At the 22nd Annual General Body Meeting of the Travel Agents Federation of India held at Hyatt Regency Ahmedabad on June 30, 2016 the following were elected to serve the association for the term 2016-2018.
Name Company Name Post
Praveen Chugh Business Travels Pvt. Ltd. President
Pradip Lulla Cupid Travels & Tours Pvt. Ltd. Vice President
Mrs. Aditi Bhende Aarohan Tours & Travel Pvt Ltd National General Secretary
Mr. Jayesh Tharani Hopco Travels Pvt Ltd Treasurer
A. Basheer Ahmed Chennai Metro Travels Pvt Ltd MC Member
Rajat Bagaria Shrishti Tours & Travels Pvt Ltd MC Member
Mrs. Urvashi D. Mohan Delfly Travels Pvt Ltd MC Member
Mr Bharat Shah Sunbeams Travels (Baroda) Pvt Ltd MC Member
Mr. Darshan Shah All Four Season Travels MC Member
Mr.Sanjay Gupta Simran Travels Pvt Ltd Co-opted
Mr.Teddy Thomas The Oasis Xpress Travel & Tours Co-opted
Mr.Zakkir Ahmed Trust Travel & Tours Pvt Ltd Immediate Past President
The President Mr. Praveen Chugh thanked the members for reposing their confidence in him & the new Managing Committee. He stated that a huge responsibility had been placed on him & his team but with the cooperation, support & understanding of one & all, he was confident that much could be achieved for the good of the members.
He admitted that the Travel Trade was going through Challenging times in a competitive market. With so many avenues open to the customer, travel agents & tour operators need to innovate & explore new ways of staying in Business. With technology being a powerful medium, Travel Agents need to better equip themselves to face their competitors. This indeed is a tough & uphill task but if we jointly work together & tap each other’s resources all could be in Business & earn a decent remuneration.
The Tourism & Aviation Industry are equally striving to reach greater heights. With plenty of Hotel properties opening up in two & three tier cities, the potential for Business is ever increasing. Similarly on the Aviation front with more & larger Aircrafts in the skies & cheaper fares being available, possibilities of selling seats has become an attractive proposition & we need to exploit it.
We begin our new term with the implementation of the Joint Bank Guarantee Arrangement starting from 1st July 2016. This is a big step forward for 139 members who have opted to participate in the JBGA & grow in Business.