Category Archives: Associations

8-member team from NE visit Russia to promote tourism via car rally

Team North East India has reached Moscow to participate in the Indo-Russia Friendship Car Rally, organised by International Friendship Car Rally Association. The three-day rally was flagged off in New Delhi and is being sponsored by North East Council under the Ministry of DoNER. The members are from the 8 North-Eastern states and will showcase the potential of their unexplored region.

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Gujarat hospitality industry requests permission for takeaway & home deliveries till midnight

The Hotel & Restaurant Association of Western India (HRAWI) and Hotel & Restaurant Association of Gujarat (HRA Gujarat) have submitted a representation to PM Narendra Modi to allow takeaway and home delivery services till 12am for hotels and restaurants in the state. The 2 associations have expressed agreement with the Gujarat government’s decision to impose restrictions for controlling the spread. However, taking into consideration the industry’s year-long crises, they have pleaded for some leeway.

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TAAI reduces renewal of annual membership by 40% in view of current situation

The Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI) has reviewed its annual membership subscription renewal for the year 2021-22 in view of the pandemic’s second wave. It has therefore decided to reduce its renewal fee by 40% for all active, associate and allied members. The rebated annual membership subscription shall be only applicable if the same is paid and credited to TAAI account latest by 31 May, 2021. Thereafter normal annual fees shall be payable.

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Tour Operators Association of Assam announces new President and EC team

The recently-held AGM of the Tour Operators Association of Assam (TOAA) in Guwahati was marked by the formation of the new Executive Committee where Debajit Borah was selected as the new President, Rajkumar Das, Mukul Medhi and Dipak Sarma as Vice Presidents, Kundol Roy as Secretary, Nipan Sarmah as Treasurer, Pranjal Bora and Sushmita Hazarika as Joint Secretary along with 10 new EC members. The outgoing President is Ranjeet Das.

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TAAI & FICCI FLO to organise webinar on empowering women on 9th April

TAAI- WITT and FICCI – FLO have announced to organise a webinar to empower women and skill the female workforce in the industry for sustainable tourism. The webinar powered by TravTalk is scheduled for 9th April from 11 am – 12:30 pm. Jyoti Mayal, President, TAAI and Jahnabi Phookan, National President, FICCI FLO informed that the event will be joined by Arvind Singh, Secretary, Ministry of Tourism as a special invitee. Other speakers include Rupinder Brar, ADG, Ministry of Tourism, Mamta Verma, Principal Secretary, Gujarat Tourism, Priya Paul, Chairman, Apeejay Surendra Park Hotels, Parineeta Sethi and Madhu Jain. To join the webinar, log on to  http://zoom.us/j/95192672623   The event is supported by the Ministry of Tourism.

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PATA India is delighted to bring an Exclusive Offer for its India chapter members.

PATA India has announced that its members in good standing, who are interested to participate in the virtual PATA Adventure Travel Conference and Mart being held from May 26-27, 2021 will enjoy a 33% discount on registration fee for the first delegate, which will be reimbursed to them by PATA India after the event. Members will be required to register directly with PATA with a payment of USD 300.00, which is the registration fee for Chapter Members, under intimation to the India Chapter. Upon completion of the event and the member’s fulfilment of participation in the event, PATA India will reimburse an equivalent of USD 100.00 to them. Please note this offer is available for the first ten participants, on a first come first serve basis, who complete their registration and pay the required fees to PATA. The deadline for registration is Saturday 10thApril, 2021. Use the reference code PIC while completing the registration. Upon completion of registration, please intimate confirmation to Poonam Rajput at manager@pataindia.org. The offer is available for members in good standing which implies that Members must have paid their membership fees for 2020-21.

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TAAI Gujarat chapter begins vaccination drive

The Gujarat chapter of Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI) has tied up with Samved Hospital in Ahmedabad to facilitate COVID-19 vaccination of its accredited members as well as their spouse. The first round of the inoculation drive has already been completed successfully. With this, the Association aims to always be at the forefront for the betterment and benefit of its members.

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Hopeful for SEIS payment soon with extension of Foreign Trade Policy: Rajiv Mehra

The current Foreign Trade Policy (FTP) has been extended till 3oth September 2021 from previously 31st March 2021. Rajiv Mehra, President, IATO, commented on the same, saying, “Since the validity of the existing policy has been extended till 30th sept, we are hopeful that SEIS will be announced soon. The 2019-20 SEIS payment was to be made by 31st March 2021. Now, with the new date, as and when the order comes by 30th September, we can claim our money.”

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TAFI MP Chapter court case officially withdrawn, national elections to be announced soon

The association’s national elections that had been in limbo since January 2021 will now be held soon, said Pradip Lulla, Acting President and Vice President, TAFI. “The court case that had been filed in Indore has now been officially withdrawn and we are awaiting documents from court. We can now start planning our national elections, which will be announced soon,” he revealed.

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