ASSOCIATIONS

Silver Jubilee year for ATOAI

Completing 25 years of its existence in 2019, the Adventure Tour Operators Association of India (ATOAI) is planning to celebrate the occasion in an innovative way. Manas Dwivedi Sharing fond memories of 25 years since its inception on September 22, 1994, the founding member and current President of ATOAI, Captain …

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TAFI concludes AGM in Gujarat

The Travel Agents Federation of India (TAFI) recently met at the Statue of Unity in Gujarat to conduct its AGM and discuss key topics, including TAFI Connect, to help it transition into the new year. Hazel Jain The Travel Agents Federation of India (TAFI) conducted its AGM successfully in Gujarat close …

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‘Promote China to Indians’

During a joint promotion campaign with China National Tourist Office, TAFI – North India encouraged its members to sell China, especially for MiCE and leisure tourism. TT Bureau Travel Agents Federation of India (TAFI) – North India and China Tourist Office (CNTO) organised a cultural seminar in New Delhi, with …

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After Kolkata, it’s Ahmedabad

IATO’s 35th Convention in Kolkata proved to be as impactful as it was  anticipated to be. The association has announced that it will conduct its 2020 convention in Ahmedabad, hosted by Gujarat Tourism. Manas Dwivedi The 35th Convention of the Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO) concluded on a high note …

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Skal International Bombay celebrates Dussera, welcomes new Consul General of Belgium in Mumbai

Skal International Bombay brought out its colourful side with members dressed in their traditional finery at its Dussera party held in Mumbai recently. On this occasion, Skal International Bombay extended a warm Mumbai style welcome to Pierre-Emmanuel Brusselmans, incoming Consul General of Belgium in Mumbai. The event was co-hosted by …

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ADTOI adds MP Chapter

The Association of Domestic Tour Operators of India (ADTOI) launched the Madhya Pradesh Chapter, its 11th, on September 8. Atul Singh, Business Head, Travel Connection India, was appointed as the Chapter Chairman. Nisha Verma ADTOI’s 11th Chapter was recently launched in a ceremony held at Minto Hall, Bhopal, where Surendra …

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More benefits on website

Mahendra Vakharia, President, OTOAI, shares that the association will soon launch its revamped website, as he also talks about OTOAI’s activities in the last one year and the vision for 2020. Manas Dwivedi The Outbound Tour Operators Association of India (OTOAI) organised its seventh Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Delhi, …

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More exposure for Odisha

At PATA India Chapter’s Executive Meet, the travel trade from Odisha recommended to MOT to develop the Lake Chilika region and reduce GST on room tariff of ₹7,500 and above to attract more tourists to the state. Nisha Verma After the recent meeting of the PATA India Chapter Executive Committee, …

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Exciting times ahead for ICPB

India Convention Promotion Bureau (ICPB) has planned a line-up of interesting initiatives including the 12th Conventions India Conclave in Kochi. The association also plans to open two more State Chapters. Manas Dwivedi Organising a productive international roadshow with 118 MiCE buyers in Europe covering Paris, Brussels, Geneva and Zurich in …

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IATO discusses challenges upfront

IATO focused on its sub-committee proceedings and shared the progress with Services Export Promotion Council/Directorate General of Foreign Trade license renewal, visa fee and MOT Fam trip at its luncheon. TT Bureau The Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO) discussed the concerns of members, sub-committees and shared the progress that …

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