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Monday, 25 March, 2019, 16 : 00 PM [IST]

Capt. Swadesh Kumar elected unopposed as President for second term at ATOAI

At the extraordinary general body meeting and elections of the Adventure Tour Operators Association of India (ATOAI), the office-bearers and executive committee have been elected unopposed for the two-year term. Capt. Swadesh Kumar (MD - Shikhar Travels India Pvt. Ltd.) will continue as President for the second term. Sanjay Basu (MD - Far Horizon Tours Pvt. Ltd.) has been elected as Sr. Vice President, while Vinayak Koul (Director- Snow Lion Expeditions Pvt. Ltd.) has been elected as the Honorary Secretary. 

Tejbir Singh Anand (MD - Holiday Moods Adventures Pvt. Ltd, will continue as Vice-President, while Vaibhav Kala (Founder, Aquaterra Adventures & Atali Ganga) will continue as the Treasurer.
 
The new elected Executive Committee team:
Akshay Kumar- CEO, Mercury Himalayan Explorations Ltd. - Immediate Past President
Ajeet Bajaj - MD, Snow Leopard Adventures Pvt. Ltd
Rajesh Ojha - Director - Banjara Camps & Retreats
Vishwas Makhija - MD - India Insight Tours Pvt. Ltd
Ravi S. Kalra - MD - Travel Inn Pvt. Ltd.
Cdr. Sam T Samuel – Director - Kalypso Adventures Pvt Ltd 
Pradeep Murthy – Director - MuddyBoots Vacations  

This is the first time two EC members have been elected from South India. The ATOAI team aims to take the association to new heights and to get international recognition. The office bearers will also try to resolve issues that have been plaguing adventure tourism in the country. To widen its member base, ATOAI team plans to en roll new members from across India. The objective is to have more like minded people to come together and put India on the World Map for various adventure tourism activities. 
 
For the next two years, the focus will be on major industry issues such as client safety, having a clean environment, quality control, trained adventure guides, educational seminars for training of outdoor staff in first aid/ CPR etc and promoting sustainable adventure tourism, ATOAI said.
 
 



 
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