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Archive for October, 2023

21 Oct, 2023

Nov 4 Webinar: An Act of Evil Terrorism that Changed the Course of History

Countdown to Nov 4 – The day a Jewish Zionist fanatic terrorist changed the course of history. I was the only travel trade journalist from Asia in Tel Aviv the night Yigal Amir assassinated Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, a Nobel Peace prize winner. The mayhem unfolding in the Middle East today is exactly what […]


5 Oct, 2023

A tribute to Pran Nath Seth: The veteran Indian travel journalist who saw tomorrow

As “sustainability” is dominating discussions at the PATA Travel Mart in New Delhi this week, I felt it would be a good idea to hark back to the words of the late Indian travel writer and analyst Pran Nath Seth, arguably the first journalist to warn way back in the 1980s about the risk of […]


4 Oct, 2023

The two Indian travel veterans who shook up PATA

As the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) meets this week for the Travel Mart in New Delhi, it may be timely to recognise two late Indian veterans who defied the odds to bring about changes which had far-reaching impact on PATA and the Asia-Pacific travel industry. Mr Inder Sharma (PATA President, 1992-93) spearheaded the membership […]