Bhubaneswar to host IATO’s Annual Convention from September 7-10, 2017


Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO) has been proactive in raising industry concerns time to time and organise interactive activities to have the travel and tourism industry under one roof. The Association will be hosting its 33rd Annual Convention from September 7-10, 2017 at the Mayfair Convention Centre, Bhubaneswar, Odisha.

This year the tour operator’s national body aims to provide an opportunity for the members to update themselves with new tourism product offerings by the state of Odisha. Ever since IATO’s last convention in Bhubaneswar in 2008, the city had drastically improvised in terms of infrastructure and its tourism products, creating an open window for tourism to grow.

Recently, IATO organised its interactive luncheon meeting at The Ashok Hotel, New Delhi. During this meeting, IATO welcomed Rashmi Verma, Secretary (Tourism), Government of India and bid farewell to Vinod Zutshi, Former Secretary (Tourism) in the presence of Meenakshi Sharma, Additional Director General (Tourism) and Suman Billa, Joint Secretary (Tourism). The meeting also aimed to initiate and address the policy making initiatives undertaken by IATO and how the travel trade fraternity looks forward to seek the support from the new secretary.