IATO: More overseas offices
The target set to double the inbound arrivals will require the Government to strengthen India’s overseas attempts to attract incremental demand for Incredible India’s round the year range of travel attractions.
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per Subhash Goyal, President, IATO, “In line with target set to double the inbound arrivals, the Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO) has built a strong case to strengthen our overseas offices.
Further, IATO strongly supports the expansion of the overseas infrastructure with appointment of representative offices in strategic markets, but not at the cost of any cut in terms of overseas presence.
“The outsourcing of India Tourism offices abroad may be good economic measures and supplementing it with a language call centre in India but this appears to be a longtime strategy and may take 2-3 years minimum to concretise the whole proposal. So it will be a right decision to continue with existing offices atleast till we open new ones. As commissioning such offices may take its own time and these Indian overseas representation offices will take time as to render successful operations and make an impact,” said Goyal.