Sikkim, being a prime tourist destination, needed a Co-Chairman, keeping in view the distance between North Bengal and Sikkim. Mr. Namgyal P. Sherpa of Namgyal Treks & Tours, Gangtok, has been appointed as Co-chairman to assist the Chairman of Sikkim and North Bengal Chapter who is based in Siliguri, Darjeeling.
Similar is the case of Andaman & Nicobar where Mr. Mohamed Jadwet has been appointed as Co-Chairman in Andaman & Nicobar to assist the Chairman based in Chennai.
Besides the above, 2 state in-charge have been appointed in Manipur & Tripura to assist the Chairman of the IATO North East Chapter and Mr. H. Radhakrishna Sharma of Seven Sisters Holidays and Mr. Soumen Dutta of Hindustan Tour & Travels have been appointed State In-Charge of Manipur and Tripura, respectively.
Mr. Rajiv Mehra, President of the Indian Association of Tour Operators, expressed his happiness and mentioned that with this step taken by the IATO Executive Committee, IATO’s reach is now in all most all parts of the country geographically and the associations hope to see more tourism stakeholders join IATO who will be able to in turn promote these places with more vigor with the help of tour operators from metro cities.