Convention in April at Bhopal

Association of Domestic Tour Operators of India (ADTOI) has announced its 10th annual convention in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, from April 10-12, 2020, themed ‘Dekho Apna Desh’. It also recently launched its Tamil Nadu chapter that will be chaired by Kalaimamani VKT Balan.

Nisha Verma

To be held at Minto Hall, Bhopal, the 10th convention of ADTOI will see the association organise circuit-based pre-Fam tours. Speaking at the curtain-raiser of the event, PP Khanna, President, ADTOI, revealed that the convention will be inaugurated by Kamal Nath, Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh and guest of honour Surendra Singh Baghel, Tourism  Minister, Madhya Pradesh, in the presence of Faiz Ahmed Kidwai, Secretary – Tourism, Government of Madhya Pradesh. Chetan Gupta, General Secretary, ADTOI, is Convention Chairman, while there are three Co-Chairmen — Rajesh Arya, Vice President, ADTOI; and EC members Ved Khanna and Rajeev Sobti. The theme of the convention will be ‘Dekho Apna Desh’.

We are curating a session on digitalisation of business in the travel industry and one on skill development – Chetan Gupta

Gupta shared that this time, the pre-Fam tours will not be like a normal convention tour. “We are trying to develop a circuit. We want to educate our members to join the convention tours and learn more about these destinations, so that they can sell them better,” he shared. Among the various sessions slated to be held, there will be one on the PPP model. “We are also curating a session on digitalisation of business in the travel industry, and one on skill development for the frontline and managerial staff as well as the owners,” he added.

ADTOI also recently launched its Tamil Nadu chapter, at Hotel Ambassador Pallava in Chennai. This is the 11th chapter of the association and will aim to bring more tourist traffic to the state, while also promoting neighbouring destinations like Andaman & Nicobar, Puducherry and Karnataka. Around 150 delegates were present at the launch that was graced by K Pandia Rajan, Minister of Tamil Development, Culture, Archaeology, Government of Tamil Nadu, as chief guest and V Krishnamoorthy, Deputy High Commissioner of Sri Lanka, as the guest of honour. The delegation also included officials from Ministry of Tourism, Government of India; officials from national associations TAAI and TAFI; and the local travel fraternity, including ADTOI members.

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