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Liquor ban on highways: A boon or bane?

While seemingly a step in the right direction, the 15th December judgement has definitely had a negative effect on many industries, including the travel industry. Though meant to be a step directed at curbing the menace of drunk driving on the highways, in many cases the negatives are seemingly outweighing the positives, especially for the travel sector.

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UBM hosts 24th South Asia Travel and Tourism Exchange, launches debut awards

South Asia Travel and Tourism Exchange (SATTE) 2017, the leading B2B event in Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, concluded successfully as a fully-fledged trade show and managed to increase the visitor count by 35 percent in its 24th year.

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Taiwan Tourism Bureau participates in OTM 2017, holds workshops in Mumbai, Bengaluru

Taiwan Tourism Bureau participated in OneWorld Travel Mart, an annual event that was held from 21-23 February 2017 in Mumbai, India. 1154 participants from 60 countries were present at OTM, and showcased their best products to the trade visitors from all over India.

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Experiential marketing paired with tech innovation strengthens brand preference- Raghuvesh Sarup, CMO, Ola

Known for creating a brand presence through localization, Ola is spreading its wings in different parts of the country whilst thinking locally to innovate and solve ground level issues. With Uber and TaxiForSure fighting in the same league, Ola is tapping a billion Indians by creating mobility for the travelers and entrepreneurial opportunities for their driver-partners. Excerpts from a conversation with Raghuvesh Sarup, Head of Categories & CMO, Ola.

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Hotelbeds merges with Tourico for larger footprint in India

Hotelbeds Group, a global bedbank and business-to-business provider of services to the travel industry, has announced plans for Tourico Holidays to merge with its Bedbank business unit.

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14th South African Tourism Roadshow expects up to 1000 travel agents across 4 cities

South African Tourism is gunning for a double digit growth in the coming year with its 14th annual roadshow slated for later this month. In that pursuit it will be hosting a 65-member supplier delegation from South Africa including a good chunk of first-timers who will travel to Chennai, Bangalore, Delhi and Mumbai. The roadshow is being managed by Plan A Media.

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Ola partners Apple Music to bring music to customers on-the-go

Ola Play, the world’s first connected car platform for ride sharing, will offer on-the-go access to Apple Music, a single, intuitive app that combines the best ways to enjoy music- all in one place.

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CWT’s meetings & events forecast predicts event growth in 2017

CWT Meetings & Events, launched its 2017 Forecast on 1 November 2016. CWT uses data and insights about all aspects of the industry to provide meeting planners essential information they need to successfully plan and budget for the coming year.

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FCM Travel Solutions acquires business interests of Travel Tours Group

FCM Travel Solutions, the Indian arm of the Australia–headquartered Flight Centre Travel Group (FCTG), a leading international travel company, announced an agreement to acquire the business interests of South India’s premier travel company, the 750 crore Travel Tours Group (TTG), in a cash and stock deal.

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