According to a new circular recently released by IATO (Indian Association of Tour Operators), the 36th IATO Annual Convention, which was scheduled to be hosted in Ahmedabad, this year, has been postponed to September 2021 due to the current pandemic situation that prevails. Hosted by Gujarat Tourism, the authority has acceded to the request and agreed for next year.
“IATO thanked Mr Jenu Dewan, IAS, Managing Director, Tourism Corporation of Gujarat Ltd for agreeing to be the Host State for the 36th IATO Annual Convention, which is scheduled to be held in September 2020. However, as unfortunately, the present pandemic situation does not seem to be very conducive of having a very high magnitude IATO convention in Ahmedabad in September 2020, IATO requested that Convention may kindly be postponed to September 2021 in Ahmedabad. Dates of the convention to be mutually decided at a later date,” said the official circular.