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New service tax hike is “a betrayal” that will cost jobs, say operators

Next week’s hike in service tax on travel packages will hit the meetings and events sector hard, costing jobs as profits are slashed, according to industry leaders. The Indian government has changed service tax applicable on tour operators from next week. Now all travel operators – including meetings and incentive travel organisers – will be […]

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Indian MICE market marches on

There has been much speculation on the potential of the Indian outbound meetings and events market. The foibles of the Indian travellers, their idiosyncratic preferences and their culinary chauvinism are

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Ranju Alex is first woman to lead Marriott East region

General manager of the JW Marriott Kolkata Ranju Alex is...