Vinod C S takes charge as ATTOI President; Chalks out plans to rev up tourism

C S Vinod, President and P V Manu, Secretary

Association of Tourism Trade Organizations, India (ATTOI) is calling all trade, tourism organizations and government bodies to act proactively to support the Kerala Tourism sector to gain back its sheen. “Tourism in Kerala is having a tough time and, we need to act proactively to bring back the sheen of the sector. All the travel, tourism, trade organizations and government bodies should act together to bring back the lost glory of Kerala Tourism. More than trade fairs, the focus should be more on running extensive campaigns in print, visual and online media. Content is king and, it’s high time we focus more on creative content, rather than advertisements,” said Vinod C S, the new President of ATTOI after taking charge.

The Association of Tourism Trade Organizations, India (ATTOI) have new office bearers for the tenure 2018-2020, who were elected at the General Body meeting held in Thiruvananthapuram on October 27, 2018. Vinod CS took charge as the new President and Manu P V has been elected as the Secretary and Sanjeev Kumar is the treasurer. Varghese Oommen and Shylesh Nair are Vice Presidents and Janeesh Jalal and Subhash Ghosh are elected Joint Secretaries.

Sanjeev Kumar, ATTOI Treasurer

Anish Kumar P K, V Sreekumara Menon and P S Chandrasenan, who were stepped down as the office bearers, were also felicitated at the meeting.

Established in 2003, ATTOI is a non-government, non-profitable, apolitical organization, committed to promote tourism in various sectors and also to generate interest for a healthy business relationship and harmony among parties in the trade. ATTOI is the first tourism industry association to incorporate into its business charter a commitment to Responsible Travel and Sustainable Tourism.

Ever since its inception, ATTOI has been seriously taking part in various activities in the Kerala tourism arena. ATTOI has recently successfully conducted the Yoga Ambassadors Tour 2018, and has also organized two International Conferences on Tourism Technology (ICTT). Tourism News Live, the first comprehensive tourism news portal in the tourism sector, is also a venture of ATTOI.