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SPECIAL REPORT

India’s travel and tourism sector creates more jobs than most other sectors: WTTC
According to The Benchmarking Report 2015, published by World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), the 23 million jobs directly generated by India’s travel and tourism sector are more than those generated by education, financial services, mining, chemicals manufacturing, and auto manufacturing combined. The Report compared travel and tourism to a number of other industry sectors in India.
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 EXPERT SPEAK
MICE: The changing trend - Shashi Razdan, Director Of Sales & Marketing – South Asia, Golden Tulip Hotels & Resorts
India being one the world’s oldest civilizations and also the world’s largest democracy has made astonishing progress among developing nations. From a bustling cosmopolitan city to the quiet countryside, hill station or a beach resort, India has destinations, which offer a backdrop of unmatched beauty for a business meet.
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DAY IN A LIFE OF
Radha Bhatia, Chairperson, Bird Group
A graduate from Sophia Girls School in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh with a Masters Degree in Psychology from Raghunath Girls Post Graduate College, Meerut, Radha Bhatia taught for four years (1968-1972) at her alma mater. Following her marriage to Vijay Bhatia, Radha Bhatia moved to Delhi, and within a year started assisting her husband in the family business in the travel industry, though she has had no relevant formal education for the same.
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