Reinventing TAAI in Bali this March
About 800 delegates are expected to attend the TAAI Convention. A new initiative of the TAAI–Preferred Partner Programme will also be unveiled at this Convention.
The 62nd Annual Convention of Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI) themed ‘ Reflections-Redefining Relevance’, will focus on inspiring the delegates to prepare themselves to sustain success in a fast-changing environment.
Addressing the media in Delhi at Royal Plaza, Sunil Kumar, Acting President, TAAI, said, “We are expecting around 800 delegates at the Convention at The Westin Resort Nusa Dua Bali in Indonesia. The three-day TAAI convention will be packed with presentations and business sessions, partnerships, B2B Exhibition which is popularly known as India Travel & Tourism Expo (ITTE), and a host of other activities. We are thrilled that recently Government of India has launched the ‘Festival of India’ in Indonesia’. Thus, the TAAI Convention is taking place at an apt time. Also, Indonesia has faced numerous adversities in the past and has bounced back strongly. Our convention destination also gets reflected seamlessly with our theme.”
He added, “B2B meetings will be held on the second and third days. Around 50 table-tops
will be arranged for these. The agents and tour companies from Indonesia who engage in inbound business with India will be invited for the Expo, and so will national tourism boards, airlines, hotels, etc.” Around 350 rooms have been booked at two beach hotels, namely – The Westin Resort Nusa Dua and the Laguna Nusa Dua - each adjacent to the Bali International Convention Centre. About the travel arrangements, Kumar said TAAI is coordinating with Air India and Garuda to operate charter flights for the convention. The event will also see the launch of the Preferred Partner Programme, revealed
Harmandeep Singh Anand, Secretary General, TAAI. “The programme is our endeavour to change the perception that TAAI members are mere ticketing agents. It would entail principals who support TAAI members. We are looking at creating partnerships with those who want to support us through this platform. They can be tourism boards, cruise operators, airlines, hotels, etc,” he informed.
George Kutty, Sunil Kumar, Harmandeep Singh Anand and Rajan Sehgal