IATO Convention returns to MP after 20 years

IATOThe 31st Annual Convention of Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO) will take place at the soon-to-be launched The Grand Bhagwati in Indore, Madhya Pradesh (MP), from August 20-23, 2015. This information was given by Sarabjit Singh, Senior Vice President, IATO, adding that the decision to hold the Convention at the aforementioned venue is subject to the approval of the Executive Committee of the Association.

Subhash Goyal, President, IATO, said, “We had a difficult time deciding the venue, debating between Jammu & Kashmir, Chennai, and Madhya Pradesh. However, Indore seemed to be the right choice as we last held our Convention in Madhya Pradesh (Khajuraho) over 20 years ago. Madhya Pradesh Tourism has been the most active tourism department in the country. Both the Chief Minister, Shivraj Singh Chouhan and the Managing Director (Madhya Pradesh Tourism), Ashwani Lohani were supportive and enthusiastic about the idea of holding our Convention in the state. In fact, the Chief Minister has assured IATO that he would try to get the Prime Minister to the Convention.”

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31st IATO Annual Convention to be held from Aug 20-23, 2015

iatoIndian Association of Tour Operators (IATO) announced that the 31st Annual Convention of IATO will be held from August 20 to 23 this year with the venue being finalised shortly.

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 informed that a few more participants are expected to register soon.

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.

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