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900-1000 delegates expected at IATO Annual Convention in Lucknow, Ravi Gosain appointed Convention Chairman


At the recently held, 40th Annual General Meeting of the Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO), Rajiv Mehra, President of the association, announced the appointment of Ravi Gosain-Vice President of IATO as the Chairman of the 37th IATO Annual Convention along with Sunil Mishra-Hony. Treasurer and Prateek Hira-Chairman, IATO Uttar Pradesh Chapter as the Co-Chairmen. The theme of the convention is: INBOUND TOURISM- What Lies Ahead!

The inaugural function will be held at Indira Gandhi Pratishthan, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow and Hon’ble Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Shri Yogi Adityanath has given his kind consent to grace the occasion with his presence and inaugurate the convention. The Centrum Lucknow will be the venue hotel and all other activities including registration for the convention, business sessions and evening programmes will be held at The Centrum, Lucknow.

“We expect about 900-1000 delegates from all over the country to participate which will include senior officials from the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India and States, industry leaders, tourism and hospitality professionals, travel trade media. An added attraction for this year’s convention would be Post Convention Tours to Ayodhya and Varanasi. There are 5 post-convention tours being organised in various sectors.  This year we expect larger participation from the state Government as every state is keen to re-instate inbound tourism to their respective states,” said Rajiv Mehra.

“During the 3-day convention there will be deliberations on burning issues during the business sessions being finalised and we will have experts in all fields,” added Rajiv Mehra.