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IATO Maharashtra Chapter hosts General Meeting in Mumbai

Discusses issues regarding tour guides & upcoming annual Convention

The Maharashtra Chapter of the Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO) convened its General Meeting in Mumbai recently. The primary agenda of the meeting was to deliberate on their upcoming annual convention scheduled to take place in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, from August 30 to September 2, as well as address the challenges confronting them regarding tour guides.

Speaking to TravelBiz Monitor on the sidelines of the meeting, Jitendra Kejriwal, Chairman, Maharashtra and Dadra, Nagar Haveli & Daman Chapter, IATO, said, “We organised the meeting to raise awareness among our members about our upcoming event in Bhopal and to address the challenges we are encountering on tour guides.”

Talking about the trend, Kejriwal said that domestic tourism business is brisk now when compared with inbound vertical. “Over the past year, we have noticed a shift where individuals who previously favoured international travel have redirected their attention to domestic tourism. They have come to recognize the abundance of worthwhile destinations within India,” remarked Kejriwal.

Dr. Sagnik Chowdhury, Deputy Director General & Regional Director (West & Central) Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, also attended the meeting. “Looking forward to working with you for the betterment of tourism in the region,” he said.

NS Rathor, Chairman, IATO Western Region, urged members to participate in large numbers at the upcoming annual convention. He also mentioned that the convention’s theme has not been finalised yet.

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