The 67th Convention of TAAI kicks off in Colombo partnered by SLTPB and SLAITO

The 67th Convention of TAAI is being held Colombo, Sri Lanka. This year, the Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI) is hosting its 2023 Convention in the capital city of Sri Lanka, Colombo from July 6-9, on the invitation from the Sri Lankan Tourism Promotion Bureau (SLTPB), the main sponsoring partner of the event. The 67th Convention and Exhibition in Colombo is being held in association with the Sri Lanka Association of Inbound Tour Operators (SLAITO), the partner association.

Every destination that has played host to the TAAI Convention in the past has seen tourist numbers surge at least quadruple since TAAI members serve as ambassadors of tourism. This Convention is the right opportunity for improving bilateral tourism the theme of the Convention is ‘Transcending Borders, Transforming Lives’ and is focused on promoting regional tourism besides positioning Sri Lanka as a preferred destination among Indian outbound travelers.

The opening ceremony of the convention is taking place at Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) and his excellency Rail Wickremesinghe, President of Sri Lanka is expected to grace the occasion as the chief guest and Hon. Harin Fernando, Minister of Tourism and Lands is the guest of honour. The two-day business sessions and Buyer-Seller meet mart will be conducted in two hotels – Cinnamon Grand Colombo and Shangri-La Colombo. The Sri Lankan theme dinner on day 2 will be held at the Cinnamon Grand with the participation of Hon. Dinesh Gunawardena, Prime Minister of Sri Lanka and the closing Gala dinner will be held at the Heritance Negombo.

Apart from the convention, SLAITO member companies will host post-convention tours covering destinations including Bentota, Galle and Kandy. TAAI has partnered with four airlines including Sri Lankan Airlines, Air India, IndiGo and Vistara for the proposed convention in Colombo.

TAAI Conventions (Indian Travel Congress) are the most eagerly awaited events in India’s Travel & Tourism industry. The huge visibility this annual TAAI event brings to the global industry is fantastic. Around 500 delegates are expected to join the event in Colombo and are offered the excellent opportunity to network; get updated; promote or buy and importantly take home some great learning through knowledge sessions. There will also be a contingent of around 50 members of the Indian Media. Through this event, Sri Lanka will greatly boost the Indian Market through the immense media coverage and network of travel agents that will visit Sri Lanka.

TAAI’s area of activity extends to areas of Aviation; Tourism – outbound & inbound; MICE – inbound & outbound; Adventure Tourism; Sports Tourism; Education etc. TAAI Members are involved in all these activities and there is no other Travel & Tourism Association in India with this strength and bandwidth offering leadership to this growing industry.


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