TAAI congratulates ICC for successfully organising Annual Session & AGM, joins interactive session with Jyotiraditya Scindia
THE VOICE OF CHANDIGARH | TRAVEL TRADE REPORTER
TAAI President Jyoti Mayal had a fruitful interactive discussion with the Union Aviation Minister virtually where he was very positive on collaborations and working together with the travel trade to support the industry.
The Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC) organised its Annual Session and AGM virtually where they invited the Union Civil Aviation Minister, Jyotiraditya Scindia as Chief Guest to interact with members and industry stakeholders on Bharat@75. Jyoti Mayal, President, Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI) also joined the session and held a fruitful discussion with the Minister where he showed positive intent on growth-oriented collaborations and working together with the travel trade and tour operators to support the industry.
Mayal, who is also the Chairperson of the Travel and Hospitality Skill Council (THSC) and Member of the ICC Aviation & Tourism Steering Committee on the occasion congratulated ICC for successfully organising Annual Session & AGM and said that she is very pleased to hear Scindia’s positive and futuristic youth approach and feels excited to have him as the Union Minister of Civil Aviation. “I would like your intervention and consideration for the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) to think beyond airlines and also towards our 3,000 plus memberships, mainly comprising of IATA agents. We sometimes feel like orphans by not having anyone we could work in collaboration with & bear the brunt of no ease of business, no consideration of policies, no collaborative understandings, no one to share our pleasure and pain specially when airlines default and take away our & the consumers hard earned tax paid income.
She further requested the travel trade associations to the Minister and MoCA’s advisory board or task force. “As we are the catalyst of growth for aviation and as travel agents are the ones who fill the bellies and the seats of the aircrafts and are also a strong link to develop tourism and avenue to employ people in this huge value chain of the industry. We are the ones who will be able to create a robust aviation & tourism industry according to the vision of our Honourable Prime Minister.
During her interaction, Mayal asked the Minister to discuss the opportunities to work together in detail. “Jyotiraditya Scindia Ji, can we expect ease of business and opportunity to discuss this further with you on priority to build an Atmanirbhar industry and a robust ecosystem of growth for everyone,” she commented.