IATO to hold its biennial elections on April 28A meeting was called on March 26 2018, at the Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO) office for scrutinising the withdrawal of nominations for the forthcoming IATO Elections to be held on April 28, 2018. Pronab Sarkar (Swagatam Tours) was elected as the President of the IATO un-opposed, second time consecutively. The other unopposed candidates include Vice President – Rajiv Mehra (Uday Tours and Travel), Honorary Treasurer – Ravi Gosain (Erco Travels) and Honorary Joint Secretary – Rajnish Kaistha (Paradise Holidays India).Akshay Kumar will be the Returning Officer for the upcoming IATO Elections 2018. After rejections and withdrawals, the final list of candidates who will contest on April 28 includes – EM Najeeb (Airtravel Enterprises India) and Rajeev Kohli (Creative Travel) for the position of Senior Vice President. For the post of Honorary Secretary, Amaresh Tiwari (A.T. Seasons and Vacations Travel) will be contesting against Rajesh Mudgill (Planet India Travels).For the five posts in the Executive Committee (Active), names comprise Deepak Bhatnagar (Aamantaran Travel Company); Mahender Singh (K.K. Holidays N Vacations); Manoj Kumar Matta (Oriental Vacations and Journeys); P.S. Duggal (Minar Travels India); Raj Bajaj (Adventure World India); Sandeep Madhavan (Pettitts India Tours); Sanjeev Joshi (Tourism India Management Enterprises); Sunil Mishra (Cosmos Travels and Tours); Tony Marwah (Indian Travel Promotion Company) and Viney Tyagi (Uni Crystal Holidays).Alongside, Ashok Dhoot (Harsh Travels); Harish K. Lawania (Lawania Adventures); N.S. Rathor (Pooja Travels); P. Vijayasarathi (Benchmark Hotels); Sunil Gupta (Travel Bureau) and Zia Siddiqui (Alliance Hotels and Resorts) will contest for the three Allied posts in the Executive Committee of IATO.
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