34th IATO Annual Convention, 6th to 9th September 2018, Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
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 34th IATO Annual Convention, 6th to 9th September 2018, Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
General Information
 34th IATO Annual Convention, 6th to 9th September 2018, Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
Tentative Programme

Thursday, 6th September,  2018            

1000 - 1700 hrs          Registration at Novotel Hotel, Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh  

1000 - 1700 hrs          Registration for IATO Run for Responsible Tourism at Novotel Hotel, Vishakhapatnam            

1100 – 1330 hrs         Interactive meeting of Tour Operators/Travel Agents at Novotel Hotel, Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh                

1800 - 1900 hrs          Inauguration of India Travel Mart/ B2B  

1930 hrs                      Depart for The Park Hotel

2000 - 2230 hrs          Culture Programme, Cocktails and Dinner at The Park Hotel, Vishakhapatnam

Friday, the 7th September, 2018

0630 -  0800 hrs          IATO Run for Responsible Tourism

1000 – 1130 hrs          Business Sessions/State Presentations at Novotel Hotel  

1130 – 1200 hrs          Tea Break/B2B

1200 – 1315 hrs          Business Sessions/State Presentations    

1315 - 1415 hrs           Lunch/B2B

1415 - 1600 hrs           Business Session/State Presentations  

1600 - 1630 hrs           Tea Break/B2B

1630 - 1730 hrs           Business Session/State Presentations 

1745 hrs                       Depart for respective Hotels 

1930 - 2230 hrs           Cultural Programme, Cocktail and Dinner 

Saturday, the 8th September, 2018

1000 - 1130 hrs           Business Sessions/State Presentations  

1130 - 1200 hrs           B2B/Tea Break

1200 - 1300 hrs           Business Session/State Presentation  

1300 - 1400 hrs           Lunch/B2B

1400 - 1500 hrs           Business Session/State Presentation    

1500 - 1545 hrs           Valedictory Session

1545 - 1600 hrs           Tea Break/B2B

1600 - 1730 hrs           Motivation Session

1730 – 1815 hrs          Award Presentation Ceremony

1830 hrs                       Depart for respective hotels  

1945 -2230 hrs            Culture Programme, Cocktail and Dinner

Sunday, the 9th September 2018

Departure of delegates and Post Convention Tours.

Note:

  • Registration for the convention and IATO Run would be at Novotel Hotel, Vishakhapatnam.

  • Inaugural Session, all business sessions, tourism mart, B2B meetings and lunch on 6th, 7th and 8th September, 2018 will be at Novotel Hotel, Vishakhapatnam.

  • Inaugural Dinner on 6th September 2018 will be at The Park Hotel, Vishakhapatnam.   

  • Dinners on 7th and 8th September 2018 will be at Novotel Hotel, Vishakhapatnam.

  • IATO Secretariat will function from Novotel Hotel, Vishakhapatnam from 4th September 2018.   

 

 34th IATO Annual Convention, 6th to 9th September 2018, Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
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Important Information 

Registration Form without payment will not be accepted.

  • All columns must be filled in as these are required for confirming bookings to the hotel.

  • Last date for registration is 24th August, 2018 (without late fee).

  • Registration forms duly filled in along with the fee need to be forwarded to: Indian Association of Tour Operators, 310, Padma Tower- II, 22, Rajendra Place, New Delhi-110008.

  • All payments by cheque/demand draft should be drawn in favour of “Indian Association of Tour Operators” on any Delhi bank.

  • For additional delegates, please use photocopy of the blank form.

  • Late fee supplement of Rs. 1000/- would be charged for Registration Forms received after 24th August 2018.

  • Any change or substitution in the name of the delegate will attract a charge of Rs. 500/- per substitution as secretarial charges.

  • If cancellation is received on or before 25th August 2018, the amount will be refunded, after deduction of Rs. 1000/- towards secretarial charges. No refund will be made if cancellation is received on or after 25th August, 2018. The registration fee includes participation at all sessions, social functions receptions, lunches, dinners, city sightseeing, spouses programmes etc.

  • While IATO has negotiated special discounted rates with the hotels and will help you in getting room reservation on first-come-first serve basis, the delegates shall have to pay all hotel charges including room tariff directly to the hotels.

34th IATO Annual Convention, 6th to 9th September 2018, Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh 
Spouse Tours and Post Convention Tours

Various post-convention tours and spouse tours have been arranged for the delegates and for their spouses as details given below. Delegates interested to join the tour may indicate tour no. on the registration form. (Program and number of tours shall remain subject to change).

SPOUSE TOURS

Spouse Tour No. - 1

7th September – City Sightseeing Tour.  Departure at 1400 hrs from Novotel Hotel, Vishakhapatnam.


Spouse Tour No. - 2

8th September – Shopping Tour. Departure at 1000 hrs from Novotel Hotel, Vishakhapatnam


POST CONVENTION TOURS

Post Tour No. 1 - Same Day Return – Vishakhapatnam/Sankaram

9th September 2018: Depart from your rom your respective hotels

Located 40km southwest of Vizag, the stunning Buddhist complex of SANKARAM, also known by the names of its two parts, Bojjannakonda and Lingalakonda, occupies a rocky outcrop about 300m long. Used by monks from the 2nd to 9th centuries AD, the outcrop is covered with rock-cut caves, stupas, ruins of monastery structures and reliefs of the Buddha. Bojjannakonda, the eastern part, has a pair of rock-cut shrines with several gorgeous carvings of the Buddha inside and outside. Above sit the ruins of a huge stupa and a monastery. Lingalakonda, at the western end, is piled with tiers of rock-cut stupas, some of them enormous. Both parts afford fabulous views over the surrounding rice paddies. Lunch: 50 kms away @ AP Tourism, Haritha Rishikonda Beach Resort (sea view)

Drop :  Post lunch drop at Visakhapatnam airport by 4PM (22 kms from Lunch stop)                                                             

Note: Book any flight after 6 pm on 9th September 2018


Post Tour No. 2 - One Night /2 days – Vishakhapatnam/Araku Valley :-

Day 1 (09 Sept 2018) : Depart  at 8AM  by surface for Simhachalam (22 kms from city) SIMHACHALAM: is a South Indian Hindu temple situated on the Simhachalam hill, which is 800 metres above the  sea level, one of the 32 Narasimha temples in Andhra Pradesh,  Tuluva dynasty of Vijayanagara Empire is a  notable one. The temple underwent 40 years of religious inactivity from 1564 AD to 1604 AD. After darshan proceed for lunch at Tyda. 62 kms away is this AP Tourism Property with ecotourism resort, and Restaurant. After Lunch drive to Araku Valley for brief visit of Coffee and Tribal museum. Dinner & Overnight at Araku Valley / Ananthagiri.

Day 2 (10 Sept 2018) : Morning after breakfast check out and proceed to visit the Borra Caves (15 kms away) William King, the British geologist discovered the cave in 1807. It is a naturally formed cave believed to be 150 million years old. The Humic acid in the water reacts with the Calcium Carbonate in the limestone and dissolves the minerals breaking the rock gradually.  Lunch at Anantha Giri AP Tourism Property (17 kms).  Later drive to Visakhapatnam airport 80 kms – to arrive by about 4 PM

Note: Book any flight after 6 pm on 10th September 2018     


Post Tour No. 3 - One Night /2 days – Vishakhapatnam/Sri Kakulam :-

Day 1 (9th September 2018) : Depart at 8 AM by surface to visit Thotlakonda / Bavinkonda Buddhist site approximately 35 kms from Visakhapatnam Thotlakonda 2nd BC Buddhist Complex is situated on a hill near Bheemunipatnam on 128 metres (420 ft) above sea level and overlooks the sea.  BAVIKONDA 5 kms awat 3rd BC Buddhist complex. Lunch: 10 kms at AP Tourism Haritha Rishikonda Beach Resort sea view. Later drive to Mukhalingam Temple approximately 150 kms / 3+ hrs drive MUKHALINGAM: living and archaeological temple The omnipotent, omnipresent and omniscient God Siva for facilitating the individual souls to worship him has manifested himself into different forms.Among them the formless form of Sivalinga is classified as "Nishkala". And the Shivalingas with the head of Shiva on their face are called as Mukhalinga and are classified as "Sakala nishkala" form. After Mukhalingam visit drive to SriKakulam city 50 kms Late evening visit of Sri Kurmam – the only Tortoise incarnation living temple of God Vishnu. Overnight at Sri Kakulam (only private hotels available)

Day 2 (10 Sept 2018) : Morning after breakfast visit 3rd Cen BC excellent Salihundam Buddhist SALIHUNDAM:15 kms is a  very imp Buddhist monuments lying on top of the hill on the south bank of the Vamsadhara River. Four stupas, relic caskets, and architectural shrines sculptures of Buddhist dieties Mareechi and Tara. 2nd cen AD – 12th century AD reflecting the different times of: MahayanaTheravada and Vajrayana.  Lunch: 70 kms at Sunray village resort (private) Bogapuram

Bogapuram - Visakhapatnam airport (55 kms) drop by about 4 PM.

Note: Book any flight after 6 pm on 10th September 2018  


Post Tour No. 4 – 2 Nights /3 days – Vishakhapatnam/Araku Valley/Kakinada-Vishakhapatnam :-

Day 1 – (09 Sept 2018) :  Depart at  8AM leave by surface for Simhachalam (22 kms from city)

SIMHACHALAM : is a South Indian Hindu temple situated  on the Simhachalam hill, which is 800 meters above the sea level, one of the 32 Narasimha temples in Andhra  Pradesh,  Tuluva dynasty of Vijayanagara Empire is a notable one. The temple underwent 40 years of religious inactivity from 1564 AD to 1604 AD.  After darshan proceed for lunch at Tyda. 62 kms away is this AP Tourism Property with ecotourism resort, and  Restaurant. After Lunch drive to Araku Valley for  brief visit of Coffee and Tribal  museum. Dinner & Overnight at Araku Valley / Ananthagiri.

Day 2 - 10 Sept 2018 : Morning after breakfast check out and proceed to visit the Borra caves (15 kms away) William King, the British geologist discovered the cave in 1807. It is a  naturally formed cave believed to be 150 million years old. The Humid  acid in the water reacts with the Calcium Carbonate in the limestone and dissolves the minerals breaking the rock gradually. Lunch at Anantha Giri AP Tourism Property (17 kms). Later drive to Kakinada 220 kms. Overnight at A P Tourism Beach Resort, Kakinada

Day 3 - 11 Sept 2018 : After breakfast drive to Visakhapatnam via visit of Living Temple - at Annavaram 55kms and drop by about 4 PM

Note: Book any flight after 6 pm for 11th September 2018  


Post Tour No. 5 - 2 Nights /3 days - Vishakhapatnam/Kakinada-Araku Valley-Vishakhapatnam

Day 1 (9 Sept 2018) :  Depart at 8 AM leave by surface enroute visiting Annavaram 110 kms and then proceed to Kakinada 55 kms. Lunch at Kakinanda AP Tourism Beach resort After lunch visit Koringa Wild Life Sanctuary 10 kms. Overnight at Kakinanda. AP Tourism Beach resort.

Day 2 (10 Sept 2018) : Depart at 8 am after for breakfast boat cruise. After lunch drive to Araku Valley via visit of Sankaram Buddhist site 240 kms. Overnight at Araku Valley .

Day 3 (11 Sept 2018) :  At 8 AM after breakfast visit Borra Caves and then lunch at Tyda. After lunch drop at Visakhapatnam airport – arrive by about 4 PM.

Note: Book any flight after 6 pm on  11th September 2018  

Note:-

  • All post tour will conclude at Vishakhapatnm Airport at 4 pm.
  • For the members who wish to stay in the hotel on return after the post tour, IATO has negotiated the same room rates as applicable during the convention. Please fill in the same on the form in case you want to stay at the Hotel. 
  • Registration for post-convention tours would be on FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS
  • Delegates who are taking any of the Post-Convention from Post Tour No. 1 to 5 should book their flights/ train tickets departing Vishakhapatnam any time after 6 pm.
  • Accommodation will be on sharing a twin bedded room basis.
  • For all the Post Tours except for post tour no. 3, accommodation is being arranged at the Andhra Pradesh Tourism hotels.
  • For tour 2 to tour no. 5, please note all accommodation will be of BASIC NATURE at each place  
  • Post tour charges are mentioned below which will include transport and accommodation per pax on sharing a twin bedded room on room plus breakfast basis.

                Post Tour no. 1 -  Rs. 590 per pax  

                Post tour no. 2  -  Rs. 1180 per pax  

                Post tour no. 3  -  Rs. 1180 per pax  

   Post Tour no. 4  - Rs. 1770 per pax

   Post Tour no. 5  - Rs. 1770 per pax

 
 34th IATO Annual Convention, 6th to 9th September 2018, Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
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 34th IATO Annual Convention, 6th to 9th September 2018, Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
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