Category Archives: Agents

Trips Academy launches certified Antarctica expert e-learning programme

Pune-based Trips Academy has launched a certification feature in their mobile learning app for travel professionals, starting with Destination Antarctica as the first programme. These programmes are free for learners and offer interactive, engaging content that allows professional to learn at their convenience. Kiran Bhandari, Founder, Trips Academy, shares, “Each interactive learning module takes around five to seven minutes allowing users to integrate it into their busy work schedule. This is perfect for destinations, cruise lines, hotels, and suppliers looking to upskill and educate the travel trade on their offerings, using bite-sized subscription plans. This app is available for download in both Android and iOS versions. More programmes are in the pipeline.”

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MoCA removes restriction on check-in baggage for domestic flights

Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) has permitted airlines to decide baggage limitations for domestic passenger flights. An MoCA order said the “baggage limitation would be as per airlines’ policies. The matter has been reviewed based on feedback/inputs received from concerned stakeholders”. Currently, only 1 check-in baggage & 1 hand baggage per passenger is allowed.

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Riya Marine Travel continues to do business amidst pandemic

Riya Group’s Marine Travel division has seen tremendous growth in the past few months. Manoj Samuel, Director, Riya Group, says, “This is the only unit which has not gone down since the pandemic. We do marine charters all over the world. Riya Marine Travel has been facilitating travel for seafarers since 16 years, offering services like special airfares for seamen, visa, insurance, hotel accommodations near ports, calling cards, etc for crew working on offshore rigs, commercial vessels, and cruise ships.”

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Tripjack IPL Travel Agent Fantasy League winner- Nikhil Gandhi

Nikhil Gandhi, Proprietor of Mangotrip in Bengaluru, loves cricket. So when Tripjack launched the IPL Fantasy League contest, he jumped on the idea. “We have been associated with Tripjack for more than two years and we really like their product offerings and their service. Now that IPL is back on, Tripjack has made it even more interesting with their IPL Fantasy League app on which I can create my own team and ensure I win!” Gandhi says. Weekly winners also win 2-night on Jalesh cruise for a couple. Visit tripjack.com now!

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KTO to conduct webinar with special focus on Busan region today at 11am

The Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) will conduct a destination presentation today at 11am that will have a special focus on Busan. Along with KTO, the webinar will also have representatives from Busan Tourism Organization and a DMC joining in from Korea for product updates. Young Geul Choi, Deputy Director, Korea Tourism Organization, New Delhi office, says, “Each region of South Korea has its own unique feature and characteristic. To bring a better understanding of each special region, we decided to conduct a destination presentation with a special focus on Busan – South Korea’s second-most populous city. The local charm paired with attractions and shops are what draw people back to Busan. It is the perfect destination for slow travel, filled with hidden attractions in its side streets. It is also a food haven with its streets lined with restaurants and food vendors. The city is home to landmark attractions like the Oryukdo Skywalk, Haeundae Beach and the Haedong Yonggungsa Temple among others. With this webinar, travel agents can add more value to their South Korea itineraries and recommend it as the first choice once travel between India and South Korea resumes.” To sign up, contact Jaspreet Kaur on 9650196532 or jaspreet.kaur@ddppl.com.  

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One Rep Global partners with Gangtey Lodge Bhutan

One Rep Global has partnered with Gangtey Lodge, Bhutan, to represent them in the outbound tourism sector of the Indian market. Located in a protected nature reserve, the Gangtey Valley is home to the black-necked cranes that fly in to roost every winter from Tibet. The Gangtey Lodge is perched at the head of the valley, with sweeping views over the 17th century monastery, upland pastures and extensive pine forests. The 12 beautifully-appointed farmhouse-inspired suites, each with their own cosy fireplace and spacious private bathroom, reflect Bhutan’s rich cultural heritage with warm fabrics and earthen tones. There are several experiences for guests at Gangtey Lodge to enjoy. These have been designed to embrace one’s spiritual side or to cater to the adventure or nature seeker. The Lodge’s Guest Experiences partners with the local community and it’s neighbouring 17th-century Monastery and Monks University and serves to drive it’s ethos of placing people and traditional livelihoods at the heart of its mission to grow and thrive together. For those who like a quiet and relaxed vacation, the resort also offers culinary experiences and pampers one with its wellness programme. Khin Omar Win, Co-founder and Owner, Gangtey Lodge, says, “In partnership with One Rep Global, we are excited to welcome our friends from across the border.” Hemant Mediratta, Founder of One Rep Global, adds, “Post COVID-19, people will be more encouraged to take fewer, more immersive trips as opposed to travelling multiple times a year. Their emphasis will be on experiential travel and their choice of hotels will follow suit. Gangtey Lodge is one such destination that we are proud to represent to the Indian customer as it represents everything that people are …

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One Rep Global partners with Bear Luxe Japan, a B2B portal providing access to Japanese agents and travel designers

One Rep Global is now the India partner for Bear Luxe Japan to represent them in the outbound tourism sector of the Indian market. Bear Luxe Japan, a Japan-specific B2B network operating a concierge service and an industry-first digital portal that connects a global network of luxury travel designers specialising in travel to Japan with leading luxury travel suppliers. A members-only platform, Bear Luxe Japan provides access to services and amenities of leading Japanese agents who have been verified to provide bespoke travel programmes and offer the most spectacular travel experiences by way of showcasing authentic insights and contributing to the experience of Japanese culture and traditions. Designed and created in response to international buyers’ difficulty in communicating with independent Japanese suppliers, add to which was the ambiguity and absence of a standard payment and commission system, the portal bridges the gap by offering a one-stop window for accommodation, transportation, custom experiences, negotiations, reservations and payments. Along with providing a comprehensive access to a host of services, the goal is to contribute to the creation of meaningful luxury travel experiences that in turn support the further development of Japanese culture and tradition and sustain local industries. Bear Luxe Japan Co-founder and COO, Hiroyuki Miyatake says, “Partnering with One Rep Global increases our visibility in the Indian market and to the Indian consumers and we look forward to welcoming them in the near future.” To this, Hemant Mediratta, Founder, One Rep Global, adds, “Post COVID-19, people will be more encouraged to take fewer, more immersive trips as opposed to travelling multiple times a year. Their emphasis will be on experiential travel and their choice of hotels will follow suit. To that …

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Swiss-based Air Dynamic forays into India with One Rep Global

One Rep Global has been appointed as the India partner for Air Dynamic to represent them in the Indian market. Air Dynamic is a Swiss-based aviation company that offers private jets and helicopters for charters. While their helicopters are based in Switzerland, Italy, Côte d’Azur and French Alps, their jets are available for charters across the world. The brand also has a well-established presence in assisting with sales, purchase and management of aircraft world-wide as well as providing logistic solutions and aircrafts for challenging environments. Offering a variety of helicopters and jets with easy and quick bookings, door-to-door service, including authorisations and paperwork, Air Dynamic is a perfect choice for hassle free travel, be it for family vacations, getaways, celebrations events, sports events or group travel. Adding to this is the flexibility, stylish comforts, privacy, all-inclusive, uncompromised standard of service they provide. Air Dynamic assures its customers the best and safest possible travel solution, making it the smartest way to travel private. Raffaella Meledandri, Sales Director of Air Dynamic, says, “India has always been a land of opportunity. Over the past few years, increasing number of Indians have started flying charters. They have seen the advantages of this and thus, this is the perfect time for us to enter the Indian market. Armed with the marketing skills that One Rep Global brings to the table, I am confident that Air Dynamic is going to become a force to reckon with in India.” Founder of One Rep Global, Hemant Mediratta further adds, “According to reports, there has been a surge of over 60% in charter enquires since the lockdown in India as people are looking for safe travel options within India and across the world. There are several advantages to flying a private …

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Tripjack IPL Travel Agent Fantasy League winner- Shyam Agarwal

Shyam Agarwal, MD of Kolkata-based Shree Shyam Travels wins 5,000 Tripjack coins in the ongoing Tripjack Fantasy League contest. He can redeem the same for hotel & flight bookings on tripjack.com. Sharing his excitement, Agarwal says, “This is a very interesting concept. I rate Tripjack as a B2B operator very highly. In today’s competitive environment, one’s service needs to be prompt and their sales team has a very quick revert time. Their internal communication is very strong.” Join the IPL Fantasy contest now to win daily prizes. Weekly winners also win 2-night on Jalesh cruise for a couple.  

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‘Project TraVival’ launched to encourage rural tourism

Help Tourism and Not on Map in association with ICRT India (The International Centre for Responsible Tourism) has come up with an ingenious project “Project TraVival- Training for Travel Revival” exclusively for Rural communities, to aid rural areas of India to manage the crisis efficiently. They are coming up with a series of 150+ training videos in over 18 regional languages divided into 12 modules for Homestay owners, Village Panchayats, Teachers/Youth and Women of villages and travellers across India thus covering all stakeholders of ‘Rural Tourism’ in India. The entire training will be kept as open-source, free of any expenses and it aims to touch around 1 lac villages in India in next 1 year. Today in these times, when rural pockets of India are dried up economically and socially due to no business, TraVival plans to help in such rural parts categorically with the training for travel revival, and follow the extensive SOP for the COVID-19 prevention while enabling the business to sustain and grow. The project is an outcome of 3 months of continuous efforts after conducting more than 30 webinars involving over 2000 community members and around 50 organizations from across 17 states in India. These modules have been designed by subject matter experts to provide reliable and relevant training content to rural pockets. Rupesh Kumar K, Responsible Tourism Mission State Coordinator Govt of Kerala; Raj Basu, Founder Help Tourism and Rural Tourism advisor with Govt of Arunachal Pradesh; Arun Chandan Regional Director, RCFC North from the AAYUSH ministry, civil society DA (Development Alternative), Sachin Kumar an expert in Green livelihood and Impact evaluation are some of the domain experts who have been an integral part while …

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