Important Information - 32nd IATO Annual Convention Chennai

10th September 2016
 
Dear Friends,
 
Sub: Important Information - 32nd IATO Annual Convention Chennai  
 
We are now in the process of finalizing arrangements for our 32nd IATO Annual Convention to be held in Chennai from 18 – 21 September, 2016. For the convenience of all the delegates, we would like to share some important information including the contact details of the persons concerned for different activites.
 
1) TRANSFERS FROM AIRPORT/RAILWAY STATION TO HOTEL
 
All delegates who have booked hotels through the IATO Secretariat would be received at Chennai Airport / Railway Station and transferred to the respective hotels. 
 
Most of you have provided us the arrival / departure information and those who have not yet provided the same are once again requested to forward their arrival / departure flight details to the IATO office by Tuesday, the 13 September 2016.
 
IATO Secretariat will function from ITC Grand Chola, Chennai from Friday 16 September 2016 and any change in the arrival details to be advised to IATO Secretariat at e-mail ID  iatotransportchennai@gmail.com, admin@iato.in or accounts@iato.in or to the following:-
 
Mr. Pandian K                        Mobile No. 09790033996
 
OR
 
Mr. Sandeep Jain                   Mobile No. 09810356126
 
All above numbers are also valid for departure transfers.
 
Those arriving in Chennai by train are advised to either call or inform by SMS on the above numbers, their coach number and seat number so that they could be received at the Railway station accordingly.
 
2) ACCOMMODATION AND REGISTRATION
 
Mr. Rajiv Mehra                      Mobile No. 09811063134
 
Mr. Lally Mathews                 Mobile No. 09811016558        
 
Mr. Sanjeev Joshi                    Mobile No. 09810015651
 
Mr. B.D. Taneja                      Mobile No. 09910523311
 
3) SPOUSE TOUR
 
The contact details for the Spouse Tour are as follows:-
 
Mr. Pandian K                        Mobile No. 09790033996
 
OR
 
Mr. Sandeep Jain                    Mobile No. 09810356126
 
Spouse Tour 1 - 19th September 2016- Sightseeing Tour and Temple Tour.  Depart at 2 pm from ITC Grand Chola. Return at 6 pm at ITC Grand Chola.  Escort: Mrs. Nirmala -09444013853
 
Spouse Tour 2 - 20th September 2016 – Shopping Tours – Depart at 1030 hrs from ITC Grand Chola for T Nagar Shopping Area. Return to ITC Grand Chola by 1.15 pm.  Escort: Mrs. Nirmala - 09444013853
 
 
4) POST TOUR
 
Mr. Pandian K                        Mobile No. 09790033996
 
OR
 
Mr. N Kannan                         Mobile No.  09840071298
 
OR 
 
Mr. Sandeep Jain                    Mobile No. 09810356126
 
  
Escort for various Post Tours
 
a) Post Tour No. 1        Mrs. Brindalakshmi     Mobile No. 09444050901
 
b) Post Tour No. 2        Mr. Dhruva                   Mobile No. 09444003020
 
c) Post Tour No.3         Mr. Karthikyan. T        Mobile No. 09444413538 
                                                                           Mobile No. 09790767744    
 
d) Post Tour No. 4        Mr. Lawrence               Mobile No. 09424796960
 
e) Post Tour No. 5        Mr. Radhakrishnan       Mobile No. 09444012251
 
 
ALL POST TOURS DEPART ON 21 SEPTEMBER AS PER FOLLOWING DETAILS:-

For Post Tour No. 1 - Day Trip to Kanchipuram – Departure at 0830 hrs. Those staying at ITC Grand Chola will meet at the Transport Desk at 0815 hrs and those staying at other venue hotels should assemble in the Lobby of the respective hotel by 07:45 hrs and they will be transferred from the hotel to ITC Grand Chola for departure at 0830 hrs.
 
For Post Tour No. 2 – Day Trip to Mahabalipuram – Departure at 0900 hrs 
Those staying at ITC Grand Chola will meet at the Transport Desk at 0845 hrs and those staying at other venue hotels should assemble in the Lobby of the respective hotel by 0815 hrs and they will be transferred from the hotel to ITC Grand Chola for  departure at 0800 hrs.
 
For Post Tour No. 3 – Overnight Trip to Tirupati – Departure at 0800 hrs. Those staying at ITC Grand Chola will meet at the Transport Desk at 0745 hrs and those staying at other venue hotels should assemble in the Lobby of the respective hotel by 0715 hrs and they will be transferred from the hotel to ITC Grand Chola for departure at 0800 hrs.
 
For Post Tour No. 4 – Overnight trip to Kanchipuram and Mahabalipuram - Departure at 0815 hrs. Those staying at ITC Grand Chola will meet at the Transport Desk at 0800 hrs and those staying at other venue hotels should assemble in the Lobby of the respective hotel by 0730 hrs and they will be transferred from the hotel to ITC Grand Chola for departure at 0830 hrs.

For Post Tour No. 5 – 2 Nights/3 Days Trip to Thanjaur/Trichy - Departure at 0730 hrs. Those staying at ITC Grand Chola will meet at the Transport Desk at 0715 hrs and those staying at other venue hotels should assemble in the Lobby of the respective hotel by 0645 hrs and they will be transferred from the hotel to ITC Grand Chola for departure at 0830 hrs.
  
For all those who have made their own arrangements for accommodation are requested to reach at ITC Grand Chola 15 minutes before the departure of each Post Tour. Please note that all tours would be departing finally from ITC Grand Chola as per the timings mentioned above.
 
5) DEPARTURE TRANSFERS
 
The pickup time for the departure transfers would be 02 hours 30 minutes before the schedule departure of the flights and 01 hours 15 minutes before the schedule departure of the train. Please be let the IATO Travel Desk at ITC Grand Chola know about your departure flight details.
 
6) RUN FOR RESPONSIBLE TOURISM ON 20 SEPTEMBER 2016
For details contact
 
Mr. Amaresh Tiwari                Mobile No. 09811412517 /09910013517
 
Counter for registration for IATO RUN will be operational at ITC Grand Chola Chennai on 18th September 2016. If any one wants to register before 19th September, please call the above phone number. 
 
Coaches from the respective venue hotel will depart from 0530 hours to reach Marina Beach by 0600 hours. Run will start sharp at 0630 hrs. 
    
 
7) TRAVEL MART
 
Mr. Amaresh Tiwari               Mobile No. 09811412517 / 09910013517
Mr. Viney Tyagi                      Mobile No. 09810356126
 
 
8) MARKETING INNOVATION COMPETITION
 
Mr.  Pronab Sarkar                  Mobile No. 09811102111
Mr.  Rajeev Kohli                   Mobile No. 09810047777
Mr.  Rajiv Mehra                     Mobile No. 09811063134  
 
Please note that the last date for submitting the entries for Marketing Innovation Competition has been extended till 18th of September 2016 by 1200 hours and those who wish to submit their entries, please submit the same at the IATO Secretariat at ITC Grand Chola, Chennai.    
 
9) HOTEL ADDRESS AND CONTACT NUMBERS
 
The details of all the hotels where our delegates are staying are enclosed herewith.
 
On behalf of the Convention Chairman Mr. Rajeev Kohli and the entire Executive Committee, we look forward to welcoming you all in Chennai. We hope you will have a pleasant stay and enjoyable Post Convention tours. 
 
Apart from the above, if we could be of any help, please feel free to contact the undersigned.
 
Looking forward to meeting all of you at Chennai.
 
Rajiv Mehra,                                        Lally Mathews
Vice President                                    Hony Secretary
Co-Chairman Convention                Mobile No. 09811016558 
Mobile No. 09811063134                          
 
HOTEL ADDRESS / CHENNAI

1). Hotel ITC Grand Chola
No., 63, Anna Salai, Guindy, 
Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600032
Phone:044 2220 0000
 
2). Hotel Park Hyatt
39, Velachery Road, Near Raj Bhavan, 
Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600032
Phone:044 7177 1234
 
3). Hotel Le Royal Meridien
1 GST Road, St Thomas Mount, 
Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600016
Phone:044 2231 4343
 
4). Hotel Trident
1/24, Grand Southern Trunk Road, Meenambakkam, 
Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600027
Phone:044 2234 4747

5). Hotel Crown Plaza
132, TT Krishnamachari Rd, CIT Colony, Alwarpet, 
Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600018
Phone:044 2499 4101
 
6). Hotel The Park
601 Anna Salai, Near US Embassy, 
Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600006
Phone:044 4267 6000
 
7). Hotel IBIS City Center
689 Anna Salai, Thousand Lights, Mount Road, 
Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600006  
Phone:044 7122 5588