According to Rajiv Mehra, President of the Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO), the 38th IATO Annual Convention will be held in Chhattrapati Sambhajinagar (Aurangabad), Maharashtra, from September 29 to October 2, 2023, The 38th IATO Annual Convention to take place from 29th September – 2nd October 2023 in Chhattrapati Sambhajinagar (Aurangabad), Maharashtra and the theme of the convention is: Inbound Tourism and Emerging sustainable trends, informed Rajiv Mehra, President, Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO).
Mehra also informed that Rajnish Kaistha – Senior Vice President will be the Chairman of the Convention along with Sanjay Razdan – Hony. Secretary and Jitendra Kejriwal – Chairman, IATO Maharashtra Chapter as the Co-Chairmen. “Jaswant Singh, our member from Aurangabad will be the Convention Coordinator,” said Mehra.
WelcomHotel by ITC Hotels Rama International will be the venue hotel and all the activities on all the three days i.e. registration for the convention, inaugural function, business sessions and evening programmes will be held at Rama International.
Ravi Gosain, Vice President, IATO, said that they expect about 900-1000 delegates from all over the country to participate which will include senior officials from the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India and States, industry leaders, tourism and hospitality professionals, travel trade media. “There are 5 post convention tours being organised on various sectors as has already been informed. This year also we expect larger participation from the state Government as every state is keen to re-instate inbound tourism to their respective states. Last year we had participation from 18 states,” said Gosain.
During the 3 days convention there will be deliberations on burning issues during the business sessions being finalised and we will have experts in all fields, added Mr. Ravi Gosain.
Members have been advised to block these dates for the IATO Convention and get their air tickets issued on the available fare. Registration details will follow soon. the theme of “Inbound Tourism and Emerging Sustainable Trends.”
Additionally, Rajnish Kaistha, Senior Vice President, Sanjay Razdan, Honorary Secretary, and Jitendra Kejriwal, Chairman, IATO Maharashtra Chapter, will serve as the Convention’s Co-Chairmen, according to Mehra. “Jaswant Singh, our member from Aurangabad, will be the Convention Coordinator,” declared Mehra.
ITC Hotels’ WelcomHotel The venue hotel, Rama International, will host all of the events on all three days, including convention registration, the opening ceremony, business sessions, and evening programming.
According to Ravi Gosain, vice president of the IATO, they anticipate 900 to 1000 delegates from around the nation to attend. These delegates will include senior officials from the ministry of tourism, the government of India, and state governments, as well as business titans, experts in tourism and hospitality, and representatives from the travel trade media. As was previously mentioned, five post-convention trips are being planned for diverse industries. Since every state is eager to re-instate inbound tourism to their individual jurisdictions, we anticipate greater engagement from the state governments this year as well. 18 states participated in last year’s event, according to Gosain.
There will be discussions on pressing issues during the three-day convention’s business sessions, and we will have experts in many sectors, said Mr. Ravi Gosain.
Members have been urged to reserve these dates for the IATO Convention and book their flights at the best price. Details on registration will be provided soon.
Source- Travel biz