ADTOI holds by-elections

The Association of Domestic Tour Operators of India (ADTOI) held its by-elections recently and has elected a new Treasurer and Joint Secretary for the team. Rajesh Arya, Director, India International Tours & Travels, is the new Treasurer of ADTOI and Dalip Gupta, Director, DGS Travel House has been elected as the Joint Secretary. The by-elections were held after the resignation of Kamal Gandhi and Debashis Dey from the above posts, respectively. Speaking on his appointment, Arya said, “It’s a challenge, at the same time there are a lot of things to do and many things we need to change. We have to do our convention and some events from time to time. Also, we are planning to host events and exhibitions twice or thrice a month in various states.” Gupta, on the other hand, said, “Recently our membership had gone down. We’d like to increase our membership and want to work for our members. We met the Secretary-Tourism recently and discussed about the challenges we face to get Department of Tourism (DOT) recognition for domestic tour operators. The guidelines which have been finalised are a bit tough for us because we all are medium or small-scale agents and we do not have much staff as per their requirements. Thus, we have requested them to amend the guidelines so that maximum of our members become DOT approved. They have approved the same and we are giving them a complete proposal from our end.”

Gupta, on the other hand, said, “Recently our membership had gone down. We’d like to increase our membership and want to work for our members. We met the Secretary-Tourism recently and discussed about the challenges we face to get Department of Tourism (DOT) recognition for domestic tour operators. The guidelines which have been finalised are a bit tough for us because we all are medium or small-scale agents and we do not have much staff as per their requirements. Thus, we have requested them to amend the guidelines so that maximum of our members become DOT approved. They have approved the same and we are giving them a complete proposal from our end.”

The by-elections were held after the resignation of Kamal Gandhi and Debashis Dey from the above posts, respectively. Speaking on his appointment, Arya said, “It’s a challenge, at the same time there are a lot of things to do and many things we need to change. We have to do our convention and some events from time to time. Also, we are planning to host events and exhibitions twice or thrice a month in various states.” Gupta, on the other hand, said, “Recently our membership had gone down. We’d like to increase our membership and want to work for our members. We met the Secretary-Tourism recently and discussed about the challenges we face to get Department of Tourism (DOT) recognition for domestic tour operators. The guidelines which have been finalised are a bit tough for us because we all are medium or small-scale agents and we do not have much staff as per their requirements. Thus, we have requested them to amend the guidelines so that maximum of our members become DOT approved. They have approved the same and we are giving them a complete proposal from our end.”

Gupta, on the other hand, said, “Recently our membership had gone down. We’d like to increase our membership and want to work for our members. We met the Secretary-Tourism recently and discussed about the challenges we face to get Department of Tourism (DOT) recognition for domestic tour operators. The guidelines which have been finalised are a bit tough for us because we all are medium or small-scale agents and we do not have much staff as per their requirements. Thus, we have requested them to amend the guidelines so that maximum of our members become DOT approved. They have approved the same and we are giving them a complete proposal from our end.”

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