In an unprecedented move, Rajiv Mehra, President, Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO) has announced that the 37th IATO Annual Convention of the association, which was scheduled to take place in Bangalore from September 15 to 18, 2022 has been called off.
The association has said that the event has been called off due to unavoidable circumstances arising out of the withdrawal of support by the Karnataka Tourism in spite of giving written confirmation for hosting the convention in the garden city.
Mehra informed that all arrangements made for the convention in Bangalore have been cancelled due to this development which is beyond control. IATO had booked 400 rooms at Hotel Hilton and Hilton Garden Inn and the convention hall but had to release all bookings due to withdrawal of support from Karnataka Tourism in spite of announcing the same
at the inaugural function of IATO 36th Annual Convention in Gandhi Nagar, Gujarat. The association cites this development as very unfortunate which it had never expected from Department of Tourism, Government of Karnataka.