FAITH ap­points new mem­bers

The Fed­er­a­tion of As­so­ci­a­tions in In­dian Tourism and Hos­pi­tal­ity elected its team of of­fice bear­ers. Nakul Anand, Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor, ITC, re­mains Chair­man, while Sub­hash Goyal has been elected its Sec­re­tary.

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FAITH has elected its new team of of­fice bear­ers with Nakul Anand, Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor, ITC, re­in­stated as the Chair­man. Anand was rep­re­sented by Ho­tel As­so­ci­a­tion of In­dia (HAI), while Akshay Ku­mar, CEO, Mer­cury Hi­malayan Ex­plo­rations, nom­i­nated by Ad­ven­ture Tour Op­er­a­tors As­so­ci­a­tion of In­dia (ATOAI) is the new ViceChair­man. The apex as­so­ci­a­tion has cre­ated an ad­di­tional po­si­tion of Vice-Chair­man, and has elected Su­nil Ku­mar R, CEO, Travel World, for the same. Ku­mar was nom­i­nated by Travel Agents As­so­ci­a­tion of In­dia (TAAI), of which he is also the Pres­i­dent. Sub­hash Goyal, Chair­man, STIC Travel Group, nom­i­nated by In­dian As­so­ci­a­tion of Tour Op­er­a­tors (IATO) is the new Hon­orary Sec­re­tary of the or­gan­i­sa­tion, while Gar­ish Oberoi, Part­ner, Ho­tel Uberoi Anand, who was nom­i­nated by Fed­er­a­tion of Ho­tels and Restau­rant As­so­ci­a­tion of In­dia (FHRAI), has been de­clared the Trea­surer. Aashish Gupta con­tin­ues his role as the Con­sult­ing CEO of FAITH.

The elec­tion of the team was done unan­i­mously by all the 10 mem­ber as­so­ci­a­tions of FAITH. Goyal, said, “As far as the new team is con­cerned, we are al­ready on the right track so we’ll con­tinue with what we are do­ing. How­ever, I will per­son­ally make an en­deav­our to closely work with the state tourism boards, state gov­ern­ments and also the cen­tral gov­ern­ment, so that we may fur­ther carry on with us­ing tourism for eco­nomic trans­for­ma­tion of the coun­try. We also know that In­dian tourism in­dus­try is fac­ing var­i­ous chal­lenges and prob­lems, so FAITH be­ing the apex or­gan­i­sa­tion, will be tak­ing up all those is­sues as well. We are also plan­ning to start All In­dia Con­ven­tion, which will be the mother of all con­ven­tions where we would like all the ten as­so­ci­a­tions to get in­volved and we will be re­quest­ing the Pres­i­dent to in­au­gu­rate the same.”

Talk­ing about the path ahead, he in­formed that they are plan­ning to form an or­gan­is­ing com­mit­tee for the con­ven­tion, which will write to the pres­i­dent. “We will also bring out the FAITH news­let­ter, which will be cir­cu­lated to the mem­bers. We want the tax­a­tion on tourism in­dus­try to not be more than 5 per cent, whether they are tour op­er­a­tors, ho­tels or trans­porters, we should be able to take in­put cred­its so that net ef­fect of the taxes on the pack­age or the prod­uct is not more than the 5 per cent. We will also set up GET IN­DIA Ex­hi­bi­tion once again. Last time, Prime Min­is­ter of In­dia at­tended it and we are plan­ning another big ex­hi­bi­tion jointly with Min­istry of Com­merce fo­cus­ing on tourism,” he added.

Sub­hash Goyal Chair­man, STIC Travel Group, In­dia Travel Award Win­ner

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