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.

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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

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