Articles tagged “india outbound”

Airlines

Vistara CEO on Fighting India’s Low-Cost Carriers and Nagging Merger Questions

Merger or no merger, the Vistara team has its work cut out for it. The full-service airline would rather concentrate on thriving and growing in a market that’s dominated by low-cost carriers.

Vistara CEO on Fighting India’s Low-Cost Carriers and Nagging Merger Questions

Online Travel

MakeMyTrip Rides Travel Rebound Fueled by India’s Growing Middle Class

Having narrowed its net loss in its fiscal second quarter, MakeMyTrip's bet to concentrate on India's hinterlands seems to have paid off as the online travel agency noted that a major part of its new traffic came from smaller cities.

MakeMyTrip Rides Travel Rebound Fueled by India’s Growing Middle Class

Tourism

Russia Looks to India to Fill Tourism Void

Tourism to Russia has taken an enormous hit since the country's invasion of Ukraine. An economy hurt by sanctions doesn't help in its pitch to travelers either. But Russia sees opportunities with India's outbound travelers.

Russia Looks to India to Fill Tourism Void

News Blog

Indians May Have to Wait Till 2024 to Secure U.S. Visa Appointments

Indians wanting to visit the U.S., may have a long wait ahead of them as appointment slots for visas are not available anytime sooner than 2024. You heard that right — almost a two-year wait for visa appointments! A backlog of visa applications at the U.S. embassy coupled with consular staffing gaps created by the…

Online Travel

Vacasa’s New CEO

Today’s edition of Skift’s daily podcast looks at Vacasa's new CEO, post-pandemic habits of Indian tourists, and a new batch of women-led tour operators.

Vacasa’s New CEO

Tour Operators

Interview: The New Travel Habits of Indian Tourists

Indians have built quite an appetite for travel, though it is mostly domestic for now. But with the stage set for international travel to take off once again, destinations with easier visa regimes stand to gain.

Interview: The New Travel Habits of Indian Tourists

Tourism

Thailand Drops Test Requirements Just as It Plans to Woo Indian Tourists

After a great deal of will they or won't they, Thailand has finally decided to simplify travel for visitors. But in the absence of some of its most important source markets, like China and Russia, the country has its sights set on Indian tourists.

Thailand Drops Test Requirements Just as It Plans to Woo Indian Tourists

Tourism

Sri Lanka’s Renewed Tourism Hopes Crushed by Doubts in Biggest Source Market

Sri Lanka’s biggest inbound market — India — is turning towards alternative destinations. The current Sri Lankan political turmoil threatens to cripple the tourism industry, which is worth more than $3.6 billion to the country and is the third largest foreign exchange earner.

Sri Lanka’s Renewed Tourism Hopes Crushed by Doubts in Biggest Source Market

Airlines

Air India Bans Agents From Selling Canada Tickets Over Gouging

At a time when India has just resumed scheduled commercial flights to international destinations, agents wonder whether the Air India ban against them is an ill-timed move — or a well-timed one.

Air India Bans Agents From Selling Canada Tickets Over Gouging

Business Travel

Activist Shareholder in Tussle With India’s Largest Corp Travel Manager Yatra

The activist investor Maguire has raised fair points that Yatra has taken too long to hire a chief financial officer and to hold board elections. But otherwise, CEO Dhruv Shringi and the management team have led the company well.

Activist Shareholder in Tussle With India’s Largest Corp Travel Manager Yatra