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Author: Anil Mathur - eTN India

Why did tempers flare at IATO meeting?

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- January 20, 2020

Generally, the IATO (Indian Association of Tour Operators) meetings which are held almost every month, are well organized with the ... Read More

Visit California driving tourism thrust with India movies and films

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- January 20, 2020

California, the Golden State of the USA known for its many diverse attractions, is exploring a new thrust area in ... Read More

Rural Tourism Day in India Honors Mahatma Gandhi

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- January 15, 2020

The Indian Trust for Rural Heritage and Development (ITRHD) will celebrate January 30 as Rural Tourism Day. It was on ... Read More

SATTE India Expo Mart opens at new venue

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- January 7, 2020

Informa Markets’s 27th edition of SATTE opened at a new venue this year – the India Expo Mart in the ... Read More

Hyderabad: Can this IT city lure tourists?

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- December 14, 2019

The famed city of Hyderabad in south India is facing a dilemma. While it is very successful as an IT ... Read More

San Francisco aims to increase tourist arrivals from India

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- December 5, 2019

The Golden Gate city of San Francisco in California, USA, continues to look at the India travel market and expects ... Read More

Brand USA enticing India tourists through music

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- November 23, 2019

The USA has many attractions for tourists and locals alike, but perhaps one of the lesser-known ones is music which ... Read More

Indian Director General of Tourism to travel fraternity: Use our own resources

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- November 22, 2019

The Indian travel fraternity should make greater use of its own revamped website developed by the Ministry of Tourism. This ... Read More

Hilton appoints new VP of Human Resources India

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- November 20, 2019

Hilton has appointed Sabu Raghavan as Vice President, Human Resources, India. With over two decades of experience in human resources ... Read More

Bringing hidden India into the tourism limelight

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- November 15, 2019

India has a rich heritage of culture, crafts, music, and other attractions to hold the attention and fancy of tourists ... Read More

Air Cargo: How fast can the industry change?

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- November 6, 2019

What should be the speed of change and transformation in the air cargo industry? This philosophical cum practical question generated ... Read More

India Chefs summit: Avoiding food waste

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- October 23, 2019

International Chefs Day was marked by a glittering grand banquet at the Le Meridien New Delhi in India with an ... Read More

A new generation of hospitality industry leaders

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- October 16, 2019

The Deputy General Manager of Pullman New Delhi Aerocity, Ajay Sampige, told the 18th Chandiwala Hospitality Ensemble 2019 today that ... Read More

Brand USA’s travel mission: Incredible India

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- October 1, 2019

The USA continues to make waves in India with a record 1.4 million visitors going to see country attractions in ... Read More

World Tourism Organization selects India to observe WTD this year

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- September 28, 2019

World Tourism Day was celebrated in a unique, unusual way in New Delhi, India, with the UNWTO deciding to make ... Read More

India Tourism Mart opens in New Delhi

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- September 23, 2019

The second annual India Tourism Mart opened today welcoming 240 international buyers from 51 countries and 175 sellers from India. ... Read More

Indian Association of Tour Operators Convention concludes with focused plans

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- September 16, 2019

The gains from the just-concluded 35th IATO (Indian Association of Tour Operators) Annual Convention held from September 12 to September ... Read More

Over 1,000 travel and tourism delegates at IATO Annual Convention

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- September 14, 2019

The ongoing 35th Annual Convention of the Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO) began on September 12 and will run ... Read More

Dudhwa: Biodiverse tourism hotspot

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- August 24, 2019

Dudhwa National Park is one of the most biodiverse regions and endangered ecosystems in India. One of the few protected ... Read More

India travel and tourism: Can a closed-door meeting help?

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- August 20, 2019

In India, as in perhaps some other countries, it is said that the left hand does not know what the ... Read More

India PM asks citizens to become tourists in their own country

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- August 16, 2019

In a welcomed move, the normally critical travel industry  has welcomed India Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speech at the Red ... Read More

Indian Association of Tour Operators raising tourism awareness

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- August 9, 2019

The eastern Indian state, West Bengal, plans to launch a campaign to increase awareness of the many attractions and facilities ... Read More

India Tourism Mart: Country’s biggest Buyer-Seller inbound tourism event

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- July 31, 2019

Billed as the largest inbound tourism show, the second India Tourism Mart (ITM) will be held at New Delhi's Ashok ... Read More

Kolkata readies for 35th IATO convention

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- July 18, 2019

The last time the Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO) convention was held in Kolkata, the City of Joy, was ... Read More

Odisha Tourism invites tourists to explore India’s best kept secret

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- July 16, 2019

Jyoti Prakash Panigrahi, Odisha Minister of Tourism, and Odia Language, Literature and Culture have invited tourists and players in tourism ... Read More

Indian Association of Tour Operators meeting heats up

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- July 10, 2019

One would hardly expect the innocent topic of roadshows to raise controversy and take much time at the monthly meeting ... Read More

Who is the latest to jump on the romance tourism bandwagon?

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- July 9, 2019

The latest to promote wedding tourism from India is actually a myriad of islands in the Pacific. It is Okinawa ... Read More

Nepal Tourism: Wooing India travelers

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- July 8, 2019

Much is happening in Nepal, the Himalayan nation, be it a new brand logo, with an attractive red bindi round ... Read More

India’s new budget for Travel & Tourism: The other viewpoint

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- July 5, 2019

As in the past, has the India budget once again eluded opportunity for the crucial hospitality sector this year? This ... Read More

SriLankan Airlines beefs up Delhi and Colombo route

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- July 4, 2019

The presence in New Delhi on July 3 of the top brass of SriLankan Airlines was significant in several ways, ... Read More

India and Nepal: Reinforcing Tourism partnership

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- June 13, 2019

There is every reason for these two neighbors - India and Nepal - to boost tourism. Among those reasons are ... Read More

Agra Tourism: Facing the challenge of change

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- June 10, 2019

It is said that there are two kinds of people in the world - those who have seen the Taj ... Read More

India Convention Promotion Bureau: Mapping sustainable MICE future

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- June 7, 2019

The India Convention Promotion Bureau (ICPB), a body sponsored by Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, headed by Mr. Suman Billa, ... Read More

A short tourist season is saving the Ladakh environment

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- May 29, 2019

Ladakh, in Jammu and Kashmir in India, is perhaps one of the few places with many attractions, natural and man-made, ... Read More

PATA announces Board Members, Industry Council and Government Committee from India

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- May 28, 2019

At the recently-concluded PATA Annual Summit & Board Meeting held at Cebu, Philippines, Tourism Secretary Government of India, Mr. Yogendra ... Read More

Former Jet Airways Chair forced to deboard at Mumbai Airport

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- May 27, 2019

In a shocking development, Naresh Goyal and his wife, Anita, were forced to deboard the aircraft they were on at ... Read More