Con­ven­tions ga­lore

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Come Septem­ber and there will be a host of con­ven­tions be­ing or­gan­ised by var­i­ous travel trade as­so­ci­a­tions. From IATO, OTOAI and FHRAI to PATA, IAAI and HPMF, all have planned their an­nual con­ven­tions in the same month. Had TAAI not post­poned its flag­ship In­dian Travel Congress, the con­ven­tion sea­son would have started in Au­gust it­self. In fact, ICPB will be kick­ing off the sea­son as it has its con­ven­tion in late Au­gust. What in­ter­ests us right now are the agen­das that each as­so­ci­a­tion will be ad­dress­ing at these events. While GST will be on top of their lists, there will also be is­sues like OTAs and ho­tel rates that will be de­bated at all these fo­rums. An­other high­light could be the at­ten­dance of VIPs to grace these events. In fact, as many travel agents and tour op­er­a­tors are mem­bers of mul­ti­ple as­so­ci­a­tions, a good del­e­gate at­ten­dance might be dif­fi­cult at the con­ven­tions be­ing held around the same time. While we can only wait and watch how the sea­son turns out, we can just hope that TAAI doesn't plan its event in the al­ready-packed month of Septem­ber.

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