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Tepid reactions to Air India's new incentive scheme Rohit Kaul, New Delhi, April 11, 2017
Air India's announcement to reward IATA agents with two per cent incentive on top of the original one per cent commission beginning April 1 has drawn mixed response from travel agent associations in the country.

India eases e-visa rules, adds two new categories Rohit Kaul, New Delhi, April 7, 2017
The Indian government has from April 1 eased visa regulations, allowing tourists coming into the country on e-visa to stay for up to two months instead one and double-entry benefits. Furthermore, the window for e-visa application is now extended from the earlier 30 days to 120 days.

India sees seeds of German return Xinyi Liang-Pholsena, Berlin, March 13, 2017
India tour operators have noted tentative signs of improvement in German inbound tourism, following a decline in recent years as global negative coverage of the rape cases in India affected the destination's image and deterred some German tourists from visiting.

India's tourism image on the mend Rohit Kaul, reporting from SATTE, New Delhi, February 17, 2017
Safety concerns that marred India's tourism image in 2015 may now be a thing of the past for the country's tour operators.

Trade anticipates first Vietnam-India connection by Vietjet Rohit Kaul, reporting from SATTE, New Delhi, February 16, 2017
Vietjet has revealed plans to launch thrice-weekly flights utilising an Airbus A320 aircraft between Ho Chi Minh City and New Delhi this year, which will become the first direct connection linking Vietnam and India when the service commences.

China, India lead arrival growth chart in Dubai Rohit Kaul, reporting from SATTE, New Delhi, February 16, 2017
Powerhouse Asian markets are making their presence felt in Dubai's tourism in 2016, as India surpassed Saudi Arabia as top source market with arrivals growing 12 per cent to 1.8 million tourist arrivals and Chinese arrivals up 20 per cent to reach 540,000.

Zoom Air launches into India airspace Rohit Kaul, New Delhi, February 15, 2017
Zoom Air, India's newest private airline and the 10th schedule carrier for domestic skies, will commence its maiden operations today with its Delhi-Kolkata-Durgapur-Delhi daily service, after receiving its schedule operating permit from India's Director General of Civil Aviation earlier this month

Tokyo turns on charm offensive in India ahead of 2020 Olympics Rohit Kaul, New Delhi, February 6, 2017
As part of its strategy to double tourist arrivals from India in the run-up to the 2020 Olympics, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government last week organised its maiden tourism promotional event in India.

India fastest-growing business travel market in 2016: GBTA Delhi and Mumbai, February 3, 2017
India recorded double-digit business travel spending growth last year, making it the world's fastest-growing major business travel market in 2016, according to The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) Foundation's latest BTI Outlook - India report.