Mr Sunil Kumar, who has been recently elected as the President of TAAI, was unanimously elected at PRESIDENT of UFTAA (The United Federation of Travel Agents’ Associations) at the Annual General Assembly of UFTAA held at Brussels, on the 8th & 9th November 2015.
Mr Yossi Fatael of ITAO, and a very powerful IATA matters debater, was elected as the Vice President and Mr S.G. Kaka of KATA, was elected as the VP Finance. The Board of UFTAA which comprises of NINE Elected officers, will soon meet and assign portfolios and committees.
Mr Sunil’s landmark election will offer his Leadership to UFTAA as it celebrates its Golden jubilee, this year. UFTAA – UFTAA was born in Rome, Italy, on November 22nd, 1966. Various Associations of the world, present at UFTAA, sought leadership from Mr Sunil Kumar to support a new direction for UFTAA and to go global.
Mr Sunil Kumar is well known for his strong involvement with IATA matters and always looked to for his exhaustive knowledge on the Travel & Tourism Industry. In his address to the Annual General Assembly sought the members to re-visit its goals to get UFTAA its pioneer status globally, for there are several prominent leaders of the world and associations that had contributed to the well-being of UFTAA during these 5 Decades of successful existence. He
shared his happiness that this highly reputed international organization which was a result of an initiative by a past president of TAAI, Mr J.N Guzder at Mumbai and thus is an opportune time for India to steer UFTAA beyond its past glory.
UFTAA had taken some most outstanding decisions in this Annual General Assembly including inviting Affiliate membership from Individual Travel Agencies at an annual fee of only 100/Euro 150 EURO from across the world and Mr Sunil Kumar responded that this is an excellent networking opportunity for agencies to enroll as a member of UFTAA and be connected to the world of Professionals in Travel & Tourism Industry. He said that the new “Institutional membership” that UFTAA looks forward to, can support this connect more strongly.
The New Board is eager to work strongly to relate to the needs of the various Travel & Tourism organizations of the world and in its GOLDEN JUBILEE will expand its terrain to grow beyond its current and have more associations/boards/individuals participate actively in the industry through UFTAA.
Mr Sunil had over 20 years of outstanding participation with TAAI and has been on its Managing Committee for 16 consecutive years. He held every elective office in TAAI from the Chapter Secretary to the President. With 29 years of Industry experience to his credit, UFTAA certainly looks forward to a rewarding tenure for the industry. He is a graduate of Commerce with Honours and Graduate of Law, specializing in constitutional law. He is well known and highly- in-demand internationally qualified trainer and has served on the International Boards of two large organizations – Lions Clubs International & Junior Chamber (Jaycees) International. Mr Sunil is from Hyderabad, India and is the Founder & CEO of Travel World & Travel World Holidays. He is also the Managing Director of Interserve Travels Pvt. Ltd, a senior consortium of travel agencies in India.