CM of Gujarat will be the Chief Guest at the 36th IATO Convention in Gandhinagar

CM of Gujarat will be the Chief Guest at the 36th IATO Convention in Gandhinagar

The Hon’ble Chief Minister of Gujarat has given his consent of his august presence for the inaugural function of the 36th IATO Annual Convention being held from 16-19 December 2021.

Mr. Rajiv Mehra- President along with Mr. Ravi Gosain -Vice President, Mr. Rajnish Kaistha - Hony. Secretary and Mr. Randhirsingh Vaghela, Chairman IATO Gujarat Chapter called on the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Gujarat to personally invite and request him to be the Chief Guest for the inaugural function on 16th December 2021 at The Leela Gandhinagar, which Hon’ble Chief Minister very graciously accepted the same.

Earlier Shri Shripad Yesso Naik, Minister of State for Tourism, Government of India has kindly consented to be the Chief Guest for the valedictory session to be held on 18th December 2021.

Mr. Rajiv Mehra, President, Indian Association of Tour Operators mentioned “We will have strong participation from the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India and state government with presence of Shri Arvind Singh- Secretary (Tourism), Mrs Rupinder Brar, Additional Director General (Tourism), Govt. of India, Dr. V. Venu, Chief Secetary (Tourism), Govt. of Kerala, Mr. Hareet Shukla- Secretary (Tourism), Govt. of Gujarat, Mr. Jenu Dewan - Managing Director, TCGL,  Mr. Shri Rajiv Jalota-Chairman, Mumbai Port Trust,  Dr. Abhay Sinha-Director General, SEPC addressing the delegates in business sessions on important topics besides the senior industry  representatives like Mr. Nakul Anand, Executive Director – ITC Hotels, Mr. Puneet Chhatwal - MD and CEO of Taj Hotels, Mr. Anuraag Bhatnagar- COO, The Leela Palaces Hotels and Resorts, addressing the delegates”. 

We expect the participation of state governments in big numbers and expect participation of about 15 state governments, said Mr. Rajiv Mehra.

 Mr. Mehra appealed to the industry stakeholders to attend the convention in large numbers to show our solidarity and confidence to the world that everything is normal, which will help to revive inbound tourism to our country.