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Trav Buzz News, 30 Aug 2022

Regional Tourism, Rebuilding Connect and addressing the needs of a Connected Traveler being the theme of TAAI’S 66th convention, the three day event turned out to be a mega block buster event, which was very well acknowledged and appreciated by all the participants onboard Spectrum of the Seas.

The newest cruise ship on the sailing of 3 days itinerary with a stopover at Penang, provided the right itinerary to go with the theme of Regional Tourism for TAAI’s Convention. The event was also attended by key representatives from Nepal Tourism Board, Sri lanka Tourism, Kazhak Tourism and a meeting with key stakeholders from Penang was also arranged during the Cocktail dinner hosted by Penang Convention & Exhibition Bureau.

With 300+ delegates attending the convention and shaking hands with each other in style on board (Spectrum of the Seas), the event set the right stage for addressing the topics like Regional Tourism, Connected Traveler, and Relevance of Technology and so on.

The Guest of Honor P. Kumaran, High Commissioner of India to Singapore addressed the participants with a clear message of using this platform to build stronger ties enabling more tourism between South East Asia and India.

 Discussion topics ranged from War, Peace and Tourism to Regional Tourism and Connected Traveler. Moreover, the situation update from Sri Lanka Tourism let the audience be aware of the fact that Sri lanka is ready to welcome tourists again. Nepal Tourism Board attended the event with a powerful delegation of tourism stakeholders to connect with the travel fraternity from India. A Presentation from Singapore Airlines showcased the various offerings for the trade and special benefits for MICE groups.

The event focused on the importance of promoting Cruise Tourism in India from Inbound, Domestic and Outbound Tourism too. India with a vast coastline of close to 7500 KM carries a huge potential for cruise tourism to be developed and contribute more to GDP out of Tourism business.

Cruise is a fantastic product for all kinds of travelers. The destination moves with you for the entire duration. And it’s a complete package for MICE Traveler too. We at Royal Carribean (Spectrum of The Seas” take care of all your needs once onboard. Starting from meals to entertainment to event needs, we have it all “Mrs. Ratna Chadha, Chairperson-Tirun Travel Marketing shared.

Jyoti Mayal, President TAAI shared “India has a huge potential to develop Cruise Tourism based on the huge coastline we have. The Government needs to develop the ports to enable Cruise Business, which I am sure will be a big hit in India. This will add on more employment and generate new business opportunities too.”

“66th Convention of TAAI has been a really successful one. 300 + delegates, great support from our sponsors, insightful discussions, opportunity to connect with each other and the experience sharing, it had all. The Theme of the convention has served its purpose by Illuminating the Minds” Mayal concluded.