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Silver lining: Indian aviation industry to recover faster due to size of market

Silver lining: Indian aviation industry to recover faster due to size of market

The civil aviation sector, one of the worst-affected industries, is gradually limping back to normalcy after the Centre allowed domestic flights to resume, industry experts said. Domestic flight operations resumed starting 25 May, after having remained suspended for around two months in light of the coronavirus pandemic. Speaking during the webinar ‘COVID- 19 Impact and […]

Dubai meeting industry resumes activity

Dubai meeting industry resumes activity

As Dubai gathers momentum with the resumption of conferences, meetings and exhibitions, Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) has formed a new Business Events Stakeholders Committee, reinforcing its commitment to engaging with the industry and re-establishing its place at the heart of Dubai’s economic growth and development as a knowledge hub. His […]

PCMA launches ‘Convening Asia Pacific’ forum to support business events industry recovery

PCMA launches ‘Convening Asia Pacific’ forum to support business events industry recovery

Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) will host a one-day hybrid event that will feature workshops to build the practical skills and knowledge event professionals and businesses need to be successful in the recovery phase of the industry. Convening Asia Pacific – The Global Recovery Forum, will be held at ICC Sydney on 10 November and […]

5 steps to a frictionless future for Asia’s travel industry

5 steps to a frictionless future for Asia’s travel industry

‘Contactless’ has quickly become a by-word for safety in today’s new era of social distancing. The effects have already been felt in the world’s financial services and retail industries, where consumer preference for cashless payments has skyrocketed since the pandemic took hold. But ‘contactless’ is going to become equally important across all parts of the […]

5 contactless technologies gaining traction in travel and tourism industry

5 contactless technologies gaining traction in travel and tourism industry

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought the travel and tourism industry to a near standstill with prolonged lockdowns. Now that government authorities across several countries have relaxed air travel restrictions, airports and hotels are trying to re-build confidence in travellers. Against the backdrop, contactless technologies are proving to be a game-changer for the industry. Sneha Nigade, […]

Hotel Industry: Include hotel workers in Phase 1b of COVID-19 vaccine distribution

Hotel Industry: Include hotel workers in Phase 1b of COVID-19 vaccine distribution

As governors and state public health agencies begin to finalize COVID-19 vaccine distribution plans for the next 1b phase, the American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA) is calling on governors and state public health agencies to include hotel employees for inclusion in phase “1b” of the vaccination rollout. It’s important to note that since the onset of the […]

Hurting US Travel Industry Welcomes COVID Relief Deal

Hurting US Travel Industry Welcomes COVID Relief Deal

U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on the announced bipartisan agreement on a COVID relief package: “Washington is delivering a huge holiday gift to U.S. businesses and workers after an incredibly challenging year. “It’s been a difficult road to get another round of much-needed legislative relief moving in Washington. […]

ITB Asia 2020 shows how resilient travel industry can be

ITB Asia 2020 shows how resilient travel industry can be

Professionals within the travel trade industry know that the last quarter of the year is known as MICE months in the pre-COVID world as several events and conferences are happening during this time of the year. One of the highly anticipated events held annually is ITB Asia in Singapore. I remember my first attendance to […]

The integral role of brand and purpose in tourism industry recovery

The integral role of brand and purpose in tourism industry recovery

In a recent talk with Chris Anderson, the head of TED, the global outlook for 2020 was likened to a forest fire only seen every 400 years. As that fire continues to burn, it leaves behind the older Sycamore trees, hopeful to stay protected and dominant, mixed with a mass of green shoots looking to […]

ABTA: Urgent government action needed to support travel industry

ABTA: Urgent government action needed to support travel industry

ABTA – The Travel Association says the global travel industry has an opportunity and responsibility to rebuild in a more sustainable way following the coronavirus crisis, but that urgent action from the UK Government is critical in helping boost consumer confidence. At the Association’s annual Travel Convention, held virtually this year, ABTA revealed new figures […]

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