The 36th IATO Annual Convention was scheduled to be held in Ahmedabad in September 2020 and was supported by Gujarat Tourism, the host state. IATO members were very much enthusiastic and keen to visit Gujarat after a gap of 10 years and attend the IATO convention and also see the latest developed tourism infrastructures.
Unfortunately, the present pandemic situation does not seem to be very conducive to having the high attendance convention due to rapidly growing cases of COVID-19, travel restrictions by various state governments, restrictions imposed on gatherings, guidelines of MoHFW and MHA, etc.
Thus, the convention has been postponed to September 2021 with the hope that by that time tourism will be back on track and they can have a full-fledged gathering of members from all across the country. Gujarat Tourism has acceded to the request and has agreed to hold the convention in September 2021. Dates for the convention will be finalised in due course and will be decided mutually by IATO and Gujarat Tourism.