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.
The Travel Agents Federation of India (TAFI) conducted its AGM successfully in Gujarat close to the Statue of Unity at Tent City Narmada, sponsored by Gujarat Tourism. A total of 90 members came together at this destination to discuss various topics including its new digital platform – TAFI Connect.
Pradip Lulla, Acting President and Vice President, TAFI, who led the delegation, said, “We conducted our AGM as well as our National Joint Council (NJC) meeting where the entire TAFI Managing Committee meets with the TAFI Chapter Chairpersons. So we were a total of 90 members from different cities of Gujarat as well as Delhi and Mumbai.”
Members can just upload their offerings on the TAFI Connect platform and can even integrate with an API with the help of our technology partner at a small fee
He added that TAFI is looking at a lot of things for future and one of them is the new TAFI Connect digital platform. “It is currently in the pilot phase but we are encouraging our members to get on it and use it to sell their products. They can just upload their offerings on the platform and can even integrate with an API with the help of our technology partner at a small fee. We are currently taking feedback from our agents who are already using it and incorporating it. We will roll it out shortly. So far it is working well and we urge our members to use it and share their feedback with us,” he said.
Some bookings have already been made on the platform and close to 400 members are online right now. “In fact, we are also being approached by non-TAFI members who would like to sell their products on this platform like DMCs and hotels. We are happy with this kind of interest but they need to be TAFI members to come on to TAFI Connect. We hope that this will be a much-needed silver lining for travel agents who want to increase their income at a time when overall business is down,” Lulla adds.
The TAFI AGM was held at Tent City, which is owned by Gujarat Tourism and operated by a private player. Tent City is in Narmada which is two hours away from Baroda and where the Statue of Unity is located. It is a new luxury camping product and is offering special introductory offers to all TAFI members.