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TIRUN, Celebrating 25 Years of Success in Style

  Ratna Chadha, Chief Executive, TIRUN Travel Marketing

TIRUN, the exclusive India representative of Royal Caribbean Cruises, is celebrating 25 years of its successful partnership, in the cruise vacation category, in grand style! Recently the entire TIRUN team had cruise, for 3-nights onboard, Royal Caribbean International’s magnificent, Mariner of the Seas. The cruise was to celebrate 25 glorious years in the industry that TIRUN pioneered, with most of the employees, who were part of this beautiful journey, since its inception. TIRUN has been consistent in recognizing their characteristic that is further underlined through this initiative.

Commenting on the celebratory gesture, Ratna Chadha, Chief Executive TIRUN Travel Marketing said, “We are truly humbled at the success we have achieved these past 25 years, which would not be possible without our people, some of who have dedicated anything between 20 to 25 years with TIRUN. It is these people and not me, who try and deliver exceptional service on a daily basis, despite various challenges, who are the stake holders of TIRUN’s success and we are proud of them. This celebration is therefore, mainly of the very strong connect and bonhomie, we share as a TIRUN family.

ITDC Pledges Towards ‘Swachchta Pakhwada’


  ITDC pledges towards Swachchta Pakhwara

India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) hospitality major under the aegis of the Ministry of Tourism, Govt of India came forward to pledge to implement various initiatives under “Swachchat Bharat Mission”.

The oath taking ceremony was presided over by Ravneet Kaur, Chairperson and Managing Director (C&MD), ITDC with assembly executives and staff from all divisions on 16th September 2017.

ITDC decided that all office/units would undertake major activities to maintain the area clean, to sustain the mission and to make it as a grand success during ‘Swachhata Bharat Pakhwada’ from 16th Sept to 30th Sept 2017. The initiatives included banners displayed at all ITDC/Units locations. Organising of Hindi Pakhwada, Cleaning of office premises, Digitalization of records, Cleaning/ Painting of walls, cleaning of pantry area and equipment, furniture etc. was undertaken.

ITDC Join Hands with CISF to Build Skilled India
  Piyush Tiwari, DCM ITDC felicitating O P Singh DG CISF

India Tourism Development Corporation Ltd. (ITDC) hospitality major under the aegis of the Ministry of Tourism, Govt of India has joined hands with Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) to train the wards of CISF personnel under “Hunar se Rozgar Scheme” (A Skill Development Programme sponsored by Ministry of Tourism) through The Ashok Institute of Hospitality and Tourism Management (AIH&TM), one of the premier PSU Hospitality Training Institutes of the country under ITDC.
The first training batch on “Food Production” for 31 wards of CISF Personnel was inaugurated by Shri. O.P. Singh, IPS, Director General, CISF and Shri. Piyush Tiwari, Director (Commercial & Marketing), ITDC along with Mrs. Sudha Chandra, Principal AIHTM and General Manager, HRD ITDC and Mrs. Neelam Singh, President, Sanrakshika at Samrat Hotel, New Delhi on 6th September 2017. Other senior officials from ITDC and CISF were also present during the function.

Travel Industry Icon Inder Sharma No-More
  Late Shri Inder Sharma

A titan of the Indian travel industry, Inder Sharma, Chairman of The Select Group, passed away here on September 4 at the age of 85.
A stalwart who helped India’s travel and tourism industry grow, he was honoured with a Padmashree by Government of India.
He opened the first SITA World Travel (India) office in New Delhi in 1956, which grow into one of India’s leading travel organisations.
He was well known in international circles and played an active role in international organizations like PATA and ASTA. He was also elected as Chairman of Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA).

He was the president of Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI) from 1966-69 and 1978-79 and was also awarded by the British Tourism Authority with the Holder of the Keys to Britain Award in 1980, the only Indian to have been so awarded.
He is survived by his wife Dr. Aruna Sharma, daughter, Neeraj and son, Arjun.

Indians Can Visit Serbia Without Visa

Government of the Republic of Serbia has adopted the Decision on visa exemption for the Indian nationals, holding ordinary passports. The Decision entered into force on 2 September 2017. Under the Decision, the nationals of India can enter, transit through and stay in the territory of the Republic of Serbia without a visa, during a period not exceeding 30 days from the date of entry, within a period of one year, if there are no hindrances defined in Article 11 of the Law on Foreigners:

Thomas Cook India Eyes Strong Growth
Potential of North India

  Rajeev Kale, ‎President & Country Head

India’s leading integrated travel and travel related financial services company, in a focussed initiative to tap the strong potential of its North India source markets, has strengthened its presence with the opening of 4 new outlets in NCR’s Rajouri Garden, Pitampura, Lajpat Nagar and Jodhpur, Rajasthan. This expansion augments Thomas Cook India’s distribution and reach in North India to 42 consumer access centers: 13 owned branches and 29 Gold Circle Partner (franchise) outlets.

Thomas Cook India’s internal data has revealed high demand from India’s north markets, with strong growth of 25% for January- August 2017 against the same period of the previous year. The year has seen significant uptake for favorites like USA & Canada, UK, France, Switzerland and Asia’s Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia; equally for Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. Emerging strongly are destinations like Hungary, Czech Republic, Croatia, Romania, Japan and Bali, as also exotic locales like Georgia and Azerbaijan.

Air India Will Continue to Grow and Add Routes, Planes,
Says New CMD Rajiv Bansal

  Rajiv Bansal, ‎CMD, Air India

Exhorting employees to re¬ dedicate themselves to turnaround Air India, its new CMD Rajiv Bansal said the national carrier will continue to expand its network as well as fleet.
In his first formal communication with the employees after he was given interim charge as the Chairman and Managing Director recently.
“I have full faith in your capabilities and experience and am sure that we will work as a team and do everything to further strengthen the profitability of the company,” he said in a letter to AI employees.

Adventures of Maldives - Dhivehi Aahitha 2017

  Adventure on Beach

The competition is a great opportunity, where you can roll out personally shot videos of locals and tourists while engaging in wide-range of activities such as scuba diving, island excursions, surfing and snorkeling in Destination Maldives, which is known as the hub for water sports in the world. All you have to do is get ready, capture and share your moments with us.
Adventures of Maldives is defined as both conventional and unconventional adventure activities that can be undertaken or learned to be undertaken, by the tourists and locals.
The competition Winner is set to receive over $6500, whereas the top ten entries will be featured on the official YouTube channel and other popular online media channels of MMPRC (Visit Maldives) as well as International Travel and Trade Fairs. The voting period for the competition, will take place from the 22nd of October 2017 till the 5th of November 2017 and the results will be disclosed during the second week of December 2017.
Entries from 12th of September to 12th of October 2017.

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