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Vol.18-Issue- 09Registration No.RNI-69312/98

The 32nd IATO convention 18-21 September at Chennai concluded

The 32nd IATO convention recently concluded at The Grand Chola at Chennai. The theme of the convention “Expectations & Realities: Bridging the Gap” was well thought of in view of the present day business environment. The interactive sessions designed to deliberate on the important topics concerning the travel industry were debated and moderated by the professionals and eminent speakers. The resolutions and suggestions at the concluding day of the convention were communicated to the government of Tamil Nadu. Some of the suggestions given by IATO were accepted in principle while others are under consideration... ..Read more



Mr.Vinod Zutshi, Secretary-Tourism, Govt. of India appreiciated IATO's active role in boosting tourism and its participation in the policy decisions of the ministry. He was speaking at the 32nd IATO convention at Chennai. He informed the delegates about the infrastructure development activities on various schemes of the Ministry and major events. Read more          

Let's start from the scratch and think out of the box. The global world of tourism is very different. It's a very crowded market place out there and for India to mark its presence, we truly need fresh ideas. We have a few choices at IATO members - sit, watch and continue to complain or actually stand up and collectively work on a plan to change our destiny and bring back the industry to the glory at which it once stood says Rajeev Kohli, Sr.Vice President IATO..Read

Mr.Rajiv Mehra, Vice President IATO & Co-Chairman IATO convention raised the vote of thanks at the concluding session of the convention. Mr. Mehra thanked the delegates and other participants profusely for their contribution in making the convention a grand success. Mr. Mehra appreciated Tamil Nadu government's response to the suggestions given by IATO ................Read more

Mr. R.H. Khwaja, Former Secretary Tourism Government of India in a fruitful and absorbing session “Tourism & the Media” highlighted the role of media in Tourism and how it can impact tourism industry. Mr. Khwaja elucidated with examples how actions of media can affect tourism. This is the first time that a session on such a subject is introduced in the IATO Convention.

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The technology biggies in the trade feel that in spite of everything online, the customers still feel the need of personal touch in many transactions which cannot be achieved through technology.








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