PATA India’s ‘Tourism Powerhouse 2018’ initiative to be held in New Delhi


The Pacific Asia Travel Association India Chapter will be organising its inaugural ‘Tourism Powerhouse’ meeting in New Delhi this year which will be headed by the association’s CEO, Mario Hardy. Scheduled to be held on August 5 and 6 at The Park, New Delhi, Tourism Powerhouse 2018 will feature interactive sessions for PATA India members on the tourism industry-related subjects. The unveiling of the logo for Tourism Powerhouse 2018 was done recently at the hands of Rashmi Verma, Secretary – Tourism, Government of India and Chairperson, PATA India Chapter at the 7th Update & Outlook Meeting hosted by PATA India Chapter & Ministry of Tourism (MoT), Government of India at The Claridges, New Delhi.

There will be seven interactive sessions conducted during the two-day initiative by PATA India. Elaborating more on the Tourism Powerhouse, Runeep Sangha, Executive Director, PATA India Chapter, said, “A variety of topics which concern the industry both in terms of growth and enablers shall be the focus areas of discussion during the Powerhouse sessions. Sections like luxury travel and increase in young travellers in the last decade will be some of the important agendas which will be discussed at length during the two-day affair.”

Speaking about the PowerHouse, Verma said, “We hope to draw eminent speakers from all over the world to speak on contemporary issues like responsible tourism, sustainable tourism, marketing, digital marketing, etc. Eminent speakers will be invited from various countries who will be sharing global trends, initiatives and the best practices required to emulate in our country. We are hopeful that apart from the industry, state tourism boards, other organisations and stakeholders will also be participating because it is going to be a very useful interaction for us as well as all the stakeholders who have a stake in promoting tourism to this country.”

Sangha informed that Hardy and Verma, both will be conducting sessions during the event. Hardy’s session will deliberate on ‘Impact of digital economy’, while Verma’s session will discuss ‘How to better harness tourism opportunities in India’.