IH&RA Board meeting in Goa and Joint Convention with Fhrai supporting the Hospitality Industry Worldwide
On invitation of Mr Kamlesh Barot President of Federation of Hotels and restaurants Associations of India( FHRAI) and Mr Vivek Nair Vice Chairman of Leela kempinski Hotels,Resorts in India, Dr. Ghassan AIDI preside the Board of Directors of IH&RA in GOA and participate with 6 other International Associations as AH&LA, WTTC,UNWTO,AAHOA,HFTPI ,during three days at the Convention organized by FHRAI with over 850 participants from the World and India with delegation from China,Singapore and other Asian Countries.
On the first day, During IH&RA Board of directors, several issues were discussed and the preparation of the 50th General Assembly and IH&RA congress that will occurred in Istanbul in April 2013.
On the second day and with the presence of various Minister of tourism , Dr Ghassan AIDI,IH&RA President with the Federal Minister of tourism Honorable Shri Suboth Kant Sahai and the President of FHRAI did light together the traditional lamp and the opening ceremony start with a welcome address by Vivek Nair chairman of convention organizing committee followed by Mr. Kamlesh Parot President of FHRAI and Keynote address by the President of IHRA Dr. AIDI followed by various dignitaries.
Several roundtables during 2 days were organized and several Keynotes speakers as Frank Wolf President of HTFPI,Joe Mcinerney President of AH&LA and Alkesh Patel Chairman of AAHOA and Frederic Pierret from UNWTO.
Dr AIDI several roundtables talked about climate changes issues as well as sustainable Development various programs developed by IHRA to Hoteliers members worldwide as well as on new platform reservation center “From Hoteliers to Hoteliers directly” still under study as well as various issues concerning Hotels Classification in India.
A MOU has been signed between IHRA President Dr. AIDI and FHRAI President Mr Kamelot Barot about developing The Emeraude Program in India which is the implementation of various criteria for sustainability as well as “Evolution” program to control and monitor Expenses of Fuel and Electricity at Hotel and was witnessed by UNWTP Deputy Secretary General Mr. Frederic Pierret.
The Meeting took place at Leela 10 stars resort in beautiful GOA with various entertainment programs for spouse and delegates.
The Next Board meeting of IHRA will be in Buenos Aires at the end of November 2012.
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