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Thursday, 11 June, 2020, 16 : 30 PM [IST]

Staying Relevant with Changing Times, TAAI launches digital version of NamasTAAI

The TAAI (Travel Agent Association of India) has unveiled the digital version of its bi-monthly magazine, ‘NamasTAAI’ in association with TravelBiz Monitor. The magazine in its new avatar was launched by Chief Guest Meenakshi Sharma, Director General – Tourism, Government of India, through video conferencing.

Besides the office-bearers and national Managing Committee, the Past Presidents of TAAI graced the momentous occasion. Unveiling the digital magazine, Sharma said that she excited to be in the midst of an august gathering that has vociferously taken up the issues of the travel & tourism industry. "The launch of the digital version of NamasTAAI is happening at an appropriate time. TAAI has taken the right step at the right time. It is time to show leadership," she said. She also appealed to the stakeholders to come together and find a solution to the various issues bothering the industry.

"I strongly believe that activity in the industry will start soon by adopting new normal," said an optimistic Sharma. She also congratulated TAAI for frequently interacting with the government during this difficult time. "Feel free to come to us with any new suggestion and we are ready to give you a patient hearing for resolving any issue in the tourism industry," she said.

Describing the digital launch as path breaking, Sharma said that under the stewardship of Jyoti Mayal, the industry will see many such initiatives in the near future. She appealed everyone to extend their wholehearted support to Mayal for the growth of the association.

Commenting on the launch, Mayal, “This is the best time to launch our digital version of NamasTAAI. It is a wonderful magazine, and provides a plethora of information on important developments in the industry. Through the digital copy, our reach will be far more than our print edition. Apart from other activities, this digital version will provide every detail of what we have done in the lockdown period. My vision is to make it a complete knowledge platform, which apart from enhancing knowledge also increases the business of our members.”

"The presence of past presidents shows how strong our bonding is. It will help reinvent ourselves," said Mayal.

Commenting on the launch, Sunil Kumar, Immediate Past President, TAAI, said that launching of digital issue is a giant step and will help solve many challenges. "It has been our endeavour to empower our esteemed members and the launch is a testimony of that," said Kumar. He also congratulated Managing Committee of TAAI for tying up with TravelBiz Monitor for bringing out the digital version NamasTAAI.

 Another former President, Iqbal Mulla, assured all possible help to the association for the growth of the industry. “I am delighted to know the launch of the digital version of NamasTAAI, and congratulate Mayal and her team all the success.”

Rajji Rai who couldn’t join the video conference, sent his good wishes via an audio message, whereas Ashwini Kakkar was excited with the launch of NamasTAAI as a step forward to embrace technology in the changing times. Neeraj Gehi, the first female President of TAAI, was happy that the association has stayed relevant, and has been actively taking the cause of the industry forward at all possible forums.  

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