With an aim to revive domestic tourism and build confidence among the travel fraternity, the Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI) recently concluded ‘Tourism Conclave’ at Tent City in Kevadia, Gujarat. Organized between March 9-12, the conclave was a perfect mix of networking sessions, destination tours and panel discussions. The agenda of the conclave was to promote Kevadia as the next big tourist hotspot in India and also boost domestic tourism by encouraging members to focus on local destinations.
The 3-days TAAI conclave gave the attendees an opportunity to explore Kevadia by visiting Statue of Unity, dinner cruise, aarogya van, jungle safari, cactus garden, butterfly garden, the valley of flowers, Ekta mall and much more. The event also featured half-day business sessions with 3 different panel discussions focused on domestic tourism and marketing.
Talking about the conclave, Jyoti Mayal, Chairman, TAAI said, “Tourism is one industry which is first to hit and last to revive during tough times. However, time and again, travel agents have proved their worth during these tough times. During Covid times, TAAI was constantly in touch with ministries to open domestic borders and help tourism revive. With this conclave, we intend to open new avenues of domestic tourism for our members. TAAI will always be the industry leader to drive change for the growth of our members.”
Adding further, Jay Bhatia, Vice President, TAAI said, “Covid proved to be one of the blessings in disguise for the domestic tourism industry and even for travel agents. It’s because of these tough times that travellers now trust travel agents more than online portals. We, as TAAI, will continue to work together with our partners and ministries to educate our members on multiple growth avenues. Gujarat, especially Kevadia proved to be an amazing example of how a destination can play an important role in taking domestic tourism to next level.”