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Decks cleared for GITM 2019

Tourism industry stakeholders are giving the thumbs up to the news of Goa International Travel Mart (GITM) being scheduled for October 23-25 this year. According to stakeholders, the B2B event will boost tourism and increase business. Hosted by the department of tourism and GTDC, this is the third edition of GITM with the previous two editions held in 2011 and …

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Recognition for Goan professionals and entrepreneurs

Business Mint presented the Nationwide Awards 2019 to 100 professionals and entrepreneurs across states. The second edition of awards was held on August 10. at a hotel in Arpora and recognized achievers in various fields like business, fashion, hospital, education, social work, health, hospitality and events. Of the awards, 14 awards were given to Goan professionals and industrialists. Some of …

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Corporate ladder

Aditya Datta is promoted to chief operating officer, FC Goa.  He previously held the position of commercial director at the club. As the commercial director, Datta played a pivotal role in spearheading the efforts on the commercial front for the Gaurs last season. With him in charge the club saw its revenues rise 30 per cent within the space of …

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Consumer Forum allows complaint of senior citizen against IRCTC

By Adv. Jatin Ramaiya Anil Bihari Sahay approached the Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum, South Goa, complaining against the chairman and managing director, Indian Railway Catering Tourism Corporation for deficiency in service. Sahay a senior citizen and resident of Ponda had booked flight tickets for himself and his wife by Air India scheduled to leave from Jaipur to Goa on March …

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Strategy for electric vehicles chalked out, says NITI Aayog

The government has a game plan in place for electric vehicles (EV) and components such as batteries that will ensure clean cities, reduce imports and utilise solar power, said Amitabh Kant, chief executive officer, NITI Aayog, recently. He said domestic battery manufacturing for EVs provides a “massive market opportunity”, and also quickens the transition to environment-friendly transport, which is vital …

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Domestic savings down to decade low: Data

Household-sector savings, the biggest source of investment for the economy, have “worryingly” dipped to a decadal low, while retail loans to the sector are growing annually in double digits, pointing to profligate consumption by households, economists have warned. Financial liabilities of households are mounting, which is not a good sign, experts say. The country’s savings rate, or the share of …

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Bloom bags the best concept hotel award

The Bloom Hotel Group won the best conceptualised hotel award at Today’s Traveller Awards 2019 held in New Delhi. The award was presented by Prahlad Singh Patel, minister of culture and tourism.  Expressing delight at the citation, Tom Welbury, vice president strategy, Bloom Hotels, said, “The award is a great testament to Bloom being the pace setter.  This has been …

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The tide is turning in world economic activity

By Tensing Rodrigues The tide is turning, and faster than we expected. The centre of economic gravity is shifting out of North America and West Europe to Asia. “The future is Asian,” asserts Parag Khanna, an international bestselling author of six books and the founder and managing partner of FutureMap in Singapore, a strategic advisory firm. Global economists have been …

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Air cargo operators meeting aims to increase pharma cargo

Hyderabad based infrastructure company, GMR, recently organised  a meeting between cargo operators and representatives of pharmaceutical companies in the state to promote routing of pharma exports via Hyderabad airport. GMR is got the mandate to construct Mopa airport and the company organised the meeting as preparatory for developing cargo movement from the state post the commissioning of Mopa. Several representatives …

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Three-day hospitality expo ends on a high

The 16th edition of the India Hospitality Expo, 2019 concluded with a bang last week with host of exciting events for stakeholders in the hospitality industry. The expo received participation from tour agencies from several states as well as manufacturers of products used by the hospitality industry. There were representatives from outdoor furniture companies, hotel linen companies, cooking appliances makers, …

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