Rajiv Mehra re-elected unopposed as the President of IATO for a second term for 2023-24, along with other office-bearers. Election for the IATO Executive Committee is scheduled on 18 April 2023.
Thanking members of the Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO) for unanimously electing him unopposed for the second time, Rajiv Mehra said that he is grateful to all the members to have their trust in him. “I thank them for seeing how hard we have worked in the last two years. I would continue doing the same, along with my team for the next two years as well. There are a lot of things that still need to be done, and we are trying our level best to do so. Once again, my thanks to each and everyone in the IATO membership for having me and all my office-bearers on the post,” he added.
Apart from Mehra, the other office-bearers have also been elected unopposed. Rajnish Kaistha is the Senior Vice President, Ravi Gosain remains Vice President, Sanjay Razdan is Honorary Secretary and Sunil Mishra is the Honorary Treasurer. Voting will happen for the Executive Committee members on 18 April 2023.
Sharing details on the IATO Annual Convention in Maharashtra, he said, “The 2023 convention has already been announced for Aurangabad at Chhatrapati Sambhaji Nagar. Approvals from the Maharashtra government have already come and we have started doing our work on that. Shortly, I and Mr. Gosain will go to Sambhaji Nagar to finalise the events. We will be finalizing the dates in a month or a month and a half.” Mehra also informed that in 2024 they have two states that have invited them to host their convention “Documents have been submitted to all of them, and as and when we get a call and whoever gives the first call, the convention will go to them directly,” he shared.
2025 convention in Odisha?
For 2025 Convention, he shared, “I had made the announcement in Bhubaneswar in February that we have submitted our proposal to the Odisha Tourism Minister, who would take it to the Chief Minister for his approval.”