Established in 1951, with a dozen agencies coming together from across the country, TAAI is today India’s largest travel association aimed at delivering the best services with the interest of consumer as key objective. It’s superlative role being to safe guard the interest of customers and airlines. In recent times the association has also been able to garner support of bodies like DGCA, Thomas Cook and Cox & Kings in the fight against zero commission with Airlines. TAAI has been actively pursuing this agenda with the understanding that charging the customer a transaction fee is not a custom in practice ever since the agents-airline set up took place and also because it is against the consumer rights.
Speaking about his appointment, Mr Vijaya Mohanraj said, "As a travel agents association, TAAI is responsible to protect the interest of the consumer and those engaged in the industry. Keeping this as a benchmark, it is a challenging responsibility to represent AP at the national level."
Vijay Mohanraj, 52, is the Director of ‘Sameera Travels’ which came into existence in 1988. Armed with a Post Graduate degree in Marketing Management from Bombay University, Vijay started his professional career in 1975 at Associated Cement Companies and then moved on to Nirlon Aesthetics.
About Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI):
The Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI) was formed towards the end of the year 1951 by a group of twelve leading Travel agents, who felt the need to create an association to regulate the Travel industry in India. The primary purpose was to protect the interests of those engaged in the industry, to promote its orderly growth and development and to safeguard the rights of the traveling public. TAAI represents all that is professional, ethical and dynamic in our nation's Travel related activity and has been recognized as the voice of the Travel and Tourism industry in India.