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Philippine Airlines presents Top Performer Award to STIC Travel March, 2017
Ms. Richa Sikri, Director – Group Business Development, receiving the Top Performer Award from Philippine Airlines on behalf of STIC Travels Private Limited..... Read More
STIC Awarded the Best GSA Company – North India 22nd December, 2014
Dr. Subhash Goyal, President, IATO & Chairman, STIC Travel Group, was awarded the 'DDP Trailblazer'.... Read More
Inbound Witnesses a Stagnant Seasion 8th July, 2014
STIC Travel Group has seen increased demand for Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab, Sikkim alson with Goa... Read More
Mr Subhash Goyal quoted for - "Tour operators offering special 'poll tourism' packages to cash in on election fever" 14th March 2014
Subhash Goyal, President, Indian Association of Tour Operators, says: "This is an interesting concept...... Read More
Airlines in price war to cash in on summer rush by HT Correspondent 25th February, 2014
"Rather than borrowing from banks, advance purchase offers help airlines raise cash without paying any interest," Said Subhash Goyal, Chairman, STIC Travel Group... Read More
"STIC Group wins "The Most Exclusive Leisure Product" award at the OTM" February 2013
STIC Travel Group participated in OTM held in Mumbai from 8th - 10th Feb'13..... Read More
"STIC participated in SATTE 2013, New Delhi 16th to 18th January" January 2013
STIC Travel Group participated in the recently held SATTE in New Delhi from 16th-18th January, 2013.... Read More
"Product Presentation on Ukraine International Airlines & Air China" October 2012
A product presentation was conducted for UIA & Air China at Hotel The Ambassador, Mumbai on October 12, 2012... Read More
"United Airline's 5th Anniversary Celebration in Mumbai" October 2012
On 4th October United completed 5 years of service Mumbai-Newark and to celebrate the occasion United hosted a reception for over 170 guests... Read More
"Appreciation Award" presented to our Chairman from TAAI" October 2012
The Travel Agent's Association of India (TAAI) last week presented our Chairman - Mr. Subhash Goyal - with this "Appreciation Award" for outstanding contribution to the travel & tourism industry. We are all very proud of him!... Read More
"Focusing on tourism will lift the Indian economy" June 2012
What started as a small travel and information center for students in 1972, Stic Travel Group has now emerged as one of the largest travel groups in India with offices in all major cities across the country... Read More
MTM: Exploring new vistas May 2012
Mumbai on April 13, 2012, was yet another significant step towards understanding and appreciating the stupendous growth of MICE over the years, not only in India, but around the globe.. Read More
IATO to hold Adventure & Rural Tourism seminar in Mussoorie April 2012
New Delhi: The Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO) will hold a two-day Adventure and Rural Tourism Seminar from April 21 at Japyee Residency Manor, Mussoorie....Read More
Tourism is key to social equity and economic growth: Subodh Kant Sahay February 2011
"We have to understand and recogninze the full potential of tourim and encash it in as sustainable and responsible manner. We need to declare tourism development as our...Read More
Trinidada and Tobago debuts in India February 2011
"The current arrival of 2000 may be a small number but Trinidad and tobago Tourism is convinced that their recent initiatives in the Indian market will go a long way in drawing...Read More
India-Dominican Republic: Trade and Investment opportunities March 2011
"FICCI in association with Assocham and CII organized a Seminar entitled "India - Dominician Republic: Trade and Investment opportunities"...Read More
Up & personal with Subhash Goyal August 2011
"The adage "started young" best describes Subhash Goyal's stint with the travel industry. He took a delegation of 15 people to Japan way back in 1969 and there has been no lookin...Read More
Ahmedabad wins the race for 27th IATO Annual Convention August 2011
"Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO), the national apex body of the tourism industry is gearing up for its 27 Annual Convention at Mahatma Mandir, Ahmedabad, from September 22-25...Read More
Air Snafus Sahara Time December 18, 2010
"THE ASTRONOMICAL rise in air-fares in the recent past is the cumulative result of a number of factors. earlier, airfares was regulated but whn the Indian skies...Read More
Philippine Airlines to start India operations from March 28,2011 Travel Biz Monitor December 01-15, 2010
National carrier of Philippines, Philippine Airlines, is all set to enter the indian market and will commence operation to India from last week of March 2011...Read More
Hong Kong Disneyland...India key market now November 2010
The Hong Kong Disneyland Resort which turned five last month, is the number one paid attraction for Indian visitors in Hong Kong, as per the released issued...Read More
Hong Kong Disneyland Turn Five November 2010
An enchanting year of new attractions, events and seasonal festivities awaits Indian travelers at Hong Kong Disneyland Resort during its year-long 5th Anniversary celebration...Read More
"We have to do something about the multiple entry visa rule" November 2010
WTM, like every year was a grand success. The advertising and the promotion of India was very good. However, I was not very impressed with the design of the Indian botth. We could have done a better job...Read More
STIC Travel group is the 'Best Travel Company' October 2010
STIC Travel Group has received the Best Travel Company award during the recently concluded Commonwealth International Travel Mart (CITM) 2010, in the New Delhi...Read More
CITM-Commonwealth International Travel Mart launched July 2010
The Brochures and website ( of the commonwealth International Travel Mart (CITM) launched in New Delhi by Hon'ble Tourism Minister of Jammu & Kashmir.... Read More
CITM brochures and website launched February 2011
The portal has been named Farooq Ahmed Shah, Director (Tourism) Kashmir, was also present on...Read More
Everyone's wooing Indian tourists June 04, 2010
New Delhi: Indians are spoilt for travel choises this summer. Promotional schemes, packages and exotic destinations are on offer with countries jostling for a...Read More
Indian business leaders keen on investing in Sri Lanka Jun 07, 2010
Indian business leaders who were in Sri Lanka for FICCI IIFA Global Business forum are keen on investing in Sri Lanka and they are highly inspired by President Mahinda Rajapaksa for eradicating three decades of was in the country...Read More
STIC Travel Group hosts Holland America ship viewing May 2010
To prove first hand experience of the brand, STIC Travels Group, recently organised and exclusive tour for select travel agents and cruise specialists from Mumbai aboard the MS...Read More
Indian Campaines Must Take the Caribbean cruise May 2010
FIEO welcomed a high powered business delegation consisting of members of trade from the Tabago House fo Assembly on 19 April, 2010 at New Delhi followed by and interactive...Read More
Trinidad & Tobago to set up tourism office in India May 2010
The government of Trinidad and tobago sees tourism as a means to strengthen the bilateral ties between India and trinidad and Tobago(T&T). 43% of the population...Read More
Air China launches direct operations from Bengaluru April 2010
Air China launched its direct operations between Bengaluru, and Shanghai via Chengdu. The first flight from Bengaluru took off on Sunday, 28 February 2010...Read More
Air China to launch its direct operations from Bengaluru April 2010
Air China, China's national carrier and a member of Star Alliance Group, represented by STIC Travel Group in west & South India announced the launch of its direct....Read More
A Conerrn for Leadership ... THE VACUUM AND BEYOND... April 10
The discussion was enriched by the presence of both, the old and the young guard, cutting across the wide spectrum of the tourism business...Read More
Do Indian tourism products have domestic orientation? April 2010
"Our product, service and civil infrastructure for domestic tourism does not have domestic orientation. We do not understand the basic dynamics of domestic tourism....Read More
The biggest challenge for the industry is unity: Goyal April 2010
Subhash Goyal, Chairman of Stic Travel Group and former President of IATO has urged various travel trade associations to join hand and work towards mutually...Read More
Can the 563 m domestic tourists please stand up and be counted? February 2011
The issue found prominence during the recently held AD-TOI convention where industry leaders asked the government to evolve a more authentic mechanism to gauge teh annual...Read More
Industry expects hefty double-digit growth in arrivals this summar March 2010
For the indian travel fraternity, the summar of 2009 was not the best of times. As if global recessionary conditions were not enought, the woes of the fraternity were further accentuated...Read More
India-Fiji relations enter new phase; healthcare and tourism major gainers March 2010
The Federation of Indian Export Organizations hosted a high powered delegation consisting of members of the Ministry of Health Government of Fiji on 17 February, 2010 in New Delhi...Read More
Tourism and healthcare get boost from TTF & OFM March 2010
The federation of Indian Export Organizations participated in TTF & OTM, India's bigges travel and tourism show, which was held at Hotel Ashok, New Delhi, from 11-13 February, 2010...Read More
Tourism Minister inaugurates FIEO Pavilion at SATTE February 2010
The federation of Indian export Organization (FIEO) participated in SATTE 2010, India's bigges travel and tourism B2B fair that was held at Delhi's Pragati Maidan from 28-30 January...Read More
Haryana Tourism Mart announces two more fairs at Gurgaon, this year February 2011
With the first Gurgaon Tourism Fair organised by Haryana Tourism Mart (HTM) in partnership with Haryana Tourism and Ministry of Tourism on December 19, HTM has set...Read More
TRENDS IN MICE India Outbound 2010 - MICE Travel
The lastes trend in MICE Tourism is travelling to a exotice destinationwith excellent business and leisure facilities, which can be combined as pre-and post-conferece...Read More
Talking People (Travel Talk August 2nd Issue 2010)
Subhash Goyal, Chairman, STIC Travel Group, is outward looking and a good communicator. He feels there are five five solid reasons that proplled the Indian Tourism...Read More
Domestic tourism kept economic crunch at bay, opine dignitaries (Travel Talk ADTOI DAILY 2010 DAY 2)
5,000 years ago, and this can be our USP, he said, and pointed that spas could be found everywhere but not wellness centres like the ayurveda facilities in India...Read More
From the moment we stepped aboard one of their mid-sized ships, we recognised that the Holland America Line was differet...Read More
As travellers pack their bags, cos see healthier bottomlines, Hindu Business Line, 12th October, 2009
This Diwali will bring joy not only to the huge numbers of Indians travelling on holiday but also to the travel companies that are expecting healthier bottomlines as the cost of holidaying...Read More
Buying an air ticket could pinch your wallet this festive season, Economic Times, 27th September, 2009
Making a trip from Delhi to Kolkata, could have been a definite wallet-pincher this Durga Pujas. The airfare for a return ticket could mean shelling out as much as Rs 40,000, especially...Read More
ITTFA Member SATTE announces Co Branded Show with ITB, Travel Daily, 24th September, 2009
ITB Berlin, a product of Messe Berlin, has announced a co-branded show with SATTE for 2010.ITB's decision to endorse SATTE is a reflection of its commitment to the India market...Read More
Extended weekends bring back spark to hotel industry, Economic Times, 21st September, 2009
The hospitality sector has been swamped with advance bookings just before the busy season begins in October, as vacationers opt for shorter holidays on three back-to-back extended...Read More
Sun sets in Vegas, rises in Far East, Economic Times, 11th September, 2009
The lights in Sin City are dimmer, the parking lots for private jets are deserted, half-finished hotels and casinos have run out of money to finish buildings, and the crowds at the gaming...Read More
SATTE tie-up with ITB Berlin to boost Indian tourism, Economic Times, 23rd August, 2009

In a move that is expected to act as a major boost for the tourism sector, world's leading travel trade show ITB Berlin recently announced a co-branded...Read More

STIC Travel Group to represent Mihin Lanka Airlines in India, Express Travel World, 16th - 31st, August, 2009
STIC Travel Group has partnered with Mihin Lanka as their GSA in India. Mihin Lanka is the first international airline to connect Bodh Gaya and Varanasi directly with Colombo...Read More
'Mihin Lanka Airlines', Sri Lanka's LCC begins direct services from Colombo to Bodh Gaya and Varanasi, Trav Talk E-News, 14th August, 2009
Mihin Lanka Airlines, which is the budget airline of Sri Lanka, started direct operations in the first week of August from Bodh Gaya and Varanasi to Colombo. STIC Travel has been appointed GSA for the airline in India. From Varanasi, Mihin Lanka Airlines flies once every Wednesday and from Bodh Gaya, there are two flights every Sunday. The flights are operated with Airbus 320 and have all economy class fares. It also flies to Dubai and Kuwait via Colombo from both the cities and has interlining fares for Singapore, Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur on Sri Lankan Airlines from Colombo.
TOURISM - SEASON OF SORROW - Subhash Goyal Chairman, STIC Travel Group, Financial Express, 28th Dec.'08
THIS season has been wiped out. The situation we are facing is unprecedented. Already reeling under ...Read More
India rolls out red carpet for tourists, Asia Times, Online, 24th Dec.'08
If you've been planning to visit India - whether to soak up Goa's splendiferous sands or ogle the Taj Mahal...Read More
Trouble over 'Incredible India', Business Standard, Online, 23th Dec.'08
Even as the government is thinking of giving a makeover to the ''Incredible India campaign'' as a part of its ...Read More
AVIATION - Gandhigiri does it for air travel agents, Financial Express, 19th Dec.'08
After months of protests, the travel agent fraternity has finally managed to cut a deal (a good one at that) with the airlines over the commission...Read More
Let's hit The Road, The Pioneer, 18th Dec.'08
So, what.s the mode of transport you are going to take as you go out for you vacation this winter? Well if you go by the trends across the world, then forget air travel. Despite high...Read More
A knotty affair, The Telegraph- Personal TT, 13th Dec.'08
The wedding season is back in all its finery. But it's time to think out of the box — or even out of town. Wouldn't you like a wedding without the hassles? So, if you have a few months in...Read More
Outbound: Most Asians curbing wanderlust, Asia One, 10th Dec.'08
For years now, South Koreans have been avid globe-trotters, riding the Duck Tours in Singapore, snapping pictures of the Eiffel Tower in France, and cruising down the Nile in Egypt...Read More
ATHITHI DEVO BHAVA, Economic Times, 10th Dec.'08
Terror-struck foreign tourists may shun India, but a cut in room rates may make domestic travellers pack their bags. So, let's say...
THE 30% cut in room rates following the...Read More
Have a happy babymoon, Financial Chronicle, 8th Dec.'08
FOR couples today, the 'honeymoon period' doesn't seem to get over after a few months of marriage. Now, they venture out on exotic tours even a year down the road when they are about...Read More
When will it be incredible India again?, The Pioneer, 4th Dec.'08
Call it irony. Just a few days before the Mumbai terror strikes, Union Tourism and Culture Minister Ambika Soni had remarked that in troubled times, people often turn to God and...Read More
Congress and CPIM extend support to travel trade associations on agency commission issue, Travel Biz, 3rd Dec.'08
The travel trade fraternity in the country, which has been fighting a battle against the implementation of zero commission regime by airlines, has found support from political parties...Read More
Terror aftermath: Travel bookings drop and cancellations rise, About 30 per cent decline in group travel bookings, Hindu Business Line, 3rd Dec.'08
There has been a sharp drop of 30-40 per cent in group travel bookings, while several individual tourists have started cancelling their trips to India. A spokesperson for a general sales...Read More
Five days on, 30% foreign tourists cancel bookings, Economic Times, 2nd Dec.'08
Travel companies have reported 20-30% cancellations in bookings from foreign tourists in the last 3-4 days, following Mumbai's terror attacks. They fear the peak tourist season...Read More
FHRAI and IATO to rework three year old MoU ADTOI approaches FHRAI for similar MoU, Hospitality biz India .com, 1st. Dec.'08
Federation of Hotel & Restaurant Associations of India (FHRAI) and Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO) have mutually agreed to rework the existing 'Agreement on Code of Practice'... Read More
Mumbai attacks add to air carriers' woes, Hindu Business Line, 30th Nov.08
India's air travel industry already hit by a slowdown in demand due to the global financial crisis, is faced with another setback after a series of terrorist attacks in the country's financial...Read More
Mumbai Cancelled: terror hits tourism, hotels, Hindustan Times, 29th Nov.08
THE SCARE among foreign tourists following the terrorist strikes at Mumbai's Taj and Oberoi-Trident hotels is likely to erode profits of hotel majors by as much as 20 per cent, industry.... Read More
Travel business could melt a quarter, Business Standard, 28th Nov.08
Already reeling under the impact of the economic meltdown, domestic as well as international travel is all set to take a big hit after the terrorist attacks on Mumbai. Travel companies...Read More
Winter Wonderland, Financial Chronicle, 28th Nov.08
It's THAT time of the year again — when long summer days give way to long winter nights and you dream of vast acres of spotless snow, or maybe, a group of friends strumming...Read More
Aviation fuel prices, weak rupee impact outbound tourist traffic, Hindu Business Line, 25th Nov.'08
The outbound tourist traffic, already clouded by the present economic crisis, has been hit hard by the fluctuating ATF prices, ever-weakening rupee and the zero commission...Read More
Left steps in as travel agents stop ticket sales , Business Standard, 21st Nov.'08
Around a fourth (700) of the over 2,700 IATA airline ticket agents across the country are boycotting ticket sales of the 16 airlines, foreign and Indian, that have refused to pay...Read More
Travel firms see big jump in domestic bookings, Financial Chronicle, 20th Nov.'08, page no.9
UNCERTAINTIES over airfares — whether they will come down in December or not — have failed to spoil the holiday mood among travellers. Travel companies say that though...Read More
Honeymooners bucking slowdown blues, Economic Times, 16th Nov., 2008
Worries? Not here. From idyllic weather, breath-taking scenery, the most private accommodations and beaches perfect for hand-in-hand strolls — honeymoon travel is going places...Read More
Honeymoon - Travels Unlimited, Financial Chronicle, 7th Nov., 2008
As long as marriages continue to happen, honeymoons cannot be far behind... It is recession proof! Pulkit and Mansi Patel's honeymoon in Morocco was the stuff of fairytales. They stayed...Read More
Travel industry feels the heat of global crisis, terror attacks, Mint, 05th Nov., 2008
Tourism in India has started taking a hit on the back of a global economic slowdown and recent bomb blasts in cities. Going by the rise in cancellations and fall in queries from foreign...Read More
Travel agents see 30-40% drop in foreign bookings, Financial Chronicle, 04th Nov., 2008
The weakening rupee, despite making India a cheaper destination for foreigners, has failed to lure tourists this time. According to the tourism ministry data, the growth rate of foreign...Read More
Tourism winces in meltdown pain, The Telegraph, 03rd Nov., 2008
The tourism and hotel industry are expecting a fall of 15-20 per cent in foreign tourist arrivals this year because of the global financial crisis...Read More
Big players have the edge but smaller ones not far behind, Trav Talk, 01st Nov., 2008, Page 86
Big boys with running business have been ruling the roost in the travel industry. But recently even medium and small players have come into the picture. Though big layers have...Read More
Surviving the storm, Express Hospitality, 1st to 15th Nov.'08
Unbelievable RevPars, soaring occupancies and a blistering pace of growth - the fortunes of the past seem to have now been wiped out with the current downturn. In the golden period, many who witnessed this great Indian growth story, announced...Read More
Impact of cost-cutting measures, 29th Oct.'08
With companies reducing incentive travel and sales conferences as part of cost-cutting measures in the wake of the slowdown, activity in the meeting, incentives, conferences and...Read More
An idyllic escape - The Telegraph, 18th Oct., 2008
Could this be the country's new tourist hotspot? Tourists who want to get away from it all have been making the long journey to the Lakshadweep Islands, those distant tiny dots...Read More
AND THE CALM - Fear of fare rise, fall in flight numbers - The Telegraph, 16th Oct., 2008
The cost cutting alliance between India's largest private-sector carriers — Jet Airways and Kingfisher Airlines — will lead to an increase in air fares and a cutback in flights on various...Read More
Meltdown forces tourists to tighten purse strings - The Times of India, 9th Oct., 2008
The global economic crisis has put paid to holidayers' plans of globetrotting this travel season. With the rupee falling to a six-year low of Rs 48.42 per US dollar, travelling abroad ...Read More
TRAVEL 360 - Seniors on the run - The Telegraph, 4th Oct., 2008
All the world's their oyster for senior citizens bitten by the travel bug...Read More
Canada, UK, Australia & New Zealand caution citizens travelling to India

FOUR countries- Australia, Canada, Great Britain and New Zealand - have warned their citizens to travel to India at their own risk and this has spurred the country's top tour operators...Read More
Airlines to raise fares again - The Hindustan Times 27th Sept., 2008
Air travellers should brace themselves for another round of air fare hike this festive season. And travel agents will have to learn to live without the commission on tickets they get from airlines...Read More

Air fare to rise again as travel agents plan transaction fee - Financial Chronicle 16th Sept.'08

IT'S a double whammy for air travellers. As if the high aviation turbine fuel (ATF) surcharge was not enough to fuel air fares, travel agents want to charge transaction fee...Read More
Incredible India braces for a lean 'busy' season - The Economic Times 16th Sept.'08
The recent bomb blasts in the Capital are set to have a significant impact on travel, especially inbound tourism, already grappling with slowdown...Read More
A break from the ordinary - Mail Today 14th Sept., 2008
Popular tourist destinations are passé, take a detour to the unusual now THE FIRST holiday season post- summer vacations is around the corner when Indians take a break to celebrate Durga Puja and Dussehra...Read More
Sailing the dream - Financial Chronicle 5th Sept.'08
Indians are now exploring the most exotic and untouched cruise destinations...Read More
India Inc's top guns set sail - The Economic Times 5th Sept.'08
If you can't see India Inc's promoters, top honchos and their families on land, then they are probably together at sea! Cruise ships are increasingly becoming family reunion haunts... Read More
Foreign tourist arrivals up; tourism ministry tries to market monsoon tourism news - Domain B, 30th August'08
Traditionally a lean season for the tourism industry in India, the ministry of tourism has been trying to change the perception about the monsoon season as being a season less suited...Read More
Young Turks' Mantra For High Growth - The Financial Express, India Inc. 14th August'08
The young Turks of corporate India are in a hurry. They want India to move up and fast. They have a ready prescription. Check runaway inflation. Reform the financial sector. Fix...Read More
Simplify tax structures - The Financial Express, India Inc. 14th August'08
India as a country holds enormous potential and the people of India have tremendous talent to grow in every field, which has been proven time and again. We experienced a GDP...Read More
WEEKEND RUSH - Indian vacationers opting for cheaper overseas locations - The Mint, 13th August'08
Mahera Sham, 27, a Mumbai homemaker, doesn't like the rains. She loves beaches and would rather holiday in a place where she can explore the outdoors...Read More
I-Day weekend relief for travel industry - The Economic Times 13th August'08
THE Independence-Day extended weekend has come as a respite for travel agents and airlines, which witnessed a dip in domestic traffic for the first time in the last four years. Most hotels...Read More
Now, inflation storm hits tourism industry - The Financial Express, 12th August'08
After the airlines and hotel industry started showing signs of a slowdown on weak external cues and high inflation, the tourism industry of India seems to have followed suit...Read More
Rising airfares hit weekend tourism - Mail Today 11th August'08
TILL last year, long weekend breaks for Gurgaon-based MNC executive, 35-year old Sanjay Singh, meant packing bags and flying off to his favorite holiday destination- Goa. Not any longer, though... Read More
The road less travelled - The Financial Express, 10th August'08
Long weekends are ideally meant for getaways. People from Delhi flock to Himachal or Rajasthan; those in Mumbai make a beeline for Panchgani and Mahabaleshwar and the...Read More
Slower, lower, weaker: Indian travel to Beijing during Olympics - Business Standard, 9th August'08
Stringent visa procedures, astronomical hotel rates and a scarcity of event tickets have proved a dampener for Indian visitors to the Beijing Olympics, which began today...Read More
E-passports may help reduce frauds - Expresstravelworld, July'08
The much awaited e-passport has finally been launched in India - the first such step taken in a developing nation. The e-passports will initially be issued to diplomats and officials and would...Read More
Get, set and go for long weekend - Mid-Day, 9th July'08
As local tour operators are offering attractive tour packages, get ready to enjoy a long holiday starting from the Independence Day...Read More
'Where there is tourism, there is no terrorism' The Times of India, 15th May'05
Malaysian tour operators allege that 'Incredible india' campaign misleads tourists by showing manipulated...Read More
STIC Travels Turns 30 In Style 14th Sep'03
STICKING TO the time-tested values of service and quality, STIC Travels entered its 31st year last week and the 30th anniversary...Read More
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