IATO 21st Convention –Kochi, 26-29 August, 2005, Le Meridien Convention Centre
Theme: Incredible India- Incredible Challenges
President: Subhash Goyal, Stic Travel Pvt. Ltd.
Convention Chairman: Vijay Thakur, India Vision Tours and Travels
Co-Chairman: E.M. Najeeb, The Great India Tours Company (I) Pvt. Ltd.
Chief Guests: E. Ahmed, Union Minister of State for External Affairs, K.C. Venugopal, Minister of Tourism, Govt. of Kerala, DT Jayakumar, Tourism Minister of Karnataka and Kawkab Hameed, Tourism Minister of U.P.
A brief detail:
- Hall of Fame award: Anil Goyal, Director Commercial Indian Airlines
- Infrastructure Opportunities and Challenges.
- Branding and Marketing a Destination.
- Emerging Tourism Opportunities: Rural, Health, Heritage, Adventure and Sports.
- Poor Facilitation and Over taxation: Deterrent to Booming Tourism.
- Showcasing Southern States.