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Trav Buzz News, 31 Aug 2022

The upcoming TAFI convention with the theme Build Back Better is getting a great response from all its members community as the event is on the verge of getting close to Full House.

Sarawak Tourism Board has made a formal announcement stating that Sarawak is going to Welcome TAFI Convention 2022 which is scheduled to be held at Kuching from September 20 to 23. The convention is supposed to attract 700 delegates from India to attend this 3rd TAFI Convention in Malaysia.

The TAFI Convention 2022 will see collaborations between Ministry of Tourism, Creative Industry and Performing Arts Sarawak (MTCP), Tourism Malaysia (TM), Sarawak Tourism Board (STB) and Business Events (BE) Sarawak.

Themed “Build Back Better” to strengthen the tourism industry and moving towards a resilient economic recovery, the convention will highlight sustainability, advanced greening efforts, conservation and responsible tourism during its sessions.

YB Dato Sri Haji Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah stated that the convention would act as a catalyst to entice more visitors from India to Sarawak in the near future.

“The TAFI Convention’s theme this year, ‘Build Back Better’ is very much aligned with our post-COVID-19 Development Strategy (PCDS) 2030 with Sarawak’s aspiration to empower the community and to ensure a sustainable environment, post-Covid. We look forward to organising this event together with TAFI with the sustainability factor being the heart of the convention,” he added.

Mr Ajay Prakah, president of TAFI said: “The Indian market is growing, and they are constantly looking for newer destinations, products and experiences and Sarawak has a great potential to become popular destination in the Indian market because today’s generation is concerned about the planet, conservation and sustainability. With the support of Tourism Malaysia, Sarawak Tourism Board and Business Events Sarawak, I think we are going to have a wonderful convention and we are looking forward to it.”

“The response to the convention so far has been beyond expectations and we are on the verge of getting close to Full House. So post 1st Sep 2022, no more registrations will be entertained” concluded Mr. Ajay Prakash.

Representing the Travel Trade in India, TAFI is a progressive and vibrant association with a nationwide membership base of 1,400 members and growing. The majority of TAFI members are IATA Accredited agents and contribute to more than 75% of the outbound business in India.