Dubai: The Dubai Travel and Tour Agents Group (DTTAG) has been restructured with the appointment of Mr. Asim Arshad, CEO Orient Travel, as the President of the group along with Mr. Sumit Acharya, Managing Director BCD Travel, as the Vice President.
The group has also revamped the Executive Committee to include industry leaders from leading travel agencies, namely Mr. Jamal Abdulnazer - CEO Cozmo Travel, Mr. Aubrey Heldt – General Manager Kanoo Travel, Mr. Savio Vaz - Vice President Dnata Travel, Mr. Nasir Khan - CEO Al
Nabooda Travel, Mr. Jayaram Iyer - Managing Director Sharaf Travel, Mr. Narendra Bhatia -Managing Director Team Travel, Mr. Santosh Cheriyan, Regional General Manager Akbar Travel.
As is the case with other industries, in order to effectively manage a renergized travel industry businesses and the market, cooperation amongst members and professionals with similar interests and challenges will contribute towards the swift recovery of the travel business once flight schedules return to normal.
The Executive Committee members have been actively working closely with many travel companies to coordinate and devise the best strategy to steer their businesses out of the challenges due to Covid 19.
Managing the impact of the post-Covid scenario on the travel industry and meeting potential changes in consumer expectations are key areas of focus for DTTAG and its members in the immediate future.
Therefore, DTTAG is playing a pivotal role for travel agency members to interact with one another with the goal of meeting needs of a variety of consumers and achieving their own business goals through support and cooperation 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.
During this pandemic, DTTAG recognises that the travel and tourism industry has had to encounter severe obstacles that also impacted other regions and businesses and it is essential that the industry works together to meet the challenges.
The government agencies connected with developing and managing Dubai’s travel and tourism sector are providing support to help the industry bounce back and are working together with all segments of the travel industry towards this end.