OTOAI EC meets west region

The new Executive Committee team of the Outbound Tour Operators Association of India (OTOAI) descended in Mumbai to meet its members and engage in networking sessions.

Hazel Jain

It was an informal gathering on a Saturday evening when the new Executive Committee (EC) team headed by its President met members of the western region of the Outbound Tour Operators Association of India (OTOAI). The association took this opportunity to introduce the new team to the members in the region as well as conduct some product presentations to showcase products that are available in the market.

Present at the event were the association’s EC members led by its President, Mahendra Vakharia. He said, “We have decided to conduct the EC meeting once a month on every second Saturday so that everyone can plan their month accordingly. It will be held in different cities but predominantly in Delhi and will rotate between Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata and Ahmedabad with at least one meeting.” The next EC meeting will be held on May 14, 2018 in New Delhi.

Speaking about the association’s upcoming convention, he said, “It is shaping up very well. We will announce the name of the destination soon. We are doing it with the support of the tourism board and it will be held sometime in August or September 2018. The team will start working on the logistical details now like airlines, hotels, etc.”

The EC members had met earlier in the day to discuss the plan of action for the association as well as its upcoming convention. Ajay Sengar, Chapter Chairman–Western India, OTOAI, who is from the Tier-II city of Akola in Maharashtra, was also present at the networking event.

Among the EC members were Sujit Nair, Founder & Group MD, Akquasun Holidays; Himanshu Patil, Vice President, Kesari Tours; and Adl Karim, Director, Creative Tours & Travels (India) from Mumbai while some EC members had flown in from Delhi. These included Shravan Bhalla, CEO, High Flyer; General Secretary Chitra Bhatia, Riaz Munshi, MD, N Chirag; and Rajeev Sabharwal, CEO, Gaurav Travels. The evening started with three product presentations that included Reliance Insurance, Tripoto.com and Nock Nock. This was followed by lucky draws sponsored by various companies.I

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