ATOAI meets Tourism Minister, extends formal invite for forthcoming convention

The Adventure Tour Operators Association of India (ATOAI) has been actively promoting their forthcoming convention which aims to brainstorm on policies with all the stakeholders, both private and in government, of tourism.

Steven Dixon-Regional ManagerThe ATOAI team met with the Hon’ble Tourism Minister, Mahesh Sharma, in his office to personally invite him for their forthcoming convention.

Dr. Sharma said “Adventure Tourism is a new growth area and we need to do a lot to promote it”. He was very positive about the growth in this sector and mentioned that even our Hon’able Prime Minister is very upbeat about “Tourism Sector”and is ready to provide full support.

The team thanked him for giving his support for the formation of National Task Force for Adventure and Nature Tourism.

Dr. Sharma assured full support to ATOAI’s 13th annual Convention which is being held in Backwaters Ripples Resort, Kumarakom, Kerala from 18th to 21st September.

The annual convention of the Adventure Tour Operators Association of India is a gathering of the most significant and relevant travel companies, tourism boards, Government officials, media and leaders – to discuss business and influence policy. The idea is to bring small operators from far flung areas of the state and connecting them with the adventure tourism experts, introducing a day of adventure activities to strengthen the fraternity, said Capt. Swadesh Kumar- President ATOAI.

The convention will offer structured opportunities for the travel trade and tourism boards to network for business development. These include networking sessions and a Buyer – Seller Expo where companies may take up table space to promote their products and services. We are excited by the new destination and the buzz it is creating in the fraternity and are enthused by the widening prospects of adventure travel beyond the Himalayan frontiers. said Rajesh Ojha- Convention Chairman and Secretary ATOAI.

ATOAI is expecting over 300 participants mostly the leading adventure tour operators, hotels, DMCs, State Tourism Boards, travel trade from Kerala, officials from the Ministry of Tourism and the bloggers, Influencers, Travel Trade Media and other Key media companies to interact and network during the convention days.

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