32nd IATO Annual Convention to take place in Chennai from 18-21 September, 2016

32nd IATO Annual Convention to take place in Chennai from 18-21 September, 2016

The 32nd Annual Convention of IATO will be held in Chennai from 18 -21 September 2016. The venue of the convention is ITC Grand Chola Chennai.

While announcing the decision of the Executive Committee Mr. Pronab Sarkar President, Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO) said “we were planning to have our convention in Chennai for last couple of years as IATO never had its annual convention in Tamil Nadu earlier. However, this year, it is going to become a dream come true. From the very beginning, we focused to have our convention in Chennai only”.

Pronab Sarkar also mentioned “The Stupendous Success of the pervious convention has raised the expectations of the members and sponsors. More than 1200 delegates are expected for 3 day event and the IATO convention is eagerly awaited by all. Members look for an enchanting destination. Here Chennai fits in very well as this will be first IATO Convention in Chennai”.

Rajeev Kohli, Senior Vice President, and the Chairman of the Convention was very much enthusiastic in holding IATO Convention in Chennai as Chennai is the Gateway to Southern India.  Kohli mentioned that industry is going through a very bad time and our main focus would be to have deliberations as to how we can change this scenario and bring back tourism on track for which interesting business sessions are being planned.

Rajiv Mehra, Vice President and Co-Chairman of the convention mentioned that Tamil Nadu offers A to Z of tourism be it beaches, pilgrimage, hill station, wildlife, shopping, ayurvenda and medical tourism and these are our main consideration to have our convention in Tamil Nadu and see the products. Even as per our policy we always try to have convention in different state and try to boost tourism to the state basing our venue of the Convention.

Concurrently with our convention, there will be Indian Travel Mart. It is an opportunity for exhibitors to showcase exciting and diverse range of destinations, conference and Incentive venues. This will facilitate discerning buyers from the travel trade and corporate world to reinforce their choice for business travel, incentives etc., said Mr. Lally Mathews, Hony. Secretary, IATO

Amaresh Tiwari, Hony. Treasurer, IATO is looking to have good participation in IATO Run for Responsible Tourism to create awareness about IATO and tourism in general.

You might also like

Destinations

Thailand approves $5.5 bn bullet train project with China

China has received the first overseas order to export its bullet train technology as Thailand approved a USD 5.5 billion high-speed railway project aimed at linking Bangkok with southern China.

HR News

Abhinandan Sharma appointed AGM Finance at Clarks Inn

Clarks Inn Group of Hotels has promoted Abhinandan Sharma, one of the longest-serving employees in the company, as the Assistant General Manager – Finance. Sharma, who came on board soon

Destinations

‘Air India in talks to hand over its priceless artefact to Culture Ministry’

National carrier Air India is in talks with the Ministry of Culture to hand over its priceless art collections to the ministry for their display in the National Gallery of

Slider

India to hold first ever India Tourism Mart

The aim is to double tourist footfall in next three years. To increase tourist footfalls, India will organise its first-ever India Tourism Mart (ITM) for three days from September 16.

Latest

Istanbul Ataturk airport attack: 41 dead and 239 injured in ‘hideous’ suicide bombings in Turkey

Three suicide bombers strike Istanbul Ataturk airport Around 41 people killed and 230 wounded Turkey PM says Islamic State most likely suspects Third busiest airport in Europe, high security location

Trending

Air travel demand in India continues in double digits for 36

The air travel demand in India continued in the double digit for the 36 months on a trot with the domestic passenger traffic rising 16 per cent in August over

Government

Air India pilots demand allowances before privatisation

ICPA writes a letter to Government demanding the release of their “illegally withheld 25% flying allowances” and other dues. A union of Air India pilots on Wednesday asked the government

Latest

Kerala’s Mekosha Ayurveda Spasuites Retreat launches new wellness programs

Kerala’s Mekosha Ayurveda Spasuites Retreat has launched new wellness programs that provide bespoke experience with personalized therapies to help guests attain holistic physical and mental well-being. This includes programs aimed

Latest

Jordan Tourism Board announces launch of “Art Destination Jordan”

The Jordan Tourism Board in partnership with Universes in Universe – Worlds of Art has announced the launch of “Art Destination Jordan” a look at the art scene in the

Travel Trade

Travelyaari’s tie up with Yes Money

Bus booking platform Travelyaari ties up with domestic remittance service provider Yes Money to facilitate quick ticketing transactions. Travelyaari has tied up with Yes Bank’s domestic remittance service, Yes Money,

Latest

Indian Railways to soon provide onboard Wi-Fi entertainment say Reports

A distribution box will be installed in each coach for passengers to access content on their smartphones. You could soon have video entertainment on trains to see you through long

Latest

Sri Lankan Airlines increases frequency to Chennai ​

Sri Lankan Airlines increases frequency to Chennai ​ The national carrier of Sri Lanka recommences the daily flight SriLankan Airlines the national carrier of Sri Lanka announces an enhancement of

0 Comments

No Comments Yet!

You can be first to comment this post!