TAFI Western India held its year-end Chapter meeting on December 22, 2021, at Glocal Junction, Worli.
Chapter Secretary, Burjis Mehta brought the members up to speed on the activities since the last meeting and talked about new developments in the aviation scenario.
Many members expressed their irritation with airlines that have made a lot of fares, including Business Class fares, totally refundable – disregarding even the claims of persons affected by COVID.
President, Ajay Prakash said that TAFI would take this up strongly with the airlines and with DGCA. Jitul Mehta Western India Chapter Chairman announced the study tour of the Rann Utsav at the Rann of Kutch, for TAFI WI members with full support from Gujarat Tourism. TAFI Pune Chapter will also participate in the study tour. It would be an excellent promotion of the “Dekho Apna Desh’ initiative of the MOT and State Tourism Boards.
President Ajay Prakash, National General Secretary Abbas Moiz and Managing Committee Member Sampat Damani attended the meeting.
Venktesan Dhattareyan, Regional Director (West & Central Region), India Tourism Mumbai, Ministry of Tourism, Government of India was the key note speaker. He shared the presentation on Recognition of Tourism Service Providers by the Ministry of Tourism (revised Guidelines w.e.f 28.11.2020) with the Members. He urged all present to apply for recognition and outlined the benefits.
Carl Vaz shared a presentation on Expo 2020, Dubai as TAFI is one of the Supporting Partners.
Representatives from the airlines – Air India, Vistara, Air Asia India, Go First, Indigo and Spicejet and top hoteliers – Taj Hotels, ITC Hotels, Marriott Hotels and Oberoi Hotels were invited and shared their views with members and had a fruitful networking session with them.