ETAA Eastern India Chapter successfully organised knowledge and networking session in Kolkata  

The Eastern India chapter of ETAA (Enterprising Travel Agents Association) organised a knowledge and networking session called Travel Reconnect in Kolkata on December 6. Despite inclement weather, a large number of people from the travel trade had participated in the event. The event witnessed some interesting presentations on different destinations.

Sayak Nandi from the MOT regional office gave a presentation on the relatively unexplored Buddhist Circuit of Nepal, India and Bangladesh and discussed the possibilities of the growing traffic once the pandemic related protocols are lifted. Similarly, Abhishek Mishra represented Tours Limited USA and he took the members through the popular itineraries of USA, Canada and South America.

Anindita Dey, Event Head East & EC Member, ETAA, gave a small presentation to the guests and emphasized on the recent activities of the chapter. An impeccable mix of the veterans and the young entrepreneurs were seen exchanging ideas among each other, in the networking session. ETAA East, along with the other chapters of the country, are determined to initiate such events on a bigger scale  in the coming months. Such events will help the new members to engage with the existing members, with a foresight of a much better and bigger business season in the coming months and beyond. “It was such a relief and a refreshing experience to see and interact with the industry colleagues after a pretty long time,” stated Chandan Mukherjee, one of the EC members of the chapter. A delightful evening came to an end with a sumptuous dinner and smiling faces all around.

Commenting on this, Koushik Banerjee, Chairman, ETAA Eastern Region, said, “The global outbreak of COVID-19 and consequent lockdown has had some significant implications on tourism businesses around the world. But as the phrase goes, ‘when the going gets tough, the tough get going’. The need of the hour is to pull up our socks and navigate this crisis as effectively as possible, all the while being optimistic that there is indeed light at the end of the tunnel. ETAA Eastern Chapter organised an event with a Theme ‘Travel Reconnect’ to keep our members motivated during these difficult times and make them believe that we will survive this storm. Knowledge sharing along with Cocktail dinner made the Event super successful.”

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