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Tamil Nadu Travel Fraternity donates Rs. 11 Lakhs to Kerala
  • August 2018
Tamil Nadu Tour, Travel & Hospitality Association (TTTHA) has handed over a  cheque  of Rs 11,00,000/- to Mr. Pinarayi Vijayan, Chief Minister of Kerala towards the Chief Ministers Distress Relief Fund as part of their collection drive to protect and rehabilitate the flood affected people of Kerala. 

Mr. V.K.T. Balan, President, Mr. Shahul Hameed (Secretary TTTHA & Chairman,TAAI South India Chapter), Mr. P. Ashokan (Vice President & President ATGA) Ms. Kalpana, Joint Secretary, Mr. P.S.  Kamaleswaran, Asst. Secretary along with Mr. E.M. Najeeb, Sr. Vice President IATO, Mr.Ross Masood, Chairman, TAAI Kerala chapter and Mr. Sanjay Shreevavats (Regional Director, India Tourism, Chennai) were presented in the occassion at Chief  Ministers office in Thiruvanathapuram.

According to Mr. Balan, We consider this is our duty to support our brothers and sisters in Kerala, when many of them are in distress after the devastating  flood  and Tamil Nadu Travel, Tourism & Hospitality fraternity whole heartedly received our call to support Kerala during their rebuilding exercise. We have already transported many loads of relief material to Kerala, especially the relief camps in Wayanad, Idukki, Pathanamthitta and Alleppey districts and we are still continuing our effort to support Kerala in the coming days. 

Mr. Shahul Hameed offers all the support of TTTHA to Kerala Tourism industry for their efforts to bring back the tourism sector to normalcy in September and the decision to hold the Kerala Travel Mart 2018 without any change to showcase the strength and unity of Travel and Tourism industry to overcome the crisis.  

As per the reliable sources of TTTHA, we have learned that the Tamil Nadu Tourism Fraternity is planning to mobilize Rs 35 lakhs to CMDRF through their members and public contribution and the first part only they have had handed over now. 

Mr. E.M.Najeeb thanked TTTHA for their support during the Flood relief activities and the cheque which handed over to CMDRF will be an inspiration for other tourism industry stake holders in India when Kerala need a huge fund to rebuild Kerala and bring back many sectors including Tourism and Hospitality to its old fashion. Mr. Najeeb also added that during the next convention of IATO which is happening at Vizag, Andhra Pradesh from September 6th will chalk out a proper plan to support Kerala Tourism for its complete and planned revival. 

Mr. Ross Masood informed that Travel Agents Associations of India ‘s various regional and state chapters are already started many initiatives to support Kerala in its rehabilitation and rebuilding process and TAAI has observed the setback of Kerala’s travel and tourism fraternity faced after the Kerala floods and will support the marketing initiatives of Kerala Tourism to attract more tourists to the state through their state chapters and influential members across India and associating travel associations across the world.  Mr. Masood also expressed his confidence and resilience nature of Kerala Tourism Industry.  

Tourism India, India's  Travel & Tourism Magazine, Kerala, India.

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