UFTAA
Issue: Mar 2017

PAPGJC Meeting at Geneva

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PAPGJC Meeting at Geneva was attended by President Mr Sunil Kumar, Vice President & Chairman IATA & Air Matters Mr Yossi Fatael and Vice President Finance Mr S.G. Kaka. UFTAA Team went in with extensive preparedness, played leading role by providing solutions to challenging situations and gained significant visibility with IATA and Airlines.

Summing up the PAPGJC Meeting, VP Yossi Fatael pressed the warning bell and advised that agents need to be prepared as some of the future steps of IATA would seriously affect Agents and completely change the Business Model

...more details through Privileged Mail

GLOBAL TOURISM FORUM

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Mr Cetin Gurcun, Board Member and Secretary General TURSAB, will initiate necessary steps to set up Global Tourism Operations Office at Istanbul. Pursuing UFTAA objectives as enshrined in the Statutes, Tourism matters will henceforth occupy top place in deliberations of the Board.

Global Tourism Forum will work intensively toward creating 'tourism connect' and work towards bringing tangible benefits to the members.This office will supplement the forthcoming Global Office of UFTAA. Similar Tourism hubs at other locations are being explored as well.

Second BOARD MEETING at New Delhi

Second Board meeting was held at Le Meridien hotel New Delhi on 18th & 19th Feb, 2017.

The Board deliberated over a vast agenda and arrived at many important conclusions which will help bring multiple benefits to the members within this year. Read more

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Board Members Time-out at VINTAGE CAR SHOW in New Delhi

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UFTAA thanks support extended by

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DEVINDER OHRI Coopted on UFTAA BOARD

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The Board filled up the vacancy in Affiliate Category, created due to the demise of Board Member Mr Abo Salem, by coopting Mr Devinder Ohri at Second Board Meeting held at New Delhi.

The cooption is for the remaining period of Mr Abo Salem's term on the Board, which is upto the AGA of 2017 and would help representation of Asia Region on UFTAA Board.

Mr Ohri of G.C. Nanda & Co, Singapore, apart from being an active Member on the Board till 2016 AGA, is presently the President of ASEANTA as well.

PRIVILEGED COMMUNICATION

As per the decisions made at the Second Board Meeting at New Delhi, communication related to IATA and other important matters of UFTAA will be categorized as PRIVILEGED MAIL.

UFTAA Services and Privileged Mail will hence forth be extended only to Members and Affiliates in good standing i.e. those who have paid their Annual Fees. Access to 'Members Area' on the website will also be restricted accordingly.

NATTA Celebrates its GOLDEN JUBILEE

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NATTA - Nepal Association of Travel Agents Association with over 800 Members, celebrated its 50th Anniversary and held 21st Convention, under the leadership of President Mr. Madhu Sudan Acharya,at Hotel Yak & Yeti, Durbarmarg, Kathmandu on 9th Dec, 2016.

The celebration kick-started with the address of Hon. Minister Mr. Jiwan Bahadur Shahi and Key Note Speech by UFTAA President Mr. Sunil Kumar Rumalla, was followed by Cake-cutting and an exciting entertainment program that rocked the show. A rare performance by Kathmandu Circus hypnotized the audience while dance performances, Live music band made the event illustrious and fabulous.

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Mr Madhusudan Acharya
President, NATTA

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NATTA Celebrates its GOLDEN JUBILEE

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Know KATA - Fellow MEMBER ASSOCIATION of KENYA

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Established in 1979, Kenya Association of Travel Agents (KATA) has represented business interests of Travel Agents in Kenya after taking over from East African Society of Travel Agents that had been in existence since 1956. The Association continues to champion and defend the interests of Kenyan travel trade, promote industry professional standards; and lobby and influence policies that create a conducive environment for doing business apart from holding education programmes and creating business networking opportunities. With a membership of over 150 Travel Agencies, KATA is Kenya's largest and only membership organization for travel agents. At regional level, KATA hosts the Secretariat of Federation of Eastern and Southern African Travel Agents (FESATA). KATA's key Activities/Events include

KATA Events

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KATA OFFICE BEARERS
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MOHAMMED WANYOIKE - CHAIRMAN.(GROUP CEO,FCM TRAVEL SOLUTIONS)

SHAZMIN MANJI - VICE CHAIRPERSON.(DIRECTOR OF RETAIL AND CORPORATE SALES)

FEMINA DAWOODIA - HON. SECRETARY.(MANAGING DIRECTOR ,TRAVELWISE KENYA LTD)

NICANOR SABULA - CEO

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UFTAA WORKING COMMITTEES

In pursuance of Roadmap 2017 set up at 2016 AGA, The Board allocated responsibilities by setting up following WORKING COMMITTES to retain focus and attention of the Board towards required development aimed at benefitting the members

  • Mr. Yossi FATAEL : IATA & Air Matters
  • Mr. S.G. KAKA : Finance
  • Mr. Cetin GURCUN : Tourism
  • Mr. Madhu ACHARYA : Membership
  • Mr. Mario BEVACQUA : Membership Development & Promotion of Media Plan (Europe)
  • Mr. Richard LOHENTO : Membership Development & Promotion of Media Plan (French speaking Region)
  • Mr. Leonce DIARRA : Membership Development & Promotion of Media Plan (French speaking Region)
  • Mr. Joe Olivier BORG : Education & Trainings
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Mr Devinder Ohri, President NATAS assumed the role of President ASEANTA - ASEAN Tourism Association in January, 2017. Mr Ohri has recently been co-opted as Member of UFTAA Board.

On 27th March 1971 several ASEAN countries came together to form a non-profit organization that would truly and collectively focus on development and promotion of tourism destinations,attractions and its supporting infrastructure within ASEAN region, and ASEANTA was born.

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UFTAA members at SATTE 2017

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SATTE 2017 Link - Pictures , Video

New Membership Type - ASSOCIATE MEMBERS

The Board, in its 2nd Board meeting, has decided to create a new vertical in membership - "Associate Members" in addition to existing membership types - Associations & Affiliates.

Associate membership will be granted, with the approval of the Board, to partners, entities such as travel & tourism suppliers. Fee structure

Euro 1000 - entity with multiple country locations

Euro 150 - stand alone entity

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Calendar of Global Events

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Kudos for IT Partner Travelshore Technologies

Travelshore Technologies, our IT Partner has been instrumental in powering and upgrading our website www.uftaa .org. Their contribution in putting together March Issue of ‘Global Connect’ is greatly appreciated. Alex T Jacob, Director & C.E.O. and Joe John Thomas C.O.O. from Travelshore will be very happy to assist and answer questions related to 'software development, technology incubation and automation solutions. For further information please click on www.travelshore.com

From the Desk of Secretary General

Dear Members,

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Pleasure to present March Issue of 'Global Connect' with hopes that our efforts to bring news from 'Far & Beyond' makes interesting reading for you. Will appreciate feedback / suggestions.

Its been busy times pursuing UFTAA Road Map 2017 with Board of Directors committed to bring multiple benefits to our members. It will indeed be a pity if you miss out on valuable COMMUNICATION due lack of updated Contact Details and / or non-payment of ANNUAL FEE. Please act fast to enjoy the values that UFTAA will be bringing to you in coming times.

With warm regards

Ramesh MARWAH
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