Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO) said that the 31st Annual Convention of IATO will be held from August 20-23 this year with the venue being finalised in a week.
Sarabjit Singh, Senior Vice President, IATO, announced that over 95 exhibitors and 140 foreign buyers have confirmed their participation for the Global Exhibition on Services (GES) to be held at Pragati Maidan from April 23-25. He added that a few more participants are expected to register soon.
The Exhibition is being organised by the Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), and Services Export Promotion Council (SEPC), has Federation of Associations in Indian Tourism & Hospitality (FAITH) as partner, while IATO – which is a part of FAITH – is taking the lead in coordinating with the Union Ministry of Tourism (MoT) for the event. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be visiting the tourism halls at the Exhibition, Singh informed.
Subhash Goyal, President, IATO, said that for quite some time now, there has been a very keen desire to induct fresh blood into the Association, as some of the Chapter Chairmen have been holding the post of Regional Chapter Chairmen for a very long time. “With the keenness expressed by some members to volunteer, the IATO Executive Committee has made new appointments. People who have volunteered have been preferred. We hope that this will indeed make the IATO Regional Chapters more active,” he added.
Musafir Namah Bureau