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‘The Marketplace’ is now open

The Marketplace by Indian travel community

An initiative to encourage the industry to support the non-travel businesses started by Indian travel professionals. As we face unprecedented global health, social and economic crisis, the travel and tourism industry is among the most affected sectors in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. With a prolonged lockdown imposed almost across the

Streetgooser aims at reducing cost for accommodation providers through technology


Bengaluru based Streetgooser Technology Pvt. Ltd., a cloud-based Hotel Management Software domain, is focused on supporting accommodation providers across the globe by curating a range of dynamic and easy to use tech solutions. With severe global lockdowns in place and social distancing becoming the norm everywhere, a key focus has been on developing

MakeMyTrip partners with leading ICMR-approved labs to facilitate testing for travellers

MakeMyTrip Lapith labs

In an effort to make the end-to-end travel experience hassle-free and comfortable, MakeMyTrip (NASDAQ: MMYT), India’s leading travel company has partnered with ICMR-approved Dr. LalPath Labs and SRL Diagnostics to make the process of testing for the purpose of travel – swift and convenient. Through this facilitation service, travellers will

‘Bima Karlo’ – an alternate revenue stream for travel agents

Bima Karlo by ARK Travels

With the travel industry coming to a standstill in 2020, a growing number of travel agents across India are constantly looking for an alternate revenue stream to survive. To assist and help the travel industry partners, Mumbai based travel expert - Arvind Tandon has launched 'Bima Karlo'. The brand will

Ark Travels forays into representation business with Outbound Konnections

AERK Travels Outbound Connections

Mumbai based Ark Travels penetrates further into the non-cruising representation space, with the acquisition of a representation company - Outbound Konnections. Outbound Konnections, spearheaded by Anjum Lokhandwala, is a boutique representation company offering premium services to a wide range of global brands in the travel and tourism sector since the past eight years. Lokhandwala, the

After Taiwan, Dream Cruises start operations in Sanya, China

dream cruises

Genting Cruise Lines announced that the company is working to forge a strategic partnership with the Sanya CBD Administration and a prominent national travel industry corporation to establish a joint venture company to facilitate operations of Dream Cruises’ flagship in Sanya. The goal of the new joint venture will be

Turkey launches ‘Safe Tourism Certification’ program

Safe Tourism Certification Turkey

The pickup in Turkey's tourism continues as the country that welcomes millions of tourists from all over the world every year launched "Safe Tourism Certification" program which is implemented in various areas including transportation and accommodation to ensure a safe vacation for tourists this season.  Tourists travelling to Turkey from