Enterprising Travel Agents Association recently held its 2nd Mega Event on January 28, 2016 at The Metropolitan Hotel, New Delhi to coincide with SATTE. The successful event saw more than 150 ETAA members from across India attending the same. The event was Sponsored by Jordan Tourism who were the main sponsors and was co-sponsored by Air Arabia, Sterling Holiday Resorts and SATTE. His Excellency, Mr. Hassan Al Jawarneh, the Ambassador of Jordan graced the occasion with his presence as the Chief Guest and was accompanied by his Spouse and Mr. Ashit Taneja, Country Manager – Jordan Tourism. Mr. Jagat Mehta, the National President for ETAA welcomed the guests along with Mr. Abhijit Khadilkar, the National General Secretary, Ms Dipti Thakur, the National Joint Secretary, Mr. Dharmesh Advani, Treasurer, ETAA, Mr. Shripad Deshpande, Director and Mr. Pankaj Nagpal, Director – National Board and Chairman – Northern India Region.
Ms. Sangeeta Manocha, Joint Secretary – North India and Mr. Manmeet Singh, Head – Events Committee North India Felicitated the Honourable Guests by giving away a Special Momento for the occasion.
The event was opened by Mr. Gurjit Singh Ahuja, Vice Chairman – North India and was followed by Lighting of the lamp Ceremony at the hands of the Chief Guest, dignitaries and sponsors. In his address, his excellency, Mr. Hassan Al Jawarneh announced the close ties shared between India and Jordan, the recent visit by our PM, Shri Narendra Modi and elaborated on the initiatives taken by both governments to enhance cooperation and tourism between the two countries.
Mr. Pankaj Nagpal, Director – National Board & Chairman – North India Region congratulated all members and ETAA for Completion of 3 Years of North India Chapter. He also said that the Chapter has grown from 15 members in January 2013 to close to 200 Members in North India in these 3 years and is still growing strong. ‘The ETAA Mega Event will now be an annual feature as we have seen its success in last two years by providing a very strong networking platform for our members as it coincides with SATTE’ Pankaj Nagpal further added. Mr. Jagat Mehta, the National President ETAA congratulated the North India Team for hosting a very successful and well organized event and also thanked all the Sponsors for their support and the members present.
Mr. Ashit Taneja gave a brief presentation about Destination Jordan which was followed up by question answer session. Mr. Ajay Kumar, National Head – Sales, Sterling Holiday Resorts also gave a presentation about the newly refurbished properties of Sterling across India. The Raffle Draw for 2 Fully Hosted Premium SATTE Buyers for 2017 was given away by Mr. Ashish Sehgal, Head – Membership Committee and Mr. Gurjit Singh Ahuja and Mr. P P Khanna, Head – Domestic Tourism Committe. The Raffle Draw for 2 Couple Tickets on Air Arabia was given away by Mr. Sachin Nene, Air Arabia and Mr. Jagat Mehta.