Tuesday, September 12, 2017

IATO Convention concludes on a responsible note

The 33rd edition of the IATO Convention, 2017 ended on a positive note having witnessed the presence of more than 1,200 delegates in the b2b event that focused on re-inventing the tourism sector in India with the theme ‘Indian Tourism – Time to reinvent ourselves’.
The convention was inaugurated by chief minister of Odisha, Naveen Patnaik in the presence of newly-appointed union tourism minister, Alphons Kannanthanam. The convention took place at the Mayfair Convention Centre, Bhubaneswar, Odisha.
The various sessions of the convention covered topics such as, “Next Generation-Challenges and Opportunities”, “Moving Beyond Culture and Heritage”, “Aviation-New Policies and New Opportunities”, “FAITH and the GST Journey” and “Marketing-Stop Serving Old Wine in a New Bottle”  attended by the likes of Homa Mistry, CEO, Trail Blazers Tours; R H Khwaja, Former Tourism Secretary, Govt of India; Barun Channa, Walter Thompson Worldwide; Hemant Mediratta, Vice-president Oberoi Group; Rajeev Kohli, JMD, Creative Travel; EM Najeeb, Chairman, AIR Travel Enterprises; Suresh Nair, GM, Air Asia; Sanjay Kumar, COO, Indigo Airlines along with several experts, IATO office bearers, travel writers, tour operators and hospitality coordinators.
12/09/17 Sayan Chakraborty/Shalini Dasgupta/Media India Group