37th IATO Annual Convention, 16th to 19th December 2022, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh

Our annual convention is one of the most important events on the Indian Travel calendar.

It attracts delegates not only directly involved in handling travellers, but also brings in a strong participation from states as well as numerous senior dignitaries from the political and administrative arms of central and state governments.

The convention is the main gathering of stakeholders in the tourism industry and the ground for forming strategies and policies for the coming year. The event also attracts widespread trade and mainstream media coverage.

To grow, you need to invest. Invest in your business in your employees, in your marketing. As important are those direct investments, you also need to invest in your industry. Today is an era of co-operation and not competition. We need to use this convention as a venue to share ideas, to exchange strategies and to devise a road map on taking the industry forward After all, you only reap what you sow.

So come and join in the celebration of who we are as an industry, in recognition of the service we do to the nation and in the growth of industry we work in Join us in Lucknow.

 37th IATO Annual Convention, 16th to 19th December 2022, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
General Information

 

SPONSORSHIP OPTIONS

IATO's Annual Convention is regarded as one of the most important events on the Indian tourism and attracts strong participation of decision makers from the private sector, central & state governments and brings in dignitaries from across the country and overseas. There can be no better opportunity to communicate your message directly to such a targeted audience. At one platform, you will have the whoIATO's who of the Indian travel industry. A number of sponsorship opportunities are available where you can showcase and promote your product or services.
  • Participation in Marketing Innovation Competition Details for each category (Details in form D) You may download the form from the below link.
    https://www.iato.in/convention2/home/69
  • Taking booth in Indian Tourism Fair (Details in form C). You may download the form from the below link.
    https://www.iato.in/convention2/home/69
  • Sponsoring Door Prizes that will be announced every day during the business sessions
Sponsoring Gift items to be put into delegates' kit bags. Please note, no printed brochures /material would be accepted for delegate kit bags. Sample of gift proposed may be sent to IATO office for approval.

 

 

IATO RUN FOR RESPONSIBLE TOURISM

Like previous years, members will enjoy a fun morning with the colleagues and participate in a 'Run for Responsible Tourism' at Kolkata. For those who do not want to run, enjoy a pleasant shorter walk with your friends in the morning. Refreshments will be served following the race. You can sign up when you register for the conference or if you forgot, send us an email.

 

 

DOOR PRIZES

Not only will you gain knowledge from attending the session, but you also have the opportunity to win one of the many great door prizes.

 

Tentative Programme
37th IATO ANNUAL CONVENTION

16th - 19th December,  2022 Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh

Theme

INBOUND TOURISM- What Lies Ahead !

DAY 1 – Friday, 16th December, 2022

1000 - 1700 hrs          Registration at The Centrum Hotel, Lucknow  

1000 - 1700 hrs          Registration for IATO Run for Responsible Tourism at The Centrum Hotel Lucknow            

1315 - 1415 hrs         Lunch at The Centrum Lucknow. Delegates from other hotels will be taken to The Centrum Lucknow for lunch. Lunch will be provided to all those                                      arriving Lucknow by 1315 hours.  

1615 - 1645 hrs         Delegates start arriving at Indira Gandhi Pratishthan, Lucknow for the Inaugural Function. High Tea and proceed to the convention hall for                                                  inaugural function.

1700 - 1900 hrs           Inaugural Function

1915 hrs                       Delegates to proceed to The Centrum Hotel.

2000 - 2230 hrs           Culture Programme/Evening entertainment. Cocktails hosted by IATO. Dinner hosted by Uttar Pradesh Tourism

DAY 2 - Saturday, the 17th December, 2022

1000 - 1040 hrs           Inauguration of India Travel Mart   

1040 - 1045 hrs           Delegates to assemble in the convention hall and take seats   

1045 - 1050 hrs           Starts of Business Sessions - Opening Remarks by Mr. E.M. Najeeb, Sr Vice President, IATO   

1050 - 1145 hrs           Business Session 1   

1045 - 1200 hrs           State Presentaion 1 - by Uttar Pradesh Tourism   

1200 - 1215 hrs           Tea/Coffee Break   

1215 - 1315 hrs           Business Session 2   

1315 hours                  Announcement of Door Prizes   

1315 - 1415 hrs           Lunch/B2B   

1415 - 1445 hrs           State presentations 2,3 and 4   

1445 - 1530 hrs           Business Session 3   

1530 - 1615 hrs           Business Session 4   

1615 - 1640 hrs           Tea/Coffee Break  

1640 - 1700 hrs           State Presentatio 5 & 6  

1700 - 1745 hrs           Business Session 5  

1715 hours                   Announcement of Door Prizes   

1800 hrs                       Depart for respective Hotels   

1930 hours                   Depart departs from respective hotels for the Centrum Hotel.   

2000 - 2230 hrs           Evening Entertainment. Cocktails & Dinner hosted by IATO at The Centrum Hotel.   

DAY 3 – Sunday, the 18th December 2022

0630 – 0800 hrs         IATO Run for Responsible Tourism   

0950 hrs                     Delegates to assemble in the convention hall and take seats   

1000 – 1050 hrs          Business Session 6   

1050 - 1110 hrs           State Presentation 7 & 8   

1110 - 1200 hrs           Business Session 7   

1200 - 1220 hrs           Tea/Coffee Break/ B2B   

1220 - 1230 hrs           State Presentation 9   

1230 - 1315 hrs           Business Session 8   

1315 hours                  Announcement of Door Prizes   

1315 - 1415 hrs           Lunch/B2B   

1415 – 1425 hrs          State Presentation - 10   

1425 – 1530 hrs          Valedictory Session   

1530 – 1600 hrs          Tea Break/B2B   

1600 – 1700 hrs          Motivational Session   

1700 – 1745 hrs          Award Presentation Ceremony   

1745 hrs                     Announcement of Door Prizes   

1800 hrs                       Depart for respective hotels   

1930 hours                  Depart from respective hotels for the Centrum Hotel.   

2000 - 2230 hrs           Evening Entertainment. Cocktails and Dinner hosted by The Centrum Hotel   

Day 4 - Monday, The 19th December 2022

Delegates check out. Post-Convention Tours

Note:

  1. Programme is subject to change due to any force majeure reason.

  2. Door prizes will be announced as mentioned above. However, door prizes will be given to delegates who are physically present in the hall at the time of announcement.

 

Click here to register   REGISTRATION OPEN
37th IATO Annual Convention
16th – 19th December 2022, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
Registration Fee
Last date for registration is 3rd December 2022 (Without late fee).
Member: Rs. 5310 /- per delegate - Inclusive of GST @ 18%, spouse complimentary
Non-Member: Rs. 7670/- per delegate - Inclusive of GST @ 18%, Spouse Complimentary
Spot Registration at The Venue, The Centrum Hotel, Lucknow
Members Rs. 6490/- per delegate - Inclusive of GST @ 18%, Spouse Complimentary
Non Members - Rs. 8850/- per delegate - Inclusive of GST @ 18%, Spouse Complimentary
 
37th IATO Annual Convention Lucknow : Hotels
S. No. Name of Hotel Rates (Rs.) CPAI
Single Double
1. Hyatt Regency 6000 6000
2. The Centrum Hotel 5200 5200
3. Novotel Hotel 4500 4500
4. Hilton Garden Inn 4500 4500
5. Hotel Damson Plum 4250 4250
6. Hotel Fortune Park 4100 4100
 
37th IATO Convention Lucknow : Spouse Tours
S.No. Tour Name Tour Details
1. City Sightseeing Tour 17th December 2022
2. Shopping Tour Half Day Tour - 18th December 2022
 
37th IATO Convention Lucknow : Post Convention Tours
S.No. Rate Tour Details (On twin Sharing Basis)
1. Rs. 590 Per Pax 19th December 2022
Day Excursion to Ayodhya (End Lucknow)(Sold Out)
2. Rs. 1180 Per Pax 19th/20th December 2022
One night/two Days: Dudhwa - Tigers & More.
One night/two days: Lucknow-Dudhwa-Lucknow (Sold Out)
3. Rs. 1180 Per Pax 19th /20th December 2022 : One Night/two days Agra/Mathura Tour
4. Rs. 1770 Per Pax 19th /21st December 2022 : Two Nights/Three days Prayagraj / Chitrakoot Tour (Ends Prayagraj)
5. Rs. 1770 Per Pax 19th/21st December 2022 : Two nights/three days Spiritual Highlights - Ayodhya - Varanasi - Sarnath Varanasi (ends at Varanasi)(Sold Out)
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 4th December, 2022 (without late fee).

  • Last date for registration of Post Tour is 25th November 2022

  • 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 5th December 2022.

  • 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 4th December 2022, 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 5th December, 2022. 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.

  • Hotels will charge one night retention in case of cancellation received on or after 10th December.

  • In case of cancellation received after 11th December 2022 in case of no show, hotel will charge 100% retention for the whole nights booked.

  • For such cancellations/No shows, Hotel will send the invoice/bills to IATO which will be sent to the concerned delegate for settlement directly with the hotel under intimation to IATO.

  • It will be compulsory for all delegate to follow Sops/Guidelines issued by the MoHFW and the state Government.

37th IATO Annual Convention, 16th to 19th December 2022, Lucknow, Uttar 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 Tour Details

Spouse Tour 1 - Tour of Lucknow on 17th December 2022

17th December – Day Trip- Lucknow City Tour.  with Old City Walk

Depart at 1400 hours from The Centrum Hotel, Driving past Sadat Ali Tomb and the Chatar Manzil reach the Lucknow Residency a place where speechless walls are known to speak the gruesome tale of the 1857 mutiny. The sprawling British campus witnessed nothing less than 3000 deaths to keep the Union Jack flying. Yet the British could not defend their domain and the buildings were lost to the high spirited and enthusiastic Indians who fought till their last breath. The trees, bullet sprinkled walls, unusable canons, worn out firearms all cry aloud with the burden of deaths that were witnessed here. We also visit the graveyard to pay our homage to named and unnamed soldiers who gave up their lives in the defense of The Residency.

Later visit the world’s most unique architecture, 'Asifi Imambara'. This monument was built as a relief measure for a devastating famine, in order to provide employment to the subjects of the state by Nawab Asif-ud-Daula. This is the world’s biggest hall that is devoid of any pillar support, wood, iron beams or concrete walls. Salute the “Nawab” (Prince) lying in peace inside and proceed to see his noble work. Also see the 'Rumi Darwaza' or the Turkish Gate and the Asfi Mosque.

On this tour we will also visit the Hussainabad Complex - The Clock Tower is the highest Clock Tower in Asia and in some ways superior to its counterpart, 'Big Ben'. Today the clock stands motionless but has witnessed all times, the good, the bad and the ugly. Now enter the Babylon of East, Hussainabad Imambara - known for its beauty and pieces of décor. This was built in 1840 by Mohammad Ali Shah and is still considered to be a sacred address by the natives. The beautiful chandeliers, silver seat, sandalwood décor and calligraphy on the walls all are so creative. Admire each one and bow down to the Nawab and his Mother sleeping inside.

Return to the Centrum Hotel by 1730 hours.


Spouse Tour 2

Shopping Tour on 18th December 2022. Depart at 1015 hours from The Centrum Hotel and return to The Centrum Hotel by 1315 hours.


Post-Convention Tours Details  (On Twin Sharing Basis)

Post Tour 1 (Sold out)

19th December 2022: Day Excursion to Ayodhya (End Lucknow)

Departure Lucknow 0700 hrs, 2 hrs drive from Lucknow to Ayodhya / Arrival Lucknow by 1700 hrs. Delegates may take flights out of Lucknow any time after 1900 hrs.


Post Tour 2  (Sold out)

19th / 20th December 2022 - One night/two Days

Dudhwa - Tigers & More. One night/two days – Lucknow-Dudhwa-Lucknow
19th December : Departure Lucknow at 0700 hours for Dudhwa. Afternoon Safari. Overnight at Dudhwa
20th December : Pre-Breakfast Safari of Dudhwa. Breakfast and Checkout. At 1100 hours Drive back to Lucknow. Arrive Lucknow airport by 1700 hrs. Delegates may take flights out of Lucknow anytime after 1900 hrs.


Post Tour 3

19th /20th December 2022 - One Night/two days - Agra/Mathura Tour (Ends New Delhi Airport) - Not Valid for Delegates from Delhi NCR, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh
19th December: Departure Lucknow at 0800 hours for Agra. Lunch in Agra. Visit Taj Mahal & Agra Fort. Overnight at Agra.
20th December: Post early breakfast check-out from the hotel drive to Mathura/Vrindavan. Visits to temples. Lunch in Mathura. Post lunch drive to Delhi Airport to reach by 1730 hours. Delegates may take flights out of Delhi any time after 1930 hrs.


Post Tour 4

19th/21st December 2022 - Two Nights/Three days - Prayagraj / Chitrakoot Tour (Ends Prayagraj)
19th December : Departure Lucknow for Prayagraj at 0730 hours. Lunch at Prayagraj. Visit Sangam & Hanuman Temple & Alopi Devi Temple. Evening visit Alfred Park (Chandrashekhar Azaad Park) and time permitting Khusro Bagh as well. Overnight at Prayagraj.
20th December: Post early breakfast drive to Chitrakoot (3.5 hrs drive) on a day excursion. Visit temples there and later in the evening return to Prayagraj by dinner. Overnight in Prayagraj.
21th December: Post breakfast visit Prayagraj Museum and Anand Bhawan (optional) or transfer to Praygraj Airport for onward flight.


Post Tour 5 (Sold out)

19th/21st December 2022 - Two nights/three days - Spiritual Highlights - Ayodhya – Varanasi – Sarnath – Varanasi (ends at Varanasi)
19th December: Departure Lucknow 0700 hrs. Tour of Ayodhya. Continue the same day to Varanasi (4.5 hrs drive). Arrive Varanasi by dinner. Overnight in Varanasi.
20th December: Sarnath & Varanasi Tour. Eve Aarti in Varanasi.
21st December: Early Morning Boat Ride in Varanasi and thereafter post late breakfast Departure to Varanasi airport for onward flight.

 
37th IATO Annual Convention, 16th to 19th December 2022, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh