IATO DELEGATION MEETS THE HON’BLE CHIEF MINISTER TO INVITE HIM FOR THE 39TH IATO ANNUAL CONVENTION IN BHOPAL, MADHYA PRADESH

IATO DELEGATION MEETS THE HON’BLE CHIEF MINISTER TO INVITE HIM FOR THE 39TH IATO ANNUAL CONVENTION IN BHOPAL, MADHYA PRADESH

IATO team led by Mr. Rajiv Mehra, President, Mr. Ravi Gosain, Vice President and Mr. Mahendra Pratap Singh, Chairman – IATO Madhya Pradesh Chapter met the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Dr. Mohan Yadav, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh to invite him for the 39th IATO Annual Convention scheduled to be held in Bhopal from 30th August t0 2nd September 2024. Shri Sheo Shekhar Shukla, IAS, Principal Secretary, Tourism & Managing Director and Madhya Pradesh Tourism Board, Bhopal accompanied the IATO delegation to meet the Hon’ble Chief Minister. 

IATO delegation meet the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh on 15th April 2024Hon’ble Chief Minister was requested to inaugurate the convention on 30th August 2024 which he gladly accepted and assured full support from his office and also from the Madhya Pradesh Tourism

Delegation also met Shri Sheo Shekhar Shukla, IAS, Principal Secretary, Tourism & Managing Director and Madhya Pradesh Tourism Board, Bhopal to get his consent and finalize the convention dates.

With the support from Madhya Pradesh Tourism, 39th IATO Annual Convention is going to be held with great pomp and show, believes Mr. Rajiv Mehra, President, IATO.

IATO organizes it annual convention every year in different cities to promote tourism to the state through its large membership base pan India. IATO has so far organized 38th Annual Convention in different states. All those states wherever IATO conventions were organized, they have been highly benefitted with the increase of 30-35% in foreign and domestic tourist arrivals. What makes IATO unique is its’ cross segment membership base. This allows for dynamism in how collectively we market India as a tourism destination. IATO conventions are considered as one of the best platforms by the state governments to promote, Inbound, Domestic, MICE and Adventure Tourism and other facets of Niche Tourism to the delegates who are the ultimate promoters of tourism to those destinations, said Mr. Rajiv Mehra.

There will be various events/activities taking place during the convention i.e. business sessions, tourism mart, marketing innovation competition, Run for Responsible Tourism, cultural evening, social functions etc. besides the inaugural function and valedictory session. This will be an excellent opportunity for the states and tourism stakeholders to showcase their products amongst the tourism professionals and senior bureaucrats from all over the country.

Mr. Ravi Gosain mentioned that like every year we expect participation of about 20 state tourism departments and 900 – 1000 stakeholders from all over the country.

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