Women have always been an integral part of the tourism domain. Addressing the need of acknowledging the contribution of Women, the Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI) initiated the formation of WITT – Women in TAAI and Tourism, in 2021. The core objective behind this is to involve “Woman in Travel Tourism & Hospitality” to join hands to empower the women of India to become entrepreneurs.
While sharing the details of the newest initiative and announcing details of the upcoming Conclave to celebrate Women Empowerment, Jyoti Mayal, President said that WITT aims to leverage the Indian travel tourism and hospitality industry to empower women with the opportunity to fulﬁll their economic and individual potential while growing the sector. ‘This sector has a huge value chain & an unmeasurable deliverance scope, which we all definitely need to invest in. This is the first ‘Mission with A Vision’ & we intend to hold many such in India & abroad.’ she added.
Jay Bhatia, Vice President, elaborated that, we will act as a facilitator to make women equal stakeholders in the nation’s development and recognize the noteworthy contribution made by them. And, in addition, provide skill development and employability opportunities to women along with mentoring and networking workshops and events, not only in urban but rural India too.
Bettaiah Lokesh, Hon. Secretary General, informed that the current President of TAAI is also the Chairperson of the Tourism & Hospitality Skill Council (THSC), and hence the conclave is being organized under her leadership utilizing the strengths of both TAAI & THSC to focus on Tourism and the Skilling perspective. Lokesh stated that we intend to deliberate upon excelling and supporting the working women in the Travel, Tourism & Hospitality sector & welcome many more to join in.
Adding to the same, Shreeram Patel, Hon. Treasurer said that the Conclave will focus on both women & men, as we strongly believe there is a huge interdependence between both sexes & we need each other’s support to empower women & together be powered to coexist in this society.