New team at TAFI takes over
The Travel Agents Federation of India (TAFI) conducted its national elections for ‘THE WAY FORWARD’ term 2023-25 on September 02, 2023 in Mumbai. Ajay Prakash was re-electedunopposed as the TAFI President. Anil Kalsi has assumed the position of Vice President, taking over from Kamal R. Jadhwani. Abbas Moiz and Hitank Shah have retained their roles as National General Secretary and Treasurer, respectively. The elected Committee Members for the 2023-25 term include Seeraj Sabharwal, Rai Achal Krishna, Ananda Valoo, SampatDamani, Anil Punjabi, Paulose Mathew, Sunil Uttam, Jitul Mehta, and Somaskandan.
Switzerland Tourism felicitates Neeraj Chopra
Neeraj Chopra, India’s javelin sports star took home gold at the World Athletics Championship 2023. To felicitate him and to honour his achievements, Switzerland Tourism along with Zurich Tourism, hosted the World Champion at ZunfthauszurZimmerleuten with friends, family, and teams from Switzerland Tourism and Zurich Tourism in attendance. Neeraj has been enjoying the adventurous, sporty and scenic outdoors of Switzerland and sharing it with fans and followers.
Antarctica21 joins forces with BRANDit
Antarctica21, an innovative Chilean Cruise Company has partnered with BRANDit to build awareness for the destination as well as the brand’s exclusive small ship experiences in the Indian market and to build lasting trade relations in the country. The synergy between Antarctica21 and BRANDit extends beyond market entry – it encompasses the creation of innovative strategies to cater to the ever-evolving preferences of the Indian outbound travel segment.
Malaysia Airlines expands connectivity in India
Malaysia Airlines is expanding its footprint to India with the commencement of three new services between Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Amritsar (ATQ), Thiruvananthapuram (TRV) and Ahmedabad (AMD) effective November 8, November 9 and December 1, 2023 respectively. Malaysia Airlines is pleased to offer introductory fares with all-in return tickets starting from INR 16,899 on Economy Class and from INR 59,099 on Business Class.
“Our mandate at IATO is to promote Tier II and Tier III cities, as we feel they hold immense tourism potential. Aurangabad at one point in time used to attract many tourists but somehow lost its charm in the last few years. With the 38th IATO Annual Convention, our aim is to revive Inbound Tourism to Aurangabad. For 2024 also, we have also finalised yet another Tier II city for the Convention, which we cannot disclose now. I, along with my IATO team, are working hard to make this Convention a success.”
Rajiv Mehra, President, IATO