The 37th IATO Annual Convention will be held in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh from 16 -19 December 2022. The convention will be inaugurated on December 16 at the Indira Gandhi Pratishthan in Gomti Nagar, Lucknow, and the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Shri Yogi Adityanath has given his kind consent to grace the occasion with his presence and inaugurate the convention. The Centrum Lucknow will serve as the venue hotel, and all other events, such as convention registration, business sessions, and evening programmes, will take place there as well.
While announcing the decision of the Executive Committee, Rajiv Mehra, President, Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO) said, “We expect about 900-1000 delegates from all over the country to participate which will include senior officials from the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India and States, industry leaders, tourism and hospitality professionals, travel trade media. An added attraction for this year’s convention would be Post Convention Tours to Ayodhya and Varanasi.
“We expect the participation of about 18 to 20 State Governments in the convention as every state is keen to re-instate inbound tourism to their respective states. This year’s focus of the convention would be to deliberate about the revival of inbound tourism to India therefore, the theme of the convention and subjects for the business sessions would be suitably decided by the committee.”
Concurrently with the convention, there will be Travel Mart, which will be an opportunity for the exhibitors to showcase exciting and diverse range of destinations, conferences and incentive venues, especially by the state governments.