The Dubai Travel and Tour Agents Group (DTTAG) has been restructured with the appointment of Asim Arshad, CEO, Orient Travel, as the President of the Group along with Sumit Acharya, Managing Director, BCD Travel, as the Vice President. Industry stalwarts from leading travel agencies have been included in the Excutive Committee.
The group has also revamped the Executive Committee to include industry stalwarts from leading travel agencies, namely Jamal Abdulnazer, CEO, Cozmo Travel; Aubrey Heldt, General Manager, Kanoo Travel; Savio Vaz, Vice President, dnata Travel; Nasir Khan, CEO, Al Nabooda Travel; Jayaram Iyer, Managing Director, Sharaf Travel; Narendra Bhatia, Managing Director, Team Travel; and Santosh Cheriyan, Regional General Manager,
As is the case with other industries, it is held that in order to effectively manage the travel industry businesses and contribute to re-energising the market, cooperation amongst a community of members and professionals that share similar interests and challenges will undoubtedly contribute towards the swift recovery of the travel business once there is return to normalcy in flight schedules.
DTTAG’s Executive Committee members have been actively working closely with many travel companies and entities in order to coordinate and devise the best strategy to steer their businesses out of the challenges they are currently facing due to COVID-19. Managing the impact of the post COVID-19 scenario on the travel industry and potential changes to consumer behaviour and expectations are key areas of focus for DTTAG and its members in the immediate future.
Therefore, DTTAG is playing a pivotal role in facilitating a forum for travel agency members to interact with one another with the goal of meeting needs of a variety of consumers and simultaneously achieving their own business goals through support and cooperation offered by the group’s members and government organisations involved with the travel and tourism industry. DTTAG, which enjoys the ongoing support of EmQuest, a division of the Emirates group and other associate members, has embarked upon an aggressive membership drive among the travel agency community by demonstrating value and effectively representing them with various airlines, government departments, IATA and other partners in the travel industry.