Sunil Kumar, former acting president of Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI) has been elected as the President for tenure of two years (2015-17). TAAI concluded its 64th Annual General Meeting and elections with a total of 745 votes cast, out of which Kumar bagged 284 votes. Marzban Antia has been voted as Vice President with 278 votes. Lokesh Bettaiah, who received 291 votes, is now the Honorary Secretary General, while Jay Bhatia takes charge as Honorary Treasurer with 322 votes.

Sunil Kumar said, “The members have been very cooperative and supportive with zero defects as far as election process is concerned. Our immediate agenda would to form committees and assign agenda to the Managing Committee. We would like a stronger rapport with the government, and undertake few activities which are relevant to the association. We would like to evolve the association to be relevant in today’s environment. Evolution is the order of the day and our approach and practices must change. Our focus will be on training and updating members to ensure that they are successful in the current environment.”

The new Managing Committee of TAAI includes R Venkatachalam (273 votes), Imtiaz Qureshi (278 votes), Bhagwan Ramnani (282 votes), Devaki Thiagarajan (287 votes), Shreeram Patel (292 votes), Anil Kumar (293 votes) and Jyoti Mayal (370 votes).