CONFERENCE PROGRAM 2014
IITT-2014 was a platform to discuss key issues that needs attention of the entire Travel and Tourism Industry, which were discussed at length at the conference to have diligent views of the Industry leaders on what is going on and what needs to be done. We bring to you the gist of 7 engaging sessions in IITT 2014 - Conference on key industry issues…
Heritage Tourism: Preservation of National Heritage a Tourism Concern
Session Moderator : Subhash Goel, President IATO
Session Panelists : Iqbal Mulla, President TAAI, Maharaja Pushparaj Singh of Rewa - Chairman, HHR Group, V. Madhusudhan Executive Director, APTDC. Govt of Andhra Pradesh (spoke on behalf of Chandana Khan, Special Chief Secretary Tourism, Government of Andhra Pradesh, Kishore Mandhyan: Former Director, Political, Peacekeeping & Humanitarian Affairs-United Nations.
World Tourism: Tourism Moving towards 21st Century
Session Moderator: Guldeep Singh Sahani, President OTOAI
Session Panelists: Rajeev Wagle- MD, Kuoni Travel Group, Sujit Banerjee- Secretary General, World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC India), Vasudha Sondhi- MD of CWW.
Film Tourism: Promoting Destinations via Film Tourism
Session Moderator: Sudhanshu Hukku, MD, Novel Event Works Co.Ltd.
Session Panelists: Ashish Singh- V.P Productions Yash Raj Films, Aleksandra Mandic- Kauzlaric, Project Manager Zagreb Tourism Board & Convention Bureau, Chang Chee Pey- Executive Director, Singapore Tourism Board, Lubaina Sheerazi, Country Representative, Oman Tourism (India), Romit Theophilus- Director Marketing & Sales India, Tourism Germany, Hanneli Slabber- Country Head, South Africa Tourism.
Sports Tourism: A Forum for Research in the Field of Sports Tourism
Session Moderator: Rajan Sehgal President, Indian Golf Tourism Association (IGTA)
Session Panelists: Rishi Narain - MD, CEO Rishi Narain Golf Management Pvt. Ltd, Subhash
Motwani- Director Namaste Tourism, Rehan A.R Haspatel- Manager Marketing Saffire Tourism.
Leisure Tourism: Aspects and Facets of Leisure Tourisms Increased Demands from Emerging Markets
Presentations by Suzanne Pereira: Vice President - Trade Relationships & Communications- Thomas Cook (India ) Ltd, Karan Anand -Head Relationships, Cox & Kings, Madhukar Katragadda - Founder Times Share World, Members All India Resort Association, Suladda Sarutilavan - Assistant Director, Tourism Authority of Thailand.
Hotels: Are Hotels Moving Towards Online Travel Agents or Are Hotels Friendly with the Partners
Session Moderator - Jaal Shah, Founder & MD Rezlive.com.
Session Panelists: Hemant Mediratta, Vice President Sales- Travel Trade - The Oberoi Group, Brij Bhushan Chachra- Corporate Director of Revenue Management and Global Distribution-Taj Hotels. Tekla Maira- Director - Global Sales India, Fairmont Hotels.
Dhananjay Saliankar - Area Director Global Sales, Starwood Hotels & Resorts.
Cruise Tourism: “The Hottest Travel Trend for leisure Enthusiasts”
Session Moderator: Sunila Patil, Founder and Director, Veena World
Session Panelists: Nishith Saxena, Director, Cruise Professionals, Naresh Rawal -Vice President Sales, Star Cruises, Nalini Gupta- M.D, Costa Cruises, Varun Chadha, COO, Tirun Marketing, Amit Mathur - Country Head - India, MSC Cruises.