what has been dubbed as a minor top-level bureaucratic reshuffle. He takes charge in place of Rajiv ...
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