The Travel Agents Federation of India (TAFI) announces its Convention at Kuching in Sarawak, Malaysia this September from 20th to 23rd 2022. TAFI is organizing this convention after a gap of four years. The theme of the convention is ‘Build Back Better’.
Elaborating on the theme, Ajay Prakash, President, TAFI said: “As we seek recovery post-COVID, it is vital that the tourism industry does not forget the lessons of the Pandemic. As one of the biggest Global Industries, the power of Tourism to shape the world is phenomenal. It can be a powerful force for doing good, not only for the stake holders but for the entire world. Build Back Better encapsulates the resolve to rebuild Tourism in a more responsible and sustainable manner.”
The Convention Committee is Chaired by Seeraj Sabharwal and Jigar Dudakiya is Deputy Chairman.
Commenting on the choice of Destination, the Convention Chairman Sabharwal said “Sarawak is a relatively unexplored Destination for the Indian Traveller. Sarawak is an excellent destination for Family Travel, Honeymooners, MICE, Weddings and the Film Industry. TAFI has often organised conventions in Unique and Unusual locations to expand the portfolio of Travel Agents & Tour Operators of INDIA.” The Convention package will be inclusive of a 3 Nights Pre or Post Convention Tours to beautiful places within Malaysia.
Dudakiya further commented on the choice of the Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK) – “with its state-of-the-art equipment & facilities BCCK is the first International purpose-built Convention Centre in Kuching Sarawak, Malaysia. The Convention Centre can host upto 5000 People with an uninterrupted WIFI internet service for upto 8000 simultaneous users.
The TAFI Convention is supported by Tourism Malaysia, Sarwak Tourism Board, Business Events Sarawak, Malaysia Airlines, Malindo (now rechristened Batik) and Air Asia.
“There is palpable excitement among our Membership since a Convention is happening after 4 years and TAFI Conventions are always eagerly awaited. We expect an excellent turnout of delegates and Speakers. Sarawak is at the forefront of responsible, sustainable eco-tourism and is the ideal destination to begin our journey to BUILD – BACK – BETTER,” Prakash concluded.
TAFI with a membership of more than 1400 tour operators and travel agents account for approximately 70% of all outbound travel from India.