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TAAI holds its annual travel congress in Bali

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Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI) held its annual India Travel Congress for 2015 in Bali between March 26-28. The Congress was attended by over 500 agents and aims to provide support to the Indian Embassy in Jakarta and its consulates in Bali and Medan to connect the Indonesian youth with India. The summit was inaugurated by Bali province vice governor I Ketut Sudikerta.

Sudikerta.underlined the close historical and cultural ties between India and Bali and lauded the efforts and the outreach activities of the consulate general of India in Bali, in reinforcing brotherly ties between Indian and Balinese people. Bali is a predominantly Hindu enclave in Muslim-majority Indonesia.

Sudikerta also expressed keenness to develop sister-city relations with India, focusing particularly on tourism/spirituality as well as agro-food processing industry. The Consul General of India in Bali, AS Takhi, inaugurated the India Travel Trade Expo at the Bali International Convention Centre in Nusa Dua. Nearly 50 local travel agents, hotels, spa centres, restaurants, tourist attractions, airlines and travel insurance companies are participating in the event.

TAAI, one of the largest and oldest travel associations in India, also decided to hold its 62nd annual convention and exhibition in Bali.

Musafir Namah Bureau

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