Travel Trade Journal
36th IATO Annual Convention to take place in Gandhinagar from 16 -19 December 2021
The Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO), the national association of inbound tour operators in India, has announced their 36th Annual Convention in Gandhinagar from December 16 to 19 this year. The venue of the convention is The Leela Gandhinagar.
While announcing the decision of the Executive Committee, Rajiv Mehra, President, IATO, said, “We planned to have our convention in Gujarat in September 2020 but had to postpone the same due to COVID-19. Since the situation is improving now day by day and vaccination going full swing, we believe December would be the appropriate time to have our convention. This will give time to the stakeholders to get their second dose, who have not taken it so far and be ready to attend the convention. All SOPs and norms would be strictly followed and all delegates who will attend the convention will have to submit a copy of full vaccination certificate and based on that, their convention registration will be accepted.”
More than 900 delegates are expected for the 3-day event. Various post-convention tours would be organised. Concurrently with the convention, there will be a Travel Mart, which will be an opportunity for the exhibitors to showcase an exciting and diverse range of destinations, conference and incentive venues, especially by the state governments.