Board Members

Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO) 

Mr. Pronab Sarkar
President

India Convention Promotion Bureau (ICPB) 

Mr. Chander Mansharamani
Vice Chairman

Travel Agents Federation of India (TAFI) 

Mr. Praveen Chugh
President

Hotel Association of India (HAI) 

Mr. Vikram Oberoi
President

Federation of Hotel and Restaurant Associations of India (FHRAI) 

Mr. Girish Oberoi
President

Adventure Tour Operators` Association of India (ATOAI) 

Capt. Swadesh Kumar
President

Indian Heritage Hotels Association (IHHA) 

H.H. Maharaja Gaj Singh
President

Association of Domestic Tour Operators of India (ADTOI) 

Mr. P.P. Khanna
President

Indian Tourist Transporters Association (ITTA) 

Mr. Krishan Dutt Yadav
President

Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI) 

Mr. Sunil Kumar
President


Federation of Associations in Indian Tourism and Hospitality (FAITH)

Federation of Associations in Indian Tourism and Hospitality (FAITH) is the body, where all the 10 national associations representing tourism, travel, transport, restaurants, hotels and conventions sectors in India are members. The federation has been formed with a view to have a collective industry voice, so to ensure the envisaged growth of the tourism and hospitality sector in India is achieved. These associations are:

Federation of Hotel and Restaurant Associations of India (FHRAI) : FHRAI is the voice of the Hospitality Industry and provides an interface between the Hospitality Industry, Political Leadership, Academics, International Associations and other Stake Holders. FHRAI is committed to the progress of the Industry through the various activities like education and training, research and publication, Annual Convention to promote interaction with Government officials, political leaders and stake holders of the Industry. FHRAI is managed by the Executive Committee headed by the elected President having a tenure of one year. The Executive Committee comprises of members from the four Regional Associations. The day-to-day business is conducted by the Secretariat headed by the Secretary General. 


Hotel Association of India (HAI) 

Established in 1996, the Hotel Association of India (HAI) is the apex organization of the Indian Hospitality industry. With its membership extending from the major hotel groups, boutique hotels, heritage hotels, large, medium sized and smaller hotels, it represents the entire spectrum of the industry. about HAI Its Executive Committee is a potent combination of the commitment of hotel owners on one hand and hard-core professionalism of hotel managers on the other. From Industry veterans to budding hoteliers, the committee is charged with experience and fresh ideas in its determination to shape a bright future for the Hotel Industry in India. The current membership of the association is about 300 hotels from across the length and breadth of the country.


Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO) 

The Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO) is the National body of the tourism industry. It has over 1500 members covering all segments of Tourism Industry. Established in 1982, IATO today has international acceptance, and linkages. It has close connections and constant interaction with other Tourism Associations in US, Nepal and Indonesia, where USTOA , NATO and ASITA are its member bodies; and is increasing its international networking with professional bodies for better facilitation to the International traveler visiting not only India but the entire Region. IATO interacts closely with the Government on all critical Issues affecting the Tourism Industry in India with the highest priority to Tourism facilitation. It interacts closely with all Government Ministries / Departments, Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Diplomatic Missions etc. It acts as the common medium between the Decision Makers and the industry, and presents the complete perspective to both sides, synergising their common agenda of Tourism facilitation. All IATO members observe the highest standards of professional ethics and offer personalized service to their clients.


Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI) 

The TRAVEL AGENTS ASSOCIATION OF INDIA (TAAI) was formed towards the end of the year 1951 by a group of twelve leading travel agents, who felt the time had come to create an Association to regulate the travel industry in India along organized lines and in accordance with sound business principles. The primary purpose was to protect the interests of those engaged in the industry, to promote its orderly growth and development and to safeguard the travelling public from exploitation by unscrupulous and unreliable operators. In the following years, the Association's membership has swelled steadily from the original 12 to approximately 2500 members consisting of Active, Associate, Allied, Government and Non-Resident.


Travel Agents Federation of India (TAFI)

The Travel Agents Federation of India (TAFI) is a dynamic organization that guides the travel industry in India. A professional body of Travel Agents coordinating different segments of the travel trade, TAFI is a non political, non commercial and not-for-profit body.


Association of Domestic Tour Operators of India (ADTOI)

 Association of Domestic Tour Operators of India (ADTOI), National Body of Domestic Tour Operators, constituted on 7th August 1996 with the express purpose of consolidating the efforts of all those tour operators who are actively engaged in the promotion of "Domestic Tourism" in the country. We are nearing 400 members all over India on the rolls and likely to enroll more members to our fold in the near future. Our members work to ensure delivery of professional service to the consumer, through its principal suppliers, which are primarily the accommodation facilities, as also travel intermediaries like railways, transporters, airlines & guides.


Adventure Tour Operators` Association of India (ATOAI)

Adventure Tour Operators` Association of India (ATOAI) lists all the Adventure Destinations in India. On the website, you can find destinations specific to your adventure interests. ATOAI works on a mission to promote adventure tourism in India. Its prime objective is to create awareness overseas about the vast potential of adventure tourism in India.


India Convention Promotion Bureau (ICPB)

India Convention Promotion Bureau (ICPB) is a management oriented organization that has been promoting and establishing India as a preferred MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conventions & Exhibitions) destination. It draws its membership from the length and breadth of the hospitality industry as well as other private and government organizations involved directly and indirectly in MICE tourism. For the past 25 years, under the direction of the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, ICPB has been providing free information and infrastructural assistance to its members in organizing and hosting many successful international conferences and conventions, and bringing MICE business from around the world to the country.


Indian Heritage Hotels Association (IHHA)  

Through the ages numerous wars and battles have been fought to conquer both lands and people. The need to defend property against marauders gave rise to an architectural renaissance and numerous castles, forts and battlements were built. As time progressed, so too did the refinement in construction and the architecture became ornate and spectacular in dimension and aesthetics. During periods of peace beautiful "mahals" were built inside these forts for the pleasures of the ruling princes and their feudal Lords. With the passage of time and the historical changes in governance and political systems, these forts and palaces fell into decay. It became virtually impossible for their erstwhile owners to maintain either the edifices or their rich traditional past.

With the aim to try and revive the rich cultural and traditional pat, the Indian Heritage Hotels Association came into being in 1990. A few palaces, forts and havelis became the founder members and so started a legacy in preserving and reviving our rich Heritage. The concept of being able to enjoy the luxuries and majesty of an era gone by holds great allure to the world tourist. The entire experience of a festival, fair, folk dance and music or the adventure of a camel or horse safari or a jeep ride into the countryside be it a forest or desert, give immense pleasure, novelty and mystery to an international tourist. The Heritage Hotels have successfully given a new dimension to world tourism. Each property being different makes very destination unique and every experience a new one.


Indian Tourist Transporters Association (ITTA)

Indian Tourist Transporters Association (Regd.) is a registered national body of "Tourist Transport Operators", who are duly recognized by the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India and are solely involved in providing surface transport facilities to the foreign/domestic tourists. ITTA was formed in late sixties and was revived in 1987 to put up our grievances, suggestions and demands with various Ministries, Departments and Government/Semi Government Bodies and also to work in co-ordination with various other trade associations like IATO, TAAI, FHRAI, HARI etc.

 

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