TAAI & WITT organize a conclave to celebrate women’s empowerment
Conclave WITT: a mission with a vision
In an effort to address the need to recognize and empower Indian women in travel, tourism and hospitality, the Association of Travel Agents of India (TAAI) is set to organize a conclave on the role of women in the hospitality industry in association with Women in TAAI & Tourism (WITT).
In order to address and recognize the contribution of women, last year the Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI), the largest and oldest travel industry organization in India, launched the training of Women in TAAI and Tourism, an organization to highlight the important role played by women in this crucial industry.
The main objective behind the formation of WITT was to bring together women from the tourism and hospitality industries to join forces to empower Indian women to become entrepreneurs.
As part of this plan, TAAI has partnered with WITT to host the WITT Conclave on May 4 in New Delhi. TAAI President Jyoti Mayal said the first conclave aims to leverage India’s tourism and hospitality industry to empower women to realize their economic and individual potential while growing the sector.
“This sector has a huge value chain and an immeasurable scope of delivery, in which we absolutely must invest. This is the first “Mission with a Vision” and we intend to organize many in India and abroad,” says Mayal.
Jay Bhatia, Vice President of TAAI, said TAAI will act as a facilitator to make women equal stakeholders in the development of the nation while providing women with skills development and employability opportunities. He also added that workshops and events will also be organized which will not only be limited to the urban area of India but also the rural part of India.
Bettaiah Lokesh, General Secretary of TAAI, adds that since Mayal is also the Chair of the Tourism & Hospitality Skill Council (THSC), the conclave is organized under her leadership. The strength of TAAl and THSC is being used to focus tourism and the skills perspective in this process, he adds.
Lokesh also says that TAAI also intends to deliberate on excellence and support for women working in the travel, tourism and hospitality industry, while encouraging more to join.
TAAI says that the May 4 conclave will not only focus on women but also on men, as he strongly believes that there is a huge interdependence between the two genders and that the support of both at TAAI is essential to empower women and be nurtured together to coexist in society.