The Outbound Tour Operators Association of India (OTOAI) announces its 5th Annual Convention in Antalya, Turkey next year. The convention will be held from March 15 – 18 and will be accompanied by optional Pre and Post Convention Tours (3 days each) to experience places in an around Antalya, such as, Istanbul, Cappadocia, Pamukkale and Izmir. The airline partner of the convention is Turkish Airlines, which offers convenient connections between India and Turkey.
Regarding the theme and the topics for the Business Sessions, Himanshu Patil, Vice President, OTOAI and Convention Chairman 2020, said, “The travel and tourism industry is going through a challenging phase.The theme and mood of the convention will focus on how to make consumers have more faith and confidence in an outbound tour operator and suggest and work on ways and plans to help an agent/tour operator grow his business in these challenging times. A travel agent must realise that if he is able to win the trust of the customers, they will never go elsewhere for their travel booking needs.” Along with Himanshu Patil, Vineet Gopal, Joint Secretary OTOAI will be Co-Convention Chairman.
The theme of the convention is yet to be finalised along with topics for invigorating Business Sessions and list of panelists who will discuss and debate on issues prevalent to the industry. “Our aim at OTOAI is to bring the outbound tour operators from various parts of the country together and showcase a new destination to them each time. Antalya and the region around it has much to offer to the discerning traveller and once our tour operators will experience the destination first hand, they will be able to sell it better to their clients in India,” said Riaz Munshi, President, OTOAI.
Active OTOAI Members can opt for the following options:
- 3 Nights of either Pre or Post Convention Tour + 3 Nights of OTOAI Convention is available for Rs. 54,990/- + applicable GST (Ex Mumbai / Delhi) on twin sharing basis and Rs. 69,990/- (Ex Mumbai / Delhi) for Single Supplement
- Early Bird Booking offers discount worth Rs. 5000/- on the package and is applicable for bookings done till January 15, 2020. The discount is valid on both categories