IATO 17th Convention - Jodhpur, 23 - 26 August 2001, Hotel Taj Hari Mahal
Theme: Tourism: The Engine for Economic Growth
Officiating President: Major Murli Dhar Cosmopolitan Tour Operators and Travel Agents
Convention Chairman: Vijay Thakur, India Vision Tours and Travels
Hall of Fame Award: Ghulam Naqshband-Sita World Travel (India) Ltd., Dominic Joseph - Casino Group of Hotels
A brief detail:
- The convention had a record participation outside Delhi of over 1000 delegates.
- Chief Guest: Ashok Gehlot, Chief Minister of Rajasthan.He also inaugurated the convention.
- Valedictory Address was given by Ananth Kumar,Union Minister of Tourism and Culture.
- Bina Kak, Minister of Tourism, Govt. of Rajasthan inaugurated the Indian Tourism Fair.
- Keynote Address was delivered by Maharaja Gaj Singhji II of Jodhpur.
- 10th Five Year Plan – Will it be Tourism Friendly?
- Infrastructure – the Edifice of Tourism Industry
- State as the Tourism Facilitator
- How to Market a Concept Called Tourism
- E cotourism: Integrating People and Nature
- Domestic Tourism – A Sleeping Giant