The Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI) met with several tourism stakehokders in Abu Dhabi recently to promote tourism ties between the two countries. Around 180-200 stakeholders were present at the meeting and are expected to be part of the business sessions at the ongoing 63rd TAAI convention being held in the UAE capital over the next two days.
The 63rd TAAI convention themed ‘Tomorrow Begins Now’ will witness participation from more than 670 delegates. Sunil Kumar, president, TAAI, informed, “This year the convention has witnessed largest participation of media. We have also focused on attracting the delegates through some interesting business sessions.”
Commenting on TAAI as an organisation, Kumar, added, “We are looking to strenghten our 20 regions and chapters. There are regular meetings held for effective working. TAAI is also the only association to have links with educational institutions.”
The Indian Travel Trade Expo which is being held alongside the convention was inaugurated at the Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi.
Speaking to the media at the opening of the convention, Bejan Dinshaw, country manager, Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority said, “The TAAI convention is the right platform to promote Abu Dhabi as a destination because of the association’s pan India reach.” He also added that the Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum which is part of the upcoming Saadiyat Cultural District is expected to open to the public in the first half of 2017. He also mentioned the zero emission city Masdar as a unique destination for Indian travellers to explore.