FAITH committee elected unopposed
The Federation of Associations in Indian Tourism & Hospitality Industry (FAITH) held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) and elections for the term 2015-17 on September 5, 2015.
The election for office bearers and core committee members of FAITH was held for the term starting October 1, 2015 till September 30, 2017. But in a remarkable show of unity, all the four positions for office bearers were nominated and elected unopposed by the board of directors of FAITH, each representing one member association.
The federation re-elected Nakul Anand, Executive Director, ITC, as its chairman and Sarabjit Singh, Senior Vice President, IATO, as the vice chairman, nominated by HAI & ITTA respectively. Former president, FHRAI, S.M. Shervani, nominated by FHRAI, has been elected to the post of secretary. He replaces outgoing Honorary secretary Subhash Verma who had represented ADTOI.
Akshay Kumar, President, Adventure Tour Operators Association of India (ATOAI), will be the treasurer. He replaces outgoing treasurer Sunil Kumar, who represented TAAI.
Aashish Gupta continues as the Consulting CEO.
FAITH, a national platform set up by 10 national tourism and hospitality associations namely, HAI, FHRAI, IHHA IATO, ADTOI, ATOAI, ITTA, TAAI, TAFI, ICPB, was launched in May 2013. It func- tions as the nodal strategic policy think tank for tourism & hospitality for India and has been actively engaging with Centre and State Government policy over the past two years. It has been involved in eTV, Foreign Trade Policy 201520 ( tourism component) National Tourism Policy 2015, Economic Survey FY14, FY15 ( tourism component), Cenvat taxation alignment, Union budget FY 14, 15 ( tourism component), national tourism ministers meeting FY 13, FY 14, first joint strategy meeting between aviation industry & tourism industry, WTO/RCEP/SAARC suggestions and the likes.
Akshay Kumar President, ATOAI
Nakul Anand Executive Director, ITC
Sarabjit Singh Senior Vice President, IATO
S.M. Shervani Former president, FHRAI