IATO 9th Convention - Mumbai, 2 - 5 January 1993, Leela Kempinski.

Theme:  Tourism the Largest Foreign Exchange Earner


President: O P Ahuja Holiday Makers (I) Pvt Ltd


Convention Chairman: Maharaj I S Wahi


Hall of Fame:  Award was presented to Inder Sharma, Sita World Travel and Elizabeth Kerkar.
 
A brief detail:
  • The deliberations at the Convention covered Economic liberalization and foreign investments in tourism sector.
  • Fiscal incentives, tax incentives to attract investments.
  • Infrastructural issues- Hotels, Airports of international standard.
  • Rationalisation of road taxes for seamless travels at state borders.
  • nhanced overseas publicity and participation in tourism trade exhibitions by the Ministry of Tourism.
  • Manpower training in tourism sector.
  • Diversification of tourism products.
  • Tourism to be included in Concurrent List.
  • Penetrate into new markets like South East Asia, GCC countries, Africa Region and Far East.
  • Open Sky Policy to increase air-seat capacity