As part of its endeavor to encourage and abreast members on the latest travel developments and new destination opportunities, The Enterprising Travel Agents’ Association (ETAA) organised a Destination Training Session on Vietnam in partnership with Global Destinations – an eminent representation firm, representing Threeland Travel Vietnam. It was well attended by the members across Mumbai.
Moving forward in the post-pandemic era with a strong intent to restructure, expand and strengthen its national presence the ETAA Board Meeting was held on November 26, 2022, chaired by the Founder President and Chairman Emeritus who has decided to devote more time for ETAA in its Silver Jubilee year 2023-24.
The Board Meeting called for some important appointments. They appointed two new chapter chairmen; Jeevan Hendre Western region and Saurab Tuteja Northern regions respectively. Kaushik Banerjee and Princy K D continue as chairmen for Eastern and Southern regions. The board has also appointed Abhijeet Khadilkar, former National General Secretary and Dipti Thakoor, former Joint National Secretary as additional Directors. Khadilkar to look after membership services while Thakoor will be responsible for sponsorship and events in coordination with core teams from each Chapter covering East, West, North and West India.
“We are re-grouping in the post-pandemic scenario and trying to take ETAA forward in our silver jubilee year,” said Carl Dantas, Founder President and Chairman Emeritus, ETAA. “ETAA will celebrate 2023-24 as its silver jubilee year. To mark its 25th year, the association will organise two conventions-domestic and International.”
Jagat Mehta, President, ETAA, highlighted, “This time around we have selected a training program for Vietnam as it is fast emerging and one of the leading destinations from India. Besides this, the country is tourist friendly and also offers value for money to travelers.” We will be doing similar programs for Vietnam in other Regions in association with Global Destinations.
An elaborate destination presentation was given by Global Destinations, a reputed B2B Sales, Marketing and Representation company. Global Destinations represents Threeland Travel renowned as a premier Destination Management Company in Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar for over 20 years, delivering high-quality travel packages, value-based travel services and MICE across this region. With two decades of experience, they pride themselves on their immense knowledge of the destinations and years-proven professionalism with an expert team of in-country consultants.
Pruthvi Khetani, COO, Global Destinations highlighted, “The purpose of this activity was to engage with ETAA members and provide information on new product offerings serving leisure, luxury, MICE, visa assistance and special event segments. We are confident, to see good uptake for Vietnam and the destination would register healthy growth in the next 3-4 years in terms of the arrival of Indians.”