Theme:  Tourism - 50 years and beyond

President: Subhash Goyal Stic Travels Pvt. Ltd.

Convention Chairman: Maharaj IS Wahi Travel Promotion Bureau (I) Pvt. Ltd.

Chief Guest: N Chandrababu Naidu, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh – inaugurated the convention

Hall of Fame:  Vinoo Ubhayakar (Trade Wings Ltd.), Gautam Khanna & Rajendra Kumar

Business Sessions:

  • Role of Tourism in Nation Building
  • Taxation and Tourism
  • Infrastructure Bottlenecks – Airlines, Railways and Roadways
  • Infrastructure Bottlenecks – Hotels,Technology
  • HRD and Marketing
  • Adventure Tourism and the Environment
  • On the occasion of the Golden Jubilee of India’s Independence,IATO converged for its 12th convention at Hyderabad in 1997.At the meet (titled: Tourism - 50 years and beyond), it wasplaced on record the thrust given to tourism as an instrumentof radical change in ‘Vision 2020’ as envisaged by the thenChief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, N Chandrababu Naidu.
  • IATO also urged both the Central and State governments to streamline procedures for private investment in tourism projects and ensure a single window, time bound clearance.
  • It strongly urged all State governments to make land available to all segments of the travel industry including hotels at reasonable rates to increase accommodation.
  • The association also called upon its members to contribute their bit in preserving the ecosystem and heritage.
  • Members were urged to join in an active and united effort to revive tourism in Jammu & Kashmir and promote the unexplored North-East.