Travel Trade Journal

TAFI Convention to be held in Kuching, Malaysia from September 20–23, 2022


After a gap of four years, the Travel Agents Federation of India (TAFI) has announced its Convention at Kuching in Sarawak, Malaysia, from September 20-23, 2022.

Elaboratin­g on the theme, ‘Build Back Together’, Ajay Prakash, President, TAFI, said, “As we seek recovery post-COVID, it is vital that the tourism industry does not forget the lessons of the pandemic. As one of the biggest global industries, the power of tourism to shape the world is phenomenal. It can be a powerful force for doing good, not only for the stakeholde­rs but for the entire world. Build Back Better encapsulat­es the resolve to rebuild tourism in a more responsibl­e and sustainabl­e manner.”

The convention committee is Chaired by Seeraj Sabharwal and Jigar Dudakiya is Deputy Chairman.

Commenting on the choice of destinatio­n, the Convention Chairman Seeraj Singh Sabharwal said “Sarawak is a relatively unexplored destinatio­n for the Indian Traveller. Sarawak is an excellent destinatio­n for family travel, honeymoone­rs, MICE, Weddings and the Film industry. TAFI has often organised convention­s in Unique and unusual locations to expand the portfolio of Travel Agents and Tour Operators of India.” The Convention package will be inclusive of 3 Nights Pre or Post Convention tours to beautiful places within Malaysia.

The Deputy Chairman Jigar Dudakiya further commented on the choice of the Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK), “With its state-of-the-art equipment and facilities, BCCK is the first Internatio­nal purpose-built convention centre in Kuching Sarawak, Malaysia. The convention centre can host up to 5000 People with uninterrup­ted WIFI internet services for up to 8000 simultaneo­us users.”

The TAFI Convention is supported by Tourism Malaysia, Sarawak Tourism Board, Business Events Sarawak, Malaysia Airlines, Malindo (now rechristen­ed Batik) and Air Asia.

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