TAFI-WI calls for ro­bust par­tic­i­pa­tion

The new com­mit­tee mem­bers of the Western In­dia Chap­ter of the Travel Agents Fed­er­a­tion of In­dia met for the first time to dis­cuss its plan of ac­tion for the term, in­clud­ing a CSR ac­tiv­ity.

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The new Man­ag­ing Com­mit­tee of the Travel Agents Fed­er­a­tion of In­dia – Western In­dia Chap­ter, met for the first time in Mumbai af­ter the new com­mit­tee took charge in June this year to dis­cuss var­i­ous is­sues trou­bling their mem­bers and their plan of ac­tion for the term. Chap­ter Chair­man Ab­bas Moiz, said, “My first and last is­sue is to get as many mem­bers into our meet­ings as pos­si­ble, lis­ten to their prob­lems and views, to add as much value to our mem­bers as pos­si­ble.”

Speak­ing about the plan de­vised for this year, he added, “We want to con­duct work­shops with IATA and have al­ready ap­proached them for this. They will be chang­ing their pro­ce­dures soon and the en­tire re­port­ing sys­tem will change, so we would like to give a glimpse of it to our mem­bers. Cur­rently, the pi­lot run is go­ing on in Mumbai and Delhi and they will roll it out pan-In­dia by early 2017.”

The team has also ini­ti­ated a con­ver­sa­tion on the im­pend­ing GST. “It may be good or may be bad for the in­dus­try. We will know only when the in­dus­try starts to adopt it. We are go­ing straight from the 15-16 per cent Ser­vice Tax to 18 per cent and the whole re­port­ing is on the re­verse. I think GST is the ideal thing to do. We will take a cue from the na­tional team,” he said. Mean­while, TAFI Na­tional MC is talk­ing to one of the top con­sul­tants in In­dia to un­der­stand GST.

The team will meet again in Septem­ber, which will prob­a­bly co­in­cide with In­ter­na­tional Tourism Day in Mumbai. “We have ear­marked some­thing for CSR ac­tiv­ity as well where we want to spon­sor two gifted stu­dents per year who can­not af­ford a course fees in the travel in­dus­try,” he said.

Ab­bas Moiz Chap­ter Chair­man TAFI-Western In­dia

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