Tag Archives: Sumit Acharya

DTTAG new executive committee to manage post COVID-19 return to normalcy of travel

Dubai Travel and Tour Agents Group (DTTAG) has been restructured with the appointment of Asim Arshad, CEO, Orient Travel, as the President of the group along with Sumit Acharya, Managing Director BCD Travel, as the Vice President. The group has also revamped the Executive Committee to include industry stalwarts from leading travel agencies, namely Jamal Abdulnazer -CEO Cozmo Travel, Aubrey Heldt – General Manager Kanoo Travel, SavioVaz – Vice President Dnata Travel, Nasir Khan – CEO Al Nabooda Travel, JayaramIyer – Managing Director Sharaf Travel, Narendra Bhatia – Managing Director Team Travel, Santosh Cheriyan, Regional General Manager Akbar Travel. The groups Executive Committee members have been actively working closely with many travel companies and entities in order to coordinate and devise the best strategy to steer their businesses out of the challenges they are currently facing due to COVID-19. Managing the impact of the post COVID scenario on the travel industry and meeting potential changes to consumer behaviour and expectations are key areas of focus for DTTAG and its members in the immediate future. Therefore, DTTAG is playing a pivotal role in facilitating a forum for travel agency members to interact with one another with the goal of meeting needs of a variety of consumers and simultaneously achieving their own business goals through support and cooperation offered by the group’s members and government organisations involved with the Travel and Tourism industry. DTTAG, which enjoys the ongoing support of Emquest a division of the Emirates group and other associate members, has embarked upon an aggressive membership drive among the travel agency community by demonstrating value and effectively representing them with various airlines, government departments, IATA and other partners in the travel …

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Philippines Department of Tourism attracts leading operators from the UAE

Seven Chief Executives Officers from the leading travel agencies in the UAE were hosted by the Department of Tourism Philippines for a week long familiarisation tour of three of the most picturesque destinations — Manila, Boracay and Palawan. Philippine Airlines was the official airline to host exclusive personnel who are the key players in the UAE. The executive delegation experienced one of the most exclusive islands in the world at the Banwa Resort apart from the other five-star properties in the Philippines. The team shared their thoughts on the whole trip. Nasir Jamal Khan – CEO – Al Naboodah Travel and Tourism Agencies LLC, stated, “Philippines is emerging as a very attractive and cost-effective tourism destination.” Jamal Abdulnasser – CEO – Cozmo Travel, said, “The vibrant city of Manila is an excellent destination for MiCE and corporate events. Boracay , Palawan & Banwa islands offer you sandy beaches, rainforest and mountains.” V. Jeyaram – Managing Director – Sharaf Travel, said, “The destination offers great beaches with turquoise crystal clear waters, beautiful islands with breath-taking views and super hotels catering to all pockets.” Suresh Ahuja  – Managing Director – Trans Arabian Air Travel, responded, “I liked the whole itinerary especially our luxurious stay at Banwa.” Mohammed Haneefa – Managing Director – Deira Travel and Tourism, said, “We could see from day one that the services at Maxims Hotel, Crimson Resort, Sheridan Beach Resort and Banwa Private Island Resort were of high quality.” Sumit Acharya – Managing Director – BCD Travel, said, “We packed in a lot in six nights but had the opportunity to experience the variety that the Philippines has to offer, both for MiCE and the leisure traveller.” Manu Mehrotra – …

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