Belief in myself and commitment to work has been the basis of my life.
A moment of pride was when all the associations, namely, TAFI, TAAI, IAAI, IATO, ETAA, ADTOI, came together on one platform at IMC Mumbai in 2008. It was a collective effort of my team and the entire Western India Chapter to urge the industry to think and act like one entity. It was another first and an extraordinary feat.
As the Chairperson, I believe that the member of association always comes first. In Western India, the voting system would first start with the members, which then would be carried out pan India to ensure that
To create awareness among the members about the current happenings in the industry, we work in tandem with the consulates, initiated changes in the visa policies, held workshops with the airlines, worked with the tourism boards and became active with MTDC at the regional level. The members are also the stakeholders, as they are equally responsible for the growth of the association. We even involved a local visa agent, also a TAFI member, to help the committee with updates from various consulates.
We even organised a training session with Kuoni India, where eminent speakers addressed legal issues. The participants of the meeting grew (from 30 to 120), not only from the point of the ongoing fight for Commission, but with the constant endeavour of ensuring that the meeting was valuable in terms of time, awareness and action.
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